## What is a carrier phase?

Simply put, the carrier phase. measurement is a measure of the range between a satellite and receiver expressed in units of cycles of the carrier frequency.

### What is pseudorange equation?

Pseudorange. This measurement D= c\Delta T is what we know as pseudorange or pseudodistance and it is an “apparent range” between the satellite and the receiver that does not match with its geometric distance due to, among other factors, synchronism errors between receiver and satellite clocks.

#### Why is it called pseudorange?

The pseudoranges of each satellite are obtained by multiplying the time taken for each signal to reach the receiver by the speed of light. But because there will inevitably be accuracy errors in the time measured, the term pseudorange is used.

**What is the difference between code phase and carrier phase GPS?**

Carrier phase- GPS measurements based on the L1 or L2 carrier signal. Carrier- A signal that can be varied from a known reference by modulation. Code phase GPS- GPS measurements based on the pseudo random code (C/A or P) as opposed to the carrier of that code.

**What is meant by carrier frequency?**

Carrier frequency is defined as the frequency of a carrier wave, measured in cycles per second, or Hertz, that is modulated to transmit signals.

## Which GPS method is most accurate?

The best methods, from the most to the least accurate, are: postprocessing GPS data, using DGPS beacons to correct GPS data in real time, using satellite service providers transmitting corrections over L-band frequencies to correct GPS data in real time, and using the wide area augmentation system to correct GPS data …

### Why is it called Pseudorange?

#### How is the pseudorange used in a GPS receiver?

The pseudorange in many GPS receivers is used as the preliminary step to the final position done by the carrier phase measurement. Many GPS receivers use the pseudorange code observable as sort of the front door, a way to begin the determination of a position, and then, frequently, they switch to the carrier to refine that position.

**Which is more accurate carrier or code phase GPS?**

At the speed of light the 1.57 GHz GPS signal has a wavelength of roughly twenty centimeters, so the carrier signal can act as a much more accurate reference than the pseudo random code by itself. And if we can get to within one percent of perfect phase like we do with code-phase receivers we’d have 3 or 4 millimeter accuracy!

**What’s the difference between pseudorange and real range?**

If it were possible imagine a tape measure stretched out between the two antennas, this measurement is the true range. Pseudorange is the range that a GNSS receiver measures between the transmit antenna on the SV and its’ receive antenna.

## Which is more accurate GPS or pseudo random code?

At the speed of light the 1.57 GHz GPS signal has a wavelength of roughly twenty centimeters, so the carrier signal can act as a much more accurate reference than the pseudo random code by itself. And if we can get to within one percent of perfect phase like we do with code-phase receivers we’d have 3 or 4 millimeter accuracy! Yeeow!