Preliminary Program Day 2, March 17

​9.00 - 11.00 hrs

Session 1. GNSS PROGRAM UPDATES – GLOBAL, REGIONAL AND AUGMENTATION SYSTEMS
Presentations are informing about news from the worldwide global, regional and augmentation satellite navigationsystems in operation and under development.
Global: GALILEO (EU), GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), BeiDou (China)
Regional: QZSS (Japan), NavIC (India)
Augmentation: EGNOS (EU), MSAS (Japan), SDCM (Russia), Gagan (India)

Chairman: Mike Swiek, Mike International, LLC, Washington, DC, USA

Panelists:

N.N., European Commission, Brussels, Belgium (TBC)

"Status of Galileo"

Harold Martin, Director, National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, Washington, DC, USA (via Webex)

"Status of GPS"

N.N., Russia (TBC)

"Status of GLONASS and SDCM"

Jian Yang, Deputy Director, China Satellite Navigation Office, Beijing, China

"BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Development"

Satoshi Kogure, Executive Director for QZSS development, QZSS strategy office, National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS) Cabinet Office, Tokyo, Japan

"Status of the Japanese QZSS Regional System"

Kaushik Venkanathan Rallabandi, Engineer, Satellite Navigation Programme Office, ISRO, Bengaluru, India

"Status of NavIC"

Sharafat Gadimova, Program Officer, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna, Austria

"Status of the ICG"

11.00 - 11.30 hrs: REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.30 hrs - 13.00 hrs

Session 2. THE (R)EVOLUTION OF FARMING WITH SATELLITE NAVIGATION
Over the past decade, the agricultural sector adapted quickly to new and digital technologies, increasing the use of satellite navigation for day-to-day farming. With modern equipment and big-data solutions, ranging from automated tractors to the effective use of fertilizer with the method of “Precision Farming”, farmers are nowadays able to collect a multitude of data and gather broad knowledge about crops and livestock. This leads
to more effective operations and an increase in profitability as well as sustainability. In this session, representatives of farm equipment manufacturers and experts in the field of modern agriculture will present and discuss current trends and solutions that take advantage of the benefits of satellite navigation for the future of farming.

 

Chairman:

Dr. Herbert Landau, Managing Director, Trimble Terrasat GmbH, Hoehenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Germany

Panelists:

Dr. Thomas Engel, Manager Technology Innovation Strategy, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Robert Fraune, Worldwide OEM Sales Director, Müller Elektronik, Salzkotten, Germany

Dr. Bernhard Schmitz, Director Commercial Fuse & Service EME, AGCO GmbH, Marktoberdorf, Germany

Mike Dentinger, Director of AG OEM Development Trimble Agriculture, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Prof. Dr. Timo Oksanen, Chair of Agrimechatronics, Technical University Munich (TUM), Weihenstephan, Germany

Reinhard Blasi, Market Development Officer, GSA, Prague, Czech Republic

13.00 - 14.00 hrs: NETWORKING LUNCHEON

14.00 - 15.00 hrs
Session 3. GNSS REMOTE SENSING: HIGHLIGHTS AND PROSPECTS
Ground and satellite based GNSS Remote Sensing (GNSS-RS) developed during the recent two decades into a powerful and versatile tool for Earth System Research. A highlight and established application is the operational use of spaceborne GNSS radio occultation data from several satellite missions to improve the day-by-day global weather predictions of the leading forecast centers. The status and future developments of this key GNSS-RS application are reviewed. GNSS signals, reflected from water, ice and land surfaces (GNSS-Reflectometry, GNSS-R), enable versatile geophysical applications such as sea surface altimetry, observation of wind speed and precipitation over oceans, and soil moisture or snow height observation on land. GNSS-R principles and applications are introduced and promising developments for a comprehensive Earth Observation with small satellite constellations are presented.

Chairman: Jens Wickert, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Technische Universität Berlin

Panelists:

Dr. Estel Cardellach, Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC, IEEC), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Sean Healy, Senior Scientist, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), UK

Dr. Dallas Masters, Director, Earth Observations/GNSS, Spire Global, Inc., Boulder, USA

15.00 - 16.00 hrs
Session 4. DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW REGIONAL SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM IN SOUTH KOREA:

THE KOREAN POSITIONING SYSTEM (KPS)
In the 3rd Basic Plan for Space Development the South Korean government has planned in February 2018 to build up its own regional satellite navigation system. After an introduction to KPS and its present status and timeline the panel will inform and discuss about the KPS service plan, signal design and the precise orbit determination as well as the monitoring concept. The relation to the other global as well as regional satellite systems visible on the Korean peninsula will be also a discussion topic.

Chairman:
Prof. Dr. Guenter W. Hein, Chairman of the Executive Board of Munich Aerospace, Taufkirchen, Emeritus of Excellence Bundeswehr University, Neubiberg, Germany

Panelists:

Prof. Sang Jeong Lee, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea

Sebum Chun, Senior researcher, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Daejeon, South Korea

Prof. Jae min Ahn, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea

Prof. Chandeok Park, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

16.00 - 16.30 hrs

REFRESHMENT BREAK

16.30 - 18.00 hrs
Session 5. INSIGHTS IN STATUS AND FUTURE OF GALILEO
Following the 2016 declaration of Initial Services, the performance of Galileo will gradually improve as additional satellites and services are added. The session will provide the status of the system deployment, including an overview on the most innovative added-value elements and services to be introduced in the next few years. Highlights on the various activities being performed towards the Galileo 2nd Generation (G2G) will be presented. The session will also provide up-to-date information on the Public Regulated Service (PRS) service and its user segment technology, including innovative development.

Chairmen:

Matteo Paonni, Scientific/Technical Project Officer, European Commission, Joint Research Center (JRC), Ispra, Italy

Dr. Stefan Baumann, Project Manager, IABG, Ottobrunn, Germany

Panelists:

Jeremie Godet, Deputy Head of Galileo and EGNOS Unit, DG Defence Industry and Space, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Fiammetta Diani, Head of Market Development Department, GSA, Prague, Czech Republic

Clemens Buergi, Senior Principal Engineer, u-blox AG, Thalwil, Switzerland

Damien Bellier, Inter-Ministerial Delegate for GNSS, General Commission for Sustainable Development, Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive

Transition, Paris, France

Piotr Sitek, PRS Technical Officer, Security Department, GSA, Prague, Czech Republic

Alexander Rügamer, Program Manager PRS, Satellite Based Positioning Systems Department, Fraunhofer IIS, Nuremberg, Germany

Jan Wendel, Expert Navigation Systems, Navigation Solutions Department, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Taufkirchen, Germany.

 

18.00 - 19.00 hrs
Session 6. CRITICAL TRENDS FOR FUTURE NAVIGATION & TIMING SYSTEMS
In the last decades, Navigation & Timing Systems design has been MEO satellites constellation based and pivoted during around three main drivers, the individual satellites ranging accuracy, the reduction of the dilution of precision/optimization of constellation geometry and the optimisation of acquisition/tracking performance through different space and ground based techniques. Due to the vast adoption of PNT as one of the key engines for industrial growth across all sectors, the diversification of user communities and associated advanced needs is leading to a Navigation & Timing Systems Design revolution, where the main drivers are being complemented by critical trends on new navigation & timing system design. This panel will address critical trends that may play a key role in future systems design (hybrid constellations including role of mega constellations, higher frequency bands usages including optical, usage of signals of opportunity for navigation, terrestrial vs satellite navigation systems complementarity, ...). These topics will be addressed through a round table of public and private entities international representatives that are currently leading the world vision into the future of navigation.

Chairmen:

Eric Chatre, Head of sector for Exploitation and Evolutions of the European satellite navigation programmes, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Miguel Manteiga Bautista, Head of GNSS Evolution Programme and Strategy Division, ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Panelists:

Dr. Cyril Botteron, GNSS Products Line Manager, Syderal, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Dr. Fredrik Gunnarson, Expert in RAN Automation and Positioning, Ericsson, Linkoping, Sweden

Reinhard Blasi, Market Development Officer, European GNSS Supervisory Authority, Prague, Czech Republic

José Antonio Del Peral-Rosado, Airbus Defence and Space, Ottobrunn, Germany

Frank Wilms, Antwerp Space, Antwerp, Belgium


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