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Network RTK: Same look and feel... only better


Janssen, V and Haasdyk, J and McElroy, S, Network RTK: Same look and feel... only better, Position Magazine, Australia, 57, Dec/Jan, pp. 20-24. (2011) [Magazine Article]


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Easier, more accurate and more reliable Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning is increasingly becoming available to Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) users in Australia. Generally at no extra effort or cost to the user, thanks to the growing availability of Network Real Time Kinematic (NRTK). Until recently, NRTK services were only available in major urban areas but are now rapidly becoming accessible in regional areas. This transition to the next level of GNSS positioning is made possible by many factors, including GNSS modernisation and the rapid densification of nationwide CORS infrastructure. Many professionals currently enjoy the high precision and increased productivity offered by single-base RTK systems. For the user in the field, NRTK has the same ‘look and feel’ as traditional RTK... only it’s better. In this article we quickly review the core difference between conventional, single-base RTK and NRTK. Using CORSnet-NSW, 5 million observations and 1750 station occupations in several test areas across NSW, we then show that NRTK consistently outperforms single-base RTK in both precision and accuracy.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geophysics
Research Field:Geodesy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Janssen, V (Dr Volker Janssen)
ID Code:75044
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2012-01-04
Last Modified:2014-06-06
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