Today, July the 17th, the BELS+ workshop on “GNSS technologies and application for a sustainable development: the European contribution to robust and precise positioning” took place in Indonesia. The workshop was hosted and organized by LAPAN, the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, in its Bandung premises in collaboration with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand, and the Hanoi University of Technology (HUST), Vietnam, partners of the BELS+ Project.
There were more than 50 GNSS experts and technicians, selected out of about 270 applications. The event was a good occasion to present the Galileo system, its future developments as well as about scientific initiatives for the monitoring and prediction of ionospheric disturbances. Of course, the attendees were curious about the recent Galileo outage and made several questions to the european experts about this hot topic in the satellite navigation community.
Representatives of the NAVIS Centre in Hanoi presented the Galileo Demo Centre, and its characteristics. Indeed, many companies currently hosted in the Centre presented their most innovative solutions and research outcomes. At the workshop participated representatives of more than 20 different companies and institutions, while European Companies who had the possibility to preset their equipment were: ANavS, IFEN, MarXact, NavXperience, NSL, SpacEarth, SpaceEXE, Teleorbit.
In the next two days, 18-19 July 2019, the BELS+ team will carry on a training course for students and researchers interested in GNSS and Galileo, focusing on data processing and on precise positioning. The training covers in detail the study of the concepts and techniques used in the high-accuracy positioning by means of GNSS. The theoretical foundations for Standard and Precise Point Positioning (SPP, PPP) are presented, focusing in the instrumental use of the concepts and techniques of GNSS navigation. In particular, the different terms involved in modelling the code pseudoranges and carrier-phase measurements (relativistic effects, atmospheric propagation effects at troposphere/ionosphere, instrumental delays, clock synchronism, etc.). The processing algorithms are discussed in detail and implemented through guided exercises in the laboratory session based on the ESA/UPC GNSS Laboratory tool suite (gLAB), where the impact of the modelling accuracy is assessed in the positioning domain. The agenda of the Training Days is available at this link.