Precise Point Positioning with Code Multipath Estimation

Patrick Henkel, Michele Iafrancesco and Andreas Sperl

Abstract: Precise Point Positioning with low-cost GNSS receivers is attractive for numerous applications, as it can provide centimeter-level positioning without the exchange of raw measurements from a reference station. However, pseudorange multipath has to be accurately considered for a reliable ambiguity fixing. In this paper, we derive a precise model for the pseudorange multipath from the received signal, the correlator and discriminator function. We consider multiple reflections with individual amplitudes, phasings, Doppler shifts and code delays. We estimate a pseudorange multipath parameter for each satellite in our precise position solution to exploit the temporal correlation of multipath and to prevent a mapping of multipath to other state parameters. The method was tested with real measurements from a low-cost receiver and SSR corrections and showed that a millimeter-level positioning accuracy is achievable.
Published in: Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2016
April 11 - 14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Savannah, GA
Pages: 144 - 149
Cite this article: Henkel, Patrick, Iafrancesco, Michele, Sperl, Andreas, "Precise Point Positioning with Code Multipath Estimation," Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2016, Savannah, GA, April 2016, pp. 144-149.
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