A proposed GPS method with multi-antennae and single receiver

Authors: Santerre, Rock; Beutler, Gerhard
Abstract: A method based on multi-antennae linked to a common GPS receiver is proposed. The goal of the technique is to improve height determination for baselines a few kilometres in length. The advantage of this technique resides in the elimination of relative clock parameters in the “between-antenna” single difference observations. Because single difference observations are free of clock errors more geometrical strength remains to determine the baseline components. This statement is valid as long as intercable biases can be carefully calibrated. For millimetre height determination, the intercable calibration must be done at the same level of accuracy. Under this assumption it is shown that in general the height standard deviation improves by a factor of about three compared to standard GPS data processing. With the proposed method, the effect of relative tropospheric zenith delay errors becomes a bit smaller (in absolute value), compared to standard data processing. To absorb this error, a relative tropospheric zenith delay parameter may be estimated. Even with this additional parameter in the solution the height standard deviation remains two times smaller than the results of standard processing techniques (without tropospheric zenith delay parameter), and at least five times smaller than in the results obtained from standard processing including one tropospheric zenith delay parameter.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 December 1993
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/12388
This document was published in: Bulletin géodésique, Vol. 67 (4), 210–223 (1993)
Alternative version: 10.1007/BF00806250
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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