ION’s Pacific PNT Conference is a global cooperative development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing technology and applications where policy and technical leaders from Japan, Singapore, China, South Korea, Australia, the United States and more meet to discuss policy updates, receive program status updates and exchange technical information.
The 2022 conference will be hosted virtually on a complimentary basis for ION members, and will include sessions on the following:
The Chinese satellite navigation system Beidou is now a fully operational worldwide GNSS with 35 Phase III satellites now in orbit. This special session will feature presentations on all aspects of current and new Beidou systems and application developments: new BDS signal designs and receiver development, BDS signal-in-space quality monitoring and assessment, interoperable space service volume for autonomous orbital determination, Beidou/GNSS Interference detection, inter-satellite link technology, messaging systems, and new Beidou/GNSS applications.
Co-chairs: Dr. Ruizhi Chen, Wuhan University and Dr. Xingqun Zhan, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) became operational in 2018. Four future satellites are being planned to provide independent navigation capabilities over Japan. This session will have presentations from the government, contractors, universities, and industries. Attending the session, you will be fully informed about the QZSS regional satellite navigation program, including the latest QZSS program status, launch schedule of satellites, navigation performance, payload design/ characteristics, receiver development, technical validation results, and application development activities.
Co-chairs: Dr. Takeyasu Sakai, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, and Dr. Nobuaki Kubo, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
COSMIC/FORMOSAT is a constellation of six micro-satellites launched one decade ago through a partnership between Taiwan and the US. These extremely cost-effective LEO satellites rely on occultation measurements of GPS signals to infer atmospheric profiles to improve weather forecasting, climate modeling, and ionosphere and space weather monitoring. The resounding success of the project led to a follow-on mission, COSMIC-2/FORMOSAT-7, launched in 2019. This special session will feature presentations on all aspects of this exemplifying project and future outlook of the next generation capabilities.
Co-chairs: Dr. Loren Chang, National Central University and Dr. Jude Salinas, National Central University
A session will broadcast each day at 9:00 a.m. JST / 5:00 p.m. PDT.
General Chair: Dr. Sherman Lo, Stanford University
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Jiyun Lee, KAIST
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Mingquan Lu, Tsinghua University
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Takeyasu Sakai, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology
Dr. Loren Chang, National Central University
Dr. Wu Chen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Allison Kealy, University of Melbourne
Dr. Changdon Kee, Seoul National University
Dr. Eng Kee Poh, Singapore DSO/Nanyang Technological University
Dr. Nobuaki Kubo, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Dr. Charles Lin, National Cheng-Kung University
Dr. Mingquan Lu, Tsinghua University
Dr. Y. Jade Morton, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Takeyasu Sakai, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology
Dr. Jiwon Seo, Yonsei University
Dr. Jun Shen, China Satellite Navigation Office
Dr. Frank van Graas, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Dr. Kefei Zhang, RMIT University