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  • APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE TECHNICAL TRAINING SINCE 1984 Volume 102 Valid through September 2010 Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Space & Satellite Radar, Missiles & Defense Systems Engineering & Project Management Engineering & Communications
  • Applied Technology Institute 349 Berkshire Drive Riva, Maryland 21140-1433 Tel 410-956-8805 • Fax 410-956-5785 Toll Free 1-888-501-2100 Technical and Training Professionals, Now is the time to think about bringing an ATI course to your site! If there are 8 or more people who are interested in a course, you save money if we bring the course to you. If you have 15 or more students, you save over 50% compared to a public course. This catalog includes upcoming open enrollment dates for many courses. We can teach any of them at your location. Our website,, lists over 50 additional courses that we offer. For 24 years, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has earned the TRUST of training departments nationwide. We have presented “on-site” training at all major DoD facilities and NASA centers, and for a large number of their contractors. Since 1984, we have emphasized the big picture systems engineering perspective in: - Defense Topics - Engineering & Data Analysis - Sonar & Acoustic Engineering - Space & Satellite Systems - Systems Engineering with instructors who love to teach! We are constantly adding new topics to our list of courses - please call if you have a scientific or engineering training requirement that is not listed. We would love to send you a quote for an onsite course! For “on-site” presentations, we can tailor the course, combine course topics for audience relevance, and develop new or specialized courses to meet your objectives. Regards, P.S. We can help you arrange “on-site” courses with your training department. Give us a call. 2 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Table of Contents Acoustic & Sonar Engineering Defense, Missiles & Radar Applied Physical Oceanography and Acoustics NEW! Advanced Developments in Radar Technology NEW! May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Apr 5-7, 2010 • College Park, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Apr 12-13, 2010 • Washington DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Apr 20-22, 2010 • Chatsworth, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Apr 15-16, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . 35 Fundamentals of Sonar Transducer Design Jul 19-20, 2010 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Apr 20-22, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fundamentals of Radar Technology Mechanics of Underwater Noise May 4-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 May 4-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Grounding and Shielding for EMC Sonar Signal Processing NEW! Apr 27-29, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Modern Missile Analysis Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation Apr 5-8, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Apr 19-22, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Jun 21-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Underwater Acoustics 201 NEW! Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion May 13-14, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 May 11-13, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Underwater Acoustics for Biologists NEW! Propagation Effects of Radar and Communication Systems Jun 15-17, 2010 • Silver Spring, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Apr 6-8, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Vibration & Noise Control Radar 101 - Fundamentals of Radar May 3-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Apr 5, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Space & Satellite Systems Courses Radar Signal Analysis & Processing with MATLAB Aerospace Simulations in C++ NEW! Jul 14-16, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 May 11-12, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB Communications Payload Design- Satellite Systems Architecture NEW! May 3-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Apr 6-8, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Radar Systems Design & Engineering Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics Jun 14-17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Jun 21-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Submarines and Their Combat Systems Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance NEW! Jun 23-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Jun 7-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced GPS Technology - Solutions for Earth & Space May 5-6, 2010 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Mar 29 - Apr 1, 2010 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . 17 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals May 17-20, 2010 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 May 3-4, 2010 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Jun 28 - Jul 1, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tactical Missile Design – Integration Aug 23-26, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Apr 13-15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ground Systems Design & Operation Sep 27-29, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare IP Networking Over Satellite Mar 23-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Jun 22-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Applications NEW! Satellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Jun 8, 2010 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Jun 8-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jun 15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Sep 21-23, 2010 • Los Angeles, California . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Satellite Communication Systems Engineering Engineering & Communications Jun 15-17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Digital Signal Processing System Design Sep 14-16, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 May 31-Jun 3, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Satellite Design & Technology Digital Video Systems, Broadcast & Operations Apr 20-23, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Apr 26-29, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Satellite RF Communications & Onboard Processing Engineering Systems Modeling with Excel / VBA NEW! Apr 13-15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Jun 15-16, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Exploring Data: Visualization Apr 20-22, 2010 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Jul 19-21, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Space Mission Analysis & Design NEW! Fiber Optic Systems Engineering Jun 22-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Apr 13-15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Space Systems Fundamentals Military Standard 810G NEW! May 17-20, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . 26 Apr 12-15, 2010 • Plano, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Jun 7-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 May 17-20, 2010 • Cincinnati, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing Practical Design of Experiments Jun 9-10, 2010 • Los Angeles, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Jun 1-2, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Spacecraft Systems Integration & Test Practical EMI Fixes Apr 19-22, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Jun 14-17, 2010 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Systems Engineering & Project Management Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLAB Architecting with DODAF NEW! Jun 21-24, 2010 • Middletown, Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . 58 Apr 6-7, 2010 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Jul 26-29, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 May 24-25, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Self-Organizing Wireless Networks NEW! CSEP Exam Prep NEW! Jul 12-13, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Mar 31-Apr 1, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Signal & Image Processing & Analysis for Scientists & Engineers Fundamentals of Systems Enginering May 25-27, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Mar 29-30, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Team-Based Problem Solving NEW! Principles of Test & Evaluation Jul 13-14, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Jun 10-11, 2010 • Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Systems of Systems Jun 1-3, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Apr 20-22, 2010 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Jun 29-Jul 1, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register. . . . . . . 64 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 3
  • Applied Physical Oceanography and Acoustics: Controlling Physics, Observations, Models and Naval Applications NEW! Course Outline 1. Importance of Oceanography. Review May 18-20, 2010 oceanography's history, naval applications, and impact on climate. Beltsville, Maryland 2. Physics of The Ocean. Develop physical understanding of the Navier-Stokes equations and their $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) application for understanding and measuring the ocean. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 3. Energetics Of The Ocean and Climate Change. The Off The Course Tuition." source of all energy is the sun. We trace the incoming energy through the atmosphere and ocean and discuss its effect on Summary the climate. This three-day course is designed for engineers, 4. Wind patterns, El Niño and La Niña. The major wind physicists, acousticians, climate scientists, and managers patterns of earth define not only the vegetation on land, but who wish to enhance their understanding of this discipline drive the major currents of the ocean. Perturbations to their or become familiar with how the ocean environment can normal circulation, such as an El Niño event, can have global affect their individual applications. Examples of remote impacts. sensing of the ocean, in situ ocean observing systems and 5. Satellite Observations, Altimetry, Earth's Geoid and actual examples from recent oceanographic cruises are Ocean Modeling. The role of satellite observations are given. discussed with a special emphasis on altimetric measurements. 6. Inertial Currents, Ekman Transport, Western Instructors Boundaries. Observed ocean dynamics are explained. Dr. David L. Porter is a Principal Senior Oceanographer Analytical solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations are at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics discussed. Laboratory (JHUAPL). Dr. Porter has been at JHUAPL for 7. Ocean Currents, Modeling and Observation. twenty-two years and before that he was an Observations of the major ocean currents are compared to model results of those currents. The ocean models are driven oceanographer for ten years at the National Oceanic and by satellite altimetric observations. Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Porter's specialties are oceanographic remote sensing using space borne 8. Mixing, Salt Fingers, Ocean Tracers and Langmuir Circulation. Small scale processes in the ocean have a large altimeters and in situ observations. He has authored effect on the ocean's structure and the dispersal of important scores of publications in the field of ocean remote chemicals, such as CO2. sensing, tidal observations, and internal waves as well as 9. Wind Generated Waves, Ocean Swell and Their a book on oceanography. Dr. Porter holds a BS in Prediction. Ocean waves, their physics and analysis by physics from University of MD, a MS in physical directional wave spectra are discussed along with present oceanography from MIT and a PhD in geophysical fluid modeling of the global wave field employing Wave Watch III. dynamics from the Catholic University of America. 10. Tsunami Waves. The generation and propagation of Dr. Juan I. Arvelo is a Principal Senior Acoustician at tsunami waves are discussed with a description of the present JHUAPL. He earned a PhD degree in physics from the monitoring system. Catholic University of America. He served nine years at 11. Internal Waves and Synthetic Aperture Radar the Naval Surface Warfare Center and five years at Alliant (SAR) Sensing of Internal Waves. The density stratification Techsystems, Inc. He has 27 years of theoretical and in the ocean allows the generation of internal waves. The practical experience in government, industry, and physics of the waves and their manifestation at the surface by academic institutions on acoustic sensor design and sonar SAR is discussed. performance evaluation, experimental design and 12. Tides, Observations, Predictions and Quality conduct, acoustic signal processing, data analysis and Control. Tidal observations play a critical role in commerce interpretation. Dr. Arvelo is an active member of the and warfare. The history of tidal observations, their role in commerce, the physics of tides and their prediction are Acoustical Society of America (ASA) where he holds discussed. various positions including associate editor of the 13. Bays, Estuaries and Inland Seas. The inland waters Proceedings On Meetings in Acoustics (POMA) and of the continents present dynamics that are controlled not only technical chair of the 159th joint ASA/INCE conference in by the physics of the flow, but also by the bathymetry and the Baltimore. shape of the coastlines. 14. The Future of Oceanography. Applications to global What You Will Learn climate assessment, new technologies and modeling are • The physical structure of the ocean and its major discussed. currents. 15. Underwater Acoustics. Review of ocean effects on • The controlling physics of waves, including internal sound propagation & scattering. waves. 16. Naval Applications. Description of the latest sensor, transducer, array and sonar technologies for applications from • How space borne altimeters work and their target detection, localization and classification to acoustic contribution to ocean modeling. communications and environmental surveys. • How ocean parameters influence acoustics. 17. Models and Databases. Description of key worldwide • Models and databases for predicting sonar environmental databases, sound propagation models, and performance. sonar simulation tools. 4 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing for Land, Sea, Air, Space Vehicles & Electronics Manufacture April 5-7, 2010 Summary This three-day course is primarily designed for test College Park, Maryland personnel who conduct, supervise or "contract out" vibration and shock tests. It also benefits design, April 20-22, 2010 quality and reliability specialists who interface with Chatsworth, California vibration and shock test activities. Each student receives the instructor's brand new, $2595 (8:00am - 4:00pm) minimal-mathematics, minimal-theory hardbound text “Also Available As A Distance Learning Course” Random Vibration & Shock Testing, Measurement, (Call for Info) Analysis & Calibration. This 444 page, 4-color book "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each also includes a CD-ROM with video clips and Off The Course Tuition." animations. Course Outline 1. Minimal math review of basics of vibration, commencing with uniaxial and torsional SDoF systems. Resonance. Vibration control. 2. Instrumentation. How to select and correctly use displacement, velocity and especially acceleration and force sensors and microphones. Minimizing mechanical and electrical errors. Sensor and system dynamic calibration. 3. Extension of SDoF to understand multi-resonant Instructor continuous systems encountered in land, sea, air and Wayne Tustin is President of Equipment space vehicle structures and cargo, as well as in Reliability Institute (ERI), a electronic products. specialized engineering school and 4. Types of shakers. Tradeoffs between mechanical, consultancy. His BSEE degree is electrohydraulic (servohydraulic), electrodynamic (electromagnetic) and piezoelectric shakers and systems. from the University of Washington, Limitations. Diagnostics. Seattle. He is a licensed 5. Sinusoidal one-frequency-at-a-time vibration Professional Engineer - Quality in testing. Interpreting sine test standards. Conducting the State of California. Wayne's first tests. encounter with vibration was at Boeing/Seattle, 6. Random Vibration Testing. Broad-spectrum all- performing what later came to be called modal frequencies-at-once vibration testing. Interpreting tests, on the XB-52 prototype of that highly random vibration test standards. reliable platform. Subsequently he headed field 7. Simultaneous multi-axis testing gradually service and technical training for a manufacturer replacing practice of reorienting device under test (DUT) on single-axis shakers. of electrodynamic shakers, before establishing 8. Environmental stress screening (ESS) of another specialized school on which he left his electronics production. Extensions to highly accelerated name. Wayne has written several books and stress screening (HASS) and to highly accelerated life hundreds of articles dealing with practical testing (HALT). aspects of vibration and shock measurement and 9. Assisting designers to improve their designs by testing. (a) substituting materials of greater damping or (b) adding damping or (c) avoiding "stacking" of resonances. 10. Understanding automotive buzz, squeak and What You Will Learn rattle (BSR). Assisting designers to solve BSR problems. • How to plan, conduct and evaluate vibration Conducting BSR tests. and shock tests and screens. 11. Intense noise (acoustic) testing of launch vehicles and spacecraft. • How to attack vibration and noise problems. 12. Shock testing. Transportation testing. Pyroshock • How to make vibration isolation, damping and testing. Misuse of classical shock pulses on shock test absorbers work for vibration and noise control. machines and on shakers. More realistic oscillatory shock testing on shakers. • How noise is generated and radiated, and how 13. Shock response spectrum (SRS) for it can be reduced. understanding effects of shock on hardware. Use of SRS From this course you will gain the ability to in evaluating shock test methods, in specifying and in understand and communicate meaningfully with conducting shock tests. test personnel, perform basic engineering 14. Attaching DUT via vibration and shock test calculations, and evaluate tradeoffs between test fixtures. Large DUTs may require head expanders and/or slip plates. equipment and procedures. 15. Modal testing. Assisting designers. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 5
  • Fundamentals of Sonar Transducer Design April 20-22, 2010 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. Overview. Review of how transducer and performance fits into overall sonar system design. $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 2. Waves in Fluid Media. Background on how the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each transducer creates sound energy and how this energy Off The Course Tuition." propagates in fluid media. The basics of sound propagation in fluid media: • Plane Waves • Radiation from Spheres Summary • Linear Apertures Beam Patterns This three-day course is designed for sonar • Planar Apertures Beam Patterns system design engineers, managers, and system • Directivity and Directivity Index engineers who wish to enhance their understanding of sonar transducer design and how the sonar • Scattering and Diffraction transducer fits into and dictates the greater sonar • Radiation Impedance system design. Topics will be illustrated by worked • Transmission Phenomena numerical examples and practical case studies. • Absorption and Attenuation of Sound 3. Equivalent Circuits. Transducers equivalent Instructor electrical circuits. The relationship between transducer Mr. John C. Cochran is a Sr. Engineering Fellow parameters and performance. Analysis of transducer with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems., a designs: leading provider of integrated solutions for the • Mechanical Equivalent Circuits Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. • Acoustical Equivalent Circuits Mr. Cochran has 25 years of experience in the design of sonar transducer systems. His experience • Combining Mechanical and Acoustical Equivalent includes high frequency mine hunting sonar Circuits systems, hull mounted search sonar systems, 4. Waves in Solid Media: A transducer is undersea targets and decoys, high power constructed of solid structural elements. Background in projectors, and surveillance sonar systems. Mr. how sound waves propagate through solid media. This Cochran holds a BS degree from the University of section builds on the previous section and develops California, Berkeley, a MS degree from Purdue equivalent circuit models for various transducer University, and a MS EE degree from University of elements. Piezoelectricity is introduced. California, Santa Barbara. He holds a certificate in • Waves in Homogeneous, Elastic Solid Media Acoustics Engineering from Pennsylvania State • Piezoelectricity University and Mr. Cochran has taught as a visiting lecturer for the University of Massachusetts, • The electro-mechanical coupling coefficient Dartmouth. • Waves in Piezoelectric, Elastic Solid Media. 5. Sonar Projectors. This section combines the concepts of the previous sections and developes the What You Will Learn basic concepts of sonar projector design. Basic • Acoustic parameters that affect transducer concepts for modeling and analyzing sonar projector designs: performance will be presented. Examples of sonar Aperture design projectors will be presented and will include spherical Radiation impedance projectors, cylindrical projectors, half wave-length Beam patterns and directivity projectors, tonpilz projectors, and flexural projectors. Limitation on performance of sonar projectors will be • Fundamentals of acoustic wave transmission in discussed. solids including the basics of piezoelectricity Modeling concepts for transducer design. 6. Sonar Hydrophones. The basic concepts of sonar hydrophone design will be reviewed. Analysis of • Transducer performance parameters that affect hydrophone noise and extraneous circuit noise that radiated power, frequency of operation, and may interfere with hydrophone performance. bandwidth. • Elements of Sonar Hydrophone Design • Sonar projector design parameters Sonar hydrophone design parameters. • Analysis of Noise in Hydrophone and Preamplifier Systems From this course you will obtain the knowledge and • Specific Application in Sonar Hydronpone Design ability to perform sonar transducer systems • Hydrostatic hydrophones engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact • Spherical hydrophones meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, • Cylindrical hydrophones understand current literature, and how transducer design fits into greater sonar system design. • The affect of a fill fluid on hydrophone performance. 6 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Mechanics of Underwater Noise Fundamentals and Advances in Acoustic Quieting Summary The course describes the essential mechanisms of underwater noise as it relates to ship/submarine silencing applications. The fundamental principles of noise sources, water-borne and structure-borne noise propagation, and noise control methodologies are explained. Illustrative examples will be presented. The course will be geared to those desiring a basic understanding of underwater noise and ship/submarine silencing with necessary mathematics presented as gently as possible. A full set of notes will be given to participants as well as a copy of the text, Mechanics of Underwater Noise, by Donald Ross. Instructors Joel Garrelick has extensive experience in the May 4-6, 2010 general area of structural acoustics and specifically, Beltsville, Maryland underwater acoustics applications. As a Principal Scientist for Cambridge Acoustical Associates, Inc., $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) CAA/Anteon, Inc. and currently Applied Physical Sciences, Inc., he has thirty plus years experience "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." working on various ship/submarine silencing R&D projects for Naval Sea Systems Command, the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, Office Course Outline of Naval Research, Naval Surface Warfare Center and 1. Fundamentals. Definitions, units, sources, Naval Research Laboratory. He has also performed spectral and temporal properties, wave equation, aircraft noise research for the Air Force Research radiation and propagation, reflection, absorption and Laboratory and NASA and is the author of a number of scattering, structure-borne noise, interaction of sound articles in technical journals. Joel received his B.C.E. and structures. and M.E. from the City College of New York and his 2. Noise Sources in Marine Applications. Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from the City Rotating and reciprocating machinery, pumps and University of New York. fans, gears, piping systems. Paul Arveson served as a civilian employee of the 3. Noise Models for Design and Prediction. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Source-path-receiver models, source characterization, Carderock Division. With a BS degree in structural response and vibration transmission, Physics, he led teams in ship acoustic deterministic (FE) and statistical (SEA) analyses. signature measurement and analysis, 4. Noise Control. Principles of machinery quieting, facility calibration, and characterization vibration isolation, structural damping, structural projects. He designed and constructed transmission loss, acoustic absorption, acoustic specialized analog and digital electronic mufflers. measurement systems and their sensors and 5. Fluid Mechanics and Flow Induced Noise. interfaces, including the system used to calibrate all Turbulent boundary layers, wakes, vortex shedding, the US Navy's ship noise measurement facilities. He cavity resonance, fluid-structure interactions, propeller managed development of the Target Strength noise mechanisms, cavitation noise. Predictive Model for the Navy. He conducted 6. Hull Vibration and Radiation. Flexural and experimental and theoretical studies of acoustic and membrane modes of vibration, hull structure oceanographic phenomena for the Office of Naval resonances, resonance avoidance, ribbed-plates, thin Research. He has published numerous technical shells, anti-radiation coatings, bubble screens. reports and papers in these fields. In 1999 Arveson received a Master's degree in Computer Systems 7. Sonar Self Noise and Reduction. On board and towed arrays, noise models, noise control for Management. He established the Balanced Scorecard habitability, sonar domes. Institute, as an effort to promote the use of this management concept among governmental and 8. Ship/Submarine Scattering. Rigid body and nonprofit organizations. He is active in various elastic scattering mechanisms, target strength of technical organizations, and is a Fellow in the structural components, false targets, methods for echo reduction, anechoic coatings. Washington Academy of Sciences. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 7
  • Sonar Signal Processing May 18-20 , 2010 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. Introduction to Sonar Signal This intensive short course provides an Processing. ntroduction to sonar detection overview of sonar signal processing. Processing systems and types of signal processing techniques applicable to bottom-mounted, hull- performed in sonar. Correlation processing, mounted, towed and sonobuoy systems will be Fournier analysis, windowing, and ambiguity discussed. Spectrum analysis, detection, functions. Evaluation of probability of detection classification, and tracking algorithms for passive and false alarm rate for FFT and broadband and active systems will be examined and related signal processors. to design factors. The impact of the ocean environment on signal processing performance 2. Beamforming and Array Processing. will be highlighted. Advanced techniques such as Beam patterns for sonar arrays, shading high-resolution array-processing and matched techniques for sidelobe control, beamformer field array processing, advanced signal implementation. Calculation of DI and array processing techniques, and sonar automation will gain in directional noise fields. be covered. 3. Passive Sonar Signal Processing. The course is valuable for engineers and Review of signal characteristics, ambient scientists engaged in the design, testing, or noise, and platform noise. Passive system evaluation of sonars. Physical insight and configurations and implementations. Spectral realistic performance expectations will be analysis and integration. stressed. A comprehensive set of notes will be supplied to all attendees. 4. Active Sonar Signal Processing. Waveform selection and ambiguity functions. Projector configurations. Reverberation and Instructors multipath effects. Receiver design. James W. Jenkins joined the Johns Hopkins 5. Passive and Active Designs and University Applied Physics Implementations. Design specifications and Laboratory in 1970 and has worked trade-off examples will be worked, and actual in ASW and sonar systems analysis. He has worked with system studies sonar system implementations will be and at-sea testing with passive and examined. active systems. He is currently a 6. Advanced Signal Processing senior physicist investigating Techniques. Advanced techniques for improved signal processing systems, APB, own- beamforming, detection, estimation, and ship monitoring, and SSBN sonar. He has taught classification will be explored. Optimal array sonar and continuing education courses since processing. Data adaptive methods, super 1977 and is the Director of the Applied resolution spectral techniques, time-frequency Technology Institute (ATI). representations and active/passive automated G. Scott Peacock is the Assistant Group classification are among the advanced Supervisor of the Systems Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab techniques that will be covered. (JHU/APL). Mr. Peacock received both his B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Statistics from the What You Will Learn University of Utah. He currently manages several research and development projects that focus on • Fundamental algorithms for signal automated passive sonar algorithms for both processing. organic and off-board sensors. Prior to joining • Techniques for beam forming. JHU/APL Mr. Peacock was lead engineer on • Trade-offs among active waveform designs. several large-scale Navy development tasks • Ocean medium effects. including an active sonar adjunct processor for the SQS-53C, a fast-time sonobuoy acoustic • Shallow water effects and issues. processor and a full scale P-3 trainer. • Optimal and adaptive processing. 8 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation April 19-22, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline 1. Introduction. Nature of acoustical measurements $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) and prediction. Modern developments in physical and mathematical modeling. Diagnostic versus prognostic "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each applications. Latest developments in acoustic sensing of Off The Course Tuition." the oceans. 2. The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium. Distribution of Summary physical and chemical properties in the oceans. Sound- speed calculation, measurement and distribution. Surface The subject of underwater acoustic modeling deals with and bottom boundary conditions. Effects of circulation the translation of our patterns, fronts, eddies and fine-scale features on physical understanding of acoustics. Biological effects. sound in the sea into mathematical formulas 3. Propagation. Observations and Physical Models. solvable by computers. Basic concepts, boundary interactions, attenuation and absorption. Shear-wave effects in the sea floor and ice This course provides a cover. Ducting phenomena including surface ducts, sound comprehensive treatment of channels, convergence zones, shallow-water ducts and all types of underwater Arctic half-channels. Spatial and temporal coherence. acoustic models including Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for propagation environmental, propagation, modeling. Frequency-domain wave equation formulations noise, reverberation and including ray theory, normal mode, multipath expansion, sonar performance models. fast field and parabolic approximation techniques. New Specific examples of each developments in shallow-water and under-ice models. type of model are discussed Domains of applicability. Model summary tables. Data to illustrate model support requirements. Specific examples (PE and formulations, assumptions RAYMODE). References. Demonstrations. and algorithm efficiency. Guidelines for selecting and using available propagation, noise and reverberation 4. Noise. Observations and Physical Models. Noise models are highlighted. Problem sessions allow students sources and spectra. Depth dependence and to exercise PC-based propagation and active sonar directionality. Slope-conversion effects. Mathematical models. Models. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. Ambient Each student will receive a copy of Underwater noise and beam-noise statistics models. Pathological Acoustic Modeling and Simulation by Paul C. Etter, in features arising from inappropriate assumptions. Model addition to a complete set of lecture notes. summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific example (RANDI-III). References. 5. Reverberation. Observations and Physical Instructor Models. Volume and boundary scattering. Shallow- Paul C. Etter has worked in the fields of ocean- water and under-ice reverberation features. atmosphere physics and environmental Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point acoustics for the past thirty years scattering techniques. Bistatic reverberation supporting federal and state agencies, formulations and operational restrictions. Data support academia and private industry. He requirements. Specific examples (REVMOD and received his BS degree in Physics and his Bistatic Acoustic Model). References. MS degree in Oceanography at Texas A&M University. Mr. Etter served on active 6. Sonar Performance Models. Sonar equations. Model operating systems. Model summary tables. Data duty in the U.S. Navy as an Anti- support requirements. Sources of oceanographic and Submarine Warfare (ASW) Officer aboard frigates. He is acoustic data. Specific examples (NISSM and Generic the author or co-author of more than 140 technical reports Sonar Model). References. and professional papers addressing environmental measurement technology, underwater acoustics and 7. Modeling and Simulation. Review of simulation theory including advanced methodologies and physical oceanography. Mr. Etter is the author of the infrastructure tools. Overview of engineering, textbook Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation. engagement, mission and theater level models. Discussion of applications in concept evaluation, training What You Will Learn and resource allocation. • What models are available to support sonar 8. Modern Applications in Shallow Water and engineering and oceanographic research. Inverse Acoustic Sensing. Stochastic modeling, broadband and time-domain modeling techniques, • How to select the most appropriate models based on matched field processing, acoustic tomography, coupled user requirements. ocean-acoustic modeling, 3D modeling, and chaotic • Where to obtain the latest models and databases. metrics. • How to operate models and generate reliable 9. Model Evaluation. Guidelines for model results. evaluation and documentation. Analytical benchmark • How to evaluate model accuracy. solutions. Theoretical and operational limitations. Verification, validation and accreditation. Examples. • How to solve sonar equations and simulate sonar 10. Demonstrations and Problem Sessions. performance. Demonstration of PC-based propagation and active sonar • Where the most promising international research is models. Hands-on problem sessions and discussion of being performed. results. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 9
  • Underwater Acoustics 201 May 13-14, 2010 Laurel, Maryland NEW! $1225 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. Introduction. Nature of acoustical This two-day course explains how to translate our measurements and prediction. Modern physical understanding of sound in the sea into developments in physical and mathematical mathematical formulas solvable by computers. It modeling. Diagnostic versus prognostic provides a comprehensive treatment of all types of applications. Latest developments in inverse- underwater acoustic models including environmental, acoustic sensing of the oceans. propagation, noise, reverberation and sonar 2. The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium. performance models. Specific examples of each type Distribution of physical and chemical properties in of model are discussed to the oceans. Sound-speed calculation, illustrate model measurement and distribution. Surface and bottom formulations, assumptions boundary conditions. Effects of circulation patterns, and algorithm efficiency. fronts, eddies and fine-scale features on acoustics. Guidelines for selecting and Biological effects. using available propagation, noise and reverberation 3. Propagation. Basic concepts, boundary models are highlighted. interactions, attenuation and absorption. Ducting Demonstrations illustrate the phenomena including surface ducts, sound proper execution and channels, convergence zones, shallow-water ducts interpretation of PC-based and Arctic half-channels. Theoretical basis for sonar models. propagation modeling. Frequency-domain wave Each student will receive a copy of Underwater equation formulations including ray theory, normal Acoustic Modeling and Simulation by Paul C. Etter, in mode, multipath expansion, fast field (wavenumber addition to a complete set of lecture notes. integration) and parabolic approximation techniques. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific examples. Instructor 4. Noise. Noise sources and spectra. Depth Paul C. Etter has worked in the fields of ocean- dependence and directionality. Slope-conversion atmosphere physics and environmental acoustics for the past thirty-five years effects. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. supporting federal and state agencies, Ambient noise and beam-noise statistics models. academia and private industry. He Pathological features arising from inappropriate received his BS degree in Physics and assumptions. Model summary tables. Data support his MS degree in Oceanography at requirements. Specific examples. Texas A&M University. Mr. Etter served 5. Reverberation. Volume and boundary on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an Anti-Submarine scattering. Shallow-water and under-ice Warfare (ASW) Officer aboard frigates. He is the reverberation features. Theoretical basis for author or co-author of more than 180 technical reports reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point and professional papers addressing environmental scattering techniques. Bistatic reverberation measurement technology, underwater acoustics and formulations and operational restrictions. Model physical oceanography. Mr. Etter is the author of the summary tables. Data support requirements. textbook Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Specific examples. Simulation (3rd edition). 6. Sonar Performance Models. Sonar equations. Monostatic and bistatic geometries. What You Will Learn Model operating systems. Model summary tables. • Principles of underwater sound and the sonar Data support requirements. Sources of equation. oceanographic and acoustic data. Specific • How to solve sonar equations and simulate sonar examples. performance. 7. Simulation. Review of simulation theory • What models are available to support sonar including advanced methodologies and engineering and oceanographic research. infrastructure tools. • How to select the most appropriate models based on 8. Demonstrations. Guided demonstrations user requirements. illustrate proper execution and interpretation of PC- • Models available at APL. based monostatic and bistatic sonar models. 10 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers A comprehensive tutorial designed for environmental professionals NEW! Summary This three-day course is designed for biologists, and conservation managers, who wish to enhance their understanding of the underlying principles of June 15-17, 2010 underwater and engineering acoustics needed to Silver Spring, Maryland evaluate the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine life. This course provides a framework for making $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) objective assessments of the impact of various types of sound sources. Critical topics are introduced through "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each clear and readily understandable heuristic models and Off The Course Tuition." graphics. Course Outline Instructors 1. Introduction. Review of the ocean Dr. William T. Ellison is president of Marine Acoustics, anthropogenic noise issue (public opinion, legal Inc., Middletown, RI. Dr. Ellison has over findings and regulatory approach), current state 45 years of field and laboratory experience of knowledge, and key references summarizing in underwater acoustics spanning sonar scientific findings to date. design, ASW tactics, software models and biological field studies. He is a graduate of 2. Acoustics of the Ocean Environment. the Naval Academy and holds the degrees Sound Propagation, Ambient Noise of MSME and Ph.D. from MIT. He has Characteristics. published numerous papers in the field of acoustics and is a co-author of the 2007 monograph Marine Mammal 3. Characteristics of Anthropogenic Sound Noise Exposure Criteria: Initial Scientific Sources. Impulsive (airguns, pile drivers, Recommendations, as well as a member of the ASA explosives), Coherent (sonars, acoustic modems, Technical Working Group on the impact of noise on Fish depth sounder. profilers), Continuous (shipping, and Turtles. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of offshore industrial activities). America and a Fellow of the Explorers Club. 4. Overview of Issues Related to Impact of Dr. Orest Diachok is a Marine Biophysicist at the Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Sound on Marine Wildlife. Marine Wildlife of Diachok has over 40 years experience in acoustical Interest (mammals, turtles and fish), Behavioral oceanography, and has published Disturbance and Potential for Injury, Acoustic numerous scientific papers. His career has Masking, Biological Significance, and Cumulative included tours with the Naval Effects. Seasonal Distribution and Behavioral Oceanographic Office, Naval Research Databases for Marine Wildlife. Laboratory and NATO Undersea Research Centre, where he served as Chief 5. Assessment of the Impact of Scientist. During the past 16 years his work Anthropogenic Sound. Source characteristics has focused on estimation of biological parameters from (spectrum, level, movement, duty cycle), acoustic measurements in the ocean. During this period Propagation characteristics (site specific he also wrote the required Environmental Assessments for character of water column and bathymetry his experiments. Dr. Diachok is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. measurements and database), Ambient Noise, Determining sound as received by the wildlife, absolute level and signal to noise, multipath What You Will Learn propagation and spectral spread. Appropriate • What are the key characteristics of man-made metrics and how to model, measure and sound sources and usage of correct metrics. evaluate. Issues for laboratory studies. • How to evaluate the resultant sound field from 6. Bioacoustics of Marine Wildlife. Hearing impulsive, coherent and continuous sources. Threshold, TTS and PTS, Vocalizations and • How are system characteristics measured and calibrated. Masking, Target Strength, Volume Scattering and Clutter. • What animal characteristics are important for assessing both impact and requirements for 7. Monitoring and Mitigation Requirements. monitoring/and mitigation. Passive Devices (fixed and towed systems), • Capabilities of passive and active monitoring and Active Devices, Matching Device Capabilities to mitigation systems. Environmental Requirements (examples of From this course you will obtain the knowledge to passive and active localization, long term perform basic assessments of the impact of monitoring, fish exposure testing). anthropogenic sources on marine life in specific ocean environments, and to understand the uncertainties in 8. Outstanding Research Issues in Marine your assessments. Acoustics. 11 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Vibration and Noise Control New Insights and Developments Summary March 15-18, 2010 This course is intended for engineers and scientists concerned with the vibration reduction Cleveland, Ohio and quieting of vehicles, devices, and equipment. It May 3-6, 2010 will emphasize understanding of the relevant phenomena and concepts in order to enable the Beltsville, Maryland participants to address a wide range of practical problems insightfully. The instructors will draw on $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) their extensive experience to illustrate the subject "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each matter with examples related to the participant’s Off The Course Tuition." specific areas of interest. Although the course will begin with a review and will include some demonstrations, participants ideally should have some prior acquaintance with vibration or noise fields. Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and the text Noise and Vibration Course Outline Control Engineering. 1. Review of Vibration Fundamentals from a Practical Perspective. The roles of energy and force Instructors balances. When to add mass, stiffeners, and damping. Dr. Eric Ungar has specialized in research and General strategy for attacking practical problems. consulting in vibration and noise for Comprehensive checklist of vibration control means. more than 40 years, published over 2. Structural Damping Demystified. Where 200 technical papers, and translated damping can and cannot help. How damping is and revised Structure-Borne Sound. measured. Overview of important damping He has led short courses at the mechanisms. Application principles. Dynamic behavior Pennsylvania State University for of plastic and elastomeric materials. Design of over 25 years and has presented treatments employing viscoelastic materials. numerous seminars worldwide. Dr. Ungar has 3. Expanded Understanding of Vibration served as President of the Acoustical Society of Isolation. Where transmissibility is and is not useful. America, as President of the Institute of Noise Some common misconceptions regarding inertia Control Engineering, and as Chairman of the bases, damping, and machine speed. Accounting for Design Engineering Division of the American support and machine frame flexibility, isolator mass Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASA honored him and wave effects, source reaction. Benefits and pitfalls with it’s Trent-Crede Medal in Shock and Vibration. of two-stage isolation. The role of active isolation ASME awarded him the Per Bruel Gold Medal for systems. Noise Control and Acoustics for his work on 4. The Power of Vibration Absorbers. How tuned vibrations of complex structures, structural dampers work. Effects of tuning, mass, damping. damping, and isolation. Optimization. How waveguide energy absorbers work. Dr. James Moore has, for the past twenty years, 5. Structure-borne Sound and High Frequency concentrated on the transmission of Vibration. Where modal and finite-element analyses noise and vibration in complex cannot work. Simple response estimation. What is Statistical Energy Analysis and how does it work? How structures, on improvements of noise waves propagate along structures and radiate sound. and vibration control methods, and on the enhancement of sound quality. 6. No-Nonsense Basics of Noise and its Control. He has developed Statistical Energy Review of levels, decibels, sound pressure, power, Analysis models for the investigation intensity, directivity. Frequency bands, filters, and measures of noisiness. Radiation efficiency. Overview of vibration and noise in complex structures such as of common noise sources. Noise control strategies and submarines, helicopters, and automobiles. He has means. been instrumental in the acquisition of corresponding data bases. He has participated in 7. Intelligent Measurement and Analysis. the development of active noise control systems, Diagnostic strategy. Selecting the right transducers; noise reduction coating and signal conditioning how and where to place them. The power of spectrum analyzers. Identifying and characterizing sources and means, as well as in the presentation of numerous paths. short courses and industrial training programs. 8. Coping with Noise in Rooms. Where sound absorption can and cannot help. Practical sound What You Will Learn absorbers and absorptive materials. Effects of full and • How to attack vibration and noise problems. partial enclosures. Sound transmission to adjacent areas. Designing enclosures, wrappings, and barriers. • What means are available for vibration and noise control. • How to make vibration isolation, damping, and absorbers 9. Ducts and Mufflers. Sound propagation in work. ducts. Duct linings. Reactive mufflers and side-branch resonators. Introduction to current developments in • How noise is generated and radiated, and how it can be reduced. active attenuation. 12 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Aerospace Simulations in C++ Apply the Power of C++ to Simulate Multi-Object Aerospace Vehicles May 11-12, 2010 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $1100 (8:30am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. What you need to know about the C++ language. Hands-on: Set up, run, and plot complete simulation. 2. Classes and hierarchical structure of a Summary typical aerospace simulation. C++ has become the computer language of choice for aerospace simulations. This two-day workshop Hands-on: Run satellite simulation. equips engineers and programmers with object 3. Modules and Matrix programming made oriented tools to model net centric simulations. easy with pointers. Features like polymorphism, inheritance, and encapsulation enable building engagement-level Hands-on: Run target simulation. simulations of diverse aerospace vehicles. To provide 4. Table look-up with derived classes. hands-on experience, the course alternates between lectures and computer experiments. The instructor Hands-on: Run UAV simulation with introduces C++ features together with modeling of aerodynamics and propulsion. aerodynamics, propulsion, and flight controls, while the 5. Event scheduling via input file. trainee executes and modifies the provided source code. Participants should bring an IBM PC compatible Hands-on: Control the UAV with autopilot. lap top computer with Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 or 6. Polymorphism populates the sky with 2008 (free download from MS). As prerequisites, vehicles. facility with C++ and familiarity with flight dynamics is highly desirable. The instructor’s textbook “Modeling Hands-on: Navigate multiple UAVs through and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics” is waypoints. provided for further studies. This course features the 7.Communication bus enables vehicles to CADAC++ architecture, but also highlights other talk to each other. architectures of aerospace simulations. It culminates in a net centric simulation of interacting UAVs, satellites Hands-on: Home on targets with UAVs. and targets, which may serve as the basis for further development. What You Will Learn Exploiting the rich features of C++ for aerospace Instructor simulations. Dr. Peter Zipfel is an Adjunct Associated Professor • How to use classes and inheritance to build flight at the University of Florida. He has vehicle models. taught courses in M&S, G&C and Flight • How run-time polymorphism makes multi-object Dynamics for 25 year, and C++ simulations possible. aerospace applications during the past • How to enable communication between five years. His 45 years of M&S encapsulated vehicle objects. experience was acquired at the Understanding the CADAC++ Architecture. German Helicopter Institute, the U.S. Army and Air Force. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow, • Learning the modular structure of vehicle serves on the AIAA Publication Committee and the subsystems. AIAA Professional Education Committee, and is a • Making changes to the code and the interfaces distinguished international lecturer. His most recent between modules. publications are all related to C++ aerospace • Experimenting with I/O. applications: “Building Aerospace Simulations in C++”, • Plotting with CADAC Studio. 2008; “Fundamentals of 6 DoF Aerospace Vehicle Simulation and Analysis in FORTRAN and C++”, 2004; Building UAV and satellite simulations. and “Advanced 6 DoF Aerospace Vehicle Simulation • Modeling aerodynamics, propulsion, guidance and Analysis in C++”, 2006, all published by AIAA. and control of a UAV. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 13
  • Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture NEW! Course Outline 1. Communications Payloads and Service April 6-8, 2010 Requirements. Bandwidth, coverage, services and applications; RF link characteristics and appropriate use of Beltsville, Maryland link budgets; bent pipe payloads using passive and active components; specific demands for broadband data, IP over $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) satellite, mobile communications and service availability; principles for using digital processing in system architecture, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and on-board processor examples at L band (non-GEO and Off The Course Tuition." GEO) and Ka band. 2. Systems Engineering to Meet Service Requirements. Transmission engineering of the satellite link Summary and payload (modulation and FEC, standards such as DVB- This three-day course provides communications and S2 and Adaptive Coding and Modulation, ATM and IP routing satellite systems engineers and system architects with a in space); optimizing link and payload design through consideration of traffic distribution and dynamics, link margin, comprehensive and accurate approach for the RF interference and frequency coordination requirements. specification and detailed design of the communications 3. Bent-pipe Repeater Design. Example of a detailed payload and its integration into a satellite system. Both block and level diagram, design for low noise amplification, standard bent pipe repeaters and digital processors (on down-conversion design, IMUX and band-pass filtering, group board and ground-based) are studied in depth, and delay and gain slope, AGC and linearizaton, power optimized from the standpoint of maximizing throughput amplification (SSPA and TWTA, linearization and parallel and coverage (single footprint and multi-beam). combining), OMUX and design for high power/multipactor, Applications in Fixed Satellite Service (C, X, Ku and Ka redundancy switching and reliability assessment. bands) and Mobile Satellite Service (L and S bands) are 4. Spacecraft Antenna Design and Performance. Fixed addressed as are the requirements of the associated reflector systems (offset parabola, Gregorian, Cassegrain) ground segment for satellite control and the provision of feeds and feed systems, movable and reconfigurable services to end users. antennas; shaped reflectors; linear and circular polarization. 5. Communications Payload Performance Budgeting. Gain to Noise Temperature Ratio (G/T), Saturation Flux Instructor Density (SFD), and Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP); repeater gain/loss budgeting; frequency stability and Bruce R. Elbert (MSEE, MBA) is president of phase noise; third-order intercept (3ICP), gain flatness, group Application Technology Strategy, Inc., delay; non-linear phase shift (AM/PM); out of band rejection Thousand Oaks, California; and Adjunct and amplitude non-linearity (C3IM and NPR). Prof of Engineering, Univ of Wisc, 6. On-board Digital Processor Technology. A/D and Madison. D/A conversion, digital signal processing for typical channels He is a recognized satellite and formats (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); demodulation and remodulation, multiplexing and packet switching; static and communications expert with 40 years of dynamic beam forming; design requirements and service experience in satellite communications impacts. payload and systems design engineering beginning at 7. Multi-beam Antennas. Fixed multi-beam antennas COMSAT Laboratories and including 25 years with using multiple feeds, feed layout and isloation; phased array Hughes Electronics. He has contributed to the design and approaches using reflectors and direct radiating arrays; on- construction of major communications, including Intelsat, board versus ground-based beamforming. Inmarsat, Galaxy, Thuraya, DIRECTV and Palapa A. 8. RF Interference and Spectrum Management He has written eight books, including: The Satellite Considerations. Unraveling the FCC and ITU international Communication Applications Handbook, Second Edition, regulatory and coordination process; choosing frequency The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth bands that address service needs; development of regulatory Station Handbook, and Introduction to Satellite and frequency coordination strategy based on successful case studies. Communication, Third Edition. 9. Ground Segment Selection and Optimization. Overall architecture of the ground segment: satellite TT&C What You Will Learn and communications services; earth station and user terminal capabilities and specifications (fixed and mobile); modems • How to transform system and service requirements into and baseband systems; selection of appropriate antenna payload specifications and design elements. based on link requirements and end-user/platform • What are the specific characteristics of payload considerations. components, such as antennas, LNAs, microwave filters, 10. Earth station and User Terminal Tradeoffs: RF channel and power amplifiers, and power combiners. tradeoffs (RF power, EIRP, G/T); network design for provision • What space and ground architecture to employ when of service (star, mesh and hybrid networks); portability and evaluating on-board processing and multiple beam mobility. antennas, and how these may be configured for optimum 11. Performance and Capacity Assessment. end-to-end performance. Determining capacity requirements in terms of bandwidth, • How to understand the overall system architecture and the power and network operation; selection of the air interface capabilities of ground segment elements - hubs and remote (multiple access, modulation and coding); interfaces with terminals - to integrate with the payload, constellation and satellite and ground segment; relationship to available standards in current use and under development. end-to-end system. • From this course you will obtain the knowledge, skill and 12. Satellite System Verification Methodology. Verification engineering for the payload and ground segment; ability to configure a communications payload based on its where and how to review sources of available technology and service requirements and technical features. You will software to evaluate subsystem and system performance; understand the engineering processes and device guidelines for overseeing development and evaluating characteristics that determine how the payload is put alternate technologies and their sources; example of a together and operates in a state - of - the - art complete design of a communications payload and system telecommunications system to meet user needs. architecture. 14 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics Military, Civilian and Deep-Space Applications Eac will rece h student ive a fr Summary Navigato ee GPS r! Award-winning rocket scientist Thomas S. Logsdon has carefully tailored this comprehensive 4-day short course to serve the needs of those military, aerospace, and defense-industry professionals who must understand, design, and manage today’s increasingly complicated and demanding aerospace missions. March 22-25, 2010 Each topic is illustrated with one-page Cape Canaveral, Florida mathematical derivations and numerical examples that use actual published June 21-24, 2010 inputs from real-world rockets, satellites, and spacecraft missions. Beltsville, Maryland The lessons help you lay out performance-optimal missions in $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) concert with your professional colleagues. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, has worked on the Navstar GPS and other related Course Outline technologies at the Naval Ordinance Laboratory, 1. Concepts from Astrodynamics. Kepler’s Laws. McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Newton’s clever generalizations. Evaluating the earth’s Aerospace, and Rockwell International. His research gravitational parameter. Launch azimuths and ground- projects and consulting assignments have included the trace geometry. Orbital perturbations. Transit Navigation Satellites, The Tartar and Talos 2. Satellite Orbits. Isaac Newton’s vis viva shipboard missiles, and the Navstar equation. Orbital energy and angular momentum. GPS. In addition, he has helped put Gravity wells. The six classical Keplerian orbital astronauts on the moon and guide their elements. Station-keeping maneuvers. colleagues on rendezvous missions 3. Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals. Momentum headed toward the Skylab capsule, and calculations. Specific impulse. The rocket equation. helped fly space probes to the nearby Building efficient liquid and solid rockets. Performance planets. calculations. Multi-stage rocket design. Some of his more challenging assignments have 4. Enhancing a Rocket’s Performance. Optimal included trajectory optimization, constellation design, fuel biasing techniques. The programmed mixture ratio booster rocket performance enhancement, spacecraft scheme. Optimal trajectory shaping. Iterative least survivability, differential navigation and booster rocket squares hunting procedures. Trajectory reconstruction. guidance using the GPS signals. Determining the best estimate of propellant mass. Tom Logsdon has taught short courses and lectured 5. Expendable Rockets and Reusable Space in 31 different countries. He has written and published Shuttles. Operational characteristics, performance 40 technical papers and journal articles, a dozen of curves. Single-stage-to-orbit vehicles. which have dealt with military and civilian 6. Powered Flight Maneuvers. The classical radionavigation techniques. He is also the author of 29 Hohmann transfer maneuver. Multi-impulse and low- technical books on a variet of mathematical, thrust maneuvers. Plane-change maneuvers. The bi- engineering and scientific subjects. These include elliptic transfer. Relative motion plots. Military evasive Understanding the Navstar, Orbital Mechanics: Theory maneuvers. Deorbit techniques. Planetary swingbys and Applications, Mobile Communication Satellites, and ballistic capture maneuvers. and The Navstar Global Positioning System. 7. Optimal Orbit Selection. Polar and sun- synchronous orbits. Geostationary orbits and their major perturbations. ACE-orbit constellations. What You Will Learn Lagrangian libration point orbits. Halo orbits. • How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it to a new location? Interplanetary trajectories. Mars-mission opportunities and deep-space trajectories. • How do we design a performance-optimal constellation of satellites? 8. Constellation Selection Trades. Existing • Why do planetary swingby maneuvers provide such civilian and military constellations. Constellation design profound gains in performance, and what do we pay for techniques. John Walker’s rosette configurations. these important performance gains? Captain Draim’s constellations. Repeating ground- • How can we design the best multistage rocket for a trace orbits. Earth coverage simulation routines. particular mission? 9. Cruising along JPL’s Invisible Rivers of • What are Lagrangian libration-point orbits? Which ones are Gravity in Space. Equipotential surfaces. 3- dynamically stable? How can we place satellites into halo dimensional manifolds. Developing NASA’s clever orbits circling around these moving points in space? Genesis mission. Capturing stardust in space. • What are JPL’s gravity tubes? How were they discovered? Simulating thick bundles of chaotic trajectories. How are they revolutionizing the exploration of space? Experiencing tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 15
  • Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance for Satellite Communications NEW! June 7-10, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline Off The Course Tuition." 1. Ground Segment and Earth Station Technical Aspects. Evolution of satellite communication earth stations— Summary teleports and hubs • Earth station design philosophy for performance and operational effectiveness • Engineering This intensive four-day course is intended for principles • Propagation considerations • The isotropic source, satellite communications engineers, earth station line of sight, antenna principles • Atmospheric effects: design professionals, and operations and maintenance troposphere (clear air and rain) and ionosphere (Faraday and managers and technical staff. The course provides a scintillation) • Rain effects and rainfall regions • Use of the DAH proven approach to the design of modern earth and Crane rain models • Modulation systems (QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, GMSK, 8PSK, 16 QAM, and 32 APSK) • Forward error stations, from the system level down to the critical correction techniques (Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, Turbo, and elements that determine the performance and reliability LDPC codes) • Transmission equation and its relationship to the of the facility. We address the essential technical link budget • Radio frequency clearance and interference properties in the baseband and RF, and delve deeply consideration • RFI prediction techniques • Antenna sidelobes into the block diagram, budgets and specification of (ITU-R Rec 732) • Interference criteria and coordination • Site earth stations and hubs. Also addressed are practical selection • RFI problem identification and resolution. approaches for the procurement and implementation of 2. Major Earth Station Engineering. RF terminal design and optimization. Antennas for major the facility, as well as proper practices for O&M and earth stations (fixed and tracking, LP and CP) • Upconverter and testing throughout the useful life. The overall HPA chain (SSPA, TWTA, and KPA) • LNA/LNB and methodology assures that the earth station meets its downconverter chain. Optimization of RF terminal configuration requirements in a cost effective and manageable and performance (redundancy, power combining, and safety) • manner. Each student will receive a copy of Bruce R. Baseband equipment configuration and integration • Designing Elbert’s text The Satellite Communication Ground and verifying the terrestrial interface • Station monitor and control • Facility design and implementation • Prime power and Segment and Earth Station Engineering Handbook, UPS systems. Developing environmental requirements (HVAC) Artech House, 2001. • Building design and construction • Grounding and lightening control. 3. Hub Requirements and Supply. Instructor Earth station uplink and downlink gain budgets • EIRP Bruce R. Elbert, MSc (EE), MBA, President, budget • Uplink gain budget and equipment requirements • G/T Application Technology Strategy, Inc., budget • Downlink gain budget • Ground segment supply Thousand Oaks, California; and process • Equipment and system specifications • Format of a Request for Information • Format of a Request for Proposal • Adjunct Professor, College of Proposal evaluations • Technical comparison criteria • Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Operational requirements • Cost-benefit and total cost of Madison. Mr. Elbert is a recognized ownership. satellite communications expert and 4. Link Budget Analysis using SatMaster Tool . has been involved in the satellite and Standard ground rules for satellite link budgets • Frequency telecommunications industries for over 30 years. He band selection: L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka. Satellite footprints (EIRP, founded ATSI to assist major private and public sector G/T, and SFD) and transponder plans • Introduction to the user interface of SatMaster • File formats: antenna pointing, organizations that develop and operate cutting-edge database, digital link budget, and regenerative repeater link networks using satellite technologies and services. budget • Built-in reference data and calculators • Example of a During 25 years with Hughes Electronics, he directed digital one-way link budget (DVB-S) using equations and the design of several major satellite projects, including SatMaster • Transponder loading and optimum multi-carrier Palapa A, Indonesia’s original satellite system; the backoff • Review of link budget optimization techniques using Galaxy follow-on system (the largest and most the program’s built-in features • Minimize required transponder resources • Maximize throughput • Minimize receive dish size • successful satellite TV system in the world); and the Minimize transmit power • Example: digital VSAT network with development of the first GEO mobile satellite system multi-carrier operation • Hub optimization using SatMaster. capable of serving handheld user terminals. Mr. Elbert 5. Earth Terminal Maintenance Requirements and was also ground segment manager for the Hughes Procedures. system, which included eight teleports and 3 VSAT • Outdoor systems • Antennas, mounts and waveguide • hubs. He served in the US Army Signal Corps as a Field of view • Shelter, power and safety • Indoor RF and IF radio communications officer and instructor. systems • Vendor requirements by subsystem • Failure modes and routine testing. By considering the technical, business, and 6. VSAT Basseband Hub Maintenance Requirements operational aspects of satellite systems, Mr. Elbert has and Procedures. contributed to the operational and economic success IF and modem equipment • Performance evaluation • Test of leading organizations in the field. He has written procedures • TDMA control equipment and software • Hardware seven books on telecommunications and IT, including and computers • Network management system • System Introduction to Satellite Communication, Third Edition software (Artech House, 2008). The Satellite Communication 7. Hub Procurement and Operation Case Study. General requirements and life-cycle • Block diagram • Applications Handbook, Second Edition (Artech Functional division into elements for design and procurement • House, 2004); The Satellite Communication Ground System level specifications • Vendor options • Supply Segment and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, specifications and other requirements • RFP definition • 2001), the course text. Proposal evaluation • O&M planning 16 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • GPS Technology GPS Solutions for Military, Civilian & Aerospace Applications March 29 - April 1, 2010 Eac will rece h student ive a fr Cape Canaveral, Florida Navigato ee GPS r! May 17-20, 2010 Dayton, Ohio June 28 - July 1, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland August 23-26, 2010 Summary Laurel, Maryland In this popular 4-day short course, $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) GPS expert Tom Logsdon will describe in detail how precise "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each radionavigation systems work and review Off The Course Tuition." the many practical benefits they provide to military and civilian users in space and around the globe. Course Outline Through practical demonstration you will learn how 1. Radionavigation Principles. Active and passive a GPS receiver works, how to operate it in various radionavigation systems. Spherical and hyperbolic lines situations, and how to interpret the positioning of position. Position and velocity solutions. Spaceborne solutions it provides. atomic clocks. Websites and other sources of Each topic includes practical derivations and real- information. Building a $143 billion business in space. world examples using published inputs from the 2. The Three Major Segments of the GPS. Signal literature and from the instructors personal and structure and pseudorandom codes. Modulation professional experiences. techniques. Military performance enhancements. Relativistic time dilations. Inverted navigation solutions. 3. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering "The presenter was very energetic and truly Techniques. Taylor series expansions. Numerical passionate about the material" iteration. Doppler shift solutions. Satellite selection algorithms. Kalman filtering algorithms. " Tom Logsdon is the best teacher I have ever 4. Designing an Effective GPS Receiver. Annotated block diagrams. Antenna design. Code had. His knowledge is excellent. He is a 10!" tracking and carrier tracking loops. Software modules. Commercial chipsets. Military receivers. Shuttle and "The instructor displayed awesome knowl- space station receivers. edge of the GPS and space technology…very 5. Military Applications. The worldwide common knowledgeable instructor. Spoke grid. Military test-range applications.Tactical and strategic applications. Autonomy and survivability clearly…Good teaching style. Encouraged enhancements. Precision guided munitions. Smart questions and discussion." bombs and artillery projectiles. 6. Integrated Navigation Systems. Mechanical and "Mr. Logsdon did a bang-up job explaining Strapdown implementations. Ring lasers and fiber-optic and deriving the theories of special/general gyros. Integrated navigation. Military applications. Key features of the C-MIGITS integrated nav system. relativity–and how they are associated with 7. Differential Navigation and Pseudosatellites. the GPS navigation solutions." Special committee 104’s data exchange protocols. Global data distribution. Wide-area differential "I loved his one-page mathematical deriva- navigation. Pseudosatellite concepts and test results. tions and the important points they illus- 8. Carrier-Aided Solutions. The interferometry trate." concept. Double differencing techniques. Attitude determination receivers. Navigation of the Topex and NASA’s twin Grace satellites. Dynamic and Kinematic "Instructor was very knowledgeable and re- orbit determination. Motorola’s Spaceborne Monarch lated to his students very well–and with receiver. Relativistic time dilation derivations. sparkling good humor!" 9. The Navstar Satellites. Subsystem descriptions. On-orbit test results. The Block I, II, IIR, and IIF satellites, Block III concepts. Orbital Perturbations and "The lecture was truly an expert in his field modeling techniques. Stationkeeping maneuvers. Earth and delivered an entertaining and technically shadowing characteristic. Repeating ground-trace well-balanced presentation." geometry. 10. Russia’s Glonass Constellation. Performance "Excellent instructor! Wonderful teaching comparisons between the GPS and Glonass. Orbital mechanics considerations. Military survivability. skills! This was honestly, the best class I Spacecraft subsystems. Russia’s SL-12 Proton booster. have had since leaving the university." Building dual-capability GPS/Glonass receivers. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 17
  • Ground Systems Design and Operation May 18-20, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This course provides a practical introduction to all Off The Course Tuition." aspects of ground system design and operation. Starting with basic communications principles, an understanding is developed of ground system architectures and system design issues. The function of major ground system elements is explained, leading to a discussion of day-to-day operations. The course concludes with a discussion of current trends in Ground System design and operations. Course Outline This course is intended for engineers, technical 1. The Link Budget. An introduction to managers, and scientists who are interested in basic communications system principles and acquiring a working understanding of ground systems theory; system losses, propagation effects, as an introduction to the field or to help broaden their overall understanding of space mission systems and Ground Station performance, and frequency mission operations. It is also ideal for technical selection. professionals who need to use, manage, operate, or 2. Ground System Architecture and purchase a ground system. System Design. An overview of ground system topology providing an introduction to Instructor ground system elements and technologies. Steve Gemeny is Principal Program Engineer at 3. Ground System Elements. An element Syntonics LLC in Columbia, Maryland. Formerly Senior Member of the by element review of the major ground station Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins subsystems, explaining roles, parameters, University Applied Physics Laboratory limitations, tradeoffs, and current technology. where he served as Ground Station 4. Figure of Merit (G/T). An introduction to Lead for the TIMED mission to explore the key parameter used to characterize Earth’s atmosphere and Lead Ground System Engineer on the New Horizons mission to satellite ground station performance, bringing explore Pluto by 2020. Prior to joining the Applied all ground station elements together to form a Physics Laboratory, Mr. Gemeny held numerous complete system. engineering and technical sales positions with Orbital 5. Modulation Basics. An introduction to Sciences Corporation, Mobile TeleSystems Inc. and modulation types, signal sets, analog and COMSAT Corporation beginning in 1980. Mr. Gemeny is an experienced professional in the field of Ground digital modulation schemes, and modulator - Station and Ground System design in both the demodulator performance characteristics. commercial world and on NASA Science missions with 6. Ranging and Tracking. A discussion of a wealth of practical knowledge spanning nearly three ranging and tracking for orbit determination. decades. Mr. Gemeny delivers his experiences and knowledge to his students with an informative and 7. Ground System Networks and entertaining presentation style. Standards. A survey of several ground system networks and standards with a discussion of applicability, advantages, What You Will Learn disadvantages, and alternatives. • The fundamentals of ground system design, architecture and technology. 8. Ground System Operations. A • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the spacecraft-to- discussion of day-to-day operations in a typical ground communications link. ground system including planning and staffing, • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the design and spacecraft commanding, health and status implementation of a ground system. monitoring, data recovery, orbit determination, • The capabilities and limitations of the various and orbit maintenance. modulation types (FM, PSK, QPSK). 9. Trends in Ground System Design. A • The fundamentals of ranging and orbit determination discussion of the impact of the current cost and for orbit maintenance. schedule constrained approach on Ground • Basic day-to-day operations practices and System design and operation, including COTS procedures for typical ground systems. hardware and software systems, autonomy, • Current trends and recent experiences in cost and and unattended “lights out” operations. schedule constrained operations. 18 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • IP Networking Over Satellite For Government, Military & Commercial Enterprises Summary June 22-24, 2010 This three-day course is designed for satellite engineers and managers in government and industry who Beltsville, Maryland need to increase their understanding of the Internet and how Internet Protocols (IP) can be used to transmit data $1590 (8:30am - 5:00pm) and voice over satellites. IP has become the worldwide "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each standard for data communications. Satellites extend the Off The Course Tuition." reach of the Internet and Intranets. Satellites deliver multicast content efficiently anywhere in the world. With these benefits come challenges. Satellite delay and bit errors can impact performance. Satellite links must be integrated with terrestrial networks. Space segment is expensive; there are routing and security issues. This Course Outline course explains the techniques and architectures used to 1. Introduction. mitigate these challenges. Quantitative techniques for 2. Fundamentals of Data Networking. Packet understanding throughput and response time are switching, circuit switching, Seven Layer Model (ISO). presented. System diagrams describe the Wide Area Networks including, Frame Relay, ATM, Aloha, satellite/terrestrial interface. The course notes provide an DVB. Local Area Networks, Ethernet. Physical up-to-date reference. An extensive bibliography is communications layer. supplied. 3. The Internet and its P rotocols. The Internet Protocol (IP). Addressing, Routing, Multicasting. Instructor Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Impact of bit errors Burt H. Liebowitz is Principal Network Engineer at the and propagation delay on TCP-based applications. User MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, specializing in the Datagram Protocol (UDP). Introduction to higher level analysis of wireless services. He has more services. NAT and tunneling. Impact of IP Version 6. than 30 years experience in computer 4. Quality of Service Issues in the Internet. QoS networking, the last six of which have factors for streams and files. Performance of voice and focused on Internet-over-satellite services. video over IP. Response time for web object retrievals He was President of NetSat Express Inc., using HTTP. Methods for improving QoS: ATM, MPLS, a leading provider of such services. Before Differentiated services, RSVP. Priority processing and that he was Chief Technical Officer for packet discard in routers. Caching and performance Loral Orion (now Cyberstar), responsible for Internet-over- enhancement. Network Management and Security issues satellite access products. Mr. Liebowitz has authored two including the impact of encryption in a satellite network. books on distributed processing and numerous articles on 5. Satellite Data Networking Architectures. computing and communications systems. He has lectured Geosynchronous satellites. The link budget, modulation extensively on computer networking. He holds three and coding techniques, bandwidth efficiency. Ground patents for a satellite-based data networking system. Mr. station architectures for data networking: Point to Point, Liebowitz has B.E.E. and M.S. in Mathematics degrees Point to Multipoint. Shared outbound carriers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S.E.E. incorporating Frame Relay, DVB. Return channels for from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. shared outbound systems: TDMA, CDMA, Aloha, After taking this course you will understand how the DVB/RCS. Meshed networks for Intranets. Suppliers of Internet works and how to implement satellite-based DAMA systems. networks that provide Internet access, multicast 6. System Design and Economic Issues. Cost content delivery services, and mission-critical factors for Backbone Internet and Direct to the home Intranet services to users around the world. Internet services. Mission critical Intranet issues including asymmetric routing, reliable multicast, impact of user mobility. A content delivery case history. What You Will Learn 7. A TDMA/DAMA Design Example. Integrating voice • How packet switching works and how it enables voice and and data requirements in a mission-critical Intranet. Cost data networking. and bandwidth efficiency comparison of SCPC, • The rules and protocols for packet switching in the Internet. standards-based TDMA/DAMA and proprietary • How to use satellites as essential elements in mission TDMA/DAMA approaches. Tradeoffs associated with critical data networks. VOIP approach and use of encryption. • How to understand and overcome the impact of 8. Predicting Performance in Mission Critical propagation delay and bit errors on throughput and Networks. Queuing theory helps predict response time. response time in satellite-based IP networks. Single server and priority queues. A design case history, • How to link satellite and terrestrial circuits to create hybrid using queuing theory to determine how much bandwidth is IP networks. needed to meet response time goals in a voice and data • How to select the appropriate system architectures for network. Use of simulation to predict performance. Internet access, enterprise and content delivery networks. 9. A View of the Future. Impact of Ka-band and spot • How to design satellite-based networks to meet user beam satellites. Benefits and issues associated with throughput and response time requirements. Onboard Processing. LEO, MEO, GEOs. Descriptions of • The impact on cost and performance of new technology, current and proposed commercial and military satellite such as LEOs, Ka band, on-board processing, inter- systems. Low-cost ground station technology. satellite links. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 19
  • Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction March 9-11, 2010 Testimonial: Albuquerque, New Mexico …I truly enjoyed June 8-10, 2010 your course and hearing of your Beltsville, Maryland adventures in the Satellite business. September 21-23, 2010 You have a definite Los Angeles, California gift in teaching style and explanations.” $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." This introductory course has recently been expanded to three days by popular demand. It has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for more than two Course Outline decades, to rave reviews. The course is intended primarily for 1. Satellites and Telecommunication. Introduction non-technical people who must understand the entire field of and historical background. Legal and regulatory commercial satellite communications, and who must environment of satellite telecommunications: industry understand and communicate with engineers and other issues; standards and protocols; regulatory bodies; technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical satellite services and applications; steps to licensing a personnel moving into the industry who need a quick and system. Telecommunications users, applications, and thorough overview of what is going on in the industry, and who markets: fixed services, broadcast services, mobile need an example of how to communicate with less technical services, navigation services. individuals. The course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions buzzwords, and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of and measurements: decibels. The spectrum and its uses: commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, properties of waves; frequency bands; bandwidth. Analog and business environment. and digital signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, Concepts are explained at a basic level, minimizing the modulation, multiplexing, networks and protocols. Signal use of math, and providing real-world examples. Several quality, quantity, and noise: measures of signal quality; calculations of important concepts such as link budgets are noise; limits to capacity; advantages of digital. presented for illustrative purposes, but the details need not be 3. The Space Segment. The space environment: understood in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts gravity, radiation, solid material. Orbits: types of orbits; illustrated. The first section provides non-technical people geostationary orbits; non-geostationary orbits. Orbital with the technical background necessary to understand the slots, frequencies, footprints, and coverage: slots; satellite space and earth segments of the industry, culminating with spacing; eclipses; sun interference. Out to launch: the importance of the link budget. The concluding section of launcher’s job; launch vehicles; the launch campaign; the course provides an overview of the business issues, launch bases. Satellite systems and construction: including major operators, regulation and legal issues, and structure and busses; antennas; power; thermal control; issues and trends affecting the industry. Attendees receive a stationkeeping and orientation; telemetry and command. copy of the instructor's new textbook, Satellite Satellite operations: housekeeping and communications. Communications for the Non-Specialist, and will have time to discuss issues pertinent to their interests. 4. The Ground Segment. Earth stations: types, hardware, and pointing. Antenna properties: gain; directionality; limits on sidelobe gain. Space loss, Instructor electronics, EIRP, and G/T: LNA-B-C’s; signal flow through an earth station. Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite telecommunications and the space sciences. 5. The Satellite Earth Link. Atmospheric effects on For a more than twenty-five years he has signals: rain; rain climate models; rain fade margins. Link presented professional seminars on satellite budgets: C/N and Eb/No. Multiple access: SDMA, FDMA, technology and on telecommunications to TDMA, CDMA; demand assignment; on-board satisfied individuals and businesses multiplexing. throughout the United States, Canada, Latin 6. Satellite Communications Systems. Satellite America, Europe and Asia. communications providers: satellite competitiveness; Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical competitors; basic economics; satellite systems and and/or business consultant to NASA, Arianespace, GTE operators; using satellite systems. Issues, trends, and the Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., Moffett-Larson- future. Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, Hewlett-Packard, and the International Communications Satellite Society of Japan, among others. He has appeared as an invited expert What You Will Learn witness before Congressional subcommittees and was an • How do commercial satellites fit into the invited witness before the National Commission on Space. He telecommunications industry? was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the annual • How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated? The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication • How do earth stations function? Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author of six books and hundreds of articles in the space sciences. • What is a link budget and why is it important? He has been chairman of several international satellite • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? conferences, and a speaker at many others. • What are the issues and trends driving the industry? 20 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Satellite Communication Systems Engineering A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals March 16-18, 2010 Course Outline Boulder, Colorado 1. Mission Analysis. Kepler’s laws. Circular and elliptical satellite orbits. Altitude regimes. Period of revolution. Geostationary Orbit. Orbital elements. Ground June 15-17, 2010 trace. Beltsville, Maryland 2. Earth-Satellite Geometry. Azimuth and elevation. Slant range. Coverage area. September 14-16, 2010 3. Signals and Spectra. Properties of a sinusoidal wave. Synthesis and analysis of an arbitrary waveform. Beltsville, Maryland Fourier Principle. Harmonics. Fourier series and Fourier transform. Frequency spectrum. $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 4. Methods of Modulation. Overview of modulation. Carrier. Sidebands. Analog and digital modulation. Need "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each for RF frequencies. Off The Course Tuition." 5. Analog Modulation. Amplitude Modulation (AM). Frequency Modulation (FM). Instructor 6. Digital Modulation. Analog to digital conversion. BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK FSK, QAM. Coherent detection and Dr. Robert A. Nelson is president of Satellite carrier recovery. NRZ and RZ pulse shapes. Power spectral Engineering Research Corporation, a density. ISI. Nyquist pulse shaping. Raised cosine filtering. consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland, 7. Bit Error Rate. Performance objectives. Eb/No. with clients in both commercial industry Relationship between BER and Eb/No. Constellation and government. Dr. Nelson holds the diagrams. Why do BPSK and QPSK require the same degree of Ph.D. in physics from the power? University of Maryland and is a licensed 8. Coding. Shannon’s theorem. Code rate. Coding gain. Professional Engineer. He is coauthor of Methods of FEC coding. Hamming, BCH, and Reed- the textbook Satellite Communication Solomon block codes. Convolutional codes. Viterbi and Systems Engineering, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 1993). sequential decoding. Hard and soft decisions. He is a member of IEEE, AIAA, APS, AAPT, AAS, IAU, Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. Trellis coding. and ION. 9. Bandwidth. Equivalent (noise) bandwidth. Occupied bandwidth. Allocated bandwidth. Relationship between bandwidth and data rate. Dependence of bandwidth on Additional Materials methods of modulation and coding. Tradeoff between In addition to the course notes, each participant will bandwidth and power. Emerging trends for bandwidth efficient modulation. receive a book of collected tutorial articles written by 10. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Frequency bands the instructor and soft copies of the link budgets used for satellite communication. ITU regulations. Fixed discussed in the course. Satellite Service. Direct Broadcast Service. Digital Audio Radio Service. Mobile Satellite Service. Testimonials 11. Earth Stations. Facility layout. RF components. Network Operations Center. Data displays. “Great handouts. Great presentation. 12. Antennas. Antenna patterns. Gain. Half power Great real-life course note examples beamwidth. Efficiency. Sidelobes. and cd. The instructor made good use 13. System Temperature. Antenna temperature. LNA. Noise figure. Total system noise temperature. of student’s experiences." 14. Satellite Transponders. Satellite communications payload architecture. Frequency plan. Transponder gain. “Very well prepared and presented. TWTA and SSPA. Amplifier characteristics. Nonlinearity. Intermodulation products. SFD. Backoff. The instructor has an excellent grasp 15. The RF Link. Decibel (dB) notation. Equivalent of material and articulates it well” isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Figure of Merit (G/T). Free space loss. WhyPower flux density. Carrier to noise ratio. “Outstanding at explaining and The RF link equation. defining quantifiably the theory 16. Link Budgets. Communications link calculations. Uplink, downlink, and composite performance. Link underlying the concepts.” budgets for single carrier and multiple carrier operation. Detailed worked examples. “Fantastic! It couldn’t have been more 17. Performance Measurements. Satellite modem. relevant to my work.” Use of a spectrum analyzer to measure bandwidth, C/N, and Eb/No. Comparison of actual measurements with theory using a mobile antenna and a geostationary satellite. “Very well organized. Excellent 18. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency division reference equations and theory. Good multiple access (FDMA). Time division multiple access (TDMA). Code division multiple access (CDMA) or spread examples.” spectrum. Capacity estimates. 19. Polarization. Linear and circular polarization. “Good broad general coverage of a Misalignment angle. complex subject.” 20. Rain Loss. Rain attenuation. Crane rain model. Effect on G/T. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 21
  • Satellite Design & Technology Cost-Effective Design for Today's Missions Course Outline 1. Space Systems Engineering. Elements of space April 20-23, 2010 systems engineering. Setting the objective. Establishing requirements. System "drivers." Mission analysis and Beltsville, Maryland design. Budgeted items. Margins. Project phases. Design reviews. $1650 3.5 Days (8:30am - 4:30pm) 2. Designing for the Space Environment. Vacuum "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and drag. Microgravity. Temperature and thermal Off The Course Tuition." gradients. Magnetic field. Ultraviolet. Solar pressure. Ionizing radiation. Spacecraft charging. Space debris. Pre-launch and launch environments. Summary 3. Orbits and Astrodynamics. Review of spacecraft Renewed emphasis on cost effective missions requires orbital mechanics. Coordinate systems. Orbital elements. up-to-date knowledge of satellite technology and an in- Selecting an orbit. Orbital transfer. Specialized orbits. depth understanding of the systems engineering issues. Orbit perturbations. Interplanetary missions. Together, these give satellite engineers and managers options in selecting lower cost approaches to building 4. On-Orbit Propulsion and Launch Systems. Mathematical formulation of rocket equations. Spacecraft reliable spacecraft. This 3-1/2 day course covers all the onboard propulsion systems. Station keeping and attitude important technologies needed to develop lower cost control. Satellite launch options. space systems. In addition to covering the traditional flight hardware disciplines, attention is given to integration and 5. Attitude Determination and Control. Spacecraft testing, software, and R&QA. attitude dynamics. Attitude torque modeling. Attitude sensors and actuators. Passive and active attitude control. The emphasis is on the enabling technology Attitude estimators and controllers. New applications, developments, including new space launch options that methods, HW. permit doing more with less in space today. Case studies 6. Spacecraft Power Systems. Power source options. and examples drawn from modern satellite missions Energy storage, control, and distribution. Power pinpoint the key issues and tradeoffs in modern design converters. Designing the small satellite power system. and illustrate lessons learned from past successes and failures. Technical specialists will also find the broad 7. Spacecraft Thermal Control. Heat transfer fundamentals for spacecraft.Modern thermal materials. perspective and system engineering viewpoint useful in Active vs. passive thermal control. The thermal design communicating with other specialists to analyze design procedure. options and tradeoffs. The course notes provide an authoritative reference that focuses on proven techniques 8. Spacecraft Configuration and Structure. and guidelines for understanding, designing, and Structural design requirements and interfaces. Requirements for launch, staging, spin stabilization. managing modern satellite systems. Design, analysis, and test. Modern structural materials and design concepts. Margins of safety. Structural Instructors dynamics and testing. Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience including 19 9. Spacecraft RF Communications. RF signal years as Chief Engineer of the Johns Hopkins Applied transmission. Antennas. One-way range equation. Physics Laboratory Space Department, Properties and peculiarities of the space channel. which has designed and built 64 spacecraft. Modulating the RF. Dealing with noise. Link margin. Error He joined APL in 1964, designing high correction. RF link design. reliability spacecraft command, 10. Spacecraft Command and Telemetry. Command communications, and navigation systems and receivers, decoders, and processors. Command holds several patents in this field. He has led messages. Synchronization, error detection and many of APL's system and spacecraft correction. Encryption and authentication. Telemetry conceptual designs. Fellow of the British systems. Sensors, signal conditioning, and A/D Interplanetary Society, Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and conversion. Frame formatting. Packetization. Data coauthor of Fundamentals of Space Systems. compression. Dr. Jerry Krassner has been involved in aerospace R&D for 11. Spacecraft On-board Computing. Central over 30 years. Over this time, he has processing units for space. Memory types. Mass storage. participated in or led a variety of activities with Processor input/output. Spacecraft buses. Fault tolerance primary technical focus on sensor systems and redundancy. Radiation hardness, upset, and latchup. R&D, and business focus on new concept Hardware/software tradeoffs. Software development and development and marketing. He has engineering. authored over 60 research papers, served on advisory panels for DARPA and the Navy, and 12. Reliability and Quality Assurance. Hi-rel was a member of the US Air Force Scientific principles: lessons learned. Designing for reliability. Using Advisory Board (for which he was awarded the USAF Civilian redundancy effectively. Margins and derating. Parts Exemplary Service Award). Jerry was a founding member, quality and process control. Configuration management. and past Chairman, of the MASINT Association. Currently, he Quality assurance, inspection, and test. ISO 9000. is a consultant to a National Security organization, and acting 13. Integration and Test. Planning for I&T. Ground chief scientist for an office in OSD, responsible for support systems. I&T facilities. Verification matrix. Test identification and assessment of new enabling technologies. plans and other important documents. Testing Jerry has a PhD in Physics and Astronomy from the University subsystems. Spacecraft level testing. Launch site of Rochester. operations. Which tests are worthwhile, which aren’t? 22 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Satellite RF Communications and Onboard Processing Effective Design for Today’s Spacecraft Systems April 13-15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Successful systems engineering requires a broad understanding of the important principles of modern Course Outline satellite communications and onboard data processing. 1. RF Signal Transmission. Propagation of radio This course covers both theory and practice, with waves, antenna properties and types, one-way radar emphasis on the important system engineering principles, range equation. Peculiarities of the space channel. tradeoffs, and rules of thumb. The latest technologies are Special communications orbits. Modulation of RF covered, including those needed for constellations of carriers. satellites. 2. Noise and Link Budgets. Sources of noise, This course is recommended for engineers and effects of noise on communications, system noise scientists interested in acquiring an understanding of temperature. Signal-to-noise ratio, bit error rate, link satellite communications, command and telemetry, margin. Communications link design example. onboard computing, and tracking. Each participant will receive a complete set of notes. 3. Special Topics. Optical communications, error correcting codes, encryption and authentication. Low- probability-of-intercept communications. Spread- Instructors spectrum and anti-jam techniques. Eric J. Hoffman has degrees in electrical engineering and 4. Command Systems. Command receivers, over 40 years of spacecraft experience. He decoders, and processors. Synchronization words, has designed spaceborne communications error detection and correction. Command types, and navigation equipment and performed command validation and authentication, delayed systems engineering on many APL satellites commands. Uploading software. and communications systems. He has authored over 60 papers and holds 8 patents 5. Telemetry Systems. Sensors and signal in these fields and served as APL’s Space conditioning, signal selection and data sampling, Dept Chief Engineer. analog-to-digital conversion. Frame formatting, Robert C. Moore worked in the Electronic Systems Group of commutation, data storage, data compression. the APL Space Department for 42 years Packetizing. Implementing spacecraft autonomy. (1965-2007). He designed embedded 6. Data Processor Systems. Central processing microprocessor systems for space units, memory types, mass storage, input/output applications (SEASAT-A, Galileo, TOPEX, techniques. Fault tolerance and redundancy, NEAR, FUSE, MESSENGER) and radiation hardness, single event upsets, CMOS latch- autonomous fault protection for the up. Memory error detection and correction. Reliability MESSENGER mission to Mercury and the and cross-strapping. Very large scale integration. New Horizons mission to Pluto. Mr. Moore holds four U.S. patents. He teaches the command-telemetry-processing Choosing between RISC and CISC. segment of "Space Systems" at the Johns Hopkins University 7. Reliable Software Design. Specifying the Whiting School of Engineering. requirements. Levels of criticality. Design reviews and This course will give you a thorough understanding of code walkthroughs. Fault protection and autonomy. the important principles and modern technologies behind Testing and IV&V. When is testing finished? today’s satellite communications and onboard Configuration management, documentation. Rules of computing systems. thumb for schedule and manpower. 8. Spacecraft Tracking. Orbital elements. What You Will Learn Tracking by ranging, laser tracking. Tracking by range • The important systems engineering principles and latest rate, tracking by line-of-site observation. Autonomous technologies for spacecraft communications and onboard satellite navigation. computing. 9. Typical Ground Network Operations. Central • The design drivers for today’s command, telemetry, and remote tracking sites, equipment complements, communications, and processor systems. command data flow, telemetry data flow. NASA Deep • How to design an RF link. Space Network, NASA Tracking and Data Relay • How to deal with noise, radiation, bit errors, and spoofing. Satellite System (TDRSS), and commercial • Keys to developing hi-rel, realtime, embedded software. operations. • How spacecraft are tracked. 10. Constellations of Satellites. Optical and RF • Working with government and commercial ground stations. crosslinks. Command and control issues. Timing and • Command and control for satellite constellations. tracking. Iridium and other system examples. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 23
  • Solid Rocket Motor Design and Applications For onsite presentations, course can be tailored to specific SRM applications and technologies. April 20-22, 2010 Cocoa Beach, Florida Summary This three-day course provides an overall look - with $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) increasing levels of details-at solid rocket motors (SRMs) including a general understanding of solid propellant motor "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and component technologies, design drivers; motor internal Off The Course Tuition." ballistic parameters and combustion phenomena; sensitivity of system performance requirements on SRM design, reliability, and cost; insight into the physical limitations; Course Outline comparisons to liquid and hybrid propulsion systems; a 1. Introduction to Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs). SRM detailed review of component design and analysis; critical terminology and nomenclature, survey of types and manufacturing process parameters; transportation and applications of SRMs, and SRM component description and handling, and integration of motors into launch vehicles and characteristics. missiles. General approaches used in the development of new motors. Also discussed is the importance of employing 2. SRM Design and Applications. Fundamental principles formal systems engineering practices, for the definition of of SRMs, key performance and configuration parameters requirements, design and cost trade studies, development such as total impulse, specific impulse, thrust vs. motor of technologies and associated analyses and codes used to operating time, size constraints; basic performance balance customer and manufacturer requirements, equations, internal ballistic principles, preliminary approach for designing SRMs; propellant combustion characteristics All types of SRMs are included, with emphasis on current (instability, burning rate), limitations of SRMs based on the and recently developed motors for commercial and laws of physics, and comparison of solid to liquid propellant DoD/NASA launch vehicles such as Lockheed Martin's and hybrid rocket motors. Athena series, Orbital Sciences' Pegasus and Taurus 3. Definition of SRM Requirements. Impact of series, the strap-on motors for the Delta series (III and IV), customer/system imposed requirements on design, reliability, Titan V, and the propulsion systems for Ares / Constellation and cost; SRM manufacturer imposed requirements and vehicle. The course summarizes the use of surplus military constraints based on computer optimization codes and motors (including Minuteman, Peacekeeper, etc.) for DoD general engineering practices and management philosophy. target and sensor development and university research programs. 4. SRM Design Drivers and Technology Trade-Offs. Identification and sensitivity of design requirements that affect motor design, reliability, and cost. Understanding of , Instructor interrelationship of performance parameters, component Richard Lee has more than 43 years of experience in the design trades versus cost and maturity of technology; space and missile industry. He was a Senior Program exchange ratios and Rules of Thumb used in back-of-the Manager at Thiokol where he directed and managed the envelope preliminary design evaluations. development and qualification of many DoD SRM 5. Key SRM Component Design Characteristics and subsystems and components for Peacekeeper, Small Materials. Detailed description and comparison of ICBM and Castor 120 SRM programs. Mr. Lee has performance parameters and properties of solid propellants extensive experience in defining and synthesizing including composite (i.e., HTPB, PBAN, and CTPB), nitro- customer requirements, developing and coordinating plasticized composites, and double based or cross-linked SRM performance and interface requirements at all levels propellants and why they are used for different motor and/or in the space and missile industry, including government vehicle objectives and applications; motor cases, nozzles, agencies, prime contractors and suppliers. He has been thrust vector control & actuation systems; motor igniters, and active in coordinating functional and physical interfaces other initiation and flight termination electrical and ordnance with commercial spaceports in Florida, California, and systems.. Alaska. He is active in developing safety criteria and 6. SRM Manufacturing/Processing Parameters. government/industry standards with participation of Description of critical manufacturing operations for propellant representatives from academia, private industry and mixing, propellant loading into the SRM, propellant inspection government agencies including the United States Air and acceptance testing, and propellant facilities and tooling, Force (SMC, 45th Space Wing); FAA/AST; Army Space and SRM components fabrication. and Strategic Defense Command, and NASA centers at 7. SRM Transportation and Handling Considerations. Kennedy, Johnson, Marshall, and Jet Propulsion General understanding of requirements and solutions for Laboratory. He has also consulted with domestic and transporting, handling, and processing different motor sizes foreign launch vehicle contractors in the development, and DOT propellant explosive classifications and licensing material selection, and testing of SRM propulsion and regulations. systems. Mr. Lee has a MS in Engineering Administration 8. Launch Vehicle Interfaces, Processing and and a BS in EE from the University of Utah.5 Integration. Key mechanical, functional, and electrical interfaces between the SRM and launch vehicle and launch What You Will Learn facility. Comparison of interfaces for both strap-on and straight stack applications. • Solid rocket motor principles and key requirements. 9. SRM Development Requirements and Processes. • Motor design drivers and sensitivity on the design, Approaches and timelines for developing new SRMs. reliability, and cost. Description of a demonstration and qualification program for • Detailed propellant and component design features both commercial and government programs. Impact of and characteristics. decisions regarding design philosophy (state-of-the-art versus advanced technology) and design safety factors. Motor sizing • Propellant and component manufacturing processes. methodology and studies (using computer aided design • SRM/Vehicle interfaces, transportation, and handling models). Customer oversight and quality program. Motor cost considerations. reduction approaches through design, manufacturing, and acceptance. Castor 120 motor development example. • Development approach for qualifying new SRMs. 24 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Space Mission Analysis and Design NEW! June 22-24, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day class is intended for both students and professionals in astronautics and space science. It is appropriate for engineers, scientists, and managers trying to obtain the best mission possible within a limited budget and for students working on advanced design projects or just beginning in space systems engineering. It is Course Outline the indispensable traveling companion for 1. The Space Missions Analysis and Design seasoned veterans or those just beginning to Process explore the highways and by-ways of space 2. Mission Characterization mission engineering. Each student will be 3. Mission Evaluation provided with a copy of Space Mission Analysis 4. Requirements Definition and Design [Third Edition], for his or her own professional reference library. 5. Space Mission Geometry 6. Introduction to Astro-dynamics 7. Orbit and Constellation Design Instructor 8. The Space Environment and Survivability 9. Space Payload Design and Sizing Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle System Engineer, specializing 10. Spacecraft Design and Sizing in the integration of launch vehicle 11. Spacecraft Subsystems technology, design, and business 12. Space Manufacture and Test strategies. He is currently conducting 13. Communications Architecture business case strategic analysis, risk 14. Mission Operations reduction and modeling for the Boeing 15. Ground System Design and Sizing Space Launch Initiative Reusable Launch Vehicle team. For the past five years, Ed 16. Spacecraft Computer Systems has supported the technical and business case 17. Space Propulsion Systems efforts at Boeing to advance the state-of-the-art for 18. Launch Systems reusable launch vehicles. Mr. Keith has designed 19. Space Manufacturing and Reliability complete rocket engines, rocket vehicles, small 20. Cost Modeling propulsion systems, and composite propellant tank 21. Limits on Mission Design systems, especially designed for low cost, as a 22. Design of Low-Cost Spacecraft propulsion and launch vehicle engineer. His travels have taken him to Russia, China, Australia and 23. Applying Space Mission Analysis and Design many other launch operation centers throughout the world. Mr. Keith has worked as a Systems Engineer for Rockwell International, on the Brillant Eyes What You Will Learn Satellite Program and on the Space Shuttle • Conceptual mission design. Advanced Solid Rocket Motor project. Mr. Keith • Defining top-level mission requirements. served for five years with Aerojet in Australia, • Mission operational concepts. evaluating all space mission operations that • Mission operations analysis and design. originated in the Eastern Hemisphere. Mr. Keith also served for five years on Launch Operations at • Estimating space system costs. Vandenberg AFB, California. Mr. Keith has written • Spacecraft design development, verification and 18 papers on various aspects of Low Cost Space validation. Transportation over the last decade. • System design review . Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 25
  • Space Systems Fundamentals May 17-20, 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico June 7-10, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary This four-day course provides an overview of the $1695 (9:00am - 4:30pm) fundamentals of concepts and technologies of modern spacecraft systems design. Satellite system and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." mission design is an essentially interdisciplinary sport that combines engineering, science, and external phenomena. We will concentrate on scientific and engineering foundations of spacecraft systems and interactions among various subsystems. Examples Course Outline show how to quantitatively estimate various mission 1. Space Missions And Applications. Science, elements (such as velocity increments) and conditions exploration, commercial, national security. Customers. (equilibrium temperature) and how to size major 2. Space Environment And Spacecraft spacecraft subsystems (propellant, antennas, Interaction. Universe, galaxy, solar system. transmitters, solar arrays, batteries). Real examples Coordinate systems. Time. Solar cycle. Plasma. are used to permit an understanding of the systems Geomagnetic field. Atmosphere, ionosphere, selection and trade-off issues in the design process. magnetosphere. Atmospheric drag. Atomic oxygen. The fundamentals of subsystem technologies provide Radiation belts and shielding. an indispensable basis for system engineering. The 3. Orbital Mechanics And Mission Design. basic nomenclature, vocabulary, and concepts will Motion in gravitational field. Elliptic orbit. Classical orbit make it possible to converse with understanding with elements. Two-line element format. Hohmann transfer. subsystem specialists. Delta-V requirements. Launch sites. Launch to The course is designed for engineers and managers geostationary orbit. Orbit perturbations. Key orbits: who are involved in planning, designing, building, geostationary, sun-synchronous, Molniya. launching, and operating space systems and 4. Space Mission Geometry. Satellite horizon, spacecraft subsystems and components. The ground track, swath. Repeating orbits. extensive set of course notes provide a concise 5. Spacecraft And Mission Design Overview. reference for understanding, designing, and operating Mission design basics. Life cycle of the mission. modern spacecraft. The course will appeal to Reviews. Requirements. Technology readiness levels. engineers and managers of diverse background and Systems engineering. varying levels of experience. 6. Mission Support. Ground stations. Deep Space Network (DSN). STDN. SGLS. Space Laser Ranging (SLR). TDRSS. Instructor 7. Attitude Determination And Control. Dr. Mike Gruntman is Professor of Astronautics at Spacecraft attitude. Angular momentum. the University of Southern California. Environmental disturbance torques. Attitude sensors. He is a specialist in astronautics, space Attitude control techniques (configurations). Spin axis technology, sensors, and space precession. Reaction wheel analysis. physics. Gruntman participates in 8. Spacecraft Propulsion. Propulsion several theoretical and experimental requirements. Fundamentals of propulsion: thrust, programs in space science and space specific impulse, total impulse. Rocket dynamics: technology, including space missions. rocket equation. Staging. Nozzles. Liquid propulsion He authored and co-authored more 200 publications in systems. Solid propulsion systems. Thrust vector various areas of astronautics, space physics, and control. Electric propulsion. instrumentation. 9. Launch Systems. Launch issues. Atlas and Delta launch families. Acoustic environment. Launch system example: Delta II. What You Will Learn 10. Space Communications. Communications • Common space mission and spacecraft bus basics. Electromagnetic waves. Decibel language. configurations, requirements, and constraints. Antennas. Antenna gain. TWTA and SSA. Noise. Bit • Common orbits. rate. Communication link design. Modulation • Fundamentals of spacecraft subsystems and their techniques. Bit error rate. interactions. 11. Spacecraft Power Systems. Spacecraft power • How to calculate velocity increments for typical system elements. Orbital effects. Photovoltaic systems orbital maneuvers. (solar cells and arrays). Radioisotope thermal generators (RTG). Batteries. Sizing power systems. • How to calculate required amount of propellant. 12. Thermal Control. Environmental loads. • How to design communications link.. Blackbody concept. Planck and Stefan-Boltzmann • How to size solar arrays and batteries. laws. Passive thermal control. Coatings. Active thermal • How to determine spacecraft temperature. control. Heat pipes. 26 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing March 24-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 9-10, 2010 Los Angeles, California $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Spacecraft Systems Reliability and Assessment. Quality, reliability, and confidence levels. Reliability block diagrams and proper use of reliability predictions. Redundancy pro's and con's. Environmental stresses and derating. Summary 2. Quality Assurance and Component Selection. Quality assurance, reliability, and testing are critical Screening and qualification testing. Accelerated elements in low-cost space missions. The selection of testing. Using plastic parts (PEMs) reliably. lower cost parts and the most effective use of 3. Radiation and Survivability. The space redundancy require careful tradeoff analysis when radiation environment. Total dose. Stopping power. designing new space missions. Designing for low cost MOS response. Annealing and super-recovery. and allowing some risk are new ways of doing Displacement damage. business in today's cost-conscious environment. This course uses case studies and examples from recent 4. Single Event Effects. Transient upset, latch-up, space missions to pinpoint the key issues and tradeoffs and burn-out. Critical charge. Testing for single event in design, reviews, quality assurance, and testing of effects. Upset rates. Shielding and other mitigation spacecraft. Lessons learned from past successes and techniques. failures are discussed and trends for future missions 5. ISO 9000. Process control through ISO 9001 and are highlighted. AS9100. 6. Software Quality Assurance and Testing. The Instructor magnitude of the software QA problem. Characteristics of good software process. Software testing and when Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience, is it finished? including 19 years as the Chief Engineer of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics 7. The Role of the I&T Engineer. Why I&T Laboratory Space Department, which planning must be started early. has designed and built 64 spacecraft 8. Integrating I&T into electrical, thermal, and and nearly 200 instruments. His mechanical designs. Coupling I&T to mission experience includes systems operations. engineering, design integrity, 9. Ground Support Systems. Electrical and performance assurance, and test standards. He has mechanical ground support equipment (GSE). I&T led many of APL's system and spacecraft conceptual facilities. Clean rooms. Environmental test facilities. designs and coauthored APL's quality assurance 10. Test Planning and Test Flow. Which tests are plans. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and worthwhile? Which ones aren't? What is the right order coauthor of Fundamentals of Space Systems. to perform tests? Test Plans and other important documents. What You Will Learn 11. Spacecraft Level Testing. Ground station • Why reliable design is so important and techniques for compatibility testing and other special tests. achieving it. 12. Launch Site Operations. Launch vehicle • Dealing with today's issues of parts availability, operations. Safety. Dress rehearsals. The Launch radiation hardness, software reliability, process control, Readiness Review. and human error. 13. Human Error. What we can learn from the • Best practices for design reviews and configuration airline industry. management. 14. Case Studies. NEAR, Ariane 5, Mid-course • Modern, efficient integration and test practices. Space Experiment (MSX). Recent attendee comments ... “Instructor demonstrated excellent knowledge of topics.” “Material was presented clearly and thoroughly. An incredible depth of expertise for our questions.” Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 27
  • Spacecraft Systems Integration and Test A Complete Systems Engineering Approach to System Test April 19-22, 2010 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. System Level I&T Overview. Comparison of system, subsystem and component test. Introduction to the various $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) stages of I&T and overview of the course subject matter. 2. Main Technical Disciplines Influencing I&T. Mechanical, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Electrical and Thermal systems. Optical, Magnetics, Robotics, Off The Course Tuition." Propulsion, Flight Software and others. Safety, EMC and Contamination Control. Resultant requirements pertaining to I&T and how to use them in planning an effective campaign. 3. Lunar/Mars Initiative and Manned Space Flight. Safety first. Telerobotics, rendezvous & capture and control system Summary testing (data latency, range sensors, object recognition, gravity This four-day course is designed for engineers compensation, etc.). Verification of multi-fault-tolerant systems. Testing ergonomic systems and support infrastructure. Future and managers interested in a systems engineering trends. approach to space systems integration, test and 4. Staffing the Job. Building a strong team and establishing launch site processing. It provides critical insight to leadership roles. Human factors in team building and scheduling the design drivers that inevitably arise from the need of this critical resource. to verify and validate complex space systems. Each 5. Test and Processing Facilities. Budgeting and scheduling tests. Ambient, environmental (T/V, Vibe, Shock, EMC/RF, etc.) topic is covered in significant detail, including and launch site (VAFB, CCAFB, KSC) test and processing interactive team exercises, with an emphasis on a facilities. Special considerations for hazardous processing systems engineering approach to getting the job facilities. done. Actual test and processing 6. Ground Support Systems. Electrical ground support equipment (GSE) including SAS, RF, Umbilical, Front End, etc. facilities/capabilities at GSFC, VAFB, CCAFB and and Mechanical GSE, such as stands, fixtures and 1-G negation KSC are introduced, providing familiarity with these for deployments and robotics. I&T ground test systems and software. Ground Segment elements (MOCC, SOCC, SDPF, critical space industry resources. FDF, CTV, network & flight resources). 7. Preparation and Planning for I&T. Planning tools. Instructor Effective use of block diagrams, exploded views, system schematics. Storyboard and schedule development. Configuration Mr. Robert K. Vernot has over twenty years of management of I&T, development of C&T database to leverage and empower ground software. Understanding verification and experience in the space industry, serving as I&T validation requirements. Manager, Systems and Electrical Systems 8. System Test Procedures. Engineering efficient, effective engineer for a wide variety of space missions. test procedures to meet your goals. Installation and integration These missions include the UARS, EOS Terra, procedures. Critical system tests; their roles and goals (Aliveness, Functional, Performance, Mission Simulations). Environmental EO-1, AIM (Earth atmospheric and land and Launch Site test procedures, including hazardous and resource), GGS (Earth/Sun magnetics), DSCS contingency operations. (military communications), FUSE (space based 9. Data Products for Verification and Tracking. Criterion for data trending. Tracking operational constraints, limited life items, UV telescope), MESSENGER (interplanetary expendables, trouble free hours. Producing comprehensive, probe). useful test reports. 10. Tracking and Resolving Problems. Troubleshooting and recovery strategies. Methods for accurately documenting, What You Will Learn categorizing and tracking problems and converging toward • How are systems engineering principals solutions. How to handle problems when you cannot reach closure. applied to system test? 11. Milestone Progress Reviews. Preparing the I&T • How can a comprehensive, realistic & presentation for major program reviews (PDR, CDR, L-12, Pre- achievable schedule be developed? Environmental, Pre-ship, MRR). 12. Subsystem and Instrument Level Testing. Distinctions • What facilities are available and how is from system test. Expectations and preparations prior to delivery planning accomplished? to higher level of assembly. • What are the critical system level tests and how 13. The Integration Phase. Integration strategies to get the core of the bus up and running. Standard Operating Procedures. do their verification goals drive scheduling? Pitfalls, precautions and other considerations. • What are the characteristics of a strong, 14. The System Test Phase. Building a successful test competent I&T team/program? program. Technical vs. schedule risk and risk management. Establishing baselines for performance, flight software, alignment • What are the viable trades and options when and more. Environmental Testing, launch rehearsals, Mission I&T doesn’t go as planned? Sims, Special tests. 15. The Launch Campaign. Scheduling the Launch campaign. Transportation and set-up. Test scenarios for arrival and check- This course provides the participant with out, hazardous processing, On-stand and Launch day. Contingency planning and scrub turn-arounds. knowledge and systems engineering perspective 16. Post Launch Support. Launch day, T+. L+30 day support. to plan and conduct successful space system I&T Staffing logistics. and launch campaigns. All engineers and 17. I&T Contingencies and Work-arounds. Using your managers will attain an understanding of the schedule as a tool to ensure success. Contingency and recovery verification and validation factors critical to the strategies. Trading off risks. design of hardware, software and test 18. Summary. Wrap up of ideas and concepts. Final Q & A session. procedures. 28 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Architecting with DODAF Effectively Using The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) NEW! April 6-7 2010 Huntsville, Alabama May 24-25 2010 The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) Columbia, Maryland provides an underlying structure to work with complexity. Today’s systems do not stand alone; $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) each system fits within an increasingly complex "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each system-of-systems, a network of interconnection Off The Course Tuition." that virtually guarantees surprise behavior. Systems science recognizes this type of interconnectivity as one essence of complexity. It requires new tools, new methods, and new paradigms for effective system design. Summary This course provides knowledge and exercises at a practical level in the use of the DODAF. You will learn about architecting processes, methods and thought patterns. You will practice architecting by creating DODAF representations of a familiar, Course Outline complex system-of-systems. By the end of this 1. Introduction. The relationship between course, you will be able to use DODAF effectively in architecting and systems engineering. Course your work. This course is intended for systems objectives and expectations.. engineers, technical team leaders, program or 2. Architectures and Architecting. Fundamental project managers, and others who participate in concepts. Terms and definitions. Origin of the terms defining and developing complex systems. within systems development. Understanding of the components of an architecture. Architecting key activities. Foundations of modern architecting. Practice architecting on a creative “Mars Rotor” complex system. Define the operations, 3. Architectural Tools. Architectural frameworks: DODAF, TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF. Why frameworks technical structure, and migration for this future exist, and what they hope to provide. Design patterns space program. and their origin. Using patterns to generate alternatives. Pattern language and the communication What You Will Learn of patterns. System architecting patterns. Binding • Three aspects of an architecture patterns into architectures. • Four primary architecting activities 4. DODAF Overview. Viewpoints within DoDAF (All, • Eight DoDAF 2.0 viewpoints Capability, Data/Information, Operational, Project, Services, Standards, Systems). How Viewpoints • The entire set of DoDAF 2.0 views and how they support models. Diagram types (views) within each relate to each other viewpoint. • A useful sequence to create views 5. DODAF Operational Definition. Describing an • Different “Fit-for-Purpose” versions of the views. operational environment, and then modifying it to • How to plan future changes. incorporate new capabilities. Sequences of creation. How to convert concepts into DODAF views. Practical exercises on each DODAF view, with review and Instructor critique. Teaching method includes three passes for each product: (a) describing the views, (b) instructor- Eric Honour (CSEP) international consultant and led exercise, (c) group work to create views. lecturer, has a 40-year career of 6. DODAF Technical Definition Processes. complex systems development & Converting the operational definition into service- operation. Founder and former oriented technical architecture. Matching the new President of INCOSE. He has led the architecture with legacy systems. Sequences of development of 18 major systems, creation. Linkages between the technical viewpoints including the Air Combat and the operational viewpoints. Practical exercises on Maneuvering Instrumentation each DODAF view, with review and critique, again systems and the Battle Group using the three-pass method. Passive Horizon Extension System. BSSE 7. DODAF Migration Definition Processes. How (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, to depict the migration of current systems into future Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, systems while maintaining operability at each step. University of South Australia. Practical exercises on migration planning. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 29
  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional - CSEP Preparation Guaranteed Training to Pass the CSEP Certification Exam NEW! Course Outline 1. Introduction. What is the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of the examination. Study plans and sample examination March 31 - April 1, 2010 questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment Columbia, Maryland quiz. Filling out the CSEP application. $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles. Definitions and origins of systems engineering, including the latest "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system Off The Course Tuition." terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics and stages, and the relationship of systems engineering to life cycles. Development approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development examples. 3. Technical Processes. The processes that take a system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical requirements, including concept of operations, requirements analysis, requirements definition, Summary requirements management. Architectural design, including functional analysis and allocation, system architecture This two-day course walks through the CSEP synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, requirements and the INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 transition, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal to cover all topics on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, of a system. study plans, and sample examination questions help you to prepare effectively for the exam. Participants 4. Project Processes. Technical management and leave the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of the role of systems engineering in guiding a project. the INCOSE Handbook, study plans, and a sample Project planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan examination. (SEP), Integrated Product and Process Development Attend the CSEP course to learn what you need. (IPPD), Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring Follow the study plan to seal in the knowledge. Use the methods. Project assessment, including Technical sample exam to test yourself and check your Performance Measurement (TPM). Project control. readiness. Contact our instructor for questions if Decision-making and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity needed. Then take the exam. If you do not pass, you management, configuration management, information can retake the course at no cost. management. 5. Enterprise & Agreement Processes. How to define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of Instructor stakeholders and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply processes, including defining the need. Managing the Eric Honour, international consultant and lecturer, environment, investment, and resources. Enterprise has a 40-year career of complex environment management. Investment management systems development & operation. including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes Founder and former President of management standard processes, and process INCOSE. Author of the “Value of SE” improvement. Resource management and quality material in the INCOSE Handbook. He management. has led the development of 18 major 6. Specialty Engineering Activities. Unique systems, including the Air Combat technical disciplines used in the systems engineering Maneuvering Instrumentation systems processes: integrated logistics support, electromagnetic and environmental analysis, human systems integration, and the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension mass properties, modeling & simulation including the System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), US Naval system modeling language (SysML), safety & hazards Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, and analysis, sustainment and training needs. PhD candidate, University of South Australia. 7. After-Class Plan. Study plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your study plan. What You Will Learn Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample examinations. How to reach us after class, and what to do • How to pass the CSEP examination! when you succeed. • Details of the INCOSE Handbook, the source for the exam. The INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering • Your own strengths and weaknesses, to target your Professional (CSEP) rating is a coveted milestone in study. the career of a systems engineer, demonstrating • The key processes and definitions in the INCOSE knowledge, education and experience that are of high language of the exam. value to systems organizations. This three-day course • How to tailor the INCOSE processes. provides you with the detailed knowledge and practice that you need to pass the CSEP examination. • Five rules for test-taking. 30 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Fundamentals of Systems Engineering March 29-30, 2010 Columbia, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Systems Engineering Model. An underlying process model that ties together all the concepts and methods. System thinking attitudes. Overview of the systems engineering processes. Incremental, concurrent processes and process loops for iteration. Technical and management Summary aspects. Today's complex systems present difficult 2. Where Do Requirements Come From? challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft Requirements as the primary method of measurement and to environmental and electronic control systems, control for systems development. Three steps to translate an development teams must face the challenges with an undefined need into requirements; determining the system arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are purpose/mission from an operational view; how to measure system quality, analyzing missions and environments; more complex, and systems operate in much closer requirements types; defining functions and requirements. relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach to the overall design. 3. Where Does a Solution Come From? Designing a system using the best methods known today. What is an This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals architecture? System architecting processes; defining of a systems engineering approach to solving complex alternative concepts; alternate sources for solutions; how to problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as allocate requirements to the system components; how to the process definitions that make up systems develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to trade off engineering. The model presented is a research- results and make decisions. Establishing an allocated proven combination of the best existing standards. baseline, and getting from the system design to the system. Participants in this workshop practice the processes Systems engineering during ongoing operation. on a realistic system development. 4. Ensuring System Quality. Building in quality during the development, and then checking it frequently. The relationship between systems engineering and systems Instructors testing. Technical analysis as a system tool. Verification at multiple levels: architecture, design, product. Validation at Eric Honour has been in international leadership of multiple levels; requirements, operations design, product. the engineering of systems for over a 5. Systems Engineering Management. How to decade, part of a 40-year career of successfully manage the technical aspects of the system complex systems development and development; planning the technical processes; assessing operation. His energetic and informative and controlling the technical processes, with corrective presentation style actively involves class actions; use of risk management, configuration management, participants. He is a former President of interface management to guide the technical development. the International Council on Systems 6. Systems Engineering Concepts of Leadership. How Engineering (INCOSE). He has been a to guide and motivate technical teams; technical teamwork systems engineer, engineering manager, and program and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; manager at Harris, ESystems, and Link, and was a technical performance measurement. Navy pilot. He has contributed to the development of 7. Summary. Review of the important points of the 17 major systems, including Air Combat Maneuvering workshop. Interactive discussion of participant experiences Instrumentation, Battle Group Passive Horizon that add to the material. Extension System, and National Crime Information Center. BSSE (Systems Engineering) from US Naval Academy and MSEE from Naval Postgraduate School. Who Should Attend Dr. Scott Workinger has led innovative technology You Should Attend This Workshop If You Are: development efforts in complex, risk- • Working in any sort of system development laden environments for 30 years. He • Project leader or key member in a product development currently teaches courses on program team management and engineering and • Looking for practical methods to use today consults on strategic management and This Course Is Aimed At: technology issues. Scott has a B.S in • Project leaders, Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the • Technical team leaders, University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Civil and • Design engineers, and Environment Engineering from Stanford University. • Others participating in system development Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 31
  • Principles of Test & Evaluation Assuring Required Product Performance March 16-17, 2010 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. What is Test and Evaluation? Basic definitions and concepts. Test and evaluation overview; June 10-11, 2010 application to complex systems. A model of T&E that Minneapolis, Minnesota covers the activities needed (requirements, planning, testing, analysis & reporting). Roles of test and $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) evaluation throughout product development, and the life cycle, test economics and risk and their impact on "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each test planning.. Off The Course Tuition." 2. Test Requirements. Requirements as the primary method for measurement and control of product development. Where requirements come from; evaluation of requirements for testability; deriving test requirements; the Requirements Verification Matrix (RVM); Qualification vs. Acceptance requirements; design proof vs. first article vs. production requirements, design for testability.. 3. Test Planning. Evaluating the product concept Summary to plan verification and validation by test. T&E strategy This two day workshop is an overview of test and the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP); and evaluation from product concept through verification planning and the Verification Plan operations. The purpose of the course is to give document; analyzing and evaluating alternatives; test participants a solid grounding in practical testing resource planning; establishing a verification baseline; methodology for assuring that a product performs developing a verification schedule; test procedures and as intended. The course is designed for Test their format for success. Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Engineers, 4. Integration Testing. How to successfully Systems Engineers, Technical Team Leaders, manage the intricate aspects of system integration System Support Leaders Technical and testing; levels of integration planning; development test concepts; integration test planning (architecture-based Management Staff and Project Managers. integration versus build-based integration); preferred The course work includes a case study in several order of events; integration facilities; daily schedules; parts for practicing testing techniques. the importance of regression testing. 5. Formal Testing. How to perform a test; differences in testing for design proof, first article Instructors qualification, recurring production acceptance; rules for Eric Honour, international consultant and test conduct. Testing for different purposes, verification lecturer, has a 40-year career of vs. validation; test procedures and test records; test readiness certification, test article configuration; complex systems development & troubleshooting and anomaly handling. operation. Founder and former President of INCOSE. He has led 6. Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting. Statistical methods; test data collection methods and the development of 18 major equipment, timeliness in data collection, accuracy, systems, including the Air Combat sampling; data analysis using statistical rigor, the Maneuvering Instrumentation importance of doing the analysis before the test;, systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon sample size, design of experiments, Taguchi method, Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), hypothesis testing, FRACAS, failure data analysis; US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate report formats and records, use of data as recurring School, and PhD candidate, University of South metrics, Cum Sum method. Australia. This course provides the knowledge and ability Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in to plan and execute testing procedures in a Manufacturing, Eng. & rigorous, practical manner to assure that a product Construction, and Info. Tech. for 30 meets its requirements. years. His projects have made contributions ranging from What You Will Learn increasing optical fiber bandwidth to • Create effective test requirements. creating new CAD technology. He • Plan tests for complete coverage. currently teaches courses on management and • Manage testing during integration and verification. engineering and consults on strategic issues in management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in • Develop rigorous test conclusions with sound collection, analysis, and reporting methods. Engineering from Stanford. 32 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Systems of Systems Sound Collaborative Engineering to Ensure Architectural Integrity April 20-22, 2010 San Diego, California Course Outline 1. Systems of Systems (SoS) Concepts. What June 29- July 1, 2010 SoS can achieve. Capabilities engineering vs. Columbia, Maryland requirements engineering. Operational issues: geographic distribution, concurrent operations. $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Development issues: evolutionary, large scale, distributed. Roles of a project leader in relation to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." integration and scope control. 2. Complexity Concepts. Complexity and chaos; scale-free networks; complex adaptive systems; small worlds; synchronization; strange attraction; emergent behaviors. Introduction to the theories and how to work with them in a practical world. 3. Architecture. Design strategies for large scale architectures. Architectural Frameworks including the DOD Architectural Framework (DODAF), TOGAF, Zachman Framework, and FEAF. How to use design Summary patterns, constitutions, synergy. Re-Architecting in an This three day workshop presents detailed, evolutionary environment. Working with legacy useful techniques to develop effective systems of systems. Robustness and graceful degradation at the design limits. Optimization and measurement of systems and to manage the engineering activities quality. associated with them. The course is designed for 4. Integration. Integration strategies for SoS with program managers, project managers, systems systems that originated outside the immediate control engineers, technical team leaders, logistic of the project staff, the difficulty of shifting SoS support leaders, and others who take part in priorities over the operating life of the systems. Loose developing today’s complex systems. coupling integration strategies, the design of open systems, integration planning and implementation, interface design, use of legacy systems and COTS. Modify a legacy 5. Collaboration. The SoS environment and its robotic system of special demands on systems engineering. systems as a class Collaborative efforts that extend over long periods of exercise, using the time and require effort across organizations. course principles. Collaboration occurring explicitly or implicitly, at the same time or at disjoint times, even over decades. Responsibilities from the SoS side and from the component systems side, strategies for managing collaboration, concurrent and disjoint systems Instructors engineering; building on the past to meet the future. Eric Honour, international consultant and lecturer, Strategies for maintaining integrity of systems has a 40-year career of complex engineering efforts over long periods of time when systems development & operation. working in independent organizations. Founder and former President of 6. Testing and Evaluation. Testing and evaluation INCOSE. He has led the development of in the SoS environment with unique challenges in the 18 major systems, including the Air evolutionary development. Multiple levels of T&E, why Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation the usual success criteria no longer suffice. Why systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System. BSSE interface testing is necessary but isn’t enough. (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, Operational definitions for evaluation. Testing for Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, chaotic behavior and emergent behavior. Testing University of South Australia. responsibilities in the SoS environment. Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects What You Will Learn have made contributions ranging from • Capabilities engineering methods. increasing optical fiber bandwidth to • Architecture frameworks. creating new CAD technology. He • Practical uses of complexity theory. currently teaches courses on • Integration strategies to achieve higher-level management and engineering and capabilities. consults on strategic issues in management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from • Effective collaboration methods. Stanford. • T&E for large-scale architectures. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 33
  • Advanced Developments in Radar Technology NEW! May 18-20, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 1. Introduction and Background. • The nature of radar and the physics involved. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each • Concepts and tools required, briefly reviewed. Off The Course Tuition." • Directions taken in radar development and the technological advances permitting them. • Further concepts and tools, more elaborate. Summary 2. Advanced Signal Processing. This three-day course provides students who already have a basic understanding of radar a valuable extension • Review of developments in pulse compression (matched into the newer capabilities being continuously pursued in filter theory, modulation techniques, the search for our fast-moving field. While the course begins with a quick optimality) and in Doppler processing (principles, review of fundamentals - this to establish a common base "coherent" radar, vector processing, digital techniques); for the instruction to follow - it is best suited for the student establishing resolution in time (range) and in frequency who has taken one of the several basic radar courses (Doppler). available. • Recent considerations in hybrid coding, shaping the In each topic, the method of instruction is first to ambiguity function. establish firmly the underlying principle and only then are • Target inference. Use of high range and high Doppler the current achievements and challenges addressed. resolution: example and experimental results. Treated are such topics as pulse compression in which 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). matched filter theory, resolution and broadband pulse modulation are briefly reviewed, and then the latest code • Fundamentals reviewed, 2-D and 3-D SAR, example optimality searches and hybrid coding and code-variable image. pulse bursts are explored. Similarly, radar polarimetry is • Developments in image enhancement. The dangerous reviewed in principle, then the application to image point-scatterer assumption. Autofocusing methods in processing (as in Synthetic Aperture Radar work) is SAR, ISAR imaging. The ground moving target problem. covered. Doppler processing and its application to SAR • Polarimetry and its application in SAR. Review of imaging itself, then 3D SAR, the moving target problem polarimetry theory. Polarimetric filtering: the whitening and other target signature work are also treated this way. filter, the matched filter. Polarimetric-dependent phase Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) is introduced; unwrapping in 3D IFSAR. the resurgent interest in bistatic radar is discussed. • Image interpretation: target recognition processes The most ample current literature (conferences and reviewed. journals) is used in this course, directing the student to valuable material for further study. Instruction follows the 4. A "Radar Revolution" - the Phased Array. student notebook provided. • The all-important antenna. General antenna theory, quickly reviewed. Sidelobe concerns, suppression techniques. Ultra-low sidelobe design. Instructor • The phased array. Electronic scanning, methods, typical Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State componentry. Behavior with scanning, the impedance University and the MS from the University problem and matching methods. The problem of of Maryland, both in electrical bandwidth; time-delay steering. Adaptive patterns, engineering. After spending a year in adaptivity theory and practice. Digital beam forming. The microwave work with an electronics firm in "active" array. Virginia, he was then a ground electronics • Phased array radar, system considerations. officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his 5. Advanced Data Processing. civil service career with the U.S. Navy . He • Detection in clutter, threshold control schemes, CFAR. managed the development of the phased array radar of • Background analysis: clutter statistics, parameter the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to the estimation, clutter as a compound process. fleet. Later in his career he directed the development, • Association, contacts to tracks. acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the surface navy. • Track estimation, filtering, adaptivity, multiple hypothesis testing. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and • Integration: multi-radar, multi-sensor data fusion, in both detection and tracking, greater use of supplemental previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic data, augmenting the radar processing. Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He 6. Other Topics. established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series of international radar conferences and remains on the • Bistatics, the resurgent interest. Review of the basics of organizing committee of these, and works with the several bistatic radar, challenges, early experiences. New opportunities: space; terrestrial. Achievements other nations cooperating in that series. He has published reported. numerous conference papers, magazine articles and • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), airborne chapters of books, and is the author of the radar, radar emphasis. monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science • Ultra-wideband short pulse radar, various claims (well- founded and not); an example UWB SAR system for and Technology and contributor for radar-related entries of good purpose. their technical dictionary. • Concluding discussion, course review. 34 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS April 12-13, 2010 Washington DC April 15-16, 2010 (U.S. Air Force photo by Tom Reynolds) Albuquerque, New Mexico July 19-20, 2010 Dayton, Ohio Summary $1750 (8:00am - 4:00pm) The Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS is a comprehensive two-day course designed to give the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each student a thorough understanding of every aspect of Off The Course Tuition." Link 16 both technical and tactical. The course is designed to support both military and industry and does not require any previous experience or exposure Course Outline to the subject matter. The course comes with one-year 1. Introduction to Link 16. follow-on support, which entitles the student to contact the instructor with course related questions for one 2. Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Documentation year after course completion. 3. Link 16 Enhancements 4. System Characteristics 5. Time Division Multiple Access Instructor 6. Network Participation Groups Patrick Pierson is president of Network Centric 7. J-Series Messages Solutions (NCS), a Tactical Data Link and Network 8. Building the Link 16 Signal Centric training, consulting, and software development company with offices in the U.S. and U.K. Patrick has 9. Link 16 Time Slot Components more than 23 years of operational experience, and is 10. Link 16 Message Packing and Pulses internationally recognized as a Tactical Data Link 11. JTIDS / MIDS Networks / Nets (Multi / Stacked subject matter expert. Patrick has designed more than / Crypto) 30 Tactical Data Link training courses and personally 12. JTIDS / MIDS Network Synchronization trains hundreds of students around the globe every 13. JTIDS / MIDS Network Time year. 14. Access Modes 15. Precise Participant Location and Identification 16. JTIDS / MIDS Voice What You Will Learn 17. JTIDS / MIDS Network Roles • The course is designed to enable the student to be able to speak confidently and with authority about all 18. Relative Navigation of the subject matter on the right. 19. JTIDS / MIDS Relays The course is suitable for: 20. Communications Security • Operators 21. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Deconfliction • Engineers 22. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Restrictions • Consultants 23. Time Slot Duty Factor • Sales staff 24. Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol • Software Developers (JREAP) • Business Development Managers 25. JTIDS / MIDS Network Design • Project / Program Managers 26. JTIDS / MIDS Terminals Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 35
  • Fundamentals of Radar Technology May 4-6, 2010 Beltsville Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline First Morning – Introduction The basic nature of radar and its applications, military and civil Radiative physics (an exercise); the radar range equation; the statistical nature of detection Electromagnetic waves, constituent fields and vector Summary representation Radar “timing”, general nature, block A three-day course covering the basics of radar, diagrams, typical characteristics, taught in a manner for true understanding of the First Afternoon – Natural Phenomena: fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. Scattering and Propagation. Scattering: Rayleigh point Covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, scattering; target fluctuation models; the nature of the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, clutter. Propagation: Earth surface multipath; radar performance calculations and other tools used in atmospheric refraction and “ducting”; atmospheric radar work, and a “walk through” of the four principal attenuation. Other tools: the decibel, etc. (a dB subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver exercise). and signal processor, and the control and interface apparatus – covering in each the underlying principle Second Morning – Workshop and componentry. A few simple exercises reinforce the An example radar and performance calculations, with student’s understanding. Both surface-based and variations. airborne radars are addressed. Second Afternoon – Introduction to the Subsystems. Instructor Overview: the role, general nature and challenges of each. The Transmitter, basics of power conversion: Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State power supplies, modulators, rf devices (tubes, solid University and the MS from the University state). The Antenna: basic principle; microwave optics of Maryland, both in electrical and pattern formation, weighting, sidelobe concerns, engineering. After spending a year in sum and difference patterns; introduction to phased microwave work with an electronics firm arrays. in Virginia, he was then a ground Third Morning – Subsytems Continued: electronics officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his civil service career with the The Receiver and Signal Processor. U.S. Navy . He managed the development of the phased Receiver: preamplification, conversion, heterodyne array radar of the Navy’s AEGIS system through its operation “image” frequencies and double conversion. introduction to the fleet. Later in his career he directed Signal processing: pulse compression. Signal the development, acquisition and support of all processing: Doppler-sensitive processing Airborne surveillance radars of the surface navy. radar – the absolute necessity of Doppler processing. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished Third Afternoon – Subsystems: Control and lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and Interface Apparatus. previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic Automatic detection and constant-false-alarm-rate Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He (CFAR) techniques of threshold control. Automatic established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series tracking: exponential track filters. Multi-radar fusion, of international radar conferences and remains on the briefly Course review, discussion, current topics and organizing committee of these, and works with the community activity. several other nations cooperating in that series. He has published numerous conference papers, magazine The course is taught from the student notebook articles and chapters of books, and is the author of the supplied, based heavily on the open literature and radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic with adequate references to the most popular of aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia the many textbooks now available. The student’s of Science and Technology and contributor for radar- own note-taking and participation in the exercises related entries of their technical dictionary. will enhance understanding as well. 36 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Grounding & Shielding for EMC April 27-29, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) received a BEE degree from George Washington University in 1959, a MSEE degree from Syracuse University in 1969, and a DScEE degree from Clayton University in 1977. Bill is President of SEMTAS. Prior to being President of SEMTAS he worked for SENTEL and Atlantic Research and taught courses on electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He is Summary internationally recognized as a leader in the This three-day course is designed for development of engineering technology for technicians, operators, and engineers who need an achieving EMC in communication and electronic understanding of all facets of grounding and systems. He has more than 40 years of experience shielding at the circuit, PCB, box or equipment level, in EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem cable-interconnected boxes (subsystem), system solving for a wide variety of communication and and building, facilities or vehicle levels. The course electronic systems. He has extensive experience in offers a discussion of the qualitative techniques for assessing EMI at the circuit, equipment and/or the EMI control through grounding and shielding at all system level and applying EMI mitigation levels. It provides for selection of EMI suppression techniques to "fix" problems. Bill has written more methods via math modeling and graphics of than 40 technical papers and four books on EMC. grounding and shielding parameters. He is a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer. Our instructor will use computer software to Bill has written more than 40 technical papers provide real world examples and case histories. The and four books on EMC and he regularly computer software simulates and demonstrates teaches seminar courses on EMC. Bill is a Fellow in various concepts and helps bridge the gap between the IEEE, served on the Board of Directors and as theory and the real world. The computer software President of the IEEE EMC Society, was Director of will be made available to the attendees. One of the the Electromagnetics and Radiation Division of computer programs is used to design IEEE, is an Associate Editor of the IEEE EMC interconnecting equipments. This program Newsletter,and was Chairman of the IEEE-EMC demonstrates the impact of various grounding Society Fellow Evaluation Committee. He is a schemes and different "fixes" that are applied. NARTE Certified EMC Engineer. Another computer program is used to design a shielded enclosure. The program considers the box What You Will Learn material; seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing • Examples Of Potential EMI Threats. apertures; and various "fixes" that may be used for • Safety Earthing/Grounding Versus Noise aperture protection. Coupling. There are also hardware demonstrations of the • Field Coupling Into Ground Loops. effect of various compromises and resulting "fixes" • Coupling Reduction Methods. on the shielding effectiveness of an enclosure. The • Victim Sensitivities. compromises that are demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the enclosure. • Common Ground Impedance Coupling. The hardware demonstrations also include • Ground Loop Coupling. incorporating various "fixes" and illustrating their • Shielding Theory. impact. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 37
  • Modern Missile Analysis Propulsion, Guidance, Control, Seekers, and Technology April 5-8, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 21-24, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This 4-day course presents a broad introduction to major missile subsystems and their integrated performance, 1. Introduction. Brief history of missiles. Types of explained in practical terms, but including relevant analytical guided missiles. Introduction to ballistic missile defense. methods. While emphasis is on today’s homing missiles and Endoatmospheric and exoatmospheric missile operation. future trends, the course includes a historical perspective of Missile basing. Missile subsystems overview. Warheads, relevant older missiles. Both endoatmospheric and lethality and hit-to-kill. Power and power conditioning. exoatmospheric missiles (missiles that operate in the atmosphere and in space) are addressed. Missile propulsion, 2. Missile Propulsion. The rocket equation. Solid and guidance, control, and seekers are covered, and their roles liquid propulsion. Single stage and multistage boosters. and interactions in integrated missile operation are explained. Ramjets and scramjets. Axial propulsion. Divert and The types and applications of missile simulation and testing attitude control systems. Effects of gravity and are presented. Comparisons of autopilot designs, guidance atmospheric drag. approaches, seeker alternatives, and instrumentation for various purposes are presented. The course is recommended 3. Missile Airframes, Autopilots and Control. for analysts, engineers, and technical managers who want to Phases of missile flight. Purpose and functions of broaden their understanding of modern missiles and missile autopilots. Missile control configurations. Autopilot systems. The analytical descriptions require some technical design. Open-loop autopilots. Inertial instruments and background, but practical explanations can be appreciated by feedback. Autopilot response, stability, and agility. Body all students. modes and rate saturation. Roll control and induced roll in high performance missiles. Radomes and their effects on Instructor missile control. Adaptive autopilots. Rolling airframe Dr. Walter R. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA, with a Ph.D. missiles. degree in Control Systems Engineering and 4. Exoatmospheric Missiles for Ballistic Missile Applied Mathematics. He has over thirty Defense. Exoatmospheric missile autopilots, propulsion years of industry, government and academic and attitude control. Pulse width modulation. Exo- experience in the analysis and design of atmospheric missile autopilots. Limit cycles. tactical and strategic missiles. His experience includes Standard Missile, Stinger, AMRAAM, 5. Missile Guidance. Seeker types and operation for HARM, MX, Small ICBM, and ballistic missile endo- and exo-atmospheric missiles. Passive, active and defense. He is currently a Senior Staff semi active missile guidance. Radar basics and radar Member at the Johns Hopkins University seekers. Passive sensing basics and passive seekers. Applied Physics Laboratory and was formerly the Chief Technologist at the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, Scanning seekers and focal plane arrays. Seeker DC. He has authored numerous industry and government comparisons and tradeoffs for different missions. Signal reports and published prominent papers on missile processing and noise reduction technology. He has also taught university courses in 6. Missile Seekers. Boost and midcourse guidance. engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Zero effort miss. Proportional navigation and augmented proportional navigation. Biased proportional navigation. What You Will Learn Predictive guidance. Optimum homing guidance. Guidance filters. Homing guidance examples and You will gain an understanding of the design and analysis of homing missiles and the integrated performance of their simulation results. Miss distance comparisons with subsystems. different homing guidance laws. Sources of miss and • Missile propulsion and control in the atmosphere and in miss reduction. Beam rider, pure pursuit, and deviated space. pursuit guidance. • Clear explanation of homing guidance. 7. Simulation and its applications. Current • Types of missile seekers and how they work. simulation capabilities and future trends. Hardware in the • Missile testing and simulation. loop. Types of missile testing and their uses, advantages • Latest developments and future trends. and disadvantages of testing alternatives. 38 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion May 11-13, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." d With Revise Added y Newl ics Top Course Outline 1. Introduction. 2. The Kalman Filter. 3. Other Linear Filters. 4. Non-Linear Filters. Summary 5. Angle-Only Tracking. The objective of this course is to introduce 6. Maneuvering Targets: Adaptive Techniques. engineers, scientists, managers and military 7. Maneuvering Targets: Multiple Model operations personnel to the fields of target Approaches. tracking and data fusion, and to the key 8. Single Target Correlation & Association. technologies which are available today for 9. Track Initiation, Confirmation & Deletion. application to this field. The course is designed 10. Using Measured Range Rate (Doppler). to be rigorous where appropriate, while 11. Multitarget Correlation & Association. remaining accessible to students without a 12. Probabilistic Data Association. specific scientific background in this field. The 13. Multiple Hypothesis Approaches. course will start from the fundamentals and 14. Coordinate Conversions. move to more advanced concepts. This course 15. Multiple Sensors. will identify and characterize the principle 16. Data Fusion Architectures. components of typical tracking systems. A 17. Fusion of Data From Multiple Radars. variety of techniques for addressing different 18. Fusion of Data From Multiple Angle-Only aspects of the data fusion problem will be Sensors. described. Real world examples will be used 19. Fusion of Data From Radar and Angle-Only to emphasize the applicability of some of the Sensor. algorithms. Specific illustrative examples will 20. Sensor Alignment. be used to show the tradeoffs and systems 21. Fusion of Target Type and Attribute Data. issues between the application of different 22. Performance Metrics. techniques. What You Will Learn Instructor • State Estimation Techniques – Kalman Filter, Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior constant-gain filters. Technical Staff at the Johns Hopkins Univeristy • Non-linear filtering – When is it needed? Extended Applied Physics Laboratory. He has over 30 Kalman Filter. years of experience in tracking, sensor fusion, • Techniques for angle-only tracking. and radar systems analysis and design for the • Tracking algorithms, their advantages and limitations, including: Navy,Marine Corps, Air Force, and FAA. - Nearest Neighbor Recent work has included the integration of a - Probabilistic Data Association new radar into an existing multisensor system - Multiple Hypothesis Tracking and in the integration, using a multiple - Interactive Multiple Model (IMM) hypothesis approach, of shipboard radar and • How to handle maneuvering targets. ESM sensors. Previous experience has • Track initiation – recursive and batch approaches. included analysis and design of multiradar • Architectures for sensor fusion. fusion systems, integration of shipboard • Sensor alignment – Why do we need it and how do sensors including radar, IR and ESM, we do it? integration of radar, IFF, and time-difference-of- • Attribute Fusion, including Bayesian methods, arrival sensors with GPS data sources. Dempster-Shafer, Fuzzy Logic. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 39
  • Propagation Effects of Radar and Communication Systems Course Outline 1. Fundamental Propagation Phenomena. Introduction to basic propagation concepts including reflection, refraction, diffraction and absorption. 2. Propagation in a Standard Atmosphere. Introduction to the troposphere and its constituents. Discussion of ray propagation in simple atmospheric conditions and explanation of effective-earth radius concept. 3. Non-Standard (Anomalous) Propagation. Definition of subrefraction, supperrefraction and various types of ducting conditions. Discussion of meteorological processes giving rise to these different refractive conditions. 4. Atmospheric Measurement / Sensing Techniques. Discussion of methods used to determine atmospheric refractivity with descriptions of different April 6-8 2010 types of sensors such as balloonsondes, Columbia, Maryland rocketsondes, instrumented aircraft and remote sensors. $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 5. Quantitative Prediction of Propagation Factor or Propagation Loss. Various methods, current and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each historical for calculating propagation are described. Off The Course Tuition." Several models such as EREPS, RPO, TPEM, TEMPER and APM are examined and contrasted. 6. Propagation Impacts on System Performance. General discussions of enhancements and degradations for communications, radar and Summary weapon systems are presented. Effects covered This three-day course examines the atmospheric include radar detection, track continuity, monopulse effects that influence the propagation characteristics of tracking accuracy, radar clutter, and communication radar and communication signals at microwave and interference and connectivity. millimeter frequencies for both earth and earth-satellite 7. Degradation of Propagation in the scenarios. These include propagation in standard, Troposphere. An overview of the contributors to ducting, and subrefractive atmospheres, attenuation attenuation in the troposphere for terrestrial and earth- due to the gaseous atmosphere, precipitation, and satellite communication scenarios. ionospheric effects. Propagation estimation techniques 8. Attenuation Due to the Gaseous Atmosphere. are given such as the Tropospheric Electromagnetic Methods for determining attenuation coefficient and Parabolic Equation Routine (TEMPER) and Radio path attenuation using ITU-R models. Physical Optics (RPO). Formulations for calculating 9. Attenuation Due to Precipitation. Attenuation attenuation due to the gaseous atmosphere and coefficients and path attenuation and their dependence precipitation for terrestrial and earth-satellite scenarios on rain rate. Earth-satellite rain attenuation statistics employing International Tele-communication Union from which system fade-margins may be designed. (ITU) models are reviewed. Case studies are ITU-R estimation methods for determining rain presented from experimental line-of-sight, over-the- attenuation statistics at variable frequencies. horizon, and earth-satellite communication systems. Example problems, calculation methods, and 10. Ionospheric Effects at Microwave formulations are presented throughout the course for Frequencies. Description and formulation for Faraday purpose of providing practical estimation tools. rotation, time delay, range error effects, absorption, dispersion and scintillation. Instructor 11. Scattering from Distributed Targets. G. Daniel Dockery received the B.S. degree in Received power and propagation factor for bistatic and physics and the M.S. degree in monostatic scenarios from atmosphere containing rain electrical engineering from Virginia or turbulent refractivity. Polytechnic Institute and State 12. Line-of-Sight Propagation Effects. Signal University. Since joining The Johns characteristics caused by ducting and extreme Hopkins University Applied Physics subrefraction. Concurrent meteorological and radar Laboratory (JHU/APL) in 1983, he has measurements and multi-year fading statistics. been active in the areas of modeling EM 13. Over-Horizon Propagation Effects. Signal propagation in the troposphere as well as predicting characteristics caused by tropsocatter and ducting and the impact of the environment on radar and relation to concurrent meteorology. Propagation factor communications systems. Mr. Dockery is a principal- statistics. author of the propagation and surface clutter models 14. Errors in Propagation Assessment. currently used by the Navy for high-fidelity system Assessment of errors obtained by assuming lateral performance analyses at frequencies from HF to Ka- homogeneity of the refractivity environment. Band. 40 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Radar 101 Fundamentals of Radar April 5, 2010 Laurel, Maryland $650 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Introduction (1 hour) • The general nature of radar: composition, block diagrams, photos. • Types and functions of radar, typical characteristics. 2. The physics of radar (1 hour) • Electromagnetic waves and their vector representation. • The spectrum, bands used in radar. Summary • Scattering: target and clutter behavior, This concise one-day course is intended for those representations. with only modest or no radar experience. It provides • Propagation: the effects of Earth's presence. an overview with understanding of the physics behind radar, tools used in describing radar, the 3. Radar theory, useful concepts and tools. (1 hour) technology of radar at the subsystem level and concludes with a brief survey of recent accomplish- • Describing a radiated signal, "reasoning out" the ments in various applications. radar range equation. • The statistical theory of detection, the probabilities involved. Instructor Bob Hill received his BS degree (Iowa State • The decibel, other basic but necessary tools used University) and the MS in 1967 in radar work. (University of Maryland), in electrical 4. The subsystems of radar engineering. He managed the • The transmitter. (0.5 hour) development of the phased array • Types, technology (power supplies, modulators radar of the Navy's AEGIS system and rf devices surveyed; today's use of solid state from the early 1960s through its devices). introduction to the fleet in 1975. Later in his career • The antenna. (1 hour) he directed the development, acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the surface • Basic theory, how patterns are formed, gain, sidelobe concerns, weighting functions, "sum" navy. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE and "difference" patterns; the phased array: "distinguished lecturer", a member of its Radar theory and quick survey of types, components Systems Panel and previously a member of its and challenges. Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He established in 1975 • The receiver and signal processor. (1 hour) and chaired through 1990 the IEEE's series of • The "front end": preamplification and conversion; international radar conferences and remains on the signal processing (noncoherent and coherent organizing committee of these. He has published processes - pulse compression and Doppler numerous conference papers, magazine articles processing explained; the absolute necessity of and chapters of books, and is the author of the Doppler processing in airborne radar). radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and • The control and interface apparatus. (1 hour) synthetic aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill • Radar automation reviewed, auto detect and Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and track. contributor for radar-related entries of their technical 5. Today's accomplishments and concluding dictionary. discussion. (0.5 hour) Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 41
  • Radar Signal Analysis & Processing with MATLAB Summary July 14-16, 2010 This three-day course develops the technical Laurel, Maryland background needed to analyze and understand aspects of radar signals and signal processing. This includes clear and concise presentation of the theory, $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) with a companion user friendly MATLAB code. This "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each course concentrates on the fundamentals and adopts a Off The Course Tuition." rigorous mathematical approach of the subject. Instructor Dr. Bassem R. Mahafza is the president and founder of deciBel Research Inc. He is a recognized Subject Matter Expert and is widely known for his three textbooks: Introduction to Radar Analysis, Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB, and MATLAB Simulations for Course Outline Radar Systems Design. Dr. Mahafza’s 1. An Overview of Radar Systems. Range, Doppler, background includes extensive work in the areas of The Radar Equation, Surveillance Radar Equation, Radar Radar Technology, Radar Design and Analysis Cross Section, Radar Equation with Jamming, Noise Figure, (including all sensor subcomponents), Radar Effects of the Earth’s Surface on the Radar Equation, Simulation and Model Design, Radar Signatures and Refraction, Four-Thirds Earth Model, The Pattern Propagation Radar Algorithm Development (especially in the areas Factor, multipath, and diffraction. of advanced clutter rejection techniques and 2. Linear Systems and Complex Signal countermeasures). Dr. Mahafza has published over 65 Representation. Signal and System Classifications, Fourier papers, and over 100 technical reports. Transform, Convolution and Correlation Integrals, Energy and Power Spectrum Densities, Bandpass Signals, The Analytic What You Will Learn Signal, Pre-envelope, and Complex Envelope of Bandpass • Learn radar theory and operation in the context of the radar Signals. range equation. 3. Spectra of Common Radar Signals. Frequency • Learn about special topics that affect radar signal Modulation Signal, Continuous Wave Signal, Finite Duration processing including the effects of system noise, wave Pulse Signal, Periodic Pulse Signal, Finite Duration Pulse propagation, jamming, and target Radar Cross Section Train Signal, Linear Frequency Modulation (LFM) Signal, (RCS). Signal Bandwidth and Duration, Effective Bandwidth and • Learn the radar signal fundamentals including effective Duration Calculation. bandwidth and duration. 4. Discrete Time Systems and Signals. Sampling • Learn about the matched filter and the ambiguity function; Theorem, the Z-Transform, the Discrete Fourier Transform, both analog and discrete coded waveforms. Discrete Power Spectrum, Windowing Techniques. • Learn radar pulse compression including correlation 5. The Matched Filter. The Matched Filter SNR, The processor and stretch processor. Replica, General Formula for the Output of the Matched Filter, • Learn Doppler processing and pulse Doppler Radars. Stationary Target Case, Moving Target Case, Waveform • Learn about adaptive signal processing, including Resolution and Ambiguity, Range-Doppler Coupling, beamforming, adaptive array processing using Least Mean Amplitude Estimation, and Phase Estimation. Square (LMS) algorithm. 6. The Ambiguity Function - Analog Waveforms. The performance of a radar system is tightly coupled to the Single Pulse Ambiguity Function, LFM Ambiguity Function, type of signals and signal processing it uses. From this, Coherent Pulse Train Ambiguity Function, Pulse Train course you will have a robust understating of radar Ambiguity Function with LFM, Stepped Frequency waveform design and signal processing. Waveforms, Nonlinear FM, The Concept of Stationary Phase, and Frequency Modulated Waveform Spectrum Shaping. 7. The Ambiguity Function - Discrete Coded Class Benefits and Unique Features Waveforms. Discrete Code Signal Representation, Pulse Features: train Codes, Phase Coding, Binary Phase Codes, Barker Codes, Pseudo-random Number (PRN) Codes, Polyphase • Easy to follow mathematical derivations of all equations Codes, and Frequency Codes. and formulas. 8. Pulse Compression. Time-Bandwidth Product, Radar • Comprehensive coverage of radar signals and signal Equation with Pulse Compression, Basic Principal of Pulse processing techniques and algorithms. Compression, Correlation Processor, Stretch Processor, and • Complete set of MATLAB functions and routines. Stepped Frequency Waveforms. Corresponding Benefits: 9. Doppler Processing. CW Radar, Pulsed Radars, Pulse • User friendly coverage suitable for advanced as well as Doppler Radars, High PRF Radar Equation, Pulse Doppler introductory levels. Radar Signal Processing, Resolving Range Ambiguity in • The student will learn about the most common up to Pulse Doppler Radars, and Resolving Doppler Ambiguity. date radar waveforms and associated signal 10. Adaptive Array Processing. General Arrays, Linear processing. Arrays, Nonadaptive Beamforming, Adaptive Signal • Allow the student to enhance their knowledge of radar Processing using Least Mean Square (LMS), LMS Adaptive signal processing techniques. Array Processing, Sidelobe Cancellers. 42 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB May 3-6, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline Off The Course Tuition." 1. Radar Basics: Radar Classifications, Range, Range Resolution, Doppler Frequency, Coherence, The Radar d With Equation, Low PRF Radar Equation, High PRF Radar Revise Added Equation, Surveillance Radar Equation, Radar Equation with y Newl ics Jamming, Self-Screening Jammers (SSJ), Stand-off Jammers Top (SOJ), Range Reduction Factor, Bistatic Radar Equation, Radar Losses, Noise Figure. Design Case Study. 2. Target Detection and Pulse Integration: Detection in the Presence of Noise, Probability of False Alarm, Probability of Detection, Pulse Integration, Coherent Integration, Noncoherent Integration, Improvement Factor and Integration Loss, Target Fluctuating, Probability of False Alarm Formulation for a Square Law Detector, Square Law Detection, Probability of Detection Calculation, Swerling Models, Computation of the Fluctuation Loss, Cumulative Probability of Detection, Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR), Cell-Averaging CFAR (Single Pulse), Cell-Averaging CFAR Summary with Noncoherent Integration. This 4-day course provides a comprehensive 3. Radar Clutter: Clutter Cross Section Density, Surface description of radar systems analyses and design. A Clutter, Radar Equation for Area Clutter, Volume Clutter, design case study is introduced and as the material Radar Equation for Volume Clutter, Clutter RCS, Single Pulse coverage progresses throughout the course, and new - Low PRF Case, High PRF Case, Clutter Spectrum, Clutter theory is presented, requirements for this design case Statistical Models, Clutter Components, Clutter Power study are changed and / or updated, and of course the Spectrum Density, Moving Target Indicator (MTI), Single design level of complexity is also increased. This design Delay Line Canceller, Double Delay Line Canceller, Delay process is supported with a comprehensive set of Lines with Feedback (Recursive Filters), PRF Staggering, MTI MATLAB-7 code developed for this purpose. This will Improvement Factor. serve as a valuable tool to radar engineers in helping them 4. Radar Cross Section (RCS): RCS Definition; RCS understand radar systems design process. Prediction Methods; Dependency on Aspect Angle and Each student will receive the instructor’s textbook Frequency; RCS Dependency on Polarization; RCS of Simple MATLAB Simulations for Radar Systems Design as well Objects; Sphere; Ellipsoid; Circular Flat Plate; Truncated as course notes. Cone (Frustum); Cylinder; Rectangular Flat Plate; Triangular Flat Plate. 5. Radar Signals: Bandpass Signals, The Analytic Signal Instructor (Pre-envelope), Spectra of Common Radar Signals, Dr. Bassem R. Mahafza is the president and founder of Continuous Wave Signal, Finite Duration Pulse Signal, deciBel Research Inc. He is a recognized Periodic Pulse Signal, Finite Duration Pulse Train Signal, Subject Matter Expert and is widely known Linear Frequency Modulation (LFM) Signal, Signal Bandwidth for his three textbooks: Introduction to and Duration, Effective Bandwidth and Duration Calculation. Radar Analysis, Radar Systems Analysis 6. The Matched Filter: The Matched Filter SNR, The and Design Using MATLAB, and MATLAB Replica, General Formula for the Output of the Matched Filter, Simulations for Radar Systems Design. Dr. Range Resolution, Doppler Resolution, Combined Range and Mahafza’s background includes extensive Doppler Resolution, Range and Doppler Uncertainty, Range work in the areas of Radar Technology, Uncertainty, Doppler Uncertainty, Range-Doppler Coupling. Radar Design and Analysis (including all sensor The Ambiguity Function: Examples of Analog signals, subcomponents), Radar Simulation and Model Design, Examples of Coded Signals, Barker Code, PRN Code. Radar Signatures and Radar Algorithm Development 7. Pulse Compression: Time-Bandwidth Product, Basic (especially in the areas of advanced clutter rejection Principal of Pulse Compression, Correlation Processor, techniques and countermeasures). Dr. Mahafza has Stretch Processor, Single LFM Pulse, Stepped Frequency published over 65 papers, and over 100 technical reports. Waveforms, Effect of Target Velocity. 8. Phased Arrays: Directivity, Power Gain, and Effective Aperture; Near and Far Fields; General Arrays; Linear Arrays; What You Will Learn Array Tapering; Computation of the Radiation Pattern via the • How to select different radar parameters to meet DFT; Planar Arrays; Array Scan Loss. specific design requirements. 9. Radar Wave Propagation: (time allowing): Earth • Perform detailed trade-off analysis in the context of Atmosphere; Refraction; Stratified Atmospheric Refraction radar sizing, modes of operations, frequency selection, Model; Four-Thirds Earth Model; Ground Reflection; Smooth waveforms and signal processing. Surface Reflection Coefficient; Rough Surface Reflection; Total Reflection Coefficient; The Pattern Propagation Factor; • Establish and develop loss and error budgets Flat Earth; Spherical Earth. associated with the design. This course will serve as a valuable source to radar • Generate an in-depth understanding of radar operations system engineers and will provide a foundation for those and design philosophy. working in the field and need to investigate the basic • Several mini design case studies pertinent to different fundamentals in a specific topic. It provides a radar topics will enhance understanding of radar design comprehensive day-to-day radar systems deign in the context of the material presented. reference. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 43
  • Radar Systems Design & Engineering Radar Performance Calculations Course Outline 1. Radar Range Equation. Radar ranging principles, frequencies, architecture, measurements, displays, and parameters. Radar range equation; radar waveforms; March 2-5, 2010 antenna patterns types, and parameters. Beltsville, Maryland 2. Noise in Receiving Systems and Detection Principles. Noise sources; statistical properties; noise in a June 14-17, 2010 receiving chain; noise figure and noise temperature; false alarm and detection probability; pulse integration; target Beltsville, Maryland models; detection of steady and fluctuating targets. $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 3. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. The pattern "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each propagation factor; interference (multipath) and diffraction; Off The Course Tuition." refraction; standard and anomalous refractivity; littoral propagation; propagation modeling; low altitude propagation; atmospheric attenuation. Summary 4. CW Radar, Doppler, and Receiver Architecture. This four-day course covers the fundamental principles Basic properties; CW and high PRF relationships; the Doppler of radar functionality, architecture, and performance. principle; dynamic range, stability; isolation requirements; Diverse issues such as transmitter stability, antenna homodynes and superheterodyne receivers; in-phase and pattern, clutter, jamming, propagation, target cross quadrature; signal spectrum; matched filtering; CW ranging; section, dynamic range, receiver noise, receiver and measurement accuracy. architecture, waveforms, processing, and target detection, 5. Radar Clutter and Clutter Filtering Principles. are treated in detail within the unifying context of the radar Surface and volumetric clutter; reflectivity; stochastic range equation, and examined within the contexts of properties; sea, land, rain, chaff, birds, and urban clutter; surface and airborne radar platforms. The fundamentals of Pulse Doppler and MTI; transmitter stability; blind speeds and radar multi-target tracking principles are covered, and ranges,; Staggered PRFs; filter weighting; performance detailed examples of surface and airborne radars are measures. presented. This course is designed for engineers and 6. Airborne Radar. Platform motion; iso-ranges and iso- engineering managers who wish to understand how Dopplers; mainbeam and sidelobe clutter; the three PRF surface and airborne radar systems work, and to regimes; ambiguities; real beam Doppler sharpening; familiarize themselves with pertinent design issues and synthetic aperture ground mapping modes; GMTI. with the current technological frontiers. 7. High Range Resolution Principles: Pulse Compression. The Time-bandwidth product; the pulse compression process; discrete and continuous pulse Instructors compression codes; performance measures; mismatched Dr. Menachem Levitas is the Chief Scientist of filtering. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) / 8. High Range Resolution Principles: Synthetic Washington. He has thirty-eight years of Wideband. Motivation; alternative techniques; cross-band experience, thirty of which include radar calibration. systems analysis and design for the 9. Electronically Scanned Radar Systems. Beam Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. formation; beam steering techniques; grating lobes; phase He holds the degree of Ph.D. in physics shifters; multiple beams; array bandwidth; true time delays; from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. ultralow sidelobes and array errors; beam scheduling. degree from the University of Portland. 10. Active Phased Array Radar Systems. Active vs. Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior Technical passive arrays; architectural and technological properties; the Staff of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics T/R module; dynamic range; average power; stability; Laboratory. He has over thirtyyears of experience in radar pertinent issues; cost; frequency dependence. systems analysis and design for the Navy, Air Force, and 11. Auto-Calibration and Auto-Compensation FAA. His areas of specialization include automatic Techniques in Active Phased. Arrays. Motivation; calibration detection and tracking systems, sensor data fusion, approaches; description of the mutual coupling approach; an simulation, and system evaluation. auto-compensation approach. 12. Sidelobe Blanking. Motivation; principle; What You Will Learn implementation issues. • What are radar subsystems 13. Adaptive Cancellation. The adaptive space cancellation principle; broad pattern cancellers; high gain • How to calculate radar performance cancellers; tap delay lines; the effects of clutter; number of • Key functions, issues, and requirements jammers, jammer geometries, and bandwidths on canceller • How different requirements make radars different performance; channel matching requirements; sample matrix inverse method. • Operating in different modes & environments 14. Multiple Target Tracking. Definition of Basic terms. • Issues unique to multifunction, phased array, radars Track Initiation, State Estimation & Filtering, Adaptive and • How airborne radars differ from surface radars Multiple Model Processing, Data Correlation & Association, • Today's requirements, technologies & designs Tracker Performance Evaluation. 44 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Submarines and Surface Ships and Their Combat Systems Summary June 22-24, 2010 To heighten this Introduction to Submarines, and to Beltsville, Maryland enhance its comprehensiveness, this course underwent major revision and update in 2004. It is now an animated, full-color PowerPoint presentation. $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) This course presents the fundamental philosophy of "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each submarine design, construction, and stability as well as Off The Course Tuition." the utilization of submarines as cost-effective warships at sea. A thumbnail history of waging war by coming up from below the surface of the sea relates prior gains—and, prior set-backs. Today’s submarine tasking is discussed in Course Outline consonance with the strategy and policy of the US, and the goals, objectives, mission, functions, tasks, 1. Thumbnail History of Warfare from Beneath responsibilities, and roles of the US Navy. The foreboding the Sea: From a glass-barrel in circa 300 BC, to SSN efficacy of submarine warfare is analyzed referencing 774 in 2004. some enthralling calculations for its Benefits-to-Cost, in that Submarines Sink Ships! 2. The Efficacy of Submarine Warfare — WWI and WWII: A Benefit/Cost Analysis to depict just how The standard submarine organization, daily routine, and battle station assignments are presented. The well Submarines Sink Ships! selection process for the “who” that volunteers for 3. Submarine Organization — and, Submariners: submarine duty is advanced. Moreover, the “why” they What is the psyche and disposition of those Qualified volunteer is examined to expound on their willingness, as in Submarines, as distinguished by a pair of Dolphins? well as their abilities, to undergo a demandingly extensive And, will new submariners be able to measure up to qualification program, which essentially tests their mettle the legend of Steel Boats, and Iron Men! to measure up to the legend of Steel Boats, and Iron Men! In that submarines operate in the ocean-depths, 4. Submarine Design & Construction: submariners have to sense threats in the denser medium Fundamentals of Form, Fit, & Function, plus an in which their [Undersea] Boat operates. Thus, they rely analysis of ship-stability. on acoustic reception for Sound in the Sea whose 5. Principles of Sound in the Sea: A basis for a principles are defined as a basis for a rudimentary primer rudimentary primer on the “Calculus of Acoustical on the “Calculus of Acoustics.” The components and Propagation.” nomenclature for a modernized Combat System Suite are presented, inclusive of the Command-Control- 6. Combat System Suite — Components & Communication Computerized Information sub-systems Nomenclature: In OHIO, LOS ANGELES, SEAWOLF, that outfit the Common Submarine Radio Room. and VIRGINIA. A synoptic review of submarine forces existing around 7. Submarines of the World — by Order of Battle: the world is presented as a Submarine Order of Battle for How Many, from Where. To do What, to Whom? each country “boasting” them. Anti-Submarine Warfare, ASW, is discussed from the perspective of both the Hunter 8. Antisubmarine Warfare — Our Number One and the Hunted. The effectiveness of Air and Surface Priority: For the USN, ASW is a combined-arms task Force units is elaborated to emphasize that when coupled for forces from above, on, and below the surface of the with Submarine Force units their Combined-Arms ability sea — inclusive of littoral waters — to engage The decisively can engage The Enemy Below. Enemy Below! The submarine threat for the 21st century is discussed, posing such questions as: “Will diesel-electric submarines, as a cost-effective weapon for the Third Instructor World, be a significant threat to the national economies of Captain Ray Wellborn, USN (retired) served over 13 other nations? Is shallow-water ASW in the littoral approaches to a coastline of a country embroiled in a Low- years of his 30-year Navy career in Intensity-Conflict a Mission-Essential-Need— for the US submarines. He has a BSEE degree too? Will it still be best to sink a submarine while it is in from the US Naval Academy, and a port? So, where do We, the People… go from here? MSEE degree from the Naval Herein the submarine is presented as a system in its Postgraduate School. He also has an self, thus an aim of the instructor is to clarify the essences MA from the Naval War College. He had of sub-system interfaces for engineers and scientists two major commands at sea and one involved in testing or R&D for submarine systems. ashore: USS MOUNT BAKER (AE 34), USS DETROIT Attendees who in the past have worked with specific (AOE 4), and the Naval Electronics Systems submarine sub-systems can consider this course as Engineering Center, Charleston. He was Program Continuing Education. Also, because of its introductory Manager for Tactical Towed Array Sonar Systems, and nature, this course will be enlightening to those just entering the field. A copy of the presentation is provided Program Director for Surface Ship and Helicopter ASW to all attendees, including some relevant white papers. Systems for the Naval Sea Command in Washington, DC. After retirement in 1989, he was the Director of What You Will Learn Programs, ARGOTEC, Inc.: and, oversaw the manufacture of advanced R&D models for large • Engineers & scientists in R&D or testing of underwater acoustic projectors. From 1992 to 1996, he submarine systems. was a Senior Lecturer in the Marine Engineering • Newcomers to the field. Department of Texas A&M, Galveston. Since 1996, he • Those who specialize in just one subsystem & want has been an independent consultant for International an overview. Maritime Affairs. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 45
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Fundamentals Advanced May 3-4, 2010 May 5-6, 2010 Chantilly, Virginia Chantilly, Virginia Instructors: Instructor: Walt McCandless & Bart Huxtable Bart Huxtable & Sham Chotoo $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $990 without RadarCalc software $990 without RadarCalc software **Includes single user RadarCalc license for Windows PC, for the design of airborne & space-based SAR. Retail price $1000. What You Will Learn What You Will Learn • Basic concepts and principles of SAR. • How to process data from SAR systems for high resolution, wide area coverage, • What are the key system parameters. interferometric and/or polarimetric applications. • Performance calculations using RadarCalc. • How to design and build high performance SAR processors. • Design and implementation tradeoffs. • Perform SAR data calibration. • Current system performance. Emerging • Ground moving target indication (GMTI) in a systems. SAR context. • Current state-of-the-art. Course Outline Course Outline 1. Applications Overview. A survey of important 1. SAR Review Origins. Theory, Design, applications and how they influence the SAR system Engineering, Modes, Applications, System. from sensor through processor. A wide number of SAR 2. Processing Basics. Traditional strip map designs and modes will be presented from the processing steps, theoretical justification, processing pioneering classic, single channel, strip mapping systems designs, typical processing systems. systems to more advanced all-polarization, spotlight, 3. Advanced SAR Processing. Processing and interferometric designs. complexities arising from uncompensated motion and 2. Applications and System Design Tradeoffs low frequency (e.g., foliage penetrating) SAR and Constraints. System design formulation will begin processing. with a class interactive design workshop using the 4. Interferometric SAR. Description of the state-of- RadarCalc model designed for the purpose of the-art IFSAR processing techniques: complex SAR demonstrating the constraints imposed by image registration, interferogram and correlogram range/Doppler ambiguities, minimum antenna area, generation, phase unwrapping, and digital terrain limitations and related radar physics and engineering elevation data (DTED) extraction. constraints. Contemporary pacing technologies in the 5. Spotlight Mode SAR. Theory and area of antenna design, on-board data collection and implementation of high resolution imaging. Differences processing and ground system processing and from strip map SAR imaging. analysis will also be presented along with a projection 6. Polarimetric SAR. Description of the image of SAR technology advancements, in progress, and information provided by polarimetry and how this can how they will influence future applications. be exploited for terrain classification, soil moisture, 3. Civil Applications. A review of the current NASA ATR, etc. and foreign scientific applications of SAR. 7. High Performance Computing Hardware. 4. Commercial Applications. The emerging Parallel implementations, supercomputers, compact interest in commercial applications is international and DSP systems, hybrid opto-electronic system. is fueled by programs such as Canada’s RadarSat-2, 8. SAR Data Calibration. Internal (e.g., cal-tones) the European ENVISAT and TerraSAR series, the and external calibrations, Doppler centroid aliasing, NASA/JPL UAVSAR system, and commercial systems geolocation, polarimetric calibration, ionospheric such as Intermap's Star-3i and Fugro's GeoSAR. The effects. applications (surface mapping, change detection, 9. Example Systems and Applications. Space- resource exploration and development, etc.) driving based: SIR-C, RADARSAT, ENVISAT, TerraSAR, this interest will be presented and analyzed in terms of Cosmo-Skymed, PalSAR. Airborne: AirSAR and other the sensor and platform space/airborne and associated current systems. Mapping, change detection, ground systems design. polarimetry, interferometry. 46 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Tactical Missile Design – Integration April 13-15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland September 27-29, 2010 Laurel, Maryland Course Outline 1. Introduction/Key Drivers in the Design-Integration $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Process: Overview of missile design process. Examples of system-of-systems integration. Unique characteristics of tactical missiles. Key aerodynamic configuration sizing parameters. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Missile conceptual design synthesis process. Examples of Off The Course Tuition." processes to establish mission requirements. Projected capability in command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, Summary surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR). Example of Pareto analysis. Attendees vote on course emphasis. This three-day short course covers the fundamentals of tactical missile design, development, and integration. The 2. Aerodynamic Considerations in Missile Design- course provides a system-level, Integration: Optimizing missile aerodynamics. Shapes for low integrated method for missile observables. Missile configuration layout (body, wing, tail) options. Selecting flight control alternatives. Wing and tail sizing. aerodynamic configuration/propulsion Predicting normal force, drag, pitching moment, stability, control design and analysis. It addresses the effectiveness, lift-to-drag ratio, and hinge moment. Maneuver law broad range of alternatives in meeting alternatives. cost and performance requirements. The methods presented are generally 3. Propulsion Considerations in Missile Design- simple closed-form analytical Integration: Turbojet, ramjet, scramjet, ducted rocket, and rocket propulsion comparisons. Turbojet engine design considerations, expressions that are physics-based, prediction and sizing. Selecting ramjet engine, booster, and inlet to provide insight into the primary alternatives. Ramjet performance prediction and sizing. High driving parameters. Configuration density fuels. Propellant grain cross section trade-offs. Effective sizing examples are presented for thrust magnitude control. Reducing propellant observables. rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and Rocket motor performance prediction and sizing. Motor case and turbo-jet powered baseline missiles. Typical values of missile nozzle materials. parameters and the characteristics of current operational 4. Weight Considerations in Missile Design-Integration: missiles are discussed as well as the enabling subsystems How to size subsystems to meet flight performance requirements. and technologies for tactical missiles and the Structural design criteria factor of safety. Structure concepts and current/projected state-of-the-art. Videos illustrate missile manufacturing processes. Selecting airframe materials. Loads development activities and missile performance. Finally, each prediction. Weight prediction. Airframe and motor case design. attendee will design, build, and fly a small air powered rocket. Aerodynamic heating prediction and insulation trades. Dome Attendees will vote on the relative emphasis of the material to material alternatives and sizing. Power supply and actuator be presented. Attendees receive course notes as well as the alternatives and sizing. textbook, Tactical Missile Design, 2nd edition. 5. Flight Performance Considerations in Missile Design- Integration: Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic sizing- equations of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of motion. Instructor Maximizing flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory shaping. Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, Eugene L. Fleeman has more than 40 years of coast, steady descent, ballistic, maneuvering, and homing flight. government, industry, and academia 6. Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration: experience in missile system and Achieving robustness in adverse weather. Seeker, navigation, technology development. Formerly a data link, and sensor alternatives. Seeker range prediction. manager of missile programs at Air Force Counter-countermeasures. Warhead alternatives and lethality Research Laboratory, Rockwell prediction. Approaches to minimize collateral damage. Alternative International, Boeing, and Georgia Tech, guidance laws. Proportional guidance accuracy prediction. Time constant contributors and prediction. Maneuverability design he is an international lecturer on missiles criteria. Radar cross section and infrared signature prediction. and the author of over 80 publications, including the AIAA Survivability considerations. Insensitive munitions. Enhanced textbook, Tactical Missile Design. 2nd Ed. reliability. Cost drivers of schedule, weight, learning curve, and parts count. EMD and production cost prediction. Designing within launch platform constraints. Internal vs. external carriage. What You Will Learn Shipping, storage, carriage, launch, and separation environment • Key drivers in the missile design process. considerations. launch platform interfaces. Cold and solar • Critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in subsystems, environment temperature prediction. aerodynamic, propulsion, and structure sizing. 7. Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools: Trade-offs for • Launch platform-missile integration. extended range rocket. Sizing for enhanced maneuverability. • Robustness, lethality, accuracy, observables, survivability, Developing a harmonized missile. Lofted range prediction. Ramjet reliability, and cost considerations. missile sizing for range robustness. Ramjet fuel alternatives. Ramjet velocity control. Correction of turbojet thrust and specific • Missile sizing examples. impulse. Turbojet missile sizing for maximum range. Turbojet • Missile development process. engine rotational speed. Computer aided sizing tools for conceptual design. Soda straw rocket design-build-fly competition. House of quality process. Design of experiment Who Should Attend process. The course is oriented toward the needs of missile 8. Development Process: Design validation/technology engineers, analysts, marketing personnel, program development process. Developing a technology roadmap. History managers, university professors, and others working in the of transformational technologies. Funding emphasis. Alternative area of missile systems and technology development. proposal win strategies. New missile follow-on projections. Attendees will gain an understanding of missile design, Examples of development tests and facilities. Example of missile technologies, launch platform integration, missile technology demonstration flight envelope. Examples of system measures of merit, and the missile system technology development. New technologies for tactical missiles. development process. 9. Summary and Lessons Learned. 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  • Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare NEW! March 23-24, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $995 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This two-day course is intended for technical and programmatic staff involved in the development, analysis, or testing of Information Assurance, Network Warfare, Course Outline Network-Centric, and NetOPs systems. The 1. Cyberspace as a Warfare Domain. Domain course will provide perspective on emerging terms of reference. Comparison of operational policy, doctrine, strategy, and operational missions conducted through cyberspace. constraints affecting the development of Operational history of cyber warfare. cyber warfare systems. This knowledge will 2. Stack Positioning as a Maneuver Analog. greatly enhance participants’ ability to Exploring the space where tangible cyber warfare develop operational systems and concepts maneuver really happens. Extend the network stack concept to other elements of cyberspace. that will produce integrated, controlled, and Understand the advantage gained through effective cyber effects at each warfare level. proficient cyberscape navigation. 3. Organizational Constructs in Cyber Instructor Warfare. Inter-relationships between traditional and emerging warfare, intelligence, and systems Albert Kinney is a retired Naval Officer policy authorities. and holds a Masters Degree in electrical 4. Cyberspace Doctrine and Strategy. engineering. His professional experience National Military Strategy for Cyberspace includes more than 20 years of experience in Operations. Comprehensive National research and operational cyberspace Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). Developing a mission areas including the initial framework for a full spectrum cyberspace development and first operational capabilities. employment of the Naval Cyber Attack Team. 5. Legal Considerations for Cyber Warfare. Overview of pertinent US Code for cyberspace. Adapting the international Law of Armed Conflict to cyber warfare. Decision frameworks and What You Will Learn metaphors for making legal choices in uncharted • What are the relationships between cyber warfare, territory. information assurance, information operations, and 6. Operational Theory of Cyber Warfare. network-centric warfare? Planning and achieving cyber effects. • How can a cyber warfare capability enable freedom Understanding policy implications and operational of action in cyberspace? risks in cyber warfare. Developing a cyber • What are legal constraints on cyber warfare? deterrence strategy. • How can cyber capabilities meet standards for 7. Cyber Warfare Training and Exercise weaponization? Requirements. Understanding of the depth of • How should cyber capabilities be integrated with technical proficiency and operational savvy military exercises? required to develop, maintain, and exercise • How can military and civilian cyberspace integrated cyber warfare capabilities. organizations prepare and maintain their workforce 8. Cyber Weaponization. Cyber weapons to play effective roles in cyberspace? taxonomy. Weapon-target interplay. Test and • What is the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Evaluation Standards. Observable effects. Initiative (CNCI)? 9. Command & Control for Cyber Warfare. From this course you will obtain in-depth Joint Command & Control principles. Joint knowledge and awareness of the cyberspace Battlespace Awareness. Situational Awareness. domain, its functional characteristics, and its Decision Support. organizational inter-relationships enabling your organization to make meaningful contributions in 10. Survey of International Cyber Warfare the domain of cyber warfare through technical Capabilities. Open source exploration of cyber consultation, systems development, and warfare trends in India, Pakistan, Russia, and operational test & evaluation. China. 48 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Applications Engineering, Spectrum, and Regulatory Issues Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles NEW! June 8, 2010 Dayton, Ohio June 15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary $650 (8:30am - 4:30pm) This one-day course is designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of UAS. The course provides the "big picture" for those who work outside of the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems Course Outline (Predator, Shadow, Warrior and others) and real-world 1. Historic Development of UAS Post 1960’s. problems and issues concerning the use and expansion of their applications. 2. Components and latest developments of a UAS. Ground Control Station, Radio Links (LOS and BLOS), UAV, Payloads. Instructor 3. UAS Manufacturers. Domestic, Mr. Mark N. Lewellen has nearly 25 years of International. experience with a wide variety of space, satellite and aviation related projects, including the 4. Classes, Characteristics and Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk Comparisons of UAS. UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station, 5. Operational Scenarios for UAS. Phases of and aeronautical mobile telemetry Flight, Federal Government Use of UAS, State systems. More recently he has been and Local government use of UAS. Civil and working in the exciting field of UAS. He is currently the Vice Chairman of a UAS commercial use of UAS. Sub-group under Working Party 5B 6. ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and which is leading the US preparations to find new radio Reconnaissance) of UAS. Optical, Infrared, spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Radar. Radiocommunication Conference in 2011 under Agenda Item 1.3. He is also a technical advisor to the 7. Comparative Study of the Safety of UAS. US State Department and a member of the National In the Air and On the ground. Committee which reviews and comments on all US 8. UAS Access to the National Airspace submissions to international telecommunication groups, including the International Telecommunication System (NAS). Overview of the NAS, Classes of Union (ITU). Airspace, Requirements for Access to the NAS, Issues Being Addressed, Issues Needing to be Addressed. What You Will Learn 9. Bandwidth and Spectrum Issues. • Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical Bandwidth of single UAV, Aggregate bandwidth of capabilities? UAS population. • Major manufactures of UAS? • The latest developments and major components of 10. International UAS issues. WRC Process, a UAS? Agenda Item 1.3 and Resolution 421. • What type of sensor data can UAS provide? 11. UAS Centers of Excellence. North Dakota, • Regulatory and spectrum issues associated with Las Cruses, NM, DoD. UAS? 12. Worked Examples of Channeling Plans • National Airspace System including the different and Link/Interference Budgets. Shadow, classes of airspace Predator/Warrior. • How will UAS gain access to the National Airspace System (NAS)? 13. UAS Interactive Deployment Scenarios. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 49
  • Digital Signal Processing System Design With MATLAB Code and Applications to Sonar and other areas of client interest May 31 - June 3, 2010 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. Discrete Time Linear Systems. A review of the fundamentals of sampling, discrete time signals, and $1695 (8:30am - 4:30pm) sequences. Develop fundamental representation of discrete linear time-invariant system output as the convolution of the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each input signal with the system impulse response or in the Off The Course Tuition." frequency domain as the product of the input frequency response and the system frequency response. Define general difference equation representations, and frequency response of the system. Show a typical detection system for detecting discrete frequency components in noise. Summary 2. System Realizations & Analysis. Demonstrate the use of z-transforms and inverse z-transforms in the analysis This four-day course is intended for engineers and of discrete time systems. Show examples of the use of z- scientists concerned with the design and performance transform domain to represent difference equations and analysis of signal processing applications. The course manipulate DSP realizations. Present network diagrams for will provide the fundamentals required to develop direct form, cascade, and parallel implementations. optimum signal processing flows based upon 3. Digital Filters. Develop the fundamentals of digital processor throughput resource requirements analysis. filter design techniques for Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) Emphasis will be placed upon practical approaches and Develop Finite Impulse Response filter (FIR) types. based on lessons learned that are thoroughly MATLAB design examples will be presented. Comparisons between FIR and IIR filters will be presented. developed using procedures with computer tools that show each step required in the design and analysis. 4. Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT). The fundamental properties of the DFT will be presented: linearity, MATLAB code will be used to demonstrate concepts circular shift, frequency response, scallo ping loss, and and show actual tools available for performing the effective noise bandwidth. The use of weighting and design and analysis. redundancy processing to obtain desired performance improvements will be presented. The use of MATLAB to calculate performance gains for various weighting functions Instructor and redundancies will be demonstrated. . Joseph G. Lucas has over 35 years of 5. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). The FFT radix 2 and experience in DSP techniques and applications radix 4 algorithms will be developed. The use of FFTs to including EW, sonar and radar applications, perform filtering in the frequency domain will be developed performance analysis, digital filtering, spectral using the overlap-save and overlap-add techniques. analysis, beamforming, detection and tracking Performance calculations will be demonstrated using techniques, finite word length effects, and adaptive MATLAB. Processing throughput requirements for processing. He has industry experience at IBM and implementing the FFT will be presented. GD-AIS with radar, sonar and EW applications and 6. Multirate Digital Signal Processing. Multirate has taught classes in DSP theory and applications. processing fundamentals of decimation and interpolation will He is author of the textbook: Digital Signal be developed. Methods for optimizing processing throughput Processing: A System Design Approach (Wiley). requirements via multirate designs will be developed. Multirate techniques in filter banks and spectrum analyzers and synthesizers will be developed. Structures and Network What You Will Learn theory for multirate digital systems will be discussed. 7. Detection of Signals In Noise. Develop Receiver • What are the key DSP concepts and how do they Operating Charactieristic (ROC) data for detection of relate to real applications? narrowband signals in noise. Discuss linear system • How is the optimum real-time signal processing flow responses to discrete random processes. Discuss power determined? spectrum estimation. Use realistic SONAR problem. MATLAB • What are the methods of time domain and to calculate performance of detection system. frequency domain implementation? 8. Finite Arithmetic Error Analysis. Analog-to-Digital • How is an optimum DSP system designed? conversion errors will be studied. Quantization effects of finite arithmetic for common digital signal processing algorithms • What are typical characteristics of real DSP including digital filters and FFTs will be presented. Methods of multirate systems? calculating the noise at the digital system output due to • How can you use MATLAB to analyze and design arithmetic effects will be developed. DSP systems? 9. System Design. Digital Processing system design techniques will be developed. Methodologies for signal From this course you will obtain the knowledge analysis, system design including algorithm selection, and ability to perform basic DSP systems architecture selection, configuration analysis, and engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, performance analysis will be developed. Typical state-of-the- interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate art COTS signal processing devices will be discussed. systems, and understand the literature. Students 10. Advanced Algorithms & Practical Applications. will receive a suite of MATLAB m-files for direct Several algorithms and associated applications will be use or modification by the user. These codes are discussed based upon classical and recent papers/research: useful to both MATLAB users and users of other Recursive Least Squares Estimation, Kalman Filter Theory, programming languages as working examples of Adaptive Algorithms: Joint Multichannel Least Squares practical signal processing algorithm Lattice, Spatial filtering of equally and unequally spaced implementations. arrays. 50 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Digital Video Systems, Broadcast and Operations April 26-29, 2010 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. Technical Background. Types of video. Advantages and disadvantages. Digitizing video. $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Digital compression techniques. 2. Proprietary Digital Video Systems. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Digicipher. DirecTV. Other systems. Off The Course Tuition." 3. Videoconferencing Systems Overview. 4. MPEG1 Digital Video. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission. 5. MPEG2 Digital Video. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission. 4:2:0 vs 4:2:2 profile. MPEG profiles and levels. 6. DVB Enhancements to MPEG2. What DVB Summary does and why it does it. DVB standards review. What This 4-day course is designed to make the DVB-S2 will accomplish and how. student aware of digital video systems in use 7. DTV (or ATSC) use of MPEG2. How DTV today and planned for the near future, including uses MPEG2. DTV overview. how they are used, transmitted, and received. 8. MPEG4 Advanced Simple Profile. Why it From this course you will obtain the ability to was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission. understand the various evolving digital video 9. New Compression Systems. MPEG-4-10 or standards and equipment, their use in current H.26L. Windows Media 9. How is different. How broadcast systems, and the concerns/issues that improved. Transcoding from MPEG 2 to MPEG 4. accompany these advancements. JPEG 2000. 10. Systems in use today: DBS systems (e.g. DirecTV, Echostar) and DARS systems (XM Radio, Instructor Sirius). Sidney Skjei is president of Skjei Telecom, 11. Encryption and Conditional Access Inc., an engineering and Systems. Types of conditional access / encryption systems. Relationship to subscriber management broadcasting consulting firm. He systems. Key distribution methods. Smart cards. has supported digital video systems 12. Digital Video Transmission. Over fiber optic planning, development and cables or microwaves. Over the Internet – IP video. implementation for a large number Over satellites. Private networks vs. public. of commercial organizations, 13. Delivery to the Home. Comparing and including PBS, CBS, Boeing, and XM Satellite contrasting terrestrial broadcasting, satellite (DBS), Radio. He also works for smaller television cable and others. stations and broadcast organizations. He is 14. Production - Pre to Post. Production frequently asked to testify as an Expert Witness formats. Digital editing. Graphics.Computer in digital video system. Mr. Skjei holds an MSEE Animations. Character generation. Virtual sets, ads from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a and actors. Video transitions and effects. licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia. 15. Origination Facilities. Playback control and automation. Switching and routing and redundancy. System-wide timing and synchronization. Trafficking What You Will Learn ads and interstitials. Monitoring and control. • How compressed digital video systems work 16. Storage Systems. Servers vs. physical and how to use them effectively. media. Caching vs. archival. Central vs. distributed storage. • Where all the compressed digital video 17. Digital Manipulation. Digital Insertion. Bit systems fit together in history, application and Stream Splicing. Statistical Multiplexing. implementation. 18. Asset Management. What is metadata. • Where encryption and conditional access fit in Digital rights management. EPGs. and what systems are available today. 19. Digital Copying. What the technology allows. • How do tape-based broadcast facilities differ What the law allows. from server-based facilities? 20. Video Associated Systems. Audio systems • What services are evolving to complement and methods. Data encapsulation systems and digital video? methods. Dolby digital audio systems handling in the broadcast center. • What do you need to know to upgrade / 21. Operational Considerations. Selecting the purchase a digital video system? right systems. Encoders. Receivers / decoders. • What are the various options for transmitting Selecting the right encoding rate. Source video and distributing digital video? processing. System compatibility issues. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 51
  • Engineering Systems Modeling With Excel / VBA NEW! Recent attendee comments ... "Lots of useful information, and a good June 15-16, 2010 combination of lecture and hands-on." Beltsville, Maryland "Great detail…informative and responsive to questions. Offered lots of useful info to $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) use beyond the class." "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This two-day course is for engineers, scientists, and others interested in developing custom Course Outline engineering system models. Principles and 1. Excel/VBA Review. Excel capabilities. Visual Basic practices are established for creating integrated for Applications (VBA). Input/output (I/O) basics. models using Excel and its built - in programming Integrating functions & subroutines. environment, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). 2. Identifying Scope & Capabilities. Defining model Real-world techniques and tips not found in any requirements. Project scope. User inputs. Model outputs. other course, book, or other resource are revealed. 3. Quick Prototyping. Creating key functions. Step - by - step implementation, instructor - led Testing I/O & calculations. Confirming overall approach. interactive examples, and integrated participant exercises solidify the concepts introduced. 4. Defining Model Structure. Refining model Application examples are demonstrated from the architecture. Identifying input mechanisms. Defining output data & graphics. instructor’s experience in unmanned underwater vehicles, LEO spacecraft, cryogenic propulsion 5. Designing Graphical User Interfaces. Using systems, aerospace & military power systems, ActiveX controls. Custom user-forms. Creating system avionics thermal management, and other projects. diagrams & other graphics. Model navigation. 6. Building & Tuning the VBA Engine. Programming techniques. VBA integrated development environment. Instructor Best practices for performance. Matthew E. Moran, PE is the owner of Isotherm 7. Customizing Output Results. Data tables. Plots. Technologies LLC, a Senior Engineer Interactive output. at NASA, and an instructor in the 8. Exploiting Built-in Excel Functions. Advanced graduate school at Walsh University. math functions. Data handling. He has 27 years experience 9. Integrating External Data. Retrieving online data. Array handling. Curve fitting. developing products and systems for aerospace, electronics, military, and 10. Adding Interdisciplinary Capabilities. Integrating other technical analyses. Financial/cost models. power generation applications. He has created Excel / VBA engineering system models for the 11. Unleashing GoalSeek & Solver. Single variable, single target using GoalSeek. Multivariable optimization Air Force, Office of Naval Research, Missile using Solver. Defense Agency, NASA, and other organizations. 12. Incorporating Scenarios. Comparing multiple Matt is a Professional Engineer (Ohio), with a B.S. designs. Tradeoff comparisons. Parameter sensitivities. & graduate work in Mechanical Engineering, and Quick what-if evaluations. an MBA in Systems Management. He has 13. Documentation, References, & Links. published 39 papers, and has 3 patents, in the Documenting inputs, methodology, and results. areas of thermal systems, cryogenics, MEMS / Incorporating references. Adding links to files & online microsystems, power generation systems, and data. electronics cooling. 14. Formatting & Protection. Optimizing formatting for reporting. Protecting algorithms & proprietary data. Distribution tips. What You Will Learn 15. Flexibility, Standardization, & Configuration • Exploit the full power of Excel for building engineering Control. Building user flexibility and extensibility. system models. Standardizing algorithms. Version & configuration control. • Master the built-in VBA programming environment. 16. Other Useful Tips & Tricks. Practical hands-on • Implement advanced data I/O, manipulation, techniques & tips. analysis, and display. 17. Application Topics. Tailored to participant • Create full featured graphical interfaces and interests. interactive content. This course will provide the knowledge and • Optimize performance for multi-parameter systems methods to create custom engineering system and designs. models for analyzing conceptual designs, • Integrate interdisciplinary and multi-physics performing system trades, and optimizing system capabilities. performance with Excel/VBA. 52 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Exploring Data: Visualization July 19-21, 2010 Summary Laurel, Maryland Visualization of data has become a mainstay in $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) everyday life. Whether reading the newspaper or presenting viewgraphs to the board of directors, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each professionals are expected to be able to interpret Off The Course Tuition." and apply basic visualization techniques. Technical workers, engineers and scientists, need to have an Course Outline even greater understanding of visualization techniques and methods. In general, though, the 1. OVERVIEW. basic concepts of understanding the purposes of • WHY VISUALIZATION? – THE PURPOSES FOR VISUALIZATION: EVALUATION, EXPLORATION, visualization, the building block concepts of visual PRESENTATION. perception, and the processes and methods for 2. BASICS OF DATA. creating good visualizations are not required even in • DATA ELEMENTS – VALUES, LOCATIONS, DATA TYPES, most technical degree programs. This course DIMENSIONALITY ENSURING A SUCCESSFUL MISSION. provides a “Visualization in a Nutshell” overview that • DATA STRUCTURES – TABLES, ARRAYS, VOLUMES. provides the building blocks necessary for effective • DATA – UNIVARIATE, BIVARIATE, MULTI-VARIATE. use of visualization. • DATA RELATIONS – LINKED TABLES.• DATA SYSTEMS • METADATA – VS. DATA, TYPES, PURPOSE. 3. VISUALIZATION. Instructors • PURPOSES – EVALUATION, EXPLORATION, PRESENTATION. Ted Meyer has worked with the National • EDITORIALIZING – DECISION SUPPORT.• BASICS – Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), NASA, and TEXTONS, PERCEPTUAL GROUPING. the US Army and Marine Corps to develop systems • VISUALIZING COLUMN DATA – PLOTTING METHODS. that interact with and provide data access to users. • VISUALIZING GRIDS – IMAGES, ASPECTS OF IMAGES, MULTI- At the MITRE Corporation and Fortner Software he SPECTRAL DATA MANIPULATION, ANALYSIS, RESOLUTION, INTEPOLATION. has lead efforts to build tools to provide users • COLOR – PERCEPTION, MODELS, COMPUTERS AND improved access and better insight into data. Mr. METHODS. Meyer was the Information Architect for NASA’s • VISUALIZING VOLUMES – TRANSPARENCY, ISOSURFACES. groundbreaking Earth Science Data and Information • VISUALIZING RELATIONS – ENTITY-RELATIONS & GRAPHS. System Project where he helped to design and • VISUALIZING POLYGONS – WIREFRAMES, RENDERING, implement the data architecture for EOSDIS. SHADING. Dr. Brand Fortner, an astrophysicist by training, • VISUALIZING THE WORLD – BASIC PROJECTIONS, GLOBAL, has founded two scientific LOCART. visualization companies (Spyglass, • N-DIMENSIONAL DATA – PERCEIVING MANY DIMENSIONS. Inc., Fortner Software LLC.), and has • EXPLORATION BASICS – LINKING, PERSPECTIVE AND INTERACTION. written two books on visualization • MIXING METHODS TO SHOW RELATIONSHIPS. (The Data Handbook and Number by Colors, with Ted Meyer). Besides his • MANIPULATING VIEWPOINT – ANIMATION, BRUSHING, PROBES. own companies, Dr. Fortner has held • HIGHLIGHTS FOR IMPROVING PRESENTATION positions at the NCSA, NASA (where he lead the VISUALIZATIONS – COLOR, GROUPING, LABELING, HDF-EOS team), and at JHU/APL (chief scientist, CLUTTER. intelligence exploitation group). He currently is 4. DATA ACCESS – STANDARDS AND TOOLS. research professor in the department of physics, • DATA STANDARDS – OVERVIEW, PURPOSE, WHY USE? North Carolina State University. • OVERVIEW OF POPULAR STANDARDS. • GRID/IMAGE STANDARDS – DTED, NITF, SDTS. • SCIENCE STANDARDS. What You Will Learn • SQL AND DATABASES. • Decision support techniques: which type of • METADATA – PVL, XML. visualization is appropriate. 5. TOOLS FOR VISUALIZATION. • Appropriate visualization techniques for the • APIS & LIBRARIES. spectrum of data types. • DEVELOPMENT ENVIROMENTS. • Cross-discipline visualization methods and “tricks”. CLI • Leveraging color in visualizations. GRAPHICAL • Use of data standards and tools. • APPLICATIONS. • Capabilities of visualization tools. • WHICH TOOL? This course is intended to provide a survey of • USER INTERFACES. information and techniques to students, giving them 6. A SURVEY OF DATA TOOLS. the basics needed to improve the ways they • COMMERCIAL. understand, access, and explore data. • SHAREWARE & FREEWARE. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 53
  • Fiber Optic Systems Engineering April 13-15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline Part I: FUNDAMENTALS OF FIBER OPTIC $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) COMPONENTS "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 1. Fiber Optic Communication Systems. Introduction to Off The Course Tuition." analog and digital fiber optic systems including terrestrial, undersea, CATV, gigabit Ethernet, RF antenna remoting, and plastic optical fiber data links. Summary 2. Optics and Lightwave Fundamentals. Ray theory, This three-day course investigates the basic aspects of numerical aperture, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, digital and analog fiber-optic communication systems. polarization, dispersion, Fresnel reflection, optical Topics include sources and receivers, optical fibers and waveguides, birefringence, phase velocity, group velocity. their propagation characteristics, and optical fiber 3. Optical Fibers. Step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, systems. The principles of operation and properties of attenuation, optical modes, dispersion, non-linearity, fiber optoelectronic components, as well as signal guiding types, bending loss. characteristics of glass fibers are discussed. System 4. Optical Cables and Connectors. Types, construction, design issues include both analog and digital point-to- fusion splicing, connector types, insertion loss, return loss, point optical links and fiber-optic networks. connector care. From this course you will obtain the knowledge needed 5. Optical Transmitters. Introduction to semiconductor to perform basic fiber-optic communication systems physics, FP, VCSEL, DFB lasers, direct modulation, linearity, engineering calculations, identify system tradeoffs, and RIN noise, dynamic range, temperature dependence, bias apply this knowledge to modern fiber optic systems. This control, drive circuitry, threshold current, slope efficiency, chirp. will enable you to evaluate real systems, communicate 6. Optical Modulators. Mach-Zehnder interferometer, effectively with colleagues, and understand the most Electro-optic modulator, electro-absorption modulator, linearity, recent literature in the field of fiber-optic communications. bias control, insertion loss, polarization. 7. Optical Receivers. Quantum properties of light, PN, PIN, APD, design, thermal noise, shot noise, sensitivity Instructor characteristics, BER, front end electronics, bandwidth Dr. Raymond M. Sova is a section supervisor of the limitations, linearity, quantum efficiency. Photonic Devices and Systems section and a member of 8. Optical Amplifiers. EDFA, Raman, semiconductor, the Principal Professional Staff of the Johns Hopkins gain, noise, dynamics, power amplifier, pre-amplifier, line University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has a amplifier. Bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University in 9. Passive Fiber Optic Components. Couplers, isolators, Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Applied circulators, WDM filters, Add-Drop multiplexers, attenuators. Physics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Johns 10. Component Specification Sheets. Interpreting optical Hopkins University. With nearly 17 years of experience, he component spec. sheets - what makes the best design has numerous patents and papers related to the component for a given application. development of high-speed photonic and fiber optic Part II: FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS devices and systems that are applied to communications, 11. Design of Fiber Optic Links. Systems design issues remote sensing and RF-photonics. His experience in fiber that are addressed include: loss-limited and dispersion limited optic communications systems include the design, systems, power budget, rise-time budget and sources of power development and testing of fiber communication systems penalty. and components that include: Gigabit ethernet, highly- 12. Network Properties. Introduction to fiber optic network parallel optical data link using VCSEL arrays, high data properties, specifying and characterizing optical analog and rate (10 Gb/sec to 200 Gb/sec) fiber-optic transmitters and digital networks. receivers and free-space optical data links. He is an 13. Optical Impairments. Introduction to optical assistant research professor at Johns Hopkins University impairments for digital and analog links. Dispersion, loss, non- and has developed three graduate courses in Photonics linearity, optical amplifier noise, laser clipping to SBS (also and Fiber-Optic Communication Systems that he teaches distortions), back reflection, return loss, CSO CTB, noise. in the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of 14. Compensation Techniques. As data rates of fiber Engineering Part-Time Program. optical systems go beyond a few Gbits/sec, dispersion management is essential for the design of long-haul systems. What You Will Learn The following dispersion management schemes are discussed: pre-compensation, post-compensation, dispersion • What are the basic elements in analog and digital fiber compensating fiber, optical filters and fiber Bragg gratings. optic communication systems including fiber-optic components and basic coding schemes? 15. WDM Systems. The properties, components and issues involved with using a WDM system are discussed. • How fiber properties such as loss, dispersion and non- Examples of modern WDM systems are provided. linearity impact system performance. 16. Digital Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked examples • How systems are compensated for loss, dispersion and are provided for modern systems and the methodology for non-linearity. designing a fiber communication system is explained. • How a fiber-optic amplifier works and it’s impact on Terrestrial systems, undersea systems, Gigabit ethernet, and system performance. plastic optical fiber links. • How to maximize fiber bandwidth through wavelength 17. Analog Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked division multiplexing. examples are provided for modern systems and the • How is the fiber-optic link budget calculated? methodology for designing a fiber communication system is • What are typical characteristics of real fiber-optic explained. Cable television, RF antenna remoting, RF phased array systems. systems including CATV, gigabit Ethernet, POF data links, RF-antenna remoting systems, long-haul 18. Test and Measurement. Power, wavelength, spectral telecommunication links. analysis, BERT jitter, OTDR, PMD, dispersion, SBS, Noise- Power-Ratio (NPR), intensity noise. • How to perform cost analysis and system design? 54 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Military Standard 810G Understanding, Planning and Performing Climatic and Dynamic Tests NEW! April 12-15, 2010 Plano, Texas Summary May 17-20, 2010 This four-day class provides understanding of the purpose of each test, the equipment required Cincinnati, Ohio to perform each test, and the methodology to $2995 (8:00am - 4:00pm) correctly apply the specified test environments. Vibration and Shock methods will be covered "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." together with instrumentation, equipment, control systems and fixture design. Climatic tests will be discussed individually: requirements, origination, Course Outline equipment required, test methodology, understanding of results. 1. Introduction to Military Standard testing - Dynamics. The course emphasizes topics you will use immediately. Suppliers to the military services • Introduction to classical sinusoidal vibration. protectively install commercial-off-the-shelf • Resonance effects (COTS) equipment in our flight and land vehicles • Acceleration and force measurement and in shipboard locations where vibration and • Electrohydraulic shaker systems shock can be severe. We laboratory test the protected equipment (1) to assure twenty years • Electrodynamic shaker systems equipment survival and possible combat, also (2) • Sine vibration testing to meet commercial test standards, IEC • Random vibration testing documents, military standards such as STANAG • Attaching test articles to shakers (fixture or MIL-STD-810G, etc. Few, if any, engineering design, fabrication and usage) schools cover the essentials about such protection or such testing. • Shock testing 2. Climatics. • Temperature testing Instructor • Temperature shock Steve Brenner has worked in environmental • Humidity simulation and reliability testing for over 30 years, always involved with the • Altitude latest techniques for verifying • Rapid decompression/explosives equipment integrity through testing. He • Combined environments has independently consulted in • Solar radiation reliability testing since 1996. His client base includes American and European • Salt fog companies with mechanical and electronic products in • Sand & Dust almost every industry. Steve's experience includes the • Rain entire range of climatic and dynamic testing, including ESS, HALT, HASS and long term reliability testing. • Immersion • Explosive atmosphere • Icing What You Will Learn • Fungus When you visit an environmental test laboratory, perhaps to witness a test, or plan or review a test • Acceleration program, you will have a good understanding of the • Freeze/thaw (new in 810G) requirements and execution of the 810G dynamics and climatics tests. You will be able to ask meaningful 3. Climatics and Dynamics Labs questions and understand the responses of test demonstrations. laboratory personnel. 4. Reporting On And Certifying Test Results. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 55
  • Practical Design of Experiments March 23-24, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 1-2, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline $1040 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 1. Survey of Statistical Concepts. 2. Introduction to Design of Experiments. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 3. Designing Full and Fractional Factorials. 4. Hands-on Exercise: Statapult Distance Summary Experiment using full factorial. This two-day course will enable the participant to 5. Data preparation and analysis of plan the most efficient experiment or test which will Experimental Data. result in a statistically defensible conclusion of the test 6. Verification of Model: Collect data, analyze objectives. It will show how properly designed tests are mean and standard deviation. easily analyzed and prepared for presentation in a 7. Hands-on Experiment: One-Half Fractional report or paper. Examples and exercises related to Factorial, verify prediction. various NASA satellite programs will be included. 8. Hands-on Experiment: One-Fourth Fractional Many companies are reporting significant savings Factorial, verify prediction. and increased productivity from their engineering, 9. Screening Experiments (Trebuchet). process control and R&D professionals. These companies apply statistical methods and statistically- 10. Advanced designs, Methods of Steepest designed experiments to their critical manufacturing Ascent, Central Composite Design. processes, product designs, and laboratory 11. Some recent uses of DOE. experiments. Multifactor experimentation will be shown 12. Summary. as increasing efficiencies, improving product quality, and decreasing costs. This first course in experimental design will start you into statistical planning before you Testimonials ... actually start taking data and will guide you to perform hands-on analysis of your results immediately after “Would you like many times more completing the last experimental run. You will learn information, with much less resources used, how to design practical full factorial and fractional and 100% valid and technically defensible factorial experiments. You will learn how to results? If so, design your tests using systematically manipulate many variables Design of Experiments.” simultaneously to discover the few major factors affecting performance and to develop a mathematical Dr. Jackie Telford, Career Enhancement: model of the actual instruments. You will perform Statistics, JHU/APL. statistical analysis using the modern statistical software called JMP from SAS Institute. At the end of “We can no longer afford to experiment this course, participants will be able to design in a trial-and-error manner, changing one experiments and analyze them on their own desktop factor at a time, the way Edison did in computers. developing the light bulb. A far better method is to apply a computer-enhanced, Instructor systematic approach to experimentation, Dr. Manny Uy is a member of the Principal one that considers all factors Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins simultaneously. That approach is called University Applied Physics Laboratory "Design of Experiments..” (JHU/APL). Previously, he was with General Electric Company, where he Mark Anderson, The Industrial practiced Design of Experiments on Physicist. many manufacturing processes and product development projects. He is currently working on space environmental monitors, What You Will Learn reliability and failure analysis, and testing of modern instruments for Homeland Security. He earned a Ph.D. • How to design full and fractional factorial in physical chemistry from Case-Western Reserve experiments. University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Rice • Gather data from hands-on experiments while University and the Free University of Brussels. He has simultaneously manipulating many variables. published over 150 papers and holds over 10 patents. • Analyze statistical significant testing from hands-on At the JHU/APL, he has continued to teach courses in exercises. the Design and Analysis of Experiments and in Data • Acquire a working knowledge of the statistical Mining and Experimental Analysis using SAS/JMP. software JMP. 56 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Practical EMI Fixes June 14-17, 2010 Orlando, Florida $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." This four-day course is designed for technician and engineers who need an understanding of EMI and EMI fix methodology. The course offers Course Outline a basic working knowledge of the principles of the 1. EMI Basics and Units. Definitions. Time EMI measurements, EMI fix selection, and EMI And Frequency. fix theory. This course will provide the ability to 2. EMI Measurements. Time Domain And understand and communicate with Frequency Domain Measurement Techniques, communications-electronics (C-E) engineers and Antennas And Sensors, And Current Probes. project personnel relating to EMI and EMI fix 3. EMI Fix Theory. Sources And Victims, And trade-offs. Coupling Paths For Conducted And Radiated EMI, Field-To-Wire Transition And Ground Loops. Instructor 4. EMI Fix Selection Flowchart. The Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) is the President of Methodology For Victim Identification, Access SEMTAS. Previously, he was the Point Selection, And Coupling Path Identification. Chief Technology Officer of the Worksheets For Frequency Domain Advanced Technology Group of Measurements And Fix Selections. Discussion Of SENTEL. Prior to working for Fix Installations And An Example Application. SENTEL, he worked for Atlantic 5. The EMI Catalog. An Introduction To The Research and taught courses on Catalog, Including Discussion Of Layout, Fix electromagnetic interference (EMI) and Classification And Application Guidelines. electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He is 6. Conducted EMI Fixes. A Discussion Of internationally recognized as a leader in the Signal Filters For Conducted EMI Fixes, Including development of engineering technology for Power Line Filters, Ferrites, And Transformers. achieving EMC in communication and electronic 7. Conducted Transient Fixes. Basic Types systems. He has 42 years of experience in Of Transient Fixes; Spark Gaps And Transorbs. EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem Controlling Stray Inducted And Capacitive solving for a wide variety of communication and Coupling. A Discussion On Motor Generators, electronic systems. He has extensive experience Uninterruptible Power Supplies And Dedicated in assessing EMI at the equipment and/or the Power Supplies. system level and applying EMI suppression and 8. Ground Loop Fixes. Techniques To control techniques to "fix" problems. Correct Ground Loop Induced EMI. Bill has written more than 40 technical papers and four books on EMC and he regularly 9. Common Impedance Fixes. Techniques teaches seminar courses on EMC. Bill is a Fellow To Correct Common Impedance Induced EMI. in the IEEE, served on the Board of Directors 10. Field To Cable Fixes. Techniques To and as President of the IEEE EMC Society, Correct Field To Cable Induced EMI. was Director of the Electromagnetics and 11. Differential Mode Field To Cable Fixes. Radiation Division of IEEE, is an Associate Editor Techniques to correct Differential Mode Field to of the IEEE EMC Newsletter,and was Chairman Cable Induced EMI. of the IEEE-EMC Society Fellow Evaluation 12. Cross Talk Fixes. Techniques to Correct Committee. He is a NARTE Certified EMC Differential Cross Talk Induced EMI. Engineer. 13. EMI Shielding Fixes. Techniques To What You Will Learn Harden Victims To EMI. • Basic EMI Technology 14. Source Modifications. Techniques To Modify Sources Of EMI. • The Fundamentals Of EMI Measurements 15. Fix Installation Guidelines. Techniques • Source And Victim Hardening Used In EMI Fix Installations, Including Location • The Working Language Of The EMI Community Determination, Mounting Requirements, Cable • Source And Victim Coupling Routing, Shield Termination Requirements, • The Major Tradeoffs In EMI Fix Performance Shield Integrity And Ground Connections. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 57
  • Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLAB with Radar, Sonar, Communications, Speech & Imaging Applications June 21-24, 2010 Middletown, Rhode Island July 26-29, 2010 Laurel, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This 4-day course covers signal processing systems 1. MATLAB Basics. M-files, logical flow, graphing, for radar, sonar, communications, speech, imaging and debugging, special characters, array manipulation, other applications based on state-of-the-art computer vectorizing computations, useful toolboxes. algorithms. These algorithms include important tasks 2. Computer Data Generation. Signals, Gaussian such as data simulation, parameter estimation, noise, nonGaussian noise, colored and white noise, filtering, interpolation, detection, spectral analysis, AR/ARMA time series, real vs. complex data, linear beamforming, classification, and tracking. Until now models, complex envelopes and demodulation. these algorithms could only be learned by reading the 3. Parameter Estimation. Maximum likelihood, best latest technical journals. This course will take the linear unbiased, linear and nonlinear least squares, mystery out of these designs by introducing the recursive and sequential least squares, minimum mean algorithms with a minimum of mathematics and square error, maximum a posteriori, general linear model, illustrating the key ideas via numerous examples using performance evaluation via Taylor series and computer MATLAB. simulation methods. Designed for engineers, scientists, and other 4. Filtering/Interpolation/Extrapolation. Wiener, professionals who wish to study the practice of linear Kalman approaches, time series methods. statistical signal processing without the headaches, 5. Detection. Matched filters, generalized matched this course will make extensive use of hands-on filters, estimator-correlators, energy detectors, detection MATLAB implementations and demonstrations. of abrupt changes, min probability of error receivers, Attendees will receive a suite of software source code communication receivers, nonGaussian approaches, and are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow likelihood and generalized likelihood detectors, receiver along with the demonstrations. operating characteristics, CFAR receivers, performance evaluation by computer simulation. Each participant will receive two books Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Vol. I 6. Spectral Analysis. Periodogram, Blackman-Tukey, and Vol. 2 by instructor Dr. Kay. A complete set of autoregressive and other high resolution methods, notes and a suite of MATLAB m-files will be distributed eigenanalysis methods for sinusoids in noise. in source format for direct use or modification by the 7. Array Processing. Beamforming, narrowband vs. user. wideband considerations, space-time processing, interference suppression. Instructor 8. Signal Processing Systems. Image processing, active sonar receiver, passive sonar receiver, adaptive Dr. Steven Kay is a Professor of Electrical noise canceler, time difference of arrival localization, Engineering at the University of channel identification and tracking, adaptive Rhode Island and the President of beamforming, data analysis. Signal Processing Systems, a 9. Case Studies. Fault detection in bearings, acoustic consulting firm to industry and the imaging, active sonar detection, passive sonar detection, infrared surveillance, radar Doppler estimation, speaker government. He has over 25 years separation, stock market data analysis. of research and development experience in designing optimal What You Will Learn statistical signal processing algorithms for radar, • To translate system requirements into algorithms that sonar, speech, image, communications, vibration, work. and financial data analysis. Much of his work has • To simulate and assess performance of key been published in over 100 technical papers and algorithms. the three textbooks, Modern Spectral Estimation: • To tradeoff algorithm performance for computational Theory and Application, Fundamentals of complexity. Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation Theory, • The limitations to signal processing performance. and Fundamentals of Statistical Signal • To recognize and avoid common pitfalls and traps in Processing: Detection Theory. Dr. Kay is a algorithmic development. Fellow of the IEEE. • To generalize and solve practical problems using the provided suite of MATLAB code. 58 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Self-Organizing Wireless Networks Design and Operation of Unattended Ground (Networked) Sensors NEW! July 12-13, 2010 Laurel, Maryland Course Outline $1040 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 1. Mote Definitions. What is a mote? Fundamental "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each building blocks that comprise a mote core. Subsystem Off The Course Tuition." designs and implementations. Review of ad hoc network reviewed. Summary 2. Mote Design. Mote design goals and objectives. This two-day course addresses use of ad hoc Descriptions and examples of mote subsystems. Mote network sensors to address “smart” reconnaissance, sensor systems descriptions and examples. Passive the employment of sensing motes with relay sensors, RF (ultrawideband, UWB) sensors, active- architecture, to enable objectives as: optical sensors, olfactory-based sensors. vehicular/personnel detection and tracking, persistent 3. Mote RF Design. RF propagation at ground surveillance, perimeter control, event monitoring, and level. RF designs. RF reliability. tagging/tracking/locating (TTL) functions. The course is 4. Mote Programming. Review of network designed for engineers, program managers, scientists, management systems (NMS), employing low-power practitioners, as well as government and industry media Access Communications (LPMAC). Middleware decision-makers involved in programs and functionality. Mote constraints. Distributed sensor, technologies that address the surveillance. The course signal, and data processing. presents the concept of using small (<30 in3) micro- 5. Mote Field Architecture. Self-organizing sensors (“motes”) within a wireless ad hoc network to capability. Mote field logistics. Mote field initialization. perform tasks previously assigned to larger, more Localization techniques. Relay definition and power hungry sophisticated sensors. Through requirements. Interfaces to backhaul data distributed processing of sensory signals within a communications, interfaces: Cellular, SATCOM, LP- networked field, motes can accomplish a myriad of SEIWG-005A, UHF, other. tasks. The course introduces technologies that spawned and promoted mote-sized wireless sensors, 6. Mission Analysis. Mission definition and needs. Mission planning. Interaction between mote fields and discusses design of mote cores and associated sophisticated sensors. Mote/sensor selection. sensors, middleware functionality and implementation Distribution of motes. Deployment mechanisms. Relay requirements, and provides insights concerning C2 statistics. Exfiltration capabilities. interfaces. Examples are provided that presents low power ad hoc networking, mote-based sensor design 7. Situational Awareness. Situational displays rules, middleware implementations, and issues employed. Sensor injection design rules and associated with data exfiltration and deployment. examples. Display capabilities and examples, Actual implementations of mote arrays in laboratory including: C2PC. COT. Falcon View. PULSEnet. and field tests are reviewed along with underlying 8. Design of systems. Area persistent designs for specific applications. surveillance. MOUT application. Examples of motes, mote sensors, exfiltration approaches, middleware issues, and C2 capability are presented along with trade-offs and actual evaluation results. Instructor Example mote core Tactical mote (TASC-modified XSM mote, TXSM), in situ, complete with (MOTEiv corp. tmote). Timothy D. Cole is the chief scientist at the camouflaged “jacketing”. Northrop Grumman/TASC, Tampa, FL. Mr. Cole has evaluated, operated, and What You Will Learn designed motes and mote-based sensors and relays for various • Why can be accomplished using ad hoc mote networks? government and military organizations. • What are the limitations and strengths associated with mote He was the Technical Lead for TASC’s fields? effort on the NEST program and is the • Which sensor technologies are suited for low-power mote principal investigator (PI) on multiple NG IRaDs applications? associated with emerging mote sensing and • How do systems get integrated into “useable” systems and operational capabilities. He is the inventor, designer, architectures? and scientific team member for several remote sensing • What exfiltration routes exist to get data out and commands instruments and programs including: laser radars for in? NASA (Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Laser radar, • How do I program motes? And how would I reprogram NLR), photorefractors (Hopkins/Wilmer Eye Institute), motes? imagers (NASA’s Long Range Reconnaissance Imager • What programming can I employ? for the New Horizons mission) and currently designing • How to command and control unattended sensors? What sensors for NG/TASC based upon Laser Vibrometry are the emerging architectures to accomplish such (e.g., Systems (LVS). PULSEnet)? Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 59
  • Signal & Image Processing And Analysis For Scientists And Engineers NEW! May 25-27, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." This three-day course is designed is designed for engineers, scientists, technicians, implementers, and managers who need to understand basic and advanced methods of signal and image processing and analysis techniques for the measurement and imaging sciences. This course will jump start individuals who have little or no experience in the field to implement these methods, as well as provide valuable insight, new methods, and examples Recent attendee comments ... for those with some experience in the field. "This course provided insight and explanations that saved me hours of research time." Instructor Dr. Donald J. Roth is the Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Team Lead at Course Outline NASA Glenn Research Center as 1. Introduction. Basic Descriptions, Terminology, well as a senior research engineer and Concepts Related to Signals, Imaging, and with 26 years of experience in Processing for science and engineering. Analog and NDE, measurement and imaging Digital. Data acquisition concepts. Sampling and sciences, and software design. His Quantization. Signal Processing. Basic operations, primary areas of expertise over his Frequency-domain filtering, Wavelet filtering, career include research and development in Wavelet Decomposition and Reconstruction, Signal the imaging modalities of ultrasound, infrared, Deconvolution, Joint Time-Frequency Processing, x-ray, computed tomography, and terahertz. He Model-based Curve Fitting. has been heavily involved in the development 2. Signal Analysis. Parameter Extraction, Peak of software for custom data and control Detection, Signal Statistics, Joint Time – Frequency systems, and for signal and image processing Analysis. software systems. Dr. Roth holds the degree of 3. Image Processing. Basic and Advanced Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Case Methods, Spatial frequency Filtering, Wavelet Western Reserve University and has published filtering, lookup tables, Kernel convolution/filtering over 100 articles, presentations, book (e.g. Sobel, Gradient, Median), Directional Filtering, chapters, and software products. Image Deconvolution, Wavelet Decomposition and Reconstruction, Thresholding. Colorizing. Batch Processing. What You Will Learn 4. Image Analysis. Region-of-interest Analysis, • Basic terminology, definitions, and concepts Line profiles, Feature Selection and Measurement, related to signal and image processing. Principal Component Analysis, Derivative Images. • Basic and advanced methods in practice. Image Math, Logical Operators, Masks, Areal • Case histories where these methods have fraction and particle analysis. proven applicable. 5. Integrated Signal and Image Processing • The underlying methods behind popular signal and Analysis Software and algorithm strategies. The instructor will draw on his extensive experience and image processing software. to demonstrate how these methods can be • A strategy for developing integrated signal and combined and utilized in a post-processing software image processing and analysis software. package. 6. Software strategies including code and From this course you will obtain the knowledge interface design concepts for versatile signal and ability to perform basic and advanced signal and image processing and analysis software and image processing and analysis that can be development will be provided. These strategies applied to many signal and image acquisition are applicable for any language including LabVIEW, scenarios in order to improve and analyze signal MATLAB, and IDL. Practical considerations and and image data approaches will be emphasized. 60 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Team-Based Problem Solving Enhancing Your Productivity With Simple, Creative Solutions NEW! July 13-14, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary By exploring contemporary examples of productivity enhancement through simple, creative solutions, Tom Logsdon highlights those Course Outline professional approaches and thought processes that help trigger routine billion-dollar breakthroughs. 1. Getting Into The Proper Frame of Mind to This exciting motivational course is designed to Become More Creative. "Possibility Thinking": Devising increase on-the-job productivity by emphasizing new ways to accentuate your creative problem-solving individual creativity, professional discipline, and skills. Surrounding yourself with supportive people. satisfying team membership. You are encouraged to Enhancing your creativity. Brainstorming. Mastering and using the six winning strategies on the Arc of Creativity. bring with you to the first class meeting a specific professional problem you have been itching to 2. Breaking Your Problem Apart, Then Putting it solve. Four times each day you will be led through Back Together Again in a Different Way. Fred Smith's structured exercises designed to help you conjure marvelously efficient architectural design. Learning how to up simple, creative solutions. To help reinforce the use mind-mapping techniques and balloon diagrams. Finding a better way to make more and better army "winning strategies" creative individuals use when muskets. they make major breakthroughs, you will received a packet of 200 summary charts jam-packed with 3. Taking a Fresh Look at the Interfaces. John useful information on creative problem-solving Houbolt's powerful new strategy for conquering the moon. techniques, two 16 page workbooks filled with blank Designing today's user-friendly computing machines. Simplifying today's needlessly complicated business worksheets, and an autographed copy of the forms. Learning to modify the interfaces with balloon instructor's book, "Breaking Through: Simple, diagrams. Imaginative interfaces. Creative Solutions Using Six Successful Strategies," published by Addison-Wesley in 1993. 4. Reformulating Your Problem. Finding a powerful new way to turn a problem into a productive solution. A 5- point checklist for reformulating your stickiest problems. Instructor An innovative scheme for finding and circumventing any real or imagined constraints. Combining two problems to Thomas Logsdon, knows how to make you make both go away. Constructing and using your own more efficient and productive by magic grid. helping you solve all of these 5. Visualizing a Fruitful Anal. Finding a fancy new problems in amazingly simple ways. way to "weave" numbers into meaningful patterns. He also knows how to solve at least Learning to formulate industrial-strength metaphors. 200 other practical problems with Turning mother nature's raindrops into highly effective weapons. similar simplicity. Logsdon is an 6. Searching For a Useful Order-of-Magnitude award-winning rocket scientist with an Changes. Making megabucks by building tomorrow's international reputation. He has written and castles in the sky. Using logarithmic scales to depict highly published 1.3 million words, including 25 non- productive conceptual ideas. Learning to harness and fiction books. He has delivered 700 lectures, exploit the magic powers of ten. Scientific hopes for helped design an exhibit for the Smithsonian tomorrow's micromachines. Institution, applied for a patent, and made guest 7. Staying Alert to Happy Serendipity. Galileo's appearances on 25 television shows. A highly highly insightful visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A brief innovative mathematician and systems analyst in history of scientific serendipity. Mastering and exploiting serendipity's golden rule. The synthetic meteorite: A the aerospace industry, Logsdon has helped joyous adventure in personal discovery. Relaxing mastermind such large and complicated projects vacations, serendipity, and success. as the Apollo moon flights, NASA's orbiting Skylab, 8. Getting Your Ideas Accepted in a Gangling and the DoD's Navstar navigation system. Bureaucracy. Using the Arc of Creativity to conjure up Logsdon has taught more than one creative ideas in abundant numbers. Repackaging your hundred courses in 17 different countries. His best ideas for public consumption. Caucusing your combination of teaching, writing, lecturing, and colleagues to gain their professional support. Pitching your creative solutions in a formal written report. Preparing industry experience uniquely qualify him to teach yourself to deliver tomorrow's highly persuasive his stimulating and interesting short course on technicolor presentations. Using what you have learned to productivity enhancement and simple, creative attack all of your future professional problems. The joys problem-solving techniques. and benefits of the creative connection. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 102 – 61
  • Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach “This course uses very little math, yet provides an in- depth understanding of the concepts and real-world June 1-3, 2010 applications of these powerful tools.” Beltsville, Maryland Summary $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) are in wide use and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each work very well if your signal stays at a constant Off The Course Tuition." frequency (“stationary”). But if the signal could vary, have pulses, “blips” or any other kind of interesting behavior then you need Wavelets. Wavelets are remarkable tools that can stretch and move like an amoeba to find the hidden “events” and then simultaneously give you their location, frequency, and "Your Wavelets course was very helpful in our Radar shape. Wavelet Transforms allow this and many other studies. We often use wavelets now instead of the Fourier capabilities not possible with conventional methods like Transform for precision denoising." –Long To, NAWC WD, Point Wugu, CA the FFT. "I was looking forward to this course and it was very This course is vastly different from traditional math- rewarding–Your clear explanations starting with the big oriented Wavelet courses or books in that we use picture immediately contextualized the material allowing examples, figures, and computer demonstrations to us to drill a little deeper with a fuller understanding" show how to understand and work with Wavelets. This –Steve Van Albert, Walter Reed Army Institute is a comprehensive, in-depth. up-to-date treatment of of Research the subject, but from an intuitive, conceptual point of "Good overview of key wavelet concepts and literature. view. The course provided a good physical understanding of wavelet transforms and applications." We do look at some key equations but only AFTER –Stanley Radzevicius, ENSCO, Inc. the concepts are demonstrated and understood so you can see the wavelets and equations “in action”. Each student will receive extensive course slides, a Course Outline CD with MATLAB demonstrations, and a copy of the 1. What is a Wavelet? Examples and Uses. “Waves” that instructor’s new book, Conceptual Wavelets. can start, stop, move and stretch. Real-world applications in many fields: Signal and Image Processing, Internet Traffic, Instructor Airport Security, Medicine, JPEG, Finance, Pulse and Target Recognition, Radar, Sonar, etc. D. Lee Fugal is Founder and President of Space & 2. Comparison with traditional methods. The concept Signals Technologies, LLC. He has over of the FFT, the STFT, and Wavelets as all being various types 30 years of industry experience in of comparisons (correlations) with the data. Strengths, Digital Signal Processing (including weaknesses, optimal choices. Wavelets) and Satellite 3. The Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT). Communications. He has been a full- Stretching and shifting the Wavelet for optimal correlation. time consultant on numerous Predefined vs. Constructed Wavelets. assignments since 1991. Recent 4. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). Shrinking projects include Excision of Chirp Jammer Signals the signal by factors of 2 through downsampling. using Wavelets, design of Space-Based Geolocation Understanding the DWT in terms of correlations with the data. Systems (GPS & Non-GPS), and Advanced Pulse Relating the DWT to the CWT. Demonstrations and uses. Detection using Wavelet Technology. He has taught 5. The Redundant Discrete Wavelet Transform (RDWT). upper-division University courses in DSP and in Stretching the Wavelet by factors of 2 without downsampling. Satellites as well as Wavelet short courses and Tradeoffs between the alias-free processing and the extra seminars for Practicing Engineers and Management. storage and computational burdens. A hybrid process using He holds a Masters in Applied Physics (DSP) from the both the DWT and the RDWT. Demonstrations and uses. University of Utah, is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a 6. “Perfect Reconstruction Filters”. How to cancel the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. effects of aliasing. How to recognize and avoid any traps. A breakthrough method to see the filters as basic Wavelets. The “magic” of alias cancellation demonstrated in both the time and frequency domains. What You Will Learn 7. Highly useful properties of popular Wavelets. How • How to use Wavelets as a “microscope” to analyze to choose the best Wavelet for your application. When to data that changes over time or has hidden “events” create your own and when to stay with proven favorites. that would not show up on an FFT. 8. Compression and De-Noising using Wavelets. How • How to understand and efficiently use the 3 types of to remove unwanted or non-critical data without throwing Wavelet Transforms to better analyze and process away the alias cancellation capability. A new, powerful method to extract signals from large amounts of noise. your data. State-of-the-art methods and Demonstrations. applications. 9. Additional Methods and Applications. Image • How to compress and de-noise data using advanced Processing. Detecting Discontinuities, Self-Similarities and Wavelet techniques. How to avoid potential pitfalls Transitory Events. Speech Processing. Human Vision. Audio by understanding the concepts. A “safe” method if in and Video. BPSK/QPSK Signals. Wavelet Packet Analysis. doubt. Matched Filtering. How to read and use the various Wavelet • How to increase productivity and reduce cost by Displays. Demonstrations. choosing (or building) a Wavelet that best matches 10. Further Resources. The very best of Wavelet your particular application. references. 62 – Vol. 102 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
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