[time-nuts] Need advice for multilateration setup

Robert Watzlavick rocket at watzlavick.com
Mon Apr 6 08:37:53 EDT 2015

Thank you very much for the references.  I had come across [4] when 
searching on Kalman filters for GPS aiding of INS measurements.  I 
didn't pay much attention to the GPS chapter at the time but I'll look 
at it again.  I just downloaded [3] and it appears to have a good mix of 
practical vs. theoretical aspects. I appreciate the help!


On 04/06/2015 04:14 AM, Attila Kinali wrote:
> The basic system is that of an DSSS modulator/demodulator.
> The best text on spread spectrum systems I have found sofar
> is [1]. I explains modulation and demodulation in a hands on
> fashion. But, due to the age of the book, it does not contain
> any of the advanced stuff done today. But I think you don't need
> anything more fancy than an early-prompt-late correlator architecture
> for tracking.
> For the way how GPS works and how correlation and everything is
> done, I would suggest [2,3,4]. [2] is a good overview of how
> GPS is done and contains 99% of everything you need to know
> (special thanks to Magnus for mentioning it). It lacks some
> details on how to actually implement the system though.
> There [3] helps a lot, as it's a book specifically on building a
> GPS/Galileo receiver. I only skimmed trough a digital copy of [4]
> yet, so I cannot say too much about it, but that it's probably the
> most complete book on radio and inertial navigation I have seen
> sofar. The level of detail seems to vary from topic to topic
> quite a bit, but it is a treasure trove of references for everything
> the book covers (which is a damn lot!)
> If you are tight on time I would probably recommend to start with [3]
> and have a look at [1] and [2] when things don't make sense.

> 			Attila Kinali
> [1] "Spread Spectrum Systems with Commercial Applications", 3rd edition,
> by Robert C. Dixon, 1994
> [2] "Global positioning system signals, measurements, and performance",
> 2nd edition, by Partap Misra and Per Enge, 2012.
> [3] "A Software-Defined GPS and Galileo Receiver",
> by Bore, Akos, Bertelsen, Rinder, Jensen, 2007
> [4] "Principles of GNSS, Inertial, and Multisensor
> Integrated Navigation Systems", 2nd edition, by Paul D. Groves, 2013

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