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Navigation Technologies for Autonomous Systems

Satellite Navigation welcomes submissions to the thematic series on ' Navigation Technologies for Autonomous Systems '.

Autonomous systems are a complex combination of various components that can be defined as systems where perception, decision making, and operation of vehicles (cars, drones, robots, boats etc.)  are performed without human’s intervention. This includes handling of the vehicle’s destination as well as awareness of surroundings. This special issue will accept contributions covering advanced topics related to the state of the art and future trends of navigation technologies and algorithms for safe navigation of autonomous systems. Papers covering the following topics are welcomed:  novel sensors, sensor fusion, signals of opportunity, algorithms, methods, and testing for high-performance applications using multi-sensor systems including GNSS, inertial sensors, odometers, magnetometers, radars, LiDAR, cameras, barometers, maps, signals of opportunity, infrared, ultrasound sensors.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) ;
  • Visual odometry and visual-based navigation;
  • High-definition maps and 3D maps for autonomous cars;
  • Deep Learning methods to support navigation based on geospatial databases;
  • Indoor/outdoor navigation;
  • Satellite navigation systems for unmanned systems;
  • GNSS-denied methods;Cooperative navigation;
  • SCLAM (simultaneous control localization and mapping);
  • Control and state estimation for autonomous systems;
  • Trajectory tracking.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Satellite Navigation. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Satellite Navigation submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the "Additional Information" tab during submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on ' Navigation Technologies for Autonomous Systems '. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor

Naser El-Sheimy, The University of Calgary, Canada

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Guest Editors

Xiaoji Niu, GNSS Research Center, Wuhan University, China

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Aboelmagd Noureldin, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada

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Cheng Wang, Xiamen University, China

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Kai-Wei Chiang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China

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Assisting Editors

Dr. Chunyang Yu
The University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Jiaojiao Zhao
Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

For editorial enquiries please contact

Manuscript submission due date: 12/31/2023

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