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Brunker S.,A+ Network | Jones G.,NSW Land and Property Management Authority | Janssen V.,NSW Land and Property Management Authority | Rizos C.,University of New South Wales
GPS World

The use of a precise wide-area positioning technique for airborne trajectory solutions for LiDAR surveys provides both relative and absolute accuracies similar to those derived from using a local GNSS reference station. The usual practice deploys reference GPS/GNSS land receivers in the area where the aircraft will be flying, to obtain a precise trajectory by short-baseline differential GNSS techniques. This could mean installing and operating receivers at many sites during a flight mission if the area surveyed is a large one. The challenge for this technique in an operational environment is to define and maintain a precise reference frame for all CORSnet-NSW sites and observations, including the use of a stable ellipsoidal height datum with compatible geoid modeling in order to provide local orthometric elevation data. The knowledge base required for computation of wide-area GNSS solutions is significant and requires understanding of geodesy, GNSS positioning, absolute antenna modeling, application of precise ephemerides. Source

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