SBAS Update March 2020

Australia and NZ to boost satellite positioning technology!

The Hon Keith Pitt MP and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP announce that the two nations have agreed to jointly implement a Satellite-Based Augmentation System SBAS to operate across the Tasman. Read the Ministers’ joint press release here.

SBAS is an established technology that can augment standalone Global Navigation Satellite Systems such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou in a number of areas including accuracy, integrity and availability. It works by collecting raw positioning data from Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) in the region, computing error corrections and disseminating these corrections to users from a geostationary communications satellite via an uplink ground station. Critically for aviation purposes, the SBAS signals also provide a continuous measure of system integrity, allowing use for vertical guidance during aerodrome approaches.

And FrontierSI’s SBAS Engineers are making successful inroads in the industry. Continue reading to find out more.


FrontierSI SBAS Engineers Eldar Rubinov and Christopher Marshall are excited to be joining Esri in presenting a webinar session discussing Satellite Based Augmentation System for GIS and mapping users.

12 March 2020 | 12:30PM-1:00PM (AEDT) | Online 12:00PM Adelaide | 11:30AM Brisbane | 11:00AM Darwin
9:30AM Perth, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur | 8:30AM Jakarta

To register visit the dedicated registration page here

This webinar will describe ways in which the Australia-NZ SBAS will unlock new capabilities for GIS and mapping users, demonstrate these benefits for users across multiple industry sectors, and outline the level performance achieved by the system during testing. Highlights of the webinar include capturing spatial data with sub-metre accuracy and improved precision compared to standalone GNSS, and Standard SBAS L1 service already in use across Australia and NZ.

To learn more about SBAS and FrontierSI’s involvement, visit


Establishing an Operation SBAS In Australia (published article)

FrontierSI SBAS Engineers Eldar Rubinov and Christopher Marshall co-author an article discussing the Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) technology, the innovation, industry engagement and the economics Benefit Report, among other critical milestones. Read the full online article here (pages 15-17).