The 11th edition of the ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS 2017 will be held in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, close to the world's northernmost Galileo station. This extraordinary location has become possible through the generous support of the Norwegian Space Centre, the European Space Agency, the Joint Research Centre (EC) and various sponsors. A unique opportunity for young researchers in satellite navigation to gain first-class knowledge from worldwide lecturers while experiencing the Arctic environment.
It is the objective of this Summer School to provide the attendees with a comprehensive overview on satellite navigation, starting from the GNSS system, its signals, the processing of the observations in a receiver and finally determining the position-navigation-time (PNT) solution. Many lab work will be carried out to get attendees really "hands-on". In addition, lectures on intellectual property rights (IPR) and patents as well as on business aspects are given. The future of satellite systems is also discussed. Main emphasis will be put on the development of a group project using innovative ideas and covering all aspects from the idea, business plan, technical realisation till the marketing of the product or the service.
Internationally renowned scientists and specialists will give the lectures as well as the practical exercises and lab work. The programme is open to graduate students (with a first university degree), PhD candidates, early-stage researchers and young professional willing to broaden their knowledge. Registrations are limited to 50 participants and will be accepted on a first come / first serve principle.
The summer school will provide key information, fresh ideas, basics, innovative approaches and practical advice on such topics as (but not limited to):
- Basics of Satellite Navigation
- Ionospheric and Tropospheric Effects on GNSS
- Carrier Phase Positioning
- GNSS RF Link Performance
- GNSS Signals
- GNSS Receivers
- Leadership and Team Effectiveness
- GNSS Threats and Countermeasures
- Navigation in GNSS Denied Environments
- Cyber Safety for Civilian Navigation
- Become a GNSS Entrepreneur
- Location Data and Raw Measurements in Android
- IPR and Patents in GNSS
- Liability Issues in GNSS
- Railway High Integrity Navigation Overlay System (RHINOS)
- Multi-Frequency Multi-System GNSS
- Evolution of GNSS, in particular of the Galileo System
- Satellite-based Augmentation System (SBAS) and Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM, ARAIM)
- ECSS Standards (Phases, reviews, documentation, etc.)
- GNSS Space Service Volume and Deep Space Navigation