2009 Burka Award

Presented to: Denis Laurichesse, Flavien Mercier, Jean-Paul Berthias, Patrick Broca & Luca Cerri

Citation: For their paper “Integer Ambiguity Resolution on Undifferenced GPS Phase Measurements and its Application to PPP and Satellite Precise Orbit Determination” published in the Summer 2009 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp 135.

Denis Laurichesse received his engineering degree and an advanced study diploma (D.E.A.) from I.N.S.A. (National Institute for Applied Sciences) in 1988, in Toulouse, France. He's worked at CNES (The French Space Agency) since 1992 in the Spaceflight Dynamics Department. He is responsible for the development of the on-board GNSS Diogene navigator, and specializes in navigation satellite precise orbit determination and GNSS based-systems. He is also involved in the performance assessment of EGNOS and Galileo systems.