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Precise Point Positioning Using GPS and Compass Observations

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China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) 2013 Proceedings

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The Compass Navigation Satellite system, which currently provides more than 12 satellites with three carrier signals, already satisfies the requirement of stand-alone positioning in the Asia–Pacific regional area. First an initial introduction and performance assessment of dual-frequency un-differenced precise point positioning (PPP) for GPS and Compass is presented, the results of which indicate that centimeter-level positioning accuracy of Compass-PPP is comparable to that of GPS-PPP. Then the combined GPS + Compass dual-frequency PPP model is introduced, followed by a numerical performance analysis and comparison with single GNSS-PPP. The results show that the combined GPS + Compass PPP can shorten the convergence time, but not necessarily improve positioning results by much if the satellites of the single GNSS system already have a good receiver-satellite geometry.

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Thanks to Technology University of Munich (TUM) and German Aerospace Center (DLR) for providing the Compass orbit and clock products. Thanks to Dr. Andrea Nardo from Curtin University for providing the reference coordinates of CUT0 and CUTA stations. This work was jointly supported by National Key Program 863(Grant No. 2011AA120503), National Key Technology R&D Program (Grant No. 2012BAB16B01), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 201121402020009) and Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment & Geodesy Ministry of Education project (Grant No.11-01-08) for financial support.

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Li, W., Teunissen, P., Zhang, B., Verhagen, S. (2013). Precise Point Positioning Using GPS and Compass Observations. In: Sun, J., Jiao, W., Wu, H., Shi, C. (eds) China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) 2013 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 244. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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