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Facta universitatis - series: Electronics and Energetics
2010, vol. 23, iss. 3, pp. 319-332
article language: English
document type: unclassified
published on: 28/12/2010
doi: 10.2298/FUEE1003319T
Analysis and optimization of direct sequence spread spectrum scheme for an unmanned aerial vehicle PPM control signal
aRT-RK d.o.o., R&D Center for Computer Based Systems, Novi Sad
bIMTEL Institute, Belgrade



Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. ET-11037


Binary pulse-position modulated (PPM) control signal is widely used in remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicles. It consists of data frames, which contain a synchronizing pulse followed by a number of shorter pulses equal to the number of channels N. In this paper we present analysis and optimization of direct sequence spread spectrum (DS-SS) scheme for PPM control signal protection. That scheme uses (N+1) pseudonoise (PN) sequences: one of them (PN0) is assigned to the synchronizing pulse while the each of the remaining N sequences (PN1,PN2, . . . ,PNN) corresponds to the appropriate channel. At the receiving side, the set of (N+1) passive correlators is used to detect respective PN sequences and to reconstruct data. Onelevel and two-level detection are considered. Threshold settings optimization is based on the Neyman-Pearson procedure. As an additional performance measure we introduce probability of corruptive false alarms. Numerical results are presented.


spread spectrum communication; unmanned aerial vehicle; pulse position modulation


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