A runtime integrity monitoring framework for real-time relative positioning systems based on GPS and DSRC

Ansari, Keyvan, Feng, Yanming, & Tang, Maolin (2015) A runtime integrity monitoring framework for real-time relative positioning systems based on GPS and DSRC. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16(2), pp. 980-992.

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This paper provides a three-layered framework to monitor the positioning performance requirements of Real-time Relative Positioning (RRP) systems of the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) that support Cooperative Collision Warning (CCW) applications. These applications exploit state data of surrounding vehicles obtained solely from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) units without using other sensors. To this end, the paper argues the need for the GPS/DSRC-based RRP systems to have an autonomous monitoring mechanism, since the operation of CCW applications is meant to augment safety on roads. The advantages of autonomous integrity monitoring are essential and integral to any safety-of-life system. The autonomous integrity monitoring framework proposed necessitates the RRP systems to detect/predict the unavailability of their sub-systems and of the integrity monitoring module itself, and, if available, to account for effects of data link delays and breakages of DSRC links, as well as of faulty measurement sources of GPS and/or integrated augmentation positioning systems, before the information used for safety warnings/alarms becomes unavailable, unreliable, inaccurate or misleading. Hence, a monitoring framework using a tight integration and correlation approach is proposed for instantaneous reliability assessment of the RRP systems. Ultimately, using the proposed framework, the RRP systems will provide timely alerts to users when the RRP solutions cannot be trusted or used for the intended operation.

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ID Code: 75150
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), NTRIP, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), Relative-Positioning, RTCM, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications
DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2014.2349011
ISSN: 1524-9050
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Networking and Communications (080503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Navigation and Position Fixing (090904)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Wireless Communications (100510)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 18 Aug 2014 02:09
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 01:46

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