GNSS, Localization, and Navigation Technologies

Submission Deadline: 28 February 2018

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of GNSS, Localization, and Navigation Technologies.

Position and time have become two of the most vital information for the convenience, security, and safety of our daily lives and have been the core enabler of innovative advancements in many science and engineering fields. Since the Global Positioning System (GPS) became available to the public, GPS has been applied not only to terrestrial, maritime and air navigation systems but also to diverse areas in our everyday life such as geodesy, agriculture, mining, construction, remote sensing, cellular communications, finance, power transmission, and in the recent years, location-based services (LBS) in smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. However, the legacy GPS has been only successful in the outdoor and open-sky applications, and the new demand for positioning and navigation in indoor and urban street environments has been growing strong and rapidly.

A number of countries are carrying out their own plan to build advanced satellite-based navigation systems, which together with GPS and its future evolutions, they are generally referred to as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). GNSS will provide a number of new wideband signals with encoded and encrypted data at multiple frequencies for the enhancement of accuracy, robustness, and signal availability in the GPS-denied environments such as dense urban streets and indoor and in the presence of cyber-attacks.

On the other hand, there have been research activities around the world to develop indoor positioning and navigation technologies in diverse directions. One conventional approach is to use radio signals from wireless infrastructure such as WiFi, UWB, and LTE (i.e., cellular signals), and the other is to utilize non-radio signal measurements such as camera-vision, in-building magnetic anomaly, and inertial measurements.

This Special Section in IEEE Access aims to share new ideas, latest findings, and results with researchers, academics, and experts working on the research and development of positioning and navigation technologies. The related topics of interest to GNSS, localization, and navigation technologies include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms, signal processing techniques, and performance analysis
  • New design of signals, devices, and systems
  • Sensor fusion and hybridization techniques
  • Cooperative and robust techniques
  • Privacy, authentication, and security improving techniques
  • Experiments and performance evaluation
  • Applications to autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation systems
  • Innovative techniques and approaches for IoT, cloud processing, and big data

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Associate Editor: Seung-Hyun Kong, KAIST, South Korea

Guest Editors:

  1. José A. López-Salcedo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  2. Yuanxin Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  3. Euiho Kim, Hong-Ik University, South Korea


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Intelligent Systems for the Internet of Things
  2. Convergence of Sensor Networks, Cloud Computing, and Big Data in Industrial Internet of Things
  3. The New Era of Smart Cities: Sensors, Communication Technologies and Applications


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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