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 % 35 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 45 %
Exam: Written 0 % 85 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Measurement procedures of radio signal parameters
  2. Lines of position: circles, straight lines, hyperbolas
  3. Determination of direction to transmitter; Determination of distance from transmitter; Difference of distances to two transmitters
  4. Methods of triangulation; Trilateration; Ro - theta
  5. Signal range and coverage area
  6. Architectures of terrestrial and satellite navigation systems
  7. Achievable positioning precision
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Safety criteria in navigation (integrity, accuracy, availability, continuity)
  10. Positioning systems errors
  11. Principles of augmentation systems operation
  12. Specific purpose and applications (centimeter/sub-centimeter precision)
  13. SBAS - Space Based Augmentation Systems; GBAS - Ground Based Augmentation Systems
  14. Integration of navigation systems and development perspective
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
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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

For students

General

ID 222527
  Summer semester
5 ECTS
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
15 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

85 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable