Over the past few years, the growth of GNSS applications has been staggering. And, this trend promises to continue in the foreseeable future. Placing emphasis on applications development, this unique resource offers a highly practical overview of GNSS (global navigation satellite systems), including GPS. The applications presented in the book range from the traditional location applications to combining GNSS with other sensors and systems and into more exotic areas, such as remote sensing and space weather monitoring. Written by leading experts in the field, this book presents the fundamental underpinnings of GNSS and provides you with detailed examples of various GNSS applications. Moreover, the software included with the book contains valuable processing tools and real GPS data sets to help you rapidly advance your own work in the field. You will find critical information and tools that help give you a head start to embark on future research and development projects.
Table Of Contents
Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Present and Future -Introduction. GNSS Signal Improvements. Advanced Receiver Technology. Road Map: How To Use This Book. Further Reading. ; GNSS Signal Acquisition and Tracking -Introduction. GNSS Signal Background. Searching for PSK Signals. Tracking PSK Signals. Searching for BOC Signals. Tracking BOC Signals.; GNSS Navigation: Estimating Position, Velocity, and Time - Overview. Position, Velocity, and Time (PVT) Estimation. GNSS Simulator. GNSS Simulator Examples. Summary. Programs and Tools Provided on the DVD. ; Differential GNSS: Accuracy and Integrity -Introduction to DGNSS. Fundamentals of Differential GNSS. DGNSS Integrity Threats and Mitigations. Summary. Data Provided on the DVD. ; A GPS Software Receiver -Introduction and Background. License, Development Environments, and Tools. Example Data Sets. Using the fastgps Software Receiver. fastgps Software Receiver Architecture. Suggested Future Improvements. Further Reading. ; Integration of GNSS and INS: Part 1 -Introduction. Inertial Navigation. GNSS/INS Integration Concepts. Filtering/Estimation Algorithms. GNSS/INS Integration Implementation. Practical Considerations. Summary and Further Reading. ; Integration of GNS and INS: Part 2 -Introduction. Case Study 1: Low-Cost GNSS/INS Integrated Navigator. Case Study 2: Vehicle Sideslip Estimation. Case Study 3: INS To Aid High-Accuracy GNSS. Software Examples. ; Integrated LADAR, INS, and GNSS Navigation -Introduction. LADAR-Based TERRAIN Integration Methodology. LADAR-Based Terrain-Referenced Position Estimation. Estimation of Inertial Velocity Error. Case Studies of TERRAIN System Performance. ; Combining GNSS with RF Systems - Location System Alternatives. RF Location Types and Classifications. Estimation Methods. Integration Methods. Example Systems. Examples Included on the DVD. Further Reading. ; Aviation Applications -Introduction. Classes of Aviation Augmentation Systems. Benefits of GPS and Augmentations to Aviation Users. Future of GNSS Navigation in Aviation. Functionality of Aviation Augmentation Systems. Conclusion. Further Reading. ; Integrated GNSS and Loran Systems -Introduction. Loran Overview. Theory of Operation. Historical Reasons for GNSS/Loran Integration. Integration Scenarios. Conclusions. ; Indoor and Weak Signal Navigation -Introduction. Signal Processing Considerations Related to Weak Signals. Aiding Possibilities and Supportive Systems. Navigation Algorithms for Difficult Signal Conditions. Quality and Integrity Monitoring. Examples Included on the DVD. Summary. Further Reading. ; Space Applications -Introduction. Operational Considerations. Applications. GNSS Modernization. Example: Processing Raw Measurements from the GRACE Satellite. Summary. ; Geodesy and Surveying -Introduction and Background. Technical Overview. GNSS Ground InfrastructureContinuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) Networks. Surveying and Geodesy Applications and Operational Modes. The Future: The Next-Generation GNSS. ; Atmospheric Sensing Using GNSS Occultations -Introduction. Occultation Measurements. Atmospheric Retrievals. Weather and Climate Applications. Recent Advances. Scripts and Data Included on the DVD. Further Reading. ; Remote Sensing Using Bistatic GNSS Reflections -Introduction. Reflection Geometry. Signal Processing. Remote Sensing Theory. Ocean Altimetry. Ocean Wind and Wave Sensing. GNSS Bistatic Land and Ice Sensing. Data Provided on the DVD. Further Reading. ; New Navigation Signals and Future Systems in Evolution - The History of GNSS. Motivation for Evolution. New Modulation Opportunities. Signal Multiplex Techniques. Interference. Listing of Proposed Systems and Signal Characteristics. Summary. ; About the Editors. About the Contributors. Index ;
Demoz Gebre-Egziabher is an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. His research focuses on the design of algorithms and hardware for the navigation and guidance of aircraft, small satellites and ground vehicles. He is the current secretary of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION) and an associate editor (navigation) for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.
Scott Gleason received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey. He has worked in the areas of GNSS, satellite design and remote sensing for over 15 years, including at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre and Stanford's GPS LAAS Laboratory. Over the past decade he has contributed to various GNSS related projects at several companies in the UK, including SSTL and EADS Astrium. He is currently working for QinetiQ Limited and part time at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (UK).