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Following on from the success of previous year’s events we are once again bringing together the international specialists within the satellite navigation field and tackling the issues that matter. Military GPS and Satellite Navigation offers a unique opportunity to hear from a leading international panel of speakers at the cutting edge of GPS, GALILEO and GLONASS technology. This event gives you the opportunity to discuss and debate the current innovations.

Military GPS and Satellite Navigation is organised and produced by SMi: we specialise in providing senior executives with timely, strategic and focused information. SMi conferences are leading-edge events offering delegates the opportunity to meet senior industry and government figures and seek their advice and opinions.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Professor Jac Spaans

Professor Jac Spaans, Chairman, EUGIN

9:10 GALILEO OVERVIEW

Dr. Jim Cairns

Dr. Jim Cairns, Head of Engineering Department, Astrium

  • High level system requirements
  • Architecture description
  • Signal concepts
  • 9:40 SECURITY ASPECTS OF GALILEO

    Professor Guenter W Hein

    Professor Guenter W Hein, Director Institute of Geodesy and Navigation, University FAF Munich

  • Civil and military security concerns
  • The Galileo service concept
  • The Governmental Access Service
  • Governmental or military control
  • Galileo and critical infrastructure
  • Galileo and the military user
  • 10:20 GALILEO: Implementation, Integration and Threats

    Professor Vidal Ashkenazi

    Professor Vidal Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer, Nottingham Scientific

  • Architecture and implementation of GNSS
  • Integration with other systems
  • EGNOS, WAAS, MSAS
  • WGS-84 for air, marine and land navigation
  • Threat considerations from GPS and UMTS
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 GALILEO/GPS - USER BENEFITS OF TWO SYSTEMS

    John Spiller

    John Spiller, Navigational Business Development Manager, Astrium

  • Necessary common interface
  • Frequency; time; position; quality; signal structure
  • Actual GPS and Galileo interface data
  • User equipment
  • User benefits
  • 12:00 GLONASS STATUS

    Dr. Elizabeth Rooney

    Dr. Elizabeth Rooney, Technical Analyst, Signal Computing

  • Current GLONASS constellation status and recent history
  • Analysis of GLONASS availability
  • Individual satellite performance
  • Assessment of system maintenance procedures
  • Benefits of the improvements proposed for GLONASS-M
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 GPS MODERNISATION: SELECTIVE CIVILIAN AND MILITARY USE

    Dr. John Betz

    Dr. John Betz, Consulting Engineer, MITRE

  • Introduction to NAVWAR from the warfighter perspective
  • Basic criteria for architecture options
  • Signal in space development
  • GPS signal changes - Lm/Lc
  • Effects on user equipment
  • Evolution of end user performance
  • 14:40 ATTITUDE UPDATE BY GPS VELOCITY DURING PASSIVE TARGET LOCATION

    Dr Leonid Schimilevech

    Dr Leonid Schimilevech, Navigation Analyst, TAMAM, Israel Aircraft Industries

  • The integration between the electro optical sensor (EOS), the attitude-heading reference system (AHRS) and GPS
  • The AHRS measures the angular orientation of the line of sight (LOS); GPS indicates the corresponding aircraft position
  • The accumulation of data during the lock in interval enables an estimation of target position without active distance measurement
  • Accuracy of the target position estimation taking the AHRS errors into account due to the gyro drifts
  • Updating AHRS by GPS velocity during the lock in interval based on the fact that the LOS, its rate and the aircraft velocity are coplanar
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SWARM INTELLIGENCE

    Professor Brian A White & Dr. Rafal Zbikowski

    Professor Brian A White & Dr. Rafal Zbikowski, Department of Aerospace, Power & Sensors, Cranfield University - RMCS Shrivenham

  • Concept of intelligent swarm attack and its advantages
  • Swarm as a distributed multi-spectral, multi-sensor
  • Enhanced target detection, recognition and identification
  • Deployment of own countermeasures and co-ordinated attack
  • Co-operative decision making in a swarm of communicating guided weapons
  • Algorithm development and parallel simulation
  • 16:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Commodore Peter Eberle

    Commodore Peter Eberle, Director Equipment Capability (ISTAR), UK MOD

    9:40 ANTI-JAM GPS

    Peter McIlroy

    Peter McIlroy, Principal Consultant GPS and GPS A/J Systems, Raytheon Systems

  • An overview of the program to date; evolution of anti-jamming technologies
  • Systems architecture and testing of the GAS-1 system using in-band jamming
  • Protecting against continuous wave, broad-band, non-coherent and pulse jamming
  • The benefits of using a COTS system
  • Future developments including the ability to tailor the antenna to any weapon or platform NAVWAR and protection requirements; Next generation product development: GAS-1 variants
  • Sensor integration
  • 10:20 ENHANCED GPS PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE

    Bruce Butler

    Bruce Butler, Business Development Manager, Trimble Navigation Europe

  • Fast-direct tracking Y-code acquisition capability
  • Development from PPS GPS to SAASM
  • Incorporation into airborne, surface mobility, precision guided munitions and handhelds
  • Jamming environment testing results
  • Future developments
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 GPS BASED IN-FLIGHT CORRECTION FOR TRAJECTORIES OF ARTILLERY ROCKETS IMPROVED ADDITIONALLY BY INHERENT RECONNAISSANCE

    Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer

    Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzer, Head of Development Department, Oerlikon Contraves

  • Necessity of improved accuracy by artillery rockets
  • Connection module CORECT
  • Growth potential of CORECT
  • Inherent reconnaissance
  • Aspects of realisation
  • 12:00 GPS RECEIVER PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

    Professor M. Elizabeth Cannon

    Professor M. Elizabeth Cannon, Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary

  • Classification and description of signal deterioration types, including signal masking, ionospheric scintillation, Doppler shift due to high velocity/acceleration, multipath, unintentional jamming, and intentional jamming
  • Antenna characteristics and their effects on signal measurement performance
  • Procedures to test receiver performance for each type of signal deterioration using a signal simulator.
  • Procedures to test the antenna characteristics including polarization analysis using an anechoic chamber, and an outdoor rotational table.
  • Initial evaluation results of a selected GPS receiver using a GPS simulator
  • Initial evaluation results of GPS antennas using the rotational level arm
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 GROUND-BASED PSEUDOLITES

    Peter Kraenzle

    Peter Kraenzle, Product Manager SATNAV, Airsys Navigation Systems

  • Extension of GBAS support to Category II/III operations
  • GBAS reference station
  • Airport pseudolites
  • GNSS monitor station
  • Pseudolite signal characteristics
  • Pseudolite pulsing parameters
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 GPS/INS ENVIRONMENT SIMULATION TOOLS

    Jeff Sackett

    Jeff Sackett, Analyst, Modelling, Simulation, and Analysis Section, Veridian

  • Overview of GIANT
  • Case Study Example
  • One GPS/INS platform (optimum munitions)
  • Many GPS denial jammers (constant and motionless)
  • GPS performance and position error output measures
  • 16:20 SATELLITE AIDED SEARCH AND RESCUE: THE COSPAS-SARSAT PROGRAMME

    Bill Ruark

    Bill Ruark, Deputy Head, Cospas-Sarsat Secretariat

  • Cospas-Sarsat Programme status and operation
  • Advantages of emergency beacons in SAR operations
  • Comparison of 121.5 MHz and 406 MHz beacon performance
  • Effect of continuing growth in 406 MHz emergency beacon population
  • Preparation for future phase-out of 121.5 MHz satellite alerting services
  • System evolution and future developments
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Civilian and Military Co-Existence in Global Navigation Satellite System
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    Civilian and Military Co-Existence in Global Navigation Satellite System

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