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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 V072219 www.NavtechGPS.com • 800.628.0885 • +1.703.256.8900 • Woman-Owned Small Business
About Our On-Site and Public Courses 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 team. Our Courses Our Public Course Venues. We host our most requested Contact Us courses each year for individuals to attend. Of course, We want to provide you with the best possible any of our seminars can be brought directly to your experience from beginning to end. Please contact me. location. I would like to answer your questions, register you, and provide you with information about your training Our On-Site Courses. Many of our clients prefer that we options. bring our classes to them. Our on-site courses are often more economical because there is no travel involved Please Call Me and the per-person fee is lower. On-site training also Carolyn McDonald* allows us to tailor a course to your specific needs. You +1-703-256-8900; 800-NAV-0885 can request one of the classes listed in this catalog or cmcdonald@NavtechGPS.com a combination of any of these classes to be taught at your facility. We make it easy for you. We will guide you *Recipient of The Institute of Navigation 2015 Norman P. Hays Award for the development and production of over 30 years of through the process and help you with the logistics. Carolyn McDonald* engineering tutorials in the field of satellite navigation, timing CEO, President and and inertial navigation; and for development and sustained Seminar Director support of The ION's conference programs. 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.
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 NavtechGPS Seminars. Or: https://book.passkey.com/event/49960492/owner/110/landing InterContinental New Orleans 444 Saint Charles Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., 70130
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
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. Some of Our Many Satisfied Clients • AENA, Madrid, Spain Hughes, Fullerton, CA • Nokia: • US Air Force: • ARINC, Phoenix, AZ Nokia, Copenhagen, Denmark Edwards Air Force Base • ATK Weapons Division, Plymoth, • IBM, Gaithersburg, MD Nokia, Irving, TX Eglin Air Force Base 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 Seattle, WA Airport, Israel Technologies, Norwalk, CT Warner Robins Air Force Base • Broadcom, Irvine, CA • Northrop Corporation, Los Wright Patterson Air Force Base • JHU/Applied Physics Lab, Angeles, CA • CAMP (Collision Avoidance Laurel, MD • Northrop Grumman, Rome, Italy • US Army: Metrics Project), Farmington, • NovAtel, Calgary, Alberta, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Hills, MI • Leidos, Columbia, MD Canada Charlottesville, VA • Canadian Marconi Company, • L-3, Lexington Park, MD • Offshore Navigation, Inc, Fort Belvoir, VA Montreal • Loral Fed Systems Corp, Harahan, LA Picatinny Arsenal, NJ • Caterpillar, Peoria, IL Gaithersburg, MD • Panama Canal Commission, Redstone Arsenal, AL • C.S. 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Park, MD NAVAIR, Patuxent River, MD • 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 Motorola, Harvard, IL • SiRF, Los Angeles, CA Engineering Activity • FAA: Motorola, Phoenix, AZ • SnapTrack/Qualcomm, Naval Pacific Missile Test Center, FAA HQ, Washington, DC Motorola, Sunrise, FL Campbell, CA Pt. Mugu, CA 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 • United Defense, Minneapolis, • Honeywell: • National Weather Service, MN • US DoT, Volpe TSC, Cambridge, Honeywell, Clearwater, FL Maryland MA Honeywell, Coon Rapids, MN • NAV Canada, Ottowa • USCG: • US Forest Service, Salt Lake City, • NavCom, Torrence, California Navigation Center, Alexandria, VA Utah • Hughes: • New York DoT, Albany, NY USCG C2 Cen, Portsmouth, VA • UTC Aerospace Systems, Hughes Aircraft & Electro Optical • NGS, St. Louis, MO Westford, MA Sys, El Segundo, CA
Read What Our Attendees Have Said! 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. Read many more at NavtechGPS.com/events/testimonials
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 7
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. 8 To REGISTER or for MORE INFORMATION, Contact Carolyn McDonald at (703) 256-8900 or email@example.com.
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 To REGISTER or for MORE INFORMATION, Contact Carolyn McDonald at (703) 256-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 9
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.) 10 To REGISTER or for MORE INFORMATION, Contact Carolyn McDonald at (703) 256-8900 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 11
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