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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2015, Article ID 864327, 11 pages
Research Article

BDS Multipath Parameter Estimation in the Presence of Impulsive Noise

College of Automation, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China

Received 25 September 2014; Accepted 18 January 2015

Academic Editor: Ding-Bing Lin

Copyright © 2015 Jicheng Ding et al. 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.


This study focuses on mitigating the multipath, especially the short-delay multipath of the BeiDou navigation satellite system under impulsive noise conditions. A modified least mean -norm (LMP) algorithm is developed to reduce the convergence time with the same steady-state error by predicting the updating trend of weights. The modified normalized power and the normalized polynomial least mean th power are also directly provided according to a similar principle. According to the research work, an average filter has been utilized to improve the processing gain of designed mitigation scheme. Some significant simulation results verified the performance of the proposed adaption algorithm. Multipath parameter estimation tests have been conducted under different noise levels. Some comparative statistics performance assessments are quantified and verified under impulsive and additional white Gaussian noise environments. Results with various window widths of the average filtering and carrier-to-noise ratios indicate that the proposed scheme is able to improve the performance of the short-delay multipath mitigation under normal and degraded environments.