TAG: Antarctica

Consortium records scintillation on Galileo signals in Antarctica

July 5, 2017By

At the end of 2016, the DemoGRAPE consortium observed, for the first time ever, ionospheric scintillations on Galileo signals in Antarctica, using Septentrio’s PolaRx5S GNSS reference receiver. DemoGRAPE investigates improvement of high-precision satellite positioning with a view to developing scientific and technological applications in Antarctica. At higher latitudes, GNSS signal degradation due to ionospheric activity is more pronounced. The more... read more

Into the cold zone: UAV platform flies high in Antarctica

July 31, 2016By

In February, mechatronics lead Kevin Bass of Intuitive Machines and contracted pilot Mike Laible successfully flew multiple runs with an unmanned aerial vehicle platform, Tiburon Jr., on the coast of Antarctica. From Wilkins Aerodrome in the southeast, the team launched Tiburon Jr. and collected valuable testing and environmental data. Battling harsh weather and constantly changing conditions, the team flew the... read more

ESNC winner Sensolus keeps Antarctic scientists safe

March 7, 2016By

Scientists will now wear safety trackers from a Belgium start-up company while working in Antarctica. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and harshest location on Earth. Temperatures can reach –90°C during winter and go down to –20ºC during summer. Winds can reach 250 km/h and visibility can sink to almost zero during whiteouts. With the potential for rapid changes in weather, all outdoor activities must... read more

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China Plans BeiDou Ground Station in Antarctica

November 12, 2014By

China plans to build a BeiDou station in Antarctica this summer, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. China’s official Xinhua news agency disclosed the plans. The facility at Great Wall station in Antarctica will include receivers, auxiliary equipment and a reference station key to improving BieDou’s accuracy, according to the Chinese enews.com website. Project leader Wu Xuefeng said the BeiDou facility would... read more

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ComNav BeiDou+GPS Receiver Provides Positioning in Antarctic

May 10, 2013By

China’s icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, returned to Shanghai April 9 after successfully completing China’s 29th Antarctica scientific expedition. As a high-accuracy GNSS solutions provider, ComNav supplied a GPS+BeiDou GNSS receiver for this expedition. This was the first time that the ComNav GNSS receiver worked in such an extreme environment. The reliable performance of the receiver impressed the expedition team.... read more

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