Blind sub-Nyquist GNSS signal detection
Paper in proceeding, 2016

A satellite navigation receiver traditionally searches for positioning signals using an acquisition procedure. In situations, in which the required information is only a binary decision whether at least one positioning signal is present or absent, the procedure represents an unnecessarily complex solution. This paper presents a different approach for the binary detection problem with significantly reduced computational complexity. The approach is based on a novel decision metric which is utilized to design two binary detectors. The first detector operates under the theoretical assumption of additive white Gaussian noise and is evaluated by means of Receiver Operating Characteristics. The second one considers also additional interferences and is suitable to operate in a real environment. Its performance is verified using a signal captured by a receiver front-end.

indoor/outdoor detection

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

signal detection


Ondrej Daniel

Tampere University of Technology

Jussi Raasakka

Honeywell International

Pekka Peltola

University of Nottingham

Markus Fröhle

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Alejandro Rivero-Rodriguez

Tampere University of Technology

Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Jari Nurmi

Tampere University of Technology

ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings

15206149 (ISSN)

Vol. 2016-May 6575-6579 7472944

Multi-technology positioning professionals (MULTI-POS)

European Commission (EC) (EC/FP7/316528), 2012-10-01 -- 2016-09-30.

Cooperative Situational Awareness for Wireless Networks (COOPNET)

European Commission (EC) (EC/FP7/258418), 2011-05-01 -- 2016-04-30.

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