Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 10, 161–168, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-10-161-2021
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 10, 161–168, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-10-161-2021

Review article 28 Jul 2021

Review article | 28 Jul 2021

The impact and resolution of the GPS week number rollover of April 2019 on autonomous geophysical instrument platforms

Shane Coyle et al.

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An autonomous adaptive low-power instrument platform (AAL-PIP) for remote high-latitude geospace data collection (http://mist.nianet.org) C. R. Clauer, H. Kim, K. Deshpande, Z. Xu, D. Weimer, S. Musko, G. Crowley, C. Fish, R. Nealy, T. E. Humphreys, J. A. Bhatti, and A. J. Ridley https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-3-211-2014

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Short summary
Global satellite navigation systems are commonly used for timing and synchronization of instrument platforms. These system clocks periodically roll over from limitations in discrete counter math. Due to the rarity of these events (19.6 years for GPS), special consideration must be given to designing instruments intended for use in hard-to-reach locations like the Antarctic Plateau. A few best practices are presented to prevent total system failure from unexpected subsystem faults.