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INS, GPS, and INS/GPS navigation systems are a critical element of most tactical applications. The navigation system provides essential position, velocity, and attitude data to the application for midcourse guidance, time position engagements, sensor optimisation, target acquisition, target tracking, terminal guidance, and performance evaluation. Evidently, the continued advancement of the inertial and GPS components and signal processing has permitted the development of small-size, low-cost, high-performance navigation systems for a large variety of applications.

Therefore, this conference will develop the idea of navigation with the emphasis on military enhancement. Global satellite navigation is an exciting technology, providing enhanced productivity and accuracy as well as a new level of safety to a wide range of navigation activities. There has been continuous development in Europe in order to provide a higher standard of reliability and integrity in Global Navigation Systems without the use of additional augmentation systems. This conference will disclose these new advancements in both policy and technology, describing how to achieve maximum performance in Europe. The US GPS will also be discussed, analysing it's operational significance to the US military forces in manoeuvres such as Operation Desert Storm and in its weapon systems.

The main objective of this conference is to be a forum where the main issues and developments evolving from military navigation on the international scale will be discussed. The conference will look at the four main segments of navigation, that of space, control, user and smart weapon development and these issues will be addressed through looking at the processes involved and their application within modern warfighting capabilities. It will address the major country visions as to the direction of key developments, how they differ from service to service and how technology is enhancing these policy directions.

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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Group Captain David Broughton RAF (Ret’d)

Group Captain David Broughton RAF (Ret’d), RAF (Ret’d), Director, Royal Institute of Navigation

9:10 EGNOS

Claudio Mastracci

Claudio Mastracci, Director of Applications, European Space Agency

  • Program status
  • Applications
  • Mission requirements
  • EGNOS and Galileo
  • Summary – future enhancements
  • 9:40 NAVIGATION WARFARE

    Peter Briggs

    Peter Briggs, Navigation Systems Engineer, Dstl

  • Reliance
  • Vulnerability
  • Prevention
  • Protection
  • Modernisation
  • 10:20 OVERVIEW ON GALILEO ARCHITECTURE AND GPS INTEROPERABILITY

    Arian Leonard

    Arian Leonard, Galileo Business Development Manager, Thales ATM

  • Overview of Galileo architecture
  • GPS and Galileo interoperability results
  • Achievable combined GPS and Galileo performances
  • Potential interoperability requirements for optimised performance
  • Fostering transatlantic interoperability
  • Benefits and trade-offs
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 GPS III

    John Sundquist

    John Sundquist, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Navigation Systems

  • Enhancing space-based navigation
  • Improving system integrity and accuracy
  • Maintaining security
  • Responsive operations
  • Control segment advancement
  • Addressing the military transformational needs
  • 12:00 EUROPE’S SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM

    Claude Rousseau

    Claude Rousseau, Co-Founder, European Manager, Futuraspace

  • General objectives of a European system
  • The broader context
  • Political-military implications
  • Overview of the main challenges
  • The way ahead
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 MAJOR NEW CAPABILITIES

    John Owen

    John Owen, Leader Navigation Systems, Air Systems Department, Dstl

  • Analysis of GNSS requirements for navigation warfare
  • Threats, vulnerability and mitigation techniques
  • UK Navwar Technical Demonstrator
  • Developments in UK for Galileo
  • User segment system issues
  • Future challenges – the great indoors
  • 14:10 DEVELOPMENT OF INTERTIAL TECHNOLOGIES

    Professor Vladimir Peshekhonov

    Professor Vladimir Peshekhonov, Director, CSRI Elektropribor

  • Demand for development of wide application system
  • When to apply mechchanical gyroscopes, wave gyros or micro-mechanical gyros
  • Development of fibre-optic gyro
  • INS/SNS-type integrated navigation systems as a new solution
  • Use of inertial units in motion control systems
  • Development of inertial technologies
  • 15:20 Afternoon tea

    15:40 MISSION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR GALILEO

    Alastair Pidgeon

    Alastair Pidgeon, Business Development Executive, SciSys (Space & Defence)

  • Key features and challenges presented by GALILEO
  • Capabilities of existing systems
  • Additional features required for GALILEO
  • Constellation contact scheduling
  • Automation of operations
  • Reducing technical and development risk
  • 16:20 GNSS RECEIVER

    Lyn Dutton

    Lyn Dutton, GNSS Business Development Manager, Thales Avionics

  • Trends in military requirements
  • Combining GPS and Galileo signals and services
  • Benefits and tradeoffs
  • Problem areas to be overcome
  • Integrating a joint GPS/Galileo receiver
  • Expected performance
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day On

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant Commander Digby Stephenson Royal Navy Reserve

    Lieutenant Commander Digby Stephenson Royal Navy Reserve, Vice President, Royal Institute of Navigation

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Colonel Willem Folkers

    Colonel Willem Folkers, Chief, Spectrum Management Branch, NHQC3S

  • NATO’s reliance on space-based systems
  • NATO NAVWAR policy
  • Galileo PRS signal/wave form options
  • NATO review within its NC3B
  • Conclusions
  • 9:40 GLONASS

  • Major program goals
  • Fulfilling main program tasks
  • Wide area, regional and local area augmentation systems
  • accuracy and cost issues
  • Provision of GLONASS operation and development
  • GLONASS SV modernisation
  • GLONASS use for international co-operation
  • General Anatoly Shilov (Ret’d)

    General Anatoly Shilov (Ret’d), Head of Department, Russian Aerospace Agency (Rosaviacosmos), Russia

    Dr Edward Falkov

    Dr Edward Falkov, Head of Department, State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS), Russia

    10:20 INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS AND ELECTRONIC CHARTING

    Frank Ferrese

    Frank Ferrese, Life Cycle Manager, Integrated Bridge Systems, NSWCCD-SSES

  • History of IBS in the US Navy
  • IBS initiatives
  • US navy electronic charting specification
  • US navy electronic charting initiatives
  • Integration of IBS with other shipboard systems
  • Shipboard training
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 TERRAIN REFERENCED NAVIGATION

    Geoff Henderson

    Geoff Henderson, Programme Delivery Director, Navigation, BAE SYSTEMS

  • Project status
  • Basic theory
  • Providing precise and reliable GPWS
  • Applications – operational evaluation
  • Dealing with the jamming environment
  • Future developments
  • 12:00 F/A-22 GLOBAL INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM

    Captain Desiree Craig

    Captain Desiree Craig, Deputy Chief, Program Management Flight, 746th Test Squadron (CIGTF) Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility

  • Key technological improvements
  • Validating performance of new technology
  • Medium dynamic navigation
  • High dynamic navigation
  • Static/low-dynamic navigation
  • Conclusions
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 GPS VULNERABILITY

    Phil Simpson

    Phil Simpson, Technical Director, 746th Test Squadron (CIGTF) Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility

  • Introduction
  • Digital modelling
  • Laboratory simulation tools
  • Static antenna test range
  • Ground testing
  • Flight testing
  • 14:40 GPS TESTING AT NAWCWD CHINA LAKE

    Bill Spearow

    Bill Spearow, Head, GPS/INS Branch, NAWCWD, China Lake

  • Overview of weapons testing at NAWCWD, China Lake
  • GPS/INS facilities at NAWCWD, China Lake
  • GPS testing at NAWCWWD, China Lake
  • GPS jamming & anti-jamming techniques
  • Near-term solutions to GPS jamming
  • Long-term solutions
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE DEVELOPMENT OF GNSS EQUIPMENT AND APPLICATIONS

    Colin Beatty

    Colin Beatty, Managing Director – Chairman RIN Technical Committee, Cbi

  • What do we mean by global navigation satellite systems simulation
  • Cost benefits of GNSS simulation in R&D, test and evaluation
  • Early availability of new signals for testing
  • The effects of new signals and message formats on legacy receivers
  • Simulators provide a known controlled test environment for receivers and applications
  • Don’t just test statically – do it dynamically!
  • 16:20 H-764 ACE

    Brian Fly

    Brian Fly, Manager, Aircraft Sytems, Defense and Space Electronics, Honeywell

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea

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