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.
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!
Below is a summary of the 2017 PNT Symposium schedule. 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.
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|
|View/Download 2017 PNT Symposium Information Packet (PDF)||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 red text to view/download the presentation file, and in some cases, related video or other files.
2017 PNT Symposium • Invited Speaker Presentations
|Speaker||Affilation||Presentation Title (Red = Link to Presentation File )|
|Payam Banazadeh||Capella Space||Future of Earth Imagery|
|Greg Berkin||Concours Ventures||Detective Story: Navigating a Mystery Crash|
|Robert Byer||Stanford University||LIGO and Gravitational Waves: Einstein, Lasers, Black Holes & Neutron Stars|
|Alissa Fitzgerald||A. M. Fitzgerald & Associates||Recent Innovations in MEMS Sensors for PNT Applications|
|Jeremy Kasdin||Princeton University||Exoplanet Imaging from Space: Path to Finding Another Earth|
|Zak Kassas||UC Riverside||Resilient and Accurate Autonomous Vehicle Navigation via Signals of Opportunity
YouTube videos: Slide #15 Video, Slide #19 Video,
Slide #33 Video, Slide #35 Video
|Philip Lubin||UC Santa Barbara||Enabling Humanity's First Interstellar Mission|
|Upamanyu Madhow||Uber & UC Santa Barbara||Rethinking GPS at Uber|
|Brad Parkinson||Stanford University||Status of PTA—Assuring PNT for All & (different subject) What about Velocity/Heading?|
|Ariel Seidman and Ethan Van Andel||Hive Mapper||Hivemapper—When Google Earth and YouTube had a baby|
|Doug Skinner||Boeing||Future Navigation Signals: Need for flexibility|
|Col. Steven Whitney||USAF GPS Directorate||Update on GPS Program|
|Jennifer Widom||Stanford, Dean of Engr.||Opening comments|