The coordinates station for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) the School of Engineering of São Carlos (EESC) USP joined the Brazilian Network for Continuous Monitoring (RBMC), created by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
Department of Transport not installed, the station was certified in May and is now part of a set with other 27 national central, operating 24 hours per day. The information provided by these points can be used to, por exemplo, construction projects and monitoring of major engineering works (such as roads, bridges and dams), land demarcation in areas of environmental protection and support for monitoring vehicles.
This was the first network of GNSS established in South America and works in conjunction with the American GPS positioning systems, o russo GLONASS, European GALIELO and Chinese Beidou.
The EESC Station, It was named as, is coordinated by Professor Paulo Cesar Lima Segantini. According to him, were almost two years of preparation and testing until there was recognition. "After the equipment of facilities, acquired by Universal CNPQ Project, we put the station to operate on hardware enhancement phase and software. After this step, IBGE began collecting the data and recognized us as a cooperating partner of RBMC "explained. These data can be obtained at the site IBGE, by prior registration.
For the teacher, the station is an important contribution to society from the moment it provides information that can be widely used by professionals and researchers. "We put all the information on a homepage, so that interested parties can use them on your needs. I think we completed our cycle as university, comprising education, research and community support. This project demonstrates that, "he said.
The next step is to make a switch to send data in real time. Today to obtain the position of a point, that is, their geodetic coordinates, you need to perform the data processing after collection. O target, now, It is to make the EESC Station send differential corrections so that you can determine the coordinates of points in real time, with centimeter accuracy. "This undoubtedly will be of great help to the topographical work in our city. In my opinion it is a form of the EESC to be present and participate in the development of our city and region ", completed Segantine.
In RBMC, the station was already accredited by the Network SIRGAS (Reference Network for the Americas).
Elias Taveira, of the EESC Press Office