Detection and Mitigation
In product development and integration, from board-level GNSS receivers to system-level GNSS receivers in different application platforms
Free 60-Minute Webinar
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST / 7 p.m. CET
Brought to you by: NovAtel
As the number of GNSS signals being tracked increases, so does the potential for interference to dismiss the performance gains of using those additional signals.
To maximize performance and efficiency, prepared PNT users need their equipment to be able to detect when interference is present and mitigate it.
Developers, integrators and users need mitigation tools to protect and preserve GNSS measurement quality, maintaining high-quality multi-frequency multi-constellation positioning performance, even in challenging RF environments. This is essential particularly on the integration journey, especially during prototyping and when encountering unforeseen interference events in field testing, in order to produce fully successful integrated products.
The one-hour webinar also will include a follow-up Q&A session with the speakers.
Applied Technology Group, NovAtel
Casiano has responsibility for NovAtel's Applied Technology Group with a mandate to test and evaluate the strengths of products, both proprietary and competing, through tests in vertical segment-specific use contexts. He has led the development of unique projects on single-board computing platforms and integration of mobile IP technology for remote monitoring; streamlined recurring test methodology templates; and applied user experience and customer principles to create specific targeted content to customers in particular phases of their product integration. He has worked at NovAtel since 2003 as applications engineer and technology adoption manager prior to his current position.
Casiano will present an Interference Toolkit that measures RF spectrum levels and allows the user to apply mitigation tools to protect and preserve GNSS measurement quality. This maintains high-quality multi-frequency multi-constellation positioning performance even in challenging RF environments. The tool kit makes itself an essential part of the integration journey especially during prototyping and unforeseen interference events in fielded integrated products.
A built-in spectrum analysis tool outputs data just like a spectrum analyzer. Signal level is plotted against frequency to show how much signal power is being sensed across different GNSS frequency bands. Interfering signals can be easily identified. Enabled receivers output a string of easy-to-plot numbers for the user?s software interface, or a software tool displays the spectral analysis output on a PC in real-time.
GPS Information Analysis Team Lead, U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center
Hamilton is a 36-year career Coast Guardsman, with expertise in ship handling, navigation, buoy positioning, search planning and operations. He returned to Coast Guard duty as a civilian as executive secretariat for the U.S. government?s Civil GPS Service Interface Committee. He serves as GPS information analysis team lead at the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center, working directly with the U.S. Air Force Second Space Operations Squadron for provision of civil GPS services. He also is a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, where he co-chairs the Interference Detection and Mitigation Task Force. His work focuses on the impact of disruptions and efforts curb the proliferation of GPS jammers.
Hamilton will explain the proliferation of jammers, aspects of illegal use, coordinated government response to interference events, and regulations to prohibit manufacture, import, export, sale and use of jammers. The NAVCEN at which he works routinely receives interference reports from all over the world. Among other incidents, international airlines have reported complete loss of GPS on air routes over Iran, Moscow and Malaysia. Jammers have been used to disrupt communications during commission of a robbery, in vicinity of a major port, disabling GPS on large cruise ships attempting to dock, and in defeating fleet-tracking devices in company cars and trucks for hijacking of high-value pharmaceuticals.
Brashar graduated with a bachelor?s degree in electrical engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and received the ION Student Award for his study of GPS interference response characteristics in the C/A band. He recently accepted a job at the MITRE Corporation where he works on satellite navigation and multisensor integration.
Core Cards Product Manager, NovAtel
Burnell has worked at NovAtel since 2015. He has held various engineering, applications and management positions at various companies in the GPS/GNSS industry since 1996. Topic: TBA.
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, GPS World
Cameron is editor-in-chief and publisher of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000. He also writes the monthly GNSS Design & Test newsletter and the Wide Awake blog.
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