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International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing Held This Week in Toulouse, France

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 is taking place this week, Nov. 13-16, in Toulouse, France, on the campus of ENAC.

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. The full program can be viewed here:

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