Tracks and Topics of interest

NAVITEC 2022 provides an open forum for space and terrestrial satellite navigation technology designers, developers, integrators, users, universities and agency representatives. Navitec focuses on navigation technologies and techniques leading to significant enhancement of the user performance, enablers for future applications, and solutions for challenging environments.

The topics are organized in 6 tracks. Each track will contain technical sessions and one panel with invited internationally recognized expert.

Navigation in Space and Science

Track chairs: Oliver Montenbruck and Javier Ventura


Topics: Systems and technologies for navigation in space: use of GNSS in terrestrial orbits and beyond terrestrial orbits (e.g. GNSS to the Moon), dedicated systems for exo-navigation (e.g. new systems for PNT on the Moon, Mars, in the solar system, etc.), Scientific exploitation of GNSS signals and PNT technologies (e.g. Geodesy, Fundamental Physics, GNSS-R, GNSS-RO,  atmospheric sciences and space weather, timing, machine learning for scientific applications, etc)

Panel Members: Prof. Dr. Markus Rothacher (Head of Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, ETH Zurich), Prof. Jade Morton (Director Colorado Center of Astrodynamics Research, University of Colorado Boulder), Joel Parker (NASA)

Advanced User Algorithms for PNT

Track chairs: Thomas Pany and Jose Antonio Garcia Molina 


Topics: Signal processing and navigation algorithms, New sensors technologies (vision, chip-scale sensors such as IMU, MEMS and CSAC, use of environmental features, maps and big data, etc.) and integration with GNSS, New processing approaches: snapshot and very low duty cycles, Cloud-based and Collaborative processing, use of Artificial Intelligence 

Panel Members: Prof. Naser El-Sheimy (The University of Calgary), Mikhaylov Nikolay  (Bosch Company Research), Vicente Lucas (Airbus DS)

PNT resilience and security

Track chairs: Todd Humphreys and Gianluca Caparra 


Topics: Interference, spoofing, authentication, Artificial Intelligence for security, resilience, alternative and backup PNT systems and technologies

Panel Members: Fabio Dovis (Politecnico di Torino), Ramsey Faragher (Focal Point Positioning), John Fischer (Orolia), Srdjan Capkun (ETH Zurich)

Integrity and High-accuracy

Track chairs: Jan Wendel, Christian Wullems and Jaron Samson, Filipe De Oliveira Salgueiro


Topics: Techniques and solutions for integrity and high-accuracy applications (e.g. maritime, aviation, railway, autonomous terrestrial systems in automotive, industry automation, UAV, etc.); high accuracy solutions including PPP; safety of life applications including use of augmentation systems (SBAS, GBAS), Timing for critical infrastructure, cybersecurity for safety of life.

Panel Members: Phillipe Brocard (Swift, USA), Boubeker Belabbas (Bosch), Olivier Julien (u-blox)

Mass-market, LBS, GNSS Measurements from Smartphones and IoT

Track chairs: Philip Mattos and Paolo Crosta 


Topics: Positioning in Mass-market, LBS and IoT, applications of  GNSS measurements from smartphones, integration with terrestrial systems such as 5G and unlicensed IoT systems, Machine Learning in Location, Navigation in Urban Environments.

Panel Members: Javier De Salas (Broadcom), Thomas Telkamp (Lacuna Space), Paul Groves (UCL), Greg Turetzky (oneNav)

Space-based PNT systems and signals

Track chairs: John Betz, Jose Angel Avila Rodriguez and Roberto Prieto Cerdeira


Topics: Evolutions of GNSS, regional systems and SBAS, augmentation with additional orbits, alternative space-based PNT, signal-of-opportunity from other space systems, signal design, signal analysis and quality, enabling technologies for related infrastructure (e.g. space and ground segment technologies).

Panel Members: Cyril Botteron (SpacePNT), Dr. Yang Long (Centispace), Dr. Zak Kassas (University of California, Irvine),  Dr. S. Schlueter (DLR), Andrew Neish (Xona space)

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