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GPS and its Applications

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Stephen Gabriel
Academic year

Module overview

This module will be first offered in the 2020/21 academic year.

The intention of this module is to provide the students with a sound grasp and understanding of the fundamentals of GPS systems including the three main segments of a complete system: space, ground and user. Other topics covered will be the navigation equations, GPS performance and error effects, and GPS navigation applications such as land, sea and air vehicle navigation and tracking, aircraft automatic approach and landing using GPS, precision landing of aircraft using integrity beacons, spacecraft attitude control using GPS carrier phase, precise time and time interval measurement, surveying with the global positioning system, geodesy and orbit determination.

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