Master programme (M.Sc.) in GPS Technology 3rd semester

THEME

GPS Systems and Kinematic Applications

PERIOD

September 1 - January 31

PURPOSE

  • To enable the student to analyse advanced kinematic GPS applications relevant to antenna systems and receiver structures
  • To provide the student with a comprehension of advanced signal-processing topics
  • To provide the student with knowledge in system/network level design and optimization
  •  To provide the student with a knowledge of scientific methods in GPS applications

Kinematic GPS applications require special algorithms. The student must understand how a precise receiver position can be computed when receiver is not stationary. Additionally a more in-depth knowledge is needed about signal propagation and receiver operation.

CONTENT

A kinematic GPS application is chosen. The problem is investigated in depth and a solution strategy is chosen and implemented. The project must demonstrate ability to handle complex problems in a scientific manner. The project should lean itself towards at least one of three key areas:

  • Real-time processing of GPS observations
  • Data links
  • System level investigations, and optimizations

PROJECT EXAMPLES

The following list covers examples of 3rd semester projects. Click here to see abstracts from previous 3rd semester projects.

  • GPS and radar
  • Implementation of RTK software
  • Fleet management
  • Precision farming
  • Land-vehicle navigation
  • GPS for geographic databases

ORGANISATION

The project unit consists of a selection of PE courses along with a student-governed problem oriented project work.

Project is documented in form of a project report.

A number of courses supporting the project will be offered.

COURSES

Discrete-Time Kalman Filtering (SE)
GPS Applications (SE)
Receiver Technology (PE)

EXAM

The external oral examination is based on the prepared project report. Each student is marked individually according to the grading scale.

Danish GPS Center, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C, DK-9220 Aalborg Ø, Denmark, Tel +45 9940 8362, E-mail: gpscenter(at)gps.aau.dk