Recently, a new Permanent Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) station for Ionospheric monitoring and precise point positioning (PPP) research was installed at the campus of the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji. The project is a joint effort by Beihang University and USP.
On Dec. 5, the inauguration of the station was attended by Prof. Shi Chuang fom Beihang together with Prof. Sushil Kumar and Prof. Maurizio Cirrincione from the School of Engineering & Physics, USP.
Prof. Shi Chuang, Prof. Sushil Kumar and Prof. Maurizio Cirrincione revealed the nameplate of the station together
According to Prof. Shi Chuang, China’s BDS will provide better service and benefit people all over the world with the core satellites in China’s Beidou-3 System in position. He also mentioned that they are upgrading the station into an International GNSS Service (IGS) base station to offer access to the real-time data for research institutes and academic organizations from around the world.
The installation of the station is funded by Beihang, which also provides monitoring hardware for the project. A series of researches conducted collaboratively by the two universities are supported by the data from China’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), the Global Positioning System of the United States, Russia’s GLObal NAvigation Satellite System and the Galileo of the European Union.
Reported by Zhang Fu and Zhang Tao
Edited by Jia Aiping
Reviewed by Wang Fei
Translated by Xiong Ting