TEQC: converting dat 2 rinex

by Andrew Newman

Going from one receiver format to RINEX, the Receiver Independent Exchange Format used by most GPS processing software.


    Look at the TEQC GPS preprocessing manual for details on using the program and for deciphering output.

  • We will use 'teqc' to create Navigation (.nav) and RINEX (.YYo) files.
    % teqc -tr d -week 2002:323 +nav BOWL3230.nav ../RAW/BOWL3230.dat > BOWL3230.02o
      #      ^       ^              ^                     ^                ^              
      #      |       |              |                     |                |
      #  convert     |          create navigation         |              output file
      #              |            file                    |                
      #              |                                 input dat		  
      #        tell it when                              file
      #         data is from  

    Doing this for every file gets a little time consuming, particularly if you are re-processing a lot of old data. Thus it is better to use a shell script to automate this process. Please read over the script in /usr/local/geophysics/bin/run_teqc_GT.

    # run without arguements to get usage.
    % run_teqc_GT
    Usage: %/home/anewman/bin/GPS/run_teqc_GT YEAR STAT BDOY EDOY ANT file(s)
           runs teqc on the GPS.tps_files listed as the 5th and later arguments.
           	YEAR - is the year of the occupation
    	STAT - station name
    	BDOY - Begining DOY
    	EDOY - Ending DOY
    	#SH   - Antenna slant height
    	ANT  - Antenna height
    	files  - .T00 files that come from some trimble machines
    # run again correctly this time. 
    % run_teqc_GT 2012 ARE3  001 100 0.0 *.t00 
  • NEWerish: We have a newer script /home/anewman/bin/GPS/T02toRNX.sh that we use specifically for the files that come out of our NetR9 stations.
  • We can now remove the newly created ROCK* files since the SVRK files are the same. We will also need to individually replace all occurrence of the word ROCK within the filesSVRK*.
    % cd ~/MGM/Socorro2002/rinex/   # make sure you are in the correct directory 
    % rm ROCK*                      # remove any residual ROCK* files 
    % gunzip *                      # uncompress all compressed files in directory (*.gz *.Z)       
    %  for file in SVRK*            # run on all SVRK* files 
        sed 's/ROCK/SVRK/g' $file > $$.tmp     # replace text 'ROCK' with 'SVRK' within $file and put it in $$.tmp 
        mv $$.tmp $file                        # replace $file with $$.tmp 

  • Once complete, check to see if all necessary files are in the current directory.
    (9 stations X 2day X 10files = 180 files). Number depends on whether you created additional files (e.g. lfiles.*).
    % ls
    % ls -1 | wc  # gives first output number is equal to the number 
                  # of files in current directory  

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