On 17 January 2017 the Government announced a $12 million investment in a two year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia.
The funding will be used to test instant, accurate and reliable positioning technology and its ability to provide future safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits across many industries in Australia. The program can test the potential of SBAS technology across the four transport modes – aviation, maritime, rail and road – as well as other industry sectors.
Early in 2017, Geoscience Australia with the Collaborative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) will call for organisations from a number of industries, including aviation, to participate in the test-bed.
For more information about the SBAS test-bed and National Positioning Infrastructure Capability visit the Geoscience Australia website.
Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Review
In May 2011 Infrastructure portfolio agencies, in consultation with other portfolios, finalised a Review examining the efficacy of an Australian SBAS capability.
The review report can be downloaded below: