Development of a test track for the evaluation of GPS receiver dynamic performance

John T. Cole, T. S. Stombaugh, S. A. Shearer

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The objective of this research project was to design and construct an apparatus to assess the dynamic performance of GPS receivers for application in the field of precision agriculture. An I-beam track was constructed to support this fixture-based test system. A prototype cart was fabricated for initial testing. Positioning data were collected using both an RTK GPS system and a low-cost GPS receiver. Analysis of the RTK data showed that the track system held the receiver to within a few centimeters along the track. Comparison of the RTK and low-cost GPS receiver data demonstrate how the test track system will be used in its final form. The low-cost receiver positioning data strayed from the RTK data by as much as 1.75 meters.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2004
EventASAE Annual International Meeting 2004 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: Aug 1 2004Aug 4 2004


ConferenceASAE Annual International Meeting 2004
CityOttawa, ON


  • Dynamic accuracy
  • Dynamic testing
  • GPS
  • Precision agriculture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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