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3–64 GHz, laser communication). 1) modulation compatible and complementary to the L1 Galileo signal ⚬⚬ Onboard integrity monitoring capabilities The OCS has responsibilities for maintaining the satellites and ensuring their proper functioning. This includes keeping the satellites in their proper orbital positions and in their correct attitudes, monitoring the health and status subsystems, and maintaining the proper functioning of the navigation payload. In particular, the OCS has to update each satellite clock in order to exactly model its present drift and to synchronize it to the GPS time.

The term ad models additional accelerations due to the gravity of the moon and sun, the solar radiation pressure, and satellite maneuvers. This gravitational potential V must be modeled as a spherical harmonic series in order to take into account the ellipsoidal shape and nonhomogeneity of the mass distribution of the Earth (NIMA, 2000). Now, a set of n satellite range measurements ri (with i = 1,¼, n ) is assumed to be available at the user receiver without any errors. Furthermore the positions of the n satellites are T assumed to be known by means of the received ephemeris, and the vector si = ( Xi Yi Z i ) (expressed in the ECEF coordinate system) represents the ith satellite position to which ri 34 Aerospace Navigation Systems refers.

Moreover, ìïf = p / 2, í îïf = -p / 2, if zp > 0 if zp < 0 if zp > 0 ìïh = zp - b, í îïh = - zp - b, if zp < 0 and the algorithm stops here. 2. 3) 3. Setting up at will the sensitivity levels εϕ and εh in order to define the convergence condition of the iterative process and initializing the algorithm with the following starting values: fs = p a , ds = , hs = 0. 2 1 - e2 4. Computing the new values related to the latitude æ zp ds + hs fn = arctan ç ç x 2 + y 2 ds (1 - e2 ) + hs p è p ö a ÷, d = .