Introduction to GPS

Introduction to GPS

Author: Ahmed El-Rabbany

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1580531830

Category: Science

Page: 176

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If you're looking for an up-to-date, easy-to-understand treatment of the GPS (Global Positioning System), this one-of-a-kind resource offers you the knowledge you need for your work, without bogging you down with advanced mathematics. It addresses all aspects of the GPS, emphasizes GPS applications, examines the GPS signal structure, and covers the key types of measurement being utilized in the field today.

Fundamentals of Global Positioning System Receivers

Fundamentals of Global Positioning System Receivers

Author: James Bao-Yen Tsui

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471712572

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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All the expert guidance you need to understand, build, andoperate GPS receivers The Second Edition of this acclaimed publication enablesreaders to understand and apply the complex operation principles ofglobal positioning system (GPS) receivers. Although GPS receiversare widely used in everyday life to aid in positioning andnavigation, this is the only text that is devoted to completecoverage of their operation principles. The author, one of theforemost authorities in the GPS field, presents the material from asoftware receiver viewpoint, an approach that helps readers betterunderstand operation and that reflects the forecasted integrationof GPS receivers into such everyday devices as cellular telephones.Concentrating on civilian C/A code, the book provides the tools andinformation needed to understand and exploit all aspects ofreceiver technology as well as relevant navigation schemes: Overview of GPS basics and the constellation of satellites thatcomprise the GPS system Detailed examination of GPS signal structure, acquisition, andtracking Step-by-step presentation of the mathematical formulas forcalculating a user's position Demonstration of the use of computer programs to run keyequations Instructions for developing hardware to collect digitized datafor a software GPS receiver Complete chapter demonstrating a GPS receiver following asignal flow to determine a user's position The Second Edition of this highly acclaimed text has beengreatly expanded, including three new chapters: Acquisition of weak signals Tracking of weak signals GPS receiver related subjects Following the author's expert guidance and easy-to-follow style,engineers and scientists learn all that is needed to understand,build, and operate GPS receivers. The book's logical flow frombasic concepts to applications makes it an excellent textbook forupper-level undergraduate and graduate students in electricalengineering, wireless communications, and computer science.

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Author: Cristina Chaplain

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437939774

Category:

Page: 68

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The GPS provides positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) data to users worldwide. The U.S. Air Force (AF) is in the process of modernizing the system. But, it is uncertain whether the AF could acquire new satellites in time to maintain GPS service without interruption. This report assesses: (1) the status of AF efforts to deliver new GPS satellites, the avail. of the GPS constellation, and the potential impacts on users if the constellation avail. diminishes below its committed level of performance; (2) efforts to acquire the GPS ground control and user equipment necessary to leverage GPS satellite capabilities; (3) the GPS interagency requirements process; and (4) coord. of GPS efforts with the internat. PNT community. Illus. This is a print on demand report.

GPS for Everyone

GPS for Everyone

Author: L. Casey Larijani

Publisher: Amer Interface Corporation

ISBN: 0965966755

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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In a few years' time, GPS receiving devices will be as ubiquitous as cell phones are today. This plain English guide contains a full glossary with over 500 terms; a full bibliographic reference; and appendices on the history of navigation, time and technology, triangulation, and vendors. Beginning with the basics such as GPS satellites and signals, this book also discusses the popular uses of GPS such as devices for transportation. Also included are the technical uses for GPS such as defence, cartography, and surveying as well as costs and world-wide commercial opportunities.

Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

Author: Leon Gray

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433986390

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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We usually think of GPS (Global Positioning System) as a good thing, especially if we're using it to find our way from place to place. GPS satellites, radio signals, and receivers work together to pinpoint our location and get us to our destination. Hikers, bicyclists, and even golfers are finding ways to use GPS to improve their athletic experiences. The military installs GPS in many kinds of equipment, vehicles, and weaponry. GPS has surprising applications as well, such as tracking animals for conservation efforts. But many people are suspicious of this technology, especially when it's used to locate them without their consent. Many aspects of the GPS debate are explained, giving readers the ability decide for themselves where, when, and how satellite positioning should be used.

Global Positioning System: Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities

Global Positioning System: Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities

Author: Cristina T. Chaplain

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437926408

Category:

Page: 15

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The Global Positioning System (GPS), which provides position, navigation, and timing data to users worldwide, has become essential to U.S. national security and a key tool in an expanding array of public service and commercial applications. The Air Force is in the process of modernizing GPS. In light of the importance of GPS, the modernization effort, and international efforts to develop new systems, the auditor undertook a broad review of GPS. Specifically, she assessed progress in: (1) acquiring GPS satellites; (2) acquiring the ground control and user equipment necessary to leverage GPS satellite capabilities; and (3) evaluated coordination among fed. agencies and other org. to ensure GPS missions can be accomplished. Illus.

The Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309052832

Category: Science

Page: 285

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The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system that was originally designed for the U.S. military. However, the number of civilian GPS users now exceeds the military users, and many commercial markets have emerged. This book identifies technical improvements that would enhance military, civilian, and commercial use of the GPS. Several technical improvements are recommended that could be made to enhance the overall system performance.

The Military GPS

The Military GPS

Author: Taylor Baldwin Kiland

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766075184

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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GPS technology is used in everything from car satellite systems to iPhones to FitBits. How does GPS actually work? Who takes care of the vast constellation of satellites that are needed to make these systems work? Enhanced with full-color photos and fact boxes, this book showcases current military technology and tools, historical accounts leading to today’s global systems, and tips to prepare for a career in the military.

Global Positioning Systems

Global Positioning Systems

Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420506013

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 493

Many inventions come to us through military and government creation, such as Global Positioning Systems or G.P.S. This volume focuses on G.P.S. technology in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation. Readers will also consider its impact, and its future uses.