[teqc] Leica Measurement Engine version in teqc generated rinexfile

Lou Estey lou at unavco.org
Mon Feb 1 11:31:40 MST 2010


Thanks, Shelby.  Now we need an argument from Uwe or someone else at
Geodätisches Observatorium Wettzell as to how this proposed change to
teqc would be desirable and/or advantageous and simultaneously not lead
to confusion elsewhere (e.g. IGS site log comparison to RINEX headers).

--lou

> Leica DOES NOT include the ME version, see header sample:
> 
>     2              OBSERVATION DATA    G                   RINEX VERSION 
> / TYPE
> LEICA GEO OFFICE 7.0                    1-2-10 10:10        PGM / RUN BY 
> / DATE
> Shelby H. Griggs    OrbiTech, Inc.                          OBSERVER / 
> AGENCY
> 1009                                                        MARKER NAME
> 1009                                                        MARKER NUMBER
> 458697              LEICA GX1230        7.50                REC # / TYPE 
> / VERS
>                    LEIAX1202       NONE                    ANT # / TYPE
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Shelby H. Griggs, PLS
> President
> OrbiTech, Inc.
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> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lou Estey" <lou at unavco.org>
> To: "teqc" <teqc at ls.unavco.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 09:19
> Subject: Re: [teqc] Leica Measurement Engine version in teqc generated 
> rinexfile
> 
> 
>> Dear Uwe,
>>
>>> when rinexing Leica mdb files with teqc, the version of the 
>>> measurement engine, as part of
>>> the firmware, is not included in the final rinex file.
>>>
>>> Is it possible to include the version of the measurement engine when 
>>> rinexing with teqc?
>>>
>>> If not yet, perhaps in the next version?
>>> (of course only when the version of the measurement engine is 
>>> included in the mdb file)
>>>
>>>
>>> example with the version of the measurement engine:
>>> 355315              LEICA GRX1200GGPRO  7.53/3.018          REC # / 
>>> TYPE / VERS
>>>
>>> example without the version of the measurement engine:
>>> 355315              LEICA GRX1200GGPRO  7.53                REC # / 
>>> TYPE / VERS
>>
>> Well, that's easy enough to do.  The question is: should it be done?
>> The field I'm currently extracting from MDB 104 (0x68) is explicitly
>> labeled (in the Leica MDB documentation) as "Version no. of firmware".
>> What you're asking for as an addendum is labeled as "Version of
>> measurement engine".  The field in RINEX 2.11 is labeled as
>> "Version: e.g. Internal Software Version", which is usually assumed
>> to mean firmware.
>>
>> Is Leica's RINEX conversion including the measurement engine version?
>> If so, I'm ok with including it in teqc.
>>
>> --lou
>>
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