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Understanding Satellite Navigation

  • ID: 2711615
  • Book
  • 384 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This book explains the basic principles of satellite navigation technology with the bare minimum of mathematics and without complex equations. It helps you to conceptualize the underlying theory from first principles, building up your knowledge gradually using practical demonstrations and worked examples. A full range of MATLAB simulations is used to visualize concepts and solve problems, allowing you to see what happens to signals and systems with different configurations. Implementation and applications are discussed, along with some special topics such as Kalman Filter and Ionosphere.

With this book you will learn:

- How a satellite navigation system works- How to improve your efficiency when working with a satellite navigation system- How to use MATLAB for simulation, helping to visualize concepts- Various possible implementation approaches for the technologyThe most significant applications of satellite navigation systems

- Teaches the fundamentals of satellite navigation systems, using MATLAB as a visualization and problem solving tool- Worked out numerical problems are provided to aid practical understanding- On-line support provides MATLAB scripts for simulation exercises and MATLAB based solutions, standard algorithms, and PowerPoint slides
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Chapter 1. Introduction to Navigation Chapter 2. Satellite Navigation Chapter 3. Satellites in Orbit Chapter 4. Navigation Signals Chapter 5. Navigation Receiver Chapter 6. Navigation Solutions Chapter 7. Errors and Error Corrections Chapter 8. Differential Positioning Chapter 9. Special Topics Chapter 10. Applications Appendix: Satellite Navigation Systems

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Acharya, Rajat
Dr. Rajat Acharya works as a Scientist at the Space Applications Centre, a unit of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He is involved with the Indian Satellite Navigation program of GAGAN and IRNSS for more than a decade with pertinent contributions in ionospheric modelling. He is also a Faculty member at the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education - Asia Pacific, where he teaches on the M.Tech course on Satellite Communications and Satellite Navigation. He serves as a visiting Professor at Gujurat University, teaching on the PG Diploma course on Geo-informatics and Satellite Communications. He was also a member of the working group on models and algorithms from ISRO in the second meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite System (ICG).
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