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Researcher: Sprent, T (Mr Tony Sprent)

Fields of Research

Geomatic engineering
Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)
Other engineering
Forestry sciences
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant
Astronomical sciences
Palaeoclimatology
Virtual and mixed reality
Intelligent robotics
Invertebrate biology

Research Objectives

Scientific instruments
Machinery and equipment
Other education and training
Nautical equipment
Other construction
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Technological and organisational innovation
Ability and disability
Hydro-electric energy
Heritage
Other information and communication services
Environmentally sustainable information and communication services
Marine biodiversity
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Computer, electronic and communication equipment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Alignment Techniques for Paper Machines
Farm machinery sundial
Further investigation of the 1874 Transit of Venus relics at The Grange, Tasmania; International Astronomical Union XXVI th General Assembly
Geomatics at the University of Tasmania - Three years down the track; 39th Australian Surveyors Congress
Geomatics! Research Activities in Australian Universities; Australian Surveyor
High Speed Digital Video- a practical tool for measurement and motion analysis; 42nd Australian Surveyors Congress
Mapping Surface Biofilms to Improve the Efficiency of Water Conveyance; Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC)
Paper mill alignment surveys; 8th FIG International Symposium on Deformation Measurements
Preliminary Alignment Survey: AMC Towing Tank
Sundial commemorates the transit of Venus
Sundial marks rare moment in time
Tasmanian Excellence in Surveying Award
The Alignment of the Australian Maritime College's Towing Tank; Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC)
The grand-daddy of all sundials!
The Transit of Venus Sundial; Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference SSC2007
The Underwater Survey Of Torone: A Preliminary Report Of The 1993 Season; Mediterranean Archaeology: Australian and New Zealand journal for the archaeology of the Mediterranean world
Tony lends a hand with his custom-made gadgets
Transit of Venus Sundial, Valentines Park, Campbell Town, Tasmania
Venus if you will . . .

Research Projects

POLARIS/IRIS/GPS/DORIS Program Operations at the Mt Pleasant Radioastronomy Observatory Tasmania; US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (US NOAA)
The development of a high precision tracking system for the dynamic measurement of 3D position of a moving target; Australian Research Council (ARC)
X-Ray Astronomy Observations Using Balloons; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Survey of Towing Tank

Research Candidate Supervision

A knowledge-based approach to mapping roads from aerial imagery using a GIS database geographic information system
Analytical photogrammetry and image processing and associated instrumentation.
Application of digital photogrammetry to plantation timber inventory
Digital photogrammetric mapping of canopy height
Geographic Information System application in radio wave trasmission analysis and prediction.
Investigation of high precision vertical datum definition for Geodetic Networks
Investigations of dynamic movement using kinematic On-the-fly (OTF) ambiguity resolution techniques
Land Information Systems and the Policy Process
Modelling the stem shape of eucalyptus trees
Satellite Altimeter Calibration and Validation using GPS Buoy Technology