Developing regional precise positioning services using the legacy and future GNSS receivers

Feng, Yanming, Rizos, Chris, Higgins, Matt, Lim, Samsung, & Tang, Maolin (2009) Developing regional precise positioning services using the legacy and future GNSS receivers. Journal of Global Positioning Systems, 8(1), pp. 17-25.

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This paper presents an overview of technical solutions for regional area precise GNSS positioning services such as in Queensland. The research focuses on the technical and business issues that currently constrain GPS-based local area Real Time Kinematic (RTK) precise positioning services so as to operate in future across larger regional areas, and therefore support services in agriculture, mining, utilities, surveying, construction, and others. The paper first outlines an overall technical framework that has been proposed to transition the current RTK services to future larger scale coverage. The framework enables mixed use of different reference GNSS receiver types, dual- or triple-frequency, single or multiple systems, to provide RTK correction services to users equipped with any type of GNSS receivers. Next, data processing algorithms appropriate for triple-frequency GNSS signals are reviewed and some key performance benefits of using triple carrier signals for reliable RTK positioning over long distances are demonstrated. A server-based RTK software platform is being developed to allow for user positioning computations at server nodes instead of on the user's device. An optimal deployment scheme for reference stations across a larger-scale network has been suggested, given restrictions such as inter-station distances, candidates for reference locations, and operational modes. For instance, inter-station distances between triple-frequency receivers can be extended to 150km, which doubles the distance between dual-frequency receivers in the existing RTK network designs.

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ID Code: 35683
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The published verison of this article is freely available via the Official URL.
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Keywords: GNSS, RTK, positioning
ISSN: 1446-3156
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Navigation and Position Fixing (090904)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 International Association of Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems
Deposited On: 20 Sep 2010 05:07
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:12

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