SU2570 - GNSS and Spatial Referencing

This course introduces the student to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) as a precise measuring tool. The satellite systems, operational control and user applications of the GNSS are investigated. A strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of NAVSTAR – GPS. The GPS signal structure, broadcast information and the parameters of the navigation message are examined. Celestial, Terrestrial and Orbital Coordinate Systems pertinent to space positioning are defined and coordinate computations performed. The procedural tasks associated with various GPS modes of operation are practiced through completion of specified survey projects. Quality assurance and data analysis is performed to investigate the accuracies of the various GPS methods such as Static, RTK and Post processed solutions. Concepts of Astronomy and the determination of position by use of classical astronomic means within the Celestial Coordinate System is also addressed.

Prerequisite(s): SU2330

Corequisite(s): MA3130

This course is offered in the following programs:
Geomatics/Surveying Engineering Technology (Co-op)