Preliminary Program Day 2, March 17

Time zone: CET

10:30 -12:30    Networking. GNSS.asia Global Meetups: Follow this link.

 

13:00 - 18:30   Parallel Tracks

Life Applications

13:00 - 14:30

Session 3

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 bigdata
solutions, it is possible to use more efficiently fertilizer with the method of “Precision Farming”. Farmers are nowadays able to collect a multitude of
data and gather broad knowledge about their crops and livestock in order to increase in profitability as well as sustainability. Autonomous robots are already operational for mechanical  weeding in vegetable crops and vineyards to avoid spreading herbicides. 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: 

Thierry Chapuis, Expert Space
Applications, CNES, Toulouse, France

Improving Techniques

Session 4

CRITICAL TRENDS FOR FUTURE
NAVIGATION & TIMING SYSTEMS

In the last decades, Navigation & Timing Systems design has been MEO satellites constellation based and pivoted around 3 main drivers, the individual
satellites ranging accuracy, the reduction of the dilution of precision/optimization of constellation geometry and the optimization 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. 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 and international representatives that are currently leading the world vision into the future of navigation.

 

Chairman:

Miguel Manteiga Bautista, Head of
GNSS Evolution Programme and Strategy Division, ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

14:30 - 15:00
Have a break - Expert talk opportunity with our supporters
Life Applications
Improving Techniques
What comes next?
15:00 - 16:30

Session 5

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:

Prof. Dr. Jens Wickert, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Technische Univer-sitaet Berlin, Germany

Session 6

New Frontiers in GNSS Accuracy

“The technology is possible — and it’s incredible!” Recent advances in GNSS correction services bring unprecedented accuracy in near
-real time without base stations: centimeter level with global availability. Our experts explain the algorithms of precise point positioning (PPP), real-time kinematic (RTK) and the newly achieved RTK+PPP; define the positioning requirements for high-precision applications in terms of accuracy, availability, continuity and convergence time; demonstrate testing to verify the new benchmarks; show performance with real-time transmission, raw data, corrections processing, and data set transmission; and give examples for PPP service and applications in dynamic operations.


Chairman:

Alan Cameron, Editor-in-Chief, INSIDE GNSS magazine, Red Bank NJ, USA

Session 7

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. Some highlights on the various activities being performed towards the Galileo 2nd Generation (G2G) will be presented, too. The session will also provide up-to-date information on the Public Regulated Service (PRS) and its user segment technology, including some innovative development.

 

Chairmen:
Matteo Paonni, Project Manager, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy
Dr. Stefan Baumann, Programme Manager, IABG, Ottobrunn, Germany

16:30 - 17:00
Have a break - Expert talk opportunity with our supporters
Life Applications

Session 8

REGULATORY AND CYBERSECURITY
ASPECTS OF AUTOMATED/
AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

This year´s Legal Session will focus on regulatory and cybersecurity aspects for automated and autonomous systems. Co-organized again by BHO Legal, the session will include high-level speakers from relevant international organizations, national ministries and industry providing insight on the current state in the development of suitable regulatory frameworks and on efforts in coping with ever-increasing cybersecurity threats. On the way from automated to increasingly autonomous systems, there are significant technical hurdles, including proper cybersecurity. The development also raises completely new aspects with regard to established legal principles such as causality, responsibility and – ultimately – liability.


Chairmen:
Dr. Ingo Baumann, Partner, BHO Legal, Cologne, Germany
Dr. Oliver Heinrich, Partner, BHO Legal, Cologne, Germany

17:00 - 18:30
Improving Techniques

Session 9

PPP FOR SAFETY OF LIFE
APPLICATIONS, DREAM OR
REALITY?

Over the last years Precise Point Positioning (PPP) techniques have demonstrated their capability to provide high accuracy positioning services at any location, reducing the support of any dense local or regional infrastructure. This paved the way for the provision of low cost high accuracy positioning services. Nowadays, many user communities, such as automotive, rail, maritime, agriculture, etc. are becoming enthusiastic about the potential of PPP techniques, and are now looking for, or implementing
solutions able to deliver certain levels of integrity. Some years ago the provision of safe PPP solutions was a dream, but today it is becoming a reality. This will enable a wide range of low cost new autonomous and safety of life applications.


Chairman:

Miguel Romay Merino, GNSS Executive Officer, GMV, Madrid, Spain

What comes next?

Session 10

THE FUTURE IN SPACECRAFT
NAVIGATION - CONCEPTS,
TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

The session will cover concepts, technologies and also applicastions related to the wide field of spacecraft navigation. In this context, the activities of the UN - International Committee on GNSS (ICG) for establishing an interoperable GNSS Space Service Volume (SSV) and associated standards will be addressed. The status of Kepler satellite navigation
concept exploiting optical links and quantum technology is outlined and related to benefits in user applications. Further, mega constellations in LEOs as
a second shell beyond the conventional GNSS MEO constellation will be addressed and linked to the enormous benefits on user level for accurate and reliable carrier phase or Doppler based spacecraft navigation.

Chairman:

Prof. Dr. Werner Enderle, Head of Navigation Support Office, ESA, Darmstadt, Germany

18.30
Conclusion and Farewell by Prof. Thomas Pany and the Summit Team