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European Navigation Conference (ENC-GNSS) 2014

April 14, 2014 - April 17, 2014

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The ENC-GNSS 2014 conference will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, April 14-7, 2014. It will cover all aspects of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) developments and applications. Special sessions will be organized for innovations and their commercialization.

Abstracts can be submitted until December 31, 2013, at

Bradford Parkinson, who is known as “the father of GPS,” will give a keynote speech during the opening session. His speech is titled “Assured PNT – Assured World Economic Benefits.” Representatives of the European Commission, the European GNSS Agency, and the European Space Agency will also present keynotes in the opening program.

GNSS Infrastructure
Status and modernization of GNSS systems and their augmentations. A special session will be organised to cover experiences with the Galileo IOV satellites.

Signals of Opportunity
The use of UWB, Wi-Fi, DAB, AM/FM etc. in combination with GNSS for positioning and navigation.

Integrated Positioning
Integration of GNSS, inertial and other sensors and systems. MEMS, NEMS and chip size atomic clocks; algorithms and methods.

Status, developments and applications of LF navigation systems such as eLoran and its differential services.

Vulnerability of GNSS signals and of critical infrastructure; technologies for mitigation. Spectrum and Interference Issues. Jamming and spoofing.

Aviation Applications
The use of GNSS for civil and military aviation including GBAS and SBAS systems; PBN, integrity and continuity, ADS-B, certification for GNSS precision approach. Navigation of unmanned air vehicles (UAV).

Maritime Applications
E-navigation, port entry and docking systems; AIS applications; inland waterway navigation; the human factor.

Land Applications
Applications for road and rail; road charging mechanisms; location based services (LBS), precision agriculture. Autonomous vehicles.

Indoor Location and Navigation
Positioning in GNSS denied or degraded environments. New sensors/signals, methods and applications. Advanced GNSS signal processing.

Surveying, Hydrography
Land and hydrographic surveying; precise engineering. Monitoring of critical infrastructure. Use of PPP and RTK. Subsea positioning.

Space and Atmospheric Weather
Monitoring troposphere and ionosphere for correcting GNSS observations; meteorology; scintillation. Special attention will be paid to TRANSMIT, an EU funded Marie Curie project to support the mitigation of ionospheric threats.

Algorithms and Methods
Cycle slip detection, bridging GNSS outages, ambiguity resolution, estimation techniques. GNSS signal investigation using high gain antennas.

New Applications and Services
Sports, robots, health.

GNSS Non-Positioning Applications
Timing. Remote sensing.

GNSS Interoperability
Common clocks. Ambiguity resolution. Coordinate frames.

GNSS Receivers and Antennas

The conference program will be complemented with an icebreaker party on April 14 at WTC and a conference dinner on board the paddle steamer De Majesteit on April 16. The City of Rotterdam has invited conference delegates to a reception at Rotterdam City Hall on April 15. Accompanying persons are welcome to join these events, as well as the guided walking tour on Tuesday.

With Easter following the conference, there is a good opportunity to visit Rotterdam, tulip fields, windmills, museums and other attractions in The Netherlands.

Early bird registration is possible until February 15, 2014.


April 14, 2014
April 17, 2014
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