Günter Hein is head of Egnos and GNSS Evolution Programme Department at the European Space Agency with offices in Noordwijk, Netherlands and Paris. He is a member of the European Commission’s Galileo Signal Task Force and the founding organizer of the annual Munich Satellite Navigation Summit.
He is a contributing editor to Inside GNSS and coordinates the column, “Working Papers.”He has been a full professor and director of the Institute of Geodesy and Navigation at Germany’s University FAF Munich since 1983.
In 2002, Prof. Hein received the United States Institute of Navigation Johannes Kepler Award for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation.
During the 1980s, he formed a research group that did pioneering work in the field of real-time kinematic GPS positioning and GPS-INS integration.
Prof. Hein has served as a visiting professor and scientist at a number of universities and organizations internationally. He has contributed to more than 185 articles, papers, and presentations on geodesy and navigation and has been awarded more than 100 research grants.
He received his Dipl. –Ing. and Dr. –Ing. degrees in geodesy from the University of Darmstadt, Germany