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Angle-of-Arrival integrity monitoring method optimization for real GNSS constellations


A.P. Melikhova – Part-programming Engineer, LLC «Special Technology Center» (Saint Petersburg) E-mail: I.A. Tsikin – Dr. Sc. (Eng.), Professor, Department «Radio Engineering and Telecommunication Systems», Peter The Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University E-mail:

Angle-of-Arrival integrity monitoring (IM) method is based on spatial signal processing and can effectively detect integrity failures caused by interference signal sources. Decision making (DM) algorithm about integrity presence or absence is constructed using likelihood ratio for measured and calculated directions to navigation signal sources. In accordance with Newman-Pearson strategy decision threshold must be preset depending on false alarm probability restrictions. Two different types of optimization procedures (OP) are analyzed in this work. The first one (OP Type 1) deals with the problem of decision threshold estimation during the statistical simulations of DM procedure for all possible (restricted by the value of dilution of precision) satellite constellations. The second optimization procedure (OP Type 2) assumes analyses for real satellite constellation geometries of specific GNSS observed from certain point of view. In both cases decision thresholds are estimated for vulnerable quantity of satellites. As a result, it was shown that OP Type 2 comparing to the OP Type 1 gives a significant missed detection probability decrease when the false alarm probability is restricted by some predetermine value. For example, in case when OP Type 2 is implemented for GLONASS constellation and false alarm probability is restricted by the value 10−5, missed detection probability gain comparing to OP Type 1 can reach as much as one order. Also it was estimated that the situation, when either the view point or GNSS type used during OP Type 2 and IM system maintenance differ, leads to significant loses in IM performance due to the false alarm probability increase. On the other hand, the optimization procedure of Type 1 never leads to such undesirable situations and provides suitable false alarm probability values for all possible view point and GNSS types. So it can be concluded that despite the missed detection probability loses in case, when view point or GNSS type are not predefined, the Type 1 optimization procedure is advantageous for decision threshold estimation. As a result, the article contains recommendations on the minimum received signals number for both OP types to provide suitable integrity monitoring performance when the system is implemented on compact drone antenna arrays with a small number of elements.


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