AH2923 Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) 7.5 credits

Globala satellitnavigeringssystem (GNSS)

Theoretical and practical basics of satellite positioning by the global systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.  An introduction also to other geodetic satellite methods.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 19 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    20014

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 15

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Planned timeslots

    P4: F1, I1, B2, D2, G2, I2. more info

  • Course responsible

    Mohammad Amin Alizadeh Khameneh <maak3@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Mohammad Amin Alizadeh Khameneh <maak3@kth.se>

  • Target group

     Study Abroad Program

Intended learning outcomes

Theoretical and practical basics of satellite based positioning using global navigation satellite systems (GNSS): GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou, as well as augmentation systems such as EGNOS and WAAS.
After the course, the students will be able to:

  • describe the principles of GNSS based positioning methods, the main components in a satellite navigation system and their functions
  • account for and analyse the influence of different error sources on the positioning precision
  • implement basic algorithms for estimation of GNSS based positions
  • plan, perform and process precise GNSS measurements
  • identify when GNSS based positioning and navigation is a suitable tool in transport systems, urban and regional building and construction etc. considering sustainability
  • formulate examples of the role of GNSS, or GNSS based products and services, in sustainable development

Course main content

  • Estimation and representation of satellite orbits
  • Geodetic reference systems and time systems
  • GNSS satellite signals and error sources
  • Modelling and estimation of atmospheric effects on GNSS satellite signals, theory and implementation
  • Estimation of positions with GNSS satellite observations, theory and implementation
  • Differential and relative GNSS based positioning, theory and implementation
  • Carrier phase based positioning and estimation of ambiguities, theory and implementation
  • Statistical methods including Kalman filter and smoothing
  • Applications of GNSS and the role of GNSS in sustainable development
  • All labs and implementations based on Matlab, except one outside lab to collect data

Disposition

Lectures 24h

Laborations 40h

Eligibility

For admitted students to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Urban Management (CSAMH) or one of the Master of Science programmes in Transport and Geoinformation Technology (TTGTM), Aerospace Engineering (TAEEM), or Electrophysics (TELFM), there are no additional requirements.

For other students:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, geomatics, geography, engineering physics, computer science, statistics, economics, and/or mathematics, including at least 6 university credits (hp) in each of the following or their equivalents: Programming, Linear Algebra, Calculus in One Variable, and Probability & Statistics; and
  • Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Recommended prerequisites

For admitted students to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Urban Management (CSAMH) or one of the Master of Science programmes in Transport and Geoinformation Technology (TTGTM), Aerospace Engineering (TAEEM), or Electrophysics (TELFM), there are no additional requirements.

For other students:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, geomatics, geography, engineering physics, computer science, statistics, economics, and/or mathematics, including at least 6 university credits (hp) in each of the following or their equivalents: Programming, Linear Algebra, Calculus in One Variable, and Probability & Statistics; and
  • Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Literature

Hofmann-Wellenhof, et al. (2008): GNSS, Springer

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam 4.5 credits, grading: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Approved laboratory reports 3 credits, grading: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Examination, approved laboratory work

Offered by

ABE/Geodesy and Satellite Positioning

Examiner

Milan Horemuz <milan.horemuz@abe.kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2018.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.