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Our 11th annual PNT symposium was held on November 7-8, 2017 in the Kavli Auditorium at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory above the Stanford campus. This year's symposium spanned only two days, rather than two and a half days as in previous years. The first day was devoted entirely to 12 student presentations, and the second day featured presentations from 12 invited PNT professionals.

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Taken as a whole, the presentations provided participants with an up-to-date overview of PNT-related technologies, research, issues and solutions. During the evening of the second day, participants were invited to attend a banquet at the Stanford Faculty Club, featuring a talk by Robert Byer, Stanford Professor of Applied Physics,  on the topic: LIGO and Gravitational Waves — Einstein, Lasers, Black Holes and Neutron Stars!

2017 PNT Symposium Schedule

Below is a summary of the 2017 PNT Symposium schedule.

Date & Time Symposium Activity Location
Tuesday, Nov 7—All Day Student Presentations Kavli Auditorium, SLAC
Wednesday, Nov 8—All Day Invited Speaker Presentations Kavli Auditorium, SLAC
Wednesday, Nov 8—Evening Banquet Dinner
Talk by Professor Robert Byer, Stanford Department of Applied Physics:
LIGO and Gravitational Waves — Einstein, Lasers, Black Holes and Neutron Stars!
Stanford Faculty Club

2017 PNT Symposium Information Packet

You can download a PDF 2017 PNT Symposium Information packet below. In addition to the 2017 symposium flyer, the information packet contains the agendas for both invited talks and student talks, lists of symposium participants and their associated companies/institutions, a map and directions to SLAC (where the symposium was held) and a map/directions from SLAC to the Stanford Faculty Club where the banquet was held in the evening on Wednesday, November 8th.

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View/Download 2017 PNT Symposium Information Packet (PDF) 

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View/Download Robert Byer's Dinner Presentation Slides (PDF) 

2017 PNT Symposium Speakers and Presentations

The two tables below display all of the 2017 PNT Symposium invited speaker and student presentations. The presentations are listed alphabetically by the last names of the presenters.

Click on any presentation title in blue text to view/download the presentation file, and in some cases, related video or other files.

View the 2017 PNT Symposium Invited Speaker Presentations

View the 2017 PNT Symposium Student Poster Presentations

2017 PNT Symposium • Invited Speaker Presentations

SpeakerAffilationPresentation Title (Blue = Link to Presentation File )
Payam BanazadehCapella SpaceFuture of Earth Imagery
Greg BerkinConcours VenturesDetective Story: Navigating a Mystery Crash
Robert ByerStanford UniversityLIGO and Gravitational Waves: Einstein, Lasers, Black Holes & Neutron Stars
Alissa FitzgeraldA. M. Fitzgerald & AssociatesRecent Innovations in MEMS Sensors for PNT Applications
Jeremy KasdinPrinceton UniversityExoplanet Imaging from Space: Path to Finding Another Earth
Zak KassasUC RiversideResilient and Accurate Autonomous Vehicle Navigation via Signals of Opportunity 
YouTube videos: Slide #15 Video, Slide #19 Video
Slide #33 Video, Slide #35 Video
Philip LubinUC Santa BarbaraEnabling Humanity's First Interstellar Mission
Upamanyu MadhowUber & UC Santa BarbaraRethinking GPS at Uber
Brad ParkinsonStanford UniversityStatus of PTA—Assuring PNT for All & (different subject) What about Velocity/Heading?
Ariel Seidman and Ethan Van AndelHive MapperHivemapper—When Google Earth and YouTube had a baby
Doug SkinnerBoeingFuture Navigation Signals: Need for flexibility
Col. Steven WhitneyUSAF GPS DirectorateUpdate on GPS Program
Jennifer WidomStanford, Dean of Engr.Opening comments

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2017 PNT Symposium • Student Presentations

Student/Post DocDepartment/SchoolPresentation Title (Blue = Link to Presentation File )
Adriano CanollaIllinois Institute of TechnologyHybrid Estimation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detect and Avoid
Vince GiraloStanford UniversityDiGiTaL, the Distributed multi-GNSS Timing and Localization system for nanosatellites
Daniel MiladinovichIllinois Institute of TechnologyAssimilation of Globally Distributed Datasets for Analysis of the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Geomangetic Storm
Damian MirallesUniv. of ColoradoImplementation of GNSS Signal Processing into the GNSS-SDR in the Google Summer of Code Project
Adrien PerkinsStanford UniversityRFI Localization with a Beam Steering Antenna Onboard a UAV
Fabian RothmaierESA & Stanford UniversitySingle Antenna spoof mitigation and heading determination
Joel RunnelsUniversity of MinnesotaJoint Position and Attitude Estimation using Astrophysical Signals of Opportunity
Akshay ShettyUniv. of IllinoisGPS-LiDAR Sensor Fusion Aided by 3D City Models for UAVs
Velislav StamenovAuburn UniversityReal-Time Camera-Aided LiDAR Classification and Tracking of Obstacles for UGVs
Shu-Hua TsaoNational Cheng Kung University, TaiwanA Comparative Analysis of Tightly-Coupled Monocular Visual Inertial Odometry
Jun WangColorado State UniversitySpaced Multi-GNSS Receiver Array as Low-cost Distributed Ionosphere Radar during Ionospheric Scintillation
Tengfei WangTsinghua UniversityMesh topology based distributed clock synchronization technique for pseudolite system

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