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Benefit analysis of airborne GPS occultation approach : a case study for the Australian region

Wang, Charles & Feng, Yanming (2007) Benefit analysis of airborne GPS occultation approach : a case study for the Australian region. In Wang, Charles (Ed.) Proceedings of International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society IGNSS Symposium 2007, International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society Inc, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

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Abstract

This paper aims to present a preliminary benefit analysis for airborne GPS occultation technique for the Australian region. The simulation studies are based on current domestic commercial flights between major Australian airports. With the knowledge of GPS satellite ephemeris data, occultation events for for any particular flight can be determined. Preliminary analysis shows a high resolution occultation observations can be achieved with this approach, for instance, about 15 occultation events for a Perth-to-Sydney flight. The simulation result agrees to the results published by other researchers for a different region. Of course, occultation observation during off-peak hours might be affected due to the limited flight activities. ---------

High resolution occultation observations obtainable from airborne GPS occultation system provides an opportunity to improve the current global numerical weather prediction (NWP) models and ultimately improves the accuracy in weather forecasting. More intensive research efforts and experimental demonstrations are required in order to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the airborne GPS technology.

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ID Code: 32352
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: GPS Occultation , Airborne, australian region
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 25 May 2010 07:43
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:30

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