Courses of Study 2018-2019 
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Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 5150 - [GPS: Theory and Design]

Spring (offered alternate years). Next Offered: 2019-2020. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: 3000-level engineering course with advanced math content (e.g. ECE 3030  or MAE 3260 ). Co-meets with EAS 4150 /ECE 4150 /MAE 4150 . Graduate version of MAE 4150 .

D. Hysell.

Analysis of GPS operating principles and engineering practice with a culminating design exercise. GPS satellite orbital dynamics, navigation data modeling, position/navigation/timing solution algorithm, receiver and antenna characteristics, analysis of error and accuracy, differential GPS.

Outcome 1: Develop an understanding of orbital mechanics with non-Keplerian perturbations and reference frames adequate to calculate GPS satellite positions in absolute and local coordinates.

Outcome 2: Be able to use to use the GPS observables, their physical models, and the multi-variable version of Newton’s nonlinear equation-solving method to calculate a navigation solution and a velocity solution.

Outcome 3: Have an understanding of the sources of ranging errors and how they map to navigation errors.

Outcome 4: Be able to collect raw GPS data in a laboratory environment, to analyze its properties, including its noise properties, and to use it to derive useful position, navigation, timing, and velocity information.

Outcome 5: Be able to implement an advanced analysis or design solution to a GPS problem, test it experimentally, and effectively communicate the results in a final report.

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