Research groups of Moscow Aviation Institute and Beihang University negotiated the possibility of cooperation in the field of satellite navigation systems.
The Beihang University delegation consisted of professors and associate professors of the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, who are engaged in research of Chinese satellite navigation system BeiDou. The MAI delegation was represented by researchers and radio engineers of Department №402 “Radio systems and control, transfer of information and information security systems”. The scientists of the Department are engaged with the creation of GLONASS, space-based satellite navigation system operating in the radionavigation-satellite service, since 1982.
Russian and Chinese scientists presented their departments, research possibilities and projects, held discussions dedicated to BeiDou and GLONASS navigation systems: the features of each satellite navigation system, their differences and similarities, stages of creation and implementation.
The parties made provisional arrangements on the possibility for creating joint training manuals for students, lecturing, creating joint research groups and a roadmap for setting up a joint institute for young researchers and students.
“We hope to have collaboration with MAI in the field of navigation technologies and to cooperate in the two levels. First level –joint research in the area of BeiDou and GLONASS projects. Russian and Chinese governments have agreements in the field of satellite navigation , so we would like to push forward new cooperation on satellite-based augmentation system. Second level – a joint training program in the field of navigation systems. We hope to invite professors of MAI to teach our students in training centers”, – commented Jin Tian, associate professor of Beihang University.
Earlier MAI and Beihang University concluded agreements on creation of joint Master’s double degree program. In September 2018 twenty-one students of Beihang University started their second year of Master’s degree program at MAI. The program is in high demand among students and the second intake is already being recruited. And now time for the next stage of cooperation has come.