Effect of the 24 September 2011 solar radio burst on precise point positioning service

Sreeja, V. and Aquino, M. and de Jong, Kees and Visser, Hans (2014) Effect of the 24 September 2011 solar radio burst on precise point positioning service. Space Weather, 12 (3). pp. 143-147. ISSN 1542-7390

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Abstract

An intense solar radio burst occurred on 24 September 2011, which affected the tracking of Global Navigation Satellite Systems’ (GNSS) signals by receivers located in the sunlit hemisphere of the Earth. This manuscript presents for the first time the impacts of this radio burst on the availability of Fugro’s real-time precise point positioning service for GNSS receivers and on the quality of the L band data link used to broadcast this service. During the peak of the radio burst (12:50–13:20 UT), a reduction in the L band signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is observed. For some receiver locations, a reset in the position filter is observed, which can be either due to the reduction in the L band SNR or the reduction in the number of tracked GNSS satellites. This reset in the position filter is accompanied by degradation in the positioning accuracy, which is also discussed herein.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/2013SW001011
Depositing User: Mellor, Alison
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 14:51
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34918

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