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On the Mitigation of Ionospheric Scintillation in Advanced GNSS Receivers

Vilà-Valls, Jordi and Closas, Pau and Fernández-Prades, Carles and Curran, James Thomas On the Mitigation of Ionospheric Scintillation in Advanced GNSS Receivers. (2018) IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 54 (4). 1692-1708. ISSN 0018-9251

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/TAES.2018.2798480


Ionospheric scintillation is one of the major threats and most challenging propagation scenarios affecting Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and related applications. The fact that this phenomenon causes severe degradations only in equatorial and high latitude regions has led to very few contributions dealing with the fundamental scintillation mitigation problem, being of paramount importance in safety critical applications and advanced integrity receivers. The goal of this paper is twofold, first to bring together the most relevant contributions on GNSS receiver design under scintillation conditions, and then, to propose a new GNSS carrier tracking framework and scintillation mitigation methodology. Scintillation complex gain components are modeled as AR processes and embedded into the state-space formulation, providing the filter the capability to distinguish between dynamics and phase scintillation contributions. In addition, the actual need of robust solutions is solved by using an adaptive filtering approach and directly operating with the baseband received signal. Simulation results, using both synthetic and real scintillation data, are provided to support the theoretical discussion and to show the performance improvements of such new approach.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-03203874
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya - CTTC (SPAIN)
Other partners > European Space Agency - ESA (THE NETHERLANDS)
Other partners > Northeastern University (USA)
Deposited On:19 Apr 2021 13:52

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