The first results and status of the ATENEA project were presented at the international annual conference ION GNSS 2011 which took place from September 19th to 23rd, 2011, at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA. The presentation was held by Antonio Fernández (DEIMOS Space) and the corresponding paper, available in the conference proceedings (http://www.ion.org/search/browse.cfm?pub=GNSS), is co-authored by members of the ATENEA consortium partners: DEIMOS Space (ES), DEIMOS Engenharia (PT), the Institute of Geomatics (ES), the Politecnico di Torino (IT), GeoNumerics (ES) and TopScan (DE). Mariano Wis was the GeoNumerics co-author.
On July 3rd, 2012, at the Auditorium of the Institute of Geomatics (IG), Marta Blázquez defended her PhD thesis entitled "A systematic approach to airborne sensor orientation and calibration: method and models." The PhD research was supervised by IG's director Dr. Ismael Colomina.
The goal of the thesis is to establish a methodical basis of a systematic approach to airborne sensor orientation and calibration and to prove its validity with newly-developed models and applications. The thesis, organized as a collection of four peer reviewed papers and two proceeding papers, introduces the concepts of relative aerial control, of spatio-temporal orientation and calibration, of "Fast AT" and of dynamic networks. The contributions of Dr. Blázquez thesis are manifold and fundamental to the field of modern sensor orientation and calibration. The thesis research focused on frame cameras but its potential application scope is much broader, including line cameras, laser scanners and virtually any type of remote sensing data acquisition instrument. GENA stands for "Generic Extensible Network Approach" and is GN's software platform for parameter estimation under the paradigm of network modelling and estimation. GENA was a key tool for Dr. Blázquez research and, at the same time, has benefited from her research.