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Publications and Presentations

The SGF is represented at national and international conferences, workshops and meetings and contributes posters and presentations on a range of related topics.


Example publications are listed below. In addition, the SGF has also regularly contributed to the ILRS Workshops and reports can be found in the proceedings linked here.


[Paper, Metrologia, Volume 53 Number 6, 2016]

Sub-ns time transfer consistency: a direct comparison between GPS CV and T2L2

P Exertier1, E Samain1, C Courde1, M Aimar1, J M Torre1, G D Rovera3, M Abgrall2, P Uhrich2, R Sherwood3, G Herold4, U Schreiber4 and P Guillemot5
1. Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
2. Observatoire de Paris
3. NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Herstmonceux UK
4. Geodetic Observatory Wetzell (GOW), Germany
5. CNES, French Space Agency, Toulouse, France
[Paper, Journal of Geodesy, Volume 90, Issue 12, pp 1371-1388, 2016]

Assessment of the accuracy of global geodetic satellite laser ranging observations and estimated impact on ITRF scale: estimation of systematic errors in LAGEOS observations 1993–2014

Graham Appleby1 José Rodríguez1 Zuheir Altamimi2
1. NERC Space Geodesy FacilityHerstmonceux CastleHailsham East SussexUK
2. Institut Géographique NationalLAREGMarne-la-ValléeFrance
[Paper, IVS General Meeting, Johannesburg, March 2016.]

Current Trends and Challenges in Satellite Laser Ranging

Appleby, G.M.1, Bianco, G.2, Noll, C.E.3, Pavlis, E.C.4, Pearlman, M.R5
1. NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Herstmonceux, UK
2. Centro di Geodesia Spaziale “G. Colombo”, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
3. NASA GSFC
4. Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, (JCET/UMBC), University of Maryland
5. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
[Paper, Metrologia, Volume 51 Number 5, 2014]

Link calibration against receiver calibration: an assessment of GPS time transfer uncertainties

G D Rovera1, J-M Torre1, R Sherwood3, M Abgrall1, C Courde1, M Laas-Bourez1 and P Uhrich1
1. Observatoire de Paris
2. Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
3. SGF
[Presentation, International Symposium on Gravity, December 2012]

Periodic, environmental and long term trends within six years of absolute gravity measurements at Herstmonceux

Smith1, Appleby1, Wilkinson1, Francis2 & Ziebart3
1. SGF
2. University of Luxembourg
3. University College London
[Presentation, AGU, December 2012]

Technique Errors and Limiting Factors in Laser Ranging to Geodetic Satellites

Graham M Appleby1, Vincenza Luceri2, Horst Mueller3, Carey E Noll4, Toshimichi Otsubo5, Matthew Wilkinson1
1. NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
2. e-GEOS S.p.A., Matera, Italy.
3. Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut (DGFI) ., Munchen, Germany.
4. Code 690.1, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States.
5. Geoscience Laboratory, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
[Paper, REFAG, 2012]

Monitoring site stability at SGF Herstmonceux, UK

M. Wilkinson, G. Appleby, R. Sherwood, V Smith
NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
[Poster, EGU, April 2012]

Monitoring for long-term and short-term site instabilities at the SGF,Herstmonceux

M. Wilkinson, R. Sherwood, T. Shoobridge, J. Rodriguez, and G. Appleby
NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Herstmonceux, United Kingdom (matwi@nerc.ac.uk)
[Paper, Advances in Space Research, August 2011]

In-orbit assessment of laser retro-reflector efficiency onboard high orbiting satellites

M. Wilkinson and G. Appleby
NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
[Paper, International Association of Geodesy Symposia, January 2010]

Comparison of height anomalies determined from SLR, absolute gravimetry and GPS with high frequency borehole data at Herstmonceux.

Appleby, G.M.1, Smith, V.1, Wilkinson, M.1, Ziebart, M.2, Williams, S.D.3 1. NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom. 2. University College London, UK. 3. Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Liverpool, UK.
[Paper, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, January 2004]

Spin motion and orientation of LAGEOS-2 from photometric observation

Toshimichi Otsubo1, Robert A. Sherwood2, Philip Gibbs2 and Roger Wood2
1. Kashima Space Research Center, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan
2. NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
[Paper, Journal of Geophysical Research, April 2003]

System-dependent center-of-mass correction for spherical geodetic satellites

Toshimichi Otsubo1,Graham M. Appleby2
1. Communications Research Laboratory, Japan
2. NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
[Paper, Surveys in Geophysics, September 2001]

Glonass Laser Ranging Accuracy With Satellite Signature Effect

Toshimichi Otsubo1,Graham M. Appleby2,Philip Gibbs2
1. NERC Space Geodesy Facility (On leave from Communications Research Laboratory, Japan)
2. NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
[Paper, Journal of Geodesy, June 1998]

Long-arc analyses of SLR observations of the Etalon geodetic satellites

Graham M. Appleby
NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
[Paper, Geodynamics Series, 1993]

A short-arc method for determination of station coordinates and baselines applied to the Mediterranean area

A. T. Sinclair, Graham M. Appleby Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
[Paper, In The Earth's Rotation and Reference Frames for Geodesy and Geodynamics, IAU, 1988]

Determination of Earth Rotation and Station Coordinates from LAGEOS Data

A. T. Sinclair1, Graham M. Appleby1, J. Y. Xia2
1. NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
2. Visiting Research Associate from Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Xu Dong Lu, Wuchang, Hubei, China
[Report]

Energy dependent range biases for single-photon-detection systems

Graham M. Appleby1, Philip Gibbs2
1. Royal Greenwich Observatory, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
2. Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, United Kingdom.