GPS: Principles and Applications

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: 17.422; Last Offered: Summer 2015;

Course Description

This course provides an introduction into how GPS works and the variety of applications for GPS. The general methodology of satellite navigation is described. Then there is an overview of the GPS system including the space segment and the control segment in addition to the GPS receivers themselves. The signal characteristics are presented. Satellite orbital mechanics and various earth coordinate systems are described. GPS receiver operations are then discussed focusing on signal acquisition and tracking. The impact of interference is considered. The performance of stand-alone GPS is described. Next, the techniques of differential GPS are presented. Finally, the integration of GPS with other navigation systems such as inertial systems in considered. Applications are discussed throughout the course.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3;

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