Cycle slip detection and correction is an important part of GPS data processing. In the past research, geometry-free and non-geometry-free testing quantities have been proposed. Both of them can be used for static cases. Each of them has their own advantages and disadvantages. This research is aiming to compare these two kinds of testing quantities for static cycle slip detection and correction in different situations, such as in low and high elevation angles, especially in cases of strong atmospheric variations. The performance of geometry-free and non-geometry-free testing quantities is compared with observations of different situations. The numerical results show that the effect of the rapid change of relative humidity on cycle slip detection and correction with these two kinds of testing quantity is not obvious. However, the results clearly show that in the case of a low elevation angle (<10°), non-geometry-free is obviously a better choice. In the case of ionospheric scintillation, geometry-free testing quantity can no longer be used. With non-geometry-free testing quantity, cycle slips can be detected and corrected successfully, if the number of continuous cycle slips is small, for example, less than 5.
- Cycle slip detection and correction
- Ionospheric scintillation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Computers in Earth Sciences
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)