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Implementation and verification of an advancement to the Galileo system search and rescue service signal simulator
Author(s): Mo Lin; Qiongzhi Wu; Shaobo Liu
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Paper Abstract

Based on the Sino-European cooperation in the Galileo satellite navigation system Search And Rescue(SAR) service, a multi-channel distress beacon signal simulator is presented here. The mathematic model and spectrum analysis of current 406 MHz distress beacons signals is presented which includes Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) for Maritime, Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) for land (road and rail), and Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) for aeronautical applications. Based on Software Defined Radio (SDR) and digital IF techniques, the design of a SAR Signal Simulator (SAR-SS) is proposed, which can generate no less than 20 distress signals simultaneously. The Doppler shift and space propagation effect such as ionosphere delay, free space attenuation and etc, are simulated in SAR-SS, which provided a significant test and evaluation capability for SAR/Galileo project. The performance of SAR-SS is more accurate and stabile than the Cospas-Sarsat(C-S) requirement. SAR-SS will be a significant instrument for the Galileo system search and rescue project ground test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7651, International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009, 76512B (2 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855431
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Mo Lin, Space Star Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Qiongzhi Wu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Shaobo Liu, Space Star Technology Co., Ltd. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7651:
International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009
Xingrui Ma; Baohua Yang; Ming Li, Editor(s)

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