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Course Description GEO3071 - Further Satellite Surveying (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits10
  • GEO1011 - Introduction to Geomatics
  • GEO1082 - Land Surveying, Basic
  • GEO2071 - Satellite Surveying I

On completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Interpret satellite almanacs
- Compute position using both code and phase techniques
- Compute vectors
- Use of GPS post-processing software
- Adjust vector networks
- Establish, operate and use RTK systems
- Understand satellite measurement standards
- Interpret satellite data standards


- Structure and layout of the satellite message
- Computing satellite position at epoch
- Computing pseudorange.
- Observing phase and computing of phase ambiguity
- Computing position, use of precise ephemerides
- Reducing to vectors
- Accuracy assessment
- Vector network design, simulation and adjustement
- Interpreting RINEX data
- Reference station design and operation
- Virtual reference systems
- RTK observing systems
- Structure and content of RTCM, RTCA and NMEA messages
- Observing standards and their practical application

Study MethodsLectures, Group Works, Project Works, Tutoring
AssessmentOral Exam, individually (counts 30%)
Evaluation of Project(s) (counts 70%)
Each part must be individually approved of.
Projects are presented and evaluated by group, and then defended in individual oral examination.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsProject(s) (must have been approved by lecturer)
Report(s) (must have been approved by lecturer)
Projects are presented as formal reports as well as formal oral presentations