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Our 2018 PNT Symposium was held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7- 8, in the Kavli Auditorium at SLAC, about 3.5 miles west of the Stanford campus off Sand Hill Road. This year's symposium was dedicated to the memory of SCPNT Director, Per Enge, who passed away on April 22, 2018. Following the invited speaker presentations on Thursday, Nick Enge, son of Per Enge presented a brief family history and some anecdotes about his father. The symposium then concluded with reflections on Per Enge by a number of Per's colleagues and a presentation of an American flag to the Enge family.

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2018 PNT Symposium Schedule

Below is a summary of the 2018 PNT Symposium schedule.

Date & TimeSymposium ActivityLocation 
Wednesday, Nov 7 — All DayStudent PresentationsKavli Auditorium, SLAC
Wednesday, Nov 7 — Evening

Banquet Dinner

Speaker: Greg Milner  
Author of book: 
Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture and Our Minds

Dinner Speech Topic: Death by GPS

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Thursday, Nov 8 — All DayInvited Speaker PresentationsKavli Auditorium, SLAC
Thursday, Nov 8 — Late Afternoon

Tribute to SCPNT Co-Founder, Per Enge, who passed away on April 22, 2018

View/Download Per Enge Memorial Photo Collage (JPEG File)

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Kavli Auditorium, SLAC

2018 PNT Symposium Information Packet

You can download the 2018 PNT Symposium Information Packet (PDF) below. This PDF information packet contains the symposium flyer, the agendas for both student talks and invited talks, lists of symposium participants and their associated companies/institutions, a map and directions to Kavli Auditorium at SLAC (where the symposium was held) and a map/directions from SLAC to the Stanford Faculty Club where the banquet was held.

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View/Download 2018 PNT Symposium Information Packet (PDF) 

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View/Download Greg Milner's Dinner Presentation Slides (PDF)

2018 PNT Symposium Speakers and Presentations

The two tables below display all of the 2018 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 2018 PNT Symposium Invited Speaker Presentations

View the 2018 PNT Symposium Student Presentations


2018 PNT Symposium • Invited Speaker Presentations

SpeakerAffilationPresentation Title (Blue = Link to Presentation File )
Janice CoenNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchUnderstanding and Predicting Wildfires
Michel DigonnetStanford UniversitySensing Rotation with Light: From Fiber Optic Gyroscope to Exceptional Points
Nick EngeUniversity of Texas at AustinFrom Norway to NorCal: The Saga of the Enges
Charbel FarhatStanford University— Chair, Aero-Astro Dept.Welcome Comments
Liang HengRoadstar.aiAutonomous Driving in China's Urban Enviroments
Mingquan LUTsinghua UniversityOverview of the BDS III Signals
Zac ManchesterStanford UniversitySpace-Based Tracking for Conservation
Dallas MastersSpireSeizing Opportunity: Spire's CubeSat Constellation of GNSS, AIS, and ADS-B Sensors
Greg MilnerAuthor of: Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our MindsDeath by GPS
Brad Parkinson & Frank Van DiggelenStanford University, Emeritus & GoogleGNSS Issues, Opportunities and Accolades
Tom Van BaakLeapSecond.comGPS, Flying Clocks and Fun with Relativity
Col. Steven WhitneyUSAF GPS DirectorateUpdate on GPS Program
Jim SpilkerStanford UniversityRemembrances of Per Enge

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2018 PNT Symposium • Student Presentations

Student/Post DocDepartment/SchoolPresentation Title (Blue = Link to Presentation File )
Houston ClevelandAuburn UniversityAn Indoor, Live Dynamic Constellation Simulator Using Static Phased Array Antennas
Kazuma GunningStanford UniversityDesign and Evaluation of Integrity Algorithms for PPP in Kinematic Applications
Monica HewStanford UniversityUnderstanding the Growing Threats to the GNSS Satellite:  Characterizing Hypervelocity Impact Using Impact Flash Detection
Yunxiang LiuUniversity of ColoradoMachine Learning for GNSS Remote Sensing Applications.
Tara MinaUniv. of IllinoisDetecting GPS Spoofing within the Power Grid Network via a Multi-Receiver Hybrid Communication Architecture
Andrew NeishStanford UniversityByte-Sized Security: Data Authentication for SBAS
Roohollah ParviziIllinois Institute of TechnologyGNSS reflectometry for studies of surface ice and water conditions
Danielle RacelisUniversity of ArizonaHigh-Integrity TLE Error Models for MEO and GEO Satellites
Ray TannerAuburn UniversityAn Integrated Pedestrian Navigation System using a priori Map Information
Michael TaylorStanford UniversityDeveloping Two-way Free-space Optical Communication Lnks to Connect Atomic Clocks on the Ground with Atomic Clocks in Orbit
Shuo-Ju YehNational Cheng Kung University, TaiwanAn Air Traffic Management System for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System

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