About The Course
The Global Positioning
System (GPS) is a worldwide, satellite-based navigation system used for aviation,
remote sensing, shipping, vehicle tracking, surveying, time transfer,
search and rescue operations, and personal communications via satellite.
The GPS Technology Laboratory provides a hands-on introduction to this
rapidly growing field, covering both applications and the technology that
makes satellite navigation possible. It is by nature an interdisciplinary
course, covering subject material in orbit prediction, satellite systems,
signal processing, error modeling, computer programming, digital and
The GPS Technology
Laboratory provides an overview of the elements of satellite-based
navigation, centered on six lab projects and an individual project. ASEN
5190 is open to graduates students in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical,
and Civil Engineering, Telecom, Physics, Math, and Computer Science.
ASEN 4519 is open to
seniors in any Engineering major.