GNSS signal acquisition in harsh urban environments

Matthias Wildemeersch, Matthias Wildemeersch, Cornelis H. Slump, Tony Q.S. Quek, Alberto Rabbachin

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    In urban environment, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals are impaired by non-line-of-sight fading conditions and by the presence of potential sources of electromagnetic disturbance. This paper analyzes the impact of the wireless propagation medium and aggregate network interference by measuring the degradation of the acquisition performance expressed in terms of receiver operating characteristics (ROC). The presented framework allows to realistically evaluate the GNSS acquisition performance by jointly considering the effect of radio signal propagation conditions, interfering nodes spatial distribution, and other relevant environment dependent parameters. By means of numerical examples we elucidate the need for alternative positioning techniques in harsh urban environments.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications 2013: IEEE ICC'13 - Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5753-1
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2013
    EventWorkshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation, ANLN 2013 - Budapest, Hungary, Hungary
    Duration: 9 Jun 20139 Jun 2013

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    PublisherIEEE Communications Society


    WorkshopWorkshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation, ANLN 2013
    Abbreviated titleANLN
    CityBudapest, Hungary


    • EWI-24604
    • IR-89861
    • METIS-304038

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