Slide Presentations

Where available, slides are downloadable from links in the table below.


Day 1: Tuesday 6th December


Colombo Theatre A

Colombo Theatre B

Colombo Theatre C



Chair: Matt Higgins






Official Opening & Introduction




"Driverless cars, UAVs and Consumer Location Data: Where GNSS Went Next"

 Alan Cameron

Journalist for GPS World and Geospatial Solutions



“Positioning Challenges for Automation”

Rod Bryant

Senior Director, Positioning Technology, u-blox 





Space Applications

Chair: Ben Southwell


Chair: Graeme Hooper

System Providers

Chair: Matt Higgins


Simulation of GPS-based Launch Vehicle Trajectory Estimation using UNSW Kea GPS Receiver

Sanat Biswas, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia

RF Interference Types & Causes

Graeme Hooper, GPSAT Systems Australia Pty Ltd

GPS Civil Service Update and U.S. International GNSS Activities
Mr Jeffrey M Auerbach, GNSS Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Office of Space and Advanced Technology


Multi-GNSS for Space Service Volume

Arunkumar Rathinam, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia

Interference Detection and Geo-location Research and Development: Evolution of GEMS to Griffin 1000

Ediz Cetin, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia

GLONASS Status and Performance Improvement
Mr. Roman Muravyev,  Head of the GLONASS General Designer Administration Information and Analysis Center for PNT Central Research Institute for Machine Building Roscosmos



Results from Kea V4.1 Performance Testing

Eamonn Glennon, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia

Updates on Griffin 1000: a GNSS Jammer/Spoofer Detection and Geolocation System

Ryan James Richard Thompson, GPSAT Systems Australia Pty Ltd

BeiDou Status and Plans
Mr. Chang KEWU, Programme Director, China Satellite Navigation Office, P. R. China


Multi GNSS

Chair: Noor Raziq


Chair: Andrew Dempster




Real-Time Cycle Slip Detection and Repair for Network Multi-GNSS, Multi-Frequency Data Processing

Tao Li & Stavros Melachroinos,
CRCSI, Geoscience Australia

Cooperative P2I Localization Using UWB and Wi-Fi

Salil Goel, The University of Melbourne







Preserving Multi-GNSS Performance

Rod MacLeod, NovAtel Inc.

Integrity Monitoring Methods for Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems

Elizabeth Smith, University of New South Wales








Trimble RTX Orbit Determination and User Positioning Performance with BeiDou Satellites

Nick Talbot, Trimble Navigation Australia

Cooperative Positioning in Urban Environments: Opportunities and Challenges

Joon Cheong, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia





Evaluation of Accuracy and Availability of ARNS Multi-Constellation Signals for Aviation Users in Australia

Manoj Deo, Curtin University

Integration of IMU in Positioning Systems for Accurate Tracking in NLOS Environments

Shenghong Li, CSIRO





Positioning Infrastructure in a Multi-GNSS World

James Millner, Position Partners

Trustworthy Positioning: Why we need to take it seriously

Chris Rizos, UNSW Australia






Quality of Service (QoS) and Bi-Directional Communication in LBS Using MQTT

Izwan Idris, Charles Wang & Yanming Feng,

Queensland University of Technology





Moderator: Andrew Dempster


Automated and Connected Vehicles

Leading experts from industry, government and academia will come together and discuss:
"How to achieve 1m 95% for C-ITS?"

• Paul Alexander (Cohda)
• John Wall (Transport for NSW)
• Andrew Mehaffey (Roads and Maritime Services, NSW)
• Stewart Worrall (Australian Centre for Field Robotics)
• Vinayak Dixit (rCITI, UNSW Australia)


Day 2: Wednesday 7th December


Colombo Theatre A

Colombo Theatre B

Colombo Theatre C



Chair: Chris Rizos






Joseph Winter

Head of AIS Innovation, R&D, Australian Institute of Sport
"Testbed for Wearable Electronic Sensors"






Mike Terkildsen

Ionospheric Prediction Service, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

“Ionospheric Space Weather: Monitoring, modelling and mitigation”






Greg Gutt

Chief Technical Officer, Satelles
“A New Robust System for Assured PNT - Satellite Time and Location - Hosted on Iridium”






Australia’s Next Generation Multi-GNSS Analysis Capability

Chair: Allison Kealy

Alternatives to GNSS  

Chair: Salil Goel

Algorithms and Methods I 

Chair: Joon Wayn Cheong


Multi-GNSS PPP-RTK network processing; achieving the accuracy

Peter Teunissen, CRCSI

Locata: Serving those Positioning, Navigation & Timing (PNT) Applications that GNSS can not

Chris Rizos, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW

Seamless Train Localization Based on Beidou/INS/Odometer Multi-Sensor Navigation System

Wei Jiang, Beijing Jiaotong University


Development of the Multi-GNSS Analysis Centre Software

Stavros Melachroinos, Geoscience Australia

GNSS-based Positioning Schemes & Applications in Safety-critical Systems of Rail Transport

Chengming Jin, Beijing Jiaotong University/ University of Melbourne

Systematic Errors in UAS Aerial Photogrammetry

Yincai Zhou, University of New South Wales


BeiDou solar radiation pressure and attitude modelling

Stavros Melachroinos, Geoscience Australia

Inter-Pseudolite Range Augmented GNSS PPP Navigation for Airborne Pseudolite Systems

Panpan Huang, UNSW Australia

Dual GNSS / INS / Odometer post-processing

Michael Reichman, Advanced Navigation


Construction, Mining and Structural Monitoring 

Chair: Nick Talbot


Chair: Suelynn Choy

Algorithms and Methods II 

Chair: Yanming Feng


BELS: GNSS Bridges between Europe and South East Asia

La The Vinh, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

A LEX­-only QZSS LEX Signal Demodulation Scheme for LEX­-PPP services

Huiben Zhang, Queensland University of Technology

Quantifying Mis-Modelling Effects in the GNSS Yaw-Attitude Determination

Thomas Papanikolaou & Stavros Melachroinos, CRCSI, Geoscience Australia




Biases in Multi-Constellation Triple-frequency PPP Models with a Float Ambiguity Solution

Manoj Deo, Curtin University

A Geometry-Free Approach for Estimation of Uncalibrated Signal Delays in GPS Triple Frequency Signals

Yanming Feng & Yongchao Wang, Queensland University of Technology


Third Generation of Positioning Systems for Underground Mine Environments, the Latest Progress

Binghao Li, University of New South Wales

Local Augmentation to Wide Area PPP Systems: a Case Study in Victoria, Australia

Suelynn Choy,
RMIT University

Efficient Processing of Long Duration GNSS Signal Observations

Md Sohrab Mahmud, University of New South Wales, Canberra


Accuracy of stockpile volume determination using UAS photogrammetry

Luke Chidzey, Yincai Zhou, Craig Roberts, UNSW Australia

The Performance of Precise Point Positioning (PPP) using Triple-frequency GPS Measurements

Viet Tuan Duong, RMIT University

Influence of Individual GPS Antenna Calibrations on High Precision Geodetic Positioning, Case Study: Northern Surat Basin Queensland 2015 GPS Campaign

Guorong Hu & Michael Moore,
Geoscience Australia


AeroPoints: Low-cost, Automated Ground Control Points for Aerial Surveying


SBAS Update

Jack Scott

IRNSS/NavIC L5 Attitude Determination

Safoora Zaminpardaz, Curtin University




Comparison of Different Precise Point Positioning Ambiguity Resolution (PPP-AR) Methods

Shuyang Cheng, UNSW Australia

Assessment of the Variation of Covariance Matrices of Triple-Frequency GNSS Measurements and its Impact on Positioning Results

Yongchao Wang & Yanming Feng, Queensland University of Technology


PANEL (Colombo Theatre A):

Two separate panels, Industry vs Academia, will battle it out one after the other on the topic of: 

"The rise of multi-GNSS: will GPS be the gold standard in five years?"

Industry PanelChair: Craig Roberts

        Nick Talbot (Trimble)

        Gary Johnston (Geoscience Australia)

        Nunzio Gambale (Locata)

        Rod Bryant (u-blox)








Academic Panel                          Chair: Martin Nix

          Peter Teunissen (CRCSI)

          Suelynn Choy (RMIT)

          Andrew Dempster (UNSW ACSER)

          Chris Rizos (UNSW)



Day 3: Thursday 8th December


Colombo Theatre A

Colombo Theatre B

Colombo Theatre C


Datum Modernisation

Chair: Matt Higgins

GNSS Hardware Design and Signal Processing I 

Chair: Elizabeth Smith

Alternatives to GNSS II 

Chair: Binghao Li


This session will explore how modern coordinate frameworks are moving away from traditional localised coordinate systems fixed to tectonic plates and instead relating to satellite based positioning systems through stable orbits. This transition will have challenging implications but will enable a kaleidoscope of new applications enabled by homogenous, global positioning systems.

Featuring: Matt Higgins (DNRM QLD), John Dawson and more to be announced...

The Effect of the Sampling Frequency and the Front-End Bandwidth on the DLL Code Tracking Performance

Vinh Tran,
Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia


Binghao Li,
University of New South Wales


Improving Sensitivity on Kea CubeSat GPS Receivers

Eamonn Glennon,
Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia

Coarse-time Positioning without Continuous GPS Signal Tracking

Wonjae Yoo,
Korea Aerospace University


RF Design for GNSS Receiver Front Ends

Kevin Parkinson,
General Dynamics Ltd









GNSS Networks, Processing and Calibrations 

Chair: James Millner

GNSS Hardware Design and Signal Processing II 

Chair: Eamonn Glennon


Chair: Peter Ramm


Recent IGS Analysis Centres Coordinator Activities

Guorong Hu & Michael Moore,
Geoscience Australia

Integrated Techniques for Interference Source Localisation in the GNSS Band

Joon Cheong,
Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia

Different Shades of GNSS SBAS

Suelynn Choy,
RMIT University


The Status of China’s Proposed
International GNSS Monitoring
and Assessment System

Su Mudan,
China Satellite Navigation
Project Center (CSNPC)

An Ultra-Low-Cost Antenna Array Frontend for GNSS Application

Vinh Tran,
Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia and Thuan Nguyen Dinh,
HUST, Vietnam

Ambiguity resolved PPP a case study in NSW

Thomas Grinter, Volker Janssen and Craig Roberts, UNSW Australia


Upgraded AUSPOS and Refined
Solution Uncertainty

Dr Minghai Jia,
Geoscience Australia

Receiver Losses when using Quadrature Bandpass Sampling

Andrew Dempster,
Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER), UNSW Australia

2nd Generation SBAS: Opportunities, Applications, and Issues

Bob Jackson, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company


Supporting Positioning in Australia
through Open Access Multi-GNSS Data

Ryan Ruddick,
Geoscience Australia

Simulators, and their applications in developing and testing GNSS systems

David Pearce, Vicom Australia & New Zealand




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