A New GPS Position Correction Method Based on Genetic Programming

  • Jung Yi Lin
  • Ming Chih Tung
  • Chia Hui Chang
  • Chao Chung Liu
  • Ju Fu Peng
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 20)

Abstract

More and more mobile devices equipped with global positioning system (GPS) are helpful in tour navigation. However, such consumer-grade GPS receivers usually have low accuracy in positioning and require position correction algorithms. In this paper, we proposed an evolutionary computation based technique to correct a GPS receiver with another GPS receiver and a known reference point. The proposed technique can be implemented without changing any hardware. It generates a correction function from given NMEA (national Marine Electronics Association) information. Using such function to derive correct position information could be efficient. Experiments are conducted to demonstrate performance of the proposed technique. Positioning error could be reduced from in the order of 10 m to in the order of 1 m.

Keywords

Global Positioning System (GPS) Position Correction Genetic programming evolutionary computation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jung Yi Lin
    • 1
  • Ming Chih Tung
    • 1
  • Chia Hui Chang
    • 1
  • Chao Chung Liu
    • 1
  • Ju Fu Peng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringChien Hsin University of Science and TechnologyJhongliTaiwan

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