Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-GD Geodesy

[S-GD23] Geodesy General Contributions / Global Geodetic Observing System

Mon. May 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM A05 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Koji Matsuo(Geospatial Information Authority of Japan), Takahito Kazama(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Ryoji Kawabata(Geospatial Information Authority of Japan), Chair:Hiroshi Takiguchi(Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

[SGD23-03] Satellite laser ranging network: Where should a new station be placed?

*Toshimichi Otsubo1, Koji Matsuo2, Keiko Yamamoto3, Yuichi Aoyama4, Thomas Hobiger5, Mamoru Sekido6, Toshihiro Kubooka6 (1.Hitotsubashi University, 2.Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, 3.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 4.National Institute of Polar Research, 5.Chalmers University of Technology, 6.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Keywords:Space Geodesy, GGOS, Satellite Laser Ranging, Precise Orbit Determination, Terrestrial Reference Frame, Gravity

About 40 stations are being operational all over the world for satellite laser ranging but the distribution of the current station network is not uniform. To enhance the accuracy of the terrestrial reference frame promoted by the IAG's component GGOS, a simulation analysis is conducted assuming a new station is added to the existing network. A sumulation data set for the new station is created based on the actual data yield statistics of the existing stations. Six geodetic satellites, LAGEOS-1, -2, Ajisai, LARES, Starlette and Stella are used in this study. The space geodesy analysis software 'c5++' is run, in its simulation mode, with and without the new station, and the difference of the estimated error for each parameter is examined. It is found that the network gaps especially in the southern hemisphere should be filled and also that the best position depends on a target geodetic parameter. For instance, a high latitude station performs best for the X and Y components of the geocenter but a low latitude station performs best for the Z component.