Acquisition and Tracking Performance of Satellite Navigation System Signal using Tiered Differential Polyphase Code

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In this paper, we analyze the acquisition and tracking performance of signal using a tiered differential polyphase code as the secondary code. The Zadoff-Chu sequence is known to have a CAZAC (Constant Amplitude Zero Auto-Correlation) characteristics. The secondary code generated by differential encoding of the Zadoff-Chu sequence also has the same characteristics as the Zadoff-Chu sequence. Therefore, long integration will give better correlation results. We compare signal acquisition and tracking performance when using the NH sequence and Zadoff-Chu sequence as the secondary code. Monte-carlo simulation is performed using MATLAB. We use the probability of detection and the mean acquisition time for signal acquisition performance and tracking jitter for signal tracking performance.

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