2018 Multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) and QZSS Asia Workshop

14 September 2017

Sector: Scientific Innovation

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information

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4th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS. Credit: MultiGNSSAsia

Project description

Through this project, Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information’s (CRCSI) Positioning Program will continue investigating Japan’s Quasi Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) L-band (L6) signal for delivery of real-time correction messages to support PPP-RTK (Precise Point Positioning-Real Time Kinematic) in Australia.  QZSS currently augments Global Positioning System signals (GPS) and the addition of PPP-RTK capability potentially means higher levels of accuracy, availability and reliability for Australian users.

Adoption of this technology will facilitate real-time, centimetre-level positioning capabilities in areas where traditional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) and ground communication infrastructure is sparse and/or not available.

The three-day workshop will promote Australia-Japan scientific collaboration to further assess QZSS applicability as a local Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for use in precise Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) applications in Australia. 


Key dates: Multi GNSS Asia Workshop, Melbourne, 01 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $27,500.00 (GST inclusive)

Total project value: $71,000.00

Last Updated: 14 September 2017