Australia: PhD Fellowships in Satellite Positioning, Curtin University of Technology

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The coming years will show a proliferation of Global and Regional Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS/RNSS). This promise of a broader multi-frequency, multi-constellation “system of systems” has the potential to enable a wide range of demanding applications for high-accuracy Australian GNSS/RNSS users.

To improve Australia’s capability in utilising the next generation GNSSs and to come to a fullest exploitation of the opportunities created, Curtin University of Technology will establish a new GNSS research group. The group’s research programme aims at developing theory, models and methods that will enable future GNSSs to fulfil the high-accuracy and high-integrity requirements of tomorrow’s geospatial information needs in the Earth-, atmospheric- and space-sciences.

This GNSS programme is also timely because of the forthcoming GNSS CORS network across Australia as part of the AuScope Geospatial programme. This will provide an excellent large-area ‘field laboratory’ in which to first test, then implement, the results generated by this programme. The GNSS group will use state-of-the-art equipment and software, and involve close collaborative links with other universities, industry and government, both in Australia and overseas.

Applications are invited for 4 PhD positions in the following thematic areas:

(1) GNSS surveying and geodesy (e.g., RTK, PPP and CORS networks),

(2) GNSS remote sensing (e.g., meteorology, reflectometry, ionospheric sounding)

(3) Air/space-based GNSS applications (e.g., relative navigation, attitude determination, formation-flying)

(4) GNSS software receiver (e.g., design/implementation, CDMA DSP)

(5) GNSS quality control (e.g., integrity theory, ambiguity resolution, validation)

The general team strategy is to exploit the diversity of the multi-constellation GNSS and the unique properties of their ultra-precise, multi-frequency carrier-phase tracking data to enable high-precision, high-integrity, real-time kinematic GNSS parameter estimation.

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Professor Peter Teunissen, tel: +61 8 9266-3369, mobile +61 4 20696502, fax: +61 8 9266-2703, email: P.Teunissen[ at ]

Curtin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a smoke-free work environment.


4 PhD positions

Requirements for the PhD positions

–See this page for the rules for entry

eligibility criteria

-Ability to work independently and to tight deadlines and timeframes
-Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
-Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
-A commitment to maintain a high standard of professional work

Salary and Benefits: Accepted PhD candidates receive a scholarship (A$20,000 per annum tax-free), with the opportunity to earn extra by part-time tutoring.

Further Information: Applicants can discuss their potential projects with Professor Peter Teunissen P.Teunissen[ at ]
Submit applications: Follow the instructions at this page.

Closing date: There is no closing date for PhD applications – open until filled

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