Sensors 2010, 10(4), 2609-2625; doi:10.3390/s100402609
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Vertical Guidance Performance Analysis of the L1-L5 Dual-Frequency GPS/WAAS User Avionics Sensor

Institute of Civil Aviation, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Received: 12 January 2010; in revised form: 13 February 2010 / Accepted: 27 February 2010 / Published: 25 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: This paper investigates the potential vertical guidance performance of global positioning system (GPS)/wide area augmentation system (WAAS) user avionics sensor when the modernized GPS and Galileo are available. This paper will first investigate the airborne receiver code noise and multipath (CNMP) confidence (σair). The σair will be the dominant factor in the availability analysis of an L1-L5 dual-frequency GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor. This paper uses the MATLAB Algorithm Availability Simulation Tool (MAAST) to determine the required values for the σair, so that an L1-L5 dual-frequency GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor can meet the vertical guidance requirements of APproach with Vertical guidance (APV) II and CATegory (CAT) I over conterminous United States (CONUS). A modified MAAST that includes the Galileo satellite constellation is used to determine under what user configurations WAAS could be an APV II system or a CAT I system over CONUS. Furthermore, this paper examines the combinations of possible improvements in signal models and the addition of Galileo to determine if GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor could achieve 10 m Vertical Alert Limit (VAL) within the service volume. Finally, this paper presents the future vertical guidance performance of GPS user avionics sensor for the United States’ WAAS, Japanese MTSAT-based satellite augmentation system (MSAS) and European geostationary navigation overlay service (EGNOS).
Keywords: aircraft navigation avionics sensor; GPS; GNSS Modernization; WAAS; MSAS; EGNOS; Galileo

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Jan, S.-S. Vertical Guidance Performance Analysis of the L1-L5 Dual-Frequency GPS/WAAS User Avionics Sensor. Sensors 2010, 10, 2609-2625.

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Jan S-S. Vertical Guidance Performance Analysis of the L1-L5 Dual-Frequency GPS/WAAS User Avionics Sensor. Sensors. 2010; 10(4):2609-2625.

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Jan, Shau-Shiun. 2010. "Vertical Guidance Performance Analysis of the L1-L5 Dual-Frequency GPS/WAAS User Avionics Sensor." Sensors 10, no. 4: 2609-2625.

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