MAE 4150

MAE 4150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

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.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: 3000-level engineering course with advanced math content (e.g., ECE 3030 or MAE 3260).

  • Develop an understanding of orbital mechanics with non-Keplerian perturbations and reference frames adequate to calculate GPS satellite positions in absolute and local coordinates.
  • 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.
  • Have an understanding of the sources of ranging errors and how they map to navigation errors.
  • 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.
  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ECE 4150MAE 5150

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18798 MAE 4150   LEC 002

  • 18800 MAE 4150   LAB 401

  • 18801 MAE 4150   LAB 402

  • 18802 MAE 4150   LAB 403