ION Alberta Virtual Meeting – Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Dr. Yang Gao gave a presentation on Precise Point Positioning and Path to Mass-Market Applications [download here]


Precise Point Positioning (PPP) has gained wide acceptance and increased applications in recent years and has become a major precise positioning technology using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Lately there is a strong market demand to bring high-precision GNSS to mass-market applications from emerging self-driving cars, drones to smartphones. PPP is considered a desired approach to support such mass-market applications. This presentation will discuss technology advances in precise point positioning, opportunities and gaps to mass-market, and some latest progress in technology and product development.

Speaker’s Bio:

Dr. Yang Gao is Professor in the Department of Geomatics Engineering at The University of Calgary. He is a Fellow of the US Institute of Navigation (ION) and the International Association of Geodesy (IAG). His research expertise includes both theoretical aspects and practical applications of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) with a focus on high-precision GNSS and integration with enabling sensors. Dr. Gao published over 300 papers in academic journals and conference proceedings and his research results have been applied by companies in Canada as well as international customers for commercial product development. Dr. Gao received many national and international awards in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the field including the ION Thurlow Award and the APEGA Research Excellence Award. Dr. Gao earned a PhD from The University of Calgary and is a registered professional engineer.