The Four Key Challenges of Advanced Multisensor Navigation and Positioning

P.D. Groves, L. Wang, D. Walter, H. Martin, K. Voutsis, Z. Jiang

Abstract: The next generation of navigation and positioning systems must provide greater accuracy and reliability in a range of challenging environments to meet the needs of a variety of mission-critical applications. No single navigation technology is robust enough to meet these requirements on its own, so a multisensor solution is required. Although many new navigation and positioning methods have been developed in recent years, little has been done to bring them together into a robust, reliable, and cost-effective integrated system. To achieve this, four key challenges must be met: complexity, context, ambiguity, and environmental data handling. This paper addresses each of these challenges. It describes the problems, discusses possible approaches, and proposes a program of research and standardization activities to solve them. The discussion is illustrated with results from research into urban GNSS positioning, GNSS shadow matching, environmental feature matching, and context detection.
Published in: Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2014
May 5 - 8, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Monterey, CA
Pages: 773 - 792
Cite this article: Groves, P.D., Wang, L., Walter, D., Martin, H., Voutsis, K., Jiang, Z., "The Four Key Challenges of Advanced Multisensor Navigation and Positioning," Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2014, Monterey, CA, May 2014, pp. 773-792.
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