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Dual-tracking multi-constellation GNSS front-end for high-performance receiver applications

Adane, Yacine and Ucar, Alper and Kale, Izzet (2011) Dual-tracking multi-constellation GNSS front-end for high-performance receiver applications. In: 24th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS 2011), Portland, Oregon.

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and implementation of a dual–tracking Radio Frequency (RF) front–end for a multi–constellation Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receiver. The RF frond–end is based on the direct RF conversion architecture, which employs sub–Nyquist sampling (also known as subsampling) at RF. The dual–tracking RF front–end is composed of a few RF components that are duplicated to form the two RF channels. Employing a dual–channel Analogue–to–Digital Converter (ADC) enables synchronisation of the RF channels and minimises the errors resulting from the differences in the satellite clocks and the propagation delay between the two RF channels. The digitised GNSS signals are processed by two separate acquisition and tracking engines that are driven by the front–end’s master clock. This setup provides two synchronised receivers that are integrated onto one piece of hardware. The hardware is intended to be used for research applications such as multipath mitigation, scintillation assessment, and advanced satellite clock and spatial frame transformation modelling.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:10948
Deposited On:27 Jul 2012 10:43
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