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This course (which includes the GPS and its Military Application short course as the first two days) provides an overview of contemporary systems used for military navigation, specifically GPS and Inertial Navigation Systems. The course is designed for those who are involved with GPS and INS system definition, procurement, and capability implementation.
No prior military or technical knowledge is assumed.
DR CRAIG BENSON
Dr. Craig Benson is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Craig Benson holds a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia), a Master degree in science from Cranfield University (UK), and a second Master degree in Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia). He is a former RAAF engineering office and consultant. His research experience and interests are in Space Communication, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Underwater Communications, Guided Weapons, Electronic Warfare, Radar Systems and GPS & Navigation Warfare.
Overview of non-GPS Navigation Systems
Dead Reckoning | Celestial Navigation | Map assisted systems | Personal navigation | Terrain assisted navigation | Barometric sensors | Inertial Navigation
Fundamentals of Inertial Navigation
Accelerometers | Gyroscopes | Strapdown Systems | Spinning Gyroscopes | Laser Ring Gyroscopes | Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes | MEMs
Alignment, Error and Error Estimation
Stationary Align | In-Motion Align | Free-Running | Drift | Schuler Cycles | Phase Capture | Latitude Effects | Navigation Filters
Embedded GPS/INS (EGIs)
GPS as a Data Source | Embedding vs Integrating | Pseudorange | Tight Coupling
System Installation Issues
Shock and Vibration mounts | Alignment | Configuration Tables | Interchangeability
Test and Validation
Courses will be held subject to sufficient registrations. UNSW Canberra reserves the right to cancel a course up to five working days prior to commencement of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will have the opportunity to transfer your registration or be issued a full refund. If registrant cancels within 10 days of course commencement, a 50% registration fee will apply. UNSW Canberra is a registered ACT provider under ESOS Act 2000-CRICOS provider Code 00098G.