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.
|Publisher||IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society|
|Conference||Signal Processing Symposium, SPSympo 2015|
|Period||10/06/15 → 12/06/15|
|Other||10-12 June 2015|