ION Alberta In-person Meeting – Thursday, 23 November 2023

Cost: In Person: $20 non-members, $18 members, $15 students, includes a light lunch. All proceeds fund two annual scholarships for students attending University of Calgary

Time: Doors will open at 11:30am, presentations beginning at noon.

Location: Room EN F231 on the University of Calgary Campus (see map).

Speaker: John Studenny, Technical Fellow, CMC Electronics

Abstract: Spoofers, their characteristics, a simple but reliable means of detecting spoofers, ARAIM, the concept of an “ARAIM constellation hypothesis”, and a combined ARAIM and Baseline Spoofing Detector are presented.

Bio: John Studenny is a Technical Fellow at CMC Electronics. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 1987. His technical interests include GNSS signal detection and tracking, spoofing detection and mitigation, integrity algorithm development (ARAIM) and GNSS-IMU integration.

ION Alberta Intro to Orienteering Clinic – Saturday May 14, 2022

For a change from 2 years of virtual meetings, on Saturday May 14, 2022 the ION Alberta Section participated in an introduction to the sport of orienteering that was hosted by the Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club. Eight members spent two hours on Saturday morning learning how to read maps and run between waypoints. No GPS allowed! Timing is managed by a set of RFID readers with synchronized clocks. The club hosts weekly evening events on Wednesdays.

ION Alberta AGM and Election followed by ION Webinar – Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Alberta section of the Institute of Navigation held its AGM and election before joining the Mars Perseverance Rover Webinar hosted by the Institute of Navigation National Office.  Paul Alves was re-elected chair, Yang Gao elected vice-chair, Kyle O’Keefe elected treasurer, Landon Urquhart re-elected secretary, and Paul Gratton elected outreach

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