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Authors: Phartiyal, Gopal Singh
Keywords: Ambiguity Resolution;Global Positioning System;Air Traffic Control;Indian
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: I I T ROORKEE
Abstract: Ambiguity Resolution (AR) is a non-trivial procedure; it becomes more important if it is aimed at characteristics like robustness, and high performance over varying conditions such as observation span, baseline length, or elevation mask. It is because of this, lots of research has been done in this field in the 1990's and still going on. This is due to the vast applications of global positioning system (GPS). India is trying to get itself into the group of nations having indigenous satellite based "Air Traffic Control". For such application it is prerequisite to have satellite telemetry data processing modules which can give flexibility to access satellite based positioning system data processing procedure at every step so that intermediate results can be analyzed and thus the positioning accuracy of ground station can be enhanced. In this study, with a vision of developing an indigenous GPS data processing module, a step is taken by performing ambiguity resolution in GPS data using different AR schemes to test their performance, especially under challenging scenarios like very low observation span, low elevation mask etc. In this study, ROUND, Least Squares Ambiguity Decorrelation Adjustment (LAMBDA), and Fast Ambiguity Resolution Approach (FARA) are implemented on Matlab. Raw GPS data was acquired and was brought to Matlab environment and processed. The above mentioned methods are employed on this processed data and then the results are compared. Interpretation of results revealed that as observation span reduces, performance of these methods decreases drastically for desired accuracy. Comparison is also made on the basis of other predefined scenarios. The study reveals that LAMBDA method is best on data recorded under low elevations because it removes the correlation between ambiguities hence isolating the ambiguity affected by multipath whereas ROUND and FARA are unable to mitigate this problem.
URI: http://localhost:8081/xmlui/handle/123456789/15353
Research Supervisor/ Guide: Ghosh, J.K.
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