General Time-Division AltBOC Modulation Technique for GNSS Signals
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In this paper, a general time-division alternate binary offset carrier (GTD-AltBOC) modulation method is proposed, which is an extension of TD-AltBOC and time-multiplexed offset-carrier quadrature phase shift keying (TMOC-QPSK) with high design flexibility. In this method, binary complex subcarriers and a time-division technique with flexible time slot assignment are used to achieve constant envelope modulation of the signal components with a variable power allocation ratio (PAR). The underlying principle of GTD-AltBOC and the constraints related to the PAR are investigated. For the generation of GTD-AltBOC signals, a lookup table (LUT)-based scheme is presented; the minimum required clock rate is half or less of that for existing non-time-division methods. The receiver processing complexities are analyzed for three typical receiving modes, and the power spectral densities (PSDs), cross-correlation functions, multiplexing efficiencies and code-tracking performance are simulated; the results show that GTD-AltBOC enables a significant decrease in receiving complexity compared with existing methods while maintaining high performance in terms of multiplexing efficiency and code tracking.
KeywordsGlobal navigation satellite system (GNSS), AltBOC, Modulation, Time-division, Signal design
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2018 vol. 27, č. 1, s. 256-269. ISSN 1210-2512
- 2018/1