Design and implementation of a dual-antenna GPS receiver

Y Y Lin, T. H. Hsu, Tsung-Lin Chen*

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In the Global Position System (GPS) technology, the GPS receiver (GPSR) has to receive the satellite signal to locate its position in a 3D space. For the GPS applications where the GPSR carrier (vehicle) is rotating, the signal-receiving-path could be temporally blocked by the attitude of the vehicle. And, once the GPSR loses track of the signal, it takes at least 6 seconds for the GPSR to resume its positioning task. This paper proposes a novel dual-antenna GPSR system (hardware architecture and algorithms) that can solve the intermittent signal problem when the vehicle is rotating and continuing on its positioning task. Current experimental results indicate that the proposed GPSR design can successfully output its position when the vehicle is rotating at 7.5 rpm. At 22 rpm, some satellite signals remain on-lock but some do not, depending on the strength of receiving signals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012029
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 6 May 2020
Event10th Asian-Pacific Conference on Aerospace Technology and Science, APCATS 2019 and the 4th Asian Joint Symposium on Aerospace Engineering, AJSAE 2019 - Hsin Chu, Taiwan
Duration: 28 Aug 201931 Aug 2019


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