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Statistical Characterization of Ionospheric Scintillation using a Phase-screen Model

Nunes, F. ; Sousa, F. ; Marçal, J. M.

Statistical Characterization of Ionospheric Scintillation using a Phase-screen Model, Proc ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies (NAVITEC), Noordwijk, Netherlands, Vol. , pp. - , December, 2018.

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Abstract
A fast technique to simulate the effect of equatorial
ionospheric scintillation on GNSS signals was proposed by the
authors in a previous work. The algorithm uses a single-layer
phase-screen model of the ionosphere and the scintillation is
expressed by the Huygens-Fresnel (HF) integral which can be
determined analytically. Herein, we characterize statistically the
amplitude and phase obtained with the HF integral for different
values of the scintillation index S4. A phase unwrapper is also
developed to determine the phase from the modulo two-pi version
provided by the argument of the HF integral.