Acceleration of an Easily Configurable Satnav SDR using SIMD

Logan Reich, Sanjeev Gunawardena, Michael Braasch

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Availability of Software Defined Radios (SDRs) capable of operating with the GNSS frequency bands has spurred interest in performing advanced GNSS signal-based research using software radio processing techniques. It is most convenient to perform this research in high-level software algorithm development environments. However, these tools are generally lacking in performance when processing the large data files typically seen in this type of research. This paper describes the development of a low-level software library for accelerating the unpacking and decoding of SDR samples. The performance figures generated for this paper can be used to guide future decisions on the architecture of Satnav SDR receivers.
Published in: Proceedings of the 2022 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation
January 25 - 27, 2022
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Long Beach, California
Pages: 920 - 931
Cite this article: Reich, Logan, Gunawardena, Sanjeev, Braasch, Michael, "Acceleration of an Easily Configurable Satnav SDR using SIMD," Proceedings of the 2022 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation, Long Beach, California, January 2022, pp. 920-931. https://doi.org/10.33012/2022.18231
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