The contents of the book are organized in 13 chapters. The first chapter is an historical review. It shows the origins of surveying and how global surveying techniques have been developed. In addition, a short history on the Global Positioning System (GPS) is given. The second chapter is an overview of GPS. The system is explained by means of its three segments: the space segment, the control segment, and the user segment. The third chapter deals with the reference systems, such as coordinate and time systems. The fourth chapter is dedicated to satellite orbits. This chapter specifically describes GPS orbits and covers the determination of the Keplerian and the perturbed orbit, as well as the dissemination of the orbital data. The fifth chapter covers the satellite signal. It shows the fundamentals of the signal structure with its various components and the principles of the signal processing. The sixth chapter deals with the observables. The data acquisition comprises code and phase pseudoranges and Doppler data. The chapter also contains the data combinations, both the phase combinations and the phase/code range combinations. Influences affecting the observables are described. The seventh chapter is dedicated to surveying with GPS. This chapter defines the terminology used and describes the planning of a GPS survey, surveying procedures, and in situ data processing. The eighth chapter covers mathematical models for positioning. The ninth chapter comprises the data processing and deals with the sophisticated cycle slip detection and repair technique. This chapter also includes the resolving of phase ambiguities. The tenth chapter links the GPS results to terrestrial data. The necessary transformations are given where the dimension of the space and the transformations are considered. The eleventh chapter treats software modules. This chapter should help the reader decide which software would best suit his or her purposes. The twelfth chapter describes some applications of GPS. Global, regional, and local uses are mentioned, as well as the installation of control networks. The compatibility of GPS with other systems is shown. The thirteenth chapter deals with the future of GPS. Also, some possible improvements in the hardware and software technology are suggested. The chapters are followed by a section of references and a very detailed Subject Index.

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    Springer Verlag

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  • Authors:
    • Lichtenegger, H
    • Collins, J
  • Publication Date: 1992


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 348 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00625654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0387823646
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1993 12:00AM