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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2011 Vol.12 No.2 P.132-139


Effect of chip rate on the ranging accuracy in a regenerative pseudo-noise ranging system

Author(s):  Jian-wen Jiang, Wei-jun Yang, Chao-jie Zhang, Xiao-jun Jin, Zhong-he Jin

Affiliation(s):  Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   jwjiang@zju.edu.cn, zhangcj@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Ranging accuracy, Range jitter, Time delay discrimination, Sample-to-chip rate ratio, Integration time, Autocorrelation function, Fractional chip period delay

Jian-wen Jiang, Wei-jun Yang, Chao-jie Zhang, Xiao-jun Jin, Zhong-he Jin. Effect of chip rate on the ranging accuracy in a regenerative pseudo-noise ranging system[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2011, 12(2): 132-139.

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The ranging accuracy of a pseudo-noise ranging system is mainly decided by range jitter and time delay discrimination. Many factors can affect the ranging accuracy, one of which is the chip rate. In digital signal processing, the time delay discrimination and autocorrelation function of sampled ranging sequences of different chip rates are very different. An approximation simulation model is established according to an in-phase quadrature (I/Q) correlator which is used to evaluate the time delay. Simulation results of the range jitter and time delay discrimination show that the chip rate which provides a non-integer sample-to-chip rate ratio can achieve a higher ranging accuracy, and some test results validate the simulation model. In some design missions, the simulation results may help to select an optimum sample-to-chip rate ratio to satisfy the design requirement on the ranging accuracy.

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