[time-nuts] MiniMac 2816AT

Jim Palfreyman jim77742 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 05:09:27 EST 2011


I love the "lightweight" comment.

It has to weigh 20kg!

On 7 March 2011 19:19, <GandalfG8 at aol.com> wrote:

> It seems to be an L1/L2 dual frequency surveying receiver.
> Searching for "minimac 2816", without the "AT", seemed to produce a  few
> more results with the following from 1988 amongst them....
>
> _http://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?58399_
> (http://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?58399)
> ---------------
>
>  A new portable dual-frequency Global  Positioning System (GPS) receiver is
> being delivered to customers by Aero  Service. The MINI-MAC Model 2816
> receiver is lightweigt, portable, and designed  for operation by one person
> in
> field environments. The receiver is packaged to  withstand harsh
> environmental conditions and deliver dual-frequency data of the  highest
> quality.
> Decoded broadcast ephemerides allow for field data. Time and  pseudoranges
> obtained via the unit’s coarse/acquisition (C/A) code L1 capability  are
> used to
> obtain precise time synchronization. The receivers record on  canonical
> times,
> so it is not necessary to start different receivers at the same  time in
> order to maintain synchronous phase observations. The MINI-MAC 2816
>  Surveyor
> is capable of tracking up to eight satellites simultaneously using C/A
>  code
> on L1 and Aero’s proven proprietary codeless methods on L2. An L1-only
> version, Model 1816, is also available. Phase lock can be maintained on up
> to
> eight satellites in kinematic operations. The receiver is designed for
> future  implementation of kinematic software without any required hardware
> changes.  Various aspects of the receiver are discussed and details of a
> number of
> field  results are provided.
>
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>
> regards
>
> Nigel
> GM8PZR
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