Montenbruck, Oliver and Hugentobler, Urs and Dach, Rolf and Steigenberger, Peter and Hauschild, André (2012) Apparent clock variations of the Block IIF-1 (SVN62) GPS satellite. GPS Solutions, 16 (3), pp. 303-313. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10291-011-0232-x. ISSN 1080-5370.
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The Block IIF satellites feature a new generation of high-quality rubidium clocks for time and frequency keeping and are the first GPS satellites transmitting operational navigation signals on three distinct frequencies. We investigate apparent clock offset variations for the Block IIF-1 (SVN62) spacecraft that have been identified in L1/L2 clock solutions as well as the L1/L5-minus-L1/L2 clock difference. With peak-to-peak amplitudes of 10–40 cm, these variations are of relevance for future precision point positioning applications and ionospheric analyses. A proper characterization and understanding is required to fully benefit from the quality of the new signals and clocks. The analysis covers a period of 8 months following the routine payload activation and is based on GPS orbit and clock products generated by the CODE analysis center of the International GNSS Service (IGS) as well as triple-frequency observations collected with the CONGO network. Based on a harmonic analysis, empirical models are presented that describe the sub-daily variation of the clock offset and the inter-frequency clock difference. These contribute to a better clock predictability at timescales of several hours and enable a consistent use of L1/L2 clock products in L1/L5-based positioning.
|Title:||Apparent clock variations of the Block IIF-1 (SVN62) GPS satellite|
|Journal or Publication Title:||GPS Solutions|
|In Open Access:||No|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 303-313|
|Keywords:||GPS Block IIF, clock, bias, L5|
|HGF - Research field:||other|
|HGF - Program:||other|
|HGF - Program Themes:||other|
|DLR - Research area:||no assignement|
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|Institutes and Institutions:||Space Operations and Astronaut Training|
|Deposited By:||Dr.rer.nat.hab. Oliver Montenbruck|
|Deposited On:||23 Jan 2012 16:58|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 12:36|
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