A differential GPS correction method for the position determination of a sounding rocket

Jyh Ching Juang, Yung Fu Tsai

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In the paper, a differential GPS correction method is proposed for a sounding rocket experiment. DGPS schemes are known to be capable of removing common-mode errors between GPS receivers that are in vicinity. However, for a sounding rocket that could reach into the ionosphere, the standard differential correction method including local-area differential correction and wide-area differential correction may not be directly applicable due to the de-correlation between the on-board receiver and the receiver on ground as well as the limitation of the thin-shell model in modeling the ionospheric delay. In this paper, a differential correction scheme is proposed and applied to a sounding rocket program. The proposed scheme relies on the establishment of altitude-dependent ionospheric and tropospheric correction terms for GPS raw measurements. Together with rocket kinematics, a filtering solution of the rocket trajectory is obtained. In the paper, the data collection process is delineated and the post-processing results of a sounding rocket experiment are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1174-1179
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event18th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2005 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Sep 132005 Sep 16

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Other18th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period05-09-1305-09-16

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Sounding rockets
Global positioning system
Rockets
Ionosphere
Kinematics
Experiments
Trajectories
Processing

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  • Engineering(all)

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Juang, J. C., & Tsai, Y. F. (2005). A differential GPS correction method for the position determination of a sounding rocket. 1174-1179. Paper presented at 18th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2005, Long Beach, CA, United States.
Juang, Jyh Ching ; Tsai, Yung Fu. / A differential GPS correction method for the position determination of a sounding rocket. Paper presented at 18th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2005, Long Beach, CA, United States.6 p.
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Juang, JC & Tsai, YF 2005, 'A differential GPS correction method for the position determination of a sounding rocket', Paper presented at 18th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2005, Long Beach, CA, United States, 05-09-13 - 05-09-16 pp. 1174-1179.

A differential GPS correction method for the position determination of a sounding rocket. / Juang, Jyh Ching; Tsai, Yung Fu.

2005. 1174-1179 Paper presented at 18th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS 2005, Long Beach, CA, United States.

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