Coursebooks

Advanced satellite positioning

ENV-542

Lecturer(s) :

Botteron Cyril
Skaloud Jan

Language:

English

Summary

All fundamental principles behind modern satellite positioning to acquire, track and evaluate direct and indirect satellite signals and process them in relation to example applications: Earth monitoring (landslides,...), high precision positioning (automated driving, robots,...) and time transfer.

Content

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

 

Signal modulation and structure
- RF propagation in space
- signal structure including new Galileo modulations

 

Receiver technology
- signal preprocessing
- signal acquisition & tracking

 

Error models and differencing concepts for special and high precision applications
- code and carrier phase measurements
- linear combination of observations

 

Algorithms for reliable 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, satellite, positioning, signal modulation, detection, estimation, signal processing, ionosphere, troposphere, automated vehicles, space, time-transfer, Earth sensing, drones.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

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

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, programming of algoritms and self-control (debugging), study of scientific papers.

Assessment methods

Continuous 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

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German