Multi-GNSS at IIT Kharagpur India
An important milestone in the field of multi-GNSS/RNSS has been the recent (May 2016) realization of the full operational capability of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The constellation consists of three geostationary orbit (GEO) satellites and four inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO) satellites (see Figure a). Professor Peter Teunissen visited (Feb 2017) the India Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, India, to discuss multi-GNSS research collaboration and have meetings with IIT representatives of the School of Infrastructure, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and the Department of Mining. He also presented two Lectures on multi-GNSS aimed at faculty and research students (see Figure b). The two lectures were entitled:
1. Multi-GNSS: Developments and Impact of Global Navigation Satellite Systems
2. Multi-GNSS from GPS to IRNSS/NavIC: Results and Research Challenges
The first lecture provided a general overview of current GNSS developments together with their implications for the various fields of application. The second lecture treated results obtained with the different systems, particularly focussing on results obtained with IRNSS/NavIC.