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Coordinate and accuracy compared for GPS and GLONASS in exploration lease acreage

Galaganov O.N., Guseva T.V., Krupennikova I.S. (Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, RAS, RF, Moscow)


Presently, most studies focused on modern Earths crust motion in geodynamic testing sites mostly rely on global satellite-based positioning systems such as GPS and, since recently, the Russian GLONASS system. However, mainly GPS has been employed for data processing by far, which can be explained by more severe coordinate errors with GLONASS and incompatible coordinate data produced by each system. The paper presents accurate satellite data comparisons based on steady-state differential positioning found useful for geodynamic tasks. This setup included parallel records from GLONASS and GPS over 2012/14, assisted by multisystem dual-band receivers located in 34 points of a local geodetic grid. Continuous measurements in each point were ranging from 6 to 4 hours. Special emphasis was placed on coordinate compatibility between GLONASS and GPS within ITRF system.


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