AICTE-QIP Sponsored Short-Term Course 
Satellite Based Navigation System  
November 23-28, 2020


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List of Selected Participants


Tentative Schedule 
Organized By 
Discipline of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore 
Indore-453552, INDIA 
Course Coordinator 
Dr. Saurabh Das
Assistant Professor
Discipline of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering, 
Indian Institute of Technology Indore 
Indore-453552, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA 
Ph: +91-731-2438700 (Ext. 3306)

Mob: +91 8016506226

Overview of the Proposed Course

Discipline of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering, IIT Indore is happy to announce the AICTE sponsored QIP Short Term Course on "Satellite Based Navigation System" to be held during 23-28 November, 2020. Due to COVID-19 situation, this time it will be through online mode and there is no registration fee for faculty participants from AICTE approved colleges and institutes.

This course is very relevant for the Indian Space program and provides a unique opportunity for academic researchers and faculty of technical colleges to explore about the recent developments in this field. Course will be beneficial to faculty and researchers, particularly in the field of Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Aerospace, ECE, CE and CSE/IT, who are aspiring to pursue their career in the field of Space Engineering and Technology.

The course will provide concept of satellite based navigation, GPS, Kalman Filter, Indian own GPS like system, NavIC, Space weather, potential challenges, future and applications.

The course is relevant for faculty with a background in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Aerospace, Earth Science, Remote sensing and other related areas

The participants will receive a certificate after successful completion of the course.


Resource Persons 
1. Dr. Ashish K. Shukla, SAC, ISRO 
2. Dr. Abhirup Datta, IIT Indore
3. Dr. Saurabh Das, IIT Indore
      and a few faculty from other institutes and IIT Indore.  
Tentative schedule 
The course comprises of lectures and lab sessions. Everyday there will be three lectures of one hour duration and there will a lab session/ Interaction session of two hours duration. On the last day the sessions will be followed by feedback & experience sharing and valedictory sessions. 
Tentative Topics to be Covered in the Course 
The course will cover basic concepts of navigation, architechture and operation of GPS and NavIC, Error sources and modelling of the same for GPS navigation, Random process and statistical inference, introduction to space weather and sun, modelling of space weather, and potential applications of GPS/GNSS. Lab sessions will include programming using Python and Matlab
How will this short- term course benefit teachers? 
GNSS and space weather are vital components of space research. With the recent thrust by the Govt. in space and defense sector, the knowledge on related subjects are of utmost important for future engineering students. This course will help teachers to improve the skill and knowledge on these subjects.
Intended Participants (Who can attend?) 
The teachers of the AICTE approved Engineering Colleges are eligible under this scheme. Faculty members from the streams such as Electrical / Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engeering, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science, Remote sensing and other related streams can apply under this program. The seats are limited, which would be filled on first come first serve basis and the candidate’s field of research interest. Participants other than teachers of AICTE approved colleges (students and participants from industry etc.) can also attend the course by paying a fee. 
Selection Procedure 
Seats will be filled based on the matching research interests of the applicants and on First-Cum-First-Serve basis. 
How to apply? 
To apply please click here. Alternatively, copy the link  and paste it on your browser window to open the registration page. 
Course Fee 
No registration fee for faculty participants from AICTE approved colleges and institutes. 
Last date: November 21, 2020
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