Global Navigation Systems

Course Description

Radio signal measurement methods, terrestrial and satellite navigation systems architecture, security criteria for navigation systems, positioning errors, specific GNSS applications and achievable position accuracy, GNSS augmentation systems, navigation systems integration and development perspectives

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate different positioning methods
  2. Define procedures for measuring radio signal parameters
  3. Analyze the performance of navigation systems
  4. Describe and analyze safety criteria in navigation
  5. Identify and evaluate positioning system errors
  6. Identify and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of satellite navigation systems
  7. Relate and understand the need to combine multiple navigation systems

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures every week

Laboratory

Excersises 5 times in semester

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Class participation 0 % 5 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 85 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. History of navigation, cartography, inertial navigation systems
  2. Radio location, radio direction finding, dilution of precision
  3. Hyperbolic navigation systems
  4. Satellite navigation, Doppler shift positioning, trillateration
  5. Architecture of global navigation satellite systems - space segment
  6. Architecture of global navigation satellite systems - control and user segments
  7. Satellite signals and services - GPS and GLONASS
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Satellite signals and services - Galileo and BeiDou
  10. Satellite navigation systems errors
  11. Augmentation systems for higher accuracy and data integrity
  12. Aircraft navigation
  13. Vulnerability, jamming and spoofing of GNSS signals
  14. Other positioning methods, integration of navigation systems and development perspective
  15. Final exam

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Literature

Pratap Misra, Per Enge (2012.), Global Positioning System Signals, Measurements, and Performance, Ganga-Jamuna Press
Paul D. Groves (2013.), Principles of GNSS, Inertial, and Multisensor Integrated Navigation Systems, Artech House
Ivan G. Petrovski (2014.), GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou for Mobile Devices, Cambridge University Press
B. Hofmann-Wellenhof, K. Legat, M. Wieser (2003.), Navigation, Principles of Positioning and Guidance, Springer-Verlag

Associate Lecturers

Laboratory exercises

For students

General

ID 222527
  Summer semester
5 ECTS
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

85 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Sufficient