Analyze Business Models for Implementation and Operation of a Statewide GNSS RTN

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and the State Library are leading an effort to develop a Statewide GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Real-Time Network (RTN). A statewide RTN benefits multiple public and private entities that utilize Global Positioning System survey and geographic information system mapping services. Users can realize reduced equipment and field manhours performing field survey. Infrastructure and assets can be efficiently inventoried and mapped. GPS automated machine control is supported. Data across all users of a network can be connected. The goal is to provide a statewide RTN network covering most of the Montana geographical area that 1) provides survey grade RTN survey and mapping services minimally to public and private network partners and preferably offered as a public service to subscribers as well, and 2) is a fiscally sustainable business operation. MDT and the State Library are collaborating in a planning effort to identify and resolve technical planning and design issues for implementation and operation. MDT completed a gap analysis identifying multiple RTN operation and maintenance business models for further investigation including multiple system access variations of the business models. Further research and investigation into the feasibility of different business models for sustainable operation and maintenance of a statewide RTN accessible minimally to network partners is necessary to make sound decisions regarding access to network services and ownership, operation, maintenance and repair of RTN components including CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Stations), CPC (Central Processing Center) and network communications.

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $74,991
  • Contract Numbers:

    9922-807

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Montana Department of Transportation

    2701 Prospect Avenue
    P.O. Box 201001
    Helena, MT  United States  59620-1001
  • Managing Organizations:

    Montana Department of Transportation

    2701 Prospect Avenue
    P.O. Box 201001
    Helena, MT  United States  59620-1001
  • Project Managers:

    Callejas, Vaneza

  • Performing Organizations:

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    P.O Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717
  • Principal Investigators:

    Al-Kaisy, Ahmed

  • Start Date: 20201202
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01719322
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Montana Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 9922-807
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2019 1:26PM