ETA on Linux and Galileo

#63
Gentlemen,
When Galileo becomes available, what are the expected benefits? I understand that additional sats in view are an advantage. How does this translate to real work performance and/or increased accuracy/precision?
 
#64
Galileo satellites are a stronger signal. The hope is that this will improve positioning under canopy. I don't think it will make a whole lot of difference in the open. I would be happy if I could survey in the summer like I can in the winter, but I think once a full Galileo constellation is up and running we will be extremely surprised. Hope this helps.
 
#65
Hi Clay,

This is extremely helpful. I have been waiting for a good time to upgrade my T2. If Galileo will be online and operational within 12 mos I may consider replacing my T2. I suppose the reasonable options are a T1M and/or T3 (I have only seen one ortwo members mention this unit). If there a T3 under development, perhaps it will support Galileo...
 
#66
Hi Clay,

This is extremely helpful. I have been waiting for a good time to upgrade my T2. If Galileo will be online and operational within 12 mos I may consider replacing my T2. I suppose the reasonable options are a T1M and/or T3 (I have only seen one ortwo members mention this unit). If there a T3 under development, perhaps it will support Galileo...
Jim
Galileo IS online and fully operational. It’s just a matter of Jfield incorporating it in its software to process the corrections. Some states CORS stations are already using it as well.
Supposedly, (very suspect with the wait time we’ve had with Linux however), we are only weeks away from being able to fully use it with any combination of LS/LS or a T1m/LS base rover combination.
I work in extremely dense coverage and have seen up to six Galileo sats at any one time in the last few weeks.
Also, as Clay mentioned, ALL of these I’ve been seeing have extremely strong signal, even in dense coverage, so hopefully the change will be very noticeable.
 
#69
I wouldn’t say the Galileo constellation is fully operational yet. Presently it has 22 satellites in orbit, 14 of which are operational and another 4 that are in commissioning. It is expected to be fully operational by 2020 with 24 operational satellites.
Thanks for correcting me Matt. I misspoke. I only meant they were operational, not fully, which, of course is why the max we see now is four to six at any given day. When all 24 are online, we’ll see 9 to 12 as we do with GPS and GNSS sats. Oh how we wait for that day!
 
#72
Yes. We've been testing it for a few weeks. But I've been so covered up with survey work that I haven't had the time to test it lately like the others have. It does exist and it is coming soon. But we don't want to release something that will be buggy. From what I've seen it fixes the issues we have with the camera crashing the system intermittently with Windows OS.