Performance Analysis of Real-Time and Post-Mission Kinematic Precise Point Positioning in Marine Environments


Geodesy and Geodynamics, vol.11, no.6, pp.401-410, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.geog.2020.09.002
  • Journal Name: Geodesy and Geodynamics
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Geobase, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-410
  • Keywords: Kinematic survey, Precise point positioning, Real-time PPP, IGS-RTS, Global GNSS correction service, GNSS, ACCURACY
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article focuses on the performance analysis of both real-time and post-mission kinematic precise point positioning (PPP) in challenging marine environments. For this purpose, a real dynamic experiment lasting 6 h was carried out on a lake dam in Corum City of Turkey. While the kinematic test was continuing, the real-time PPP coordinates were obtained for each measurement epoch with a commercial real-time PPP (RT-PPP) service, namely the Trimble CenterPoint RTX. Then the post-mission PPP (PM-PPP) coordinates were calculated by using Multi-GNSS data and the Multi-GNSS Experiment (MGEX) precise products. The kinematic RT-PPP and PM-PPP results showed that the PPP coordinates were consistent with the relative solution at centimetre and decimetre level in horizontal and height components, respectively. This study implies that PPP technique is a powerful tool for highly accurate positioning in both real-time and post-mission modes, even for dynamic applications in harsh environments. (C) 2020 Institute of Seismology, China Earthquake Administration, etc. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co., Ltd.