DOT logo NAVCEN logo 49th Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee

At the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown
Savannah, Georgia
21-22 September 2009


Monday, 21 September 2009

08:00 Registration

Session I

09:00 Welcome/Opening
Karen VanDyke, Department of Transportation RITA, Chair, CGSIC

09:05 Meeting Overview
CAPT Ed Thiedeman, NAVCEN, Deputy Chair

09:15 U.S. National Space-Based PNT Executive Committee
Lt Col Scott Boushell, U.S. National Coordination Office for Space Based PNT
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09:40 GPS Program Update
Col. Dave Madden, U.S. Air Force GPS Wing
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10:05 GPS Constellation Status and Performance
1st Lt. Dan Boyd, U.S. Air Force, 2SOPS
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10:30 Break

10:45 GAO Report
Col. Dave Madden, U.S. Air Force Space Command

11:10 Worldwide GNSS Interoperability
Alice Wong, U.S. State Department
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11:35 Update on U.S. Interference Detection & Mitigation Plan (IDM)
John Merrill, DHS
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  Civil GNSS Signal/Service Monitoring
Karen Van Dyke
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12:00 Q/A Panel (Presenters) Looking for a good panel topic

12:30 Break for Lunch

Session II

14:00 WAAS and LAAS Program Status
Leo Eldridge, DOT FAA, GNSS Program Manager
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14:20 SVN-49 Signal Anomaly
Tom Stansell, Consultant to GPS Wing
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14:40 In Anticipation of Solar Max
Joe Kunches, NOAA Boulder, Colorado
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15:00 Resilient PNT: Today's Requirement
Dr. Sally Basker, UK General Lighthouse Authority.
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15:20 User Concerns, GPS World Audience Survey
Alan Cameron, GPS World
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15:40 User Perspectives on GPS
Glen Gibbons, Inside GNSS
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16:00 - 16:20 Q/A Panel (Presenters)

16:30 Break

16:45 Subcommittee Reports

  Report from International Subcommittee
John Wilde, DW International

  Report from Timing Subcommittee
Dr. Wlodzimierz Lewandowski, BIPM
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  Report from U.S. States and Localities Subcommittee
Rudy Persaud, FHWA
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  Report from Surveying, Mapping, and Geosciences Subcommittee
Richard Snay, NGS
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17:30 End of Meeting Day

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

08:15 Registration

Morning Concurrent Sessions:

· International Session ·
John Wilde, Chair, ISC

09:00 Introduction
Karen VanDyke, DOT RITA, CGSIC Chair

09:05 Welcome
John Wilde, Chair, ISC

09:10 The GLAs' e-Navigation programme
Dr Sally Basker and Dr Nick Ward, UK General Lighthouse Authorities
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09:30 GRACE and G-STEP; Fostering GNSS and GMES Developments
Prof. Terry Moore
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09:50 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Maureen Walker
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  The Impact of NANUs on RAIM Prediction
John Wilde, Chair, ISC
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10:10 Break

10:40 The Basic Plan for the Space Development and Utilization of the QZSS
Mr Hiroaki Maeda, Japan GPS Council
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11:00 PBN and APV Implementation in Australia
Mr Dirk Noordewier, CASA, Australia
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11:20 GNSS in Australia; and Overview
Mr Peter Ramm, Department of Geomatics, University of Melbourne
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· U.S. States and Local Government Session ·
Rudy Persaud, Federal Highway Administration, Chair

08:30 Introduction
Capt Edwin Thiedeman, NAVCEN, Deputy Chair

08:35 Welcome
Rudy Persaud, USDOT/FHWA, Chair USSLS

08:40 Nationwide Differential GPS - Capabilities and Potential
Timothy Klein, NDGPS Coordinator
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09:05 Statewide Reference Station Networks: Beyond Surveying.
James Stowell, Canary System, Inc.
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09:30 RTK Networks: What? Why? Where?
Eric Gakstatter, GPS World Magazine
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  Using WAAS for Sub-meter Mapping
Eric Gakstatter, GPS World Magazine
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09:55 Real Time Networking
Scott Harris, Florida DOT

10:20 Break

10:35 Asset Management and Invasive Species Management
Joseph White, Maryland State Highway Administration
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11:00 National Park Service GPS Program
Tim Smith, National GPS Program Coordinator, National Park Service
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  NGS RTN Guidelines: Planning & Design
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11:25 NDGPS and Digital Photography
DeLane R. Meier, North Dakota DOT
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11:50 HA-NDGPS update
Jim Arnold, USDOT/FHWA
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12:15 Closing Remarks
Rudy Persaud, Chair

12:30 Session End

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:

· Timing Session ·
Dr. Wlodzimierz Lewandowski, BIPM, Chair; Co-Chair: Victor Zhang, NIST

14:00 Introduction
Wlodzimierz Lewandowski, BIPM
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14:20 Report from NIST
Victor Zhang, NIST
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14:50 Report from USNO
Demetrios Matsakis, USNO
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  Report on possible revision of the UTC time scale
Ron Beard Chair
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15:20 Break

15:40 Why leap seconds are difficult to get right for an equipment vendor
Sam Stein, Symmetricom, Inc.
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16:00 Time and Navigation Exhibition at the Smithsonian: An Update
Carlene E. Stephens, National Museum of American History - to be confirmed
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16:20 Discussion

17:20 Session End

· Surveying, Mapping, and Geosciences Session ·
Chair, Richard Snay, National Geodetic Survey

13:30 Welcome
Richard Snay, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey
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13:35 CORS/OPUS: Overview and Status
Giovanni Sella, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey
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13:50 PANEL SESSION: Guidelines for Real Time GNSS Networks (RTN)

  A. Site Considerations
Dan Martin, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey
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  B. Planning & Design
Gavin Schrock, Washington State Reference Network
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  C. Administration
Gary Thompson, North Carolina Geodetic Survey
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  D. Best Methods for Users
Bill Henning, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey
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14:50 Break

15:05 Question & Answer Session with Speakers

15:50 Interactive Sessions within Small Discussion Groups
Group 1. CORS/OPUS
Group 2. RTN Site Considerations and RTN Planning & Design
Group 3. RTN Administration and RTN Best Practices for Users

17:00 End of Forum

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