The Satellite System for Precise Positioning (SSPP) of the Republic of Belarus was created as a component of the state geodetic infrastructure and is intended for practical implementation of the established for use on the territory of the Republic of Belarus common ground coordinate reference system.
The main purpose of using the SSPP of the Republic of Belarus is to obtain coordinates and elevations of geodetic and surveying support sites, topographic surveys, coordinate support of different types of cadastres, territory planning, design and survey in construction, executive surveys and other types of works, as well as to provide technologies for precision agriculture and precise navigation of transport.
It was created and put into operation by the Republican Unitary Enterprise of Aerospace Methods in Geodesy “Belaerokosmogeodeziya” in 2016. It is an element of navigation field formation and control subsystem of the Unified Time and Navigation Support System of the Republic of Belarus.
Structure of the SSPP of the Republic of Belarus
- Permanent station segment with 98 stations.
- Data processing and storage segment:
Data Centre (DC)
- Service Delivery Centre.
- User segment.
Benefits and capabilities of SSPP of the Republic of Belarus
- Creation of a unified coordinate-time environment for all users.
- Support of International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRS). Ability to work directly in any required reference system. Operations with international data formats.
- Installation of reference receivers at known coordinates is not required. The user would need only one dual frequency receiver from any manufacturer to perform real-time geodetic measurements.
- The time required to identify and record a single point in real-time is a matter of seconds.
- Data are available 24/7. Data from 98 base stations are available, which increases the accuracy of measurements and significantly expands the positioning areas.
- Positioning is available over the entire mobile network coverage where GSM/GPRS signal is received, as well as in places where the Internet can be accessed using other communication channels.
- No need to search for national geodetic control network sites.
- Greatly improved accuracy coordinates setting with centimetre-level accuracy using real-time kinematic (RTK) and millimetre-level accuracy during post-processing. Direct accuracy control during measurement.
- Increased labour productivity. Reduced labour and transportation costs.
- Integrated networking capability. Continuous data monitoring and user notification of network status.
- Coordinate accuracy monitoring while users are taking measurements.
- Ability to create additional services for users.
- Specialist consultancy and technical support for users.