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2017 PNT Symposium

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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.

View photos from the 2017 PNT Symposium in the SCPNT Web Photo Gallery >>

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.

View the 2017 PNT Symposium Invited Speaker Presentations

View the 2017 PNT Symposium Student Poster Presentations

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


2017 PNT Symposium • Student Presentations

Student/Post Doc Department/School Presentation Title (Red = Link to Presentation File )
Adriano Canolla Illinois Institute of Technology Hybrid Estimation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detect and Avoid
Vince Giralo Stanford University DiGiTaL, the Distributed multi-GNSS Timing and Localization system for nanosatellites
Daniel Miladinovich Illinois Institute of Technology Assimilation of Globally Distributed Datasets for Analysis of the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Geomangetic Storm
Damian Miralles Univ. of Colorado Implementation of GNSS Signal Processing into the GNSS-SDR in the Google Summer of Code Project
Adrien Perkins Stanford University RFI Localization with a Beam Steering Antenna Onboard a UAV
Fabian Rothmaier ESA & Stanford University Single Antenna spoof mitigation and heading determination
Joel Runnels University of Minnesota Joint Position and Attitude Estimation using Astrophysical Signals of Opportunity
Akshay Shetty Univ. of Illinois GPS-LiDAR Sensor Fusion Aided by 3D City Models for UAVs
Velislav Stamenov Auburn University Real-Time Camera-Aided LiDAR Classification and Tracking of Obstacles for UGVs
Shu-Hua Tsao National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan A Comparative Analysis of Tightly-Coupled Monocular Visual Inertial Odometry
Jun Wang Colorado State University Spaced Multi-GNSS Receiver Array as Low-cost Distributed Ionosphere Radar during Ionospheric Scintillation
Tengfei Wang Tsinghua University Mesh topology based distributed clock synchronization technique for pseudolite system