7 June 2007 The Statistics of GPS
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Proceedings Volume 6603, Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications; 66030W (2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731502
Event: SPIE Fourth International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, 2007, Florence, Italy
Abstract
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is an extremely effective satellite-based system that broadcasts sufficient information for a user to determine time and position from any location on or near the Earth. The fundamental GPS measurement is the corrected time of the satellite clock relative to the receiver clock. This paper uses publicly available information to present a statistical analysis of the underlying timescale and clock performance, which can be largely presented without recourse to the many significant and interesting scientific corrections and parameterized models that could or must be applied to the data.
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Demetrios Matsakis, "The Statistics of GPS", Proc. SPIE 6603, Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications, 66030W (7 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731502; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.731502
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Clocks

Global Positioning System

Satellites

Receivers

Composites

Statistical analysis

Data modeling

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