Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) have developed rapidly over the last few years. At present, there are GNSS receivers that combine satellites from two or more different constellations. The geometry of the satellites in relation to the receiver location, i.e. how nearly or distantly they are disposed in the sky, impacts on the quality of the survey, which is essential to achieve the highest level of position accuracy. A dimensionless number identified as Geometric Dilution of Precision (GDOP) is used to represent the efficiency of the satellite distribution and can be easy calculated for each location and time using satellite ephemeris. This paper quantifies the influence of multi-GNSS constellation, in particular GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Globalnaya Navigazionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema) combination, on satellite geometry considering a precise period. A new index named Temporal Variability of Geometric Dilution of Precision (TVGDOP) is proposed and analyzed in different scenarios (different cut-off angles as well as real obstacles such as terrain morphology and buildings). The new index is calculated for each of the two satellite systems (GPS and GLONASS) as well as for their integration. The TVGDOP values enable the three cases to be compared and permit to quantify the benefits of GNSS integration on satellite geometry. The results confirm the efficiency of the proposed index to highlight the better performance of combination GPS+GLONASS especially in presence of obstacles.
|Titolo:||Temporal analysis of GDOP to quantify the benefits of GPS and glonass combination on satellite geometry|
PARENTE, Claudio (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|