On Egnos Monitoring in Local Conditions

Andrzej Felski 1  and Aleksander Nowak 2
  • 1 Naval Academy of Gdynia, Institute of Navigation and Hydrography, Smidowicza 69 str., Gdynia, Poland
  • 2 Technical University of Gdansk, Chair of Geodesy, Narutowicza 11/12 str., Gdansk, Poland


Any SBAS system should deliver to the user corrections to pseudoranges as well as information about the system integrity. In theory, as soon as the system is permanently monitored by RIMS stations, it is impossible to deliver the fault information to the user. However many observations shows that accuracy of EGNOS service in the same time are different in different places, which shows the influence of local conditions on them. In addition evidences on possibilities in jamming or spoofing of GPS signals should be seriously taken into account. According to many sources of information, among them observations of authors, present accuracy of EGNOS service has better than declared. In fact EGNOS accuracy is about 1,5m (95%), but availability of the service happens still controversial and it has random character. According to reports essential differences as well as lack of correlation of this parameter in the different point of observations has been observed. So in author’s opinion Local Monitoring of EGNOS service can contribute to better confidence of local users, especially in critical operations, like for example berthing of big ships or in landing operations with EGNOS procedures. An example of such system which works in real time has been elaborated in Polish Naval Academy and will be presented.

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