Awarded VEIV EngD
In October 2009 Mojtaba Bahrami won a Student Paper Award (in an international competition) from the U.S. Institution of Navigation (ION) to present his work at the ION GNSS 2009 conference, the 22nd International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the U.S. Institute of Navigation, in September 22-25 in Savannah, Georgia. Student papers are reviewed by session chairs and only those papers of sufficient technical quality for acceptance as a primary paper in the session are awarded and receive full conference and travel grant. Mojtaba presented his technical paper “Getting Back on the Sidewalk: Doppler-Aided Autonomous Positioning with Single-Frequency Mass Market Receivers in Urban Areas” at the conference, in the session on Urban and Indoor Navigation Technology. He is an EngD VEIV research engineer sponsored by the Ordnance Survey and is currently finalising his thesis. The objective of his research is to provide techniques that enable ordinary end-users to instantly improve the accuracy and precision of their raw GPS/GNSS positioning in urban environments. He is supervised by Prof. Marek Ziebart (Geomatic Engineering Lab. CEGE department) and Prof. Anthony Steed (Computer Science department) and Chris Phillips (Ordnance Survey).
The ION GNSS International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division is held every year in the USA. It is the world’s preeminent gathering of researchers and manufacturers working in the field of satellite navigation. More than 400 technical papers on a diverse array of topics in several parallel sessions were presented over three days to the more than 1200 GNSS engineers and scientists from industry, academia, and government agencies in attendance.