Xavier Neyt

Xavier Neyt, MEng, PhD, received a master in engineering degree (summa cum laude) from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 1994, a postgraduate degree in Signal Processing (summa cum laude) from the Université de Liège (ULg) in 2004 and a PhD in Applied Science from the Royal Military Academy (RMA) and the Université de Liège in 2008. In 1995 he received the Frerichs Award from the ULB and the special IBM grant from the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (NFWO). He also serves on the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Radar Systems Panel and he is a member of the ESA/Eumetsat Scatterometer Scientific Advisory Group.

Since then he has been working as research engineer for the Royal Military Academy, Belgium. In 1996-1997 he was visiting scientist at the French aerospace center (ONERA) and in 1999 at the German aerospace centre (DLR). In 1997-1999 he was responsible for the design of the image compression module of the European MSG satellite and in 2000-2007, responsible for the redesign of the ground processing of the scatterometer of the European ERS satellite following its gyroscope anomaly. Since 2008, he is leading the Scatterometer Engineering Support Laboratory for the European Space Agency at the Royal Military Academy.

He is now associate professor at the Communication, Information, Systems and Sensors department of the Royal Military Academy.

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