Semester: 5 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Geodesy and Cartography
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Knowledge in higher geodesy, reference frames and physics
Contact person: mgr inż. Dariusz Strugarek e-mail:
Short description: Methods and techniques of satellite geodesy. Methods for determining the position of points on the surface of the Earth with GPS technology. Practical application of GPS measurements of the geodetic networks with static method. Real-time methods of GPS survey.
Full description: Methods of satellite and space observation for geodesy - overview of methods and applications. Movement of artificial satellites. Perturbations. Determination of orbits. Global Navigation Satellite Systems - GPS, GLONASS, Galileo. Basics of GNSS systems. Measurement technologies - static and kinematic. Determination of the position in real-time. Role of permanent GNSS stations in modern geodesy at global, regional and national level and in geodynamic studies.
Bibliography: Kleusberg A, Teunissen P. J. G, GPS for Geodesy 2nd edition. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York. 1998. Hofmann-Wallenhof B., Lichtenegger H., Collins J., GPS Theory and Practice Fifth revised edition. Springer-Verlad Wien New York 2001. Seeber, Satelitte Geodesy 2nd Edition. Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York 2003. Strang G., Borre K., Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS. Wellesley Cambridge Press. ISBN-13: 978-0961408862. 1996.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge Student after completing the course, knows the methods and techniques of satellite geodesy, knows how to determine the position of points on the Earth's surface using GNSS technique. Skills Student knows how to practically apply the GNSS static method for measurements of geodetic networks as well as how to practically apply real-time surveying. Social competences Student is able to interact and work in a team, taking there different roles. Student correctly identifies and resolves technical and legal problems in the field of satellite geodesy.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Evaluation of tutorials 50%, evaluation of lectures (exam) 50 %

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