Overview of Space-Capable Global Navigation Satellite Systems Receivers: Heritage, Status and the Trend towards Miniaturization

E.K.A. Gill, Jade Morton, Penina Axelrad, Dennis M. Akos, M. Centrella, S. Speretta

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Abstract

Spaceborne Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers have become ubiquitous sensors for spacecraft navigation, especially in Low Earth Orbits (LEOs), often also supporting science endeavors or as acting dedicated science payloads. Due to the large number of space-capable GNSS receiver models available, spacecraft designers, as well as scientists, may find it difficult to have or gain an overview of suitable state-of-the-art models for their purposes and constraints. Based on a literature review that included more than 90 different receiver models, this paper aims to provide an overview of space-capable GNSS receivers that have a heritage in space missions. It analyses trends from the collected data and provides an outlook on miniaturized GNSS receiver models, which have a high potential of being used in future space missions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7648
Number of pages26
JournalSensors
Volume23
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • GNSS
  • space receivers
  • space missions
  • COTS
  • miniaturization

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