SAMURAI (Sensor Array Processing for Multipath and Radio Interference Identification and Suppression)
For safety-critical applications based on global satellite navigation systems (GNSS) not only a highly accurate, but also a highly reliable time-delay estimation of the received signal needs to be ensured. Therefore, it is extremely important to develop and explore powerful innovative methods for highly accurate synchronization of navigation receivers, even under difficult reception conditions. The use of array antennas together with appropriate signal processing methods, such as adaptive digital beamforming or high resolution parameter estimation methods (maximum likelihood parameter estimation) has been proven to be one of the key technologies for an effective and highly reliable suppression of multipath and radio interference.Based on previous work in the project IMPOSANT (Interferenz- und Mehrwegeunterdrückung zur hochgenauen Positionierung mit Gruppenantennen insbesondere bei GBAS Referenzstationen, grant number: 50 NA 0804) further investigations and developments are conducted in the project SAMURAI. The work can be summarized in three main activities: development of signal processing, development of implementation concepts and testing under realistic conditions.
The following tasks are carried out under development for signal processing:
The following works are carried out under the implementation of development concepts:
The testing under realistic conditions includes:
Support: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), grant number 50NA1110
Institute for Circuit Theory and Signal Processing (NWS) of the Munich University of Technology (TUM), Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems (EECS) RWTH University Aachen, Institute for Communications and Navigation (KN) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)