Dr Manoj Deo

GNSS, Geospatial and Geomatics Scientific Advisor

Dr Manoj Deo took a PhD in Spatial Science from Curtin University in 2019 with a thesis titled “Improvement of Precise Point Positioning using multi-frequency and multi-constellation GNSS”. He was awarded the D B Johnston Award by the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (WA) for excellence in Doctoral studies. He researched and developed several multi-frequency and multi-constellation GNSS Precise Point Positioning (PPP) algorithms with float ambiguity estimation, integer ambiguity resolution (PPP-AR) and wide-lane AR (PPP-WAR). His research was published in distinguished peer-reviewed scientific journals. He continues to maintain strong collaborative relationships with GNSS researchers in industry and academia.

He is presently a R&D navigation engineer at Locata Corporation where he researches algorithms for improving precise positioning in challenging environments through integration of data from Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensors.

He was a data scientist at Airservices Australia for 5 years, where he applied advanced numerical and statistical skills for solving complex aviation data analysis problems and leading several airspace studies. He developed an automated GPS performance analysis tool for monitoring GPS performance in accordance with the US Standard Positioning Service specifications, and a GPS constellation alert tool.

Prior to this, he was a GNSS Analyst at Geoscience Australia for 8 years. He was involved with routine processing of high precision GNSS data, performing geodetic combination of GPS solutions, developing Oracle databases for storing GNSS station metadata and assisting with the day-to-day operation and management of continuously operating GNSS stations.