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GGE Grad Student Wins Award at Satellite Navigation Conference

A UNB Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering graduate student distinguished himself at The Institute of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems Plus 2019 meeting held in Miami, Florida, this past week.

Ivan Smolyakov, a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Richard Langley, received a best presentation award for his paper entitled “Resilient Multipath Prediction and Detection Architecture for Low-cost Navigation in Challenging Urban Areas.” Besides Prof. Langley, the paper was co-authored by GGE postdoctoral fellow Mohammad Rezaee. 

Navigating in big cities with GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) can be difficult as the signals from the satellites can be frequently blocked by buildings or reflected off them causing interference –– a phenomenon called multipath. Mr. Smolyakov’s work is helping to alleviate this problem allowing vehicles, even those with relatively inexpensive GNSS receivers, to accurately navigate concrete canyons.

The ION GNSS+ meeting, which is held every year, is the world’s preeminent gathering of researchers and manufacturers working in the field of satellite navigation. Over 300 papers in several parallel sessions were presented over three days to the more than 1000 GNSS engineers and scientists from industry, academia, and government agencies in attendance.    Feel free to copy text or graphics, or contact us if you want more information.

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