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Harmonic Analysis of Multipath Index Time Series in GPS Stations

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Author(s):
E.M. SOUZA ; D.B.M. ALVES ; F.L. SCHUMACHER
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: TEMA (São Carlos); v. 16, n. 1, p. 71-78, Abr. 2015.
Abstract

The identification of the cyclical and seasonal variations can be very important in time series. In this paper, the aim is to identify the presence of cyclical or seasonal variations in the indices of the multipath effect on continuous GPS (Global Positioning System) stations. Due to the model used to obtain these indices, there should not have cyclical variations in these series, at least due to the multipath effect. In order to identify the presence of cyclical variations in these series, correlograms and Fourier periodograms were analyzed. The Fisher test for seasonality was applied to confirm the presence of statistical significant seasonality. In addition, harmonic models were adjusted to check in which months of the year the cyclical effects are occurring in the multipath indices. The possible causes of these effects are pointed out, which will direct the upcoming investigations, as well as the analysis and correlations of other series. The importance of this analysis is mainly due to the fact that errors in the collected signals of these stations will directly influence the accuracy of the results of the whole community that directly or indirectly uses GPS data. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/19906-7 - Robust evaluation of atmospheric modeling impact in Network-Based positioning
Grantee:Daniele Barroca Marra Alves
Support type: Regular Research Grants