NAVIS is certified by ESA as one of the first 50 users of the Galileo system Print Email

NAVIS Centre has been officially certified by ESA as one of the first 50 institutions that have acquired position fixes using solely available Galileo satellites, among 3 in Asia (together with Japan and China) and being the only one in South East Asia. The campaign was carried out in March 2013, when all four Galileo satellites travelled over Hanoi, Vietnam.

The position fixes were calculated using NAVISOFT Receiver – a fully software receiver developed by NAVIS Centre, can operate with GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou. NAVISOFT can either operate in single system mode, GPS+Galileo mode in realtime. The receier is developed on Windows environment.

The recognition is one of the important milestones not only for NAVIS’s Software RX Team, but also for NAVIS Centre itself.

Galileo is a GNSS currently being built by the EU and ESA, for civilian use only. So far, four In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellites have been launched and operational, named PFM, FM2, FM3 and FM4. For more information on Galileo’s build up, please visit the ESA Navigation website at http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation

 
Director of NAVIS among the top 10 Young Scientists 2013 in Vietnam Print Email

Dr. Tung is receiving gift from Her Excellency Mrs. Nguyen Thi Doan, Vice-President of Vietnam at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.

“Golden Globe Awards” is an annual national award which is given in Vietnam to 10 young distinguished scientists (under 35) for their achievements in science and technology. The awards, first presented in 2003, are overseen by Vietnam Youth Union and Ministry of Science and Technology. The 10th Golden Globe Awards this year have been given to 10 scientists working in the fields of ICT, medicine & pharmacy, biology, and environment. Dr. Ta Hai Tung, Director of the NAVIS Centre, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, who started his sudies in Satellite Navigation in Torino as PhD student associated with the NavSAS group, is one of the 10 winners. He got the prize for his achievements in the development of satellite navigation in Vietnam. Although the Golden Globe Awards are a recognition granted to individuals, Dr. Tung considers that his success is strongly related to the intense international collaboration and capacity building actions which have been conducted troughout these years with international partners, especially Politecnico di Torino and ISMB. With them Dr. Tung and his team in the NAVIS Centre are continuing to promote RTD activities in the field of satellite navigation with a particular focus on Vietnam and South East Asia.

Dr. Tung was receiving award from Mr. Nguyen Quan - Minister of Science and Technology (right), and Mr. Nguyen Dac Vinh – First Secretary of the Vietnam Youth Union (left) in the ceremony organized at Hanoi Opera House on 23 December 2013.

 

 
Review of the 5th Asian-Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS Print Email

Dec 1-3, 2013, the 5th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS was successfully organized at Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

On Dec 2nd, 2013, Mr. Tran Quoc Khanh - Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, His Excellency Mr. Franz Jessen - Ambassador of EU delegation in Vietnam, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Canh Luong, HUST Vice President remarked their welcome speeches to open the workshop, together with the presence of Dr. Masanori Homma, Executive Chief Engineer of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and other representatives.

The workshop was jointly organized by Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Satellite Positioning Research and Application Center (SPAC), QZS System Services Inc. (QSS) and EU-FP7 Growing NAVIS project, and supported by United Nations International Committee on GNSS (ICG) and International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service (IGS).

The Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS is one of two most important events on space technology in the Asia - Pacific region which have been annually organized by JAXA, as part of Asia Oceania Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign promoted by Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA)

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Canh Luong, HUST Vice President remarked "HUST is one of the leading engineering universities in Vietnam, which have emphasized on training, scientific and international cooperation in the area of GNSS. The establishment of International Collaboration Center for R&D Navigation Technology in South East Asia (so called NAVIS) in 2010, which is the fruitful result of cooperation between HUST and European Union partners, has been creating the clearest evidence. With the incentive achievement of NAVIS center, HUST will focus on investing for further development and make our best effort to assist NAVIS to become one of the international research centers, a reliable partner in GNSS research cooperation in Asia and Oceania".

He also believed that the hosting of this regional workshop would create favorable conditions for HUST lecturers, students to understand and exchange with the researchers in the world on the information and application solution in GNSS in Vietnam.

The three-day workshop attracted the participation of 200 managers, scientists from international organizations, government agencies, companies, universities and research institutes which have an interest in the utilization of Multi-GNSS.

 

54 papers of GNSS activities were reported, and the detail plans of future demonstration experiments presented and discussed. The participants shared information about the latest trend of Multi-GNSS and new system of GPS of the United States, Beidou of China, Glonass Russia and the Galileo of Europe and some regional navigation systems like Japan's QZSS , IRNSS of India which promise to open up more developing services with high accuracy and reliability.

 
NAVIS at the ISGNSS 2013, Istanbul, Turkey Print Email

On 22-25 October 2013, Dr. Ta Hai Tung attended the International Symposium on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ISGNSS) at the Yildiz Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey. Since the 1st edition in 1999, ISGNSS has become one of the largest international symposiums on GNSS in the world. The theme of ISGNSS 2013 is “Connecting Continents through GNSS where Europe and Asia Meet”.

At the Symposium, on behalf of NAVIS Centre and Growing NAVIS project, Dr. Tung presented 2 papers:

  1. "Multi-GNSS Positioning Solutions with Real Data Collected in South-East Asia Region", co-authors: Duc Minh Truong, Vinh The La, Tung Hai Ta, and Gustavo Belforte
  2. "Growing NAVIS – EU-SEA Cooperation Action in the field of GNSS", co-authors: Matteo Vannucchi, Ta Hai Tung, and Gabriella Povero

Also, Dr. Tung served as the Chair of "Session 10B: RTK, CORS, Navigation, Troposphere". Apart from the technical discussions with many experts in all over the world, Dr. Tung also participated in the Steering Committee meeting of the ISGNSS, at which he expressed the willingness of Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) to host the ISGNSS 2016 in Vietnam. The Committee supported the offer of HUST and will officially decide in the next meeting.

Dr. Tung was serving as a Chair of Session 10B

 
NAVIS at the Signing Ceremony of National Program on Aerospace Technology Print Email

Project Signing between the Program and NAVIS
From left: A/Prof. Doan Minh Chung (Chief of the Program Secretariat), Prof. Nguyen Khoa Son (Chairman of the Program), and Dr. Ta Hai Tung (Director of NAVIS)

On September 19th 2013, at the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the National Program on Aerospace Technology organized a signing ceremony for all the projects belonging to the Program in the 2013-2015 period. The ceremony had the presence of the representatives of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), VAST, together with the universities, institutes, and organizations coordinating the projects.

In the 2013-2015 period, there are 12 projects, which were selected among 60 proposals submitted to the Program in 2012. The proposal of the NAVIS Centre, namely: "Research and Development of Realtime Positioning System for "cm-level of accuracy" Demanding Applications", is among those 12 approved projects. This achievement has paved the way for NAVIS: (i) to contribute a significant but challenging project to the Program; and also (2) to have fund to conduct research in a very promising topic of precise positioning.
The project has a lifespan of 24 months.

 
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