Title: Satellite Selection Methodology for Horizontal Navigation and Integrity Algorithms
Author(s): Daniel Gerbeth, Ilaria Martini, Markus Rippl, Michael Felux
Published in: Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016)
September 12 - 16, 2016
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 2789 - 2798
Cite this article: Gerbeth, Daniel, Martini, Ilaria, Rippl, Markus, Felux, Michael, "Satellite Selection Methodology for Horizontal Navigation and Integrity Algorithms," Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016), Portland, Oregon, September 2016, pp. 2789-2798.
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Abstract: With the new upcoming GNSS constellation in the future it might no longer be possible to use all satellites in view for navigation due to limited tracking channels. This is in particular true in the context of Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (ARAIM), where the use of dual frequency is favorable to mitigate ionospheric disturbances. To address the issues of limited channels we propose two different satellites selection strategies adapted for Horizontal ARAIM in this paper. First a bare geometric approach which comes with almost no additional computation effort at the cost of less stable results. And second a heuristic optimization which improves selection results significantly while adding additional computational effort. Both approaches are compared to brute force selected best sets in terms of resulting protection levels, computational cost and achieved ARAIM availability. Results show the general applicability of both presented selection methods in Horizontal ARAIM. Using limited sets instead of all satellites in view can still provide global availability. Depending on the method more or less satellites are necessary to ensure sufficiently small and stable protection levels.