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.
GeoNumerics' generic network adjustment software platform GENA will be used in the "GAL: Galileo for Gravity" project for the measurement of the gravity field with inertial measurement units (IMUs) and GPS/Galileo receivers on board of aircraft; a technique known as "kinematic airborne GNSS/INS gravimetry."
In the GAL project, GeoNumerics contributes an extended capability of its GENA platform in order to handle millions of unknowns. This capability is a keystone in the implementation of the dynamic network approach (Colomina and Blázquez 2004) for the solution of large systems of differential and non-differential observation equations with applications to aerial, terrestrial and marine mobile mapping.