[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Question.

From: Albert Chun-Chieh Huang
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Question.
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2012 23:46:13 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.2 (darwin)

Ahmed Zaheer <address@hidden> writes:

> I was trying to implement Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum in gnuradio. In the 
> transmitting flowgraph I am using GLFSR source to multiply it with the file 
> which I am transmitting. At the receiver end I am able to receive it by 
> multiplying it with same GLFSR source with the same values. But there is no 
> acquisition being done. I am seeing a block named PN Correlator. But I don't 
> know what this block does and where should I use this block in the flowgraph. 
> My question is does anybody know what the PN Correlator block does and is it 
> performing the acquisition or not. 
> Any help/comments would be greatly appreciated. 
> Regards.


After taking a look at digital_pn_correlator_cc.cc, I think it's a
serial code acquisition block as described in its header. The output
will be cross-correlation of PN sequence and input samples. Input sample
pointer is advanced by noutput_items samples for each call, and the
output value is derived from multiplying input samples by PN sequence,
both are length of whole PN sequence. If you think noutput_items to be
one, then it will be easier to understand this code. So, yes, it's
serial search code acquisition to my understanding. If you monitor the
output of digital_pn_correlator, you should see a spike when the
acquisition is achieved, and the interval between two spikes will be
roughly the length of PN sequence due to noise effect. I think its input
is time domain samples from your front-end.

This is my understanding of this block. Hope it helps.

Best Regards,


Albert Chun-Chieh Huang(黃俊傑)
Blog: Random Notes, http://alberthuang314.blogspot.com/

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]