International Technical Meeting

Country: USA

City: San Diego

Abstr. due: 10.10.2019

Dates: 21.01.20 — 24.01.20

Area Of Sciences: Technical sciences;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: The Institute of Navigation


ITM Session Topics

Advanced Signal Processing for GNSS Receivers
GNSS receiver signal processing techniques for operations in challenging environments like indoor, urban canyons, foliage, scintillation or high-dynamics. Improved acquisition and tracking sensitivity, robustness and accuracy. Mitigation of multipath and NLOS signals. Weak signal processing techniques and algorithms. Use of multiple GNSS signals including new GNSS signals.
Dr. Sabrina Ugazio, Ohio University
Dr. Chun Yang, QuNav, LLC

Alternatives, Backups and Complements to GNSS
APNT, terrestrial radio-navigation, navaids and alternative PNT for aviation. Ranging and pseudo ranging technologies like DME and eLORAN, LDACS. Hybridization with other sensing technologies, like magnetometers or inertial sensors.
Dr. Maurizio Scaramuzza, Skyguide, Switzerland
Dr. Jiwon Seo, Yonsei University, South Korea

Atmospheric and Space Weather
Modeling of ionospheric and tropospheric effects on navigation. Use of GNSS in atmospheric and space weather science. Forecasting, now-casting, kriging. New application scenarios, improved models and mapping functions.
Dr. Alex Stratton, Collins Aerospace
Dr. Jun Wang, NOAA

Challenges for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Autonomous Systems
Advanced positioning and navigation algorithms for novel sensors, sensor fusion, and signals of opportunity. Algorithms and methods for high-performance applications using low-cost sensors. Derivation of multi-sensor system navigation performance requirements. New approaches for dealing with delayed and out-of-sequence measurements. Design of secure and trustworthy perception and navigation systems. Sensor fault detection and exclusion. Spoofing detection and mitigation. Intelligent sensor selection based on context awareness.
Dr. Mathieu Joerger, Virginia Tech
Dr. Li-Ta Hsu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Challenges in Terrestrial and Urban Environments
Sensing, perception, and map building in ground vehicle operations. Guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) systems for autonomous or semi-autonomous ground vehicle systems. Driverless cars navigation in GNSS-denied/challenged environments. Sensing for visual interfaces of driver-assistance systems. Requirements for ground vehicle GNC systems. Validation and verification of ground vehicle GNC systems. Algorithms and tools for global path planning and local obstacle avoidance.
Dr. Andrew Hansen, DOT
Dr. Juliette Marais, IFSTTAR, France

Collaborative Navigation Methods
Developments and techniques for exploiting network connectivity to assist and improve navigation. Efforts for supplying accurate up-to-date information to fusion centers. Networked estimation. Variable latency of measurements.
Dr. Jordan Larson, University of Alabama
Dr. Jason Rife, Tufts University

Cooperation Between GNSS
Status of the various GNSS (GPS, Galileo, QZSS, BDS, GLONASS). Impact of E5/L5 signals, synergies between systems, compatibility of signals, future harmonized services, resilience, RFI monitoring and enforcement.
Dr. Todd Walter, Stanford University
Dr. Ignacio Fernández Hernández, European Commission, Belgium

DFMC Airborne Error Models
Work related to the collection, evaluation and modelling of ranging errors experienced by an airborne receiver. Relevant topics include data collection campaigns, airborne antenna and receiver hardware, installation characteristics, data collection, analysis techniques, data sorting and clustering, modelling techniques including statistical topics, separation of error sources and subsequent model building for use in future DFMC airborne applications.
Matteo Sgammini, European Commission, Italy
Markus Rippl, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Emergent Timing Infrastructure for GNSS Providers (Joint PTTI/ITM Session)
This ITM/PTTI interdisciplinary session highlights cutting-edge developments in hardware and techniques for timing on GNSS systems. Synchronization over long distances, ensemble and redundant clocks, sub-nanosecond time transfer, space-hardened clocks, optical clocks in space, space-based timescales, and novel synchronization algorithms.
Dr. James Camparo, The Aerospace Corporation
Dr. Gabriele Giorgi, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Geodetic Techniques and Applications
Long observation times, long processing times, detection of milimetric deviations, networks of geodetic observing stations. Use of new GNSS hardware - antennas and receivers. Novel applications.
Dr. Sunil Bisnath, York University, Canada
Dr. Jihye Park, Oregon State University

GNSS and Security: Jamming and Spoofing
Making GNSS more robust, through signal processing, complementary PNT or other means. Applications in robust positioning, secure time transfer. Threat modeling, assessment and mitigation. Integrity implications of security measures.
Dr. Chris Hegarty, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Fabio Dovis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

GNSS for Aviation: Integrity and Augmentation
Receiver-based integrity, integrity in Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems, challenges in the provision of integrity in multi-frequency / multi-constellation services and high accuracy GNSS.
Deborah Lawrence, Federal Aviation Administration
Dr. Juan Blanch, Stanford University

High-Performance GNSS Receivers
Adaptive, innovative and intelligent tracking loops. Alternative tracking algorithms. Exploitation of new signals in the tracking loop. Coupling of different signal tracking loops. Modeling of disruptions (RFI, ionospheric scintillations, multipath, etc.) for advanced tracking loops. Resilience to disruptions with new acquisitions and tracking algorithms. Signal acquisition and tracking in adverse operational environments.
Friedrike Fohlmeister, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Dr. Sai Kalyanaraman, Collins Aerospace

Image-Based Navigation
Systems and advanced algorithms related to emerging vision-based navigation applications in GNSS-challenged environments. Integration of data from multiple sensors for combined situational awareness and navigation. Vision sensor modeling, calibration, data processing and image feature extraction. Feasibility analysis and challenges of vision-based navigation. Integrity, availability and continuity aspects of vision-based navigation methods.
Dr. Clark Taylor, AFIT
Dr. Maarten Uijt de Haag, TU Berlin, Germany

Inertial Measurements
Algorithms and systems for multi-sensor or aided inertial navigation. EO/IR, LIDAR, GNSS and RF aided inertial navigation systems. Fault detection and isolation in integrated inertial navigation systems.
Dr. Andrey Soloviev, QuNav
Dr. Zhen Zhu, East Carolina University

Integrated Navigation Systems
Fusion of measurements from multiple sensors, data and information sources. Algorithms, test methods, and results of new implementations integrating diverse sensors such as GNSS, inertial sensors, odometers, magnetometers, radar, LiDAR, cameras, barometers, maps, signals of opportunity, infrared, ultrasound sensors, etc. Novel architectures that incorporate developments in low-cost or quantum sensing, distributed collaborative approaches and systems that integrate environmentally sensed data or other data held in spatial databases are encouraged.
Jamal Atman, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dr. Allison Kealy, RMIT University, Australia

Maritime Applications
New concepts, advances, and algorithms related to surface and underwater navigation. Use of inertial navigation for underwater vehicle navigation. Advances in acoustic devices for bathymetry, position location, and velocity measurement and their application to maritime vehicles. Development and application of new sonar elements. Transponder localization and SLAM-type approaches for surface and underwater vehicle navigation.
Stig-Erik Christiansen, Kongsberg Seatex AS, Norway
Dr. John Scott Parker, Draper

Navigation of Satellites and Spacecraft
Navigation services using LEO satellite constellations. GNSS navigation beyond MEO. Technical advances of both COTS and specialized systems for space applications. Topics in constellation navigation, attitude determination, and formation flying. GNSS Earth observation techniques. Tropospheric and ionospheric sounding by radio occultations with new and legacy GNSS systems and signals. DME/TACAN interference with RO measurements. Reflectometry for environmental remote sensing of land, ocean and ice. Synthetic-Aperture Radar.
Dr. André Hauschild, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
John Langer, The Aerospace Corporation

New Challenges in GNSS
Pushing the limits of GNSS. Assessing performance of current systems and predicting the performance of future ones. GNSS evolution, modernization, new applications and niche markets. Innovative combination of GNSS with sensors and augmentation systems. Challenging environments: low SNR, highdynamics and low power consumption.
Dr. Takeyasu Sakai, ENRI, Japan
Dr. Terry Moore, University of Nottingham, UK

Pedestrian and Indoor Localization
Positioning methods for indoor and GPS-challenged environments, including fingerprinting, fine timing measurement, SLAM, inertial modelling, sensor fusion, machine learning, deep learning and estimation process. Multiple sensing modalities including inertial sensing, magnetic fields, opportunistic radio sources, sound, laser, Infrared (IR) and others, are all in scope.
Dr. Liang Chen, Wuhan University, China
Dr. Ramsey Faragher, Focal Point Navigation, UK

Precise GNSS Positioning
New algorithms and methods for improving Precise Point Positioning (PPP), Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and other precise positioning techniques (e.g., PPP-RTK, network-RTK). Multi-constellation solutions using single-/multi-frequency high-cost and low-cost receivers/antennas, including smartphones. PPP with Integer Ambiguity Resolution (IAR). Stochastic and dynamic modelling for single- and multi-epoch solutions, respectively, and its effect on the positioning performance. Methods and algorithms for reliable outlier detection, such as cycle-slips. Estimation of corrections relevant for PPP-RTK (or PPP-IAR) such as fractional phase biases, satellite orbits and clocks, atmospheric delays and differential code biases. Interoperability of correction services with different user equipment.
Dr. Adria Rovira-Garcia, Universitat Politecnica Catalunya, Spain
Dr. Robert Odolinski, University of Otago, New Zealand

Receiver Design and Sensor Fusion for Mass Market Applications
Multi-band GNSS receiver design and sensor fusion algorithms for high-precision navigation solutions targeting low-cost and low power mass-market applications. Modeling, augmentation (services, sensors) and evaluation of demanding commercial applications.
Dr. Alexander Somieski, u-blox AG, Switzerland
Dr. Mohamed Youssef, Sony North America


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