Time-frequency jammer mitigation based on Kalman filter for GNSS receivers

Pai Wang, Yongqing Wang*, Ediz Cetin, Andrew G. Dempster, Siliang Wu

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In this paper, a time-frequency (TF) jammer mitigation algorithm based on a Kalman filter is proposed for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. A new state-space representation of the received signal is formed considering the rapidly changing characteristics of the jamming signal. Using the instantaneous frequency (IF) and chirp rate estimates obtained by the TF analysis, the proposed algorithm applies a Kalman filter for jamming signal estimation. The estimated jamming signal is then subtracted from the received data to remove the jammer signal. To cope with the time-varying accuracy in the jammer parameter estimates, the methods for adaptively adjusting the process and measurement noise variances using chirp rate estimates are described. Simulations are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method for mitigating various types of jammers. The proposed approach improves the jammer signal removal performance by minimizing the effect of the Kalman filter model mismatch when compared to other techniques reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1561-1567
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


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