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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
HRT334 Satellite Geodesy 927006 3 6 5
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main goals of this course are to give the idea of the positioning from space and theory and application of the GPS in detail.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Yasemin ŞİŞMAN
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the general principles of coordinate determination from the space.
  2. GPS ölçülerinin özelliklerini ve hata kaynaklarını kavrayacak
  3. Türkiye’deki uydu jeodezisi çalışmalarını öğrenecek
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Eren K., Uzel, T., GPS Ölçmeleri, Y.T.Ü. İnşaat Fakültesi, Jeodezi ve Fotogrametri Müh. Böl. , Yayın no: 301, İstanbul, 1995.
Seeber, G., Satellite Geodesy: foundations, methods, and applications, Berlin; New York: de Gruyter, 1993.
Wells, D.E. et al., Guide to GPS Positioning, Second edition, Canadian GPS Associates, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 1987.
Hofmann-Wellenhof, Lichtenegger, H., Collins, J., GPS Theory and Practice, Forth edition, Springer- Verlag, New York, 1997.
Leick, A., GPS Satellite Surveying, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, 1995.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Definitions in Satellite geodesy and its applications. Positioning theory and methods in satellite geodesy: Optical systems, Transit, Argos, SLR, VLBI, Galileo, GLONASS, and GPS. Signal structure of the GPS, GPS observations: code and carrier phase measurements. Errors and biases at GPS measurements. Differencing techniques. Mathematical models used in evaluation of the GPS observations. Positioning methods in GPS: Static, kinematic, and RTK methods.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.The concept of satellite Geodesy
2.The concept of satellite Geodesy
3.The history of satellite geodesy systems
4.Transit, Galileo, Glonass systems
5.Coordinate systems, Keppler laws, coordinate transformation
6.Global Positioning System
7.The time on the GPS
8.GPS receivers, antennas, observations
9.Single, double and triple differences of GPS observations
11.GPS errors
12.GPS errors
13.GPS positioning methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination140
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Field Work3412