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Education & Training

Online Course

11 March 2020 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT

Registration closes on 9 March 2020 at 5:00pm EST

Online via WebEx


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$459 non-member

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Course Description

Positioning capability is a feature of virtually all types of mobile wireless terminals and networks, among them cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, internet of things, and wireless sensor networks, in addition to (of course) navigation devices.

This course begins with a brief review of positioning fundamentals and then proceeds with descriptions of all the location methods. Current issues including GNSS, TOA and TDOA, RSS, indoor location, inertial positioning and data fusion are addressed. Cellular positioning is discussed in detail, including 5G innovations. Application examples are presented for various location scenarios. Participants will benefit from review questions and answers incorporated throughout the course to reinforce concepts presented.

Enroll in this Wireless Positioning and Location course to expand the scope of your knowledge of wireless communication systems and the services that they provide.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for people who manage, plan, design and deploy location aware electronic systems. Those responsible for developing products containing positioning features for a wide range of applications including those that support first responders and homeland security operations would benefit from this course. It will be very useful for anyone dealing with location aspects of cellular networks. While positioning basics will be reviewed, some knowledge of the field as well as familiarity with wireless communication will be helpful to the participants.


Alan Bensky

Alan Bensky

MScEE, Electronics Engineering Consultant


Learning Objectives

After taking this course the participant should:

  • Understand the principles of positioning and location methods
  • Know why different positioning choices are required and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Understand how navigation satellite systems and devices work; what their limitations are; and what accuracy can be achieved with them;
  • Be familiar with cellular positioning choices in two and three dimensions to meet regional emergency call response requirements, both outdoor and indoor;
  • Understand various indoor positioning methods based on RFID, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE and UWB
  • Understand inertial measurements, data fusion, and the role of the Kalman filter
  • Have the necessary background to delve more easily into the details of incorporating location awareness in specific wireless communication applications

Course Content

  • Basic principles of positioning and location
  • Global satellite navigation systems
  • Terrestrial positioning
  • Cellular location methods
  • Short-range; indoor positioning
  • Inertial measurements and data fusion
  • Summary

Course Materials

Each registered participant receives a copy of instructor slides and access to the recording of the course for 15 business days after the live lecture. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.

Course materials and WebEx invitations will be emailed to participants at least one business day in advance of the course date.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a participant, a cancellation request cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and technical support, contact Tara McNally, Certification and Professional Education Manager.

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