Course 122: GPS Fundamentals and Enhancements
This is a 2-day course that presents an overview of how the GPS systems works, its many applications, and its policy and operational considerations. It provides the fundamentals of GPS principles and technologies including clocks and timing, orbits and constellations, and satellites and control segment functions. See details for more information about this course. (Note: This course is the same as days 1 and 2 of Course 346 and Course 356.)
Course 335: Military GPS Receiver Performance in Jamming, with Mitigations (U.S. Military Only)
This two and a half-day course is targeted at military operators, testers, and planners involved in specification, operations, planning, evaluation, testing, and use of military GPS user equipment. The course level assumes attendees do not have deep familiarity with satellite-based navigation (satnav) or GPS, or with electrical engineering principles and concepts. Important principles and concepts are conveyed without resorting to deep mathematics or theory. Extensive examples that employ simple back of the envelope calculations are used to equip attendees with the tools needed for understanding and assessing various aspects of military user equipment capabilities. Extensive use of practical examples allows attendees to apply the concepts in practice. Note: This course is limited to U.S. military personnel, U.S. government federal civilian employees and U.S. governments agencies and their contractors.
Course 336: GPS Fundamentals, Enhancements and Introduction to Differential GPS
This 3-day course will give you a comprehensive introduction to GPS technology and a solid introduction to differential GPS (DGPS). It is designed especially for engineers and technical staff who want a comprehensive GPS/GNSS overview and a full day of differential GPS. Is is the same as Course 122, but with a full day of DGPS.
Course 346: GPS / GNSS Operation for Engineers & Technical Professionals
Take this 4-day course to 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 and a brief introduction to differential GPS (DGPS) and Kalman filtering. This course is similar to Course 356 (5 days), but with less emphasis on DGPS and Kalman filtering.
Course 356: GPS and DGPS Operation for Engineers & Technical Professionals: Principles, Technology, Applications and DGPS Concepts
Course 356B: GPS Operations, DGPS, GPS Signals & Processing
Course 447: Applied Kalman Filtering with Emphasis on GPS-Aided Systems
This is a highly intensive 4-day short 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. 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
This intensive 5-day course will enable attendees to achieve proficiency, not merely familiarity, with the essential aspects of using GPS / GNSS signals. Course 551 will not only thoroughly address current and future GPS signals, but also drill deeply into available details of signals from other satellite-based positioning and timing systems. As attendees understand similarities and distinctions between different systems and signals, they will become equipped to take advantage of signals from multiple systems. This course is 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
This intensive five-day course on GNSS-aided navigation teaches the integration of inertial sensors and GPS systems, including fundamental concepts and practical implementations of the types of Kalman filters that optimally fuse GPS receiver measurements with strapdown inertial navigation solutions; the fundamentals of inertial navigation, inertial instrument technologies, technology surveys and trends, integration architectures, practical Kalman filter design techniques, case studies, MATLAB® demonstrations and more. 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.