Integrated Positioning System With Restricted Access to Navigation Satellite Signals

Vasyl Kondratiuk, Eduard Kovalevskiy, Svitlana Ilnytska


Global satellite navigation system (GNSS) is by far the most cost-effective outdoor positioning technology currently available and used for many types of applications. In some cases a user may face difficult conditions, like restricted access to the navigation satellites due to natural or man-made phenomena. This paper presents an idea of an integrated positioning system capable of functioning under limited visibility conditions of navigation satellites. The system includes a digital antenna array, channels for converting radio navigation signals, a phase difference meter, a gyro platform with 3 gyros, an altimeter and a special calculator. With the help of mathematical modeling, the accuracy characteristics of the system are investigated by determining the coordinates of the carrier under conditions of a small number of available satellite signals.


Accuracy estimation; antenna array; global navigation satellite systems (GNSS); height measurements; inertial navigation system (INS); measurements; navigation satellite; phase difference

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DOI: 10.1515/tae-2017-0019


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