Jozef Kozár, PhD

... just a curious person

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RESEARCH

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

PUBLICATIONS

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- scientific research
- science & technology articles
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ABOUT ME / CONTACT ME

I am curious person. Most of my life is turning around space and research. I like humor, I fight for peace, environment and most of all for animal rights. [more info]

Research

  • SPACE TECHNOLOGY - Analysis and design of robotic planetary exploration systems and missions to planets in the Solar System. Active projects: 1. GNSS for Mars (project FATIMA) - Theoretical concept of satellite navigation system for Mars; 2. Study of previous planetary missions (preparation of book and study materials for university students).
  • PLANETARY SCIENCE - Study of complex planetary conditions and characteristics and their influence on space research systems and technology.
  • PLANETARY CARTOGRAPHY - Study of complex planetary conditions and characteristics and their influence on space research systems and technology. Part of this research is preparation of various cartographic outputs useful also for example for amateur astronomers (see my book "Moon Atlas for Visual Observer").
  • ROBOTIC SYSTEMS - Robotic Processes and Automation (RPA) implementation into the research and data processing. Active project: Automation in Research Data Processing.

Publications

Scientific Research Publications

Here in this section you can view the list of all my scientific research articles, research papers, contributions to conferences and proceedings. Learn more...

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...

Advanced navigation systems for space probes and surface rovers: Jozef Kozar, Stanislav Durco. In: New Trends in Aviation Development: proceedings of the 10. International Conference: September 13-14, 2012: LF Technical University Kosice, 2012. – ISBN 978-80-553-1083-1. – S. 1-2

Solution of navigation technologies for science systems on Mars: Jozef Kozar, Frantisek Adamcik. In: MOSATT 2013: contribution to proceedings of the International Scientific Conference: September 24-26, 2013: Kosice, Slovakia, 2013. – ISBN 978-80-971432-0-6

Natural influences on satellite navigation and positioning systems on planet Mars: Jozef Kozar. May 26, 2014: Posterus Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 5 – ISSN 1338-0087

Computer simulations in space and planetary exploration systems development: Jozef Kozar. September 15, 2014: Posterus Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 9 – ISSN 1338-0087

Navigation and positioning errors caused by natural conditions on Mars: Jozef Kozar. January 26, 2015: Posterus Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 1 – ISSN 1338-0087

Information systems in air navigation processes: Jozef Kozar. Scholarly Research Paper. February 17, 2015: Munich, GRIN Publishing GmbH – ISBN 978-3-656-89885-6 (printed book), ISBN 978-3-656-89884-9 (eBook)

Theoretical concept of satellite navigation system for Mars – GNSS FATIMA: Jozef Kozar. Abstract of Research Paper. Contribution to International Conference and Exhibition Satellite, Houston, Texas, USA. OMICS International – DOI 10.4172/2168-9792.S1.008, Published in Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, ISSN 2168-9792

Implementation proposal of GNSS FATIMA for planetary exploration on Mars: Jozef Kozar. Research Paper. Contribution to 4th International Scientific Conference of PhD Students and Young Scientists and Researchers, LF TUKE, Kosice, Slovakia, 14-15 May, 2015. Published in Proceedings of the Conference ISBN 978-80-553-2136-3

Cartographic requirements for Mars GNSS FATIMA: Jozef Kozar. Research Paper. Contribution to international scientific conference: Cartography Beyond the Ordinary World – Joint ICA Symposium, Niteroi, Brazil, 21-22 August 2015. Commission on Planetary Cartography of International Cartographic Association. Proceedings: ISBN 978-1-907075-08-7; p. 198

Planetary conditions of Mars and their influence on orbital technologies: Jozef Kozar, Stanislav Durco. Research Paper. International Scientific Conference Aeronautica XV, Lublin, Poland, 16 – 16 October, 2015. Lublin University of Technology and Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT). ISBN 978-83-7947-149-2

Geometric Dilution of Precision of GNSS for Mars (GNSS FATIMA): Jozef Kozar, Stanislav Durco, Frantisek Adamcik. 2016. DOI 10.3846/16487788.2016.1264714. Aviation, 20 December 2016, ISSN 1648-7788 (print), ISSN 1822-4180 (online), Volume 20, 2016, Issue 4

Experimental analysis of precision of Mars GNSS FATIMA according to ionosphere of Mars: Jozef Kozar. Scholarly Research Paper. January 11, 2016: Munich, GRIN Publishing GmbH – ISBN N/A (printed book), ISBN 978-3-668-25669-9 (eBook)

Operation periods of a Phobos based Mars re-translation station: Jozef Kozar, Phillip J. Burley. 2016. Proceedings of the 5th International Scientific Conference of Ph.D. Students and Young Scientists and Researchers, LF TUKE, Kosice, Slovakia, 12-13 May, 2016. ISBN 978-80-553-2514-9

Complex Magnetoimpedance in Joule-Heated Co71,1Fe3,9Si10B15 Microwires: E. Komova, J. Kozar, P. Klein, D. Varga. July 2017. Acta Physica Polonica Series a 131(4):705-707, Polish Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.705. ISSN 1898-795X

Theoretical concept of small satellite navigation system for Mars, 12 May 2016 – PhD thesis

Influence of natural conditions of Mars on satellite navigation system, published and presented in April 15, 2015 – PhD thesis proposal

Satellite navigation system – Differential GPS – Construction of standard arrival and departure tracks for precision instrumental landing in IFR for combat helicopters – use for backup airfield, 2004 – thesis* for M.Sc.

Satellite navigation system – Differential GPS – Construction of SID and STAR for combat helicopter airfield– published in 2003 in Air Force Academy, The Flight Department – study work*

Satellite navigation system – Differential GPS – Precision instrument landing (IFR) with DGPS in mountains– published in 2002 in Air Force Academy, The Flight Department – study work*

Satellite navigation system – Differential GPS – Construction of standard arrival and departure tracks SID and STAR for landing in mountainous regions – published in 2001 in Air Force Academy, The Flight Department – study work*

* The printed version of these study works and thesis can be found in the Science library of the Faculty of Aeronautics of Technical University in Kosice (Rampova St. No.7, Kosice, Slovakia, European Union)

Story of the first lunar rover: Jozef Kozar. November 10, 2014: Magazine Science.sk, Volume 3, Issue 11 – ISSN 1339-3049

European gateway to space: Jozef Kozar. December 03, 2014: Magazine Science.sk, Volume 3, Issue 12 – ISSN 1339-3049

Voyagers on their way through space with the message about a mankind: Jozef Kozar. March 03, 2015: Magazine Science.sk, Volume 4, Issue 3 – ISSN 1339-3049

Voyagers and their mission: Jozef Kozar. March, 2015: in printed edition of magazine Quark. CVTI SR, Volume 23, Issue 3 – ISSN 1335-4000

Exomars: Jozef Kozar. July, 2015: in printed edition of magazine Quark. CVTI SR, Volume 23, Issue 7 – ISSN 1335-4000

How had Hubble found a star that changed the Universe: Jozef Kozar. August, 2015: Article for web magazine Kozmonautika.sk

InSight – mission to Mars: Jozef Kozar. March, 2016: in printed edition of magazine Quark. CVTI SR, Volume 24, Issue 3 – ISSN 1335-4000

Mars 2020 Rover got its final “go” – mission development can carry on: Jozef Kozar. July 18, 2016: Magazine Science.sk, Volume 5, Issue 7 – ISSN 1339-3049

Before we land on Mars: Jozef Kozar. July 13, 2017: Magazine Science & Mars Journal, Volume 4, Issue 7 – ISSN 2453-8760

Chang’e-5 – Chinese mission to Moon: Jozef Kozar. October, 2017: in printed edition of magazine Quark. CVTI SR, Volume 25, Issue 10 – ISSN 1335-4000

Moon Atlas for Visual Observer [more info]
Make Money Online and Be Free [more info]
Science & Mars Anthology [more info]
GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems at a Glance [more info]
Information Systems in Air Traffic Control [more info]

Moon Atlas for Visual Observer

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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

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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

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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

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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):
Lulu.com – click here to redirect to order form

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

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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 – Faculty of Aeronautics, Slovakia, EU. Research in space technology, GNSS and related planetary sciences. Thesis: Theoretical concept of small satellite navigation system for planet Mars – completed and defended in May 2016.
  • Oxford ODL DLC, United Kingdom – 2 diplomas in web design, final assignment – Educational website about Mars from planetary science and space systems perspective – 2010.
  • 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 – 2004
  • Robotic Processes and Automation (RPA) - Course in robotic systems and automation processes, development, programming and implementation. USA, 2018.
  • Artificial Intelligece Planning - Edinburgh University, course, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • Astrobiology and Search for Extraterrestrial Life - Edinburgh University, course, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2011.
  • 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

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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)

Mobirise

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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