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Course Online in Navigation Technology in Europe
Many satellite applications require extremely accurate positioning of the satellite in order to be able to interpret the data. For example, measuring the height of the oceans and ice sheets and positioning of tectonic plates requires knowing the position of the satellite with centimeter-level accuracy. [+]
Many satellite applications require extremely accurate positioning of the satellite in order to be able to interpret the data. For example, measuring the height of the oceans and ice sheets and positioning of tectonic plates requires knowing the position of the satellite with centimeter-level accuracy. Reaching this accuracy for a satellite that flies at 500 km altitude with velocities around 7 km/s is a great challenge. This challenge, also known as "Precise Orbit Determination (POD)", will be addressed in this course. In the course, you will learn techniques such as least squares estimation, and Kalman filtering which is widely used statistical techniques for estimating parameters from observations. Concepts such as reference frames, atmospheric refraction and relativity will also be addressed. During the lectures and assignments, you will be introduced to the various ground and space-based tracking systems, including satellite laser ranging, Doppler tracking, and GPS positioning. The course will provide you with several assignments in order to practice the statistical techniques used in satellite orbit determination. Shooting problems in relation to parameter estimation as applied during this course can be used in a variety of engineering and scientific applications. You will be able to process large datasets acquired by satellite systems or other instruments and estimate parameters in a dynamic model. On completion of this course you will be able to:... [-]