Title: Ionosphere Monitoring and GNSS Correction by a Real-time Ionospheric Tomography System in Japan
Author(s): Susumu Saito, Mamoru Yamamoto, Chia-Hun Chen, Akinori Saito
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: 3434 - 3440
Cite this article: Saito, Susumu, Yamamoto, Mamoru, Chen, Chia-Hun, Saito, Akinori, "Ionosphere Monitoring and GNSS Correction by a Real-time Ionospheric Tomography System in Japan," Proceedings of the 30th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2017), Portland, Oregon, September 2017, pp. 3434-3440.
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Abstract: 3-D ionospheric tomography by using measurements of ground GNSS networks is a powerful tool to investigate ionospheric behavior. Recently, a real-time 3-D ionosphere tomography system has been developed [1] to reconstruct 3-D ionospheric density profiles over Japan. 3-D ionospheric density profiles over Japan estimated by a real-time 3-D tomography system, which is available from March 2016 were used to generate ionospheric correction for single-frequency stand-alone positioning. On both magnetic quiet and disturbed days (14 November 2017 and 25 October 2017, respectively), stand-alone positioning corrected by real-time tomography resulted in mean vertical errors equivalent to those of dual-frequency positioning. The RMS vertical errors of stand-alone positioning corrected by real-time tomography were better than those of dual-frequency positioning and equivalent to those of uncorrected single-frequency positioning. More analysis on data sets at different location, in different seasons, and in different magnetic conditions are planned. Although there is no specific plan, it is also interesting to apply the same method to other locations where GNSS receiver networks with the similar receiver density as used in this study.