[IGSMAIL-7138] Release of RINEX Version 3.03

MacLeod, Ken Ken.MacLeod at NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
Wed Aug 5 10:19:28 PDT 2015


The IGS and RTCM-SC104, RINEX Working Group would like to announce the release of RINEX 3.03.

RINEX 3.03 Release Notes
Major RINEX 3.03 Changes:

1.      Added the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)

2.      Updated the IONOSPHERIC CORR record format and specification

3.      Updated the LEAP SECONDS record format and specification

4.      Updated the TIME SYSTEM CORR record format and specification

5.      Changed the BeiDou B1 observation codes back to the RINEX 3.01 convention

6.      Clarified the GPS Navigation message fit interval (time period in hours)

7.      Clarified the QZSS Navigation message fit interval (a flag (0/1))

8.      Updated the document to more clearly indicate that only known tracking modes are supported in SYS/#/OBS TYPES records and RINEX 3.03

9.      Updated Section 8.3.2 and Appendix A8 BROADCAST ORBIT-5 to clarify the use of the Issue of Data(IOD) parameter in I/NAV and F/NAV messages

10.  Added several sample data formats to the Appendix

11.  Updated text to allow unknown GLONASS COD/PHS/BIS message definition

12.  Clarified that the GLONASS SLOT / FRQ# message is mandatory

Other Changes:

1.      Numerous description improvements, clarifications and typo corrections. See Revision History for details


- Many thanks to all RINEX Working Group members for comments and corrections
- Dr. Oliver Montenbruck provided draft IRNSS, RINEX 3 notes
- Dr. Lui Hui updated the BeiDou section on behalf of the BeiDou Office

The updated document can be found at the following locations:






Ken MacLeod
RINEX Working Group Chairman
Senior Geodetic Surveyor
Natural Resources Canada / Ressources naturelles Canada
Earth Sciences Sector / Secteur des Sciences de la Terre
Geodetic Survey Division / Division des levés géodésiques
588 Booth Street, Room 349A, Ottawa,
ON, K1A0Y7, Canada
Email / courriel : ken.macleod at nrcan.gc.ca<mailto:ken.macleod at nrcan.gc.ca>
Phone / Téléphone : 613-371-8113
Fax / Télécopieur:  613-996-9849

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