March 2008 Meeting Summary

On March 11, 2008, the Southern California Chapter of the ION held a meeting, hosted by Raytheon in El Segundo, CA.  The meeting included a presentation from Frank Boon of Septentrio on the releasable activities of Septentrio.  A short biography and abstract of the meeting follows.

Curriculum Vitae of Frank Boon:
Currently, Mr. Boon is the Head of Research at Septentrio, responsible for the development and evaluation of novel GNSS technology, technological strategy and team management.  He previously was an R&D Engineer at the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Survey Department at Delft, in the Netherlands, working on high-end GPS/INS systems in Photogrammetry.  He holds an MSc degree from the Delft University of Technology, where he did research on OTF GNSS carrier ambiguity resolution techniques.  He has published extensively in the fields of GNSS systems and applications.

Abstract of Frank Boon’s Talk:  
Boon will present aspects of the Safety-of-Life service scheduled within the Galileo system.  Emphasis will be given to the SIS data-stream related to the Safety-of-Life service and its relation to the Hazardous and/or Misleading Information Probability Computation Algorithm (HPCA).

A comparison will be made between Galileo’s HPCA and the HMI statistics in the WAAS/EGNOS protection level computation as well as standard RAIM.