# About the CGGTTS data

**About the CGGTTS data format**

#### The Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency (CCTF) advocated in its
Recommendation S 5 (2001) that the manufacturers of receivers used for timing with global
navigation satellite systems (GNSS) implement the technical guidelines for receiver hardware
compiled by the CCTF Group on GNSS Time Transfer Standards (CGGTTS). These guidelines have been compiled with the aim of achieving a system that can transfer time with an accuracy of 1 ns or better. They can be applied to all available global navigation satellite systems, such as GPS, GLONASS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and Galileo.

USNO GPS data is formatted in accordance with the specifications set by the
CGGTTS. Each common view file consists of a file header which provides information
about the GPS equipment used, and the laboratory operating the equipment. Data is
then presented for each satellite tracked in the following categories.

Data Category | Explanation |
---|---|

PRN | the satellite vehicle PRN number |

CL | the hexadecimal number that corresponds to the Common View class of the track |

MJD | the five digit Modified Julian Date of the start of the track |

STTIME | hour, minute, and second (in UTC) of the start of the track |

TRKL | the track length in seconds (a full track is 780 seconds) |

ELV | the elevation of the satellite at the midpoint of the track |

AZTH | the azimuth of the satellite at the midpoint of the track |

REFSV | the time difference (measured in .1 nanosecond) between the laboratory reference clock and satellite time, referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit |

SRSV | the slope determined via the linear fit to produce REFSV (measured in .1 picosecond per second) |

REFGPS | the time difference (measured in .1 nanosecond) between the laboratory reference clock and GPS system time, referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit |

SRGPS | the slope determined via the linear fit to produce REFGPS (measured in .1 picosecond per second) |

DSG | the root mean square of the residuals of the linear fit used to produce REFGPS |

IOE | the index of ephemeris, a three digit decimal code indicating the ephemeris used for computations |

MDTR | the modeled tropospheric delay (measured in .1 nanosecond) referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit |

SMDT | the slope determined via the linear fit to produce MDTR (measured in .1 picosecond per second) |

MDIO | the modeled ionospheric delay (measured in .1 nanosecond) referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit |

SMDI | the slope determined via the linear fit to produce MDIO (measured in .1 picosecond per second) |

MSIO | the measured ionospheric delay (measured in .1 nanosecond) referred to the midpoint of the pass via a linear fit, 9999 indicates no data available |

SMSI | the slope determined via the linear fit to produce MSIO (measured in .1 picosecond per second) |

ISG | the root mean square of the residuals of the linear fit used to produce MSIO |

CK | the data line check sum in hexadecimal format, computed as the sum of the ASCII values of the preceding 115 columns, modulo 256 |

optional | optional data may be presented beyond the check sum column, and is not included in the CK value |

#### References

- Technical Directives, CGGTTS
- GPS+GLONASS Format P22I96, W. Lewandowski et al.
- CGGTTS Format Version 02, J. Azoubib, W. Lewandowski
- CGGTTS Guidlines