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International Journal of Navigation and Observation
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 959871, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/959871
Research Article

Effect of Narrowband Interference on Galileo E1 Signal Receiver Performance

Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, 33720 Tampere, Finland

Received 19 August 2011; Revised 9 November 2011; Accepted 13 December 2011

Academic Editor: Gyu-In Jee

Copyright © 2011 Jie Zhang and Elena-Simona Lohan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Satellite navigation technology is becoming essential for civil application. The high-accuracy navigation service is demanded. However, the satellite signal may be exposed to the signal from other systems, which are sharing the same frequency band. This is a potential threat for the performance of navigation devices. The aim of this paper is to present an interference impact assessment in the context of global navigation based on the new modulation Composite Binary Offset Carrier (CBOC) that will be used for Galileo E1 civil signal. The focus is on the analysis of the Galileo CBOC-modulated signal robustness against narrowband interference.