Lecturers
   


Prof. Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg is Senior Advisor at SpaceTec Partners. After studying Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Graz, Austria, he worked as research assistant with T.U.-Graz / Joanneum Research Graz and then as Propagation Engineer at INTELSAT in Washington, D.C. In 1988 he joined the European Space Agency where he was initially responsible for the planning and implementation of wave propagation studies for all aspects of satellite communication, navigation and earth observation. From 2007 to 2013 he was Head of the Electromagnetics and Space Environment Division of the European Space Agency, responsible for R&D and project support in the fields of antennas, propagation, EMC and space environment. He supported the EGNOS and the Galileo Programme in questions of propagation effects and in the development of correction algorithms. He was coordinator of the European part of the SBAS-IONO Group and Secretary of the Galileo Science Advisory Committee.  He is Chairman of ITU-R SG3 (Propagation). He has lectured at summer schools in Alpbach, Erice, Berchtesgaden, Slettestrand, Toulouse and Davos. 

Lecture:  Ionospheric and Tropospheric Effects on GNSS

This lecture gives a definition of ionosphere and troposphere and provides an introduction to propagation effects in general. The main effects on satellite navigation systems are explained and quantified. Propagation prediction models are introduced as well as the underlying global maps of total electron content (TEC) and integrated water vapour. Ways of measuring the effects are shown as well as methods for mitigation of the effects on GNSS receivers. The area of scientific experiments using GNSS receivers for retrieving water vapour, total electron content and profiles of ionosphere and troposphere will also be addressed.

 
Dr. Jeff Austin is currently President of Austin Associates, an international firm that specializes in leadership and management development, strategy, and team effectiveness. His consulting work includes over twenty years involvement with the space industry (including teaching for Delft University's SpaceTech in the Netherlands for the past 15 years). Jeff recently spent seven years as Senior Vice President at TSSI, a world leader in durable medical equipment. Jeff headed up the people side of the business for this 2400 person company. Previously, Dr. Austin was Assistant Vice President for Leadership and Organizational Development at USAA, a large financial services corporation with regional offices in the United States and Europe. At USAA, he was responsible for all leadership and management education, project management education and consultation, and organizational development consulting throughout the enterprise. Prior to that, Dr. Austin was Deputy Head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department at the United States Air Force Academy. His department included undergraduate education in psychology, organizational behavior, human factors engineering, sociology and leadership.

Lecture:  Leadership: Engineering People Processes and Systems in a Project Environment

Central to the success of any engineering endeavor is the art and skill of leaders at all levels of the organization. We'll discuss leadership at the team level, look at the evolving roles from technical engineering expert, to team and project leader, and finally to senior leadership roles. We will explore the shift from process to systems thinking. Additionally, every participant will be given an assessment to begin the conversation about team leadership.

Dr. Daniele Borio is a scientific technical officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission since November 2013. From October 2010 to October 2013, he was a post-doctoral fellow at JRC. From January 2008 to September 2010, he was a senior research associate in the PLAN group of the University of Calgary, Canada. His research interests include the fields of location, navigation, digital and wireless communications. Dr. Borio received the M.S. degree in Communications Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, the M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from ENSERG/ INPG de Grenoble, France, in 2004, and the doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Torino in April 2008.

Lectures:
- GNSS Threats and Countermeasures
GNSS signal reception is vulnerable to several forms of interference which can be either intentional or unintentional in nature. The power of strong RF interference can overwhelm the much weaker GNSS signals, significantly degrading the performance of a GNSS receiver. In this lecture, the different forms of interference are at first reviewed with specific focus on jamming and spoofing, the two main classes of intentional interference. Their impact on a GNSS receiver is also analyzed. The problem of interference detection and mitigation is then introduced and several techniques are discussed. Interference detection and mitigation are explained in terms of detection and estimation theory and general concepts for the design of detection and mitigation techniques are provided. Practical examples are used to clarify theoretical concepts.
- Lab on GNSS Signal Processing
The goal of this lab is to provide the students with hands-on experience of the various signal processing stages of a GNSS receiver. The experiments conducted during the lab will complement the notions introduced during the lectures and will allow the students to directly experiment on real GNSS data. 
The lab is divided in three parts that will analyze acquisition and tracking, which are the two main signal processing blocks of a GNSS receiver. The students will be provided with a short data set containing baseband GPS L1 C/A and Galileo E1 signals. Signal acquisition and tracking will be performed on the provided dataset. Some basic Matlab scripts for acquiring and tracking GPS L1 C/A signals will be also provided. The lab is divided into exercises that require the modification of the basic acquisition and tracking scripts and the addition of new functionalities. 


Prof. Michel Bousquet supervises the academic programmes on satellite communications and navigation at ISAE (www.isae.fr), the French Aerospace Engineering Institute of Higher Education, where he is also vice-chair for space affairs of the international  and industry relations directorate. He chairs the Scientific Board of TeSA (www.tesa.fr), a cooperative research lab on aerospace communications and navigation. With research interest covering several facets of satellite systems, Prof Bousquet participates to many R&D programmes (COST, FPs, SatNex NoE). He co-authored many papers and books (e.g. Satellite Communication Systems) and sits on the Board of several International Conferences and Journals to promote space communication and navigation R&D activities. 

Lectures:

GNSS RF Link Performance
The radiofrequency link plays a significant role in the performance of communication and navigation systems. Information is conveyed thanks to the use of carrier modulation often combined with channel coding. Several RF carriers can share the same radio resource thanks to multiple access techniques. The lecture introduces the various concepts and waveforms relevant for satellite links, in particular with navigation systems. The main parameters and factors conditioning the link performance are discussed.
Satellite Communications and Satellite Based Augmentation Systems 
This lecture gives a broad introduction to satellite communications. An overview on satellite systems is provided: system architecture depending on application, type of orbits of interest, evolution in terms of technology and services, etc. The components of the system are presented: satellite platform and payload organisation, earth terminals. The architecture of communication satellite based augmentation systems (SBAS) to augment the performances of GNSS, and examples of integrated Satcom/Satnav applications conclude the presentation.

  Dr. Adriano Camps (IEEE S’91–A’97–M’00–SM’03–F'11) was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. He received the degree in telecommunications engineering and Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. In 1991 to 1992, he was at the ENS des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France, with an Erasmus Fellowship. Since 1993, he has been with the Electromagnetics and Photonics Engineering Group, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, where he was first Assistant Professor, Associate Professor in 1997, and Full Professor since 2007. In 1999, he was on sabbatical leave at the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since 1993, he has been deeply involved in the European Space Agency SMOS Earth Explorer Mission, from the instrument and algorithmic points of view, performing field experiments. Since 2002 he has been studying the use of GNSS-R techniques to perform the sea state correction needed to retrieve salinity from radiometric observations, as well as for bistatic altimetry, soil moisture and vegetation parameters retrieval. His research interests are focused in microwave remote sensing, with special emphasis in microwave radiometry by aperture synthesis techniques, remote sensing using signals of opportunity (GNSS-R), and nanosatellites as means to tests innovative remote sensing concepts. Prof. Camps has written more than 135 journal papers, 320 conference papers, and holds 8 patents.

Lecture:
Remote Sensing Using GNSS Signals of Opportunity
In 1988 Hall and Cordey first proposed the use of GPS signals of opportunity for ocean scatterometry. In 1991, an incident occurred to a French military aircraft testing a GPS receiver showed that it had actually got locked to the reflected GPS signal, instead of the direct one. In 1993 the concept of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R) was proposed for mesoscale ocean altimetry. 
Since these early ideas, and the first preliminary experiments in the USA mainly for ocean applications (winds and altimetry), until today more than 20 years span. 
In this lecture, the main GNSS-R techniques (conventional, interferometric, reconstructed...) and missions (UK DMC, UK TDS-1, CYGNSS, ³Cat-2, and the GEROS experiment on board the ISS) will be described, as well an overview of the UPC activities in Remote Sensing using GNSS signals of opportunity over the past 15 years. We will make an special emphasis in our hardware developments, the ³Cat-2 mission, and the results of the two stratospheric balloon experiments performed to evaluate its payload performance.

 
  Prof. Dr. Bernd Eissfeller is Full Professor and Director of the ISTA (Institute of Space Technology and Applications, formerly known as Institute of Geodesy and Navigation) at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich. He is responsible for teaching and research in the field of Galileo/GPS/GLONASS and inertial technology. He received a Diploma in geodesy at Technical University of Darmstadt. From 1983 - 1988 he was research associate at Technical University Darmstadt and University of Federal Armed Forces Munich. In 1989 he received the Ph. D. (Dr.-Ing.) in GPS/INS integration at the latter university and in 1996 the habilitation (venia legendi) in Physical Geodesy and Navigation. Till the end of 1993 he worked at Kayser-Threde GmbH Munich as project manager and head of the navigation group in the development of GPS/INS navigation systems. From 1994 - 2000 he was head of the GNSS Laboratory and since 2000 full professor of navigation at University of Federal Armed Forces. He was the leading investigator of the GPS experiment on the EQUATOR-S space mission. He is author of more than 250 scientific and technical papers.

Lecture: 
GNSS in a Sensor Integration Environment

The lecture is based on the non – centric GNSS view:  GNSS is an extraordinary system, because it provides extremely high absolute and relative accuracy, is available on 24/7 basis and is independent of visibility and weather conditions. However, GNSS is not an autonomous navigation system. We learned from the GLONASS half-day outage in April 2014 that the GNSS availability could be completely lost. GNSS is also vulnerable with respect to interference, jamming and spoofing. Therefore in commercial navigation systems the only way is to integrate the GNSS function in a multi – sensor environment. The lecture starts with the hybrid integration principles. After this potential sensor classes and aiding systems are presented step by step for land, maritime and air navigation. Finally, the linear Kalman filter as the basic integration tool on algorithmic level is presented.  


 
Prof. Per Enge is a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, where he is the Vance and Arlene Coffman Professor in the School of Engineering. He directs the GPS Research Laboratory, which develops satellite navigation systems based on the Global Positioning System (GPS). These navigation systems augment GPS to improve accuracy and provide real time error bounds. In addition, the laboratory is developing a suite of technologies to mitigate the navigator's vulnerability to radio frequency interference. The laboratory has pioneered two such systems that are now operational. The first system uses a network of medium frequency radiobeacons to broadcast differential GPS corrections to approximately 1.5 million maritime and land users. The second is the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) that was developed for the FAA. WAAS serves millions of land users, and became operational for aircraft in 2003. Per has received the Kepler, Thurlow and Burka Awards from the Institute of Navigation (ION) for his work. He is also a Member of the National Academy of Engineering as well as a Fellow of both the ION and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1983. In 2012, the U.S. Air Force inducted Per into the GPS Hall of Fame. 

Lectures:
Train Navigation: The countries of the world are rapidly developing automatic train management systems. The European Commission has mandated the development of the European Rail Train Management System (ERTMS) to primarily facilitate cross-border traffic movements, allowing easy and seamless coordination of domestic and international train services while at the same time ensuring safe and reliable operations. The United States has mandated the development of the Positive Train Control (PTC) System under the mandate of the U.S.A. Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. PTC shall be a communications-based system designed to prevent certain types of rail accidents caused by human factors, including train-to-train collisions, trains entering established work zones, which could cause roadway worker casualties or equipment damage and derailments caused by exceeding safe speeds. China, India and Russia are also moving quickly to expand rail coverage including automatic train management systems. This talk will review these systems and discuss the navigation challenges that exist for the safe deployment of automatic trains.
Cyber Safety for Civil Navigation 1 & 2: Today, security is the largest challenge facing satellite navigation. A jammer uses radio frequency interference to overwhelm a GNSS receiver. A jammer is readily detected by the receiver but denies navigation service. A spoofer introduces an artfully designed radio signal to counterfeit the authentic GNSS signals and cause the receiver to output false data without detection. The navigation community is working on several powerful technologies to overcome these dangers. Advanced receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (ARAIM) enables the combined use of multiple GNSS constellations for navigation, and would help an airborne antenna mask out ground based jammers and spoofers. Alternate position navigation and time (APNT) provides backup to satellite navigation based on terrestrial radio sources. Digital message authentication (DMA) can be used to ascertain the providence of the navigation messages. Two-state antennas could switch polarization and differentiate between right-handed circularly polarized (RHCP) signals from satellites and spoofing signals from the ground that have mixed polarization.

 
Dr. Christopher J. Hegarty is the Director for CNS Engineering & Spectrum with The MITRE Corporation, where he has worked mainly on aviation applications of GNSS since 1992. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a D.Sc. degree in EE from the George Washington University. He is currently the Chair of the Program Management Committee of RTCA, Inc., and co-chairs RTCA Special Committee 159 (GNSS). He served as editor of the U.S. Institute of Navigation (ION)’s quarterly journal, NAVIGATION, from 1997 – 2006 and as ION president in 2008. He is a Fellow of the ION and IEEE, the recipient of the 2005 ION Kepler Award, and co-editor/co-author of the textbook Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications, 2nd Ed.

Lectures:

GNSS Signals – This lecture provides an overview of digital modulation techniques used for satellite navigation systems, including direct sequence spread spectrum, binary offset carrier, and variants. Common design features of modern GNSS signals including pilot components, secondary codes, and multiplexing techniques are described. The lecture also summarizes the specific signal designs used for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass (BeiDou), QZSS, and IRNSS.
GNSS Receivers – This lecture provides an overview of GNSS receiver signal processing, including a description of the basic techniques employed to acquire, track, and demodulate the navigation data from received GNSS signals. Typical hardware components of a modern, digital GNSS receiver are also described. 


 

Prof. Dr. Guenter W. Hein is the former Head of EGNOS and GNSS Evolution Programme Department (until emd of 2014) of the European Space Agency (ESA) where he was in charge of the development of the second generation of EGNOS as well as Galileo. He has been the former Director of the Institute of Geodesy and Navigation of the University FAF Munich. Prof. Hein has more than 300 scientific and technical papers published, carried out at the University more than 200 research projects in satellite navigation and educated more than 50 Ph.D.’s. He received in 2002 the prestigious Johannes Kepler Award for “sustained and significant contributions to satellite navigation” from the US Institute of Navigation and became in 2011 a fellow of the US Institution of Navigation. The Technical University of Prague honored his achievements on satellite navigation with a Doctor honoris causa (Dr. h.c.) in January 2013.

Lecture: Multi-Frequency Multi System GNSS & SBAS
In this lecture the past, present and future status of global and regional satellite systems as well as satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) – let’s say till 2025-30 – is discussed. With regard to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) we will have soon four operational systems. The questions of radio frequency compatibility and interoperability of signals as well as underlying coordinate and timing reference systems play an important role. Moreover the overall noise floor is increasing and difficulties in acquiring and tracking the many signals in a receiver may cause problems. The way-out is shortly outlined: going from scalar to vector-processing of satellite observations for positioning and navigation.
Starting from the present SBAS systems using just GPS L1 the evolution of the different steps are outlined: considering the second frequency in safety-of-life services and in a second step use of an additional or even more than two GNSS systems. The various approaches in SBAS are outlined which may lead to an ARAIM (Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring) approach.




Prof. Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1976 and his Doctoral degree in 1978 from Graz University of Technology. Since 1986 he has been working as Professor at Graz University of Technology for navigation and satellite geodesy. In 1999, he founded the company TeleConsult Austria and has been one of the Managing Directors. He is author of several books among them the most recent book “GNSS – GPS, GLONASS, Galileo & more” published at Springer in 2008. This book has also been translated into the Chinese and the Japanese language (2008 and 2009, respectively). He has been awarded by two honorary doctoral degrees (Doctor honoris causa), one from the Todor Kableshkov Higher School of Transport at Sofia, Bulgaria, and the other from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary.
Since 2011 he has been working as Vice Rector of Academic Affairs of the Graz University of Technology.

Lecture:  
Basics of Satellite Navigation – An Elementary Introduction 1, 2, and 3 
These three lectures are primarily intended for non-GNSS-experts to give an elementary idea on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and cover the key issues of concept, reference systems, satellite orbits, satellite signals, observables, mathematical models for positioning. Each of these subjects will be treated in depth in the subsequent lectures given by the other teachers.

 
 
Prof. José A. López-Salcedo is an Associate Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where he is also the Coordinator of academic programmes on telecommunication engineering.

He has been involved in more than 30 research projects for private industry and public administrations on topics related to signal processing, wireless communications and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). In the past years, he has been the principal investigator of several projects on robust and adaptive tracking techniques for GNSS, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). In the summer of 2011, Prof. López-Salcedo was a visiting scholar at the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the period 2010-2013 he also had several visiting appointments at the University of California at Irvine. From August 2014 to January 2015 he was on leave at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees on telecommunication engineering from Unviersitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in 2001 and 2007, respectively.

Lecture: Quickest detection for GNSS signal-level integrity 

The emergence of new GNSS-based services is pushing forward the development of signal processing techniques for monitoring the quality and trust of GNSS signals, in such a way that a guaranteed performance is delivered to the end user. This aim, which can be understood as monitoring the position “integrity”, becomes of paramount importance in many commercial applications such as road tolling or pay-per-use insurance. The concept of “integrity” is well known within the aviation community, where RAIM and SBAS techniques are widely used for PVT integrity purposes. Nevertheless, the underlying principle cannot be directly applied in terrestrial environments (e.g. urban) where local effects such as NLOS, multipath or interference, require a much faster detection for promptly alerting the end user. Quickest detection techniques, which emerged in the 1920s in the context of industrial quality control, become the perfect candidates for performing fast, reliable and low-complexity integrity checks at a signal level. In this lecture, we will briefly introduce this techniques and some experimental results carried out with real measurements.


 

 

Prof. René Oosterlinck was awarded an engineering degree from the Higher State Technical Institute for Nuclear Industries of Brussels, Belgium in 1966. In 1969 he obtained a degree in civil engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium and in 1977 he obtained a degree in law from the University of Leiden.
He started his career in 1969 as a teacher of physics and maths in Congo. In 1971 he became a patent examiner at the Institut International des Brevets (IIB) now the European Patent Office.
In 1979 he joined ESA, where he held several management posts including Head of the Navigation Department (Galileo and EGNOS) and thereafter Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation related activities. He retired from ESA on 1 January 2011 and is since then promoting unconventional GNSS applications. Since 2004 he is professor in Space Law at the University of Ghent (Belgium).

Lecture:  
IPR and Patents in GNSS and Liability Issues in GNSS
The lecture is focused on practical hints in the filed of intellectual property and liability for those who wish set-up a new business in GNSS. The first lecture comprises a short introduction in Intellectual property in particular Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Internet domain name protection followed by examples in the field of GNSS. The second lecture focuses on liability issues in GNSS activities.

 

Dipl. Ing. Frank M. Salzgeber is the Head of the Technology Transfer Programme Office at the European Space Agency (ESA).
Prior this post he was the Head of Commercial Development in the European Astronaut Department of the Directorate of Human Spaceflight Microgravity and Exploration at the European Space Agency.
Before joining ESA, Frank held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO and CFO) at an IT start-up. Frank also spent seven years at Apple Computer (1993 – 2000).
Being genuinely passionate about the importance of human space flight and the European Space Programme, Frank believes that ‘a society that stops exploring stops progressing’. 
Frank is a member of the advisory board of the Triangle Venture Capital Group, the board of directors of European Business Network (EBN) and was founding chairman of the EIROforum (CERN, EFDA-JET, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, European XFEL and ILL) working group on Innovation management and knowledge /technology transfer.
In his current role, Frank supported over 300 interdisciplinary technology transfers and initiated over 300 new start-ups in the last 7 years through the ESA BIC Programme. This successful framework has been adopted by CERN, Fraunhofer and Airbus Defence and Space.
 

Prof. Dr. Jaume Sanz Subirana is teaching at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, since 1983, obtaining permanent position in 1988 and receiving accreditation for Full Professor in 2010. Together with Prof. Dr. J.M. Juan, he coordinates the Research Group of Astronomy and Geomatics (gAGE/UPC), created in 1987. Its current research interests are in the area of GNSS data processing algorithms, GNSS ionospheric sounding, Satellite and Ground Based Augmentation Systems, and High Accuracy GNSS Navigation. This last topic is one of the main research areas of gAGE/UPC, where new algorithms are being developed and tested, which lead to the Wide Area RTK (WARTK) and Fast-Precise Point Positioning (Fast-PPP) techniques. He has been Principal Investigator in several national and international R+D projects. He is co-authoring more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and about 200 works in meeting proceedings, with three best paper awards from the US Institute of Navigation. He is co-authoring 5 patents on GNSS (2 international linked to WARTK and F-PPP techniques) and three books on GNSS Data Processing. As a result of the gAGE/UPC research group activities in GNSS, he co-founded the spin-off company gAGE-NAV S.L. in 2009.

The ESA/UPC GNSS Lab Tool: GNSS Data Processing and Laboratory Exercises This practical lecture is focused into the instrumental use of the concepts and techniques involved in GNSS navigation and applications, and it is aimed to provide an experiential learning on the GNSS data processing through a set of selected examples. The GNSS Signal-In-Space, measurements and user positioning are analyzed in a guided laboratory session. The exercises are developed on a computer with actual GPS data, using the ESA/UPC GNSS-Lab Tool suit (gLAB), which is an interactive educational multipurpose package to process and analyze GNSS data.


 


Neil Mitchison has worked for 20 years at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy, most recently as Head of the Unit responsible for GNSS research. His background is in Mathematics and Computer Science, and during his time at the JRC he has worked on various projects addressing questions of risk, reliability, dependability, and resilience, involving systems ranging from petro-chemical plant to computer networks and electrical grids. Most recently he has been studying the effects of severe space weather events on terrestrial infrastructures.

Lecture:
“Who depends on GNSS?”
Over the last few years, the high availability of GNSS services has made the use of GNSS signals, whether for timing or for navigation, a powerful and efficient tool for a wide range of infrastructures. However, in many cases the possible consequences of unavailability of GNSS services has not been fully studied, and alternative facilities have not been developed. Moreover, even in the cases when a single infrastructure provider has worked out alternative facilities for use in the event of GNSS unavailability, little attention has been paid to the possibility that a single failure could degrade the availability of multiple infrastructures. The lecture will discuss the reasons for this, and the possible responses - starting with the simple question “Whose problem is it?”


 

 

Dr Javier Ventura-Traveset has 25 years’ experience in the Space Sector, including  System and Mission Engineering management; International Project Management, R&D Strategy, management of scientific activities and ESA Corporate strategy. In the field of GNSS, he was EGNOS Principal System Engineer, EGNOS Mission Manager, EGNOS System Manager, Head of EGNOS Engineering Evolutions Section, and has also being ESA representative in a large number of international GNSS fora such as ICAO, Eurocae, RTCA and IWG. He is currently ESAC Director’s Advisor, ESA GNSS Senior Advisor and Executive Secretary of the ESA GNSS Science Advisory Group. He received his PhD from the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy), his master degree from Princeton University (USA) and his Telecom engineering degree from UPC (Spain). He also performed several Executive Education Courses in Strategic R&D Management, at INSEAD (Fointanebleau, France), IESE Business School (Madrid, Spain) and Oxford Group in UK.  Dr. Ventura-Traveset holds 4 patents and has authored or co-authored over 200 technical papers; he is technical co-editor of the book “EGNOS - A Cornerstone of Galileo” and author of several Book Chapters, including a Chapter in the Galileo Positioning Technology Book (2014). He is the recipient of several awards including the award for best PhD Thesis from the Spanish Electrical Engineers Association, in 1996, the European Space Agency medal of confirmed inventor in 2001, the ESA Engineering Award prize in 2002 and the prestigious “Salva & Campillo” Engineering Award in 2004. 

Lecture:
The SBAS concept and the EGNOS system
This lecture will provide an overview of the Satellite Based Augmentation (SBAS) technologies, principles and related applications, with emphasis on the European EGNOS system. We will introduce the SBAS mission requirements, general SBAS architecture and review some of the SBAS fundamental concepts such as integrity, integrity risk, time to alert and protection levels. The EGNOS SBAS European system will be presented in some detail, including its three segments (space, ground and user segments), and providing a global overview of its main Subsystems. This lecture will also present the other existing/planned Worldwide SBAS systems and the fundamental concept of SBAS interoperability. To conclude, a discussion will be held concerning the planned SBAS evolution roadmap, and the introduction of Galileo for SBAS systems, in what is known as  dual frequency multiconstellation  (DFMC) SBAS systems.




 


 
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