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Permanent GNSS/GPS Stations - Budgets

Permanent GNSS/GPS Stations - Budgets

Please note that this is an example of various costs related to a general NSF project. Note that the funding of the sections listed here are typically split between science programs at NSF, and the instruments and facilities. Please Request Support for a more detailed budget analysis, or for any questions you might have.

You can download the excel version of the Sample Budget (.xls) .

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Project Budget - Standard GPS Station with Dial-Up Relay and Radio Telemetry
Statement of Work:   This budget includes the estimated costs associated with the installation of a standard DC-powered GPS station installed in the western United States.    The assumed data telemetry consists of both phone and radio modems.  
  Unit Cost Number of Units Total Cost
       
GPS Receiver with Choke Ring Antenna      
GPS Receiver System 10,000 - 15,000 1 10,000 - 15,000
GPS Receiver      
Choke Ring Antenna      
30m Antenna Cable      
Download/Power Cable      
North American AC Power Cord      
Power Supply      
Manual/CD/Release Notes      
128 Mb Flash memory for GPS receiver (if needed)                325.00 1 325.00
Huber-Shuner Lightning Protection                150.00 1 150.00
Pigtail (N-type to RSMA) or (N-type to N-type)                  20.00 1 250.00
Total Receiver and Antenna     10,475.00
       
Radio and Ancilliary Hardware      
900 MHz Spread Spectrum Transceiver (Slave)             1,200.00 1 1,200.00
30 meter radio antenna cable (low loss)                200.00 1 200.00
Yagi Antenna                125.00 1 125.00
Mast, Antenna Mounting Hardware                200.00 1 200.00
Huber-Shuner Lightning Protection                150.00 1 150.00
Pigtail (N-type to RSMA) or (N-type to N-type)                  20.00 1 250.00
Total Radio     1,875.00
       
Monumentation- Drilled Braced Monument      
10 ft stainless steel legs                100.00 4 400.00
2 inch threaded adapter                  25.00 1 25.00
Hilti epoxy                  20.00 25 500.00
SCIGN Mount                550.00 1 550.00
SCIGN Dome                125.00 1 125.00
Miscellaneous                150.00 1 150.00
Total Monumentation     1,750.00
       
Relay Hardware      
Small Enclosure                300.00 1 300.00
900 MHz Spread Spectrum Transceiver (Master)             1,200.00 1 1,200.00
30 meter radio antenna cable (low loss)                200.00 1 200.00
Huber-Shuner Lightning Protection                150.00 1 150.00
Tripplite Surge/Line Protector                100.00 1 100.00
RS-232 Cable with null adapter                  25.00 1 25.00
USRobotics V.Everything Modem                250.00 1 250.00
Pigtail (N-type to RSMA) or (N-type to N-type)                  20.00 1 250.00
Miscellaneous (connectors, wiring, conduit, tools, etc)                100.00 1 100.00
Total Relay Hardware     2,225.00
       
Solar Systems / Enclosures      
MAPPS power system - 12 v, 4 batteries, 3 75-W panels, char ge controller             3,500.00 1 3,500.00
MAPPS receiver enclosure                400.00 1 400.00
Liquitite conduit (30 m @ $3/m)                    3.00 30 90.00
Miscellaneous (connectors, wiring, conduit, tools, etc)                200.00 10 2,000.00
Grounding rod, cable, clamp                  25.00 1 25.00
Total Solar Systems/Enclosures     6,015.00
       
Computer System      
1 desk-top PC running RedHat Linux             1,500.00 1 1,500.00
APC UPS 280                200.00 1 200.00
Extra Serial Card                200.00 1 200.00
APC serial port protectors - 9pin                  40.00 2 80.00
Enclosure                250.00 1 250.00
Miscellaneous (RS232 cables, connectors, etc)                100.00 1 100.00
Total Computer System     2,330.00
       
Total Equipment        24,670.00
       
Purchased Services      
Shipping (from vendor/to UNAVCO/to Site)                200.00 1 200.00
Shipping (UNAVCO/to site - batteries, enclosures, etc)                500.00 1 500.00
phone, fax, copier                200.00 1 200.00
Total Purchased Services     900.00
       
Travel      
Airfare (Round Trip - 3 trips: recon, installation, maintenance)                550.00 3 1,650.00
Lodging (approximate costs 21 nights: hotels and camping)             1,200.00 1 1,200.00
Perdiem: (govt. rate: $50/day For 3 trips: 22 days)                  50.00 22 1,100.00
Rental Car: (recon & maintenance only, car provided by PI for i nstallation)             1,000.00 1 1,000.00
Total Travel     4,950.00
       
Total Costs     30,520.00
       

 

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Comment by Anonymous on Tue, Dec 2nd, 2008 at 9:59 PM
how old is this stuff? Do you have any current budgets?
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