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The SNAP Laboratory has led Australian research in satellite navigation for more than 20 years.

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Competitive advantage

  • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver design and signal processing capabilities, including:
  • Multi-GNSS receivers
  • Interference and spoofing
  • GNSS remote sensing (reflectometry and radio occultation)
  • Precise positioning algorithms
  • Multi-sensor navigation, and the application of navigation technologies for transport
  • Machine automation and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Satellite missions


  • Improved precision and robustness of satellite and UAV navigation

Successful applications

  • Synthetic aperture radar formation flying, Australian Space Research Program
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles and their applications
  • Improved detection of interference sources affecting Global Positioning Systems GPS and capability and technology demonstrator (CTD)
  • Mapping radar for CubeSats
  • Successfully commercialised product for geolocating GNSS jammers
  • Company spun off to use reflectometry for sea state, target detection

Capabilities and facilities

  • Hardware and software test facilities, including GNSS simulators and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) development tools
  • GNSS receivers and other navigation sensor technologies
  • Access to a wide variety of UAVs

Our partners

  • Defence Science and Technology (DST)
  • Australian Research Council Training Centre for CubeSats
  • Defence Materials and Technology Centre (DMTC)