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


Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
This session will be live streamed for registered virtual attendees.
A recording of this session will be available for on-demand viewing by all registered attendees.

Session Chairs

Dr. Sanjeev Gunawardena
Air Force Institute of Technology

Dr. Thomas Pany
Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

Track Chair

Dr. Xiaochun Lu
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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!

Panel Members:

  1. Dr. Clark Jau, MediaTek, Taiwan, China
  2. Dr. Paul McBurney, OneNav 
  3. Dr. Andrew Neish, XONA Space Systems
  4. Mr. Dimitri Rubin, Qualcomm
  5. Dr. Frank van Diggelen, Google 
  6. Mr. Andreas Warloe, Broadcom 
  7. Dr. Jannes Wuebbena, Geo++, Germany

Exhibit Hall, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Guises and Glow, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., 20th Street Patio