Test Results from a Digital P(Y) Code Beamsteering GPS Receiver Designed for Carrier-Phase Time Transfer
NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON DC
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The development of time transfer techniques using Global Positioning System GPS carrier-phase observations promises the capability to deliver sub-nanosecond time transfer capabilities. NAVSYS High-gain Advanced GPS Receiver HAGR has been designed to enhance the accuracy of the GPS observations by using digital beam-steering from an antenna array. This provides over 10 dB of additional signal gain on each satellite tracked, which improves the accuracy of both the code and carrier tracking loops, simplifying integer ambiguity resolution for carrier-phase time transfer. This same design provides a highly phase stable observation of the GPS carrier, relative to a local reference oscillator, that enables precise time observations to be made for carrier-phase time transfer. In this paper, the design of NAVSYS PY L1L2 Code HAGR, developed for precise time transfer applications, is described. Test results are included to show the accuracy of the code and carrier phase observations.
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