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17 May 2005 GPS monitoring in urban zones: calibration and quantification of multipath effects
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Health monitoring is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for assessment of aging infrastructure in urban zones. For such applications, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) present a promising monitoring technique-one that is able to capture the total displacements of a structure. However, due to the relative infancy of this technology, there are still issues to be resolved, including the characterization and removal of multipath effects. This paper discusses the manifestation and removal of multipath errors by examining the full-scale response of a tall building to demonstrate the accuracy of high precision GPS in comparison with traditional sensors like accelerometers.
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Michael Kochly, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, and James Stowell "GPS monitoring in urban zones: calibration and quantification of multipath effects", Proc. SPIE 5765, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, (17 May 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.598268
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