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Radionavigation Systems

Radionavigation Systems

By (author): Borje Forssell
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781596933545

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The growth of GPS over that past decade has been staggering. More and more electrical engineers are migrating towards work in this field and require knowledge of the important GPS/GNSS principles. That's why Artech House decided the time was right to put this classic Prentice Hall title back into print. Although technology has progressed at a remarkable pace in the decade and a half since its publication, the principles of navigation systems, well described in this book, are immutable. The book's reputation as an essential reference has led to engineers scouring the Internet looking for used copies. Finally back in print, this popular resource provides you with authoritative guidance on everything from the fundamentals of terrestrial navigation, error calculations, and direction finding - to satellite orbits and geometry, satellite navigation principles, and spread spectrum. Moreover, the book provides you with concise descriptions of key navigation systems developed decades ago that are still widely in use - information that is extremely hard to find.
Part I: Terrestrial Systems; The Fundamentals of Terrestrial Navigation - The Shape of the Earth. Maps and Coordinate Systems/Datum. Distances and Directions on the Surface of the Earth.; Error Calculations - Lines of Positions. The Geometrical Influence on Two-Dimensional Position Errors. Accuracies. Two-Dimensional Position Determination by Means of More than Two LOPs.; Wave Propagation - Free Space Propagation. Reflection from Surroundings. The Ground Wave. Tropospheric Influence. Ionospheric Influence.; Hyperbolic Systems -Introduction. General. Phase Measurements. OMEGA. DECCA. LORAN-C.; Direction Finding -Introduction. Frequencies and Transmitters. Directivity. Receiver Antennae. Accuracies.; Aircraft Systems -Introduction. VOR. DME. ILS.MLS.; Part II: Satellite Systems; Satellite Orbits and Geometry -Introduction. Kepler 's Laws. Distortion o the Orbits. Coordinate Systems.; Satellite Navigation Principles - Frequency Measurements. Time Measurements. Measurement Principles.; Error Calculations - Error Sources. The Geometrical Influence on the Accuracy.; Transit -Introduction. The Satellites. Navigation Principles. The Receiver. The Use of Two Carrier Frequencies. The Iteration Procedure. Accuracy. Translocation. Fields of Utilization/Future.; Spread Spectrum: Coding of Satellite Signals -Introduction. Spread Spectrum. Spread Spectrum in NAVSTAR/GPS.; NAVSTAR/GPS -Introduction. Satellite Orbits. The Satellites. The Control Segment. The Navigation Message. Receivers. Differential GPS. Interferometric Use. Accuracy. Integration with Other Navigation Systems. Perspectives.; GLONASS -Introduction. Satellite Orbits. The Navigation Signals. The Codes. The Navigation Message. Receivers. Accuracy.; Other Satellite Navigation Systems -Introduction. TSIKADA. STARFIX. GEOSTAR/LOCSTAR. NAVSAT.; Appendices.;
  • Borje Forssell Borje Forssell is a recognized expert in the area of GNSS/GPS technology and is currently a professor of navigation in the department of telecommunications at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He earned his M.Sc. in electronics engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and his Ph.D. in electronics engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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