Modern Military Navigation Systems



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.  

Duration: 3 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:

Affiliated course:  GPS and its Military Application (2 days)

*pending final results



Those who require an understanding of GPS and INS and their 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


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




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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