Markus Rothacher: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. em. Dr. Markus Rothacher
FieldMathematical and Physical Geodesy
Address
I. f. Geodäsie u. Photogrammetrie
ETH Zürich, HPV G 52
Robert-Gnehm-Weg 15
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 33 75
E-mailmarkus.rothacher@ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
103-0135-00LGlobal Navigation Satellite Systems3 credits3GM. Rothacher
AbstractGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, COMPASS, QZSS as GNSS. System components, signal structure, reference and time systems and observation equations. Forming of differences and linear combinations. Satellite orbits and clocks, tropospheric and ionospheric refraction, antenna phase centers, multipath and measurement noise. Observation techniques and ambiguity resolution. Reference station networks and services.
ObjectiveAcquisition of the theoretical and practical basics of the different GNSS. Understanding of the most important error sources and observation techniques for applications in surveying, positioning, navigation, GIS, in geomonitoring and in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.
ContentOverview of the different GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass and QZSS) with the corresponding system components, signal structures, reference and time systems and observation equations for pseudorange and phase measurements. Forming of differences and linear combinations of the original observations. Error sources: satellite orbits and clocks, tropospheric and ionospheric refraction, antenna phase centers, relativistic effects, multipath and measurement noise. Processing strategies and observation techniques as well as methods for ambiguity resolution. Reference station networks and services. Many examples of applications. Practical and computational exercises for the recording and analysis of GNSS measurements.
Lecture notesSkript M. Rothacher, U. Hugentobler (2012): "Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)" in deutsch
103-0184-AALHigher Geodesy
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
5 credits4RM. Rothacher
AbstractModern methods of Higher Geodesy. Basics of Shape of the Earth: Geoid determination and deflection of the vertical. Introduction into the most important topics: Satellite Geodesy and Navigation; Physical Geodesy and gravity field of the Earth; Astronomical Geodesy and Positioning; Mathematical Geodesy and basics of Geodynamics. Reference systems and applications in National and Global Geomatics.
ObjectiveOverview over the entire spectrum of Higher Geodesy
103-0184-00LHigher Geodesy5 credits4GM. Rothacher
AbstractModern methods of Higher Geodesy. Basics of Shape of the Earth: Geoid determination and deflection of the vertical. Introduction into the most important topics: Satellite Geodesy and Navigation; Physical Geodesy and gravity field of the Earth; Astronomical Geodesy and Positioning; Mathematical Geodesy and basics of Geodynamics. Reference systems and applications in National and Global Geomatics.
ObjectiveOverview over the entire spectrum of Higher Geodesy
ContentActual methods of Higher Geodesy. Basics of Shape of the Earth: Geoid determination and deflection of the vertical. Introduction into the most important topics: Satellite Geodesy (GPS) and Navigation; Physical Geodesy and gravity field of the Earth; Astronomical Geodesy and Positioning; Mathematical Geodesy and basics of Geodynamics. Reference systems and applications in National and Global Geomatics.
Lecture notesKahle, H.-G.: Einführung in die Höhere Geodäsie, 4. erweiterte Auflage, 2008.
103-0187-01LSpace Geodesy4 credits3GM. Rothacher
AbstractGPS, VLBI, SLR/LLR and satellite altimetry: Principles, instrumentation and observation equation. Modelling and estimation of station coordinates and station motion. Ionospheric and tropospheric refraction and estimation of atmospheric parameters. Equation of motion of the unperturbed and perturbed satellite orbit. Perturbation theory and orbit determination.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the major observation techniques in space geodesy as modern methods applied in Earth system monitoring (geometry, rotation and gravity field of the Earth and the atmosphere), in national surveying and navigation.
ContentOverview of GPS, VLBI, Satellite and Lunar Laser Ranging (SLR/LLR), Satellite Radar Altimetry with the basic principles, the instruments and observation equations. Modelling of the station motions and the estimation of station coordinates. Basics of wave propagation in the atmosphere. Signal propagation in the ionosphere and troposphere for the different observation techniques and the determination of atmospheric parameters.
Equation of motion of the unperturbed and perturbed satellite orbit. Osculating and mean orbital elements. General and special perturbation theory and the determination of satellite orbits.
Lecture notesScript M. Rothacher "Space Geodesy"
103-0817-00LGeomatics Seminar Restricted registration - show details 4 credits2SM. Rothacher, K. W. Axhausen, A. Geiger, A. Grêt-Regamey, L. Hurni, M. Raubal, K. Schindler, A. Wieser
AbstractIntroduction to general scientific working methods and skills in the core fields of geomatics. It includes a literature study, a review of one of the articles, a presentation and a report about the literature study.
ObjectiveLearn how to search for literature, how to write a scientific report, how to present scientific results, and how to critically read and review a scientific article
ContentA list of themes for the literature study are made availabel at the beginning of the semester. A theme can be selected based on a moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticeAgreement with one of the responsible Professors is necessary