A reference station placement scheme in deployment of network real-time kinematic positioning systems

Tang, Maolin, Feng, Yanming, Burnett, Linda D., Hayward, Ross F., & Raymond, Kerry (2007) A reference station placement scheme in deployment of network real-time kinematic positioning systems. In International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society IGNSS Symposium, December 2007, Sydney, N.S.W.


Reference station placement is an important problem when deploying a network based real time kinematic system. It directly affects the cost and performance of the system. However, there is lack of a theory or tool to deal with the reference station placement issue. Given a set of potential locations where reference stations can be established and the distribution of users, the reference station placement problem is to select positions among the potential reference station locations such that the total number of reference stations required is minimal subject to the maximum distance constraint between the users to their closest reference station, which is to guarantee the precision of positioning services. This paper presents a graph-theoretic model for the reference station placement problem. Based on the graphtheoretic model, an efficient algorithm for the reference station placement problem is proposed in this paper. The proposed algorithm has been implemented in Matlab and tested by simulation. In addition, an empirical study of the impact of the maximum distance constraint on the number of reference stations is conducted and the results are presented in this paper.

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ID Code: 12776
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9780646483535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Geospatial Information Systems (090903)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 04:02

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