Full-rate Data

Fullrate (FR) data was the prime SLR product in the 1970's and early to mid 1980's. In late 1980's, normal points were innovated and generatd from the fullrate data. The production of normal points was migrated from a HTSI central facility to the global sites in the late 1980's and early 1990's as part of global data streamlining. In the mid 1990's, the SLR/LLR CSTG subcommission agreed that there was no formal requirement for FullRate (FR) due to the transition and acceptance of on-site generated normal points as the prime and only station data product. The subcommission recommended that each station archive their own FR data for at least one year. However, in some ILRS sub-networks, FR data is archived at a central facility versus on-site.

At the ILRS meetings in Nice during the EGS General Assembly in Spring 2002 it was decided to archive the full-rate data again beginning March 1st, 2003. This was announced at the ILRS 13th International Laser Ranging Workshop in Washington, October 07-11, 2002 (reference SLRMail #1006).

FR data is required for certain specialized analyses (e.g., co-location analysis, Fizeau effect, center-of-mass algorithm development).

Full-rate data are available from the ILRS Data Centers at:

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