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Inside GNSS • May/June 2013

BeiDou Gets Ready for the Global Marketplace

The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) wound up its three-day run on May 17 in Wuhan — by all measures a clear success for an event that has become the nation’s leading international GNSS forum.  

A key take-away from the event: China is rapidly preparing to bring BeiDou products and technology into the international marketplace is encouraging its industry to build an internationally applicable knowledge base in standards, patent law, and intellectual property rights (IPR).  

Inside GNSS • May/June 2013


Since announcing plans in late 2006 to build its own GNSS system — BeiDou-2 (BDS), China proceeded quickly to establish a fully operational regional system late last year with a clear plan to complete a global system by 2020.  

Beginning with its first launch in April 2007, BDS has put 16 satellites in orbit, some in dual launches, with 14 BeiDou space vehicles currently transmitting healthy signals: 5 in geostationary orbits (GEO), 5 in inclined geosynchronous orbits (IGSO), and 4 middle Earth orbit (MEO) spacecraft.  

Human Engineering • May/June 2013

Di Qiu: Opportunities of Signals

SIDEBAR: Di Qiu's Compass Points

Landing all-weather aircraft safely in storms. Protecting sensitive data not only through encryption but based on the location at which it is being accessed. Ensuring that accurate and timely information reaches first responders responding to emergencies. 

Although still in the early part of her career, Di Qiu has already made significant contributions to these crucial applications of navigation technology. 

GNSS Solutions • May/June 2013

Calculating Time Offsets

Q: How do you deal with timing differences between GNSSs? 

A: All GNSSs inherently depend on precise timekeeping to measure the satellite/receiver time of flight of signal propagation with sufficient accuracy to compute ranges/distances for multilateration calculations. Each GNSS ground segment therefore dedicates considerable effort to maintaining a highly stable atomic time scale as well as the corresponding offset to global standards such as UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). 

Events • May 22, 2013

June 18 Webinar: GNSS /INS Integration Applications

Inside GNSS will host an applications-oriented web seminar on GNSS and inertial integrated systems on Tuesday, June 18.

The free event is sponsored by KVH Industries.

Webinar presenters are Xavier Orr, an R&D engineer of 3D navigation technologies at Advanced Navigation in Australia and Andrey Soloviev, principal at Qunav LLC and a research engineer who focuses on multi-sensor integration for navigation applications.

GNSS Solutions editor and University of Calgary professor Mark Petovello moderates.

December 2, 2013 - December 5, 2013
Bellevue (Seattle), Washington, USA
May 20, 2013

China Conference Highlights Plans for BeiDou in International Marketplace

The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) wound up its three-day run on Friday (May 17, 2013) in Wuhan — by most measures a clear success for an event that has become the nation’s leading GNSS forum.

Well more than 2,000 attendees had their choice of 627 technical papers spread across a broad array of topics in 12 session tracks under the conference theme: BeiDou Application — Opportunities and Challenges.”

September 19, 2013 - September 20, 2013
Geneva, Switzerland
Working Papers • May/June 2013

In-Car GNSS Jammer Localization Using Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

Working Papers explore the technical and scientific themes that underpin GNSS programs and applications. This regular column is coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Hein, head of Europe's Galileo Operations and Evolution.

For the complete story, including figures, graphs, and images, please download the PDF of the article, above.

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