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Fundamentals of Global Positioning System Receivers: A Software Approachby James Bao-Yen Tsui
Synopses & Reviews
All the expert guidance you need to understand, build, and operate GPS receivers
The Second Edition of this acclaimed publication enables readers to understand and apply the complex operation principles of global positioning system (GPS) receivers. Although GPS receivers are widely used in everyday life to aid in positioning and navigation, this is the only text that is devoted to complete coverage of their operation principles. The author, one of the foremost authorities in the GPS field, presents the material from a software receiver viewpoint, an approach that helps readers better understand operation and that reflects the forecasted integration of GPS receivers into such everyday devices as cellular telephones. Concentrating on civilian C/A code, the book provides the tools and information needed to understand and exploit all aspects of receiver technology as well as relevant navigation schemes:
The Second Edition of this highly acclaimed text has been greatly expanded, including three new chapters:
Following the author's expert guidance and easy-to-follow style, engineers and scientists learn all that is needed to understand, build, and operate GPS receivers. The book's logical flow from basic concepts to applications makes it an excellent textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, wireless communications, and computer science.
Book News Annotation:
This book presents detailed information on the global positioning system (GPS) coarse/acquisition (C/A) code receiver, with an emphasis on applications. Software programs are provided to help readers understand some of the concepts, and various techniques for performing acquisition and tracking on GPS signals are included. The book is written for engineers and scientists studying operation principles of GPS receivers, and for students at the senior undergraduate and graduate level. This second edition contains new material on the processing of weak signals, using almanac data to simplify signal acquisition, and using GPS signals reflected from the ground as an altimeter. The author is an electronics engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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Fundamentals of Global Positioning System Receivers provides engineers who use and design GPS systems with a much-needed comprehensive reference on the operational principles guiding this important technology. With an emphasis on software-based signal processing, a cutting-edge approach expected to dominate future integration of GPS receivers into cellular phones, the book covers all aspects of receiver technology as well as the relevant navigation schemes.
About the Author
JAMES BAO-YEN TSUI, PhD, is an electronics engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He has extensive experience in GPS receiver design for both civilian and military applications and is the author of Microwave Receivers with Electronic Warfare Applications.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition.
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Basic GPS Concept.
Chapter 3. Satellite Constellation.
Chapter 4. Earth-Centered, Earth-Fixed Coordinate System.
Chapter 5. GPS C/A Code Signal Structure.
Chapter 6. Receiver Hardware Considerations.
Chapter 7. Acquisition of GPSb C/A Code Signals.
Chapter 8. Tracking GPS Signals.
Chapter 9. GPS Software Receivers.
Chapter 10. Acquisition of Weak Signals.
Chapter 11. Tracking Weak Signals.
Chapter 12. GPS Receiver-Related Subjects.
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