Versatile and Configurable GNSS Interference Detection and Characterization Station

Alexander Rügamer, Daniel Meister, J. Rossouw van der Merwe, Christian Otto, Manuel Stahl, Wolfgang Felber

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Abstract: In this paper, we present a versatile, configurable and customizable GNSS interference detection station. Up to three GNSS bands with a bandwidth of up to 80 MHz and a resolution of up to 8 bit can be continuously analyzed. If an interference is found, a user customizable signal characterization is carried out to extract the interference signal’s parameters. The batch of affected data is archived for possible off-line analysis, including tagging of its appearance time and duration. Finally, the extracted characteristic is used to compare it with previously characterized ones for possible recognition. This information can then be used to gain insights about the interference source as well as providing the means for its removal. The architecture of the system, including the detection and characterization algorithms, as well as the web-based interface, is presented. The paper concludes with a presentation and discussion of the interferences found within a several weeks long measurement campaign near the motorway and airport in Nuremberg, Germany, in early 2017.
Published in: Proceedings of the ION 2017 Pacific PNT Meeting
May 1 - 4, 2017
Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Honolulu, Hawaii
Pages: 797 - 808
Cite this article: Rügamer, Alexander, Meister, Daniel, Merwe, J. Rossouw van der, Otto, Christian, Stahl, Manuel, Felber, Wolfgang, "Versatile and Configurable GNSS Interference Detection and Characterization Station," Proceedings of the ION 2017 Pacific PNT Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2017, pp. 797-808.
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