15/01/2013
Location: Beijing, China

BeiDou System recent developments

15/01/2013
Beijing, China

The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Signal in Space Interface Control Document-Open Service Signal B1I (Version 1.0) , which specifies the relations of the signal in space interface between BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and users’ terminal receivers, was released on December 27, 2012.

It promotes not only the development of Beidou-related industry and market, but also the development of the multi-constellation receivers and chips.

Shortly after that, on the one hand, the stock’s price of Beidou-related industrial listed companies, such as BDStar, China Satellite Communication Co., Ltd and Guten Electronics and so on, has been rising dramatically. On the other hand, JAVAD GNSS announced that it had tracked “B3 signal from all launched Compass satellites, using TRE-G3T-E E6-band capable receiver on December 29th, 2012. And Septentrio announced on January 7th, 2013 that it has successfully implemented BeiDou support in the company’s high-precision receiver software, taking advantage of the recent official release of BeiDou’s Interface Control Document (ICD) to including the Chinese satellite navigation signals into its position-velocity-time (PVT) solution. Following that, Test solutions company Spirent Communications plc announced the availability of test systems with support for China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System in addition to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo on January 14th, 2013.

As the same time, as the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System officially started to provide continuous passive positioning, navigation and timing services for China and surrounding area, from December 27th, 2012, the China government have deployed and devoted more money to promote the civil use of Beidou System. Erdos city Beidou industrial application demonstration base has hung out its shingle in Inner Mongolia Province on December 29th, 2012. And the government made the policy to require the heavy trucks and tractors should install the Beidou and GPS dual-mode mobile terminal in Tianjin, Hebei, Jiangsu and other 6 provinces.

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and its related industry have been entered the period of fast development.

 

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