Fundamentals of GPS Receivers: A Hardware Approach

Springer Science & Business Media
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Fundamentals of GPS receivers covers GPS receivers' theory and practice. The book begins with the basics of GPS receivers and moves onward to more advanced material. The book examines three types of GPS receiver implementations: first is the custom design by the author; second is an industry standard design, now part of the open source network; the third relates to the receiver designed by JPL /NASA. Each receiver is unique allowing the reader to see how each design solves the same problems. Chapters discuss carrier phase measurements and GPS time and frequency measurements. The overall text is measurement oriented as opposed to processing the measurements. With a focus on the fundamentals of measurements the reader will be building their intuition for the physical phenomenon at work.
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About the author

Mr. Doberstein is currently President of DKD Instruments. DKD Instruments primary product has been RF test equipment. DKD Instruments is a leader in the field of small and portable RF test equipment. DKD Instruments has also introduced a variety of new RF signal processing components from frequency multipliers to bandpass filters.
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Publisher
Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
Oct 22, 2011
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Pages
329
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ISBN
9781461404095
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Physics / Geophysics
Technology & Engineering / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / Microwaves
Technology & Engineering / Telecommunications
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This content is DRM protected.
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