gLAB - Frequent Answered Questions

In this section, a compendium of the answered questions posed by the gLAB user comunity can be found:


  •  Has gLAB a Software User Manual (SUM)? Any Tutorial?

Yes. gLAB SUM can be downloaded here. A dedicated tutorial can be found in section gLAB - GNSS Data Processing Lab Exercises.

  •  Are any data files distributed to test gLAB?

A standard RINEX files package is distributed to do the SUM examples. It can be downloaded here.

  •  Which minimum hardware requirements does gLAB need?
gLAB requires the following computer minimum hardware requirements in order to be properly executed:
• 256 MB of memory.
• CPU with at least 1GHz.
• 200MB of hard disk free space.
• Screen resolution of at least 1024x768 is recommended. In order to cope with potential users using small screens, scrollbars can be displayed in the preferences button.
  • Which Operating Systems (OS) does gLAB work under ?

It has succesfully been tested under Linux (Ubuntu), Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. In Windows 7 and above it is recommended to install it directly on the C folder (i.e., C:/gLAB).

  •  When working, with OpenSuse, gLAB fails to open the OUTPUT files

gLAB will try to find an editor in "/usr/bin/gedit" and "/usr/bin/kedit", please install one of this editors.

  •  Does gLAB process Galileo/GLONASS satellites?

Untill the moment, gLAB only reads Galileo/GLONASS Observation RINEXs to generate columnar output files. Read the tooltip of the Input message, in Positioning > Output > Messages > Input.

  •  Can gLAB and the associated tutorial be used for giving a lecture / seminar?

Yes. If you feel appropiate, you may consider to cite the gLAB paper: The ESA/UPC GNSS-Lab tool (gLAB): An advanced multipurpose package to process and analyse GNSS data. Proceedings of 5th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies (NAVITEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, December 2010.

  •  Can I use gLAB for research ?

Yes, like in prevous case, when papers containing results or illustrations obtained using gLAB are being published, you may consider to cite the gLAB paper.