Speaker Details

Speaker Company

Raphael Grech

Dr Raphael Grech is a technical strategist for position, navigation and timing (PNT) with a special focus on connected autonomous mobility. He is responsible for keeping abreast of emerging technologies and provides early engagement with potential partners to help Spirent refine and define its technical direction, potential product offerings and business plan. Raphael is a chartered engineer and research scientist with over 20 years’ experience in autonomous vehicles, digital engineering, advanced robotics, computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has a degree in electrical and electronics engineering, an MPhil in mobile robot control and a PhD in multi-robot vision.


Position and navigation testing – chipset to full industrial vehicle testing

The use of GPS/GNSS for positioning and navigation has become a commodity. As the levels of vehicle navigation assistive systems and autonomy increase, particularly in industrial vehicles, so do the system requirements and functional dependability. This presentation reviews testing requirements and challenges for positioning and navigation systems that primarily rely on GNSS as their global positioning source. It explores how testing and validation across the different layers of the supply chain are used at various levels of design, development and production. The tests range from functional testing and scenario simulation to field testing and vehicle compliance.