11.09.2023 May the Inertial Force Be with You: Navigating the GPS-denied Multiverse (Land, air and sea)

Title: May the Inertial Force Be with You: Navigating the GPS-denied Multiverse (Land, air and sea)

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT
Duration: 1 hour + time for Q&A
Sponsored content by: Safran Federal Systems
Brought to you by: GPS World


Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to GPS-denied environments? This webinar is here to challenge that notion. While inertial navigation is no new concept, the introduction of HRG (hemispherical resonator gyroscope) technology has surpassed previously conceived boundaries. Land, air and sea are often regarded as different universes as they relate to navigation – each with its own dynamics, environmental factors, and nuances; each affected differently by various GPS-denial tactics. The HRG technology provides industry-leading performance in a low SWaP (size, weight and power) form factor enabling new missions in GPS-denied environments. What makes it so versatile and powerful? In this webinar, you’ll learn how the force of HRG technology can be harnessed across different landscapes.

In addition, you will gain an understanding of how:

  • Integrated GPS/GNSS Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) are created to provide accurate positioning, attitude, and orientation measurements
  • These INS are utilized in manned and unmanned vehicles to provide navigation solutions
  • These INS are often integrated into PNT systems which incorporate multiple sensors to determine position and orientation and compensate for GPS/GNSS-denied environments
  • Future systems will be designed to be more modular and open by integrating external sensors
  • Safran Federal Systems has integrated internal and external sensors into its platform to provide Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing solutions


Robert Gassert
Senior Technical Fellow, Safran
Federal Systems

Rob Gassert is a Senior Technical Fellow at Safran Federal Systems, specializing in GNSS and inertial navigation systems. Rob has 30 years of experience in avionics systems development, test, and certification, primarily related to military and commercial navigation systems. Before joining Safran Federal Systems in 2023, Rob was a Technical Fellow at Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin supporting rotary wing programs for more than 10 years. Before joining Sikorsky, Rob was the navigation system engineering lead on Northrop Grumman’s X-47B UCAS-D program. Earlier in his career, Rob worked at Honeywell as an Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) and Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) systems engineer, and an avionics applications engineer. Rob received bachelor’s degrees in aerospace and electrical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Paul Myers
Safran Expert and Principal Engineer, Safran Federal Systems

Paul Myers is an Embedded Systems Engineer working in the PNT and Time and Frequency field for Safran Federal Systems. He has 30 years of software development and hardware integration experience working on defense and commercial products. He is a graduate of Clarkson University BSEE, Syracuse University MSEE, and of the General Electric Edison Engineering program. His work experience and projects for Safran Federal Systems have included Time and Frequency products, GPS/GNSS simulation, commercial and Military GPS/GNSS integration, and PNT applications.