Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Advanced satellite positioning

ENV-542

Lecturer(s) :

Botteron Cyril
Skaloud Jan

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

All fundamental principals behind modern satellite positioning to acquire, track and evaluate direct and indirect satellite signals and process them for positioning and environment-monitoring applications.

Content

Concept of satellite positioning
- basic principals & reference frames
- orbit computation & simple positioning

Signal modulation and structure
- RF propagation in space
- signal structure

Receiver technology
- signal preprocessing
- signal acquisition & tracking

Error models and differencing concepts
- code and carrier phase measurements
- linear combination of observations

Algorithms for positioning
- code and carrier-phase smoothed-code
- carrier-phase cycle ambiguity determination

Algorithms for environmental sensing
- water vapor estimation
- total electron content estimation
- GNSS reflectometry

Keywords

GNSS, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, satellite, positioning, signal modulation, detection, estimation, signal processing

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Fundamentals of satellite positioning, signals and systems, or signal processing

Important concepts to start the course

Linear algebra, basic signal processing, statistics, programmation in Matlab

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercises (part in computer room), demonstrations

Expected student activities

Active participation in the course and lab assignments, programmation of algoritms and self-control (debugging), study of scientific papers.

Assessment methods

Continous control, 3 tests

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Recommended literature on Moodle.

Notes/Handbook

Slides, book chapter and scientific papers distributed via Moodle.

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Sensor orientation

In the programs

  • Microengineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Advanced satellite positioning
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Microengineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Advanced satellite positioning
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Advanced satellite positioning
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Advanced satellite positioning
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Space technologies minor, 2017-2018, Spring semester
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Advanced satellite positioning
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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  • Lecture in French
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  • Lecture in German