Design, implementation and validation of a gnss measurement exclusion and weighting function with a dual polarized antenna

Daniel Egea-Roca, Antonio Tripiana-Caballero, José A. López-Salcedo, Gonzalo Seco-Granados, Wim De Wilde, Bruno Bougard, Jean Marie Sleewaegen, Alexander Popugaev

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Abstract

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) have become a ubiquitous tool for our modern society to carry out vital tasks such as transportation, civil engineering or precision agriculture. This breath has reached the realm of safety-critical applications such as time management of critical infrastructures or autonomous vehicles, in which GNSS is an essential tool nowadays. Unfortunately, current GNSS performance is not enough to fulfill the requirements of these professional and critical applications. For this reason, the FANTASTIC project was launched to boost the adoption of these applications. The project was funded by the European GNSS agency (GSA) in order to enhance the robustness and accuracy of GNSS in harsh environments. This paper presents the part related to the development of a weighting and exclusion function with a dual circularly polarized antenna. The idea is to reduce the effects of multipath by weighting and/or excluding those measurements affected by multipath. The observables and other metrics obtained from a dual polarized antenna will be exploited to define an exclusion threshold and to provide the weights. Real-world experiments will show the improvement in the positioning solution, using all available constellations, obtained with the developed technique.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4483
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Modeling
  • Multipath mitigation
  • Polarization
  • Range error

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