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Working Papers • November/December 2012

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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.

In the last 30 years, satellite navigation applications have grown in number and kind, entire new systems have emerged, and existing systems have modernized.

Inside GNSS • November/December 2012

LTE, Positioning, and the Implications for GNSS Over-the-Air Testing

Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in mobile communications, often called 4G, is making its way into a host of consumer devices. It started with data-only modules for Internet connectivity but quickly made its mark on smartphones, automotive communication, and embedded modules that provide fast and reliable wireless data connectivity to the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.

April 22, 2013 - April 25, 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii
October 25, 2012

16th Beidou Satellite Launches

A Long March III rocket carried the 16th Chinese Compass/Beidou2 navigation satellite into orbit from the Xichang Launch Center today at 1533 GMT (11:33 a.m. EDT), according to the official GNSS website at www.beidou.gov.cn.

The geostationery satellite successfully entered a planned transfer orbit.

October 17, 2012

China Plans New BeiDou Launch, Agrees to ITU Coordination in Galileo Signal Dispute

China’s Xinhua state news agency has reported that a 16th satellite will be added to the nation’s BeiDou-2 (Compass) GNSS system by the end of this month.

September 17, 2012 - September 21, 2012
Nashville, Tennessee USA
September 19, 2012

China Launches Two More Compass/BeiDou-2 Spacecraft

China successfully launched another two Compass/BeiDou satellites into space at 3:10 a.m. Beijing time on Wednesday (September 19, 2012), according to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua.

They were the 14th and 15th satellites for the nation’s GNSS system, and presumably the fourth and fifth middle-Earth-orbiting (MEO) satellites in the constellation. The satellites, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, were boosted by a Long March-3B carrier rocket.

May 15, 2013 - May 17, 2013
Wuhan, China
Events • September 7, 2012

2013 China SatNav Conference in Wuhan Calls for Papers

The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) has issued a call for papers to be presented at the international event scheduled May 15–17, 2013 in Wuhan, China.

The theme of CSNC 2013 is “BeiDou Application — Opportunities and Challenges” and will include an academic exchange as well as a commercial exhibition and technical forum.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is October 31, 2012. Full papers are due by December 20. Authors whose papers have been accepted will be notified by the end of February 2012.

November 5, 2012 - November 9, 2012
Beijing, China
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