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Since the advent of GPS in the early 1970's, there's been a virtual revolution in PNT technology and applications. Today, PNT services are used by over 3 billion users—half the world's population!

Starting with the adaptation of GPS technology for precision spacecraft attitude and guidance control in the 1990s, Stanford has been widely considered the world’s leading academic institution performing PNT, GPS and GNSS research.

In 2006, the SCPNT was created to bring industry affiliate support for pioneering PNT research projects and to facilitate an international forum (by way of the annual SCPNT Symposium) for exchanging ideas, addressing issues and promoting the advancement of PNT technologies and applications.

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2023 PNT Symposium — November 1st and 2nd

Our 17th annual PNT Symposium was held Wednesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 2nd.

Again this year, the symposium was held in-person in the Kavli Auditorium at SLAC, above the Stanford campus and also live-streamed via Zoom and video for those participants who could not, or preferred not, to attend in person. 

As in past PNT symposia, the first day featured student presentations, and the second day featured invited presentations. A banquet dinner was held on Wednesday evening, November 1st, with Professor Li-Ta Hsu from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (currently on sabbatical at Google) speaking on the topic: "Navigating accurately in cities: Vision-sensor-aided GNSS real time kinematic."

View/Download the 2023 PNT Symposium InfoPak PDF file

Visit our 2023 PNT Symposium webpage for more information on the 2023 PNT Symposium.