These are books I highly recommend, they are available from Navtech


Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications
Elliott Kaplan, Editor, Artech House, 1996. An in-depth engineer's guide to understanding and utilizing today's GPS, covering all aspects of the current system, including fundamentals, receiver operation, effects of interference on signal tracking, GPS performance, differential GPS, integration with other sensors, GLONASS, and the INMARSAT overlay, as well as projections for future GPS markets and applications.

Global Positioning System: Theory and Applications Vol. I & II
J. Spilker & B. Parkinson, Eds., AIAA. A comprehensive look at GPS, starting from the historical perspective, covering right up to the current, state-of-the-art technology and applications, by some of the most respected people in the field. This Volume, 694 pages, covers GPS fundamentals, GPS performance, and error effects. Available in a complete set.

Introduction to Spread Spectrum Communications
Peterson, Ziemer and Borth, Prentice Hall, 1995. A comprehensive introduction to spread spectrum communication systems theory and concepts. Includes chapters on binary shift-registers, code tracking loops, receiver synchronization, performance under jamming, forward error correction, fading channels, code-division multiple-access, low-probability-of-intercept methods, and phase-locked theory.

Fundamentals of Global Positioning System Receivers, A Software Approach
James Boa-Yen Tsui. A working resource for engineers; how to build and operate GPS receivers. This work provides a comprehensive reference on the operational principles guiding this technology. It has an emphasis on software based signal processing with a cutting-edge approach expected to dominate future integration of GPS receivers into cellular phones. John Wiley & Sons Publishers, 2000. 238 Pages, Hardcover.

Global Positioning System: Signals, Measurements and Performance
By Pratap Misra and Per Enge. As reviewed in GPS World Magazine by Professor Penina Axelrad, University of Colorado “Global Positioning System Signals, Measurements and Performance is an excellent graduate level textbook on GPS crafted by two master teachers -Dr. Pratap Misra of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Dr. Per Enge of Stanford University. It provides a comprehensive overview of the key elements of GPS and focuses specifically on the algorithms for signal processing, and position, velocity, and time solutions. It also touches on applications of GPS, but the emphasis is clearly on the basic principles of operation. The authors have succeeded in providing broad coverage of the workings of GPS without missing important details, and have done so in a coherent and readable form."

Last Updated October 6, 2002