GPS/GNSS Courses for 2019 - Unsurpassed GPS/GNSS technical training demands experience, expertise and world-class instructors. NavtechGPS has been ...

 
GPS/GNSS Courses for 2019 - Unsurpassed GPS/GNSS technical training demands experience, expertise and world-class instructors. NavtechGPS has been ...
GPS/GNSS Technical Training Courses

          GPS/GNSS Courses for 2019
      Unsurpassed GPS/GNSS technical training demands
      experience, expertise and world-class instructors.

      NavtechGPS has been the go-to company for
      GNSS technical ­training for 35 years!

      GNSS Courses Offered in the Following Areas
       Inertial systems, Kalman filtering and GPS / GNSS integration
       GPS/GNSS operations for engineers and professionals
       GPS/GNSS equipment vulnerability assessment and
           mitigation (for U.S. military groups only)
       Using advanced GNSS signals and systems
       GPS/GNSS fundamentals
       Differential GPS
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GPS/GNSS Training                                                                                                                                          Our Experience
NavtechGPS is a world leader in GPS/GNSS education                                                                                                         We have been presenting our courses internationally
with more than 35 years of experience and a                                                                                                                and domestically to civil, military and governmental
comprehensive list of course offerings. Our courses                                                                                                        organizations since 1984. Our instructors are leaders in
are taught by world-class instructors who have trained                                                                                                     their specialized GNSS fields. Learn from them at our
thousands of GNSS professionals.                                                                                                                           public venues or let us bring their expertise to your
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                                                                                                                                                            engineering tutorials in the field of satellite navigation, timing                              CEO, President and
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CONTENTS
About Our On-Site and Public Courses..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2
Read What Our Attendees Have Said!....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4
Our Instructors...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5
Some of Our Many Satisfied Clients........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................6
Courses Presented at Public Venue or On-Site
Course 346 (2.7 CEUs): GPS/GNSS Operations for Engineers & Technical Professionals����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
Course 122 (1.2 CEUs): GPS / GNSS Fundamentals & Enhancements����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8
Course 557 (3.0 CEUs): Inertial Systems, Kalman Filtering and GPS/INS Integration����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9
Course 336 (1.8 CEUs): GPS/GNSS Fundamentals and Enhancements with Emphasis on DGPS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10
Courses Presented On-Site Only
Course 356 (3.0 CEUs): GPS / GNSS and DGPS Operations for Engineers & Technical Professionals:����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
Course 356B (1.8 CEUs): GPS / GNSS Operations, DGPS, GPS Signals & Processing��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Course 551 (3.0 CEUs): Using Advanced GPS/GNSS Signals and System............................................................................................................................................................13
Public Course Registration Forms and Fees..................................................................................................................................................................14

†NavtechGPS is a Florida approved provider for Courses 122 and 346.
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Join Us for GNSS Training in NEW ORLEANS, December 9–13

      MONDAY                       TUESDAY              WEDNESDAY                      THURSDAY                       FRIDAY
     December 9                   December 10           December 11                   December 12                   December 13

                      Course 346: GPS/GNSS Operations for Engineers and
                               Technical Professionals (4 Days)
                                Instructor: Dr. Chris Hegarty, MITRE

   Course 122: GPS/GNSS Fundamentals
            and Enhancements
         (Days 1 and 2 of Course 346)
     Instructor: Dr. Chris Hegarty, MITRE

               Course 557: Inertial Systems, Kalman Filtering and GPS / INS Integration (5 Days)
         Instructors: Dr. Alan Pue, JHU/APL and Mr. Michael Vaujin, Aerospace, Navigation & Defense Consultant
         (Attendees who do not need the Monday morning review, may opt out. See registration form for price reduction.)

                                      InterContinental New Orleans
                           Course Location and Hotel Accommodations, December 2019

                                                   About the InterContinental New Orleans Hotel
                                                   The InterContinental New Orleans is centrally located within a 5-minute walk of the
                                                   French Quarter and is on the famous St. Charles Trolley Line.
                                                   Rooms. Make yourself at home in one of the 484 air-conditioned rooms with
                                                   complimentary wireless Internet access to keep you connected.
                                                   Amenities. Recreational opportunities include a health club and an outdoor pool.
                                                   Additional features include concierge services, gift shops/newsstands.
                                                   Hotel Dining. Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s two restaurants, or take advantage
                                                   of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Need to
                                                   unwind? Take a break at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily
                                                   from 6:30 AM to 10 AM for a fee.
                                                   Special Sleeping Room Rates: $150 Single-Double Occupancy. (This is at or below the
                                                   U.S. government rate.) Discount rate runs from December 6 through December 16,
                                                   subject to availability. Cut-off Date to Book at This Rate: November 18, OR as soon as the
                                                   discount room block sells out. Details at www.NavtechGPS.com. See also registration
                                                   form for weblink and more details. Hotel Reservations: : 1-504-585-4352. Mention
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InterContinental New Orleans
444 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., 70130
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Our Instructors

NavtechGPS has been leading the way in GPS/GNSS training for over 30
years. We hire the world's leading authorities to teach YOU, so you have the
latest information to develop top-level skills to execute your mission.
                John Betz, Ph.D.,      GPS and GNSS products from over        technical advisor both to the FAA     2005, the Worcester Polytechnic
                is a fellow of The     30 leading manufacturers and           and the International Civil Avia-     Institute Hobart Newell Award in
                MITRE Corporation.     offers technical advice on com-        tion Organization (ICAO) in the       2006, the RTCA Achievement
                He has contributed     plex precise positioning projects      area of precision approach and        Award in 2014, and the GPS World
                to the design of       in addition to offering technical      landing systems, and he has           Leadership Award in 2017. He is a
                modernized signals     GNSS training through its seminar      received international recognition    fellow of the ION and IEEE, and a
including the GPS M-signal and         division. Since 1988, Boynton has      for his work on characterizing the    co-editor/co-author of the text-
L1C signal, to aspects of receiver     been involved in the testing and       effects of multipath on GPS/GNSS      book, Understanding GPS/GNSS:
processing for modernized sig-         operation of GNSS receivers,           accuracy. As co-founder of the        Principles and Applications, 3rd.
nals, and also to systems engi-        antennas, boards, data link prod-      company GPSoft, Dr. Braasch has       edition.
neering for GNSS modernization.        ucts and related equipment. He is      been instrumental in the devel-
He has been a key contributor to       certified by several manufacturers     opment the Satellite Navigation                         Stephen Heppe,
ongoing technical discussions          for sales, operation and training      (SatNav) Toolbox, the Inertial                          D.Sc., operates
between the U.S. and other             on high accuracy receiver systems      Navigation System (INS) Toolbox,                        Telenergy, Inc., an
nations developing their own sat-      and OEM products. He specializes       and the Navigation System Inte-                         engineering con-
ellite-based navigation and            in custom system development           gration & Kalman Filter Toolbox                         sulting firm spe-
timing (satnav) systems. He is a       and the design and implementa-         for MATLAB. Dr. Braasch is a          cializing in telecommunications,
fellow of the Institute of Naviga-     tion of high performance GNSS          fellow of the ION, a senior           navigation, spectrum manage-
tion (ION) in 2006 and the IEEE,       components. Boynton is a               member of the IEEE, is an instru-     ment and product integration. He
and was a member of the United         member of The Institute of Navi-       ment-rated commercial pilot and       received his BSEE/CS from Prince-
States Air Force Scientific Advisory   gation and won a "Best Paper"          is a licensed professional engineer   ton University in 1977 and his
Board for eight years, including       award for GPS applications at the      in the State of Ohio.                 master's and doctorate from The
three years as its chairman. He        ION GNSS 2003 meeting. He has                                                George Washington University in
has received the ION’s Burka           also co-chaired sessions at past                       Christopher           1982 and 1989, respectively. Dr.
Award, Thurlow Award, and              ION meetings and co-chaired                            Hegarty, D.Sc., is    Heppe has been working with GPS
Kepler Award. He also was recog-       "New Products and Commercial                           a director with the   and GNSS since 1980. He led
nized by the International Insti-      Services" at ION GNSS+ 2013. He                        MITRE Corporation,    SC159/WG6 from 1993 through
tute of Associations of Navigation     is a NavtechGPS technical board                        where he has          1997 (first version of DO-235).
with its John Harrison Award. He       member and a corporate officer.                        worked mainly on      Participating in RTCA, ICAO, and
is a member of the U.S. National                                              aviation applications of GNSS         the ITU, he has also supported the
Space-Based Positioning, Naviga-                        Michael S.            since 1992. He is currently the       development of standards for
tion, and Timing Advisory Board.                        Braasch, Ph.D.,       chair of the Program Manage-          WAAS, SCAT-I and GBAS, as well as
His publications include Engineer-                      P.E., is the          ment Committee of RTCA, Inc.,         ADS-B and VHF Data Link Mode 4.
ing Satellite-Based Navigation and                      Thomas Professor      and co-chairs RTCA Special Com-           Dr. Heppe was the commu-
Timing: Global Navigation Satellite                     of Electrical Engi-   mittee 159 (GNSS). He served as       nications lead on an early DGPS
Systems, Signals, and Receivers,                        neering and has       editor of NAVIGATION: The Journal     precision approach demonstration
Wiley-IEEE Press, 2015.                served as the director of the Avi-     of the Institute of Navigation        for the U.S. Navy. While work-
                                       onics Engineering Center at Ohio       from 1997-2006, and as president      ing at Insitu, Inc., he developed
               Franck Boynton,         University. His research includes      of The Institute of Navigation in     a ship-borne moving-reference
               NavtechGPS VP and       GPS receiver design, GPS/INS inte-     2008. He was a recipient of the       RTK system for recovery of the
               CTO, heads the          gration, multipath mitigation,         ION Early Achievement Award in        ScanEagle UAV. Dr. Heppe is a
               NavtechGPS prod-        advanced cockpit displays and          1998, the U.S. Department of          member of the IEEE, the RTCA and
               uct division.           UAV operational safety analysis.       State Superior Honor Award in         The Institute of Navigation.
               NavtechGPS sells        Dr. Braasch has served as a            2005, the ION Kepler Award in                           continued, next page
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Our Instructors, continued

               Alan J. Pue,             igation, and control.                                Michael Vaujin is an           He received his B.S.E.E. from the
               Ph.D., is the chief          He has frequently consulted                       aerospace, naviga-       University of Florida in 1987 and
               scientist of the Air     and served on engineering review                      tion and defense         his M.S.E.E. degree from the Uni-
               and Missile Defense      boards or has led concept develop-                    consultant currently     versity of South Florida in 1991.
               Sector at The Johns      ments for major acquisition pro-                      working for an aero-          During his 16 years at Honey-
Hopkins University Applied Physics      grams. He is now a member of the                      space engineering        well Aerospace, he was awarded
Laboratory (JHU/APL). Since 1974,       Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.   firm in Tucson, Arizona. He has over    five patents in aided navigation.
he has worked at JHU/APL on a               For over 30 years, Dr. Pue         30 years of experience in the fields         At the 2010 Institute of Navi-
wide variety of guidance, control,      has been a graduate lecturer on        of navigation and data fusion, and      gation GNSS conference, he was
and navigation projects, including      Linear Systems Theory and Control      has designed aided strapdown            asked to present at a special panel
automated ground vehicle control        System Design Methods for The          solutions for land, sea, and airborne   celebrating the 50th anniversary
research, space telescope pointing      Johns Hopkins University.              platforms using munition, tactical      of the invention of the Kalman
control, and missile guidance, nav-                                            and navigation grade IMUs.              filter. 

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• AENA, Madrid, Spain                     Hughes, Fullerton, CA                • Nokia:                                • US Air Force:
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    MN                                  • Indra Espacio, Barcelona, Spain        Nokia, Oulu, Finland
• AT&T Bell Laboratories,               • Industri Pesawat Terband,              Nokia, Naperville, Illinois             Holloman Air Force Base,
    Holmdel, NJ                              Jakarta, Indonesia                  Nokia, Tampere, Finland                      47th Test Group
                                        • Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI),                                             Peterson Air Force Base
• Boeing Defense & Space Gp.,                Ben Gurion International          • Norden Systems/United                   Randolph AFB/General Dynamics
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                                        • JHU/Applied Physics Lab,                 Angeles, CA
• CAMP (Collision Avoidance                 Laurel, MD                         • Northrop Grumman, Rome, Italy         • US Army:
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• Dynamics Research Corp.,              • McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis,                                                  Naval Surface Weapons Center,
    Boston, MA                              MO                                 • Resource Management                       Indian Head, MD
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• EPA, Las Vegas, NV                                                           • RIM, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada          Naval Avionics Center,
• ESA-ESTEC, Nordwijk, The              • MITRE, Bedford, MA                   • Rockwell, Cedar Rapids, IA                Indianapolis, IN
    Netherlands                                                                                                          Naval Coastal Systems Station,
• European Patent Office, Munich,       • Motorola:                            •   Saab-Bofors, Linkoping, Sweden          Panama City, FL
    Germany                               Motorola, Chandler, AZ               •   Samsung, Cedar Rapids                 Naval Electronics Systems
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  FAA, Oklahoma City, OK                                                       •   Sparton Corporation, DeLeon           Naval Research Laboratory,
  FAA, Ft. Worth, TX                    • NASA:                                       Springs, FL                          Washington DC
  FAA Tech. Center, Atlantic City, NJ     NASA Langley, Langley, VA            •   Spirent, Paignton, UK                 NRaD, Warminster, PA
                                          NASA Johnson Space Center,           •   Swales Aerospace, Laurel, MD          NRaD, San Diego, CA
• GM Onstar, Troy, MI                       Houston, TX                        •   Systems Network, Inc., Ottawa,        Naval Surface Weapons Center,
• GPS Ireland at the Cork Institute       NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL               Ontario                              Dahlgren, VA
    of Technology, Cork Ireland           NASA Dryden at Edwards AFB, CA                                                 Naval Undersea Warfare Center,
                                          NASA Marshall SFC, AL                • Texas Instruments, Plano, TX              Newport, RI
• ISN Corporation, Bethesda MD            NASA Huntsville, AL                                                            SPAWAR, San Diego, CA
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  Honeywell, Clearwater, FL                 Maryland                                                                       MA
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  Hughes Aircraft & Electro Optical     • NGS, St. Louis, MO                                                               Westford, MA
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About Course 336/337: GPS/GNSS                                 Hegarty’s course gave an excellent in-depth overview              combination of lecture and MATLAB® examples provide
                                                               of communation systems and provided all the details               a great vehicle to teach this complex subject.
Fundamentals and Enhancements with
                                                               to understand how GPS works. I loved this course and                                     —Christian Lopez, General Atomics,
Emphasis on DGPS (Same course, reconfigured)                   believe it met all my objectivies. Thank you!“                                        Aeronautical Systems, Inc.; March 2016
“After 20 years in the GNSS domain (with emphasis                         Alexander DeRieux, Naval Research Laboratory,
 in SBAS), [the instructor was able to] recap, reinforce                               Washington, DC, December 2017            "My main objective was to familiarize myself with the
 knowledge and also deepen my knowledge in some                                                                                  basic concepts of inertial navigation and learn the
 areas where I had less experience. The goals have been       "I wanted to learn more about the GPS message format,              challenges of integration of INS and GPS. The course has
 met. Dr. Hegarty] was very clear, kind and with a very        signals, receivers and how the data from the Sats                 met them. I feel empowered by the material and the
 good background and recognition at international level.        [satellites] allowed GPS receivers to acquire and track.         knowledge that the instructor transferred to us."
 I was honored to be taught by Dr. Hegarty. “                  This course met my expectations. I learned a great deal              — Dmitri Baraban, The MITRE Corporation; April 2015
                     — Felix Toran, ESTEC, November 2018       about the ephemeris data and how the receiver uses
                                                               this data."                                                      "This course would be almost impossible to replicate at
“This was a very high-quality course. Much better and                            — Daniel Friedman, JHU/APL, March 2016.         a university without taking several courses that would
 more informative than what I was expecting. The                                                                                 only comment on the subject. Having it all in one place
 subject matter expert [Dr. Hegarty] had incredible           "My main objective was to solidify the on the job                  over two days is well worth the money."
 knowledge and was entertaining to listen to. Also great       training I’ve had thus far as a navigation engineer with                        — Ed May, i40 International, LLC, April 2015
 reference materials.”                                         my company. The instruction under Course 346 met
     —Jerry Rodriquez Melo, Patuxent, MD, February 2018        that main objective and exceeded it by expanding my
                                                               knowledge of global positioning systems, DGPS, and
                                                                                                                                About Course 551/541: Using Advanced
 [My main objectives were] to solidify my end-to-end           Kalman filtering. For aviation and military applications,        GPS/GNSS Signals and Systems (Same
 understanding of GNSS for installing and optimizing a         especially being a new engineer in the field, this class          course, reconfigured)
 new network of permanent GNSS stations. The course            formed a base from which to learn more in-depth                  “[I acquired] lots of understanding for engineering trades
 helped fill in the gaps in my knowledge that inevitably       knowledge as well as to contribute to aircraft design             when implementing new signals that will be useful
 formed from only learning on my own.                          improvement as GPS continues to evolve and advance."              when implementing them. I just want to reiterate how
    Ian Pritchard, Nanometric, May 2018, Falls Church, VA                      — Margaret Alfafara, Northrop Grumman,            impressed I was with the content and delivery of this
                                                                                                          December 2014          class. The notes are also good enough to be a valuable
"My main objective was to] get familiar with the most
                                                                                                                                 stand-alone resource.”
 important performances of GNSS, but available
                                                               About Course 557/556/546: Inertial                                                           --Jeff Melville, MITRE, April 2018
 nowadays, and in the near future. Fully met! [I would]
 definitely, yes [recommend this course] in all areas, in      Systems, Kalman Filtering and GPS/INS                            "I wanted to have a greater understanding of detailed
 particular areas in which technical knowledge details         Integration (Same course, reconfigured)                           performance characteristics/tradeoffs. I also wanted to
 do matter."                                                                                                                     see more detail about the modernized/foreign signals. [I
                                                              "As a practicing engineer in integrated navigation,
         — Davide Tomassini, ESA/ESTEC, September 2016                                                                           acquired] lots of understanding for engineering trades
                                                               I came to the class to explore the boundaries of
                                                               my knowledge. The course greatly exceeded my                      when implementing new signals that will be useful. I
""Especially useful were the aspects related to how the
                                                               expectations. Mr. Vaujin's mastery of each topic                  just want to reiterate how impressed I was with the
 user receivers make use of the GNSS signals and all the
                                                               helped me to synthesize prior knowledge and attain                content and delivery of this class.
 steps involved in the process, from receiving the raw RF
                                                               new fundamental understanding of the psi and phi                  The notes are also good enough to be a valuable stand-
 signal to the computation of the user position."
                                                               navigators.                                                       alone resource."
      — Marc Garcia Mateos, ESA/ESTEC, September 2016
                                                                             — Andrew Harmon, Signal Quest, May 2018                                  — Jeff Melville, MITRE, February 2018

About Course 346: GPS Operations for                          "I really like the instructor's teaching style. [Mr. Vaujin] is   "He [Dr. John Betz] had a very methodical and logical
                                                               giving a very good understanding of the subject. The              way to present the material and build on it. It was very
Engineers and Technical Professionals
                                                                fact that he actually worked on real projects helps a lot        effective. He took questions well and answered them
“As a non-tech/non-engineer, I was concerned                                                                                     thoroughly and encouraged questions. Understanding
                                                                because he emphasises critical points and of course he
 about attending a class of engineers and technical                                                                              the trade-offs that Dr. Betz presented in an elegant way
                                                                is really experienced."
 professionals, Dr. Hegarty was able to take some                                                                                helps us decipher when and how to use the different
                                                                                — Name withheld upon request, May 2018
 difficult subject material and help me stay connected to                                                                        parameters for receiver design and signal processing
 the material. He was able to go deeper when answering        "I found Mr. Vaujin’s lecture style to be concise and              and which techniques to use."
 deeper questions. He also drew us in with questions-not       efficient without being overly terse. He was able to                — Gina Guiducci, U.S. Army, Aberdeen Proving Grounds,
 just lecture but aasking us about what he said. Had a         relay a great deal of information, clearly, in a relatively                                                    January 2017
 calm excitement about GPS/GNSS.”                              short period of time. I definitely felt that I got
                   --Dennis Shrink, May 2018, Dayton, Ohio     my money’s worth from this course."
                                                                       — Henry McCabe, USAF, November 2016
 Dr. Hegarty was excellent. His wealth of knowledge
 and experience was very apparent. He did a great job          I found the lecturer [Dr. Pue] to have struck
 breaking down complex concepts and ensuring the               just the right blend of informality and
 class had a good understanding before moving on. Also,        academic rigor. I came into the course with
 his humor helped lighten the class material and kept          a basic background in GPS and a “black box”
 everyone engaged!                                             knowledge of IMUs and Kalman filtration. I
--Military attendee. Name witheld upon request, May 2018,      can confidently say that my knowledge of
                                           Falls Church, VA    these subjects has been markedly increased.
                                                                      — Henry McCabe, USAF, November 2016
“My objective was two-fold. (1) Refresh my knowledge
 of comunication systems and (2) Learn how                    "As he [Mr. Vaujin] highlighted the first day, the
 communications technology is used within GPS. Dr.

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‘My main objective was to solidify the on the job training I’ve had thus far as
                          December 9–12, 2019                                         a navigation engineer with my company. The instruction under course 346
                          InterContinental New Orleans                                met that main objective and exceeded it by expanding my knowledge of global

                                                                                                                                                                                               PUBLIC VENUE OR ON-SITE COURSE
                          444 St. Charles Avenue                                      positioning systems, DGPS, and Kalman filtering. For aviation and military
                          New Orleans, LA, U.S. 70130                                 applications, especially being a new engineer in the field, this class formed a base
                                                                                      from which to learn more in-depth knowledge as well as to contribute to aircraft
                                                                                      design improvement as GPS continues to evolve and advance.’
                                                                                                                            — Margaret Alfafara, Northrop Grumman; December 2014, San Diego
PUBLIC VENUE OR ON-SITE COURSE
Course 346: GPS/GNSS Operations for Engineers & Technical Professionals:
Principles, Technology, Applications and an Introduction to Basic DGPS (2.7 CEUs)
                                     DAYS 1 AND 2 MAY BE TAKEN AS COURSE 122. SEE REGISTRATION FORM

                       DAY 1                                      DAY 2                                         DAY 3                                         DAY 4
                                                                                   Dr. Chris Hegarty
 Fundamentals of GPS operation. Overview of      GPS Principles and Technologies            Differential GPS Overview                       GPS Signal Processing
 how the system works. U.S. policy and current                                              ●● Local- and wide-area architectures           ●● In-phase and quadra-phase signal paths
 status.                                         Clocks and Timing                          ●● Code vs. carrier-phase based systems         ●● Analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion
                                                 ●● Importance for GPS                      ●● Data links; pseudolites                      ●● Automatic gain control (AGC)
 GPS System Description                          ●● Timescales                              ●● Performance overview                         ●● Correlation channels
 ●● Overview and terminology                     ●● Clock types                                                                             ●● Acquisition strategies
 ●● Principles of operation                      ●● Stability measures                      Differential Concepts
 ●● Augmentations                                ●● Relativistic effects                    ●● Differential error sources                   Code Tracking, Carrier Tracking & Data
 ●● Trilateration                                                                           ●● Measurement processing                       Demodulation
 ●● Performance overview                         Geodesy and Satellite Orbits               ●● Ambiguity resolution                         ●● Delay locked loop (DLL) implementations;
 ●● Modernization                                ●● Coordinate frames and geodesy           ●● Error budgets                                   performance
                                                 ●● Satellite orbits                                                                        ●● Frequency locked loops (FLLs)
 GPS Policy and Context                          ●● GPS constellation                       DGPS Standards and Systems                      ●● Phase locked loops (PLLs)
 ●● Condensed navigation system history          ●● Constellation maintenance               ●● RTCM SC104 message format                    ●● Carrier-aiding of DLLs
 ●● GPS policy and governance                                                               ●● USCG maritime DGPS and National DGPS         ●● Data demodulation
 ●● Modernization program                        Satellites and Control Segment                (NDGPS)
 ●● Ground segment                               ●● GPS satellite blocks                    ●● Commercial satellite-based systems           Receiver Impairments and Enhancements
 ●● Other satellite navigation systems           ●● Control segment components and          ●● Aviation systems: satellite-based and        ●● Impairments - bandlimiting, oscillators,
                                                    operation                                  ground-based (SBAS/GBAS)                        multipath, interference
 GPS Applications                                ●● Monitor stations, MCS, and ground       ●● RINEX format, CORS and IGS networks          ●● Enhancements - carrier smoothing, narrow
 ●● Land                                            antennas                                ●● Precise time transfer                           correlator, codeless/semicodeless track-
 ●● Marine                                       ●● Upload operations                                                                          ing, vector tracking, external aiding
 ●● Aviation                                     ●● Ground control modernization
 ●● Science
 ●● Personal navigation
 ●● Accuracy measures
 ●● Error sources

                                                                               Lunch is on your own
 Legacy GPS Signals                              Error Sources and Models                   GPS Signal Structure and Message Content        GPS Navigation Algorithms: Point
 ●● Signal structure and characteristics         ●● Sources of error and correction         ●● Signal structure                             Solutions
 ●● Modulations: BPSK, DSSS, BOC                    models                                  ●● Signal properties                            ●● Pseudorange measurement models
 ●● Signal generation                            ●● GPS signals in space performance        ●● Navigation message                           ●● Point solution method and example
 ●● Navigation data                              ●● Ionospheric and tropospheric effects
                                                 ●● Multipath                               GPS Receiver Overview                           Introduction to Kalman Filtering
 Measurements and Positioning                    ●● Error budget                            ●● Functional overview                          ●● Algorithm overview
 ●● Pseudorange and carrier phase measurements                                              ●● Synchronization concepts                     ●● Process and measurement models for
 ●● Least squares solution                       Augmentations and Other                    ●● Acquisition                                     navigation
 ●● Dilution of precision                        Constellations                             ●● Code tracking                                ●● Simulation examples
 ●● Types of positioning solutions               ●● Augmentations: local-area, satellite-   ●● Carrier tracking
                                                    based, and regional                     ●● Data demodulation                            Practical Aspects
 GPS Receiver Basics                             ●● Russia’s GLONASS                                                                        ●● Types of GPS and DGPS receivers
 ●● Types of receivers                           ●● Europe’s Galileo                        GPS Antennas                                    ●● Understanding specification sheets
 ●● Functional overview                          ●● China’s Compass (BeiDou)                ●● Antenna types                                ●● Data links
 ●● Antennas                                                                                ●● Antenna performance characteristics          ●● Antennas
                                                 Precise Positioning                        ●● Prefilters                                   ●● Receiver and interface standards
                                                 ●● Precise positioning concepts            ●● Low-noise amplifiers (LNAs)                  ●● Accessories
                                                 ●● Reference station networks              ●● Noise figure                                 ●● Supplemental notes: Tracing a GPS signal
                                                 ●● RINEX data format                                                                          through a receiver

Course Description                                                                               Materials You Will Keep
Take this 4-day course to gain a comprehensive understanding of GPS/GNSS                          A color electronic copy of all course notes on a USB Drive or CD-ROM. Bringing
system concepts, design and operation, including information on GPS signal                          a laptop to this class is highly recommended for taking notes using the Adobe®
processing by the receiver; techniques by which GPS obtains position, velocity                      Acrobat® sticky notes feature; power access will be provided.
and time; and a brief introduction to differential GPS (DGPS) and Kalman filtering.               A black and white hard copy of the course notes will also be provided.
This course is similar to Course 356 (5 days), but with less emphasis on DGPS
and Kalman filtering.                                                                            Public Venue Course Fee Entitles You to the Following Books
                                                                                                 Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications, 3rd ed., Elliott Kaplan & Chris
Objectives                                                                                       Hegarty, Eds., Artech House, 2006, OR a book of your choice from our website.
This course is designed to give you                                                              (Books for on-site contract courses are negotiated as part of contract.)
 A comprehensive introduction to GPS, system concepts, an introduction to
   DGPS, design, operation, implementation and applications.                                     What Attendees Have Said                                                  Instructor
 Detailed information on the GPS signal, its processing by the receiver, and the               "I have been working with GPS since 1976 and still learned a
   techniques by which GPS obtains position, velocity and time.                                  lot from this course."
 Current information on the status, plans, schedule and capabilities of GPS,                   — John Barry, FAA, November 2016
   as well as of other satellite-based systems with position velocity and time
   determination applications.                                                                   “Dr. Hegarty is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in
 Information to fill the technical gaps for those working in the GPS/GNSS fields.              the material. Well prepared and well designed course and                  Dr. Chris Hegarty

Who Should Attend?                                                                               course material! Course material was well organized with
Excellent for engineering staff who need to be rapidly brought up to speed on                    accompanying slides — Nice notebook!”
GNSS, and for those already working in GPS who need exposure to the system as                    — David Wright, Course 346, June 2015.
a whole in order to work more effectively.

Prerequisites
Familiarity with engineering terms and analysis techniques. General familiarity with
matrix operations and familiarity with signal processing techniques is desirable.

       To REGISTER or for MORE INFORMATION, Contact Carolyn McDonald at (703) 256-8900 or cmcdonald@navtechgps.com.                                                                                      7
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December 9–10, 2019
                                                           InterContinental New Orleans
                                                           444 St. Charles Avenue
                                                           New Orleans, LA, U.S. 70130

                                 PUBLIC VENUE OR ON-SITE COURSE
PUBLIC VENUE OR ON-SITE COURSE

                                 Course 122: GPS/GNSS Fundamentals & Enhancements (1.2 CEUs)
                                 (Days 1 and 2 of Course 346)
                                                                 SAME AS DAYS 1 AND 2 OF COURSE 346                                                           JUST NEED THE
                                                                                                                                                              FUNDAMENTALS?
                                                              DAY 1                                                     DAY 2
                                                                                                                                                              Take Course 122, which covers
                                                                                                                                                              all the major areas of GPS. It
                                  Fundamentals of GPS operation. Overview of how the         GPS Principles and Technologies
                                  system works. U.S. policy and current status.                                                                               is the same as days 1 and 2 of
                                                                                             Clocks and Timing
                                  GPS System Description
                                  ●● Overview and terminology
                                                                                             ●● Importance for GPS
                                                                                             ●● Timescales
                                                                                                                                                              Course 346. (Course 346 drills
                                  ●● Principles of operation
                                  ●● Augmentations
                                                                                             ●● Clock types
                                                                                             ●● Stability measures
                                                                                                                                                              deeper on days 3 and 4.)
                                  ●● Trilateration                                           ●● Relativistic effects
                                  ●● Performance overview
                                  ●● Modernization                                           Geodesy and Satellite Orbits
                                                                                                                                                               Instructors
                                                                                             ●● Coordinate frames and geodesy
                                  GPS Policy and Context                                     ●● Satellite orbits
                                  ●● Condensed navigation system history                     ●● GPS constellation
                                  ●● GPS policy and governance                               ●● Constellation maintenance
                                  ●● Modernization program
                                  ●● Ground segment                                          Satellites and Control Segment
                                  ●● Other satellite navigation systems                      ●● GPS satellite blocks
                                                                                             ●● Control segment components and operation                       Dr. Chris Hegarty
                                  GPS Applications                                           ●● Monitor stations, MCS, and ground antennas
                                  ●● Land                                                    ●● Upload operations
                                  ●● Marine                                                  ●● Ground control modernization
                                  ●● Aviation
                                  ●● Science
                                  ●● Personal navigation
                                  ●● Accuracy measures
                                  ●● Error sources

                                  Legacy GPS Signals                                         Error Sources and Models
                                  ●● Signal structure and characteristics                    ●● Sources of error and correction models
                                  ●● Modulations: BPSK, DSSS, BOC                            ●● GPS signals in space performance
                                  ●● Signal generation                                       ●● Ionospheric and tropospheric effects
                                  ●● Navigation data                                         ●● Multipath
                                                                                             ●● Error budget
                                  Measurements and Positioning
                                  ●● Pseudorange and carrier phase measurements              Augmentations and Other Constellations
                                  ●● Least squares solution                                  ●● Augmentations: local-area, satellite-based, and regional
                                  ●● Dilution of precision                                   ●● Russia’s GLONASS
                                  ●● Types of positioning solutions                          ●● Europe’s Galileo
                                                                                             ●● China’s Compass (BeiDou)
                                  GPS Receiver Basics
                                  ●● Types of receivers                                      Precise Positioning
                                  ●● Functional overview                                     ●● Precise positioning concepts
                                  ●● Antennas                                                ●● Reference station networks
                                                                                             ●● RINEX data format

                                 Objectives                                                                                        Course Fee Entitles You to the Following Books
                                  To give an comprehensive introduction to GPS technology, system concepts,                      Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System, 2nd ed., Ahmed El-Rabbany,
                                    design, operation, implementation and applications.                                            Artech House, 2006., GPS Basics for Technical Professionals, Pratap Misra, Ganga-
                                  To provide detailed information on the GPS signal, its processing by the receiver,             Jamuna Press, 2016. (Note: This arrangement does not apply to on-site contracts.
                                    and the techniques by which GPS obtains position, velocity and time                            Any books for on-site group contracts are negotiated on a case by case basis.)

                                 Prerequisites                                                                                     What Attendees Have Said
                                  Some familiarity with engineering terms is helpful but not essential.                          “I liked the overall flow and design of the course, especially because I was trying to
                                                                                                                                   take the full 4-day [course]. I feel we touched pretty much all major points.“
                                 Who Should Attend?                                                                                                                    — Devashish Chandekar, Spirent, San Jose, 2018
                                  Engineers and technical professionals seeking conceptual explanations of GPS /
                                    GNSS technology, operation, capabilities, applications, and development trends                 “I came into the course with only basic GPS knowledge. The course provided a
                                  Professionals in navigation, positioning, and related fields who are concerned with            wealth of information and appreciation of GPS technology. The course exceeded
                                    the capabilities, operation and principles of GPS and related GNSS systems.                    expectations.”
                                  System analysts and specialists who need general information on position data                                                                     — Rex Roebuck, USCG, 2016
                                    and its use.
                                  Managers concerned with GPS, GNSS activities, or the positioning field.                        “My main objective was to gain a better understanding about the GPS system as
                                 Materials You Will Keep                                                                           a whole. The course met my objective and having the course content in hard/soft
                                  A color electronic copy of all course notes will be provided on a USB Drive or                 copy is a great bonus!”
                                    CD-ROM. Bringing a laptop to this class is highly recommended for taking notes                                             — Military Attendee, Name withheld upon request, 2016
                                    using the Adobe® Acrobat® sticky notes feature; power access will be provided.
                                  A black and white hard copy of the course notes will also be provided.

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I wanted to become more familiar with inertial navigation and the
                           December 9–13, 2019                                                           data fusion methods. The class fully met my needs and expectations. I
                           InterContinental New Orleans                                                  would recommend the course to my colleagues working in tracking and

                                                                                                                                                                                                               PUBLIC VENUE OR ON-SITE COURSE
                           444 St. Charles Avenue                                                        navigation, particularly those doing counter-fire radar work.
                           New Orleans, LA, U.S. 70130                                                                                          — Warner Warren, The MITRE Corporation, November 2016

PUBLIC VENUE OR ON-SITE COURSE)
Course 557: Inertial Systems, Kalman Filtering and GPS/INS Integration (3.0 CEUs)

             DAY 1                        DAY 2                                 DAY 3                                          DAY 4                                            DAY 5

                Dr. Alan Pue, Johns Hopkins, Navigation & Defense Consultant                                         Mr. Michael Vaujin, Aerospace, Navigation & Defense Consultant

 Introduction to INS/GPS        Inertial Navigation           INS Aiding of Receiver Tracking                Aided Psi-Angle Navigator                       Square Root Filtering
 integration                    Mechanization                 ●● Code and carrier tracking                   ●● Description and demonstration of an          ●● Square root covariance filtering and
 ●● Inertial navigation         ●● Gravity model              ●● Track loop design trades                       aided Psi-angle wander azimuth naviga-          smoothing
 ●● Integration architectures   ●● Navigation equations       ●● Interference suppression                       tor flying an aircraft type trajectory       ●● Information filter derivation
 ●● Example applications        ●● Implementation options     ●● Deep integration                                                                            ●● Square root information filters
                                                                                                             Aided Phi-Angle Navigator                       ●● UD factorization & filtering
 Vectors, Matrices, and State   Inertial Sensor               Tightly-Coupled INS/GPS Design                 ●● Description and demonstration of an
 Space                          Technologies                  ●● Measurement processing                         aided Phi-angle north-slaved navigator       Suboptimal Covariance Analysis
 ●● Vectors and matrices        ●● Accelerometer              ●● Filter parameter selection                     flying and aircraft type trajectory          ●● Effects of mis-modeling errors
 ●● State-space description        technologies               ●● Pseudo-range and delta pseudo-              ●● Modeling position error as latitude/         ●● Optimal and sub-optimal (two pass)
 ●● Examples                    ●● Optical gyros                 range measurement models                       longitude error                                 covariance analysis
                                ●● MEMS technologies                                                         ●● Modeling position error as navigation        ●● Error budget and reduced state analysis
 Random Processes               ●● Technology survey          Multi-Sensor Integration                          frame tilt error
 ●● Random variables                                          ●● Terrain aiding and relative GPS             ●● Comparison of popular state dynamics         Unscented Kalman Filters
 ●● Covariance matrices         Strapdown Systems             ●● Carrier phase differential integration         matrix elements                              ●● Sigma points and the Unscented
 ●● Random process              ●● Quaternions                ●● GPS interferometer/INS integration                                                             Transform
    descriptions                ●● Orientation vector                                                        Partials of Measurement Equations               ●● Performance against the EKF
                                ●● Coning and sculling                                                       ●● Techniques and tricks for taking partials,   ●● Augmentation and application to
                                   compensation                                                                 examples                                        navigation
                                                                                                             ●● Psi-angle and Phi-angle feedback to          ●● Spherical Simplex Sigma Points
                                                                                                                strapdown                                    ●● Square Root UKFs
                                                                                                             ●● Pros and cons of the 3 different navigator
                                                                                                                types

                                                                                                  Lunch
 Kalman Filter                  Navigation System             Mr. Michael Vaujin, Aerospace,                 Initialization & Process Noise                  Ground Alignment & Integrated Velocity
 ●● Filtering principles        Errors                        Navigation & Defense Consultant                ●● Strapdown and covariance matrix              ●● Gyro-Compassing, zero velocity and zero
 ●● Least squares estimation    ●● Tilt angle definitions                                                       initialization                                  earth rate observations
 ●● Kalman filter derivation    ●● Navigation error           Building Extended Kalman Filter                ●● Process noise for gravity and random         ●● Large azimuth static alignment, advanced
                                   dynamics                   ●● Linearized & Extended Kalman Filters           walk                                            methods
 Filter Implementation          ●● Simplified error           ●● Radar tracking of vertical body ­motion     ●● Common sensor error models: random           ●● Small azimuth static alignment & leveling
 ●● Filter processing example      characteristics               with non-linear dynamics                       constant, random walk and Gauss              ●● Ground alignment observability examples
 ●● Off-line analysis                                         ●● Radar tracking of an accelerating              Markov                                       ●● Integrated true velocity error, mapping into
 ●● Filter tuning               System Initialization            body with non-linear measurements                                                              delta-range
                                ●● INS static alignment                                                      Measurement Editing & Adaptive Filters
 Navigation Coordinate          ●● Transfer alignment         Numerical Preliminaries &                      ●● Online and offline residual analysis         Attitude Matching & Use of Inexpensive
 Systems                        ●● Simplified error           Considerations                                 ●● Advanced methods of outlier detection        IMUs
 ●● Earth model                    analysis                   ●● Keeping a covariance matrix well-              and rejection                                ●● Attitude matching & boresight error states
 ●● Navigation coordinates                                       conditioned, symmetric, & positive          ●● Multiple Model Adaptive Estimation           ●● Considerations for use of very inexpensive
 ●● Earth relative kinematics   Loosely-Coupled INS/             definite                                    ●● Application to carrier phase integer            IMUs
                                GPS Design                    ●● Sequential vs batch measurement                ambiguity resolution                         ●● Non-holonomic motion constraints
                                ●● Measurement                   processing                                                                                  ●● Magnetometer aiding
                                   processing                 ●● Methods of measurement                      Methods of Smoothing                            ●● In class measurement equation exercise
                                ●● Filter design and tuning      de-correlation                              ●● Optimal prediction and fixed interval        ●● Matrix partitioning for computational
                                ●● Navigation system                                                            smoothing                                       efficiency
                                   update                     Discreet Time Strapdown                        ●● Fixed point and fixed lag smoothing
                                                              Implementation                                 ●● Applications to navigation testing           Particle Filtering
                                                              ●● Attitude updates and TOV of the                                                             ●● Bootstrap particle filter (PF)
                                                                 acceleration                                                                                ●● Multi-modal position solutions
                                                              ●● Propagating the position DCM                                                                ●● Particle filter example
                                                              ●● High rate vs low rate routines                                                              ●● Applications to navigation
                                                              ●● Effects of errors in initialization &
                                                                 IMU data

Course Objectives                                                                                            will allow you to work the problems in class and do the practice “homework”
This course on GNSS-aided navigation will immerse the student in the fundamental                             problems. Problems will be worked in class by the instructor, so this equipment is
concepts and practical implementations of the various types of Kalman filters                                not required, but is recommended.
that optimally fuse GPS receiver measurements with a strapdown inertial
                                                                                                          Materials You Will Keep
navigation solution. The course includes the fundamentals of inertial navigation,
                                                                                                           A CD-ROM or USB drive with a color copy of all course notes.
inertial instrument technologies, technology surveys and trends, integration
                                                                                                           A black and white hard copy of the course notes, printed 3 slides to a page.
architectures, practical Kalman filter design techniques, case studies, and illustrative                   Introduction to Random Signals and Applied Kalman Filtering, 4th edition, by R.G.
demonstrations using MATLAB®. The full five days allow for a fuller, detailed                                Brown and P. Hwang, Wiley 2012
development of the design of an aided navigation system, including a detailed
discussion of the use of lower quality IMUs, and advanced filtering techniques.                           What Attendees Have Said
                                                                                                          "As he [Mr. Vaujin] highlighted the first day, the combination of lecture and MATLAB®
Who Should Attend?                                                                                        examples provide a great vehicle to teach this
 GPS/GNSS engineers, scientists, systems analysts, program specialists and                              complex subject.                                    Instructors
   others concerned with the integration of inertial sensors and systems.                                 —Christian Lopez, General Atomics,
 Those needing a working knowledge of Kalman filtering, or those who work in the                        Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
   fields of either navigation or target tracking.
                                                                                                          “My main objective was to familiarize myself
Prerequisites
                                                                                                          with the basic concepts of inertial navigation
 Familiarity with principles of engineering analysis, including matrix algebra and
                                                                                                          and learn the challenges of integration of              Dr. Alan Pue,      Mr. Michael Vaujin,
   linear systems.
                                                                                                          INS and GPS. The course has met them.                   Instructor         Instructor
 A basic understanding of probability, random variables, and stochastic processes.
                                                                                                          I feel empowered by the material and the
 An understanding of GPS operational principles in Course 346, or equivalent
                                                                                                          knowledge that the instructor transferred to
   experience.
                                                                                                          us.”
Equipment Recommendation                                                                                  — Dmitri Baraban, The MITRE Corporation
 A laptop (PC or Mac) with full version of MATLAB® 5.0 (or later) installed. This

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PUBLIC VENUE OR ON-SITE COURSE
                                 Course 336: GPS/GNSS Fundamentals and Enhancements
PUBLIC VENUE OR ON-SITE COURSE

                                 with Emphasis on DGPS (1.8 CEUs)
                                                   DAY 1                                         DAY 2                                           DAY 3
                                                                                              Dr. Chris Hegarty                                                               FOR THOSE WHO
                                  Fundamentals of GPS operation.            GPS Principles and Technologies                  Differential GPS Overview                        NEED GPS/GNSS
                                  Overview of how the system works.                                                          ● Local-area, regional-area, wide-area
                                  U.S. policy and current status.           Clocks and Timing                                  architectures                                  BASICS AND A FULL
                                                                            ●● Importance for GPS                            ● Code vs. carrier-phase based systems
                                  GPS System Description                    ●● Timescales                                    ● Pseudolites                                    DAY OF DIFFERENTIAL
                                  ●● Overview and terminology               ●● Clock types                                   ● Performance overview
                                  ●● Principles of operation                ●● Stability measures                                                                             GNSS
                                  ●● Augmentations                          ●● Relativistic effects                          Differential Error Sources
                                  ●● Trilateration                                                                           ● Satellite ephemeris errors
                                  ●● Performance overview                   Geodesy and Satellite Orbits                     ● Satellite clock errors                          Instructor
                                  ●● Modernization                          ●● Coordinate frames and geodesy                 ● Selective availability
                                                                            ●● Satellite orbits                              ● Ionospheric, tropospheric delay
                                  GPS Policy and Context                    ●● GPS constellation                             ● Multipath
                                  ●● Condensed navigation system history    ●● Constellation maintenance                     ● Receiver internal noise, biases
                                  ●● GPS policy and governance
                                  ●● Modernization program                  Satellites and Control Segment                   Observable Modeling
                                  ●● Ground segment                         ●● GPS satellite blocks                          ● Code pseudorange and carrier-phase outputs
                                  ●● Other satellite navigation systems     ●● Control segment components and operation      ● Code-minus-carrier observables                  Dr. Chris Hegarty
                                                                            ●● Monitor stations, MCS, and ground antennas    ● Carrier-smoothed code operation
                                  GPS Applications                          ●● Upload operations                             ● Double difference operation
                                  ●● Land                                   ●● Ground control modernization                  ● System error budgets
                                  ●● Marine
                                  ●● Aviation
                                  ●● Science
                                  ●● Personal navigation
                                  ●● Accuracy measures
                                  ●● Error sources

                                                                                        LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN
                                  Legacy GPS Signals                        Error Sources and Models                         Differential GPS Design Considerations
                                  ●● Signal structure and characteristics   ●● Sources of error and correction models        ● Range vs. navigation domain corrections
                                  ●● Modulations: BPSK, DSSS, BOC           ●● GPS signals in space performance              ● Data links
                                  ●● Signal generation                      ●● Ionospheric and tropospheric effects          ● Pseudolites
                                  ●● Navigation data                        ●● Multipath                                     ● Reducing major error components
                                                                            ●● Error budget                                  ● Ambiguity resolution
                                  Measurements and Positioning
                                  ●● Pseudorange and carrier phase          Augmentations and Other Constellations           DGPS Case Studies I
                                     measurements                           ●● Augmentations: local-area, satellite-based,   ● RTCM SC104 message format
                                  ●● Least squares solution                    and regional                                  ● USCG maritime DGPS and National DGPS
                                  ●● Dilution of precision                  ●● Russia’s GLONASS                                (NDGPS)
                                  ●● Types of positioning solutions         ●● Europe’s Galileo                              ● Commercial satellite-based systems
                                                                            ●● China’s Compass (BeiDou)
                                  GPS Receiver Basics                                                                        DGPS Case Studies II
                                  ●● Types of receivers                     Precise Positioning                              ● Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
                                  ●● Functional overview                    ●● Precise positioning concepts                  ● Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS)
                                  ●● Antennas                               ●● Reference station networks                    ● RINEX format
                                                                            ●● RINEX data format                             ● CORS&IGS network for precise positioning
                                                                                                                               (survey)
                                                                                                                             ● Precise time transfer

                                 Description/Objectives                                                                            What Attendees Have Said
                                 This 3-day public or on-site course offers a comprehensive introduction to GPS/                   "Especially useful were the aspects related to how the user receivers make use of
                                 GNSS technology, system concepts, design, operation, implementation and                           the GNSS signals and all the steps involved in the process, from receiving the raw
                                 applications, and a full day of differential GPS. Detailed information on the GPS                 RF signal to the computation of the user position."
                                 signal, its processing by the receiver, and the techniques by which GPS obtains                                    — Marc Garcia Mateos, Course 336, ESA/ESTEC, September 2016
                                 position, velocity and time will be covered.
                                                                                                                                   “Dr. Hegarty is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the material. Well
                                 Prerequisites                                                                                     prepared and well designed course and course material! Course material was well
                                 Some familiarity with engineering terms is helpful but not essential.                             organized with accompanying slides — Nice notebook!”
                                 Who Should Attend?                                                                                                                        — David Wright, Course 346, June 2015.
                                  Engineers and technical professionals seeking conceptual and detailed                                                           (Course 336 is a subset of Courses 346 and 356)
                                    explanations of GNSS technology, operation, capabilities, applications, and
                                    development trends                                                                             “There are many bright scientists and engineers, but very few are bright and gifted in
                                  Professionals in navigation, positioning, and related fields who are concerned                 teaching. Even fewer could explain each part of a very complex equation in simple
                                    with the capabilities, operation and principles of GPS, DGPS, and related                      layman’s term. Dr. Hegarty got my full attention.”
                                    GNSS systems.                                                                                        — Sigong Ho, NovAtel; Course 346, February 2014 (Course 336 is a subset of
                                  System analysts and specialists concerned with position data and its use.                                                                                    Courses 346 and 356)
                                  Managers concerned with GPS, GNSS activities, or the positioning field.

                                 Public Course Fee Entitles You to the Following Books
                                 Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System, 2nd ed., Ahmed El-Rabbany,
                                 Artech House, 2006., or book of your choice from our website (Note: This
                                 arrangement does not apply to on-site contracts. Any books for on-site group
                                 contracts are negotiated as part of the contract.)

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ON-SITE COURSE

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ON-SITE AT YOUR LOCATION
Couses 356: GPS / GNSS and DGPS Operations for Engineers & Technical
Professionals: Principles, Technology, Applications and DGPS Concepts (3.0 CEUs)
(Similar to Course 346, but with three additional hours of Differential GPS and two additional hours of Kalman filtering.)
                DAY 1                                     DAY 2                                   DAY 3                              DAY 4                                   DAY 5
                                                                                     Dr. Chris Hegaty, MITRE
Fundamentals of GPS operation.            GPS Principles and Technologies             Differential GPS Overview        GPS Signal Structure and                Case Study: Tracing a GPS
Overview of how the system works.                                                     ● Local-area, regional-area,     Message Content                         Signal Through a Receiver
U.S. policy and current status.           Clocks and Timing                             wide-area architectures        ● Signal structures                     ● Received signal
                                          ●● Importance for GPS                       ● Code vs. carrier-phase         ● Signal properties                     ● Digitized signal
GPS System Description                    ●● Timescales                                 based systems                  ● Navigation message                    ● Correlator outputs
●● Overview and terminology               ●● Clock types                              ● Pseudolites                                                            ● Code-phase estimate
●● Principles of operation                ●● Stability measures                       ● Performance overview           GPS Receiver Overview                   ● Carrier-phase estimate
●● Augmentations                          ●● Relativistic effects                                                      ● Functional overview                   ● Data demodulation
●● Trilateration                                                                      Differential Error Sources       ● Synchronization concepts
●● Performance overview                   Geodesy and Satellite Orbits                ● Satellite ephemeris errors     ● Acquisition                           GPS Navigation Algorithms:
●● Modernization                          ●● Coordinate frames and geodesy            ● Satellite clock errors         ● Code tracking                         Point Solutions
                                          ●● Satellite orbits                         ● Selective availability         ● Carrier tracking                      ● Pseudorange measurement
GPS Policy and Context                    ●● GPS constellation                        ● Ionospheric, tropospheric      ● Data demodulation                       models
●● Condensed navigation system            ●● Constellation maintenance                  delay                                                                  ● Point solution method
   history                                                                            ● Multipath                      GPS Antennas                              and example
●● GPS policy and governance              Satellites and Control Segment              ● Receiver internal noise,       ● Antenna types
●● Modernization program                  ●● GPS satellite blocks                       biases                         ● Antenna performance                   Basics of Kalman Filtering
●● Ground segment                         ●● Control segment components and                                              characteristics                       ● Introduction to Kalman filtering
●● Other satellite navigation systems        operation                                Observable Modeling              ● Prefilters                            ● Filter structure
                                          ●● Monitor stations, MCS, and ground        ● Code pseudorange and           ● Low-noise amplifiers (LNAs)           ● Simulation results
GPS Applications                             antennas                                   carrier-phase outputs          ● Noise figure
●● Land                                   ●● Upload operations                        ● Code-minus-carrier
●● Marine                                 ●● Ground control modernization               observables
●● Aviation                                                                           ● Carrier-smoothed code
●● Science                                                                              operation
●● Personal navigation                                                                ● Double difference operation
●● Accuracy measures                                                                  ● System error budgets
●● Error sources

                                                                                     Lunch is On Your Own
Legacy GPS Signals                        Error Sources and Models                    Differential GPS Design          GPS Signal Processing                   Kalman Filtering for GPS
●● Signal structure and characteristics   ●● Sources of error and correction          Considerations                   ● In-phase and quadra-phase             Navigation
●● Modulations: BPSK, DSSS, BOC              models                                   ● Range vs. navigation domain      signal paths                          ● Clock models and dynamic
●● Signal generation                      ●● GPS signals in space performance           corrections                    ● Analog-to-digital (A/D)                 models
●● Navigation data                        ●● Ionospheric and tropospheric effects     ● Data links                       conversion                            ● Integration with INS
                                          ●● Multipath                                ● Pseudolites                    ● Automatic gain control (AGC)          ● Measurement and dynamic
Measurements and Positioning              ●● Error budget                             ● Reducing major error           ● Correlation channels                    mismodeling
●● Pseudorange and carrier phase                                                        components                     ● Acquisition strategies
   measurements                           Augmentations and Other                     ● Ambiguity resolution                                                   Practical Aspects I
●● Least squares solution                 Constellations                                                               Code Tracking, Carrier Tracking         ● Types of GPS and DGPS
●● Dilution of precision                  ●● Augmentations: local-area, satellite-    DGPS Case Studies I              & Data Demodulation                       receivers
●● Types of positioning solutions            based, and regional                      ● RTCM SC104 message             ● Delay locked loop (DLL) imple-        ● Understanding specification
                                          ●● Russia’s GLONASS                           format                           mentations; performance                 sheets
GPS Receiver Basics                       ●● Europe’s Galileo                         ● USCG maritime DGPS and         ● Frequency locked loops (FLLs)         ● Data links
●● Types of receivers                     ●● China’s Compass (BeiDou)                   National DGPS (NDGPS)          ● Phase locked loops (PLLs)             ● Antennas
●● Functional overview                                                                ● Commercial satellite-based     ● Carrier-aiding of DLLs
●● Antennas                               Precise Positioning                           systems                        ● Data demodulation                     Practical Aspects II
                                          ●● Precise positioning concepts                                                                                      ● Receiver and interface standards
                                          ●● Reference station networks               DGPS Case Studies II             Receiver Impairments and                ● Connectors
                                          ●● RINEX data format                        ● Wide Area Augmentation         Enhancements                            ● Accessories
                                                                                        System (WAAS)                  ●● Impairments - bandlimiting, os-      ● Test, evaluation, and signal
                                                                                      ● Local Area Augmentation           cillators, multipath, interference     performance
                                                                                        System (LAAS)                  ●● Enhancements - carrier smooth-
                                                                                      ● RINEX format                      ing, narrow correlator, codeless/
                                                                                      ● CORS&IGS network for              semicodeless tracking, vector
                                                                                        precise positioning (survey)      tracking, external aiding
                                                                                      ● Precise time transfer

Course Objectives                                                                                     Materials You Will Keep
 To give you a comprehensive introduction to GPS and DGPS technology,                                A color electronic copy of all course notes will be provided on a USB Drive
   system concepts, design, operation, implementation and applications,                                  or CD-ROM. Bringing a laptop to this class is highly recommended for taking
   including critical information on DGPS and Kalman filtering concepts.                                 notes using the Adobe® Acrobat® sticky notes
                                                                                                                                                              Instructor:
 To provide detailed information on the GPS signal, its processing by the                              feature; power access will be provided.
   receiver, and the techniques by which GPS obtains position, velocity and time.                      A black and white hard copy of the course
 To present current information on the status, plans, schedule and capabilities                        notes will also be provided.
   of GPS, as well as of other satellite-based systems with position velocity and
   time determination applications.                                                                   Course Fee Entitles Your Group to a
                                                                                                      Book Allowance                                                               OR
 To fill in technical information gaps for those working in the GPS and GNSS                                                                                       Dr. Stephen          Dr. Chris
   fields.                                                                                            Any book allowances for on-site group contracts are            Heppe                Hegarty
 This course has two highly respected instructors who bring their unique                            negotiated as part of the contract.
   experiences and professional expertise to the class.
                                                                                                      What Attendees Have Said
Who Should Attend?                                                                                    "[My objective was to] gain a better understanding of GPS operating principles
Excellent for engineering staff who need to be rapidly brought up to speed on                         with a focus on error sources and differential GPS. I thought [Dr. Hegarty’s]
GPS, and for those already working in GPS who need exposure to the system as                          teaching style was excellent. He specifically tailored his approach to the small
a whole in order to work more effectively.                                                            classroom environment with significant student interaction: True teaching versus
                                                                                                      lecturing. [I would recommend this course to] system engineers requiring more
Prerequisites                                                                                         than a black box knowledge of GPS."
Familiarity with engineering terms and analysis techniques. General familiarity                       _ Jim Sabin (Organization withheld upon request), March 2011, San Diego,
with matrix operations is desirable for Thursday and Friday, and familiarity with                     California
signal processing techniques is desirable for Wednesday through Friday. (The
materials for days 3, 4 and 5 of Course 356 are more intensive than what is
taught in Course 346.)

      To REGISTER or for MORE INFORMATION, Contact Carolyn McDonald at (703) 256-8900 or cmcdonald@navtechgps.com.                                                                                       11
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