Training: Securing Positioning & Timing
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 Export to Your Calendar 18/03/2020
When: 18 March 2020
Where: The Quadrant @ Geovation Hub
Sutton Yard
65 Goswell Road
London EV1V 7EN
United Kingdom
Contact: Clare Stead

Online registration is available until: 18/03/2020
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Understanding satellite navigation threats & steps to toughen and augment your system

Who is it for?

This course is pitched to be accessible to a wide audience that includes integrators, application teams, informed users and policy makers.

  • Those wanting to improve knowledge and skills in relation to assured positioning and timing
  • Critical infrastructure providers all of whom have some reliance on satellite-derived time and/or position
  • Government departments needing an overview of the issues and approaches to secure positioning and timing
  • Autonomous vehicle / drone users and system designers who want to understand global navigation satellite system (GNSS) vulnerabilities and steps to improve performance
  • Those wanting to know what practical steps can be taken towards a more secure positioning and timing system
  • System and application designers and users wanting practical information to understand best practices for positioning and timing resilience

Course Purpose

To provide an overview of the vulnerabilities of Positioning, Navigation and Timing systems.
To provide awareness of how to identify risks and approaches to Protect, Toughen & Augment your Positioning, Navigation or Timing system or application.

  • Protect: identify, locate, and classify threats;
  • Toughen: add resilience to the antenna or receiver;
  • Augment: fuse GNSS with alternative sensors.

Course fees

Course fees are subsidised through the generous support of UK Space Agency.
Delegate: full day including sandwich lunch £90.00
Student delegate : full day including sandwich lunch £35.00
Discounts for RIN members 20%






0930 – 1000



1000 – 1005

Course introduction and objectives

John Pottle
Director, Royal Institute of Navigation


1005 – 1045

Overview and leveller:

Why is GPS/GNSS vulnerable?

Defining performance and assessing risks

Generic mitigation approaches

John Pottle

Director, Royal Institute of Navigation

1045 – 1130

Positioning & timing threat types, descriptions and examples

Guy Buesnel
PNT Security Technologist,
Spirent Communications plc

1130 – 1145

-- break --

1145 – 1215

Threat detection and characterisation across critical national infrastructures

Dr Mark Dumville,

Managing Director,

Nottingham Scientific Ltd

1215 – 1245

Jammer and spoofer geolocation approaches

Mike Jones

Principal Capability Area Lead,
Roke Manor Research

1245 – 1345

--- lunch ---

1345 – 1415

Timing vulnerabilities and mitigations

Tim Frost

Strategic Technology Manager,
Calnex Solutions


1415 – 1500

Adding resilience: Antenna and receiver

Mike Jones

Principal Capability Area Lead,
Roke Manor Research


1500 – 1545

Adding resilience: additional sensors

Prof Terry Moore
Director Nottingham Geospatial Institute,
University of Nottingham

1545 – 1600

Summary, Q&A and close




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