Digital Satellite Navigation and Geophysics: A Practical Guide with GNSS Signal Simulator and Receiver Laboratory

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 29, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 321 pages
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Bridge the gap between theoretical education and practical work experience with this hands-on guide to GNSS, which features: • A clear, practical presentation of GNSS theory, with emphasis on GPS and GLONASS • All the essential theory behind software receivers and signal simulators • Key applications in navigation and geophysics, including INS aiding, scintillation monitoring, earthquake studies and more • Physical explanations of various important phenomena, including the similarity of code delay and phase advance of GNSS signals, and negative cross-correlation between scintillation intensity and phase variations. Whether you are a practising engineer, a researcher or a student, you will gain a wealth of insights from the authors' 25 years of experience. You can explore numerous practical examples and case studies and get hands-on user experience with a bundled real-time software receiver, signal simulator and a set of signal data, enabling you to create your own GNSS lab for research or study.
 

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Contents

1 Methods of positioning with navigation satellites
1
2 Presentations and applications of GNSS orbits
37
3 GNSS signal generation in transmitters and simulators
67
4 Signal propagation through the atmosphere
104
5 Receiver RF front end
127
6 Realtime baseband processor on a PC
155
7 Multipath
184
8 Optimization of GNSS observables
196
9 Using observables in navigationrelated tasks
222
10 Electromagnetic scintillation of GNSSsignal
241
11 Geophysical measurements using GNSS signals
270
12 Aiding baseband and navigation processors using INS
293
Next step RF lab
318
Index
319
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Ivan G. Petrovski leads GNSS applications development at iP-Solutions, Japan. He has been involved in the GNSS field for more than 25 years. Prior to working at iP-Solutions, he held the positions of associate professor with Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), Japan Science and Technology Agency (STA) Fellow with Japan National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), directed the Institute of Advanced Satellite Positioning at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMST), and led GNSS-related R and D for DX Antenna and GNSS Technologies Inc. He received his PhD in aerospace navigation from MAI in 1993.

Toshiaki Tsujii is the Head of Navigation Technology Section, Aviation Program Group, at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), where he has been investigating aspects of satellite navigation and positioning for 20 years. He was a visiting research fellow at the Satellite Navigation and Positioning (SNAP) Group, University of New South Wales, Australia, from 2000 to 2002. He received his Dr Eng in applied mathematics and physics from Kyoto University in 1998.