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Civil engineering has made an inestimable contribution to trendy existence, supplying the an important services at the back of our giant transportation platforms and the good selection of outfitted constructions the place we paintings, learn, and play.

In this Very brief creation, engineer David Muir wooden turns a focus on a box that we regularly take with no consideration. He sheds mild at the nature and significance of civil engineering within the heritage of civilization and urbanization, outlines its many accomplishments within the smooth period, and issues to the hurdles that civil engineering will face sooner or later. starting with the duty of constructing a cost on a abandoned island, Muir wooden units out the issues that civil engineers face on a daily basis, highlighting the social and environmental demanding situations in addition to the take hold of of technology and expertise had to craft structures, bridges, tunnels, homes, and components of sport. the writer additionally profiles the lives of a few of the main civil engineers, reminiscent of Isambard nation Brunel, the acclaimed builder of steamships, railways, and tunnels, and Sir Joseph Bazalgette, whose sewer process in valuable London was once instrumental in relieving town from cholera epidemics. ultimately, Muir wooden considers the growing to be trouble of dealing with our water and effort offers, and he appears to be like on the engineering profession's elevated sensitivity to construction and the surroundings.

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001 deg per week. The calculation for the satellite position in ECEF coordinates at time t within the ephemeris week is provided in Appendix 3. Since it takes the signals some time reach the receiver, the satellite will have moved during that time. Therefore, a small correction is needed between the satellite,position as calculated for the time of arrival (TOA) and the actual position on the time of departure (TOD). GPS POSITIONINGAND MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLES 31 I Figure 2-6. GPS trilateration. 2921 151467 X radh (Earth angular veloczty) The estimated range, pot is derived from the pseudorange measurement and, if possible, corrected for the receiver clock bias.

2-1). This system is sometimes referred to as the ECEF (Earth-centered Earth-fixed) system. The origin of the coordinate system is at the Earth’s center of mass that corresponds with the center of the WGS-84 ellipsoid (intersection of equatorial plane and axis of rotation). The X-axis lies in the equatorial plane with its positive end intersecting the Greenwich meridian. The Y-axis lies in the equa- Satellite (S) Figure 2-1. Geocentric WGS-84 Cartesian coordinatesfor satellite S. CIO is the Celestial International Origin and the superscript CTS stands for Conventional Terrestrial System.

24 APPLIED GPS FOR ENGINEERS AND PROJECT MANAGERS of Defense) necessitated the development of a coordinate system appropriate for global use. The coordinate system would be based on a global geodetic datum (a mathematical surface, an ellipsoid, used to approximate the Earth’s shape and size). The satellite technology required that the center of the ellipsoid and the center of the geoid (Earth’s mass) coincide, meaning that the ellipsoid is geocentric around the center of the Earth‘s gravity,just as the orbits of the GPS satellites are.

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