ESA International Summer School_

Held annually since 2007, the ESA Summer School aims to provide the attendees with a comprehensive overview on the design and development of satellite navigation systems as well as its applications.

The ESA International Summer School on Global Satellite Navigation Systems: A Worldwide Utility

will be held this year in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany (GATE test area) from 20 July 2011 (afternoon) until 30 July 2011 (morning)

The ESA Summer School 2011 is organised by ESA and the University FAF Munich, in cooperation with Stanford University, Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace and the Technische Universität Graz.

This Summer School is open to graduate students, PhD candidates, early-state researches and young professionals willing to broaden their knowledge.

This summer school will provide key information, fresh ideas, practical advice such as:

_Basics of Satellite Navigation

_Frequencies, Signals and Signal processing

_GNSS under Development and Modernization

_Communication Techniques

_GNSS Algorithms and Laboratory Exercises

_GNSS Receivers

_Ionospheric and Tropospheric Effects for GNSS

_Regional Augmentation Systems

_GNSS and Interference

_Security for and from GNSS

_GNSS Indoor Positioning

_GNSS/INS Sensor Fusion

_GNSS and SBAS Perspectives of the Future

Leadership: Engineering people processes and systems in a project environment

Chance is given to hear high ranking speakers, such as Jim Spilker (Stanford Unversity, California, USA) and many others.

Information & Registration

Participation fee:

_1.350 EUR for Garduate Students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers and universities.

_1.800 EUR for young engineers/academics in industry and agencies.

The online registration form and further relevant information on the Summer School can be found at

A document with detailed information is also available on

Important: Financial support to cover part of the expenditure could be received under the AM2b scheme of the Fonds National de la Recherche.

Deadline for application: 7 June 2011.

In order to be eligible for an FNR support the following conditions apply:

_The applicant(s) is/are a PhD student(s) or holds a PhD diploma.

_The applicant(s) is/are working in a public research institution in Luxembourg or is/are beneficiary of a research training grant (AFR) allocated by the FNR.

_The applicant has not received any financial contribution of the Fund for participation in a scientific training course during the same calendar year (1st January to 31st December).

Graduate students or young engineers and professionals from industry and agencies are not eligible for financial support from the FNR.

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