| UNAVCO
 


Knowledge Base

GPS Receiver and Antenna Testing Report for SuomiNet (2000)

GPS Receiver and Antenna Testing Report for SuomiNet

Mike Jackson, Chuck Meertens, Victoria Andreatta, Teresa Van Hove

University NAVSTAR Consortium, Boulder, Colorado

1.0 Introduction

SuomiNet is a university-based, real-time, national Global Positioning System (GPS) network being developed for atmospheric research and education. Funding for the network comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and with cost share from collaborating universities. The network is based on a dense network of GPS Receivers located at member universities that will measure phase delays induced in GPS signals by the ionosphere and neutral atmosphere. These delays can be converted into integrated water vapor (if surface pressure data are available) and total electron content (TEC), along each GPS ray path [Ware et al., 2000] and used as input into numerical atmospheric models. The University NAVSTAR Consortium (UNAVCO) in Boulder was tasked with developing a receiver bid specification, evaluation of receivers submitted by manufactures responding to the bid, and providing a receiver technical evaluation to the SuomiNet Steering Committee for the GPS portion of the procurement. This document represents the culmination of the receiver bid specification and evaluation process. Manufacturers who responded to the bid specification and provided systems are listed in Table 1-1.

Table 1-1: Receiver and antenna pairs tested.

 Manufacturer  Receiver  Antenna
Magellan-Ashtech
Ashtech u-Z
 ASH701945.02B (Ashtech Choke Ring)
Javad Positioning Systems JPS Legacy
 ASH701945.02B (Ashtech Choke Ring)
Javad Positioning Systems JPS Legacy
 JPS Regant DD E (dual-depth Choke Ring)
Javad Positioning Systems JPS Legacy
 JPS Regant SD E (single-depth Choke Ring)
Trimble Navigation Ltd. Trimble 4700  TRM33429.00+GP (Microcentered)
Trimble Navigation Ltd. Trimble 4700
 TRM29659.00 (Choke Ring)

[See attached .pdf file for more.]

Attached Files (1)
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
An Improved GPS Geodetic Antenna (1996)
Viewed 3054 times since Wed, Mar 24, 2010
SuomiNet - Cost Share Confirmation Letter
Viewed 1152 times since Wed, Dec 30, 2009
Preliminary Report on Data Quality with a Trimble 5700 GPS Receiver and an Ashtech Choke Ring Antenna (2002)
Viewed 4922 times since Wed, Dec 3, 2008
Trimble WinFlash - How to load new firmware onto the Trimble 4700 receiver
Viewed 21934 times since Mon, Dec 14, 2009
SuomiNet - Site Configurations
Viewed 2526 times since Wed, Dec 30, 2009
Digitizing Resolution of the Javad Sigma Receiver
Viewed 1645 times since Tue, Feb 15, 2011
SuomiNet Trimble 4700 Firmware
Viewed 2799 times since Thu, Oct 30, 2008
UNAVCO GNSS Receiver Preferred Vendor RFP Evaluation Report
Viewed 3938 times since Thu, Oct 1, 2015
The Role of Multipath in Antenna Height Tests at Table Mountain (paper, 1995)
Viewed 2968 times since Wed, Mar 24, 2010
Trimble NetRS - Power Draw Tests
Viewed 5144 times since Sun, Mar 28, 2010
MENU
 

Last modified: 2019-12-27  16:36:35  America/Denver