The IGNSS Association’s biennial international GNSS conference will return to UNSW Sydney from 7 to 9 February, 2024, where it will celebrate the first half-century of GNSS and look ahead to the next 50 years.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Global Positioning System (GPS) program run by the US Department of Defense.
Over those 50 years, GPS has been joined by three other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and two regional systems, and our modern society has become heavily reliant on the positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services that GNSS and other technologies provide.
That reliance and the vulnerabilities it brings will be the subject of much discussion at IGNSS 2024 (as indeed it was at IGNSS 2022). IGNSS 2024 will bring together experts, policy makers and emerging leaders from across the globe to examine the latest advances, present cutting edge research and discuss policy, market development and infrastructure.
The conference will also showcase Australia and New Zealand’s Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN), along with developments by other countries across the Asia-Pacific.
Topics to be covered at the conference will include:
- Autonomy on land, air, sea and in space
- Aviation and avionics
- Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems
- Machine guidance applications in agriculture, construction and mining
- Maritime applications
- Uncrewed aerial systems
- Space applications of PNT in Earth orbit and for lunar and Martian exploration
- Positioning infrastructure
- GNSS vulnerability, resilience and risk
- Interference detection and mitigation
- Policies and standards
- SBAS and other augmentations
- Datums and geodesy
- National and international GNSS developments
- Emerging application areas for GNSS
- Key industries and their reliance on GNSS
- The multi-GNSS era
- Cyber security in PNT applications and infrastructure
- Alternative PNT
- State of the art in PNT algorithms and software development
- GNSS aiding and sensor fusion
- Positioning in GNSS denied environments
- Development of GNSS receiver hardware and firmware
- Precise position using smartphones
The organisers are encouraging early career researchers and industry representatives to present their work. The abstract submission process will open soon — keep an eye on the IGNSS website for announcements.