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Our 2019 PNT Symposium was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 and 30, in the Kavli Auditorium at SLAC, about 3.5 miles west of the Stanford campus off Sand Hill Road.

As in the past two years, Tuesday, the first day of the 2019 PNT Symposium, featured student presentations. On Tuesday evening, a banquet dinner was held at the Stanford Faculty Club. During the dinner, David Goldstein, Director of Special Programs at SpaceX, spoke on the topic: How to Launch a GPS III Satellite in Ten Easy Steps.

Wednesday, the second day of the symposium, featured eleven invited speakers. Following the invited talks, we concludrd the symposium with a tribute to the life and legacy of SCPNT co-founder, Jim Spilker, who passed away on September 24, 2019.

View photos from the 2019 PNT Symposium in the SCPNT Web Photo Gallery >>

Below is a summary of the 2019 PNT Symposium schedule. You can also download the 2019 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.

2019 PNT Symposium Schedule

Date & TimeSymposium ActivityLocation 
Tuesday, October 29 — 
All Day
Student PresentationsKavli Auditorium, SLAC
Tuesday, October 29 — Evening

Banquet Dinner

Speaker: David Goldstein, Director of Special Programs, SpaceX

Dinner Speech Topic: How to Launch a GPS III Satellite in 10 Easy Steps

David Goldstein photo
Stanford Faculty Club
Wednesday, October 30 — Morning & Early AfternoonInvited Speaker PresentationsKavli Auditorium, SLAC
Wednesday, October 30 — Late Afternoon

Tribute to SCPNT Co-Founder, Jim Spilker, who passed away on September 24, 2019

View/Download Jim Spilker Memorial Photo Collage (JPEG File)

JIm Spilker Collage image
Kavli Auditorium, SLAC
 View/Download Jim Spilker Tribute Slide Show (PDF File)
Jim Spilker Memorial Tribute Image

 2019 PNT Symposium Information Packet

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View/Download 2019 PNT Symposium Information Packet (PDF) 

2019 PNT Symposium Speakers and Presentations

The two tables below display all of the 2019 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 2019 PNT Symposium Invited Speaker Presentations

View the 2019 PNT Symposium Student Presentations

2019 PNT Symposium • Invited Speaker Presentations

SpeakerAffiliationPresentation Title (Blue = Link to Presentation File )
Col. John ClaxtonUSAF GPS DirectorateUpdate on GPS Program
James GarrisonPurdue UniversityGNSS Reflectometry for Earth Remote Sensing
David GoldsteinSpaceXHow to Launch a GPS III Satellite in 10 Easy Steps
John HansmanMITChallenges in Achieving the Full Potential of PNT in Civil Aviation
Tom LangensteinStanford UniversityWelcome/Introduction and Symposium Information
Wei LeeAir Force Test Center (AFTC)Navigation Flight Test at the USAF Test Pilot School
Miriam LiedvogelMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary BiologyBird migration — The Genomic Architecture of Migration Behaviour
Xiaochun LuChina's National Timing Service CenterUpdate on Beidou and PNT
Hayk MartirosSkydioAutonomous Flight in the Wild: Progress and Challenges from Skydio
Jade MortonUniversity of ColoradoSynergy between Navigation and Remote Sensing
Brad ParkinsonStanford University, EmeritusPNT Assurance
Pascal RochatSpectratimeAtomic Clocks Technologies for Galileo and Related Applications

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2019 PNT Symposium • Student Presentations

Student/Post DocDepartment/SchoolPresentation Title (Blue = Link to Presentation File )
Sri Ramya BhamidipatiStanford UniversitySLAM-based integrity monitoring for multi-sensors and multi-receivers
Po-Chun ChiuNational Cheng Kung University, TaiwanPerformance analysis of QZSS centimeter level augmentation services
Shubh GuptaStanford UniversityParticle RAIM
Ravi HaksarStanford UniversityScalable Autonomous Teams for Disaster Management
Charles PuskarUniversity of Colorado, BoulderEnabling High-Integrity Vehicular Satellite Navigation Operations via Automatic Gain Control
Nathan StaceyStanford UniversityAdaptive and Dynamically Constrained Process Noise Estimation for Orbit Determination
Kirsten StrandjordUniversity of Colorado, BoulderImproved Urban Navigation with Collaborative Shadow Matching and Specular Matching in Formation
Archit ThopayAuburn UniversityInitialization of a Pedestrian Navigation System Using a Vehicle Navigation System
Ningchao WangIllinois Institute of TechnologyLagrangian Coherent Structures in the Ionosphere and Thermosphere
Pai WangUniversitu of Colorado, BoulderAn Efficient Method for Crowdsourcing GNSS RFI Localization
Tanner WattsAuburn UniversityGPS and GLONASS Vector Tracking for Navigation in Challenging Signal Environments
Shiwen ZhangStanford University3D Map Generation using GNSS Signals

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