The ICG, multifunction GNSS signals, and how to protect them

  Wednesday, 1 June 2016        09:00 - 13:00        Room: Yangtze II

International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG), European Commisssion

The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG), established in 2005 under the umbrella of the United Nations, promotes voluntary cooperation on matters of mutual interest related to civil satellite-based positioning, navigation, timing, and value-added services. The ICG contributes to the sustainable development of the world. Among its core missions is the coordination among providers of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), regional systems, and augmentations in order to ensure greater compatibility, interoperability, and transparency, and to promote the introduction and utilisation of these services and their future enhancements, including in developing countries.'

In this session and noting that Galileo Initial Services will soon be declared, participants will have the chance to learn more about multi-GNSS cooperation.
Pursuant to the elements of the ICG work plan and its Programme on GNSS Applications, the session will focus on interference detection and mitigation and on promoting the use of GNSS technologies as tools for scientific applications, and in particular the effect of space weather on GNSS.
The main objectives of the session are to share technical expertise and experiences in specific GNSS-related projects/initiatives through formal presentations and panel discussions and to draw up findings and recommendations to be forwarded as a contribution to ICG and its working groups.

Who should attend?
This session is aimed at a wide audience including scientists, developers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, end-users and beneficiaries of positioning, navigation and timing technologies.

09:00 Introductory Remarks
Dominic Hayes
Frequency Regulation Expert, European Commission
Pieter De Smet

Policy Officer, European Commission
09:15 International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Sharafat Gadimova
Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Austria
09:30 GNSS signal interference detection in LatPos base stations
Janis Zvirgzds
Head of Division, Latvian Geospatial Information Agency, Latvia
09:45 Assessment of the geometric accuracy of GNSS-RTK for road pavement monitoring
Mourad Bouziani
Coordinator of Master in GNSS, United Nations-affiliated Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (CRASTE-LF), Morocco
10:00 Localization of GNSS signal jammers using TDOA measurements
Andrew Oke-Ovie Akala
Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos, Nigeria
10:15 Statistical approaches of ionospheric correction to improve the accuracy of the GPS positioning
Mardina Binti Abdullah
Professor, Space Science Center, Institute of Climate Change, Malaysia
10:30 Space weather effects on GNSS: Ionospheric Monitoring in South East Asia in the ERICA study
Gabriella Povero
Head of the Unit International Cooperation on GNSS Navigation Technologies Research Area, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
10:45 Space weather studies using GNSS and space science outreach activities at Sangli
Dadaso Jaypal Shetti
Assistant Professor, Kasturbai Walchand College, India
11:00 GNSS, space weather and capacity building
Christine Amory
Collaborator, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France
11:15 The contribution of the EMBRACE Brazilian Space Weather Monitoring Program to the accuracy of GNSS services
André Rypl
Head of International Cooperation Office, Brazilian Space Agency, Brazil
11:30 Coffee Break
11:45 Importance of GNSS Signal Authentication and Approaches using QZSS Signals
Dinesh Manandhar
Researcher, University of Tokyo
12:00 Discussions
Programme Overview