Introduction to GPS: The Global Position System, 2nd Edition
This revised edition of, “Introduction to GPS: The Global Position System” offers professionals and students an up-to-date, easy-to-understand treatment of this tremendously important technology. Great for introducing GPS to engineers without extensive math, helping them get to work quickly. The book covers applications, signal structure, modernization, the integration of GPS with other systems, the main measurements being utilized in the field today, satellite orbits, the errors and biases that affect GPS measurements, along with their mitigation. Includes information on precise point positioning.
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.
Supported with over 90 illustration, this resource:
- Addresses all aspects of GPS;
- Emphasizes GPS applications;
- Examines the GPS signal structure;
- Covers the key types of measurement being utilized in the field today;
- Presents ways to overcome the errors and biases that affect GPS measurements;
- Shows how GPS can be used for a number of different accuracy levels;
- Clearly explains datums, coordinate systems, and map projections;
- Looks at the integration of GPS with other systems;
- Explores future GPS modernization.
About the Author
Ahmed El-Rabbany is an associate professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is also an honorary research associate and an adjunct professor at the University of New Brunswick and York University, respectively. Dr. El-Rabbany holds a number of professional positions, including Geodesy Councilor to the Canadian Institute of Geomatics; Chair, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) WG-4.2: Vertical Reference Surface for Hydrography; and Chair of the Toronto branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his academic achievements, including two merit awards from Ryerson University, and is included in the International Directory of ExpertsSatellite Navigation, issued by the American Biographical Institute. He has more than 20 years of research, instructional, and industrial experience, and holds a Ph.D. degree in GPS from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Publisher: Artech House Publishers)
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