National Conference on Applications and Challenges in Space Based Navigation

April 17th and 18th 2013


ISRO Satellite Center (ISAC)

HAL Airport Road, Bengaluru 560017

First Announcement and Call for Papers

Jointly Organised by  Astronautical Society of India (ASI)

and ISRO Satellite Center (ISAC)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

In association with  Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Chief Patrons

Dr.  K. Radhakrishnan          

(Chairman, ISRO/Secretary DOS & President ASI, Bengaluru)

Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat

(Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, Director General, DRDO and Secretary to Defence R & D, New Delhi)

Conference Chairs

Dr. S. K. Shivakumar

Director, ISRO Satellite Center, Bengaluru          

Shri Avinash Chander

(Programme Director, AGNI, Chief Controller R & D, Missiles & Strategic Systems & Vice President ASI,  Hyderabad)

Conference Advisory Committee

Dr. S.K. Shivakumar                                                         Chairman

Director, ISAC, ISRO, Bengaluru                                      

Shri. A.S. Kirankumar                                                      Member

Director, SAC, ISRO, Ahmedabad                   

Shri. V. Somasundaram                                                  Member

Member [ANS], AAI, New Delhi                   

Dr. S.K. Chaudhuri                                                           Member

Director RCI, DRDO, Hyderabad

Dr. Shyam Chetty                                                             Member

Director NAL, CSIR, New Delhi                                    

Shri. V. Koteswara Rao                                                   Member

Sci. Secretary, ISRO, Bengaluru                                  

Dr. P. S. Subramanyam                                                   Member

Director, ADA, DRDO, Bengaluru                                

Shri. Arun Saxena                                                            Member

Advisor (Signals), Railway Board, New Delhi              

Capt. A. M. Suraj                                                               Member

Director General, Light  House and

Light Ships, Noida

Dr. C. G. Patil                                                                     Member

Director, MCF, ISRO, Hassan

Prof. P. R. Mahapatra                                                       Member

IISc., Bengaluru            

Shri. P. S. Krishnan                                                         Member

Director, ADE, DRDO, Bengaluru                       

Shri. N Prahlad Rao                                                         Member

Director, SCNP, ISRO, Bengaluru                     

Dr. S. Subbarao                                                                Member

Surveyor General, Survey of India, Dehradun

Prof. R. Bhudhani                                                            Member

Director, NPL, CSIR, New Delhi

Shri. B. S. Chandrasekhar                                              Member

Director, ISTRAC, ISRO, Bengaluru

Shri. S. Varadarajan                                                         Member

Director, LRDE, DRDO, Bengaluru                                   

Dr. S. Christopher                                                             Member

Director, CABS, DRDO, Bengaluru                      

Shri. P. J. Bhat                                                                  Member

Deputy Director, ISAC, ISRO, Bengaluru                    

Shri. G. Raveendranath                                                  Member

Director, IISU, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram

Shri. J. A. Kamalakar                                                        Member

Director, LEOS, ISRO, Bengaluru                                

Shri. A. S. Ganeshan                                                       Member

Project Director, IRNSS/GAGAN, ISAC,

ISRO, Bengaluru

Shri. K. S. Parikh                                                              Member

Deputy Director, SAC, ISRO, Ahmedabad                  

Shri. G. Satheesh Reddy                                                Co-Convener

Asso. Director (S), RCI, DRDO, Hyderabad    

Dr. C. L. Nagendra                                                            Convener

Asso. Director, LEOS& Executive Secretary,              

ASI, Bengaluru

Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. C. L. Nagendra, (LEOS/ISAC)                                  Chairman

Dr. S. V. Sharma, (ISAC)                                                 Secretary

Shri. P.J.V.K.S  Prakasha Rao, (ISAC)                         Treasurer

Shri. H. N. Madhusudhan, (ISRO. Hq)                         Member

Shri. M. Nageswara Rao, (ISAC)                                   Member

Shri. C. R. Sudhir, (AAI, Bengaluru)                             Member

Shri. L. Mruthyunjaya, (ISAC)                                         Member

Shri. S. V. Satish, (AAI, New Delhi)                               Member

Shri. Rajiv. R. Chetwani, (ISAC)                                    Member

Shri. T. Parimala Rangan, (ISTRAC)                            Member

Dr. Mrs. Girija Gopalaratnam, (NAL)                              Member

Dr. R. Pandiyan, (ISAC)                                                  Member

Shri. S. Hiriyanna, (ISAC)                                               Member

Shri. Surinder Singh, (SAC)                                           Member

Smt. T. K. Anuradha, (ISAC)                                           Member

Shri. D. Ravindranath, (MCF, Hassan)                         Member


Navigation  has become an  indispensable part of our daily life in the 21st century and “Space Based Navigation (SBN) has emerged as a forerunner in providing position, velocity and timing (PNT) services. PNT capabilities based on Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS) has found its way into many applications such as automatic vehicle location, pedestrian navigation, intelligent transportation system and precise position and tracking systems. ISRO has identified satellite navigation an important thrust area in the current five year plan by implementing GAGAN (GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation) and IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite Systems) projects. DRDO has been pursuing satellite based navigation applications. There has also been a surge of research and development activities in academic institutes and industry to generate fundamental understanding and overcome technological challenges to arrive at novel solutions.  

A Two day National Conference is planned which will provide a forum for Scientists, Engineers, Academia and Users across the country to discuss and deliberate novel concepts, present and future developments in the broad area of Space Based Navigation and Applications and a wide range of possibilities for using navigational signals for the benefit of the society and mankind.

Call for Papers

Organizing Committee  solicits research  papers   and  invited presentations from Scientists, Engineers, Technologists, Academic and User communities from all over the country.

The  themes and topics of the papers / presentations shall be, but not limited to, one or more of the following


            Space segment technologies for signal generation, timing and ranging.

            User segment technologies

            Ground segment for navigational satellites

            Software design and analysis for navigational applications

            Monitoring, control and mission operations of navigational satellites          

            GNSS signals generation and processing for civilian transportation

            systems (Land, sea and air)          

            Space based navigation for strategic applications

            Inertial Navigation and its applications   

            Navigation applications for Geodesy, Survey  and  Mapping


The conference will also feature an exhibition where in state-of-the-art instruments, software and measurement systems and related accessories will be displayed by competent industries for the benefits of users, research scientists, engineers and technologists

Language of the conference will be English

For registration, paper submission,  product  exhibitions and other details please visit the conference website :

Important Dates (Delegates/Participants)

Last date of submission of extended                                                         (Extended Dates)

abstracts/Full paper (As per the format)            : 31st January 2013     22 February  2013

Notification of acceptance to authors               : 15th February 2013     01  March   2013

Last date for registration                                      : 15th  March 2013       05  April    2013

Important dates (Industries)

Last date of submission of request

for participation/for stalls                                     : 31st January 2013      22 February 2013

Notification of acceptance                                  : 15th February 2013    01  March    2013

Registration Fees

Non-ASI members                                                : Rs 2500       

ASI members                                                         : Rs 2000

Student Participants                                             : Rs 750        

Student ASI Members                                          : Rs 500

Foreign Participants                                             : US$ 500     

Foreign Student Participants                              : US$ 200

Corporate Body/Industry

(Limited to two participants)                                : Rs 5000

The registration fee shall be paid in the form of Demand Draft, drawn in favour of Convener, ASI-SBN Conference 2013, and payable at Bengaluru or Multi-City Cheque which shall be posted to the following address, in advance or produced at the time of registration.

Dr. C. L. Nagendra

Convener ASI-SBN Conference 2013

Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS)

First Cross, First Phase, Peenya Industrial Estate, Bengaluru 560058.


The delegates are requested to enter the Cheque/

Demand Draft number and amount in the registration form available on-line in the conference website.

The delegates/participants/invited speakers are required to  upload soft copies of the photographs along with the registration forms. Details of the format of the photographs will be provided in the website.

For options of accommodation, and details related to the city of Bengaluru and the venue of conference, kindly log on to the conference website


For any details please contact

Dr. C. L. Nagendra

Convener ASI-SBN Conference 2013

Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS)

First Cross, First Phase, Peenya Industrial Estate



Shri. G. Satheesh Reddy

Co-Convener ASI-SBN Conference 2013,

Research Centre Imarat

Vignyanakancha P.O.


040-24306124 (O) 040-24306626


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And ASI  website:


for further announcements and information.

Astronautical Society of India (ASI) and ISRO Satellite Center (ISAC)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

In association with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)