Course Details

Satellite Geodesy

DEB063 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-GK compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-GK compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-GK compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-GK compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 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. GNSS structure and methodology. Principles of ambiguity resolution. Ionospheric and tropospheric corrections. Accuracy. Optimization of observation and processing procedures. Software systems LGO, TBC, and Bernese.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Otakar Švábenský, CSc.

Institute

Institute of Geodesy

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to get detailed knowledge of actual methodology of satellite geodesy, especially the data collecting instrumentation and advanced methods of data processing. Output of study is obtaining knowledge of actual state of theory and practical applications of the GNSS technology.

Prerequisites

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

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Elaboration of specified project. Passing oral examination.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.

Lecture

3 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

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. Global navigation satellite system. Principles of ambiguity resolution. Ionospheric and tropospheric corrections. Accuracy.
5. Optimization of observation a processing procedures.
6. GNSS processing software systems SKI-Pro and Bernese.