Course detail

Satellite Systems

FEKT-MPA-SSVAcad. year: 2024/2025

The course is oriented towards understanding the physical properties of navigation systems. The course will first cover the space segment, the user and control segment, signal structure, satellite and receiver clocks, timing, satellite attitude calculation, transmission, and precision ephemerides. It will also address sources of propagation errors such as atmospheric effects and multipath. The second part of the course deals with autonomous positioning for automotive navigation, aviation, and location-based services. The course also addresses navigation and map production.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Bachelor's level knowledge is required. 

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Students can earn 35 points for computer exercises and 20 points for an individual project during the semester. The final exam is graded with 45 points.
The definition of supervised teaching and the manner in which it is carried out is set out in the annually updated decree of the subject guarantor.


The course aims to explain to students the issues of satellite navigation, navigation, orientation in space and autonomous systems. The aim is to describe the most critical techniques used in navigation.

The graduate can understand the problems of navigation and localisation for cars. The student can explain the basic principles of GNSS and autonomous driving systems. 

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BEKIR, E. Introduction To Modern Navigation Systems, 978-9812707666, 2007. (EN)
SJAFRIE, H. Introduction to Self-Driving Vehicle Technology, 978-0367321253, 2019. (EN)

Recommended reading

FLINSENBERG, I. Route Planning Algorithms for Car Navigation, 978-3639137248, 2009. (EN)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-AEE Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer