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Global Navigation and Satellite Systems Vulnerabilities

Course Description

Signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) are very weak and suffer from a range of vulnerabilities . This two-day course delivered by Prof Andrew Dempster examines all of the electronic and signal vulnerabilities that a receiver can experience from space weather to jamming and spoofing.

The course is suitable for those who have some knowledge of how GPS technology works. The course examines why these vulnerabilities are becoming an increasing threat to critical infrastructure, which parts of a receiver’s operation are affected, and methods for detecting, mitigating and locating threats.

Target Audience

This course is intended for those who wish to gain a thorough overview of GNSS vulnerabilities, including engineers, scientists, students, technicians and managers.

Course Outline

Critical Infrastructure

Why GNSS must be protected Types of vulnerability Are interference events real?


Why and how GNSS signals become vulnerable
Introduction to GNSS receivers and signals processing with emphasis on the parts where vulnerability is manifested

Interference and Jammers

Sources Effects Detection Characterisation Mitigation Geolocation


Meaconing vs Spoofing How to Spoof (simplistic, moderate and sophisticated spoofers) Effects Countermeasures (for different levels of sophistication)


Protect (legal efforts) Toughen (mitigation as above) Augment (role of multi-system, multi-signals, other augmentations)

Course Details

Course start 31/01/2019
Course end 01/02/2019
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