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.

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

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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.

The Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309176441

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 108

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.

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: 258

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.

The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS

The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS

Author: Michael Kennedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420088007

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 308

View: 127

Since the publication of the bestselling second edition of The Global Positioning System and GIS, the use of GPS as an input for GIS has evolved from a supporting analysis tool to become an essential part of real-time management tools in wide-ranging fields. Continued technological advances and decreased costs have altered the GPS vendor lands

The Global Positioning System and GIS, Second Edition

The Global Positioning System and GIS, Second Edition

Author: Michael Kennedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415286084

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 159

The Global Positioning System and Geographical Information Systems, working in tandem, provide a powerful tool. Recent developments such as the removal of Selective Availability have not merely made these technologies more accurate but have also opened up a new seam of applications, particularly in location based services. The Global Positioning System and GIS is a clear text and guide to the use and integration of these powerful technologies, with each topic combining an overview with a step-by-step approach. This significantly revised and extended second edition now comes with a set of resources on a CD-ROM, including an instructor's guide, demonstration data and exercises. It is a straightforward introductory text for students and teachers on GIS/GPS courses as well as a practical and introductory field manual for mapping science professionals, giving basic practical guidance, particularly to the integrated use of ESRI's GIS software with Trimble's GPS hardware.

Global Positioning System

Global Positioning System

Author: Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709132975

Category: Science

Page: 391

View: 918

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.

The Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System

Author: Scott Pace

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: UOM:39015037495010

Category: Science

Page: 438

View: 910

A comprehensive assessment of the challenges and opportunities created by worldwide access to this revolutionary technology.