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GNSS summer school for young engineers to be held in Tokyo this August

Satellite navigation experts will cover orbits, signals and receiver design at the Etchujima Campus, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

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April 25, 2013

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Doctoral-level graduate students and early-career engineers, researchers and instructors from Japan and the rest of the world are invited to a weeklong summer seminar this August in Tokyo, sponsored by the Institute of Positioning, Navigation and Timing of Japan.

The summer school will take place in from August 19 through August 24 at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT). Classes wil be held in English.

Students will learn about modern GNSS, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS, their orbits and signals, design of the receivers, RTK positioning software and GNSS simulators.

The sponsors have reserved a number of scholarships for students from developing countries for tuition, travel and lodging. May 15 is the last day to apply/ for a scholarship. For information, contact TUMSAT emeritus professor Akio Yasuda.

All others must register by June 30, 2013. The organizers encourage early registration, since the school is limited to 40 students.

The instructors are:

  • Nobuaki Kubo, associate professor at TUMSAT
  • Ivan Petrovski is a principal at iP-Solutions,
    a Japanese based company founded in 2007 to develop intellectual
    property (IP), products for R&D and professional services in the
    GNSS area. He is coauthor of Digital Satellite Navigation and Geophysics (Cambridge University Press) and a guest professor at TUMSAT.
  • Oscar Arenales, formerly of NASA Johnson Space Center and now a guest professor in robotics and aerospace, underwater and extreme environments design at TUMSAT.
  • Tomoji Takasu, a GNSS researcher at TUMSAT, developed the RTKLIB library, an open source portable program package for standard and precise GNSS positioning.

The school is also sponsored by  Multi-GNSS ASIA, Japan Space Education University Consortium and iP-Solutions.

For complete information, go to the conference website.

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