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EE40211: Satellite based navigation systems

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide an overview of satellite navigation systems.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to (i) describe the system level architecture of a satellite based navigation system (ii) have a detailed knowledge of how a satellite navigation receiver works (iii) have a detailed knowledge of the factors limiting the accuracy of a satellite based navigation system (iv) describe in detail a number of different user applications for the system.

Skills:
Engineering system design, navigation receiver hardware function, practical assessment of real systems, taught, facilitated and assessed.

Content:

* Introduction to satellite navigation systems
* Basic algorithms for positioning
* Signals
* Receiver hardware overview
* Signal acquisition
* Phase locked loop/ delay locked loop
* Basic signal tracking
* Advanced signal tracking
* Demodulation of navigation information.
* Phase and code
* Advanced positioning algorithms
* Geodetic positioning for high precision
* Real world applications
* Threats to satellite navigation: space weather, jamming, spoofing.
* Future of satellite based navigation systems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE40211 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 5)

EE40211 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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