International Loran Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
November 3 – 7, 2003
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Defining Enhanced Loran
In order to augment or back-up GPS, the performance, integrity and operations of existing LORAN-C systems are being enhanced in several areas of the world. Yet the term “Enhanced Loran” has been used for years without a concrete definition. In 2002 and 2003, the concept of Enhanced LORAN has received unprecedented attention in the US due to FAA and USCG Loran evaluation programs. These programs plan to determine how LORAN-C will be modernized to meet the FAA’s RNP 0.3 requirements, the USCG’s Harbor Entrance and Approach requirements and to address time and frequency user needs. The issues of sole means vulnerability, homeland security, and the cost-effectiveness of Loran are currently being studied around the world, and answers from these FAA and USCG programs will be useful to all countries using GNSS systems. The resolution of these issues will soon take form in new LORAN-C systems in various regions of the world.
The International Loran Association’s 32nd Annual Convention and Technical Symposium comes at an opportune time for a thorough discussion of Enhanced LORAN. The components of Enhanced LORAN are being shaped through technology developments, implementation studies and experiments. ILA 32 is an excellent forum to explore the progress to date and to facilitate an exchange of ideas as we near an initial definition of Enhanced LORAN. With that goal, this call for abstracts is an invitation for papers focused on all aspects of Enhanced Loran.
The 32nd Annual ILA convention will
include sessions on all aspects of LORAN-C with an emphasis on topics relating
to Enhanced LORAN-C. Papers are invited and are especially welcome
on system and governmental policy, operational doctrine, transmitting and
user equipment, and new technology or applications.
On-line registration is available at www.loran.org or you may request a registration form by contacting the ILA Operations Center. Full registration includes all technical sessions, a CD copy of the Proceedings, hosted lunches, evening Receptions and Banquet. Spouse registration includes the Receptions and Banquet.
Full Reg. prior to October 3rd
ILA 2003 Meeting Chairs
Monday, November 3rd
Tuesday, November 4th
Wednesday, November 5th
Thursday, November 6th
Friday, November 7th
Submit a one-page abstract of your
paper to the ILA Operations Center. Abstracts should be submitted
by e-mail (preferred), fax or mail no later than September 15, 2003. Authors
will be notified ASAP.