Course: Rangefinders and Navigation Systems

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Course title Rangefinders and Navigation Systems
Course code OPT/DGPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Horák Richard, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Orientation in space, sensors. Lidar. Rangefinding. Principles of laserč rangefinders. Laser scanners, data acquisition. 3D imaging. Interferometry. Laser velocimeters. Inertial system of navigation. Laser gyroscopes and accelerometers. GPS systems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Aim is to give information about physical priciples of laser rangefindsers and gyroscopes.

Knowledge of optics a laser physics.

Assessment methods and criteria

Knowledge in extension of the lecture.
Recommended literature
  • Horák R. (2012). Fyzikální základy laserových dálkoměrů a gyroskopů. Olomouc.
  • Pavelka, K. (2009). Fotogrametrie 1. (skriptum). ČVUT.
  • Pavelka, K., Hodač, J. (2008). Fotogrametrie 3. (skriptum). ČVUT.
  • Thyagarajan, K., Ghatak, A.K. (2009). Lasers theory and applications. Macmillan Publishers India.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Digital and Instrument Optics (1) Physics courses 1 Winter