Quasi-consistent fusion navigation algorithm for DSS

  • Qiya Su
  • Yi Huang
  • Yanguang Jiang
  • Haitao Fang
Research Paper


A fusion navigation algorithm for the distributed satellites system (DSS) utilizing relative range measurements is proposed in this paper. Based on the quasi-consistent extended Kalman filter (QCEKF), an on-line evaluation of the navigation precision can be provided by the fusion navigation algorithm. In addition, the upper bound for the estimation error obtained from the fusion navigation algorithm is lower than those with any groups of measurements, which indicates that the fusion navigation algorithm can automatically choose the suitable redundant measurements to improve the navigation precision. The simulations show the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed fusion navigation algorithm.


quasi-consistent extended Kalman filter (QCEKF) extended Kalman filter (EKF) fusion algorithm navigation distributed satellites system (DSS) 



This work was supported by National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (Grant No. 2014CB845303) and National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiya Su
    • 1
  • Yi Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yanguang Jiang
    • 3
  • Haitao Fang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Systems and Control, Academy of Mathematics and Systems ScienceChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Beijing Institute of Control and Electronics TechnologyBeijingChina

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