Research of Accuracy of the Aircraft Position Using the GPS and EGNOS Systems in Air Transport

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2019.4.27-34

  • Kamil Krasuski
  • Ewelina Kobialka
  • Marek Grzegorzewski
Keywords: EGNOS, GPS, ICAO, aviation test, accuracy

Abstract

The article presents and describes results of research in determination of the aircraft positioning accuracy with use of the GPS and EGNOS satellite systems in the air navigation. The article, in particular, makes a comparison of the designated aircraft coordinates in the GPS and EGNOS systems in relation to the reference position, determined from the precision differential RTK-OTF technique. The experimental test was conducted in Slovakia, in the vicinity of Kosice airport. In the test, a trial flight by Cessna aircraft was executed over the village of Bidovce (LZBD) in Slovakia, in East-Central Europe. Within the conducted investigations, the GPS and EGNOS positioning accuracies were determined in real time during an in-flight experimental test. Based on the conducted investigations, it was found that the accuracy of the GPS positioning in the air navigation equals ±10 m throughout the most part of the air test. In the same period the EGNOS positioning accuracy in air navigation is equal to ± 5 m.

Author Biographies

Kamil Krasuski

Department of Air Navigation, Faculty of Aviation and Aeronautics, Polish Air Force University, Deblin, Poland

Ewelina Kobialka

Department of Air Navigation, Faculty of Aviation and Aeronautics, Polish Air Force University, Deblin, Poland

Marek Grzegorzewski

Department of Air Navigation, Faculty of Aviation and Aeronautics, Polish Air Force University, Deblin, Poland

Published
2019-10-01
How to Cite
Kamil Krasuski, Ewelina Kobialka, & Marek Grzegorzewski. (2019). Research of Accuracy of the Aircraft Position Using the GPS and EGNOS Systems in Air Transport. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 21(4), 27-34. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2019.4.27-34
Section
Operation and Economics in Transport