Title: GPS Receiver Development and Verification Tests for the Stanford Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission - Verification Test Plan and Preliminary Results
Author(s): Hirohiko Uematsu and Bradford W. Parkinson
Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GPS 1996)
September 17 - 20, 1996
Kansas City, MO
Pages: 1377 - 1385
Cite this article: Uematsu, Hirohiko, Parkinson, Bradford W., "GPS Receiver Development and Verification Tests for the Stanford Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission - Verification Test Plan and Preliminary Results," Proceedings of the 9th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GPS 1996), Kansas City, MO, September 1996, pp. 1377-1385.
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Abstract: The Gravity Probe B (GP-B) program is a relativity gyroscope experiment primarily designed to test two aspects of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity [l]. The GP-B spacecraft [Fig. I] to be launched in 1999 will carry a GPS receiver as a mission critical instrument, which performs not only point-positioning but also time-transfer, attitude determination and precise orbit determination. Since we presented the design of the GPS receiver for GP-B at the ION95 conference titled “GPS Receiver Design and Requirement Analysis for the Stanford Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission,” we started actual development of the Stanford receiver based on that design. This paper describes our prototypical development efforts including verification test plan and its preliminary results.