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Aims and Scope

The overall aim of the International Journal of Navigation and Observation is to explore emerging concepts and applications in navigation, positioning, Earth observation, and related fields. The journal is directed at both practicing engineers as well as academic researchers. It will highlight new ideas and challenges in both application development and basic research, thus seeking to bridge the gap between innovation and practical implementation.

Authors of manuscripts with novel contributions to the theory and/or the practice of navigation, positioning, and Earth observation are encouraged to submit their contributions for consideration. All articles undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Specifically, the journal employs a paperless, electronic review process that ensures a speedy processing of papers with short turnaround times.

Subject areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Urban and indoor localization and navigation;
  • Satellite-based navigation systems (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, QZSS);
  • Space-based augmentation systems (WAAS);
  • Terrestrial navigation and Integrated navigation;
  • Autonomous vehicle navigation;
  • GNSS/INS integration;
  • Passive location and triangulation;
  • Time management and time synchronization;
  • Receiver and antenna design for GNSS;
  • Navigation warfare;
  • Anti-jamming technologies;
  • Bio-navigation;
  • Atmospheric effects;
  • Electromagnetic modeling and simulation;
  • Sensors (lidar, radar, sonar etc.) and sensor networks;
  • Mapping, Surveying, and Geodesy;
  • Data processing, data fusion, and feature extraction;
  • Laser technology for navigation, mapping, and remote sensing applications;
  • Waveform design;
  • Tracking and Telemetry;
  • Image Formation and Processing;
  • Signal processing techniques for navigation and remote sensing;
  • Novel and emerging applications.

The International Journal of Navigation and Observation is an Open Access journal. Open Access publications differ from subscription-based journals because their entire contents are freely available online with no subscription or registration barriers. In addition, Open Access authors retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a Creative Commons Attributions License, which allow readers to freely access, print and redistribute an article as long as it is properly cited. Publication costs are covered by a mandatory page charge that should be paid from an author’s research budget.