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Novel Calibration of Adaptive Antennas

Konovaltsev, Andriy and Cuntz, Manuel and Meurer, Michael (2010) Novel Calibration of Adaptive Antennas. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Internation Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (23). The Institute of Navigation. ION GNSS 2010, 21.-24. Sept. 2010, Portland.

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Abstract

Due to their capability of mitigating interfering signals in spatial domain, the adaptive antenna arrays with digital beamforming are a promising solution for radio frequency interference and multipath problems faced by the receivers of Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS). A special care should be taken of the carrier phase rotations and the group delays of the received GNSS signals which are introduced by the adaptive array during the beamforming process. In the paper a simple mathematical model for the calculation of the carrier- and code-biases on the corresponding pseudo-range measurements is proposed. A precise calibration of the antenna and RF front end hardware is prerequisite for the usage of the model in practice. A novel practical approach for such a calibration in the online mode is proposed and shown to be work well in an experimental GNSS array receiving system. Results of field tests for beamforming and direction of arrival estimation are presented. The antenna induced errors on pseudorange and positioning domains are estimated by using the array weights recorded during the tests and the proposed mathematical model.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/68192/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Novel Calibration of Adaptive Antennas
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Konovaltsev, AndriyAndriy.Konovaltsev (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Cuntz, ManuelManuel.Cuntz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Meurer, MichaelMichael.Meurer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 September 2010
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 23rd Internation Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:The Institute of Navigation
Status:Published
Keywords:Calibration, Digital Beamforming, Direction of Arrival Estimation, Phase Center
Event Title:ION GNSS 2010
Event Location:Portland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-24. Sept. 2010
Organizer:American Institute of Navigation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt Galileo Advanced Applications (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Cuntz, Manuel
Deposited On:11 Jan 2011 07:38
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:12

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