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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Joining to Multi-GNSS Monitoring Network
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is pleased to announce the start of the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Joining to multi-GNSS monitoring network from May 7, 2012. The project is a contribution to the establishment of global, continuous observation network for multiple GNSS constellations in collaboration with the International GNSS Service (IGS). JAXA has been requesting organizations around the world to join this network by the following two procedures.
1) "Hosting Site(HS)", which will provide the facilities to host JAXAfs equipment such as Multi-GNSS receivers.
2) "Data-Sharing Partner (DSP)", which will provide the real-time data observed by their own Multi-GNSS receivers.
One of the goals of the project is for JAXA to improve the accuracy of satellite orbit and clock estimation for new constellations, especially the Japanese Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). However, the benefit of the project is not limited to JAXA, as the network will be used for demonstration activities relating to the promotion of multi-GNSS technology, determining time offsets (among GNSS), and generating range error corrections and integrity information for the multiple GNSS constellations, for the user community in the Asia Oceania region.
As the results of the past calls, 14 sites are selected (Link to the material). However more sites are required to achieve the above-mentioned accuracy improvement. Therefore JAXA continue requesting to join the network.
The deadline is not set. But in order to optimize sites constellation, sites you offers may not be accepted because of its geographical distance between the existence sites. For further information about the project and the application process please visit the website (http://www.satnavi.jaxa.jp/e/news/qz-1205072_e.html [pdf version]) or contact JAXA at Z-MGPOC@jaxa.jp
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