It’s March, which for the GNSS community means one thing: the Munich Satellite Summit. From March 24 – 26, GNSS players from around the world will gather in Munich to discuss and debate all things GNSS. This year, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) will launch its GNSS Market Report Issue 4 during the Summit.
The annual Munich Satellite Summit is set for March 24 – 26, and this year the GSA will be taking the stage to launch its 4th GNSS Market Report. The Summit kicks off with an Opening Plenary Session, where GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides will join representatives from European governments, the European Commission, ESA, and the US, Russia and China.
Latest trends in the GNSS market
A dedicated launch session on the GNSS Market Report is scheduled for March 25, where participants will get a comprehensive overview of the GNSS market from GSA Head of Market Development Gian Gherardo Calini.
“With nearly four billion GNSS devices used worldwide and all regions experiencing growth, our latest Market Report shows how GNSS represents a unique growth opportunity for Europe in terms of business development, job creation and European competitiveness,” says Calini.
A panel discussion featuring industry representatives and moderated by Inside GNSS Editor Glen Gibbons will follow. Panel members include: STMicroelectronic’s Philippe Prats, Broadcom Corporation’s Frank van Diggelen, European Business Aviation Association’s Belarmino Goncalves Paradela, 365FarmNet Group’s Klaus-Herbert Rolf, and Furuno Electric’s Genta Shinohara. Each panellist will provide unique insights into the trends and challenges facing their particular business.
Future of Positioning, Navigation & Timing (PNT)
The launch of GSA’s 4th GNSS Market Report ideally compliments this year’s Summit theme: Who knows what the future will bring?
On this front, the summit has invited experts from around the world to look into the crystal ball and provide their views on the future of the global Positioning, Navigation & Timing (PNT) sector.
The technical programme for the summit includes plenary discussions and concise updates on the main activities in worldwide satellite navigation systems, including:
- Implementation of Galileo
- Modernisation of the US GPS IIF and GPS III
- Status and modernisation of the Russian Global Satellite Navigation System GLONASS
- Developments of new global and regional systems (such as the Chinese BeiDou, Japanese QZSS and the Indian IRNSS systems)
- Space Based Augmentation systems (SBAS), such as EGNOS
- Future trends in PNT
- The role of GNSS in Big Data collection
- Space geodesy, space navigation and reflectometry
- Processor and semiconductor trends for GNSS receivers
- GNSS market legal issues
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