Accuracy bounds for positioning of geostationary data relays using LEO satellites

J. Sebastian Knogl, Patrick Henkel, Christoph Günther

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The use of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites as navigation satellites for geostationary data relays promises positioning with centimetre accuracy. Thereby, the number of visible LEO satellites, the geometry of the LEO constellation, the antenna gains and the signal design have a huge influence on the achievable precision. In addition, LEO satellite position biases propagate into geostationary (GEO) satellite positioning errors. This paper provides a lower bound for the achievable GEO positioning accuracy based on these effects and gives an insight into the correlation between the GEO satellite position and clock estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ELMAR-2012 - 54th International Symposium ELMAR-2012
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2012
Event54th International Symposium ELMAR-2012 - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 12 Sep 201214 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings Elmar - International Symposium Electronics in Marine
ISSN (Print)1334-2630


Conference54th International Symposium ELMAR-2012


  • Data Relay
  • Geostationary Satellite
  • Positioning


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