Accession Number : ADA320039

Title :   Volume III. Systems Phase, Chapter 2A: Satellite Navigation Using the Global Positioning System.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Riggins, Bob

PDF Url : ADA320039

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : These notes are designed to accompany a 4 to 6 hour course. They provide a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the Global Positioning System (GPS). Emphasis is on the use of GPS for determining navigational information such as user position and velocity relative to the local navigation frame of reference (latitude, longitude, altitude, and their time derivatives). Topics include history and motivation for OPS, basic properties of GPS, navigation solution theory, signal structure, code generation, code correlation, receiver design, ranging errors, geometrical errors, differential GPS, relative GPS, and carrier-phase GPS. By the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to write simple positioning algorithms given GPS pseudoranges. Also, the student will become well versed in the theoretical aspects of GPS, and so will be able to read and criticize current GPS research.

Descriptors :   *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *NAVIGATION SATELLITES, ALGORITHMS, POSITION(LOCATION), THEORY, CODING, CORRELATION, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), POSITION FINDING, SIGNALS, RECEIVERS, ERRORS, USER NEEDS, GEOMETRY, FRAMES, MOTIVATION, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE.

Subject Categories : Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE