GPS World Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Please note: If you attend live, the webinar will be available to watch on-demand at any time! 

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Practical tips for reducing cost and complexity of high precision RTK solutions
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT
Duration: 1 hour + time for Q&A
Sponsored content by: u-blox

In this webinar, you will get on the fast track with practical tips for reducing the complexity and operational cost of high precision GNSS and RTK technologies. You will examine price vs. performance trade-offs with our experts and discover ways to deploy and scale your centimeter-level navigation applications more easily, using real-world examples.

Speakers: Armin Forouharfard, Segment Manager, Industrial EMEA, u-blox , and Joseph Botros, Field Application Engineer, Tallysman.

This webinar is free to attend all registrants will receive a copy of the recording after the event.

Photo: GPS staff

Previous Webinars Available On Demand

You can download the following webinars that have already taken place. Simply follow the link in the headline to the registration form. Once filled out, you will be able to launch the presentation. Some older webinars are available on our YouTube channel.

All webinars are one hour.

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May the Inertial Force Be with You: Navigating the GPS-denied Multiverse (Land, air and sea)
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST
Sponsored content by: Safran Federal Systems

Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to GPS-denied environments? This webinar is here to challenge that notion. While inertial navigation is no new concept, the introduction of HRG (hemispherical resonator gyroscope) technology has surpassed previously conceived boundaries. Land, air and sea are often regarded as different universes as they relate to navigation – each with its own dynamics, environmental factors, and nuances; each affected differently by various GPS-denial tactics. The HRG technology provides industry-leading performance in a low SWaP (size, weight and power) form factor enabling new missions in GPS-denied environments. What makes it so versatile and powerful? In this webinar, you’ll learn how the force of HRG technology can be harnessed across different landscapes.

In addition, you will gain an understanding of how:

  • Integrated GPS/GNSS Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) are created to provide accurate positioning, attitude, and orientation measurements
  • These INS are utilized in manned and unmanned vehicles to provide navigation solutions
  • These INS are often integrated into PNT systems which incorporate multiple sensors to determine position and orientation and compensate for GPS/GNSS-denied environments
  • Future systems will be designed to be more modular and open by integrating external sensors
  • Safran Federal Systems has integrated internal and external sensors into its platform to provide Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing solutions

Speakers: Robert Gassert, Senior Technical Fellow, Safran Federal Systems, and Paul Myers, Embedded Systems Engineer, Safran Federal Systems.


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Galileo High Accuracy Service Features, Hardware and Applications
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT
Sponsored content by: Tallysman

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) recently announced the availability of a free-of-charge Precise Point Positioning (PPP), high-accuracy service known as Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS). Galileo HAS delivers many unique features to the GNSS augmentation space. Register for this webinar if you want to learn more about:

Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS) Foundational Overview, including:

  • How HAS works and its unique features
  • How HAS corrections are delivered
  • Which GNSS constellations and signals are supported
  • HAS Service areas and service levels
    • Expected accuracy
    • HAS vs. commercial augmentation services
  • Galileo HAS unique antenna and receiver equipment
  • Galileo HAS applications and field observations from early adopters

Speakers: Joseph Botros, Senior RF and Antenna Design Engineer, Tallysman, Sunil Bisnath
Professor, Undergraduate Program Director – Geomatics Engineering, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, and Jean-Yves Lauture
Chief Technology Officer, Eos Positioning Systems.

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MIA-M10 GPS: Achieve 400% battery life in a 4.5 x 4.5 mm module
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT
Sponsored content by: u-blox

We are excited to invite you to discover the latest innovation in miniature GPS tracking technology – the MIA-M10 series of chip-sized SiP modules. These ready-to-use modules offer the most power-efficient solution for size-constrained battery-powered asset tracking devices.

The MIA-M10 series of chip-sized SiP modules are designed for people, pets, and livestock trackers, as well as bike computers, cameras, and industrial asset tracking applications. Join us for a live webinar where you will have the opportunity to discover:

  • How the MIA-M10 SiP module can benefit your specific application.
  • A success story of NoFence livestock tracking using the MIA-M10 SiP module.
  • How this module can help you achieve 400% battery life in your miniature tracking devices.
  • How easy it is to design-in and get to market faster.

Speaker: Kevin Truempi, Senior Product Manager for Standard Precision GNSS, Product Center Positioning at u-blox.

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Navigating the Regulatory Challenges of Urban Air Mobility
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Broadcast Time: 1 p.m. EDT / 12 p.m. CDT
Sponsored content by: Safran

In 2019, the first test flight of an air taxi in the heart of Singapore caused a stir in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry. Now, both Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) vehicles are on the brink of becoming a regular part of our cityscapes: offering air taxis, airborne deliveries, and emergency management services.

However, one of the main challenges facing the UAM industry is its heavy reliance on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals for accurate and secure Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) data. Alongside the need for new regulations to define the UAM market’s framework, this dependency on GNSS signals poses a significant hurdle.

This upcoming webinar will provide an overview of the UAM industry’s key initiatives and challenges, including the establishment of new regulatory frameworks and the growing threats to GNSS signals. The panelists, who include UAM industry leaders, aerospace regulatory representatives, and PNT experts, will also examine global perspectives on existing and next-gen solutions to support this rapidly advancing industry.

Speakers: Joseph Bogosian, CEO, Safran Trusted 4D, Xavier MaryVP of Sales Civil and Dual Navigation & Timing, Safran Electronics & Defense, David DunningDirector Global Innovation and Policy, GAMA and Chris BaurCEO, Hughes Aerospace. 

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Using LiDAR to Enhance Urban Navigation Data Quality
Broadcast date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Broadcast time: 1 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. UK
Sponsored content by: OxTS

The increasing popularity of LiDAR for autonomy and survey perception applications has in turn enabled developers to increase performance of these sensors while improving affordability.

This performance improvement has seen LiDAR become a valuable localization aiding source capable of enhancing navigation data quality in urban environments.

On Thursday, 27th April, at 1 p.m. EDT, OxTS Head of Product – New Technology, Paris Austin, will be joined by OxTS Director of Core Markets, Simon Thompson to discuss how sensor fusion using LiDAR can improve the quality of navigation data for groundtruthing and georeferencing applications.

During the webinar you will learn more about:

The concept behind sensor fusion using LiDAR
How OxTS is integrating LiDAR into its sensor fusion framework and the value our customers will see
What the future holds for sensor fusion at OxTS

Speakers: Paris Austin, Head of Product and New Technology, OxTS, and Simon Thompson, Director, Core Markets, OxTS.

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Addressing PNT Threats in Critical Defense Infrastructure
Broadcast date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Broadcast Time: 1 p.m. EST
Sponsored content by: Oscilloquartz, an ADVA company

Cyber threats are at an all-time high, creating unprecedented risk to smart grid synchronization. This webinar will provide real-world information, including architectures and best practices to synchronize smart grids with resilient, assured positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capabilities.

    • We will cover use cases like new bidirectional distributed energy resources (DERs), including wind farms, solar plants and battery storage. Undirectional legacy grid protection systems and MPLS-migrating telecom networks will also be discussed, and we will look into strategies to protect PNT services and prevent devastating grid blackouts.
    • The webinar will explore how timing enables positioning and navigation services and is critical for precise network synchronization. This includes accurately locating power line faults and synchronizing distributed control and protection systems. We will show how accurate timing is key for rerouting power flows away from transmission outages and for balancing power supply and demand through precise data record timestamping in end-to-end network grids.
    • Additionally, we will present best practices and cost-effective sync architectures for different types of grid sites, from core to substation to DER. These approaches will empower grid operators to effectively plan sync for their complex, all-IP network digital transformation.

Speakers: Nino De Falcis, Senior Director Business Development Americas, Oscilloquartz, and Richard L. (Rick) Reaser Jr., Independent Aerospace Consultant.

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Field and Laboratory Navigation Warfare Simulation
Broadcast date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Broadcast Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Sponsored content by: Spirent Federal Systems

Join us for an in-depth discussion on navigation warfare simulation from the U.S. Air Force’s 746th Test Squadron and Spirent as we consider NAVWAR testing in the field and lab, anomaly resolution, and the benefits of early testing in PNT system development.

Speakers: Paul Benshoof, technical director of the 746th Test Squadron; Jan Ackermann, director of product line management at Spirent Communications; and product development manager for Spirent Federal.

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Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Augmentation Technology: Out of the Box RTK, PPP-RTK from Concept to Realization
Broadcast date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Broadcast Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Sponsored content by: Tallymatics

If you want to learn about “state of the art” GNSS positioning techniques, GNSS modules, augmentation services and smart GNSS antenna design this webinar is for you.

You will learn about:

• The concepts and math models for RTK and PPP which enhance basic GNSS. These positioning techniques will be compared, and the pros and cons of each technique will be listed.

• u-blox’s latest multi-constellation/multi-band receiver modules, the PointPerfect augmentation service, its unique distribution models and the positioning accuracy that can be attained with the technology.

Tallymatics’s latest smart GNSS antenna design that provides full performance of u-blox’s latest GNSS modules (F9x family) integrated into an “off the shelf” complete solution: the TW5390 Smart Antenna with IP Network and L-Band augmentation.

Speakers: Sunil Bisnath, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University; Franco de Lorenzo, Principal Product Owner, u-blox; Bruce Shields, Director, Tallymatics Group

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PNT Resiliency for Fires, Extreme High Dynamics & CRPA Testing
Broadcast date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Broadcast Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Sponsored content by: Spirent Federal Systems

In this webinar, learn about the latest in enhancing PNT resiliency for long-range precision fires, key considerations for testing multi-sensor PNT engines in extreme high dynamic applications, and high dynamic controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) testing.

PNT for Indirect Fires Paul Manz, Chief Technology Officer, and Tom Blenk, Director of the Assured Precision Weapons and Munitions office, for the U.S. Army’s Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition (JPEO A&A) at Picatinny Arsenal, will discuss the particular importance of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) for indirect fires (especially long-range precision fires) and some efforts that the JPEO A&A is engaged in to enhance PNT resiliency for precision weapons and munitions.

Extreme High Dynamics – Mark Holbrow, VP of Engineering & Product Development at Spirent Communications, will provide a deeper understanding of how Spirent supports the realistic high dynamic testing of multi-sensor PNT engines across a wide variety of challenging, user-defined 6DOF (degrees of freedom) trajectories.

CRPA Testing – Roger Hart, Director of Engineering for Spirent Federal, will demonstrate how to enhance PNT resiliency through a high dynamic test environment for controlled reception pattern antennas (CRPAs) that includes more than 1,000 independent GNSS, jamming, and spoofing signals across a phase-calibrated precise wavefront.

Speakers: Paul C. Manz, Chief Technology Officer for Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal; Thomas J. Blenk Jr., Director of the Assured Precision Weapons and Munitions office for the Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal; Mark Holbrow, Vice President of Engineering and Product Development, Spirent Communications; Roger Hart, Director of Engineering, Spirent Federal

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A Galaxy Far, Far Away? Why LEO PNT is Closer to Reality Than You Think
Broadcast date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Broadcast Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Sponsored content by: Orolia Defense & Security

As GNSS vulnerabilities rapidly evolve, Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations are emerging onto the scene. Providers are racing to test and prove their solutions, resulting in many options to consider – but do they live up to the hype? How will you know which to choose for your application? This webinar aims to highlight several alternatives and explain:

      • Their approach, mechanisms and unique capabilities
      • What requirements/specifications they meet
      • How they are being tested, integrated and used today

What the future holds for LEO Navigation remains to be fully settled, but with these subject matter experts, we hope to shed some light on the much anticipated technology.

Speakers: Alaiya Tuntemeke-Winter, Applications Engineer, Orolia Defense and Security; Patrick Shannon, CEO, Founder, TrustPoint, Inc.; Bryan Chan, Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Xona Space Systems; Zak Kassas, Professor & Director of US Department of Transportation Center CARMEN, The Ohio State University


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Testing Adaptive Antenna Arrays for GNSS Receivers
Broadcast date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Broadcast Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Sponsored content by: Rohde & Schwarz

By their nature, GNSS signals are weak and vulnerable to interference as false ones can easily be generated and transmitted – leading to navigation that is practically useless.

One method to detect and mitigate such threats is the use of adaptive antenna arrays. The webinar explains how these systems work, what signal processing techniques are being used and how multi-antenna GNSS receivers can be tested against these threats using signal generators from R&S.

In this webinar, you will learn more about:

      • What types of GNSS threats you have to consider when working with GNSS signals
      • How such threats can be detected and mitigated
      • How multi-antenna GNSS receivers can be used to detect and mitigate multipath as well as jamming and spoofing attacks
      • How signal generators rom Rohde & Schwarz can be used to generate GNSS and jamming or spoofing signals to test multi-channel GNSS receivers

Speakers: Dr. Markus Irsigler, Product Manager GNSS, Rohde & Schwarz; Sebastian Kehl-Waas, Application Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz



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Exploring Advancements in Open-Source Software Defined Architecture for PNT
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Sponsored content by: Orolia

Recently, various research and publications across the globe are pointing out the rising trend of Software Defined Architecture for GNSS. Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) are allowing a quick and simple implementation of wireless receiving and transmitting systems by combining the power of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with the flexibility of programmable hardware.

Over the last few years, many crucial improvements occurred around this next-gen technology through the combination with open-source capabilities and even Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).

As a result of this innovation, some very powerful devices emerging including GNSS receivers and PNT (Positioning, Navigation and Timing) test & simulation solutions.

During this webinar, each speaker we will examine some of the work being done by the organizations leading the way on this migration to a software defined architecture.

Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Line Director GNSS Simulation, Orolia; M. Zahidul H. Bhuiyan, Research Professor at the Department of Navigation and Positioning, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI); John Fischer, VP Advanced R&D, Orolia

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Achieving resilient and assured PNT in secure smart grids
Broadcast date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Sponsored content by: Oscilloquartz


Cyber threats are at an all-time high, creating unprecedented risk to smart grid synchronization. This webinar will provide real-world information, including architectures and best practices to synchronize smart grids with resilient, assured positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capabilities.

We’ll cover use cases like new bidirectional distributed energy resources (DERs), including wind farms, solar plants and battery storage. Unidirectional legacy grid protection systems and MPLS-migrating telecom networks will also be discussed, and we’ll look into strategies to protect PNT services and prevent devastating grid blackouts.

The webinar will explore how timing enables positioning and navigation services and is critical for precise network synchronization. This includes accurately locating power line faults and synchronizing distributed control and protection systems. We’ll show how accurate timing is key for rerouting power flows away from transmission outages and for balancing power supply and demand through precise data record timestamping in end-to-end network grids.

Additionally, we’ll present best practices and cost-effective sync architectures for different types of grid sites, from core to substation to DER. These approaches will empower grid operators to effectively plan sync for their complex, all-IP network digital transformation.

Speakers: Nino De Falcis, Senior Director Business Development, Oscilloquartz Americas; Dana Goward, President, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation; Laurent Gallet, Senior Solution Engineering Consultant, Oscilloquartz

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How to “Collect More & Move Less” using GNSS, GIS Apps & Laser Rangefinders
Broadcast date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Sponsored content by: Laser Technology

Map More Move Less. Combining laser rangefinders with a Bad Elf GNSS receiver, smart device, and the popular Esri Field Map mapping app, you can collect remote assets safely and efficiently. LaserGIS mapping solution is for field crews that need to collect information they need in access-limited situations.

Learn about the simplified laser offset workflows to collect complete position and height information. We will also discuss the offset coordinate accuracies you can achieve with these workflows.

Learning Outcomes:

● How to leverage high-accuracy GNSS measurements from the Bad Elf Flex and LTI Rangefinders
● GNSS and laser rangefinder integration with Esri Field Maps for iOS and Android versions
● Best management practices for field data collection with integrated devices

Speakers: Derik Reish, Senior Product Manager, Laser Tech; Dr. Nikolas Smilovsky, GIS Solutions Director, Bad Elf; Steve Colburn, GISP, GIS Solutions Director, Bad Elf

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Answering the Military’s Need for Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (A-PNT), Which is Ready Today
Broadcast date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Sponsored content by: Leondardo DRS


U.S. military positioning technology relies heavily on the Global Positioning System (GPS). Yet, in recent years jamming, spoofing, and other forms of interference have grown in frequency and severity.  This creates risks for military forces when encountering technologies that degrade the GPS capability on combat vehicles. The solution to this challenge is Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (A-PNT) – a way to provide accurate positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information at all times under all conditions. Given this threat, Combatant Commanders are requesting alternate PNT systems to GPS for their maneuver formations.

In this webcast you will learn about a variety of technologies and tiered solutions that can ensure our forces are able to win in a contested GPS environment for all ground vehicle platforms that are ready today and can be fielded quickly and affordably.

Speakers: Dr. Kevin Betts, Position, Navigation and Timing Director, Leidos Innovation Center; Mike Stucki, Business Development Director, Leonardo DRS, Mission Systems Campaign

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Tips and Tricks for Leveraging Drone Tech for Optimal Earthworks Project Management

Broadcast date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Sponsored content by: Propeller Aero

Mitigating risk on an earthworks project requires enhanced visibility and fast data intelligence. The problem is, that is difficult to achieve without technology. Consider this: opportunities for variances between expectation and reality extend across the entire project and with each variance comes increased costs, extended timelines, unnecessary frustration, and more. With the help of technology that supports comprehensive analytics and comparison tools, teams can gain greater project oversight and reduced risk that better aligns expectations with reality. During this session, we will discuss essential tips and tricks for leveraging technology to manage your projects and align stakeholders.

Speaker: Matthew McCullough, Senior Account Executive, Propeller Aero.

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Measuring PNT Performance in Challenged Environments
Broadcast date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Sponsored content by: Orolia

This webinar will address requirements of measuring the performance of Position, Navigation, and Timing devices in environments where traditional satellite signals are challenged.

Jonathan will discuss:

      • General testing requirements for positioning
      • Instructions on using suite of metrics currently utilized by ODS
      • The differences between positioning and navigating
      • Issues regarding autonomous or human-assisted navigation performance measuring

Mitch will discuss:

      • The need to implement resilient time and frequency services
      • Why admiring the problem of GNSS vulnerability will not ensure the safe and critical services needed
      • A systems engineering approach

Zak will discuss:

      • PNT resiliency challenges for highly automated transportation systems
      • Real-world navigation results from:
      • A GPS-jammed environment with cellular signals of opportunity
      • A high altitude aircraft with terrestrial signal

Speakers: Mitch Narins, Principal Consultant and Owner, Strategic Synergies, LLC; Jonathan Taylor, Lead Navigation Engineer, Orolia Defense & Security; Zak Kassas, Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine

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How Inertial+GNSS technology enhances autonomous navigation with Autoware and RT Maps eco-systems
Broadcast date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Sponsored content by: SBG Systems

Inertial+GNSS technology is an essential tool within the multi-layered system to create a reliable and safe autonomous navigation.
During this webinar, you will discover how SBG Systems technology enables multi-sensor integration while addressing autonomous navigation challenges:  time synchronization, integrity, precise positioning, HD mapping, etc. This webinar will also be covering the full integration process with the integration of INS/GNSS into the most popular eco-systems, such as Autoware & ROS, and RTMaps.

Speakers: Laurent Le Thuaut, Business Developer Unnmanned Systems; Armağan Arslan, Co-Founder and Managing Director,; Nicolas Du Lac, CEO, Intempora

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GPS & MGUE Program Update & High Dynamic Testing
Broadcast date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Sponsored content by: Spirent Federal Systems

The U.S. Space Force continues to evolve the GPS enterprise into a more resilient and robust architecture. Join representatives from the Space Systems Command, BAE Systems and Spirent for an update on the GPS and Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) programs, the latest in military GPS receiver technology, and advancements in emulating high dynamic applications such as space vehicles or hypersonic munitions.

Colonel Ryan Colburn, Director, Spectrum Warfare Division, Space Systems Command (SSC), will provide a current overview of the GPS program within the SSC space enterprise.

Colonel Clifford Sulham, Senior Materiel Leader, User Products Division, Production Corp, Space Systems Command, will discuss the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Increment 1 and Increment 2 programs.

Jade Groen, Director, Military GPS Ground and Core Programs, Navigation & Sensor Systems (NSS), BAE Systems, will examine the latest in military GPS receiver technology for weapons systems, ground, and airborne platforms.

Mark Holbrow, Senior Director, R&D Positioning Technology, at Spirent Communications, will review the latest advancements in emulating high dynamic applications, such as space vehicles and hypersonic or spinning munitions.

Speakers: Col. Ryan M. Colburn is the director of the Spectrum Warfare Division at the Space Systems Command (SSC) at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. Col Cliff Sulham is the Senior Materiel Leader for the User Products Division within the Production Corp of the Space Systems Command (SSC). Ms. Jade Groen is the Director of Military GPS Ground and Core Programs for the BAE Systems Navigation & Sensor Systems (NSS) product line, headquartered in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Mark Holbrow’s 30-year professional career has concentrated on the innovative design, development, and successful commercialization of electronic test equipment.

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Precision Clocks for Resilient Timing in GNSS Denied Environments
Broadcast date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Sponsored content by: Microchip
Today’s society has ubiquitous dependence on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Consequently, resilient position, navigation and timing (PNT) in GNSS denied environments has become critically important. Jamming—either unintentional or malicious—and spoofing incidents present challenges to systems that have come to rely on an always-available GNSS signal. During this webinar, Microchip will focus on the importance of local time sources as a key contributor to resilient PNT. Microchip will present its broad timing portfolio and advances in timing solutions including, low-power quartz oscillators, embedded atomic clocks and system level atomic clocks to meet the most demanding GNSS denied timing requirements.
Speakers: David Chandler, Manager, Strategic Marketing, Frequency and Time Systems; David Bail, Director of Microchip Technology’s Vectron Oscillator Products; Stewart Hampton, Product Line Manager, Frequency and Time Systems business unit at Microchip Technology.

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GPS Vulnerability Mitigation: Using Inertial & Alternative RF PNT
Broadcast date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Sponsored content by: Spirent Federal
While GPS will always be an integral and irreplaceable part of PNT, Assured PNT must take a layered approach due to GNSS vulnerabilities. Join Spirent and Northrop Grumman as we examine the future of inertial navigation in Assured PNT and GPS augmentation, EGI-Modernization, coherent GNSS and inertial sensor emulation, and exploring and simulating emerging alternative space-based PNT RF signals.
Speakers: Jennifer Smith, Director, Business Development, Spirent Federal Systems; Naveen Joshi, Director, BD & Strategy, Navigation & Cockpit Systems, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Mark Holbrow, Senior Director, Engineering & Product Development, Spirent Communications; Roger Hart, Director, Engineering, Spirent Federal Systems

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It’s About Time: PNT Challenges and Benefits of Multi-Constellation and Multi-Signal GNSS
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Sponsored content by: Tallysman
In recent years, the number of GNSS constellations has grown from when GPS was the only constellation and most applications were single-frequency. Today, there are four GNSS constellations, with each constellation supporting three or more signals. While the GNSS systems grew, the radio frequency environment also expanded and became more congested with LTE and the anticipated Ligado (North America) signals. Both signal types are close to the GNSS band, and LTE signals have harmonics that fall within the GNSS band. This webinar will enumerate the benefits of multi-constellation and multi-signal PNT using the GNSS timing application space as a case study. It will conclude with a discussion of the challenges of operating in a congested radio frequency space.
Speakers: Julien Hautcoeur, Director of GNSS Product R&D, Tallysman Wireless Inc.; John Fischer, VP Advanced R&D, Orolia; Sunil Bisnath, Professor of Geomatics Engineering, York University

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Resilient PNT for a 5G World
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Sponsored content by: Orolia
Summary: The world is moving quickly toward 5G communication networks and devices. 5G offers better performance with exponentially higher data download and upload speeds, as well as greater reliability than older technologies. However, these systems require the right combination of hardware, signal and software compatibility to work, and operating standards vary depending on the environment and the required transmission speed. With these variables in play, global telecom, defense and critical infrastructure organizations are in the process of thoroughly testing the functionality of this new technology on their particular systems in the appropriate operating environment before deploying 5G. The fifth-generation technology standard for telecommunications is here, and it is already being tested and deployed in locations worldwide. This informative webinar will provide updates on the testing and implementation of 5G technology for critical infrastructure and defense applications. Panelists will discuss key factors for the successful implementation of 5G, the testing requirements needed to ensure consistent operations, and resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technologies that can help ensure accurate, continuous operations for critical applications during interference or signal loss.
Speakers: Cecil Taylor, Senior Product Manager, Anritsu Company; Lisa Perdue, Simulation Product Manager, Orolia; Pierre Gerard, Senior Cybersecurity Expert, Thales

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Collecting Remote Asset Locations Using GNSS, GIS Apps and Laser Offset Mapping
Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Sponsored content by: Laser Technology, Inc.
Summary: Map more, move less. By combining laser rangefinders with your GNSS receiver, smart device and preferred GIS mapping app, you can collect remote assets safely and efficiently. Learn about the different mapping workflows and the offset position accuracies you can achieve with equipment you already own. And, get to know the LaserGIS mapping solution, which is ideal for field crews that need to map hard-to-occupy assets without occupying every single point. Remove challenging barriers such as busy roadways, GNSS-impaired environments and unsafe or private land with the laser-offset workflow in the app, which is available in the market. Mike George, GISP, sUAS, of DDSI Global will demonstrate the app’s use in real world settings using lasers with drones, wireless attribute data and integration with GNSS equipment. He will also share lessons his team learned and how implementation was successful.
Speakers: Derrick Reish, Sr. Product Manager, Laser Technology, Inc.; Mike George, GISP, sUAS, GIS Director, Project Manager, DDSI Global; Steve Colburn, Applications Training Specialist, Laser Technology, Inc.

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GPS Anti-Jam and the Latest in Sensor Fusion Testing
Broadcast Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Sponsored content by: Spirent Federal Systems
Summary: In this webinar, we will discuss the merger that formed Raytheon Technologies, the critical importance of GPS anti-jam solutions, new methods to interface non-GNSS sensors into a GNSS test suite, how precise time synchronization improves sensor use, and the latest in sensor fusion testing.
Speakers: Chad Pillsbury, Senior Director of Resilient Navigation & Reconnaissance Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space; Ben Graham, Director for Advanced Navigation and Surveillance Systems, Raytheon Intelligence & Space; Roger Hart, Director of Engineering, Spirent Federal Systems; Ajay Vemuru, Director of PNT Simulation, Spirent Communications

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GNSS Interference: Sources, Effects, Detection, and Mitigation Techniques
Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Sponsored content by: Tallysman
Summary: Today’s radio frequency spectrum is crowded with cellular, Wi-Fi, Iridium and Inmarsat signals. In North America, Ligado has recently received terrestrial broadcast rights to the 1526-1536 MHz spectrum. This could cause interference that affects antennas and GNSS receivers that support L-Band correction services. Tune in to this webinar for a discussion on interference on GNSS antennas and receivers: its sources and effects, detection methods, and mitigation techniques employed by precision GNSS antennas and receivers.
Speakers: Julien Hautcoeur, Director of GNSS Product R&D, Tallysman Wireless Inc.; Wim De Wilde, Systems Engineer, Septentrio; Peter A. Iannucci, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radionavigation Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin

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The Era of Autonomy is Here: Going Beyond the Vehicle Phenomenon
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sponsored content by: Septentrio
Summary: The exploding autonomous vehicle phenomenon is not only seen in the automotive industry, but has impacted industrial and robotics applications as well. While the industry adopts higher levels of autonomous applications, positioning reliability is essential. However, with an array of possible GNSS failures, it can be challenging to ensure user integrity.
Speakers: Dr. Bruno Bougard, R&D Director, Septentrio; Joan Andreu, Director of R&D, NAIO; Irma Rodrigues, Head of GNSS Algorithms, Products and Services, GMV; Charles Orr, Program Manager, Komatsu

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The Need for Resilient PNT Services to Ensure Safe and Secure Transportation Infrastructure
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Sponsored content by: Microchip
Summary: Over the past two decades, transportation-critical infrastructure sectors have widely adopted the use of GNSS-derived position, navigation and timing (PNT) to support their safety-critical operations. GNSS PNT’s extreme position and timing accuracy enables significant capacity and efficiency improvements, and this accuracy has been a primary driver for this evolution. However, the availability, integrity and continuity of PNT services are essential to maintain the safety and security of these systems and its users. GNSS disruption or manipulation, via intentional or unintentional jamming or spoofing, can directly impact transportation operations and potentially jeopardize public safety as well. This webinar will explore how GNSS is used by the transportation industry and discuss emerging strategies to build in monitoring, security and resiliency to provide an assured PNT framework for transportation use.
Speakers: Mitch Narins, Principal Consultant and Owner, Strategic Synergies, LLC; Guy Buesnel, CPhys, MInstP, FRIN PNT Security Technologist, Spirent; and Greg Wolff, Senior Product Line Manager, Frequency and Time Systems, Microchip Technology, Inc.

Editorial Webinar
GPS Program Updates and its Role in the SMC Space Enterprise Architecture
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Brought to you by: Spirent Federal Systems
Summary: In this GPS World webinar, Col. Ryan Colburn, director of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) Spectrum Warfare Division, gives an update on the current status of the GPS program and provides an overview of where the program falls in the overarching SMC space enterprise architecture. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for us all, the webinar will discuss the effects of COVID-19 and any future plans for the GPS program.
Speakers: Col. Ryan Colburn, director, Spectrum Warfare Division, Space and Missile Systems Center; Mike Shepherd, associate director of business development, Collins Aerospace Missions Systems; Shawn Ryan, BAE Systems Navigation & Sensor Systems director of business development, U.S. Space Force Space & Missile Systems Center; and Christopher Hogstrom, engineer, Spirent Federal Systems

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PNT Monitoring to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure
Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Sponsored content by: Orolia
Summary: Recent webinars have focused on a variety of proven, resilient technologies to combat GNSS and PNT vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure. In this webinar, we will focus on how PNT monitoring can further protect critical systems from these vulnerabilities through continuous monitoring and improvement. Similar to cybersecurity for network systems, effective GNSS and PNT protection involves identifying and monitoring weak entry points, knowing where and when an intrusion occurs, and providing data about new threats to help strengthen the system going forward. Its value applies across all critical infrastructure sectors such as telecom, power grids, datacenters, etc. Protecting critical infrastructure is now a national priority for the US and Allied Countries. Please join us for this informative discussion about GNSS and PNT monitoring.
Speakers: John Fischer, vice president, Advanced R&D, Orolia; Tim Frost, strategic technology manager, Calnex Solutions; Francisco Girela, Americas tech responsible, Seven Solutions

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The Virtual Primary Reference Time Clock: A Next-Generation Timing Architecture for Critical Infrastructures
Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Sponsored content by: Microchip
Summary: Accuracy, precision and stability have traditionally been used to describe the requirements for timing and synchronization. Although these timing metrics remain vital, a new set of requirements have become equally important with the goal of delivering better resiliency in critical infrastructure: prevention, restoration and recovery. A variety of technologies are being discussed to create a back-up to GNSS. The answer to greater resiliency does not lie in the number of timing sources, but rather in a timing architecture that incorporates these technologies. This presentation discusses how a Virtual Primary Reference Timing Clock (vPRTC) architecture is optimized for resilient timing.
Speakers: Tony Flavin, Manager, Strategic Research, Chronos Technology Ltd; Lee Cosart
Chair of ATIS SYNC Committee, Microchip; and Barry Dropping, Associate Director, Product Line Management, Microchip.

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Transforming Land and Asset Management with HD Aerial Imagery
How Lake County Forest Preserves uses HD aerial imagery to protect and maintain its natural resources
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Sponsored content by: Nearmap
Summary: Managing and protecting nearly 31,000 acres is no small task, so the ability to see the environment at scale in crystal clear clarity is a must. Aerial imagery provides that “eye in the sky” to get better context of truth on the ground. Discover how Lake County Forest Preserves uses Nearmap aerial imagery to monitor and track change over time with historical and current captures, assess and address invasive species growth with high-resolution imagery and manage remote work challenges during COVID-19 to locate assets. Take your understanding of aerial content to a new level and increase your location intelligence. Learn why GIS analysts and engineers are using Nearmap imagery to transform their land and asset management.
Speakers: Carrie Wiley, GISP, Technical Sales Engineer, Nearmap; Nick Spittlemeister, GIS Analyst, Planning and Land Preservation Dept., Lake County Forest Preserves District (IL); Dave Cassin, Manager of Landscape Ecology, Lake County Forest Preserve District (IL); Kevin Kleinjan, Senior Engineer, Lake Country Forest Preserves District (IL)

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure with Resilient Timing & Synchronization
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Sponsored content by: Orolia
Summary: Learn about how resilient timing and synchronization technology can help protect critical infrastructure from security breaches such as GPS/GNSS signal jamming and spoofing, as well as Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) data corruption. These threats are increasing worldwide, and have now been raised to the level of a national priority in the United States with a federal Executive Order to protect critical infrastructure.
Speakers: John Fischer, Vice President, Advanced R&D, Leon Lobo, Head of the National Timing Centre program at the National Physical Laboratory, and Karen O’Donoghue, Director, Internet Trust and Technology for the Internet Society

Content Marketing Webinar
Smarter Decisions From Above: How to Optimize Aerial & Drone Survey Programs
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Sponsored content by: Nearmap
Summary: Using intelligent aerial data helps geospatial and surveying companies make profitable business decisions. Full-scale aerial surveillance with real location intelligence helps optimize productivity and improve accuracy. Adding 3D, vertical, oblique and panorama imagery to your workflow can make a qualitative improvement to your project deliverables. Satellite, UAV and aerial imagery captured via aircraft can be a perfect complement to your current imagery library. In this webinar, you will discover how to build an aerial imagery program that includes complementary content, from UAV to fixed-wing aircraft.
Speaker: Carrie Wiley, GISP, Technical Sales Engineer, Nearmap

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How To Ensure Position Accuracy of GNSS Remote Feature Locations in Any Setting
Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Sponsored content by: Laser Technology
Summary: Combining laser range finders with your GNSS receiver, smart device, and preferred GIS mapping app, you can increase your workflow productivity by collecting data quicker and safer. Remove barriers to feature mapping using LaserGIS® offsets in any setting, without sacrificing position accuracy. Capture more features, more accurately, with safety and efficiency. Attendees will learn how to extend your reach with high-accuracy data capture using the new Trimble TerraFlex feature; how to collect assets in physically inaccessible, hazardous, or poor GNSS environments; how to collect additional attribute data: heights, spans, clearances; and how you can expand on leveraging the field data collection equipment you already own.
Speakers: Derrick Reish, Sr. Product Manager, Laser Technology, Inc. and Dan Colbert, Application Engineer, Trimble Geospatial.

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3D Imagery Workshop: Learn How to Visualize Projects Clearly
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: Seeing things clearly is not just a goal for one’s life, but also for businesses. Professionals across several industries are looking for the same ability to see and anticipate the intricacies and potential obstacles of projects. Join us on December 12th to see how various industries are gaining an edge on the competition with HD aerial content. From 2D to 3D and with frequent yearly captures, Nearmap offers imagery to help in all areas of your business. We will also discuss changes with Nearmap’s WMS v2.0 and MapBrowser.
Speaker: Charles Staton, Geospatial Sales Engineer, Nearmap

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Developments in Space GNSS Navigation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Sponsored Content by: NovAtel
Summary: In this webinar, experts from NASA, ESA and NovAtel® examine several emerging trends regarding the usage of GNSS technology in the space industry, including an increasing need for situational awareness while navigating through space and the ability to service satellites while in-orbit. These experts also provide a look into their own experiences with a variety of ambitious space projects and applications.
Speakers: Werner Enderle, head of navigation support office, ESA European Space Operations Center; Benjamin Ashman, aerospace engineer, NASA; Erin Kahr, safety critical systems, NovAtel; Dallas Masters, GNSS program manager, Spire

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How 3D is changing the way business gets done
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: Architecture, construction and engineering firms, along with government entities, are seeing clearly and planning easily with high-res aerial mapping and on-demand 3D. Nearmap introduces how 3D imagery can be accessed and exported in various formats to utilize in your preferred design platform. Join us to learn how 2D HD aerial imagery turns into 3D mesh and how others are using 3D and why.
Speaker: Chuck Dostal, senior geospatial sales engineer for Nearmap

Content Marketing Webinar
GNSS hacking, from satellite signals to hardware/software cybersecurity
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Septentrio
Summary:The loss or hacking of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) signals could be catastrophic, not only to infrastructure such as power grids and communication networks but also to autonomous devices which are relying more and more on GNSS technology for their operations. This webinar reviews the different threats in security for GNSS systems from signal to firmware hacking and will also cover both the user side as well as the space and cyber technologies being implemented to make GNSS systems more robust.
Speakers: Gustavo Lopez, market access manager for Septentrio; Wim De Wilde, senior systems engineer for Septentrio; Logan Scott, president of LS Consulting and Jim Barrett, senior consulting systems engineer for BNSF Railway Co.

Editorial Webinar
GPS/GNSS Spoofing & Jamming: Threats and Countermeasures
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Orolia
Summary: GPS has been in use for two decades for military and commercial positioning, navigation and timing (PNT). Reliance on GNSS signals is now commonplace, and while they are essential, they are also vulnerable to interference and easily compromised. This webinar will describe common threats to GPS/GNSS signals as well as solutions to detect and mitigate interference such as jamming and spoofing for critical systems.
Speakers: John Fischer, vice president advanced R&D, Orolia; Omer Sharar, CEO, InfiniDome; John Pottle, director, Royal Institute of Navigation

Content Marketing Webinar
Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying an INS/GNSS Navigator
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Honeywell
Summary: For decades, Honeywell has paved the way for the inertial sensor and navigation market by providing reliable, dependable and high-performing solutions for a variety of industrial applications. Its HGuide, non-ITAR suite of inertial measurement units (IMUs) and navigators can be found in industrial countless applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to UAVs and more. Join us as Honeywell’s trusted and experienced HGuide team walks you through the five things you should consider when buying an INS/GNSS navigator in 2019.
Speakers: Thomas Jakel, principal engineer, Honeywell; Chris Lund, non-aerospace inertial sensors and navigation leader, Honeywell

Editorial Webinar
Advanced Simulation Test Systems for Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Brought to you by: Orolia
Summary: Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas (CRPAs) are advanced, multi-element antenna solutions that are designed to protect a GNSS/GPS receiver from jamming sources. When combined with antenna electronics, they form an Anti-Jam Antenna System (AJAS). These systems utilize several available technologies and vary in the number of elements. This webinar covers the basics of AJAS and CRPA, and the methods used to test them. Details on simulation system configurations, calibration techniques, and use case examples will also be presented.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, simulation product manager, Orolia; Stéphane Hamel, director, testing, Orolia; Dean Kemp, defense segment manager, NovAtel

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How 2D Turns Into 3D with HD Aerial Mapping
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: In this webinar, you will learn how HD aerial mapping can be applied to your GIS analysis, and how Nearmap is capturing crystal-clear imagery more frequently to provide vertical, oblique and 3D location data. See firsthand how a project is more than just a top-down view, and how a capture provides more data and analysis than just a pretty picture.
Speakers: Chuck Dostal, Geospatial Technical Engineer, Nearmap; Brian Bolduc, GIS Administrator, Clark County, Nevada

Editorial Webinar
Protecting Time-Sensitive Critical Infrastructure Systems
Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Orolia
Summary: Time-sensitive systems are facing many issues related to the use of GNSS as the sole provider of accurate timing information. In addition to jamming and spoofing threats that are gaining more visibility, GPS also has a week rollover event occurring in April 2019. Due to the 10-bit week number counter used for the GPS week number, the week number count will roll over from 1023 to zero in April 2019. If the receiver does not handle this properly, any number of failures can occur. How can we ensure our systems will handle this event correctly? What other time based GNSS related issues should we be concerned with? In this webinar, learn more about issues that can impact GNSS-based time-sensitive critical systems, and how to use the latest GNSS simulation and vulnerability testing technologies to test and validate these systems.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Manager and Applications Engineer, Orolia; Stefania Römisch, Leader, the Atomic Standards Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and Dana Goward, President, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation

Editorial Webinar
Development Trends and Challenges for UAV Inspection Applications
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Septentrio
Summary: This webinar will review the latest innovative inspection applications, from urban roof inspection workflows to beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) critical operations. Speakers will discuss the different requirements and challenges for positioning technology in critical and commercial applications in urban and remote areas. The webinar will also cover the challenges imposed on positioning reliability triggered by growing concerns about interference and spoofing, and will discuss the available techniques for GNSS technology that can help to mitigate these risks.
Speakers: Gustavo Lopez, Product Manager, Septentrio; Emmanuel Previnaire, CEO & Founder, Flying-Cam; Todd E. Humphreys, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin; Flavien Viguier, COO, Altametris; John Laxson, VP of Software Innovation, Kespry

Content Marketing Webinar
Multi-GNSS: Advantages, Challenges and Test Solutions
Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Skydel and Talen-X
Summary: This webinar will review advantages of using multi-GNSS for the end-user and challenges in obtaining maximum efficiency when combining multiple constellations and signals. Join Ilie and Hohman as they discuss different approaches of testing GNSS receivers against jamming and spoofing attacks.
Speakers: Iurie Ilie, Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder, Skydel; Tyler Hohman, Chief Operating Officer, Talen-X

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Network Synchronization Challenges and Solutions
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Microlab
Summary: This webinar will review different methods of achieving frequency, phase and time synchronization in advanced communication networks including 5G commercial wireless applications. Join Getto and Jaramillo as they discuss the requirements for 4G and 5G network synchronization, the role of GPS/GNSS signals in synchronization and the different types of sync architectures.
Speakers: Luke Getto, Director of Product Management, Microlab; Jaime Jaramillo, Business Development Manager, Trimble

Content Marketing Webinar
LaserGIS®: Your Gateway to Collect More GIS Data in Less Time
Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Laser Technology Inc.
Summary: The faster field crews can collect GIS field data the better your chances to stay under budget.  Integrating a professional measurement and mapping laser to your GIS toolbox not only saves you time but it also allows you to collect additional attribute data without breaking the bank.  Hear from industry experts and learn how other GIS professionals are leveraging LaserGIS® every day.
Speakers: Derrick Reish, Senior Product Manager, Laser Technology Inc.; Paul Adkins, Global Communication Marketing Manager, Laser Technology Inc.; Eric Gakstatter, GNSS Technologist

Content Marketing Webinar
Esri + Nearmap: Cooking with GIS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: Nearmap’s high resolution location content has captured the attention of the GIS world. In 2017, Nearmap won the Best New Content Partner from Esri. With easy integration and current, clear imagery, Esri GIS users perform deeper analysis and make decisions faster. In this webinar, you will learn about Nearmap’s imagery – vertical, oblique and 3D – and see how different forms of high resolution imagery can be applied in your GIS analysis.
Speakers: Kevin Kwok, Technical Product Manager, Nearmap; Chuck Dostal, Geospatial Technical Engineer, Nearmap; Mike Otillio, Director of Research, Colliers International

Editorial Webinar
Defense PNT in Challenged Environments
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Brought to you by: Orolia
Summary: The webinar will discuss the reliance of GPS in modern land-warfare systems, the potential effects of GPS disruption on their operation and considerations for protecting their ability to continue operating in a GPS-disrupted environment. A defense-in-depth strategy to enable this protection will be presented by the lead speaker, and others will comment on various aspects of the problem.
Speakers: John Fischer, VP Advanced R&D, Orolia; Jon Sinden, product manager, rugged PNT, Orolia; Tim Erbes, CTO, Talen-X; Carol Politi, CEO, TRX Systems

Editorial Webinar
Location’s Role in the Internet of Things
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Brought to you by: Swift Navigation
Summary: The Internet of Things (IoT) is the world of interconnected devices. It includes smart cities, connected vehicles, smart homes, wearables, enterprise and healthcare solutions. The magnitude of growth forecast in connected devices is staggering: 23 billion in 2020, increasing to 75 billion five years later. It will dwarf the number of smartphones. Location, principally provided by GPS/GNSS, plays a key role alongside deployment of 5G cellular networks, in the realization of IoT. Find out how to these technologies are being integrated today in preparation for tomorrow’s hyper-connected world.
Speakers: Fergus Noble, co-founder & CTO, Swift Navigation; Oliver Cameron, co-founder & CEO, Voyage; Steve Thompson, senior director and office of the CTO, Acorn Technologies

Editorial Webinar
Key Operational Aspects of UAV Use in Survey, Mapping and Construction
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Brought to you by: Lidar USA
Summary: Light detection and ranging, or lidar, used in UAV and aerial surveying can create a high-accuracy dense terrain model. An efficient and cost-effective 3D surveying and mapping method, it can aid greatly in a range of survey, construction, infrastructure maintenance and many other projects. Speakers present current case studies and cover the advantages and disadvantages of RTK versus DGPS processing; how to increase UAV project yield by incorporating lidar; technical considerations of adding lidar to a UAV platform; and using UAV lidar systems in busy locations.
Speakers: Jonathan Adams, UAV supervisor, Falcon Design Consultants; Roman Kathofer, president, Frontier Geomatics; Jeff Fagerman, founder and owner, Lidar USA

Content Marketing Webinar
Truth on the Ground is Best Seen from the Air
How aerial imagery is propelling government and commercial organizations to higher levels of operational efficiency
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Sponsored Content by: Nearmap
Summary: Advances in aerial imagery including high-resolution maps and a streamlined process to capture, manage and deliver imagery in the cloud is transforming the way governments and businesses operate. With Aerial photography and instant access to current 2.8” GSD aerial views, Black and Veatch has increased efficiency in their telecommunications projects including assessment of ground conditions, construction and asset management. In Indiana, The City of Carmel’s Engineering Department has applied aerial imagery to enhance planning, operations and storm water management.
Speakers: Tony Agresta, Vice President of Marketing, Nearmap; David K. Nelson, GISP, GIS Manager, Telecommunications, Black & Veatch; Shane Burnham, GIS Technician, City of Carmel Engineering Department; John Thomas, PESC, CMS4S, Storm Water Administrator, City of Carmel Engineering Department; Tim Frank, Director of Marketing, Nearmap

Editorial Webinar
High Accuracy for Autonomous Driving
Broadcast Date: Nov. 30, 2017
Brought to you by: NovAtel
Summary: Post-processing maximizes the accuracy of the PNT solution by processing previously stored GNSS and IMU data forward and reverse in time, and combining the results. The position, velocity and attitude solution can be smoothed and output at the required data rate and in the coordinate frame required. This process also provides the ability to assess the solution reliability and accuracy. Post-processing capabilities are described in the context of connected and autonomous vehicles and mobile mapping/HD map generation that targets the automotive market.
Speakers: Natasha Wong Ken, product manager, Waypoint; Steven Waslander, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; and Terry Lamprecht, director of products, AutonomouStuff

Editorial Webinar
Resilient PNT for Military Applications
Broadcast Date: Nov. 16, 2017
Brought to you by: Spectracom
Summary: As a U.S. military system, GPS provides all the PNT capabilities they need for defense — until it doesn’t. Though the accuracies are great and the encrypted signal is resistant to spoofing, its weak signal is very susceptible to jamming. This webinar will examine ways to augment GPS/GNSS to add resiliency so critical military systems have assured PNT.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Manager, Spectracom; Michael Jones, GPS World contributing editor for Defense and Capability Lead for Array Processing, Roke Manor Research; Mikel Miller, Vice President for PNT Technologies at Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) and Former U.S. Air Force Research Lab; Randy Villahermosa, Executive Director, iLAB, The Aerospace Corporation

Editorial Webinar
Integrated Tech for Industrial Positioning
Broadcast Date: August 31, 2017
Brought to you by: Laser Technology, Inc.
Summary: GPS and GNSS are powerful, but they need a lot of help in many real‑world scenarios. Special guest speakers Derrick T. Reish of Laser Technology, Inc., Jeff Fagerman of Lidar USA, Chris Lund of Honeywell and Tony Agresta of Nearmap will discuss applications in the electric utility/telecom sector, such as site inspections, UAVs/drones and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping in general, and give you tips on how to maximize your reach and capabilities.
Speakers: Derrick T. Reish, Senior Product Manager, Professional Measurement, Laser Technology, Inc.; Jeff Fagerman, CEO, Lidar USA; Chris Lund, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Honeywell; Tony Agresta, Vice President of Marketing, Nearmap North America

Editorial Webinar
Prepare for tomorrow: Find vulnerabilities today
Simulation against jamming and spoofing
Broadcast Date: July 20, 2017
On Demand Available Until: July 20, 2018
Brought to you by: Talen-X
Summary: With GPS jamming and spoofing attacks on the rise, it is more critical now than ever to thoroughly test GPS and GNSS systems against jamming and spoofing. Performing these simulations requires advanced systems that are capable of simulating multiple code types (multi-GNSS, encrypted signals, and more) while simultaneously simulating jamming signals.
Speakers: Tim Erbes, Chief Technology Officer, Talen-X; Iurie Ilie, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, Skydel Solutions; and John Weger, Engineer, Rockwell Collins

Editorial Webinar
Alternative PNT Services: LEO Satellite Time, Location and More
Broadcast Date: June 15, 2017
On Demand Available Until: June 15, 2018
Brought to you by: Spectracom
Summary: GNSS alone doesn’t solve all positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) problems. Our expert speakers will share insights into GNSS augmentations, including technology that thwarts jamming, eLoran for timing, and using beacons indoors.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Manager, Spectracom; John Fischer, CTO, Spectracom; Steve Bartlett, Executive Vice President, UrsaNav; and Wouter Pelgrum, Director of Systems Engineering, NextNav LLC

Content Marketing Webinar
How to Build Custom Trimble Apps for Any Industry with Zero-Code
Broadcast Date: May 25, 2017
On Demand Available Until: May 25, 2018
Sponsored Content by: TerraGo
Summary: TerraGo Magic® App Platform-as-a-Service enables anyone to rapidly build private-label, custom Trimble® apps without the tremendous expense of traditional app development and without writing any code. You don’t need to sit through hours of training or be a professional developer to do it. Using a zero-code enterprise app platform, you can create, build and deploy your custom mobile app for any industry or workflow in minutes. Learn how to: easily create custom mobile apps with your branding and selected features using a click-not-code app studio; fully integrate your custom mobile app with Trimble GNSS and many other enterprise platforms; publish to the AppStore, Google Play and the Cloud with the click of a button; deploy cloud-based or private-hosted enterprise servers; and reduce development costs by 90 percent.
Speakers: Michael Gundling, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, TerraGo; David Basil, Vice President, Product and Services, TerraGo

Editorial Webinar
UAVs: From Flying Drones to Doing Business
Broadcast Date: April 20, 2017
On Demand Available Until: April 20, 2018
Brought to you by: Septentrio
Summary: The webinar will focus on the ease of sensor integration aboard a flying platform, and its use for commercial purposes.
Speakers: Gustavo Lopez, LopezProduct manager GNSS solutions for UAV applications, Septentrio; Jan Leyssens, Managing Director, Sales & Business Development, Airobot; Zak Kassas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside; Francois Gervaix, Product Manager – Surveying, senseFly SA

Editorial Webinar
Testing Multi-GNSS Receivers
Broadcast Date: March 23, 2017
On Demand Available Until: March 23, 2018
Brought to you by: Spectracom
Summary: Use of GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou in addition to GPS can help mitigate RF interference, atmospheric effects, jamming and spoofing. However, all cases and possible scenarios should be tested for all GNSS equipment. This webinar focuses on fundamentals of good multi-constellation testing, case studies on specific signal simulation projects and special considerations for multi-constellation performance.
Speakers: Lisa Perdue, Product Manager and Applications Engineer, Spectracom; Laura Ruotsalainen, Research Manager and Deputy Director of the Department of Navigation and Positioning at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute; Sunil Bisnath, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University

Editorial Webinar
Signal Interference: Detection and Mitigation
Broadcast Date: Feb. 2, 2017
On Demand Available Until: Feb. 2, 2018
Brought to you by: NovAtel
Summary: As the number of GNSS signals being tracked increases, so does the potential for interference to dismiss the performance gains of using those additional signals. To maximize performance and efficiency, prepared PNT users need their equipment to be able to detect when interference is present and mitigate it. Developers, integrators and users need mitigation tools to protect and preserve GNSS measurement quality, maintaining high-quality multi-frequency multi-constellation positioning performance, even in challenging RF environments. This is essential particularly on the integration journey, especially during prototyping and when encountering unforeseen interference events in field testing, in order to produce fully successful integrated products.
Speakers: Patrick Casiano, Applied Technology Group, NovAtel; Rick Hamilton, GPS Information Analysis Team Lead, U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center; Kirk Burnell, Core Cards Product Manager, NovAtel; Matteo Sgammini, German Aerospace Center

Previous Webinar Recordings Available on YouTube

Editorial Webinar
Simulation for Jamming and Spoofing
Original Broadcast Date: Nov. 17, 2016
Brought to you by: Jackson Labs
Summary: Vulnerabilities of GNSS positioning, navigation and timing are a consequence of a signals’ very low received power. Those vulnerabilities include RF interference, atmospheric effects, jamming and spoofing. All cases should be tested for all GNSS equipment, not solely those whose applications or cargoes might draw criminal or terrorist attention, but because jamming or spoofing directed at another target can still affect any receiver in the vicinity.
Speakers: Paul Crampton, Senior Systems Engineer, Spirent Federal; John Fischer, CTO, Spectracom; and Gregor Said Jackson, Co-Founder and President, Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.

Editorial Webinar
GPS/GNSS and Cybersecurity
Original Broadcast Date: Sept. 22, 2016
Brought to you by: Microsemi
Summary: The webinar covers the role of GPS products and services in maintaining the cybersecurity of national and global infrastructures; cyber threats to GPS itself, and products and services to combat them; authenticatable signals for anti-spoof and proof of location; and the role of timing in cybersecurity and securing network time services against attacks.
Speakers: Logan Scott, Consultant and Principal, LSC; Paul Skoog, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsemi Corporation; James T. Curran, European Space Agency; Andrey Soloviev, Principal, Qunav

Editorial Webinar
Lasers, Cameras and More: Other Sensors Integrated with GNSS for Special Mapping Requirements
Original Broadcast Date: July 28, 2016
Brought to you by: Laser Technology
Summary: Field data collection and mapping is booming, and the demand for accuracy and data richness is constantly increasing. Speakers discuss new positioning challenges, which are met by a range of sensors complementing GNSS: laser range-finders, inertial measurement units, cameras of various kinds and more.
Speakers: Joakim Rydell, Senior Scientist, Swedish Defense Research Agency and Derrick Reish, Senior Product Manager, Laser Technology Inc.

Editorial Webinar
Connected Car: Cutting edge research aimed at implementing connected car and driverless car technology
Original Broadcast Date: June 16, 2016
Brought to you by: u-blox
Summary: Connected cars and V2X — connectivity between vehicles and infrastructure — lie around the next bend in the road. Extensive research and development have prepared these revolutionary concepts for implementation very soon. GPS World and our panel of expert presenters discuss recent developments in V2X technology; the role of GNSS (and potential challenges in accuracy, reliability, jamming and spoofing); advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and potential regulations and aftermarket devices.
Speakers: Chaminda Basnayake, Principal Engineer, V2X Systems; John Kenney, Director and Principal Researcher, Network Division Toyota InfoTechnology Center; Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President, u-blox America, Inc.; and Roger Berg (invited), Vice President, Wireless Technologies DENSO North American Research and Development Laboratories.

Editorial Webinar
UAV Design and Applications: Autonomous Relative Navigation and GNSS Robustness for UAV Systems
Original Broadcast Date: May 19, 2016
Brought to you by: Septentrio
Summary: Constantly evolving, it’s no wonder keeping up on the latest in UAV design and applications can be challenging. In this webinar, speakers 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; and considerations for multi-GNSS integration onto UAV platforms.
Speakers: Dennis Akos, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder; Joshua Stubbs, Recent Graduate, MS, Luleå University of Technology; Jeffrey Fayman, CTO, Geodetics; Chris Miser, CEO, Falcon Unmanned; and Jan Leyssens, Product Manager, Septentrio

Content Marketing Webinar
BYOD GPS Gets Real: Lessons Learned with the New Rules of GPS Data Collection
Original Broadcast Date: April 14, 2016
Brought to you by: TerraGo
Summary: Our expert speaker panel examines how five organizations from five industries (oil & gas, engineering, water utility, transportation and natural resources) made the switch from GPS handhelds to smartphones and tablets for their field data collection needs.
Speakers: Michael Gundling and Bryan Burns, TerraGo

Content Marketing Webinar
Timing in Mission-Critical Systems
Original Broadcast Date: March 31, 2016
Brought to you by: Microsemi
Summary: You’ll hear from our expert speaker panel about real-life timing challenges in mission-critical applications, such as satellite and military communications, test ranges and radar; time transfer accuracy and stability via GPS or PTP; and what technologies to look for in your next-generation instrument class clock to cost-effectively deliver accurate and stable time and frequency signal types, signal output flexibility and robust security.
Speakers: Paul Skoog, Microsemi Corporation; Scott Williams, G.L. Williams Associates; and James L. Wright, Range Generation Next

Editorial Webinar
Signal Simulation and Testing: Fundamentals and New Frontiers
Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Brought to you by: Spectracom
Summary: Our expert panel will cover fundamentals for good testing, case studies on specific signal simulation projects and special considerations for multi-constellation performance.
Speakers: Julian Thomas, Racelogic; John Fischer, Spectracom; and John Pottle, Spirent Positioning, Spirent Federal and Spirent

Editorial Webinar
Antenna Applications: From Jammer Hunting to Signal Rejection, and More
Original Broadcast Date: February 18, 2016
Brought to you by: NovAtel
Summary: Our expert panel will discuss the use of RF detection system-equipped UAV jammer hunters, the performance of null-steering techniques for GNSS receivers and more in this one-hour webinar.
Speakers: Adrien Perkins, Stanford University and James T. Curran, Ph.D., European Commission

Editorial Webinar
Introduction to Using UAVs for Mapping
Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Brought to you by: Applanix
ModeratorAlan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Eric Gakstatter Contributing Editor, GPS World, Geospatial Solutions; Marko Peljhan
Co-founder, C-ASTRAL; Doug Long, Strategic Marketing Director, Applanix, a Trimble Company
Summary: Private operators and commercial UAV/mapping service providers will cover the basics of UAV operation for mapping, showing results of their work and giving tips for successful project completion.

Editorial Webinar
Designing, Building and Testing UAVs
Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
ModeratorAlan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Lasse Klingbeil, Ph.D., Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn; Jeffrey Fayman, Ph.D.,VP, Planning & Development, Geodetics; Florent Hennart, GNSS specialist, Airbus Defence & Space; Jan Van Hees, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Septentrio
Summary: A university research team and three commercial manufacturers shared their first-hand experiences in — and expert insight into — the creation of unmanned aerial vehicles.They presented their operational UAV designs, discussed the project requirements, aspects of construction and integration of sensors — and also shared test results from their recorded flights.

Editorial Webinar
Timing, Time Transfer and Synchronization: New Applications and Techniques
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
ModeratorAlan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Edward Powers,GNSS and Network Time Transfer Operations Division Chief U.S. Naval Observatory; Ron Holm, Marketing Manager
EndRun Technologies; Grace Xingxin Gao, Ph.D., Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Richard Foster, Ph.D., Sr. Business Development Manager, Microsemi Government Systems Microsemi Corporation
Summary: Learn more about the current efforts behind – and changing demands to – keeping the nation’s timekeeping and synchronization infrastructure up to speed. We examined why that has become more critical than ever for the Internet of (Every)thing(s) and the nation’s economy. The panel also shed light on cutting-edge time transfer research, and dove into new applications and techniques for use in metrology, defense, communications and aerospace.

Editorial Webinar
New Generation GNSS Solutions: Precise Positioning, Navigation & Applications
Broadcast Date: July 23, 2015
Moderator: Eric Gakstatter, Contributing Editor, Geospatial Solutions & GPS World
Speakers: Dr. Sunil Bisnath, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University; Dr. Rodrigo Leandro, Director of Engineering, Hemisphere Rahul Gupta, Spirent Communications; Gregory Moura, OKTAL Synthetic Environment
Summary: Correction augmentation technologies — the theme of this webinar — meet the growing need and opportunity for more accurate location and navigation information in an increasing number of applications where position data are deemed useful or critical. High-accuracy (i.e., few-centimeter) correction augmentation technologies can extend the accuracy capability of GNSS systems while maintaining the core concept of a GNSS system, which includes being available anytime and anywhere on Earth. In this webinar we discussed recent developments in high accuracy correction techniques, the current scenario for state-of-art solutions, as well as explore future technology developments for the coming years.

Editorial Webinar
Street Smart: City Modeling and Other Geospatial Techniques in Urban Mapping and Navigation
Broadcast Date: July 16, 2015
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Claire Ellul, University College London; Paul Groves, University College London; Rahul Gupta, Spirent Communications; Gregory Moura, OKTAL Synthetic Environment
Summary: Get a high-level overview of the latest enhancements to computerized geometric city models, which can help overcome data gaps and inaccuracies created by signal obstruction, to improve GNSS positioning in dense urban areas. The webinar focused on use of 3D mapping to aid GNSS in three different ways: shadow matching, height aiding and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) detection for conventional positioning. Download a PDF of the webinar slides.

Editorial Webinar
The Road to Driverless: Autonomous Vehicle Platforms, Sensors and Requirements
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: June 18, 2015
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: John Fischer, Chief Technology Officer, Spectracom; Lisa Perdue, Applications Engineer, Spectracom; Hironori Sasaki
Director of Solutions Architecture, Spectracom
Summary: Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are now integrated in all luxury cars and moving into mainstream models. Although no driverless car is expected to operate freely on public roads for the next 10 years, some open test drives have already taken place, including one 100-mile highway cruise by a driverless Mercedes. This technology is currently restrained by legal issues and the lack of reliable nationwide mapping data — but the platforms are nearly ready to go. Join us as we explore the current state of affairs and the likely near-term future developments.

Content Marketing Webinar
Say Goodbye Proprietary GPS Devices, Hello TerraGo Edge
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Brought to you by: TerraGo
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speaker: Michael Gundling, Vice President of Product Management, TerraGo
Summary: Say goodbye to expensive, single-use GPS handheld devices. That’s not the way it works anymore. TerraGo Edge replaces single-use GPS handheld devices and enables mobile workers and field crews to easily collect field data, share that data with others in real-time using any iOS or Android device and sync that information with headquarters at a fraction of the cost. With TerraGo Edge, you can save a significant amount of money, increase the ROI on your current GIS investments and improve productivity.

Editorial Webinar
New Frontiers in Unmanned Flight: Hey You, UAV!
Sponsored by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Donald Chance Mark Jr., Aviation Attorney, Fafinski Mark & Johnson; Tony Murfin, Professional OEM & UAV Editor, GPS WorldJames Spicer
UAV Researcher, Stanford University; Adrien Perkins, UAV Researcher, Stanford GPS Laboratory; Peter Cosyn, Director of Research & Development, Gatewing, a Trimble company
Summary: Explosive growth in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market segment and an unsettled regulatory framework make for a confusing picture. Our experts will clarify the confusion, explain product design trends and describe in detail the operation of one new micro-UAV in particular. With the industry poised for the opening of the regulation floodgates to address a growing commercial demand, we will hear from developers, both independent and at large GNSS companies, and from a legal expert who will discuss today’s and tomorrow’s likely regulatory framework. Attendees also will learn how robust, cost-effective Hybrid GNSS Technologies offer unique capabilities for UAV navigation in environments where traditional GPS receivers may fail.
Tony Murfin answers submitted questions in this post-webinar report.

Editorial Webinar
Fix the Future Now with Signal Simulators
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speakers: Mark Wilson, Vice President, Sales, IFEN Inc.; Neal Fedora, Director, Engineering, Spirent Federal Systems Inc.; Julian Thomas, Founder, Racelogic; Darren Fisher, GNSS Market Manager, Spectracom
Summary: More signals (e.g., GPS + Galileo + BDS) and special techniques that are well-adapted to mobile users (gentle antenna motion, use of cameras) allow one to get away with using less expensive antennas and yet still resolve the ambiguities needed for centimeter-accurate positioning.

Editorial Webinar
Antennas for the Future: Design and Use
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speakers: Maged Shenouda, Project Manager, Antenna Group, NovAtel Inc.; Kenneth M. Pesyna Jr., Ph.D. candidate, department of electrical and computer engineering, The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Stani Licul, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Maxtena
Summary: Understand the whys and hows of simulating signal problems now to avoid real-world problems later when newly released GNSS products encounter unanticipated problems in the field. As the number of critical applications that rely on positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) increases, the list of considerations for testing also grows. Topics addressed include leap seconds (next one coming up in June!), multipath, and interference of all sorts. The stakes for attacks on GNSS technologies are rising as incidents increase from occasional, often accidental, interference to more structured and organized approaches to jamming and spoofing. Moderated by Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions.

Editorial Webinar
Receiver Design for the Future
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, January 15, 2016
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speaker: Greg Turetzky, Principal Engineer at Intel
Summary: The compound annual growth rate of GNSS devices will continue, from its current 22 percent level to a robust 9 percent for the years 2016–2022, and heading for seven billion installed units by 2022.The technology roadmaps embrace most modalities of positioning: GNSS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular, and SBAS and cross most platforms, including wearables. The design challenges for GNSS are to:

          • Take advantage of smaller geometries to achieve higher clock speeds, more memory, lower active power and smaller size, while reducing standby power from leakage;
          • Incorporate new methodologies in chip and system design; integrate multiple radios on a single die to reduce cost and size;
          • Integrate multiple radio sources into a single location solution;
          • Bring together a disparate value chain.

Content Marketing Webinar
Indoor Location with SiRFusion from CSR
Brought to you by: CSR
Broadcast date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
On-Demand Available Until: Friday, December 4, 2015
Speakers: Dave Huntingford, Director of Product Management for Location, CSR; Dimitri Rubin, Senior Director of Emerging Technologies, CSR; Murray Jarvis, Consultant, CSR
Summary: Indoor location has become a hot topic, carrying the promise of ubiquitous location and user context. Set to take social networking, analytics, content targeting and enterprise efficiency applications to a new level, the technology hails from a high pedestal. SiRFusion TM from CSR is a new, innovative and technically disruptive solution, combining multiple sources of information to create high quality and accurate indoor positioning, without the need for new infrastructure or site surveys. Join CSR’s experts in Indoor Location, Dave Huntingford and the CSR SiRFusion team, to learn how this innovative indoor location technology can create new revenue streams for you through accurate understanding of your customers’ location indoors.

Spoofing, Detection, and Navigation Vulnerability
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speakers: Todd E. Humphreys, Director, Radionavigation Laboratory, University of Texas; Mark L. Psiaki, Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
Summary: The threat of deceptive signal spoofing is a key element of cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism. The ongoing effort, vital to defense, government security, and all forms of navigation and tracking, to differentiate between real and fake GNSS signals gets an up-close and personal look from two leading researchers in the field, Mark L. Psiaki and Todd E. Humphreys. Our speakers will also expand the topic to address other vulnerabilities of navigation, collision avoidance, and timing systems, for example, weaknesses in aviation’s ADS-B protocol and the vulnerability of automotive radar systems.

RTK on Your Smartphone or Tablet
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Moderator: Tracy Cozzens, Managing Editor, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions
Speaker: Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene Newsletter
Summary: The availability of small RTK GNSS receivers, wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and the proliferation of publicly-available RTK bases provide an environment in which you can fully leverage the richness of centimeter-level, horizontal and vertical data. Learn how to adapt to and benefit from the dynamic mobile device market through a step-by-step demonstration. The method does not use the internal receiver of the tablet or smartphone, but takes advantage of some professional-grade RTK receivers on the market that make it easy for users to interface their various mobile devices to their receivers. Join us for a look at the benefits and pitfalls of using consumer-grade mobile devices for professional geospatial applications.
Download a PDF of the webinar slides

The Hottest Mapping Trends
Live from ESRI in San Diego
Focus on using RTK on mobile devices (iOS, Android)
Brought to you by:
Broadcast Date: Thursday,  July 17, 2014
: Using your iOS/Android Smartphone or Tablet with High-Precision GNSS Receivers.
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World & Geospatial Solutions
Keynote speaker: Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene Newsletter
Summary: The mobile device market has been in crazy-mode for the past two years. Every month, a new smartphone or tablet is introduced, giving geospatial more choices than ever before about what they can take into the field. A $200 7″ tablet? An iPad? A $1,200 ruggedized tablet? A Galaxy III smartphone? The mobile device smorgasbord is incredible. How do these devices behave as GIS data collection devices? Do they interface to high-precision GNSS receivers and other instruments? What are other companies using? Join us for a look at the benefits and pitfalls of using consumer-grade mobile devices for professional geospatial applications.

How Much Farther to the Promised Land?
Purchase Decisions in the Evolving Landscape of GPS, Multi-GNSS and Alternative PNT
Brought to you by: NavCom
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Moderator: Alan Cameron
, Group Publisher, GPS World & Geospatial Solutions
Steve Ault, Product Manager, NavCom Technology Inc.; John Pottle, Fellow, Institute of Engineering Technology and Royal Institute of Navigation; Philip Mattos, R&D scientist for several GNSS companies; Paul Benshoof, Global Business Development Manager, Locata Corporation
Summary: Last month’s two GLONASS stumbles prompted some industry leaders to resume their calls for multi-GNSS and for redundant PNT. But neither concept yet exists, truly and pervasively, that is to say effectively for all users. When will reliable, robust, consistent and continuous positioning, navigation, and timing become a reality? Should we rely on whatever technology we currently possess until the perfect system comes available, or should we continuously upgrade at each iterative step along the way?

GNSS Interference Detection and Mitigation for UAV Navigation
Brought to you by: Loctronix Corporation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Host: Dr. Michael B. Mathews,
CEO and Founder, Loctronix Corporation
Speakers: Franck Boynton,
Vice President and CTO, NavtechGPS; Peter F. MacDoran, Chief Scientist, Loctronix Corporation; Michael O. Davies, Senior Engineer, Loctronix Corporation
Summary: The need for robust, highly-reliable, navigation information in GNSS-denied environments is fast becoming a critical issue for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) / unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in both commercial and military applications.  Total reliance on GNSS can lead to disastrous consequences when signals are interfered with or obstructed. Low-cost, non-SAASM, GPS sensors are particularly vulnerable to jamming and interference. Attendees will learn how robust, cost-effective Hybrid GNSS Technologies (HGT) offer unique capabilities for UAV navigation in environments where traditional GPS receivers may fail.  Combining signals of opportunity (SoOps), inertial sensing, and multi-frequency GNSS using Spectral Compression Positioning, assures continuous navigation by detecting typical GNSS interference and mitigating their effects through alternative navigation means.
Download a PDF of the webinar slides

Data Capture for GeoIntelligence
Brought to you by:
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Moderator: Art Kalinski,
Editor, GeoIntelligence Insider Newsletter
John Ciampa, CEO, Alta; Ted Ralston, Executive Program Manager, Soft Power Solutions; Paul Smith, General Manager, Cyclomedia; Dr. Peter VanAmburgh, Business Development, IIF Data
Summary: A steep-curve learning session on the current explosion of capture systems, made possible with cheap, small GPS and inertial measurement units.  New oblique capture systems, improvements in 3D model capture, very accurate ground capture (see the Februrary GeoIntelligence newsletter column on Cyclomedia), high-resolution drifting balloons (, cheap silent aerostats, unmanned autonomous air vehicles (UAVs), disposable UAVs, a new manned parafoil all-terrain vehicle (ATV) — yes, flying ATVs! — and more. Look into the future of data capture, because it’s coming at you fast, right now!
View Ted Ralston’s launch demo video from the webinar
View Dr. Peter VanAmburgh’s “Stalker” video from the webinar

Unmanned Aircraft Navigation
Brought to you by:
Hemisphere GNSS
Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tony Murfin, Editor, Professional OEM newsletter
Speakers: Olivier Casabianca,
Business Area Manager, Trimble GNSS OEM; Hal Adams, Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer, Accord Technology; Neil Gerein, Defense Product Manager, NovAtel; Eric Brewer, Senior Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins; and Howard William Loewen, President, MicroPilot, Inc.
In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market segment, with most on-board navigation systems relying on GNSS or GNSS with inertial aiding. As military budgets decline, interest in civilian commercial applications is growing rapidly.  The FAA recently awarded special type certification to two UAVs for commercial Arctic operations, and the industry is now poised for the opening of the regulation floodgates to address a growing commercial demand. In this webcast, we will hear from some of the industry leaders in GNSS-based navigation for UAVs, in both the military and civilian sectors: they will tell us what they are doing in UAV navigation and where they see this exciting market going.

What’s the Latest & Greatest? GNSS Products for 2014 and Beyond
New Frontiers in Product Development from ION & Intergeo
Brought to you by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Speakers: Frank van Diggelen, Senior Technical Director for GNSS/Chief Navigation Officer, Broadcom Corp.; Ron Ramsaran, Senior Product Marketing Manager marine products, Hemisphere GNSS; Kirk Burnell, Product Marketing Manager OEM boards, Hemisphere GNSS; Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Survey Scene Newsletter
Summary: A report on new product introductions as seen at ION-GNSS+ and at Intergeo, along with perspective on trends in two major sectors, high precision and smartphone/consumer electronics, with experts from both fields. 

The Connected Vehicle 
Brought to you by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Moderator: Janice Partyka, Wireless LBS Insider editor
Speakers: David Jumpa, Chief Revenue Officer, Airbiquity; Scott McCormick, President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association; Andrew Maliszewski, Executive VP, Micronet; Scott Sedlik, VP Product and Marketing, Inrix
The biggest announcements and the most interesting news at the three big wireless/electronics shows in 2013 have all concerned the connected car. Location is a core technology. How will the connected vehicle market evolve? Will there be similarities to the more advanced fleet market? Providers of navigation, mapping, traffic, middleware, search, points of interest and mobile advertising all have key roles to play. How will the complexity of personalization and extras make it difficult to deliver products and service? The pace will only accelerate. Sort through the multiple issues and get your roadmap to the future with Janice Partyka and a panel of industry experts.

GNSS Industry Outlook for 2014
Brought to you by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date:
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Len Jacobson – GPS consultant, John Pottle Marketing Director, Positioning and Navigation division, Spirent
Summary: Immediately after the GNSS State of the Industry online survey closes on August 12, our analysts provide running commentary on the polling results. We’ll look at a broad spectrum  of responses (more than 700 to date, and still counting!) to questions about the GNSS economic outlook for 2013-2014, the industry’s Issue of the Year, the anticipated winners of the indoor navigation technology battle, alternate funding sources, the next evolutionary leap for commercial GNSS devices, and more. Also, sector-specific questions with responses from survey and high-precision; machine control and UAVs; wireless and consumer; satellites, signals, and simulators; defense, security, and government.

Assuring Continuous High-Performance PNT:  Solutions for GNSS Challenged/Denied Environments
Brought to you by: Loctronix Corporation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Dr. Michael B. MathewsCEO / Founder, Loctronix Corporation, Peter F. MacDoranChief Scientist, Loctronix Corporation, John TaylorPresident, Mercury Data Systems, Tsega Emmanuel –  Product Manager, TeleCommunications Systems
Summary: Learn how combining signals of opportunity GNSS, and inertial sensors provides high-performance positioning and navigation information in a variety of GNSS-challenged applications. Topics present an overview of latest solutions using software defined radio techniques to deliver continuous, critical PNT data in a flexible implementation ideal for applications including soldier navigation, spacecraft PNT, commercial indoor/outdoor asset tracking, GNSS signal assurance and interference detection.
Download the White Paper by Loctronix

Mobile Means Business
Brought to you by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Cary Kiest, director of engineering, Trimble Mobile Computing Solutions; David Krebs, vice president, VDC Research & author of a market research study on mobile computing adoption and use by large enterprise and small-to-medium businesses.
Summary: Organizations across business and public sectors, and including the military, now expect a high degree and broad range of functionality in the palms of workers’ hands, wherever those workers may go, under any kind of hazardous, chaotic, demanding environments. Requirements for location accuracy rise consistently across the board. In the future — in other words, now — developers will be asked to write mobile software applications first, and desktop applications second. Find out what this means for you, whether you are involved in GPS/GNSS product design, integration, marketing, sales, disribution, workforce management, or field use.
Webinar Transcript: Mobile Means Business

Nightmare on GIS Street: GNSS Accuracy, Datums and Geospatial Data
Brought to you by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Moderator: Eric Gakstatter, Survey Scene Newsletter Editor
Speakers: Kevin Kelly, Geodesist, ESRI, Inc.; Craig Greenwald, Technical Director, GeoMobile Innovations; Michael L. Dennis, RLS, PE, Geodesist, NOAA
Summary: A look at the challenge of dealing with horizontal datums in your GIS. We are moving into a new era in dealing with datum transformations. Geodata 2.0 is coming, and it can create big headaches when attempting to combine disparate geospatial databases. Sensors such as GPS receivers, remote sensing imagery, and 3D scanning provide much more accurate data, setting up a collision with outdated and mismatched legacy horizontal datums.

Designing for the Future: Signal Simulation for Expanding GNSS
Brought to you by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Mark Sampson, LabSat Product Manager, RaceLogic; John Fischer, Chief Technology Officer, Spectracom; Markus Lörner, Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz; Steve Hickling, Lead Product Manager, Spirent Communications; Mark Wilson, Vice President of Sales, IfEN GmbH
Summary: Simulation and testing experts offer key technical insights on the intricacies and importance of product and signal testing, whether by simulator, record-and-replay, or in the field, in the increasingly complex environment of multiple modernizing and expanding GNSS signals, from GPS III to BeiDou, with Galileo coming on strong and GLONASS a perennial standby.

Indoor Navigation: Results of the FCC’s CSRIC Bay Area Trials
Brought to you by: Hemisphere GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World
Speakers: Khaled Dessouky,Ph.D,Founder and Executive Vice President, TechnoCom Corporation; Ganesh Pattabiraman, Co-Founder, President and COO, NextNav; Norm Shaw, Executive Director, Government Affairs and Business Development, Polaris Wireless; Greg Turetzky, Senior Marketing Director, Location Strategy, CSR, plc
Summary: The Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released results of intensive indoor location trials of various technology solutions. Conducted by Working Group 3, the tests trialled thousands of attempted location fixes in four representative morphologies (dense urban, urban, suburban, rural) and various building types. The CSRIC results will shape FCC-mandated position-reporting requirements for cell phones – and will drive future development of all indoor positioning applications. Four key participants, closely involved in the months-long CSRIC trials, provide critical information, insight, and perspective on this groundbreaking study.

Social Media and Big Data 101 for GIS Professionals
Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Moderator: Art Kalinski, Editor, GeoIntelligence Insider Newsletter
Speakers: Eric Gakstatter, Editor,, Survey Scene Newsletter; Dr. Dan Tolley, CEO, Soft Power Solutions; Gen. Edwin “Skip” Vincent (USAF Ret.), Founder, Soft Power Solutions; Bob Dowling, Co-founder, GeoCOP; Steve Lutton, Director, Product Management, Geosemble Solutions.
Summary: Experts in this growing field will discuss the basics for those new to leveraging the technology in their GIS operation. Topics will include different kinds of social media, human geography, traits of each, other related public media, and several case studies and examples.

Precision Timekeeping with Chip-Scale Atomic Clocks
Brought to you by: Symmetricom
Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Speaker: Steve Fossi, Director of New Business Development, Symmetricom
Panelist: Ravi Pragasam, Marketing Manager, Embedded Solutions, Symmetricom
Summary: Atomic clocks have enabled a world where ultra-precise timekeeping is now mandatory for communications, navigation, signal processing and many other applications critical to a modern functioning society. Symmetricom has utilized leading-edge technology and multiple innovations in various disciplines such as semiconductor laser technology, silicon processing, vacuum-packaging and firmware algorithms to deliver the Quantum SA.45c CSAC (Chip Scale Atomic Clock). Attend this webinar and learn how the CSAC can address your requirements for a precise clock without consuming excessive power or taking up too much space in your application.

All About GNSS Interferences: How to Defend, Monitor, and Report 
Brought to you by: JAVAD GNSS
Broadcast Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Moderator: Alan Cameron, publisher and editor-in-chief for GPS World
Speaker: Javad Ashjaee, President and CEO, JAVAD GNSS
Summary: Highway Patrols monitor highways and catch those who violate speed limits. There is no serious monitoring of GNSS bands. GNSS bands are routinely intentionally or un-intentionally violated. This webinar focuses on GNSS interference awareness and how to defend, monitor, and report such interferences.

Indoor Navigation
Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Moderator: Alan Cameron, publisher for GPS World
Speakers: J. Blake Bullock (Samsung), Manikantan Parameswaran (Spirent), Chris Gates (NextNav), Dave Huntingford (CSR)
Summary: The senior product manager responsible for a new chip that fuses input from several sensors, using the best combination at any given time to maximize coverage and accuracy while keeping power draw to a minimum, joins us to describe the new frontiers in indoor navigation. He’ll be joined by other experts in the field, where difficult challenges meet user requirements for continuous position availability.

GNSS Constellation Update
Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Speaker: Eric Gakstatter, contributing editor for survey and GIS
Summary: This month, a new GPS satellite was launched, India launched a new SBAS satellite, and two Galileo satellites are scheduled to launch. Last month, China launched two more BeiDou satellites. There’s a lot of activity of the satellite navigation industry. In the webinar, I will discuss what these new developments mean to the surveying/mapping user, as well as other current events.

Mobile GIS: What’s the New Normal? Windows, Android, iOS, Open Source?
Brought to you by: Hemisphere GPS
Broadcast Date:
June 21, 2012
Moderator: Eric Gakstatter,GPS World contributing editor for Survey & GIS
Speaker: Craig Greenwald, GeoMobile Innovations. Craig Greenwald is the technical director at GeoMobile Innovations and a Mobile Technology Specialist. He has worked in the Mobile GIS industry for over 10 years, including seven years for GIS software leader at Esri. He is a highly experienced software developer (C++, C#, JavaScript, VB, and VBScript), consultant, and trainer, specializing in Mobile GIS and field data collection applications and technology. Craig is well known for his work on the ESRI ArcPad team.
Summary: The market for mobile devices; smartphones, handhelds, and tablets is exploding. When Microsoft Windows Mobile used to be the dominant operating system on mobile devices, purchasing apps didn’t require a second thought. However, that isn’t the case any longer. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems are now the dominate operating systems on mobile devices. This is a challenge because virtually all high-precision GPS/GIS/Surveying data collection apps are still written for Windows Mobile. Will vendors port their apps to Android and/or iOS? Will they use a cross-platform software environment like Java or HTML5?