Gianluca Falco is a Communication engineer, currently employed t the NavSAS lab of Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) with a contract of collaboration. He received a M.Sc. on Communications Engineering in 2007 and B.Sc. on Telematics Engineering in 2003 both at Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. From 2008 to 2010 he started a Ph.D. program in the Electronic and Communication, working at the NavSAS lab of ISMB, where he successfully graduated on March 2011 with a thesis entitled ‘Advanced Algorithms for GNSS applications’ In the pursuit of the Ph.D., he has been involved in several research area related to the GNSS field:
In 2008 he mainly worked in the definition and analysis of algorithm for detection of PRN codes of GIOVE-A/B by exploiting advanced signal processing techniques. From 2009-2010 he worked on a multi-sensors fusion, particularly between GPS and Inertial Navigation System (INS) where he developed a Loosely-Coupled and Tightly-Coupled approach for a GPS/INS integration. During 2009 he was a visiting student at CSIRO(Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in Brisbane where he was deeply involved in the design of a real time GPS/INS integrated system to monitor trucks and machines in a mine site.
From the beginning of 2011 he has been still focused on GNSS topics, working as researcher at ISMB. In particular, during 2011, his main activities have been related to the development and design of a proper Kalman filter for the computation of Postion, Velocity and Time in a combined GPS/Galileo receiver. Moreover, he has been involved in the study of post-processing techniques for GNSS-Reflectometry, altimetry and remote sensing activities.