A Centimeter-Level Real-Time Orbit Determination Method Using Space-Borne GPS Measurements Considering IGS-RTS Data Receiving Interruption

ZHANG Wanwei1 WANG Fuhong1 GONG Xuewen1 GUO Lei1

(1.School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079)

【Abstract】Objectives: At present, low earth orbit (LEO) satellites with missions, such as LEO navigation enhancement, earth observation and scientific application, require higher accuracy and real-time performance of orbit parameters. Because of the limitations of GPS broadcast ephemeris errors, the accuracy of traditional real-time orbit determination using space-borne GPS measurements is still a long way to catch up with real-time centimeter-level orbit demand. The use of real-time orbit and clock corrections for precise positioning applications will be extended into orbit if they are available via a satellite link to geostationary orbit (GEO) satellites. However, the data link to GEO constellation may not be available over the polar regions. Methods: The centimeter-level real-time precise orbit determination (RTPOD) method using space-borne GPS measurements with international global navigation satellite system service real-time service (IGS-RTS) data receiving interruption in the polar regions is studied. Firstly, the characteristics of ephemeris comprehensive errors caused by real-time corrections and its short-time extrapolation are analyzed. Based on the analysis, a pseudo-ambiguity is modeled as a stochastic process with piecewise random walk and estimated in the mathematical model of RTPOD to reduce the ephemeris comprehensive error, and then the centimeter-level accuracy can be realized. Finally, using GPS broadcast ephemeris and IGS-RTS products(CLK93), the onbroad RTPOD data processing for one week GPS measurements from the GRACE C satellite is simulated by the SATODS software. Results: The experimental results show that, considering the receiving interruption of real-time corrections in polar regions, the position and velocity accuracies are 7.04 cm and 0.20 mm/s, respectively. Conclusions: The proposed method is feasible and effective.

【Keywords】 GPS real-time orbit determination; orbit and clock corrections; low earth orbit(LEO) satellite; International Global Navigation Satellite System Service real-time service (IGS-RTS);


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Vol 46, No. 11, Pages 1620-1626+1685

November 2021


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