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Satellite Based Augmentation System

Satellite Based Augmentation System

Synopsis: Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) is a service that can increase the accuracy of GPS positioning from several metres to less than one metre. It works by providing a set of corrections via a geostationary communication satellite which allows a GPS receiver to compute the position more accurately. This has enormous implications for many different industries including aviation, road, rail, maritime, agriculture, resources and more.

This session will discuss the SBAS developments in Australia over the past two years and a way forward for a fully operational SBAS in the future.

Host: Eldar Rubinov, SBAS Technical Manager, Frontier SI


  • Imogen Rea – Satellite-Based Augmentation System Engineer, Geoscience Australia
  • Blake Harris – Vehicle Policy and Standards Engineer, Department of Transport (VicRoads)
  • Teresa Lloyd – Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Industry Australia Limited (MIAL)
  • Sebastian Le – Senior Research Officer, Precision Agriculture


About Eldar Rubinov

Eldar is a self-proclaimed GPS geek who much prefers being outside with a GPS receiver than sitting behind a desk in the office. After graduating, Eldar worked as a hydrographic surveyor for a number of years before returning to academia and completing a PhD in high-precision GNSS positioning.

After another stint in the industry, Eldar has returned to FrontierSI and is currently managing the technical side of the SBAS test-bed. Outside of work Eldar loves travelling and exploring different places the world has to offer, always with a GPS in hand.




The 2019 DIF Hub recorded  sessions over 5 days of the 2019 Digital Innovation Festival from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September at the Victorian Innovation Hub, Goods Shed North, Docklands.

Watch on demand the DIFhub19 event series. 

This session is part of the Connected World Day recorded on Wed 4 Sep 2019.