Course Schedule, GOG 479/579, Spring 2016

GOG 479/579 home page

Date

Lecture

Reading

Jan 20

Overview of GPS

Sobel article on Harrison

25

History and general concepts

 

27

GPS Signals, Ranging, and Position Determination

Yionoulis article on Transit

Feb 1

Lab 1: Using our GPS units (due 2/10)

 

3

Satellite orbits and celestial coordinates

NY Times article on Galileo

Orbital mechanics (from Air Command and Staff College)

8

Earth coordinate systems

 

10

Lab 2: Acquiring Positions (due  2/24)

Spreadsheet to Compute Great Circle Distances

15

GPS error sources

 

17

 

 

22

Lab 3: Using the Trimble GeoXT Receiver (due 3/9)

Importing Waypoints into ArcMap

24

 

 

29

Midterm review

 

Mar 2

GPS talk and Demo by Scott Crocoll from DEC

GPS World article on Doppler shifts

Tom Clark article on Doppler shift and speed

Article by Tom Chalko

7

Midterm exam

 

9

Life before GPS 1: Celestial navigation

Bowditch, ch. 1

14

NO CLASS

16

NO CLASS

 

21

Finish up Lab 3

Differential Correction

 

23

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

28

Life before GPS 2: Ground-based electronic navigation systems

Bowditch, ch. 12

30

Location Based Services

 

Apr 4

Search and Navigation

 

6

Looking at Search Algorithms Again

 

11

 

 

13

More on GPS Signals and Data Comm

Finding the Navigation Solution

GPS SPS Signal Specification (1995)

18

 

20

Carrier phase GPS

VOR Navigation

Lab 5: Navigation Solution (cancelled)

25

Other GNSS Alternatives to GPS

GLONASS description from Novatel

GLONASS overview from Space & Tech

Galileo Specifications

27

Life before GPS 3: Using a compass

GNSS velocity estimates

May 2

GPS and Time Synchronization Applications

Why the earth’s rotation is slowing

4

Review

 

Final Exam

Monday, May 9th, 10:30am – 12:30pm