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Water Satellite Based Augmentation System test-bed project Positioning data is now fundamental to a range of applications and businesses worldwide. It increases our productivity, secures our safety and propels innovation. It enables GPS on smartphones, provides safety-of-life navigation on aircraft, increases water efficiency on farms, helps to locate vessels in distress at sea, and supports intelligent navigation tools and advanced transport management systems that connect cities and regions.
It will also support the aviation, maritime and road transport sectors which have a requirement for high-integrity positioning-guaranteed performance with metre level accuracy.
An Australian SBAS will overcome the current gaps in 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 and New Zealand.
This two-year project, funded in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, is scheduled for completion in January It is testing two new satellite positioning technologies including next generation SBAS and Precise Point Positioning, which are providing positioning accuracies of several decimetres and one decimetre respectively.
FrontierSI the successor entity of the CRC for Spatial Information has called for organisations from across the aviation, road, rail, maritime, spatial, construction, mining, utilities and agriculture sectors to participate in the test-bed. Information is available via the FrontierSI website.
What is the SBAS test-bed? This test-bed is assessing the application of SBAS technology and its safety, productivity, efficiency and innovation benefits to Australian and New Zealand industry and research sectors. Testing will continue until 31 January and will evaluate the effectiveness and application of SBAS in ten main sectors: The test-bed will address the specific requirements including accuracy, integrity, availability in applications areas in each of these industry sectors.
Components of the test-bed include: When did testing of the SBAS commence? First test signals were transmitted in June Second generation SBAS and Precise Point Positioning have been confirmed to provide positioning accuracies of several decimetres and ten centimetres respectively across Australia and New Zealand.
What is being tested? The SBAS test-bed will assess three specific technologies: This technology will improve positioning of stand-alone GPS from 5 metre accuracy to better than 1 metre accuracy.
This capability will demonstrate significant performance improvements over single frequency SBAS, particularly in regions with dynamic ionosphere. PPP is a method that provides highly accurately position solutions with accuracy around 10 centimetres.
Will it improve the positioning accuracy of my phone or in-car navigation? Yes, while it will depend on your device, many GPS users in Australia will immediately be able to track the SBAS signal from their device and see improved positioning accuracy.
The SBAS test-bed will not be certified for safety-of-life use. However, should the SBAS be implemented, it will be certified for safety-of-life use. What is the purpose of the test?
The SBAS testing is designed to achieve three main objectives: Test the performance of the technology directly in a number of industries. Test the current industry-specific requirements and how they interact with the technology. Test future industry-specific innovations that might be borne out by the technology.
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