Overcoming the Challenges of BeiDou Receiver Implementation
AbstractGlobal Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based positioning is experiencing rapid changes. The existing GPS and the GLONASS systems are being modernized to better serve the current challenging applications under harsh signal conditions. These modernizations include increasing the number of transmission frequencies and changes to the signal components. In addition, the Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite system (BDS) and the European Galileo are currently under development for global operation. Therefore, in view of these new upcoming systems the research and development of GNSS receivers has been experiencing a new upsurge. In this article, the authors discuss the main functionalities of a GNSS receiver in view of BDS. While describing the main functionalities of a software-defined BeiDou receiver, the authors also highlight the similarities and differences between the signal characteristics of the BeiDou B1 open service signal and the legacy GPS L1 C/A signal, as in general they both exhibit similar characteristics. In addition, the authors implement a novel acquisition technique for long coherent integration in the presence of NH code modulation in BeiDou D1 signal. Furthermore, a simple phase-preserved coherent integration based acquisition scheme is implemented for BeiDou GEO satellite acquisition. Apart from the above BeiDou-specific implementations, a novel Carrier-to-Noise-density ratio estimation technique is also implemented in the software receiver, which does not necessarily require bit synchronization prior to estimation. Finally, the authors present a BeiDou-only position fix with the implemented software-defined BeiDou receiver considering all three satellite constellations from BDS. In addition, a true multi-GNSS position fix with GPS and BDS systems is also presented while comparing their performances for a static stand-alone code phase-based positioning. View Full-Text
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Bhuiyan, M.Z.H.; Söderholm, S.; Thombre, S.; Ruotsalainen, L.; Kuusniemi, H. Overcoming the Challenges of BeiDou Receiver Implementation. Sensors 2014, 14, 22082-22098.
Bhuiyan MZH, Söderholm S, Thombre S, Ruotsalainen L, Kuusniemi H. Overcoming the Challenges of BeiDou Receiver Implementation. Sensors. 2014; 14(11):22082-22098.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bhuiyan, Mohammad Z.H.; Söderholm, Stefan; Thombre, Sarang; Ruotsalainen, Laura; Kuusniemi, Heidi. 2014. "Overcoming the Challenges of BeiDou Receiver Implementation." Sensors 14, no. 11: 22082-22098.