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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.

2019 Annual PNT Symposium • October 29-30

Our 2019 PNT Symposium will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29-30. Tuesday will feature student Presentations, with a banquet dinner on Tuesday Evening. During the Banquet Dinner, David Goldstein, Director of Special Programs at SpaceX, will speak on the topic: How to Launch a GPS III Satellite in Ten Easy Steps. Wednesday will feature 10-11 Invited Speakers.

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Above: Stanford Emeritus Professor, Brad Parkinson, talking about potential interference issues in the GNSS frequency range at the 2018 PNT Symposium. View/Download 2019 PNT Symposium Flyer (PDF)
Information about the 2018 PNT Symposium...» View 2018 PNT Symposium Photo Album...»  

Affiliates Weekly Friday PNT Seminar

When: Friday Lunchtime, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Where: Durand Hall, Room #450