Reinforcing the U.S. National GNSS Reference Network
July 4, 2017 • 413 Views
Workshop 2017 - Kevin Choi - NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has been managing the CORS network and has identified the need to increase its participation in the maintenance of the U.S. component of the fiducial GPS tracking network in order to realize a long-term stable national terrestrial reference frame. To meet this need, NGS will designate and upgrade a subset of the current network for this purpose, or install new stations accordingly. This subset of stations must have the highest operational standards to serve dual functions: to improve the U.S. contribution to the international frame, and to provide the link to the U.S. national datum. NGS plans to add these reference stations based on scientific merit such as: colocation with other geodetic techniques, geographic area, and monumentation stability.