GPS and its Military Application



This introductory course provides attendees with an understanding of the operation of the Global Positioning System and related systems, especially as they relate to military platforms, weapons and command systems.  The course is designed for anyone who works with GPS in system definition, procurement and capability implementation.

No prior military or technical knowledge is assumed.

Duration: 2 days

Delivery mode: Classroom


Advertised: Canberra

In-house: All states and neighbouring countries, contact the   for more information. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.

What you will receive:

A ffiliated course:  Modern Military Navigation Systems (3 days)

*pending final results



Anyone requiring an understanding of GPS and its military applications;

Capability development staff Systems engineers
Business managers Hardware engineers
Project managers Software engineers
Defence contract managers Anyone who requires an introduction to military navigation systems



History | GPS segments | GPS operating principle | Navigation performance measures

Satellite signal

Signal structure | C/A and P(Y) codes | Navigation message | Spot beams | M code

Receiver processing

Receiver elements | Antenna properties | Correlation and tracking techniques

GPS performance

Selective availability | Anti-spoofing | Ionospheric effects



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.


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