Emerging Technologies in Computing. First International Conference, iCETiC 2018, London, UK, August 23–24, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

The Effects of Ionospheric Irregularities on the Navigational Receivers and Its Mitigation

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-95450-9_7,
        author={Arslan Ahmed and Rajesh Tiwari and Sunny Ali and Ghulam Jaffer},
        title={The Effects of Ionospheric Irregularities on the Navigational Receivers and Its Mitigation},
        proceedings={Emerging Technologies in Computing. First International Conference, iCETiC 2018, London, UK, August 23--24, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ICETIC},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={GPS Software receiver Ionospheric scintillation Tracking jitter Phase locked loop},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-95450-9_7}
    }
    
  • Arslan Ahmed
    Rajesh Tiwari
    Sunny Ali
    Ghulam Jaffer
    Year: 2018
    The Effects of Ionospheric Irregularities on the Navigational Receivers and Its Mitigation
    ICETIC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-95450-9_7
Arslan Ahmed,*, Rajesh Tiwari1, Sunny Ali2, Ghulam Jaffer3
  • 1: Newcastle University
  • 2: King’s College London
  • 3: Punjab University
*Contact email: arslan.ahmed90@gmail.com

Abstract

The performance of navigational receivers using satellite-based navigation technology can be severely affected by the presence of time-varying electron-density fluctuations in the ionosphere which can cause amplitude and phase perturbations at the receiver resulting in loss of phase lock at the carrier tracking loop due to cycle slip and hence unavailability of the navigation services. This paper studies the effects of amplitude and phase fluctuations at high latitudes due to the irregular ionosphere and, their effects on the receiver performance by using real time raw data from the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) satellites. The paper also suggest the use of adaptive software-based receiver model or modified hardware receivers to mitigate the effects of amplitude and phase fluctuations due to irregular ionosphere.