Interference characteristics for the civil airport environment using time-frequency analysis

Chih Cheng Sun, Shau-Shiun Jan

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Abstract

Nowadays with the developing augmentation system or regional satellite systems, the performance of GNSS for civil users is extremely improved especially on the error budget from system characteristics. However, unpredictable factors on the ground user environment, such as intentional or unintentional interferences, strongly degrade the performance of GNSS receiver. It is a significant issue to monitor and investigate the interference effect while applying GNSS for safety of life applications, aviation applications especially. In this study, a low-cost GPS interference monitoring system was deployed at a civil airport for the long-term interference monitoring, and so far several interference events were observed during this period. This paper focused on the reorganization of what the interference observed is, and identifications of the interference characteristics and the influence on navigation service. The Fourier-sine-spectrum-based time-frequency method analyzed the recorded intermediate frequency signal to speculate the interference statistics such as the period, the duration, the frequency of occurrence, and so on. In addition, the interference influence was evaluated on the criterion of the positioning results and the estimated Carrier-to-Noise ratio (C/N0) in GNSS signal tracking process. In summary, this paper offers the possibility to find useful information of these interference events for the airport environment in locating jammers or mitigating the effects of interference signals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2012
Pages347-354
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 19
Event2012 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2012 - Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
Duration: 2012 Apr 232012 Apr 26

Publication series

NameRecord - IEEE PLANS, Position Location and Navigation Symposium

Other

Other2012 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMyrtle Beach, SC
Period12-04-2312-04-26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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