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.

Promoting Galileo in South East Asia - an interview with European GNSS Agency of Dr. Ta Hai Tung Print Email

From left to right: Dr. Ta Hai Tung, Dr. Gabriella Povero, and GSA's reporter

During the European Space Solutions in Prague, Czech Republic, 11-14 June 2014. Dr. Ta Hai Tung has been interviewed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) for the activities and the roles of the NAVIS Centre in the South East Asia (SEA) region. The interview, which was just released on the website of GSA, was a good opportunity to introduce not only the Centre itself, but also its capabilities, as well as its readiness to be the bridge between Europe and SEA in the field of GNSS, in particular the European GNSS system - Galileo.
Please follow the full article on the GSA website: http://www.gsa.europa.eu/news/promoting-galileo-south-east-asia


Promoting Galileo in South East Asia


Based in Hanoi, Vietnam the International Centre for R&D of Satellite Navigation Technology in South East Asia (NAVIS) is on a mission to give satellite navigation technology – particularly Galileo – a boost in the region. To learn more, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently caught up with Navis Director Dr. Ta Hai Tung.

NAVIS’ mission is to act as a linking entity between Europe and South East

NAVIS’ Dr. Ta Hai Tung Galileo’s civil nature makes it an attractive option for South East Asia.

NAVIS’ Dr. Ta Hai Tung Galileo’s civil nature makes it an attractive option for South East Asia.

Asia within the GNSS sector. Specifically, it aims to promote cooperation between EU and South East Asian actors, promote European GNSS technology, and reinforce international collaboration among players.

To achieve this, the NAVIS Centre is conducting research, training and awareness initiatives in collaboration with a growing network of international institutions from Asia-Pacific and Europe. NAVIS also provides support to regional policy makers on GNSS technical issues relating to the development of regulations and standards.

The GSA recently caught up with NAVIS Director Dr. Ta Hai Tung to learn more.

GSA: What is the main focus of your work at the NAVIS Centre?

Tung: Our core function is to develop satellite navigation in South East Asia. Of course doing this involves numerous actors, not only from the Asia-Pacific region, but Europe too. Together we are conducting ongoing research and coordinating workshops and conferences that give these actors an opportunity to come together and share their findings.
In fact, since 2012, together with other partners, we have been actively involved in organizing the Asia-Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS (AORW), which is an annual key event in the region. The previous one, held in Hanoi in December 2013, attracted 160 participants from 17 countries. The next edition, AORW-6, will be in Phuket, Thailand from 9 to 11 October 2014.

What kind of results is your research producing?

A major milestone for us happened last year when we became the first in Asia to make a Galileo fix. This accomplishment earned us a commemorative certificate from the European Space Agency (ESA).

In addition, we are very active in developing regional GNSS systems and supporting companies and governments in their satellite navigation actions. In this sense, we serve as a bridge between European GNSS and South East Asia.

Why the focus on Galileo?

Since 2004, our main focus has been promoting Galileo and its benefits to South East Asia. This is important because, as a region, we lack our own satellite navigation capabilities and thus will depend on other national or regional systems.

There’s a lot of competition coming from Russia, China and Japan – each looking to tie South East Asia to their GNSS system. However, the majority of these systems are military based or controlled, which of course raises concerns for us. This is what makes Galileo so attractive, it is being developed and will be operated as a civilian programme.

Do you have a sense of how the South East Asian GNSS market looks?

The potential here is substantial. From my visits with regional companies, there is significant interest in satellite navigation. In fact, the Vietnamese government has recently issued a regulation that requires all vehicles used to transport passengers or goods to be equipped with ‘black boxes’ capable of relaying data – which will come from GNSS technology.

Many of these local technology companies are looking for suitable providers, but tend to look towards US/Japan/China companies instead of European ones. Our job is to be here, on the ground, letting companies know of the many benefits that Europe – and Galileo – have to offer.

The International Centre for Research and Development of Satellite Navigation Technology in South East Asia – the NAVIS Centre – has been set up by the SEAGAL project (2009-2010), an action co-funded by the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, Call GALILEO-2007-4.3-01, Grant Agreement No. 228061. The collaboration between Europe and NAVIS is still going on thanks to the Growing NAVIS project (2012-2015), co-funded by the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, Call GALILEO .2011.4.3-1 International Cooperation and Awareness, Grant Agreement No. 287203.
The NAVIS Centre is located in the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and is managed in agreement with the following supporting institutions: Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain) and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam).

(Source: http://www.gsa.europa.eu/news/promoting-galileo-south-east-asia)

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