A Zero Bias Frequency-Domain Interference Suppressor for GNSS Receivers

Guangteng FAN  Xiaomei TANG  Junwei NIE  Yangbo HUANG  Guangfu SUN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B   No.9   pp.2081-2086
Publication Date: 2016/09/01
Publicized: 2016/04/04
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2015EBP3526
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Navigation, Guidance and Control Systems
GNSS receiver,  non-ideal channel,  anti-jamming,  bias-value,  ranging measurement accuracy,  

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Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers equipped with the frequency domain interference suppression (FDIS) filter can operate in environments with harsh interference. The FDIS will not cause tracking error bias for an ideal analog receiver channel as its magnitude response and phase response are constant. However, the analog receiver channel distortion is induced by RF cables, amplifiers, and mixers. The distortion of the channel caused asymmetry correlation function. The correlation function is further deformed by the FDIS filter. More seriously, since the FDIS filter is adaptive, the bias will vary with the jamming pattern, especially when the frequency of interference is varying. For precision navigation applications, this bias must be mitigated. Fortunately, to prevent power loss, the analog receiver channel filter is a real function or the imaginary part is negligible. Therefore, the magnitude response and the phase response are even functions. Based on these channel features, a new FDIS filter based on mirror frequency amplitude compensation (MFAC) method is proposed in this paper. The amplitude of the symmetry position of the notch frequency is doubled in the MFAC method in order to mitigate the tracking bias. Simulation results show that the MFAC-based FDIS method is capable of reducing the bias error to less than 0.1ns, which is significant smaller than that achieved by the traditional FDIS method.