PILOT PROJECTS 18-19

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

 

Project Lead Organisation:
University of Wollongong

Collaborating Organisation:
University of Technology Sydney

DIN Funding:
$130,000

 

 

 

 

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.

Problem:

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.

Outcome:

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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