Antonio Pujante Cuadrupani
Antonio Pujante Cuadrupani is responsible for the PanamNav project, a world reference in GNSS authentication solutions.
He holds a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Pujante has been awarded two Galileo Masters Special Prizes (DLR and Gate/NavCert/IFEN) from the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) for his work on GNSS authentication. He was also a finalist in 2011 in North America and Bavaria regional competitions and first runner-up in 2012 in the Prague regional contest of the ESNC. PanamNav has also received the IBM SmartCamp prize, the CeBit innovation prize, and the StartEurope innovation prize in 2012, and in 2013 the Wayra/Telefónica prize.
Pujante has worked for Hispasat (1991–1994), Telefónica Sistemas (1994–1997), Eutelsat (1997–2005) and the European Space Agency (2005–2010). He has participated in the design and implementation of more than 25 satellites for Eutelsat and Hispasat and has been contributor to the development of the DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS standards. At ESA Pujante served as an officer for several activities related to advanced technology and GNSS studies.
He has more than 20 international publications in satellite communications and GNSS and holds three patents on GNSS and communications.