Stanford is widely considered by many as the world’s leading institution performing PNT and GPS research today. It all started in the early 1990’s. The early research included:
- Use of GPS for Spacecraft Attitude and Translation Control
- Autonomous Aircraft
- Airplane Navigation, Takeoffs & Landings
- Precision Farming / Agriculture
- En-route Flight Safety
- GPS Augmentation Systems (WAAS and LAAS)
SCPNT was formally organized in 2006 and SCPNT sponsored research continued to evolve. In the last 10+ years the research includes:
- WAAS and SBAS Augmentation Systems
- Cyber Safety for Transportation including anti-spoofing & jamming
- Alternative PNT
- Time and Time Transfer
- IMU Development & Testing
- Multi-Constellation GNSS
- GNSS Software Receiver
… and more recently:
- Marine Animals Tracking
- Positive Train Control
Today there are over 3 billion users of GPS. GPS, GNSS and PNT have become a de facto utility. We expect the Center’s PNT research to continue to evolve as demand for accurate position location and time is desired and/or required in more-and-more applications worldwide.
The Current and Continuing PNT/GPS Research pages in this section describe the various new and ongoing research projects sponsored by SCPNT.
The Early PNT/GPS Research pages in this section describe research projects from the formative years SCPNT from the decades of 1990 and 2000.