Time of arrival estimation in pulsar-based navigation systems

Chr. Kabakchiev, V. Behar, P. Buist, I. Garvanov, D. Kabakchieva, Marinus Jan Bentum

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    This paper focuses on the Time of Arrival (TOA) estimation problem related to new application of pulsar signals for airplane-based navigation. The aim of the paper is to propose and evaluate a possible algorithm for TOA estimation that consists of epoch folding, filtering, CFAR detection, crosscorrelation and TOA calculation. The TOA estimation algorithm proposed is verified using real experimental data obtained from the Westerbork radio observatory in The Netherlands. The performance of the proposed TOA algorithm is evaluated in terms of SNR at the cross-correlator input and the TOA accuracy.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationSignal Processing Symposium (SPSympo 2015)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-83-7798-160-3
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2015
    EventSignal Processing Symposium, SPSympo 2015 - Debe, Poland
    Duration: 10 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society


    ConferenceSignal Processing Symposium, SPSympo 2015
    Other10-12 June 2015


    • EWI-26844
    • IR-99602
    • METIS-316052

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