Advanced GNSS-based algorithms for robust and safe autonomous applications


Stallo Cosimo Stallo

Cosimo Stallo

Thales Alenia Space

Susi Melania Susi

Melania Susi

Topcon Positioning Systems


This session focuses on novel algorithms based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs), inertial and other sensors, e.g. radar, lidar and vision sensors, for robust and safe autonomous navigation. Advances in high-accuracy methods, such as algorithms based on Real Time Kinematic (RTK) and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) techniques for autonomous navigation in challenging environments are of interest. Moreover, research works focussing on the safety and integrity aspects of autonomous navigation, including integrity-bounds evaluation and fault detection/exclusion methods, are welcome. Topics of interest include the exploitation and assessment of new services, products, and techniques to improve the accuracy, integrity, and robustness of autonomous systems under different environments and conditions. Finally, the application of machine learning techniques in autonomous navigation is also of interest.


Perspective authors can provide original contributions in this topic which can cover, but not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Advanced GNSS algorithms for robust autonomous navigation;
  • Sensor fusion;
  • High Accuracy methods and services;
  • Integrity and safety aspects of autonomous navigation;
  • Methods for Integrity bound evaluation;
  • Methods for fault detection/exclusion;
  • Machine learning techniques.


Cosimo Stallo holds an MSc in Electronic Engineer by Polytechnic of Bari and a PhD in Microelectronics and Telecommunication by University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has several years of experience working on satellite telecommunications and GNSS with University of Tor Vergata, RadioLabs Consortium and Italian Space Agency (ASI) as senior researcher and technical manager of ESA, H2020 GSA and Shift2Rail projects. In ASI, he was national delegate of the European Comission WG CSI (Compatibility, Signal and Interoperability) for Galileo and national observer in the European Commission Task force on GNSS interferences. He is currently System Engineering Manager for Navigation System and User Solutions in Thales Alenia Space Italy. He is currently the Technical Coordinator of ESA LRNS (Lunar Radio Navigation System) and system engineer manager for Navigation in the ESA Moonlight Initiative LCNS (Lunar Communication and Navigation Services). He is author and co-author of about 90 papers published in international journals and conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Melania Susi received her B.E. in Mathematical Engineering from the Università TorVergata di Roma, Italy, and M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering and Geomatic Engineering, from the Università of L’Aquila,Italy, and from the University of Calgary, Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she was also a Marie Curie fellow. She is specialised in the GNSS field with focus on the design of robust GNSS receiver tracking algorithms, high accuracy algorithms and techniques to detect and mitigate ionospheric scintillation events affecting GNSS signals. After being a scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, she is now a GNSS senior researcher at Topcon Positioning Systems.