A mass-market Galileo receiver: Its algorithms and performance

TitleA mass-market Galileo receiver: Its algorithms and performance
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLinty N, Crosta P, Mattos P, Pisoni F
Keywordsalgorithm, galileo mission, GNSS, GPS, precision, urban area

The two main GNSS receiver market segments, professional high-precision receivers and mass market/consumer receivers, have very different structure, objectives, features, architecture, and cost. The code-delay estimation is performed in the software receiver by a parallel correlation unit, giving as output a multi-correlation with certain chip spacing. This approach presents some advantages, mostly the fact that the number of correlation values that can be provided is thousands of times greater, compared to a standard receiver channel. Use of multiple correlators increases multipath-rejection capabilities, essential features in mass-market receivers, especially for positioning in urban scenarios. The TTFF was estimated with about 50 tests, in hot, warm, and cold start, first using both GPS and Galileo satellites, and then using only one constellation. In the second case only the 2D fix is considered, since, according to the scenario described, at maximum three satellites are in view