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GPS Basics for Technical Professionals

Author: Pratap Misra, Ph.D.
Item# 2515

If you are a technical professional who is new to GPS, but needs to understand the basic principles behind it, this book is for you. GPS is based on simple ideas that have been around for centuries, but their implementation had to wait until the required technologies matured and came together. This book discusses these principles and technologies of satellite-based navigation and tells the story of how GPS came to be developed. View Full Description

Category: Professionals Starting Out
Publisher: Ganga-Jamuna Press
Manufacturer Number: 9780970954442
 
 
 
 
Price: $39.00

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GPS Basics for Technical Professionals

by Pratap Misra, Ph.D.

There was no progression like eight-track tape to cassette to CD to MP3 player. One day we were driviing around clueless of where we were, struggling with roadmaps bought at gas stations that couldn't be folded back neatly once opened, and -- suddenly --  there was an amiable female voice coming of the dashboard offering directions to our destinations and showing no signs of impatience when we made wrong turns.

GPS is based on simple ideas that have been around for centuries, but their implementation had to wait until the required technologies matured and came together. This book discusses these principles and technologies of satellite-based navigation and tells the story of how GPS came to be developed.
 
The only prerequisite for this book is curiosity about a technology that has insinuated itself into our lives in a way that we can't imaging how we ever lived without it. 
 
About the Author
Pratap Misra, Ph.D., has worked in the field of satellite navigation for 25 years, starting with a project at MIT Lincoln Laboratory to combine measurements from GPS and GLONASS, the Soviet answer to GPS, to improve navigation for civil aviation. He is a coauthor with Professor Per Enge of Stanford of a widely used graduate-level engineering textbook on GPS. Misra is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation (ION), which honored him in 2014 with the Kepler Award "for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation." Misra is a Professor of the Practice of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University and a staff member at Applied Research Lab of the Penn State University.


Publisher: Ganga-Jamuna Press
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 101
ISBN-10: 09709544-4-1
ISBN-13: 978-09709544-4-2
List Price: $39.00

If you are interested in this book, you may also be interested in the following courses:

Course 346: GPS / GNSS Operation for Engineers & Technical Professionals: Principles, Technology, Applications and Intro to Basic DGPS Concepts

Course 122: GPS Fundamentals and Enhancements (Which is the first 2 days of Course 346).