Montenbruck, O. and Enderle, W. and Schesny, Markus and Gabosch, V. and Ricken, S. and Turner, P. (2000) Position-Velocity Aiding of a Mitel ORION Receiver for Sounding-Rocket Tracking. In: Position-Velocity Aiding of a Mitel ORION Receiver for Sounding-Rocket Tracking, 1-. ION GPS 2000, Conference, Salt Lake City, Sep. 19-22, 2000.
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The paper describes a simple and effective concept for aiding the signal acquistion of a GPS receiver in sounding rocket applications. A segmented, low-order polynomial representation of the norminal flight path is employed to provide the receiver with approximate position and velocity values of the host vehicle. These are used for an open-loop Doppler and visibility prediction, which in turn assists the channel allocation and code search. The prosposed concept has been implemented in the 12-channel GPS Orion receiver, which employs Mitel`s GP 2000 chipset and suports firmware modifications via the Architect developer kit. Using hardware-in-the-loop simulations in a GPS signal simulator testbed, the modified receiver`s robustness against temporary signal losses has been demonstrated. While the unaided receiver is essentially unable to reacquire signals in case of intermitted signals, the position-velocity aiding allows a stable and reliable operation both during the boost and free-flight phase. Test flights on actual sounding rockets are currently planned for spring (Kiruna) and summer (Alcantara, VS30/Orion) of 2001.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2000, monograph_id=ION-GPS-2000,|
|Title:||Position-Velocity Aiding of a Mitel ORION Receiver for Sounding-Rocket Tracking|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Position-Velocity Aiding of a Mitel ORION Receiver for Sounding-Rocket Tracking|
|Keywords:||Position-Velocity, Piding, GPS, Sounding Rocket|
|Event Title:||ION GPS 2000, Conference, Salt Lake City, Sep. 19-22, 2000|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W -- no assignement (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Hauptabteilung Raumflugbetrieb und Astronautenausbildung|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 17:17|
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