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Explore the fundamentals of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and how it works by conducting "backyard" laboratory experiments on your own mobile device. Learn the basics of satellite navigation and witness the power of a network with planet-wide coverage. Gain a deeper understanding of GPS and its role in our lives, while interacting with a worldwide community of learners and backyard scientists.

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Part I. Fundamentals of GPS Introduction

Introduction
· How GPS works and what it does for us (Enge)
· Course objectives & schedule (Enge, van Diggelen)
· The Joy of GPS (van Diggelen)
 
Module 1: How GPS Works (Enge)
· How GPS works
· Navigation in Our Lives: The Exxon Valdez

Module 2: Pseudoranges (Enge)
· Linearization & error analysis
· Accuracy & dilution of precision (DOP)
· Differential GPS
· Navigation in Our Lives: Landing Airplanes Using GPS
· Experiment A: Accuracy

Module 3: Orbits and Signals
(Enge)
· Satellite orbits
· Signals, codes
· Navigation in Our Lives: Maritime & Air Surveillance
· Experiment B: Satellite Visibility

Part II. Modern GPS receivers: cell phones, tablets and more!

Module 4: Receiver Design Basics
(van Diggelen)
· Power, Receiver design
· Acquisition
· Navigation in Our Lives: GPS in sports
· Experiment C: GPS Signal Power

Module 5: Assisted GPS
(van Diggelen)
· Supplanting the Navigation Message
· Improving Sensitivity
· Navigation in Our Lives: “There’s an app for that” 

Module 6: The Future of GPS and Satellite Navigation (van Diggelen)
· GNSS, all Global Navigation Satellite Systems
· GLONASS, QZSS, Beidou, Galileo, IRNSS, and Future GPS (GPS III)
· Navigation in Our Lives: GPS everywhere



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Intructors

  • Frank van Diggelen - Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Per Enge - Aeronautics & Astronautics
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