Detection and estimation of pulsar signals for navigation

Chr. Kabakchiev, V. Behar, P. Buist, R. Heusdens, I. Garvanov, D. Kabakchieva, N. Gaubitch, Marinus Jan Bentum

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    The paper focuses on scientific issues related to new application of pulsar signals for airplane-based navigation. A possible algorithm for processing of pulsar signals that consists of epoch-folding, matched filtering and detection is proposed and evaluated in this paper. The algorithm proposed is verified using the real experimental data obtained from the radio observatory Dwingeloo, the Netherland. The serious trouble in this study is that the total number of the input data within a repetition period is much more of the number of samples in a pulsar template taken from the EPN database. Therefore have been developed and evaluated two new algorithms for epoch-folding, which not only improve Signal-to-Noise Ratio of pulsar signals but as well reduce the number of samples of the output signals to the required number.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication16th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2015
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-95404-853-3
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2015

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    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society


    • EWI-26845
    • METIS-316053
    • IR-99603

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    Kabakchiev, C., Behar, V., Buist, P., Heusdens, R., Garvanov, I., Kabakchieva, D., ... Bentum, M. J. (2015). Detection and estimation of pulsar signals for navigation. In 16th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2015 (pp. 1-6). USA: IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society.