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February 4, 2021

Supercorrelation Plus 3D Mapping-Aided GNSS

Inertially-aided extended coherent integration makes a GNSS receiver more sensitive to directly received signals than to reflected signals whenever the receiver is moving. 3D-mapping-aided GNSS uses predictions of which signals are NLOS to enhance the positioning algorithms. Both techniques can improve positioning accuracy in dense urban areas by more than a factor of two. This article investigates the benefits of combining them.

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By Inside GNSS
January 26, 2021

LEO PNT Performance Report: STL

Alternative PNT from low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites is being developed or proposed by various entities. Satelles delivers a fully operational Satellite Time and Location (STL) service to back up or augment GNSS, strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure. This article details STL’s timing synchronization performance with different types of user equipment.

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By Inside GNSS
December 4, 2020

Smartphones Navigate from Street to Indoors with Multi-Sensor Integration

A framework to seamlessly navigate people from urban road traffic to indoor foot traffic uses the phone’s inertial measurement unit, GNSS chipset and camera, aided by an extended Kalman filter and ORB-SLAM. Tests show the framework performing well in both phases, guiding the phone’s user, behind the wheel on a city street, to a spot in an underground parking garage and walking to a meeting inside a large building.

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By Inside GNSS
December 2, 2020

WAAS: Improving Safety for Civil Aircraft

The United States Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) uses Hexagon | NovAtel technologies, including reference receivers and signal generators, to provide the accuracy and integrity necessary to safely operate civil aircraft. Here’s a look at the updated technologies and how they enable GPS as a safety of life service for aviation.

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By Inside GNSS