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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.

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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

Speaker Affiliation Presentation Title (Blue=Link to Presentation File)
Col. Ryan Colburn GPS Directorate Update on GPS Program
Pacôme Delva Observatoire de Paris Systèmes de Référence Relativity & Galileo
Michael Garcia Aireon Monitoring Aircraft from Satellites
Christoph Guenther DLR
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Kepler Satellite Navigation System
Sarah Houts Ford Motor Company Ford Highway Driving RTK Dataset for Testing Automotive Automony
Brandon Jones Wing Safe and Responsible Drone Delivery - Wing
Jack Langelaan Pennsylvania State University
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Dragonfly: Flying the NASA New Frontiers Mission on Titan
Kristine Larson University of Colorado, Boulder, Emeritus
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GNSS and Environmental Research
Sherman Lo, John Pottle, Charles Schue Various
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Professor David Last Tribute Fund; Tribute Fund Poster
Jon Nichols Lyft Autonomous Time Synchronization for Autonomous Driving
Brad Parkinson Stanford University, Emeritus
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Ten Critical Hinge Factors that Enabled/Enhanced GPS for Humanity
Tyler Reid Xona
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Launching a Constellation of LEO Navigation Satellites
Todd Walter and Sherman Lo Stanford University
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Welcome Comments & Announcements
Nan Yu JPL New Atomic Clocks for Space