Recent Progress in the VLBI2010 Development
Paper i proceeding, 2008

From October 2003 to September 2005, the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) examined current and future requirements for geodetic VLBI, including all components from antennas to analysis. IVS Working Group 3 "VLBI 2010", which was tasked with this effort, concluded with recommendations for a new generation of VLBI systems. These recommendations were based on the goals of achieving 1mm measurement accuracy on global baselines, performing continuous measurements for time series of station positions and Earth orientation parameters, and reaching a turnaround time from measurement to initial geodetic results of less than 24 h. To realize these recommendations and goals, along with the need for low cost of construction and operation, requires a complete examination of all aspects of geodetic VLBI including equipment, processes, and observational strategies. Hence, in October 2005, the IVS VLBI2010 Committee (V2C) commenced work on defining the VLBI2010 system specifications. In this paper we give a summary of the recent progress of the VLBI2010 project. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009.

next generation VLBI2010


geodetic VLBI

Monte Carlo simulations


Dirk Behrend

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Johannes Böhm

Technische Universität Wien

Patrick Charlot

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux

Tom Clark

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Brian Corey

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

John Gipson

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Rüdiger Haas

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Rymdgeodesi och geodynamik

Yasuhiro Koyama

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Daniel MacMillan

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Zinovy Malkin

Russian Academy of Sciences

Arthur Niell

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Tobias Nilsson

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Rymdgeodesi och geodynamik

Bill Petrachenko

Commission Geologique du Canada

A.E.E. Rogers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Gino Tuccari

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

Jörg Wresnik

Technische Universität Wien

in Proceedings of the 2007 IAG General Assembly, Perugia, Italy, July 2-13, 2007, ed. M. Sideris, Springer

0939-9585 (ISSN)

Vol. 133 Part 5 833-840
9783540854258 (ISBN)


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