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APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC Training Rocket Scientists         Since 1984                                           ...
Applied Technology Institute, LLC                                                                                349 Berks...
Table of Contents                       Space & Satellite Systems                                                         ...
Advanced Satellite Communications Systems:                           Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems       ...
Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture              March 25-28, 2013                            ...
Directions in Space Remote Sensing            January 15-17, 2013                                               Course Out...
Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance                                           for Satellite Co...
Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics                                                      Ideas and Insights        ...
Ground Systems Design and Operation                                                                       March 11-13, 201...
Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging                                                                      March 5-7, 2013...
IP Networking Over Satellite                                                                      Summary                 ...
SATCOM Technology & Networks                                                  December 11-13, 2012                        ...
Satellite Communications                                                  An Essential Introduction                       ...
Satellite Communications Design & Engineering                A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite...
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
ATI Catalog Of Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense and Systems Engineering Technical Training Short Courses
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  1. 1. APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 113 Valid through June 2013 L NICA TECHINING E TRA & ONSIT 4 IC PUBL 98 SIN CE 1 Sign Up to Access Course Samplers Space & Satellite Systems Radar, Missile, GPS & Defense Engineering & Data AnalysisSystems Engineering & Project & Management
  2. 2. Applied Technology Institute, LLC 349 Berkshire Drive Riva, Maryland 21140-1433 Tel 410-956-8805 • Fax 410-956-5785 Toll Free 1-888-501-2100 www.ATIcourses.com 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, www.ATIcourses.com, lists over 50 additional courses that we offer. For 26 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. 113 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  3. 3. Table of Contents Space & Satellite Systems Defense, Missiles, & RadarAdvanced Satellite Communications Systems Advanced Undersea WarfareJan 22-24, 2013 • Cocoa Beach, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mar 12-14, 2013 • Newport, Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Apr 2-4, 2013 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Combat Systems Design and EngineeringCommunications Payload Design - Satellite System Architecture Feb 27- Mar 1, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Mar 25-28, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Cyber Warfare - Global TrendsDirections in Space Remote Sensing Dec 11-13, 2012 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Jan 15-17, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Jun 18-20, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Earth Station Design NEW! Electronic Warfare OverviewApr 15-18, 2013 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Apr 2-3, 2013 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38May 13-16, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fundamentals of Rockets & MissilesFundamentals of Orbital & Launch MechanicsJan 7-10, 2013 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Jan 29-31, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Mar 25-28, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mar 5-7, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Ground Systems Design & Operation GPS TechnologyMar 11-13, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Jan 28-31, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging Apr 22-25, 2013 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Mar 5-7, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Missile System DesignIP Networking over Satellite Mar 25-28, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Mar 5-6, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Modern Missile AnalysisJun 11-13, 2013 • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Apr 1-4, 2013 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42SATCOM Technology & Networks May 13-16, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Dec 11-13, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion (MSDF)Jun 4-6, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Jan 29-31, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Satellite Communications - An Essential Introduction May 21-23, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Dec 11-13, 2012 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Principles of Modern RadarMar 12-14, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Apr 15-18, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Apr 15-18, 2013 • Virtual Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Propagation Effects of Radar & Comm SystemsSatellite Communications Design & Engineering Apr 9-11, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Dec 4-6, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Radar Systems Design & EngineeringApr 9-11, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14May 13-16, 2013 • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Feb 25-28, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Satellite Laser Communications NEW! Software Defined Radio Engineering NEW!Feb 5-7, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jan 29-31, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Satellite RF Communications and Onboard Processing Jun 18-20, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Apr 9-11, 2013 • Greenbelt, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Strapdown & Integrated Navigation SystemsSpace Environment - Implications on Spacecraft Design Jan 21-24, 2013 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Jan 30-31, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Apr 8-11, 2013 • Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing Synthetic Aperture Radar - FundamentalsMar 19-20, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Feb 4-5, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Space Mission Analysis & Design Synthetic Aperture Radar - AdvancedFeb 5-7, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Feb 6-7, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Space Systems & Space Subsystems Tactical Battlefield Communications Electronic WarfareMar 11-14, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jan 14-17, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Space Systems Fundamentals Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals NEW!Feb 4-7, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Feb 26-28, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Systems Engineering & Project Management Engineering & CommunicationsAgile Boot Camp Practitioners Real-World Solutions NEW! Antenna & Array FundamentalsDec 2012 - Jun 2013 • (Please See Page 22 For Available Dates). . . 22 Feb 26-28, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Agile Project Management Certification Workshop NEW! Computational Electromagnetics NEW!Dec 2012 - Jun 2013 • (Please See Page 23 For Available Dates). . . 23 Jan 15-17, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Agile in the Government Environment May 14-16, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Dec 2012 - Jun 2013 • (Please See Page 24 For Available Dates). . . 24 Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility / Signal Integrity NEW!Applied Systems Engineering Feb 19-20, 2013 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Feb 18-21, 2013 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Architecting with DODAF Feb 27-28, 2013 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Apr 15-17, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 EMI / EMC in Military SystemsCertified Scrum Master Workshop Apr 9-11, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Dec 13-14, 2012 • Arlington, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Kalman, H-Infinity & Nonlinear EstimationCSEP Preparation Jun 11-13, 2013 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Dec 13-14, 2012 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLABApr 9-10, 2013 • Minneapolis, Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Jan 8-11, 2013 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Cost Estimating Jun 10-13, 2013 • Boston, Massachusetts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Feb 19-20, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 RF Engineering - FundamentalsFundamentals of COTS-Based Systems Engineering Mar 19-20, 2013 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Feb 19-21, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Understanding Sensors for Test & MeasurementFundamentals of Systems Engineering Jun 11-13, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Apr 11-12, 2013 • Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Wavelets Analysis: A Concise Guide NEW!Model Based Systems Engineering Feb 25-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Apr 9-11, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical ApproachSystems Engineering - Requirements Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Jan 9-11, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Wireless Digital CommunicationsMar 20-22, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 May 7-8, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Test Design & AnalysisJan 14-16, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63Mar 11-13, 2013 • Los Angeles, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register. . . . . . . . . . 64Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 3
  4. 4. Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems January 22-24, 2013 Cocoa Beach, Florida April 2-4, 2013 Colorado Springs, Colorado $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day course covers all the technology of advanced satellite communications as well as the principles behind current state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment. New and promising technologies will be covered to develop an Course Outline understanding of the major approaches. Network 1. Introduction to SATCOM. History and overview. topologies, VSAT, and IP networking over satellite. Examples of current military and commercial systems. 2. Satellite orbits and transponder characteristics. Instructor 3. Traffic Connectivities: Mesh, Hub-Spoke, Dr. John Roach is a leading authority in satellite Point-to-Point, Broadcast. communications with 35+ years in the SATCOM 4. Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, TDMA, industry. He has worked on many development CDMA, Random Access. DAMA and Bandwidth-on- Demand. projects both as employee and consultant / contractor. His experience has focused on the 5. Communications Link Calculations. Definition systems engineering of state-of-the-art system of EIRP, G/T, Eb/No. Noise Temperature and Figure. Transponder gain and SFD. Link Budget Calculations. developments, military and commercial, from the worldwide architectural level to detailed terminal 6. Digital Modulation Techniques. BPSK, QPSK. tradeoffs and designs. He has been an adjunct Standard pulse formats and bandwidth. Nyquist signal shaping. Ideal BER performance. faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology where he taught a range of graduate comm- 7. PSK Receiver Design Techniques. Carrier recovery, phase slips, ambiguity resolution, differential unications courses. He has also taught SATCOM coding. Optimum data detection, clock recovery, bit short courses all over the US and in London and count integrity. Toronto, both publicly and in-house for both 8. Overview of Error Correction Coding, government and commercial organizations. In Encryption, and Frame Synchronization. Standard addition, he has been an expert witness in patent, FEC types. Coding Gain. trade secret, and government contracting cases. Dr. 9. RF Components. HPA, SSPA, LNA, Up/down Roach has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from converters. Intermodulation, band limiting, oscillator Georgia Tech. Advanced Satellite Communications phase noise. Examples of BER Degradation. Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital 10. TDMA Networks. Time Slots. Preambles. Systems. Suitability for DAMA and BoD. 11. Characteristics of IP and TCP/UDP over What You Will Learn satellite. Unicast and Multicast. Need for Performance • Major Characteristics of satellites. Enhancing Proxy (PEP) techniques. • Characteristics of satellite networks. 12. VSAT Networks and their system characteristics; DVB standards and MF-TDMA. • The tradeoffs between major alternatives in 13. Earth Station Antenna types. Pointing / SATCOM system design. Tracking. Small antennas at Ku band. FCC - Intelsat - • SATCOM system tradeoffs and link budget ITU antenna requirements and EIRP density analysis. limitations. • DAMA/BoD for FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA 14. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Military use systems. and commercial PSD spreading with DS PN systems. • Critical RF parameters in terminal equipment and Acquisition and tracking. Frequency Hop systems. their effects on performance. 15. Overview of Bandwidth Efficient Modulation (BEM) Techniques. M-ary PSK, Trellis Coded 8PSK, • Technical details of digital receivers. QAM. • Tradeoffs among different FEC coding choices. 16. Convolutional coding and Viterbi decoding. • Use of spread spectrum for Comm-on-the-Move. Concatenated coding. Turbo & LDPC coding. • Characteristics of IP traffic over satellite. 17. Emerging Technology Developments and • Overview of bandwidth efficient modulation types. Future Trends.4 – Vol. 113 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  5. 5. Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture March 25-28, 2013 Course Outline 1. Communications Payloads and Service Columbia, Maryland Requirements. Bandwidth, coverage, services and applications; RF link characteristics and appropriate use of link $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) budgets; bent pipe payloads using passive and active components; specific demands for broadband data, IP over "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each satellite, mobile communications and service availability; Off The Course Tuition." principles for using digital processing in system architecture, Video! and on-board processor examples at L band (non-GEO and GEO) and Ka band.www.aticourses.com/Communications_Payload_Design_etc.html 2. Systems Engineering to Meet Service Requirements. Transmission engineering of the satellite link Summary and payload (modulation and FEC, standards such as DVB-S2 and Adaptive Coding and Modulation, ATM and IP routing in This four-day course provides communications and space); optimizing link and payload design through satellite systems engineers and system architects with a 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 payload and its integration into a satellite system. Both 3. Bent-pipe Repeater Design. Example of a detailed standard bent pipe repeaters and digital processors (on block and level diagram, design for low noise amplification, board and ground-based) are studied in depth, and down-conversion design, IMUX and band-pass filtering, group 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 addressed as are the requirements of the associated 4. Spacecraft Antenna Design and Performance. Fixed ground segment for satellite control and the provision of reflector systems (offset parabola, Gregorian, Cassegrain) services to end users. The text, Satellite Communication – feeds and feed systems, movable and reconfigurable Third Edition (Artech House, 2008) is included. 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 phase Bruce R. Elbert (MSEE, MBA) is president of an noise; third-order intercept (3ICP), gain flatness, group delay; independent satellite communications non-linear phase shift (AM/PM); out of band rejection and consulting firm. He is a recognized satellite amplitude non-linearity (C3IM and NPR). communications expert with 40 years of experience in satellite communications 6. On-board Digital Processor Technology. A/D and D/A payload and systems engineering conversion, digital signal processing for typical channels and beginning at COMSAT Laboratories and formats (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); demodulation and including 25 years with Hughes Electronics remodulation, multiplexing and packet switching; static and dynamic beam forming; design requirements and service (now Boeing Satellite). He has contributed impacts. to the design and construction of major communications satellites, including Intelsat V, Inmarsat 4, 7. Multi-beam Antennas. Fixed multi-beam antennas Galaxy, Thuraya, DIRECTV, Morelos (Mexico) and Palapa using multiple feeds, feed layout and isloation; phased array A (Indonesia). Mr. Elbert led R&D in Ka band systems and approaches using reflectors and direct radiating arrays; on- is a prominent expert in the application of millimeter wave board versus ground-based beamforming. technology to commercial use. He has written eight books, 8. RF Interference and Spectrum Management including: The Satellite Communication Applications Considerations. Unraveling the FCC and ITU international Handbook – Second Edition (Artech House, 2004), The regulatory and coordination process; choosing frequency Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth bands that address service needs; development of regulatory Station Handbook (Artech House, 2004), and Introduction and frequency coordination strategy based on successful case to Satellite Communication - Third Edition (Artech House, studies. 2008), is included. 9. Ground Segment Selection and Optimization. Overall architecture of the ground segment: satellite TT&C and communications services; earth station and user terminal What You Will Learn capabilities and specifications (fixed and mobile); modems and • How to transform system and service requirements into baseband systems; selection of appropriate antenna based on payload specifications and design elements. link requirements and end-user/platform considerations. • What are the specific characteristics of payload 10. Earth station and User Terminal Tradeoffs: RF components, such as antennas, LNAs, microwave filters, tradeoffs (RF power, EIRP, G/T); network design for provision channel and power amplifiers, and power combiners. of service (star, mesh and hybrid networks); portability and • What space and ground architecture to employ when mobility. evaluating on-board processing and multiple beam 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, power and network operation; selection of the air interface • How to understand the overall system architecture and the (multiple access, modulation and coding); interfaces with capabilities of ground segment elements - hubs and remote satellite and ground segment; relationship to available terminals - to integrate with the payload, constellation and 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. ability to configure a communications payload based on its Verification engineering for the payload and ground segment; service requirements and technical features. You will where and how to review sources of available technology and understand the engineering processes and device software to evaluate subsystem and system performance; characteristics that determine how the payload is put guidelines for overseeing development and evaluating together and operates in a state - of - the - art alternate technologies and their sources; example of a telecommunications system to meet user needs. complete design of a communications payload and system architecture.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 5
  6. 6. Directions in Space Remote Sensing January 15-17, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Fundamentals of remote sensing. Historical origins, the development of remote sensing, systems, $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) active and passive systems, etc. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 2. Current and future market status, projections Off The Course Tuition." and trends. Major players, nations, and organizations. Market size and projections. Major applications. 3. Remote Sensing Data. Active and passive data. Data structures. Data management issues, data formats and standards.? Integrating different data structures and data types. 4. General Overview of Remote Sensing Capabilities and Functions. The remote sensing data process from collection to results. Data collection, management, manipulation, analysis, display and visualization. Final data presentation. Summary 5. Components of Remote Sensing Systems. This three-day course will provide a technical Onboard components, sensors, telemetry, data pre- overview of the current state of space remote sensing processing and telemetry. systems, with a focus on new and emerging 6. Remote Sensing Applications. What are the technologies and applications. This course is designed major applications, who is using what data for what for those new to the field, those currently using remote purpose, what are the emerging new markets for new sensing systems, those who are considering systems. purchasing remote sensing data, and managers who wish to better understand the issues involved in 7. Image Processing. Software, operating properly utilizing these tools. systems, hardware, peripherals, data, people, management, infrastructure. The course provides an overview of the origins, current status, and future directions and applications of 8. Data Sources. Government sources and web space remote sensing systems. Information on portals (USGS, etc.) Commercial sources, Sources resources, new trends in data and data processing, of international data, remote sensing data sources. and making these tools work well in your own 9. New Directions. Ultra-high resolution data and organization are highlighted. applications. 10. Radar systems. Current and future Radar Instructor systems, new high resolution systems, applications. Dr. Scott Madry is president of Informatics 11. Remote Sensing Resources. Web resources, International, Inc., an international journals, magazines, societies, meetings and consulting firm in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. conferences. Madry has over 20 years experience in 12. Remote Sensing and GIS. Incorporation of remote sensing and GIS applications remote sensing data into GIS. GIS data types and and has conducted a variety of research sources, issues of incorporating and processing raster and application projects in Europe, remote sensing data with vector GIS. issues of Africa, and North America. He has given incorporating and processing point and time data over 130 short courses and seminars in over 25 within the GIS environment. countries. He is a Research Assoc. Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a 13. Visualization and Simulation. The role of member of the Faculty of The International Space visualization and simulation technologies in Space University. Remote Sensing, new directions and markets. 14. Practical Issues in successfully and productively using these technologies. Where do I What You Will Learn start? Defining a plan to choose the right• What is space remote sensing, what are the software/hardware/data, common problems and issues components of the systems, and how does it work? in organizing your remote sensing operation.• What is the current status of these tools? Successes and horror stories.• What are the areas of future growth and new 15. The Future of Space Remote Sensing. Where commercial markets for space remote sensing? is this all going? What are the major new issues and• How are remote sensing imagery, GIS, and GPS developing technologies, including policy and legal other tools functionally integrated? issues? What are the new commercial, scientific, and• How can I successfully harness these tools and avoid governmental applications and markets? Trends in problems? data, software and hardware.6 – Vol. 113 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  7. 7. Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance for Satellite Communications April 15-18, 2013 NEW! Colorado Springs, Colorado May 13-16, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Ground Segment and Earth Station Technical Aspects. $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Evolution of satellite communication earth stations— teleports and hubs • Earth station design philosophy for performance and operational effectiveness • Engineering "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each principles • Propagation considerations • The isotropic source, Off The Course Tuition." line of sight, antenna principles • Atmospheric effects: Video! troposphere (clear air and rain) and ionosphere (Faraday and scintillation) • Rain effects and rainfall regions • Use of the www.aticourses.com/earth_station_design.htm DAH and Crane rain models • Modulation systems (QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, GMSK, 8PSK, 16 QAM, and 32 APSK) • Summary Forward error correction techniques (Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, This intensive four-day course is intended for satellite Turbo, and LDPC codes) • Transmission equation and its communications engineers, earth station design relationship to the link budget • Radio frequency clearance and interference consideration • RFI prediction techniques • professionals, and operations and maintenance managers Antenna sidelobes (ITU-R Rec 732) • Interference criteria and and technical staff. The course provides a proven coordination • Site selection • RFI problem identification and approach to the design of modern earth stations, from the resolution. system level down to the critical elements that determine 2. Major Earth Station Engineering. the performance and reliability of the facility. We address RF terminal design and optimization. Antennas for major the essential technical properties in the baseband and RF, earth stations (fixed and tracking, LP and CP) • Upconverter and delve deeply into the block diagram, budgets and and HPA chain (SSPA, TWTA, and KPA) • LNA/LNB and downconverter chain. Optimization of RF terminal specification of earth stations and hubs. Also addressed configuration and performance (redundancy, power are practical approaches for the procurement and combining, and safety) • Baseband equipment configuration implementation of the facility, as well as proper practices and integration • Designing and verifying the terrestrial for O&M and testing throughout the useful life. The overall interface • Station monitor and control • Facility design and methodology assures that the earth station meets its implementation • Prime power and UPS systems. Developing requirements in a cost effective and manageable manner. environmental requirements (HVAC) • Building design and construction • Grounding and lightening control. Each student will receive a copy of Bruce R. Elbert’s text 3. Hub Requirements and Supply. The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Earth station uplink and downlink gain budgets • EIRP Station Engineering Handbook, Artech House, 2001. budget • Uplink gain budget and equipment requirements • G/T budget • Downlink gain budget • Ground segment supply Instructor process • Equipment and system specifications • Format of a Request for Information • Format of a Request for Proposal • Bruce R. Elbert, (MSEE, MBA) is president of an Proposal evaluations • Technical comparison criteria • independent satellite communications Operational requirements • Cost-benefit and total cost of consulting firm. He is a recognized ownership. satellite communications expert and has 4. Link Budget Analysis using SatMaster Tool . been involved in the satellite and Standard ground rules for satellite link budgets • Frequency telecommunications industries for over band selection: L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka. Satellite footprints 40 years. He founded ATSI to assist (EIRP, G/T, and SFD) and transponder plans • Introduction to the user interface of SatMaster • File formats: antenna major private and public sector pointing, database, digital link budget, and regenerative organizations that develop and operate digital video repeater link budget • Built-in reference data and calculators • and broadband networks using satellite technologies Example of a digital one-way link budget (DVB-S) using and services. During 25 years with Hughes equations and SatMaster • Transponder loading and optimum Electronics, he directed the design of several major multi-carrier backoff • Review of link budget optimization techniques using the program’s built-in features • Minimize satellite projects, including Palapa A, Indonesia’s required transponder resources • Maximize throughput • original satellite system; the Galaxy follow-on system Minimize receive dish size • Minimize transmit power • (the largest and most successful satellite TV system in Example: digital VSAT network with multi-carrier operation • the world); and the development of the first GEO Hub optimization using SatMaster. mobile satellite system capable of serving handheld 5. Earth Terminal Maintenance Requirements and user terminals. Mr. Elbert was also ground segment Procedures. manager for the Hughes system, which included eight Outdoor systems • Antennas, mounts and waveguide • Field of view • Shelter, power and safety • Indoor RF and IF teleports and 3 VSAT hubs. He served in the US Army systems • Vendor requirements by subsystem • Failure modes Signal Corps as a radio communications officer and and routine testing. instructor. 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 • seven books on telecommunications and IT, including Hardware and computers • Network management system • System software Introduction to Satellite Communication, Third Edition (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 planningRegister online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 7
  8. 8. Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics Ideas and Insights Each Stu receive a dent will receiver free GPS with co displays lor map ! January 7-10, 2013 Cape Canaveral, Florida March 25-28, 2013 Columbia, Maryland Summary Award-winning rocket scientist, Thomas S. Logsdon $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) really enjoys teaching this short course because everything about orbital mechanics is counterintuitive. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Fly your spacecraft into a 100-mile circular orbit. Put on the brakes and your spacecraft speeds up! Mash down the accelerator and it slows down! Throw a banana Video! peel out the window and 45 minutes later it will come back and slap you in the face! www.aticourses.com/fundamentals_orbital_launch_mechanics.htm In this comprehensive 4-day short course, Mr. Logsdon uses 400 clever color graphics to clarify these Course Outline and a dozen other puzzling mysteries associated with 1. The Essence of Astrodynamics. Kepler’s orbital mechanics. He also provides you with a few amazing laws. Newton’s clever generalizations. simple one-page derivations using real-world inputs to Launch azimuths and ground-trace geometry. Orbital illustrate all the key concepts being explored perturbations. 2. Satellite Orbits. Isaac Newton’s vis viva Instructor equation. Orbital energy and angular momentum. For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, has Gravity wells. The six classical Keplerian orbital conducted broadranging studies on elements. orbital mechanics at McDonnell 3. Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals. The rocket Douglas, Boeing Aerospace, and equation. Building efficient liquid and solid rockets. Rockwell International His key research Performance calculations. Multi-stage rocket design. projects have included Project Apollo, 4. Modern Booster Rockets. Russian boosters on the Skylab capsule, the nuclear flight parade. The Soyuz rocket and its economies of scale. stage and the GPS radionavigation Russian and American design philosophies. America’s system. powerful new Falcon 9. Sleek rockets and highly Mr. Logsdon has taught 300 short course and reliable cars. lectured in 31 different countries on six continents. He 5. Powered Flight Maneuvers. The Hohmann has written 40 technical papers and journal articles and transfer maneuver. Multi-impulse and low-thrust 29 technical books including Striking It Rich in Space, maneuvers. Plane-change maneuvers. The bi-elliptic Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications, transfer. Relative motion plots. Deorbiting spent Understanding the Navstar, and Mobile stages. Planetary swingby maneuvers. Communication Satellites. 6. Optimal Orbit Selection. Polar and sun synchronous orbits. Geostationary satellites and their What You Will Learn on-orbit perturbations. ACE-orbit constellations. • How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it into Libration point orbits. Halo orbits. Interplanetary a new location? spacecraft trajectories. Mars-mission opportunities. • How do today’s designers fashion performance-optimal Deep-space mission. constellations of satellites swarming the sky? 7. Constellation Selection Trades. Civilian and • How do planetary swingby maneuvers provide such military constellations. John Walker’s rosette amazing gains in performance? configurations. John Draim’s constellations. Repeating • How can we design the best multi-stage rocket for a ground-trace orbits. Earth coverage simulations. particular mission? 8. Cruising Along JPL’s Superhighways in • What are libration point orbits? Were they really discovered Space. Equipotential surfaces and 3-dimensional in 1772? How do we place satellites into halo orbits circling manifolds. Perfecting and executing the Genesis around these empty points in space? mission. Capturing ancient stardust in space. • What are JPL’s superhighways in space? How were they Simulating thick bundles of chaotic trajectories. discovered? How are they revolutionizing the exploration of Driving along tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky. space?8 – Vol. 113 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  9. 9. Ground Systems Design and Operation March 11-13, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This three-day course provides a practical Off The Course Tuition." introduction to all 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 Course Outline Ground System design and operations. 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 Ground Station performance, and frequency overall understanding of space mission systems and selection. mission operations. It is also ideal for technical 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 Director of Engineering for 3. Ground System Elements. An element Syntonics.  Formerly Senior Member of by element review of the major ground station the Professional Staff at The Johns subsystems, explaining roles, parameters, Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where  he served as Ground limitations, tradeoffs, and current technology. Station Lead for the TIMED mission to 4. Figure of Merit (G/T). An introduction to explore Earth’s atmosphere and Lead the key parameter used to characterize Ground System Engineer on the New satellite ground station performance, bringing Horizons mission to explore Pluto by all ground station elements together to form a 2020. Prior to joining the Applied Physics Laboratory, Mr. Gemeny held numerous engineering and technical complete system. sales positions with Orbital Sciences Corporation, 5. Modulation Basics. An introduction to Mobile TeleSystems Inc. and COMSAT Corporation modulation types, signal sets, analog and beginning in 1980. Mr. Gemeny is an experienced digital modulation schemes, and modulator - professional in the field of Ground Station and Ground demodulator performance characteristics. System design in both the commercial world and on NASA Science missions with a wealth of practical 6. Ranging and Tracking. A discussion of knowledge spanning more than three decades. Mr. ranging and tracking for orbit determination. Gemeny delivers his experiences and knowledge to his 7. Ground System Networks and students with an informative 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, 8. Ground System Operations. A architecture and technology. discussion of day-to-day operations in a typical • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the spacecraft-to- 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.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 9
  10. 10. Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging March 5-7, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1845 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Video! www.aticourses.com/hyperspectral_imaging.htm Course Outline Taught by an internationally 1. Introduction to Multispectral and recognized leader & expert Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. 2. Sensor Types and Characterization. in spectral remote sensing! Design tradeoffs. Data formats and systems. 3. Optical Properties For Remote Sensing. Solar radiation. Atmospheric Summary transmittance, absorption and scattering. This three-day class is designed for engineers, 4. Sensor Modeling and Evaluation. scientists and other remote sensing professionals Spatial, spectral, and radiometric resolution. who wish to become familiar with multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing technology. 5. Multivariate Data Analysis. Scatterplots. Impact of sensor performance on data Students in this course will learn the basic characteristics. physics of spectroscopy, the types of spectral sensors currently used by government and 6. Assessment of unique signature industry, and the types of data processing used characteristics. Differentiation of water, for various applications. Lectures will be vegetation, soils and urban infrastructure. enhanced by computer demonstrations. After 7. Hyperspectral Data Analysis. Frequency taking this course, students should be able to band selection and band combination assessment. communicate and work productively with other 8. Matching sensor characteristics to professionals in this field. Each student will study objectives. Sensor matching to specific receive a complete set of notes and the textbook, application examples. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 2nd edition, 9. Classification of Remote Sensing Data. by John R. Jensen. Supervised and unsupervised classification; Parametric and non-parametric classifiers. Instructor 10. Application Case Studies. Application Dr. William Roper, P.E. holds PhD examples used to illustrate principles and show Environmental Engineering, Mich. State in-the-field experience. University and BS and MS in Engineering, University of Wisconsin. He has served as a What You Will Learn Senior Executive (SES), US Army, President and • The properties of remote sensing systems. Founding Director Rivers of the World • How to match sensors to project applications. Foundation,. His research interests include remote sensing and geospatial applications, • The limitations of passive optical remote sustainable development, environmental sensing systems and the alternative systems assessment, water resource stewardship, and that address these limitations. infrastructure energy efficiency. Dr. Roper is the • The types of processing used for classification author of four books, over 150 technical papers of image data. and speaker at numerous national and • Evaluation methods for spatial, spectral, international forums. temporal and radiometric resolution analysis.10 – Vol. 113 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  11. 11. IP Networking Over Satellite Summary This two-day course is designed for satellite engineers and Performance and Efficiency managers in military, government and industry who need to increase their understanding of how Internet Protocols (IP) can be used to efficiently transmit mission-critical converged traffic over satellites. IP March 5-6, 2013 has become the worldwide standard for converged data, video, voice Columbia, Maryland communications in military and commercial applications. Satellites extend the reach of the Internet and mission-critical Intranets. Satellites deliver multicast content anywhere in the world. New June 11-13, 2013 (Virtual Training) generation, high throughput satellites provide efficient transport for IP. With these benefits come challenges. Satellite delay and bit errors $1150 (8:30am - 5:00pm) can impact performance. Satellite links must be integrated with terrestrial networks. IP protocols create overheads. Encryption "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each creates overheads. Space segment is expensive. There are routing Off The Course Tuition." and security issues. This course explains techniques that can mitigate these challenges, including traffic engineering, quality of service, WAN optimization devices, voice multiplexers, data compression, TDMA DAMA to capture statistical multiplexing gains, improved Instructor satellite modulation and coding. Quantitative techniques for Burt H. Liebowitz is Principal Network Engineer at the understanding throughput and response time are presented. System MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, diagrams describe the satellite/terrestrial interface. Detailed case specializing in the analysis of wireless histories illustrate methods for optimizing the design of converged services. He has more than 30 years real-world networks to produce responsive networks while minimizing experience in computer networking, the last the use and cost of satellite resources. The course notes provide an ten of which have focused on Internet-over- up-to-date reference. An extensive bibliography is supplied. satellite services in demanding military and commercial applications. He was President of NetSat Express Inc., a leading provider of Course Outline such services. Before that he was Chief 1. Overview of Data Networking and Internet Protocols. Technical Officer for Loral Orion, responsible for Internet- Packet switching vs. circuit switching. Seven Layer Model (ISO). The over-satellite access products. Mr. Liebowitz has authored Internet Protocol (IP). Addressing, Routing, Multicasting. Impact of bit two books on distributed processing and numerous articles errors and propagation delay on TCP-based applications. User on computing and communications systems. He has lectured Datagram Protocol (UDP). Introduction to higher level services. NAT extensively on computer networking. He holds three patents and tunneling. Use of encryptors such as HAIPE and IPSec. Impact for a satellite-based data networking system. Mr. Liebowitz of IP Version 6. Impact of IP overheads. has B.E.E. and M.S. in Mathematics degrees from 2. Quality of Service Issues in the Internet. QoS factors for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S.E.E. from streams and files. Performance of voice over IP (VOIP). Video issues. Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Response time for web object retrievals using HTTP. Methods for improving QoS: ATM, MPLS, DiffServ, RSVP. Priority processing and packet discard in routers. Caching and performance enhancement. What You Will Learn Use of WAN optimizers, header compression, caching to reduce • IP protocols at the network, transport and application layers. Voice impact of data redundancies, and IP overheads. Performance over IP (VOIP). enhancing proxies reduce impact of satellite delay. Network • The impact of IP overheads and the off the shelf devices available to Management and Security issues including impact of encryption in IP reduce this impact: WAN optimizers, header compression, voice networks. and video compression, performance enhancement proxies, voice 3. Satellite Data Networking Architectures. Geosynchronous multiplexers, caching, satellite-based IP multicasting. satellites. The link budget, modulation and coding techniques. • How to deploy Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms and use traffic Methods for improving satellite link efficiency (bits per second/Hz)– engineering to ensure maximum performance (fast response time, including adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) and overlapped low packet loss, low packet delay and jitter) over communication carriers. Ground station architectures for data networking: Point to links. Point, Point to Multipoint using satellite hubs. Shared outbound • How to use satellites as essential elements in mission critical data carriers incorporating DVB. Return channels for shared outbound networks. systems: TDMA, CDMA, Aloha, DVB/RCS. Suppliers of DAMA • How to understand and overcome the impact of propagation delay systems. Full mesh networks. Military, commercial standards for and bit errors on throughput and response time in satellite-based IP DAMA systems. The JIPM IP modem and other advanced modems. networks. 4. System Design Issues. Mission critical Intranet issues • Impact of new coding and modulation techniques on bandwidth including asymmetric routing, reliable multicast, impact of user efficiency – more bits per second per hertz. mobility: small antennas and pointing errors, low efficiency and data • How adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) can improve bandwidth rates, traffic handoff, hub-assist mitigations. Comm. on the move vs. efficiency. comm. on the halt. Military and commercial content delivery case • How to link satellite and terrestrial circuits to create hybrid IP histories. networks. 5. Predicting Performance in Mission Critical Networks. • How to use statistical multiplexing to reduce the cost and amount of Queuing models to help predict response time based on workload, satellite resources that support converged voice, video, data performance requirements and channel rates. Single server, priority networks with strict performance requirements. queues and multiple server queues. • Link budget tradeoffs in the design of TDM/TDMA DAMA networks. 6. Design Case Histories. Integrating voice and data • Standards for IP Modems: DVB in the commercial world, JIPM in requirements in mission-critical networks using TDMA/DAMA. Start the military world. with offered-demand and determine how to wring out data redundancies. Create statistical multiplexing gains by use of TDMA • How to select the appropriate system architectures for Internet DAMA. Optimize space segment requirements using link budget access, enterprise and content delivery networks. tradeoffs. Determine savings that can accrue from ACM. Investigate • The impact on cost and performance of new technology, such as hub assist in mobile networks with small antennas. LEOs, Ka band, on-board processing, inter-satellite links, traffic optimization devices, high through put satellites such as Jupiter, 7. A View of the Future. Impact of Ka-band and spot beam Viasat-1. satellites. Benefits and issues associated with Onboard Processing. LEO, MEO, GEOs. Descriptions of current and proposed commercial After taking this course you will understand how to implement highly and military satellite systems including MUOS, GBS and the new efficient satellite-based networks that provide Internet access, generation of commercial high throughput satellites (e.g. ViaSat 1, multicast content delivery services, and mission-critical Intranet services to users around the world. Jupiter). Low-cost ground station technology.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 11
  12. 12. SATCOM Technology & Networks December 11-13, 2012 Columbia, Maryland Summary This three-day short course provides accurate June 4-6, 2013 background in the fundamentals, applications and Albuquerque, New Mexico approach for cutting-edge satellite networks for use in military and civil government environments. The focus $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) is on commercial SATCOM solutions (GEO and LEO) and government satellite systems (WGS, MUOS and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each A-EHF), assuring thorough coverage of evolving Off The Course Tuition." capabilities. It is appropriate for non-technical professionals, managers and engineers new to the field as well as experienced professionals wishing to Course Outline update and round out their understanding of current 1. Principles of Modern SATCOM Systems. systems and solutions. Fundamentals of satellites and their use in communications networks of earth stations: Architecture of the space segment - GEO and non-GEO orbits, impact on Instructor performance and coverage. Satellite construction: program requirements and duration; major suppliers: Boeing, EADS Bruce Elbert is a recognized SATCOM technology and Astrium, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital network expert and has been involved in the Sciences, Space Systems/Loral, Thales Alenia. Basic satellite and telecommunications industries design of the communications satellite - repeater, antennas, for over 35 years. He consults to major spacecraft bus, processor; requirements for launch, lifetime, satellite organizations and government and retirement from service. Network arrangements for one- agencies in the technical and operations way (broadcast) and two-way (star and mesh); relationship aspects of applying satellite technology. Prior to requirements in government and military. Satellite to forming his consulting firm, he was Senior operators and service providers: Intelsat, SES, Inmarsat, Vice President of Operations in the Eutelsat, Telenor, et al. The uplink and downlink: Radio international satellite division of Hughes Electronics (now wave propagation in various bands: L, C, X, Ku and Ka. Standard and adaptive coding and modulation: DVB-S2, Boeing Satellite), where he introduced advanced broadband Turbo Codes, Joint IP Modem. Link margin, adjacent and mobile satellite technologies. He directed the design of channel interference, error rate. Time Division and Code several major satellite projects, including Palapa A, Division Multiple Access on satellite links, carrier in carrier Indonesias original satellite system; the Hughes Galaxy operation. satellite system; and the development of the first GEO mobile 2. Ground Segments and Networks of Yser satellite system capable of serving handheld user terminals. Terminals. System architecture: point-to-point, TDMA He has written seven books on telecommunications and IT, VSAT, ad-hoc connectivity. Terminal design for fixed, including Introduction to Satellite Communication, Third portable and mobile application delivery, and service Edition (Artech House, 2008), The Satellite Communication management/control. Broadband mobile solutions for Applications Handbook, Second Edition (Artech House, COTM and UAV. Use of satellite communications by the 2004); and The Satellite Communication Ground Segment military - strategic and tactical: Government programs and and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, 2001). Mr. Elbert MILSATCOM systems (general review): UFO and GBS, holds the MSEE from the University of Maryland, College WGS, MUOS, A-EHF. Commercial SATCOM systems and Park, the BEE from the City University of New York, and the solutions: Mobile Satellite Service (MSS): Inmarsat 4 series MBA from Pepperdine University. He is adjunct professor in and B-GAN terminals and applications; Iridium, Fixed Satellite Service (FSS): Intelsat General and SES Americom the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Government Services (AGS) - C band and Ku band; XTAR Madison, covering various aspects of data communications, - X band, Army and Marines use for short term and tactical and presents satellite communications short courses through requirements - global, regional and theatre, Providers in the UCLA Extension. He served as a captain in the US Army marketplace: TCS, Arrowhead, Datapath, Artel, et al. Signal Corps, including a tour with the 4th Infantry Division in Integration of SATCOM with other networks, particularly the South Vietnam and as an Instructor Team Chief at the Signal Global Information Grid (GIG). School, Ft. Gordon, GA. 3. Internet Protocol Operation and Application. Data Networking - Internet Protocol and IP Services. Review of What You Will Learn computer networking, OSI model, network layers, networking protocols. TCP/IP protocol suite: TCP, UDP, IP, • How a satellite functions to provide communications IPv6. TCP protocol design: windowing; packet loss and links to typical earth stations and user terminals. retransmissions; slow start and congestion, TCP • The various technologies used to meet extensions. Operation and issues of TCP/IP over satellite: requirements for bandwidth, service quality and bandwidth-delay product, acknowledgement and retransmissions, congestion control. TCP/IP performance reliability. enhancement over satellite links. TCP acceleration, HTTP • Basic characteristics of modulation, coding and acceleration, CIFS acceleration, compression and caching Internet Protocol processing. Survey of available standards-based and proprietary optimization solutions: SCPS, XTP, satellite-specific • How satellite links are used to satisfy requirements optimization products, application-specific optimization of the military for mobility and broadband network products, solution section criteria. Quality of service (QoS) services for warfighters. and performance acceleration IP multicast: IP multicast • The characteristics of the latest US-owned fundamentals, multicast deployment issues, solutions for MILSATCOM systems, including WGS, MUOS, A- reliable multicast. User Application Considerations. Voice EHF, and the approach for using commercial over IP, voice quality, compression algorithms Web-based applications: HTTP, streaming VPN: resolving conflicts with satellites at L, C, X, Ku and Ka bands. TCP and HTTP acceleration Video Teleconferencing: H.320 • Proper application of SATCOM to IP networks. and H.323. Network management architectures.12 – Vol. 113 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  13. 13. Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction Summary This three-day introductory course has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for almost thirty years, in December 11-13, 2012 public sessions and on-site to almost every major satellite Cocoa Beach, Florida manufacturer and operator, to rave reviews. The course is intended primarily for non-technical people who must understand the entire field of commercial satellite March 12-14, 2013 communications (including their increasing use by Columbia, Maryland government agencies), and by those who must understand and communicate with engineers and other technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical personnel April 15-18, 2013 (Virtual Training) moving into the industry who need a quick and thorough overview of what is going on in the industry, and who need an $1845 (8:30am - 4:30pm) example of how to communicate with less technical "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each individuals. The course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, Off The Course Tuition." buzzwords, and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of Video! commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, business and regulatory environment. Concepts are www.aticourses.com/communications_via_satellite.htm explained at a basic level, minimizing the use of math, and providing real-world examples. Several calculations of important concepts such as link budgets are presented for Course Outline illustrative purposes, but the details need not be understood 1. Satellite Services, Markets, and Regulation. in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts illustrated. ntroduction and historical background. The place of satellites The first section provides non-technical people with an in the global telecommunications market. Major competitors overview of the business issues, including major operators, regulation and legal issues, security issues and issues and and satellites strengths and weaknesses. Satellite services trends affecting the industry. The second section provides the and markets. Satellite system operators. Satellite economics. technical background in a way understandable to non- Satellite regulatory issues: role of the ITU, FCC, etc. technical audiences. The third and fourth sections cover the Spectrum issues. Licensing issues and process. Satellite space and terrestrial parts of the industry. The last section system design overview. Satellite service definitions: BSS, deals with the space-to-Earth link, culminating with the FSS, MSS, RDSS, RNSS. The issue of government use of importance of the link budget and multiple-access techniques. commercial satellites. Satellite real-world issues: security, Attendees use a workbook of all the illustrations used in the accidental and intentional interference, regulations. State of course, as well as a copy of the instructors textbook, Satellite the industry and recent develpments. Useful sources of Communications for the Non-Specialist. Plenty of time is allotted for questions information on satellite technology and the satellite industry. 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions and measurements: channels, circuits, half-circuits, decibels. Instructor The spectrum and its uses: properties of waves, frequency Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite bands, space loss, polarization, bandwidth. Analog and digital telecommunications and the space sciences. signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, modulation, For a more than twenty-five years he has multiplexing, networks and protocols. Satellite frequency presented professional seminars on satellite bands. Signal quality, quantity, and noise: measures of signal technology and on telecommunications to quality; noise and interference; limits to capacity; advantages satisfied individuals and businesses of digital versus analog. The interplay of modulation, throughout the United States, Canada, Latin bandwidth, datarate, and error correction. America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical 3. The Space Segment. Basic functions of a satellite. The and/or business consultant to NASA, Arianespace, GTE space environment: gravity, radiation, meteoroids and space Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., Moffett-Larson- debris. Orbits: types of orbits; geostationary orbits; non- Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, Hewlett-Packard, geostationary orbits. Orbital slots, frequencies, footprints, and and the International Communications Satellite Society of coverage: slots; satellite spacing; eclipses; sun interference. Japan, among others. He has appeared as an invited expert Launch vehicles; the launch campaign; launch bases. witness before Congressional subcommittees and was an Satellite systems and construction: structure and busses; invited witness before the National Commission on Space. He antennas; power; thermal control;?stationkeeping and was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the annual orientation; telemetry and command. What transponders are The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication and what they do. Satellite operations: housekeeping and Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author communications. Satellite security issues. of six books and hundreds of articles in the space sciences. 4. The Ground Segment. Earth stations: types, hardware, He has been chairman of several international satellite conferences, and a speaker at many others. mountings, and pointing. Antenna properties: gain; directionality; sidelobes and legal limits on sidelobe gain. Space loss, electronics, EIRP, and G/T: LNA-B-C’s; signal flow through an earth station. The problem of accidental and What You Will Learn intentional interference. • How do commercial satellites fit into the telecommunications industry? 5. The Satellite Earth Link. Atmospheric effects on signals: rain effects and rain climate models; rain fade • How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated? margins. The most important calculation: link budgets, C/N • How do earth stations function? and Eb/No. Link budget examples. Sharing satellites: multiple • What is a link budget and why is it important? access techniques: SDMA, FDMA, TDMA, PCMA, CDMA; • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? demand assignment; on-board multiplexing. Signal security • What are the issues and trends driving the industry? issues. Conclusion: industry issues, trends, and the future.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 13
  14. 14. Satellite Communications Design & Engineering A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals December 4-6, 2012 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Mission Analysis. Kepler’s laws. Circular and elliptical satellite orbits. Altitude regimes. Period of April 9-11, 2013 revolution. Geostationary Orbit. Orbital elements. Ground trace. Columbia, Maryland 2. Earth-Satellite Geometry. Azimuth and elevation. Slant range. Coverage area. May 13-16, 2013 (Virtual Training) 3. Signals and Spectra. Properties of a sinusoidal wave. Synthesis and analysis of an arbitrary waveform. $1890 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Fourier Principle. Harmonics. Fourier series and Fourier "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each transform. Frequency spectrum. Off The Course Tuition." 4. Methods of Modulation. Overview of modulation. Carrier. Sidebands. Analog and digital modulation. Need for RF frequencies. Video! 5. Analog Modulation. Amplitude Modulation (AM). Frequency Modulation (FM).www.aticourses.com/satellite_communications_systems.htm 6. Digital Modulation. Analog to digital conversion. BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK FSK, QAM. Coherent detection and Instructor carrier recovery. NRZ and RZ pulse shapes. Power spectral density. ISI. Nyquist pulse shaping. Raised cosine filtering. Dr. Robert A. Nelson is president of Satellite 7. Bit Error Rate. Performance objectives. Eb/No. Engineering Research Corporation, a Relationship between BER and Eb/No. Constellation consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland, diagrams. Why do BPSK and QPSK require the same with clients in both commercial industry power? and government. Dr. Nelson holds the 8. Coding. Shannon’s theorem. Code rate. Coding gain. degree of Ph.D. in physics from the Methods of FEC coding. Hamming, BCH, and Reed- University of Maryland and is a licensed Solomon block codes. Convolutional codes. Viterbi and Professional Engineer. He is coauthor of sequential decoding. Hard and soft decisions. the textbook Satellite Communication Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. Trellis coding. Systems Engineering, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 1993). 9. Bandwidth. Equivalent (noise) bandwidth. Occupied He is a member of IEEE, AIAA, APS, AAPT, AAS, IAU, bandwidth. Allocated bandwidth. Relationship between bandwidth and data rate. Dependence of bandwidth on and ION. methods of modulation and coding. Tradeoff between bandwidth and power. Emerging trends for bandwidth Additional Materials efficient modulation. In addition to the course notes, each participant will 10. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Frequency bands used for satellite communication. ITU regulations. Fixed receive a book of collected tutorial articles written by Satellite Service. Direct Broadcast Service. Digital Audio the instructor and soft copies of the link budgets Radio Service. Mobile Satellite Service. discussed in the course. 11. Earth Stations. Facility layout. RF components. Network Operations Center. Data displays. Testimonials 12. Antennas. Antenna patterns. Gain. Half power beamwidth. Efficiency. Sidelobes. “Instructor truly knows material. The 13. System Temperature. Antenna temperature. LNA. one-hour sessions are brilliant.” Noise figure. Total system noise temperature. 14. Satellite Transponders. Satellite communications “Exceptional knowledge. Very effective payload architecture. Frequency plan. Transponder gain. presentation.” TWTA and SSPA. Amplifier characteristics. Nonlinearity. Intermodulation products. SFD. Backoff. “Great handouts. Great presentation. Great 15. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency division real-life course note examples and cd. The multiple access (FDMA). Time division multiple access instructor made good use of student’s (TDMA). Code division multiple access (CDMA) or spread spectrum. Capacity estimates. experiences.” 16. Polarization. Linear and circular polarization. Misalignment angle. “Very well prepared and presented. The 17. Rain Loss. Rain attenuation. Crane rain model. instructor has an excellent grasp of Effect on G/T. material and articulates it well” 18. The RF Link. Decibel (dB) notation. Equivalent isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Figure of Merit (G/T). Free “Outstanding at explaining and defining space loss. Power flux density. Carrier to noise ratio. The quantifiably the theory underlying the RF link equation. concepts.” 19. Link Budgets. Communications link calculations. Uplink, downlink, and composite performance. Link “Very well organized. Excellent reference budgets for single carrier and multiple carrier operation. Detailed worked examples. equations and theory. Good examples.” 20. Performance Measurements. Satellite modem. Use of a spectrum analyzer to measure bandwidth, C/N, “Good broad general coverage of a and Eb/No. Comparison of actual measurements with complex subject.” theory using a mobile antenna and a geostationary satellite.14 – Vol. 113 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805

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