The GEON Department does research on static and kinematic estimation of navigation states, mainly position and attitude. This includes precise positioning and navigation with inertial navigation systems, global navigation satellite systems and imaging sensor orientation and calibration. The technologies currently used by the group are satellite navigation, inertial systems and digital image/ranging sensors. The GEON activity involves five main areas: (i) precise and robust integrated navigation; (ii) precise and robust kinematic positioning and trajectory determination; (iii) image matching and feature extraction; (iv) new platforms and paradigms for high-resolution geodata acquisition; and (v) precise and robust sensor orientation and calibration.Scientific Publications & Patents
D. Calero, E. Fernández, Characterization of Chip-Scale Atomic Clock for GNSS navigation solutions, in Proceedings of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN 2015), 20-23 October 2015, Prague (Czech Republic).
J. A. Navarro, M. E. Parés, I. Colomina, G. Bianchi, S. Pluchino, R. Baddour, A. Consoli, J. Ayadi, A. Gameiro, O. Sekkas, V. Tsetsos, T. Gatsos, R. Navoni, A redundant GNSS-INS low-cost UAV navigation solution for professional applications, in Proceedings of the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS), Geospatial Week 2015, 28-October 2015, La Grande Motte (France).
M. E. Parés, I. Colomina, On software Architecture Concepts for a Unified, Generic and Extensible Trajectory Determination System, in Proceedings of the ION GNSS+, 08-12 September 2015, Tampa, Florida (USA).
M. E. Parés, J. A. Navarro, I. Colomina, On the generation of realistic simulated inertial measurements, in Proceedings of the ISS Gyro Symposium, September 2015, Karlsruhe (Germany)
J. Skaloud, I. Colomina, M. E. Parés, M. Blázquez, J. Silva, M. Chersich, Progress in airborne gravimetry by combining strapdown inertial and new satellite observations via dynamic networks, in Proceedings of the 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG 2015 ), 22-2 July 2015, Prague (Czech Republic).
A. Consoli, J. Ayadi, G. Bianchi, S. Pluchino, F. Piazza, R. Baddour, M. E. Parés, J. A. Navarro, I. Colomina, A. Gameiro, V. Tsetsos, O. Sekkas, T. Gastsos, R. Navoni, A multi-antenna approach for UAV’s attitude determination, in Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace, 4-5 June 2015, Benevento (Italy).
J. Montaño, M. Wis, J. Antonio Pulido, A. Latorre, P. Molina, E. Fernández, E. Angelats, I. Colomina, Validation of inertial and imaging navigation techniques for space applications with UAVs, in Proceedings of the International Space System Engineering Conference (DASIA 2015), 19-21 May 2015, Barcelona (Spain).
I. Colomina, P. D. F. Da Silva, J. S. Silva, A. Caramagno, A. Fernández-Ortiz, J. Díez, Highly integrated GPS, Galileo and inertial navigation system , International Application Nº: PCT/PT2007/000021. Granted patent: US 8.364.401, EP2064568, CN101765787.