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Introduction to GPS : the Global Positioning System

Author: Ahmed El-Rabbany
Publisher: Boston, MA : Artech House, ©2002.
Series: Artech House mobile communications series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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You get an in-depth discussion on the errors and biases that affect GPS measurements, along with advice on how to overcome them. Moreover, the book shows how the GPS can be used for a number of different accuracy levels. Datums, coordinate systems, and map projections are discussed in a simple manner, offering you a clear understanding of this widely misunderstood area.

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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. You get an in-depth discussion on the errors and biases that affect GPS measurements, along with guidance on how to overcome them. Moreover, the book shows how the GPS can be used for a number of different accuracy levels. Datums, coordinate systems, and map projections are discussed in a simple manner, offering you a clear understanding of this widely misunderstood area. This unique reference also examines the integration of the GPS with other systems, and looks at future GPS modernization. Over 75 illustrations help clarify major topics throughout the book.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
El-Rabbany, Ahmed.
Introduction to GPS.
Boston, MA : Artech House, ©2002
(DLC) 2001055249
(OCoLC)48256120
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed El-Rabbany
ISBN: 158053547X 9781580535472 1580531830 9781580531832
OCLC Number: 50875094
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 176 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction - Overview of GPS. GPS Segments. GPS Satellite Generations. Current GPS Constellation Status. Control Sites. GPS: the Basic Idea. GPS Positioning Service. GPS Details - GPS Signal Structure. GPS Modernization. GPS Receiver Types. Time Systems. Pseudorange Measurements. Carrier Phase Measurements. Cycle Slips. Linear Combinations of GPS Observables. GPS Errors and Biases - Classifications of GPS Errors and Biases. GPS Ephemeris Errors. Selective Availability. Satellite and Receiver Clock Errors. Multipath Error. Antenna Phase Center Variations. Receiver Measurements Noise. Ionospheric Delay. Tropospheric Delay. Satellite Geometry Measures. GPS Mission Planning. Datums, Coordinate Systems and Map Projections - What is a Datum? Geodetic Coordinate System. Conventional Terrestrial Reference System (CTRS). The World Geodetic System of 1984 (WGS 84) System. What Coordinates are Obtained with GPS? Datum Transformations. Map Projections. Transverse Mercator Projection. Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM). Modified Transverse Mercator (MTM). Lambert Conical Projection. Stereographic Double Projection. Marine Nautical Charts: ECDIS. Local Arbitrary Mapping Systems. Height Systems. GPS Positioning Modes - GPS Point Positioning. GPS Relative Positioning. Static GPS Surveying. Fast (Rapid) Static GPS Surveying. Stop & Go GPS Surveying. Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS. Real-Time Differential GPS (DGPS). Real-Time vs. Postprocessing. Communication (Radio) Link. Ambiguity Resolution Techniques - Ambiguity Resolution Techniques. Antenna Swap Method. On-the-Fly (OTF) Ambiguity Resolution. GPS DATA and Correction Services - IGS Service. DGPS/Radiobeacon Systems. Wide Area DGPS Service. FM Sub-Carrier DGPS Service. GPS Standard Formats - RINEX Format. RTCM SC-104 Standards for DGPS Services. NMEA 0183 Format. GPS Integration - GPS/GIS Integration. GPS/LRF Integration. GPS/INS Integration. GPS/Dead Reckoning Integration. GPS/Pseudolite Integration. GPS/Cellular Integration. GPS Applications - GPS for Utility Industry. GPS for Forestry and Natural Resources. GPS for Precision Farming. GPS for Civil Engineering Applications. GPS for Monitoring Structural Deformations. GPS for Mining Surveying. GPS for Land Seismic Surveying. GPS for Marine Seismic Surveying. Airborne GPS for Topographic Mapping. GPS for Cadastral Surveying. GPS for Vehicle Navigation. GPS for Transit Systems. GPS for Retail Industry. GPS Waypoint Navigation "GPS Stake Out". Other Satellite Navigation Systems - GLONASS System. European Satellite Navigation System (GALILEO). Chinese Satellite Navigation System. Integration of Satellite Systems. Regional and Local Augmentations. Appendix: GPS Accuracy Measures.
Series Title: Artech House mobile communications series.
Responsibility: Ahmed El-Rabbany.
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This resource offers professionals, students and recreational users of GPS a clear non-mathematical explanation of how GPS works and its wide range of applications. It addresses all aspects of the  Read more...

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GREAT BASIC REFERENCE

by gpsuser (WorldCat user published 2010-11-03) Very Good Permalink

If you are a geodesy expert looking for a mathematical treatment of GPS theory, look elsewhere (there are several good books). If you are looking for a good collegiate-level descriptive text, this is a great choice. Clear, concise, and with all the latest info including WAAS, RTK, and similar topics....
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