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2019 PNT Symposium

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 & Time Symposium Activity Location
Tuesday, October 29 —
All Day
Student Presentations Kavli 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, SpaceX - Photo Stanford Faculty Club
Wednesday, October 30 — Morning & Early Afternoon Invited Speaker Presentations Kavli 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)

Kavli Auditorium, SLAC
  View/Download Jim Spilker Tribute Slide Show (PDF File)  

 2019 PNT Symposium Information Packet

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 red 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

Speaker Affilation Presentation Title (Red = Link to Presentation File )
Col. John Claxton USAF GPS Directorate Update on GPS Program
James Garrison Purdue University GNSS Reflectometry for Earth Remote Sensing
David Goldstein SpaceX How to Launch a GPS III Satellite in 10 Easy Steps
John Hansman MIT Challenges in Achieving the Full Potential of PNT in Civil Aviation
Tom Langenstein Stanford University Welcome/Introduction and Symposium Information
Wei Lee Air Force Test Center (AFTC) Navigation Flight Test at the USAF Test Pilot School
Miriam Liedvogel Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology Bird migration — The Genomic Architecture of Migration Behaviour
Xiaochun Lu China's National Timing Service Center Update on Beidou and PNT
Hayk Martiros Skydio Autonomous Flight in the Wild: Progress and Challenges from Skydio
Jade Morton University of Colorado Synergy between Navigation and Remote Sensing
Brad Parkinson Stanford University, Emeritus PNT Assurance
Pascal Rochat Spectratime Atomic Clocks Technologies for Galileo and Related Applications


2019 PNT Symposium • Student Presentations

Student/Post Doc Department/School Presentation Title (Red = Link to Presentation File )
Sri Ramya Bhamidipati Stanford University SLAM-based integrity monitoring for multi-sensors and multi-receivers
Po-Chun Chiu National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Performance analysis of QZSS centimeter level augmentation services
Shubh Gupta Stanford University Particle RAIM
Ravi Haksar Stanford University Scalable Autonomous Teams for Disaster Management
Charles Puskar University of Colorado, Boulder Enabling High-Integrity Vehicular Satellite Navigation Operations via Automatic Gain Control
Nathan Stacey Stanford University Adaptive and Dynamically Constrained Process Noise Estimation for Orbit Determination
Kirsten Strandjord University of Colorado, Boulder Improved Urban Navigation with Collaborative Shadow Matching and Specular Matching in Formation
Archit Thopay Auburn University Initialization of a Pedestrian Navigation System Using a Vehicle Navigation System
Ningchao Wang Illinois Institute of Technology Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Ionosphere and Thermosphere
Pai Wang Universitu of Colorado, Boulder An Efficient Method for Crowdsourcing GNSS RFI Localization
Tanner Watts Auburn University GPS and GLONASS Vector Tracking for Navigation in Challenging Signal Environments
Shiwen Zhang Stanford University 3D Map Generation using GNSS Signals