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Positioning by trilateration; satellite-based, global radio-navigation systems; requisite technologies including global coordinate frames, ultra-stable clocks; GPS satellite constellation and orbits; GPS Time; WGS 84 coordinate frame; signal theory including spread spectrum signals, code division multiple access (CDMA); GPS system theory including receiver algorithms for acquisition and tracking of GPS signals; estimation of position, velocity and time from measurements of pseudoranges including least-squares and Gauss-Newton method; hands-on data collection with a GPS receiver. Recommendation: Senior standing