Beihang Makes New Contributions to BeiDou Navigation Satellite System
Release time:December 15, 2020

Recently, China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3) has passed expert technical verification on all performance indicators during the online conference of the Sixth Navigation Systems Panel (NSP/6) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which marked the completion of the core and overriding work of officially incorporating the BDS-3 into the ICAO's standards. The achievement was the result of the efforts made by the BDS ICAO Standardization Working Team organized by the Air Traffic Management Office of the Civil Aviation Administration of China and China Satellite Navigation Office.

All the indicators of the BDS Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) were developed by the team of Academician Zhang Jun from the National Key Lab of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) of Beihang University, and the successful verification on these indicators represented the most critical step in promoting the application of BDS in civil aviation.

A group photo of experts participating in the process

The completion of ICAO’s technical verification of BDS-3 was not only the first time that the civil signals of BDS-3 systematically passed the in-depth technical verification of an international organization, but also the first time that the Civil Aviation Administration of China successfully made a complex giant system independently developed by China the standards of ICAO, with its own team being the core in the process.

The National Key Lab of CNS/ATM of Beihang University focuses on the research into CNS/ATM system and technology. It was established under the authorization of the State Council and the Air Traffic Management Commission of the Central Military Commission, and Professor Zhang Jun, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, works as its Director. Supported by Beihang University and cooperating with Aviation Data Communication Corporation, the lab develops a multidisciplinary, multi-school and university-business research and innovation base of air traffic management technology by combining the efforts of enterprises, universities and research institutions towards applications. Its major research interests include the basic theory, forward-looking technological exploration as well as key technologies of CNS/ATM.

Reported by the Publicity Department of the Party Committee

Reviewed by Li Jianwei

Edited by Jia Aiping

Translated by Li Mingzhu