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Performance Comparison among Different Precise Satellite Ephemeris and Clock Products for PPP/INS/UWB Tightly Coupled Positioning

  • Zengke Li (a1) (a2), Nanshan Zheng (a1), Jian Wang (a1) and Jingxiang Gao (a1)

Abstract

To meet the requirements of different applications, the International Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Service (IGS) has provided Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite ephemerides and clock products with different accuracy levels (final, rapid and ultra-rapid products). Comparison of Precise Point Positioning/Inertial Navigation System/Ultra Wideband (PPP/INS/UWB) tightly coupled positioning with different precise satellite ephemeris and clock products is made and corresponding data analysis is provided. Final, rapid and ultra-rapid products are applied in a PPP/INS/UWB integrated system. The field trajectories, position and velocity errors of the integrated system with different products are compared. The results indicate that PPP/INS/UWB tightly coupled positioning with final and rapid products achieves an accurate performance. Compared with the position resolution using final products, the position accuracy with the ultra-rapid products (observed half) is slightly reduced and the position accuracy with the ultra-rapid products (predicted half) has a 0·1–0·2 m reduction. The influence of precise satellite ephemeris and clock products is very minor for non-real-time positioning, relative to the accuracy of PPP/INS/UWB tightly coupled positioning.

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