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Fifteenth Meeting
June 11-12, 2015

Annapolis Marriott Hotel, Ballroom North/Center
80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

10:00 - 10:05
Call to Order & Announcements
Mr. James J. Miller, PNT Advisory Board Executive Director, NASA Headquarters
10:05 - 10:45
Opening Remarks & Introductions
Welcome New Members, Board Overview & Criticality of GPS
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Dr. Bradford Parkinson, (1st Vice-Chair)
& Mr. Marty Faga (PNT Board Steering Group)
10:45 - 11:05
Role of Department of Transportation (DOT) as PNT Executive Committee (EXCOM) Co-Chair
Enabling & Preserving Critical National Equities
The Honorable Greg D. Winfree, Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. DOT
11:05 - 11:25
National Coordination Office (NCO) Policy Update
PNT EXCOM Interagency Priorities & Initial Taskings
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Mr. Harold "Stormy" Martin, Director, National Coordination Office for Space-Based PNT
11:25 - 12:05
Global Positioning System (GPS) Modernization & Program Plan Update
Schedule & Funding for Satellites, Ground Segment & Services
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Colonel Steve Whitney, GPS User Equipment, GPS Directorate, U.S. Air Force
12:05 - 12:35
U.S. DOT Civil GPS/PNT Update
Adjacent L-Band Compatibility & Complimentary PNT (CPNT) Studies
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Ms. Karen Van Dyke, Director for PNT, DOT Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology
12:35 - 1:00
Collaboration & Use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Services
Bilaterals & United Nations International Committee on GNSS (ICG)
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Mr. Ray Clore, Senior Advisor, Office of Space & Advanced Technology, U.S. Department of State
1:00 - 2:00
LUNCH -- Annual Ethics Training for Special Government Employees
Mr. Adam Greenestone, Designated Agency Ethics Official, Office of General Counsel, NASA
2:00 - 2:30
International GNSS Service Multi-GNSS Experiment (IGS-MGEX)
Preparing for a Multi-GNSS World
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Dr. Oliver Montenbruck, GNSS Technology & Nav., DLR German Space Operations Center
2:30 - 3:00
Toughening Techniques for GPS Receiver Operations
Navigation Message Authentication
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Dr. Todd Humphreys, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin
3:00 - 3:20
Automated/Autonomous Trucking
Emerging Users -- Terrestrial
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Mr. Russell Shields, PNT Board Member
3:20 - 3:40
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Emerging Users -- Aviation
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Captain Joe Burns, PNT Board Member
3:40 - 4:00
Enhanced 911 (E911) GNSS Geolocation
Emerging Users -- Terrestrial
Mr. Dean Brenner, PNT Board Member
4:00 - 4:15
4:15 - 4:45
GPS Space Service Volume (SSV)
Emerging Users – Space
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Mr. Frank Bauer, FBauer Aerospace Consulting
4:45 - 5:10
Raw Data to Improve Accuracy, Integrity, & Availability of SatNav
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Dr. James Farrell, VIGIL, Inc.
5:10 - 5:50
The Economic Value of GPS
Preliminary Assessment
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Dr. Irving Leveson, Founder, Leveson Consulting
5:50 - 6:00
PNT Board Member Roundtable Observations & Afternoon Recap
All PNT Board Members

Friday, June 12, 2015

10:00 - 10:05
Call to Order
Mr. James J. Miller, PNT Advisory Board Executive Director, NASA Headquarters
10:05 - 10:15
Announcements & Agenda
Quick Thoughts & Feedback from June 11 Discussions
Dr. Bradford Parkinson, (1st Vice-Chair)
& Mr. Marty Faga (PNT Board Steering Group)
10:15 - 11:15
International PNT Board Member Regional Updates & Perspectives (at member's discretion)
11:15 - 12:45
Roundtable Discussion: Recommendations for PNT EXCOM
Proposed Issues & Topics to work for 2015-2017 Charter Period

Potential Issue Areas for further PNT Board Consideration:

  • GPS as Critical Infrastructure
  • GPS Threat Assessment
  • Pseudolite Licensing in Radio Navigation Satellite Service (RNSS) Bands
  • GPS Jammer Proliferation
  • Federal Communications Commission Licensing of non-U.S. GNSS Services
  • Criteria for U.S. use of other GNSS systems
  • GPS Back-Up –- CPNT Options
  • GPS vs Inertial Platforms –- Capabilities vs Constraints
  • "Toughening" Techniques for Commercial Receivers -- Pros and Cons of imposing "Standards"
  • Anti-Spoofing Authentication Codes
  • Reducing Costs of GPS Acquisition and Operations
  • Ensuring Backwards Compatibility / Do No Harm -- L1 C/A, SSV
  • GPS Economic Assessment (Phase II) -- Loss of Service Impacts by Sector & International Benefits by Region
  • Strategies for International Engagement -- Reciprocal Effects
All PNT Board Members
Working Group-1: Assured Availability
  • Protect the Clear and Truthful Reception
Ms. Ann Ciganer & Mr. Ron Hatch
  • Toughen Users' Receivers
Dr. John Betz & Dr. Per Enge
  • Augment or Substitute PNT Sources
Mr. Matt Higgins & Mr. Terry McGurn
Working Group-2: Economic Value of PNT
  • 2.1 Spectrum Denial -- Economic Impact (Spectrum Subgroup)
Gov. Jim Geringer (2nd Vice-Chair)
12:45 - 1:00
Preparation & Next Steps for July/Aug. PNT EXCOM & Oct. 30-31, 2015 16th PNT Board Mtg in conjunction with the United Nations International Committee on GNSS (ICG)
All PNT Board Members
1:00 - 2:00

Dates and times shown above are as originally scheduled and do not reflect actual presentation times.