This research work provides an overview of the comparison of EGNOS, Global Maps and experimental data position errors over the Southern part of the ECAC region, on the basis of TEC values. It is well known that ionospheric conditions represent the main factor that influences GNSS positioning accuracy at the frequency operation. The satellite signals experience a delay when passing through the ionosphere. This delay depends on several factors such as geographical location of the receiver, solar and geomagnetic activity, season and hours of the day. It results in range errors that can vary from few meters to tens of meters. To overcome this problem, augmentation system (SBAS) based on geostationary satellites support have been developed. These systems use a grid-based model to determine the delay introduced by the ionosphere. Since the delay magnitude depends linearly on the total number of free electrons in the ionosphere, the delay model corresponds to values of Total Electron Content (TEC). Performances of such systems are challenged in areas of large ionospheric variability like those found at low latitude or under space weather events, such as geomagnetic storms. The European augmentation system is EGNOS. The objective of the present study is to evaluate on a quantitative level EGNOS performance on both delay (TEC) and positioning domains by adequate comparisons with independent data and the use of well provided tools like gLAB.

Comparison of EGNOS and Global Maps Vertical TEC in the Southern part of ECAC Region at Range Delay and Position Domain

C. Paparini
;
R. Cefalo
2013-01-01

Abstract

This research work provides an overview of the comparison of EGNOS, Global Maps and experimental data position errors over the Southern part of the ECAC region, on the basis of TEC values. It is well known that ionospheric conditions represent the main factor that influences GNSS positioning accuracy at the frequency operation. The satellite signals experience a delay when passing through the ionosphere. This delay depends on several factors such as geographical location of the receiver, solar and geomagnetic activity, season and hours of the day. It results in range errors that can vary from few meters to tens of meters. To overcome this problem, augmentation system (SBAS) based on geostationary satellites support have been developed. These systems use a grid-based model to determine the delay introduced by the ionosphere. Since the delay magnitude depends linearly on the total number of free electrons in the ionosphere, the delay model corresponds to values of Total Electron Content (TEC). Performances of such systems are challenged in areas of large ionospheric variability like those found at low latitude or under space weather events, such as geomagnetic storms. The European augmentation system is EGNOS. The objective of the present study is to evaluate on a quantitative level EGNOS performance on both delay (TEC) and positioning domains by adequate comparisons with independent data and the use of well provided tools like gLAB.
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