Modern Military Navigation Systems

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In-house delivery

UNSW Canberra Professional Education Courses may be available for in-house delivery at your organisation's premises. In-house courses allow maximum attendance without the additional travel costs. Courses can be developed to suit the specific staff development and training needs of your organisation. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.

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 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.


Course Information

Days 1-2

GPS and its Military Application

Day 3

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.