ARC Linkage: Satellite Data Communications for Remote Sensing and Broadband Connectivity

A collaboration with THISS Technologies Pty. and Schlumberger Oilfield UK PLC


This project aims to extend basic understanding and engineering practice for satellite modems. This will directly lead to the provision of cheaper, more robust satellite communications infrastructures supporting a wider range of services. More efficient use of expensive satellite bandwidth, together with small user terminals will make satellite communications a viable and economic option for users in remote locations, where previously cost was a prohibitive factor for adoption. Project outcomes will include fundamental contributions to the theory of information transmission, novel coding and decoding methods for satellite communications and a proof-of-concept implementation demonstrating benefits in real-world conditions.

Project Type

Research Grant


Prof Alex Grant, A/Prof Linda Davis, Dr Nick Letzepis and Dr Ingmar Land


2013 - 2016