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Study of reception techniques for aeronautical telemetry modulations

Abstract : Aeronautical telemetry is a system used during the flight testing phase to monitor the behaviour of the plane by transmitting in real-time the aircraft dynamics from the aircraft to the ground station over a radio-frequency link. It is a critical process that requires highly reliable systems to ensure the pilot's safety. The design and the performance of the transmitting/ receiving equipment have been progressively upgraded over the years, and they mainly rely on continuous phase modulations (CPM) to convey the data. CPM is transmitter friendly because it has a constant complex envelope and therefore power amplifiers can be used at their saturation mode without distorting the signal. However, due to the nonlinear nature of this modulation, it can make the demodulation a hard task especially when considering complex scenarios such as the presence of multipath or the use of multiple antenna transmitters. In this PhD thesis, we focus on shaped offset quadrature phase-shift keying telemetry group (SOQPSK-TG) whose use is getting more and more popular in aeronautical. This modulation belongs to a particular CPM family since it transmits ternary symbols instead of binary ones. In this work, several reception algorithms have been developed for this modulation under different scenarios to ensure the availability of aeronautical telemetry link. These solutions offer excellent power efficiency without prohibitive complexity.
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Rami Othman. Study of reception techniques for aeronautical telemetry modulations. Signal and Image processing. CentraleSupélec, 2019. English. ⟨NNT : 2019CSUP0012⟩. ⟨tel-02866676v2⟩

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