2012 Burka Award

Presented to: Dr. Shashank Satyanarayana, Dr. Daniele Borio and Prof. Gérard Lachapelle

Citation: For their paper “A Composite Model for Indoor GNSS Signals: Characterization, Experimental Validation and Simulation” published in the Summer issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 77-92.

Dr. Shashank Satyanarayana

Dr. Satyanarayana is currently associated with Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India as a Project Leader- GNSS Technology & Aerospace Engineering. For the past eight years, he has been actively involved in the development of hardware and software for various GNSS receivers and high data rate CDMA transceiver systems. His main research includes design and development of hardware and signal processing algorithms for application specific (such as high dynamic, high sensitivity, high accuracy) GNSS receivers. He received his B.E in electronics and communication engineering from Visveswaraiah Technological University, India in 2004 and doctoral degree from the Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada in 2011.

Dr. Daniele Borio

Dr. Borio is a post-doctoral fellow at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission since October 2010. From January 2008 to September 2010, he was a senior research associate in the PLAN group of the University of Calgary, Canada. His research interests include the fields of location, navigation, digital and wireless communications. Dr. Borio received the M.S. degree in Communications Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, the M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from ENSERG/ INPG de Grenoble, France, in 2004, and the doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Torino in April 2008.


Prof. Gérard Lachapelle

Prof. Gérard Lachapelle has been involved in GNSS R&D since 1980, first in industry and, since 1988, at the University of Calgary in the Dept. of Geomatics Engineering where he holds a research Chair in wireless location and heads the PLAN Group. He was also head of the department above from 1995 to 2003. He has contributed to numerous aspects of ground- and satellite-based navigation and has received numerous awards for his work, including the Kepler Award in 1997. During his university career, Prof. Lachapelle has successfully transferred scores of GNSS technologies to industry and governments.