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Adaptive GNSS Carrier Tracking Under Ionospheric Scintillation: Estimation vs. Mitigation

Vilà-Valls, Jordi and Closas, Pau and Fernandez-Prades, Carles and Lopez-Salcedo, Jose A. and Seco-Granados, Gonzalo Adaptive GNSS Carrier Tracking Under Ionospheric Scintillation: Estimation vs. Mitigation. (2015) IEEE Communications Letters, 19 (6). 961-964. ISSN 1089-7798

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2015.2415789


This letter deals with carrier synchronization in Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The main goals are to design robust methods and to obtain accurate phase estimates under ionospheric scintillation conditions, being of paramount importance in safety critical applications and advanced receivers. Within this framework, the estimation versus mitigation paradigm is discussed together with a new adaptive Kalman filter-based carrier phase synchronization architecture that copes with signals corrupted by ionospheric scintillation. A key point is to model the time-varying correlated scintillation phase as an AR(p) process, which can be embedded into the filter formulation, avoiding possible loss of lock due to scintillation. Simulation results are provided to show the enhanced robustness and improved accuracy with respect to state-of-the-art techniques.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-03203784
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - UAB (SPAIN)
Other partners > Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya - CTTC (SPAIN)
Deposited On:19 Apr 2021 14:27

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