Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/606156
Title:
The Development of a Flight Test Real Time GPS Navigation Tool (GNAV)
Author:
Leite, Nelson Paiva Oliveira; Rocha, Israel Cordeiro; Walter, Fernando; Hemerly, Elder Moreira
Affiliation:
Grupo Especial de Ensaios em Vôo; Centro de Computação da Aeronáutica de Brasília; Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica
Issue Date:
2008-10
Rights:
Copyright © held by the author; distribution rights International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
The real time acquisition and monitoring of the aircraft trajectory parameters is essential for the safety of the flight tests campaigns held by most of the tests centers. Nowadays the us age of an airborne GPS receiver as the main sensor for these parameters has become the preferred solution for the Flight Tests Instrumentation (FTI) systems. The main problem arises when it is required a high accuracy for these measurements (e.g. air data calibration) where the solution is achieved through differential GPS techniques. The integration of this solution requires the acquisition and the correlation of the pseudorange and phase measurements for all GPS satellites in view observed by both base and rover GPS receivers. To avoid the usage of an additional uplink for the GPS differential corrections (i.e. from the base receiver to the rover), it was developed a novel solution where the GPS observables acquired by the rover receiver are merged into the FTI PCM data stream and processed in the Telemetry ground station by a Real Time GPS Navigation (GNAV) tool together with the GPS observables acquired by the base receiver. The GNAV development is divided into several phases where the accuracy for the trajectory parameters and the complexity of the solution increases. The prototype system was built and evaluated against the post-mission Ashtech PNAV® tool and the initial tests results show a satisfactory performance for the GNAV. The tests profiles are fully compliant with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC) 25-7A.
Keywords:
GPS; Flight Tests; Time Space Position Information; Differential GPS; Real time
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Development of a Flight Test Real Time GPS Navigation Tool (GNAV)en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeite, Nelson Paiva Oliveiraen
dc.contributor.authorRocha, Israel Cordeiroen
dc.contributor.authorWalter, Fernandoen
dc.contributor.authorHemerly, Elder Moreiraen
dc.contributor.departmentGrupo Especial de Ensaios em Vôoen
dc.contributor.departmentCentro de Computação da Aeronáutica de Brasíliaen
dc.contributor.departmentInstituto Tecnológico de Aeronáuticaen
dc.date.issued2008-10en
dc.rightsCopyright © held by the author; distribution rights International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThe real time acquisition and monitoring of the aircraft trajectory parameters is essential for the safety of the flight tests campaigns held by most of the tests centers. Nowadays the us age of an airborne GPS receiver as the main sensor for these parameters has become the preferred solution for the Flight Tests Instrumentation (FTI) systems. The main problem arises when it is required a high accuracy for these measurements (e.g. air data calibration) where the solution is achieved through differential GPS techniques. The integration of this solution requires the acquisition and the correlation of the pseudorange and phase measurements for all GPS satellites in view observed by both base and rover GPS receivers. To avoid the usage of an additional uplink for the GPS differential corrections (i.e. from the base receiver to the rover), it was developed a novel solution where the GPS observables acquired by the rover receiver are merged into the FTI PCM data stream and processed in the Telemetry ground station by a Real Time GPS Navigation (GNAV) tool together with the GPS observables acquired by the base receiver. The GNAV development is divided into several phases where the accuracy for the trajectory parameters and the complexity of the solution increases. The prototype system was built and evaluated against the post-mission Ashtech PNAV® tool and the initial tests results show a satisfactory performance for the GNAV. The tests profiles are fully compliant with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC) 25-7A.en
dc.subjectGPSen
dc.subjectFlight Testsen
dc.subjectTime Space Position Informationen
dc.subjectDifferential GPSen
dc.subjectReal timeen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/606156en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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