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Study on Compensation Method of Anisotropic H-field Antenna

Loran H-field 안테나의 지향성 보상 기법 연구

Park, Sul-Gee;Son, Pyo-Woong
박슬기;손표웅

  • Received : 2019.05.13
  • Accepted : 2019.06.26
  • Published : 2019.06.30

Abstract

Although the needs for providing resilient PNT information are increasing, threats due to the intentional RFI or space weather change are challenging to resolve. eLoran, which is a terrestrial navigation system that use a high-power signal is considered as a best back-up navigation system. Depending on the user's environment in the eLoran system, the user may use one of E-field or H-field antennas. H-field antenna, which has no restriction on setting stable ground and is relatively resistant to noise of general electronic equipment, is composed of two loops, and shows anisotropic gain pattern due to the different measurement at the two loops. Therefore, the H-field antenna's phase estimation value of signal varies depending on its direction even at the static environment. The error due to the direction of the signal should be eliminated if the user want to estimate the own position more precisely. In this paper, a method to compensate the error according to the geometric distribution between the H-field antenna and the transmitting station is proposed. A model was developed to compensate the directional error of H-field antenna based on the signal generated from the eLoran signal simulator. The model is then used to the survey measurement performed in the land area and verify its performance.

Keywords

eLoran System;Isotropic Loop Antenna;Directional Error;Positioning Error;Geometric Distribution between Transmitter and Antenna

Acknowledgement

Grant : 해양 정밀 임무수행용 GNSS/INS/eLoran 복합항법 기반기술 개발

Supported by : 선박해양플랜트연구소