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ODTS versus PPP coordinates

October 9th, 2008 by Ricardo PĂ­riz

As explained in the previous entry of this blog, the ODTS algorithm inside magicGNSS is able to calculate precise station coordinates. Another technique that is becoming increasingly propular to calculate receiver coordinates is Precise-Point-Positioning (PPP).

The main difference between ODTS and PPP is that ODTS is a multi-station global solution that calculates also satellite orbits and clocks, and PPP is a single-station technique where satellite orbits and clocks are solved beforehand using an independent software (or are fixed to IGS solutions). ODTS is based on a batch least-squares algorithm whereas PPP is normally based on a sequential filter that solves for the user reciever coordinates, clock, tropo, and phase ambiguities.