Acquisition of GNSS signals in urban interference environment

Matthias Wildemeersch, Matthias Wildemeersch, Cornelis H. Slump, Alberto Rabbachin

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    In urban environment Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals are impaired by strong fading and by the presence of several potential sources of interference that can severely affect the acquisition. The work presented here evaluates the acquisition performance for the most common acquisition strategies in terms of receiver operating characteristics (ROC) and studies the impact of fading and interference on the acquisition performance. Two different interference scenarios are considered: a single interferer and a network of interferers. We present a framework to evaluate the GNSS acquisition performance with respect to all relevant system parameters that jointly considers the acquisition method, the effect of radio signal propagation conditions, and the spatial distribution of the interfering nodes.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1078-1091
    Number of pages14
    JournalIEEE transactions on aerospace and electronic systems
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014


    • Fading
    • METIS-305964
    • Global Positioning System
    • EWI-24946
    • IR-92128
    • Noise
    • Probability
    • Interference
    • Satellites
    • Doppler effect

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