date day of week Lecture Number Topic Reading (chapters in Strang and Borre unless otherwise noted) Problem set due
2007-Mar-13 Tuesday 1 First Class; positioning    
2007-Mar-15 Thursday 2 How does GPS work? How well does it work? 14.1; 14.2; 14.3  
2007-Mar-20 Tuesday 3 Geometry of the Ellipsoid; Geodetic Reference System; Geoid, Ellipsoid and Datum; World Geodetic System 1984; Coordinate Changes from Datum Changes 14.7; (skip 14.8); 14.9; 14.10; 14.11; 14.12
2007-Mar-22 Thursday 4 Preparing for a field survey Log sheets, protocol, map, equipment list
2007-Mar-24 Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Field Exercise 1 Point Positioning with a single receiver Users' guide for receivers Bring appropriate clothing for working outside. Digital camera and a GPS receivier if possible.
2007-Mar-27 Tuesday   Introduction to Matlab: functions, scripts, plots, etc. Matlab Tutorial  
2007-Mar-29 Thursday 4 Review of Linear Algebra I: Vectors; Lengths and Dot Products; Planes 1.1; 1.2; 1.3 Trajectory on campus map using receiver's estimate of position coordinates
2007-Apr-03 Tuesday Spring Break - no class
2007-Apr-05 Thursday Spring Break - no class
2007-Apr-10 Tuesday 5 Review of Linear Algebra II: Matrices and Linear Equations; Heights by least squares; weighted least squares 1.4; 8.1, 8.2  
2007-Apr-12 Thursday 6 Choosing a surveying strategy: the tradeoff between cost and accuracy   Trilateration example.
2007-Apr-17 Tuesday 7 Receiver position from Code Observations 14.4
2007-Apr-19 Thursday 8 Baseline computation and M-files; Coordinate Changes and Satellite Position 15.1; 15.2
2007-Apr-24 Tuesday 9 Receiver position from pseudoranges by two different methods, clock offsets 15.3; 15.7 (pages 503-505 only); 15.8 (example 15.1 on pages 507-509 only) Proposals for projects.
2007-Apr-26 Thursday 10 Receiver position from phase observations 15.4; 15.5  
2007-Apr-28 Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Field Exercise 2 Relative Positioning with three receivers Users' guide for receivers Bring appropriate clothing for working outside. Digital camera and a GPS receivier if possible.
2007-May-01 Tuesday 11 Kinematic, Rapid Static handout
2007-May-03 Thursday 12 Real Time Kinematic surveying handout
2007-May-08 Tuesday 13 Student presentations of surveying project   Presentations
2007-May-10 Thursday 14 Student presentations of surveying project   Presentations