In November, the ION Dayton Section welcomed Dr. Jason Gross and his student, Mr. Ryan M. Watson, from West Virginia University. Ryan presented his research on robust graph optimization with applications to GNSS processing, which promises improved GNSS processing in degraded environments, such as urban areas, where GNSS position methods traditionally perform poorly.
The next ION Dayton Section Luncheon will be held in January 2018. See you next year!
This month Dr. Don Venable from AFRL/RYWN presented an overview of his dissertation research: “Improving Real World Performance for Vision Navigation in a Flight Environment” and then discussed the potential of deep learning and neural networks applied to the fields of computer vision and vision navigation.
We kicked off the 2017-2018 luncheon series with a presentation from Maj Scott Pierce from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He presented his latest research findings on the use of various methods for processing star tracker data to determine one’s position and velocity based on the imaging of reference objects with known positions and velocities against a background field of stars.