China has released four national technical standards for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), according to the China Satellite Navigation Office, for fields of the data format, map application, ground-based augmentation system and atomic clock.
This move to standardize is important to ensure the development and industrial application of BeiDou through drafting national standards, said the office. Open to global users since July 2020, BeiDou can provide a variety of value-added services such as global search and rescue assistance, short message communication, ground-based and satellite-based augmentation and precise point positioning (PPP), on addition to standard positioning, navigatin and timing.
BDS has provided comprehensive services for sectors such as transport, public security, disaster relief, agriculture, forestry and urban governance, read a report released by the China Satellite Navigation Office in 2020.
As a next step, China will continue to promote the technical standardization works to sustain the design, production, test certification and data sharing of BDS-related products and boost the development of BDS-related applications.
China’s satellite navigation and positioning industry gained a total output value of 345 billion yuan (about $53.3 billion USD) in 2019. The figure is expected to hit 400 billion yuan in 2020.