Over that past decade, the growth of GPS and other navigation systems has been staggering. More and more electrical engineers are migrating towards work in this field and require knowledge of important GNSS (global navigation satellite system) principles. That's why Artech House decided the time was right to put this classic Prentice Hall title back into print. Although technology has progressed at a remarkable pace in the decade and a half since its publication, the principles of navigation systems described in this book are immutable.In fact, the book presents the engineering basics so well that practicing engineers and students have been scouring the Internet looking for used copies. Finally, this essential resource will be readily available, providing authoritative guidance on everything from the fundamentals of terrestrial navigation, error calculations, and direction finding...to satellite orbits and geometry, satellite navigation principles, and spread spectrum. Moreover, the book provides concise descriptions of key navigation systems developed decades ago that are still widely in use - information that is extremely hard to find.
Borje Forssell is a recognized expert in the area of GNSS/GPS technology and is currently a professor of navigation in the department of telecommunications at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He earned his M.Sc. in electronics engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and his Ph.D. in electronics engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.