June 2009 Meeting Summary

On June 30, 2009, the Southern California Chapter of the ION held a meeting, hosted by NavCom in Torrance, CA. The meeting included a presentation by Per Enge of Stanford University entitled “On Location at Stanford University”. A short biography and abstract of the meeting follows, and the slides used during the meeting are attached.

Capsule Biography of Dr. Per Enge 
Dr. Per Enge is the Kleiner-Perkins Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where he is also the Director of the GPS Research Laboratory. The GPS laboratory pioneers satellite-based navigation systems for aviation and maritime use. Two of these systems are in widespread use today, and a third will be deployed in 2009. Per Enge has received the Kepler, Thurlow and Burka Awards from the Institute of Navigation for his work. He is also a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the ION and the IEEE. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1983, where he designed and analyzed an orthogonal signal set for code division multiple access communications.

Abstract of Professor Enge’s Talk
Slides: On Location at Stanford University
This talk will provide quick sketches of three location projects that are current at Stanford.

The first concerns itself with the use of GPS for aircraft navigation during the approach and landing phases of flight. It includes results on the use of receiver autonomous integrity monitoring for aircraft approach guidance, and the use of ground based augmentation for aircraft landing.

The second will focus on the combined use of laser altimetry and cold atom gravimetry for the detection of underground inhomogeneities.

The third will introduce the idea of using GPS to enable a marketplace where commuters can sell their “right to congest.”