Advances in Positioning and Reference Frames: IAG Scientific Assembly Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 3-9, 1997 / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume is based on an international symposium held in Rio de Janeiro. It gives a progress report on geodetic positioning with GPS. The maintenance and the densification of reference frames are treated for the purpose of establishing global and regional GPS networks. The scientific achievements of the South American Geocentric Reference System project (SIRGAS) are described. Several contributions review the state of the art of GPS analysis techniques, ambiguity resolution methods, as well as GPS antenna and site problems. Novel applications of kinematic GPS positioning and quality control issues of real-time GPS positioning are discussed.
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Table of Contents

WGS 84 - Past, Present and Future 1
ITRF Densification and Continuous Realization by the IGS 8
The Use of the EUREF Permanent GPS Network for the Maintenance of the European Terrestrial Reference Frame 18
The European Vertical GPS Reference Network Campaign 1997 - Concept and Status 27
From UELN-95 to EVS 2000 - European Activities for a Continental Vertical Datum 35
Global GPS Networks and the Determination of Earth Rotation Parameters 43
Realization of the ITRF-94 in Thailand and Malaysia by Use of a Combined Network for Geodynamics and National Survey 49
The ITRF96 Realization of the International Terrestrial Reference System 57
Modernizing the Reference Framework for Canada's Maritime Provinces 59
Permanent GPS Tracking Network including the Mediterranean Area 66
The Brazilian Network for Continuous Monitoring of GPS (RBMC): Operation and Products 73
Towards an Austrian GPS Reference Network 79
Real-Time Differential GPS Error Modelling in Regional Reference Station Networks 86
Processing Strategies for Regional GPS Networks 93
A Continental Wide Area Differential GPS Strategy 101
Possibility of a Dynamic Cadastre for a Dynamic Nation 107
Preliminary Stability Test for the Regional GPS Tracking Stations in Taiwan 114
The Use of Heuristics in the Design of GPS Networks 120
Transformations of GPS Coordinates and Heights in Trinidad 125
Vectors Connecting the Geodetic Points at Metsahovi and Sjokulla 131
Use of the Finnish Permanent GPS Network (FinnNet) in Regional GPS Campaigns 137
The New Swiss National Height System LHN95 143
The Non-Fiducial Approach Applied to GPS Networks 149
The Statefix West Australian GPS Network 155
POLREF-96 - The New Geodetic Reference Frame for Poland 161
An Overview of the SIRGAS Project 167
The Definition and Realization of the Reference System in the SIRGAS Project 168
Time Evolution of the SIRGAS Reference Frame 174
Results of the SIRGAS 95 GPS Network Processing at DGFI/I 180
The Integration of Brazilian Geodetic Network into SIRGAS 187
Adjustment of the New Venezuelan National GPS Network within the SIRGAS Reference Frame 193
Realization of a Geocentric Reference System in Argentina in Connection with SIRGAS 199
Some Considerations Related to the New Realization of SAD-69 in Brazil 205
The IGS Regional Network Associate Analysis Center for South America at DGFI/I 211
The Redefinition of the Geodetic Reference System of Uruguay into SIRGAS Frame 217
GPS Ambiguity Resolution for Navigation, Rapid Static Surveying, and Regional Networks 223
GPS Antenna and Site Effects 229
Precise GPS Positioning Improvements by Reducing Antenna and Site Dependent Effects 237
IGS Orbit, Clock and EOP Combined Products: An Update 245
The Use of GPS for Monitoring of the Ionospheric Disturbances 252
An Integrated GPS Monitoring System for Site Investigation of Nuclear Waste Disposal 259
Determination of Stochastic Models of GPS Baselines in GPS Network Adjustment 265
The Assisi Landslide GPS Network 271
Use of a Regional Ionospheric Model in GPS Geodetic Applications 277
Instantaneous Ambiguity Resolution for Medium-Range GPS Kinematic Positioning Using Multiple Reference Stations 283
Exploiting the SIRGAS Colocations for Determining Elevation Dependent Phase Center Variations of Geodetic GPS Antennas 289
Real-Time Failure Detection and Repair in Ionospheric Delay Estimation Using GPS by Robust and Conventional Kalman Filter State Estimates 295
GPS Levelling Results from Two Test Areas in Finland 301
Quality Control Algorithms for Permanent GPS Receiver Applications 307
Fast Ambiguity Resolution in Network Mode 313
High Precision GPS Kinematic Positioning: Progress and Outlook 319
Kinematic Positioning Using Adaptive Filters and Multiple DGPS Receiver Configurations 325
Estimating the Residual Tropospheric Delay for Airborne Differential GPS Positioning 331
High-Accuracy Airborne Integrated Mapping System 337
Airborne GPS Performance during a Photogrammetric Project 343
Signal Distortion in High Precision GPS Surveys 349
Testing GPS Approaches for Civil Aviation in the Swiss Alps 351
Static and Kinematic Positioning with GPS for the Construction and Maintenance of High Speed Railway Lines 357
Kinematic GPS for Ice Sheet Surveys in Greenland 363
A Reweighted Filtering Algorithm and its Application to Open Pit Deformation Monitoring 369
Permanent Automatic GPS Deformation Monitoring Systems: A Review of System Architecture and Data Processing Strategies 375
Modified GPS-OTF Algorithms for Bridge Monitoring: Application to the Pierre-Laporte Suspension Brigde in Quebec City 381
The GPS Component of the Project for Digital Mapping of the KARST Aquifer System Near Curitiba, Brazil 387
Kinematic GPS Positioning with Adaptive Kalman Filtering Techniques 389
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