Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/4160
AuthorsBetti, B.* 
Biagi, L.* 
Crespi, M* 
Riguzzi, F.* 
TitleGPS sensitivity analysis applied to non-permanent deformation control networks
Issue Date1999
Series/Report no./73 (1999)
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/4160
KeywordsGPS
Sensitivity
Accuracy
Deformation experiment
Non-permanent array
Subject Classification03. Hydrosphere::03.02. Hydrology::03.02.07. Instruments and techniques 
AbstractThis paper illustrates the surveys and the results obtained in an experiment whose goal is to evaluate the Global Positioning System (GPS) sensitivity and accuracy for deformation control on non-permanent network of di fferent extensions. To this aim a high-precision device was properly built to set up known displacements along three orthogonal axes of a GPS antenna. One of the antennas in the considered GPS networks was moved according to centimeter and sub-centimeter displacements; after careful GPS data pro- cessing, it was evaluated whether these simulated deformations were correctly a posteriori detected and at which probability level. This experiment was carried out both on a local (baselines ranging between 3 and 30 km)and on a regional (baselines ranging between 300 and 600 km) GPS network. The results show that in the local network it is possible to identify the displacements at a level of 10 mm in height and at a level of 5 mm in horizontal position. The analysis of the regional network showed that it is fundamental to investigate new strategies to model the troposphere; in fact, it is necessary to improve the precision of the height in order to correctly identify displacements lower than 60± 80 mm; on the contrary, horizontal displacements can be evidenced at the level of 20 mm.
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