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New Ways to Network RTK: How do VRS and MAC measure up?


Janssen, V, New Ways to Network RTK: How do VRS and MAC measure up?, Position, Intermedia Group, New South Wales, Australia, 41, June-July 2009 (2009) [Magazine Article]


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The concept of Network Real Time Kinematic observations was introduced in the mid-1990s. It has been progressively developed into the commercially viable systems available now. Conventional single-base RTK is limited to distances of 10-20 kilometres from the base station. Long-range RTK made it possible to observe baselines of up to about 50 kilometres. However, by using the information from a network of continuously operating reference stations, highly accurate positioning is now achievable over distances of several tens of kilometres. This article compares the two most prevalent methods, the Virtual Reference Station (VRS) approach and the Master- Auxiliary Concept (MAC).

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Network RTK, VRS, MAC, GNSS, CORS
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geophysics
Research Field:Geodesy
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Janssen, V (Dr Volker Janssen)
ID Code:59834
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2009-12-21
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