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Call for Papers

Componentized Position, Navigation, and Timing (Componentized PNT) 

Satellite Navigation welcomes submissions to the thematic series on ‘Componentized PNT

Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technique is one of the pivotal cornerstones for future intelligent and unmanned industrial development. Aiming at complex environments such as satellite signal-denied, electromagnetic interference, and spatial variation, it is imperative to advance the novel architecture, methods, and apparatus for componentized PNT to achieve continuous and reliable PNT services under complex scenarios.

In order to better serve emerging location service industries such as unmanned system seamless navigation, this special issue invites the cutting-edge research on componentized PNT, covering theory, methods, and apparatus for componentized PNT, intelligent semantic perception and measurement processing for multi-source PNT, multi-sensor intelligent information fusion, and collaborative navigation, control, and applications based on componentized PNT platform. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Componentized PNT system and hardware/software architecture
  • Measurement modeling, intelligent semantic perception, and resilient information fusion for multi-source PNT
  • Indoor and outdoor high-precision time synchronization
  • Cooperative simultaneous localization and mapping for unmanned aerial vehicle clusters
  • Collaborative navigation and control for unmanned aerial vehicle clusters
  • Componentized PNT equipment, service platforms, and user terminals
  • Unmanned system applications of componentized PNT technology

Guest Editors

Prof. Jianghui Geng, Innovation Academy of Precision Measurement Science and Technology, CAS, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Prof. Yuanxin Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Prof. Hang Shi, Beijing Research Center, Zhejiang Lab, Beijing, China

Prof. Hui Cheng, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Prof. Pai Wang, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Manuscript submission due date: December 31, 2024

Submission Guidelines

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. Paper submissions must conform to the layout and format guidelines of the journal.

Submissions must be sent via the journal submission website:, authors can select the "Componentized PNT" in the "Additional Information" tab during submission.

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