Copyright: 2017
Pages: 1064
ISBN: 9781630810580
Coming Soon: Available 05/31/2017

Our Price: $143.00


This thoroughly updated third edition of an Artech House bestseller brings together a team of leading experts providing a current and comprehensive treatment of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) that readers won’t find in other resources. Packed with brand new material, this third edition includes new chapters on the system engineering details of GPS, European Galileo system, Chinese Beidou systems, GLONASS, and regional systems, such as Quasi–Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).  Readers also find new coverage of GNSS receivers, disruptions, errors, stand-alone GNSS performance, differential and precise point positioning.


This single-source reference provides both a quick overview of GNSS essentials and an in-depth treatment of advanced topics and explores all the latest advances in technology, applications, and systems. Readers are guided in the development of new applications and on how to evaluate their performance. It explains all the differential GNSS services available to help decide which is best for a particular application. The book discusses the integration of GNSS with other sensors and network assistance.   Readers learn how to build GNSS receivers and integrate them into navigational and communications equipment. Moreover, this unique volume helps determine how technology is affecting the marketplace and where best to invest in a company’s resources.  

Table Of Contents
Fundamentals of Satellite Navigation; Global Positioning System; GLONASS; Galileo; BeiDou; Regional Systems; GNSS Receivers; GNSS Disruptions; GNSS Errors; Performance of Stand-Alone GNSS; Differential GNSS and Precise Point Positioning; Integration of GNSS with other Sensors and Network Assistance; GNSS Markets and Applications.


  • Christopher Hegarty Christopher Hegarty is a senior principal engineer at the MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA. He received a D.Sc. in electrical engineering from The George Washington University and currently serves as editor of the Institute of Navigation 's quarterly journal, NAVIGATION, and as a member of RTCA, Inc. 's Program Management Committee.
  • Elliott D. Kaplan Elliott Kaplan is a principal engineer at the MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts. He earned his M.S. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. He is an active member of the Institute of Navigation.


Review by: Jade Morton, Colorado State University - March 1, 2017

The previous two editions of this classic treatment on GPS played an important role in my classrooms to educate our next generation GNSS experts. This new edition is further strengthened with additional coverage on new GNSS and RNSS including GLONASS, BDS, QZSS, and NavIC as well as recent advances in navigation technologies such as precise point positioning (PPP) and hybrid positioning systems. To address the demands on growing new applications of navigation technology, the book provided a timely coverage on techniques to integrate GNSS with low cost inertial sensors and other RF signals available on mobile devices for indoor and other areas with GNSS signal blockage. I am looking forward to share these and other new materials in this new edition with my students.