WORKSHOP 2018

 

 

Geolocation
and
navigation

in space and time

 

March 28-29, 2018
"Observatoire de Paris"
Meudon Site


WORKSHOP

The URSI-France 2018 Workshop, under the sponsorship of the French Academy of Sciences, will be dedicated to “Geolocation and navigation”. The workshop will be held at the Meudon Site of the “Observatoire de Paris” (10 minutes train from Paris), on March 28-29, 2018.

 Geolocation has massively entered our society. It is used in many applications. It covers a wide range of fields, including GNSS satellite tracking systems, radars, interferometry, communication systems, autonomous vehicles, connected objects and smart cities. Geolocation may require extremely accurate clocks, which raise scientific and technological challenges.

 The workshop will be organized around oral and poster sessions. Most sessions will be introduced by invited lecturers presenting the state of the art and/or recent developments, followed by regular communications, which will be selected by the Scientific Committee. The working languages will be French and English.

Main topics:

  • Space observation
  • Observation of the Earth and its environment from space
  • Geolocation on Earth by GNSS satellite systems
  • Advanced techniques, passive and active radars, interferometry
  • Geolocation of airplanes and UAV without GPS
  • Developments related to geolocation in mobile telephony and for the Internet of things, indoor and underground localization, big data and predictive localization, localization for industry 4.0 (robots…)
  • Metrology and electromagnetism aspects of clocks

 Invited lecturers:

  • Pierre-Louis Blelly (IRAP, Toulouse, France),The unknown ionosphere in positioning equation:  reduction proble;
  • Silvère Bonnabel (MINES ParisTech, Paris), Invariant Kalman filtering for GPS-aided inertial navigation;
  • Pierre Briole (LG-ENS, Paris), Static and kinematic GNSS positioning for the study of the tectonic deformations of the Earth;
  • Benoît Denis (CEA-Leti, Minatec, Grenoble, France), Cooperative vehicular localization: Recent progresses and challenges;
  • Noël Dimarcq (FIRST-TF, SYRTE, France), Atomic clocks - State of the art and challenge
  • Bernard Fleury (ES-AAU, Aalborg, Denmark), Message passing for cooperative localization – a flexible tool for the design of high-performance, efficient, scalable, distributed solutions;
  • Francois Le Chevalier (Past Chief Scientist Thales, Emeritus Prof. TU Delft), Benefits of space-time diversity for radar.

PROGRAMME

Wednesday 28 March 2018

9h – 9h30 Welcome coffee

9h30 – 9h40 Opening of the workshop by Pierre Drossart, Director of the LESIA (Laboratory for Space Science and Astrophysical Instrumentation), Paris Observatory (Evry Schatzman lecture hall)

9h40 – 11h Environmental effects on geolocation and navigation

  • Invited Talk.The unknown ionosphere in positioning equation:  reduction problem, Pierre-Louis Blelly
  • Radar Remote Sensing, Earth-Satellite Links, and Terrestrial Telecommunication, Madhu Chandra   
  • Support Vector Machine Hydrometeor Classification for dual-polarization radar: application to avionic systems and meteorology, Luca Baldini et al.
  • Solar radio emission as a disturbance of aeronautical radionavigation, Karl-Ludwig Klein et al.

11h00 – 11h30 Coffee break

 

11h30 – 12h50 Radars and full-digital antennas

  • Invited talk: Benefits of space-time diversity for radar, François Le Chevalier

  •  Potentialities of reduced BFN antennas for spatial Ku-band applications, Jorick Milbrandt et al.
  •   FMCW Radar System for Transponder Identification, Nizar Bouhlel et al.
  •   Amélioration de la résolution angulaire d'un radar FMCW panoramique, Romain Fouettilloux et al.

13h00 – 14h20 Lunch

 

14h20 –  16h GNSS

  • Invited Talk. GNSS : une révolution pour le géopositionnement précis, Félix Perosanz
  • Invited Talk. Static and kinematic GNSS positioning for the study of the tectonic deformations of the Earth, Pierre Briole
  • Investigations on TLE time series accuracy for GNSS satellites, over short and long-time scales, Florent Deleflie et al.
  • Compact Antennas in Cavities for GNSS Applications, Laura García Gámez et al.
  • Les destins liés des théories et des systèmes radioélectriques, Pierre Fuerxer

16h – 16h40 Coffee break and Sponsors

 

16h40 - 17h45 Kalman filter and estimators

  • Invited Talk. Invariant Kalman filtering for GPS-aided inertial navigation, Sylvère Bonnabel
  • Invariant Extended Kalman Filter for target tracking, Marion Pilté et al.
  •   Time-Lapse Estimation for Optical Telescope Sequences, Mark Campbell et al.

17h45-18h30 Visit of the Great refractor (Grande lunette)

18h30-20h Cocktail and CNFRS/URSI-France Medal ceremony

 

Thursday 29 March 2018

8h45 –  8h55 Introduction of the second day by Gilles Brégant, CEO, “Agence nationale des fréquences” (Evry Schatzman lecture hall) 

8h55 – 10h15 Geolocation and navigation in difficult environment - 1

  • Invited Talk. Message passing for cooperative localization – a flexible tool for the design of high-performance, efficient, scalable, distributed solutions, Bernard Fleury
  • Uncertainty Estimation in AoA based Localization using PCE, Thomas Van Der Vorst et al.
  • A semi parametric model for RSSI-based localization, Kevin Elgui et al.
  • Indoor positioning: signals of opportunity or local infrastructure? Nel Samama et al.

10h15 – 10h30 Coffee break

 

10h30-12h20 Geolocation and navigation in difficult environment - 2

  • Invited Talk;  Cooperative vehicular localization: Recent progresses and challenges, Benoît Denis
  •   Géolocalisation et navigation à l'intérieur des bâtiments Jean-Pierre Barbot
  • A GNSS Integrity Enhancement for urban Transport Applications by Error Characterization and Fault Detection and Exclusion (FDE), Ni Zhu et al.
  • Solution d'intégration de COTS offrant un service de navigation piéton collaboratif fiable, résilient et sécurisé, Dominique Heurguier et al.    
  • Autonomous system for data collection: from signal to information, Tullio Tanzi et al.
  • Synchronisation et calibration entre un lidar 3D et une centrale inertielle pour la localisation précise d’un véhicule autonome, Pierre Merriaux et al.

12h20 – 13h05 HF Geolocation and ionosphere

  • Passive HF Geolocation Using TDoA Based Receiver Network, Ankit Jain et al.
  • High frequencies wave propagation in the Earth ionosphere Etienne Foucault et al.

13h15 – 14h20 Lunch

14h20 – 15h40 General Assembly of URSI-France

15h40 – 16h30 Coffee break and Awards

16h30 – 17h50 Metrology aspects of clocks

  • Invited Talk. Atomic clocks - State of the art and challenges, Noël Dimarcq
  • Galileo gravitational redshift test with eccentric satellites, Pacome Delva
  • Hardware Implementation of Quad-channel Clock Synchronization Calibration System for Nançay Radioheliograph A/D Converter, El Houssain Ait Mansour et al.
  • Transfert de temps par lien laser spatial, Alexandre Belli et al.

17h50 Closure (Amphitheatre Evry Schatzman)

ORGANISATION

The workshop will be held at the Meudon Site of the “Observatoire de Paris”, 5 place Jules Janssen, Meudon, France, on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29, March 2018. The Thursday around 12:30 pm, will be held the General Assembly of URSI-France.

 

Scientific Committee

Organizing Committee

Chairman: Jean-Benoit AGNANI, ANFR, France

Ouali ACEF, Observatoire de Paris, France
Luca BALDINI, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Frédéric BARBARESCO, Thales, France
Pierre BAUER, Bureau des longitudes, France
Gérard BEAUDIN, Observatoire de Paris, France
Madhu CHANDRA, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Merouane DEBBAH, Huawei Technologies, France
Laura DRAETTA, IMT Télécom ParisTech, France
Jean ISNARD, URSI-France
Yann KERR, CESBIO, France
Karl-Ludwig KLEIN, Observatoire de Paris, France
Thierry LETERTRE, CentraleSupélec, France
Philippe POULIGUEN, DGA, Min. des Armées, France
Sana SALOUS, Durham University, UK
Véronique SERFATY, DGA, Min. des Armées, France
Michael SCHOENHUBER, Joanneum Research, Austria
Tullio TANZI, Télécom ParisTech, France

Chairman: Gérard BEAUDIN, Observatoire de Paris, France

Ouali ACEF, Observatoire de Paris, France
Jean-Benoit AGNANI, ANFR, France
Pierre BAUER, Bureau des longitudes, France
Joël HAMELIN, URSI-France
Jean ISNARD, URSI-France
Karl-Ludwig KLEIN, Observatoire de Paris,
Thierry LETERTRE, CentraleSupélec, France
Alain SIBILLE, IMT Télécom ParisTech, France
Hervé SIZUN, URSI-France

 

STUDENT AWARD

An URSI prize of 500 euros will be allocated by the Scientific Committee for the best paper presented by a PhD student.

YOUNG SCIENTIST GRANT

A Young Scientist Grant of 300 euros and free registration will be awarded to a selected paper whose first author’s affiliation is European and outside France. The first author must attend the workshop and he/she must be under 35 years old.

PUBLICATION - EDITION

The papers will be available online via this website

After selection by the Scientific Committee, some authors will be invited to publish a paper either in a special issue of the “Comptes rendus Physique” of the “Académie des sciences” or in the “Revue de l’électricité et de l’électronique” (REE).

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The communication proposals should be submitted online via the website https://ursi-france.sciencesconf.org/, with a clear and concise one or two pages abstract, allowing scientific evaluation. For further information on paper submission, see Template in Word, OpenOffice or LateX

DATES TO REMEMBER

January 10, 2018

Deadline for submission of communication proposals

February 2, 2018

Notification to authors of selection by the Scientific Committee

March 2, 2018

March 10, 2018 

Deadline for full text submission

Notification of the final acceptance of the full paper

March 28-29, 2018

Workshop

April 5, 2018 

List of the selected papers for publication

 

REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fee is 220 € for each participant. It includes, among others, lunches and coffee breaks. A 125€ reduced fee will be applied to students and retired participants.

With an additional 47 € you will receive the special issue of the “Comptes rendus Physique” of the “Académie des sciences”, which will gather the key contributions of the Workshop. It will be sent to you when released, early 2019.

Registration to the Workshop will be made on line, before 24 March 2018, via the website: ursi-france.sciencesconf.org

SPONSORS