The International Public Association "Academy of Navigation and Motion Control" was founded
in February 1995 as a public association of scientists and
researchers in the field of navigation and motion control.
The Academy includes full and honorary members. The number of
Academy members is not limited, there are no quotas.
The new members are admitted by the Academy Presidium and
initiated at the General meeting. According to the Academy
Regulations, the actively working scientists, usually having a PhD,
can be appointed the full members of the Academy. The creative
activities of a future member should be proved by scientific
publications during the last 5 years and by a recommendation
from the head of Academy department or from a Presidium member.
The same requirements are imposed on
foreign members of the Academy.
Distinguished scientists of the elder generation,
who have supreme authority with specialists,
are honorary members of the Academy.
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At present the Academy numbers 402 members working for various companies, universities and organizations.
344 Russian members of the Academy work in 26 Russian cities.
The Academy membership involves well-known scientists from 9 countries: Russia, USA, Germany, France, Ukraine, Republic of Belarus, Bulgaria, India and South Korea.
They are actively promoting the development of the Academy's international contacts.
Financial independence of the Academy is
based on a wide spectrum of work: analytical reviews,
scientific and technical forecasts, theoretical studies carried
out on requests of State and non-State organizations. The Academy
has the right to conduct research work.
In 1996 the Academy revived the
N.N.Ostryakov's honorary prize
The Academy implements several projects of scientific exchange.
Of primary importance here is the role played by the annual
Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems.
The Program Committee of the 7th St. Petersburg
Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems
Since 1996 the Academy has been the co-founder of this Conference,
and both foreign and Russian Academy members take an active part in its holding.
The information about the international conference supported by
the Academy is published in the journals:
IEEE AES Systems Magazine (USA), GPS World (USA), IEEE Technical
Activities Guide (USA), Navigation (France),
IFN and AAAF Bulletin (France),
Gyroscopy and Navigation
Navigatsia i Hidrographia (Navigation and Hydrography, Russia, in Russian),
Novosti navigatsii (Navigation News, Russia, in Russian)
and some others. Publications about the Academy are included
in the journals Gyroscopy and Navigation
and Global Defense Review (Great Britain).
Since 1999 the Academy has been holding the annual
Conference of Young Scientists Navigation and Motion Control
together with the CSRI Elektropribor.
The Academy assists Russian scientists in participating in
authoritative international conferences both in Russia and abroad,
and in publishing their works in the leading foreign editions.
Supported by the German scientific fund, the Academy members annually take part in the Symposium on Gyroscopic Technology
in Karlsruhe (before 2007 held in Stuttgart).
The Academy was involved in holding the AGARD
N207 in St. Petersburg (1996), Moscow (1997), Kiev (1997), Samara (1998).
Since 2000 the Academy has been the associated member of the
International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN).
In 2001 the Academy was registered by the Russian Department of Justice
as the International public association
Academy of Navigation and Motion Control.
In Russia the Academy is a co-founder of the scientific and technical journal
Giroskopiya i Navigatsiya.
Twice a year (in May and October) the Academy conducts scientific sessions with a wide spectrum of papers, as well as enlarged out-meetings of the Presidium in the regional branches.