Navigation: Principles Of Positioning And Guidance by B. Hofmann-WellenhofNavigation: Principles Of Positioning And Guidance by B. Hofmann-Wellenhof

Navigation: Principles Of Positioning And Guidance

byB. Hofmann-Wellenhof, H. Lichtenegger, K. Legat

Paperback | October 2, 2003

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Global positioning systems like GPS or the future European Galileo are influencing the world of navigation tremendously. Today, everybody is concerned with navigation even if unaware of this fact. Therefore, the interest in navigation is steadily increasing. This book provides an encyclopedic view of navigation. Fundamental elements are presented for a better understanding of the techniques, methods, and systems used in positioning and guidance. The book consists of three parts. Beside a historical review and maps, the first part covers mathematical and physical fundamentals. The second part treats the methods of positioning including terrestrial, celestial, radio- and satellite-based, inertial, image-based, and integrated navigation. Routing and guidance are the main topics of the third part. Applications on land, at sea, in the air, and in space are considered, followed by a critical outlook on the future of navigation. This book is designed for students, teachers, and people interested in entering the complex world of navigation.
Title:Navigation: Principles Of Positioning And GuidanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:427 pagesPublished:October 2, 2003Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3211008284

ISBN - 13:9783211008287

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Table of Contents

From the Table of Contents: Abbreviations and acronyms Introduction Historical review Mathematical fundamentals Physical fundamentals Maps Terrestrial navigation Celestial navigation Terrestrial radio navigation Satellite-based navigation Augmentation systems Inertial navigation Image-based navigation Integrated navigation Routing and guidance Vehicle and traffic management Application examples Critical outlook References Index

Editorial Reviews

"... Zielgruppe dieses Standardwerks - das eine große Lücke ausfüllt - sind neben Ingenieuren, Wissenschaftlern und Studenten auch alle mit nautischen Fragen oder FülInfoSystemen befassten Marineoffiziere; für sie ist es eine Pflichtlektüre!" Marine Forum - Ausgabe A, 79. Jahrg. 2004"... das Buch wird den erweckten Erwartungen voll und ganz gerecht. Es bietet allen, die sich mit verschiedensten Aspekten der Navigation beschäftigen wollen, eine kompakte Einführung in das Thema, vertieft einzelne Kapitel ohne sich in Details zu verlieren und gibt zahlreiche Hinweise auf weiter führende Literatur." Der Vermessungsingenieur 2/2004