Session D2: PANEL: Advances and Challenges in Integrating Multi-band Satnav in Next-Generation Smartphones and Portable Devices


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Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC
In-Person presenters in this session may provide pre-recorded presentations for viewing by registered attendees.

Session Chairs

Dr. Sanjeev Gunawardena
Air Force Institute of Technology

Dr. Thomas Pany
Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

Track Chair

Dr. Xiaochun Lu
China Satellite Navigation Office, China

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Dual frequency satnav is becoming commonplace in most flagship smartphones in 2021. A decade ago, the 20 MHz bandwidth, miniaturized antennas, and processing power needed to support signals in the L5/E5 band was thought to be impossible for a smartphone. Yet here we are! Innovation has not stopped, and neither have the challenges. How did we get here? What were the key technical challenges and how were they solved? Today, smartphones handle 100+ MHz of bandwidth for 5G. Can we expect to see future phones or augmented reality glasses supporting the 50 MHz AltBOC signals? Or, do they call for a completely new GNSS solution – like LEO-GNSS? What type of performance will that provide, and which sensor fusion strategy (inertial, optical) will apply? What new applications will this enable? Our panel of experts will discuss these and other exciting developments in smartphone satnav technology. Come prepared to get a glimpse of what the future holds!


In-Person Presentations
These presentations will be given in-person at the conference. Presenters have the option of providing a pre-recorded presentation for on-demand viewing by virtual attendees.
Dr. Frank van Diggelen, Google
Dr. Clark Jau, MediaTek Inc., Taiwan
Mr. Dimitri Rubin, Qualcomm
Mr. Andreas Warloe, Broadcom
Dr. Paul McBurney, OneNav
Dr. Jannes Wuebbena, Geo++, Germany
Dr. Andrew Neish, XONA Space Systems

Exhibit Hall, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Blues and Barbecue, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., in the concert Plaza (near Landry's)