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

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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

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

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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