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See detailModelling the Ionosphere over Europe: Investigation of NeQuick Formulation
Bidaine, Benoît ULg; Warnant, René ULg

Poster (2008, November 18)

The modelling of the Total Electron Content (TEC) plays an important role in global satellite navigation systems (GNSS) accuracy, especially for single-frequency receivers, the most common ones ... [more ▼]

The modelling of the Total Electron Content (TEC) plays an important role in global satellite navigation systems (GNSS) accuracy, especially for single-frequency receivers, the most common ones constituting the mass market. For the latter and in the framework of Galileo, the NeQuick model has been chosen for correcting the ionospheric error contribution. It has been designed to calculate the electron density at a given point of the ionosphere according to the time conditions and the solar activity. This electron density can be integrated along the path from the receiver to the considered satellite to provide the TEC. For Galileo, a parameter Az (“effective ionisation level”) will be provided to the model as solar activity information and will be daily updated by the ground stations. Since NeQuick was chosen for Galileo purpose, a new version of the model has been released. It involves simplifications in the representation of the bottomside as well as a unique formula for a key parameter of the topside formulation previously defined through two equations, each one used for six months of the year. Hence we decided to investigate consecutive improvements and remaining weaknesses of this new formulation. To this extent, we take benefit of various ionosphere data from several European stations (Chilton in UK, Dourbes in Belgium, El Arenosillo and Roquetes in Spain, Pruhonice in Czech Republic) where ionosonde and GPS TEC data are available for different solar activity levels. These data allow us to study NeQuick representation of the ionosphere at mid-latitudes. We investigate the difference between GPS-derived vTEC and corresponding values from NeQuick for the latest years (between solar maximum in 2000 and minimum in 2007) in order to observe the temporal dependencies towards Universal Time, season and solar activity. We use ionosonde data to constrain the model so that we can concentrate on its formulation of the profile only. We especially highlight the improvements from the second version of NeQuick and show the critical importance of the topside formulation. [less ▲]

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See detailModelling the Ionosphere over Europe: Investigation of NeQuick Formulation
Bidaine, Benoît ULg; Warnant, René ULg

Conference (2008, November 18)

The modelling of the Total Electron Content (TEC) plays an important role in global satellite navigation systems (GNSS) accuracy, especially for single-frequency receivers, the most common ones ... [more ▼]

The modelling of the Total Electron Content (TEC) plays an important role in global satellite navigation systems (GNSS) accuracy, especially for single-frequency receivers, the most common ones constituting the mass market. For the latter and in the framework of Galileo, the NeQuick model has been chosen for correcting the ionospheric error contribution. It has been designed to calculate the electron density at a given point of the ionosphere according to the time conditions and the solar activity. This electron density can be integrated along the path from the receiver to the considered satellite to provide the TEC. For Galileo, a parameter Az (“effective ionisation level”) will be provided to the model as solar activity information and will be daily updated by the ground stations. Since NeQuick was chosen for Galileo purpose, a new version of the model has been released. It involves simplifications in the representation of the bottomside as well as a unique formula for a key parameter of the topside formulation previously defined through two equations, each one used for six months of the year. Hence we decided to investigate consecutive improvements and remaining weaknesses of this new formulation. To this extent, we take benefit of various ionosphere data from several European stations (Chilton in UK, Dourbes in Belgium, El Arenosillo and Roquetes in Spain, Pruhonice in Czech Republic) where ionosonde and GPS TEC data are available for different solar activity levels. These data allow us to study NeQuick representation of the ionosphere at mid-latitudes. We investigate the difference between GPS-derived vTEC and corresponding values from NeQuick for the latest years (between solar maximum in 2000 and minimum in 2007) in order to observe the temporal dependencies towards Universal Time, season and solar activity. We use ionosonde data to constrain the model so that we can concentrate on its formulation of the profile only. We especially highlight the improvements from the second version of NeQuick and show the critical importance of the topside formulation. [less ▲]

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See detailIonospheric variability which degrades the precision of real time GNSS applications
Wautelet, Gilles ULg; Lejeune, Sandrine; Warnant, René ULg

Poster (2008, November 18)

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See detailGalileo Local Component for the detection of atmospheric threats
Warnant, René ULg; Wautelet, Gilles ULg; Lejeune, Sandrine et al

Conference (2008, November)

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See detailGALOCAD User interface
Warnant, René ULg; Wautelet, Gilles ULg

Report (2008)

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See detailEffects of small-scale atmospheric activity on precise positioning
Wautelet, Gilles ULg; Lejeune, Sandrine; Stankov, Stanimir et al

Report (2008)

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See detailLes GNSS et l’ionosphère
Warnant, René ULg; Lejeune, Sandrine; Wautelet, Gilles ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2008)

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See detailGalileo Local Component for the detection of atmospheric threats
Warnant, René ULg; Bavier, Michaël; Brenot, Hugues et al

in Goodman, John (Ed.) Proceedings of the 12th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium (IES2008) (2008, May)

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See detailIonospheric slab thickness: analysis and monitoring applications
Stankov, Stanimir; Warnant, René ULg

in Proceedings of the 12th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium (IES2008) (2008, May)

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See detailA novel method for the quantitative assessment of the ionosphere effect on high accuracy GNSS applications which require ambiguity resolution
Lejeune, Sandrine; Warnant, René ULg

in Journal of Atmospheric & Solar-Terrestrial Physics (2008), 70

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See detailTotal Electron Content monitoring using triple frequency GNSS data: a three-step approach
Spits, Justine; Warnant, René ULg

in Journal of Atmospheric & Solar-Terrestrial Physics (2008), 70

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See detailCharacterization of the tropospheric small-scale activity
Brenot, Hugues; Warnant, René ULg

Report (2008)

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See detailConstitution of a data set for atmospheric studies
Warnant, René ULg

Report (2008)

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See detailProject Office - Final report
Warnant, René ULg

Report (2008)

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See detailProject Office - Third synthetic report
Warnant, René ULg

Report (2008)

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See detailIonospheric Products and Services from the Regional Warning Centers of the International Space Environment Service (ISES) for GNSS Users
Kunches, J.; Terkildsen, M.; Stanislawska, I. et al

Conference (2008)

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See detailTotal Electron Content monitoring using triple frequency GNSS data: a three-step approach
Spits, Sandrine; Warnant, René ULg

Conference (2008)

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See detailTotal Electron Content monitoring using triple frequency GNSS data: a three-step approach
Spits, Justine; Warnant, René ULg

Conference (2008)

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See detailDetection of small-scale structures in the neutral atmosphere using double differences of GNSS measurements
Brenot, Hugues; Lejeune, Sandrine; Warnant, René ULg

Conference (2008)

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