Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5620509
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MAHMUT ONUR KARSLIOLU
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Basic concepts of space geodesy. Review of classical mechanics: Time and reference systems and their transformations. Eulers kinematical and dynamical equations of motion. Signal propagation in the atmosphere. Detail description of the theory of satellite motion in space in context with orbit and attitude determination. Methods of positioning and navigation with particular emphasis on new satellite missions. Precise local and global Gravity field determination of the Earth using new methods of satellite geodesy.