York University courses taught last year

Field Surveys SC/ENG 2120 3.00  /  SC/EATS 2620 3.00
A two-week field camp comprising field and office work that simulate professional practice. Students participate in organization, planning, scheduling, and logistical aspects of field operations, instrument familiarization and testing, establishment of geodetic control, and land boundary, topographic mapping, highway and construction surveys. Three credits. Prerequisites: SC/EATS 2620 4.00 or SC/ENG 2120 4.00.


Geodetic Concepts  SC/ENG 3110 4.00  /  SC/EATS 3610 4.00
Geodesy. Reference systems, frames and datums; time systems; the natural system of coordinates; terrestrial, celestial and orbital coordinate systems. Coordinate system transformations. Relative three dimensional positioning; the inertial frame of reference. Positions on the ellipsoid and mapping plane. Height systems. Three lecture hours and three hours of laboratory exercises per week. One term. Four credits. Prerequisites: SC/EATS 2610 2.00 or SC/ENG 2110 2.00; SC/EATS 2620 4.00 or SC/ENG 2120 4.00; AK/AS/SC/MATH 2015 3.00; AK/AS/SC/CSE 2501 1.00 (formerly COSC). Corequisite: SC/EATS 3620 4.00 or SC/ENG 3120 4.00.


Global Positioning Systems  SC/ENG 4110 3.00  /  SC/EATS 4610 3.00
Positioning by space vehicles. Coordinate systems and transformations. GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Satellite Laser Ranging, Very Long Baseline Interferometry. Positioning of moving vehicles and platforms: marine, land, airborne and space vehicles. GPS/INS integration. Real time kinematic applications. Three lecture hours weekly and three hours of laboratory exercises every other week. One term. Three credits. Prerequisites: SC/EATS 3020 3.00; SC/EATS 3610 4.00 or SC/ENG 3110 4.00; SC/EATS 3620 4.00 or SC/ENG 3120 4.00; or permission of the course director.


Advanced Satellite Positioning  GS/ESS 5410 3.00  (Graduate course)
An overview of satellite positioning methods leads to GPS satellite orbits, signals, propagation, measurement errors, and observables. Topics include GPS models for various distances, integer ambiguity resolution, integration of GPS with GLONASS and INS. pre-/co-requisites background in satellite positioning, data modelling and estimation, time series and spectral analysis.