|China is pressing ahead with the development of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and has successfully launched 16 on-orbit satellites and 6 new generation demonstration satellites, so far. It has the capacity of providing initial operation service for Asia-Pacific users (within service area), and will be fully established by 2020, serving the global customers and becoming a member of GNSS for e-navigation. In order to obtain international maritime application “Pass Card” and comprehensively promote the BDS application in the field of international maritime, China has been engaged in BDS Standardization on International Maritime Organization (IMO) for accelerating the Beidou industrialization and the pace of internationalization. After several years of efforts, China has been authorized the first maritime international standards in the 93rd session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), and in November 2014 in MSC 94 meeting been recognized to be component of the world wide radio navigation system (WWRNS). This article introduces the overall research of BDS international standardization, especially the standardization progress in the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Based on BDS recognition requirements and standards requirements, the procedure of BDS WWRNS recognition and the performance standard for shipborne BDS receiver equipment are detailed. At last, the next step of BDS international standardization is briefly discussed. In all, the combined use of BDS and other existing global navigation satellite systems will further improve the availability of GNSS system and the reliability of shipborne receiver equipment, by reducing the risk of failure in using a single GNSS constellation, and then better serve the worldwide maritime safety.
Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016)
September 12 - 16, 2016
Oregon Convention Center
|3499 - 3503
|Cite this article:
Qian, Sun, Hui, Xie, "Research of BDS International Standardization on IMO," Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016), Portland, Oregon, September 2016, pp. 3499-3503.
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