| Integrated Navigation for Versatility and Robustness: Addressing our Navigation and Tracking Challenges
|I.D. #||C1921||Duration||3 Days|
The course material covered, begins
with fundamentals of navigation for versatility and robustness, showing
intuitive connections of mathematics to physical examples, followed by a
natural transition to advanced topics. Addressing navigation and tracking
challenges, practical realities are given top priority, by delivering maximum effectiveness
from simplest permissible representations. This course will enable designers to
extract maximum benefit from available sensors, however extravagant or austere
they may be, at every instant of time throughout a mission. Administrators will be empowered to recognize
what is achievable from any given array of equipment ┐ without the common
excessive dependence on GPS. The course
will show methods capable of producing dramatic performance improvements,
without which the challenges facing the industry today won┐t be met.
| By attending this seminar, you will be able to identify and explain:
|Who Should Attend|
| This course will be of interest primarily to engineers and/or managers responsible for recommending, designing, or validating (by simulation, bench test, field test, or system test) sensors or software using the chosen array of sensors for navigation or tracking.
Bachelor┐s Degree in engineering, physics or mathematics. Familiarity with matrix math is helpful, but not necessary.
| DAY ONE
James L. Farrell, Ph.D. is a former ION Air Nav Representative, senior member of IEEE, a former local board member of AIAA, and a registered professional engineer in Maryland. Technical experience includes teaching appointments at Marquette and UCLA, two years each at Minneapolis Honeywell and Bendix-Pacific plus 31 years at Westinghouse in design, simulation, and validation/test for modern estimation algorithms in navigation and tracking applications. He is author of Integrated Aircraft Navigation (1976) plus GNSS Aided Navigation and Tracking (2007), as well as chapters in books edited by C.T. Leondes and Cary Spitzer. He was a columnist for Washington Technology, and has written over a hundred manuscripts (GPSWorld InsideGNSS columns and journal or conference papers for IoN AIAA IEEE. Active in RTCA (Washington D.C.) for years, he served as co-chairman of Working Group #5 (Fault Detection and Isolation) of SC-159 for GPS Integrity. He has continued his teaching (on University campus as well as both industry and conference seminars), while consulting for DOD, private industry, and University research. His 25-page GPS/inertial section appears in an update of Parkinson/Spilker, GPS Theory and Applications (1996); the updated edition is scheduled to appear in 2019.