Coherent Combining and Long Coherent Integration for BOC Signal Acquisition under Strong Interference

Chun Yang, Andrey Soloviev, Ananth Vadlamani, and Joung C. Ha

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Abstract: A coherent combining and long coherent integration (CCLCI) scheme is presented for standalone direct acquisition of binary offset carrier (BOC) signals under strong radio frequency interference (RFI). To mitigate the ambiguity of BOC signals, a split-spectrum method extracts the upper and lower sidebands of a BOC signal, treats them separately as two binary phase shift keying (BPSK) signals, and finally combines the results to recover the loss due to splitting. The CCLCI scheme burns through strong interference by building up the desired weak signal while averaging out noise and interference. It exploits all information available (L1 and L2, upper and lower sidebands, odd and even chips, and I- and Q-components) by applying coherent combining across signal components and long coherent integration over time, followed by noncoherent accumulation if necessary. Issues and enabling techniques are described. The results of an embedded implementation in demonstration with a GPS RF simulator are analyzed.
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Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 69, Number 1
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