Three carrier ambiguity resolution : distance-independent performance demonstrated using semi-generated triple frequency GPS signals

Li, Bofeng, Feng, Yanming, & Shen, Yunzhong (2010) Three carrier ambiguity resolution : distance-independent performance demonstrated using semi-generated triple frequency GPS signals. GPS Solutions, 14(2), pp. 177-184.

View at publisher


In spite of significant research in the development of efficient algorithms for three carrier ambiguity resolution, full performance potential of the additional frequency signals cannot be demonstrated effectively without actual triple frequency data. In addition, all the proposed algorithms showed their difficulties in reliable resolution of the medium-lane and narrow-lane ambiguities in different long-range scenarios. In this contribution, we will investigate the effects of various distance-dependent biases, identifying the tropospheric delay to be the key limitation for long-range three carrier ambiguity resolution. In order to achieve reliable ambiguity resolution in regional networks with the inter-station distances of hundreds of kilometers, a new geometry-free and ionosphere-free model is proposed to fix the integer ambiguities of the medium-lane or narrow-lane observables over just several minutes without distance constraint. Finally, the semi-simulation method is introduced to generate the third frequency signals from dual-frequency GPS data and experimentally demonstrate the research findings of this paper.

Impact and interest:

70 citations in Scopus
54 citations in Web of Science®
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 48955
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: GNSS, Three Carrier Ambiguity Resolution, Combination, Success Probability
DOI: 10.1007/s10291-009-0131-6
ISSN: 1080-5370
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 04 Mar 2012 22:15
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2012 22:15

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page