PLANS 2004 Technical Program Synopsis
PLANS 2004 conference was held in Monterey on April 26 though April 29th,
2004. The conference was attended by 319 people from a wide
variety of companies and countries. The PLANS 2006 conference will be
held April 24th through April 27th, 2006, with
at conference registration beginning on April 23rd, 2006.
The Technical Program Committee consisted of:
Chair: Chuck Bye,
The first day of
the conference was dedicated to tutorials. A total of eight tutorials
were offered. A wide range of topics were covered in the tutorials.
The tutorials that were presented at the conference are:
1. MEMS Inertial Technology: A Short Course, Ralph Hopkins
2. Navigation and Man, Marvin May
3. Fundamental Issues Affecting GPS/INS Integrations, G. Jeffrey Geier
4. Navigation System Test and Evaluation, Athanison Monroe
5. GPS Protection Toolbox: Picking the Right Technology for Interference Suppression, Dr. Ira M. Weiss and Allen W. Morrison
6. Itís About Time, Dr. Demetrios Matsakis
7. Low-Cost Inertial Finally! From MEMS to NAV Systems, James L. Farrell, Ph.D.
Introduction to Optical Rotation Sensing, Robert Dahlgren, M.S.
The final three
days of the conference were dedicated to the technical program. The
technical program was divided into four tracks, with 21 technical
sessions, one workshop, and one panel discussion. The tracks and track
A. Inertial Sensing Technology, Kenneth Marino, Northrop Grumman
B. Inertial Navigation Applications, Mike Johnnie, Northrop Grumman, NSD
C. Global Navigation Systems, Len Jacobson, GSAM Inc.
Future Navigation Systems and Applications, Steven P.
Fleischut, Penn State
conference proceedings contained a total of 108 papers and
approximately 100 papers were presented at the conference. The
technical papers contained valuable technical information and the
presentations were well received and provided additional insight into
the papers. From published and presented papers, six were selected to
receive awards. The papers that received the awards were:
Fried Best Paper
Deployment of a Self-Calibrating Pseudolite Array for Mars Rover
Navigation, Masayoshi Matsuoka, Aerospace Robotics Laboratory,
Stanford Univ.; Stephen M Rock, Aerospace Robotics Laboratory,
Stanford University; Maria G Bualat, NASA Ames Research Center.
Robust Airborne Navigation Algorithms for SRGPS, Moon-Beom Heo, Illinois Institute of Technology; Sam P Pullen, Stanford University; Jennifer D Gautier, Stanford University; Per Enge, Stanford University; Boris Pervan, Illinois Institute of Technology; Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
1 Best Paper
in Integrated Gyroscopes, John A Geen, Analog Devices Inc.
2 Best Paper
Unscented Kalman Filter for In-Motion Alignment of Low Cost IMUs,
Eun-Hwan Shin, The University of Calgary; Naser El-Sheimy, The
University of Calgary.
3 Best Paper
Mitigation in the Frequency Domain, Yujie Zhang, Ohio University;
Chris G. Bartone, Ohio University.
4 Best Paper
LOCO GPSI: Preserve the GPS Advantage for Defense and Security, Kenneth S Simonsen, SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego; Mark L Suycott, SAIC; Robert K. Crumplar, Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc.; John Wohlfiel, FALON, Inc.