The GPS Unit, "EGPS", designed by EDIBON, has been developed for the study of basic concepts about global positioning systems. The unit allows to acquire a solid knowledge about how a GPS receiver works, not needing any prior knowledge.
The "EGPS" allows the student to learn in an easy and practical way about the concepts and terms used in global positioning systems, such as trilateration, GPS starting modes, geographical azimuth, etc.
The unit mainly consists of two elements: the interface where the GPS receiver element is found, with a series of state indicators, and the antenna in charge of the reception of the signals from the satellites.
The communication between unit and computer is done through an USB connection. The unit is supplied with a cable of approximately two meters long which allows the student to place the "EGPS" receiver in an area far from the computer, where signals reception from satellites were suitable.
- Determination of the GPS state.
- Configuration of the communication parameters.
- Study of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
- Study of NMEA sentences.
- Study of geographic azimuth.
- Basic concepts about navigation (measurement of longitude, latitude and altitude).
- Advanced concepts about the GPS receiver.
- Study of the time.
- Study of the DOP effect.