When GPS (global positioning system) was made commercially available in the year 2000, it launched a new era of satellite navigation services and technologies as dramatic as a spacecraft launch itself. This authoritative work gives engineers a timely, unified analysis of the various satellite navigation technologies, applications, and services now in operation or development. It describes the entire GPS system in detail, including features of the next-generation GPS-III, and brings readers up to speed on the developing European GALILEO system and its innovative characteristics. The book examines the architectures paving the way for the future integration of satellite navigation systems with wireless communications systems, and for interoperability among different satellite navigation systems themselves.
Ramjee Prasad is director of the Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF), Aalborg University. He is the author of OFDM for Wireless Communications Systems (Artech House, 2004), coauthor of Technology Trends in Wireless Communications (Artech House, 2003), and is the author/coauthor of several other books published by Artech House. Marina Ruggieri is a professor of telecommunications at the University Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. She is also the coauthor of Technology Trends in Wireless Communications (Artech House, 2003). A Senior Member of the IEEE, she received her Laurea degree in electronics engineering from the University Roma Tor Vergata.
Navigation Basics. The Global Positioning System. Augmentation Systems. GALILEO. GPS Modernization towards GPS III. Legal and Market Policy of Satellite Navigation. Layer Issues. Integration with Existing and Future Systems. Open Issues and Perspectives.