Optimal Channel Coding Structures for Fast Acquisition Signals in Harsh Environment Conditions

Lorenzo Ortega Espluga, Charly Poulliat, Marie-Laure Boucheret, Marion Aubault, Hanaa Al Bitar

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: In this article, we provide the method to construct two error correcting structures for GNSS systems, which are capable to provide Maximum Distance Separable (MDS), full diversity and rate-compatible properties. Thanks to those properties, the GNSS receiver is capable to reduce the Time-To-First-Fix (TTFF) and to enhance the robustness of the data demodulation under low Carrier to Noise ratio environments, urban environments and pulsed jamming environments. The proposed error correcting structures are then simulated and compared with the GPS L1C subframe 2 error correcting scheme under the precedent transmission environments. Simulations show an outstanding improvement of the error correction capabilities (which reduce the TTFF in harsh environments) mainly caused by the rate-compatible and the full diversity properties. Moreover, thanks to the MDS property a high reduction of the TTFF under good environments is appreciated.
Published in: Proceedings of the 32nd International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2019)
September 16 - 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, Florida
Pages: 4026 - 4040
Cite this article: Updated citation: Published in NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation
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