Title: Assessment of Different Dual-frequency Dual-constellation GBAS Processing Modes Based on Flight Trials
Author(s): M.-S. Circiu, M. Felux, D. Gerbeth, M. Caamano, M. Meurer
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: 3197 - 3207
Cite this article: Circiu, M.-S., Felux, M., Gerbeth, D., Caamano, M., Meurer, M., "Assessment of Different Dual-frequency Dual-constellation GBAS Processing Modes Based on Flight Trials," Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016), Portland, Oregon, September 2016, pp. 3197-3207.
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Abstract: In this paper we present the expected performance of different processing modes for a future dual-constellation dual-frequency Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS). The evaluations are based on measurements collected during flight trials. We discuss the changes to the residual differential error for each processing mode. In our previous work we derived preliminary airborne multipath (sigma_air ) and ground multipath (sigma_gnd ) curves for Galileo E1 and E5a signals and GPS L5 signals. We use these models in our evaluations. After discussing the benefits of adding a second constellation in the GBAS implementation we will focus on the modes enabled by the addition of a second frequency, mainly the single frequency L5/E5a mode and the Ifree mode. We compare the errors and the nominal protection levels of the new processing modes with the current GAST-C and GAST-D. This work contributes to the analysis and trade-off considerations in the development of a future DFDC GBAS standard.