Analysis of GPS Errors During Different Times in a Day

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Swapna Raghunath, Dr. B.L. Malleswari, Karnam Sridhar
Published Date:
December 30, 2011
Volume 2, Issue 1
45 - 48

gps, wgs-84, utm, northings and eastings
Swapna Raghunath, Dr. B.L. Malleswari, Karnam Sridhar, "Analysis of GPS Errors During Different Times in a Day ". International Journal of Research in Computer Science, 2 (1): pp. 45-48, December 2011. doi:10.7815/ijorcs.21.2011.014 Other Formats


This paper focuses on modeling the errors which normally degrade the accuracy of Global Poisoning System (GPS). The performance of the GPS is mainly affected by ionospheric errors. SiRF Star III single frequency receiver is used for collecting and projecting datum in World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS-84) co-ordinate form. To project the ellipsoidal model onto a map model, datum conversion from WGS-84 to Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) form is needed. The conversion introduces errors in the datum. The variation in the errors can be observed from day to night, area to area and also due to the seasonal changes. The datum is collected from Ameerpet region of Hyderabad, which is a heavily populated area with heavy traffic and tall buildings. The variation in the datum has been observed from afternoon to evening.

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