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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 2436472, 10 pages
Research Article

A Detection Algorithm for the BOC Signal Based on Quadrature Channel Correlation

School of Information Science and Engineering, Shenyang Ligong University, Shenyang 110159, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Yongxin Feng; ten.362@nixgnoygnef

Received 31 October 2017; Revised 11 February 2018; Accepted 22 February 2018; Published 1 April 2018

Academic Editor: Iickho Song

Copyright © 2018 Bo Qian 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.


In order to solve the problem of detecting a BOC signal, which uses a long-period pseudo random sequence, an algorithm is presented based on quadrature channel correlation. The quadrature channel correlation method eliminates the autocorrelation component of the carrier wave, allowing for the extraction of the absolute autocorrelation peaks of the BOC sequence. If the same lag difference and height difference exist for the adjacent peaks, the BOC signal can be detected effectively using a statistical analysis of the multiple autocorrelation peaks. The simulation results show that the interference of the carrier wave component is eliminated and the autocorrelation peaks of the BOC sequence are obtained effectively without demodulation. The BOC signal can be detected effectively when the SNR is greater than −12 dB. The detection ability can be improved further by increasing the number of sampling points. The higher the ratio of the square wave subcarrier speed to the pseudo random sequence speed is, the greater the detection ability is with a lower SNR. The algorithm presented in this paper is superior to the algorithm based on the spectral correlation.