ISMB Will Attend the 2014 Edition of the ION GNSS+ Meeting

2 September 2014

ISMB will participate in the 2014 edition of the ION GNSS+ Conference, the world's largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services, that will take place in September 8-12, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. This year's conference will bring together international leaders in GNSS and related positioning, navigation and timing fields to present new research, introduce new technologies, discuss current policy, demonstrate products and exchange ideas.

The Navigation Technologies and the Mobile Solutions Research Areas will be present, respectively, with the two following papers:

  • "Low-cost Real-time Tightly-coupled GNSS/INS Navigation System Based on Carrier Phase Double Differences for UAV Applications" (Session B4: Aviation and Marine Applications 2).
    The publication deals with an advanced positioning algorithm (within the LOGAM project) that combines multi GPS antennas and multi sensors (i.e. 3 accelerometers, 3 gyroscopes, 1 barometer, and carrier-phase measurements obtained from 4 GPS receivers) to get a precise navigation system. The algorithm runs in real-time and a prototype has been built and successfully tested on board of an UAV. 
  • "Challenges and Opportunities of EGNOS/EDAS Augmentation and Integrity Computation in the Cloud" (Session F4a: GNSS Augmentation Systems and Integrity 1).
    The paper proposes a cloud-based architecture for centralized computation of EGNOS/EDAS augmentation services. This solution, developed under the FLOODIS European project (FP7-SPACE-2013-1 n. 607220), aims to demonstrate that this methodology could represent a valid alternative to the standard access to EGNOS through Signal-In-Space (SIS), providing a platform which is able to serve a large number of devices, via standard terrestrial communication channels, with high-accuracy positioning in a Navigation-as-a-Service (NaaS) approach.