A GPS

Author: Frank Stephen Tromp Van Diggelen
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781596933750
Release Date: 2009
Genre: GNSS technology and applications series

Offering a detailed look at all the technical aspects and underpinnings of A-GPS, this unique book places emphasis on practical implementation. The book reviews standard GPS design, helping you understand why GPS requires assistance in the first place. You discover how A-GPS enables the computing of a position from navigation satellites in the absence of precise time - a topic not covered in any other book. Moreover, you learn how to design and analyze a high sensitivity GPS receiver and determine the achievable sensitivity. The book provides detailed worksheets that show how to compute, analyze, and improve the processing gain from the input signal at the antenna to the signal after the correlators. These worksheets are used in the book to generate families of curves that completely characterize receiver sensitivity, parameterized in terms of front end noise figure, coherent and noncoherent integration times. From this work a law of achievable sensitivity is derived and explained in the book.

GPS GNSS Antennas

Author: B. Rama Rao
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781596931503
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduction to GNSS antenna performance parameters -- FRPAs and high-gain directional antennas -- Multiband, handset, and active GNSS antennas -- Adaptive GPS antennas -- Ground plane, aircraft fuselage, and other platform effects on GPS antennas -- Measurement of the characteristics of GNSS antennas -- Antennas and site considerations for precise applications.

Ubiquitous Positioning and Mobile Location Based Services in Smart Phones

Author: Chen, Ruizhi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466618282
Release Date: 2012-06-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Many smart phone users reap the benefits of location-based services. While tracking users’ positions using their smart phone is an issue of concern for some, others who use Foursquare or rely on their Android GPS view location-based services as a necessity. Ubiquitous Positioning and Mobile Location-Based Services in Smart Phones explores new research in smart phones with an emphasis on positioning solutions in smart phones, smart phone-based navigation applications, mobile geographical information systems, and related standards.

Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications Second Edition

Author: Alan Bensky
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781608079520
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This updated second edition of the Artech House book Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications presents comprehensive coverage of wireless positioning principles and technologies for engineers involved in using or developing wireless location applications. This book explains the basics of GPS and demonstrates the applications of fundamental distance measuring principles. This edition includes updated and expanded chapters on satellite navigation, OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex), TDOA location facilities in 3GPP LTE specifications, carrier phase measurements and DGPS, wireless sensor networks, MIMO positions, inertial navigation, and data fusion. Moreover, complete coverage of cellular network infrastructure for location, including 4G LTE, and up to-date Bluetooth location in short-range wireless networks is presented as well as modernization programs used for GPS accuracy and reliability. This book helps readers assess available positioning methods for new applications, locate applicable sources for a given technology, and simply difficult engineering and mathematical concepts.

China Satellite Navigation Conference CSNC 2016 Proceedings

Author: Jiadong Sun
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811009341
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

These Proceedings present selected research papers from CSNC2016, held during 18th-20th May in Changsha, China. The theme of CSNC2016 is Smart Sensing, Smart Perception. These papers discuss the technologies and applications of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and the latest progress made in the China BeiDou System (BDS) especially. They are divided into 12 topics to match the corresponding sessions in CSNC2016, which broadly covered key topics in GNSS. Readers can learn about the BDS and keep abreast of the latest advances in GNSS techniques and applications.

Transport Systems Telematics

Author: Jerzy Mikulski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642164712
Release Date: 2010-10-06
Genre: Computers

The idea of telematics appeared more than a decade ago and it is possible to define it, in a general and simple way, as a communication system for collecting, processing and distributing information. The transport services market is definitely the most important area for telematic applications. Transport-telematics issues constitute a field of knowledge of transport that integrates information technology and telecommunications in applications for managing and controlling traffic in transport systems, stimulating technical and organizational activities that ensure improved effectiveness and safe operation of such systems. Integrated and cooperating telematic applications constitute intelligent transport systems. The basis of such systems is to efficiently collect and process information and to manage its flow within the system. This enables supplying information from almost all areas of transport activities in real time. Intelligent transport––supported by a number of integrated telecommunications, IT measurement and control engineering solutions, and by appropriate tools and software––comprises telematic applications. They have an extensive range of use in many areas of transport, allowing the integration of the means and types of transport, including its infrastructure, business organization and management processes. This monograph is a collection of selected papers presented at the jubilee transport telematics conference, TST 2010, and is the result of the work of many scientists associated with this area of knowledge and who had spent years with the conference.

Server Side GPS and Assisted GPS in Java

Author: Neil Harper
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781607839866
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: Computers

This innovative book offers you a detailed explanation of the way that an A-GPS server operates from a practical point of view. You learn how A-GPS improves critical aspects of GPS, such as time-to-first-fix (TTFF) and yield. The book focuses on handset-assisted A-GPS, where the server can make use of additional information and perform more effective hybrid calculations. You gain insight into factors affecting accuracy and how these errors can be minimized using A-GPS. Moreover, this unique resource includes example code in Java for all key functions, along with sequence diagrams in UML that help ensure a solid understanding of the material.

GPS GLONASS Galileo and BeiDou for Mobile Devices

Author: Ivan G. Petrovski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139952453
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Get up to speed on all existing GNSS with this practical guide. Covering everything from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou orbits and signals to multi-GNSS receiver design, AGPS, RTK, and VRS, you will understand the complete global range of mobile positioning systems. Step-by-step algorithms and practical methods provide the tools you need to develop current mobile systems, whilst coverage of cutting edge techniques, such as the instant positioning method, gives you a head-start in unlocking the potential of future mobile positioning. Whether you are an engineer or business manager working in the mobile device industry, a student or researcher, this is your ideal guide to GNSS.

GALILEO Positioning Technology

Author: Jari Nurmi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400718302
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book covers multi-band Galileo receivers (especially E1-E5 bands of Galileo) and addresses all receiver building blocks, from the antenna and front end, through details of the baseband receiver processing blocks, up to the navigation processing, including the Galileo message structure and Position, Velocity, Time (PVT) computation. Moreover, hybridization solutions with communications systems for improved localization are discussed and an open-source GNSS receiver platform (available for download) developed at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is addressed in detail.

Understanding GPS GNSS Principles and Applications Third Edition

Author: Elliott D. Kaplan
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781630814427
Release Date: 2017-05-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This thoroughly updated third edition of an Artech House bestseller brings together a team of leading experts providing a current and comprehensive treatment of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) that readers won’t find in other resources. Packed with brand new material, this third edition includes new chapters on the system engineering details of GPS, European Galileo system, Chinese Beidou systems, GLONASS, and regional systems, such as Quasi–Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC). Readers also find new coverage of GNSS receivers, disruptions, errors, stand-alone GNSS performance, differential and precise point positioning. This single-source reference provides both a quick overview of GNSS essentials and an in-depth treatment of advanced topics and explores all the latest advances in technology, applications, and systems. Readers are guided in the development of new applications and on how to evaluate their performance. It explains all the differential GNSS services available to help decide which is best for a particular application. The book discusses the integration of GNSS with other sensors and network assistance. Readers learn how to build GNSS receivers and integrate them into navigational and communications equipment. Moreover, this unique volume helps determine how technology is affecting the marketplace and where best to invest in a company’s resources.

Engineering Satellite Based Navigation and Timing

Author: John W. Betz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118615973
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Science

This is the first text that provides an integrated and balanced view of all satellite-based navigation and timing (satnav) systems attractive to an international readership interested not only in GPS but also other systems such as GLONASS (Russia) and Galileo (European Space Agency. It provides a comprehensive collection of systems engineering tools, consistent and current descriptions of existing and planned systems and their signals, detailed description of receiver processing techniques and their performance, and integrated introduction of special topics. Each chapter is followed by a set of review problems that are divided into theoretical (how key results in the chapter are obtained and extended), and applied (how to use the information presented in practical situations). A solutions manual will be available.

Understanding GPS

Author: Elliott Kaplan
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781580538954
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Electronic books

This thoroughly updated second edition of an Artech House bestseller brings together a team of leading experts who provide you with a current and comprehensive treatment of the Global Positioning System (GPS). The book covers all the latest advances in technology, applications, and systems. The second edition includes new chapters that explore the integration of GPS with vehicles and cellular telephones, new classes of satellite broadcast signals, the emerging GALILEO system, and new developments in the GPS marketplace. This single-source reference provides both a quick overview of GPS essentials and an in-depth treatment of advanced topics. The book guides you in developing new applications and shows you how to evaluate their performance. It explains all the differential GPS services available to let you decide which is best for particular applications. You learn how to build GPS receivers and integrate them into navigational and communications equipment. Moreover, this unique volume helps you determine how technology is affecting the marketplace and where best to invest your company's resources.

Global Positioning Systems Inertial Navigation and Integration

Author: Mohinder S. Grewal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470099711
Release Date: 2007-03-05
Genre: Science

An updated guide to GNSS and INS, and solutions to real-world GPS/INS problems with Kalman filtering Written by recognized authorities in the field, this second edition of a landmark work provides engineers, computer scientists, and others with a working familiarity with the theory and contemporary applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Inertial Navigational Systems (INS), and Kalman filters. Throughout, the focus is on solving real-world problems, with an emphasis on the effective use of state-of-the-art integration techniques for those systems, especially the application of Kalman filtering. To that end, the authors explore the various subtleties, common failures, and inherent limitations of the theory as it applies to real-world situations, and provide numerous detailed application examples and practice problems, including GNSS-aided INS, modeling of gyros and accelerometers, and SBAS and GBAS. Drawing upon their many years of experience with GNSS, INS, and the Kalman filter, the authors present numerous design and implementation techniques not found in other professional references. This Second Edition has been updated to include: GNSS signal integrity with SBAS Mitigation of multipath, including results Ionospheric delay estimation with Kalman filters New MATLAB programs for satellite position determination using almanac and ephemeris data and ionospheric delay calculations from single and dual frequency data New algorithms for GEO with L1 /L5 frequencies and clock steering Implementation of mechanization equations in numerically stable algorithms To enhance comprehension of the subjects covered, the authors have included software in MATLAB, demonstrating the working of the GNSS, INS, and filter algorithms. In addition to showing the Kalman filter in action, the software also demonstrates various practical aspects of finite word length arithmetic and the need for alternative algorithms to preserve result accuracy.