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GPS and GNSS Training Courses

 

Our GNSS courses are taught by world class industry experts. 

NavtechGPS has been a leader in GPS / GNSS education and training since 1984.

We have trained thousands of technical professionals. Read what they have to say.

  • ALL courses can be taught on-site at YOUR location.
  • Classes can be modified to meet your needs.
  
  • Our most requested courses are offered at different public venues during the year.
  • See our current public course offerings.
  







Course 122: GPS Fundamentals and Enhancements (1.2 CEUs) (Public Only)
Instructor(s): Dr. Chris Hegarty, MITRE 

This two-day introductory level course offers an overview of how the global positioning system works. It covers GPS/GNSS fundamentals and principles and technologies, including signals, clocks and timing, orbits and constellations, and satellites and control segment function. (See details for more.)

Directed toward technical professionals, engineers, system analysts and specialists. 

NEW! Course 335: Military GPS Receiver Performance in Jamming, with Mitigations (U.S. Military Only) (1.5 CEUs) (On-site Only)
Instructor(s): Dr. John Betz, MITRE 
This two and a half-day course is targeted at military operators, testers, and planners involved in the use and testing of GPS user equipment, who may not have electrical engineering backgrounds or deep familiarity with satellite-based navigation (satnav). The first 4.5 hours provide a comprehensive background at a conceptual level of satnav principles, without using equations or theory. The following 5.5 hours introduce numerical tools used in systems engineering for military use of GPS. (See details for more.) 

This course is intended for U.S. government military, U.S. government civilian employees, and U.S. government contractors.. 
Course 336: GPS Fundamentals, Enhancement and Introduction to Differential GPS (1.8 CEUs) (On-Site Only)
Instructors: Dr. Christopher Hegarty, MITRE  
This three-day course gives you a comprehensive introduction to GPS technology and an introduction to differential GPS (DGPS). (See details for more.)

Designed especially for engineers and technical staff who want a comprehensive GPS/GNSS overview and a full day of differential GPS. . 
  
Course 346: GPS Operation for Engineers & Technical Professionals: Principles, Technology, Applications and Intro to DGPS Concepts (2.4 CEUs) (Public or On-Site)
Instructors:  Dr. Chris Hegarty, MITRE or Dr. Michael Braasch, Ohio University

This is our technical foundation course. During this four-day course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of GPS/GNSS system concepts, design and operation, including information on GPS signal processing by the receiver, techniques by which GPS obtains position, velocity and time, code tracking, antennas, receiver impairments and enhancements, nav algorithms, and an introduction to differential GPS (DGPS) and Kalman filtering, to bring you quickly up to speed on GNSS operation.

Superb for engineers new to GPS or those technical professionals who need exposure to the system as a whole.

Course 356: GPS and DGPS Operation for Engineers & Technical Professionals: 
Principles, Technology, Applications and DGPS Concepts (3.0 CEUs) (On-Site Only). 
Instructors: Dr. Chris Hegarty, MITRE or Dr. Steve Heppe, Telenergy
This five-day course offers a comprehensive introduction to GPS and DGPS technology, system concepts, design, operation, implementation and applications, including detailed information on the GPS signal, receiver processing, and the techniques by which GPS obtains position, velocity and time.  This course builds on Course 346 by adding a full day of Differential GPS and two additional hours of Kalman filtering.

Directed toward engineering staff and technical professionals.
Course 356B: GPS Operations: DGPS, GPS Signals and Processing (1.8 CEUs) (On-Site Only)
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Hegarty, MITRE
This 3-day course skips the fundamentals altogether and dives right into a discussion of differential GPS, which continues throughout the week, together with an in-depth look at GPS signal processing, navigation message content, code tracking and receivers and concludes with Kalman filtering basics. 

Directed toward engineers and technical professionals who know the basics of GPS but need more detail on DGPS, signals, receivers, antennas, navigation algorithms, Kalman filtering and practical aspects of GPS.
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Course 447: Applied Kalman Filtering with Emphasis on GPS-Aided Systems (2.4 CEUs) (On-Site Only)
Instructors: Mr. Michael Vaujin, Aerospace, Navigation and Defense Consultant
This is an intensive, fast paced, four-day course on Kalman filtering theory and Kalman filtering applications. Included is a discussion of linear, extended, unscented, and square root Kalman filters and their practical applications to real-time strapdown navigation and target tracking. Exposure to Information filters, 2nd and 3rd order extended Kalman filters, particle filters, integrity monitoring, and methods of smoothing is included. Emphasis is on practical applications, but sufficient supporting theory is provided for further research. (See detail for more.)

Designed for engineers who need a working knowledge of Kalman filtering or who work in the fields of navigation or target tracking.
  
Course 551: Using Advanced GPS/GNSS Signals and Systems (3.0 CEUs) Available On-site or as a Public Course 
Instructor: Dr. John Betz, MITRE
This intensive 5-day course will enable attendees to achieve proficiency, not merely familiarity, with the essential aspects of using GPS/GNSS signals. It not only addresses current and future GPS signals, but also drills deeply into available details of signals from other satellite-based positioning and timing systems. (See details for more.)
  
Targeted toward engineers, scientists and professionals with a solid background in GPS who want to develop advanced skills in GPS and other satellite-based navigation and timing systems. 
  

 

Course 557: Inertial Systems, Kalman Filtering and GPS / INS Integration (3.0 CEUs) (Public or On-Site, 5 Days)
Instructors:  Dr. Alan Pue, Johns Hopkins, APL and Mr. Michael Vaujin, Consultant
This five-day course on GNSS-aided navigation teaches the integration of inertial sensors and GPS systems. It includes the fundamental concepts and practical implementations of the types of Kalman filters that optimally fuse GPS receiver measurements with strapdown inertial navigation solutions. The course includes the fundamentals of inertial navigation, inertial instrument technologies, technology surveys and trends, integration architectures, practical Kalman filter design techniques, case studies, and MATLAB demonstrations and more, see details. 

Designed for GPS/GNSS professionals who are engineers, scientists, systems analysts, program specialists and others concerned with the integration of inertial sensors and systems, who also need a working knowledge of Kalman filtering, or those who work in either navigation or target tracking.
 
 
 
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