Integrity Coasting Concept for General Aviation Users of the Ground Based Regional Augmentation System

Greer, Duncan G., Bruggemann, Troy S., & Walker, Rodney A. (2006) Integrity Coasting Concept for General Aviation Users of the Ground Based Regional Augmentation System. In IGNSS 2006, 17 - 21 July, 2006, Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Autralia.


It is now widely established that high performance navigation can be achieved by integrating GPS and low-cost inertial Micro-Electro-Mechanical Sensors (MEMS) measurements. However, the high noise and drift rates of these low-cost sensors, and their subsequent inability to coast for sufficient periods during GPS outages has hampered their widespread uptake in general aviation aircraft. The Ground Based Regional Augmentation System (GRAS) will bring high-integrity GPS navigation to General Aviation aircraft, however the potential exists that the GRAS signal could be lost for seconds or minutes at a critical time due to terrain masking or aircraft manoeuvres. A system is therefore needed which can coast through short-period GRAS outages, whilst taking advantage of the superior integrity provided by the GRAS Signal in Space (SiS) when it is available. This paper presents simulation results for a high performance navigation system utilising low-cost MEMS inertial sensors and the GRAS. The system utilises the high accuracy and integrity of GPS navigation when the GRAS SiS is available to calibrate the inertial system parameters, and is then able to coast the navigation solution with high-integrity for short periods if the GRAS signal is not available.

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ID Code: 5587
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Aviation, Ground, based Regional Augmentation System, GRAS, Augmentation, Inertial, MEMS
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Navigation and Position Fixing (090904)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified (090199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:21

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