6 September 2013
This two-volume book contains a self-learning course and software tools aimed at providing the necessary background to start work in an operative way in GNSS navigation. The books are focused on the instrumental use of concepts and techniques involved in GNSS navigation and include all the elements needed to understand how the system works and how to work with it. After working through the two volumes, students should be able to develop their own tools for high-accuracy navigation, implementing the algorithms and expanding the skills learned.
The first volume is devoted to theory, providing a summary of GNSS fundamentals and algorithms. The second volume is devoted to laboratory exercises, with a wide range of selected practical examples going further into the theoretical concepts and their practical implementation. The exercises have been developed with a specialised software package (the ESA/U
PC gLAB educational SW, on an attached CD) and selected data files are provided for the laboratory sessions.
This is an end-to-end GNSS course addressed to all professionals and students who wish to undertake a deeper study of satellite navigation, targeting the GNSS data processing and analysis issues.
Jaume Sanz Subirana, PhD, José Miguel Juan Zornoza, PhD, and Manuel Hernández-Pajares, PhD, are Professors at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). They created the Research Group of Astronomy and Geomatics (gAGE) at the UPC in 1987. Their current research interests are in the areas of GNSS data processing algorithms, GNSS ionospheric sounding, satellite and ground-based augmentation systems (SBAS and GBAS), and high-accuracy GNSS navigation. This last is one of the main research topics of the gAGE/UPC group, where new algorithms for wide-area high-accuracy navigation are being developed and tested, leading to the Wide Area RTK (WARTK) and the Fast-Precise Point Positioning (Fast-PPP) techniques.
The authors share several international patents on these techniques, founded by ESA. As a result of the gAGE/UPC research group's activities in GNSS, in 2009 they founded the spin-off company gAGE-NAV S.L.
This two-volume book and the associated gLAB Software have been produced under the technical supervision of ESA Navigation Directorate and the support of ESA Education Office.