NAVITEC 2018 focuses on PNT opportunities, new applications

April 23, 2018  - By
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The ninth Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technologies, NAVITEC 2018, will be held Dec. 5-7 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

The workshop, themed “Golden opportunities for PNT,” is organized by the Radio Navigation Systems Implementation & Verification Section of the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management, European Space Agency (ESA).

NAVITEC 2018 will include the GNSS Signals and Signal Processing Workshop in coordination with CNES, DLR and the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.

The aim of the workshop is to provide an open forum to space and terrestrial satellite navigation technology designers, developers, integrators, users, universities and agency representatives.

“We are now seeing an explosion of new applications using position and time,” stated an ESA event announcement. “People expect PNT to be available always and everywhere. Solutions require reliable service outdoors and indoors, high-accuracy and able to survive in challenging environments with new security threats. All this at ever lower prices. These solutions require innovative technologies such as integration with other sensors, cloud processing, low power technologies, all with the latest security measures.”

Participants will have the opportunity to share their technical expertise and experiences by formal presentations, informal discussions and round tables. The workshop will provide an overview of satellite navigation technologies that are available, or being developed, especially in the frame of current research and development programmes.

Scope and topics of interest

The scope of the workshop will include navigation equipment and techniques: receivers, payloads, signals, navigation algorithms, signal processing techniques and applications of GNSS (terrestrial and space).

A call for papers will be issued soon. The papers should describe new equipment developments and systems concepts, innovative technologies and designs, testing/validation procedures, linked to the topics that are listed below.

  • Mass-market GNSS/Galileo results
  • GNSS in IoT (low-power & snapshot processing)
  • Positioning and Timing for 5G
  • Cloud and collaborative positioning techniques and applications
  • Precise Positioning in challenging environments
  • Augmentation services
  • Interference, Spoofing and Authentication and Cyber Security
  • GNSS signal design
  • Alternative PNT systems (LEO and HAPS)
  • Space & Scientific Applications

Learn more at the NAVITEC website.

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006, and also is editor of GPS World’s sister website, Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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