03 May 2013. ESPI participated to the European Navigation Conference 2013 held in Vienna on 23-25 April 2013.
The European Navigation Conference (ENC) 2013 was the 17th conference in the GNSS series held under the auspices of the European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN). The conference is focusing on the present status as well as on future developments in navigation systems, with special emphasis on Galileo. It was hosted by the Austrian Institute of Navigation (OVN) and took place from 23 – 25 April 2013 in Vienna, Austria. The ENC is one of the most prestigious international conferences in the field of navigation and its applications. The event annually attracts researchers, manufacturers, users, service providers and decision-makers from around the world. ESPI was represented in the conference by the Institute’s Resident Fellows Serge Plattard, Annette Froehlich and Erich Klock, who discussed latest trends and shared results of their recent and ongoing studies with the experts in the field of satellite navigation. In addition, Erich Klock chaired a session on Integrated Applications bringing in his experiences as the Manager of the IAP Ambassador Platform for the CEE region, hosted by ESPI. In addition to the traditional developments related to GNSS and receivers, it should be noted that this conference reserved a significant place to other (non-GNSS) navigation systems, including indoor positioning based on inertial sensors. Prof. Gérard Lachapelle (University of Calgary) in his closing remarks wondered if a game changer could come from the Micro Technology for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) programs.