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Deep fusion of vector tracking GNSS receivers and a 3D city model for robust positioning in urban canyons with NLOS signals

Sahmoudi, Mohamed and Bourdeau, Aude and Tourneret, Jean-Yves Deep fusion of vector tracking GNSS receivers and a 3D city model for robust positioning in urban canyons with NLOS signals. (2014) In: 7th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technologies and European Workshop on GNSS Signals and Signal Processing (NAVITEC 2014), 3 December 2014 - 5 December 2014 (Noordwijk, Netherlands).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NAVITEC.2014.7045155


In urban canyons, the GNSS satellite signals may travel an additional distance due to reflection and diffraction before reaching the receiver antenna. Where no direct path is available, this is called a non-line of- sight (NLOS) propagation and adds a positive bias to the geometric measured pseudorange. In this paper, we address the issue of GNSS positioning in harsh environments using constructively the NLOS signals. To exploit these biased signals, we compensate for the NLOS bias using a 3D GNSS simulation model of the environment. We use the 3D model as a priori information to characterize the additional NLOS bias. In this work, we propose a deep integration of the 3D model-based signal characterization into an advanced GNSS receiver architecture called vector tracking loops. The proposed architecture is a combination of a vector tracking receiver and a co-processor of external local information to correct the GNSS measurements. Obtained results with real GPS signals illustrates the effectiveness of this approach to improve the accuracy and reliability of the navigation solution in urban canyons.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Laboratoire de recherche en télécommunications spatiales et aéronautiques - TéSA (FRANCE)
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