GNSS and Augmentation Systems in Aviation-Specific Application 

On request
Estonian Aviation Academy / at the client’s if agreed so
Schedule and additional information
The precise schedule shall be sent to the participants at least a week prior to the commencement of the course
Format of studies
Classroom teaching
Language(s) of instruction
Estonian or English
Leho Roots, MSc
7 academic hours
As agreed on
Target group
Technical personnel and those engaged in applying GNSS procedures, air traffic controllers. The course programme shall be adapted to the actual level of participants
Size of group
Goal / learning outcomes
  • Has got an overview of the situation and opportunities of satellite navigation in the year 2015;
  • Knows the fundamentals of GPS, understands the possible errors in positioning and the limits of its reliability and integrity;
  • Knows and understands the functioning principles of GNSS augmentation systems, of their importance and inevitability in aviation applications;
  • Has got acquainted with and knows about the principles of GNSS instrument approach, and is aware of the actual situation in this field in the autumn of 2015;
  • Has got an understanding about the GLS perspective at Tallinn airport;
  • Is aware and understands the factors of GNSS approach having impact on safety, and knows the ways of their assessment and management.
  • Topics
  • An overview of satellite navigation and its opportunities;
  • Fundamentals of GPS;
  • The accuracy of GPS and the ratio of errors;
  • GNSS augmentation systems, increasing the accuracy and ensuring the integrity;
  • GNSS instrument approach and the related situation in Estonia;
  • GLS perspective at Tallinn airport;
  • Assuring safety of GNSS procedures.
  • Requirements set for passing the course
    Participation – 100%, passing the final test (multiple choice)
    Documents issued on complation of the course
    Certificate issued by Estonian Aviation Academy
    Registartion and further information
    Nele Andresen,

    Course description PDF