Fundamentals of Global Positioning System Receivers: A Software Approach

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Wiley, Apr 7, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages
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How to build and operate GPS receivers-a working resource for engineers

While GPS receivers abound in numerous applications, much of the information on their design is scattered in disparate and hard-to-find places. This new work provides engineers who use and design GPS systems with a much-needed comprehensive reference on the operational principles guiding this important technology. With an emphasis on software-based signal processing-a cutting-edge approach expected to dominate future integration of GPS receivers into cellular phones-the book covers all aspects of receiver technology as well as the relevant navigation schemes. Concentrating on civilian C/A code used by commercial GPS receivers (rather than military code), Fundamentals of Global Positioning System Receivers:

  • Describes GPS basics and the constellation of satellites that comprise the GPS system
  • Examines in detail GPS signal structure, acquisition, and tracking
  • Presents the mathematical formulas for calculating a user's position
  • Illustrates the application of important equations using computer programs
  • Explains how to build hardware to collect digitized data for a software GPS receiver
  • Includes a chapter demonstrating a GPS receiver following the signal flow

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JAMES BAO-YEN TSUI, PhD, is a researcher at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and has extensive experience in receiver design for both civilian and military applications. He is the author of Microwave Receivers with Electronic Warfare Applications, available from Wiley.

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