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Updated ‘An Introduction to GNSS’ Reference Book Released

This third edition includes updates to the GNSS constellations, technology advancements to enhance positioning, navigation and timing accuracy, and a new chapter on the growing field of automotive autonomy By DA Staff / 31 Mar 2023
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Hexagon | NovAtel’s Autonomy & Positioning division has released a third edition update to its reference book titled An Introduction to GNSS: A primer in using Global Navigation Satellite Systems for positioning and autonomy.

The third edition includes updates to the various GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and more), recent technology advancements to enhance Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) accuracy, and a new chapter on the growing field of automotive autonomy.

With descriptions and illustrations of how GNSS signals and information are used for PNT, the types of equipment required, sources of error and correction techniques, and threats and mitigation solutions, this book aims to provide the reader with a solid foundation of GNSS fundamentals. It also explains how GNSS is combined with other sensor technologies such as Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), laser (LiDAR), sound (radar) and vision (cameras) to enable autonomy.

Neil Gerein, VP marketing for Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, said: “This book provides readers with the basic concepts behind GNSS and how they enable autonomy including real-life applications across transportation, agriculture, mining, marine, unmanned vehicles, defense, survey and more. Since our first edition over a decade ago, our goal has been to provide a valuable resource for industry professionals and students alike.”

Dr. Robert Thirsk, Canadian astronaut, doctor and engineer, provided the foreword for the third edition: “During both my forays into space, I relied upon positioning and automation technologies to complete my missions. GNSS are at the heart of answering the questions: where am I and how do I get to my destination, and this book shows how answering these questions will help create a sustainable future.”

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