EXTENDED DIFFERENTIAL GPS

Alison Brown

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) Special Committee (SC)-104 on Differential GPS has established a standard data format for providing differential GPS services. The satellite pseudorange corrections that are broadcast in the RTCM SC-104 differential GPS navigation message lump together the errors from a number of different sources. This results in a degradation of the differential navigation accuracy if the user is operating at a distance from the differential reference station. Generally, the user must be within 100 nmi of the reference station to benefit. fully from the differential GPS corrections. This paper presents an Extended Differential GPS concept that extends the range of operation of the differential GPS message. By using a network of differential GPS stations, one can compute a differential GPS message that provides corrections for the different components of the pseudorange error. This allows the differential GPS navigation accuracy to be extended to a range of 1000 nmi from the master differential station.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 36, Number 3
Pages: 265 - 286
Cite this article: Brown, Alison, "EXTENDED DIFFERENTIAL GPS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 36, No. 3, Fall 1989, pp. 265-286.
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