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Dr Robert Odolinski

Dr Robert Odolinski

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

Email: robert.odolinski@otago.ac.nz
Tel: +64 3 479 5401
Room: Surveying building, 1st floor, Room 111

Profile

Robert teaches Geodesy and least-squares adjustment theory, and conducts research in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs). Robert joined the School of Surveying as a Lecturer in 2015. He was appointed Senior Lecturer and awarded a University of Otago Early Career Award for Distinction in Research, all for his performance in the first two (2015-2017) and three years (2015-2018), respectively.

In 2020 he won the 'Per Enge Early Achievement Award' by the US Institute of Navigation, to "recognize an individual for an outstanding achievement related to the art and science of positioning, navigation and/or timing early in his or her career (35 years or younger in the year of the achievement)". Robert has also won the 'New Zealand Spatial Excellence Award (NZSEA) for Education and Professional Development' (2018), OUSA Teaching Awards (2018) for Division of Sciences, 'University of Otago Early Career Award for Distinction in Research' (2018), and 'Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award' (2018) in Measurement Science and Technology, among some other awards.

Robert is a member of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) ICCT Joint Study Group “Multi-GNSS Theory and Algorithms” and co-chair of the IAG working groups on "Reliability of low-cost & Android GNSS in navigation and geosciences" and "Ambiguity resolution for low-cost GNSS receiver positioning". His research interests involve deriving mathematical models for the combination of different countries’ RNSSs/GNSSs. Particular emphasis of his research is on the positioning performance using smartphones and low-cost receivers in New Zealand, as one of the few countries in the world with a good visibility of all GNSSs.

Teaching

  • SURV 302: Geodetic Reference Systems & Network Analysis (coordinator)
  • SURV 399: Third Year Field Course (coordinator)
  • SURV 201: Surveying Methods 1 (contributor)
  • SURV 202: Surveying Mathematics (contributor)
  • SURV 298: Introductory Surveying Field Camp (contributor)
  • SURV 411: Advanced Spatial Analysis and Modeling (contributor)
  • SURV 451: Advanced Survey Methods (contributor)

Research interests

Projects

Patents

Supervision

Previous Research Students

  • Jeremiah Er (2021), BSurv(Hons), Detecting structural damage with smartphones tracking multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS observations: The future of structural health monitoring?
  • Peter Latu (2020), BSurv(Hons), Utilisation of multiple low-cost GNSS receivers for Cadastral Surveys in New Zealand
  • Ryan Carter (2019), Hons, Achieving ubiquitous precise positioning using a combination of GNSS and 5G networks (in collaboration with Department of Computer Science, supervisors Dr Haibo Zhang and Assoc Prof Zhiyi Huang)
  • Ryan McNie (2018), BSurv(Hons), An investigation into Moving-Baseline and Between-Baseline Differenced RTK for Car Collision Warning Systems
  • 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

PhD opportunities

I have a number of potential projects in the area of GNSS precise positioning for PhD research. Students interested should first establish if they are likely to be a successful candidate for a University of Otago post-graduate scholarship. You must have a University of Otago equivalent grade point average of at least 8.0 to be eligible. These scholarships pay all tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of NZ$25,000, and are open to all international students. Further information can be obtained from the University of Otago Postgraduate Study website.

Responsibilities

University

  • Member of the O-Zone Management Committee (2020-)

School

  • Undergraduate and Curriculum committee (2019-)
  • Mentor for one year of undergraduate students at the School of Surveying (2017-)
  • Surveying Research Seminar Series (2016-2018)
  • Postgraduate and Research committee (2015-)

International conference convener and chair

  • Convener at American Geophysical Union (AGU) in New Orleans, LA, USA, 13-17 December, 2021.
  • Chair at Institute of Navigation (ION) ITM in San Diego California, USA, Jan 21-Jan 24, 2020
  • Chair at ION ITM in Monterey California, USA, Jan 30-Feb 02, 2017
  • Chair at 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, Sept 1-6, 2013

Professional activities

Awards and distinctions

Other achievements

Editorial

Refereeing

  • Reviewer of prestigious international funding programs: German Research Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (2020-)
  • Reviewing for journals GPS Solutions (2014-), Journal of Geodesy (2015-), Navigation (2015-), Journal of Spatial Science (2015-), Journal of Navigation (2015-), Measurement Science and Technology (2018-), Advances in Space Research (2016-), Sensors (2016-), Journal of Surveying Engineering (2017-), Geophysical Journal International (2017-), Remote Sensing (2017-), Survey Review (2017-), IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (2019-), Measurement (2021-), Earth Science Informatics (2021-), Applied Sciences (2021-)
  • 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-)

International contribution

  • Inter-Commission Committee on Theory (ICCT) in the period 2015 – 2019 and 2020-2024: Multi-GNSS theory and algorithms of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
  • Co-chair of the IAG working groups on "Reliability of low-cost & Android GNSS in navigation and geosciences" and "Ambiguity resolution for low-cost GNSS receiver positioning".

National contribution

  • 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.

Memberships

  • Institute of Navigation (ION)
  • International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society (IGNSS)
  • Survey+Spatial New Zealand, as well as a member of its Positioning and Measurement Committee
  • Member of the University of Otago Transport Research Network

Research impact

Dr Robert Odolinski

Dr Robert Odolinski

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Publications

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2020). Best integer equivariant estimation: Performance analysis using real data collected by low-cost, single- and dual- frequency, multi-GNSS receivers for short- to long-baseline RTK positioning. Journal of Geodesy, 94, 91. doi: 10.1007/s00190-020-01423-2

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2019). An assessment of smartphone and low-cost multi-GNSS single-frequency RTK positioning for low, medium and high ionospheric disturbance periods. Journal of Geodesy, 93, 701-722. doi: 10.1007/s00190-018-1192-5

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, 28(12), 125801. 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. (2020). Best integer equivariant estimation: Performance analysis using real data collected by low-cost, single- and dual- frequency, multi-GNSS receivers for short- to long-baseline RTK positioning. Journal of Geodesy, 94, 91. doi: 10.1007/s00190-020-01423-2

Journal - Research Article

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2019). An assessment of smartphone and low-cost multi-GNSS single-frequency RTK positioning for low, medium and high ionospheric disturbance periods. Journal of Geodesy, 93, 701-722. doi: 10.1007/s00190-018-1192-5

Journal - Research Article

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, 28(12), 125801. doi: 10.1088/1361-6501/aa92eb

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Zhang, B., Zhao, C., Odolinski, R., & Liu, T. (2021). Functional model modification of precise point positioning considering the time‑varying code biases of a receiver. Satellite Navigation, 2, 11. doi: 10.1186/s43020-021-00040-4

Journal - Research Article

Paziewski, J., Fortunato, M., Mazzoni, A., & Odolinski, R. (2021). An analysis of multi-GNSS observations tracked by recent Android smartphones and smartphone-only relative positioning results. Measurement, 175, 109162. doi: 10.1016/j.measurement.2021.109162

Journal - Research Article

Mi, X., Zhang, B., Odolinski, R., & Yuan, Y. (2020). On the temperature sensitivity of multi-GNSS intra- and inter-system biases and the impact on RTK positioning. GPS Solutions, 24, 112. doi: 10.1007/s10291-020-01027-5

Journal - Research Article

Zhao, C., Zhang, B., Odolinski, R., & Yuan, Y. (2020). Combined use of single-frequency data and global ionosphere maps to estimate BDS and Galileo statellite differential code biases. Measurement Science & Technology, 31, 015002. doi: 10.1088/1361-6501/ab3d70

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

Journal - Research Article

Odolinski, R., & Teunissen, P. J. G. (2020). On the best integer equivariant estimator for low-cost single-frequency multi-GNSS RTK positioning. Proceedings of the International Technical Meeting of the Institute of Navigation (ION). (pp. 499-508). Institute of Navigation. doi: 10.33012/2020.17158

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Odolinski, R. (2015). Multi-GNSS Integer Ambiguity Resolution Enabled Precise Positioning (PhD). Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/1318

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Thom, J., Odolinski, R., McDonald, L., & Denys, P. (2019). On the use of between-baseline differenced and instantaneous RTK positioning while using simultaneous GNSS measurements. Survey Review, 51(367), 345-353. doi: 10.1080/00396265.2018.1460068

Journal - Research Article

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Odolinski, R., Teunissen, P. J. G., & Zhang, B. (2020). Multi-GNSS processing, positioning and applications [Preface]. Journal of Spatial Science, 65(1), 3-5. doi: 10.1080/14498596.2020.1687170

Journal - Research Other

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