Currently five types of training are offered: Analytical Training, Advanced Training-CRPA, Operational Training, RPM Training, and Simulation API Training. See below for detailed descriptions and learning objectives.
This two day course provides the engineer or analyst an understanding of how GIANT can be used to evaluate GPS/navigation system performance and the operational effectiveness of those systems in both a benign and electronic combat environment.
This course provides a basic understanding of GPS and how it relates to the GIANT simulation tool. Through the use of hands-on exercises, the student will create scenarios that represent the GPS operational environment. The student will create and configure user equipment, space segment, and GPS Jammers. The student will understand how to create and modify a scenario in GIANT, be able to run the simulation and understand the results and how they relate to system and operational performance. The student will understand the challenge presented by these environments and will be able to use the GIANT model to examine how GPS user equipment will perform in these environments.
This one day course addresses the use and performance of Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna(CRPA) models in threat environments.
This course introduces The Aerospace Corporation’s Adaptive Nulling Effects for Scenarios(ANEFS) model and its use within GIANT. The file formats used to define a CRPA antenna will be described in detail. Legacy and Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) configurations will be described and demonstrated. The student will use this information to create new CRPA antennas and evaluate their performance in varying threat environments. Methods to automate the configuration and execution of run matrices will be addressed.
This one day course provides the operator an understanding of how GIANT can be used to predict GPS performance for the warfighter in both a benign and electronic combat environment.
This course provides a basic understanding of GPS and how the GIANT simulation tool can be used for operational Mission Planning. Through the use of hands-on exercises, the student will create scenarios representative of an operational environment and look at GPS performance predictions. The student will understand how to use the GIANT Mission Planning Wizard to create a scenario, be able to run the simulation and understand the results and how they impact operational performance.
This half day course provides the operator an understanding of how GIANT Reliability Prediction Model (RPM) is used for the frequency clearance process.
The focus of this course is the use RPM to generate the required reports for test planning coordination. The training will take a user through the process of creating transmitter sites, defining antenna and signal models, and generating RPM reports.
This one day course uses the GIANT Simulation API to provide programmers and software engineers the ability to incorporate GIANT Simulation Engine functionality into their own applications.
In this course, students will learn to integrate the Simulation API into a new program developed by students throughout the course. Through the development of this application, students will leverage the API’s functions to perform operations such as coordinate transformations, instantiate the signal and terrain environment to be used in scenarios, as well as create and load GIANT platform models such as transmitters and receivers. Once the scenario is constructed, users will then be able to control the processing of simulation time and extract signal and navigation performance metrics. The class will be taught on training room hardware in Visual Studio 2019 using Python 3.7. Prerequisites for this course include the following: GIANT Analytical Training and basic knowledge of programming concepts.
No formal prerequisites are required to attend the GIANT training classes, with the exception of the Simulation API Training. Prerequisites for this course include the following: GIANT Analytical Training and basic knowledge of programming concepts. A basic understanding of GPS is beneficial for all courses. The following external links can provide a starting point.
Official U.S. Government information about GPS and related topics.
Federal Aviation Administration’s overview of Global Positioning System.
General information of GPS provided by U.S. Coast Guard, Navigation Center.
A Wikipedia GPS overview article.
A playlist of videos that describe basic GPS concepts.