ION Alberta Lunch Meeting – Friday June 26th, 2015

Dr. Sunil Bisnath, York University, Toronto, Canada, presented On the future of Precise Point Positioning

The Precise Point Positioning (PPP) GNSS data processing technique has grown from humble beginnings in the 1990s to the de facto standard for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) applications in open sky, remote regions with limited socioeconomic densities. This talk will discuss some of the key issues leading to the success of PPP, including correction products and measurement modelling, and will investigate its key performance limitations, including accuracy, filter convergence period and robustness. Our current and near-term ability to mitigate these problems will be reviewed. And the context of PPP usage within precise GNSS positioning and, more generally, commercial GNSS PNT solutions, will be considered.

Speaker’s Bio

Dr. Sunil Bisnath is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University in Toronto, Canada. He has previously served as Undergraduate Program Director and is currently Graduate Program Director. His research interests include precise GNSS positioning and navigation algorithms and applications. Previous to York University, Professor Bisnath held the positions of geodesist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston, Massachusetts and assistant research scientist at the University of Southern Mississippi, NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. He holds an Honours B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Surveying Science from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.