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Observables

  • Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof
  • Herbert Lichtenegger
  • James Collins

Abstract

In concept, the GPS observables are ranges which are deduced from measured time or phase differences based on a comparison between received signals and receiver generated signals. Unlike the terrestrial electronic distance measurements, GPS uses the “one way concept” where two clocks are used, namely one in the satellite and the other in the receiver. Thus, the ranges are biased by satellite and receiver clock errors and, consequently, they are denoted as pseudoranges.

Keywords

Total Electron Content Zenith Angle Carrier Phase Satellite Clock Receiver Clock 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof
    • 1
  • Herbert Lichtenegger
    • 1
  • James Collins
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung fü Positionierung und NavigationTechnische Universität GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.GPS Services, Inc.RockvilleUSA

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