Seminar on Precise Positioning at Navis Print Email

On May 6th 2011, Mr. DAO Vu Hiep - a MSc student cum staff of Navis - presented a seminar on "Precise Positioning and Open Source Tool GLAB". The seminar aimed at introducing precise positioning techniques using carrier phase and the open source tool GLAB. The seminar attracted over 40 participants, who are researchers from SoICT, SET (HUST),  Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (University of Engineering and Technology - Hanoi National University) and Institute of Measuring and Mapping Science (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment); staff, graduate and undergraduate students of Navis. There were many interesting discussions during the seminar. Thank you and congratulations to Mr. DAO.

 
Seminar on Software Receiver at Navis Print Email

On April 19th 2011, Navis organized a seminar on "Software Receiver Design for Modern Global Navigation Satellite Systems" presented by Dr. TA Hai Tung, who has just returned HUST after a long period doing research abroad in Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and University of New South Wales (Australia). The content of the seminar included fundamentals of GNSS technology, updated information of modern GNSSes and software receivers approach for multi-GNSS receivers. There were 52 participants from SoICT, SET (HUST), Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (University of Engineering and Technology, Hanoi National University). The seminar was successful with many interesting discussions which could pave the way for future collaboration in the field of GNSS, especially GNSS signal processing. Thank you Dr. TA for his enthusiasm in organizing such an interesting seminar!

The presentation in Vietnamese can be downloaded here.

 
First Galileo Satellites to take off in October Print Email

The first two operational satellites of the EU's global navigation satellite system, Galileo, will take off on 20th October from Europe's Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana. This first launch will be followed by a series of launches that will by 2014 provide for initial navigation services. The full satellite constellation is expected to be deployed in orbit by 2019.

The Galileo programme is the EU's initiative for a state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control.

It will underpin many sectors of the European economy through its services: electricity grids, fleet management companies, financial transactions, shipping industry, rescue operations, peace-keeping missions.

While providing autonomous navigation and positioning services, the system established under the Galileo program will at the same time be interoperable with GPS and GLONASS, the two other global satellite navigation systems. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure.

(source: http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/press/frontpage/2011/1167_en.htm)

 
Navis Centre's Opening Ceremony Print Email

Within the framework of SEAGAL programme on Global Navigation Satellite System (GALILEO) initiated and sponsored by European Union on 01 October 2010, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) held the Opening Ceremony of Collaboration center for research and development on satellite navigation technology (NAVIS). This is the first center in the South East Asia and the third one worldwide in this field. Participants at the ceremony were Mr. Sean Doyle – Head of EU Delegation, Mr. Andrea Perugini – Italian Ambassador to Vietnam, professors, scientists from leading universities like Torino (Italia), Catalunya (Spain), France-Comté (France), Research Institute ISMB (Italia), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh - Deputy Minister of Science & Technology. On the HUST side, honour guests are Vice President Prof. Ha Duyen Tu, Dean of Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Director of School of Information and Communication Technology and students from these two institutes. Vice President Ha Duyen Tu warmly welcomed distinguished guests to the opening ceremony and acknowledged the continuous efforts of scientists within the project funded by European Union. As the ceremony happened at the time many activities were held to welcome the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Ha Noi, it’s expected to have a bright future.

In his speech of blessing, European Union Ambassador said: “The GALILEO system initiated by EU and European Space Agency promises to provide global satellite navigation services with high accuracy level. The inauguration of center affirms the European’s commitment to deploying the satellite navigation system worldwide. In addition, this event also encourages the training and brings much benefit to Vietnam”. Mr. Andera Perugini – Italian Ambassador also awarded the Vietnamese students who won the Student Competition organized within the SEAGAL Project.

Deputy Minister of Science & Technology, Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh congratulated teachers and students of HUST about the advanced satellite navigation technology which was the joint product of the work among universities of EU and Vietnam. Ministry of Science and Technology will facilitate scientists to take part in cooperation projects with European. Officers from Ministry highly appreciate scientists of HUST and believe NAVIS will develop quickly as well as play an important role in researching and applying this advanced technology. It is reported that SEAGAL funded 100,000 EUR to establish NAVIS. This center will be responsible for training, researching science, transferring technology in the field of satellite navigation. From 28 to 30 September 2010, the Conference on introducing the Satellite Navigation Technology was opened with the participation of lots of scientists from Vietnam and European Union.

 
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