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Program Day 2, March 21

 

​Morning

09:00 - 10:30 hrs

Session 1. GNSS PROGRAM UPDATES – GLOBAL, REGIONAL AND AUGMENTATION SYSTEMS

Speakers from the respective organizations and countries present news from the worldwide global, regional and 
augmentation satellite navigation systems in operation and under development.

Global: GALILEO (EU), GPS (USA), BeiDou (China) 
Regional: QZSS (Japan), IRNSS/NAVIC (India), KPS/KASS (Korea), 

Augmentation: EGNOS (EU), WAAS (USA), MSAS (Japan), Gagan (India)


Chairman:

John Wilde, CEO, SPACEKEYS Gmbh, Vienna, Austria

Panel Members:

​​Xavier Maufroid, Head of Sector Galileo Implementation, Head of GNSS Joint Office, DG DEFIS, Brussels, Belgium

N.N., EUSPA, Prague, Czech Republic

Lt Col Robert O. Wray, Commander, 2d Space Operations Squadron, Space Force, USA

LU Jun, China Satellite Navigation Office, Beijing, China

Sharafat Gadimova, Executive Secretariat of the International Committee on Global Satellite Navigation Systems (ICG), UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna, Austria

Satoshi Hosoda, CAO, Tokyo, Japan

Vishwanath M. Tirlapur, Satellite Navigation Program Office, ISRO, Bangalore, India

Nayoung Youn, Senior Researcher, Strategy and Planning Directorate/Planning and Policy Division/Policy Team, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Yuseong-Gu Daejeon, Republic of Korea

N.N., EUSPA (Speaker on EGNOS)

10:30 - 11:00 hrs

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00 - 12:30 hrs

Session 2. DISCOVERING THE LOW-EARTH ORBIT FOR PNT AND BEYOND

The interest for complementary Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) has significantly increased in recent years following the emergence of international initiatives from private and public sector, relying on new industrial models and early availability of in-orbit results. The list of possible technical advantages is large, ranging from increased resilience to faster high-accuracy convergence, to simple low-energy solutions, and to integration with communication systems (such as provision of 5G/6G NTN localization compatible with communication protocols), to signal monitoring on-board, among several others. User communities aiming for increased performance (robustness, accuracy, availability, time-to-fix, …) would benefit from such advantages in combination with existing solutions, including GNSS and inertial user equipment. Current international initiatives are incorporating PNT solutions in LEO with different services and use-cases in mind, in parallel to assess initial results and to develop sustainable system architectures and business cases. This session will aim to discover the present and future of PNT from LEO orbits.

Chairman:

Roberto Prieto Cerdeira, Head of the LEO-PNT Project, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Panel Members:

Zak Kassas, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Patrick
Shannon, Founder and CEO, TrustPoint Inc., Herndon, VA, USA

Francis Souallé, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Taufkirchen (Munich), Germany

LI Zhen, Beihang University, Beijing, China

Masaya Murata, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan

Rui Zuo, PNT Lead, Eutelsat Group, London, UK

Trevor Landon, Vice President, Satelles, Reston, VA, USA

12:30 - 13:30 hrs

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Afternoon

13:30 - 14:55 hrs

Session 3. FUTURE OF SATCOM AND SYNERGIES WITH PNT

Satellite Communications is currently undergoing a significant transformation with new standards for 5G/6G non-terrestrial network access which is under development. Mega constellations in LEO promise global network connectivity, with ongoing developments for additional constellations with new features such as the European IRIS2 initiative. Optical link technologies, facilitating high data rates and features like quantum key distribution play a significant role. Currently, the synergetic usage of the SATCOM signals for PNT services as well as the joint usage of constellations and satellites for communications and PNT is under investigation. Additionally, there's consideration for leveraging optical intersatellite links to enhance PNT services. The panel will provide insights into these developments and will highlight potential synergies between SATCOM and PNT.

 

Chairman:

Sandro Scalise, Head of Satellite Networks Department, Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Panel Members:

Sandro Scalise

José-A. del Peral Rosado, Navigation Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space, Taufkirchen (Munich), Germany

Gabriele Giorgi, Group Lead GNSS Evolution, ICN, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Andreas Knopp, Chair of Signal Processing, Institute of Information Technology, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Neubiberg, Germany

and further speakers to be nominated soon.

 

 

15:00 - 16:00 hrs

Session 4. USE OF PNT FOR EARTH OBSERVATION

There exist numerous synergies between Earth observation (EO) and navigation satellites in the upstream sector that will be covered by this session including a state-of-the-art overview on EO, the importance of a well-defined SSV and remote

sensing of the Earth with navigation signals. The panel covers also synergies in the downstream sector of combined EO+NAV applications.

Chairman:

Michael Schmitt, Professor of Earth Observation, ISTA/FZ-SPACE, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Neubiberg, Germany

Panel Members:

Werner Enderle, Professor, Head of the Navigation Support Office, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany

Rashmi Shah, NASA/JPL, Pasadena, USA

M. Mainul Hoque, Head of Dept. for Space Weather Observation, Institute for Solar-Terrestrial Physics, DLR, Neustrelitz, Germany

Jianghui Geng, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

N.N., EUSPA, Prague, Czech Republic

16:00 - 16:30 hrs

REFRESHMENT BREAK

16:30 - 17:55 hrs

Session 5. OPERATIONS OF MEO-GNSS AND PNT SERVICES FROM LEO CONSTELLATIONS

 

Emerging applications pose several challenges to navigation such as high accuracy, resilient and robust service provision needs. In responding to these application demands, new navigation services such as Galileo HAS and OS-NMA are being introduced as well as augmentations of MEO-GNSS with space-based and terrestrial elements are being developed. In particular, supplementary PNT services, which are provided from orbits below the MEO- GNSS backbone, are currently under discussion with the ultimate aim of creating a multi-layered system imposing further new challenges. With the introduction of additional LEO constellations, new approaches for ensuring navigation services and underlying operations services are required. The panel will discuss the current and future approaches to constellation operations and service provision, the biggest challenges and ongoing develop- ments towards new and innovative solutions.

 

Chairman:

André Bauerhin, Managing Director COO, spaceopal, Munich, Germany

Panel Members:

Lt Col Robert O.Wray, Commander of the Second Space Operations Squadron, US Space Force, Colorado, USA

Giuseppe Tomasicchio, CTIO, Telespazio Spa, Rome, Italy

Spencer Ziegler, DLR Galileo Kompetenzzentrum, Wessling, Germany

Victor Pozo Monsalve, Director Navigation Systems Ground Control Segment, GMV, Madrid, Spain

Brian Manning, Co-Founder & CEO, Xona Space Systems, San Mateo, CA, USA

and further speakers to be nominated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

18:00 - 19:00 hrs

Session 6. PNT POLICY IN AN AGE OF COMMERCIALIZATION

Whereas commercial use of PNT technology and PNT policies have always been paramount to the development of satellite navigation, the recent and rapid appearance of commercial system providers in LEO drastically changes the environment. Key questions abound about the business case for LEO PNT to whether new national policies and standards can encourage growth and diversification of new navigation-based applications. What will be the appropriate coordination mechanisms for new and emerging stakeholders, whether government or commercial? These and other pertinent points will be addressed in this panel, including time for audience questions.

 

Chairman:

Kevin O'Connell, Founder and CEO, Space Economy Rising, Washington, D.C., USA

Panel Members:

Jason Kim, Chief of Staff, Office of Space Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. (online, tbc)

Brian Manning, Co-Founder & CEO, Xona Space Systems, San Mateo, CA, USA

Patrick Shannon, Founder and CEO, TrustPoint Inc., Herndon, VA, USA (tbc)

Nayoung Youn, Senior Researcher, Strategy and Planning Directorate/Planning and Policy Division/Policy Team, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Yuseong-Gu Daejeon, Republic of Korea

and further speakers to be nominated soon.

19:05 - 19:55 hrs

Session 7. LEGAL ASPECTS

This year´s Legal Session will build upon the other conference streams on LEO PNT and will complement with presentations and discussions on market, regulatory and public procurement aspects. As in the past year, the Legal Session is organized and chaired by BHO Legal.

Chairmen:

Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal, Cologne, Germany

Oliver Heinrich, BHO Legal, Cologne, Germany

Panel Members:

Franck Germes, Head of EO and Telecom Procurement Division, ESA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vladislav Beregovskiy, ITU BR, Geneva, Switzerland

Rasmus Flytkjaer, London Economics, London, UK

 

Evening

20:00 hrs

EVENING RECEPTION: Munich Space Night 2024

offered by Airbus

 

In parallel to session 4, there will be Workshop I at the Theresiensaal. Please press the button below to see the Workshop outline. Accessible only with your registration. Space is limited:

In parallel to the sessions 6 and 7, there will be Workshop II at the Theresiensaal. Please press the button below to see the Workshop outline. Accessible only with your registration. Space is limited:

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