Dr. Alexandru RUSU-CASANDRA, is an expert in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). He has received his PhD. Diploma from UPB in 2013 with the thesis entitled ‘’Digital signal processing in GNSS’’, co-supervised with the Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland. He has an extensive research experience in the design and development of GNSS receiver baseband algorithms and has done research stages at the Signal Processing for Wireless Positioning Group within the Department of Communications Engineering of TUT and Signal Processing for Communications and Navigation Group from the Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. He has received his Engineer Diploma in Electronics and Telecomm. from UPB in 2009.
Since 2013, he is a Lecturer at the Telecomm. Department of UPB, with expertise in: Digital radio techniques of multiple access and broadcasting, Communications systems, Measurements in Telecomm.
He is also an ESA EGEP research contract responsible involving the design of a Software defined Galileo receiver. In 2018 he coordinated an ESA study regarding GOVSATCOM in Romania. Mr. Rusu has attended in 2014 the ESA training workshop for writing proposals and will use the managerial skills that he has obtained there to coordinate the parteners of the consortium and the activities of the project. In May 2012, Dr. Rusu has graduated the GNSS PhD training, organised by Ecole Nationale d‘Aviation Civile, Toulouse, France. In December 2011 he has participated at the The Fifth European Workshop on GNSS Signals and Signal Processing, organised by Ecole Nationale d‘Aviation Civile, Toulouse, France and by the European Space Agency (ESA). In September 2010 he has graduated the ESA International Summer School on GNSS, held by the Danish GPS Center, Aalborg University, Denmark. Also Dr. Rusu has participated in numerous space-related scientific events organised by ROSA and ESA in Bucharest, e.g. Romanian space days 2014.
Dr. Rusu participates since 2012 as key-expert in a research project funded by the Romanian Space Technology and Advanced Research Programme, organized by ROSA and ANCS. The purpose of the project is to offer technical support to the representatives of Romania to the ESA committees, in the domain of Earth observation, Navigation and Satellite Communications.