548-0908/01 – Global Navigation and Positioning Systems (GNPS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RAP30 doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0
Part-time Credit and Examination 24+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The student demonstrates knowledge of: - phenomena and errors affecting GNSS positioning, - GNSS techniques based on differenced and undifferenced observations, - long-term and short-term coordinate changes in time, - estimation of tropospheric and ionospheric parameters from GNSS measurements, - realization of GNSS observation collection for various applications, - the available software in the area of study. The student can: - process data from various GNSS measurements using the Precise Point Positioning method and the double-difference method, - solve long-term routine GNSS processing in order to obtain time series of precise coordinates of receivers, - collect GNSS observations for a following post-processing, - estimate from GNSS observations not only receiver position, but also other unknown parameters (tropospheric, ionospheric, multipath, etc.)

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course is focusing on increasing theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced techniques for positioning using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) with various types of devices and software while utilizing current possibilities of modernized (GPS, GLONASS) and new (Galileo, BeiDou) navigation satellite systems.

Compulsory literature:

SUBIRANA, S., ZORNOZA, J., HERNANDÉZ-PAJARES, M.: GNSS DATA PROCESSING, Volume I: Fundamentals and Algorithms. European Space Agency, 2013. ISBN:978-92-9221-886-7. HOFMANN-WELLENHOF, B., LICHTENEGGER, H., WASLE, E.: GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite Systems GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and more, Wien, Springer, 2008, 546 pages, ISBN: 9783211730126. ZEKAVAT, S., BUEHRER, R.M.: Handbook of position location: theory, practice, and advances. Wiley-IEEE Press, 2012. IEEE series on mobile & digital communication. ISBN:978-0-470-94342-7. DACH, R., LUTZ, S., WALSER, P., FRIDEZ, P.: Bernese GNSS Software, Version 5.2. University of Bern, 2015, 884 str. ISBN:978-3-906813-05-9.

Recommended literature:

AWANGE, J. L.: Environmental monitoring using GNSS, Springer, Berlin, 2012, ISBN:978-3-540-88255-8. BOEHM, J., SCHUH, H.: Atmospheric Effects in Space Geodesy, Springer, Berlin, 2013, 234 pages, ISBN:978-3-642-36931-5. MONTENBRUCK, O., STEIGENBERGER, P., HAUSCHILD, A. Comparing the ‘Big 4’ – A User’s View on GNSS Performance, 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), 2020. NAVIPEDIA: https://gssc.esa.int/navipedia/, accessed January 23, 2020.

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Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51 3
        Examination Examination 100  0 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0 3
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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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