Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190102444 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof Ahmed El-Mowafy; Prof Dr Peter Teunissen; Prof Chris Rizos; Prof Dr Jun Zhou

Brief description This project aims to realise real-time kinematic precise orbit and attitude determination of nano satellites. Formation flying, based on distributed miniaturised satellites such as Cubesats, is envisioned to revolutionise the way the space-science community conducts autonomous missions. The project will develop a purely kinematic concept exploiting the full capabilities of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) carrier-phase measurements for instantaneous precise orbit and attitude determination of the Cubesats. The project will also pioneer the use of the satellite based augmentation systems (SBAS), supporting the future Australian SBAS program, and the development of integrated algorithms for space-based, Precise Point Positioning with fixed ambiguities supported by SBAS.

Funding Amount $390,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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