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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Springer Science & Business Media
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Oct 22, 2011
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Science / Physics / Geophysics
Technology & Engineering / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / Microwaves
Technology & Engineering / Telecommunications
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The Second Edition of this acclaimed publication enablesreaders to understand and apply the complex operation principles ofglobal positioning system (GPS) receivers. Although GPS receiversare widely used in everyday life to aid in positioning andnavigation, this is the only text that is devoted to completecoverage of their operation principles. The author, one of theforemost authorities in the GPS field, presents the material from asoftware receiver viewpoint, an approach that helps readers betterunderstand operation and that reflects the forecasted integrationof GPS receivers into such everyday devices as cellular telephones.Concentrating on civilian C/A code, the book provides the tools andinformation needed to understand and exploit all aspects ofreceiver technology as well as relevant navigation schemes:

Overview of GPS basics and the constellation of satellites thatcomprise the GPS systemDetailed examination of GPS signal structure, acquisition, andtrackingStep-by-step presentation of the mathematical formulas forcalculating a user's positionDemonstration of the use of computer programs to run keyequationsInstructions for developing hardware to collect digitized datafor a software GPS receiverComplete chapter demonstrating a GPS receiver following asignal flow to determine a user's position

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