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Comparison of different ionospheric correction methods for single-frequency positioning

Minkwitz, David and Gerzen, Tatjana and Wilken, Volker and Jakowski, Norbert (2013) Comparison of different ionospheric correction methods for single-frequency positioning. European Navigation Conference 2013, 22.04. - 25.04.2013, Vienna, Austria.

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Abstract

In Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) using L band frequencies, the ionosphere causes signal delays that correspond with link related range errors of up to 100 meters. For dualfrequency receivers this error can be corrected by a linear combination of L1 and L2 measurements. Contrary, single-frequency users need additional information for mitigating the ionospheric error which is proportional to the Total Electron Content (TEC) of the ionosphere. This information can be provided by TEC models or by TEC maps deduced from corresponding GNSS measurements. In this study we discuss and compare different methods for mitigating the ionospheric error for single-frequency GPS users on position domain. The focus is on the comparison of positioning quality using the Klobuchar model, the global Neustrelitz TEC Model (NTCM-GL) and TEC maps both provided via the ionosphere data service SWACI (http://swaciweb.dlr.de) in near real-time. For this purpose, data from different locations covering several days are investigated, including periods of quiet and disturbed ionospheric conditions. In applying the NTCM-GL based corrections instead of Klobuchar, positioning accuracy improvements up to several meters have been found for the European region in dependence on the ionospheric conditions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/82208/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Comparison of different ionospheric correction methods for single-frequency positioning
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Minkwitz, Daviddavid.minkwitz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gerzen, Tatjanatatjana.gerzen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wilken, Volkervolker.wilken (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jakowski, Norbertnorbert.jakowski (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 April 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:GPS, Single Point Positioning, Ionospheric Delay, Ionospheric Model
Event Title:European Navigation Conference 2013
Event Location:Vienna, Austria
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22.04. - 25.04.2013
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication and Navigation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KN - Kommunikation und Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Ionosphäre
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Minkwitz, David
Deposited On:30 Apr 2013 09:48
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 22:03

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