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UNION Technology Workshop & Demonstration: Bringing precise positioning to mass-market



Date 06.02.2023


From 09.30 to 13.30h.



Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona

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Link provided by the ICGC. In order to be able to provide the link to the online attendees, they must also register before the workshop.

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A workshop and a demonstration will be held at the ICGC, where Rokubun and the ICGC will present the UNION project, the technology developed and the results obtained. The workshop will be followed by a demonstration for the Automotive navigation case and the LBS (Location Based Services), showing the results of the project and the benefits of using it as a precise navigation tool.

UNION (Undifferenced and UNcombIned PositiOning EngiNe -how does it work-) is a new satellite positioning technology aiming at providing accurate navigation for mass-market devices, based on leveraging the strengths of RTK (Real Time Kinematics) and PPP (Precise Point Positioning) techniques, plus the Galileo HAS (High Accuracy Service). UNION aims at palliating some of the main limitations of those techniques such as the poor scalability of RTK and the slow convergence time of PPP.

Therefore, the underlying value proposition of UNION is “Accurate and scalable navigation for mass-market”. Scalability involves not only price so that the technology can be adopted by mass-market low-end or mid-end GNSS devices and geodetic receivers, but technology scalability in terms of ubiquity and number of simultaneous users. This new technology provides accurate and real-time navigation for devices installed in vehicles, drones or smartphones, among others, improving the continuity, accuracy and availability of the current services available for these equipment and devices.

Attendance is free but, due to the limited capacity of the room, it is essential to register as soon as possible. In order to be able to provide the link to the online attendees, they must also register before the workshop.


09:30 – 10:00

Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome Miriam
Miriam Moysset Gil, Director, ICGC

10:10 – 10:30

UNION: New strategies in GNSS technology for accurate and scalable applications
Miquel Garcia Fernàndez, CTO, Rokubun

10:30 – 10:40

P-VRS: The Permanent – Virtual Reference Station new concept
Joel Grau Bellet, Head of Geodesy Unit, ICGC

10:40 – 11:00

Strategic interest in service provision for accurate geolocation
Miquel Garcia Fernàndez, CTO, Rokubun

11:00 – 11:10

Current status of the real time services and scalability for the future
Joel Grau Bellet, Head of Geodesy Unit, ICGC

11:10 – 12:00

Demonstration of the technology

12:00 – 12:30

Q&A and discussion

12:30 – 13:30

Networking snacks