Global Positioning Systems: Signal Structure, Applications and Sources of Error and Biases


Ya-Hui Hsueh, PhD (Editor)
National Taichung University of Education, Taichung City, Taiwan

Series: Systems Engineering Methods, Developments and Technology
BISAC: TEC009060

“Global Positioning Systems: Signal Structure, Applications and Sources of Error and Biases” offers professionals and students a comprehensive overview of GPS signal acquisitions, measurements, and algorithms for estimation of dynamic programming, quality control, and filtering methods. This book discusses in-depth GPS signal transmissions, transmission procedures and calculation algorithms, using GPS positioning location data for empirical research to elucidate various dimensions of spatial phenomenonm which is different from previously published books. This book also focuses on how to conduct empirical research with GPS collected data to contribute discipline theory and concepts in different domains.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I introduces debates about measurements of GPS signal structure, including acquisition time, validity based on various tested GPS units, quality control of real-time positioning, data characteristics of probed density, average time, and signal disturbance of message distribution such as noise and inaccuracy positioning. Part II describes applications of GPS positioning data for monitoring analysis, movement analysis, spatial analysis and clustering analysis. Part III presents GPS sources of error and biases by discussing the technology of positioning location for underwater positioning, and clarifying the accuracy of digital maps to positioning systems for vehicle positioning.

This book brings together a team of leading experts who perform a creative and empirical research of Global Positioning Systems. The book aims to share all the latest advances in systems, methods and application of GPS positioning with the readers. The topics in this book cover an integrated overview of GPS conceptions, an in-depth realization of advanced application, and the emerging trends in GPS research. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Comparative Review of Portable Global Positioning System Units
(Daniel A. Rodriguez, Elizabeth Shay and Paul Winn, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. Quality Control of the NRTK Positioning with Mass-Market Receivers
(Ambrogio Manzino and Paolo Dabove, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)

Chapter 3. Road Network Analysis Based on GPS Data and Dynamic Programming
(Takayoshi Yokota, Department of Information and Electronics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University, Japan)

Chapter 4. Robust Adaptive Filtering for SINS/SAR Integrated Navigation System
(Shesheng Gao and Yongmin Zhong, School of Automatics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China, and others)

Chapter 5. Urban Freight Analysis Based on GPS Data
(Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Pascal Pluvinet, Marc Serouge and Mathieu Gardrat, Laboratoire d’Economie des Transports, University of Lyon, France, and others)

Chapter 6. Monitoring Team Sport Athletes using Global Positioning System Technology
(Craig Twist, Mark Waldron, Paul Worsfold, Tim J. Gabbett, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, UK, and others)

Chapter 7. Mushroom Huts Diffusion Analysis Based on GPS Data
(Ya-Hui Hsueh, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan)

Chapter 8. Dengue Fever Cases Clustering Analysis Based on GPS Data
(Ya-Hui Hsueh, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan)

Chapter 9. Effect of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Uncertainty on Performance of Driver Assistance Applications
(Felipe Jiménez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Institute for Automobile Research, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain)

Chapter 10. Advances Using Diver-Towed GPS Receivers
(Gerd Niedzwiedz and Dirk Schories, University of Rostock, Germany, and others)


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