Engineering & Transportation

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering
Sell Us Your Item
For a $49.00 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

A-GPS: Assisted GPS, GNSS, and SBAS [Hardcover]

Frank van Diggelen
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Buy New
$113.05 & FREE Shipping. Details
Rent
$92.75 & FREE Shipping. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
In Stock.
Want it Tuesday, July 15? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition --  
Hardcover $113.05  
China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Book Description

March 31, 2009 1596933747 978-1596933743 1
Assisted GPS (A-GPS) has been developed to provide greatly improved capabilities, helping GPS work better and faster in almost any location. Offering a detailed look at all the technical aspects and underpinnings of A-GPS, this unique book places emphasis on practical implementation. The book reviews standard GPS design, helping you understand why GPS requires assistance in the first place. You discover how A-GPS enables the computing of a position from navigation satellites in the absence of precise time a topic not covered in any other book.

Moreover, you learn how to design and analyze a high sensitivity GPS receiver and determine the achievable sensitivity. The book provides detailed worksheets that show how to compute, analyze, and improve the processing gain from the input signal at the antenna to the signal after the correlators. These worksheets are used in the book to generate families of curves that completely characterize receiver sensitivity, parameterized in terms of front end noise figure, coherent and noncoherent integration times. From this work a law of achievable sensitivity is derived and explained in the book.

This cutting-edge volume discusses special forms of assistance data, industry standards for A-GPS, and government mandates for location of mobile phones. You also find coverage of future global navigation satellite systems and how they can be designed specifically for instant-fixes and high sensitivity. The book features numerous tables, worksheets, and graphs that illustrate key topics and provide the equivalent of a technical handbook for engineers who design or use A-GPS.

Frequently Bought Together

A-GPS: Assisted GPS, GNSS, and SBAS + Global Positioning System: Signals, Measurements, and Performance (Revised Second Edition) + Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications, Second Edition
Price for all three: $307.49

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Editorial Reviews

Review

The proliferation of Assisted GPS into consumer electronics merited an in-depth explanation of the technology and science behind it. Dr. van Diggelen, an A-GPS authority in the navigation industry, shares his wealth of academic, engineering and field experience with all of us in a truly accessible manner. Warmly recommended to all involved in building location aware products and services. --Peter-Frans Pauwels, Co-founder and CTO, TomTom

Dr. Van Diggelen has a masterpiece on his hands. He covers the topic of Assisted GPS, which will be a critical technology for a good long time. In every paragraph, his love of teaching shines through. He writes with a snap and cadence seldom found in technical writing. He also includes a "book within a book;" some 80 pages or so can be found at the beginning of the book and each chapter. These essays provide overviews to the more analytical material that follows. Enjoy. --Professor Per Enge, PhD, NAE Stanford University

Assisted GPS is a deep topic, and Frank van Diggelen has skillfully explained everything from the details of coarse-time navigation to the limits of high-sensitivity signal processing. An impressively thorough book that leaves no stone unturned. --Steve Wozniak, Fellow, Apple Inc.

Dr. Van Diggelen has a masterpiece on his hands. He covers the topic of Assisted GPS, which will be a critical technology for a good long time. In every paragraph, his love of teaching shines through. He writes with a snap and cadence seldom found in technical writing. He also includes a "book within a book;" some 80 pages or so can be found at the beginning of the book and each chapter. These essays provide overviews to the more analytical material that follows. Enjoy. --Professor Per Enge, PhD, NAE Stanford University

Assisted GPS is a deep topic, and Frank van Diggelen has skillfully explained everything from the details of coarse-time navigation to the limits of high-sensitivity signal processing. An impressively thorough book that leaves no stone unturned. --Steve Wozniak, Fellow, Apple Inc.

About the Author

Frank van Diggelen is the technical director of GPS systems and the chief navigation officer at Broadcom Corporation. Dr. van Diggelen is also a technical advisor of assisted GPS for NavtechGPS. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, England.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Artech House; 1 edition (March 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596933747
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596933743
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 7 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reader's Review May 17, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have read this book couple of times already. I highly recommend it since it can be used by the new comers to GPS as well as the experts. It has lots of detailed information that you can not find anywhere else. What i like about it is that the author does not leave any subject unexplained. He explains every term or subject about GPS that allows the reader to understand the subject well and encourage the reader to go on and continue reading and learning about GPS. It also has some real examples on how to design a GPS chip. The author does not only explain the theory behind GPS , but he also shows you details on how latest GPS chips are designed.
I want to thank the Author for providing this gem for us, it made my life and my work much easier.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book on GPS system design July 18, 2009
Format:Hardcover
This is a fantastic book on GPS (& A-GPS). My understanding of GPS system design & performance evaluation grew exponentially after reading this book. I've read a lot of GPS books. They all tend to be extremely theoretical and written with graduate students / researchers in mind. This book bridges the gap between theory & practice and offers incredible insight into the way real-world GPS receivers are designed, as well as the intuitive thinking behind each concept.

I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a in-depth understanding of GPS principles & practice. I would rate this book in the top 1% of my list of GPS books.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive book on AGPS! May 4, 2009
Format:Hardcover
Very detailed and clear explanations of AGPS in all regards. I found this book very useful, and I have already cited it in some of my research projects. I especially appreciate the coarse-time and fine-time acquisition sensitivity curves in Chapter 6. Highly recommended!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category