The 7th International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of GNSS organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) wah held on September 4-6, 2019 at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. During the plenary session crowning the Colloquium, ESA awarded the best papers presenting groundbreaking research using satellite systems, with particular emphasis on the European Galileo system. As many as three awards went to current and former PhD students and employees from IGiG:
MSc. Grzegorz Bury (PhD Student at IGiG) received an award for the best presentation in the field of Precise Orbit Determination for a paper on developing an analytical "Box-Wing" model of Galileo satellites enabling significant improvement of satellite positioning by elimination of perturbing forces: "Challenges in the modeling of perturbing forces acting on Galileo orbits",
Dr Karina Wilgan (in 2012-2017 PhD Student at IGiG) received an award in the field of Remote Sensing: Troposphere and Weather for a paper on troposphere research using unmanned aerial vehicles - drones recording satellite signals: "Quality assessment of tropospheric estimates from GNSS and meteorological observations on a UAV",
Dr Krzysztof Sośnica (profesor at IGiG) received an award in the field of Fundamental Physics for a paper on measurements of space-time curvature resulting from general relativity using Galileo satellites: "Measurements of the Galileo orbit geometry deformations caused by the general relativity".
More information on the conference can be found on the Colloquium pages: