Next Article in Journal
Planar Position Sensor Based on Mono Sensing Electrode and Hybrid-Frequency Excitation
Previous Article in Journal
An Energy Saving System for a Beam Pumping Unit
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sensors 2016, 16(5), 689; doi:10.3390/s16050689

Comprehensive Comparisons of Satellite Data, Signals, and Measurements between the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and the Global Positioning System

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
This paper is an extension of work presented at the Institute of Navigation GNSS+ 2015 Conference, Tampa, FL, USA, 14–18 September 2015.
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Gert F. Trommer
Received: 11 January 2016 / Revised: 9 May 2016 / Accepted: 9 May 2016 / Published: 13 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)

Abstract

The Chinese BeiDou navigation satellite system (BDS) aims to provide global positioning service by 2020. The combined use of BDS and Global Positioning System (GPS) is proposed to provide navigation service with more stringent requirements. Actual satellite data, signals and measurements were collected for more than one month to analyze the positioning service qualities from both BDS and GPS. In addition to the conversions of coordinate and timing system, five data quality analysis (DQA) methods, three signal quality analysis (SQA) methods, and four measurement quality analysis (MQA) methods are proposed in this paper to improve the integrated positioning performance of BDS and GPS. As shown in the experiment results, issues related to BDS and GPS are resolved by the above proposed quality analysis methods. Thus, the anomalies in satellite data, signals and measurements can be detected by following the suggested resolutions to enhance the positioning performance of the combined use of BDS and GPS in the Asia Pacific region. View Full-Text
Keywords: Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS); BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS); Global Positioning System (GPS); navigation data; ephemeris; almanac; signal; measurement Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS); BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS); Global Positioning System (GPS); navigation data; ephemeris; almanac; signal; measurement
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Jan, S.-S.; Tao, A.-L. Comprehensive Comparisons of Satellite Data, Signals, and Measurements between the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and the Global Positioning System. Sensors 2016, 16, 689.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top