Global Positioning Systems (GPS): Principles and Applications

MECH&AE 830.50

This course provides an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and their applications.

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What you can learn.

  • Learn GPS total system architecture, space segment, control segment, and user equipment
  • Understand GPS signal characteristics, modulation types, and multiplexing techniques
  • Study GPS receiver architecture, performance, and software receivers
  • Master GPS augmentations, GPS integration with cell phone services, weak signal acquisition, and tracking
  • Learn GPS-related test and integration equipment and approach
  • Survey GPS applications and various markets

About this course:

Instruction provides an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and their applications, including: GPS total system architecture, space segment, control segment, and user equipments GPS signal characteristics, modulation types, multiplexing techniques; GPS signal modernization; GPS signal acquisition, tracking, and data demodulation; impact and mitigation of interferences, multipath and scintillation GPS receiver architecture and performance, software receivers Differential GPS, precision positioning using carrier-phase, carrier-phase-based attitude determination, integrated GPS/inertial navigation, integrated GPS/odometer navigation, integrity monitoring, anti-jamming and anti-spoofing techniques GPS augmentations, GPS integration with cell phone services, weak signal acquisition and tracking GPS-related test and integration equipment and approach Other GNSS, such as GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass GPS applications and various markets

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