Satellite positioning: Theory of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning. Understanding of fundamental GNSS observables (pseudorange and carrier phases), baseline processing, network adjustment, and coordinate transformation (site calibration). Practice of post-processing system and real-time kinematic positioning.
Astronomical positioning: Introduction to astronomical coordinate system and time system (sidereal, solar, and atomic times). A concept of astronomical coordinate (azimuth, latitude and longitude) determination from star observations.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Derive spatial information from satellite based surveying observations using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
2. Compute spatial information using celestial and satellite co-ordinate systems.
3. Transform data between, and present data in, co-ordinates based on ellipsoidal and level surfaces.
- Introduction to relative movements of earth, sun and stars
- Astronomical co-ordinate systems; time; star almanac; refraction
- Azimuth determination from sun observations and star observations in detail
- Latitude and longitude determination in principle, with emphasis on error minimisation
- Theory of precise positioning using GPS series satellites
- Practice of precise positioning using GPS series satellites
Content covered in courses:
SURV2220 Surveying Methods and Equipment and SURV2230 Surveying Techniques and Computations (previously SURV2180 and SURV2340); and
SURV3510 Geodesy 1
Report: GNSS Assignment - Fast Static Survey
Quiz: In-class Quiz
Written Assignment: GNSS Assignment - RTK Survey
Face to Face Off Campus 30 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks
NOTE: The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed in the course outline handed to students in Week 1.
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks
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