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Long-term stability of the SGA-WZ strapdown airborne gravimeter.

Cai S, Zhang K, Wu M, Huang Y - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: The test results reveal a quadratic drift in the strapdown airborne gravimeter data.After compensating for the drift, the drift effect improved from 70 mGal to 3.46 mGal with a standard deviation of 0.63 mGal.The quadratic curve better reflects the drift's real characteristics.

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ABSTRACT
Accelerometers are one of the most important sensors in a strapdown airborne gravimeter. The accelerometer's drift determines the long-term accuracy of the strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS), which is the primary and most critical component of the strapdown airborne gravimeter. A long-term stability test lasting 104 days was conducted to determine the characteristics of the strapdown airborne gravimeter's long-term drift. This stability test was based on the first set of strapdown airborne gravimeters built in China, the SGA-WZ. The test results reveal a quadratic drift in the strapdown airborne gravimeter data. A drift model was developed using the static data in the two end sections, and then this model was used to correct the test data. After compensating for the drift, the drift effect improved from 70 mGal to 3.46 mGal with a standard deviation of 0.63 mGal. The quadratic curve better reflects the drift's real characteristics. In comparison with other methodologies, modelling the drift as a quadratic curve was shown to be more appropriate. Furthermore, this method allows the drift to be adjusted throughout the course of the entire campaign.

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Mentions: The strapdown airborne gravimeter mentioned in this paper was developed by the Laboratory of Inertial Technology of the National University of Defense Technology. This system consists of a high-performance SINS, a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, an anti-vibration system, a data logger and post-processing software. The flight test using this system was performed in Shandong Province of China with a flight altitude of 400 m and an average airplane velocity of 60 m/s. The test results show that the system repeatability is 1.5 mGal for a spatial resolution of 4.8 km [17]. The major advantage of this system is reliability. A photograph of the system is shown in Figure 1.


Long-term stability of the SGA-WZ strapdown airborne gravimeter.

Cai S, Zhang K, Wu M, Huang Y - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Photograph of the system.
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f1-sensors-12-11091: Photograph of the system.
Mentions: The strapdown airborne gravimeter mentioned in this paper was developed by the Laboratory of Inertial Technology of the National University of Defense Technology. This system consists of a high-performance SINS, a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, an anti-vibration system, a data logger and post-processing software. The flight test using this system was performed in Shandong Province of China with a flight altitude of 400 m and an average airplane velocity of 60 m/s. The test results show that the system repeatability is 1.5 mGal for a spatial resolution of 4.8 km [17]. The major advantage of this system is reliability. A photograph of the system is shown in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: The test results reveal a quadratic drift in the strapdown airborne gravimeter data.After compensating for the drift, the drift effect improved from 70 mGal to 3.46 mGal with a standard deviation of 0.63 mGal.The quadratic curve better reflects the drift's real characteristics.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Accelerometers are one of the most important sensors in a strapdown airborne gravimeter. The accelerometer's drift determines the long-term accuracy of the strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS), which is the primary and most critical component of the strapdown airborne gravimeter. A long-term stability test lasting 104 days was conducted to determine the characteristics of the strapdown airborne gravimeter's long-term drift. This stability test was based on the first set of strapdown airborne gravimeters built in China, the SGA-WZ. The test results reveal a quadratic drift in the strapdown airborne gravimeter data. A drift model was developed using the static data in the two end sections, and then this model was used to correct the test data. After compensating for the drift, the drift effect improved from 70 mGal to 3.46 mGal with a standard deviation of 0.63 mGal. The quadratic curve better reflects the drift's real characteristics. In comparison with other methodologies, modelling the drift as a quadratic curve was shown to be more appropriate. Furthermore, this method allows the drift to be adjusted throughout the course of the entire campaign.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus