Registration now open for May webinar on UAVs

April 27, 2016  - By

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — both their design and their many applications — are the topic of GPS World‘s May webinar. The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 1 p.m. EDT. Register here.

The webinar, sponsored by Septentrio, will engage you in discussions involving:

  • Self-generated radio-frequency interference aboard UAVs.
  • An autonomous relative navigation tool for in-air UAV refueling.
  • Sensor integration for a UAV designed for industrial environments.
  • Considerations for multi-GNSS integration onto UAV platforms.

Speakers include:

  • Dennis Akos, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Joshua Stubbs, a Ph.D. candidate.
  • Jeff Fayman, CTO, Geodetics.
  • Roy Jeunen, founder, AiRobot.
  • Jan Leyssens, product manager, Septentrio.

Read the full details of each of the speakers’ presentations below.

Dennis Akos, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

Dennis Akos, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

Subtopic 1: GNSS Robustness for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Presented by Dennis Akos, professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Joshua Stubbs, Ph.D. candidate
When siting the antenna of a GNSS receiver or designing a GNSS-based navigation system, electromagnetic compatibility is an important concern. This is particularly true for airborne platforms. Akos discusses how radio-frequency interference can impact GNSS equipment on unmanned aircraft systems and how robustly the equipment can navigate those systems.

Joshua Stubbs, Ph.D. candidate

Joshua Stubbs, Ph.D. candidate

Subtopic 2: Autonomous Relative Navigation
Presented by Dr. Jeff Fayman, CTO, Geodetics
Future UAVS will require relative navigation capability to fulfill a broad range of assisted manned and unmanned missions. A new approach, demonstrated in application to aerial refueling, provides access to accurate relative time-space positioning information (R-TSPI) between platforms.

Subtopic 3: UAV Operation in Industrial Environments
Presented by Roy Jeunen, founder, AiRobot
The distance from an in-flight UAV to the industrial asset that it is observing or inspecting obviously has critical importance for safety, data precision and cost-effectiveness. The AiRobot Ranger counters this problem by displaying the distance between the UAV and the object of interest on multiple smart phones or tablets, ensuring the extra situational awareness that is crucial for professional UAV operations.


Jan Leyssens, Product Manager, Septentrio

Subtopic 4: Practical Tips on How to Avoid Problems While Integrating High-Accuracy GNSS Receivers Aboard UAVs
Presented by Jan Leyssens, product manager, Septentrio

Register today. If you can’t attend the live event, you are invited to still register — you will be sent the on-demand version 24 hours after the event concludes. The on-demand version will be available until May 19, 2017.


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