How Does GPS Work?



GPS (global positioning system) plays a very important role in all of our lives. From allowing you to see where you are on the planet, to helping you get to destinations quickly, GPS has evolved the way in which we live our lives.

Find out how GPS works, some of the roles things such as our own atmosphere has in reducing the accuracy of GPS and also how general relativity effects GPS accuracy too.

Sources:

Basics of the GPS technique: Observation Equations by Geoffrey Blewitt
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/staff/pdfs/Blewitt%20Basics%20of%20gps.pdf

The influence of the ionosphere on GPS operations by Mihail Codrescu
ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/GPS_GNSS/Mihail’s.pdf

GPS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by USCG Navigation Center
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=gpsFaq

GPS.gov: Space Segment
http://www.gps.gov/systems/gps/space/

GPS: Global Positioning System | Niels Bohr Institute – University of Copenhagen
http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/www/spinoff/spinoff/gps/

GPS and Galileo Satellite Coordinates Computation
http://www.navipedia.net/index.php/GPS_and_Galileo_Satellite_Coordinates_Computation

Understanding the Global Positioning System (GPS) by Diana Cooksey
http://www.montana.edu/gps/understd.html

///////////////////////////

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciBRIGHT/

Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciBRIGHT

source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.