TRANSMIT - Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats is anFP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Networkfocused on the study of ionospheric phenomena and their effects on systems embedded in our daily life. This project focuses on ionospheric threats to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and related applications, in areas such as civil aviation, marine navigation and land transportation. TRANSMIT aims to initiate research and training of young scientists in Europe in this field, the TRANSMIT fellows.
The project lasts 4 years and involves the recruitment of 16 young researchers across its 10 level 1 partners to deal with one of the main threats to GNSS, such as the now popular GPS and the new European Galileo - that is the variable propagation conditions encountered by the satellites signals as they pass through the Earth’s upper atmosphere (the ionosphere). The ionosphere delays the signals causing measurement errors, but more importantly it can lead to scintillation phenomena, characterised by sudden signal fluctuations that can cause operational outages.
These intermittent problems have limited the expansion of the GNSS market in mission-critical high-precision applications such as air, rail and marine transport and even autonomous machinery in areas such as agriculture. With the current development of Galileo, in Europe there is a need for a new generation of researchers, who are trained with ionospheric expertise directly connected to their GNSS knowledge. TRANSMIT provides this integrated programme of academic and industrial training. This is particularly timely for European Society as we both build our own GNSS system and approach the next solar maximum.
More information on http://www.transmit-ionosphere.net/transmit/index.aspx
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