MSc in Aerospace System – Navigation and TelecommunicationsThe Master of Science (MSc) in ASNAT is a 2-year program offering advanced and scientific courses in Satellite-based Positioning and Space Telecommunications.
Developed with the support of the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency, the MSc in ASNAT was created in the frame of SESAR project (Single European Sky ATM Research), which aims at developing the new generation of air traffic management system capable of ensuring the safety and fluidity of air transport worldwide over the next 30 years, Within this program ENAC is contributing to research and training of future experts for the improvement of ATM infrastructure.Recently, GNSS has gained a lot of attention worldwide due to a significant increase in the applications using GPS or other providers for positioning:
This international enthusiasm is confirmed by the worldwide development of other global and regional satellite-based navigation systems in Europe, US, China, Russia, India, and Japan, creating a strong need for experts in this field job.
Scope of this Master degreeThe objective of this MSc ASNAT is to provide students with advanced skills and knowledge in the field of GNSS (GPS, Galileo, inertial navigation, integrity monitoring, etc.) and its related applications to prepare them for entering the highly dynamic GNSS and GNSS-dependent industry. In addition, the students will also receive training in telecommunications, as both fields are strongly complementary.
This Master of Science on GPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou, technology will provide students with a head start in the evolving and growing market of satellite-based navigation and telecommunications. The graduate students will have the ability to enter large companies, SMEs, national institutions, and research laboratories.
A European PartnershipThis MSc in ASNAT was developed with the support of the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency, GSA (7th Framework Program under grant agreement no. 248016).
Entry requirementsThis program is open to any applicant with a completed Bachelor degree in Electronics, Telecommunications Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent.
There will be several selection jury meetings starting in January: dates are available in the "Dates & Place" on the right side. Note that there is a first come-first serve process for selecting candidates
Contents1ST SEMESTER (SEPTEMBER 15TH – JANUARY 31ST) - 30 ECTS
Fundamentals of mathematics
Fundamentals of signal processing and electromagnetism
GNSS I: Introduction to GNSS, conventional navigation, background, concepts, and evolutions
Introduction to programming
System engineering, project management
2ND SEMESTER (FEBRUARY 1 ST – JUNE 30TH)30 ECTS
Advanced signal processing
GNSS II: GNSS for Civil Aviation, Differential GNSS Methods, Inertial Sensors and Hybridization Techniques, Astrodynamics
hybridization between GNSS and other sensors
3RD SEMESTER (SEPTEMBER 15TH – JANUARY 31ST)- 30 ECTS
Advanced Signal Processing II: Digital Receivers, Array signal processing, Parametric modeling, spread spectrum techniques
Telecommunications II: On-board systems, Modern channel coding, classical channel coding, Spatial technology
GNSS III: Future GNSS signals, High sensitive receivers – urban positioning, Alternative positioning, Business in GNSS, GPS L1 C/A receivers projects
4 TH SEMESTER (FEBRUARY 1ST – JUNE 30TH)30 ECTS5- to 6-month Internship in a company or a research laboratory, taken under the supervision of a Master's teacher.
Scholarship Opportunities: contact Michel Chauvin for possible scholarship programs – firstname.lastname@example.org