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Modified Cramér-Rao lower bound for TOA and symbol width estimation. An application to search and rescue signals

Bissoli Nicolau, Victor and Coulon, Martial and Grégoire, Yoann and Calmettes, Thibaud and Tourneret, Jean-Yves Modified Cramér-Rao lower bound for TOA and symbol width estimation. An application to search and rescue signals. (2013) In: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP 2013, 26 May 2013 - 31 May 2013 (Vancouver, Canada).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6638646


This paper focuses on the performance of time of arrival estimators for distress beacon signals which are defined by pulses with smooth transitions. These signals are used in the satellite-based search and rescue Cospas-Sarsat system. We propose a signal model based on sigmoidal functions. Closed-form expressions for the modified Cramér-Rao bounds associated with the parameters of this model are derived. The obtained expressions are easy to interpret since they analytically depend on the system parameters. Simulations conducted on realistic search and rescue signals show good agreement with the theoretical results.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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HAL Id:hal-01148626
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National d'Études Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile - ENAC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Collins Aerospace (FRANCE)
Other partners > Thales (FRANCE)
Other partners > Telecom ParisTech (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile - DGAC (FRANCE)
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