Gps Satellite Surveying 4th Edition
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Gps Satellite Surveying 4th Edition

Gps Satellite Surveying 4th Edition by Alfred Leick, Lev Rapoport, and Dmitry Tatarnikov | PDF Free Download.

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Alfred Leick received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Department of Geodetic Science, in 1977. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal GPS Solutions (Springer) and author of numerous technical publications.

His teaching career at the University of Maine in the area of GPS (Global Positioning System), geodesy, and estimation spans 34 years.

Other teaching assignments included photogrammetry and remote sensing, digital image processing, linear algebra, and differential equations.

He was the creator of the online GPS-GAP (GPS, Geodesy, and Application Program) program at the University of Maine, which now continues to be available via Michigan Technological University ( in modified form.

Dr. Leick launched his GPS research in 1982 when testing the Macrometer satellite receiver prototype at M.I.T.

He continued GPS research throughout the years, including while on sabbatical leave at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (Cambridge, MA) in 1984, 3S-Navigation (Irvine, CA) in 1996, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA) in 2002, as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Associate at the University of Stuttgart in 1985, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sao Paulo during the summers of 1991 and 1992

And a GPS Project Specialist on behalf of World Band and NRC (National Research Council) at Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (P.R. China) in the Spring of 1990. He is a Fellow of ACSM (American Congress on Surveying and Mapping).

Dmitry V. Tatarnikov holds a Masters in EE (1983), Ph.D. (1990), and Doctor of Science (the highest scientific degree in Russia, 2009) degrees, all in applied electromagnetics and antenna theory and technique from the Moscow Aviation Institute Technical University (MAI), Moscow, Russia.

He joined the Antenna and Microwave Research Dept. of MAI in 1979, and is currently a professor of Radiophysics, Antennas and Microwave Dept. at MAI. In 1979–1994, he was involved in microstrip-phased array antenna research and development.

In 1994, he joined Ashtech R&D Center in Moscow as an Antenna Research Fellow in the high-precision GNSS area.

In 1997–2001, he was with Javad Positioning Systems as a senior scientist in the antenna area, and since 2001 he has been leading the Antenna Design with Topcon Technology Center, Moscow, Russia. Prof.

Tatarnikov has authored and co-authored more than 70 publications in this area, including a book, research papers, conference presentations, and 12 patents.

He has developed student courses in applied electromagnetics, numerical electromagnetics, and receiver GNSS antennas. He is a member of IEEE and the Institute of Navigation (ION), USA. 

Lev B. Rapoport received a Master’s in Electrical Engineering in 1976 from the radio-technical department of the Ural Polytechnic Institute, Sverdlovsk, and a Ph.D. in 1982 in automatic control from the Institute of System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS), Moscow.

In 1995, he received a Doctor of Science degree in automatic control from the Institute of Control Sciences RAS. Since 2003, he has held the head of the “Non-linear Systems Control” laboratory position in this institute.

From 1993 to 1998, he worked for Ashtech R&D Center in Moscow part-time as a researcher. From 1998 to 2001, he was with Javad Positioning Systems as a Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) team leader.

From 2001 to 2005, he worked for Topcon Positioning Systems where he was responsible for RTK and Machine Control. From 2005 to 2011, he worked for Javad GNSS as an RTK team leader. Dr. Rapaport has been a consultant at Huawei Technologies R&D Center in Moscow since 2011.

Dr. Rapoport is a professor of the control problems department of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has authored 90 scientific papers, many patents, and conference presentations.

He is a member of IEEE and the Institute of Navigation (ION). His research interests include navigation and control.

Gps Satellite Surveying Contents

  • Introduction
  • Least-Squares Adjustments 
  • Recursive Least Squares 
  • Geodesy 
  • Satellite Systems 
  • GNSS Positioning Approaches 
  • Real-Time Kinematics Relative Positioning
  • Troposphere And Ionosphere 
  • GNSS Receiver Antennas

Preface to Gps Satellite Surveying eBook

GPS Satellite Surveying has undergone a major revision in order to keep abreast of new developments in GNSS and yet maintain its focus on geodesy and surveying. All chapters have been reorganized in a more logical fashion.

Because the GNSS systems have developed significantly since the last edition of the book, we have added new material on the GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo systems, as well as on the ongoing modernization of GPS.

A separate chapter was included on recursive least squares. Another chapter on RTK implementation was added that uses these recursive least-squares algorithms to process across receiver observation differences and is capable of accepting observations from all GNSS systems.

Examples are supported by real data processing. A third new chapter was added to GNSS user antennas. This chapter was prepared by an antenna expert to provide the necessary background information and details to allow practicing engineers to select the right antenna for a project.

As to GNSS processing approaches, major new sections were added on PPP-RTK and TCAR. Six new additional appendices were added containing in-depth mathematical supplements for those readers who enjoy the mathematical rigor.

The original author of GPS Satellite Surveying, Alfred Leick, appreciates the contributions of Lev Rapoport and Dmitry Tatarnikov and most cordially welcomes these very qualified individuals as co-authors.

All three of us wish to thank our families for their outstanding support throughout our professional careers.

Lev Rapoport wishes to thank Javad GNSS for permission to use their receivers Triumph-1, Delta TRE-G3T, and Delta Duo-G2D for data collection, and Dr. Javad Ashjaee for the opportunity to get acquainted with GNSS technologies and observe its history through the eyes of a company employee.

Dmitry Tatarnikov wishes to thank his colleagues at the Moscow Technology Center of Topcon for their contributions to the research, development, and production of antennas, and the management of Topcon Corporation for support of this work.

Alfred Leick expresses his sincere appreciation to anybody contributing to this and any of the previous revisions of GPS Satellite Surveying. We appreciate Tamarah Brown’s assistance in editing the draft in such a short period of time.

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