The GPSTk: an open source GPS toolkit -- by R. Benjamin Harris, and Richard G. Mach
The technical paper which describes this code is published in
GPS Solutions, Volume 11, Number 2, March 2007, pages 145-150,
" The GPSTk: an open source GPS toolkit"
by R. Benjamin Harris, and Richard G. Mach
Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT)
has established a cross platform open source software project called the GPSTk
or the GPS Toolkit. The GPSTk consists of a library and collection of
applications that support GPS research, analysis, and development. The code is
released under the terms of the Lesser GNU Public License. The GPSTk supports
a broad range of functionality. This includes reading and writing observations
in standard formats, such as RINEX, BINEX, and SP3, ephemeris evaluation,
position determination, receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM),
atmospheric delay modeling, cycle slip detection and correction, and P-code
generation. The GPSTk provides the core set of functionality that is used for
GPS research and development at ARL:UT. ARL:UT has been involved with
satellite navigation since Transit (the precursor to GPS) in the 1960s and is
currently conducting research in a wide variety of GPS-related fields,
including precise surveys, monitor station networks, and ionospheric studies.
The GPSTk is a community wide resource for all users of GPS and GNSS
technology. Participation is welcomed in all areas including: bug reports,
new algorithms, suggestions for improvement, and contributions of additional
functionality or applications. ARL:UT continually improves the library,
shepards community participation, and is comitted to the project's
development and maintenance.
The GPSTk distribution and current development version are available for
download on SourceForge.net at:
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