Precise GPS Positioning - GMAT9212

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Surveying & Geospatial Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Fundamental concept of satellite positioning, the GPS components (satellite,ground and user segments), field planning and office procedures for GPS surveying, GPS instrumentation, GPS observables and modelling, data processing for single point positioning, differential positioning and precise relative positioning.Integer ambiguity resolution. Introduction to modern GPS surveying techniques, real-time and post processed baseline solutions, adjustment of baselines within networks, datum transformations and height determination. Applications of GPS surveying. Integration of GPS with GIS. Current status and future trends of GPS positioning. Tutorials, class discussions and field exercises will permit a greater understanding of the principles of GPS surveying, and the current GPS performance using commercial hardware/software systems.
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