A new GNSS reference station of the CyCLOPS Permanent Segment (PS) with the code name AKMS has been successfully installed. AKMS is located within the Akamas National Park, and it is collocated with a pair of calibration-grade corner reflectors and a seismograph of the national seismological network. The installation of this station has been the most cumbersome task of the whole project. The entire equipment had to be transferred to the top of the hill manually since the site is not accessible by car. Nevertheless, the process was concluded successfully, without a single injury (!) after a marathon of 14 hours. The details of the new site follow:

4-Char Code: AKMS
Monumentation: Shallow-drilled braced Quadpod (according to UNAVCO specs)
GNSS Antenna: Trimble® Ti-v2 Geodetic Choke Ring with SCIGN Radome
Weather Station: Vaisala PTU 307 with solar radiation shield
Tiltmeter: Jewell D-711-A-S
Geology: Bedrock

Photos from the Installation