Research Projects

Excellence in Research

ACSER has research strengths in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receiver design, earth observation satellite systems, cubesat development in radiation tolerant FPGA's, novel satellite structures utilising rapid manufacture and GNSS remote observation research, while fostering new research in the emerging field of off earth mining.

The ability to navigate is critical to many applications, but even military encrypted GPS/GNSS signals are disabled by jamming. This project aims to use USV to narrow down the source location of the jammer or spoofer by means of direction-finding. .. Find out more
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... Find out more
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... Find out more
After participating in the QB50 program, ACSER now has a wide range of expertise in cubesat technologies and is conducting further research in the latest developments. .. Find out more about our QB50 project
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... Find out more
GPS Receiver
SHARC is a collaborative cubesat program, led by BAE Systems. ACSER will deliver a space-qualified GPS GPS L1-only receiver ultimately for use by the Defence Science and Technology Group... Find out more
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... Find out more
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... Find out more
GNSS Environmental Monitoring System
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... Find out more
Spun Microgravity Liquid Experiment
The Spun Microgravity Liquid Experiment (SMiLE) project aims to carry out an experimental investigation into the dynamics of droplet production in a reduced gravity environment onboard the International Space Station (ISS)... Find out more