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Navigation can be difficult especially if you don’t have a sense of direction. However, navigation technologies have continuously developed to provide the best-advanced navigation systems to assist everyone who needs it.

Learning how navigation works and how it could change someone’s life is emphasized in this [course_title]. You are provided with knowledge on positioning applications that are all important with the navigation on ships, automobiles, and even aircraft navigations.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer need to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: MIT

Course Curriculum

Module 01
Introduction and Coordinate Systems 00:20:00
Definitions of the Types of Latitude and Longitude; Mathematical Relationship Between These and Cartesian XYZ; Motion of the Rotation Axis, Which Affects Determination of Latitude and Longitude 00:20:00
Height Definitions, Methods for Determining Heights, Spirit Leveling and Trigonometric Leveling; Geoid Heights and Their Determination 00:15:00
Spherical Trigonometry – Derivations and Examples 00:15:00
Determination of Latitude and Longitude Using Astronomical Methods 00:15:00
Almanacs in Paper and Electronic Form 00:15:00
Dead Reckoning and Sextants 00:20:00
Review of Linear Algebra Covering Vectors and Matrices, Solving Linear Equations, Vector Spaces, Eigenvalues and Vectors, Rotation Matrices 00:20:00
Sextant Measurements 00:05:00
Map Projections of Different Types and The Mathematics Behind Some Projections 00:20:00
Statistics and Propagation of Variance-covariance Matrices 00:15:00
Estimation of Over-determined, Nearly Linear Systems Including Least and Weighted Least Squares 00:20:00
Module 02
Examined HW 02 Solution and the Non-Linear Model That Can be Used to Represent the Measurements Taken 00:10:00
Finish Estimation With Sequential Estimation and Error Ellipses; Examine Correlations Between Random Time Series 00:25:00
Electromagnetic Distance Measurement (EDM) 00:20:00
GPS Pseudo-range Measurements and Basic Principles of GPS 00:15:00
GPS Signal Tracking, Orbit Geometry, Specific Signal Structure, Phase Measurements and Data 00:15:00
GPS Pseudo Range and Phase measurements, basic processing methods, Dilution of Precision Measures 00:20:00
Atmosphere Delay Effects 00:20:00
Ionosphere and Dispersive GPS Delay Correction 00:20:00
Satellite Orbit Representation and Sources of Information about Orbits 00:25:00
Basics of Hand Held GPS Receivers 00:15:00
Applications of GPS 00:10:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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