Uncertainties In Gps Positioning: A Mathematical Discourse by Alan Oxley

Uncertainties In Gps Positioning: A Mathematical Discourse

byAlan Oxley

Paperback | January 20, 2017

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Uncertainties in GPS Positioning: A Mathematical Discoursedescribes the calculations performed by a GPS receiver and the problems associated with ensuring that the derived location is a close match to the actual location. Inaccuracies in calculating a location can have serious repercussions, so this book is a timely source for information on this rapidly evolving technology.



  • Covers how a GPS receiver works and how the earth is modeled so position data can be calculated
  • Discusses the different signals and clock speeds of the satellites, the receivers, and sources of inaccuracy
  • Examines how the errors are distributed in the data and provides examples

About The Author

Alan Oxleyis Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. Alan is an all-rounder in Computer Science and has written numerous academic articles and chapters. Recently he was awarded a research stipend by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. The research led to the publication of...

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Title:Uncertainties In Gps Positioning: A Mathematical DiscourseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 20, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128095946

ISBN - 13:9780128095942

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Positioning and Navigation Systems

Chapter 2: Introduction to GPS

Chapter 3: Basic GPS Principles

Chapter 4: Signals From Satellites to Receiver GPS

Chapter 5: GPS Modernization

Chapter 6: Signals From Satellites to Receiver Other Satellite Navigation Systems

Chapter 7: Solution of an Idealized Problem

Chapter 8: Sources of Inaccuracy

Chapter 9: Learning From Experience

Chapter 10: Error Distribution in Data

Chapter 11: Improving Accuracy With GPS Augmentation

Chapter 12: GPS Disciplined Oscillators