SuomiNet Cost-Share Information
NOTE: All SuomiNet systems have been allocated.
We are working on a plan to accept new participants who are able to cover the full cost of all components.
Universities interested in participating in this way are encouraged to email John Braun.
NSF Cost-Share will be used to reduce university costs for
acquiring the required, high-quality GPS receivers and computers
configured for data
collection and dissemination using well established methodologies for data distribution via the Internet.
The University Cost-Share (for atmospheric applications)
includes a surface meteorological package, cabling, lightning protection,
and a reliable power source. The estimated total cost of this equipment
is less than $6,000.
If a university decides to also use its SuomiNet site for geodetic
applications, the university will be responsible for the additional costs
of geodetic monumentation and related expenses. University cost share
also includes in kind costs (faculty, staff and
student time) for installation of the equipment, provision of Internet
connection for the dedicated computer, and operation and upkeep of the
SuomiNet site for five years. Participants purchase this equipment
directly from the vendors and all warranty agreements are directly
between the participant and vendor.
Equipment to be purchased with cost-share
Dual frequency GPS receiver, antenna, and system computer.
University Participant Must Purchase:
Contact Information for CW Swift &
C.W. Swift & Associates
FreeWave parts available from:
15216 Burbank Blvd.
FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
1880 South Flatiron Court
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 786-9948 fax
|Options for Geodetic and Remote Sites
|Two Hour Receiver/Computer Back-up Power Supply (110V)
||Please contact: MicroWarehouse