U.S. Presentations from ICG-9

November 9-14, 2014

U.S. government officials delivered the following presentations about GPS during the 9th meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-9), held November 9-14, 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Plenary Sessions
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U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Policy and Program Update

Harold Martin, National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing

This presentation reviews current U.S. GPS policy and provides updates on GPS performance, modernization, and augmentations.

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Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC)

Captain Bill Burns, U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center

This presentation discusses the prevalence of GPS user support requests related to software mapping problems and asks whether GNSS providers should do more to address such problems.

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Assuring PNT - A PTA program and Recommendations of the US PNT Advisory Board

Brad Parkinson, Acting Chair, National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board

This presentation presents independent recommendations on how to protect, toughen, and augment (PTA) GPS and GNSS against potential disruption.

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GNSS Market Access

Jason Kim, U.S. Department of Commerce

This presentation presents U.S. concerns about GNSS-related measures that may affect equal access to international markets.

Providers' Forum
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GNSS Space Service Volume & Space User Data Update

Frank Bauer, contractor to NASA

This presentation discusses the progress made by the international providers toward the establishment of an interoperable GNSS space service volume. It notes the recent U.S. release of GPS satellite antenna pattern data in support of this effort.

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MEOSAR & GPS

Lisa Mazzuca, NASA

This presentation discusses the transition of satellite-based search and rescue (SAR) capabilities from LEO and GEO platforms to MEO payloads on GNSS constellations.

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GNSS Market Access

Jason Kim, Department of Commerce

This presentation presents U.S. concerns about GNSS-related measures that may affect equal access to international markets.

Working Group A
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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Harold Martin on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security

This presentation describes the U.S. approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience, as well as international efforts in this regard.

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U.S. GPS Interference Laws

Rick Hamilton, Department of Homeland Security

This presentation summarizes U.S. laws and regulations prohibiting the manufacture, importation, sale, advertisement, shipment, or use of jamming devices.

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Overview of GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Plan

Karen Van Dyke, Department of Transportation

This presentation outlines the ongoing GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment that will support the development of GPS spectrum protection criteria.

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Proposed Approach to Analyzing the Results of the Interoperability Workshops

Jeffrey Auerbach, Department of State, and Tom Stansell, contractor

This presentation discusses how to use the data collected during the GNSS interoperability workshops organized by Working Group A.

Working Group B
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Progress Update on Multi-constellation Safety-of-Life Activities

Eric Chatre, European Commission, and Ken Alexander, Federal Aviation Administration

This presentation describes joint U.S.-European investigations of Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (ARAIM) under the GPS-Galileo Agreement.

Working Group C
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GSC – US Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) Cooperation

Rick Hamilton, U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center, and Aitor Alvarez-Rodriguez, Galileo Service Center

This presentation describes the bilateral cooperation between the GPS and Galileo service centers and proposes that operational interfaces be established among all GNSS information centers.

Working Group D
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Transformations to Classical Horizontal Mapping Datums

Stephen Malys, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

This presentation highlights the need to transform classical horizontal mapping datums into modern geocentric terrestrial reference frames before using them with GNSS. It proposes that Working Group D maintain an authoritative list of classical datums that are still in use.

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