Three Carrier Ambiguity Resolutions : Generalised problems, models and solutions

Feng, Yanming & Li, Bofeng (2009) Three Carrier Ambiguity Resolutions : Generalised problems, models and solutions. Journal of Global Positioning Systems, 8(2), pp. 115-123.

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In this paper, the problems of three carrier phase ambiguity resolution (TCAR) and position estimation (PE) are generalized as real time GNSS data processing problems for a continuously observing network on large scale. In order to describe these problems, a general linear equation system is presented to uniform various geometry-free, geometry-based and geometry-constrained TCAR models, along with state transition questions between observation times. With this general formulation, generalized TCAR solutions are given to cover different real time GNSS data processing scenarios, and various simplified integer solutions, such as geometry-free rounding and geometry-based LAMBDA solutions with single and multiple-epoch measurements. In fact, various ambiguity resolution (AR) solutions differ in the floating ambiguity estimation and integer ambiguity search processes, but their theoretical equivalence remains under the same observational systems models and statistical assumptions. TCAR performance benefits as outlined from the data analyses in some recent literatures are reviewed, showing profound implications for the future GNSS development from both technology and application perspectives.

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ID Code: 31631
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Publisher version saved to I drive
Keywords: Three carrier phase ambiguity resolution, Real time GNSS processing, Constrained Kalman filter
DOI: 10.5081/jgps.8.2.115
ISSN: 1446-3156
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Navigation and Position Fixing (090904)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Geodesy (090902)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 International Association of Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2010 01:20
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 10:37

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