The 2009 Young Scientist Outstanding Poster Paper (YSOPP) Award is awarded to Basem Elsaka for the poster/PICO entitled:
Simulated Multiple Formation Flights for Future Gravity Field Recovery (Elsaka, B.; Ilk, K.H.; Kusche, J.)
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Basem Elsaka is a PhD student at the Department of Astronomical Physical and Mathematical Geodesy, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation at the University of Bonn, Germany. The objective of his research supervised by Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Heinz Ilk is to study the static and the temporal variations of the gravity field using different satellite configurations flying in a formation.
His investigation should give a motivation of the future satellites’ clusters as a step for substantially improving the Earth’s gravity field recovery results. His poster presented at EGU 2009 realizes this objective and presents an overview of the feasibility of the combination of satellite formation flights for providing improved static and temporal gravity field solutions.