At the GA !!
This week I am here in Australia helping my friends an international colleagues of the Geoscience Australia (GA) Geodesy section.
They are working hard to design and code their own GNSS processing software, and I am helping them on project and quality management issues, which for such a complex software project are very important so that coding and modeling complications , which will always happen, are not complete show stoppers, since it’s possible to take corrective actions early enough to move certain problematic issues off the critical path to declare the project a success.
Creating a full GNSS processing software is a very complex endevour, and I admire the GA for undertaking this challenging task to equipe Australia with independent GNSS processing capabilities. Currently on the GNSS precision field the most popular softwares are: from JPL ; GIPSY, MIT ; GAMIT, Berne Univ ; BERNESE each one used by more than one of the IGS Analysis Centers; where we generate the best GPS and GLONASS precise orbit and clock bias products.
The GA aim to become an IGS analysis center with their own software and a high precision “PPP-Ambiguity Resolution” solution provider.
Being here in Australia for the first time has been a real treat and a very enjoyable experience, it’s a modern and forward looking country with great, welcoming people and very good infrastructure. And I got to see some grey kangaroos!!