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Tropospheric delay effects on relative GPS height determination

Mohd Zaki, Mohd Zahlan and Kamarudin, Md. Nor (2005) Tropospheric delay effects on relative GPS height determination. In: International Symposium & Exhibition on Geoinformation 2005 Geospatial Solutions for Managing the Borderless World,, 27 – 29.9.05., Pulau Pinang.

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Abstract

In the global positioning system (GPS) surveying for point positioning, one of the principal limiting error source is incorrect modeling of the delay experienced by GPS signal propagating through the electrically neutral atmosphere, usually referred to as the tropospheric delay. This paper concentrates on showing the result of an experimental work that has been conducted by integrating the Malaysian Active GPS Station (MASS) data and ground meteorological observations to analyze the variation occur to the GPS height determination due to the tropospheric delay. Four individual satellites are selected to assist the analysis due to their availability during the observations period. The result of introducing a Saastamoinen tropospheric model to the data shows a delay variation for up to 20 meter in pseudorange which causes an error up to 5 meter of height component. This paper verify that the integration of ground meteorological observations and GPS lead to a better understanding of the tropospheric delay to the GPS signal and improve the GPS height accuracy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:GPS, tropospheric delay, height determination
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:1664
Deposited By: En. Rusli Othman
Deposited On:22 Mar 2007 08:37
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:57

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