Compass/Beidou

March 15, 2016

GNSS Leaders Reveal Plans at Munich Summit

Representatives of the world’s GNSS providers outlined the current plans and progress of their systems at the 2016 Munich Satellite Navigation Summit in Germany.

BeiDou has entered its transition period from Phase II to Phase III, with test and validation of the next phase with its new signal structures and frequencies taking place through the second half of 2017, said Jun Shen, deputy director for International Research at the China Satellite Navigation Office. In the meantime, “there will be a coexisting of Phase II/III BeiDou signals.

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By Inside GNSS
February 2, 2016

China Launches New MEO BeiDou Satellite; 18 More to Come by End of 2018

Ran Chengqi, director of the China Satellite Navigation Office

[Updated February 5, 2016] China successfully completed its first BeiDou launch of the year, lifting a new-generation satellite into orbit yesterday (February 1, 2016) and adding to its 17 operational spacecraft in the nation’s GNSS constellation.

The fifth of the new series, the middle-Earth-orbiting (MEO) satellite will join its four predecessors in testing inter-satellite crosslinks and a new navigation payload that will set the framework and technical standards for global coverage, according to the Xinhua state news agency.

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By Inside GNSS
January 14, 2016

ICG-11: International Committee on GNSS

Russia will host the eleventh meeting of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) from November 6 to 11, 2016 in Sochi, on the Black Sea near Georgia. This meeting is organized by Roscosmos, the State Space Corporation. It will take place at the Pullman Sochi Center Hotel and Conference Center.

The ICG is a voluntary United Nations–backed association that brings together GNSS and augmentation providers, including the United States, Russia, European Union, China, India, and Japan.

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By Inside GNSS

CSNC 2016: China Satellite Navigation Conference

Preparing for a May 2016 event at the Hunan International Conference and Exhibition Center, Changsha.

The 7th China Satellite Navigation Conference and exhibition will take place at the Hunan International Conference & Exhibition Center in Changsha (長沙), the 3,000 year old capital city of Hunan Province on May 18, 19 and 20, 2016.

Several thousand scientists, GNSS businesses and researchers from all over the world are expected to attend this high-level annual event. The conference language will be Mandarin, with simultaneous English translation.

Topics include:

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By Inside GNSS
January 13, 2016

ICL-GNSS 2016: Localization and GNSS

The sixth international conference on localization and GNSS will take place at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) – Casa Convalescència, a UNESCO site, on June 28, 29 and 30 in Barcelona, Spain.

ICL-GNSS covers recent research on terrestrial and satellite-based positioning techniques to provide reliable, accurate and low latency position information with the goal of inspiring new design, implementation, test and evaluation methodologies for positioning platforms.

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By Inside GNSS
December 28, 2015

Baška GNSS Conference 2015

The 10th Baška GNSS Conference will take place May 8–10, 2016, in Baška, Krk Island, Croatia, organized jointly by The Royal Institute of Navigation (London, UK), Faculty of Maritime Studies (University of Rijeka, Croatia), and the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (University of Zagreb, Croatia),  with technical co-sponsorship from Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beijing, China)

The conference focuses on GNSS resilience and GNSS applications development. The deadline for submitting an abstract (300 – 500 words) of a proposed paper is February 22, 2016. Please contact Renato Filjar.

Please contact Ms Sally-Anne Cooke (e-mail <conference@rin.org.uk>) or Mrs. Marija Šimić-Hlača (e-mail: <marija@pfri.hr>) for further information.

By Inside GNSS
December 8, 2015

New Beijing Airport Extends Trimble Integrated Construction Contract

Concept design for the world’s largest airport passenger terminal – the Beijing New Airport Terminal Building. Zaha Hadid Architects drawing

Trimble announced today (December 8, 2015) that it has received a contract extension to use the company’s technology from Trimble to integrate construction and operations for the high-profile Beijing New Airport Project, expected to be the world’s largest when completed at an estimated cost of $13.1 billion.

In April, Trimble won the initial bid to supply the project with a construction information management system. Based on the success of the solution to date, the contract has been extended to include additional machine control systems for soil stabilization.

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By Inside GNSS