Events

June 13, 2018

ION GNSS+ Slated for Sept. 24-28 in Miami

ION GNSS+, the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services, will take place September 24-28, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida.

This year’s conference will bring together international leaders in GNSS and related positioning, navigation and timing fields to present new research, introduce new technologies, discuss current policy, demonstrate products and exchange ideas.

Complimentary Short Courses

Short courses will be provided on Monday on a complimentary basis to all paid registrants at ION GNSS+ with the compliments of the Satellite Division and the ION Master Instructors. ION Master Instructors are internationally recognized GNSS experts and educators. All of the ION Masters have generously donated their time and talents to this effort, as a service to the GNSS community, with the ION’s gratitude.

Conference Schedule

Monday, September 24

Pre-Conference Events

Tuesday, September 25

Pre-Conference Events

Plenary Session, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

Wednesday, September 26

Morning Sessions, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • A1: Navigation in Urban Environments
  • B1: PANEL: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS, QZSS, and NAVIC
  • C1: Autonomous and Assisted Vehicle Applications
  • D1: GNSS Augmentation Systems and Integrity
  • E1: Remote Sensing, Timing, and Clock Technology
  • F1: GNSS Signal Processing in Degraded Environments 1
  • G1: Next Generation RF, Antenna and Digital Signal Processing Receiver Techniques

Afternoon Sessions, 1:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • A2: Applications of Raw GNSS Measurements from Smartphones 1
  • B2: Future Trends of Satellite Navigation
  • C2: Aerospace Applications
  • D2: PANEL: Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems – The Way Ahead
  • E2: Alternative PNT and Interference Detection
  • F2: GNSS Signal Processing in Degraded Environments 2
  • G2: Atmospheric Science and Space Applications

Thursday, September 27

Morning Sessions, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • A3: Applications of Raw GNSS Measurements from Smartphones 2
  • B3: Regional and Global Integrity Solutions
  • C3: Marine Applications
  • D3: Connected and Collaborative Autonomy
  • E3: Vision, Lidar, and Inertial Technologies for GNSS-Denied Navigation
  • F3: PANEL: GNSS Remote Sensing of Our Global Environment

Afternoon Sessions, 1:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • A4: PANEL: Augmented Reality and Navigation – Challenges and Advancements
  • B4: The Navigation of Satellites
  • C4: Precise Point Positioning (PPP) and L-band Services
  • D4: Robust Autonomy Innovations for Robotic Vehicles
  • E4: Aided GNSS in Challenging Environments
  • F4: GNSS Receiver Processing and Navigation Algorithms 1

Friday, September 28

Morning Sessions, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • A5: GNSS Chipset Manufacturer Showcase
  • B5: Spectrum: Protection and Optimization
  • C5: Land-Based Applications
  • D5: Advanced Integrity Algorithms for Safe Autonomous Operation
  • E5: PANEL: Multisensor Fusion for Advanced Navigation
  • F5: High Precision GNSS Positioning 1

Afternoon Sessions, 1:45 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

  • A6: Developments in Indoor Positioning
  • B6a: Current and Emerging Policies Impacting PNT Equipment and Users
  • B6b: GNSS+ Augmentations for High Performance and Safety Critical Applications
  • D6: UAV Navigation Technology and Algorithms
  • E6: Navigation Using Environmental Features
  • F6: High Precision GNSS Positioning 2
  • G6: GNSS Receiver Processing and Navigation Algorithms 2

To register, click here.

By Stan Goff
June 12, 2018

Innovate UK / KTN Hosting Technology Seminar: “Securing Positioning, Navigation & Timing”

Innovate UK / KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network) is hosting a technology focused seminar, “Securing Positioning, Navigation & Timing”, June 14 in London. It is designed to explore collaboratively, with users and providers, the need for back-up systems across all sectors and the contribution that may be made by two wide area systems (STL and eLoran) mentioned in the London Economics report.
This meeting is open to all with a professional interest in resilient PNT and is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the event’s sponsors.
The event aims to provide:
• Summary of the reports’ recommendations and implications
• Mutual understanding of technical needs and capabilities: open dialogue between users and providers
• Briefings from the back-up system providers: status, pros, cons
• Agree outline actions for assessment and potential for use of the systems
Agenda:
10:00  – Registration
10:15 – Welcome and Introduction, John Pottle, Royal Institute of Navigation and Bob Cockshott, KTN
10:25  – Blackett Report on Satellite-derived Time and Position: The Recommendations and Implications,
Andy Proctor, Innovate UK
10:45 – The User Need for a Timing Back-up (e.g. Telecom, Finance, Power Transmission), including Q&A
11:05 – The User Need for a Positioning/Navigation Back-up (e.g. Maritime, Land Mobile, CAV, Rail), including Q&A, John Pottle, Royal Institute of Navigation
11:25 – Break & Networking
11:40 – Satellite Time & Location (STL) Technology Overview, Strengths & Weaknesses, Implementation Status, John Fischer, Spectracom Orolia
12:10 – Q&A Open Session on STL – Timing and Positioning/Navigation Capabilities
12:50 – Lunch & Networking
13:35 – Enhanced Loran Technology Overview, Strengths & Weaknesses, Implementation Status, Chuck Schue, UrsaNav
14:05 – Q&A Open Session on eLoran – Timing and Positioning/Navigation Capabilities
14:45 – Break & Networking
15:00 – Breakout Groups: Open Dialogue of Needs and Technology Capabilities, and Actions for Assessment and Potential Use
15:30 – Plenary: Summary from each group
15:50 – Workshop Summary, Nick Lambert, NLA Ltd
16:00 Close
The recently published Blackett report “Satellite-derived Time and Position: A Study of Critical Dependencies” concludes “we must take steps to increase the resilience of our critical services in the event of GNSS disruption, including by adopting potential back-up systems where necessary”. This topic will be included discussions during the event.
The event takes place at the Trinity House, Trinity Square, London, UK. For more information, click here
By Inside GNSS
June 6, 2018

ION JNC 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline is June 15

ION’s Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) 2018 early bird registration deadline is Friday, June 15. The JNC, sponsored by the Military Division of the Institute of Navigation, will be held July 9-11, 2018 (FOUO U.S. ONLY) at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach in Long Beach, California; and the U.S. ONLY CLASSIFIED sessions will be held July 12, 2018 at The Aerospace Corporation.

Book your hotel room by Friday, June 15 to take advantage of discounted conference hotel room rates – Plus, save an additional $200 on your conference registration when staying in the conference hotel. To claim this discount you will be asked to enter your reservation confirmation number from the Hyatt Regency Long Beach at the start of the registration process. This discount will not be applied retroactively, so be sure to book your hotel room first and enter the confirmation number when you register.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance Restricted
Conference attendance for both FOUO U.S. ONLY (July 9-11) and U.S. ONLY CLASSIFIED (July 12) sessions will be screened by the Joint Navigation Warfare Center and will be restricted to U.S. ONLY. Admission to the classified session will be limited to the capacity of the room and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, to those who submitted visit requests in advance. Attendees requiring onsite security validation will be processed on a space-available basis.  You are encouraged to submit your visit request early.

To check out the JNC program and for additional registration information, click below:

 

 

By Inside GNSS
June 1, 2018

InterDrone Coming to Las Vegas in September

After an impressive show last year (3,700+ delegates from 59 nations and rave reviews), the InterDrone conference returns to Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 5-7 in a premier location.

The InterDrone conference will feature more than 125 sessions for engineers, software developers, executives, investors, regulators and commercial drone “buyers and flyers” in more than a dozen vertical market segments with six special enterprise tracks. In addition, InterDrone offers specialized training sessions on September 3. The event features 3,500+ attendees from six continents and 160+ exhibitors.

Attendees can receive a $100 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3-day or  4-day pass by inserting the code PARTNER when prompted at www.interdrone.com.

By Inside GNSS
May 30, 2018

C-TRAC’s Advanced Signals Design Sprint Focuses on PNT Signals

Through the Advanced Signals Design Sprint, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to discover what already exists and what is possible in the realm of advanced Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) signals.
The event, sponsored by the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization (C-TRAC), takes place June 19-21 at the Catalyst Campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

C-TRAC is seeking industry partners consisting of a broad consortium of industry and academic partners to identify several of the most fruitful opportunities for future development. Industry partners should be prepared to join a team, eagerly collaborate, and approach problems with an open mind to embrace the design thinking process.
Of particular interest to this design sprint are industry partners with expertise in the following areas:
• Communication RF waveform development
• Software-defined receivers and/or transmitters
• Cryptography
• Cognitive radio
• Network-based/MIMO approaches
• Wideband waveforms
• LPI/LPD comm signals
The PNT signals of the future should leverage new developments in RF technology when applicable, especially those developed to solve problems in related fields such as communications and radar, to increase the resilience of the PNT enterprise.
Fundamentally, this is an effort to achieve cross-pollination between related technical domains. Signal-based solutions exist for disparate problems such as time-based ranging, time transfer, communications, tracking, and remote sensing of weather and other environmental data. Some of the techniques or hardware developed to meet other challenges is expected to carry over and benefit new developments in PNT signals.
For more information on this event, email Amanda Dobias at amanda.dobias@c-trac.org, and for details on CyberWorx, also powered by C-TRAC, visit the website at http://www.afcyberworx.org/design-thinking-process.

By Inside GNSS
May 29, 2018

Commercial UAV EXPO Returns to Las Vegas in October

 

Commercial UAV EXPO Americas 2018 takes place October 1-3 at The Westgate in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you register by May 31, you can save $300 and also enter for a chance to win two free hotel nights.

A successful drone operation depends on reliable and up-to-the minute information. It’s not easy to keep up when the technology and regulations are constantly evolving. Fortunately, this event brings together the key people, the newest technology and the education you need for success — Commercial UAV Expo Americas. 

Here’s a sample of the conference programming:

Plenaries:

  • Regulatory & UTM Updates
  • IPP Update & Progress to Date
  • Powering Drones — Latest Developments
  • Security: Data, Hacking, Counter-Drone & Privacy
  • Drone Programs: In-House or Outsource?
  • Urban Air Mobility: What the Sky will Look Like in the Future

Vertical Industry “Deep-Dive” Tracks:

  • Construction
  • DOTs & Infrastructure
  • Mining & Aggregates
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Process & Power
  • Public Safety
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Utilities
  • Wind Turbines, Cell Towers, Large-Scale Solar

Below is a selection of confirmed speakers:

  • Greg Agvent, CNN
  • Assel Ayapova, AES
  • Jaz Banga, Airspace Systems, Inc.
  • Sam Billingsley, Ragan-Smith Associates
  • Robert Blair, Three Canyon Farms
  • David Boardman, Stockpile Reports
  • Philip Buchan, Cyberhawk Innovations
  • Andrew Carey, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper
  • Gary Cathey, California Department of Transportation
  • Darshan Divakaran, North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Todd Domney, Sumac Geomatics
  • Douglas Spotted Eagle, Sundance Media
  • Lisa Ellman, Hogan Lovells & Commercial Drone Alliance
  • Dan Elwell, FAA
  • Richard Fields, Los Angeles Fire Department
  • Dyan Gibbons, Trumbull Unmanned
  • Shayne Gill, AASHTO
  • Jason Goodick, Entergy Services, Inc
  • Lewis Graham, AirGon LLC
  • Chad Karlewicz, Renton Police Department
  • Young Kim, Digital Harvest
  • Matthew Klein, US Bureau of Reclamation
  • Brad Koeckeritz, US Department of the Interior
  • Richard Lopez, Hensel Phelps
  • Jeff Lorton, Duke Joseph Agency
  • Daniel Marek, Nevada Highway Patrol
  • George Mathew, Kespry
  • Harold Miller, Entergy Services, Inc.
  • Scott Mlakar, Willoughby Fire Department / Lake County UAS
  • Anil Nanduri, Intel
  • Michael Perry, DJI
  • Harrison Andrew Pierce, San Diego Homeland Security
  • Art Pregler, AT&T
  • Michael Ralston, Menlo Park Fire District
  • Michael Singer, DroneView Technologies
  • Colin Snow, Skylogic Research
  • Dave Truch, BP
  • Callum Walter, Queens University
  • Gretchen West, Hogan Lovells & Commercial Drone Alliance
  • Tracy Wilkinson, Renton Police Department
  • Mike Winn, DroneDeploy

Precision measurement professionals rely on Commercial UAV Expo to deliver the high-level content and quality programming they need for complex projects.

Check www.expouav.com for continual updates and here to register.

 

By Inside GNSS
May 14, 2018

ITSNT 2018 Call for Abstracts Deadline is May 25

The International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing (ITSNT) is an annual event organized by CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales)and ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile)for professionals and researchers working with or interested in navigation and timing technologies and their use. This year’s event will take place Nov. 13-16 in Toulouse, France, on the campus of ENAC.

There are just a few days left to submit your abstract for the “Peer Reviewed Paper” sessions. Authors are invited to submit their abstracts online before May 25, 2018 and this deadline will not be extended.
The event is composed of two types of sessions:

  • Invited Guest” sessions: special guests are invited by the scientific committee to give a presentation related to the generic topic of the session. Typically, there are four guest speakers per session, and the session ends with a round table.
  • “Peer Reviewed Paper” sessions: the presenters of these sessions are selected by the scientific committee based on a call for abstract

The ITSNT also provides a great environment for networking and visiting the sponsors’ exhibition stands.

The symposium includes tutorials given by some of the invited guest speakers on their topic of excellence.

Key elements for the ITSNT include:

  • International event
  • A high quality and recognized scientific committee
  • Technical presentations on hot topics related to navigation and timing
  • Internationally recognized guest speakers
  • Selective call for abstract
  • Round tables
  • Exhibition area
  • Networking
  • Tutorials
Topics of Interest for ITSNT include:

– Autonomous machines (air and land)
– Deep learning for navigation
– Innovative Vision, Radar, Lidar navigation
– Innovative Antennas and RF systems
– Cooperative navigation
– Multi-antenna GNSS
– New hybridization and integration structures (innovative combination of any of: GNSS, precise GNSS, video, IMU, lidar, radar, odometer, magnetometer…)
– Low-cost carrier phase positioning
– PNT Resilience (interference, spoofing,…)
– Spectrum management
– UAS Traffic Management (UTM)
– Navigation with Signals of Opportunity (SoOp)
– Augmentation Systems (SBAS, GBAS, ARAIM)
– Multiconstellation Multifrequency GNSS
– PNT and the natural environment
– New Integrity schemes for non-aeronautical navigation
– Timing
– GNSS Signal Processing

Again, the deadline for the call for abstracts is May 25 and more details can be found online. The final program of these sessions will be available in October.

 

By Inside GNSS
November 15, 2017

German Agricultural Society Approves NovAtel’s SMART6-L Receiver in PPP Automatic Steering Test

Control and display elements used during the tests. Photo courtesy of Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft.

The German Agricultural Society or Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) has released DLG Test Report 6802, NovAtel SMART6L receiver PPP Automatic Steering Test. This new report describes the benefits growers can experience using NovAtel’s TerraStar-C and TerraStar-L Precise Point Positioning (PPP) technology with a SMART6-L Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receiver for automatic steering.

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By Inside GNSS
September 21, 2017

Nominations for ION Fellows and Annual Awards Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the Institute of Navigation (ION) Fellows and Annual Awards are now being accepted. The ION Annual Awards Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation and recognizes individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of navigation.



You can submit your nominations today for ION’s Fellows and Annual Awards at ion.org/awards. Nominations are due October 15.



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