ION GNSS 2009

The 2009 Institute of Navigation GNSS conference will take place again this year at the Savannah International Conference Center in Savannah, Georgia USA.

This will be the 22nd international technical meeting of the Satellite Division of ION. It is the world’s largest and oldest GNSS conference, founded in 1987 as the ION GPS conference.

The 2009 Institute of Navigation GNSS conference will take place again this year at the Savannah International Conference Center in Savannah, Georgia USA.

This will be the 22nd international technical meeting of the Satellite Division of ION. It is the world’s largest and oldest GNSS conference, founded in 1987 as the ION GPS conference.

The plenary session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday features panelists from industry, AFRL and DARPA who will talk about advances in smart phones and mobile robots:  "Urban Challenges: Advances in Smart Wireless Phone navigation systems and Robotic Vehicles."

The three-day event will cover program updates of the world’s global navigation satellite systems and technological developments in all areas of space-based positioning, navigation and timing and related systems.

Last year’s popular panel discussions on policy issues, GNSS program updates and business applications will be back by popular demand.

Review the full program online at: http://www.ion.org/meetings/gnss2009program.cfm

This year’s General Chair is John Raquet of the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. The Program Chair is Naser El-Sheimy of the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada).

(ION recommends that international participants apply for a visa at least 3 months in advance of the conference. New rules require people traveling to the U.S. under the visa waiver program to register online in advance, instead of filling out paper forms in flight or at the airport at: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov.)

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