Australian researchers connect GPS with Beidou satellites

Australian researchers connect GPS with Beidou satellites

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Australia: Researchers at Curtin University and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) in Australia have connected GPS systems with the Chinese Navigation Satellite System Beidou for better location search.

Researchers found that the skyscrapers blocked GPS signals because the satellites used to find user’s location in Australia are positioned at a low angle. They faced the same problem in open pit mines. Curtin University professor Peter Teunissen believes that by combining GPS with Beidou, they are making use of Beidou’s 14 new satellites that cross Australian sky at a high angle, thus increasing satellite availability, improving positioning capability and ultimately creating a perfect system for both urban and mining environments.

Source: techworld.com.au