Tropospheric Delays for Ground-to-Air Radio Links

Shrivathsan Narayanan, Okuary Osechas and Christoph G√ľnther

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: We propose a new tropospheric mapping function for ground-to-air radio links. The mapping function is based on conventional approaches, as used in satellite navigation, but needs adapting to the specifics of terrestrial ranging. We validate the resulting mapping function using data from numerical weather models over an entire year. The new approach provides models of tropospheric delays that are accurate to within two centimeters, for elevation angles from 90 degrees down to 3.
Published in: Proceedings of the 2017 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation
January 30 - 2, 2017
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Monterey, California
Pages: 1033 - 1048
Cite this article: Narayanan, Shrivathsan, Osechas, Okuary, G√ľnther, Christoph, "Tropospheric Delays for Ground-to-Air Radio Links," Proceedings of the 2017 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation, Monterey, California, January 2017, pp. 1033-1048.
https://doi.org/10.33012/2017.14941
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