Time Delay Estimation Based on Multi-band Multi-carrier Signal in Multipath Environments

Han Dun, Christiaan Tiberius, Gerard Janssen, Cherif Diouf

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The matched filter is the most common approach for time delay estimation and ranging in positioning systems. The accuracy is mainly determined by the signal bandwidth and multipath propagation condition. Instead of occupying an enormous signal bandwidth, aggregating multiple signal bands, which are transmitted either simultaneously or sequentially from the same transmitter, can still provide a very high time resolution due to its large virtual signal bandwidth. This paper discusses time delay estimation based on multiband signals, considering precision, range ambiguity and resistance to multipath. Combining carrier phases from different bands, which are physically not perturbed by a sampling frequency offset, can also mitigate the bias of time delay estimation due to the sampling frequency error. Simulation results show that using two groups of multiband signals, which are sparsely placed in the signal spectrum, can significantly improve the accuracy of time delay estimation in the presence of multipath and sampling frequency offset.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2019)
Subtitle of host publicationSeptember 16 - 20, 2019 Hyatt Regency Miami Miami, Florida
PublisherION - Inst. of Navigation
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)0936406232, 9780936406237
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventION GNSS+ 2019 - Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, United States
Duration: 16 Sep 201920 Sep 2019


ConferenceION GNSS+ 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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