Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System

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Artech House, 2002 - Science - 176 pages
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If you're looking for an up-to-date, easy-to-understand treatment of the GPS (Global Positioning System), this one-of-a-kind resource offers you the knowledge you need for your work, without bogging you down with advanced mathematics. It addresses all aspects of the GPS, emphasizes GPS applications, examines the GPS signal structure, and covers the key types of measurement being utilized in the field today.
 

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Contents

Introduction to GPS
1
12 GPS segments
2
13 GPS satellite generations
4
14 Current GPS satellite constellation
5
15 Control sites
6
The basic idea
8
17 GPS positioning service
9
18 Why use GPS?
10
57 Realtime differential GPS
78
58 Real time versus postprocessing
80
59 Communication radio link
81
References
83
AmbiguityResolution Techniques
85
61 Antenna swap method
87
62 Onthefly ambiguity resolution
88
References
90

References
11
GPS Details
13
22 GPS modernization
15
23 Types of GPS receivers
16
24 Time systems
18
25 Pseudorange measurements
19
26 Carrierphase measurements
21
27 Cycle slips
22
28 Linear combinations of GPS observables
23
References
25
GPS Errors and Biases
27
31 GPS ephemeris errors
28
32 Selective availability
29
33 Satellite and receiver clock errors
31
34 Multipath error
32
35 Antennaphasecenter variation
34
36 Receiver measurement noise
35
37 Ionospheric delay
36
38 Tropospheric delay
38
39 Satellite geometry measures
39
310 GPS mission planning
42
311 User equivalent range error
44
Datums Coordinate Systems and Map Projections
47
41 What is a datum?
48
42 Geodetic coordinate system
49
421 Conventional Terrestrial Reference System
50
422 The WGS 84 and NAD 83 systems
52
43 What coordinates are obtained with GPS?
53
45 Map projections
55
451 Transverse Mercator projection
56
452 Universal transverse Mercator projection
57
453 Modified transverse Mercator projection
59
454 Lambert conical projection
60
455 Stereographic double projection
61
46 Marine nautical charts
62
47 Local arbitrary mapping systems
64
48 Height systems
65
References
66
GPS Positioning Modes
69
51 GPS point positioning
70
52 GPS relative positioning
71
53 Static GPS surveying
72
54 Fast rapid static
74
55 Stopandgo GPS surveying
75
56 RTK GPS
77
GPS Data and Correction Services
91
71 Data service
92
72 DGPS radio beacon systems
94
73 Widearea DGPS systems
95
74 Multisite RTK system
98
References
99
GPS Standard Formats
101
82 NGSSP3 format
105
83 RTCM SC104 standards for DGPS services
108
84 NMEA 0183 format
112
References
115
GPS Integration
117
92 GPSLRF integration
118
93 GPSdead reckoning integration
120
94 GPSINS integration
121
95 GPSpseudolite integration
123
96 GPScellular integration
125
References
127
GPS Applications
129
102 GPS for forestry and natural resources
131
103 GPS for precision farming
132
104 GPS for civil engineering applications
133
105 GPS for monitoring structural deformations
134
106 GPS for openpit mining
135
107 GPS for land seismic surveying
138
108 GPS for marine seismic surveying
139
109 GPS for airborne mapping
140
1010 GPS for seafloor mapping
142
1011 GPS for vehicle navigation
144
1012 GPS for transit systems
146
1013 GPS for the retail industry
147
1014 GPS for cadastral surveying
149
1015 GPS stakeout waypoint navigation
150
References
151
Other Satellite Navigation Systems
155
112 Chinese regional satellite navigation system Beidou system
157
114 Future European global satellite navigation system Galileo system
158
References
159
GPS Accuracy and Precision Measures
161
Reference
162
Useful Web Sites
163
B2 GPS manufacturers
165
About the Author
167
Index
169
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About the author (2002)

Ahmed El-Rabbany holds an M.Sc.Eng. degree in satellite geodesy from Alexandria University, Egypt and a Ph.D. in GPS surveying from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. El-Rabbany is an assistant professor at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Ontario.

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