BELS+ Special Session: Galileo – Status and Innovative Solutions for Precise Positioning at the FIG Week 2019 Print Email

On 24st of April, 2019, the BELS+ Special Session: Galileo – Status and Innovative Solutions for Precise Positioning took place in the ESRI Room of the FIG conference in Hanoi, Vietnam.



In this special session, officers from European Union bodies presented the Galileo system and its main characteristics. In addition, representative of the NAVIS Centre, which hosts the Galileo Demo Centre in Hanoi, presented information on the Galileo’s footprint in Asia. The Demo Centre aims to be a permanent showcase of European GNSS technology in Asia. At the Special session some representatives from EU companies participating in BELS+ talked about advanced of EGNSS solutions.

Ms. Pavlina Nicolova of the European Commission meets with Dr. Doan Ha Thang Chief Officer of the Vietnam Space Committee Print Email

On 22nd April 2019 Ms. Pavlina Nicolova of the European Commission, while in Hanoi to participate activities organized by the BELS+ Project in the framework of the FIG Working Week 2019, was accompanied by Prof. Gustavo Belforte and Prof. La The Vinh of the NAVIS Centre to meet with Dr. Doan Ha Thang Chief Officer of the Vietnam Space Committee. In the Meeting Dr. Tang an his collaborators briefed Ms. Pavlina Nicolova about the activities of the Vietnam Space Committee while receiving from her first-hand information about the European activities related to the Galileo system, the services and opportunities it is currently providing as well as new those that will come soon. Possible collaboration in the GNSS field were discussed as well.


Dr. Nguyen Trang from Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) visits the Demo Centre at NAVIS

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).



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