Aiding GPS With Additional Satellite Navigation Services
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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In modern warfare navigation services are very important. GPS is currently providing service for accurate navigation, except in some areas, especially urban areas, where GPS signals cannot always be tracked by users. In these cases some additional navigation support could be provided by other global navigation satellite systems. If GPS is combined with other navigation systems than the navigation gap will be minor. In this thesis, the effect of combining GPS with other satellite navigation systems, specifically GLONASS, Galileo and Compass, is evaluated in terms of availability and position dilution of precision PDOP values. First, satellite constellations are simulated in Satellite Tool Kit STK to generate ephemeris data. A street scenario is then established for simulating different elevation mask angles to represent urban and mountainous areas. The performance of the combined system is also evaluated as a function of the uncertainty in the time offset between systems.
- Navigation and Guidance