Seeking Safety and Robustness in Autonomy

A free webinar on Wednesday, March 25 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time addresses the topic “GNSS Vulnerability Testing and the Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA).” This technically rich, educational event is sponsored by Spirent Communications and Inside GNSS.

GNSS vulnerability presents many challenges for autonomous product designers, sensor manufacturers and users. Interference with safety, reliability and productivity are all serious matters. Leading experts specializing in research and development regarding and simulation and CRPAs — often the first line of defense against signal jamming — share their perspective and findings in this free webinar.

All those interested in robust PNT signals, safe navigation, autonomous navigation and new product development will profit from the in-depth technical insights afforded by this hour-and-a-half tutorial.

If you’re feeling vulnerable, you might want to register now.

The discussion gives a holistic overview of GNSS vulnerability, not simply relative to jamming and spoofing but also:

  • cyber attacks and other newly developed efforts to crash receivers;
  • new emerging interests in the receiver domain and the application domain;
  • the full range of risks and trends;
  • signal vulnerability from the perspective of CRPA applications;
  • and why it is important to simulate at all phases of product development.

Demonstrations and key takeaways include:

  • The advantages of simulation over testing in the field, and what constitutes a good simulator.
  • What to look for when selecting a CRPA system for purchase: the performance you should expect.
  • The significance and impacts of new signal authentication schemes, set to begin this quarter with Galileo and to be further implemented with testing aboard NTS-3 of the Chimera concept.
  • risk assessment in specific scenarios such as autonomous driving.
  • what have been the mistakes in testing in the past, the emerging standards and what we can expect in the future.
  • Test results and illustrative data.

The expert panel:

VoutsisKimon Voutsis, PhD. Product Manager for High-end PNT Test Solutions at Spirent Communications. Kimon has more than 10 years of professional experience in providing guidance and technical solutions for positioning, navigation and timing applications, to military, governmental and commercial organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in Robust Positioning, Navigation & Timing Applications from the Space Geodesy & Navigation Laboratory, Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, University College London.

PozzobonOscar Pozzobon, Technical Director, Qascom. Oscar is the founder and technical director of Qascom. He coordinates several projects regarding interference and signal authentication with the European Space Agency (ESA), the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission. He is currently involved in the design of the ESA advanced multi-constellation simulator and in the design of the authentication schemes for the Galileo Commercial Service (CS) demonstrator. His main interests are GNSS and cryptography, where he has issued more than 30 publications and holds 3 patents. He has a Ph. D. in Aerospace and Satellite Applications.

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