Tracking Data File Formats

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Tracking data comes in many different formats, depending on factors such as data type and the observing system (DSN, USN, TDRS). FreeFlyer currently supports the native reading and writing of several tracking data formats:

 

File Type

Access

Description

BlackJack Point Solution File

Read/Write

An ASCII file of Point Solution data as put out by the BlackJack GPS receiver

BRTS UTDF File

Read only

The 75-byte binary Universal Tracking Data format

DSN 60-Byte Observation File

Read only

A GSFC internal 60-byte binary format

FF Ground Observation File

Read/Write

A simple ASCII file used by FreeFlyer

GPS Pivot Point Solution File

Read/Write

An ASCII file of Point Solution data as put out by the Pivot GPS receiver

Rinex Obs File

Read/Write

An ASCII file of Pseudorange data conforming to the RINEX standard

Spacecraft Observation File

Read/Write

A simple ASCII file used by FreeFlyer

TDRS UTDF File

Read only

The 75-byte binary Universal Tracking Data format

TRK-2-34 File

Read only

A binary format for DSN data

UTDF File

Read only

The 75-byte binary Universal Tracking Data format

 

 

See Also


Observations and Measurements

Simulating Tracking Data

Generating Tracking Data Files

Using the Tracking Data Editor