GEONAVPOS: Seminar publications on Geodesy, Navigation and Positioning

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School of Engineering | C2 Toimitettu kirja, kokoomateos, konferenssijulkaisu tai lehden erikoisnumero
Date
2013
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en
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304
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Aalto University publication series SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY, 12/2013
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Modern geodesy may be defined as "the science of precise georeferencing and change monitoring on or above the Earth’s surface". Modern geodesy relies on space technology and integrates complex Earth observation systems and modelling of geospatial data at higher accuracy in order to understand and predict how the solid Earth, atmosphere, and oceans work as a system. Modern geodesy applications include precise determination of position and velocity of points on the surface of the Earth, precise determination of the shape and changes of the Earth’s ocean and land surfaces, or precise mapping of the spatial and temporal features of the gravity field. Navigation and geodesy relate both on positioning (location) information. Although a connecting element, positioning also makes the difference between navigation and geodesy. In navigation, the positioning information is required instantaneously or almost instantaneously with a certain latency (real-time). On the other hand, in traditional geodesy the position information is obtained post-mission after post-processing calculations. Usually, these calculations are carried out under the assumption that the points are fixed or undergo a very slow movement. However, in navigation, the points are variable, therefore time dependent. The Maa-6.3255 Seminar on Geodesy, Navigation and Positioning is offered to both master and doctoral students of Aalto University. The seminar builds on active participation between the theory and practice, using a student-centred approach for teaching. This publication consists of the best 12 student works prepared by the seminar participants (i.e., 24 students) during 2011-2013: (01) Post-glacial rebound: modelling, measurement, significance on society (02) The Current State of GPS Meteorology and Climatology (03) Matlab Application in VLBI Data Analysis (04) Science Network GNSS-verkon tasoitus ja antennikorkeuden ja - tyypinvaikutus koordinaatteihin (05) Koordinaattien laskenta Precise Point Positioning – menetelmällä (06) GOCE User Toolboxin käyttö Itämeren meritopografian visualisoinnissa (07) GNSS – Risks and threats (08) Global Navigation: Introduction to Satellite Based Augmentation System over Indian Region (09) Positioning Techniques of Modern Smartphones (10) Hybrid Positioning with a Smartphone (11) Dexter Industries GPS sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT (12) GPS Wildlife Tracking
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geodesy, navigation, positioning, Global Positioning System, Global Navigation Satellite System, Very Long Base Interferometry, gravity field, meteorology, climatology, land uplift, isostasy, deglaciation, tide gauge, precise orbits, precise clocks, adjustment, post processing, post processing, real time, augmentation, vulnerabilities, risks, threats, smartphone, dead reckoning, hybrid positioning, digital compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, satellite tracking, wildlife telemetry, GPS, GNSS, VLBI, GOCE, PPP, DGNSS, SBAS, RTK, Network-RTK, AGPS, PDR
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