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Qualification of a Commercial Dual-Frequency GPS Receiver for the e-POP Platform

Langley R. B., and Montenbruck, O. and Markgraf, M. and Kim, D. (2004) Qualification of a Commercial Dual-Frequency GPS Receiver for the e-POP Platform. NAVITEC 2004, 8-10 Dec. 2004 Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Noordwijk, Holland.

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CASSIOPE, the CAScade Demonstrator Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer, is a Canadian satellite scheduled for launch in 2007. It is a hybrid mission designed for a wide range of tasks including space-based communication, high capacity information delivery, and observations of the Earth’s atmospheric environment. A dedicated suite of eight scientific instruments, called e-PoP, will investigate space storms in the upper atmosphere and provide GPS-based navigation information. In view of budgetary restrictions, the design of e-PoP is based on the use of commercial-off-theshelf (COTS) GPS receiver technology and NovAtel’s OEM4-G2L dual-frequency receivers have been selected as the candidate hardware for this project. A total of five receivers on the satellite will be used for high precision navigation, attitude determination, and radio occultation measurements. These receivers will be cleared by the Canadian government for operation outside the common altitude and velocity limitations, but will not otherwise be significantly modified or adapted for the space application. Experience in the use of commercial components for spaceborne GPS receivers has earlier been collected on other missions, but is so far restricted to low-grade single-frequency receivers and a limited range of correlator chipsets. e-PoP in contrast, aims at the use of a fully commercial, geodetic grade dual-frequency receiver with no heritage in space applications. An extensive series of tests has therefore been conducted to assess the suitability of the envisaged approach. These include GPS signal simulator tests to validate the signal acquisition and tracking performance, as well as environmental tests to demonstrate the survivability of the receiver hardware under space conditions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/11483/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2005,
Title:Qualification of a Commercial Dual-Frequency GPS Receiver for the e-POP Platform
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Qualification, Frequency ,GPS, Receiver
Event Title:NAVITEC 2004, 8-10 Dec. 2004 Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Event Location:Noordwijk, Holland
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Hauptabteilung Raumflugbetrieb und Astronautenausbildung
Deposited By: Klaas, Sabine
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 17:32

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