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Jozef Kozár, PhD

Space Researcher and Author ...

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My books

RESEARCH

My research interest is multi-disciplinary, covering space systems and missions analysis with important focus on related planetary science. [more info]

PUBLICATIONS

- books
- scientific research papers
- science & technology articles
- technical documentation
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ABOUT ME / CONTACT ME

I am curious person. Do you want to know more about my education, background, skills and experience? Then check out this section => [more info]

Research

My research interest is multi-disciplinary, covering space systems and missions analysis with important focus on related planetary science. In my research work, data processing and analysis I usually use the advanced methodology, robotics and related AI. The inputs into my research projects are data from NASA missions (MRO, MGS, MAVEN, incl. surface missions MSL and MER) and ESA missions (MEX). My work can be divided into two categories, but both of them are very closely related:

  • SPACE TECHNOLOGY - Analysis and design of robotic planetary exploration systems and missions to planets in the Solar System. Projects and topics I have been working on (or I am still working on som of them): Global Navigation Satellite System for Mars (GNSS FATIMA) and sub-project ALEXA (Analysis of Extreme Locations on Mars), Analysis of exploration missions to Mars.
  • APPLIED PLANETARY SCIENCE - Study of complex planetary conditions and characteristics and their influence on space research systems and technology - related to the space technology projects above, for example analysis of ionosphere of Mars, influences of extreme terrain features of Mars on GNSS signal coverage, etc. My planetary science and astronomy work includes also project Mapping of terrain features of the Moon. Part of this research is preparation of various cartographic outputs (see my book Moon Atlas for Visual Observer).

Publications

Scientific Research Publications

Explore my scientific research papers and my contributions to scientific conferences' proceedings, or check my thesis from my university studies.

Books

I am author of five books, with main focus on natural sciences, technology and space. All my books are available in the stores online or in main book sellers. Learn more...

Science & Technology Articles

It is already more than a decade since I have contributed with my very first article into science or technology magazne for wide public. I am author of more articles published in varius magazines worldwide. Learn more...

Moon Atlas for Visual Observer

Let me introduce you my book “Moon Atlas for Visual Observer”. Aren’t you a frequent observer and you just take a look on the Moon from time to time? Are you curious what is there or what are the features you can see? Then you are on the right place and this Moon Atlas is exactly what you need.

With a fresh coffee in your hands, sitting in a terrace or just watching out of the window of your house or flat. These are the simple conditions what you need to meet. Forget about the problems you have met during the day and focus on the Lunar landscape. Can you hear that silence? The untouched mountains and valleys or the famous places where the manned missions of Apollo program landed. And of course, places where the robotic visitors worked not a long time ago.

The Moon Atlas is written in English, it includes more than 95 terrain features shown on the Map of the Moon. Of course with a detail picture of the feature what you should see, including the coordinates and size details.

The atlas includes also some additional maps, graphics and resources. These may be useful if you would like to know some more information or if you are just interested for example – where are the locations and places once visited by Apollo astronauts or where are the places with the automatic space probes – Surveyors, Lunokhods (+Luna space probes) and the last famous, Chinese Yutu rover (Chang’e mission).

Where to buy?

The printed version you can purchase the book at Amazon – in all Amazon stores (USA, Europe, UK).

Amazon USA: [click here]
Amazon UK: [click here]
Amazon Europe: [click here]

The electronic version is available here:
Apple iTunes: [click here]

I wish that you will like this book and that this Moon Atlas will become a useful tool for all your Moon observations!

The book details:

    Full color inside and also full color cover
    164 pages
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Edition: 1 edition (October 2, 2017)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1977768954 (print)
    ISBN-13: 978-1977768957 (print)
    ISBN: 978-80-972831-2-4 (electronic, iBook)
    Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 8 inches (A5)
    Weight: 9.8 ounces (278 grams)

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Make Money Online and Be Free

My new book full of motivation for you and with descriptions of my personal experience about how to make money online. Introduction to the world of independent and free life written on 74 pages.

This book contains my own personal experience from promotion of websites and blogs with some useful ideas how to turn these experience and knowledge into the real online dream job and how to earn money with it. And how to stay free and independent.

I am a researcher focused into space exploration and planetary sciences. During my research and educational career I have designed many popular websites for students and general public.

My personal attitude is to support the growth of the quality of the personal websites which are focused on education, science and business. I believe in the freedom and positive thinking achieved by working in the dream job that each of us can once have. I believe that every enthusiastic person is a professional with a lot of useful knowledge that can earn money for her or his own personal life. Especially in the new millennium when everything is online.

The book details:

    Black & white inside (text, diagrams, graphics)
    74 pages
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Edition: 1 edition (May 18, 2018)
    Language: English
    ISBN-13: 978-1719272001 (print)
    ISBN-10: 171927200X (print)
    Dimensions: 5.06 x 7.81 inches
    Weight: 4.6 ounces (131 grams)

Where to buy?

The print version you can purchase the book at Amazon – in all Amazon stores (USA, Europe, UK, FR, etc.).

Amazon USA: [click here]
Amazon UK: [click here]
Amazon Europe: [click here]

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Science & Mars Anthology

This book is a collection of articles, texts and research published on pages of Science & Mars Journal – International Journal of Mars Research (ISSN 2453-8760). The content covers the years 2013-2017.

The book details:

Full color inside and also full color cover
293 pages
Publisher: Jozef Kozár
Edition: 1 edition (November 30, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-80-972900-1-6 (electronic, PDF)

This book is available in libraries and is not for sale at the moment (I expect next sale will begin soon).

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GNSS

Global Navigation Satellite Systems at a Glance

This publication will introduce you the current global navigation satellite systems, their history and current status. The book contains information about systems GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou/Compass and Doris.

The aim of this book is to give you the complex view of the present global navigation satellite systems, which are in operation and which are actively used by the military and civilian sector. This book is not describing the problematics very deep, but it offers useful amount of information about for study of this problematics. It can be sufficient guide for orientation in the area of global navigation satellite systems.

The book is dedicated for wide public or students.

You can buy this book here:

1. Printed version of the book (paperback):
Amazon.com – click here to get to online store

2. Electronoic version (ePub):
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3. Electronic version (iBooks):
iTunes – click here

Details about book:

Author: Jozef Kozár
ISBN: 978-1505479621 – printed edition
ISBN: 978-80-971869-1-3 – electronic edition
Open Library: OL25760213M
Pages: 60
Language: Slovak
Format: A5, i.e. 5.8´ x 0.1´ x 8.3´
Edition: 1
Date of issue: December 9, 2014 – electronic edition
Date of issue: December 11, 2014 – printed edition (paperback)
Publisher of printed edition: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, USA
Publisher of electronic edition: Lulu Publishing, USA

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Information Systems in Air Traffic Control

The original title in Slovak language is “Informačné systémy v riadení letovej prevádzky”. This is a short publication (40 pages of text, 16 pages of images) about the information systems in the air traffic control as the part of wider air traffic management. Book will introduce you the main information systems, you will find here useful explanations of the information and data processing techniques and systems. Publication is recommended as the additional study material for students or enthusiasts of aviation and aerospace.

This pubication is the second edition of the previously published scholar research paper (March 24, 2015, ISBN-10: 3656898855, ISBN-13: 978-3656898856) in Munich, Germany. What has been changed? The second edition contains more information, the text has been edited, more graphics was added and the entire book processed with better graphics. Although you can still buy the older first edition, I recommend you to buy this new one, because it is even cheaper.

This book is in Slovak language. Release date: October 2017.

Where to buy?

The print version you can purchase the book at Amazon – in all Amazon stores (USA, Europe, UK).

Amazon USA: [click here]
Amazon UK: [click here]
Amazon Europe: [click here]

The book details:

    Full color inside and also full color cover
    56 pages
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Edition: 2nd edition (October 23, 2017)
    Language: Slovak
    ISBN-10: 1979092710 (print)
    ISBN-13: 978-1979092715 (print)
    ISBN: expected in November 2017 (electronic, iBook)
    Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 8 inches (A5)
    Weight: 4.5 ounces (128 grams)

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CONTACT FORM

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Education

  • Ph.D. (Doctorate) - Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia, EU. Research in space technology and applied planetary sciences. Thesis: Theoretical concept of small satellite navigation system for planet Mars – completed and defended in May 2016.
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA. Planetary Science, Science of the Solar System - completed in September 2019.
  • M.Sc. (Master's) - Air Force Academy, Slovakia, EU. Aerospace engineer, navigation and air traffic control. Master’s thesis – research of application of global navigation satellite systems in aviation - Construction of standard arrival and departure tracks SID and STAR with use of differential GNSS – completed and defended in June 2004.
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) - Course in robotic systems and automation processes, development, programming and implementation. USA, 2018.
  • Oxford ODL DLC, United Kingdom – 2 diplomas in web design, final assignment – Educational website about Mars from planetary science and space systems perspective – 2010.
  • Artificial Intelligece Planning - Edinburgh University, course, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • Astrobiology and Search for Extraterrestrial Life - Edinburgh University, course, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2011.English Language Certificate, NATO Stanag International Certification S3, 2003.
  • Certificate in Web Design, NOCN, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, 2010.
  • English Language Certificate, NATO Stanag International Certification S3, 2003.
  • ... and many other International (EU & US) corporate courses in Information Technology, Agile, DevOps, Support, Customer Service, Automation, Mobile Technology, Networking, Business, etc ...


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INTERVIEWS AND MEDIA APPEARANCE

    Interview with me in Rock Head Sciences magazine, USA, Florida, May 13, 2017 (link)
    Spatial Source magazine, Australia, Sydney, March 15, 2017 (link)
    University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Satellite Navigation & Positioning Laboratory, News, March 2017 (link)
    C’T magazine, Germany, ISSN 0724-8679, April 2017, No. 09/2017, p. 42 (link)
    NSSI Space Weekly by US National Space Security Institute, USA. 20170303, March 6, 2017 (link)
    Inside GNSS magazine. USA. ISSN 1559-503X, February, 23, 2017 (link)
    Short interview in occassion of New Year wishes for scientific community & science in Slovakia, magazine Science.sk, January 01, 2017 (link)
    Interview with me in occassion of ExoMars 2016 mission to Mars and EDM Schiaparelli landing, newspaper SME – October 20, 2016 (link)
    Interview with me in main evening news of TV Markiza – July 25, 2016 (link)
    Interview with me in Science.sk about mission to Mars – March 4, 2016 (link)
    In main evening news of TV Markiza – December 27, 2015 (link)
    Interview with me in Science.sk about discovery of liquid water on Mars – September 29, 2015 (link)
    European Researchers’ Night, Kosice, September 25, 2015 – presentation and lecture about Mars research for public (link1) (link2)
    In official magazine of Technical University of Kosice – Halo TU, 1-2015/2016, page 36 (link)
    Interview with me in Science.sk about exoplanet Kepler-452b – July 24, 2015 (link)
    In newspaper Hospodarske noviny – March 13, 2015 (link)
    In TV Markiza (Reflex) – February 19, 2015 (link)
    In main evening news of TV Markiza – February 03, 2015 (link)
    Interview with me in Science.sk in occasion of close fly-by of asteroid 2004BL86 – January 28, 2015 (link)
    Interview with me for Slovak Radio (RTVS) – January 26, 2015 (no archive available)
    Article and interview with me about my research in newspaper Korzar – January 22, 2015 (link)
    Interview with me about my research (Mars), newspaper Novy cas – January 12, 2015 (link1) (link2)
    Interview with me in Science.sk – January 10, 2015 (link)
    Interview with me in Science.sk – December 8, 2014 (link)
    ESA ROSETTA’s Philae landing on comet – live event with students, public, media and fellow scientists and engineers at comet landing celebration in Faculty of Aeronautics of Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia/EU (link1/TASR) (link2/Sme) (link3/Cas) (link4/Novy Cas) (link5/Novy Cas-2) (link6/RTVS) (link7/TV Markiza) (link8/Novy Cas-3) (link9/LF TUKE)
    NASA’s MSL Curiosity landing on Mars, 06 August 2012 – live coverage in Slovakia (link) (screenshot, photo)
    MAVEN orbit insertion, 21/22 September 2014 – research presentation and live commentary for students and present public at Faculty of Aeronautics of Technical University of Kosice (link1) (link2)
    European Researchers’ Night, Kosice, 26 September 2014 – presentation and lecture about Mars research for public (link1) (link2)
    Documentary movie – Kosice and Universe, December 2012 (directed by Pavol Pekarcik). Talking about the universe. Film was published on occasion of the European Capital of Culture – Kosice 2013, as project of Slovak Television (available in RTVS film production archive).


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In Documentary Movies and TV

Mars' Navigation


episode of the series “Reflex” (link)
shot on site of Faculty of Aeronautics of Technical University of Kosice
published in TV on February 19, 2015
production: TV Markiza
behind the scenes photos (link)

Košice and Universe


guest in a documentary movie
talking about space, research
screenshot sample (still) on the left
film shot in 2012, released in December 2012
directed by: Pavol Pekarcik
production: RTVS

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