THE USE OF FUZZY RULE-BASED SYSTEMS IN DETERMINING HORIZONTAL PCO PARAMETERS OF GNSS ANTENNAS

Nassau de Nogueira Nardez, Cláudia Pereira Krueger, Rosana Sueli da Motta Jafelice, Marcio Augusto Reolon Schmidt

Abstract


Knowledge concerning Phase Center Offset (PCO) is an important aspect in the calibration of GNSS antennas and has a direct influence on the quality of high precision positioning. Studies show that there is a correlation between meteorological variables when determining the north (N), east (E) and vertical Up (H) components of PCO. This article presents results for the application of Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems (FRBS) for determining the position of these components. The function Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) was used to generate FRBS, with the PCO components as output variables. As input data, the environmental variables such as temperature, relative humidity and precipitation were used; along with variables obtained from the antenna calibration process such as Positional Dilution of Precision and the multipath effect. An FRBS was constructed for each planimetric N and E components from the carriers L1 and L2, using a training data set by means of ANFIS. Once the FRBS were defined, the verification data set was applied, the components obtained by the FRBS and Antenna Calibration Base at the Federal University of Paraná were compared. For planimetric components, the difference was less than 1.00 mm, which shows the applicability of the method for horizontal components.

Keywords


GNSS Antenna Calibration; Environmental Variables; Fuzzy Sets; ANFIS

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