10 October 2013 Luncheon Meeting

We will be meeting at 11:30 and start lunch at 12:00 in the Mustang Room at the Hope Hotel.

The menu is Tuscan Chicken with Wild Rice. There is no wine or soda. There has been a price increase this year and we have to adjust accordingly, so now the cost is $14 ($12 for students).  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by noon, Tuesday, 8 October, to Brian.Roadruck.ctr@afit.edu.

Our speaker will be Dr. Grace Gao, an assistant professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Illinois.  She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2008.  Prof. Gao has won a number of awards, including RTCA William E. Jackson Award, Institute of Navigation Early Achievement Award, 50 GNSS Leaders to Watch by GPS World Magazine, and multiple best presentation awards at ION GNSS conferences. Prof. Gao serves the Institute of Navigation as an elected Council member and is co-chair of the Technical Committee on Air Navigation.

Topic:  Cooperative GNSS

Most of the existing platforms that include GPS, such as UAVs or smart phones, are also equipped with communication capabilities as well as other navigation sensors. We will explore signal processing for not just one, but multiple GNSS receivers and other navigational sensors cooperatively and use examples to show the benefits and improvement in accuracy, availability and security.

 

2012-2013 Dayton Section Sponsors:

GNSS Solutions Ltd

Institute of Navigation (ION)

Miami University

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI)

Northrop Grumman

Ohio University AEC

 

May Luncheon

Join us for our monthly luncheon to be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:30AM in the Mustang Room of the Hope Hotel at Wright-Patterson AFB.  Marshall Haker will discuss an approach to GNSS multipath parameter estimation utilizing the Signal Decomposition and Parameterization Algorithm (SDPA).

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Eric Vinande by noon on Monday, May 7.  Cost of attendance is $12 dollars ($10 for students).

This will be our final luncheon prior to the banquet in June.

March Luncheon

Join us for our monthly luncheon to be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:30AM in the Mustang Room of the Hope Hotel at Wright-Patterson AFB.  Christopher Lomanno will discuss control of multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) using inexpensive COTS optical sensors.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Eric Vinande by noon on Monday, March 5.  Cost of attendance is $12 dollars ($10 for students).

February Luncheon

Join us for our monthly luncheon to be held on February 9, 2012 at 11:30AM in the Mustang Room at the Hope Hotel at Wright-Patterson AFB.  2d Lt Joe Curro will discuss relative pose estimation for the Automated Aerial Refueling program utilizing a scanning LIDAR.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Eric Vinande by noon on Monday, February 6.  Cost of attendance is $12 dollars ($10 for students).

November Luncheon

Join us for our monthly luncheon to be held on November 10, 2011 at 11:30AM in the Mustang Room at the Hope Hotel at Wright-Patterson AFB.  Dmitriy Garmatyuk will discuss software-defined radio research at Miami University.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Eric Vinande by COB on Friday, November 4.  Cost of attendance is $12 dollars ($10 for students).

October Luncheon

Join us for our monthly luncheon to be held on October 13, 2011 at 11:30AM in the Mustang Room at the Hope Hotel at Wright-Patterson AFB.  Jihye Park from The Ohio State University will discuss the use of total electron count measurements to detect clandestine underground nuclear explosions.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Eric Vinande by COB on Friday, October 7.  Cost of attendance is $12 dollars ($10 for students).

September Luncheon

Join us for our monthly luncheon to be held on September 8, 2011 at 11:30AM in the Mustang Room at the Hope Hotel at Wright-Patterson AFB. Frederick Webber will be discusssing navigation aspects of the Mars Science Laboratory, NASA’s next rover mission to Mars, which will launch in late 2011.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to eric.vinande@wpafb.af.mil by COB on Friday, September 2.  Cost of attendance is $12 dollars ($10 for students).

New Section Officers Elected

ION Dayton Section officers for 2011-2012:

Chair: Mark Smearcheck (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Vice Chair: Jared Kresge (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Executive Secretary: Eric Vinande (Air Force Research Labs Sensors Directorate)
Treasurer: Boyd Holsapple (General Dynamics IT)