Real-time multi-GNSS Precise Point Positioning using IGS-RTS products in Antarctic region

Alkan R. M., Erol S., Mutlu B.

Polar Science, vol.32, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.polar.2022.100844
  • Journal Name: Polar Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Artic & Antarctic Regions, BIOSIS, Geobase, INSPEC, Pollution Abstracts
  • Keywords: Antarctica, Multi-GNSS, RT-PPP, IGS-RTS, State space representation (SSR), PERFORMANCE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Elsevier B.V. and NIPRIn this study, the usability and accuracy performance of the multi-GNSS kinematic real-time Precise Point Positioning (RT-PPP) technique in Antarctica, which has extreme atmospheric and topographic conditions, was investigated. In this context, the two-day GNSS dataset of the OHI300ATA reference station, which is a member of the IGS MGEX-RTS stations network, was used. In the test measurements, the real-time State Space Representation (SSR) formatted corrections produced by different IGS-RTS Analysis Centers were used and compared. As a result of the study, it is concluded that the achieved performance of the kinematic RT-PPP using IGS-RTS SSR products is found very promising with a cm level of 3D positioning accuracy after about 20–30 min convergence time. The overall results of the study show that the RT-PPP technique has become a strong alternative to differential real-time GNSS positioning techniques with the accuracy of it provides in the Antarctic region.