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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 957071, 6 pages
Research Article

The Design of Compass/BeiDou Navigation Satellite Terminal for Migrant Bird Research

1Marine College, Shandong University, Weihai 264209, China
2School of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Weihai 264209, China
3School of Communication and Information, University of Electronic Science Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China

Received 28 June 2014; Accepted 11 July 2014; Published 25 September 2014

Academic Editor: Wendong Xiao

Copyright © 2014 Yaohui Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A terminal of Compass Navigation Satellite System (CNSS), which can not only support BeiDou-1 and BeiDou-2 but also support Global Positioning System (GPS), is designed to research the activities of the migrant birds, with our novel design of a multiband antenna. By a high-density integration, this terminal is designed with a compact size and light weight. When the terminal is assembled to a whooper swan, its flying trace is recorded by the CNSS, which is in agreement with that of GPS. The flying route map based on the CNSS is useful to check the situation and habit of the migrant bird, which is important for animal protection and bird flu outbreak prediction.