Antenna Working Group Chair Transition
April 27, 2017

The IGS Antenna Working Group has announced that Arturo Villiger, of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB), Switzerland, has taken over the role of Antenna Working Group Chair. He succeeds Ralf Schmid, from the German Geodetic Research Institute of the Technical University of Munich (DGFI-TUM), Germany, who led the group for over a decade.

During his tenure as Antenna Working Group Chair, Schmid pioneered absolute phase center correction modeling for testing purposes. Upon announcing his resignation from the position, Schmid noted that “New challenges are waiting for me. I would like to thank the members of the Antenna Working Group and all others that supported me over the years. It was always a pleasure to work for the IGS.”

Villiger is enthusiastic about his new position, stating that he looks…

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