Second generation SBAS

Printer-friendly versionPDF version
Testbed status: 
Point of Contact: 
Location of testbed: 
Australia and New Zealand
01/2017 to 12/2018
Executive summary: 

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.

Funding program: 
Details of e‐navigation gap/s considered for the testbed: 

Information/data management o Effective and robust voice communication and data transfer o Systems and equipment o Ship reporting o Traffic monitoring; and/or o Training and familiarization

Testbed subject: