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Sessional Instructor, Estimation for Navigation, Department of Geomatics Engineering

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Job ID: 12948

Updated: June 21, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Geomatics Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the 2017 Fall Session:

  • ENGO 620 - Estimation for Navigation
    Lecture: Monday 9:00 - 11:00
    Lab: Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00

Course Description: Overview of estimation fundamentals including stochastic processes, covariance matrices, auto-correlation functions, power spectral densities, and error propagation. Review of least-squares estimation, summation of normals and sequential least-squares formulations, and role of measurement geometry in least-squares position estimation. Constraints and implementations. Concept of Kalman filtering; relationship between Kalman filtering and least-squares; linear, linearized and extended Kalman filter formulations; system model formulation; process noise model determination; measurement models, and effect of time-correlated measurements and possible remedies. Numerical stability issues in estimation and possible solutions. Statistical reliability in least-squares and Kalman filtering and related RAIM concepts. Introduction to other estimation techniques including unscented Kalman filters and particle filters. Application of above topics to relevant navigation estimation problems.

This course may not be repeated for credit.

Qualifications: Candidates with a completed doctoral degree in engineering and registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in the province of Alberta are strongly preferred. Applicants must possess excellent teaching credentials and a strong commitment to engineering education.

If you are interested in being considered for the position of Sessional Instructor for this course, please send a current curriculum vita and a description of your qualifications for teaching the course and previous experience to

Application deadline is Monday June 19, 2017.

If you are a graduate student, please note that you must receive permission from your graduate supervisor prior to applying.

We thank you for your consideration. Only successful applications will be contacted.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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