Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Dr. Robert Odolinski

Dr Robert Odolinski

PhD (Curtin University, Perth), MSc (KTH, Stockholm), BSc (University of Gävle)

Email: robert.odolinski@otago.ac.nz
Phone: 64-3-479-5401
Room: Surveying building, 1st floor, Room 127

Profile

Robert teaches Geodesy and least-squares adjustment theory, and conducts research in Regional/Global Navigation Satellite Systems (RNSSs/GNSSs). In 2006 and 2009, respectively, he obtained his BSc and MSc degree in Geodesy and Geoinformatics (Sweden). He then decided to study for a PhD in multi-GNSS precise positioning at Curtin University (Australia), in 2011 to late 2014. Once his PhD was accepted in January 2015, he joined the School of Surveying as a Lecturer. He was subsequently appointed Senior Lecturer for his performance in the first two years. His research interests involve deriving mathematical models for the combination of different countries’ RNSSs/GNSSs, and investigating the corresponding positioning performance improvement that is achievable when compared to using the systems separately (e.g. GPS-only). Particular emphasis of his research is on the positioning performance using low-cost receivers in New Zealand, as one of the few countries in the world with a good visibility of almost all RNSSs/GNSSs.

Teaching

  • SURV302 Geodetic Reference Systems & Network Analysis (coordinator)
  • SURV298 Introductory Surveying Field Camp (contributor)
  • SURV399 Third Year Field Course (coordinator)
  • SURV451 Advanced Survey Methods (contributor)

Research Interests

Projects

Patents

Supervision

Previous Research Students

  • Luke Johnson (2017), BSurv Hons, Kinematic performance of low-cost, multi-constellation, single-frequency RTK receivers, for integration with RPAS
  • Nicki Shaw (2017), BSurv Hons, Developing an effective modelling process for deformation of structural elements using TLS point cloud data, with specific reference to the Percy Burns Viaduct in Fiordland
  • Callum Johns (2016), BSurv Hons, On the use of low-cost, single-frequency, multi-constellation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers in everyday surveying applications in New Zealand. Once Callum was finished he was granted the "2016 Premier Undergraduate Prize in the Division of Sciences", which recognizes him as the Division's most outstanding student completing an honors degree
  • Ahmad Musa (2016), BSurv Hons, Monitoring on a Budget: Exploring the monitoring capabilities of low-cost, multi-constellation, single-frequency GNSS receivers

Responsibilities

School

Other

  • Chair at Institute of Navigation (ION) ITM in Monterey California, USA, January 30-February 02, 2017
  • Chair at Institute of Navigation (ION) PLANS in Savannah, Georgia, USA, April 11-14, 2016
  • Chair at the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society (IGNSS) symposium in Golden Coast, Australia, July 16-18, 2013 and July 14-16 2015 
  • Chair at the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) in Potsdam, Germany, September 1-6, 2013

Professional Activities

Awards and Achievements

Editorial

Refereeing

  • Reviewing for journals GPS Solutions (2014-), Journal of Geodesy (2015-), Navigation (2015-), Journal of Spatial Science (2015-), Journal of Navigation (2015-), Advances in Space Research (2016-), Sensors (2016-), Journal of Surveying Engineering (2017-), Geophysical Journal International (2017-), Remote Sensing (2017-), Survey Review (2017-)
  • Reviewing for international conferences at the Federation of Surveyors (FIG) conference (2010), the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society (IGNSS) symposium (2013, 2015-), Institute of Navigation (ION) PLANS (2016-), ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) (2017-)

Memberships

  • Inter-Commission Committee on Theory (ICCT) in the period 2015 – 2019, JSG 0.17: Multi-GNSS theory and algorithms of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
  • Member of the National Positioning Infrastructure Coordination Committee (NPICC) of New Zealand, led by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) - as to inform Government of future developments and opportunities within this area and to provide a coordinated approach to insure that positioning needs for New Zealand are well catered for.
  • Institute of Navigation (ION)
  • International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society (IGNSS)
  • Member of the University of Otago Transport Research Network

^ Top of page

Publications

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2017). Low-cost, 4-system, precise GNSS positioning: A GPS, Galileo, BDS and QZSS ionosphere-weighted RTK analysis. Measurement Science & Technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1088/1361-6501/aa92eb

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2017). Low-cost, high-precision, single-frequency GPS–BDS RTK positioning. GPS Solutions, 21(3), 1315-1330. doi: 10.1007/s10291-017-0613-x

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2016). Single-frequency, dual-GNSS versus dual-frequency, single-GNSS: A low-cost and high-grade receivers GPS-BDS RTK analysis. Journal of Geodesy, 90(11), 1255-1278. doi: 10.1007/s00190-016-0921-x

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2015). Combined BDS, Galileo, QZSS and GPS single-frequency RTK. GPS Solutions, 19, 151-163. doi: 10.1007/s10291-014-0376-6

Teunissen, P. J. G., Odolinski, R., & Odijk, D. (2014). Instantaneous BeiDou+GPS RTK positioning with high cut-off elevation angles. Journal of Geodesy, 88(4), 335-350. doi: 10.1007/s00190-013-0686-4

Chapter in Book - Research

Odolinski, R., & Khodabandeh, A. (2016). Multi-GNSS positioning. In E. W. Grafarend (Ed.), Encyclopedia of geodesy. (Online ed.) Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-02370-0_142-1

^ Top of page

Journal - Research Article

Sun, Q., Odolinski, R., Xia, J., Foster, J., Falkmer, T., & Lee, H. (2017). Validating the efficacy of GPS tracking vehicle movement for driving behaviour assessment. Travel Behaviour & Society, 6, 32-43. doi: 10.1016/j.tbs.2016.05.001

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2017). Low-cost, high-precision, single-frequency GPS–BDS RTK positioning. GPS Solutions, 21(3), 1315-1330. doi: 10.1007/s10291-017-0613-x

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2017). Low-cost, 4-system, precise GNSS positioning: A GPS, Galileo, BDS and QZSS ionosphere-weighted RTK analysis. Measurement Science & Technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1088/1361-6501/aa92eb

Odijk, D., Zhang, B., Khodabandeh, A., Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2016). On the estimability of parameters in undifferenced, uncombined GNSS network and PPP-RTK user models by means of S-system theory. Journal of Geodesy, 90(1), 15-44. doi: 10.1007/s00190-015-0854-9

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2016). Single-frequency, dual-GNSS versus dual-frequency, single-GNSS: A low-cost and high-grade receivers GPS-BDS RTK analysis. Journal of Geodesy, 90(11), 1255-1278. doi: 10.1007/s00190-016-0921-x

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2015). Combined BDS, Galileo, QZSS and GPS single-frequency RTK. GPS Solutions, 19, 151-163. doi: 10.1007/s10291-014-0376-6

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2015). Combined GPS + BDS for short to long baseline RTK positioning. Measurement Science & Technology, 26, 045801. doi: 10.1088/0957-0233/26/4/045801

Odolinski, R., Odijk, D., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2014). Combined GPS and BeiDou instantaneous RTK positioning. Navigation, 61(2), 135-148. doi: 10.1002/navi.61

Teunissen, P. J. G., Odolinski, R., & Odijk, D. (2014). Instantaneous BeiDou+GPS RTK positioning with high cut-off elevation angles. Journal of Geodesy, 88(4), 335-350. doi: 10.1007/s00190-013-0686-4

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2014). First combined COMPASS/BeiDou-2 and GPS positioning results in Australia. Part II: Single- and multiple-frequency single-baseline RTK positioning. Journal of Spatial Science, 59(1), 25-46. doi: 10.1080/14498596.2013.866913

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2014). First combined COMPASS/BeiDou-2 and GPS positioning results in Australia. Part I: Single-receiver and relative code-only positioning. Journal of Spatial Science, 59(1), 3-24. doi: 10.1080/14498596.2013.840865

Odolinski, R. (2012). Temporal correlation for network RTK positioning. GPS Solutions, 16(2), 147-155. doi: 10.1007/s10291-011-0213-0

^ Top of page

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2017). GPS+BDS RTK: A low-cost single-frequency positioning approach. GPS World, September 2017, 50-56.

^ Top of page

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2017). On the performance of a low-cost single-frequency GPS+BDS RTK positioning model. Proceedings of the International Technical Meeting of the Institute of Navigation. (pp. 745-753). Retrieved from https://www.ion.org

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2015). Combined GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS single-epoch, single-frequency RTK performance analysis. In C. Rizos & P. Willis (Eds.) International Association of Geodesy Symposia, (pp. 643-650). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/1345_2015_123

Odolinski, R., & Denys, P. (2015). On the multi-GNSS RTK positioning performance in New Zealand. Proceedings of the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society (IGNSS) Symposium. Retrieved from http://www.ignss.org/Conferences/PastConferencePapers/2015ConferencePastPapers/2015PeerReviewedPapers/tabid/147/Default.aspx

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2014). Combined GPS+BDS+Galileo+QZSS for long baseline RTK positioning. Proceedings of the 27th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+). (pp. 2326-2340). Manassas, VA: Institute of Navigation. [Full Paper]

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2013). An analysis of combined COMPASS/BeiDou-2 and GPS single- and multiple-frequency RTK positioning. Proceedings of the Institute of Navigation (ION) Pacific PNT Meeting. (pp. 69-90). Manassas, VA: Institute of Navigation. [Full Paper]

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Odijk, D. (2013). Quality analysis of a combined COMPASS/BeiDou-2 and GPS RTK positioning model. International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society (IGNSS) Symposium. Retrieved from http://www.ignss.org/Conferences/PastConferencePapers/2013ConferencePastPapers/2013PeerReviewedPapers/tabid/129/Default.aspx

Odolinski, R. (2010). Swedish user guidelines for network RTK. Proceedings of XXIV International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Congress. Retrieved from http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2010/techprog.htm

^ Top of page

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pearson, C., & Odolinski, R. (2016). Implementation of dynamic datums in GIS through modern GNSS positioning techniques [Extended abstract]. Proceedings of the 8th National Cartographic Conference (GeoCart). Retrieved from http://geocart.cartography.org.nz/2016/

^ Top of page

Awarded Doctoral Degree

Odolinski, R. (2015). Multi-GNSS Integer Ambiguity Resolution Enabled Precise Positioning (PhD). Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

More publications...