University of Calgary

ENGO 465 - Satellite Positioning - Winter 2022

Satellite orbit motion and Kepler's laws. Description of GPS signal structure and derivation of observables. Characteristics of instrumentation. Analysis of atmospheric, orbital and other random and non-random effects. Derivation of mathematical models used for absolute and differential static and kinematic positioning. Pre-analysis methods and applications. Concept of Kalman filtering applied to kinematic positioning. Ambiguity resolution procedures Overview of other GNSS, GNSS augmentation and high-sensitivity receivers Introduction to inertial navigation.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geomatics Engineering 361 or 363; and Geomatics Engineering 401 and 421.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2023.
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