Trustworthy Systems

An open GNSS receiver platform architecture


Frank Engel, Gernot Heiser, Peter Mumford, Kevin Parkinson and Chris Rizos

NICTA, Sydney, Australia
UNSW, Australia


In this paper we present the concept of an FPGA-based GPS receiver architecture with the aim of providing a framework for investigating new receiver architectures for current and upcoming GNSS standards. This development system facilitates researchers to prove new receiver concepts using real signals, which nowadays can only be simulated using tools such as Matlab. One will be able to work with the satellites as soon as they are operational, rather than having to wait for the availability of commercial products. The system allows individual development of signal processing solutions for base-band processing. A soft-core processor implements higher layer services that provide data to the user.

BibTeX Entry

    address          = {Sydney, Australia},
    author           = {Frank Engel and Gernot Heiser and Peter Mumford and Kevin Parkinson and Chris Rizos},
    booktitle        = {International Symposium on GNSS/GPS},
    month            = dec,
    paperurl         = {},
    title            = {An Open {GNSS} Receiver Platform Architecture},
    year             = {2004}