GNSS INS Integration in Vehicular Urban Navigation

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TitleGNSS INS Integration in Vehicular Urban Navigation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
Conference NameGNSS ION 2010
Date Published09/2010
Conference LocationPORTLAND, OR

In critical locations as urban or mountainous areas satellite navigation is difficult, above all due to the signal blocking problem; for this reason satellite systems are often integrated with inertial sensors, owing to their complementary features.A common configuration includes GPS receiver and an high-precision inertial sensor, aNowadays the low cost inertial sensors with small size and weight and poor accuracy are developing and their use as part of integrated navigationOn the other hand the recent enhancement of GLONASS satellite system suggests the combined use with GPS in order to increase the satellite availability; this caThis study purpose is to assess the effectiveness of the integration of GPS/GLONASS withThe Extended Kalman filter is used to merge the satellite and inertial information and the loosely and tightly coupled architectures are the integration strategies adopted; their performances comparison in difficult areas is one of the main purpose. Generally the tight coupling is more used in urban or natural canyons because it can provide an integrated navigation solution also with less than four satellites (minimum number of satellites necessary for a GPS only positioning); the inclusion of GLONASS satellites in this context may change significantly the role of loosely coupling in urban navigation.In this work pseudorange and Doppler measurements are processed in single point mode; hence no differential processing is performed and no base station is necessary. 

How to citate: 
ANGRISANO, A, PETOVELLO, M, PUGLIANO, G (2010). GNSS INS Integration in Vehicular Urban Navigation. GNSS ION 2010