July 28, 2017
The IGS Multi-GNSS Working Group, led by Oliver Montenbruck, recently released a White Paper, titled “Satellite and Operations Information for Generation of Precise #GNSS Orbit and Clock Products.” As summarized by Montenbruck et. al., the paper discusses the parameters needed to ensure the highest possible performance of IGS products for all constellations and motivates the need for provision of satellite and operations information by the GNSS providers. All information requested by the IGS is considered to be sufficiently abstract such as to neither interfere with the GNSS providers’ safety and security interests nor with intellectual property rights.
The paper is now available for download on the IGS Knowledge Base.