Under the agreement, RMIT and Thales will define a Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service channel and standardisation of message format for use in the spatial information and positioning business sector.
“The work brings together, in Australia, the existing technology base of the Navigation Business Line of Thales Alenia Space with the expertise and experience of RMIT researchers led by Associate Professor Suelynn Choy, in the definition and evaluation of high accuracy positioning services”, said Michael Clark, Director Technical Strategy, Thales Australia.
“It reflects the commitment of Thales to contribute to the development of Australia’s Space sector and bring our global expertise to opportunities such as the Australian strategic commitment to a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)”.
“A strong focus of RMIT is to work closely with industry and other partners to create value and impact. We are delighted to build on our existing relationship with Thales to build capacity and make a positive contribution to Australia’s growing space industry,” Professor Choy said.
Broudy VP Navigation Domain Thales Alenia Space said, “Thales Alenia Space is pleased to combine its complementary skills with RMIT to develop, deliver and sustain leading edge precise positioning solutions.”
The research work will focus on the definition of a new generation of high
accuracy PPP services that Thales says will be an important part of a future roadmap for the evolution of positioning services in Australia - and also provide a technology platform for developing regionally scalable solutions for export into a global market via the Thales global supply chain.
“We are very excited about this strategic initiative that underscores our commitment to grow the Australian Space sector in line with our Joint Statement of Strategic Intent with the Australian Space Agency”, said Matt Dawson, Director Space Business, Thales Australia.