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Module

CEG2710 : GNSS Theory and Practice

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Peter Clarke
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To introduce the basic principles of positioning using the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) with special emphasis on Positioning System (GPS).

This module will introduce the basic principles of positioning using the Global Positioning System (GPS). Special emphasis will be placed on high precision positioning.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction and orbit review
Normal orbits and Kepler's laws
Perturbed orbits and ephemerides
GPS description and signal structure
The pseudorange observable
Pseudorange point positioning
Differential positioning
The carrier phase observable
Relative positioning and differencing techniques
Computation of relative position
Ambiguity resolution techniques
Error sources in GPS I
Error sources in GPS II
Modes of GPS positioning
Third party products
Instruments, applications, field procedures and observation processing
Future directions

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable