Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System, Second Edition

  • 3h 16m
  • Ahmed El-Rabbany
  • Artech House
  • 2006

This thoroughly revised edition of the Artech House bestseller, Introduction to GPS: The Global Position System offers you an up-to-date, easy-to-understand treatment of this tremendously important technology. The second edition includes a wealth of brand new material, including a chapter on GPS satellite orbit and new coverage of today’s hottest issues, such as precise point positioning and location based services. This one-of-a-kind resource offers you the knowledge you need for your work, without bogging you down with advanced mathematics. It addresses all aspects of the GPS, emphasizes GPS applications, examines the GPS signal structure, and covers the key types of measurement being utilized in the field today.

You get an in-depth discussion on the errors and biases that affect GPS measurements, along with guidance on how to overcome them. Moreover, the book shows how the GPS can be used for a number of different accuracy levels. Datums, coordinate systems, and map projections are discussed in a simple manner, offering you a clear understanding of this widely misunderstood area. This unique reference also examines the integration of the GPS with other systems, and looks at future GPS modernization. Over 90 illustrations help clarify major topics throughout the book.

About the Author

Ahmed El-Rabbany is an assistant professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is also an adjunct professor and an honorary research associate at York University and the University of New Brunswick, respectively. He holds a Ph.D. degree in GPS from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

In this Book

  • Introduction to GPS
  • GPS Details
  • GPS Satellite Orbit
  • GPS Errors and Biases
  • GPS Positioning Modes
  • Ambiguity Resolution Techniques
  • GPS Data, Products, and Correction Services
  • GPS Standard Formats
  • GPS Integration
  • GPS Applications
  • Other Satellite Navigation Systems