GNSS-SDR as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2017 program
GNSS-SDR is an software receiver, written in C++, that is able to work either from raw signal samples stored in a file, or in real-time with a radio-frequency front-end as signal source, and performs all the signal processing until the observable computation and Position-Velocity-Time solution. Its modularity allows users to populate the framework with their own algorithms, allowing to put the focus on the signal processing implementation without worrying about how to embed that algorithm in a whole GNSS receiver. It also makes possible fair performance benchmarks using real GNSS signals, and its open source license allows free downloading, use and code inspection.
This year, GNSS-SDR is serving again as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code program (also known as GSoC), a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects during the summer. The scholarships have a duration of three months, a fee of 5400 US $ and are intended for students of master or doctorate in the field of telecommunications and computer programming.
Some background on C++, digital signal processing and GNSS is a plus, but not a requirement.
Students can register and submit their applications between March 20 and April 3, 2017.
Links of interest:
● Google Summer of Code website: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com
● GNSS-SDR homepage: http://gnss-sdr.org
● Ideas and how to apply: http://gnss-sdr.org/google-summer-code-2017-ideas-list