To improve Australia’s capability in utilising the next generation Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and to come to a fullest exploitation of the opportunities created, a new GNSS Research Centre has been established at Curtin University. The group’s research program aims at developing theory, models and methods that will enable future GNSSs to fulfil the high accuracy and high-integrity requirements of tomorrow’s geospatial information needs in the Earth-, atmospheric- and space-sciences.
This GNSS program is also timely because of the forthcoming GNSS CORS network across Australia as part of the AuScope Geospatial program. This will provide an excellent large-area ‘field laboratory’ in which to first test, then implement, the results generated by this program.
The GNSS Research Centre will use state-of-the-art equipment and software, and involve close collaborative links with other universities, industry and government, both in Australia and overseas.