ENAC is a public high school placed under the authority of the French Transport Ministry. ENAC trains engineers in electronics, computer and air transport. It also trains pilots, air traffic controllers and technical experts for maintenance and supervision. Today, ENAC has four academic laboratories which are: economics and econometrics, interactive computing and systems engineering, applied mathematics, and telecommunications (GNSS navigation, communication and Electromagnetism).
On top of the academic research, ENAC is also focused on applied research through research programs like mini and micro RPAS. One part is the development of an OpenSource RPA System named Paparazzi means for RPAS integration in the airspace and civil applications for small RPAS. The UAV laboratory involves research into many fields: communication, navigation, surveillance systems, simulation, optimization, air transport, system engineering, HMI, controls, applied mathematics and also traffic regulation. The Enac team place first at the last IMAV competition (2010) in Germany in the Outdoor Autonomy section.
The involvement of ENAC in this project will be through the SIGNAV research group. The SIGNAV research group is composed of 8 permanent staff, 3 post-docs and about 10 PhD students. It was created in 1993 and has since then acquired a recognized expertise on the general field of GNSS through its implication in many R&D activities.