Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)

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For this webinar, you must register by June 30, 2019, and you will have 90-day access from your date of registration.

Course Abstract

The Global Positioning System (GPS) has had a profound impact on our modern society. Hundreds of millions of users worldwide depend on it for navigation yet have little, if any, idea of how it works. This tutorial provides an introduction to GPS for an engineering audience. Following an overview, the tutorial describes the GPS signal broadcast by the satellites and the signal processing, measurement generation and position solution performed by the receiver. The tutorial then provides a description of the common errors that affect GPS and concludes with a brief glimpse into future developments.

What Engineers Will Learn

  • The three main segments of the system architecture of GPS
  • Why measurements from a minimum of four satellites are needed to compute a 3-dimensional position solution
  • How binary phase-shift keying is used to form the GPS signal
  • The primary measurements made by a GPS receiver
  • How the satellite, atmosphere of the Earth and receiver hardware affect measurement errors
  • Typical positioning performance

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Monday, March 4, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019
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