From September 22nd to 27th, a delegation of professors specialized in the localization and navigation technology from the School of Electronics and Information Engineering, supported by the Beihang Bilateral Disciplinary Cooperation Seminar Funding Program, visited Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI).
Aseminar was held between the Chinese delegation and MAI professors led by Anna Katkina, Assistant to the Rector of MAI. The two parties exchanged views on carrying out comprehensive and in-depth cooperation in the field of satellite navigation systems. The delegation visited laboratories of MAI that were used to perform aircraft design, wind tunnel testing, flight simulation and spacecraft design. They also introduced Beihang’s engagement in the development of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and had discussions with Russian professors who were involved in the signal structure design, integrity monitoring and key technology breakthrough of Globalnaya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema (GLONASS). The two sides made further agreements on the cooperation of scientific research, joint training programs, text book publication, student exchange programs, joint participation in international conferences and so on.
The visit was made in response to the requirement of the Chinese-Russian Committee on Important Projects of Strategic Cooperation in the field of Satellite Navigation, which was founded on the 18th Regular Meeting Between Chinese and Russian Prime Ministers held in October, 2014. The visit deepens the relationship between the two universities and lays a good foundation for the cultivation of international talents who are desperately needed for the development of BDS.
Beihang and MAI will continue to promote the research cooperation and joint training programs related to BeiDou and GLONASS projects.
Reported by Jin Tian
Edited by Song Chao
Translated by Xiong Ting