Course Code: IG 3202 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Geodetic engineering • Field of study: Earth and cadastral measurements
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Tudor Borșan
Seminar tutor: Tudor Borșan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 70
Number of teaching hours per week: 5
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

• Knowing, understanding and a correct using of fundamental ideas concerning concepts specific to GNSS.

Course Entry Requirements:

Geodesy; Topography; Signals used in Geodetic Measurements.

Course contents:

The course covers the following main topics: • Introduction in spherical astronomy; • Introduction to the GNSS. Background and history; • Earth's atmosphere; • Basic signal structure and error. GPS signal structure map; • Positioning techniques; • Data correction techniques and high resolution accuracy; • Geodetic coordinate systems; • Data collection techniques; • Receiver structures; • Receiver types; • Accuracy and error terms; • Areas of GPS applicability; • The future of GPS in our country; • Strategies for measuring and processing of GPS data. The seminar covers the following main topics: • GPS principles; • Predictive modelling for GPS networks; • GPS project planning; • GPS Leica SR 510 presentation; • Static surveys; • Data post-processing; • Rapid – static surveying. Wake up-sessions; • Kinematic and Stop & Go surveying - using static initialization; • Data post-processing - using Stop&Go surveying method; • Computing transformation parameters between WGS84 and local coordinates; • Using a Coordinate System with a Project; • Creating a Format Template File. Uploading a Format Template File to the Sensor; • GIS/CAD export; • Laboratory testing.

Teaching methods:

Conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• After completing the course, the students shall have knowledge about how satellites positions objects on and above surface of the Earth, as well as in space, knowledge of methods and techniques for determination of Earth size and shape and its deformation and change in time using positioning satellites; • Knowledge of global positioning satellites applications in for example Construction and building industry, Transport systems, Navigation, and Oceanography.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

• A two-hour written examination (75% of the final grade) • Carrying out practical work. (25% of the final grade)

Recommended reading:

• ACKROYD N., LORIMER R, Global navigation – a GPS user’s guide, Lloyd’s of London, -, 1990, -.
• DUMVILLE M.,, Autonomous Guidance and CONTROL of Construction Plant by GPS, Institut of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy, Nottingham, 1997, -.
• FRENCH, G.T.,, Understanding the GPS,, GeoResearch Inc.,, -, 1996;, -.