Overview of UPC-IonSAT Node

Location (town, country): Barcelona, Spain

Web site: http://chapman.upc.es/tomion/real-time/quick/last_results/




Description of the infrastructure:

UPC-IonSAT combines facilities of real-time and post-processed GNSS data gathering and preprocessing, with real-time and post-processed ionospheric modeling facilities and ionospheric international training facilities.

UPC-IonSAT is contributing to the GNSS scientific and technical community.

  1. Final GIMs every 2 hours and GPS DCBs with latencies of few days to the International GNSS Service (IGS).
  2. Rapid GIMs every 2 hours and GPS DCBs, 1 hour and 15 minutes with latencies of 1-2 days to IGS.
  3. Real-Time GIMs every 15 minutes, from GNSS datastreams of +300 worldwide permanent receivers to IGS for the Internacional Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  4. Real-Time Solar Flare detectors SISTED and SOLERA-DRIFT, and Solar EUV rate proxy (SOLERA) every 30 sec., in particular during solar flares from datastreams of +300 worldwide permanent receivers for SSA-EC project.
  5. Real-Time ROTI GNSS scintillation proxy from datastreams of +300 worldwide permanent receivers.
  6. Real-Time SRMTID MSTID activity proxy from datastreams of +300 worldwide permanent receivers.

Services currently offered by the infrastructure:

The UPC-IonSAT systems are accessed remotely by many users per year. In particular, and according to Google Scholar, 114 works make reference to the UQRG GIMs.

New areas opening to users:

  • Correlation of thermospheric and ionospheric parameters to study coupling mechanisms using ground-based and space-born (in situ and RO) data.
  • Model developments to improve GNSS positioning performance.