A New Rapid and Accurate Synchronization Scheme Based on PMF-FFT for High Dynamic GPS Receiver

Huiling HOU  Kang WU  Yijun CHEN  Xuwen LIANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.12   pp.3075-3080
Publication Date: 2017/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Spread Spectrum Technologies and Applications
Keyword: 
PMF-FFT,  fine Doppler frequency estimation,  synchronization,  rapid,  accurate,  

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Summary: 
In this letter, a new rapid and accurate synchronization scheme based on PMF-FFT for high dynamic GPS receiver is proposed, with a fine Doppler frequency estimation inserted between the acquisition and tracking modules. Fine Doppler estimation is firstly achieved through a simple interpolation of the PMF-FFT outputs in terms of LSE criterion. Then a high dynamic tracking loop based on UKF is designed to verify the synchronization speed and accuracy. Numerical results show that the fine frequency estimation can closely approach the CRB, and the high dynamic receiver can obtain fine synchronization rapidly just through a very narrow bandwidth. The simplicity and low complexity give the proposed scheme a strong and practical-oriented ability, even for weak GPS signals.