[Former Pilot Project, 2000-2005]
INTERNATIONAL GLONASS SERVICE - PILOT PROJECT
The International GLONASS Service - Pilot Project (IGLOS-PP) is a pilot service of the International GPS Service (IGS) to track and analyze data from the Russian GLONASS satellite constellation. The primary products of the service are dual-frequency observations from the global tracking network and precise orbits computed for each satellite. These are made available to support and encourage other applications and studies. In particular, the products from the Service facilitate the use of combined GLONASS and GPS observations for scientific and engineering applications, and allow users to experiment with the combined systems as a prototype Global Navigation Satellite System. The pilot service will operate for a period of up to four years, from 2000-2003.
Goals and Objectives
The Pilot Service will utilize the existing infrastructure of the IGS as much as possible without disrupting activities supporting GPS data collection and processing. It will take advantage of the operational experience gained from the International GLONASS Experiment (IGEX-98) carried out in 1998-99. A Call for Participation will be issued to enlist the participation of current IGS network stations, analysis centers, and data centers, as well as to solicit the participation of new stations and analysis centers. The IGS Central Bureau will be asked to affirm acceptance of the increased responsibility resulting from the inclusion of the pilot service within the IGS. The pilot service will include SLR stations, GLONASS stations, and combined GPS/GLONASS stations that meet IGS network requirements and additional GLONASS-specific requirements.
An IGLOS Pilot Project Committee is responsible for establishing and managing the service during the pilot period. The members are:
The IGLOS Pilot Project Committee will review and approve proposals for establishment of new stations, analysis centers and data centers, taking appropriate actions as necessary. The description and responsibilities of these fundamental IGS components are located in the IGS Terms of Reference at . Technical specifications for stations, analysis centers and data centers are included in the Call for Participation. The Committee will develop operational guidelines for incorporating the GLONASS operations into the IGS. Liaisons are maintained with the International Laser Ranging Service, the International Association of Geodesy, and the GLONASS Coordination Scientific Information Center of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense as appropriate.
Schedule for Establishing the Pilot Service and Reviewing the Operations