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Education Resources

Available education, including GNSS and its applications

  • ENAC course "GNSS: Principles, Augmentations and Evolutions of EGNOS", 12 - 23 May 2014, Toulouse, France:
  • International School on Satellite Navigation, 17 - 27 September 2013, Moscow, Russian Federation (available in Russian and English): http://gnss-school.com
  • International Collaboration Centre for R&D on Satellite Navigation Technology in South East Asia - NAVIS Centre, Vietnam: http://navis.hut.edu.vn/
  • Summer School : "Multi-GNSS environment for sustainable development, Hoi An, Vietnam, 9 - 13 September 2013: http://navis.hust.edu.vn/

MEDUSA validated LPV approach procedures in Tunisia making use of the EGNOS coverage in North Africa

MEDUSA Project Update (Monastir, Tunisia, 30 January - 1 February 2014)

MEDUSA's team led by Telespazio and composed by ENAV, OACA, INECO and Helios, have validated GNSS-based approach procedures designed by the project, for the airport of Monastir in Tunisia. Only a few months after partial EGNOS coverage availability in North Africa, the validation flights campaign was carried out with the support of ESSP, the EGNOS Services Provider, which has  performed the EGNOS's  feasibility assessment. This activity is part of MEDUSA's assistance actions programme for promoting the use of satellite navigation in the Euromed countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia). In parallel, MEDUSA is also aiding the Tunisian competent authorities in the future publication of the validated procedures and in the process for the operational adoption of GNSS in aviation. The results of these assistance actions will be presented during a public workshop organized by MEDUSA and hosted by GEMCO (Galileo Euromed Cooperation Office) in Tunis on the 4th of June 2014.

The materials of the MEDUSA project are available for download on the MEDUSA project website.

Open Source Softwares related to GNSS

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Internet Courses on Global Navigation Satellite Systems:

Relevant standard text books on GNSS and its applications

  1. M.S. Grewal, L.R. Weill, A.P. Andrews: Global Positioning Systems, Inertial Navigation, and Integration, Wiley-Interscience, 2000, ISBN: 047135032X

  2. J.A. Farrell: The Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation, McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998, ISBN: 007022045X

  3. A.A.L. Andrade: The Global Navigation Satellite System: Navigating into the New Millennium (Ashgate Studies in Aviation Economics and Management), Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2001, ISBN: 0754618250

  4. J. A. Farrell: Aided Navigation: GPS with High Rate Sensors, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.

  5. L. Letham: GPS Made Easy, Mountaineers Books

  6. R. I. Egbert: The GPS Handbook, Revised and Updated Edition: A Guide for the Outdoors, Burford Books

  7. L. T. Rinehart: The Captain's Guide to the Wrecks and Reefs of Florida's East and West Coast, the Keys & the Bahamas: Over 1000 GPS and Loran Coordinates for Fisherman, Boa, Hatherleigh Press

  8. W. Sarasua and J. C. McCormac: Geomatics, Wiley & Sons

  9. L. Harte and B. Levitan: GPS Quick Course: Technology, Systems and Operation, Althos

  10. S. W. Hinch: Outdoor Navigation with GPS, Wilderness Press

  11. F. K. Brunner: Advances in Positioning and Reference Frames: Iag Scientific Assembly, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, September 3-9, 1997 (International Association of Geodesy Symposia), Springer-Verlag GmbH

  12. J. Karl: Celestial Navigation in the GPS Age, Paradise Cay Publications

  13. Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Klaus Legat, Manfred Wieser: Navigation - Principles of Positioning and Guidance. Springer, Wien New York 2003 [ Book Summary]

  14. Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Herbert Lichtenegger, Elmar Wasle: GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and more), Springer, Wien, New York, 2008

  15. Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Herbert Lichtenegger, James Collins: Global Positioning System (Theory and Practice), Springer, Wien, New York, Fifth, revised edition, 2001 [ Book Summary]

  16. Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Herbert Lichtenegger, Elmar Wasle: GNSS- Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, Glonass, Galileo and more), Springer, Wien, New York, 2008

  17. Principles of Positioning and Guidance. Springer, Wien New York, 2003

  18. Frank Van Diggelen, A-GPS, Assisted GPS, GNSS, and SBASArtech House, Boston, London, 2009

  19. Werner Mansfeld, Satellitenortung und Navigation (Grundlagen,Wirkungsweise und Anwendung globaler Satellitennavigationssysteme), 3. Auflage, Praxis, Vieweg+Teubner, Berlin, 2010

  20. Julien Subilia, L'utilisation des signaux satellitaires dans l'aviation civile internationale. Aspects institutionnels et juridiques. Bruylant, Schulthess Éditions Romandes. [ Book cover and annexes]

  21. K. Davis, Ionospheric Radio, Peter Peregrinus Ltd. London, UK, 1990

  22. R. Schunk and A. Nagy. Ionospheres: Phyiscs, Plasma Physics and Chemistry (2nd ed). Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK, 2009

  23. B.W. Parkinson and J J Spilker, Jr (eds). (1996): Global Positioning System: Theory and Applications (Vol. I.). AIAA. Washington, DC.

  24. M. Capderou, Satellites, Orbits and Missions. Springer Verlag France. Paris, France, 2005

  25. Shumway, R H, D S Stoffer, Time Series Analysis and Its Applications (with R examples) (3rd ed). Springer Verlag. New York, NY, 2011

  26. J-M. Zogg, GPS: Essentials of navigation (Compedium). u-blox AG. Thalwill, Switzerland, 2010. Available at: http://bit.ly/fhT71T

  27. M. Hapgood, and A Thomson, Space weather: Its impact on Earth and implications for business. Lloyd's 360º Risk Insight. London, UK, 2010. Available at: http://bit.ly/9Pjk9R

  28. W. Zucchini and O Nenadić, Time Series Analysis with R - Part I. University of Goettingen, Germany, 2011. Availbale at: http://bit.ly/HsiVH

  29. P. Kuhnert and B Venables, An Introduction to R: Software for Statistical Modelling & Computing. CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences. Cleveland, Australia, 2005

  30. Earth-prints. Internet repository of scientific papers. Available at: http://www.earth-prints.org/

Relevant educational materials


Journals on Global Navigation Satellite Systems available on the web

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