Fundamentals of GPS Receivers

A Hardware Approach

  • Dan Doberstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
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  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
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    5. Dan Doberstein, Danilo Llanes
      Pages 243-269
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-329

About this book


While much of the current literature on GPS receivers is aimed at those intimately familiar with their workings, this volume summarizes the basic principles using as little mathematics as possible, and details the necessary specifications and circuits for constructing a GPS receiver that is accurate to within 300 meters. Dedicated sections deal with the features of the GPS signal and its data stream, the details of the receiver (using a hybrid design as exemplar), and more advanced receivers and topics including time and frequency measurements. Later segments discuss the Zarlink GPS receiver chip set, as well as providing a thorough examination of the TurboRogue receiver, one of the most accurate yet made.

Guiding the reader through the concepts and circuitry, from the antenna to the solution of user position, the book’s deployment of a hybrid receiver as a basis for discussion allows for extrapolation of the core ideas to more complex, and more accurate designs. Digital methods are used, but any analogue counterparts are assessed alongside them, and the author shows how GPS receivers and satellites are more concerned with time and movement than physical position in space.


Carrie Phase Measurements Channel GPS Receiver Code Phase Measurements Delay Based Descriminators Frequency Reception GNSS Receivers GPS Receiver Hardware GPS Receivers (Global Positioning System) GPS Time Receivers SV Position Synchronized Clocks User Position

Authors and affiliations

  • Dan Doberstein
    • 1
  1. 1.DKD InstrumentsNipomoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0408-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0409-5
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