In-lab validation of jammer detection and direction finding algorithms for GNSS

Ruben Morales Ferre, Philipp Richter, Alberto De la Fuente, Elena-Simona Lohan

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Our paper focuses on the detection and direction finding of jamming signals in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) bands. A methodology for in-lab validation for three selected jammer detection algorithms and two selected jammer direction finding algorithms is presented and measurement-based results, for nine combinations of GNSS and jamming signals, are shown. Both chirp jammers and amplitude-modulated single-tone jammers are considered in our in-lab validation process. The algorithm selection was done based on literature studies. Power-based detectors and direction finding algorithms are considered in this paper. It is shown that the considered detectors have similar performance and good detection probabilities for Jammer-to-Signal ratio (JSR) above −10 dB and that the Minimum Variance Distortionless Response (MVDR) beamformer can estimate quite accurately the jammer’s Angle of Arrival (AoA) with JSR above 10 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Localization and GNSS, ICL-GNSS 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781728124452
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Localization and GNSS - Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 4 Jun 20196 Jun 2019


ConferenceInternational Conference on Localization and GNSS


  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • in-lab validation
  • jammer detection
  • jammer direction finding

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1


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