Course Schedule, GOG 479/579, Spring 2014

GOG 479/579 home page

Date

Lecture

Reading

Jan 23

Overview of GPS

Sobel article on Harrison

28

History and general concepts

 

30

GPS Signals, Ranging, and Position Determination

Yionoulis article on Transit

Feb 4

Lab 1: Using our GPS units (due 2/13)

 

6

Satellite orbits and celestial coordinates

NY Times article on Galileo

11

Earth coordinate systems

 

13

Lab 2: Acquiring Positions (due  2/25)

Spreadsheet to Compute Great Circle Distances

18

GPS error sources

 

20

NO CLASS

 

25

Lab 3: Using the Trimble GeoXT Receiver (due 3/27)

Importing Waypoints into ArcMap

27

 

 

Mar 4

 

 

6

Scott Crocoll from DEC

GPS World article on Doppler shifts

Tom Clark article on Doppler shift and speed

Article by Tom Chalko

11

Midterm exam

 

13

Life before GPS 1: Celestial navigation

Bowditch, ch. 1

18

NO CLASS

20

NO CLASS

 

25

Finish up Lab 3

Differential Correction

 

27

Lab 4: Post Processing with Pathfinder Office (due  4/8)

Apr 1

Life before GPS 2: Ground-based electronic navigation systems

Bowditch, ch. 12

3

Location Based Services

 

8

Search and Navigation

 

10

Open class time

 

15

NO CLASS

 

17

More on GPS Signals and Data Comm

Finding the Navigation Solution

GPS SPS Signal Specification (1995)

22

Looking at Search Algorithms Again

24

Carrier phase GPS

Lab 5: Navigation Solution

 

29

Other GNSS Alternatives to GPS

GLONASS description from Novatel

GLONASS overview from Space & Tech

Galileo Specifications

May 1

Life before GPS 3: Using a compass

GNSS velocity estimates

6

GPS and Time Synchronization Applications

Why the earth’s rotation is slowing

8

Review

 

Final Exam

Friday May 16th 1:00pm - 3:00pm