ION GNSS+ Session Detail



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This session will be recorded, and will become available for viewing by registered attendees within 24 hours.


Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska
The Ohio State University

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

Direction Moon: A Journey of our Satellite Navigation System to the Edge of its Limits

Dr. Oscar Pozzobon, Qascom 

Dr. Oscar Pozzobon is co-founder, President and CEO of Qascom. He received a bachelor in information technology from University of Padova, a Master in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Queensland,  and a Phd in Aeronautics and Satellite applications from Centre of Studies and Activities for Space, University of Padova. He has been involved in the last 20 years in the design of all major European programs of satellite Navigation including Galileo and EGNOS, and has been a pioneer of GNSS Security and authentication, with more than 50 publications and 3 patents on this topic. He has been mission manager of several GNSS space missions including the SCaN testbed on the ISS with ESA-NASA, Sounding rockets with NASA-ASI, micro satellites experimentations with NASA and the recent Lunar GNSS Receiver Experiment with NASA-ASI. He is adjunct professor for Satellite Navigation and Telecommunications at the University of Padova.

Circumnavigating the Globe

Kirsten Neuschäfer, Sailor 

Kirsten Neuschäfer is a professional sailor specializing in high latitude and high adventure sailing. She is the winner of the 2022 Golden Globe Race, from France, round the three great capes, and back to France, non-stop, single-handed, unassisted. She is the first woman to win that race since it started in 1968; also, the first woman to win any around the world race, including solo and fully crewed races, non-stop or with stops. She won the World Sailor of the Year award in 2023.

The Golden Globe Race prohibits competitors from using modern electronics - so all navigation is traditional - no GNSS! Kirsten studied the routes of the great Clipper Ships from the nineteenth century to plan her winning route. Come and hear her story.

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 all registered attendees.
1. Direction Moon: A Journey of our Satellite Navigation System to the Edge of its Limits
Dr. Oscar Pozzobon, Qascom
2. Circumnavigating the Globe
Kirsten Neuschäfer, Sailor