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.


Author: Frank Stephen Tromp Van Diggelen
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
ISBN: 1596933747
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Assisted GPS (A-GPS) has been developed to provide greatly improved capabilities, helping GPS work better and faster in almost any location. Looking at the technical aspects and underpinnings of A-GPS, this book focuses on practical implementation. It reviews standard GPS design, helping professionals understand why GPS requires assistance.

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.

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.

Global Positioning System

Author: Pratap Misra
ISBN: 0970954425
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Global Positioning System

Accompanying CD-ROM contains a number of GPS data sets from several sites. A set of homework problems requires the student to write simple MATLAB code to analyze these data.

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.

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.

Airborne Pulsed Doppler Radar

Author: Guy V. Morris
Publisher: Artech House on Demand
ISBN: 0890068674
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Offering updated information on radar technologies since 1987, this work also provides an insight into specific issues unique to airborne systems. It contains treatment of the medium PRF waveform for more accurate performance analysis. The book provides the background necessary to: plan and predict the outcome of test programs; evaluate proposals for new radar systems or upgrades; analyze the performance of airborne radars in various scenarios; and understand the capabilities and limitations of airborne systems.

Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems

Author: Enrico Re
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387475249
Release Date: 2007-12-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems publishes the proceedings of the 2006 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications. The book focuses on the integration of communication and navigation systems in satellites.

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.

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309222754
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Global Positioning System (GPS) has revolutionized the measurement of position, velocity, and time. It has rapidly evolved into a worldwide utility with more than a billion receiver sets currently in use that provide enormous benefits to humanity: improved safety of life, increased productivity, and wide-spread convenience. Global Navigation Satellite Systems summarizes the joint workshop on Global Navigation Satellite Systems held jointly by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Engineering on May 24-25, 2011 at Hongqiao Guest Hotel in Shanghai, China. "We have one world, and only one set of global resources. It is important to work together on satellite navigation. Competing and cooperation is like Yin and Yang. They need to be balanced," stated Dr. Charles M. Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering, in the workshop's opening remarks. Global Navigation Satellite Systems covers the objectives of the workshop, which explore issues of enhanced interoperability and interchangeability for all civil users aimed to consider collaborative efforts for countering the global threat of inadvertent or illegal interference to GNSS signals, promotes new applications for GNSS, emphasizing productivity, safety, and environmental protection. The workshop featured presentations chosen based on the following criteria: they must have relevant engineering/technical content or usefulness; be of mutual interest; offer the opportunity for enhancing GNSS availability, accuracy, integrity, and/or continuity; and offer the possibility of recommendations for further actions and discussions. Global Navigation Satellite Systems is an essential report for engineers, workshop attendees, policy makers, educators, and relevant government agencies.

A Software Defined GPS and Galileo Receiver

Author: Kai Borre
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817645403
Release Date: 2007-08-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book explore the use of new technologies in the area of satellite navigation receivers. In order to construct a reconfigurable receiver with a wide range of applications, the authors discuss receiver architecture based on software-defined radio techniques. The presentation unfolds in a user-friendly style and goes from the basics to cutting-edge research. The book is aimed at applied mathematicians, electrical engineers, geodesists, and graduate students. It may be used as a textbook in various GPS technology and signal processing courses, or as a self-study reference for anyone working with satellite navigation receivers.

GNSS Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Author: Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783211730171
Release Date: 2007-11-20
Genre: Science

This book extends the scientific bestseller "GPS - Theory and Practice" to cover Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and includes the Russian GLONASS, the European system Galileo, and additional systems. The book refers to GNSS in the generic sense to describe the various existing reference systems for coordinates and time, the satellite orbits, the satellite signals, observables, mathematical models for positioning, data processing, and data transformation. This book is a university-level introductory textbook and is intended to serve as a reference for students as well as for professionals and scientists in the fields of geodesy, surveying engineering, navigation, and related disciplines.