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US Institute of Navigation announces standard for GNSS software

The US Institute of Navigation announces a standard for GNSS software receivers. Our institute has been heavily involved in the development of the standard to facilitate GNSS signal exchange between various research groups, institutions and companies. This will foster research in this area of signal processing and allow a wider range of application for software radio technology.

Until 31st of December comments to further improve the standard are sought. 

The standard and exemplary C++ code can be found at sdr.ion.org where also feedback and comments can be entered.

 



ION GNSS+ 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA

The institute is again attending the ION GNSS+ this year. The international conference takes place on September 25 - 29 in Portland, Oregon, USA. The following publications will be presented by several research associates:

  • GNSS Signal Waveform Estimation with 2.4m Dish antenna and a Synthetic Aperture Antenna: Thomas Pany, Dominik Dötterböck, Ronny Blum, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany
  • A Low-power Authentication Signal for Open Service Signals: E. Gkougkas, D. Dötterböck, T. Pany and B. Eissfeller, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany
  • Precise Attitude and Position Determination of the Trailer using a Single Camera System for Agricultural Applications: Himanshu Sharma, Arkadiusz Szumski, Thomas Pany and Bernd Eissfeller, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany
  • Performance Comparison of Different GNSS-based Multi-sensor Systems for Detecting Wrong-way Driving on Highways: Hanno Beckmann, Kathrin Frankl, Andreas Schütz, Mathias Philips-Blum, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany; Jinyue Wang, Martin Metzner, Volker Schwieger, University of Stuttgart, Germany; Thomas Pany, Bernd Eissfeller, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany
  • Inertial Attitude Determination Systems in Reduced Gravity and Dynamics Environment: A. Szumski, T. Pany, B. Eissfeller, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany
  • Advances in Code-Ranging through Meta-Signals with Narrow Bandwidth: Dominik Dötterböck, Elias Gkougkas, Thomas Pany, Bernd Eissfeller, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany
  • Feasibility Study of Using UAVs as GNSS Satellites: Thomas Pany, Thomas Kraus, Daniel Maier, Ronny Blum, Mathias Philips-Blum, Gerhard Kestel, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany
  • Evaluation of New Message Structures for Navigation Message Authentication: E. Gkougkas, D. Dötterböck, T. Pany and B. Eissfeller, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany
  • Maximum Theoretical Interference Mitigation Capability of a GNSS Receiver as Limited by the GNSS Frontend: Thomas Kraus, Thomas Pany, Bernd Eissfeller, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, Germany

More information is available here.

 



12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017)

Arkadiusz Szumski, Research Associate at the institute, was attending the 12. International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav) from June 21 - 23, 2017 and presented a publication with the title "Efficiency of MEMS Inertial Sensors Used in Low-dynamics Application".

More information is available here.

 



24. Saint Petersburg International Conference on Intergrated Navigation Systems

The 24. Saint Petersburg International Conference on Intergrated Navigation Systems took place on May 29 - 31, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Arkadiusz Szumski, Research Associate at the institute, presented a paper with the title "Intertial Attitude Determination System Designed for Low-Dynamics Applications in Low-Gravity Environment".

Click here to get more information.

 



Presentation on project Ghosthunter at DGON Convent 2017

At the DGON Convent 2017 Hanno Beckmann, Research Associate, presented the ongoing project Ghosthunter.

The talk with the title "GNSS-based detection of wrong-way drivers with an automatic warning of other traffic" was developed by Universität der Bundeswehr München in cooperation with Universität Suttgart as well as NavCert GmbH. The authors are: 

Universität der Bundeswehr München:
Hanno Beckmann, Kathrin Frankl, Thomas Pany, Bernd Eissfeller

Universität Stuttgart: Jinyue Wang, Martin Metzner, Volker Schwieger

NavCert GmbH: Monika Stapelfeld, Martin Grzebellus

The DGON Convent this year deals with the topic "Hybrid communication and localisation technologies for the connected driving - State of the art and development potential" and takes place on May 4 to 5, 2017 in Berlin.

Ghosthunter is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy due to a resolution of the German Bundestag and is managed by the project executing organisation of the DLR in Bonn. The idea and initiative of Ghosthunter goes back to the DLR aerospace management in Bonn.

 



International Technical Meeting (ITM) 2017
January 31 to February 2, Monterey, CA, USA

At the renowned conference ITM 2017 in Monterey, CA, USA, representatives of the institute chaired the sessions "Interference and Spectrum Management" as well as "Algorithms for GNSS Processing and Sensor Intergration. The institute furthermore presented tracking methods that can be used for signals of the 2nd generation of Galileo: http://www.ion.org/itm/abstracts.cfm?paperID=4604

 



Publication at 27. AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting

The Research Associates Kathrin Frankl and Meltem Eren published the following publication in the framework of the 27. AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting:

K. Frankl, M. E. Copur and B. Eissfeller, "Geometric snapshot method for the autonomous relative positioning of formation flying satellites in real-time", 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, Februar 2017, AAS 17-396.

 



Participation to Navitec 2016

In 2016, the institute is again attending the Navitec conference in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. In the framework of this ESA-organised conference, Hanno Beckmann und Kathrin Frankl have published the following conference paper:

H. Beckmann, K. Frankl, J. Wang, M. Metzner, V. Schwieger and B. Eissfeller, "Real-world vehicle tests for determining the minimum time of detection for wrong-way driving on highways", Proceedings of the 8th edition of the Navigation Conference "Navigating the Future of Transportation" hosted by ESA (Navitec 2016), Noordwijk, Netherlands, December 2016.

 



3. International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing

The 3rd International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing (ITSNT) took place on November 15 - 16, 2017 at the Ecole Nationale l'Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse. The Research Associate Thomas Kraus presented the following article:

Thomas Kraus, "Higher Robustness of GNSS Receiver through Interference Mitigation Techniques for Single-Element Antenna Concepts", Presentation at 3rd International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing (ITSNT), Nov. 2016, Toulouse, France

More information on the symposium is available here.

 



Final Stardust Conference 2016

In November 2016, Daniela Sánchez and Graciela González Peytaví contributed in cooperation with LRT 9.2 to the Final Stardust Conference in Noordwijk, The Netherlands and published the following paper:

D.E. Sánchez, G. González Peytaví, T.P. Andert, A. Probst, B. Eissfeller, "Sensitivity Analysis for an Autonomous Navigation Method using Imaging LiDAR in Proximity of Small Planetary Bodies". In Proc. of the Final Stardust Conference. Nordwijk, The Netherlands. November 2016. 

 



29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016), Portland, Oregon, USA

Every year the institute is actively participating to the ION GNSS+ in the USA. In 2016 some staff members were travelling to Portland, Oregon, USA, to present the following:

K. Frankl, H. Beckmann, J. Wang, M. Metzner, V. Schwieger and B. Eissfeller, "Preconditions for a Reliable & Robust Detection of Wrong-way Driving on Highways with GNSS and Autonomous Sensors", Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016), Portland, Oregon, September 2016.

 



Conference contribution for AIAA Space Forum 2016

On September 13 - 16, 2016 the AIAA Space Forum took place in Long-Beach, California, USA (https://www.aiaa-space.org). The Research Associates Arkadiusz Szumski and Graciela González Peytaví were representing the institute with the following publication:

G. González Peytaví, T.P. Andert, A. Probst, B. Eissfeller, "3D Imaging for Autonomous Navigation about Small Bodies". In Proc. of the AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference / AIAA Space 2016. Long Beach, CA. September 2016.

Arkadiusz Szumski, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Roger Förstner, and Bernd Eissfeller, 2016. Enceladus' environment and the design of the Enceladus ice-probe navigation system. AIAA SPACE 2016, AIAA SPACE Forum, (DOI: 10.2514/6.2016-5536)

Graciela González Peytaví was furthermore involved as a co-author in the following paper:

A. Probst, G. González Peytaví, R. Förstner, "Trajectory Desing for Multiple Rendezvous Missions with Main Belt Asteroids". In Proc. of the AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference / AIAA Space 2016. Long Beach, CA. September 2016

 



5. Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop, Oxford, UK

In May 2016, the Research Associate Graciela Gonzalez published the following paper in cooperation with LRT 9.2 at the 5. Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop in Oxford, UK:

G. González Peytaví, A. Probst, T.P. Andert, B. Eissfeller, R. Förstner, "Alternatives for Autonomous Navigation of Small Solar System Explorers". In Proc. of the 5th Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop. Oxford, UK. 24-25 May 2016.

 



2nd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS 2016), Rome, Italy

In April 2016, staff members of ISTA were involved as co-authors in the following conference contribution for the VEHITS 2016 in Rome, Italy:

D. Seydel, S. Bittl, J. Jiru, H. Beckmann, K. Frankl and B. Eissfeller, "An Evaluation Methodology for VANET Applications Combining Simulation and Multi-sensor Experiments",  Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS 2016), Rome, Italy, April 2016, pp. 213-224.

 


 


Visit our booth at ION GNSS+ 2015 in Tampa, Florida

The Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications is exhibiting on September 14 - 18, 2015 at ION GNSS+ 2015 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

At our booth No. 219 you get the latest news on the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2016 as well as information on the research activities of the institute. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 


 

e-KnoT Industry Vouchers

Download the official leaflet here.

The 2nd call for the e-KnoT Industry Vouchers is now open!

“Industry vouchers” is a new initiative aiming at consolidating links between Research and Industry by supporting innovative ideas in the area of GNSS, emerging from European companies, in particular SMEs, thanks to the support of strong academic partners teaming in a Horizon 2020 financed Project.

Further information is available at www.eknotproject.eu

 


 

e-KnoT PhD Co-funding Programme
Call for companies is now open

Download the official leaflet here.

The objective of this scheme is to initiate a PhD based on a co-funded scheme in which 50% of the PhD funding is provided through the e-KnoT project and the rest of the funding is provided by one or several industrial partners.

Benefits to Companies

  • Use a programme that will help you to innovate,
  • Build relationships with a leading GNSS-related research group,
  • Contribute to the training of a potential future employee,
  • Be mentioned as a company participating to this programme on the e-KnoT website.

Selection Criteria

  • The proposing company is operating in an EU country or in a country associated to H2020*,
  • The proposed topic, company supervisor and innovation is clearly identified and mature,
  • The co-funding is in line with GSA objectives in terms of application and research laboratory´s expertise.

How to Apply

Is is advised to get in contact with the foreseen academic partner during the preparation of the proposal (see contact information). The proposal should be less than 4-page long and contain:

  • A short description of the company,
  • The description of the PhD topic and the foreseen progress beyond the state-of-the-art,
  • The foreseen PhD phases and duration,
  • The background required for the PhD student,
  • The proposed funding including an official letter mentioning that the funding is secured,
  • The desired location of the student (% of time in company premises and % of time with research group),
  • The proposed academic host institution.
  • The mandatory requirements regarding the IPS (if any)

 

We are looking forward to your ideas!

 


ESNC University Challenge 2014

To bridge the gap from GNSS research and academia to entrepreneurship, the ESNC University Challenge addresses students and research associates with a background in aerospace and GNSS-specific courses of study, in particular with the aim of fostering the transformation of bright ideas into commercial ventures. In addition, the ESNC University Challenge seeks to reach out to any young researchers working in areas of potential applications, be they prospective automotive engineers, logistics providers, game and other mobile application developers, or health promoters. The competition heightens the exposure and credibility of student innovations on a global level while establishing links to the world of business. The evaluators will focus on creativity and market needs rather than the technological perfection of the business ideas submitted.

Further information can be found here >>


Fourth GENIUS Webinar

The Fourth GENIUS Webinar: "Kinematic positioning of a LEO satellite using the gLAB tool suite" will take place on November 27, 2013 10:00 AM CET.

In the second GENIUS Webinar, gLAB (GNSS-Lab Tool Suite) was introduced and some examples of applicability were presented to illustrate its use and performance. In this Webinar, gLAB will be used to show different modes of navigation considering both single and dual frequency, and both code and carrier phase measurements. As a test case, the kinematic orbit of a LEO satellite will be determined, discussing in detail the different model components and the navigation filter setup required for such GNSS processing.

Register now via https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2947380910580893186 and learn more about the gLAB capabilities for GNSS data processing and navigation applications!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Third GENIUS Webinar

The Third GENIUS Webinar: "N-FUELS: a Library of GNSS Signals" will take place on October 16, 2013 10:00 AM CET.

Register now on https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4537004243487783938

Further information can be found on the official announcement.


 

GNSS PhD Summit 2013


The GNSS PhD Summit 2013 will take place on December 2 - 4, 2013 on campus of Universität der Bundeswehr München in Munich.

The unique conference offers the opportunity to present own ideas and findings and discuss them with faculty members and peers on an international platform.

The 1st Announcement with a preliminary program will be published within the next days. More details on the conference and the participation can be found on the official web site.


 

Travel grants for PhD students


The Satellite Navigation University Network (SUN) provides two travel grants of 750 euros each for the ION GNSS 2013 in Nashville, USA.

Application deadline is August 15, 2013. Further information on the funding and the application details can be found on www.gnss-sun.eu > Support > Our support for conferences and training.
 


ESCN University Challenge 2013


Sign up and submit your idea from 1 April to 30 June.

Further information on http://www.uni.galileo-masters.eu/
 


 

 

6th European Workshop on GNSS Signals and Signal Processing - Call for Papers


December 5 - 6, 2013 at Universität der Bundeswehr München, Munich, Germany

Further information on the workshop and the Call for Papers >>

Deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2013!
 


PhD Training on Issues of Modern GNSS, Postioning and Timing


May 15 - 17, 2013 in Aalborg, Denmark

Further information on program and application >>

Travel support is offered by the Satellite Navigation University Network (SUN). Further information and application >>

Application deadline for travel support is April 14, 2013!
 


ESNC University Challenge Workshop 2012

 

The University Challenge – part of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2012 – invites students and research assistants from any field of study to show off their innovative business ideas. These ideas can propose new potential uses for satellite navigation in virtually any area, from logistics and healthcare all the way to mobile apps. The ESNC has been searching for the best application ideas for global satellite navigation systems (GNSS) every year since 2004. To bridge the gap present in this field between the worlds of academia and business, the University Challenge was introduced as a new special prize category in the 2010 iteration of the competition. Any young researchers working in areas where satellite navigation could be applied are eligible to participate, be they future vehicle engineers, logistics providers, mobile app developers, or innovators in healthcare. The prize will favour the entrant who best embodies creativity and an orientation toward market needs in paving the way from the lecture hall to the business world. The winner of the ESNC University Challenge will receive EUR 1,000 through the FP7 project GENIUS (GNSS Education Network for Industry and UniversitieS) programme. Awapatent AB, a European company specialised in patent law, will also provide consulting (a EUR 5,000 value) meant to aid in obtaining a patent on the winning idea. Finally, the Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany) is offering free entry for one to the ESA International Summer School on GNSS 2013, while the runner-up will receive one free pass to the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2013.

 

Location: Campus of the Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen

Time: 9:00 - 16:30 

Contact: heike.haas(at)unibw.de

Download the flyer of the University Challenge here >>

Find more Information on the ESNC here >>

Programme of the workshop will be announced soon.

Deadline for registration is June 11th.

Registration here >>

 

 


Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2012

The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2012 started with its 10 anniversary. ISTA invited high-ranking experts from all over the world to the Court Church of Allsaints in the beautiful residenz Muenchen. 300 guests registered already on the first evening. 24 nations and about 400 attendees were counted during the three-days-conference.
Titeling "GNSS and Security" international experts from science, industry and politics discussed the challenges of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2013 will take place from February 26.-28.2.2013
SAVE THE DATE!

Read more about the speakers and topics of the MSNS 2012 here >>

 

 


GNSS PhD Summit 2011

Within th GTRAIN project the second GNSS PhD Summit 2011 took place on the Campus of the Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen.

ISTA invited European PhDs to discuss their theses with high-ranking international experts.

Read more >>

 

 


New name - new logo!

The Institute of Geodesy and Navigation changed its name into:

ISTA - Institute of Space Technology and Applications

 

 


Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2011 - GNSS in Balance

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