Events

October 2, 2008

Next JAMFEST Rescheduled to January 2009

The 746th Test Squadron (746 TS) will conduct its sixth JAMFEST, an innovative GPS jamming exercise at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, in mid-January, 2009 — a rescheduling of the event that had been planned to take place next month.

JAMFEST programs are aimed at providing low-cost, realistic, GPS jamming scenarios for testing GPS-based navigation systems, as well as training personnel in unique GPS denied environments.

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By glen
October 1, 2008

China’s 2008 NaviForum Postponed; “Telematics@China” Takes Its Place

NaviForum, China’s large GNSS industry event, has been postponed from this December until next year.

“Due to the big earthquake and Olympics game in China, the Chinese government decided to postpone the NaviForum to sometime next year,” NaviForum organizer Peter Zhou told Inside GNSS. Zhou is executive secretary of the conference’s organizing committee.

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By glen
September 29, 2008

ION 2009 Technical Meeting covers GNSS for developing countries: Abstracts due October 3

Abstracts for the Institute of Navigation’s 2009 International Technical Meeting (ITM) are due on October 3, 2008. Final manuscripts are due by January 5, 2009. Find out more online at the ION website, or email abstracts@ion.org.

The theme of this winter’s meeting is "GNSS Technology: A Path to Sustainable Economic and Social Benefits for Developing Countries."

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By Inside GNSS
August 15, 2008

Sunny and Hot! A perfect month for a solar car race

Continuum soaks up the rays in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A sleek-looking solar car built by a University of Michigan team was first across the finish line early in the afternoon of July 22 after a long, hot 10-day 2,400-mile (4,000 km) race from Plano, Texas to Calgary, Alberta. And once again GPS and satellite-based differential corrections play a key role.

This year, 15 solar-powered cars built by students from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Germany completed the 2008 North American Solar challenge.

Michigan has won five out of nine NASC races, held every other year since 1990.

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By Inside GNSS

September 1: Last day to register for Frequency Standards and Metrology symposium

Asilomar Conference Center

Monday, September 1 is the last day to register for the 7th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, which will be held October 5-11 at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.

Pre-registration is required and the conference organizers do not permit on site registration.

Register online at http://fsm.jpl.nasa.gov/registration.htm.

For more information, call Barbara McGivney at 732-280-2022 (US phone number) or email her at Mcgivneyb2@aol.com.

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By Inside GNSS
July 28, 2008

AFRL GNC Workshop

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Munitions Directorate will sponsor a workshop on advances in guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) for miniature autonomous systems, October 20–22 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

With the assistance of the Institute of Navigation (ION), the workshop is designed to bring together the Department of Defense technical and user community, academia, and industry to riview and discuss the technological trajectory and future challenges of these systems.

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By glen
April 30, 2008

May 16: Deadline Extended for abstracts for NAVITEC 2008 – ESA workshop on satellite navigation user equipment technologies

The European Space Agency has extended until May 16 the deadline for paper abstracts for oral and poster presentations for NAVITEC 2008, ESA’s fourth workshop on satellite navigation user equipment technologies.

This year’s theme is "GNSS User Technologies in the Sensor Fusion Era." Galileo receiver technologies and experimentation are a special focus of this year’s event.

The workshop will take place from December 10-12 at the European Space and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

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By Inside GNSS
February 29, 2008

Registration opens for Munich’s Institute of Geodesy and Navigation GNSS summer school

Mealtime discussion at GNSS Summer School 2007

Online registration is open for the 2008 Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite systems. The 10-day course will take place in Berchesgaden, Germany from Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 31. The program is open to 50 students and early registration is advised.

The international summer school is organized by Germany’s Institute of Geodesy and Navigation at the University FAF Munich, Stanford University, and the French Institute Superieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace.

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By Inside GNSS
February 28, 2008

ION GNSS ’08 Abstracts Due Wednesday, March 5

Downtown Savannah, Georgia, USA

Abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2008 Institute of Navigation GNSS conference next September are due on Wednesday, March 5.

Abstracts should be in the form of a paper summary consisting of
between 800 and 1000 words and should describe objectives, anticipated
or actual results, conclusions, and the significance of your work.

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By Inside GNSS