Course Details

Satellite Geodesy

Academic Year 2022/23

IE57 course is part of 2 study plans

D-P-C-GK Winter Semester 1st year

D-K-C-GK Winter Semester 1st year

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. GPS method. Principles of ambiguity resolution. Ionospheric and tropospheric corrections. Accuracy. Optimization of observation and processing procedures. Software systems SKI-Pro and Bernese.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Otakar Švábenský, CSc.

Institute

Institute of Geodesy

Objective

Understanding of satellite geodesy principles, inertial and terrestrial coordinate systems. Understanding of basic applications of satellite methods in geodesy and geophysics. Mastering of GPS applications including observation and processing procedures. Acquaintance with advanced GPS processing tools.

Syllabus

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. GPS. Principles of ambiguity resolution. Ionospheric and tropospheric corrections. Accuracy.
5. Optimization of observation a processing procedures.
6. GPS processing software systems SKI-Pro and Bernese.

Prerequisites

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

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

8 credits

Semester

winter

Forms and criteria of assessment

examination

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/252738

Lecture

13 weeks, 3 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

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. GPS. Principles of ambiguity resolution. Ionospheric and tropospheric corrections. Accuracy.
5. Optimization of observation a processing procedures.
6. GNSS processing software systems LGO, TBC, and Bernese.