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A Time-Domain Fingerprint for BOC Signals

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20072007:056104

https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/56104

Received: 3 November 2006

Accepted: 10 April 2007

Published: 25 July 2007

Abstract

Binary offset carrier (BOC) describes a class of spread-spectrum modulations recently introduced for the next generation of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs). The design strategies of these BOC signals have so far focused on the spectral properties of these signals. In this paper, we present a time-domain fingerprint for each BOC signal given by a unique histogram of counted time elapses between phase jumps in the signal. This feature can be used for classification and identification of BOC-modulated signals with unknown parameters.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Faculty of Military Sciences, Netherlands Defence Academy
(2)
Department of Earth Observation and Space Systems (DEOS), Delft University of Technology

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Copyright

© B. Muth et al. 2007

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