August 12, 2013 -- TerraStar GNSS, leading suppliers of precision positioning services for worldwide land and near-shore applications, have established a base as an integral part of Nottingham University’s internationally-renowned GNSS Research and Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE) unit operating under the auspices of its Institute of Engineering Surveying & Space Geodesy (IESSG).
Under the collaborative venture, TerraStar GNSS, which maintains and controls its own worldwide network of over 80 GPS and Glonass DGNSS reference stations and associated control centres on behalf of a diverse range of users, will contribute and have access to GRACE’s world-leading support facilities. These include customised incubation units, project offices, state-of-the-art test equipment, secure research and development laboratories and dedicated training suites.
Among other anticipated developments by both parties will be joint research and development of new GNSS-type solutions in addition to provision of support for continued commercial exploitation of academic research endeavours. Also available will be mutual access to general geospatial expertise consistent with TerraStar GNSS’s present capability of providing year-round metre and decimetre-levels of precision for both land and aerial survey applications using state-of-the-art software together with a series of advanced purpose-designed integrated receivers.
Headed by General Manager Gary Wilcock, TerraStar GNSS’s new base facilities are at Office A03, The Nottingham Geospatial Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU, UK (Web: www.terrastar.net).