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A differential augmentation method based on aerostat reference stations
Author(s): Zhengfa Shi; Yingkui Gong; Xiao Chen
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Paper Abstract

Ground based regional augmentation systems is unable to cover regions such as the oceans, mountains and deserts. And its signal is vulnerable of building block. Besides, its positioning precision for high airspace object is limited. To settle such problems, a Differential augmentation method based on troposphere error corrections using aerostat reference stations is proposed. This method utilizes altitudes of mobile station and aerostat station to estimate troposphere delay errors, resulting in troposphere delay difference value between mobile stations and aerostat reference stations. With the aid of satellite navigation information of mobile stations and aerostat station and both troposphere delay difference values, mobile stations’ positioning precision is enhanced by eliminating measurement errors (Satellite clock error, Ephemeris error, Ionospheric delay error, Tropospheric delay error) after differential. It is showed by simulation test that aerostat reference station Differential augmentation method based on tropospheric error corrections improves 3D positioning precision of mobile station to within 2m.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9796, Selected Papers of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee Conferences held November 2015, 979627 (26 January 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230843
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Zhengfa Shi, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Yingkui Gong, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Xiao Chen, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9796:
Selected Papers of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee Conferences held November 2015
Weimin Bao; Yueguang Lv, Editor(s)

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