From September 24 to 25, Beihang University held the second satellite navigation short-term training activity of the China-Arab States BDS/GNSS Center in Sudan, which was supported by China Satellite Navigation Office and Arab Information and Communication Technology Organization.
Deputy Director of China Satellite Navigation Office, Ma Jiaqing and Secretary General of Arab Information and Communication Technology Organization Mohammed Ben Amor declared the training activity open. On behalf of the BeiDou International Exchange and Training Center, Yang Dongkai, Professor of the School of Electronic and Information Engineering and Wu Falin, Associate Professor of the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering participated in the activity and hosted BDS/GNSS training with Arab Information and Communication Technology Organization.
Six experts from Beihang University, China Agricultural University, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Mechanization Sciences, China North Industries Corporation and ComNav Technology Limited Company introduced technologies including the state and applications of the BDS, Beidou Ground-Based Augmentation System and its high-precision applications, Beidou high-precision products, precision agriculture and modern agricultural cloud service based on the BDS to more than 160 students hailing from five countries in the League of Arab States, in order to make the users there understand Beidou and its application in intelligent agriculture better. The introduction also helped publicize BDS in the Arab region.
China-Arab States BDS/GNSS Center was set up by China Satellite Navigation Office and Arab Information and Communication Technology Organization in Tunisia in April, 2018, to promote China-Arab friendship, foster professionals in the field of satellite navigation with African and Arab countries and advance the application of BDS in nations along the Belt and Road.
This activity has been reported by Sudan Daily and Sudan TV, and won praise from various sides. Student representatives showed interest in the BDS and its applications, and strongly desired to make use of the BDS to improve agricultural productivity and develop intelligent agriculture.
Reported by Jin Tian
Edited by Song Chao
Translated by Lu Baihui