A performance assessment of low-cost RTK GNSS receivers

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Abstract

A black-box assessment of five low-cost, RTK-capable GNSS receivers was performed. The objective was to gauge the RTK positioning capabilities of the receivers using the Minnesota Continuously Operating Reference Station (MnCORS) network. Position solutions were collected in rural, suburban and urban environments under static and dynamic test conditions. Performance was measured in terms of accuracy, availability (% of time RTK is reported), continuity (loss of RTK lock statistics) and time to first RTK fix. Results show that low-cost receivers exhibit significant accuracy and availability degradation between different environments. The metrics degraded between static and dynamic testing, though the receivers maintained consistent performance relative to one another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages642-649
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538616475
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 5 2018
Event2018 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2018 - Monterey, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2018Apr 26 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2018 - Proceedings

Other

Other2018 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey
Period4/23/184/26/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This project was funded by and received technical support from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The research team would like to thank Nathan Anderson and Peter Jenkins of the Office o f L and M anagement’s S urveying & Mapping Section for their leadership, guidance, and feedback. The team would also like to acknowledge all the members of the MnDOT Technical Advisory Panel and MITPPC for their engagement and assistance.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

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