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Sensors 2017, 17(6), 1369; doi:10.3390/s17061369

Ranging Consistency Based on Ranging-Compensated Temperature-Sensing Sensor for Inter-Satellite Link of Navigation Constellation

College of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
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Received: 4 April 2017 / Revised: 23 May 2017 / Accepted: 9 June 2017 / Published: 13 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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Abstract

Global Navigation Satellite System performance can be significantly enhanced by introducing inter-satellite links (ISLs) in navigation constellation. The improvement in position, velocity, and time accuracy as well as the realization of autonomous functions requires ISL distance measurement data as the original input. To build a high-performance ISL, the ranging consistency among navigation satellites is an urgent problem to be solved. In this study, we focus on the variation in the ranging delay caused by the sensitivity of the ISL payload equipment to the ambient temperature in space and propose a simple and low-power temperature-sensing ranging compensation sensor suitable for onboard equipment. The experimental results show that, after the temperature-sensing ranging compensation of the ISL payload equipment, the ranging consistency becomes less than 0.2 ns when the temperature change is 90 °C. View Full-Text
Keywords: ranging consistency; temperature-sensing sensor; ranging compensation; inter-satellite link; navigation constellation ranging consistency; temperature-sensing sensor; ranging compensation; inter-satellite link; navigation constellation
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Meng, Z.; Yang, J.; Guo, X.; Zhou, Y. Ranging Consistency Based on Ranging-Compensated Temperature-Sensing Sensor for Inter-Satellite Link of Navigation Constellation. Sensors 2017, 17, 1369.

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