Practical Simulation of GNSS Signals in the Presence of Ionospheric Scintillation

F.D. Nunes, F.M.G. Sousa

Abstract: We propose a low complexity technique to generate amplitude correlated time-series with Nakagami-m distribution and phase correlated Gaussian-distributed time-series, which is useful in the simulation of ionospheric scintillation effects during the transmission of GNSS signals. The method requires only the knowledge of parameters S4 (scintillation index) and ?ø (phase standard deviation) besides the definition of models for the amplitude and phase power spectra. The Zhang algorithm is used to produce Nakagami-distributed signals from a set of Gaussian autoregressive process.
Published in: Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2014
May 5 - 8, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Monterey, CA
Pages: 50 - 58
Cite this article: Nunes, F.D., Sousa, F.M.G., "Practical Simulation of GNSS Signals in the Presence of Ionospheric Scintillation," Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2014, Monterey, CA, May 2014, pp. 50-58.
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