AffiliationNew Mexico State University
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AbstractIn this paper, we propose a receiver design for satellite ground station use which can demodulate a waveform without specific knowledge of the data rate, convolutional code rate, or line code used. Several assumptions, consistent with the Space Network operating environment, are made including only certain data rates, convolutional code rates and generator polynomials, and types of line encoders. Despite the assumptions, a wide class of digital signaling (covering most of what might be seen at a ground station receiver) is captured. The approach uses standard signal processing techniques to identify data rate and line encoder class and a look up table with coded sync words (a standard feature of telemetry data frame header) in order to identify the key parameters. As our research has shown, the leading bits of the received coded frame can be used to uniquely identify the parameters. With proper identification, a basic receiver autoconfiguration sequence (date rate, line decoder, convolutional decoder) may be constructed.
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