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Dependency of GPS positioning precision on station location

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We analyze the dependency of the GPS positioning precision on station location in an idealized positioning environment. Using a weighting function to account for an averaged number of satellites at different latitudes, we demonstrate that GPS positioning precision for ambiguity fixed solutions reduces when the latitude increases. We also quantify that the positioning precision in the north-south direction is worse than that in the east-west direction at all latitudes using the same approach.

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Wang, J., Iz, B.H. & Lu, C. Dependency of GPS positioning precision on station location. GPS Solutions 6, 91–95 (2002).

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