26 April 2008

Toulouse Space Show - day 4 -NavSAS leaves a sign

The ENC conference is finished, and we are back home after a busy week.
However this last day has been outstanding for the NavSAS group.

In fact, Riccardo Lesca won the best presentation award for his paper.
The technical committee gave 3 awards (1 per day) and Riccardo's presentation was on Wednesday, the most crowded day, with many sessions running in parallel both during the morning and the afternoon. Congratulations Riccardo !

Here is the video of the award ceremony

This success of Riccardo must be counted also as a success of the specializing Master on Navigation and Related Applications taken by Riccardo during the first edition.
Six former students of the Master were attending the ENC conference: Tung Hai Ta, currently getting a Ph.D with the NavSAS at Politecnico, Giovanni Vecchione, working for GMV, Andrea Samperi working for Sofiter as a consultant for Thales Alenia Space, Federico Giuntini, working for the VEGA group on the Giove-B system segment, and Soumaya Zariri, currently gettting a Ph.D from Montbeliard University. We can only be happy that our students are fully exploiting the knowledge acquired dring the Master for contributing to the development of GNSS !

Next year the ENC conference will be hosted in Naples, at the Parthenope University. Let's keep our finger crossed that Italy can offer a high quality conference as the one we attended this year.