References for Differential GNSS Course


Text Books and Monographs


·            Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications, edited by Elliott D. Kaplan and Christopher J. Hegarty, second edition, Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, 2006.


Chapter 7

“Performance of Stand-Alone GPS”

Chapter 8

“Differential GPS”



·            GNSS Applications and Methods, edited by Scott Gleason and Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, 2009 (includes DVD)


Chapter 3

“GNSS Navigation: Estimating Position, Velocity, and Time”


Chapter 4

“Differential GNSS; Accuracy and Integrity”


Chapter 14

“Geodesy and Surveying”



·            Global Positioning System: Signals, Measurements, and Performance, by Pratap Misra and Per Enge, 2nd revised edition, Ganga-Jamuna Press, Lincoln, MA, 2011


Part II Estimation of Position, Velocity, and Time


Chapter 5

“GPS Measurements and Error Sources”


Chapter 6

“PVT Estimation”


Chapter 7

“Precise Positioning with Carrier Phase”



·            GPS for Geodesy, edited by P.J.G. Teunissen and A. Kleusberg, 2nd edition, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1998.




·            RTCM Recommended Standards for Differential GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) Service, Ver. 3.0, Developed by RTCM Special Committee No. 104, 10 February 2004, Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, Arlington, VA, 2004.



Magazine Articles


·            GNSS and the Ionosphere: What’s in Store for the Next Solar Maximum?” by Anna B.O. Jensen and Cathryn Mitchell, GPS World, Vol. 22, No. 2, February 2011


·            Precise Point Positioning: A Powerful Technique with a Promising Future” by Sunil B. Bisnath andYang Gao, GPS World, Vol. 20, No. 4, April 2009


·            Making a Difference with GPS: Time Differences for Kinematic Positioning with Low-Cost Receivers” by Johannes Traugott, Dennis Odijk, Oliver Montenbruck, Gottfried Sachs, and Christian Tiberius, GPS World, Vol. 19, No. 5, May 2008.


·            Improving Long-Range RTK: Getting a Better Handle on the Biases” by Don Kim and Richard Langley, GPS World, Vol. 19, No. 3, March 2008.


·            Good, Better, Best: Expanding the Wide Area Augmentation System” by Timothy R. Schempp, GPS World, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 2008.


·            Network RTK: Getting Ready for GNSS Modernization” by Herbert Landau, Xiaoming Chen, Adrian Kipka, and Ulrich Vollath, GPS World, Vol. 18, No. 4, April 2007.


·            Dam Stability: Assessing the Performance of a GPS Monitoring System” by Steven Z. Meyerholtz, Neil E. Brown, Cory S. Baldwin, and David Rutledge, GPS World, Vol. 17, No. 10, October 2006.


·            Combating the Perfect Storm: Improving Marine Differential GPS Accuracy with a Wide-Area Network” by Anthea Coster, Ruben Yousuf, and Susan Skone, GPS World, Vol. 15, No 10, October 2004.


·            Space Weather: Monitoring the Ionosphere with GPS” by Anthea Coster, John Foster, and Philip Erickson, GPS World, Vol. 14, No. 5, May 2003.



Research Literature


·            Kim, D. and R.B. Langley (2003). “On Ultrahigh-Precision GPS Positioning and Navigation.” Navigation, Vol. 50, No. 2, Summer, pp. 103-116.