IEEE/ION PLANS is the biennial technical conference that occurs in the spring of even numbered years whose mission is to provide a forum to share the latest advances in navigation technology. The IEEE/ION PLANS conference is jointly sponsored by the Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS) and the Institute of Navigation (ION). The AESS is sponsored by the IEEE, which is the world's largest professional engineering organization.

All IEEE/ION PLANS/PLANSx 2020 presentations that were scheduled to be hosted at ION GNSS+ 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri in September 2020 have been terminated as ION GNSS+ goes 100% virtual.

Because the IEEE/ION PLANS 2020 proceedings have been produced, indexed, and are 100% owned by IEEE, it would not be appropriate for ION to host these papers virtually on an international virtual platform.  At this time, the ION has no plans to reschedule PLANS/PLANSx 2020 or host papers from this conference in the future.  ION looks forward to hosting IEEE/ION PLANS 2022.

We would like to congratulate the following PLANS Best Paper Award winners:

The 2020 IEEE Walter R. Fried Memorial Award

The Walter R. Fried Memorial Award is awarded for the best paper at IEEE/ION PLANS.

Automotive-Radar-Based 50-cm Urban Positioning: Lakshay Narula, Peter A. Iannucci, Todd E. Humphreys, Radio Navigation Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin

PLANS 2020 Best Student Paper Award

Deep Learning-Aided Spatial Discrimination for Multipath Mitigation: Ali A. Abdallah and Zaher M. Kassas, University of California, Irvine 

PLANS 2020 Best Paper Awards

Awards are presented to the lead authors of the best paper in each technical track. The selection criteria include: technical content; innovation; importance and timeliness of the subject matter; and conciseness, clarity and completeness of the written material.

Sub-Degree-Per-Hour MEMS Gyroscope for Measurement While Drilling at 300°C: David Lin, Robert MacDonald, Dorin Calbaza, Brian Scherer, Tammy Johnson, Tim Toepfer, David Shaddock, Emad Andarawis, GE Research, General Electric Company

Demonstration of a Multi-Layer Spoofing Detection Implemented in a High Precision GNSS Receiver: Ali Broumandan, Sandy Kennedy, John Schleppe, NovAtel Inc., part of Hexagon, Canada 

Navigation with Differential Carrier Phase Measurements from Megaconstellation LEO Satellites: Joe Khalife, Mohammad Neinavaie, Zaher M. Kassas, University of California, Irvine  

Real-time Trajectory Optimization for Collaborative Self-Localization in Random Aircraft Formations: Jonathon S. Gipson, Christine M. Schubert Kabban, Robert C. Leishman, U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, and Juan D. Jurado, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB

All Best Paper Award recipients were mailed their awards and will be recognized in the summer issue of the ION Newsletter.

To purchase proceedings from the meeting, visit the IEEE/ION PLANS 2020 Proceedings page.

Questions should be directed to the Institute of Navigation at or call +1-703-366-2723.