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Job advertisement GNSS calibration using a pseudolite synchronized to an optical time base

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GNSS calibration using a pseudolite synchronized to an optical time base

GNSS calibration using a pseudolite synchronized to an optical time base

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University of the Bundeswehr Munich


Bad Kötzting, Germany


Relevant division
Geodesy (G)


Student / Graduate / Internship

Salary according to German TVöD-E13, 100 % over 3 years

Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

12 April 2024

Job description

The Technical University Munich (Forschungeinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie) and the University of the Bundeswehr Munich (Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications) invite applications for a Ph.D.
We are looking for a Ph.D. candidate to join a recently established research unit funded by the German grant agency DFG. The research unit is focused on a new aspect of time in space geodetic measurements. Our project aims to enhance GNSS observation by improving its calibration through satellite signals and terrestrial transmissions by a so-called pseudolite.
We are looking for a highly qualified candidate who can develop and characterize innovative GNSS calibration processes using high-precision pseudolites and optical time and frequency distribution systems. The candidate will gain experience while working with GNSS signal generation and processing, building on existing foundations such as the pseudolite prototype developed using GNU radio and an Ettus research RF frontend.
This position is located at the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, the major center for space geodesy technology in Germany. It presents a unique opportunity for someone who wants to learn how GNSS signals are created, received, and replicated. It also offers the possibility of defining how modulated links (RF and optical) can be synchronized to pico-second level which is a core technology for future satellite navigation concepts (LEO-PNT, intersatellite links, Kepler, …).

How to apply

Please apply by sending a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, and possibly job references to:

You can also contact us personally at EGU2024 in a poster section:
Posters on site: Tue, 16 Apr, 16:15–18:00 | Hall X2
X2.11 EGU24-1600 – “Towards calibration of GNSS receiver hardware delays for improving geodetic reference systems through clock ties. A requirements analysis for developing a GNSS pseudolite transmission chain, Alexandru Mihai Lăpădat, Jan Kodet, and Thomas Pany”