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Fast acquisition of L2C CL codes based on combination of hyper codes and averaging correlation

Qingxi Zeng 1,* , Linlin Tang 1 , Pengna Zhang 1 , and Ling Pei 2   

  1. 1. Vehicle Electronic Laboratory, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China;
    2. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Navigation and Location Based Service, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Online:2016-04-25 Published:2010-01-03


This paper provides a direct and fast acquisition algorithm of civilian long length (CL) codes in the L2 civil (L2C) signal. The proposed algorithm simultaneously reduces the number of fast Fourier transformation (FFT) correlation through hyper code technique and the amount of points in every FFT correlation by using an averaging correlation method. To validate the proposed acquisition performance, the paper applies this algorithm to the real L2C signal collected by the global positioning system (GPS) L2C intermediate frequency (IF) signal sampler—SIS100L2C. The acquisition results show that the roposed modified algorithm can acquire the code phase accurately with less calculation and its acquisition performance is better than the single hyper code method.