[teqc] Calculate of GPS satellite position

Lou Estey lou at unavco.org
Sat Sep 17 08:28:06 MDT 2005


Dear Jacek,

> I have a problem.
> How to calculate GPS satellites position (X,Y,Z) using teqc.exe?
> Is it posible? I have GPS observation data file, GPS navigation
> message file, ect. I need GPS satellites position (X,Y,Z) connected
> with above files. 

Obviously teqc does this internally when it is doing a qc with nav
messages -- that's a necessary step before computing the position
of the antenna.  But currently teqc is not designed to output the
WGS-84 cartesian coordinates of the SVs, so at the moment the
answer is no.

Do you really need to use the GPS nav messages? Why not get IGS SP3
orbit files which are already in XYZ (and more accurate)?

cheers,
--lou

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