Course detail

Geodetical Astronomy and Space Geodesy II

FAST-HE06Acad. year: 2020/2021

Dynamic of satellite orbit in gravity field - problem of two bodies.
Kepler’s laws.
Disturbed and undisturbed satellite movement.
Observation methods of tracking satellites.
Global navigational satellite systems with particular view to GPS and it‘s application.
Other techniques of satellite geodesy(SLR, satellite altimetry, DORIS, satellite Earth gravity missions).

Department

Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students got wider knowledges in field of space geodesy.

Prerequisites

Kinematics and dynamics of motion, Newton‘s motional laws, Newton‘s gravitational law, law of refraction and reflection of the light, dispersion of wave motion, methods of modulation of waves, field of dissipative forces, physical conditions in Earth‘s atmosphere.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Fixel Jan: Geodetická astronomie I a základy kosmické geodézie. VUTIUM, 2000. (CS)
MACHOTKA, R.; FIXEL, J.: GEODETICKÁ ASTRONOMIE A KOSMICKÁ GEODÉZIE II, KOSMICKÁ GEODÉZIE. VUT v Brně - studijní opora, 2007. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Problem of two bodies, Kepler’s laws.
2. Disturbed and undisturbed satellite movement.
3. Optical and electronic observation methods of tracking satellites.
4. Use of satellites for solving basic problems.
5. Basic methods of determination of position.
6. GPS – system description.
7. GPS – application in surveying.
8. GPS – receivers, related settlements.
9. Satellite altimetry, satellite Earth gravity missions, Earth Gravity Models.
10. Other techniques of satellite geodesy (SLR, DORIS).

Aims

Introduction with spatial geodesy, particularly with satellite geodesy. Students become familiar with dynamism of satellite motion in gravitational field, with methods of terrestrial satellites tracking and results processing.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-GK Master's

    branch GD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer