On the Use of a Feedback Tracking Architecture for Satellite Navigation Spoofing Detection

Sensors (Basel). 2016 Dec 2;16(12):2051. doi: 10.3390/s16122051.


In this paper, the Extended Coupled Amplitude Delay Lock Loop (ECADLL) architecture, previously introduced as a solution able to deal with a multipath environment, is revisited and improved to tailor it to spoofing detection purposes. Exploiting a properly-defined decision algorithm, the architecture is able to effectively detect a spoofer attack, as well as distinguish it from other kinds of interference events. The new algorithm is used to classify them according to their characteristics. We also introduce the use of a ratio metric detector in order to reduce the detection latency and the computational load of the architecture.

Keywords: GNSS receiver; classification algorithm; signal processing; spoofing detection.