Frontiers of Earth Science

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 772–783 | Cite as

Multi-antenna synchronized global navigation satellite system receiver and its advantages in high-precision positioning applications

  • Danan Dong
  • Wen ChenEmail author
  • Miaomiao Cai
  • Feng Zhou
  • Minghua Wang
  • Chao Yu
  • Zhengqi Zheng
  • Yuanfei Wang
Research Article


The multi-antenna synchronized global navigation satellite system receiver is a high precision, low cost, and widely used emerging receiver. Using this type of receiver, the satellite and receiver clock errors can be eliminated simultaneously by forming between antenna single-differences, which is equivalent to the conventional double-difference model. However, current multi-antenna synchronized global navigation satellite system receiver products have not fully realized their potential to achieve better accuracy, efficiency, and broader applications. This paper introduces the conceptual design and derivable products of multi-antenna synchronized global navigation satellite system receivers involving the aspects of attitude determination, multipath effect mitigation, phase center variation correction, and ground-based carrier phase windup calibration. Through case studies, the advantages of multi-antenna synchronized global navigation satellite system receivers in high-precision positioning applications are demonstrated.


multi-antenna synchronized global navigation satellite system receiver high-precision positioning attitude determination multipath effect mitigation phase center variation correction ground-based carrier phase wind-up calibration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danan Dong
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Wen Chen
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Miaomiao Cai
    • 1
  • Feng Zhou
    • 1
  • Minghua Wang
    • 4
  • Chao Yu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhengqi Zheng
    • 1
  • Yuanfei Wang
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Engineering Center of SHMEC for Space Information and GNSSEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Multidimensional Information ProcessingEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science, Ministry of EducationEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  4. 4.College of Surveying and Geo-informaticsTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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