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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.215 (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Modern Navigation 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Thomas Herring 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.215 Modern Navigation



    Fall 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features assignments and lecture notes.


    Course Description


    This course introduces the concepts and applications of navigation techniques using celestial bodies and satellite positioning systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Topics include astronomical observations, radio navigation systems, the relationship between conventional navigation results and those obtained from GPS, and the effects of the security systems, Selective Availability, and anti-spoofing on GPS results. Laboratory sessions cover the use of sextants, astronomical telescopes, and field use of GPS. Application areas covered include ship, automobile, and aircraft navigation and positioning, including very precise positioning applications.


    Technical Requirements


    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m, .f.

     

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