Second Generation SBAS in Australia and New Zealand
- Location of testbed: Australia and New Zealand
- Time and duration of testbed: 2017-18
- Status (planned, completed or on-going): Planned
- Contact person(s): email@example.com
- Testbed website: http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/positioning-navigation/positioning-for-the-future/satellite-based-augmentation-system
- Funding programme and budget: National
As part of the Australian Government’s National Positioning Infrastructure (NPI) Capability, Geoscience Australia is leading a nation-wide test project of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS).
An SBAS will overcome the current gaps in our mobile and radio communications and, when combined with on-ground operational infrastructure and services, will ensure that accurate positioning information can be received anytime and anywhere within Australia.
The two-year project will test two new satellite positioning technologies including next generation SBAS and Precise Point Positioning, which will provide positioning accuracies of several decimetres and five centimetres respectively.