JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

International satellite navigation symposium results

Representatives of Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company discussed key aspects of the way how GLONASS and other global positioning systems develop today on the meetings of the United Nations International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems which were held within the framework of IGNSS-2015 symposium in Australia.

The International symposium was dedicated to recent achievements and progress in the field of satellite navigation presented by largest players of this market – Russia, USA, Europe, India, China and Japan. The meetings participants were particularly focused on discussing the development of navigation systems and application of GNSS-based technologies and services.

ISS-Reshetnev took part in the events as a company responsible for the space-based segment of Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System GLONASS. Its current status, development and modernization prospects were the main topic of the report delivered by Victor Kosenko, First Deputy General Director – First Deputy General Designer of ISS-Reshetnev Company.

Specialists from various countries addressed the issues of compatibility and complementarity of satellite navigation systems as well as their interference protection.

One of the sessions on GNSS compatibility and complementarity was chaired by Sergey Revnivykh, Deputy Director of GLONASS Directorate of the RESHETNEV Corporation, and its participants discussed how global navigation satellite systems’ characteristics could be independently monitored. As a result, they arrived at a decision to work out uniform specifications and calculation methods which could be used to determine such characteristics of navigation technologies as their accuracy, integrity, accessibility and continuity. As well as that, session participants also discussed various approaches to the use of general standards and their assessment. These aspects should be given thorough consideration because apart from two fully operational global navigation systems – GLONASS (Russia) and GPS (USA) there are four more systems which are under development now – Galileo (Europe), BeiDou (China), IRSS (India) and QZSS (Japan).

All the decisions made at the meetings within the framework of the International symposium will be additionally reviewed in the countries that are GNSS providers, and after that they will be discussed at the meeting of the United Nations International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems in November 2015.