Vienna VLBI and Satellite Software (VieVS) for Geodesy and Astrometry


Boehm J., BOEHM S., BOISITS J., GIRDIUK A., GRUBER J., HELLERSCHMIED A., ...More

PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC, vol.130, no.986, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 130 Issue: 986
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1538-3873/aaa22b
  • Journal Name: PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: methods: data analysis, astrometry, reference systems, time, geodesy, very long baseline interferometry, STATION MOTIONS, REFERENCE FRAME, EARTH, INTERFEROMETRY, PARAMETERS, ITRF2014

Abstract

The Vienna VLBI and Satellite Software (VieVS) is state-of-the-art Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) analysis software for geodesy and astrometry. VieVS has been developed at Technische Universitat Wien (TU Wien) since 2008, where it is used for research purposes and for teaching space geodetic techniques. In the past decade, it has been successfully applied on Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) observations for the determination of celestial and terrestrial reference frames as well as for the estimation of celestial pole offsets, universal Time (UT1-UTC), and polar motion based on least-squares adjustment. Furthermore, VieVS is equipped with tools for scheduling and simulating VLBI observations to extragalactic radio sources as well as to satellites and spacecraft, features which proved to be very useful for a variety of applications. VieVS is now available as version 3.0 and we do provide the software to all interested persons and institutions. A wiki with more information about VieVS is available at http://vievswiki.geo.tuwien.ac.at/.