Unambiguous Acquisition and Tracking Technique for General BOC Signals
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This article presents a new unambiguous acquisition and tracking technique for general Binary Offset Carrier (BOC) ranging signals, which will be used in modern GPS, European Galileo system and Chinese BeiDou system. The test criterion employed in this technique is based on a synthesized correlation function which completely removes positive side peaks while keeping the sharp main peak. Simulation results indicate that the proposed technique completely removes the ambiguity threat in the acquisition process while maintaining relatively higher acquisition performance for low order BOC signals. The potential false lock points in the tracking phase for any order BOC signals are avoided by using the proposed method. Impacts of thermal noise and multipath on the proposed technique are investigated; the simulation results show that the new method allows the removal of false lock points with slightly degraded tracking performance. In addition, this method is convenient to implement via logic circuits.
KeywordsModern GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, BOC, unambiguous acquisition and tracking, multipath, thermal noise
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2015 vol. 24, č. 3, s. 840-849. ISSN 1210-2512
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