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.
Below is a summary of the 2018 PNT Symposium schedule. 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.
2018 PNT Symposium Schedule
|Date & Time||Symposium Activity||Location|
|Wednesday, Nov 7 — All Day||Student Presentations||Kavli Auditorium, SLAC|
|Wednesday, Nov 7 — Evening||
Speaker: Greg Milner
Dinner Speech Topic: Death by GPS
|Stanford Faculty Club|
|Thursday, Nov 8 — All Day||Invited Speaker Presentations||Kavli Auditorium, SLAC|
|Thursday, Nov 8||Reflections on Per Enge||Kavli Auditorium, SLAC|
2018 PNT Symposium Information Packet
|View/Download 2018 PNT Symposium Information Packet (PDF)||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 red text to view/download the presentation file, and in some cases, related video or other files.
2018 PNT Symposium • Invited Speaker Presentations
|Speaker||Affilation||Presentation Title (Red = Link to Presentation File )|
|Janice Coen||National Center for Atmospheric Research||Understanding and Predicting Wildfires|
|Michel Digonnet||Stanford University||Sensing Rotation with Light: From Fiber Optic Gyroscope to Exceptional Points|
|Nick Enge||University of Texas at Austin||From Norway to NorCal: The Saga of the Enges|
|Charbel Farhat||Stanford University— Chair, Aero-Astro Dept.||Welcome Comments|
|Liang Heng||Roadstar.ai||Autonomous Driving in China's Urban Enviroments|
|Mingquan LU||Tsinghua University||Overview of the BDS III Signals|
|Zac Manchester||Stanford University||Space-Based Tracking for Conservation|
|Dallas Masters||Spire||Seizing Opportunity: Spire's CubeSat Constellation of GNSS, AIS, and ADS-B Sensors|
|Greg Milner||Author of: Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds||Death by GPS|
|Brad Parkinson & Frank Van Diggelen||Stanford University, Emeritus & Google||GNSS Issues, Opportunities and Accolades|
|Tom Van Baak||LeapSecond.com||GPS, Flying Clocks and Fun with Relativity|
|Col. Steven Whitney||USAF GPS Directorate||Update on GPS Program|
|Jim Spilker||Stanford University||Remembrances of Per Enge|