Events

June 25, 2018

GSA’s Cospas-Sarsat Meeting Addresses Progress of Search and Rescue Systems

The Cospas-Sarsat MEOSAR (Medium-Altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue) system has been in the news quite a bit of late, and with good reason. As the technology has evolved, so too has the ability to improve search and rescue operations which save lives.

The cover story for the current issue of Inside GNSS is dedicated to the Cospas-Sarsat MEOSAR system and its role as a solution to support the ICAO GADSS Autonomous Distress Tracking recommendation.

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By Inside GNSS
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 31, 2018

ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS 2018 Slated for July

The ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS is hosted this year by Austria from July 16-27, 2018 in Loipersdorf, Austria. It is in cooperation with Stanford University in the United States, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, France, Graz University of Technology in Austria and the University FAF Munich in Germany.

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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.

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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 21, 2018

NavtechGPS Spring GPS/GNSS Seminars 
(Courses 557, 346 & 122)

NavtechGPS Spring GPS/GNSS Training Seminars will take place at the Hyatt House Falls Church/Merrifield in Virginia/Washington D.C. area. These courses are taught by some of the top technical professionals in the industry. All courses can be taught on-site at students’ locations — select a specific class or a combination of classes to

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By Inside GNSS

2018 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium

The 2018 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, held May 21-24 in Olympic Valley, California, will feature a number of presentations including those focusing on: Materials, Resonators, & Resonator Circuit; Oscillators, Synthesizers, Noise, & Circuit Techniques; Microwave Frequency Standards & Applications; Sensors &

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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.

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By Inside GNSS