The Second Edition of this acclaimed publication enables readers to understand and apply the complex operation principles of global positioning system (GPS) receivers. Although GPS receivers are widely used in everyday life to aid in positioning and navigation, this is the only text that is devoted to complete coverage of their operation principles.
The author, one of the foremost authorities in the GPS field, presents the material from a software receiver viewpoint, an approach that helps readers better understand operation and that reflects the forecasted integration of GPS receivers into such everyday devices as cellular telephones. Concentrating on civilian C/A code, the book provides the tools and information needed to understand and exploit all aspects of receiver technology as well as relevant navigation schemes:
* Overview of GPS basics and the constellation of satellites that comprise the GPS system
* Detailed examination of GPS signal structure, acquisition, and tracking
* Step-by-step presentation of the mathematical formulas for calculating a user’s position
* Demonstration of the use of computer programs to run key equations
* Instructions for developing hardware to collect digitized data for a software GPS receiver
* Complete chapter demonstrating a GPS receiver following a signal flow to determine a user’s position
The Second Edition of this highly acclaimed text has been greatly expanded, including three new chapters:
* Acquisition of weak signals
* Tracking of weak signals
* GPS receiver related subjects
Following the author’s expert guidance and easy-to-follow style, engineers and scientists learn all that is needed to understand, build, and operate GPS receivers. The book’s logical flow from basic concepts to applications makes it an excellent textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, wireless communications, and computer science.
As the demand for and the variety of 3G services increase, more advanced hardware and software technologies will be needed to enhance the mobile radio communications infrastructure. This forward-looking book delivers a comprehensive overview of the advanced technologies driving the evolution of mobile radio access networks, focusing on high-level architectural issues and system engineering. The book highlights the advantages and drawbacks of these advanced technologies and helps you make strategic decisions on R&D planning and system deployment.
By striking a balance between theory and practice, and between technology and economics, it addresses the concerns of system engineering, research and development, and telecom management and analysis. The book covers the critical topics you need to understand for your work in the field, from linear transmitters and radio-over-fiber, to software radio base station and mobile terminal positioning. This unique resource examines such cutting-edge technologies as HSDPA, MIMO, OFDM, and IP based RAN, and presents new concepts in both autonomic and ubiquitous networks.
This is the “user manual” that didn’t come with any of the 30 million GPS receivers currently in use, showing readers how to modify, tweak, and hack their GPS to take it to new levels!
Crazy-cool modifications include exploiting secret keycodes, revealing hidden features, building power cords and cables, hacking the battery and antenna, protecting a GPS from impact and falls, making a screen protector, and solar-powering a GPS.
Potential power users will take the function and performance of their GPS to a whole new level by hacking into the firmware and hacking into a PC connection with a GPS
Fear not! Any potentially dangerous mod (to the device) is clearly labeled, with precautions listed that should be taken
Game time! Readers can check out GPS games, check into hacking geocaching, and even use a GPS as a metal detector