2020 Per Enge Early Achievement Award

Presented to: Dr. Robert Odolinski

Citation: For development of multi-GNSS models for precise real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning and for the sustained dedication to the research community, future surveyors and navigation professionals.

Dr. Robert Odolinski

Dr. Robert Odolinski has brought the study of precise positioning using multiple GNSSs to a worldwide audience. His 2014 paper, “Combined BDS, Galileo, QZSS and GPS single-frequency RTK,” has over 180 citations (Google scholar), as one of the most cited GNSS articles of its age. He developed a real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS model that led to the feasibility of fast cm-level positioning using low-cost multi-GNSS receivers/antennas. This research was first to illustrate that such performance is competitive with that of survey-grade equipment. He was also first to illustrate the combined GPS and BeiDou (BDS) positioning performance in Australia.

Dr. Odolinski has further been instrumental in the group effort of developing undifferenced and uncombined precise point positioning RTK (PPP-RTK) models at Curtin University.

Dr. Odolinski serves as a member of ION and IAG. He is also a member of the Joint Study Group on Multi-GNSS Theory and Algorithms of the IAG and co-chair of two IAG working groups on Reliability of Low-cost & Android GNSS in Navigation and Geosciences and Ambiguity Resolution for Low-cost GNSS Receiver Positioning, respectively. He is a regular contributor to the ION programs. He has received several national and international research grants and has published over 30 papers. He is a member of the Journal of Spatial Science and GPS Solutions editorial boards.

Dr. Odolinski is a senior lecturer in geodesy at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He received his PhD at Curtin University, Australia in 2015. At Otago University, he won the University of Otago Teaching Excellence Award, the University of Otago Early Career Research Award, and the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Award in Education and Professional Development. He has also won several international awards, such as the Journal of Spatial Science Best Research Paper Award, and co-authored an ION GNSS best presentation award.