Application of software receiver in GPS signal tracking under different environments

Shau-Shiun Jan, Chih Cheng Sun

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The modern hardware-based standard GPS receiver can provide accurate position and navigation data to user. However, the standard GPS receiver consists of hardware framework, its architecture and parameters are very difficult to modify for different environments. Recent advancement in digital signal processing and analog-to-digital conversion techniques has motivated the development of software defined radio. In comparison with the standard approach, major advantage of the software defined receiver is the programmable algorithm. With the programmable algorithm, it is easy to change the parameters of the algorithm for whatever purposes. The software defined radio is more flexible than the traditional approaches. This paper will study the GPS signals of different strength received by a GPS receiver under different environments. The parameters of tracking loop are compensated according to signals of different strength. This paper uses NordNav R30 software receiver to collect the GPS signals under different environments and store the real intermediate frequency data for after process. According to the different strength of signals, the purpose of signal tracking can be reached by changing the tracking architecture and parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalHangkong Taikong ji Minhang Xuekan/Journal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation
Volume40 A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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