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GPS for Everyone: You are Here

Author: Pratap Misra
Item# 2514

This book by Pratap Misra, Ph.D, answers the question, "How does this little box sitting on my dashboard know I missed a turn back there?" It explains GPS basics in simple terms everyone can understand. View Full Description

Category: Professionals Starting Out
Publisher: Ganga-Jamuna
Manufacturer Number: 978-0970954435
 
 
 
 
Price: $24.00

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GPS for Everyone: You are Here

Pratap Misra

"This book answers the question a taxi driver once asked me: 'How does this little box sitting on the dashboard know I missed a turn back there?'"
-- Pratap Misra.


If you use GPS at all -- and with its pervasiveness in in everyday mapping and navigation, military operations, agriculture, construction, surveying, and commerce, and on and on, you probably do -- then, you may want to know how it works, and how it came about. 

If you do, this book is for you. It’s written by a GPS expert who can tell a story. You don't have to be a science major to understand the basic principles of its operation or the technologies that made GPS possible. 

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, technologies, and how the global navigation system came to be. 

In 100 pages, complete with illustrations, you'll learn how GPS works; how it has transformed the way we move about, do commerce, and fight wars; and what a wonderful tool it is for the sciences. You'll also learn about the men who designed GPS and how it took 20 years (and $20 billion) to turn the design into a working (actually, thriving) system, and how GPS became a success beyond anything its designers could have imagined.

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; July 2016
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 106
ISBN-10: 0970954433
ISBN-13: 978-0970954435
List Price: $24.00