About the CGGTTS data format


The Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency (CCTF) advocated in its Recommendation S 5 (2001) that the manufacturers of receivers used for timing with global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) implement the technical guidelines for receiver hardware compiled by the CCTF Group on GNSS Time Transfer Standards (CGGTTS). These guidelines have been compiled with the aim of achieving a system that can transfer time with an accuracy of 1 ns or better. They can be applied to all available global navigation satellite systems, such as GPS, GLONASS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and Galileo.

USNO GPS data is formatted in accordance with the specifications set by the CGGTTS. Each common view file consists of a file header which provides information about the GPS equipment used, and the laboratory operating the equipment. Data is then presented for each satellite tracked in the following categories.

 
CGGTTS Table

 

Data Category    Explanation
PRN    the satellite vehicle PRN number
CL    the hexadecimal number that corresponds to the Common View class of the track
MJD    the five digit Modified Julian Date of the start of the track
STTIME    hour, minute, and second (in UTC) of the start of the track
TRKL    the track length in seconds (a full track is 780 seconds)
ELV    the elevation of the satellite at the midpoint of the track
AZTH    the azimuth of the satellite at the midpoint of the track
REFSV    the time difference (measured in .1 nanosecond) between the laboratory reference clock and satellite time, referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit
SRSV    the slope determined via the linear fit to produce REFSV (measured in .1 picosecond per second)
REFGPS    the time difference (measured in .1 nanosecond) between the laboratory reference clock and GPS system time, referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit
SRGPS    the slope determined via the linear fit to produce REFGPS (measured in .1 picosecond per second)
DSG    the root mean square of the residuals of the linear fit used to produce REFGPS
IOE    the index of ephemeris, a three digit decimal code indicating the ephemeris used for computations
MDTR    the modeled tropospheric delay (measured in .1 nanosecond) referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit
SMDT    the slope determined via the linear fit to produce MDTR (measured in .1 picosecond per second)
MDIO    the modeled ionospheric delay (measured in .1 nanosecond) referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit
SMDI    the slope determined via the linear fit to produce MDIO (measured in .1 picosecond per second)
MSIO    the measured ionospheric delay (measured in .1 nanosecond) referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit, 9999 indicates no data available
SMSI    the slope determined via the linear fit to produce MSIO (measured in .1 picosecond per second)
ISG    the root mean square of the residuals of the linear fit used to produce MSIO
CK      the data line check sum in hexadecimal format, computed as the sum of the ASCII values of the preceding 115 columns, modulo 256
optional    optional data may be presented beyond the check sum column, and is not included in the CK value

 

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