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JAXA on loan for evaluation

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Australia’s RMIT University has secured an agreement to develop global navigation satellite systems with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The collaboration, recursively dubbed the Multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Joint Experiment in the Asia-Oceania Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign, consists of a series of evaluation activities over five years.

These evaluation trials will include the JAXA Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) which is a network of multiple satellites in orbits with zenith paths over Japan.

Under the agreement, JAXA will loan two GNSS receivers to RMIT to conduct the Multi-GNSS Joint Experiments.

The receivers will be located at the Bundoora campus, in a permanent GNSS tracking station being built by the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences.

Australia is one of the few countries in the world that will be able to receive the QZSS signals and it is expected to have a significant impact for local GNSS users as it enhances the integrity of existing satellite systems in addition to increasing the number of visible satellites in dense urban areas.

RMIT Space Research Centre Project leader Dr Suelynn Choy, from the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences said "we will be demonstrating the benefits and impacts of having more satellite signals and more accurate satellite positioning, navigation and timing services."

The final results of the experiment will be reported at the 4th Asia-Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS to be held in December in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ®

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