Introduction to GPS

Introduction to GPS

Author: Ahmed El-Rabbany

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1580531830

Category: Science

Page: 202

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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

View: 571

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

Global Positioning System

Author: B. Hofmann-Wellenhof

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: UOM:39015034436447

Category: Artificial satellites in navigation

Page: 390

View: 632

This book shows in comprehensive manner how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works. The use of GPS for precise measurements (i.e., surveying) is treated as well as navigation and attitude determination.The basic mathematical models for various modes of GPS operations and detailed explanation of the practical use of GPS are developed precisely in this book. Additionally, the text shows why and how the kinematic mode differs from the static mode and exemplifies types of projects where different measurement modes are used.Explanations of proper project planning, execution, data reduction, and coordinate computation are provided for novice GPS users.

Integrating GIS and the Global Positioning System

Integrating GIS and the Global Positioning System

Author: Karen Steede-Terry

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 1879102811

Category: Science

Page: 116

View: 191

This comprehensive reference answers the myriad of questions involved in combining GIS and GPS for maximum benefit. Real-life case studies give users the opportunity to consider every aspect of systems integration before the process is started. 20 color photos, 30 maps, 5 charts.

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.

Global Positioning System

Global Positioning System

Author: Pratap Misra

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: STANFORD:36105217826077

Category: Global Positioning System

Page: 569

View: 480

The second edition of this widely praised book offers a comprehensive introduction to GPS: the system, signals, receivers, measurements, and algorithms for estimation of position, velocity, and time. It is intended as a textbook for a senior- or graduate-level engineering course and a self-study guide for practicing engineers.The book is divided into four parts. Part I introduces the basic framework for a global navigation satellite system, including coordinate frames, time references, and satellite orbits, and provides an overview of GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo. Part II describes the fruits of GPS: estimation of position, velocity, and time. Part III discusses the ingenious structure of the GPS signals. Part IV introduces the signal processing steps required to extract the necessary measurements from these signals, and explores the challenges posed by signal blockage and RFI.

Global Positioning System

Global Positioning System

Author: Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709132975

Category: Science

Page: 391

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This book is dedicated to Dr. Benjamin William Remondi for many reasons. The project of writing a Global Positioning System (GPS) book was con ceived in April 1988 at a GPS meeting in Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Remondi discussed with me the need for an additional GPS textbook and suggested a possible joint effort. In 1989, I was willing to commit myself to such a project. Unfortunately, the timing was less than ideal for Dr. Remondi. Therefore, I decided to start the project with other coauthors. Dr. Remondi agreed and indicated his willingness to be a reviewer. I selected Dr. Herbert Lichtenegger, my colleague from the Technical University Graz, Austria, and Dr. James Collins from Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A. In my opinion, the knowledge of the three authors should cover the wide spectrum of GPS. Dr. Lichtenegger is a geodesist with broad experience in both theory and practice. He has specialized his research to geodetic astron omy including orbital theory and geodynamical phenomena. Since 1986, Dr. Lichtenegger's main interest is dedicated to GPS. Dr. Collins retired from the U.S. National Geodetic Survey in 1980, where he was the Deputy Director. For the past ten years, he has been deeply involved in using GPS technology with an emphasis on surveying. Dr. Collins was the founder and president of Geo/Hydro Inc. My own background is theoretically oriented. My first chief, Prof. Dr. Peter Meissl, was an excellent theoretician; and my former chief, Prof. Dr.mult. Helmut Moritz, fortunately, still is.

Global Positioning System

Global Positioning System

Author: B. Hofmann-Wellenhof

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709161999

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 282

This new edition adds the most recent advances in GPS technology, although the overall structure essentially conforms to the former editions. The textbook explains in a comprehensive manner the concepts of GPS as well as the latest applications in surveying and navigation. Description of project planning, observation, and data processing is provided for novice GPS users. Special emphasis is placed on the modernization of GPS, covering the new signal structure and improvements in the space and control segment. Furthermore, the augmentation of GPS by satellite-based and ground-based systems leading to future Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) is discussed.

The Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309052832

Category: Science

Page: 285

View: 880

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.

Global Positioning System: An Overview

Global Positioning System: An Overview

Author: Yehuda Bock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461571117

Category: Science

Page: 447

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Space geodesy has evolved in the last twenty years into one of the most exciting disciplines in the earth sciences. This development is due to a large extent to the versatility of applications provided by the radio interferometric technique called Global Positioning System or GPS. Appropriately, Symposium 102: Global Positioning System: An Overview was held at the 125th Anniversary Meeting of the International Association of Geodesy in August, 1989. A broad review of GPS geodesy, achievements to date and the prospects for future study and application was presented. Papers included in this volume are grouped as follows: - Static and Geodynamic Positioning; - Orbit Determination Optimization and Design Dynamic; - Kinematic GPS/INS Radio Tracking Systems A useful reference for any researcher or student of space geodesy.

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.