Course Schedule, GOG 479/579, Spring 2013

GOG 479/579 home page

Date

Lecture

Reading

1/24

Overview of GPS

History and general concepts

Sobel article on Harrison

1/29

GPS Signals, Ranging, and Position Determination

Yionoulis article on Transit

1/31

Lab 1: Using our GPS units (due 2/12)

 

2/5

Satellite orbits and celestial coordinates

NY Times article on Galileo (2/7/13)

2/7

Earth coordinate systems

 

2/12

Lab 2: Acquiring Positions (due 2/21)

Spreadsheet to Compute Great Circle Distances

2/14

GPS error sources

2/19

Life before GPS 1: Celestial navigation

Bowditch, ch. 1

2/21

Lab 3: Using the Trimble GeoXT Receiver (due 3/7)

Importing Waypoints into ArcMap

2/26

 

2/28

 

 

3/5

 

 

3/7

Scott Crocoll from DEC

GPS World article on Doppler shifts

Tom Clark article on Doppler shift and speed

Article by Tom Chalko

3/12

Midterm exam

 

3/14

Differential Correction

 

3/19

NO CLASS

3/21

NO CLASS

 

3/26

Lab 4: Post Processing with Pathfinder Office (due 4/11)

 

3/28

 

 

4/2

Life before GPS 2: Ground-based electronic navigation systems

Bowditch, ch. 12

4/4

Location Based Services

 

4/9

Search and Navigation

 

4/11

More on GPS Signals and Data Comm

 

4/16

Finding the Navigation Solution

GPS SPS Signal Specification (1995)

4/18

Lab 5: Navigation Solution (due 4/25)

 

4/23

 

4/25

Carrier phase GPS

 

4/30

Other GNSS Alternatives to GPS

GLONASS description from Novatel

GLONASS overview from Space & Tech

Galileo Specifications

5/2

Life before GPS 3: Using a compass

 

5/7

Review

 

Final Exam

Monday May 13th 10:30am 12:30pm

The final is non-cumulative and will cover the topics listed from Differential Correction through Life Before GPS 3