A Performance Index for Time Slot Allocation in Link-16 Relative Navigation System

  • Lee, Jin Hyuk (Department of Electronics Engineering, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Ju Hyun (Navcours Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Noh, Jae Hee (Department of Electronics Engineering, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lim, Deok Won (Satellite Navigation Team, Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Park, Chansik (Department of Electronics Engineering, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Sang Jeong (Department of Electronics Engineering, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2017.07.19
  • Accepted : 2017.08.08
  • Published : 2017.09.15


In this paper, we propose a performance index that can compare the position estimation performance according to the time slot allocation order, which is superior in the position estimation performance in the operation of the Link-16 based relative navigation system. In order to verify the validity of the performance index, a software-based Link-16 relative navigation system performance analysis platform composed of a signal generator, a signal reception and navigation algorithm execution unit, and a performance analysis unit was designed. Using the designed software platform, we analyzed the relationship between proposed performance index and position estimation performance according to time slot allocation order in the same position reference (PR) arrangement. The performance index of the proposed time slot allocation is expected to be utilized not only for the Link-16 system, but also for the Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)-based navigation system.


Supported by : Chungnam National University


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