Registration Still Open for ESA’s GNSS Summer School

Registrations are still available for the this year’s European Space Agency (ESA) International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of August.
 

Registrations are still available for the this year’s European Space Agency (ESA) International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of August.
 
The 10-day course — August 31–September 10 — will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the creation of a satnav-based business. The number of participants is limited to 50, on a first-come, first-served basis. On-line registration is available here.
 
Hosted by the University of Barcelona at the four-star Hotel Alimara, the summer school is open to graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, and postdoctoral researchers, as well as young engineers and academics working within industry or agencies, aged 35 or younger.
 
Internationally renowned scientists and specialists will lecture and oversee practical exercises and lab work. Participants will receive a full-spectrum overview of satellite navigation, starting from the theoretical basis of GNSS, its signals, the processing performed by signal receivers and how the position-navigation-time solution is worked out.
 
Discussion will also address threats to GNSS systems, such as spoofing or jamming, and countermeasures available against them, along with back-up navigation solutions for a GNSS-denied environment.
 
In addition, lectures will cover business aspects, including patents and intellectual property rights.
 
The main emphasis of the program will be the development of a group business project, building on an innovative idea to plan product or service, its technical realization, and finally its marketing to customers.
 
The cost of the program is €1,500 for graduate students, Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral researchers at universities, and €2,200 for young engineers/academics in industry and agencies. An €200 early registration discount applies through the end of May.
 
The ESA International Summer School is taking place in conjunction with the GNSS Summer School of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, and is organized by Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in cooperation with Stanford University in the United States, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace in France, Graz University of Technology in Austria and University FAF Munich in Germany.

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