Implementation and Accuracy of Doppler Navigation with LEO Satellites

Ariel Baron, Pini Gurfil and Hector Rotstein

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Utilizing broadband low Earth orbit satellite signals in an opportunistic manner for navigation is becoming increasingly popular. This paper deals with a particularly useful approach for navigation based on satellite signals of opportunity, which uses carrier Doppler-shift observables. We provide analytically derived and simplified formulas for the Jacobian involved in the numerical computation of the navigation solution and derive a global navigation satellite system-like dilution-of-precision metric that can be used to assess accuracy. A numerical study provides preliminary computational results.
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