Trimble Aids Atmosphere Study
Trimble Navigation Ltd., Sunnyvale, Calif., awarded a three-year contract to provide GPS receivers for SuomiNet, a university-based, national GPS network being developed for atmospheric research and education in the United States. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) awarded the SuomiNet contract with funding from the National Science Foundation and collaborating universities. Under the three-year contract, Trimble will provide an indefinite quantity, expected to be at least 10 systems per year, of the company’s 4700 GPS receivers. The receivers will be used in the SuomiNet network to make thousands of accurate measurements of the upper and lower atmosphere per day.