Ahmed El-Rabbany is an assistant professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is also an adjunct professor and an honorary research associate at. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Ahmed El-Rabbany is an assistant professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is also an adjunct professor and. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Ahmed El-Rabbany and others published Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System }.

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Readers get an in-depth discussion on the errors and biases that affect GPS measurements, along with advice on how to overcome them. Moreover, the book shows how the GPS can be used for a number of different accuracy levels. Datums, coordinate systems and map projections are discussed in a simple manner, offering a clear understanding of this widely misunderstood area. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

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He holds an M. Product details File Size: Artech House; 1st edition January 1, Publication Date: November 30, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 9 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A well written book introducing the fundamentals of GPS giving a better than “basic book” run down on what makes GPS actually work.


Lots of worthwhile content written in a style which gets the point across without delving, too much, in technobabble. I would read this before doing the math parts of GPS. Did not like the format and writing style of this book. Professor El-Rabbany has done a good job of keeping math out of his discussion of GPS but this comes at the cost of of a poor explanation of several important facets of GPS.

He includes a very detailed description of the GPS signals but skims over the section where pseudorange is determined by figuring out what time offset is required to align the output of a pseudorandom number generator in the GPS device with the output produced and generated by the satellite at least, that’s what I think is going on; I had to fill in some of the details myself.

A second issue is the explanation of how more precise positioning can be achieved by analysis of the carrier signal from the satellites.

Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System

This depends heavily on the resolution of “initial integer cycle ambuguity parameters” so I was very much looking forward to Chapter 6 where this was to be explained.

Gpz, the explanation was very brief and relied heavily on assuming the reader was already familiar with Kalman filtering which the sort of person reading a non mathematical introduction to GPS will not know anything about.

I couldn’t follow the explanation so the substantial portion of the book that describes techniques dependent on this process remains poorly understood.

There certainly is a need for this sort of book and I would hope that there will be a 3rd edition where these glaring omissions are addressed. Got this to supplement pilot training on GPS. Provides lots of information not found in “basic” Ahked books without all of the techno-bable well there is a little, but not too much. It’s a good book, only the course that I was in didn’t require it too much. Still it was a great reference and was very helpful for the exams.

Also this seller offered it at a great discounted price and it came in timely and undamaged. Can’t ask for much more than that. I introduchion it to teach students at a Technical College. Waiting for a newer edition though.


If you are a geodesy expert el-rabbany for a mathematical inhroduction of GPS theory, look elsewhere there are several good books. If you are looking for a good collegiate-level descriptive text, this is a great choice.

Reviewed for content by Dr. Dave Wells and written by an expert in the field, this is a super fo. This is one of the most useful GPS books I have.

Introduction to GPS : The Global Positioning System

It’s a wonderful reference for the entire GPS system. The information is presented simply without mathematical equations, yet the technical depth is sufficient to cover many details that engineers and professionals need to understand.

The book also contains many useful references for those who require additional depth. See all 9 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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