Speaker at podium before the board and public audience 21st Meeting
May 16-17, 2018

Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore / Chesapeake Ballroom
300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

9:30 - 9:35
Call to Order & Announcements
Mr. James J. Miller, Executive Director, PNT Advisory Board, NASA Headquarters
9:35 - 10:00
Opening Comments: 21st PNTAB Focus & Priorities
Sustaining GPS as a Utility — Protect, Toughen, & Augment
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Dr. Bradford Parkinson, 1st Vice-Chair; Gov Jim Geringer, 2nd Vice-Chair
10:00 - 10:15
National Coordination Office (NCO) Perspective
Policy Update
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Mr. Harold "Stormy" Martin, Director, National Coordination Office for Space-Based PNT
10:15 - 10:45
GPS Program Status & Modernization Milestones
GPS Directorate (GPS-D) Update
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Lt Col Andy Menschner, Material Leader, GPS-D, Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC)
10:45 - 11:15
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Update
Civil Agency Lead & Extended PosNav Perspective
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Ms. Karen Van Dyke, Director, PNT Program, Office of the Secretary, DOT
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Update
FAA Navigation Strategy
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Ms. Deborah Lawrence, Manager, Navigation Programs, FAA
12:00 - 12:30
Connectivity Connected Aviation - Enabling Innovations in the Internet of Things - That Fly
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Dr. Bruce Holmes, Vice President, Digital Aviation, SmartSky Networks, LLC
12:30 - 1:45
LUNCHWorking — Annual Ethics Training for Special Government Employees (SGEs)
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Mr. Adam F. Greenstone, NASA Office of General Counsel
1:45 - 2:10
U.S. Department of State (DOS) Update
Bilateral Partnerships & International Committee on GNSS (ICG)
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Mr. Jeff Auerbach, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Space & Advanced Technology, DOS
2:10 - 2:35
United Kingdom (UK) Progress on Resilient PNT
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Prof. David Last, Strategic Advisor, General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK & Ireland
2:35 - 3:00
Initial Findings from the STRIKE3 GNSS Interference Monitoring Network
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Dr. Mark Dumville, General Manager, Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL), UK
3:00 - 3:25
Report from the Workshop on Time Receiver Resilience
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Dr. Marc Weiss, Spirent
3:25 - 3:50
Superior Beamforming GPS Anti-Jamming for Airborne Platforms
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Dr. Alex Stratton, Principal Systems Engineer, Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins
3:50 - 4:05
4:05 - 4:30
Current Operational Status of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite-based Time and Location
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Dr. Gregory Gutt, Chief Technical Officer & President, Satelles Inc.
4:30 - 4:55
Feasibility of a Nationwide Fiber-Optic Sub-nanosecond Timing Infrastructure for Terrestrial PNT & GPS Back-up
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Dr. Jeroen Koelemeij,Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, OPNT B.V., The Netherlands
4:55 - 5:20
GPS Radio Occultation: The Real Forecast
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Mr. Keith E. Johnson, VP and General Manager - Government Solutions, Spire Global, Inc.
5:20 - 5:45
National Space Council Perspective
Dr. Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council (NSpC)
5:45 - 6:00
Afternoon Wrap-Up
All members

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

9:00 - 9:05
Call to Order
Mr. James J. Miller, Executive Director, PNT Advisory Board, NASA Headquarters
9:05 - 9:30
Member Concise Observations from Wednesday, May 16
All members, led by Dr. Bradford Parkinson, 1st Vice-Chair; Gov Jim Geringer, 2nd Vice-Chair
9:30 - 10:00
Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Update
Findings from JAMX17 Exercise
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Mr. John Merrill, Director for the Office of Interoperability and Compatibility, DHS
10:00 - 11:00
Representative/International Reports & Perspectives:
Dr. James L. Farrell, VIGIL, Inc. (U.S.)
(Special Topic Speaker)
Ms. Ann Ciganer, GPS Innovation Alliance (U.S.)
Mr. Dana Goward, Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation (U.S.)
  • Signal-in-Space Error Assessment based on the International GNSS Service (IGS) Multi-GNSS Experiment (MGEX)
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Dr. Gerhard Beutler, International Association of Geodesy (Switzerland)
  • Possible Arctic Space-based Augmentation System (SBAS) Coverage by Using High Elliptic Orbit Satellites
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Mr. Arve Dimmen, Norwegian Coastal Administration (Norway)
Mr. Matt Higgins, Manager, Dept. of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (Australia)
Dr. Sergio Camacho-Lara, U.N. Center of Science and Space Technology (Mexico)
Dr. Refaat Rashad, Arab Institute of Navigation (Egypt)
11:00 - 11:15
BREAKTime permitting
11:15 - 12:00
Final Roundtable Review of PNT Board Topic Papers (Administration Transition / Information Package)

2018 Work Plan Schedule

22nd Mtg December 5-6, 2018 in Redondo Beach, CA
All members
12:00 - 1:00
LUNCHWorking as needed

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