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Demands for Satellite-Based Positioning Doubles SLA’s SiReNT users

Singapore Satellite Positioning Reference Network (SiReNT) users to share innovative applications at the Multi-Global Navigation Satellite System Asia Regional Symposium held for the first time in Singapore

          High precision satellite-based positioning has traditionally been employed by specialised industries such as the land surveying, mapping and construction sector. Today, it is the driving force behind a wide range of smart applications including autonomous vehicles, IOTs, environmental monitoring, emergency services, social applications and other complex engineering solutions.

2.       In Singapore, the increase in demand for high accuracy positioning, navigation and tracking data with the push towards a Smart Nation has seen the number of industry users for the Singapore Satellite Positioning Reference Network (SiReNT) more than double from 120 in 2016 to over 300 in January 2020.

3.       Developed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) in 2006, SiReNT is the national infrastructure that receives and corrects satellite signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to enable real-time high precision positioning, navigation and tracking applications with an accuracy of between 3 to 5cm.

4        In recent years, SiReNT has been used to provide precision positioning for piling works in construction; navigation and tracking for smart mobility, especially in autonomous vehicle such as the shuttle service at Gardens by the Bay. It has also been employed by Singapore Changi Airport to provide height limit control to ensure flight safety around airport area.  

5.       These new applications of SiReNT will be shared by local and international enterprises at the Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) Regional Symposium, themed “Advancing Smart Nation Through Satellite Positioning”. The symposium is held for the first time in Singapore from 6 to 7 February 2020.  It is organised by the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), supported by SLA and MGA, and will feature international speakers including researchers from the European Union and other foreign research facilities who will share the latest innovation and research in the satellite positioning industry.

6.       Director of SLA Survey & Geomatics Division, Dr Victor Khoo said, “At SLA, we are seeing an increase in innovative applications of SiReNT across new sectors, especially in recent years. The presence of experts and industry practitioners from across the region and beyond at this MGA Regional symposium provides an opportunity to share and learn new developments in the satellite-based positioning technology and hopefully to inspire new and innovative applications."

7.       President of Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), Mr Jonathan Hung said, “Hosting MGA at GSTC 2020 is a significant addition to our annual convention which has been a cornerstone of the space ecosystem in Asia. It differentiates us by enabling a comprehensive end-to-end satellite solutions platform. We are happy to be supporting the role and adoption of GNSS positioning in Singapore’s acceleration towards a Smart Nation."

8.       The MGA Regional symposium is held in conjunction with Singapore Space and Technology Association’s Global Space & Technology Convention (GSTC) 2020, which will be held at Grand Hyatt Singapore from 6 to 7 February.

Singapore Land Authority

6 February 2020