Max amount of FITech students: 40
The course discusses various subjects on satellite positioning technology and receiver design, such as signal acquisition and tracking, measurement errors, and integration with INS.
- GNSS signal structure: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou.
- How a receiver acquires and tracks the GNSS signal.
- Software receiver design principles.
- Multi-system receivers.
- Hands-on work with software receiver.
- Integration of GNSS with other positioning sensors (e.g., inertial); Kalman filter, tight vs. loose integration.
- Position estimation from GNSS and uncertainty, estimation techniques.
- Robustness and integrity issues.
- GNSS augmentation systems.
The objective of the course is that students
- gain a deeper understanding of satellite navigation systems and technologies (e.g. GPS, Galileo) that have wide applicability in today’s society and industry
- understand receiver design issues in particular with a software GPS implementation
- learn basics about GNSS/INS integration as well as GNSS with other positioning sensors
- are able to analyze the performance of various positioning systems by applying the information and tools provided in the course.
- Lectures (online with Zoom) on Fridays starting on Nov 6th at 12:15–13:45
- Exercises with MatLab (online with Zoom) on Fridays starting on Nov 27th at 14:15–15:45
- Course work assignment (online)
- Moodle exam
More information in University of Vaasa’s course page.
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