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GNSS Technologies

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 50 adult learners

The course discusses various subjects on satellite positioning technology and receiver design, such as signal acquisition and tracking, measurement errors, and integration with INS.

Course contents

  • 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.
  • Applications.
  • Position estimation from GNSS and uncertainty, estimation techniques.
  • Robustness and integrity issues.
  • GNSS augmentation systems.

Learning outcomes

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.

Completion methods

Exam, exercises and course work assignment.

More information in University of Vaasa’s course page. Course schedule is available in Peppi, when implementation is published.

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Responsible teachers

University of Vaasa
Heidi Kuusniemi, Professor

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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5G technology,
Internet technology,
Wireless technology
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University of Vaasa
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Adult learner
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General prerequisites:
Basic signal processing and matrix calculation methods knowledge
Course suitable for:
Students within the disciplines of science, engineering and technology interested in satellite navigation and other positioning technologies. The course is also valid as a doctoral course.
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