News & Highlights

Over $10M in annual research funding

40 faculty involved

100 students in programs

Next Informational Meeting: June 14-18, 2021

Upcoming Events:

  • Informational Meeting: June 14-18, 2021

Education & Development of Navigation Professionals

  • Interaction with Industry & Government
  • Multidisciplinary Research
  • Access to Experts

Precise navigation, accurate timekeeping, registration and geospatial technologies have become necessities for modern day warfare, commercial aviation, agriculture, banking, emergency rescue efforts, and more.  The need for well-trained professionals who are capable of developing technologies required to meet these demands is exploding.  US industry and DoD need to keep their work force up to date with the latest technological developments and breakthroughs to assure timely implementation of the next generation systems.  The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio; Ohio University (OU) in Athens, Ohio; the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at WPAFB, Ohio, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio are some of the top-ranked universities in undergraduate and graduate education and research that  train more students in these and related areas than any other regional group of universities in the US.

The faculty and researchers at the four Universities have formed a Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and Timekeeping (COUNT) to share their expertise for further training of undergraduate and graduate students as well as employees of the US-based navigation industry. Under the consortium, they will hold annual workshops to deliver short courses providing system-level training of navigation professionals, to share their latest research findings, and to offer early industry exposure to graduating students. The short courses and workshops will be open to US-based industry personnel who are members (Industrial Affiliates) of the Consortium.