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Analysis of Signal Quality and Navigation Performance for Beidou System

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China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) 2017 Proceedings: Volume I (CSNC 2017)

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With the rapid development of the Beidou satellite navigation system (BDS), assessment of its signal quality and navigation performance becomes more and more important. The pseudo-range multipath, carrier-phase signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and accuracy of standard point positioning are usually taken as the indicators for assessment. In this research, we compared the signal quality and navigation performance of BDS with other three Global Navigation Satellite System (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo). The results of the Asia-Pacific region show that the pseudo-range multipath error for BDS is similar with GPS whereas the GLONASS code measurements exhibit a higher level. The level of carrier-phase signal-to-noise ratio for Galileo is largest, but similar for BDS, GPS and GLONASS. The standard point navigation and positioning performance of BDS is slightly lower than GPS, but it is better than GLONASS, and the accuracy of BDS, GPS and GLONASS standard point positioning is about 10 m. The pseudo-range multipath error of BDS increases as the satellites elevation decreases, but the carrier-phase signal-to-noise ratio is opposite. The variation of pseudo-range multipath error of BDS GEO satellites is small except for low satellites elevation, but the variation of signal-to-noise ratio of GEO satellites is relatively stable. The variation of multipath and signal-to-noise ratio of BDS IGSO and MEO satellites is relatively stable when the satellites elevation is larger than a certain value.

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The financial support from National Key Research and Development Plan (No. 2016YFb0501803) is greatly appreciated.

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Dou, S., Kuang, C., Zhou, Y., Yi, Z. (2017). Analysis of Signal Quality and Navigation Performance for Beidou System. In: Sun, J., Liu, J., Yang, Y., Fan, S., Yu, W. (eds) China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) 2017 Proceedings: Volume I. CSNC 2017. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 437. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4588-2_57

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