GPS receiver performance inspection by wavelet transform

  • Xia Lin-yuan
  • Liu Jing-nan
  • Lu Liang-xi


As a powerful analysis tool and the result of contemporary mathematics development, wavelet transform has shown its promising application potentials through the research in the paper. Three aspects regarding GPS receiver performance is tackled: cycle slip detection, receiver noise analysis and receiver channel bias inspection. Wavelet decomposition for double differential observation has demonstrated that this multi-level transform can reveal cycle slips as small as 0.5 cycles without any pre-adjustment processes or satellite orbit information, it can therefore be regarded as a ‘geometry free’ method. Based on property assumption of receiver noise, signal of noise serial is obtained at the high frequency scale in wavelet decomposition layers. This kind of noise influence on GPS baseline result can be effectively eliminated by reconstruction process during wavelet reconstruction. Through observed data analysis, the transform has detected a kind of receiver channel bias that has not been completely removed by processing unit of GPS receiver during clock offset resetting operation. Thus the wavelet approach can be employed as a kind of system diagnosis in a generalized point of view.

Key words

GPS receiver performance inspection wavelet transform 

CLC number

P 228.4 


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© Springer 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Laboratory for Information System on Surveying, Mapping and Remote SensingWuhan UniversityWuhan, HubeiChina
  2. 2.GPS Engineering Research CenterWuhan UniversityWuhan, HubeiChina

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