Research News

CAS-designed Multi-sensor Unmanned Aircraft System for Weather Modification Makes First Flight

On July 25, 2022, a new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) started its first flight at Pucheng Airport in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to test the performance of onboard remote sensors for weather modification. The flight, lasting one hour and fifteen minutes, marked the success of China's first long-endurance UAS for weather modification.

Aug 11, 2022

Advances in Nanosecond Laser Research Power up Equipment Development

China's laser equipment development for space debris detection as well as Thomson scattering diagnostic of plasma have achieved progresses, thanks to the recent advances in nanosecond laser technology, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Jul 29, 2022

SDGSAT-1 Starts On-orbit Scientific Service

On July 18, China's Earth Science Satellite called Guangmu, or SDGSAT-1, after 6-month on-orbit testing phase, was officially delivered to the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS), marking the start of its on-orbit scientific services.

Jul 27, 2022

Deep Learning Technology Enables Terahertz Security Inspection More Accurate and Faster

A research team led by Prof. FANG Guangyou from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) trained and tested a promising detector based on deep residual networks using human image data collected by passive terahertz devices (Figure 1a, b, c). The proposed new method can be used for accurate and real-time detection of hidden objects in terahertz images. The study was published in Scientific Reports.

Jul 22, 2022

Book Series "BeiDou Navigation Satellite System" Compilation Underway

An editorial committee meeting was held in Beijing on July 1, 2022, marking the inauguration of compilation of the book series BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) , which aim to wrap up how the BDS was constructed in China as well as its achievements.

Jul 17, 2022