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COURSE 551/541 TESTIMONIALS

Course 551/541: Using Advanced GPS/GNSS Signals and Systems.  

Instructor: Dr. John Betz, MITRE

Course 551-1807, April 2018, Patuxent River, MD.
Since I'm responsible for integrationg GPS based nav., surveilence, safety, etc., capabilities into aircraft, it was especially helpful to see the GPS basics built from the ground up with about as much detail as I could tolerate. I particularly enjoyed the occasional snippetts and anectdotes involving international/political intrigue. 
— Michael Funya, U.S. Navy

Course 551-1803, February 2018, Bedford, Mass.
The teaching [style] was great. [Dr. Betz] had an excellent balance between developing intuition and backing it 
up with detailed theology.
— Jeff Melville, MITRE

Course 551-1803, February 2018, Bedford, Mass.
[I acquired] lots of understanding for engineering trades when implementing new signals that will be useful. I just want to reiterate how impressed I was with the content and delivery of this class. 
The notes are also good enough to be a valuable stand-alone resource.
— Jeff Melville, MITRE

Course 551-1803, February 2018, Bedford, Mass.
Excellent style and pace – good balance between analysis and qualitative description. Knowledge of international 
collaboration of different satnav systems was insightful.
— Name withheld upon request, MITRE

 

Course 551-1803, February 2018, Bedford, Mass.
Dr. Betz did a fantastic job teaching this course. He has so much knowledge of everything discussed and is able to show mathematical derivations on the fly. It was a very informative course – approachable for a newbie but still containing new information for a veteran.
— Colleen Finnegn, MITRE

Course 551-1803, February 2018, Bedford, Mass.
I wanted to have a greater understanding of detailed performance characteristics/tradeoffs. I also wanted to see 
more detail about the modernized/foreign signals. The course exceeded all expectations.
— Jeff Melville, MITRE

Course 551-1803, February 2018, Bedford, Mass.
Fairly new to GPS; was hoping the course would provide overview of signal constellations and receiver processing. The course met and exceeded expectations.
— Name withheld upon request, MITRE

Course 551-1803, February 2018, Bedford, Mass.
Pace of class was perfect. [The] instructor [Dr. Betz] kept class interesting.
— Brennan Cozzens, MITRE
Course 551-1702, January 2017, Aberdeen, MD
He [Dr. John Betz] had a very methodical and logical way to present the material and build on it. It was very effective. He took questions well and answered them thoroughly and encouraged questions. Understanding the trade-offs that Dr. Betz presented in an elegant way helps us decipher when and how to use the different parameters for receiver design and signal processing and which techniques to use.
— Gina Guiducci, U.S. Army, January 2017
Course 551-1803, February 2018, Bedford, Mass.
I thought the style was exceptional. The instructor [Dr. John Betz] had an intuitive grasp of the concepts and emphasized transferring this intuiton to students.
— K.B. Kulig, MITRE
Course 551-1702, January 2017, Aberdeen, MD
Main objectives: To learn more about GPS/GNSS receiver algorithms. To learn more about GNSS signals. The course met and exceeded my objectives. I especially like the review questions. I also like the real-world examples and anecdotes from Dr. Betz’s experience developing real systems. 
— Patrick Pitoscia, U.S. Army, January 2017
Course 551-1702, January 2017, Aberdeen, MD
I wish I had this course 30 years ago. Signal structures, particularly facts about other GNSS, provided seeds of thought about future projects. 
— Name withheld upon request, U.S. Army, January 2017
Course 551, March 2012, San Diego, California
[My objective was] to become more familiar with state of the art in acquisition and tracking. Dr. Betz’s teaching style was great; encouraged questions and provided detailed answers. I appreciated the homework assignment to help us become more proficient. I also like learning new techniques that are not necessarily available in the literature.
  —  Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 541, September 2013, Nashville, Tennessee
"Dr. John Betz’ Course 541 on advanced GNSS signals and systems has  been very helpful, especially when implementing algorithms to support newer constellations.  I took this course in September 2013, and it was immediately useful upon my return to work. Also, the course notes have been a reference that I value highly and refer to frequently.”
— Premal Madhani, Broadcom
  Course 551, March 2012, San Diego, California
"[My objective was] an understanding of new signals and how they will affect current and planned systems. Both [Dr. John Betz and Dr. James Sennott] are very knowledgeable and effective instructors. I always recommend NavtechGPS as the first source of GPS training." 
 — R. Walker

COURSE 557/556/546 TESTIMONIALS

Course 557/556/546: Inertial Systems, Kalman Filtering and GPS / INS Integration. Instructors: Dr. Alan Pue, Johns Hopkins University, APL and  Mr. Michael Vaujin, Consultant

(Courses 557, 556 and 546 are essentially the same. Only Course 557 is currently being offered.)

557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
Yes, [Mr. Vaujin] has made the class interactive by having us go through Matlab examples and provided papers to read to learn more.
— Bryan Ludden, Yuma Proving Ground
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
I really like the instructor's teaching style. [Mr. Vaujin] is giving a very good understanding of the subject. The fact that he actually worked on real projects helps a lot because he emphasises critical points and of course he is really experienced.
— Name withheld upon request
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
[I gained a] deeper knowledge of current Navigation Equation Theory, Psi vs Phi error modeling and differences. Newer versions of Kalman filters (SQ, SQIF, IF, UKF, SQUKF) and where they are useful.
—  Name withheld upon request
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
This is probably the best, most information packed seminar/short course I've ever taken. Kudos to the organizers and presenters.
—  Name withheld upon request
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
As a practicing engineer in integrated navigation, I came to the class to explore the boundaries of my knowledge. The course greatly exceeded my expectations. Mr. Vaujin's mastery of each topic helped me to synthesize prior knowledge and attain new fundamental understanding of the psi and phi navigators.
Andrew Harmon, Signal Quest
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
This is the first time I learned to appreciate the subtle aspects of how to perform feedback from a psi-angle navigator to the strapdown processor.
—  Andrew Harmon, Signal Quest
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
Dr. Pue's teaching style was excellent! His presentation was clear and his explanation of the strapdown navagation process was very intuitive
— Andrew Harmon, Signal Quest
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
The course gave me a better understanding of Kalman filters that our GPS at YPG may be using. And other filters that may be implemented or us to try. This course also gave me a good start of how to integrate an IMU to GPS and other methods of aiding.
— Bryan Ludden, Yuma Proving Ground
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
Very organized and engaging. A lot of very good, very dense slides. Worthy of a textbook. (Wish I could have recorded it!) [Mr. Vaujin] made it look easy to cover this material, and in depth.
— Name withheld upon request
557-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA.
My main objective is to improve my strapdown navigation knowledge and learn the basics and main concerns of the Kalman Filter. I feel that I significantly improved my navigation knowledge by learning some key points and I have learned enough about Kalman Filters to go home and improve.
— Eren Kozan, Roketsan Missile Inc.
557-1701, May 2016, San Diego, Calif.
I learned different types of Kalman filters and how to apply UKFs to nonlinear systems. I think it was also useful to have a complete copy of everything that goes into a navigation system.  
— Douglas Chan, Solute Inc.
557-1701, May 2016, San Diego, Calif.
I learned about fixed interval KF [Kalman Filter] configuration and psi-angle INS. I especially liked the information about navigator MATLAB� code, it will help me to jump start my own simulation. The covariance analysis is very helpful too.  
— Xiang Yuan, General Dynamics Mission System
557-1701, May 2016, San Diego, Calif.
[Mr. Vaujin’s] approach was a great complement to [Dr. Pue’s] and created a new sense of excitement for the second half of the course. It was helpful to see all the practical examples in MATLAB�.” 
— Name withheld upon request, BAE Systems
557-1701, May 2016, San Diego, Calif.
[The course] was all very relevant to my work. Walking through the strapdown equations in the wander azimuth frame helped give a clear understanding of algorithms I work with daily!
— Name withheld upon request, BAE Systems
Course 557-1607, May 2016, NASA Marshall, Alabama
The instructor explained everything clearly and was very knowledgeable about the subject. [I acquired a] better understanding of inertial navigation algorithms and Kalman filter design. Everything that was presented was very useful. Course was very well thought out and concise. I would definitely recommend this course to navigation engineers and anyone who wants to know more about navigation and Kalman filtering. 
Bill Bernard, NASA Marshall, May 2016
Course 557-1607, May 2016, NASA Marshall, Alabama
I’m a control systems engineer, so my goal was to gain some high level familiarity with guidance/nav concepts related to INS/Kalman filtering/sensor fusion. These objectives were met and exceeded. 
— Alexandra Dominquez, NASA Marshall, May 2016

Course 557-1607, May 2016, NASA Marshall, Alabama
All three instructors [Pue, Vaujin, Sennott] were able to keep my attention, even through all the detailed derivations. The mixture of having lectures and hands-on coding was useful.
— Eric Broshears, NASA Marshall, May 2016

 
Course 556-1610, June 2016, Lexington, Maryland
Dr. Pue was very detailed in his explanations of the topics covered. The material he was covering wasn’t necessarily all that exciting, but his hands-on teaching style and knowledge of the material kept you engaged throughout.
— Amy Samilton, U.S. Navy
Course 556-1605, November 2016, Tysons Corner, VA
I wanted to become more familiar with inertial navigation and the data fusion methods. The class fully met my needs and expectations. I would recommend the course to my colleagues working in tracking and navigation, particularly those doing counter-fire radar work. 
— Warner Warren, The MITRE Corporation, November 2016
Course 556-1605, November 2016, Tysons Corner, VA
My main objectives were to understand how to model tilt errors in INS. I was also intent on figuring out the Schuler correction. This course really enhanced my INS design abilities by meeting these objectives. 
— Charles F. Nelatury, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Course 556-1605, November 2016, Tysons Corner, VA
I found Mr. Vaujin’s lecture style to be concise and efficient without being overly terse. He was able to relay a great deal of information, clearly, in a relatively short period of time. I definitely felt that I got my money’s worth from this course.
— Henry McCabe, USAF 
Course 556-1605, November 2016, Tysons Corner, VA
I found the lecturer [Dr. Alan Pue] to have struck just the right blend of informality and academic rigor. I came into the course with a basic background in GPS and a “black box” knowledge of IMUs and Kalman filtration. I can confidently say that my knowledge of these subjects has been markedly increased. 
— Henry McCabe, USAF
 
Course 556-1601, March 2016, Redondo Beach, Calif.
The company I work for makes GNSS aided inertial navigation products, therefore, having an understanding of major concepts is essential. The course definitely helped. 
—George Phillip, Applanix, March 2016, Redondo Beach, Calif.
Course 556-1601, March 2016, Redondo Beach, Calif.
Yes, [I would recommend this course to] any other junior engineers who, like myself, may have been briefly exposed to the Kalman filters and INS, but may not have had much formal explanation on how to integrate them.
—Christian Lopez, General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems, Inc.; March 2016, Redondo Beach, Calif
Course 556-1601, March 2016, Redondo Beach, Calif.
As he [Mr. Vaujin] highlighted the first day, the combination of lecture and MATLAB examples provide a great vehicle to teach this complex subject. 
—Christian Lopez, General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems, Inc.; March 2016, Redondo Beach, Calif
Course 546-1504, 2015, California
Yes, the course met my objective (far and beyond!). Excellent teaching style. In regards to Mr. Vaujin, his examples really drive the material home. 
—Military attendee, Edwards Air Force Base, name withheld upon request
Course 546-1504, 2015, California
Yes, the course met my objective (far and beyond!). Excellent teaching style. In regards to Mr. Vaujin, his examples really drive the material home. 
—Military attendee, Edwards Air Force Base, California; name withheld upon request
Course 546-1504, 2015, California
I very much so like the teaching style of the instructor [Dr. Pue]. I felt the pace and level of complexity were perfect.
—Military attendee, Edwards Air Force Base, California; name withheld upon request
Course 546-1504, California,  2015
This is the best training course for the INS/GPS/Kalman modeling. [Dr. Pue] makes this well-known complex problem to be an understandable subject. Highly recommend to navigation flight test engineers to obtain mathematics/physics support for these models.
—Military attendee, Edwards Air Force Base, California; name withheld upon request
Course 546-1501, April 2015, Springfield, VA
"My main objective was to familiarize myself with the basic concepts of inertial navigation and learn the challenges of integration of INS and GPS. The course has met them. I feel empowered by the material and the knowledge that the instructor transferred to us. Mr. Vaujin builds a solid foundation for a student to understand the Kalman filter algorithms in order for them to advance their knowledge on their own with confidence and competence."
—    Dmitri Baraban, The MITRE Corporation
Course 546-1501, April 2015, Springfield, VA
"This course would be almost impossible to replicate at a university without taking several courses that would only comment on the subject. Having it all in one place over two days is well worth the money".
—    Ed May, i40 International, LLC
Course 546-1501, April 2015, Springfield, VA,
"I liked the amount of content covered and I was impressed how knowledgeable Dr. Alan Pue was. I found the explanations of transfer alignment and multi-sensor integration to be very logical and clear. My understanding of these topics is vital to my contributions on a current project."
—    Robert McBride, Boeing
Course 546-1501, April 2015, Springfield, VA 
"Yes! [I would recommend this course.] This course will be helpful not only for the area of navigation, but also any area which needs filter theory." 
—    Jinsil Lee, Kaist
Course 546-1501, April 2015, Springfield, VA 
"Mike Vaujin’s teaching style was effective and informative. This course has been very helpful to me for fulfilling my next project goals … highly recommended."
— Jeff Wilson, ST Microelectronics
Course 546-1403, December 2014, San Diego, CA
"The two instructor approach worked well, since I got to see some material presented two different ways. The styles are complementary between Alan and Mike. Mike has a lot of passion for the subject, and he brings a lot of practical knowledge and tips. The MATLAB scripts were very helpful."
— Ian Barton, John Deere
Course 546-1403, San Diego, CA, San Diego, CA
"This was a very good introduction to the different Kalman filter architectures available. While very fast paced, I feel I got a lot out of this class. Mike is a great instructor. Mike is very detail focused and [I] loved the fact that he provided MATLAB examples for his lectures."
--Gilberto Sada, L-3 Com
Course 546, November 2014, Rome
"The objective I [wanted to] reach with this course was a deep knowledge about GPS and INS integration through Kalman filtering. The objective has been met, and I also appreciated all the concrete examples treated, especially in the last two days. I would definitely recommend this course to any colleague dealing with GNSS/INS integration."
— Flavio Sbardellati, Northrop Grumman
 

COURSE 346/356 TESTIMONIALS

GPS /GNSS Operation for Engineers & Technical Professionals: Principles, Technology, Applications and DGPS Concepts. Instructor: Dr. Chris Hegarty, MITRE, OR Dr. Michael Braasch, Ohio University OR Dr. Stephen Heppe, Consultant 

Course 356 is a 5 day course that includes more DGPS concepts than Course 346, which is 4 days. (Course 111 and 112 are the first 2 days of Course 346 and 356.)

Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
Mainly everything learned will be applicable to work. [I] work with GPS everyday, and since being just out of college, it has been hard trying to grasp everything . This course has been great in providing me with a foundation of GPS so can better understand what I'm working on.
—Kaela Earruso, ARDEC-ESIC-SED-ASEMD/PEO
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
[My main objectives were] to solidify my end-to-end understanding of GNSS for installing and optimizing a new network of permanent GNSS stations.
— Ian Pritchard, Nanometrics, Inc.
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
I would recommend [this course] to my colleagues, especially those sections on signal processing. 
— Ian Pritchard, Nanometrics, Inc.
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
Dr. Hegarty was excellent. His wealth of knowledge and experience was very apparent. He did a great job breaking down complex concepts and ensuring the class had a good understanding before moving on. Also, his humore helped lighten the class material and kept everyone engaged!
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
[Dr. Hegarty's] style was excellent! His mixture of theory and application made it easy to absorb the hard math and appreciate the technology.
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
My technical understanding of the system signal and technologies is greatly improved. I will now feel comfortable discussing technical issues with experts in the field.
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
I would recommend this course to anyone who needs to learn about GPS for their job. Anyone who wants to develop a skillset in the navigation segment of guidance, navigation, and control (GNC)
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
I really appreciate the instructor's charts and the distributed charts (printed and USB/CD) all being up to date. Far too often w/ classes from other vendors, students have very different chart decks from the instructor.
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
My main objectives were to get a solid background of GPS and the factors that affect GPS performance. The course exceeded my expectations. I've learned more than I expected to learn in this course.
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
[My main objectives were] to gain in-depth understanding of all aspects of GPS, GNSS and related PNT systems. This course fully met my objetives.
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues! Just as my group leader recommended it to me and his boss recommended it to him! Interesting course, I took 34 pages of notes!
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1801, May 2018, Falls Church, VA
My main objective was to learn about and become familiar with the GPS system as a whole. This course gave me a solid foundation on which to build a skillset in GNSS and support the navigation mission at my own command.
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1805, May 2018, Dayton, OH
As the only student without a technical and/or intelligence background, my goal for the course was to better orient myseld to technical understanding of GNSS and general navigation principles. The course very much met my objectives; the introductory and non-math-intensive segments were particularly beneficial. 
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request
Course 346-1805, May 2018, Dayton, OH
As a non-tech/non-engineer, I was concerned about attending a class of engineers and technical professionals, Dr. Hegarty was able to take some difficult subject material and help me stay connected to the material. He was able to go deeper when answering deeper questions. He also drew us in with questions-not just lecture but aasking us about what he said. Had a calm excitement about GPS/GNSS.
—Dennis Shrink, Military attendee
Course 346-1612, August 2016, NAVAIR, MD
"I work with landing systems mainly on carriers, so knowing how the signals work is useful, as well as what effects signals, how to improve them, and jamming effects limitations. I would recommend this course to those who have any part in any system dealing with signals or navigation especially."
— Peri Jacobson, NAVAIR, August 2016 
Course 346-1612, August 2016, NAVAIR, MD
"The understanding of the limitations and errors of GPS would be extremely important to anyone in GPS nav, antenna, design, post-processing, etc. The instructor [Dr. Chris Hegarty] did a good job of catering his examples and discussions to this audience, which makes the concepts easier to relate."
— Piper Rose, NAVAIR, August 2016
Course 346-1605, November 2016, Tysons Corner, VA
"I have been working with GPS since 1976 and still learned a lot from this course."
John Barry, FAA, November 2016

Course 346-1805, May 2018, Dayton, OH
Dr. Hegarty has expertly structured this course to not just inform, but also make reasonable allowances for students, so as to not overburden them with excessive information. He knew just where to tailor the most-complex math-heavy concepts and balance them appropriately with the lighter, but no less important concepts. This made for a class that never felt dry, boring, or tedious, even to a non-technical person. I was engaged throughout, even if i ended up a bit lost in equations at times. 
— Military attendee, name withheld upon request

 
Course 346-1605, November 2016, Tysons Corner, VA
"My employment position entails interfacing with customers and program offices that use GPS in the systems we test. All of the material in this course is beneficial for my understanding of these systems to better allocate resources for testing. The class material maximized useful content in a 4-day course. The teacher [Dr. Chris Hegarty] was wonderful and very useful and Mrs. McDonald was a joy to interface with."
— Michael Mouser, USAF
Course 346-1601, March 2016, Redondo Beach, CA
"I thought the instructor [Dr. Stephen Heppe] was very informative and knowledgeable and fully answered any questions that were brought up. This is a very thorough course for anyone looking to develop GPS receivers or want a better understanding of what happens inside the GPS receivers."
— Stephan Bernstorf, JHU/APL
Course 346-1601, March 2016, Redondo Beach, CA
"My main objective was to get a technical overview of GPS. The course met my expectations. The instructor [Dr. Stephen Heppe] was excellent and the charts will be useful as a future reference. "
— Jim Schaffner, HRL Laboratories
Course 346-1601, March 2016, Redondo Beach, CA
"I wanted to learn more about the GPS message format, signals, receivers and how the data from the Sats [satellites] allowed GPS receivers to acquire and track. This course met my expectations. I learned a great deal about the ephemeris data and how the receiver uses this data."
—    Daniel Friedman, JHU/APL
Course 346-1601, March 2016, Redondo Beach, CA
"Dr. Heppe was fantastic! Obviously an expert in his field, used analogies that helped a new-comer like me. His passion and excitement for the topic is contagious! Absolutely! [would recommend this course to colleagues] For general exposure, in-depth explanation on GPS topics – it’s a barrage of information, but I think anyone in avionics test could benefit from it. I had a great time and learned a lot over the 4 days!"
—    Eryn Klager, USAF
Course 346-1501, April 2015, Springfield, VA
"The course is useful for any professionals who have to know the GPS system design and its basics."
— Sven-Uwe, von Walter, European Patent Office
Course 346-1501, April 2015, Springfield, VA
"The instructor is excellent. Dr. Hegarty is a very good presenter [who] shows a deep knowledge and a passion and active way of presenting."
— Salvador La Casta, European Patent Office
Course 346, February 2014
"There are many bright scientists and engineers, but very few are bright and gifted in teaching. Even fewer could explain each part of a very complex equation in simple layman’s term. Dr. Hegarty got my full attention. I would highly recommend this course to my peers if Dr. Hegarty is teaching it."
— Sigong Ho, NovAtel

Course 346-1403, December 2014, San Diego, California
"My main objective was to solidify the on the job training I’ve had thus far as a navigation engineer with my company. The instruction under course 346 met that main objective and exceeded it by expanding my knowledge of global positioning systems, DGPS, and Kalman filtering. For aviation and military 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

Course 346-1403, December 2014, San Diego, California
"Dr. Hegarty explained everything in a very easy to understand manner without dwelling on topics too long. His teaching style was very effective. His demeanor made it comfortable to ask several questions without feeling intimidated."
— Anthony Pham, Northrop Grumman

Course 346-1403, December 2014, San Diego, California
"I work in product support and wanted a more technical background on GPS. I wanted to learn more about interference and scintillation. This definitely met my objectives. I would recommend this to anyone looking to better understand GPS."
— Ryan Baumberger, Northrop Grumman

Course 346-1403, December 2014, San Diego, California
"For aviation and military 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

Course 346-1402,  February 2014, NovAtel
"Really great, not a wasted word. He [Dr. Hegarty] really knows his stuff and answered all questions in great detail."
— Grismika Gupta, NovAtel

Course 356, March 2012, San Diego, California
"The instructors’ teaching and course layout were highly effective in that it was logical in flow, not creating confusion. My overall knowledge of GPS has grown ten-fold." 
   —  Dean Marta

Course 356, March 2012, San Diego, California
"[My objective was to] gain a better understanding of GPS operating principles with a focus on error sources and differential GPS. I thought [Dr. Hegarty’s] teaching style was excellent. He specifically tailored his approach to the small classroom environment with significant student interaction:  True teaching versus lecturing. [I would recommend this course to] system engineers requiring more than a black box knowledge of GPS."
  — Jim Sabin (Organization withheld upon request)

Course 356, June 2012, Annapolis, Maryland
"[My main objective was a] more in-depth knowledge of GPS and associated systems. [Dr. Betz’ was] a fantastic teacher; speed of material covered was perfect. Signal structures and satellite geometries will be particularly useful. [The] class struck a perfect balance between the high-level coverage needed for anyone in the industry and the in-depth material needed for the more technically motivated in the industry."
  — Adam Reinelt

COURSE 336 TESTIMONIALS

GPS Fundamentals, Enhancements and Introduction to Differential GPS (Also known as Course 336: GNSS Operations for Engineers for course in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, taught every other year)

Instructor: Dr. Chris Hegarty, MITRE

Course 336, September 2016, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
"Especially useful were the aspects related to how the user receivers make use of the GNSS signals and all the steps involved in the process, from receiving the raw RF signal to the computation of the user position."
— Marc Garcia Mateos, ESA/ESTEC

Course 336, September 2016, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
"The instructor was great, able to answer any question and kept the attention of the audience always alive."
— Mevi Clausio, ESA/ESTEC

Course 336, September 2016, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
"I am extremely happy to have learned new things regarding the existing signals, the modulations and how a receiver works. I would recommend this course to surveyors, electrical engineers and to anyone that is using GNSS in its work."
— Florin Catalin Grec, ESA/ESTEC
Course 336, September 2016, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
The teaching style of Dr. Christopher Hegarty was quite remarkable.
— Himanshu Sharmam, UFAF

[My main objective was to] get familiar with the most important performances of GNSS, but available nowadays, and in the new future. Fully met! [I would] definitely, yes [recommend this course] in all areas, in particular areas in which technical knowledge details do matter. 
— Davide Tomassini, ESA/ESTEC

 
 
 

 
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