Time Series Analysis of 3D Coordinates Using Nonstochastic Observations

Authors Hiddo Velsink
Published in Journal of Applied Geodesy
Publication date 31 March 2016
Research groups Digital Ethics
Type Article


From the article: Abstract Adjustment and testing of a combination of stochastic and nonstochastic observations is applied to the deformation analysis of a time series of 3D coordinates. Nonstochastic observations are constant values that are treated as if they were observations. They are used to formulate constraints on the unknown parameters of the adjustment problem. Thus they describe deformation patterns. If deformation is absent, the epochs of the time series are supposed to be related via affine, similarity or congruence transformations. S-basis invariant testing of deformation patterns is treated. The model is experimentally validated by showing the procedure for a point set of 3D coordinates, determined from total station measurements during five epochs. The modelling of two patterns, the movement of just one point in several epochs, and of several points, is shown. Full, rank deficient covariance matrices of the 3D coordinates, resulting from free network adjustments of the total station measurements of each epoch, are used in the analysis.


Language English
Published in Journal of Applied Geodesy
Year and volume 10 1
Key words geodesie, Geodetic Deformation Analysis, Time Series, 3D Coordinates, Singular Covariance Matrices, Nonstochastic Observations, S-basis Invariant Testing
Page range 5-16