Pacific PNT

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, China and Dr. Xinqun Zhan, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

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.
Chair: Dr. Loren Chang, National Central University, Taiwan/China

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, Japan and Dr. Nobuaki Kubo, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan

A session will broadcast each day at 9:00 a.m. JST / 5:00 p.m. PDT.


Program Committee

General Chair: Dr. Sherman Lo, Stanford University, USA
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Jiyun Lee, KAIST, South Korea
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Mingquan Lu, Tsinghua University, China
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Takeyasu Sakai, Electronic Navigation Research Institute, Japan

International Advisory Board

Dr. Kefei Zhang, RMIT University
Dr. Allison Kealy, University of Melbourne

Dr. Loren Chang, National Central University
Dr. Wu Chen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Charles Lin, National Cheng-Kung University
Dr. Mingquan Lu, Tsinghua University
Dr. Jun Shen, China Satellite Navigation Office

Dr. Nobuaki Kubo, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Dr. Takeyasu Sakai, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology

Dr. Eng Kee Poh, Singapore DSO/Nanyang Technological University

South Korea
Dr. Changdon Kee, Seoul National University
Dr. Jiwon Seo, Yonsei University

United States of America
Dr. Frank van Graas, Ohio University
Dr. Y. Jade Morton, University of Colorado, Boulder

Media Partners:

GPS World  Inside GNSS