Bayesian Signal Processing Techniques for GNSS Receivers: from multipath mitigation to positioning (2009)
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This dissertation deals with the design of satellite-based navigation receivers. The term Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) refers to those navigation systems based on a constellation of satellites, which emit ranging signals useful for positioning. Although the american GPS is probably the most popular, the european contribution (Galileo) will be operative soon. Other global and regional systems exist, all with the same objective: aid user's positioning. Initially, the thesis provides the state-of-the-art in GNSS: navigation signals structure and receiver architecture. The design of a GNSS receiver consists of a number of functional blocks. From the antenna to the fi nal position calculation, the design poses challenges in many research areas. Although the Radio Frequency chain ... toggle 17 keywordsnavigation systems – GNSS – GPS – galileo – multipath mitigation – tracking – direct position estimation – bayesian filtering – kalman filter – particle filtering – rao-blackwellization – cramer-rao bounds – positioning bounds – signal processing – array signal processing – statistics – multivariate optimization
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