Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Insights into GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass and Others, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Insights into GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass and Others, 1st Edition

By Basudeb Bhatta

CRC Press

438 pages

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Hardback: 9780415665605
pub: 2011-07-12

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  • Includes detailed information on GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass, and other regional and augmented systems

  • Sheds light on the latest developments and modern trends of GNSS

  • Offers practical guidance for surveying, mapping, and navigation

  • Includes questions at the end of every chapter

  • Contains a detailed glossary of terms and extensive reference list

Specifically designed as an introductory reference text, this volume provides a thorough coverage of the basic principles and techniques of GNSS. It starts with the history and basic concepts and subsequently provides an extensive coverage on every GNSS constellation, GNSS signals, errors and accuracy issues, positioning methods, augmentations, satellite geodesy, and GNSS receivers. It also presents a wide spectrum of GNSS applications and practical issues involved in surveying, mapping, and navigation.

Written in a clear style and including advanced topics, a detailed glossary, guidance on surveying, mapping and navigation along with numerous references, this volume is of use to students, researchers and professionals. It will specifically benefit those in geoinformatics, navigation, civil, construction, naval, aviation and transportation engineering working with GNSS for natural resources, agricultural and environmental information, geosciences and geography.


"It is organized somewhat differently than most of the standard texts in that it attempts to treat each of the four GNSS it discusses equally and consecutively instead of introducing GPS first and then discussing the three other systems in comparison later on. … The book concludes with a very well written glossary, a complete reference list, and a good index. … Overall this is a good book for a nonexpert student who wants more information than is available in popular publications."

—Kyle O’Keefe, Geomatica, Vol. 65, No. 4, 2011

Table of Contents

Overview of GNSS

Functional Segments of GNSS

Working Principle of GNSS

GNSS Signals and Range Determination

Errors and Accuracy Issues

Positioning Methods

GNSS Augmentations and Other Navigation Satellite Systems

GNSS Receivers


Applications of GNSS

Surveying with GNSS

About the Author

B. Bhatta is currently a Course Coordinator in the Computer Aided Design Centre of Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has more than 13 years of industrial, teaching and research experience in remote sensing, GNSS, and GIS. He has authored many research papers and articles in various journals and magazines. He has also authored several textbooks on Remote Sensing, GIS, GNSS, and CAD. He has been instrumental in initiating a large number of courses on Remote Sensing, GIS, and GNSS to promote Geoinformatics technology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Graphics
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems