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Mathematical Model of Non-Coherent-DLL Discriminator Output and Multipath Envelope Error for BOC (α, β) Modulated Signals

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In this paper we propose the derivation of the expressions for the non-coherent Delay Locked Loop (DLL) Discriminator Curve (DC) in the absence and presence of Multipath (MP). Also derived, are the expressions of MP tracking errors in non-coherent configuration. The proposed models are valid for all Binary Offset Carrier (BOC) modulated signals in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and Future Galileo. The non-coherent configuration is used whenever the phase of the received signal cannot be estimated and thus cannot be demodulated. Therefore, the signal must be treated in a transposed band by the non-coherent DLL. The computer implementations show that the proposed models coincide with the numerical ones.

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Rouabah, K. , Saifeddine, C. , Atia, S. , Flissi, M. and Chikouche, D. (2013) Mathematical Model of Non-Coherent-DLL Discriminator Output and Multipath Envelope Error for BOC (α, β) Modulated Signals. Positioning, 4, 65-79. doi: 10.4236/pos.2013.41008.


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