Title: Satellite Phase Bias Estimation with Global Networks and High-Dimensional Integer Ambiguity Fixing
Author(s): Patrick Henkel, Dimitrios Psychas, Christoph Günther
Published in: Proceedings of the 30th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2017)
September 25 - 29, 2017
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 3985 - 3996
Cite this article: Henkel, Patrick, Psychas, Dimitrios, Günther, Christoph, "Satellite Phase Bias Estimation with Global Networks and High-Dimensional Integer Ambiguity Fixing," Proceedings of the 30th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2017), Portland, Oregon, September 2017, pp. 3985-3996.
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Abstract: Precise point positioning requires precise knowledge of satellite phase biases, satellite position and satellite clock corrections. In this paper, a method for the estimation of these parameters with a global network of multi-frequency reference stations is presented. It includes a clustering of the reference stations. First, individual satellite phase biases, position and clock corrections are derived for each cluster. Subsequently, the solutions of each cluster are combined. We exploit the integer property of the carrier phase ambiguities and perform an integer decorrelation and fixing within each cluster and also in the multi-cluster combination. The performance of the proposed method is analyzed with Galileo measurements on both E1 and E5a of the IGS stations. We defined 16 clusters and obtained satellite phase biases with an accuracy of better than 2 cm.