Dr.-Ing. Xiaoguang Luo


Position Research associate
Research projects

Determination of high-resolution water vapour fields using GNSS
Fusion of InSAR and GNSS for the determination of water vapour fields
Improving the stochastic model of GNSS observations
GNSS-based motion monitoring at the Black Forest Observatory (BFO)
Wavelet-based analysis of topographic-isostatic reductions of GOCE gravity gradients

Research interests Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Tropospheric modelling
  • Site-specific error modelling
  • Realistic observation weighting
  • Modelling of physical correlations
  • Statistical distribution of GNSS observations 

Statistical hypothesis testing

  • Tests for stationarity
  • Tests for trends
  • Tests for uncorrelatedness
  • Tests for normal distribution
  • Tests for homoscedacity

Analysis in the time and frequency domains

  • Vondrák filter
  • Outlier detection
  • Regression analysis
  • Wavelet analysis
  • Autoregressive moving average (ARMA) processes
Publications Papers (25) | Talks (26) | Posters (13)


Curriculum vitae  
10/2001 - 06/2006

Diploma study in "Geodesy and Geoinformatics" at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Degree: Diploma of Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.)

Diploma thesis: Determination of high-resolution atmospheric water vapour fields by considering GNSS double-difference residuals. (in German) (Download )

This thesis was awarded with the 27th Environmental Prize by the Sparkassen Foundation. (Link )

07/2006 - 03/2007 Solarship as per the Baden-Württemberg State Law on Graduate Funding (LGFG)
Since 04/2007 Research associate at the Geodetic Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Degree: Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)

Doctoral thesis: GPS Stochastic Modelling - Signal Quality Measures and ARMA Processes. (Download )

This thesis was chosen for publication in the book series "Springer Theses - Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research". (Link )



Please refer to the German staff page of Xiaoguang Luo for the list of publications.

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