This MSc-By-Research project will be supported by H2020-GALILEO-GSA GAUSS project and the aim is to systematically study the performance-based navigation requirements for small RPAS operations in very low airspace. Read more Read less

GAUSS (Galileo-EGNOS as an Asset for UTM Safety and Security) project aims to develop future UTM and RPAS capabilities for achievement of acceptable operation levels in terms of performance, safety and security.

The aim is to systematically study the performance-based navigation requirements for small RPAS operations in very low airspace.

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management, and one of Europe’s largest academic centres for aerospace research, development and design. 

You will develop small RPAS RNP navigation algorithms and performance evaluation techniques, as well as the associated software system. You will work with other researchers together to deliver the high quality project outcomes.

The project will give you the opportunity to travel, take part in conferences and contribute to the publication of high quality journal papers.

You will gain knowledge in GNSS systems and RPAS navigation techniques. You will develop skills in algorithms design and implementation. You will become familiar with real applications of UAS systems.

At a glance

  • Application deadline29 Feb 2020
  • Award type(s)MSc by Research
  • Start dateAs soon as possible
  • Duration of award1 year
  • EligibilityUK, EU
  • Reference numberSATM134


Huamin Jia

Entry requirements

Applicant must hold a Bachelor Degree of First Class or a Master Degree in Aerospace/Electronic Engineering/Applied Mathematics, and have good knowledge in GNSS navigation and positioning technologies, and good programming skills in C/C++ in Linux/Unix.


To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be a UK or EU national, or overseas student who has not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education.

About the sponsor

Sponsored by H2020-GALILEO-GSA GAUSS.

Cranfield Doctoral Network

Research students at Cranfield benefit from being part of a dynamic, focused and professional study environment and all become valued members of the Cranfield Doctoral Network. This network brings together both research students and staff, providing a platform for our researchers to share ideas and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge. A tailored programme of seminars and events, alongside our Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme (transferable skills training), provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities.

How to apply

For further information please contact: The Senior Lecturer in Avionics Engineering
Name: Huamin Jia
T: (0) 1234 750111 Ext: 5115

Academic profile link: Huamin Jia

If you are eligible to apply for this studentship, please complete the online application form.

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