Chapter 11. Navigation Satellites

  1. Anil K. Maini and
  2. Varsha Agrawal

Published Online: 30 NOV 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch11

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Maini, A. K. and Agrawal, V. (2006) Navigation Satellites, in Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch11

Author Information

  1. Laser Science and Technology Centre, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2006
  2. Published Print: 1 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470033357

Online ISBN: 9780470057902



  • navigation satellites;
  • Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS);
  • satellite navigation systems development;
  • GLONASS satellite system;
  • Global Positioning System (GPS);
  • GPS positioning services and positioning modes;
  • Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS);
  • GPS Error Sources;
  • ‘geometric dilution of precision’ (GDOP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Development of Satellite Navigation Systems

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • Working Principle of the GPS

  • GPS Positioning Services and Positioning Modes

  • GPS Error Sources

  • GLONASS Satellite System

  • GPS-GLONASS Integration

  • Applications of Satellite Navigation Systems

  • Future of Satellite Navigation Systems

  • Further Reading

  • Glossary