The Journal of China Universities of Posts and Telecommunications ›› 2021, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (4): 64-74.doi: 10.19682/j.cnki.1005-8885.2021.2006

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Tracking structure suitable for L6 signal

Wang Yiting, Ba Xiaohui, Liu Xueyong,Yang Ying, Li Jian, Chen Jie   

  1. 1. System on Chip Lab, Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
    2. College of Electronic and Electrical Communication Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2020-12-03 Revised:2021-06-07 Accepted:2021-07-31 Online:2021-08-31 Published:2021-10-11
  • Contact: Corresponding author: Chen Jie, E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Project (2019YFB2204200).

Abstract: A tracking structure suitable for L6 signal of quasi-zenith satellite system (QZSS) was proposed in order to track the L6 signal without other frequency assistance. Moreover, the tracking structure does not change the receiver's hardware structure. The main difference between the proposed and the traditional tracking structure lies in the generation of local codes of E, P and L branches. The method of local code generation is designed in a two-stage manner. The first stage is the generation of the P branch local code with fast fourier transform (FFT). In the second stage, the local codes of the E and L branches are obtained with the code-chip interval. The tracking structure can track and decode L6 signal separately, and track code shift keying (CSK) modulated signal as well. The structure was verified using both simulation data, generated in different conditions, and actual data obtained from QZSS satellites respectively. The results show that the improved tracking loop is able to track L6 signal without other frequency assitance. Furthermore, the biterror ratio (BER) of L6 tracking algorithm is lower than that of L1C/A assist L6 algorithm, when the Doppler remains a constant and reed solomn (RS) encode are applied. To be more specific, with the proposed structure the BER decreased by 11.40%, 17.07%, 15.00%, 11.15%, 5.19% when carrier to noise ratio (CNR) is 36 -40 dB·Hz.

Key words: quasi-zenith satellite system, L6 signal, code shift keying modulation, tracking algorithm

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