Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Training Fundamentals

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Training Fundamentals

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Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Training Fundamentals Course with Hands-On Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) involves a constellation of satellites orbiting at about twenty thousand kilometers altitude over the earth surface, continuously transmitting signals that enable users to determine their three-dimensional position with global coverage. While GPS is the most prevalent GNSS, other nations are fielding, or have fielded, their own systems to provide complementary, independent PNT capability.

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  • 2 days of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Training with an expert instructor
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Training Electronic Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
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The target audience for this Designing the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Fundamentals course:

  • Aimed at professionals in a “geospatial science” field, including engineers, surveyors, meteorologists, geographers and GIS professionals, it will also be useful for emergency managers, and technically-inclined members of the general public with appropriate math and/or science background.

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Fundamentals Training – OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Fundamentals course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Providing a fundamental background in how satellite navigation systems function
  • The principles of navigation: How to interpret global map grid coordinates
  • How to convert map grid coordinates to decimal degrees for use in geolocation software applications
  • Global frequency band assignments by the ITU-R used by GNSS
  • The current status on the four GNSS constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Training – Course Syllabus

Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

  • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Defined
  • Positioning, Navigation & Timing (PNT)
  • Three Components of GNSS Architecture
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs)
  • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Space Segments
  • Exercise: In-The-Sky.org – Live Map of Satellite Positions
  • GNSS Frequency Bands Used
  • Advantages of Dual Frequency and Multi-GNSS Environment
  • How Many Satellites are Currently in View of Your GNSS Device?
  • Determining Geolocation
  • Triangulation Defined
  • Trilateration Defined
  • Map View of Geopositioning Based on GNSS

Fundamentals of Navigation

  • The Earth’s Grid System
  • Mapping Coordinates Using Latitude and Longitude
  • Demonstration From Previous Video
  • Exercises: Find Map Grid Coordinates for:
    • Devils Tower National Monument
    • Sydney Opera House, New South Wales, Australia
  • Exercise: Finding Map Coordinates for a Known Location
  • Understanding Coordinates for Latitude and Longitude
  • Converting Latitude/Longitude Coordinates to Decimal Notation
  • Basic Definitions for Navigation & Location Based Services (LBS)
  • Problems with GNSS Accuracy: Dilution of Precision (DOP)

Technical Aspects of GNSS

  • Geodesy
  • Geodetic Datum
  • North American and Global Datums
  • Exercise: North American Datum – Locating the Geographic Center of the US
  • Reference Frames in GNSS
  • GNSS Navigation Messages
  • Causes of Signal Errors at GNSS Receivers
  • Atomic Clocks for GNSS Satellites: Nanosecond Accuracy
  • GNSS Signal Modulation Techniques
  • GNSS Support in Mobile Devices
  • 5th Generation of GNSS Receivers for Mobile Consumer Products
  • GNSS Receiver Block Diagram

USA’s Navstar – Global Positioning System (GPS):

  • Ground, or Control Segment
  • GPS Ground Antennas and Monitoring Stations
  • Master Control Station (MCS)
  • Activity: Global Positioning System (GPS) Space Segment
  • Legacy GPS Satellites
  • Block IIR and IIR-M Satellites
  • Block IIF and III Satellites
  • Falcon 9 Performs GPS Heavy Lifting for US Space Force
  • GPS Space Segment and Satellite Components
  • Slant Chart Showing GPS Satellite Locations
  • Constellation Slot Assignments
  • GPS Frequency Plan
  • GPS Accuracy
  • Differential GPS (DGPS)
  • GPS: L1, L2 and L5 Frequency Bands
  • Navigation Message Added to the C/A Code

The European Union’s Galileo System:

  • Galileo’s Global Ground Segment
  • Galileo Ground Segment Architecture
  • Reference Frames: Galileo
  • Galileo E5a and E5b Frequencies
  • Galileo E1 and E6 Frequencies
  • Galileo Frequency Bands

The Russian Federation’s GLONASS:

  • BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)
  • Completion of Commissioning for BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3)
  • BeiDou Global Coverage
  • Ground Tracks of BDS Satellites
  • BeiDou Navigation Radio Signals Summary
  • BeiDou II Frequency Bands
  • BeiDou III B1C Frequency Bands
  • BeiDou III B2C Frequency Bands

China’s BeiDou

  • BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)
  • Completion of Commissioning for BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3)
  • BeiDou Global Coverage
  • Ground Tracks of BDS Satellites
  • BeiDou Navigation Radio Signals Summary
  • BeiDou II Frequency Bands
  • BeiDou III B1C Frequency Bands
  • BeiDou III B2C Frequency Bands

GNSS Augmentation Systems: Satellite-Based (SBAS) and Ground-Based (GNSS)

Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS)

  • International Satellite System for Search and Rescue
  • Satellite Systems Developed for Search and Rescue (COSPAS & SARSAT)
  • Current Operation and Enhancements Now Being Added to Provide Additional GNSS Support
  • Augmentation Systems for GNSS
  • Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
  • Precision Approach Defined
  • Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS )
  • Benefits of QZSS for Japan, Oceana, and Eastern Asia
  • QZSS Upgrade Path: SBAS for GPS and Galileo
  • Increasing Sub-Meter Accuracy with Additional QZSS Satellites
  • QZSS Frequency Bands
  • The Many Benefits of QZSS Providing Sub-Meter Accuracy
  • Exercise: Mapping the Positions of QZSS Satellites over Tokyo
  • European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS)
  • Services Provided by EGNOS

Appendix A: Current Lists of GNSS Constellations

  • GPS Constellation Status as of November 2020
  • Galileo Constellation Status as of November 2020
  • BeiDou Constellation Status as of November 2020
  • GLONASS Constellation Status as of November 2020

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