Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Insights into GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass and Others

1st Edition

Basudeb Bhatta

CRC Press
Published July 12, 2011
Reference - 438 Pages
ISBN 9780415665605 - CAT# K12980

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Summary

  • Includes detailed information on GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass, and other regional and augmented systems

  • Sheds light on the latest developments and modern trends of GNSS

  • Offers practical guidance for surveying, mapping, and navigation

  • Includes questions at the end of every chapter

  • Contains a detailed glossary of terms and extensive reference list

Specifically designed as an introductory reference text, this volume provides a thorough coverage of the basic principles and techniques of GNSS. It starts with the history and basic concepts and subsequently provides an extensive coverage on every GNSS constellation, GNSS signals, errors and accuracy issues, positioning methods, augmentations, satellite geodesy, and GNSS receivers. It also presents a wide spectrum of GNSS applications and practical issues involved in surveying, mapping, and navigation.

Written in a clear style and including advanced topics, a detailed glossary, guidance on surveying, mapping and navigation along with numerous references, this volume is of use to students, researchers and professionals. It will specifically benefit those in geoinformatics, navigation, civil, construction, naval, aviation and transportation engineering working with GNSS for natural resources, agricultural and environmental information, geosciences and geography.

     

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