Course Schedule, GOG 479/579, Spring 2012

GOG 479/579 home page

Date

Lecture

Reading

In Kennedy, unless otherwise noted

1/19

Overview of GPS

History and general concepts

Chapter 1

Sobel article on Harrison

Yionoulis article on Transit

1/24

GPS Signals, Ranging, and Position Determination

Chapter 3

1/26

Lab 1: Using our GPS units (due 2/7)

 

1/31

Satellite orbits and celestial coordinates

 

2/2

Earth coordinate systems

 

2/7

Lab 2: Acquiring Positions (due 2/16)

Spreadsheet to Compute Great Circle Distances

2/9

2/14

 

2/16

Lab 3: Acquiring positions and importing them into a GIS (due 2/28)

Importing Waypoints into ArcMap

2/21

GPS error sources

2/23

Life before GPS 1: Celestial navigation

Bowditch, ch. 1

2/28

 

 

3/1

 

 

3/6

Midterm exam

 

3/8

Life before GPS 2: Ground-based electronic navigation systems

Bowditch, ch. 12

3/13

NO CLASS

3/15

NO CLASS

 

3/20

Lab 4: Using the Trimble GeoXT Receiver (due 4/3)

 

3/22

Differential Correction

 

3/27

Search and Navigation

 

3/29

Amber Tobinís Talk on VOR Air Navigation

Amberís notes

4/3

Lab 5: Differential Correction (due 4/17)

 

4/5

Scott Crocoll from DEC

 

4/10

More on GPS Signals and Data Comm

 

4/12

Carrier phase GPS

 

4/17

Looking at Search Algorithms Again

 

4/19

Lab 6: Post Processing with Pathfinder Office (due 4/26)

 

4/24

Location-Based Services

 

4/26

Other GNSS Alternatives to GPS

GLONASS description from Novatel

GLONASS overview from Space & Tech

Galileo Specifications

5/1

Life before GPS 3: Using a compass

 

5/3

Finding the navigation solution

GPS SPS Signal Specification (1995)

5/8

Review

GPS World article on Doppler shifts

Tom Clark article on Doppler shift and speed

Article by Tom Chalko

Final Exam

Tuesday May 15, 10:30am Ė 12:30pm (in AS B03)