12.540 Principles of Global Positioning System

Class Info

The principles and applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other space geodetic systems, including very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) and satellite laser ranging (SLR). The nature and uses of the course acquisition (CA), the precise positioning (P) codes, and the differential carrier phase observable. Techniques for estimating geodetic and geophysical quantities from these data. Other topics include: atmospheric refraction modeling, effects of Selective Availability (SA), estimation techniques (including Kalman filtering). Statistical and spectral analysis of data.

This class has 8.01, 18.02, and 18.06 as prerequisites.

12.540 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by T. A. Herring.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-517.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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