Plenary Session

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Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This session will recorded, and will become available for viewing by registered attendees within 24 hours.

ION GNSS+ Plenary Session 

Welcome, Meeting Highlights and Introduction of Technical Committee


Opening of the Plenary Session

Satellite Division Chair
Sandy Kennedy, Hexagon 

Plenary Chair
Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, The Ohio State University

Keynote Address

Where Pokémon GO: Building a Dynamic 3D AR Map of the World

Dr. Brian "Bam" McClendon, SVP Engineering and Board Member, Niantic

Dr. Brian “Bam” McClendon leads ARGeo at Niantic, which includes AR, mapping, research and webAR (8th Wall). He was part of the founding team at Keyhole, which would become Google Earth. Dr. McClendon led the Geo team at Google that built Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View, before leading engineering work at Uber.

Keynote Address

New North Stars: The Dawn of Commercial Space Stations and their Impact on Navigation Technologies and Applications

As the International Space Station enters the twilight of its operations, NASA, global space agencies, and the space industry are preparing for the rise of commercially owned, crewed space stations. While long an ambitious dream, these commercial platforms are becoming a reality, supported by both government funding and private capital. Once in orbit, these stations have the potential to fundamentally change the way we develop and operate space technologies and assets, helping to introduce a new era of Position, Navigation, and Timing possibilities on Earth, in Low-Earth Orbit, and further into cislunar space and beyond.

David Marsh, Space Station Strategy Lead, Nanoracks

David Marsh is the Space Station Strategy Lead for Nanoracks, where he is responsible for charting the development and implementation of next-generation space technologies. Based in Washington D.C., Mr. Marsh has been on the Nanoracks team since 2020, previously working as a strategy consultant for the United States Department of Defense on uncrewed technology development. He studied international relations at the University of California, Los Angeles, where his research focused on Russian foreign policy.

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