A Novel Non-GPS Positioning, Navigation and Timing Solution for Reconnaissance Missions


Project Lead Organisation:
University of Wollongong

Collaborating Organisation:
University of Technology Sydney

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Project objective:

To address the limitations of the Global Positioning System (GPS), the University of Wollongong and the University of Technology Sydney are conducting research into the capability of non-GPS based systems for positioning, navigation and timing using advanced machine learning and convolutional neural networks applied to the image and wireless sensor networks.


Current military technologies often rely heavily on the Global Positioning System (GPS). However, conventional GPS is not always usable in battlespace due to spoofing, jamming and uncooperative propagation environments. As a result, conventional military technologies become ineffective therefore alternative Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technologies are urgently needed by the Australian Defence Force.


This project will propose a  new solution for accurate positioning and precise, self-calibrated timing without relying on n GPS that can be quickly and securely deployed in congested areas.

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