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FINAL PROGRAM AGENDA

 Joint

IGS - GFZ - JPL Workshop on

Low Earth Orbiter Missions:

Developing and Integrating

Ground and Space Systems for GPS Applications

 

March 9 - 11, 1999

Potsdam, Germany

This is the first international workshop focusing on end-to-end systems and science aspects for supporting an array of forthcoming Low Earth Orbiter Missions.

 


OVERVIEW

This is the third announcement of the first international workshop focusing on the end-to-end systems necessary for supporting an array of upcoming Low Earth Orbiter Missions. This is a joint workshop of the International GPS Service, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Discussions over the past two years with the IGS and within the mission agencies have resulted in the consensus to convene this workshop. The objective is to determine the relative interest, roles and responsibilities of each interested and contributing party. It is widely recognized that the IGS can play an essential role in the ground support aspects of LEOs -- such a recommendation has been made by the IGS LEO Working Group.The ground network, a subset of the IGS tracking network, is being planned to provide high rate, low latency data for integration with the flight data for atmospheric occultation objectives. Precise orbit determination as performed by the IGS Analysis Center may actually benefit from an array of LEOs that serve as observing stations in space. This synergistic opportunity can signal the next enhancement of successful international cooperation for multi-purpose GPS applications.

The workshop goal is to bring together interested principals in these endeavors and attempt to derive plausible multi-mission support plans and roles, a starting point for the next decade.

 

WORKSHOP TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Workshop Sponsors:

International GPS Service (IGS) 
GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam (GFZ) 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) 

Conveners:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Reigber, GFZ, Germany 
Dr. William G. Melbourne, JPL, USA 
Prof. Gerhard Beutler, Univ. Bern, Switzerland 

Workshop Programme

Program Organizing Committee: 
J. Dow (ESA, Germany) 
N. Jakowski (DLR, Germany) 
R. Neilan (JPL, USA) 
Ch. Rocken (UCAR/UNAVCO, USA) 
P. Schwintzer (GFZ, Germany) 
M. Watkins (JPL, USA) 

 


Tuesday, March 9, 1999
Day 1: LEO Missions Overview, Science Goals and Objectives, Infrastructure
Organizers & Session Chairs: Ch. Reigber, W. Melbourne


1) 1:00 pm Welcome Rolf Emmermann (GFZ/GER)
 
2) 1:05 pm Goals of LEO Workshop Christoph Reigber (GFZ/GER)
3) LEO Missions
  1:15 pm NASA/DLR/CNES Missions Tom Yunck (JPL/USA)
  1:45 pm ESA Missions Pierluigi Silvestrin (ESTEC/NL)
  1:55 pm EPS GRAS Mission Juha-Pekka Luntama (EUMETSAT) 
** 2:10 pm Coffee Break 
4) Science Goals and Objectives
  2:30 pm Gravity Field Byron Tapley (CSR/USA) 
  3:00 pm Atmosphere  Per Hoeg(DMI/DK)
  3:30 pm  Ionosphere  Norbert Jakowski (DLR/GER)
  4:00 pm Ocean Reflections  Pierluigi Silvestrin (ESTEC/NL)
5) 4:10 pm  IGS LEO Working Group Goals  Mike Watkins (JPL/USA)
6) 4:30 pm  LEO Infrastructure & the IGS  Ruth Neilan (JPL/USA)
7) 5:00 pm  Discussion, moderated by Session Chairs
** 6:00 pm Ice Breaker Party Tuesday Evening

Wednesday, March 10, 1999
Day 2: Flight Instruments, Ground Data Systems, Product Generation
Organizers: J. Dow, R. Neilan, P. Schwintzer


Session Chairs: J. Dow and R. Neilan

A potential presentation for day 2 or 3 includes: Bob Schutz, CSR, 'Considerations for LEO POD' (if Day 2) or 'ICESat Applications' (if Day 3)

 

1) GPS Flight Receivers
  9:00 am GPS Flight Receiver Development Tom Meehan (JPL/USA)
  9:30 am ESA's GRAS Receiver Pierluigi Silvestrin (ESTEC/NL)
2) Ground Infrastructure: Data Flow, H/R Ground Networks, Operations
  10:00 am IGS Ground Network Angelyn Moore (JPL/USA)
  10:30 am IGS Data Distribution Carey Noll (GSFC/USA)
** 11:00 am Coffee Break
  11:30 am CHAMP S/C Telemetry, Data Flow, & Products Peter Schwintzer (GFZ/GER)
  12:00 pm H/R Network, JPL Activities Jim Zumberge (JPL/USA)
  12:30 pm H/R Network, GFZ Activities Roman Galas (GFZ/GER)
** 1:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm Canadian H/R GPS Ground Data Mark Caissy (NRCan/CAN)
  2:20 pm CLIMAP: Ground Infrastructure and H/R GPS Stations in Europe Per Hoeg (DMI/DK)
  2:40 pm Ground Infrastructure for COSMIC Chris Rocken (UCAR/USA)
 
 
3) Mission Operations and Operational Processing Requirements
    3:00 pm CHAMP Mission Operation and Rapid Orbit Rolf Koenig (GFZ/GER)
    3:30 pm CHAMP Atmosphere/Ionosphere Processor Jens Wickert (DLR/GER)
** 4:00 pm Coffee Break
  4:30 pm High Rate Data Communication with VSAT Barbara Perin (NRCan/CAN)
  5:00 pm LEO/IGS Integration and Benefits for IGS Products Tim Springer (AIUB/CH)
  5:30 pm GLONASS - Status and Future Daniel Ineichen (AIUB/CH)
 
5) Discussion, moderated by Session Chairs
** 6:30 pm Reception Wednesday Evening

 


Thursday, March 11, 1999
Day 3: Products, User Access, Interfaces, Science Applications
Organizers: N. Jakowski, Ch. Rocken, M. Watkins


Session Chairs: N. Jakowski and M. Watkins

A potential presentation for day 2 or 3 includes: Bob Schutz, CSR, 'Considerations for LEO POD' (if Day 2) or 'ICESat Applications' (if Day 3)

 

1) Atmosphere Science
  9:00 am Capabilities and Limitations of RO-Measurements for NWP Sean Healy (UKMet/UK)
  9:30 am Capabilities and Limitations of RO-Measurements for Ionosphere Monitoring George Hajj, (JPL/USA)
  10:00 am Use of UHF Radio Beacons onboard LEOs Reinhart Leitinger (UGraz/AU)
  10:30 am Gravity Waves Toshitake Tsuda (RASC/JAP)
** 11:00 am Coffee Break
  11:30 am Radio Wave Propagation Effects Alexander Pavelyev (IER/RUS)
  12:00 pm Climate Change Detection Elisa Manzini (MPI/GER)
  12:30 pm Tomographic Use of LEO Data Guilio Ruffini (IEEC/SP)
** 1:00 pm Lunch
2) Gravity, Magnetic and Electric Fields and Science Applications
  2:00 pm CHAMP Space Weather Contributions Hermann Luehr (GFZ/GER)
  2:20 pm CHAMP Gravity Field Related Products Christoph Reigber (GFZ/GER)
  2:40 pm GRACE Gravity Field Related Products Srinivas Bettadpur (CSR/USA)
  3:10 pm COSMIC Constellation for Gravity Studies C.K. Shum (OSU/USA)
** 3:40 pm Coffee Break
3) Data Administration and User Interfaces
  4:00 pm CHAMP Information System and Data Centre Bernd Ritschel (GFZ/GER)
  4:30 pm GENESIS Information System and Data Centre George Hajj (JPL/USA)
  5:00 pm COSMIC Analysis Centre Chris Rocken (UCAR/USA)
  5:30 pm Discussion moderated by Session Chairs
  6:30 pm Close of Workshop Christoph Reigber (GFZ/GER)
** 7:30 pm Joint Dinner Thurssday Evening

 


Friday, March 12, 1999, a.m.
Closed Meeting of IGS LEO Working Group -- by Invitation
Organizers: Ch. Reigber, M. Watkins


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Workshop Location

All sessions will be held in the conference building of the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Telegrafenberg. For maps see: 

http://www.gfz -potsdam.de/welcome_en.html

 

 

There are rooms available in the conference area for parallel splinter meetings. All persons or groups desiring space for splinter meetings are kindly asked to provide the Local Organizing Committee with full details as soon as possible. 

 

Workshop Facilities

The meeting rooms will be equipped with one 5 x 5 cm slide projector and two overhead projectors. Special requirements (e.g. video presentations) have to be announced at the Local Organizing Committee prior to the meeting.

Workshop Office

The Workshop Office will be located in the Foyer area of the GFZ conference building. It will be open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.

Pre-Registration

Participants are advised to register in advance by using the Registration Form (see below). 

 

The pre-registration fee is
160 DM / person before 26 February 1999. 
Afterwards, the registration fee is
200 DM / person.
Only cash payment in Deutsche Mark or US Dollars will be possible at the workshop site. No credit cards, checks, purchase orders can be accepted. 

 

The fee includes all attendant costs of the Workshop plus break service each day and an evening reception.

Accommodation

Because of the International Tourism Fair taking place in Berlin at the same time as the workshop, participants are advised to book their accommodation well in advance. The following hotels have blocks of rooms reserved for your visit to Potsdam:

 

Mercure Hotel 

 

Lange Bruecke, 14467 Potsdam 

 

phone +49 331 2722, fax +49 331 293496 

 

The Mercure is located near Potsdam-Stadt train station at the river Havel and within walking distance from the GFZ. The single room rate is DM 140 (special GFZ rate). The rooms are blocked March 9 to 12 and will be released February 26, 1998. Please refer to "GFZ - LEO Workshop" when making your reservation.

 

 

art'otel Potsdam 

 

Zeppelinstr. 136, 14471 Potsdam 

 

phone +49 331 9815-0, fax +49 331 9815555 

 

The art'otel is a new building located in a quiet, historical ensemble at the river Havel; 10 min tram ride plus 10 min walk. The single room rate is DM 150 (special GFZ rate). The rooms are blocked March 8 to 12 and will be released February 15 (!), 1998. Please refer to "GFZ - LEO Workshop" when making your reservation.

Please find below a list of other hotels and pensions in the Potsdam area, which are close to the workshop location. You are responsible for making your own reservations directly with the hotel of your choice or with the Potsdam Information Service (phone +49-331-293385, fax +49-331-293012).

Breakfast and Lunch

Generally, a breakfast is included in the hotel charges. Lunch will be available at the GFZ Canteen which is located in the conference building.

Banks and Money Exchange

 

Hotels provide limited check cashing services. Most banks exchange foreign Travellers checks and currencies. There are electronic cash machines at several bank locations in Potsdam.

Travel

The usual travel to Potsdam for foreigners is by plane to Berlin-Tegel or Berlin-Schoenefeld airports. There are railway, bus and taxi services from the airports to Potsdam. The distance from Berlin-Tegel is approximately 35 km and from Berlin-Schoenefeld 40 km.

Between airport Tegel and the city train station Zoologischer Garten there is a bus shuttle (Bus No. X9) and between airport Tegel and the train station Charlottenburg another bus shuttle (Bus No. 109). City train connections are from Berlin to Potsdam-Stadt (S7). The one-way taxi price is about 60,00 DM.

 

Weather

In March, weather can still be quite cold with temperatures ranging from 0 degrees C during the night and not much higher than 15 degrees C during daytime. Rainfall might be frequent.

Deadline

Deadline for pre-registration: 26 February 1999.

Further Information

More details on the LEO workshop will be available soon on the IGS World Wide Web Site at: 

http://igs.org /

. Click on the "What's New" link.

For information on GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam see: http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/.

For additional information, please contact:

IGS Central Bureau 

 

Ruth E. Neilan 

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

 

MS 238-540 

 

4800 Oak Grove Drive 

 

Pasadena, CA 

 

phone: 818-354-8330, 

 

fax: 818-393-6686 

 

email: ruth.neilan@jpl.nasa.gov 

 

or
Local Organizing Committee - LEO Workshop 

 

Katrin Weisse 

 

GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam 

 

Telegrafenberg A 6 

 

14473 Potsdam, Germany 

 

phone: +49-331-288-1101 

 

fax: +49-331-288-1111 

 

email: weisse@gfz-potsdam.de 

 

We hope that you seriously consider attending and participating in this workshop.

Happy New Year to each of you,

 

sincerely, 

 

Chris Reigber

REGISTRATION FORM

---->>>> Deadline for Pre-Registration: 26 February 1999 <<<<<---------

Joint IGS - GFZ - JPL Workshop on 
Low Earth Orbiter Missions 
held at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam 
Potsdam, Germany, March 9 - 11, 1999

 

Copy this portion of the message, complete the information, and send a return email to weisse @ gfz-potsdam.de or you may return by fax to +49-331-288-1111, or by mail to:

 

Local Organizing Committee 'LEO Workshop' 

 

Attn. Mrs. Katrin Weisse 

 

Division 1 'Kinematics and Dynamics of the Earth' 

 

GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam 

 

Telegrafenberg A6 

 

D-14473 Potsdam, Germany

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Registration Fees and Payment The pre-registration fee is 160 DM / person before 26 February 1999. Afterwards, the registration fee is 200 DM.

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HOTEL LIST - POTSDAM

Arkona Hotel Voltaire  for GFZ-guests
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 88  Single Room: DM 175
D-14467 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 214
Phone: +49-331-23170
Fax: +49-331-2317100

 

Hotel Mercure  for GFZ-guests
Lange Broecke  Single Room: DM 140
D-14467 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 140
Phone: +49-331-2722
Fax: +49-331-293496

 

 

art'otel Potsdam  for GFZ-guests
Zeppelinstr. 136  Single Room: DM 140
D-14471 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 180
Phone: +49-331-98150
Fax: +49-331-9815555

 

 

Schlosshotel Cecilienhof
Im Neuen Garten  Single Room: DM 195 / 255
D-14469 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 290 / 470
Phone: +49-331-37050
Fax: +49-331-292498

 

 

Dorint Kongress Hotel Potsdam
Voltaireweg/Jaegerallee  Single Room: DM 170,- / 310
D-14469 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 170,.- / 450
Phone: +49-331-2740
Fax: +49-331-2741000

 

 

Hotel Griebnitzsee
Rudolf-Breitscheid-Strasse 190-192
D-14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg  Single Room: DM 170
Phone: +49-331-70-91-0  Double Room: DM 210
Fax: +49-331-70-91-11

 

 

Parkhotel Potsdam
Am Schlosspark Sanssouci  Single Room: DM 170
Forststr. 80  Double Room: DM 190
D-14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49-331-98120
Fax: +49-331-9812100

 

 

Seminaris SeeHotel Potsdam
An der Pirschheide  Single Room: DM 160 / 180
D-14471 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 200 / 230
Phone: +49-331-90-90-0
Fax: +49-331-90-90-900

 

 

Steigenberger MAXX Hotel
Allee nach Sanssouci 1  Single Room: DM 145
14471 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 170
Phone: +49-331-90910
Fax: +49-331-9091909

 

 

Pension Mark Brandenburg
Heinrich-Mann-Allee 71  Single Room: DM 110
D-14478 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 140 / 170
Phone: +49-331-88-82-30
Fax: +49-331-88-82-344

 

 

Hotel am Luisenplatz - garni -
Luisenplatz 5  Single Room: DM 109 / 139
D-14471 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 180 / 230
Phone: +49-331-971900
Fax: +49-331-9719019

 

 

Schlossgarten Hotel Am Park von Sanssouci -garni-
Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse 41a Single Room: DM 98 / 125
D-14471 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 135 / 165
Phone: + 49-331-97-17-00
Fax: + 49-331-97-17-04-04

 

 

Hotel garni VIVALDI
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24  Single Room: DM 95
D-14482 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 120 / 140
Phone: + 49-331-74-90-60
Fax: + 49-331-74-90-616

 

 

Pension Oppermann
Heideweg 43  Single Room: DM 42 / 71
D-14482 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 77 / 115
Phone: + 49-331-748-03-75
Fax: + 49-331-71-92-45

 

 

Hotel Ravenshorst
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 2  Single Room: DM 85
D-14558 Bergholz-Rehbruecke  Double Room: DM 120
Phone: +49-33200-870
Fax: +49-33200-87200

 

 

Pension Auf dem Kiewitt
Auf dem Kiewitt 8  Single Room: DM 80
D-14471 Potsdam  Double Room: DM 120
Phone: + 49-331-90-36-78
Fax: + 49-331-90-36-78

 

All hotel/pension prices include breakfast. In case you encounter difficulties with getting the special rates for GFZ guests, please turn to the LOC.

Private accommodation

Potsdam-Information 
Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 5 
D-14467 Potsdam 
Phone: +49-331-275580 
Fax: +49-331-293012

Private accommodation is available in the following categories:

  • Rooms in flats, use of bath and WC shared with lessor. ca. DM 20-25 per person
  • Rooms in single family houses with guest WC. Bath and/or shower available on the premises. ca. DM 25-35 per person
  • Holiday flats, comprising sitting room, bedroom, kitchenette with tea making facilities, bath and/or shower and WC. ca. DM 25-50 per person
  • Holiday homes for 2-4 persons with additional folding bed; guest shower and/or bath and WC. ca. DM 35-50 per person 

The prices for single rooms are DM 25-50. Breakfast can be supplied in most cases by arrangement, but is not included in the price.

Please, tell your needs to Potsdam-Information (date of stay, number of persons and category). As soon as Potsdam-Information has received your confirmation it will send you the address of the private house booked.

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