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Using of Spirent GPS/Galileo HW Simulator for Timing Receiver Calibration

Grunert, Ulrich and Thoelert, Steffen and Denks, Holmer and Furthner, Johann (2008) Using of Spirent GPS/Galileo HW Simulator for Timing Receiver Calibration. In: 2008 IEEE/ION Position, Location And Navigation Symposium, pp. 77-81. 2008 IEEE/ION Position, Location And Navigation Symposium, 2008-05-05 - 2008-05-08, Monterey, California (USA). ISBN 1-4244-1537-3.

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Time transfer between atomic clocks is usually carried out using the well known GNSS Common View / All in View technique. This technique is based on time receivers measuring the time differences between the connected atomic clock and the GNSS satellite clocks. These obtained results can be used for time scale generation such as UTC or TAI. In order to produce a very accurate time scale from all provided time differences measured with different GNSS time receivers the accurate calibration of them is essential. In the last years two main methods for time receiver calibration were proposed. One is to compare the obtained time differences relative to a calibrated receiver. Following the second method one performs an absolute calibration of time receivers using a GPS HW simulator. In this paper the absolute calibration of time receivers with a Spirent GPS/Galileo HW simulator is analyzed and described in detail. The primary step is to calibrate the simulator itself. In this context the most important facts and values which have to be measured are explained. After the calibration of the simulator the receiver is fed with satellite signals generated by the simulator belonging to a standard GPS satellite constellation to determine the absolute offset of the receiver (internal delay) compared to the simulator output. To improve these calibration results supplementary specific satellite constellations are used. Additionally the precision of a combined GPS/Galileo receiver for frequency transfer is investigated and determined. The combined GPS/Galileo frequency transfer is finally compared to the GPS stand alone solution.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/54669/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Using of Spirent GPS/Galileo HW Simulator for Timing Receiver Calibration
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:July 2008
Journal or Publication Title:2008 IEEE/ION Position, Location And Navigation Symposium
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 77-81
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Series Name:IEEE Catalog Number: 08CH37939, Library of Congress: 2007905109
Keywords:GNSS, GPS, Time, Receiver, absolute calibration, Simulator
Event Title:2008 IEEE/ION Position, Location And Navigation Symposium
Event Location:Monterey, California (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:5 May 2008
Event End Date:8 May 2008
Organizer:IEEE/ION PLANS 2008
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben GNSS2/Neue Dienste und Produkte (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Grunert, Ulrich
Deposited On:21 Jul 2008
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:18

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