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Abstract Deadline: February 2, 2024

Technical Program Committee

Military Division Chair: Dr. Thomas Powell, The Aerospace Corporation 
Military Division Vice Chair: Dr. Keith McDonald, The MITRE Corporation
Immediate Past Chair: John Langer, The Aerospace Corporation

Program Chair: Dr. Greg Reynolds, Army DEVCOM AvMC
Program Vice-Chair: Dr. Madeleine Naudeau, AFRL
Tutorials Chair: Paul Olson, Army DEVCOM C5ISR

Technical Track Chairs:
Amanda Humphrey, JNWC
Brian Louie, SMC/PCU
Chad Pinkelman, NIWC Pacific
Aaron Nascimento, NAVWARSYSCOM
Greg Panas, Army DEVCOM AC

Other Members:

Jan Anszperger, Draper
Dr. Jacob Campbell, AFRL Sensors Directorate
John Del Colliano, Army DEVCOM C5ISR
Elliott Kaplan, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. J.P. Laine, Draper
Dr. Steven Lewis, The Aerospace Corporation
Joseph Schnecker, NIWC Pacific
David Wolfe, USGC C5ISC

The Military Division of the Institute of Navigation will host the 2024 Joint Navigation Conference (JNC 2024) for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. The theme of this year’s conference will be:

Enhancing Dominance and Resilience for Warfighting and Homeland Security PNT

JNC is the largest U.S. military Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) conference of the year with joint service and government participation. The event will focus on technical advances in PNT with emphasis on joint development, testing, and support of resilient PNT systems, logistics and integration. From an operational perspective, the conference will focus on advances in military applications of GPS; critical strengths and weaknesses of field navigation devices; warfighter PNT requirements and solutions; and navigation warfare.

SESSION ACCESS/CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS
Entry validation for JNC 2024 will be screened by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

  • Technical sessions held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on June 3-5 are CUI US-Only.
  • The exhibit hall, June 4-5 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, will be open to all conference participants, exhibitors, their employees and related organizations. All materials displayed in the exhibit hall shall be Publicly Releasable After Review.
  • The classified session, held June 6 at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), will be presented at the US-Only Secret level.

CUI U.S.-Only Session Topics

AI/Machine Learning for PNT
Using AI/ML techniques to support PNT solutions within devices and systems to improve capabilities for warfighters and military platforms. Novel approaches to provide capabilities for situational understanding, battlefield management and decision making, PNT system performance, integrity monitoring, and other NAVWAR activities. Improvements to operations from big data methodologies and PNT data fusion between entities.
Topic Leads:
Dylan Bowald, AFRL/RYWN
Clarizza Morales, COSMIAC, University of New Mexico

AI/Machine Learning: MagNav

Topic Leads:
Dr. Clark Taylor, AFIT
Benjamin Slaughter, JNWC

Anti-Jam and Anti-Spoofing Technologies: GNSS
Signal processing, integrity, sensor fusion, and other techniques to mitigate jamming and spoofing at the receiver level for GPS, GNSS, and other RF-based PNT sources.
Topic Leads:
Lt. Elizabeth Page, U.S. Space Force
John David Quartararo, The MITRE Corporation

Anti-Jam and Anti-Spoofing Technologies: GPS

Topic Leads:
Bryan Hoffman, NIWC Pacific
Wesley Kniazeff, Collins Aerospace

Anti-Jam and Anti-Spoofing Technologies: Receiver-Based

Topic Leads:
Augustus Henninger, Army DECOM AC
Laura McCrain, NTA

Application/Impact of PNT Technologies in the Homeland Critical Infrastructure
The use of PNT technologies in the critical infrastructure with emphasis on discussing usage, vulnerabilities, and providing mitigating solutions to safeguards against threats to the critical infrastructure. PNT based technologies, such as GPS, are now an integral part of the national critical infrastructure. Many sectors rely on some aspect of PNT ranging from timing for communication systems to clock synchronization for power transmission in the electrical grid. The growing use of PNT along with potential threats and vulnerabilities to the critical infrastructure such as the electrical grid, communication, transportation, finance, and emerging infrastructure for domestic employment of UAV systems creates a challenge for safeguarding national assets and maintaining homeland security.
Topic Leads:
Robert McDermott, USCG C5ISC
Misty Finical, NASA

Applications of Time Transfer and Dissemination 1
Warfighter systems are reliant upon Precise Time and Frequency (PT&F) synchronization/ syntonization for communicating, networking, positioning, etc. These needs are currently supported by GPS or alternative time-keeping systems that consist of high-precision clocks synchronized by time dissemination. This session invites presentations on the use of time transfer/dissemination: time transfer, timescales, timekeeping, synchronization techniques, ranging measurements, and other applications of interest to DoD applications.
Topic Leads:
Dr. Kimberly Frey, AFRL
Dr. Susannah Dickerson, Draper

Applications of Time Transfer and Dissemination 2

Topic Leads:
Dr. Kimberly Frey,
Dr. Susannah Dickerson, Draper

Cooperative Space-Based Sources

Topic Leads:
Roger Fuller, USCG
Becky Oh, PNI Sensor

Cooperative Space-Based Sources: Architecture
Explores advancing the deployment of coordinated, reconfigurable/reprogrammable PNT solutions to achieve superiority in a contested EW environment. This topic includes payloads, signals, control segments, UE, and all the operational elements needed for reconfigurable SatNav to be effective.
Topic Leads:
LtCol Matthew Garvin, OUSD
Renee Yazdi, Canyon Consulting

Cooperative Space-Based Sources: Experimentation
Experiment plans and results for SatNav systems other than GPS and mGNSS. Systems can be government or commercial endeavors; experiments can be at system or subsystem levels.
Topic Leads:
LtCol Justin Deifel, SSC/CG
Brian Zufelt, COSMIAC, University of New Mexico

Cooperative Space-Based Sources: Signals

Topic Leads:
Richard (Todd) Parris, AFRL
Heidi Graziano, The Aerospace Corporation

GPS in Military Applications/NAVWAR
Integration of GPS into new and existing military systems; precision weapon delivery and military applications in land, sea, air, and space using GPS; and development of new military GPS and auxiliary sensor hardware.
Topic Leads:
Kelly Fang, Army DEVCOM C5ISR
LtCol Robert Hughes, USAF PNT PO

GPS Modernization, Space-Based PNT Services, and Constellation Status
The modernization and constellation status of existing space-based PNT services, including the GPS, mGNSS, and other sources currently providing PNT services. Topics include: new military capabilities and performance, including integrity and accuracy improvement concepts; modernized space segment and control segment; flex power status; Regional Military Protect (RMP); and new GPS research and development status.
Topic Leads:
Dr. Pamela Neal, The Aerospace Corporation
Nina Faustino, The MITRE Corporation

Inertial Navigation Technologies 1
A review of the latest developments, materials processing, manufacturing technologies, component integrations and applications of inertial navigation technologies having performance improvements and the potential to yield Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWAP-C) benefits for our warfighters. This includes device and electronics minimization, new interface standards and algorithms that will enable accuracy improvement. A review of theoretical physical principles and describe new sensing devices that measure and model such phenomena. Advancements leading to extremely precise inertial navigation devices such as cold atom physics.
Topic Leads:
Jared Judy, NIWC Altantic
Shane Stone, Northrop Grumman

Inertial Navigation Technologies 2

Topic Leads:
Patrick Renfroe, Army DEVCOM AvMC
Ann Witt, Honeywell

Integrity and Assurance
PNT systems play a critical role in virtually all military systems. Integrity/Assurance is becoming a principal requirement in all systems to ensure the mission is completed successfully and reducing the risks to our warfighters. Their design must include the capability to assess sensor inputs, detect anomalous/threat conditions, and mitigate properly to retain resilience. This session will cover the requirements for PNT Integrity/Assurance in various military systems, system functional allocation, algorithm development, design approaches, and review performance results from demonstrations.
Topic Leads:
McLaina Oum Mazzone, NIWC Pacific
Nik Hartney, Honeywell

M&S: Hardware in the Loop (HWIL) and Digital
Includes GNSS, INS and complementary sensor models capable of assessing advanced algorithms/ integrated systems and battlefield operations. Presentation of hardware-in-the-loop simulation capabilities that use software-defined receiver technology or other active/passive techniques for laboratory evaluation. Interfacing of PNT and mission/campaign modeling and simulation capabilities for the assessment of impacts to warfighters and their commander.
Topic Leads:
Maj. Mathew Coates, USAF SWAC SpOC/NAVWAR
Charles Frey, Lockheed Martin

M&S: Multi-Source PNT M&S and Evaluation

Topic Leads:
Desirae Cuevas, AFRL
Christine Rini, The MITRE Corporation

M&S: Platform and Environmental Considerations

Topic Leads:
Daniel Smith, Army DECOM AC
Mathew Oliver, LinQuest

MagNav Calibration and GravNav

Topic Leads:
Dr. Kelly Backes, MITRE
Dr. Cort Johnson, Draper

MagNav Data
Navigation technologies and techniques that replace, or supplement, traditional GPS/INS solutions for overcoming application related challenges including degraded or denied GPS. This includes vision-aided navigation, RF-aided navigation, exploitation of naturally occurring signals that would be immune to denial of service by an adversary, and high precision quantum-enhanced inertial sensors. Examples include but are not limited to celestial, bathymetric, gravimetric, and quantum-based or other emergent navigation sensor technologies.

  1. Navigation by Celestial Objects, Geophysical Fields and other Naturally Occurring Complementary Sources-including magnetic fields, gravity, lightning, etc.
    Topic Lead: Dr. Sharon Marroquin, The MITRE Corporation
  2. Vision Aided/Optical Air
    Topic Lead: Dr. Kevin Brink, AFRL Munitions Directorate
  3. Vision Aided/Optical Ground
    Topic Lead: Daniel Dekowski, Army DEVCOM C5ISR
  4. Terrestrial RF Aided (Non-GPS)
    Topic Lead: John Edwards, USCG C5ISC
  5. Complementary PNT: Unique Applications
    Topic Leads: Roger Fuller, USCG and Becky Oh, PNI Sensor
  6. Cooperative Navigation Techniques
    Topic Lead: Christopher Walter, Army DEVCOM C5ISR

Topic Leads:
Mark Smearcheck, AFRL RYWN
Dr. Aaron Canciani, Leidos

MagNav Implementations

Topic Leads:
Jonathan Hirschauer, MITRE
Michael Vincelli, Army DEVCOM C5ISR

Military PNT User Equipment: MGUE
The latest information on Military PNT User Equipment including MGUE, integrated military PNT user equipment such as EGIs, and integrated receiver/antenna electronics. Topics will include status of PNT user equipment development, test, and integration efforts from both contractor and government representatives.
Topic Leads:
Col. Matthew Spencer, SSC/CGU
Dr. Anne Le, The Aerospace Corporation

Military PNT User Equipment: Other

Topic Leads:
Lt Col Gregory Smith, SSC/SYD1
Nik Hartney, Honeywell Aerospace

Multi-GNSS Receivers for Military Applications
Recent technology developments have explored the combination of military GPS signals with foreign GNSS and commercial GPS signals. The complementary benefits of multi-GNSS include improved accuracy, integrity, availability, frequency diversity, and continued operations in GPS degraded environments. Military applications require considerations for signal assurance and security. Efforts entail concept development, analyses, modeling and simulation, and/or demonstrations. The future of military multi-GNSS receivers includes those, which track and use military signals from multiple GNSSs as well as those, which combine both military and civil signals from multiple GNSSs. This session is also interested in exploring the use and integration of additional terrestrial or space-based cooperative signals for timing, ranging, or augmentation with military multi-GNSS receivers.
Topic Lead:
LCol Brian Slosman, JNWC

Navigating in Challenged Environments 1
Systems and solutions to challenges to navigation systems due to low Size, Weight, And Power (SWAP) requirements such as in UAVs, UUVs, UGVs, Autonomous UGVs (i.e., robots), missiles, dismounted soldiers, etc., are all of interest. Other environmental challenges of interest are navigating in GPS denied conditions, high multipath locations, underground/cavernous environments, poor terrain (mountainous/canyons), or urban/indoor environments.
Topic Leads:
Lynetta Grajeda, NIWC Pacific
Dr. Camila Francolin, Draper

Navigating in Challenged Environments 2

Topic Leads:
Kevin Cammie, USCG
Paul Heim, WR Systems

Novel Clock Technologies and Timing Applications
Many atomic clock products have been designed to strike a balance between performance and cost. Development efforts to employ current and novel atomic clock architectures based on optical transitions, laser cooling, and ion trapping, for example, are underway. These efforts seek to produce rugged high-precision clocks for handheld, infrastructure, aerospace, and space-based applications. This session addresses timing device and system approaches, including advanced clocks and timing applications for military systems.
Topic Leads:
Elizabeth Dreifus, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Sean Krzyzewski, Air Force Research Laboratory

Operational Systems: Live Demonstrations 1
Live demonstration of platforms to support PNT for the warfighter, with particular focus on open architecture solutions which allow incorporation of alternate or revolutionary technologies. Demonstrations may include real time component demonstration, video of demonstration, and demonstration of SWiL/HWiL. Demonstrations may include, but are not limited to, human-in-the-loop, PNT sensors and algorithms, or novel approaches to deal with known limitations of current solutions, such as simplified keying solutions, user friendly interfaces, context aware energy conservation, etc. Encouraging demonstrations of technologies at varying stages of technology readiness levels (TRLs 4-6). Demonstrations are 40-minutes in length, with traditional presentations being limited to no more than 10-minutes, and interactive demonstration being utilized for the rest of the time.
Topic Leads:
Alexandra Doan, The Aerospace Corporation
Daniel Weinman, Army DEVCOM C5ISR

Operational Systems: Live Demonstrations 2

Topic Leads:
Alexandra Doan, The Aerospace Corporation
Daniel Weinman, Army DEVCOM C5ISR

PLENARY 1: Keynotes CIO + Mystery Guest

PNT for Uncrewed Systems
Autonomous systems like UAS, robots, and some marine vessels are especially reliant on PNT. Topics in this session include autonomous systems, leveraging of AI and machine learning for full system autonomy and PNT, challenges of using autonomous systems in military environments, and the development of PNT solutions for high volume and attritable platforms. These systems will be operating either independently or in collaborative groups performing tasks, where the PNT systems will need to adapt to the surroundings and make use of the sensors and signals that are functional in the area. Safety, resiliency and OPTEMPO are vital in the definition of the requirements for the PNT system for military autonomous systems.
Topic Leads:
Jorge Otero, NAWC AD
Virginia Overstreet, Zeus Research and Technology

PNT Open Systems Architecture 1
Threats to PNT systems are evolving at increasingly faster rates, driving the need for PNT systems to be adaptable to stay ahead of this evolving threat. Open System Architectures (OSA) for PNT can be structured to provide frameworks for affordable adaptable PNT systems. Adaptable PNT systems provide the ability to insert capability, countering threats and providing resilient solutions. This session covers research, development, procurement, integration and sustainment of OSA PNT concepts and systems (software, hardware, backplanes, interfaces, etc.), including applications of VICTORY, PNTA, FACE, OMS, SOSA and more.
Topic Leads:
LCDR Akwasi Fosu, Navy PEO C4I PMW/A 170
Meghan Bentz, Army DEVCOM C5ISR

PNT Open Systems Architecture 2

Topic Leads:
Dr. John Janeski, The Aerospace Corporation
Brent Abbott, Safran Federal Systems

PNT Open Systems Architecture 3

PNT Situational Awareness: Algorithms

Topic Leads:
Lt Col Nicholas Estep, DIU
Michael Orr, Space Force

PNT Situational Awareness: Arrays Research
PNT Situational Awareness (PNT-SA) refers to the detection, characterization, attribution, and geolocation of intentional, unintentional and naturally occurring threats to PNT. PNT-SA can detect threats to allow for engagement of measures which afford increased robustness and resiliency and also help balance the need for them by 1) providing information to the individual user/host system to recognize the presence of threats and inform decisions as well as tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs); 2) contributing to local or wider area awareness of contested and impacted regions to inform movement and maneuver as well as future planning; and 3) providing important information to enable threat removal via kinetic, legal, or other means. While PNT-SA capabilities may not directly mitigate the impact of threats to the same extent as robustness and resilience approaches, it might be possible in some cases to field them more quickly with significantly less resources. The goal of this session is to bring together government, industry, and academia to discuss the state-of-the-art capability and plans to exploit new algorithms, approaches, and visualization schemes that leverage new types of sensors and data, ranging from publicly available cellular data to collections made from new space-based constellation, for PNT-SA in support of a variety of government and safety-of-life applications.
Topic Leads:
Dr. Sonya McMullen, DoD CIO
Jaime Ayinde, Booz Allen Hamilton

PNT Situational Awareness: Arrays Testing

Topic Leads:
Jaime Ayinde, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dr. Sonya McMullen, DOD CIO

PNT Situational Awareness: Modeling and Simulation

Topic Leads:
Dr. Thomas Blenk, Army DECOM AC
Alvah Aldrich, Safran Federal Systems

PNT Situational Awareness: Multi-Sensor

Topic Leads:
Megan McMarrow, AFRL RYWN
Dr. William Travis, IS4S

PNT Situational Awareness: Operations

Topic Leads:
Arthur Scholz, The MITRE Corporation
Jacob Jost, The Aerospace Corporation

Precision Guided Munitions PNT Technologies
The use of navigation technologies in Precision Guided Munitions involves self-induced or naturally occurring harsh environments requiring the use of advanced techniques for maintaining accuracy and ensuring survivability of the electronics during use. Presentations might address innovative design concepts, challenging performance and environmental requirements, laboratory and flight test results, compensation methods, alignment/initialization techniques, and size constraints/miniaturization as well as other issues. Some situations include high dynamic (i.e., hyper velocity) environments, extreme temperatures, spinning systems, high-shock, countering plasma effects, radiation hardening, and others.
Topic Leads:
Ekta Patel, Army DEVCOM AC
Tim DeLoache, Booz Allen Hamilton

Receivers for New Space-Based Sources
New potential sources of space-based cooperative PNT, including proliferated LEO and GEO commercial and DoD systems. Includes developments in PNT payload technologies. New sources of PNT may be primary or secondary missions of the spacecraft; they may be at any frequency, RF to optical.
Topic Leads:
Natalia Shu, AFRL
Amy-Marie Dykstra, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Software Defined Receivers (SDRs) for PNT
The use of software defined receivers (SDRs) for PNT applications. Topics may include SDR architectures, SDR design considerations, operations concepts for SDR maintenance and upgrades, specific hardware/software instantiations, and updates from on-going developmental activities.
Topic Leads:
Brittany Wells, AFRL
Amelia Fortmayer, Army DEVCOM C5ISR

Space Applications for Cislunar and Beyond
Applications of PNT systems on space platforms for cislunar or beyond GEO (XGEO) activities, including the use of navigation services and sensors to aid primary objectives of guidance, navigation and control (GNC) or bus and payload timing functions. This encompasses, but is not limited to, orbit determination, attitude determination, trusted autonomous systems, and application objectives such as space exploration, mapping, lunar resource identification and extraction, situational or domain awareness, advances in cislunar user equipment. This session also includes the advancements of enabling technologies applied to cislunar PNT service volume architecture, reference frame, time transfer, time keeping, service monitoring, sustainment, and resiliency.
Topic Leads:
Cheryl Gramling, NASA Goddard
Dr. Andrew Neish, Xona Space Systems

X Antenna Technologies for Robust PNT
Novel approaches to multi-signal solutions for robust PNT, including novel antenna designs, interference mitigation technologies/techniques, incorporation of signals of opportunity to augment GNSS. While algorithms may be a component of this topic, they must be related to novel antenna approaches. This topic is seeking revolutionary approaches to robust PNT enabled by robust signal detection.
Topic Leads:
Bryan Hoffman, NIWC Pacific
Christine Rini, The MITRE Corporation

X Complementary PNT: Magnav 3

X Space-Based Sources of Cooperative PNT: Signals and Associated Receivers
New cooperative space-based PNT signals and associated receiver technology. Signals may be at any frequency, RF to optical.
Topic Leads:
Richard “Todd” Parris, AFRL
Heidi Graziano, The Aerospace Corporation

PANEL DISCUSSIONS (CUI U.S. ONLY)

PANEL: Alternative and Assured Commercial PNT Services
With the proliferation of Low and Medium Earth Orbit (LEO/MEO) satellite services, the advent of alternative and assured commercial PNT services are also starting to proliferate. This panel will explore the alternatives to traditional GNSS and include discussions on applications, technical means, performance, service offerings, anticipated start of services, and shaping of services to yield military unique capabilities.
Topic Lead:
William Joo, NIWC Pacific

PANEL: Field Testing of PNT Technologies
This panel will focus on three stages of field testing PNT technologies: pre-planning, operations, and post-test activities. The discussion will center on the current state of US DoD PNT field testing, including best practices and lessons learned for range and test site selection and coordination, multiorganizational collaboration, challenges and opportunities of international partnerships, writing of test plans, obtaining frequency clearances, range safety, leading a large team, achieving operational security, the use of modeling and laboratory testing to down-scope and reduce risk, data analysis approaches and tools, data collection/storage/reuse, and post-test analysis and out-briefings/after action reports.
Topic Lead:
Dr. Jimmie Davis, The MITRE Corporation

PANEL: GNSS and NAVWAR
As applications of Multi-GNSS (MGNSS) technology for civilian and commercial Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) users continue to grow, so has the interest in the use of MGNSS for military applications. This panel will explore the technical, policy, and operational factors affecting the use of Multi-GNSS for military operations.
Topic Lead:
Dr. Jeff Hebert, AFRL

PANEL: National Critical Infrastructure Threat
This panel will focus on PNT threats to the national critical infrastructure. Discussion topics may include threats to the electrical grid, communication, transportation, finance, and domestic DoD support infrastructure as well as emerging infrastructure for domestic employment of UAV systems that create a challenge for safeguarding national assets and maintaining homeland security.
Topic Lead:
Karen Van Dyke, US DOT/OST-R

PANEL: Rapid Agile Development and PNT Technology Transition
Representatives from the services and industry will describe their approach to respond to urgent requirements from the field and to transition emerging technologies. Panelists will contrast the established process with rapid agile development techniques that are being implemented to accelerate transitions. Topics of discussion will include: innovative means of rapidly transitioning technology to the field; application of a PNT Open Systems Architecture (OSA) to promote the ability to plug and play new sensors/software applications; transition through government/industry partnerships; and how to best position promising technology for transition.
Topic Lead:
Dr. Adam Schofield, Army Research Lab

PLENARY 2: Warfighters
An interactive discussion between the audience and a panel of warfighters who have had recent operational experience that informs the community on how to better formulate military PNT systems.
Topic Leads:
Sean Memmen, Booz Allen Hamilton
Amanda Humphrey, JNWC

SECRET PROGRAM: U.S.-ONLY
This includes topics of general interest where classified material is key to conveying the intent of the presentation. Sessions will include counter PNT, operational PNT developments related to joint urgent operational needs and joint emergent operational needs support, and provide venues for the presentation for additional topics at the SECRET US- Only classification level. Presentations will curated and be by invitation only.
Topic Leads:
Dr. Keith McDonald, The MITRE Corporation
Amanda Humphrey, JNWC

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts Due: February 2, 2024

All abstracts must be written for public release with intent to present in a Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) US-Only environment. Abstracts not approved for public release will not be accepted. Note that you must be a citizen of the USA to submit an abstract for CUI US-Only sessions (June 3-5).

Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the ION Abstract Management Portal (AMP), no later than February 2, 2024. To submit an abstract, sign in at ion.org/abstracts.

Acceptance to the JNC conference is competitive. The following are required:

  1. An abstract describing objectives, anticipated or actual results, conclusions, key innovative steps, and the significance of your work. Abstracts not meeting the 300-word minimum will not be forwarded to the program committee for review.
  2. Abstract must be public release. Start the approval of your abstract early as this can often take several weeks. Abstracts are due by February 2, 2024. Based on demand, late abstracts will not be accepted.
  3. Optional: Presenters will be given an option to include a CUI abstract, in addition to the required public release abstract, for review by program committee/conference organizers that have been pre-cleared by the security office. To this end, the author may include technical information that is protected under DoD tech-protect guidelines and CUI restrictions. Note that the submission of a CUI abstract, without a sufficiently descriptive public release abstract, will NOT be considered. All CUI materials will be deleted once the program is finalized.

Presentation Requirements

  1. Sessions will consist of presentations. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations must be approved as CUI US-Only. An electronic copy of your final presentation (typically a PDF) with a signed release form must be received by the ION National Office by June 10 to be included in the CUI US-Only proceedings.
  2. You must be a citizen of the USA to present at the conference and also provide verification of SECRET CLEARANCE to present in the classified session (June 6); you must also meet all established security validation requirements.
  3. All presenters must pay conference registration fees.
  4. Presenters must attend JNC in person (no virtual presentations) and attend the mandatory Speakers’ Breakfast the morning of their presentation.
  5. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in the cancellation of your presentation from the program. Presenters are encouraged to review the online materials in the JNC speaker resource center.

Conference Proceedings

Submitted presentations that are approved for public release (Distribution A) and/or CUI distribution will be released to U.S. citizens who were approved to attend the conference by the AFRL in an electronic CUI proceedings 2-4 weeks following the conference.

Journal Publication

JNC presenters are encouraged to write Publicly Releasable After Review technical papers based on their JNC presentations to submit for possible publication in the ION’s indexed archival journal, NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation. Papers may be submitted for publication online.

Conference Attendance Information

The JNC’s DTS conference ID is N20150610734

The conference will be hosted in a CUI US-Only environment June 3-5 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY (restricted to U.S. government and U.S. government contractors) and a US-Only SECRET on June 6 at AFIT (restricted to U.S. government and U.S. government contractors with SECRET CLEARANCE).

Registration and Hotel Reservation information is available online.