Code Acquisition for Next Generation Mobile Broadband Satellite Services

Abstract

This paper tackles the problem of time synchronization for the mobile extension of DVB-S2/RCS air interfaces. To increase robustness against other system interference, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DS-SS) is selected, which calls for efficient code acquisition. Designed to operate jointly with frame synchronization, a novel high level control logic is proposed for code acquisition, along with robust detectors to cope with the large frequency uncertainty experienced at terminal start-up. The results show that the mean acquisition time is always limited to a few milliseconds, allowing fast acquisition even in the most challenging railway scenario.

DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2008.359

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@inproceedings{VanelliCoralli2008CodeAF, title={Code Acquisition for Next Generation Mobile Broadband Satellite Services}, author={Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli and Giovanni Emanuele Corazza and Claudio Palestini and Raffaella Pedone and Marco Villanti and Ho-Jin Lee and Pansoo Kim}, booktitle={ICC}, year={2008} }