Permanent GNSS Network Optimization Considering TectonicMotions

Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 151)


The contribution discusses the optimal design of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) network compromising between the estimation of the tectonic motion with other geodetic criteria. It considers the case of a pre-existing network to be densified by the addition of new stations. An optimization principle that minimizes the error of the estimated background motion and maximizes the spatial uniformity of the stations is formulated. A means to solve approximately the proposed target function is presented. The proposed procedure is preliminary tested for the case of the densification of the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) GNSS network in Italy.


Background motion GNSS Network Optimization Tectonic motions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geomatics Research and Development srlLomazzoItaly
  2. 2.Geomatics Research and Development srlLomazzoItaly
  3. 3.Politecnico di MilanoDipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e AmbientaleMilanoItaly
  4. 4.e-GEOS S.p.A.RomaItaly
  5. 5.Agenzia Spaziale ItalianaRomaItaly

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