Multi-Constellation GNSS Scintillation at Mid-Latitudes

dc.contributor.authorJean, Marc Henrien
dc.contributor.committeechairScales, Wayne A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBailey, Scott M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSweeney, Dennis G.en
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-16T09:00:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-12-16T09:00:14Zen
dc.date.issued2016-12-15en
dc.description.abstractScintillation of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) signals have been extensively studied at low and high latitude regions of the Earth. It has been shown in past studies that amplitude scintillation is severe at low latitudes and phase scintillation is severe at high latitudes. Unlike low and high latitude regions, mid-latitude scintillation has not been extensively studied. Further, it has been suggested that mid-latitude scintillation is negligible. The purpose of this research is to challenge this belief. A multi-constellation and multi-frequency receiver, that tracks American, Russian, and European satellites, was used to monitor scintillation activity at the Virginia Tech Space Center. Analysis was performed on collected data from various days and compared to past research done at high, mid, and low latitudes. The results are discussed in this thesis.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:9402en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73704en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectMid-Latitude scintillationen
dc.subjectamplitude scintillationen
dc.subjectphase scintillationen
dc.subjectNovatel GP6-Station receiveren
dc.subjectNovatel Connecten
dc.subjectspectral indexen
dc.subjecthistogram distributionen
dc.subjectGPS L1en
dc.subjectGPS L2en
dc.subjectGPS L5en
dc.subjectGLONASS G1en
dc.subjectGLONASS G2en
dc.subjectGalileo E1en
dc.subjectGalileo E5Aen
dc.subjectGalileo E5Ben
dc.subjectSPen
dc.titleMulti-Constellation GNSS Scintillation at Mid-Latitudesen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen

Files

Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
Jean_MH_T_2016.pdf
Size:
3.11 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format

Collections