Vol 18, No 11 (2018) / Li

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Analysis of the wide area differential correction for BeiDou global satellite navigation system

Ran Li, Yue-Ling Cao, Xiao-Gong Hu, Cheng-Pan Tang, Shan-Shi Zhou, Xin Meng, Li Liu, Ran-Ran Su, Zhi-Qiao Chang


The regional BeiDou Satellite System, or BDS2, broadcasts a differential correction as Equivalent Satellite Clock Correction to correct both orbit and satellite clock errors. For the global BDS, or BDS3, satellite orbit and clock corrections conforming with RTCA standards will be broadcast to authorized users. The hybrid constellation and regional monitoring network pose challenges for the high precision separation of orbit and satellite clock corrections. Three correction models of kinematic, dynamic and Two-way Satellite Time Frequency Transfer (TWSTFT)-based dynamic were studied to estimate the satellite orbit and clock corrections. The correction accuracy of the three models is compared and analyzed based on the BDS observation data. Results show that the accuracies (root mean square, RMS) of dual-frequency real-time positioning for the three models are about 1.76 m, 1.78 m and 2.08 m respectively, which are comparable with the performance of WAAS and EGNOS. With dynamic corrections, the precision of Precise Point Positioning (PPP) experiments may reach about 23 cm after convergence.


celestial mechanics — methods: data analysis — space vehicles

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1674–4527/18/11/133


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