GNSS Vision 2024

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GNSS Vision 2024
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Gates B12
Paul McBurney - OneNav, Inc.
Abstract / Description: 

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The presentation about GPS is timely in that it recently celebrated its 50 year anniversary. Some key milestones about the start of GPS are presented based on hearing a talk by the Father of GPS at Stanford in November 2023. The details of the GPS signal structure and how it produces position are presented. Details are presented on how GPS has been supplanted by GNSS from Europe, Russia, China etc. A call is made to the audience to consider GNSS as a potential focus for professional study. Finally, a vision of where GNSS is headed is presented with a focus on modernized GNSS signals.


Dr. Paul McBurney is currently CTO and co-founder of OneNav, Inc. Prior to that, Dr. McBurney was a GNSS architect at Apple. He was a co-founder and CTO of eRide, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high sensitivity GPS and sensor fusion acquired by Furuno in 2009. He also worked nearly 10 years at Trimble Navigation, as well as Stanford Telecommunications. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1988 with a focus on GPS integrity monitoring. He has more than 40 patents in the areas of GPS, AGPS, and sensor fusion.