Last week I co-chaired a session on Collaborative and Networked Navigation at the IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium (ION PLANS) in Savannah, Georgia. Both Professor Zak Kassas from University of California, Riverside and myself were the session chairs at the technical conference that occurs only in the spring of even number years.
The IEEE/ION PLANS was a refreshing opportunity to learn about the latest work from scientists, researchers and engineers from around the world in the field of navigation. The 30-minute slots allow for detailed presentations on new methods and results ranging from fundamental research, to applications, to field test results. The IEEE/ION PLANS featured numerous sessions and programs so there was always something of interest on the schedule. Some interesting practical applications that I visited are listed below: