Navigation Sensors and Systems in GNSS Degraded and Denied Environments

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Position, velocity, and timing signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems are in use throughout the world.

The availability, reliability and integrity of these signals have become a subject of concern for both military and

civilian applications alike. International news reported a successful GPS spoofing attack on a civilian UAV at

White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. This has increased concerns over the planned use of UAV in the

U.S. national airspace and safety of flight in general. The problem requires filling the position, velocity, and tim-

ing gap. One solution uses inertial and/or other sensors to bridge that gap. The lecture summarizes the past and

recent advances in navigation sensor technology. State-of-the-art sensor integration technology, synergistic

benefits and projections for the future are elaborated. Expected technology improvements for system robust-

ness will be highlighted.

 



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  • ETH Zürich
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Switzerland CH 8000
  • Building: HG
  • Room Number: HG E 1.1

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  • Co-sponsored by ION-CH


  Speakers

Dr. George T. Schmidt of IEEE

Topic:

Navigation Sensors and Systems in GNSS Degraded and Denied Environments

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Position, velocity, and timing signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems are in use throughout the world.

The availability, reliability and integrity of these signals have become a subject of concern for both military and

civilian applications alike. International news reported a successful GPS spoofing attack on a civilian UAV at

White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. This has increased concerns over the planned use of UAV in the

U.S. national airspace and safety of flight in general. The problem requires filling the position, velocity, and tim-

ing gap. One solution uses inertial and/or other sensors to bridge that gap. The lecture summarizes the past and

recent advances in navigation sensor technology. State-of-the-art sensor integration technology, synergistic

benefits and projections for the future are elaborated. Expected technology improvements for system robust-

ness will be highlighted.

 

Biography:

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Dr. G. T. Schmidt, a member of the AESS Board of Governors. He has served on

NATO's Research and Technology Organization (former AGARD) since 1968 and acted as director of several

NATO-RTO lecture series related to navigation in GPS denied environments. NATO awarded him the distin-

guished von Kármán Medal in 2005. As a former Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and

Dynamics he oversaw an unprecedented growth of that journal. A director of the MIT's Draper Guidance Tech-

nology Center and leader of the Guidance and Navigation Division, he was also teaching estimation at MIT's

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics while advising thesis students in control and navigation. He au-

thored more than 100 technical publications. Dr. Schmidt earned his BS, MS degrees and the ScD both from

MIT.