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AIS/GMSK receiver on FPGA platform for satellite application
Author(s): James E. Hicks; James S. Clark; Jeffrey Stocker; Gregory S. Mitchell; Peter Wyckoff
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Paper Abstract

The automatic identification system (AIS) signal is of particular interest to the defense and security community because of its capability to identify and classify ships in U.S. waters. Placing an AIS receiver on a satellite provides a low cost solution to enhance security over a wide region. This paper describes the development of an AIS burst-acquisition receiver on a software radio consisting of a field programmable gate array (FPGA) and general purpose processor (GPP). A simple hybrid 1-bit/2-bit differential receiver can be easily implemented on such a software radio platform, and is sufficient to reliably demodulate collision free bursts in a space-borne signal environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5819, Digital Wireless Communications VII and Space Communication Technologies, (2 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606714
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Hicks, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
James S. Clark, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Jeffrey Stocker, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Gregory S. Mitchell, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Peter Wyckoff, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5819:
Digital Wireless Communications VII and Space Communication Technologies
Rabindra Singh; Raghuveer M. Rao; Sohail A. Dianat; Michael D. Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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