NavSAS researcher Davide Margaria participated to the 2016 edition of the Position Location and Navigation Symposium - PLANS.

PLANS is an important biennial technical conference, providing an international forum to share the latest advances in navigation technology. It is sponsored by the IEEE (the world's largest professional engineering organization), and the ION (the world's premier professional organization for the advancement of positioning, navigation and timing). In 2016, it took place from 11 to 14 April at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah, Georgia (USA).

On April 13th, Davide presented a paper entitled: "A First-of-a-Kind Spoofing Detection Demonstrator Exploiting Future Galileo E1 OS Authentication", authored by Davide Margaria, Gianluca Marucco, and Mario Nicola.

The abstract of the paper is available at this link. This paper reports the results of a demonstration based on the use of the Navigation Message Authentication (NMA) technique, which represents an effective countermeasure against counterfeit Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals and is one of the possibilities considered for the adoption by Galileo. The obtained results demonstrate the potential vulnerability of current commercial receivers and the added value of NMA, which has been exploited in a modified software receiver for implementing a simple but effective spoofing detection method.

The presentation was scheduled in the morning session D3 (High-Integrity GNSS 1), the technical program is available here.