Satellite Navigation

  Satellite Navigation  


  • Introduction to radio based determination of position, time and velocity
  • Position and velocity estimation
  • Satellite constellations and orbits
  • Signals (modulation and coding) and navigation services (GPS and Galileo)
  • Signal acquisition and tracking
  • Discriminators for delay, frequency and phase as well as associated control loops and their implementation
  • Propagation errors and their mitigation: multipath, ionospheric effects, tropospheric effects, interference
  • Accuracy of position and time estimation
  • Reference systems for position and time
  • Relativistic corrections


  • fundamental modeling techniques and solution methods in the field of satellite navigation as well as other supporting means of navigation.
  • They gain an overview and understanding of relevant technologies in the field of satellite navigation.
  • They develop the capability to analyze and dimension satellite navigation systems.
  • They gain an insight in actual and planned systems of satellite navigation as well as in still open questions in this field of research.

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