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Session F2: Advanced Software and Hardware Technologies for GNSS Receivers

Multimodal Learning for Reliable Interference Classification in GNSS Signals
Tobias Brieger, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) & Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS; Nisha Lakshmana Raichur, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS; Dorsaf Jdidi, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) & Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS; Felix Ott, Tobias Feigl, J. Rossouw van der Merwe, Alexander Rugamer, and Wolfgang Felber, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
Date/Time: Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2:35 p.m.

Interference signals degrade and disrupt Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, impacting their localization accuracy. Therefore, they need to be detected, classified, and located to ensure GNSS operation. State-of-the-art techniques employ supervised deep learning to detect and classify potential interference signals. Here, literature proposes ResNet18 and TS-Transformer as they provide the most accurate classification rates on quasi-realistic GNSS signals. However, employing these methods individually, they only focus on either spatial or temporal information and discard information during optimization, thereby degrading classification accuracy.

This paper proposes a deep learning framework that considers both the spatial and temporal relationships between samples when fusing ResNet18 and TS-Transformers with a joint loss function to compensate for the weaknesses of both methods considered individually. Our real-world experiments show that our novel fusion pipeline with an adapted late fusion technique and uncertainty measure significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art classifiers by 6.7% on average, even in complicated realistic scenarios with multipath propagation and environmental dynamics. This works even well (F-?=2 score about 80.1%), when we fuse both modalities only from a single bandwidth-limited low-cost sensor, instead of a fine-grained high-resolution sensor and coarse-grained low-resolution low-cost sensor. By using late fusion the classification accuracy of the classes FreqHopper, Modulated, and Noise increases while lowering the uncertainty of Multitone, Noise, and Pulsed. The improved classification capabilities allow for more reliable results even in challenging scenarios.



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