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2020 PNT Webinar Symposium

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Due to the corona virus pandemic, this year's annual PNT symposium was a virtual event—a webinar in which all presenters and participants were connected and communicated via the Internet using Zoom and YouTube Livestreaming technologies.

Unlike previous PNT symposia, which began with a day of student presentations, followed by a day and a half of invited speaker presentations, this year's webinar featured only invited presentations. The webinar symposium was held over two half days: Tuesday morning, October 27, and Wednesday morning, October 28. Each webinar morning featured six interesting and informative presentations. Unfortunately, we were not yet able to find a way to include a virtual banquet and dinner speaker in this year's virtual symposium.

Also, unlike previous PNT symposia, in which the number of participants was limited by the size of the Kavli Auditorium at SLAC, this year's virtual symposium had no physical limitations to the number of participants. Advanced registration was requirred, and all told, our 2020 webinar symposium had 150 participants, including 12 invited speakers, 120 Zoom participants and 18 YouTube Livestream participants.

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2020 PNT Webinar Symposium Invited Presentations

The table below displays the invited speaker presentations from both days of the 2020 PNT Webinar Symposium. The presentations are listed alphabetically by the presenter's last name.

While all of the presentations were recorded on both days of the 2020 webinar symposium, we have only received permission from some of the speakers to display their video presentation and/or a PDF file of their presentation slides.

For those presentations which we are permitted to display, click on the Play Video button preceding the presentation title to open an SCPNT Video Gallery webpage containing a YouTube video of that presentation.

Also, for those presentations for which we are permitted to display presentation slides, click on any presentation title in blue text to view/download the presentation PDF file.

2020 PNT Webinar Symposium • Invited Presentations

SpeakerAffiliationPresentation Title (Blue=Link to Presentation File)
Col. Ryan ColburnGPS DirectorateUpdate on GPS Program
Pacôme DelvaObservatoire de Paris Systèmes de RéférenceRelativity & Galileo
Michael GarciaAireonMonitoring Aircraft from Satellites
Christoph GuentherDLR
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Kepler Satellite Navigation System

Sarah HoutsFord Motor CompanyFord Highway Driving RTK Dataset for Testing Automotive Autonomy
Brandon JonesWingSafe and Responsible Drone Delivery - Wing
Jack LangelaanPennsylvania State University
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Dragonfly: Flying the NASA New Frontiers Mission on Titan

Kristine LarsonUniversity of Colorado, Boulder, Emeritus
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GNSS and Environmental Research

Sherman Lo, John Pottle, Charles SchueVarious
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Professor David Last Tribute Fund; Tribute Fund Poster

Jon NicholsLyft AutonomousTime Synchronization for Autonomous Driving
Brad ParkinsonStanford University, Emeritus
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Ten Critical Hinge Factors that Enabled/Enhanced GPS for Humanity

Tyler ReidXona
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Launching a Constellation of LEO Navigation Satellites

Todd Walter and Sherman LoStanford University
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Welcome Comments & Announcements

Nan YuJPLNew Atomic Clocks for Space