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CLSA Webinar: Network RTK Systems in California


Traditionally, in RTK (Real Time Kinematic) GPS (Global Positioning System), rovers receive RTK data from a single RTK reference station. Nonetheless, as the distance increase between the stations, range measurements become more and more uncorrelated and this limits the ability to resolve the atmospheric and orbital errors. To overcome this drawback, Network RTK concept has been developed. In Network RTK rather than only base station and rover(s), as the name indicates, there are network of reference stations. These reference stations continuously stream GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) data to central server running Network RTK software and these measurements are used to generate corrections for the region ideally encompassed by the reference stations using advanced interpolation techniques. It means that Network RTK covers larger area and still maintains the same level of performance. In this presentation, after going through four RTK corrections, namely, MAX, I-MAX, VRS and FKP, Network RTK systems in California will be shown.

Webinar Presenter: Dr. Mike Mustafa Berber, P. Eng.

Received both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. He got his PhD at Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada. Following his graduation, he joined Department of Civil Engineering at Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada. After having seven long winters in Canada, he moved to Florida and worked as an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University. He has been a faculty member of Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering at California State University, Fresno since 2014. His expertise is in Geodesy, Global Navigation and Satellite System, Geodetic Measurement Techniques and Hydrographic Surveying.