A Novel Method to Provide URE in Broadcast or Extended Ephemeris

Wentao Zhang and Yang Gao

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: This paper is to present a new method to quantify the GPS orbital prediction errors based on the symmetry characteristics in the errors of the orbit from a forward integration versus those from a backward integration starting with the same initial condition (IC). As a reflection of the symmetry level, the correlation of >99% is observed between the orbital errors from forward and backward integrations. In the context that extended ephemeris (EE) at the age of multiple days is used in GNSS navigation, the proposed method is an ideal candidate to provide realistic User Range Errors (URE) for the EE as an quality indicator. The method also has the potential to be used for providing the URA for broadcast ephemeris in future GNSS.
Published in: Proceedings of the ION 2017 Pacific PNT Meeting
May 1 - 4, 2017
Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Honolulu, Hawaii
Pages: 183 - 190
Cite this article: Zhang, Wentao, Gao, Yang, "A Novel Method to Provide URE in Broadcast or Extended Ephemeris," Proceedings of the ION 2017 Pacific PNT Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2017, pp. 183-190. https://doi.org/10.33012/2017.15082
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