ILRS Operations Centers

The Operations Centers are in direct contact with tracking sites organized in a subnetwork. Their tasks typically include the collection and merging of data from the subnetwork, initial data quality checks, data reformatting into a uniform format, compression of data files if requested, maintenance of a local archive of the tracking data, and the electronic transmission of data to a designated ILRS Data Center. Operations Centers may also provide the tracking sites with sustaining engineering, communications links, and other technical support. In addition, Operations Centers can perform limited services for the entire network. Individual tracking stations can also perform part or all of the tasks of an Operations Center themselves.

There are two Operations Centers in the ILRS located at NASA GSFC (contact David McCormick) and EDC (contact Christian Schwatke).