Beihang Honarary Professor Peter J.G. Teunissen was honored with Johannes Kepler Award at ION GNSS+ 2019 held at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida recently. This prize was given to recognize Teunissen’s outstanding contribution to the basic algorithm of satellite navigation and long-term commitment to global education for the next generation of navigation workers.
Professor Teunissen is the inventor of the Least-squares AMBiguity Decorrelation Adjustment (LAMBDA) method for GNSS carrier phase ambiguity resolution. The method innovatively improves the high-precision navigation capability of the satellite navigation system, which has been the industry standard in the field of high-precision satellite navigation. He improved the test method for ambiguity fixing, which is of crucial importance for multi-GNSS processing. He also made pioneering contributions in precise point positioning, triple-frequency and multi-frequency data processing, service performance evaluation for new satellite systems like BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and IRNSS, etc.
Prof. Teunissen has been committed to global education in the field of satellite navigation. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), a foreign Fellow of the Deutschen Geodätischen Kommission Akademie der Wissenschaften, and a Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy. He has been conferred with honorary titles by several international organizations, such as Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship, Honorary Doctorate from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Honorary Professorship from Beihang University. Prof. Teunissen has published more than 300 papers and 7 books, and he is the co-editor of author of Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
Professor Teunissen bestowed the title of Honorary Professor at Beihang University in 2008. he has carried out in-depth and close cooperation with the satellite navigation research team of the School of Astronautics and offered lectures for postgraduate students, making considerable contributions to the discipline construction and talent training of Beihang University.
The Johannes Kepler Award, as the highest honor awarded by the Institute of Navigation (ION) Satellite Division, is to recognize individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation.
Reported by Sun Xiucong
Reviewed by Jin Rong
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun