Fully Software Implementations for Galileo Receiver

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Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT, volume 182)

Abstract

The last decade has seen the success of satellite based navigation applications in the ordinary people’s life. New services with demanding performance are boosting also the development of improved technologies for navigation receivers. Although the navigation technology also rapidly evolved towards more complex signal processing techniques, when compared to communication receivers, GNSS receivers are dealing with signals of smaller bandwidth and much lower data-rates, thus making them appealing for Software-based implementations, considering both Hardware/Software platforms and fully software implementations. This chapter will provide a discussion of the technological challenges for the implementation of software positioning receivers, also discussing as examples of general validity the implementation of acquisition and tracking stages in a fully software receiver.

Keywords

Field Programmable Gate Array Phase Lock Loop Tracking Loop Software Radio GNSS Receiver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and TelecommunicationsPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Navigation Technologies Research AreaIstituto Superiore Mario BoellaTorinoItaly
  3. 3.CSPTorinoItaly

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