BELS+ Training day at the FIG Working Week 2019 Print Email

On 21st of April 2019, The NAVIS Centre in collaboration with the BELS+ Project carried on a Training day as part of the event “Reference Frame in Practise Seminar and BELS+ Training” organized at the FIG Working Week recently held in Hanoi (FIG/IAG/UN-GGIM-AP/ICG/VGCR Technical Seminar). The training was opened by Ms. Ms. Pavlina Nicolova of the European Commission while Speakers from the Centre and from the BELS+ partners presented the Galileo systems with its features and provided training on Standard and Precise Point Positioning (SPP, PPP) techniques. Practical exercises where organized as well.

Mr. Nguyen Dinh Thuan from NAVIS Centre presented the NAVISIM a Software Defined Radio GNSS signal generator developed at the NAVIS Centre that can be used for testing and validating GNSS receivers in different real-world scenarios as well as for conducting RTD activities. Participants in the training had the opportunity to use the simulator and conduct some practical tests.


High accuracy navigation under scintillation conditions (NAVSCIN) Print Email

On 2nd of November 2018, Dr. Adria Rovira Garcia from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain), joined the NAVIS center in the context of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) titled High accuracy navigation under scintillation conditions (NAVSCIN). Adria will remain at NAVIS until December 2019, during the outgoing phase of the Action.

The main goal of NAVSCIN is to develop an improved strategy to mitigate scintillation –a particular type of space weather perturbation– tailored for satellite-based navigation techniques, in close collaboration with users and manufacturers of these technologies. Indeed, once the scintillation effect is correctly detected and mitigated, the availability and accuracy of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) receivers will dramatically improve.

In the context of the H2020 project titled “Continuing Building European Links toward South East Asia in the field of GNSS (BELS+)”, Adria participated in the opening the official opening of the EU GNSS Demo centre at NAVIS in 8th November 2018with the present of the EU delegation, VAST Chief of Office and HUST Vice President. In the opening, Adria gave a seminar presenting the NAVIS activities and main challenges that the project targets.

NAVIS won the Vietnam Talent Award Print Email

NAVIS Centre was announced to be the first prize winner at the Vietnam Talent Award 2015, on Friday, November 20.

Vietnam Talent Award is an annual competition for successful and promising scientific discoveries, new products and new technology in Vietnam. The Award aims at four fields: Information Technology, Applied Science, Medical, and Environment. NAVIS Centre entered the competition in the field of IT, proving to have developed the most potential product. The award-wining product, NAVISTAR System, is fully developed by the young and potential research team of NAVIS Centre, Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

NAVISTAR System is a GPS/GNSS solution for high-accuracy, high-security applications. NAVISTAR consists of several subsystems developed by NAVIS in recent years, such as the high-accuracy NAVISA receiver, the mini CORS network NAVINET, and the processing software package NAVISAP for servers, PCs and mobile devices. NAVISTAR can monitor, provide correction data as well as alert on signal quality, thus complements high-accuracy positioning techniques like RTK, PPP, post-processing to bring about better performance, reliability and security.

"It is a real challenge to achieve a product that fulfills the expectation and deserves the title of the Award", said Prof. Ta Hai Tung, Director of NAVIS Centre, "With the reputation of the Award, we hope to bring our achievement today closer to the society. For us, the Award is not simply a goal, but also a good launch to bring our product to the market, to receive more feedback from the society so that we can thrive to be better".

The achievement of NAVIS is also notable due to the fact that, the Vietnam Talent Award does not always have the first prize. It marks the growth of NAVIS Centre, as stated by Prof. Gustavo Belforte. "This result showed that, the NAVIS Centre is ready to act as the linking entity between Europe and South East Asia, in the field of GNSS".

Below is the clip from the Ceremony, courtesy of VTV2 Channel (Vietnamese).



BELS: the newest Horizon 2020 project of NAVIS Print Email

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Kick-off meeting at Istituto Superiore Mario Boella on June 9th, 2015, Turin, Italy

The main objective of the BELS project is to facilitate the breakthrough of EGNSS technology, with a particular focus on South East Asia (SEA), conducting a set of coordinated activities for awareness raising and capacity building which are cooperatively implemented by different European and Asia-Oceania actors such as universities, research and technology transfer centres, governmental agencies, companies and industries. The project has a strong focus on industrial partnership and support to enterprises.

Kicking off in June 2014, BELS project activities span a 3-year period (2015-2018). During this period, it is expected to pave the way to introduce Galileo services to South East Asia region, as well as for European companies to enter the new market of this region. BELS is funded by the European Union within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreement no 636853. The H2020 calls related to Galileo are managed by the European GNSS Agency – GSA.

NAVIS Centre will fulfill its role as the linking entity between between Europe and SEA in the field of GNSS by supporting the BELS project. Positioned in an area with highest multi-GNSS coverage, NAVIS has the unique potentiality to offer. Its peculiar geographic position (excellent visibility of all the GNSS systems today available in the world, the so-called Multi-GNSS environment, and high ionospheric activity) makes it a perfect site to test GNSS solutions of European companies so as to make them ready for the global market.

Details of the project can be found by following this link.

NAVIS has been recognized by the UN ICG WG meeting Print Email

On 10-14 November 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic, there was the 9th Meeting of the International Committee on GNSS, an organization belongs to the United Nations. In the framework of the Meetting, there were 4 working group sub-meetings. The Working Group C, "Information Dissemination and Capacity Building", in its Recommendation document has shown clear recognition of NAVIS Centre, its development and participation in the MGA initiative.

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