Original Broadcast Date: 12/13/12
Summary: This is the next frontier for personal and machine navigation — and many are out there now, working diligently on it. In just one example, a new chip fuses input from several sensors, using the best combination at any given time to maximize coverage and accuracy while keeping power draw to a minimum. This produces continuous position availability in indoor environments, as demonstrated by performance measurements in real-world test environments.
The senior product manager responsible for this development joins us to talk about the inner workings and the outer manifestations of this new solution.
J. Blake Bullock, GNSS and indoor positioning, Samsung
J. Blake Bullock was senior product manager responsible for CSR’s next generation of GNSS solutions. He is now at Samsung System LSI Business and is responsible for GNSS and indoor positioning solutions. He holds a M.Sc. degree in geomatics engineering from the University of Calgary, an MBA from Arizona State University, and several patents in LBS and navigation.
Manikantan Parameswaran, Senior Application Specialist, Spirent
Manikantan Parameswaranis currently a Senior Application Specialist for Spirent’s 8100-Location test product segment. Manikantan initially joined Spirent in 2006 as a development engineer and has worked on a variety of different A-GPS protocols and technologies. He holds a B.S in Computer Engineering from Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA.
Chris Gates, VP Corporate Strategy, NextNav
With more than 15 years of experience in finance and telecommunications, Gates joined NextNav from SkyTerra Communications, an integrated satellite-terrestrial communications company where he served as VP — Strategy; extensive experience in wireless and wireline communications; he began his career with Chase Securities in their M&A group. Christian holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.
Dave Huntingford, Director of Product Management, Location Products, CSR
A 15 year veteran of the location business, Dave is responsible for the location product portfolio at CSR and its expansion into GNSS, Wireless Hybrid and MEMS motion capabilities. Previously he served with SiRF and Motorola GPS. He holds a B.S from University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World