Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2016

The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit is one of the top European industry events focussing exclusively on satellite navigation systems. The one-of-a-kind convention of high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments provides the participants with a broad overview and different perspectives on the latest developments in the field of GNSS. The 3-day conference, held in the Munich Residence, is part of the efforts of the Bavarian government and the cluster on aerospace and satellite navigation to stimulate applications and services in this high-tech field.

East Asia is a hotspot for satellite navigation systems. Regional challenges and user needs provide a fertile ground for the development of innovative applications. Thus held a dedicated session on “Trends and experiences from the multi-GNSS hotspot East Asia” on March the 3rd to discuss how multi-GNSS opportunities are harnessed and how expertise from other world regions can be useful in this process. 

Over 80 participants gathered in the Max-Joseph-Saal to hear an Asian perspective on current developments in the GNSS sector. Yoko Kadoya from the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, Masaya Mine the Director, Satellite Positioning Research and Application Center (SPAC) and Satoshi Kogure, the QZSS Mission Manager from JAXA initiated the session by sharing a Japanese perspective on future developments in GNSS and on the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), the Japanese SBAS system, set to be operational in 2018. Prof. Ta Hai Tung, Director of the NAVIS Centre of Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam followed suit with a presentation about current opportunities for European businesses to test satellite navigation technology in the multi-GNSS hotspot South-East Asia. Finally, Dr. Yang Dongkai from the Chinese NRSCC proceeded to highlight the progress made in integrating GNSS data with terrestrial outdoor and indoor navigation systems through the Chinese XIHE. is funded by the European Union within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreement no 641615.