主题：Navigation and Mapping with Dollars-Level Inertial Sensors（消费级惯性传感器的导航与测图）
There are three ‘pillars’ that define the performance or usefulness of a navigation technologies – cost, accuracy, and continuity. Navigation is a field that has been fascinating humankind for thousands of years and these pillars have been evolving with new technological advancements. The current market in positioning and navigation is clearly dominated by GNSS. Besides being globally available, it meets two important pillars: accuracy and cost by providing the whole range of navigation accuracies at very low cost.
At this point in the development of navigation technology, the need for alternative positioning systems only arises because GNSS does meet the continuity pillar as it does not work in all environments. Needless to say, that cost and space constraints are currently driving manufacturers of cars, portable devices (e.g. smartphones), and autonomous systems (e.g. self-driving. Drones, cars and agriculture machine systems) systems to investigate and develop next generation of low cost and small size navigation systems to meet the fast-growing location services market demands. Advances in inertial navigation and more specifically Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology have shown promising light towards the development of such systems. These chips are small, lightweight, consumes very little power, and extremely reliable. It has therefore found a wide spectrum of applications in the automotive and other industrial applications. MEMS technology, therefore, can be used to develop next generation navigation systems that are few dollars-level, small, and consume low power (microwatt). However, due to the lightweight and fabrication process, MEMS sensors have large bias instability and noise, which consequently affect the obtained accuracy from MEMS-based IMUs. This presentation will provide a state of the art and future trends of few dollars-level MEMS based navigation technology: possibilities, limitations and various design approaches. Some of the current developed and possible future system
Dr. Naser El-Sheimy is the fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is Professor and former Head of the Department of Geomatics Engineering, the University of Calgary. He is the fellow of the US Institute of Navigation (ION). He holds a Tier-I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Geomatics Multi-sensor Systems. He is also the founder and CEO of Profound Positioning Inc. His research expertise includes Geomatics multi-sensor systems, GPS/INS integration, and mobile mapping systems.
Dr. El-Sheimy published two books and over 450 papers in academic journals, conference and workshop proceedings, in which he has received over 30 national and international paper awards. He supervised and graduated over 60 Masters and PhD students. He is the recipient of many national and international awards including the ASTech “Leadership in Alberta Technology” Award the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) Educational Excellence Award.
Dr. El-Sheimy was the president ofCommission I on "Sensors and Platforms" of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) from2008 - 2012. He organized and participated in organizing many national and international conferences and chaired many conferences such as the USA Institute of Navigation Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Dr. El-Sheimy is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Journal ofSurvey Review, MDPI Sensors, Journal of Applied Geodesy, and Coordinates.
Dr. Naser El-Sheimy为加拿大工程院院士，卡尔加里大学地球空间信息工程系教授，美国导航协会fellow，移动多传感器系统加拿大首席科学家，Profound Positioning公司创始人兼主席。研究领域包括空间信息多传感器系统，GPS/惯导组合导航系统，移动测绘系统等。
El-Sheimy教授发表了两本著作和450多篇论文，指导超过60个硕士和博士，获得30多次加拿大和国际奖项，包括ASTech “Leadership in Alberta Technology”和加拿大APEGGA颁发的教育卓越奖等。
2008-2012年担任国际摄影测量与遥感学会传感器与平台委员会主席，组织多次国际会议并担任主席，包括USA ION各大会议。目前为Survey Review, MDPI Sensors, Journal of Applied Geodesy, and Coordinates等期刊编委。