Design and Evaluation of Wide Area Augmentation Navigation Message

  • Mengli WangEmail author
  • Liuhai Ma
  • Tingfeng Xie
  • Wei Zhao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 304)


Navigation message is one of the important components of satellite navigation signals, its design will not only influence the system’s performances including timeliness, integrality, flexibility, reliability and extendibility, but also user’s use-cost. Different from other GNSS systems, the BDS system broadcasts not only the basic navigation messages but also augmentation messages including difference and integrity data. In this paper, the design project of BDS wide area augmentation navigation message is analyzed. And the design contents include message parameters, frame structure, data rate, message arranging format and broadcasting orders. On the basic of the designing, the augmentation navigation message’s performances are evaluated. And the evaluation parameters include communication efficiency, parameters’ expressing performances, broadcasting frequency, demodulation performance and signal detection performance. The conclusions can offer theory and engineering guidance for satellite navigation message design, and can apply in the design of BDS system’s wide area augmentation navigation message directly.


Navigation signal Augmentation navigation message Data frame Timeliness Data rate 


  1. 1.
    Interface Specification (2006) IS-GPS-200, Navstar GPS space segment / navigation user interfaces. Revision D, 2006Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Glonass Icd (2002) Glonass interface control document. Ver 5.0, 2002Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Interface Control Document (2005) ICD-GPS-705, Navstar GPS space segment / user segment L5 interfaces. Revision 2Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Interface Specification (2008) IS-GPS-800, Navstar GPS spaces segment / user segment L1C interfaces. Initial releaseGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    GAL OS SIS ICD (2010) European GNSS (Galileo) open service signal in space interface control document, Issue 1Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    SC-159 (2006) Minimum operational performance standards for global positioning system / wide area augmentation system airborne equipment. RTCA DO-229D, Dec 13, 2006, pp 27–31Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Soloviev A, Graas FV, Gunawardena S (2009) Decoding navigation data messages from weak GPS signals. IEEE Trans Aerosp Electron Syst 45(2):660–666CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Ziemer RE, Peterson RL (2005) Introduction to digital communication, 2nd edn. Prentice Hall, America, pp 306–321Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mengli Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Liuhai Ma
    • 1
  • Tingfeng Xie
    • 1
  • Wei Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Satllite Nabigation CenterBeijingChina

Personalised recommendations