## The Fields Institute

Industrial Mathematics Seminar

### Monday, February 24, 1997, 4-6 p.m.

*Mathematics of Terrestrial Navigation*

Dr. Bruno Scherzinger
(Chief Scientist, Applanix Corporation)

Applanix Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of integrated
GPS/Inertial systems to determine position and orientation in surveying and
remote sensing applications.

**ABSTRACT OF THE TALK**

Navigation on the earth is a discipline
engaged in by many different agencies, companies and practitioners. They include
aircraft and ship navigators who are interested in knowing where they are and
where they are going, and surveyors who are interested in mapping the earth with
the greatest possible accuracy.

There are several different methods of navigation, that include inertial
navigation, satellite navigation and radio navigation. In addition, integrated
navigation systems employ optimal data fusion techniques to combine these
different navigation methods for superior accuracy.

This discussion will describe two methods of navigation of particular
interest to the author, inertial navigation and satellite navigation, and will
describe a method of integrating these methods into an aided inertial navigation
system. Some of the mathematics used in integrated navigation include vector
calculus, geometry, linear algebra and probability and statistics.

**PARTICIPANT INFORMATION**

The Industrial Mathematics Seminar is
offered to any interested participant -- no reservation is necessary. The
Institute is located at 222 College Street, between University Ave. and Spadina
Ave. near Huron. Parking is available in pay lots located behind the Fields
Institute building (quarters and loonies only), across College St. from the
Institute (cash only), and underground at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry
(entry on Spadina Ave., just north of College St.)

Information on the
1996-97 Industrial Mathematics Seminars is available through the Fields
Institute's world wide web site. For quick reference, place an electronic
bookmark on the web page *http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/topic.html#industry
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