Adjustment of observation accuracy harmonisation parameters in optimising the network’s reliability
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Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Warsaw University of Technology, Pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661, Warszawa, Poland
Submission date: 2018-02-12
Acceptance date: 2018-06-20
Online publication date: 2018-07-17
Publication date: 2018-06-01
Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics 2018;105:53-59
Appropriate precision and low cost are the basic conditions that have to be fulfilled by a project of a geodetic network. Reliability, translating into the ability to detect gross errors in the observations and higher certainty of the obtained point position, is an important network characteristic. The principal way to provide appropriate network reliability is to acquire a suitably large number of redundant observations. Optimisation of the observation accuracy harmonisation procedure allowing for the acquisition of an appropriate level of reliability through modification of the observation a priori standard deviations is the focus of this study. Parameterisation of the accuracy harmonisation is proposed. Furthermore, the influence of the individual parameter operation on the effectiveness of the harmonisation procedure is tested. Based on the results of the tests an optimal set of harmonisation parameters which guarantees the maximal efficiency of the harmonisation algorithm is proposed.
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