ITSS Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Alex Minetto
An introduction to new paradigms of collaborative satellite-based navigation in ITS
In the last decade, the availability of reliable and low-latency communications has extended the paradigm of vehicular and sensor networks by opening new frontiers to time-constrained applications in ITS. Along with the evolution of integrated navigation units in vehicles, indeed, the provision of accurate and reliable absolute positioning data is still essential. In such units, position and navigation based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), is then expected to be complemented by other sensors, and new smart integration solutions are being developed to overcome its intrinsic weaknesses. The lecture will introduce paradigms and novel perspectives enabled by the joint exploitation of satellite-based raw measurements and low-latency networks, such as cooperative integrity of the positioning/timing data, enhancement of estimation accuracy in harsh conditions, accurate time synchronization, which are only few among the possibilities to fuel next-gen ITS.