GMGD222 Applied Satellite Geodesy
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Course responsible: Ola Øvstedal
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel.
This course has teaching in both autumn and spring semester and evaluation in both semester.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2018-2019
Celestial and terrestrial reference systems. Time systems. Precession, nutation and polar motion. Theory of Kepler orbits. Perturbations. Space geodetic observation techniques. International organisations and available information in electronic networks.
System description GNSS, coordinat and time systems, observables, error sources, modelling of observations, observation and processing methods, applications. Some of the topics are presented by students. Lab exercises are intensively used.
The students must know reference systems used in space geodesy and understand the theoretical foundation for satellite motion in space. They must be updated on the individual space geodetic observing techniques and satellite systems and be familiar with international organisations and their services (IERS, IGS etc.).
Master the theoretical fundament for positioning using GNSS, different GNSS-observation techniques and different GNSS data-processing techniques.
Lectures. Student presentations. Exercises.
Teaching support will be given primarily in connection with that part of the structured teaching that is set aside for exercise guidance. It will also be possible to communicate directly with the course teacher by appointment during office hours.
Günther Seeber: Satellite Geodesy (2nd edition).
Hofmann-Wellenhof et al. (2008), GNSS - Global Navigation satellite Systems.
Handouts and papers (made available during the course).
Basic courses in mathematics and physics.
Exercises must be approved before attend the written exam.
Oral examination after autumn semester. (40 %)
Final oral examination after spring semester. (60 %)
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
In autumn semester: Lectures: 28 hours. Exercises: 28 hours.
In spring semester: Lectures: 28 hours. Exercises: 28 hours.
Examination details: :