Near-real-time regional troposphere models for the GNSS precise point positioning technique
Tomasz Hadaś , Jan Kapłon , Jarosław Bosy , Jan Sierny , Karina Wilgan
AbstractThe GNSS precise point positioning (PPP) technique requires high quality product (orbits and clocks) application, since their error directly affects the quality of positioning. For real-time purposes it is possible to utilize ultra-rapid precise orbits and clocks which are disseminated through the Internet. In order to eliminate as many unknown parameters as possible, one may introduce external information on zenith troposphere delay (ZTD). It is desirable that the a priori model is accurate and reliable, especially for real-time application. One of the open problems in GNSS positioning is troposphere delay modelling on the basis of ground meteorological observations. Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics of Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (IGG WUELS) has developed two independent regional troposphere models for the territory of Poland. The first one is estimated in near-real-time regime using GNSS data from a Polish ground-based augmentation system named ASG-EUPOS established by Polish Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography (GUGiK) in 2008. The second one is based on meteorological parameters (temperature, pressure and humidity) gathered from various meteorological networks operating over the area of Poland and surrounding countries. This paper describes the methodology of both model calculation and verification. It also presents results of applying various ZTD models into kinematic PPP in the post-processing mode using Bernese GPS Software. Positioning results were used to assess the quality of the developed models during changing weather conditions. Finally, the impact of model application to simulated real-time PPP on precision, accuracy and convergence time is discussed.
|Journal series||Measurement Science and Technology, ISSN 0957-0233, e-ISSN 1361-6501, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.55|
|Internal identifier||51758; 000051758|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 35.0, 21-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 21-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 40; = 41; : 2013 = 1.417; : 2013 = 1.352 (2) - 2013=1.576 (5)|
|Citation count*||58 (2020-09-18)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.