BeiDou Navigation Satellite System
The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System or BDS for short, is the Chinese GPS satellite network. Like the Russian, European, and American networks, BNS can be called upon at any time to deliver real-time geo-location and relatively precise positioning.
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German researchers are working on a system which they hope will encourage more people to use public transport: A vehicle-independent and company-independent GPS navigation system for public transport, modelled on the way in-car GPS navigation systems work.
A study conducted to understand how flies and bees can navigate so precisely using just natural sunlight, has interesting implications for machine vision, and adding additional sense-based navigation systems to UAVs and UGVs without adding the weight or cost of any extra hardware.
ACE, or Autonomous City Explorer, is an embodied robot system, a development of the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. However, we are not interested in its navigation achievements here. Instead, one of the new interaction methods ACE employs, is of interest for quite different applications.
To increase transmission speed (decreasing transmission delay) beyond that of low earth orbit, a different paradigm is required. A type of satellite which can survive in high atmosphere.
NASA has unveiled a weather satellite capable of converting any typhoon into a 3D volumetric map in unprecedented detail, in real-time. These maps being extremely useful for both dedicated weather simulators and interactive 3D environments alike.
The stuff of numerous sci-fi films – the concept of with no more than a gesture, moving data wholesale from one computer to the next, has been made real, with a device not only functional in the lab, but already on its way to mass market commercial use, integrated in satellite and cable TV units.
At MIT, researchers are working on an artificially intelligent electric wheelchair, designed to aid the least mobile individuals with navigation.
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Indian government plans to build an independent satellite navigation system using home-grown components. The project, called the Indian Regional Navigation System, will be implemented over the next five or six years and will consist of a co...
March 3-5, 2009
?Residenz M?nchen?, Germany
The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit has been established as the European and International conference with global impact featuring invited high-ranking worldwide speakers ...
IBM has filed a patent that could put an end to losing your favorite radio channels while you are driving long distances. Their idea is to combine satellite navigation with the car radio to automate the process of finding new radio stations...
The EU's much-delayed Galileo sat-nav network will begin operation in 2014, the European Commission said Thursday as it awarded key contracts to Germany's OHB System and France's Arianespace.
The European system is aimed t...
The US and the European Union have agreed on a common signal for their satellite navigation systems, promising more accurate overall positioning information for users. Under the agreement, EU and US satellites will use the same radio freque...