Session F6: PANEL: Beyond GNSS: Emerging Trends in LEO-Based Satnav and Signals of Opportunity for PNT


Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
This session will recorded, and will become available for viewing by registered attendees within 24 hours.

Session Chairs

Dr. Sanjeev Gunawardena
Air Force Institute of Technology

Dr. Joanna Hinks
AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate

Track Chair

Dr. Seebany Datta-Barua
Illinois Institute of Technology

The rapid deployment of LEO-based mega constellations for broadband has given us a myriad of signals from space with unprecedented availability and frequency diversity. Early research has shown that these signals can be used opportunistically for navigation. Furthermore, several entities are working on LEO-based constellations that are purpose built for PNT. Other terrestrial signal sources offer promising navigation performance – in some cases potentially outperforming space-based sources. Together, these technologies represent the exciting future of radionavigation-based technologies for PNT. They promise to augment the pros and overcome the cons of GNSS. Our panel of experts will describe these technologies, their expected performance, technical and policy challenges yet to overcome, and when we can expect operational capabilities.

In-Person Presentations
These presentations will be given in-person at the conference. Presenters will provide a pre-recorded presentation for on-demand viewing by virtual attendees.
1. Dr. Todd Humphreys : University of Texas at Austin
2. Dr. Jade Morton : University of Colorado Boulder
3. Dr. Tyler Reid : Xona Space Systems
4. Dr. Javier Benedicto : European Space Agency
5. Dr. Christian Tiberius : Delft University of Technology
6. Dr. Guttorm Opshaug : Qualcomm