IGNSS focuses on autonomy in February Sydney conference

January 8, 2018  - By

The upcoming annual conference sponsored by the IGNSS Society will take a close look at autonomy and provide GNSS constellation updates.

IGNSS is the southeast Asian region’s premier conference on GNSS and related position, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies.

This year’s conference theme is “Trusted Positioning: From Here to Autonomy.” The event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, takes place Feb. 7-9 on the campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

At the conference, leaders in GNSS and PNT will gather to examine the latest technology, present cutting-edge research and discuss in open forums the implications for policy, market development and positioning infrastructure deployment.

IGNSS 2018 will showcase a number of contemporary topics, including

  • the role of PNT in automated land, aerial and marine vehicles;
  • the growing range of commercial precise positioning services;
  • hard infrastructure issues such as space based augmentation systems; and
  • soft infrastructure issues such as datum modernization and mitigation of system vulnerabilities.

These topics will be discussed in the context of the latest system developments fueling the multi-GNSS era.

Running over two days immediately prior to IGNSS2018 is a meeting of the RTCM SC-104; all attendees are invited to attend.

Also running one day before IGNSS2018 is the Japan-Australia Quasi-Zenith Satellite System Industry Utilisation Workshop. IGNSS delegates are also welcome to attend this free workshop.

The IGNSS conference takes place on the UNSW campus in Sydney. (Photo: University of New South Wales)

The IGNSS conference takes place on the UNSW campus in Sydney. (Photo: University of New South Wales)

IGNSS2018 Highlight Sessions

  • Global GNSS service provider updates
  • SBAS Testbed overview and project updates
  • Panel: positioning autonomous systems

Keynote Speakers

  • Air Vice-Marshall Kym Osley, Department of Defence
  • Kent Rosser, Discipline Leader Aerial Autonomous Systems, DST Group
  • Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, The Ohio State University
  • Joe Burns, Sensurion
  • Rod Bryant, u-blox
  • Kendall Ferguson, RTCM Board of Directors & SC-104 Chair
  • Representative from the Expert Reference Group conducting the Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability
  • Representative from the iMove CRC

The IGNSS Association runs the SE Asian region’s premier conference on Global Navigation Satellite Systems and related Position, Navigation & Timing technologies. This year’s IGNSS is hosted in conjuction with the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research at UNSW Sydney.