Enhanced positioning in harsh environments
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Förbättrad positionering i svåra miljöer (Swedish)
Today’s heavy duty vehicles are equipped with safety and comfort systems, e.g. ABS and ESP, which totally or partly take over the vehicle in certain risk situations. When these systems become more and more autonomous more robust positioning is needed. In the right conditions the GPS system provides precise and robust positioning. However, in harsh environments, e.g. dense urban areas and in dense forests, the GPS signals may be affected by multipaths, which means that the signals are reflected on their way from the satellites to the receiver. This can cause large errors in the positioning and thus can give rise to devastating effects for autonomous systems.
This thesis evaluate different methods to enhance a low cost GPS in harsh environments, with focus on mitigating multipaths. Mainly there are four different methods: Regular Unscented Kalman filter, probabilistic multipath mitigation, Unscented Kalman filter with vehicle sensor input and probabilistic multipath mitigation with vehicle sensor input. The algorithms will be tested and validated on real data from both dense forest areas and dense urban areas. The results show that the positioning is enhanced, in particular when integrating the vehicle sensors, compared to a low cost GPS.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 66 p.
GPS, Multipath, Sensor fusion, Bayesian filtering, Vehicle sensors, Tight coupling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-94523ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--13/4686--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-94523DiVA: diva2:632697
Scania CV AB
Subject / course
Axehill, Dr., Dr.