G-NAVIS kick-off meeting Print Email

Members of the Growing NAVIS kick-off meeting

From March 21st to 23rd, the kick-off meeting of Growing NAVIS (G-NAVIS) was held in Torino, Italy. The meeting had the presence of the representatives of 10 partners of the project from Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam; as well as the representative of European GNSS Agency (GSA), Ms. Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial, and the external expert of the project, Mr. Roger Torrenti (France). The purpose of the meeting is (1) to provide all the project members with the overview information and rules of the EU-FP7 program; (2) to discuss the deployment plan of all the work packages of the project; and (3) to define the communication mechanism among the partners. It must be stressed that G-NAVIS aims to develop the NAVIS Centre in all of its activities (i.e. research and technology transfer, education, training, awareness and supports to public bodies). With such an important role in the project, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, represented by Mr. Hoang Xuan Lan; and NAVIS Centre, represented by the co-directors: Prof. Gustavo Belforte and Dr. TA Hai Tung, actively contributed to all the discussions; and also organized many other valuable meetings with the project partners to find possibilities for future co-operations.

More details of G-NAVIS project can be found on: http://navis.hut.edu.vn/index.php/news-events/89-opportunity-to-grow-with-growing-navis-project

 
Co-director Appointment Ceremony Print Email

From left to right: Prof. Nguyen Trong Giang (President of HUST), Dr. Ta Hai Tung, Prof. Gustavo Belforte, and Prof. Nguyen Canh Luong (Secretary of the Party cum Vice-President of HUST)

On February 9th, 2012, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) organized an official ceremony to appoint co-directors of NAVIS Centre in the presences of his Excellency Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni, the ambassador of Italy in Vietnam; and the President of HUST, Prof. NGUYEN Trong Giang and other Vice-Presidents as well as the representatives of departments and schools of HUST.

At the ceremony, Prof. Nguyen Trong Hoan, Director of Department of Personnel and Organization, announced the decision of the President of HUST to appoint Prof. Gustavo Belforte and Dr. Ta Hai Tung as the new co-directors of NAVIS.

During the congratulation speech, Prof. Nguyen Trong Giang expressed the deep appreciation to the international partners of the NAVIS Centre, especially Politecnico di Torino and in particular Prof. Gustavo Belforte, in their efforts to support the Centre. Prof. Giang also stressed that HUST is the first and the only university in Vietnam having the model of international collaboration research centers, which has shown its excellent achievements through the examples of MICA Institute and ICCMS Center. And now he strongly believes that NAVIS, the third center of this model, will be the next successful story.

On behalf of the new co-directors, Prof. Gustavo Belforte expressed his sincere thank to HUST, Polito and the other international partners of the Centre for having belief in him. And together with other colleagues in the Centre, he will try his best to develop NAVIS to become an international recognizable centre cum a hub in South East Asia in the satellite navigation field.

On his speech, Mr. Lorenzo threw his support behind the cooperation between HUST and Polito in NAVIS Centre, saying that the success of NAVIS will beneficially contribute to the fruitful relation between Vietnam and Italy.

 
Call for applicatons: secretary post (closed on Feb 6) Print Email

HUST has just opened a call for applications for a Vietnamese secretary/administrative assistant position working at NAVIS centre. The application procedure as well as the requirements of the position can be found in the following documents (in Vietnamese)

NAVIS welcomes young, motivated and enthusiastic people to apply for the position, which is indeed a very good opportunity for those who want to work in an international standard environment. 

 
Projects of NAVIS start from 2012 Print Email

After a successful year of project applications, starting from 2012, NAVIS Centre is managing and taking part in the following projects:

3 projects funded by international organizations:

1. Growing NAVIS

  • Duration: 30 months from 4/2012;
  • Partners: 
    • Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy;
    • Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam;
    • Politecnico di Torino, Italy;
    • Universitat Polytecnica de Catalunya, Spain;
    • Université de Franche-Comté, France;
    • Institute of Geodesy and Navigation, Germany;
    • University of New South Wales, Australia;
    • Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;
    • National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand;
    • National Space Agency, Malaysia.
  • Funding: EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Short description: The objective of the project is to develop the centre in all of its activities (i.e. research, awareness, dissemination, training and networking activities). As for the research activities, there are 3 research lines including (i) precise positioning; (ii) multi-GNSS receivers; and (iii) Intelligent Transport System (ITS).

2. Navigation Research at Hanoi

  • Duration: 2012;
  • Partner: University of New South Wales (UNSW);
  • Funding: UNSW contestable funding;
  • Short description: The objective of the project is to jointly conduct research and training activities between UNSW and HUST. In the framework of the project, there is one workshop organized at NAVIS and several scholarships for HUST staffs and students to do research at UNSW.

3. JAXA’s Hosting sites for Multi-GNSS Monitoring Network (MGM-net)

  • Duration: from 2012;
  • Partner: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA);
  • Funding: JAXA and HUST;
  • Short description: Through this project, NAVIS is going to host one of the first 20 sites (the core of MGM-net) in the Asian Pacific region. The objective of the project is (i) to set up a monitoring site belonging to the JAXA's Multi-GNSS Monitoring Network (MGM-net), which aims to improve Precise Orbit Determination (POD) accuracy for the Quasi Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), the Japanese Satellite Based Augmentation System for GPS; and (ii) to extend current POD function for GPS/QZSS to also include multiple GNSS constellations, and to generate error correction and integrity information which can be broadcast from QZSS to support the multi-GNSS demonstration campaign.

And 5 project funded by Vietnamese organizations:

4. Research and Development of Multi-GNSS Software Receiver

  • Duration: 2012-2013;
  • Partner: Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
  • Funding: Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam;
  • Short description: The project aims to develop the first fully software receiver working with multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems in Vietnam.

5. Motorbike Tracking System for Hanoi Police, Vietnam

  • Duration: 2012-2013;
  • Partner: Hanoi Police;
  • Funding: Hanoi City;
  • Short description: The project aims to develop a full tracking system (an web-based administration program and terminals) to prevent motorbike thievery.

The following 3 projects are related to the previous research of NAVIS people:

6. Cross layer optimization for multi-hop wireless networks

  • Duration: 2012-2013;
  • Funding: Vietnamese National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED);

7. Novel Integrated Antennas based on Defected Ground Substrate

  • Duration: 2012-2013;
  • Partner: India;
  • Funding: Vietnamese Government.

8. Optimum design of reflector-array antennas for mobile satellite station using in VINASAT system

  • Duration: 2012-2013;
  • Partner: India;
  • Funding: Vietnamese Government.


 
Opportunity to grow with Growing NAVIS Print Email

Continuing the success of the SEAGAL project, which aimed to set up the NAVIS Centre, European Union has just agreed to fund the Growing NAVIS project through its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). This is a very important project to develop NAVIS to be an international recognizable GNSS centre. Growing NAVIS costs nearly 760,000 EUR and includes 10 partners, which are:

  • Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy;
  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam;
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy;
  • Universitat Polytecnica de Catalunya, Spain;
  • Université de Franche-Comté, France;
  • Institute of Geodesy and Navigation, Germany;
  • University of New South Wales, Australia;
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;
  • National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand;
  • National Space Agency, Malaysia.

The main tasks of the project includes:

  • Research activities (relative to the project) will be conducted in the NAVIS Centre as well as in the European partner Institutions and in Australia.
  • Awareness activities consisting in three workshops will be conducted in South East Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam)
  • Training activities: consisting in
    • One Summer School to be attended by ASEAN experts in Vietnam
    • Training courses for Asian experts in the NAVIS Centre in Vietnam
    • Training periods offered to staff, post docs, and students in the European partner institutions
  • Dissemination activities in conferences and workshops throughout the world, with a particular focus on events in the Asia-Pacific Region such as the APRSAF and the related Multi-GNSS Workshop.
  • Networking activities with European and ASEAN Institutions in Europe and in ASEAN Member States with particular attention to the activities carried on and promoted by the SCOSA-COST Committees of the ASEAN.

The project lasts for 30 months with the kick-off meeting being held in Turin, Italy on March 23-24, 2012.

 
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