GPS - GPS Technology


Overview

The objectives of the specialisation in GPS Technology are to give students

  • Knowledge of receiver building at system level and the interaction between a GPS receiver and other sensors
  • Comprehension of implementation of system for a static and a roving receiver and the data transmission link between these receivers, and a comprehension of the distinction between real-time and post processing of data, static versus kinematic positioning, a single frequency versus a dual frequency receiver
  • Skills in post processing of observations by means of filters.

 

Courses

Spring semester: Theme:  GPS Fundamentals and Algorithms

2-1

2-8

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Basic GPS Theoryfileadmin/esn/kurser/en/f8_1.pdf

2 ECTS

2 ECTS

SE

SE

2-25

2-26

Reference Frames

Geoid Computation

1 ECTS

1 ECTS

PE

PE

 

Project

24 ECTS

 

Fall semester: Theme: GPS Systems and Kinematic Applications

3-5

Discrete-Time Kalman Filtering

2 ECTS

SE

3-24

3-25

Receiver Technology

GPS Applications

3 ECTS

1 ECTS

PE

PE

 

Project

24 ECTS

 

Final semester: Master Thesis work in GPS Technology                                  30 ECTS

 

8. semester - SPRING Semester  - GPS Technology

THEME:       

GPS Fundamentals and Algorithms

PERIOD:      

1 February – 30 June

PURPOSE:

  • To enable the students to perform an analysis and advanced use of basic GPS equipment (hardware and/or software), both with respect to design and functionality
  • To give the student a comprehension of the available GPS observations and algorithms for processing them to obtain estimates of position and velocity.
  • To provide the student with a comprehension of co-ordinate frames and systems.
  • To enable the student to perform simulation of components in GPS.

CONTENTS:

The project is to be based on a specific GPS application.  GPS is analysed with respect to the chosen application and a block diagram is established. One sub-problem is selected for thorough investigation. Essential parts of GPS are modelled via establishment of a simulation model. A simulation model is created for those parts of GPS that are relevant to the chosen problem.

Different solution strategies are investigated and compared. The chosen solution is to be implemented and tested, either by computer simulation, digital signal processor implementation or dedicated hardware.

COURSES:   

Courses will be given in the fields of adaptive filtering theory, general GPS theory, reference frames and basic units for GPS, and datum geoid.

EXAM:          

The external oral examination is based on the prepared project documentation. Each student is marked according to the 7-point scale.

9. Semester - FALL Semester  - GPS Technology

THEME:       

GPS Systems and Kinematic Applications

PERIOD:      

1 September – 31 January

PURPOSE:

  • To enable the student to analyse advanced kinematic GPS applications.
  • To provide the student with a comprehension of advanced signal-processing topics relevant to antenna systems and receiver structures.
  • To provide the student with knowledge in system/network level design and optimisation.
  • To provide the student with a knowledge of scientific methods in GPS applications.

CONTENTS:

A kinematic GPS application is chosen. The problem is investigated in depth and a solution strategy is chosen and implemented. The project must demonstrate ability to handle complex problems in a scientific manner.

The project should lean itself towards at least one of three key areas:

  • Real-time processing of GPS observations
  • Data links
  • System level investigations, and optimisations

COURSES:   

Courses will be given in the fields of discrete-time Kalman filtering, receiver technology, propagation of GPS signals, and GPS applications.

EXAM:          

The internal oral examination is based on the prepared project documentation. Each student is marked according to the 7-point scale.