Title：GPS In a Nutshell
Date: November 28th (Wed) 2018, 15:30-16:30
Location: NCTU Engineering Building 4 (ED117)
There is no doubt that people want to be aware where they are most of the time.
Positioning is vital. This is particularly true in many situations such as driving, farming, surveying and mapping, aviation, disaster relief and rescue missions, military operations etc. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S. Air Force-owned space satellite constellation that provides users with positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services, with which almost all cell phones these days are equipped. It is the most popular and ubiquitous positioning service whose signals cover over 99% of the earth surface. The world depends on GPS, and our daily lives have become inseparable from it. This talk will cover the following areas: The basic principles of positioning and timing fixes; Signaling from the satellites of the space segment; Tracking and control stations in the ground segment; and Receivers in the user segment.
Shawkang Wu; 吳少康
Ph.D., ECE, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Dr. Wu has over 25 years’ experience in the U.S. Defense and commercial industries and academia. He has worked on smart grid and smart metering at ABB, 2G to 3G mobile wireless communications at Bell Laboratories, and satellite communications and GPS systems at Boeing and LinQuest for the U.S. Air Force Space Command. He currently leads EU-TW targeted opening call proposal teams at ITRI for EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme in the area of 5G mobile wireless communications.
Technical Director, Broadband Networks & System Integration, ITRI (工研院)