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A new FOA estimation method in SAR/GALILEO system
Author(s): Gang Liu; Bing He; Jilin Li
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Paper Abstract

The European Galileo Plan will include the Search and Rescue (SAR) transponder which will become part of the future MEOSAR (Medium earth orbit Search and Rescue) system, the new SAR system can improve localization accuracy through measuring the frequency of arrival (FOA) and time of arrival (TOA) of beacons, the FOA estimation is one of the most important part. In this paper, we aim to find a good FOA algorithm with minimal estimation error, which must be less than 0.1Hz. We propose a new method called Kay algorithm for the SAR/GALILEO system by comparing some frequency estimation methods and current methods using in the COAPAS-SARSAT system and analyzing distress beacon in terms of signal structure, spectrum characteristic. The simulation proves that the Kay method for FOA estimation is better.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6795, Second International Conference on Space Information Technology, 679566 (10 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.775232
Show Author Affiliations
Gang Liu, The Second Artillery Engineering College (China)
Bing He, The Second Artillery Engineering College (China)
Jilin Li, China Academy of Space Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6795:
Second International Conference on Space Information Technology

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