ITSNT 2016: International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing

ENAC’s third international technical symposium on navigation and timing will take place on November 15 and 16, 2016 at the French Civil Aviation University in Toulouse, France. The university is at 7 Avenue Edouard Belin in the city’s “Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil. “

The event features presentations by world experts on GNSS and round tables to facilitate discussion between the audience and the speakers.


ENAC’s third international technical symposium on navigation and timing will take place on November 15 and 16, 2016 at the French Civil Aviation University in Toulouse, France. The university is at 7 Avenue Edouard Belin in the city’s “Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil. “

The event features presentations by world experts on GNSS and round tables to facilitate discussion between the audience and the speakers.

The event is free, but registration is required. Registration is now open.

This year, the symposium is composed of four sessions: "Navigation System and Performance," "Positioning in Challenging Environments," “Air Navigation,” and a session dedicated to selected European Ph.D. students. The current preliminary programme includes the following presentations:

–  Prof. Penina Axelrad, University of Boulder, USA
– "Use of GNSS for Aircraft Autoland", Laurent Azoulai, Airbus SAS, France
– "GNSS Jamming: A Short Survival Guide", Dr. Daniele Borio, Joint Research Center, Italy
– "Analysis of GPS UTC Timing Incident and Reasons EGNOS was Resilient to Such Event", Dr. Ridha Chaggara, ESSP, France
– "Key Technical Areas of the European PNT R&D Programs", Eric Chatre, European Commission, Belgium
– "Robust PNT: the GNSS user and system perspective", Dr. Massimo Crisci, ESA, The Netherlands
– "UAV Navigation with GNSS", Sandy Kennedy, Novatel, Canada
– "Navigation in Challenging Signal Environments: Two Big Trends", Dr. Gary McGraw, Rockwell Collins, USA
– "Lessons Learned During the Development of GNSS Integrity Monitoring and Verification Techniques for Aviation Users", Dr. Sam Pullen, Stanford University, USA

The event is organized by ENAC and CNES CCT PDS (French Space Agency’s Satellite Positioning and Timing Skills Community). The host is Olivier Julien, head of the Signal Processing and Navigation (SIGNAV) research group at ENAC.