Course Details

Space Geodesy 1

Academic Year 2024/25

NEA032 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-GK Winter Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


lecture schedule

1. Orthogonal coordinate systems and their mutual transformations, the most important coordinate systems used in space geodesy
2. Chronometry - atomic times, Julian date
3. Two-body problem, unperturbed motion of satellites
4. Disturbed motion of satellites
5. Orbits of satellites, optical and electronic observation methods
6. Propagation of el-mag. signal in the atmosphere, GPS - space segment, navigation signals, navigation message
7. GPS - ground and user segment, receivers, antenna phase centre, breakdown of measurement methods
8. Ephemeris, GPS Time, absolute positioning
9. DGPS, relative methods, creation of differences, linear combination of measurements
10. Resolution of phase measurement ambiguities, relevant measurement methods
11. permanent station networks, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
12. GNSS - combination of satellite systems, PPP method


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


Transformation of orthogonal coordinates
Interpolation of satellite ephemerides
GPS satellite position
Preprocessing of GNSS observations
Calculation of position from code measurements
Processing of GNSS network data