The 3rd TRANSMIT workshop at Politecnico di Torino

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 3rd TRANSMIT Workshop is part of the training programme of the TRANSMIT ITN and is organised by the Politecnico di Torino from 19th to 20th February 2014 in Torino, Italy. The topic of the Workshop is ‘TRANSMIT project’s Scientific and Technological outcomes ’.


Workshop Programme (click here for the PDF version)

Day 1 - Wednesday, 19th of February, 2014

Opening session (2.00 pm – 6.00 pm)

Through the contribution of qualified experts, the session will introduce the TRANSMIT prototype concept and all the related aspects. This session will include the TRANSMIT contribution to the wider scientific and industrial community concerned with ionospheric threats to GNSS.

Day 2 - Thursday, 20th of February, 2014

Session 1: Robust receiver architectures for GPS and Galileo (9.00 am – 10.30 am)

This session focuses on the impact of ionosphere activity on signal tracking and on signal processing as well as on the more general topic of interference mitigation.

Coffee Break: 10:30 am – 11:00 am


Session 2: Improved Positioning (11.00 am – 12.30 pm)

This session includes contributions on mitigation of GNSS positioning errors and GNSS related applications and services due to ionospheric activity and perturbations. 

Lunch (included in the workshop fee): 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


Session 3: Modelling and forecast of Ionospheric Scintillation and TEC (2.00 pm – 4.30 pm)

This session addresses the scientific and theoretical aspects of modelling and predicting ionospheric perturbations, including scintillation, as well as improved TEC modelling and results related to Ionospheric model comparisons.

Coffee Break: 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Session 4: Electron Density characterisation (5.00 pm – 6.30 pm)

This session mainly deals with the characterisation of Electron density distributions, exploiting both imaging algorithms and other techniques, like those based on the inversion of GNSS Radio Occultation observations. Description of solutions and possible approaches to overcome effects of Ionospheric perturbations and asymmetries are welcome.