Satellite Positioning Systems

  • Mario A. GomarascaEmail author


This chapter describes the main satellite positioning systems available worldwide. More prominence is given to the NAVSTAR GPS: NAVigation Satellite Timing and Ranging Global Positioning System, a system developed in the United States and adopted by most countries in the world.


Global Position System Global Navigation Satellite System Global Navigation Satellite System Ionospheric Delay Global Position System Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research Council of ItalyInstitute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the EnvironmentMilanoItaly

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