[time-nuts] GPS Common View

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Wed Jul 7 19:27:15 EDT 2010


Hi

Oddly enough I happen to be set up to do 6 common view sats ....

Bob


On Jul 7, 2010, at 6:56 PM, Magnus Danielson wrote:

> On 07/08/2010 12:49 AM, Bob Camp wrote:
>> Hi
>> 
>> I just got through poking at a couple of TBolts with Lady Heather. It appears that you can indeed get the hardware and software to put the TBolt into single satellite mode. That may enable a pretty simple GPS common view setup.
>> 
>> One way to do it:
>> 
>> Somebody picks a set of sats and times that make sense. Since the constellation repeats it's going to be a fairly simple table of this sat / that time.
>> At those times they run their TBolt against something pretty good and log the results
>> The logs get put on a site somewhere
>> 
>> Somebody else wants to do a comparison. They set up to monitor the same satellite at the same time.
>> They log the data.
>> They download the posted data.
>> They run the math on the data, out comes a time comparison between the two locations.
>> 
>> Should be fairly simple to try out.
> 
> You could of course agree upon 2 or more commmon view sats. As long as they are observed at the same time and in good view for both sites, it should work just as well.
> 
> Cheers,
> Magnus
> 
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