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Special Issue "GNSS and Emerging Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensors, Control, and Telemetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Changdon Kee
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Guest Editor
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seoul National University
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Prof. Euiho Kim
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Guest Editor
Detailed address: Hongik University, 94 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04066, South Korea
Interests: precise positioning; alternative positioning in GNSS harsh environment; sensor fusion
Prof. Jiwon Seo
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Guest Editor
Yonsei University, 85 Songdogwahak-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 21983, South Korea
Interests: alternative position, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems; intelligent unmanned systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has made tremendous impacts on engineering, science as well as our daily life from its precise positioning and timing capability and has become an indispensable sensor in various fields. For example, aircraft navigation and surveillance from take-off to land primarily depend on GNSS. The structural health of high-rise buildings and bridges is routinely monitored from GNSS-based precise positioning. Time synchronization among base stations of a cellular network is achieved within tens of nanoseconds using GNSS timing information. More recently, autonomous cars and drones primarily depend on GNSS for its navigation capability, and various Internet-of-Things (IOT) applications also utilize GNSS-based positioning information to analyze consumer behaviors of smartphone users.

In the near future, the number of GNSS satellites will increase with a stronger signal power in diverse frequencies, which is expected to provide a better or breakthrough sensing capability to many applications. This special issue intends to solicit papers that introduce the use of GNSS to solve challenging problems in emerging applications. The use of alternative position, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems to GNSS is also within the scope of this issue.

Prof. Changdon Kee
Prof. Euiho Kim
Prof. Jiwon Seo
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • positioning, navigation, localization, timing
  • internet-of-things
  • remote sensing
  • signal interference, jamming, spoofing
  • sensor fusion, integrated navigation
  • smart devices
  • cyber physical systems
  • inertial measurement unit
  • autonomous cars, unmanned aerial vehicles
  • alternative, backup, and complementary PNT

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GNSS-ISE: Instruction Set Extension for GNSS Baseband Processing
Sensors 2020, 20(2), 465; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20020465 - 14 Jan 2020
Abstract
This work presents the results of research toward designing an instruction set extension dedicated to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) baseband processing. The paper describes the state-of-the-art techniques of GNSS receiver implementation. Their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Against this background, a new [...] Read more.
This work presents the results of research toward designing an instruction set extension dedicated to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) baseband processing. The paper describes the state-of-the-art techniques of GNSS receiver implementation. Their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Against this background, a new versatile instruction set extension for GNSS baseband processing is presented. The authors introduce improved mechanisms for instruction set generation focused on multi-channel processing. The analytical approach used by the authors leads to the introduction of a GNSS-instruction set extension (ISE) for GNSS baseband processing. The developed GNSS-ISE is simulated extensively using PC software and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) emulation. Finally, the developed GNSS-ISE is incorporated into the first-in-the-world, according to the authors’ best knowledge, integrated, multi-frequency, and multi-constellation microcontroller with embedded flash memory. Additionally, this microcontroller may serve as an application processor, which is a unique feature. The presented results show the feasibility of implementing the GNSS-ISE into an embedded microprocessor system and its capability of performing baseband processing. The developed GNSS-ISE can be implemented in a wide range of applications including smart IoT (internet of things) devices or remote sensors, fostering the adaptation of multi-frequency and multi-constellation GNSS receivers to the low-cost consumer mass-market. Full article
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