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Incorporation of the GPS satellite ephemeris covariance matrix into the precise point positioning

  • Masoud Shirazian EMAIL logo


In GPS positioning, usually the satellite ephemeris are fixed in the observation equations using broadcast or published values. Therefore, to have a realistic covariance matrix for the observations one must incorporate a well-defined covariance matrix of the satellite ephemeris into the observations covariance matrix. Contributions so far have discussed only the variance and covariance of the observations. Precise Point Positioning (PPP) is a technique aimed at processing of measurements from a single (stand-alone) GPS receiver to compute high-accurate position. In this paper, the covariance matrix of the satellite ephemeris and its impact on the position estimates through the PPP are discussed.


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