A comparative evaluation of a novel PN code acquisition system using a fast preliminary search of the ambiguity area

G A Vardoulias, Steve McLaughlin, J H Dripps, Gordon J R Povey

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Abstract

A new method for initial code acquisition in spread spectrum systems is compared in terms of the resulting mean acquisition time with the single dwell acquisition scheme in the case where a non uniform a priori information is provided and advanced searching strategies are utilised. The novel scheme employs a fast preliminary search of the ambiguity area. The results of the fast search are used as a priori information for the final search. The probability of false ranking P-fr is defined as a measure of thr reliability of the a priori information provided by the fast preliminary search. A similar idea, used to perform a spatial search for a lost satellite in a region of the sky, has been described in [1]. A detailed analysis of the FPS system is presented in [2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sixth International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications, 2000
PublisherIEEE
Pages623-627
Number of pages5
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0-7803-6560-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventIEEE 6th International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications - Parsippany, NJ
Duration: 6 Sep 20008 Sep 2000

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 6th International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications
CityParsippany, NJ
Period6/09/008/09/00

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Vardoulias, G. A., McLaughlin, S., Dripps, J. H., & Povey, G. J. R. (2000). A comparative evaluation of a novel PN code acquisition system using a fast preliminary search of the ambiguity area. In IEEE Sixth International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications, 2000 (Vol. 2, pp. 623-627). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSSTA.2000.876508