Theory and development of GPS integrity monitoring system

Sang, Jizhang (1996) Theory and development of GPS integrity monitoring system. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis discusses various aspects of the integrity monitoring of GPS applied to civil aircraft navigation in different phases of flight. These flight phases include en route, terminal, non-precision approach and precision approach. The thesis includes four major topics: probability problem of GPS navigation service, risk analysis of aircraft precision approach and landing, theoretical analysis of Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) techniques and RAIM availability, and GPS integrity monitoring at a ground reference station. Particular attention is paid to the mathematical aspects of the GPS integrity monitoring system. The research has been built upon the stringent integrity requirements defined by civil aviation community, and concentrates on the capability and performance investigation of practical integrity monitoring systems with rigorous mathematical and statistical concepts and approaches. Major contributions of this research are: • Rigorous integrity and continuity risk analysis for aircraft precision approach. Based on the joint probability density function of the affecting components, the integrity and continuity risks of aircraft precision approach with DGPS were computed. This advanced the conventional method of allocating the risk probability. • A theoretical study of RAIM test power. This is the first time a theoretical study on RAIM test power based on the probability statistical theory has been presented, resulting in a new set of RAIM criteria. • Development of a GPS integrity monitoring and DGPS quality control system based on GPS reference station. A prototype of GPS integrity monitoring and DGPS correction prediction system has been developed and tested, based on the A USN A V GPS base station on the roof of QUT ITE Building.

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ID Code: 36001
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kubik, Kurt
Additional Information: Presented to the Space Centre for Satellite Navigation, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Global Positioning System, Landing aids (Aeronautics), Aeronautical instruments, thesis, doctoral
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Jizhang Sang
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:04
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:43

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