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Since the advent of GPS in the early 1970's, there's been a virtual revolution in PNT technology and applications. Today, PNT services are used by over 3 billion users—half the world's population!

Starting with the adaptation of GPS technology for precision spacecraft attitude and guidance control in the 1990s, Stanford has been widely considered the world’s leading academic institution performing PNT, GPS and GNSS research.

In 2006, the SCPNT was created to bring industry affiliate support for pioneering PNT research projects and to facilitate an international forum (by way of the annual SCPNT Symposium) for exchanging ideas, addressing issues and promoting the advancement of PNT technologies and applications.

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2022 PNT Symposium

Our 16th annual PNT Symposium was held Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 13th.

This year, we returned to our usual in-person presentations in the Kavli auditorium at SLAC, above the Stanford campus. We also live-streamed the presentations via Zoom and video for those participants who could not or wished not to attend in person. As in past PNT symposia, the first day featured student presentations, and the second day featured invited presentations. A banquet dinner was held on Thursday evening, October 13th, during which Stanford Emeritus professor, Brad Parkinson, gave a talk entitled: "Terra isn't Firma."

View and/or Download the 2022 PNT Symposium Information Packet (PDF)

Visit our 2022 PNT Symposium webpage to view videos and slides of the student and invited speaker presentations from this year's symposium.