Guidance, Navigation and Control: Theory and Applications

Course Description

Understand the principles of navigation by inertial, celestial and radio (including GPS) methods, the principles of guidance and control of 6-DOF motion, the characteristics and noise models of sensors and the dynamic behavior of controlled and guided systems.

Course ID: DEF 1004P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Sep 25, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Classroom Smyrna, GA $1,995 17035
Section Details Sep 24, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Classroom Smyrna, GA $1,995 18206
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15189 Apr 27, 2015 May 1, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,995
16016 May 2, 2016 May 6, 2016 Classroom Smyrna, GA $1,995

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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  • Degree in engineering, math or physics

Who Should Attend

Engineers and scientists involved in the design or evaluation of guidance, navigation and control systems for land, sea, and air vehicles and projectiles

How You Will Benefit

  • Discover how sensor errors arise, propagate and are modeled and simulated.

  • Understand the Kalman Filter and concepts of Estimation Theory.

  • Master the kinematics and dynamics of 6-DOF motion.

  • Explore principles of Geodesy and the WGS-84 datum.

  • Examine systems for navigation on the Earth.

  • Understand gyro and accelerometer principles and error sources.

  • Learn the techniques of missile guidance.


  • Modeling and simulation

  • Probability, random processes and the Kalman Filter

  • The kinematics, dynamics and control of 6-DOF motion

  • Navigation by star sights, inertial systems and radio systems (e.g. GPS)

  • Inertial sensors

  • Missile guidance

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Brian Stevens, Ph.D.