Course detail

Satellite Geodesy

FAST-IE57OptionalDoctoral (3rd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Winter semester2. year of study8  credits

Fundamental principles of satellite geodesy. Geocentric spatial coordinate systems and their changes in time. Time systems, calendar. Motion of a satellite in Earth´s gravity field. Unperturbed motion, gravitational influences, accelerations induced by Sun and Moon, solar wind pressure. Definition and realization of conventional inertial and terrestrial systems. Principles, methods and exploitation possibilities of satellite measurements in geodesy and geophysics (VLBI, SLR, LLR, DORIS, satellite altimetry, satellite navigation systems). Methods for determination of positions and time, accuracies and applications. GPS method. Principles of ambiguity resolution. Ionospheric and tropospheric corrections. Accuracy. Optimization of observation and processing procedures. Software systems SKI-Pro and Bernese.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Mode of delivery

20 % face-to-face, 80 % distance learning

Prerequisites

Methods of mathematical analysis. Fundamentals of geodetic astronomy. Principles of satellite navigation system GPS, fundamental geodetic applications. Basic principles of GPS data processing.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Burša, M., Kostelecký, J.: Kosmická geodezie a kosmická geodynamika. MNO – GŠ AČR, Praha 1994
Hefty, J.: Globálny polohový systém v štvorrozmernej geodézii. STU Bratislava 2004
Leick A.: GPS Satellite Surveying. John Wiley and Sons 2004
Teunissen P.J.G., Kleusberg A.: GPS for Geodesy. Springer 1998

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. Fundamentals of satellite geodesy. Coordinate systems. Time systems. Motion of a satellite in Earth´s gravity field.
2. Inertial and terrestrial systems, definition and realization.
3. Satellite methods in geodesy and geophysics (VLBI, SLR, LLR, DORIS, satellite altimetry, satellite navigation systems).
4. GPS. Principles of ambiguity resolution. Ionospheric and tropospheric corrections. Accuracy.
5. Optimization of observation a processing procedures.
6. GPS processing software systems SKI-Pro and Bernese.

Aims

Understanding of satellite geodesy principles, inertial and terrestrial coordinate systems. Understanding of basic applications of satellite methods in geodesy and geophysics. Mastering of GPS applications including observation and processing procedures. Acquaintance with advanced GPS processing tools.

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.

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer