Real-time assessment of GNSS observation noise with single receivers

Wang, Lei, Feng, Yanming, & Wang, Charles (2013) Real-time assessment of GNSS observation noise with single receivers. Journal of Global Positioning Systems, 12(1), pp. 73-82.

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Stochastic modelling is critical in GNSS data processing. Currently, GNSS data processing commonly relies on the empirical stochastic model which may not reflect the actual data quality or noise characteristics. This paper examines the real-time GNSS observation noise estimation methods enabling to determine the observation variance from single receiver data stream. The methods involve three steps: forming linear combination, handling the ionosphere and ambiguity bias and variance estimation. Two distinguished ways are applied to overcome the ionosphere and ambiguity biases, known as the time differenced method and polynomial prediction method respectively. The real time variance estimation methods are compared with the zero-baseline and short-baseline methods. The proposed method only requires single receiver observation, thus applicable to both differenced and un-differenced data processing modes. However, the methods may be subject to the normal ionosphere conditions and low autocorrelation GNSS receivers. Experimental results also indicate the proposed method can result on more realistic parameter precision.

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ID Code: 82611
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: stochastic model, variance estimation, GNSS observables, Multi-GNSS
DOI: 10.5081/jgps.12.1.73
ISSN: 1446-3156
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Navigation and Position Fixing (090904)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 CPGPS
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2015 23:23
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 05:20

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