We excel in various research areas, including the design of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers, earth observation satellite systems, cubesat development using radiation-tolerant FPGA technology, innovative satellite structures employing rapid manufacturing techniques, GNSS remote observation studies, and the cultivation of research in the emerging realm of earth mining. Discover our diverse research endeavors below.

UAV Reflectometry

GPS signals reflected from the Earth’s surface can be used as a passive radar system to estimate sea state, classify land types, detect changes in ground cover and possibly other surveillance tasks such as detecting objects on the open ocean, floods on land and to track environmental incidents such as oil spills.

Space Resource Utilisation

Space Resource Utilisation is touted as the next big step required for human space exploration, and it's not as far away as you might think.

Mining water on the moon: the Wilde project

The Wilde project is an interdisciplinary project to design a technically feasible and commercially viable systems architecture to process water from the permanently shadowed regions at the Lunar south pole.

CubeSat technologies

After participating in the QB50 program, ACSER now has a wide range of expertise in cube satellite (CubeSat) technologies and is conducting further research in the latest developments.

GPS Receiver Project

This project is to upgrade our in-house designed single frequency GPS receiver, called Kea, to be capable of use with multiple frequencies, antennas and systems. It will allow us to fly a far more sophisticated instrument on upcoming satellite missions.

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)

Triggered by recent developments in vehicular safety, driverless vehicles etc., cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) has become an area of major importance. Resarch conducted in parnership with Thales Space France.

Reconfigureable systems for space

We have a group of projects looking at how space-based electronics can be reconfigured while in orbit to deal with the effects of radiation. We will be trialling the results on our very own “QB50” nanosatellite.

GNSS Interference Detection and Localisation

GPS has become embedded in an increasing number of critical systems, however GPS signals are very susceptible to interference from either intentional or unintentional sources. Alleviating its vulnerability to interference has become of paramount importance. Resarch conducted in partnership with GPSat Systems Australia.