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Ensemble time in GNSS - Performance requirements and algorithm tests

Suess, Matthias and Moudrak, Alexandre and Frolova, Elena (2007) Ensemble time in GNSS - Performance requirements and algorithm tests. In: Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting. PTTI 2007, Long Beach, USA.

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Abstract

Any Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) relies on a highly stable and reliable System Time which has to meet high performance requirements to enable GNSS services suitable for navigation and timing communities. The challenge is to guarantee this high performance continuously. The Kalman filter algorithm implemented in GPS, called GPS Composite Clock, is a mature method to generate such a highly robust System Time. The algorithm estimates the time offsets of every individual clock to the so called implicit mean, which is a common component in all clock estimates. The common component offers the functionality of System Time and is understandable as a weighted average out of all ensemble clock readings. GPS Composite Clock performance is analyzed by simulations of a “light” GNSS configuration with 10 satellite Rubidium-clocks including deterministic drift, 6 ground Cesium-clocks and 2 ground Active Hydrogen Masers. Besides evaluating the stability of an error-free clock constellation to define the regular performances the behavior of the algorithm is investigated considering different operational scenarios: exclusion of clocks from the GNSS ensemble and occurrence of clock feared events (frequency steps in satellite Rubidium-clocks and ground H-masers).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/54240/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Ensemble time in GNSS - Performance requirements and algorithm tests
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Suess, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Moudrak, AlexandreUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Frolova, ElenaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:GPS, composite clock, Kalman filter, clock, time offset
Event Title:PTTI 2007
Event Location:Long Beach, USA
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Zukünftige Raumtransporter - TAUR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Süß, Matthias
Deposited On:02 Jun 2008
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:22

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