13. Satellite Navigation Techniques

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch13

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

How to Cite

Richharia, M. and Westbrook, L. D. (2010) Satellite Navigation Techniques, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    Knowledge Space Ltd, UK

  2. 2

    QinetiQ Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Xuemin (Sherman) Shen BSc, MSc, PhD3 and
  2. Dr Yi Pan BEng, MEng, PhD4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  2. 4

    Georgia State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714287

Online ISBN: 9780470665619



  • doppler-assisted navigation;
  • global navigation satellite system (GNSS);
  • global positioning system (GPS);
  • location-based services;
  • navigation–communication hybrid architecture;
  • satellite navigation techniques


The global navigation systems are generically known as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). In addition to Global Positioning System (GPS) and GLONASS, several global and regional systems are planned or are under development towards a multidimensional GNSS. This chapter introduces the underpinning navigation technology, including those of a GPS receiver. It discusses the concept of a hybrid receiver system that supports multi-standard communications for road applications. The chapter presents the architecture of a GPS receiver and introduces the related topics of distress and safety systems and location-based services. We observed that location-based services have received considerable attention in recent years in commercial circles owing to the massive proliferation of mobile communication services and a dramatic reduction in GPS processing chips.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

global positioning system; satellite navigation