Displacements of GNSS stations and mass anomalies from GRACE in northern South America show seasonal changes in land hydrological loads characterized by alternation of rainy and dry seasons near the equator. There, horizontal and vertical displacements show different spatial distributions. Vertical displacement is the largest at the center of the load, while the largest horizontal displacement occurs along the edge of the load. In other words, horizontal displacements reflect azimuthal asymmetries of the ambient loads rather than the load at that point. Another case is the surface displacements in Hokkaido, northern Japan, caused by snow loads. The amount of snow shows significant interannual variations, and amplitudes of seasonal crustal movements well reflect such variations. The results suggest that displacements and mass anomalies from GNSS and GRACE provide complementary information on seasonal change of surface loads.
Open Thematic Series
Call for Papers:
Future Navigation, due date 5/31/2024
LEO Navigation Augmentation System, due date 3/31/2024
Marine Positioning and Subsea Navigation, due date 12/31/2023
High-rate BDS/GNSS and its Seismic Applications, due date 12/31/2023
GNSS Applications in Geosciences, due date 31/12/2023
GNSS PPP and PPP-RTK, due date 12/31/2023
Ubiquitous Positioning, Navigation and Timing for Location Based Services, due date 12/31/2023
GNSS Ionospheric Monitoring and Modelling, due date 12/31/2023
Navigation Technologies for Autonomous Systems, due date 12/31/2023
Aims and scope
Satellite Navigation aims to report innovative ideas, new results or progress on the theoretical techniques and applications of satellite navigation. The journal welcomes original articles, reviews and commentaries. The topics include but are not limited to:
- Navigation System and Signals
Satellite navigation constellation
Autonomous satellite navigation theory and system
Precise orbit determination and time synchronization
- Signal processing
Receiver and signal processing
Anti-jamming and anti-spoofing
- Integrated PNT
Multi-sensor integrated navigation
GNSS Augmentation technology
Micro PNT technology
Resilient PNT theory
- Time and Coordinate Reference System
Establishment and maintenance of time-space reference system
Time synchronization methods
High precision clock technology
- Industrial and Scientific Applications
Articles on advances of other related areas, such as various augmentations, intelligent vehicle systems, indoor positioning, sensor networks and location services are welcome as well.
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- BDS/GNSS: New Development, Progress and Applications
This special issue is open to all scientists who may have the latest results and developments in BDS/GNSS+, including constellation, signal, orbit, receiver and new scientific applications.
- GNSS PPP and PPP-RTK
This special issue is mainly for the new theory, method and application in real-time PPP and PPP-RTK.
- GNSS Applications in Geosciences
This special issue invites papers that cover ongoing efforts to broaden the GNSS applications to all possible fields relevant to geosciences, especially in natural hazard monitoring.
- Ubiquitous Positioning, Navigation and Timing for Location Based Services
The aim of this special issue is to collect the new theory, method and application for the ubiquity of PNT in GNSS challenging environments.
- Navigation Technologies for Autonomous Systems
This special issue accepts contributions covering advanced topics related to the state of the art and future trends of navigation technologies and algorithms for safe navigation of autonomous systems.
- GNSS Ionospheric Monitoring and Modelling
This special issue is mainly for the new theory, method and application in real-time GNSS monitoring and modeling.
- Ubiquitous Positioning, Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services
At UPINLBS, we concentrate on innovative, state-of-the-art solutions and techniques dealing with ubiquitous positioning, indoor navigation, location-based technologies, and so much more! UPINLBS will feature leading minds from relevant industries, and provide an indispensable platform for networking with like-minded individuals, researchers, developers, and businesses.
- BDS/GNSS high-precision products: strategies, services, and applications
This special issue is an assemblage of research aiming to cover the strategies used for high-precision products of BDS/GNSS constellations and its applications in geosciences as well as mass massive market.
Following the rapid economic growth in China over the last 30 years, there is now a strong desire to promote the development and propagation of science and technology for the long-term future. Recognizing the importance of academic journals in disseminating research results and inspiring new research ideas as well as strengthening communication, AIRCAS will sponsor Satellite Navigation as an international platform, providing researchers and engineers in navigation, positioning and timing with a unique opportunity to closely interact and communicate. This journal will not only provide a venue for in-depth scientific exchanges, but also seek to promote research collaborations and exploit international funding sources, especially those involving China. See full text.
Editor-in-Chief: Yuanxi Yang
Yuanxi Yang serves as Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his lifelong contributions to navigation, geodetic science and engineering. Currently, he is Professor of Geodesy and Navigation at Xi’an Research Institute of Surveying and Mapping and serves at China National Administration of GNSS and Application (CNAGA). He is also Head of State Key Laboratory Of Geo-information Engineering, adjunct professor and PhD Tutor in Beihang University.
He acted as deputy chief designer of China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), and has been a leading member of BDS advisory board since its inception in 2010. He originally developed the Robust Parameter Estimation for Geodetic Correlated Observations and adaptive navigation and kinematic positioning. He is credited with improving the design of the interlink between BeiDou satellites, the establishment of the Chinese Geodetic Coordinate System, the creation of the Chinese National GPS Control Network, and is a prominent proponent of interoperability between BeiDou and other GNSSs.
" The continuous development of global and regional satellite navigation systems provides an important basis for the integrated applications of multi-satellite navigation. The Journal aims to disseminate the latest achievements of satellite navigation, discuss different academic views and promote the progress of technology and applications. I hope Satellite Navigation will build an academic exchange platform for all researchers." Said Prof. Yuanxi Yang.
Shuanggen Jin is Professor at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS and Dean of School of Remote Sensing and Geomatics Engineering of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. His main research areas include Satellite Navigation, Space Geodesy, Remote Sensing, Climate Change and Space/Planetary Exploration. He has published over 400 papers in JGR, IEEE, EPSL, GJI, JG etc. with more than 4500 citations and H-index of over 40, 8 books/monographs and 10 patents/software copyrights.
Prof. Jin joined Hundred-Talent Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010 and was also the Fellow of the IAG (2011), IUGG (2019), President of the CPGPS (2016-2017), IAPS (2015-2019), Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2017) and Member of European Academy of Sciences (2018).
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Satellite Navigation is the official journal of the Aerospace Information Research Institute.
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- ISSN: 2662-1363 (electronic)
- ISSN: 2662-9291 (print)