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  • 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. 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 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 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 3
  • 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 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 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 5
  • 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 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 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 7
  • 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! 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 9
  • 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! 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 11
  • 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 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 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 13
  • 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) 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 15. Satellite Laser Communications February 5-7, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." NEW! Summary Course Outline This three-day course will provideThis course will provide an introduction and overview of laser communication 1. Introduction. Brief historical background, principles and technologies for unguided, free-space beam RF/Optical comparison; basic Block diagrams; and propagation. Special emphasis is placed on highlighting the applications overview. differences, as well as similarities to RF communications and other laser systems, and design issues and options relevant 2. Link Analysis. Parameters influencing the link; to future laser communication terminals. frequency dependence of noise; link performance comparison to RF; and beam profiles. Instructor 3. Laser Transmitter. Laser sources; semiconductor Hamid Hemmati, Ph.D. , is with the Jet propulsion laboratory lasers; fiber amplifiers; amplitude modulation; phase (JPL), California Institute of Technology modulation; noise figure; nonlinear effects; and coherent where he is a Principal member of staff and transmitters. the Supervisor of the Optical 4. Modulation & Error Correction Encoding. PPM; Communications Group. Prior to joining JPL OOK and binary codes; and forward error correction. in 1986, he worked at NASA’s Goddard 5. Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing. Space Flight Center and at the NIST (Boulder, CO) as a researcher. Dr. Hemmati Requirements; acquisition scenarios; acquisition; point- has published over 40 journal and over 100 conference ahead angles, pointing error budget; host platform vibration papers, holds seven patents, received 3 NASA Space Act environment; inertial stabilization: trackers; passive/active Board Awards, and 36 NASA certificates of appreciation. He isolation; gimbaled transceiver; and fast steering mirrors. is a Fellow of SPIE and teaches optical communications 6. Opto-Mechanical Assembly. Transmit telescope; courses at CSULA and the UCLA Extension. He is the editor receive telescope; shared transmit/receive telescope; and author of two books: “Deep Space Optical thermo-Optical-Mechanical stability. Communications” and “near-Earth Laser Communications”. 7. Atmospheric Effects. Attenuation, beam wander; Dr. Hemmati’s current research interests are in developing turbulence/scintillation; signal fades; beam spread; turbid; laser-communications technologies and systems for and mitigation techniques. planetary and satellite communications, including: systems engineering for electro-optical systems, solid-state laser, 8. Detectors and Detections. Discussion of available particularly pulsed fiber lasers, flight qualification of optical photo-detectors noise figure; amplification; background and electro-optical systems and components; low-cost multi- radiation/ filtering; and mitigation techniques. Poisson meter diameter optical ground receiver telescope; active and photon counting; channel capacity; modulation schemes; adaptive optics; and laser beam acquisition, tracking and detection statistics; and SNR / Bit error probability. pointing. Advantages / complexities of coherent detection; optical mixing; SNR, heterodyne and homodyne; laser linewidth. What You Will Learn 9. Crosslinks and Networking. LEO-GEO & GEO-• This course will provide you the knowledge and ability to GEO; orbital clusters; and future/advanced. perform basic satellite laser communication analysis, 10. Flight Qualification. Radiation environment; identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, and understand the literature. environmental testing; and test procedure.• How is a laser-communication system superior to 11. Eye Safety. Regulations; classifications; wavelength conventional technology? dependence, and CDRH notices.• How link performance is analyzed. 12. Cost Estimation. Methodology, models; and• What are the options for acquisition, tracking and beam examples. pointing?• What are the options for laser transmitters, receivers 13. Terrestrial Optical Comm. Communications and optical systems. systems developed for terrestrial links.• What are the atmospheric effects on the beam and how to counter them. Who should attend• What are the typical characteristics of laser- communication system hardware? Engineers, scientists, managers, or professionals who desire greater technical depth, or RF communication• How to calculate mass, power and cost of flight systems. engineers who need to assess this competing technology.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 15
  • 16. Satellite RF Communications and Onboard Processing Effective Design for Today’s Spacecraft Systems April 9-11, 2013 Greenbelt, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline Successful systems engineering requires a broad 1. RF Signal Transmission. Propagation of radio understanding of the important principles of modern waves, antenna properties and types, one-way radar satellite communications and onboard data processing. range equation. Peculiarities of the space channel. This three-day course covers both theory and practice, Special communications orbits. Modulation of RF with emphasis on the important system engineering carriers. principles, tradeoffs, and rules of thumb. The latest technologies are covered, including those needed for 2. Noise and Link Budgets. Sources of noise, constellations of satellites. effects of noise on communications, system noise This course is recommended for engineers and temperature. Signal-to-noise ratio, bit error rate, link scientists interested in acquiring an understanding of margin. Communications link design example. satellite communications, command and telemetry, 3. Special Topics. Optical communications, error onboard computing, and tracking. Each participant will correcting codes, encryption and authentication. Low- receive a complete set of notes. probability-of-intercept communications. Spread- spectrum and anti-jam techniques. Instructors 4. Command Systems. Command receivers, decoders, and processors. Synchronization words, Eric J. Hoffman has degrees in electrical engineering and error detection and correction. Command types, over 40 years of spacecraft experience. He command validation and authentication, delayed has designed spaceborne communications commands. Uploading software. and navigation equipment and performed systems engineering on many APL satellites 5. Telemetry Systems. Sensors and signal and communications systems. He has conditioning, signal selection and data sampling, authored over 60 papers and holds 8 patents analog-to-digital conversion. Frame formatting, in these fields and served as APL’s Space commutation, data storage, data compression. Dept Chief Engineer. Packetizing. Implementing spacecraft autonomy. Robert C. Moore worked in the Electronic Systems Group at 6. Data Processor Systems. Central processing the APL Space Department from 1965 until units, memory types, mass storage, input/output his retirement in 2007. He designed techniques. Fault tolerance and redundancy, embedded microprocessor systems for space radiation hardness, single event upsets, CMOS latch- applications. Mr. Moore holds four U.S. up. Memory error detection and correction. Reliability patents. He teaches the command-telemetry- and cross-strapping. Very large scale integration. data processing segment of "Space Systems" Choosing between RISC and CISC. at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. 7. Reliable Software Design. Specifying the Satellite RF Communications & Onboard Processing requirements. Levels of criticality. Design reviews and will give you a thorough understanding of the important code walkthroughs. Fault protection and autonomy. principles and modern technologies behind todays Testing and IV&V. When is testing finished? satellite communications and onboard computing Configuration management, documentation. Rules of 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.16 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 17. Space Environment – Implications for Spacecraft Design Summary Adverse interactions between the space environment and an orbiting spacecraft may lead to a degradation of spacecraft subsystem performance and possibly even loss of the spacecraft itself. This two-day course presents an introduction to the space environment and its effect on spacecraft. Emphasis is placed on problem solving techniques and design guidelines that will provide the student with an understanding of how space environment effects may be minimized through proactive spacecraft design. Each student will receive a copy of the course text, a complete set of course notes, including copies of all viewgraphs used in the presentation, and a comprehensive bibliography. Instructor Dr. Alan C. Tribble has provided space environments effects January 30-31, 2013 analysis to more than one dozen NASA, Columbia, Maryland DoD, and commercial programs, including the International Space Station, the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, and $1245 (8:30am - 4:00pm) several surveillance spacecraft. He holds a "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Iowa Off The Course Tuition." and has been twice a Principal Investigator for the NASA Space Environments and Effects Program. He is the author of four books, including the Course Outline course text: The Space Environment - Implications for Space 1. Introduction. Spacecraft Subsystem Design, Design, and over 20 additional technical publications. He is an Orbital Mechanics, The Solar-Planetary Relationship, Associate Fellow of the AIAA, a Senior Member of the IEEE, Space Weather. and was previously an Associate Editor of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. Dr. Tribble recently won the 2008 2. The Vacuum Environment. Basic Description – AIAA James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award. He has Pressure vs. Altitude, Solar UV Radiation. taught a variety of classes at the University of Southern 3. Vacuum Environment Effects. Solar UV California, California State University Long Beach, the Degradation, Molecular Contamination, Particulate University of Iowa, and has been teaching courses on space Contamination. environments and effects since 1992. 4. The Neutral Environment. Basic Atmospheric Physics, Elementary Kinetic Theory, Hydrostatic Review of the Course Text: Equilibrium, Neutral Atmospheric Models. “There is, to my knowledge, no other book that provides its 5. Neutral Environment Effects. Aerodynamic Drag, intended readership with an comprehensive and authoritative, Sputtering, Atomic Oxygen Attack, Spacecraft Glow. yet compact and accessible, coverage of the subject of 6. The Plasma Environment. Basic Plasma Physics - spacecraft environmental engineering.” – James A. Van Allen, Regent Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa. Single Particle Motion, Debye Shielding, Plasma Oscillations. Who Should Attend: 7. Plasma Environment Effects. Spacecraft Charging, Arc Discharging. Engineers who need to know how to design systems with adequate performance margins, program managers who 8. The Radiation Environment. Basic Radiation oversee spacecraft survivability tasks, and scientists who Physics, Stopping Charged Particles, Stopping Energetic need to understand how environmental interactions can affect Photons, Stopping Neutrons. instrument performance. 9. Radiation in Space. Trapped Radiation Belts, Solar Proton Events, Galactic Cosmic Rays, Hostile“I got exactly what I wanted from this Environments.course – an overview of the spacecraft en- 10. Radiation Environment Effects. Total Dosevironment. The charts outlining the inter- Effects - Solar Cell Degradation, Electronics Degradation;actions and synergism were excellent. The Single Event Effects - Upset, Latchup, Burnout; Dose Ratelist of references is extensive and will be Effects.consulted often.” 11. The Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris Environment. Hypervelocity Impact Physics, Micrometeoroids, Orbital Debris.“Broad experience over many design 12. Additional Topics. Design Examples - The Longteams allowed for excellent examples of Duration Exposure Facility; Effects on Humans; Modelsapplications of this information.” and Tools; Available Internet Resources.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 17
  • 18. Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing March 19-20, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1140 (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 pros and cons. Summary Environmental stresses and derating. Quality assurance, reliability, and testing are critical 2. Quality Assurance and Component Selection.elements in low-cost space missions. The selection of Screening and qualification testing. Acceleratedlower cost parts and the most effective use of testing. Using plastic parts (PEMs) reliably.redundancy require careful tradeoff analysis when 3. Radiation and Survivability. The spacedesigning new space missions. Designing for low cost radiation environment. Total dose. Stopping power.and allowing some risk are new ways of doing MOS response. Annealing and in todays cost-conscious environment. This Displacement damage.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 eventin design, reviews, quality assurance, and testing of effects. Upset rates. Shielding and other mitigationspacecraft. Lessons learned from past successes and techniques.failures are discussed and trends for future missions 5. ISO 9000. Process control through ISO 9001 andare highlighted. AS9100. 6. Software Quality Assurance and Testing. The Instructor magnitude of the software QA problem. Characteristics Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience, of good software process. Software testing and when including 19 years as the Chief is it finished? Engineer of the Johns Hopkins Applied 7. The Role of the I&T Engineer. Why I&T Physics Laboratory Space Department, planning must be started early. which has designed and built 66 8. Integrating I&T into electrical, thermal, and spacecraft and more than 200 mechanical designs. Coupling I&T to mission instruments. His experience includes operations. systems engineering, design integrity,performance assurance, and test standards. He has 9. Ground Support Systems. Electrical andled many of APLs system and spacecraft conceptual mechanical ground support equipment (GSE). I&Tdesigns and coauthored APLs quality assurance facilities. Clean rooms. Environmental test facilities.plans. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and 10. Test Planning and Test Flow. Which tests arecoauthor of Fundamentals of Space Systems. worthwhile? Which ones arent? What is the right order 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 todays 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 forour questions.”18 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 19. Space Mission Analysis and Design February 5-7, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1845 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This three-day class is intended for both 1. The Space Missions Analysis and Design students and professionals in astronautics and Process space science. It is appropriate for engineers, 2. Mission Characterization scientists, and managers trying to obtain the best mission possible within a limited budget and for 3. Mission Evaluation students working on advanced design projects or 4. Requirements Definition just beginning in space systems engineering. It is 5. Space Mission Geometry the indispensable traveling companion for 6. Introduction to Astro-dynamics seasoned veterans or those just beginning to explore the highways and by-ways of space 7. Orbit and Constellation Design mission engineering. Each student will be 8. The Space Environment and Survivability provided with a copy of Space Mission Analysis 9. Space Payload Design and Sizing and Design [Third Edition], for his or her own professional reference library. 10. Spacecraft Design and Sizing 11. Spacecraft Subsystems Instructor 12. Space Manufacture and Test Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch 13. Communications Architecture Vehicle System Engineer, specializing 14. Mission Operations in the integration of launch vehicle technology, design, and business 15. Ground System Design and Sizing strategies. He is currently conducting 16. Spacecraft Computer Systems business case strategic analysis, risk 17. Space Propulsion Systems reduction and modeling for the Boeing Space Launch Initiative Reusable 18. Launch Systems Launch Vehicle team. For the past five years, Ed 19. Space Manufacturing and Reliability has supported the technical and business case efforts at Boeing to advance the state-of-the-art for 20. Cost Modeling reusable launch vehicles. Mr. Keith has designed 21. Limits on Mission Design complete rocket engines, rocket vehicles, small 22. Design of Low-Cost Spacecraft propulsion systems, and composite propellant tank systems, especially designed for low cost, as a 23. Applying Space Mission Analysis and propulsion and launch vehicle engineer. His travels Design have taken him to Russia, China, Australia and many other launch operation centers throughout the world. Mr. Keith has worked as a Systems Engineer What You Will Learn for Rockwell International, on the Brillant Eyes • Conceptual mission design. Satellite Program and on the Space Shuttle • Defining top-level mission requirements. Advanced Solid Rocket Motor project. Mr. Keith 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 • Estimating space system costs. served for five years on Launch Operations at • Spacecraft design development, verification Vandenberg AFB, California. Mr. Keith has written and validation. 18 papers on various aspects of Low Cost Space Transportation over the last decade. • System design review .Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 19
  • 20. Space Systems & Space Subsystems Summary This 4-day course in space systems and space NEW! subsystems engineering is for technical and management personnel who wish to gain an understanding of the important technical concepts in the development of space instrumentation, subsystems, and systems. The goal is to assist students to achieve their professional potential by March 11-14, 2013 endowing them with an understanding of the basics of Columbia, Maryland subsystems and the supporting disciplines important to developing space instrumentation, space subsystems, $2045 (9:00am - 4:30pm) and space systems. It designed for participants who expect to plan, design, build, integrate, test, launch, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each operate or manage subsystems, space systems, Off The Course Tuition." launch vehicles, spacecraft, payloads, or ground systems. The objective is to expose each participant to the fundamentals of each subsystem and their inter- Course Outline relations, to not necessarily make each student a 1. Systems Overview. Recent spacecraft missions systems engineer, but to give aerospace engineers are discussed to provide an overall perspective of and managers a technically based space systems some challenging missions. perspective. The fundamental concepts are introduced 2. Space Systems Engineering. Introductory and illustrated by state-of-the-art examples. This concepts. Fundamentals of systems engineering. course differs from the typical space systems course in System development process. Engineering reviews. that the technical aspects of each important subsystem Cost estimating. Earned value. are addressed. The textbook “Fundamentals of Space Systems” published by Oxford University Press will be 3. Risk Management and Failure Analyses. provided to all attendees. Environmental induced failures. Failure analyses. Weibull distribution. Fault-tree analyses. Failure modes effects analyses. Reliability and quality control. Instructor Technology readiness levels. Dr. Vincent L. Pisacane is a Fellow of the AIAA, has been 4. Space Environment. Geomagnetic field, Solar an Assistant Director for Research and activity. Neutral and ionized atmosphere. Spacecraft Exploratory Development and Head of the charging. Magnetosphere and trapped particles. Space Space Department at the Johns Hopkins Radiation. Orbital debris. University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), the inaugural Robert A. Heinlein 5. Astrodynamics. Fundamentals of dynamics. Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Celestial reference frames. Time systems. Two-body United States Navy Academy, and a lecturer in central force motion. Trajectory perturbations. Orbit the graduate engineering program at Johns determination. Interplanetary missions. Libration Hopkins University. He has taught points. Gravitational assists. Aerobraking. undergraduate and graduate classes in attitude determination and control, classical mechanics, guidance and control, 6. Spacecraft Propulsion. Flight Mechanics, and launch systems, space communications, space environment, Launch Systems. Rocket propulsion. Force-free rocket space physiology, space power systems, space propulsion, motion. Rocket motion with gravity. Launch flight and space systems engineering. Dr Pisacane is the editor and mechanics. Solid and liquid propulsion. Ion propulsion. contributing author of the textbook Fundamentals of Space Nuclear propulsion. Systems published by Oxford Press (2005), author of the textbook The Space Environment and Its Effects on Space 7. Spacecraft Attitude Determination. Attitude Systems published by the AIAA (2008), and contributing specifications. Attitude orientation sensors. Attitude author to The International Space Handbook, in publication. rate sensors. Attitude determination. He has been the principal investigator on NASA research grants, has served on national and international panels and 8. Spacecraft Attitude Control. Spacecraft committees, has over 100 publications, and has over 40 years disturbance torques. Spacecraft control sources. experience in space research and the development of Passive attitude control systems. Active attitude control spacecraft instrumentation, subsystems, and systems. Dr systems. Pisacane received his PhD in applied mechanics and physics and a master’s degree in applied mechanics and mathematics 9. Space Power Systems. Energy sources and from Michigan State, received a bachelor degree in applicability. Power distribution and control. Solar mechanical engineering from Drexel University, and has power and environmental effects on solar cells. undertaken graduate studies in aerospace engineering, as Nuclear power. Energy storage. Battery part of his PhD program at Princeton and had post-doctoral characteristics. appointment in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins. 10. Space Thermal Control. Fundamentals of thermal control. Heat transfer and energy balance. Who Should Attend Thermal design and testing processes. Scientists, engineers, and managers involved in the 11. Configuration and Structural Design. management, planning, design, fabrication, integration, test, Structural design requirements. Subsystem mass or operation of space instruments, space subsystems, and guidelines. Design margins. Factors of safety. Types of spacecraft. The course will provide an understanding of the structures. Test criteria. space subsystems and disciplines necessary to develop a space instrument and spacecraft and the systems 12. Space Communications. Satellite coverage. engineering approach to integrate these into a successful Propagation. System noise. Digital communications. mission. Link analysis. 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  • 21. Space Systems Fundamentals February 4-7, 2013 Albuquerque, New Mexico $1940 (9:00am - 4:30pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." This four-day course provides an overview of the fundamentals of concepts and technologies of modern spacecraft systems design. Satellite system and 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 techniques. Bit error rate. • Fundamentals of spacecraft subsystems and their interactions. 11. Spacecraft Power Systems. Spacecraft power system elements. Orbital effects. Photovoltaic systems • How to calculate velocity increments for typical (solar cells and arrays). Radioisotope thermal orbital maneuvers. 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.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 21
  • 22. Agile Boot Camp December 10-12, 2012 Practitioners Real-World Solutions Washington DC December 17-19, 2012 NEW! Columbus, Ohio January 16-18, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland Summary January 28-30, 2013 Planning, roadmap, backlog, estimating, user stories, and iteration execution. Bring your team Herndon, Virginia together & jump start your Agile practice There’s more to Agile development than simply a February 18-20, 2013 different style of programming. That’s often the easy Saint Louis, Missouri part. An effective Agile implementation changes your methods for: requirements gathering, project March 11-13, 2013 estimation and planning, team leadership, producing Parker, Colorado high-quality software, working with your stakeholders and customers and team development. While not a April 15-17, 2013 silver bullet, the Agile framework is quickly becoming Washington, DC the most practical way to create outstanding software. We’ll explore the leading approaches of today’s most June 10-12, 2013 successful Agile teams. You’ll learn the basic premises and techniques behind Agile so you can apply them to Seattle, Washington your projects. $1695 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Hands-on team exercises follow every section of this class. Learn techniques and put them into Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. practice before you get back to the office. Course Outline 1. Agile Introduction and Overview. 9. Release Planning. • Why Agile? • Utilizing Velocity • Agile Benefits • Continuous Integration • Agile Basics - Understanding the lingo • Regular Cadence 2. Forming the Agile Team. 10. Story Review. • Team Roles • Getting to the Details • Process Expectations • Keeping Cadence • Self-Organizing Teams 11. Iteration Planning. • Communication - inside and out • Task Breakdown 3. Product Vision. • Time Estimates • Five Levels of Planning in Agile • Definition of “Done” • Importance of Product Vision 12. Iteration Execution. • Creating and Communicating Vision • Collaboration 4. Focus on the Customer. • Cadence • User Roles 13. Measuring/Communicating Progress. • Customer Personas and Participation • Actual Effort and Remaining Effort 5. Creating a Product Backlog. • Burndown Charts • User Stories • Tools and Reporting • Acceptance Tests • Your Company’s Specific Measures • Story Writing Workshop 14. Iteration Review and Demo. 6. Product Roadmap. • Team Roles • Product Themes • Iteration Review • Creating the Roadmap • Demos - a change from the past • Maintaining the Roadmap 15. Retrospectives. 7. Prioritizing the Product Backlog. • What We Did Well • Methods for Prioritizing • What Did Not Go So Well • Expectations for Prioritizing Stories • What Will We Improve 8. Estimating. 16. Bringing It All Together. • Actual vs. Relative Estimating • Process Overview • Planning Poker • Transparency22 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 23. Agile Project Management Certification Workshop NEW! December 3-5, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland Summary December 12-14, 2012 • Washington, DC Prepare for your Agile Certified Practitioner January 7-9, 2013 • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PMI-ACP)? certification while learning to lead January 23-25, 2013 • Herndon, Virginia Agile software projects that adapt to change, drive innovation and deliver on-time business value in February 7-9, 2013 • Washington, DC this Agile PM training course. March 4-6, 2013 • Columbus, Ohio Agile has made its way into the mainstream — its no longer a grassroots movement to change March 11-13, 2013 • Baltimore, Maryland software development. Today, more organizations and March 25-27, 2013 • Tampa, Florida companies are adopting this approach over a more traditional waterfall methodology, and more are April 2-4, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland working every day to make the transition. To stay April 8-10, 2013 • Herndon, Virginia relevant in the competitive, changing world of project management, its increasingly important that project April 22-24, 2013 • Washington, DC management professionals can demonstrate true May 1-3, 2013 • San Diego, California leadership ability on todays software projects. The Project Management Institutes Agile Certified June 19-21, 2013 • Washington, DC Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification clearly illustrates to June 24-26, 2013 • Houston, Texas colleagues, organizations or even potential employers that youre ready and able to lead in this new age of June 26-28, 2013 • Washington, DC product development, management and delivery. This LIVE VIRTUAL ONLINE class not only prepares you to lead your next Agile project effort, but ensures that youre prepared to pass November 6-9, 2012 the PMI-ACP certification exam. Acquiring this $1695 (8:30am - 4:30pm) certification now will make you one of the first software professionals to achieve this valuable industry Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each designation from PMI. Off The Course Tuition. Course Outline 1. Understanding Agile Project Management. 6. The Project Team. • What is Agile? • Collaboration essentials • Why Agile? • Managing individual personalities • Agile Manifesto • Understanding your coaching style • Agile Principles and project management • The Agile project team roles • Agile Benefits Class Exercise: How an iterative Agile approach Class Exercise: Team dynamics. provides results sooner & more effectively. 7. Project Metrics. 2. The Project Schedule. • Review of common Agile metrics • Managing change while delivering the product • Taskboards as tactical metrics for the team • Project schedule and release plan • Effectively utilizing metrics • Identifying a team’s “velocity” 8. Continuous Improvement. • The Five Levels of Agile planning • Continuous and Agile Project Management Class Exercise: Triple Constraints. • Empowering continuous improvement 3. The Project Scope. • How to conquer Scope Creep • How to effectively use retrospectives • Consistently delivering • Why every team member should care • Understanding complex environments 9. Project Leadership. • Customer in charge of the project scope • Project leadership 4. The Project Budget. • Command and control versus servant • Maximize ROI after delivery • Insulating the team from disruption • Earned value delivery • Matching needs to opportunities • Methods for partnering with your customer Class Exercise: How self-organization quickly 5. The Product Quality. • Employing product demonstrations yields impressive results. • Applying Agile testing techniques 10. Successfully Transitioning to Agile. • How to write effective acceptance criteria • Project Management • Code reviews, paired programming and test driven • Correlating challenges to possible solutions development • How corporate culture affects team ability Class Exercise: A customer-identified product over the course of three iterations. • Overcoming resistance to Agile • Navigating around popular Agile myths 11. A Full Day of Preparation for the Agile Certified Practitioner. • (PMI-ACP) Certification ExamRegister online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 23
  • 24. Agile in the Government Environment Summary December 4-5, 2012 A common misconception is that Agility means lack of Hampton, Virginia order or discipline, but that’s incorrect. It requires strong discipline. You must have a solid foundation of practices January 22-23, 2013 and procedures in order to successfully adapt Agile in the Government Environment , and you must also learn to Washington, DC follow those practices correctly while tying them to pre- defined, rigid quality goals. This 2-day workshop gives you February 7-8, 2013 the foundation of knowledge and experience you need in Baltimore, Maryland order to be successful on your next federal project. Define principles and highlight advantages and disadvantages of Agile development and how to map them to federal March 14-15, 2013 guidelines for IT procurement, development and delivery. Herndon, Virginia Get firsthand experience organizing and participating in an Agile team. Put the concepts you learn to practice instantly in the classroom project. Understand and learn April 8-9, 2013 how to take advantage of the opportunities for Agile, while Columbia, Maryland applying them within current government project process requirements. May 13-14, 2013 Washington, DC Who Should Attend June 24-25, 2013 Because this is an immersion course and the intent is to engage in the practices every Agile team will Baltimore, Maryland employ, this course is recommended for all team members responsible for delivering outstanding $1395 (8:30am - 4:30pm) software. That includes, but is not limited to, the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each following roles: Off The Course Tuition." • Business Analyst. • Technical Analyst. • Project Manager. • Software Engineer/Programmer. • Development Manager. • Product Manager. • Product Analyst. • Tester. • QA Engineer. • Documentation Specialist. What You Will Learn • Consistently deliver better products that will enable your customer’s success. Course Outline • Reduce the risk of project failure, missed deadlines, 1. Self-organized teams, even in a highly matrixed scope overrun or exceeded budgets. agency or organization. • Establish, develop, empower, nurture and protect 2. Simulate a project introduction. Create a high-performing teams. vision and set of light requirements. • Identify and eliminate waste from processes. 3. How to plan your product’s release within the • Map government project language to Agile language mandated 6 month timeframe. simply and effectively. 4. How to communicate project status utilizing • Foster collaboration, even with teams that are both Agile and EVM indicators for progress. distributed geographically and organizationally. 5. How to satisfy the Office of Management and • Clearly understand how EVM and Agile can be Budget (OMB) requirements (Circular A-11) while integrated. applying an Agile execution approach. • Understand the structure of Agile processes that 6. Understanding customers and how to breed success in the federal environment. collaborate with them to create User Stories. • Embrace ever-changing requirements for your 7. Relative estimatingl. Focus on becoming more customer’s competitive advantage accurate rather than precise. In this powerful two-day course, youll grasp the 8. Defining the distinction between capabilities concepts, principles, and structure of Agile and requirements and when to document each. development and how these are being applied in the 9. Identify Agile best practices as they relate to unique federal environment. challenges within the federal environment.24 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 25. Applied Systems Engineering A 4-Day Practical February 18-21, 2013 Workshop Chantilly, Virginia Planned and Controlled Methods are Essential to $1990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Successful Systems. Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Participants in this course Off The Course Tuition. practice the skills by designing and building interoperating robots that solve a larger problem. Small groups build actual interoperating robots to solve a larger problem. Create these interesting and challenging robotic systems while practicing: • Requirements development from a stakeholder Course Outline description. 1. How do We Work With Complexity? Basic • System architecting, including quantified, definitions and concepts. Problem-solving stakeholder-oriented trade-offs. approaches; system thinking; systems • Implementation in software and hardware engineering overview; what systems engineering • Systm integration, verification and validation is NOT. 2. Systems Engineering Model. An Summary underlying process model that ties together all Systems engineering is a simple flow of concepts, the concepts and methods. Overview of the frequently neglected in the press of day-to-day work, systems engineering model; technical aspects of that reduces risk step by step. In this workshop, you will learn the latest systems principles, processes, systems engineering; management aspects of products, and methods. This is a practical course, in systems engineering. which students apply the methods to build real, 3. A System Challenge Application. interacting systems during the workshop. You can use Practical application of the systems engineering the results now in your work. model against an interesting and entertaining This workshop provides an in-depth look at the system development. Small groups build actual latest principles for systems engineering in context of standard development cycles, with realistic practice on interoperating robots to solve a larger problem. how to apply them. The focus is on the underlying Small group development of system thought patterns, to help the participant understand requirements and design, with presentations for why rather than just teach what to do. mutual learning. 4. Where Do Requirements Come From? Instructor Requirements as the primary method of Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and measurement and control for systems lecturer, has a 40-year career of development. How to translate an undefined complex systems development & need into requirements; how to measure a operation. Founder and former system; how to create, analyze, manage President of INCOSE. He has led the requirements; writing a specification. development of 18 major systems, including the Air Combat Maneuvering 5. Where Does a Solution Come From? Instrumentation systems and the Battle Designing a system using the best methods Group Passive Horizon Extension System. BSSE known today. System architecting processes; (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, alternate sources for solutions; how to allocate Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, requirements to the system components; how to University of South Australia. develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to This course is designed for systems engineers, trade off results and make decisions. Getting technical team leaders, program managers, project from the system design to the system. managers, logistic support leaders, design engineers, and others who participate in defining 6. Ensuring System Quality. Building in and developing complex systems. quality during the development, and then checking it frequently. The relationship between Who Should Attend systems engineering and systems testing. • A leader or a key member of a complex system 7. Systems Engineering Management. How development team. to successfully manage the technical aspects of • Concerned about the team’s technical success. the system development; virtual, collaborative • Interested in how to fit your system into its system teams; design reviews; technical performance environment. measurement; technical baselines and • Looking for practical methods to use in your team. configuration management.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 25
  • 26. Architecting with DODAF Effectively Using The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) April 15-17, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1790 (8:30am - 4:30pm) NOW EXPANDED TO 3 FULL DAYS! Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) Course Outline provides an underlying structure to work with complexity. Today’s systems do not stand alone; 1. Introduction. System architecting concepts. How each system fits within an increasingly complex architecting fits with systems engineering. system-of-systems, a network of interconnection 2. Architectures and Architecting. Fundamental that virtually guarantees surprise behavior. concepts. Terms and definitions. Origin of the terms Systems science recognizes this type of within systems development. Understanding of the interconnectivity as one essence of complexity. It components of an architecture. Architecting key requires new tools, new methods, and new activities. Foundations of modern architecting. paradigms for effective system design. 3. Architectural Tools. Architectural frameworks: DODAF, TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF. Why frameworks Practice architecting on a creative “Mars Rotor” exist, and what they hope to provide. Design patterns complex system. Define the operations, and their origin. Using patterns to generate alternatives. Pattern language and the communication technical structure, and migration for this future of patterns. System architecting patterns. Binding space program. patterns into architectures. 4. DODAF Overview. Viewpoints within DoDAF (All, Summary Capability, Data/Information, Operational, Project, This 3-day course provides knowledge and Services, Standards, Systems). How Viewpoints exercises at a practical level in the use of the support models. Diagram types (views) within each DODAF. You will learn about architecting processes, viewpoint. methods and thought patterns. You will practice 5. DODAF Operational Definition Processes. architecting by creating DODAF representations of Describing an operational environment, and then a familiar, complex system-of-systems. By the end modifying it to incorporate new capabilities. Sequences of this course, you will be able to use DODAF of creation. How to convert concepts into DODAF effectively in your work to assist your system views. Practical exercises on each DODAF view, with review and critique. Teaching method includes three architecting. passes for each product: (a) describing the views, (b) instructor-led exercise, (c) group work to create views. Instructors 6. DODAF Technical Definition Processes. Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and Converting the operational definition into service- lecturer, has a 40-year career of complex oriented technical architecture. Matching the new systems development & operation. architecture with legacy systems. Sequences of Founder and former President of creation. Linkages between the technical viewpoints INCOSE. Author of the “Value of SE” and the operational viewpoints. Practical exercises on material in the INCOSE Handbook. He each DODAF view, with review and critique, again has led the development of 18 major using the three-pass method. systems, including the Air Combat 7. DODAF Migration Definition Processes. How Maneuvering Instrumentation systems and the Battle to depict the migration of current systems into future Group Passive Horizon Extension System. BSSE systems while maintaining operability at each step. (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, Practical exercises on migration planning. Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, University of South Australia. Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in Who Should Attend Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, and • Systems engineers, Technical team leaders, Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects Program or project managers. have made contributions ranging from • Others who participate in defining and developing increasing optical fiber bandwidth to complex systems. creating new CAD technology. He • A key member of a system or system-of-systems currently teaches courses on development team. management and engineering and • Concerned about how your system product fits into consults on strategic issues in management and the larger context. technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford. • Looking for practical methods to use.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 at 888.501.2100 or Vol. 113 – 2626 – Vol. 113 Register online or call ATI 410.956.8805
  • 27. Certified Scrum Master Workshop December 4-5, 2012 • Saint Louis, Missouri December 5-6, 2012 • Houston, Texas December 13-14, 2012 • Arlington, Virginia Summary December 17-18, 2012 • Eagan, Minnesota The Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to delivering articles, resources, courses, and January 28-29, 2013 • Reston, Virginia events that will help Scrum users be successful. The Scrum Alliance (sm)’s mission is to promote increased January 31 - February 1, 2013 • Baltimore, Maryland awareness and understanding of Scrum, provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum, February 4-5, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland and support the iterative improvement of the software February 7-8, 2013 • Washington, DC development profession. The Scrum Alliance(SM) has recently transformed the February 26-27, 2013 • Tampa, Florida Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification into a more rigourous certificate program with updated content, March 19-20, 2013 • Columbus, Ohio increased difficulty and a pass/fail outcome. Previously all candidates were initially granted Scrum certification March 25-26, 2013 • Minneapolis, Minnesota regardless of score, but this is no longer the case. To help ensure candidates success, the Certified SrumMaster March 28-29, 2013 • Reston, Virginia Workshop provides participants with all the information required to take the new evaluation and become Scrum certified. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of $1495 (8:30am - 5:00pm) the Scrum methodology while specifically reviewing the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster through class Off The Course Tuition." interaction, case studies, group excercies and workshops. The evaluation is completed online at the end of training, Course Outline and consists of 35 questions. Participants will also be Short, five-minute exercises and case studies will be scattered registered with the Scrum Alliance, with online access to throughout the two-day session. Longer exercises are detailed class training materials and any updates for two years. below. Time spent on each topic will vary depending on the This course is backed by ASPEs Exam Pass composition of the class and the interest in particular areas. Guarantee. Upon completion of our Scrum Master 1. Agile Thinking. In order for us to understand the Certification Course, if after two attempts within the 60-day benefits of Scrum and the nuances behind its framework, we evaluation period you have not passed the exam and begin with the history of agile methods and how relatively new obtained certification, ASPE will allow you to attend thoughts in software development have brought us to Scrum.. another session of our Scrum Master Certification Course 2. The Scrum Framework. Here well ensure that were all free of charge and pay for you to retake your certification working from the same foundational concepts that make up exam. the Scrum Framework.. 3. Implementation Considerations. Moving beyond Scrums foundational concepts, well use this time to dig What You Will Learn deeper into the reasons for pursuing Scrum. Well also use this • Learn the details on Scrum roles: Team Member, Product time to begin a discussion of integrity in the marketplace and Owner, ScrumMaster. how this relates to software quality.. • Gain an understanding of the foundational/critical concepts 4. Scrum Roles. Who are the different players in the of Scrum with our Certified Scrum Trainer® instructional Scrum game? Well review checklists of role expectations in program. preparation for further detail later in our session. • Understand how to apply empirical thinking to your project 5. The Scrum Team Explored. Since the ScrumMaster is work. looking to protect the productivity of the team, we must • Learn how a teams productivity can be adjusted to account investigate team behaviors so we can be prepared for the for its composition. various behaviors exhibited by teams of different • Appreciate the importance of organizational agreement on compositions. Well also take a look at some Scrum Team software readiness. variants. • Hear why the ScrumMaster role can be the most satisfying 6. Agile Estimating and Planning. Although agile as well as the most difficult job on a project. estimating and planning is an art unto itself, the concepts • Discover how conflict resolution plays a critical role in behind this method fit very well with the Scrum methodology Scrum. an agile alternative to traditional estimating and planning. Well break into project teams that will work through decomposition • Work on a real-world Scrum project live in the classroom. and estimation of project work, and then plan out the project • Learn, practice and utilize the Scrum Framework. through delivery. • Gain a detailed understanding of how to know when 7. The Product Owner: Extracting Value. The driving software is "Done" under Scrum. force behind implementing Scrum is to obtain results, usually • Review and understand the critical characteristics a measured in terms of return on investment or value. How can ScrumMaster must have to succeed. we help ensure that we allow for project work to provide the • Get to the heart of the matter with Scrum, coaching and best value for our customers and our organization? Well take team productivity. a look at different factors that impact our ability to maximize returns. • Compare traditional and Agile project estimating and planning. 8. The ScrumMaster Explored. Its easy to read about the role of the ScrumMaster and gain a better understanding of • Conduct decomposition to estimate a Scrum project. their responsibilities. The difficulty comes in the actual • Practice Scrum meetings including; Sprint planning, Daily implementation. Being a ScrumMaster is a hard job, and well Scrum, Burndowns, Sprint review, and Sprint retrospective. talk about the characteristics of a good ScrumMaster that go • Achieve the first step in Scrum AllianceSM recognized beyond a simple job description. certifications, enabling you to advance to higher levels of 9. Meetings and Artifacts Reference Material. While recognition. most of this material was discussed in previous portions of • Learn a framework to operate large projects using Scrum. class, more detailed documentation is included here for future • Implementing Scrum is about getting results, learn how to reference. maximize your returns using Scrum. 10. Advanced Considerations and Reference Material.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 27
  • 28. Certified Systems Engineering Professional - CSEP Preparation Guaranteed Training to Pass the CSEP Certification Exam December 13-14, 2012 Course Outline Orlando, Florida 1. Introduction. What is the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of April 9-10, 2013 the examination. Study plans and sample examination Minneapolis, Minnesota questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment $1290 (8:30am - 4:30pm) quiz. Filling out the CSEP application. Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each 2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles. Definitions Off The Course Tuition. and origins of systems engineering, including the latest concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system Video! 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. Summary This two-day course walks through the CSEP 3. Technical Processes. The processes that take a requirements and the INCOSE Handbook Version 3.2.2 to system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance cover all topics on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, study and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical plans, and sample examination questions help you to prepare requirements, including concept of operations, effectively for the exam. Participants leave the course with requirements analysis, requirements definition, solid knowledge, a hard copy of the INCOSE Handbook, study plans, and three sample examinations. requirements management. Architectural design, including Attend the CSEP course to learn what you need. Follow functional analysis and allocation, system architecture the study plan to seal in the knowledge. Use the sample exam synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, to test yourself and check your readiness. Contact our transition, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal instructor for questions if needed. Then take the exam. If you of a system. do not pass, you can retake the course at no cost. 4. Project Processes. Technical management and the role of systems engineering in guiding a project. Instructors Project planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Integrated Product and Process Development Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and (IPPD), Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring lecturer, has a 40-year career of complex methods. Project assessment, including Technical systems development & operation. Performance Measurement (TPM). Project control. Founder and former President of Decision-making and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity INCOSE. Author of the “Value of SE” management, configuration management, information material in the INCOSE Handbook. He management. has led the development of 18 major systems, including the Air Combat 5. Enterprise & Agreement Processes. How to Maneuvering Instrumentation systems define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of and the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension stakeholders and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), US Naval processes, including defining the need. Managing the Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, and environment, investment, and resources. Enterprise PhD candidate, University of South Australia. environment management. Investment management Mr. William "Bill" Fournier is Senior Software including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes Systems Engineering with 30 years experience the last management standard processes, and process 11 for a Major Defense Contractor. Mr. Fournier taught improvement. Resource management and quality DoD Systems Engineering full time for over three years management. at DSMC/DAU as a Professor of Engineering 6. Specialty Engineering Activities. Unique Management. Mr. Fournier has taught Systems technical disciplines used in the systems engineering Engineering at least part time for more than the last 20 processes: integrated logistics support, electromagnetic years. Mr. Fournier holds a MBA and BS Industrial and environmental analysis, human systems integration, Engineering / Operations Research and is DOORS mass properties, modeling & simulation including the trained. He is a certified CSEP, CSEP DoD Acquisition, system modeling language (SysML), safety & hazards and PMP. He is a contributor to DAU/DSMC, Major analysis, sustainment and training needs. Defense Contractor internal Systems Engineering Courses and Process, and INCOSE publications. 7. After-Class Plan. Study plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your study plan. Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample What You Will Learn 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 two-day course • How to tailor the INCOSE processes. provides you with the detailed knowledge and • Five rules for test-taking. practice that you need to pass the CSEP examination.28 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 29. Cost Estimating NEW! February 19-20, 2013 Albuquerque, New Mexico $1150 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This two-day course covers the primary methods for cost estimation needed in systems development, including parametric estimation, activity-based costing, life cycle estimation, and probabilistic modeling. The estimation methods are placed in context of a Work Breakdown Structure and program schedules, while explaining the entire estimation process. Course Outline Emphasis is also placed on using cost models to perform trade studies and calibrating cost models to 1. Introduction. Cost estimation in context of improve their accuracy. Participants will learn how to use system life cycles. Importance of cost estimation in cost models through real-life case studies. Common project planning. How estimation fits into the pitfalls in cost estimation will be discussed including proposal cycle. The link between cost estimation behavioral influences that can impact the quality of cost estimates. We conclude with a review of the state-of-the- and scope control. History of parametric modeling. art in cost estimation. 2. Scope Definition. Creation of a technical work scope. Definition and format of the Work Breakdown Instructor Structure (WBS) as a basis for accurate cost estimation. Pitfalls in WBS creation and how to Ricardo Valerdi, is an Associate Professor of Systems avoid them. Task-level work definition. Class & Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona and a exercise in creating a WBS. Research Affiliate at MIT. He developed the COSYSMO model for estimating systems engineering 3. Cost Estimation Methods. Different ways to effort which has been used by BAE establish a cost basis, with explanation of each: Systems, Boeing, General Dynamics, L-3 parametric estimation, activity-based costing, Communications, Lockheed Martin, analogy, case based reasoning, expert judgment, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and SAIC. etc. Benefits and detriments of each. Industry- Dr. Valerdi is a Visiting Associate of the validated applications. Schedule estimation coupled Center for Systems and Software Engineering at the University of Southern with cost estimation. Comprehensive review of cost California where he earned his Ph.D. in Industrial & estimation tools. Systems Engineering. Previously, he worked at The 4. Economic Principles. Concepts such as Aerospace Corporation, Motorola and General economies/diseconomies of scale, productivity, Instrument. He served on the Board of Directors of reuse, earned value, learning curves and prediction INCOSE, is an Editorial Advisor of the Journal of Cost markets are used to illustrate additional methods Analysis and Parametrics, and is the author of the book that can improve cost estimates. The Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO): Quantifying the Costs of Systems 5. System Cost Estimation. Estimation in Engineering Effort in Complex Systems (VDM Verlag, software, electronics, and mechanical engineering. 2008). Systems engineering estimation, including design tasks, test & evaluation, and technical management. Percentage-loaded level-of-effort tasks: project What You Will Learn management, quality assurance, configuration • What are the most important cost estimation methods? management. Class exercise in creating cost • How is a WBS used to define project scope? estimates using a simple spreadsheet model and • What are the appropriate cost estimation methods for comparing against the WBS. my situation? 6. Risk Estimation. Handling uncertainties in the • How are cost models used to support decisions? cost estimation process. Cost estimation and risk • How accurate are cost models? How accurate do they management. Probabilistic cost estimation and need to be? effective portrayal of the results. Cost estimation, risk levels, and pricing. Class exercise in • How are cost models calibrated? probabilistic estimation. • How can cost models be integrated to develop estimates of the total system? 7. Decision Making. Organizational adoption of cost models. Understanding the purpose of the • How can cost models be used for risk assessment? estimate (proposal vs. rebaselining; ballpark vs. • What are the principles for effective cost estimation? detailed breakdown). Human side of cost estimation From this course you will obtain the knowledge and (optimism, anchoring, customer expectations, etc.). ability to perform basic cost estimates, identify tradeoffs, Class exercise on calibrating decision makers. use cost model results to support decisions, evaluate the 8. Course Summary. Course summary and goodness of an estimate, evaluate the goodness of a refresher on key points. Additional cost estimation cost model, and understand the latest trends in cost resources. Principles for effective cost estimation. estimation.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 29
  • 30. Fundamentals of COTS-Based Systems Engineering Leveraging Commercial Off-the-Shelf Technology for System Success February 19-21, 2013 NEW! Columbia, Maryland Course Outline 1. COTS Concepts and Principles. Key COTS $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) concepts. COTS-Based Systems Engineering (CBSE). Complexity inherent in COTS-based solutions. CBSE Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. compared and contrasted with Traditional Systems Engineering (TSE). Key challenges and expected benefits of CBSE. COTS lessons learned. Summary 2. COTS Influences on Requirements This three day course provides a systemic overview of Development. Tailored and new approaches to how to use Systems Engineering to plan, manage, and execute projects that have significant Commercial-off-the- requirements. Stakeholder requirements and Shelf (COTS) content. Modern development programs are measures of effectiveness (MOEs). System increasingly characterized by COTS solutions (both Requirements and measures of performance (MOPs). hardware and software) in both the military and Flow down of requirements to COTS components. commercial domains. This course focuses on the fundamentals of planning, 3. COTS Influences on Architecture and Design. execution, and follow-through that allow for the delivery of Architecting principles. Make vs. buy decisions. excellent and effective COTS-based systems to ensure Architectural and design strategies for CBSE. the needs of all external and internal stakeholders are Supporting the inherent independence of the met. Participants will learn the necessary adjustments to leveraged COTS components. Dealing with the unique the fundamental principles of Systems Engineering when dealing with COTS technologies. Numerous examples of interdependencies of overlapping COTS and system COTS systems are presented. Practical information and lifecycles. Support for ongoing change and evolution of tools are provided that will help the participants deal with the COTS components. Architectural frameworks. issues that inevitably occur in the real word. Extensive in- Technical performance measures (TPMs). Readiness class exercises are used to stimulate application of the course material. levels. Modeling and simulation. Each student will receive a complete set of lecture 4. COTS Life Cycle Considerations. Reliability, notes and an annotated bibliography. Maintainability, Availability (RMA). Supportability/Logistics, Usability/Human Factors. Instructor Training. System Safety. Security/Survivability. David D. Walden, ESEP, is an internationally Producibility/ Manufacturability. Affordability. recognized expert in the field of Systems Engineering. Disposability/Sustainability. Changeability (flexibility, He has over 28 years of experience in leadership of adaptability, scalability, modifiability, variability, systems development as well as in organizational robustness, modularity). Commonality. process improvement and quality having worked at McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics before 5. COTS Influences on Integration and V&V. starting his own consultancy in 2006. He has a BS Integration, verification, and validation approaches in a degree in Electrical Engineering (Valparaiso COTS environment. Strategies for dealing with the University) and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering dynamic and independent nature of the COTS and Computer Science (Washington University in St. components. Evolutionary and incremental integration, Louis) and Management of Technology (University of verification, and validation. Acceptance of COTS Minnesota). Mr. Walden is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering components. (INCOSE) and is an INCOSE Expert Systems 6. COTS Influences on Technical Management. Engineering (ESEP). He is also a member of the Planning, monitoring, and control. Risk and decision Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) management, Configuration and information and Tau Beta Pi. He is the author or coauthor of over management. Supplier identification and selection. 50 technical reports and professional papers/presentations addressing all aspects of Supplier agreements. Supplier oversight and control. Systems Engineering. Supplier technical reviews. COTS Integrator role. Who Should Attend What You Will Learn• Prime and subcontractor engineers who procure • The key characteristics of COTS components. COTS components. • How to effectively plan and manage a COTS• Suppliers who produce and supply COTS development effort. components (hardware and software). • How using COTS affects your requirements and• Technical team leaders whose responsibilities include design. COTS technologies. • How to effectively integrate COTS into your systems.• Program and engineering managers that oversee • Effective verification and validation of COTS-based COTS development efforts. systems.• Government regulators, administrators, and sponsors • How to manage your COTS suppliers. of COTS procurement efforts. • The latest lessons learned from over two decades of• Military professionals who work with COTS-based COTS developments. systems.30 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 31. Fundamentals of Systems Engineering April 11-12, 2013 Minneapolis, Minnesota $1190 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary Todays complex systems present difficult challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft to environmental and electronic control systems, Course Outline development teams must face the challenges with an 1. Systems Engineering Model. An underlying arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are process model that ties together all the concepts and more complex, and systems operate in much closer methods. System thinking attitudes. Overview of the relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach systems engineering processes. Incremental, concurrent processes and process loops for iteration. to the overall design. Technical and management aspects. This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals 2. Where Do Requirements Come From? of a systems engineering approach to solving complex Requirements as the primary method of measurement problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as and control for systems development. Three steps to the process definitions that make up systems translate an undefined need into requirements; engineering. The model presented is a research- determining the system purpose/mission from an proven combination of the best existing standards. operational view; how to measure system quality, analyzing missions and environments; requirements Participants in this workshop practice the processes types; defining functions and requirements. on a realistic system development. 3. Where Does a Solution Come From? Designing a system using the best methods known Instructors today. What is an architecture? System architecting processes; defining alternative concepts; alternate Dr. Scott Workinger has led innovative technology sources for solutions; how to allocate requirements to development efforts in complex, risk- the system components; how to develop, analyze, and laden environments for 30 years. He test alternatives; how to trade off results and make currently teaches courses on program decisions. Establishing an allocated baseline, and getting from the system design to the system. Systems management and engineering and engineering during ongoing operation. consults on strategic management and 4. Ensuring System Quality. Building in quality technology issues. Scott has a B.S in during the development, and then checking it Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, an M.S. in frequently. The relationship between systems Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, engineering and systems testing. Technical analysis as and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environment Engineering from a system tool. Verification at multiple levels: architecture, design, product. Validation at multiple Stanford University. levels; requirements, operations design, product. 5. Systems Engineering Management. How to successfully manage the technical aspects of the Who Should Attend system development; planning the technical You Should Attend This Workshop If You Are: processes; assessing and controlling the technical • Working in any sort of system development processes, with corrective actions; use of risk management, configuration management, interface • Project leader or key member in a product management to guide the technical development. development team 6. Systems Engineering Concepts of • Looking for practical methods to use today Leadership. How to guide and motivate technical This Course Is Aimed At: teams; technical teamwork and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; technical • Project leaders, performance measurement. • Technical team leaders, 7. Summary. Review of the important points of • Design engineers, and the workshop. Interactive discussion of participant • Others participating in system development experiences that add to the material.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 31
  • 32. Model Based Systems Engineering with OMG SysML™ Productivity Through Model-Based Systems Engineering Principles & Practices April 9-11, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Course Outline Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each 1. Model-Based Systems Engineering Overview. Off The Course Tuition. Introduction to OMG SysM, role of open standards and open architecture in systems engineering, what is a model, 4 modeling principles, 5 characteristics of a Summary good model, 4 pillars of OMG SysML. This three day course is intended for practicing systems engineers who want to learn how to apply model-driven 2. Getting started with OOSEM. Use case systems engineering practices using the UML Profile for diagrams and descriptions, modeling functional Systems Engineering (OMG SysML™). You will apply requirements, validating use cases, domain modeling systems engineering principles in developing a concepts and guidelines, OMG SysML language comprehensive model of a solution to the class problem, architecture. using modern systems engineering development tools and a 3. OOSEM Activities and Work Products. Walk development methodology tailored to OMG SysML. The through the OOSEM top level activities, decomposing methodology begins with the presentation of a desired the Specify and Design System activity, relating use capability and leads you through the performance of activities case and domain models to the system model, options and the creation of work products to support requirements for model organization, the package diagram. definition, architecture description and system design. The Compare and contrast Distiller and Hybrid SUV methodology offers suggestions for how to transition to specialty engineering, with an emphasis on interfacing with examples. software engineering activities. Use of a modeling tool is 4. Requirements Analysis. Modeling Requirements required. in OMG SysML, functional analysis and allocation, the Each student will receive a lab manual describing how to role of functional analysis in an object-oriented world create each diagram type in the selected tool, access to the using a modified SE V, OOSEM activity –"Analyze Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Methodology Stakeholder Needs”. Concept of Operations, Domain (OOSEM) website and a complete set of lecture notes. Models as analysis tools. Modeling non-functional requirements. Managing large requirement sets. Requirements in the Distiller sample model. Instructor 5. OMG SysML Structural Elements. Block J.D. Baker is a Software Systems Engineer with expertise Definition Diagrams (BDD), Internal Block Diagrams in system design processes and methodologies that support (IBD), Ports, Parts, Connectors and flows. Creating Model-Based Systems Engineering. He has over 20 years of system context diagrams. Block definition and usage experience providing training and mentoring in software and system architecture, systems engineering, software relationship. Delegation through ports. Operations and development, iterative/agile development, object-oriented attributes. analysis and design, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), 6. OMG SysML Behavioral Elements. Activity the UML Profile for Systems Engineering (SysML), use case diagrams, activity decomposition, State Machines, driven requirements, and process improvement. He has state execution semantics, Interactions, allocation of participated in the development of UML, OMG SysML, and behavior. Call behavior actions. Relating activity the UML Profile for DoDAF and MODAF. J.D. holds many behavior to operations, interactions, and state industry certifications, including OMG Certified System machines. Modeling Professional (OCSMP), OMG Certified UML Professional (OCUP), Sun Certified Java Programmer, and he 7. Parametric Analysis and Design Synthesis. holds certificates as an SEI Software Architecture Constraint Blocks, Tracing analysis tools to OMG Professional and ATAM Evaluator. SysML elements, Design Synthesis, Tracing requirements to design elements. Relating SysML requirements to text requirements in a requirements management tool. Analyzing the Hybrid SUV What You Will Learn dynamics.• Identify and describe the use of all nine OMG 8. Model Verification. Tracing requirements to SysML™ diagrams. OMG SysM test cases, Systems Engineering Process• Follow a formal methodology to produce a system Outputs, Preparing work products for specialty model in a modeling tool. engineers, Exchanging model data using XMI,• Model system behavior using an activity diagram. Technical Reviews and Audits, Inspecting OMG SysML• Model system behavior using a state diagram. and UML artifacts.• Model system behavior using a sequence diagram. 9. Extending OMG SysML. Stereotypes, tag• Model requirements using a requirements diagram. values and model libraries, Trade Studies, Modeling and Simulation, Executable UML.• Model requirements using a use case diagram.• Model structure using block diagrams. 10. Deploying OMG SysML™ in your Organization. Lessons learned from MBSE• Allocate behavior to structure in a model. initiatives, the future of SysML.OMG Certified System• Recognize parametrics and constraints and describe Modeling Professional resources and exams. their usage.32 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 33. Systems Engineering - Requirements January 9-11, 2013 Course Outline Albuquerque, New Mexico 1. Introduction 2. Introduction (Continued) March 20-22, 2013 3. Requirements Fundamentals – Defines what a Columbia, Maryland requirement is and identifies 4 kinds. 4. Requirements Relationships – How are $1845 (8:30am - 4:30pm) requirements related to each other? We will look at several kinds of traceability. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 5. Initial System Analysis – The whole process Off The Course Tuition." begins with a clear understanding of the user’s needs. Call for information about our six-course systems engineering 6. Functional Analysis – Several kinds of functional certificate program or for “on-site” training to prepare for the analysis are covered including simple functional flow INCOSE systems engineering exam. diagrams, EFFBD, IDEF-0, and Behavioral Diagramming. 7. Functional Analysis (Continued) – 8. Performance Requirements Analysis – Performance requirements are derived from functions and tell what the item or system must do and how well. 9. Product Entity Synthesis – The course encourages Sullivan’s idea of form follows function so the product structure is derived from its functionality. Summary 10. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – Interface This three-day course provides system engineers, definition is the weak link in traditional structured analysis team leaders, and managers with a clear but n-square analysis helps recognize all of the ways understanding about how to develop good function allocation has predefined all of the interface specifications affordably using modeling methods that needs. encourage identification of the essential characteristics 11. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – (Continued) that must be respected in the subsequent design 12. Specialty Engineering Requirements – A process. Both the analysis and management aspects specialty engineering scoping matrix allows system are covered. Each student will receive a full set of engineers to define product entity-specialty domain course notes and textbook, “System Requirements relationships that the indicated domains then apply their Analysis,” by the instructor Jeff Grady. models to. 13. Environmental Requirements – A three-layer model involving tailored standards mapped to system Instructor spaces, a three-dimensional service use profile for end Jeffrey O. Grady (MSSM, ESEP) is the president of items, and end item zoning for component requirements. a System Engineering company. He has 14. Structured Analysis Documentation – How can 30 years of industry experience in we capture and configuration manage our modeling basis aerospace companies as a system for requirements? engineer, engineering manager, field 15. Software Modeling Using MSA/PSARE – engineer, and project engineer plus 20 Modern structured analysis is extended to PSARE as years as a consultant and educator. Jeff Hatley and Pirbhai did to improve real-time control system has authored nine published books in development but PSARE did something else not clearly the system engineering field and holds a Master of understood. Science in System Management from USC. He 16. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – teaches system engineering courses nation-wide. Jeff The latest models are covered. is an INCOSE Founder and Fellow. 17. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – (Continued). What You Will Learn 18. Software Modeling Using DoDAF – DoD has evolved a very complex model to define systems of • How to model a problem space using proven tremendous complexity involving global reach. methods where the product will be implemented in 19. Universal Architecture Description Framework hardware or software. A method that any enterprise can apply to develop any • How to link requirements with traceability and reduce system using a single comprehensive model no matter risk through proven techniques. how the system is to be implemented. • How to identify all requirements using modeling that 20. Universal Architecture Description Framework encourages completeness and avoidance of (Continued) unnecessary requirements. 21. Specification Management – Specification • How to structure specifications and manage their formats and management methods are discussed. development. 22. Requirements Risk Abatement - Special This course will show you how to build good requirements-related risk methods are covered including specifications based on effective models. It is not validation, TPM, margins and budgets. difficult to write requirements; the hard job is to 23. Tools Discussion know what to write them about and determine 24. Requirements Verification Overview – You appropriate values. Modeling tells us what to write should be basing verification of three kinds on the them about and good domain engineering requirements that were intended to drive design. These encourages identification of good values in them. links are emphasized.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 33
  • 34. Test Design and Analysis Getting the Right Results from a Test Requires Effective Test Design January 14-16, 2013 Systems are growing more complex and are Columbia, Maryland developed at high stakes. With unprecedented complexity, effective test engineering plays an March 11-13, 2013 essential role in development. Student groups Los Angeles, California participate in a detailed practical exercise designed to demonstrate the application of $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) testing tools and methods for system evaluation "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day course is designed for military and commercial program managers, systems engineers, 5. Issues, Criteria and Measures. Identifying test project managers, test engineers, and test the issues for a test. Evaluation planning analysts. The focus of the course is giving techniques. Other sources of data. The individuals practical insights into how to acquire and Requirements Verification Matrix. Developing use data to make sound management and technical evaluation criteria: Measures of Effectiveness decisions in support of a development program. (MOE), Measures of Performance (MOP). Test Numerous examples of test design or analysis “traps planning analysis: Operational analysis, engineering analysis, Matrix analysis, Dendritic or pitfalls” are highlighted in class. Many design analysis. Modeling and simulation for test methods and analytic tools are introduced. planning. 6. Designing Evaluations & Tests. Specific Instructor methods to design a test. Relationships of Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in different units. input/output analysis - where test variable come from, choosing what to measure, Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, types of distributions. Statistical design of tests – and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His basic types of statistical techniques, choosing the projects have made contributions techniques, variability, assumptions and pitfalls. ranging from increasing optical fiber Sequencing test events - the low level tactics of bandwidth to creating new CAD planning the test procedure. technology. 7. Conducting Tests. Preparation for a test. He currently teaches courses on Writing the report first to get the analysis methods management and engineering and consults on in place. How to work with failure. Test strategic issues in management and technology. preparation. Forms of the test report. Evaluating He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford. the test design. Determining when failure occurs. 8. Evaluation. Analyzing test results. Comparing results to the criteria. Test results and their indications of performance. Types of test Course Outline problems and how to solve them. Test failure 1. Testing and Evaluation. Basic concepts for analysis - analytic techniques to find fault. Testtesting and evaluation. Verification and validation program documents. Pressed Funnels Caseconcepts. Common T&E objectives. Types of Study - How evaluation shows the path ahead.Test. Context and relationships between T&E and 9. Testing and Evaluation Environments. 12systems engineering. T&E support to acquisition common testing and evaluation environments in aprograms. The Test and Evaluation Master Plan system lifecycle, what evaluation questions are(TEMP). answered in each environment and how the test 2. Testability. What is testability? How is it equipment and processes differ from environmentachieved? What is Built in Test? What are the to environment.types of BIT and how are they applied? 10. Special Types and Best Practices of 3. A Well Structured Testing and Evaluation T&E. Survey of special techniques and bestProgram. - What are the elements of a well practices. Special types: Software testing, Designstructured testing and evaluation program? How for testability, Combined testing, Evolutionarydo the pieces fit together? How does testing and development, Human factors, Reliability testing,evaluation fit into the lifecycle? What are the Environmental issues, Safety, Live fire testing,levels of testing? Interoperability. The Nine Best Practices of T&E. 4. Needs and Requirements. Identifying the 11. Emerging Opportunities and Issuesneed for a test. The requirements envelope and with Testing and Evaluation. The use ofhow the edge of the envelope defines testing. prognosis and sense and respond logistics.Understanding the design structure. Integration between testing and simulation. LargeStakeholders, system, boundaries, motivation for scale systems. Complexity in tested systems.a test. Design structure and how it affects the test. Systems of Systems.34 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 35. Advanced Undersea Warfare Submarines in Shallow Water and Regional Conflicts Summary March 12-14, 2013 Advanced Undersea Warfare (USW) covers the latest information about submarine employment in future Newport, Rhode Island conflicts. The course is taught by a leading innovator in submarine tactics. The roles, capabilities and future $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) developments of submarines in littoral warfare are emphasized. Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. The technology and tactics of modern nuclear and diesel submarines are discussed. The importance of stealth, mobility, and firepower for submarine missions are illustrated by historical and projected roles of submarines. Differences between nuclear and diesel submarines are Course Outline reviewed. Submarine sensors (sonar, ELINT, visual) and weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines, special forces) are 1. Mechanics and Physics of Submarines. presented. Stealth, mobility, firepower, and endurance. The hull - Advanced USW gives you a wealth of practical tradeoffs between speed, depth, and payload. The knowledge about the latest issues and tactics in "Operating Envelope". The "Guts" - energy, electricity, submarine warfare. The course provides the necessary air, and hydraulics. background to understand the employment of submarines 2. Submarine Sensors. Passive sonar. Active in the current world environment. sonar. Radio frequency sensors. Visual sensors. Advanced USW is valuable to engineers and scientists Communications and connectivity considerations. who are working in R&D, or in testing of submarine Tactical considerations of employment. systems. It provides the knowledge and perspective to understand advanced USW in shallow water and regional 3. Submarine Weapons and Off-Board Devices. conflicts. Torpedoes. Missiles. Mines. Countermeasures. Tactical considerations of employment. Special Forces. 4. Historical Employment of Submarines. Coastal Instructors defense. Fleet scouts. Commerce raiders. Intelligence Capt. James Patton (USN ret.) is President of Submarine and warning. Reconnaissance and surveillance. Tactics and Technology, Inc. and is Tactical considerations of employment. considered a leading innovator of pro- and 5. Cold War Employment of Submarines. The anti-submarine warfare and naval tactical maritime strategy. Forward offense. Strategic anti- doctrine. His 30 years of experience submarine warfare. Tactical considerations of includes actively consulting on submarine employment. weapons, advanced combat systems, and other stealth warfare related issues to over 6. Submarine Employment in Littoral Warfare. 30 industrial and government entities. While at OPNAV, Overt and covert "presence". Battle group and joint Capt. Patton actively participated in submarine weapon operations support. Covert mine detection, localization and sensor research and development, and was and neutralization. Injection and recovery of Special instrumental in the development of the towed array. As Forces. Targeting and bomb damage assessment. Chief Staff Officer at Submarine Development Squadron Tactical considerations of employment. Results of Twelve (SUB-DEVRON 12), and as Head of the Advanced recent out-year wargaming. Tactics Department at the Naval Submarine School, he 7. Littoral Warfare “Threats”. Types and fuzing was instrumental in the development of much of the options of mines. Vulnerability of submarines current tactical doctrine. compared to surface ships. The diesel-electric or air- Commodore Bhim Uppal, former Director of Submarines independent propulsion submarine "threat". The for the Indian Navy, is now a consultant "Brown-water" acoustic environment. Sensor and with American Systems Corporation. He weapon performance. Non-acoustic anti-submarine will discuss the performance and tactics of warfare. Tactical considerations of employment. diesel submarines in littoral waters. He has direct experience onboard FOXTROT, 8. Advanced Sensor, Weapon & Operational KILO, and Type 1500 diesel electric Concepts. Strike, anti-air, and anti-theater Ballistic submarines. He has over 25 years of Missile weapons. Autonomous underwater vehicles experience in diesel submarines with the Indian Navy and and deployed off-board systems. Improved C-cubed. can provide a unique insight into the thinking, strategies, The blue-green laser and other enabling technology. and tactics of foreign submarines. He helped purchase Some unsolved issues of jointness. and evaluate Type 1500 and KILO diesel submarines. What You Will Learn • Changing doctrinal "truths" of Undersea Warfare in Littoral Warfare. • Traditional and emergent tactical concepts of Undersea Warfare. • The forcing functions for required developments in platforms, sensors, weapons, and C-cubed capabilities. • The roles, missions, and counters to "Rest of the World" (ROW) mines and non-nuclear submarines. • Current thinking in support of optimizing the U.S. submarine for coordinated and joint operations under tactical control of the Joint Task Force Commander or CINC.NRegister online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 35
  • 36. Combat Systems Engineering February 27 - March 1, 2013 Update Columbia, Maryland d! $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Combat System Overview. Combat system characteristics. Functional description for the combat system in terms of the sensor and weapons control, communications, and command and control. Anti-air Warfare. Anti- surface Warfare. Anti-submarine Warfare. Summary The increasing level of combat system integration 2. Combat System Functional and communications requirements, coupled with Organization. Combat system layers and shrinking defense budgets and shorter product life operation. cycles, offers many challenges and opportunities in the 3. Sensors. Review of the variety of multi- design and acquisition of new combat systems. This warfare sensor systems, their capability, three-day course teaches the systems engineering operation, management, and limitations. discipline that has built some of the modern military’s greatest combat and communications systems, using 4. Weaponry. Weapon system suites state-of-the-art systems engineering techniques. It employed by the AEGIS combat system and their details the decomposition and mapping of war-fighting capability, operation, management, and requirements into combat system functional designs. A limitations.  Basics of missile design and step-by-step description of the combat system design operation. process is presented emphasizing the trades made 5. Fire Control Loops. What the fire control necessary because of growing performance, operational, cost, constraints and ever increasing loop is and how it works, its vulnerabilities, system complexities. limitations, and system battlespace. Topics include the fire control loop and its closure by 6. Engagement Control. Weapon control, the combat system, human-system interfaces, planning, and coordination. command and communication systems architectures, 7. Tactical Command and Contro. Human- autonomous and net-centric operation, induced in-the-loop, system latencies, and coordinated information exchange requirements, role of planning and response. communications systems, and multi-mission capabilities. 8. Communications. Current and future Engineers, scientists, program managers, and communications systems employed with combat graduate students will find the lessons learned in this systems and their relationship to combat system course valuable for architecting, integration, and functions and interoperability. modeling of combat system. Emphasis is given to 9. Combat System Development. Overview sound system engineering principles realized through of the combat system engineering and acquisition the application of strict processes and controls, thereby processes. avoiding common mistakes. Each attendee will receive a complete set of detailed notes for the class. 10. Current AEGIS Missions and Directions. Performance in low-intensity conflicts. Changing Instructor Navy missions, threat trends, shifts in the defense budget, and technology growth. Robert Fry works at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he is 11. Network-Centric Operation and Warfare. a member of the Principal Professional Net-centric gain in warfare, network layers and Staff.  Throughout his career he has coordination, and future directions. been involved in the development of new combat weapon system concepts, development of system requirements, What You Will Learn and balancing allocations within the fire • The trade-offs and issues for modern combat control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic system design. capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the • The role of subsystem in combat system operation. AEGIS combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY- • How automation and technology impact combat 1, and multi-mission requirements development. system design. Missile system development experience includes SM- • Understanding requirements for joint warfare, net- 2, SM-3, SM-6, Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, centric warfare, and open architectures. AMRAAM, TOMAHAWK, and other missile systems. • Lessons learned from AEGIS development.36 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 37. Cyber Warfare – Global Trends December 11-13, 2012 Laurel, Maryland June 18-20, 2013 Summary Columbia, Maryland This three-day course is intended for technical and programmatic staff involved in $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) the development, analysis, or testing of Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Information Assurance, Network Warfare, Off The Course Tuition. Network-Centric, and NetOPs systems. The course will provide perspective on emerging policy, doctrine, strategy, and operational constraints affecting the development of cyber warfare systems. This knowledge will greatly enhance participants ability to develop operational systems and concepts that will produce integrated, controlled, and effective cyber effects at each warfare level. Course Outline U.S. citizenship required for students 1. Global Internet Governance. registered in this course. 2. A Cyber Power Framework. 3. Global Supply Chain & Outsourcing Instructor Issues. Albert Kinney is a retired Naval Officer 4. Critical Infrastructure Issues. and holds a Masters Degree in electrical 5. U.S. Cyberspace Doctrine and Strategy. engineering. His professional experience 6. Cyberspace as a Warfare Domain. includes more than 20 years of experience in research and operational cyberspace 7. Netcentricity. mission areas including the initial 8. U.S. Organizational Constructs in Cyber development and first operational Warfare. employment of the Naval Cyber Attack 9. Legal Considerations for Cyber Warfare. Team. 10. Operational Theory of Cyber Warfare. 11. Operational and Tactical Maneuver in What You Will Learn Cyberspace - Stack Positioning.• What are the relationships between cyber warfare, information assurance, information operations, 12. Capability Development & and network-centric warfare? Weaponization.• How can a cyber warfare capability enable 13. Cyber Warfare Training and Exercise freedom of action in cyberspace? Requirements.• What are legal constraints on cyber warfare?• How can cyber capabilities meet standards for 14. Command & Control for Cyber Warfare. weaponization? 15. Cyber War Case Study .• How should cyber capabilities be integrated with 16. Human Capital in Cybersecurity. military exercises?• How can military and civilian cyberspace 17. Survey of International Cyber Warfare organizations prepare and maintain their workforce Doctrine & Capabilities. to play effective roles in cyberspace? 18. Large-Scale Cybersecurity Mechanisms.• What is the Comprehensive National 19. Social Considerations in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI)? Culture & the Human Interface. From this course you will obtain in-depth 20. Cybersecurity, Civil Liberties, & Freedom knowledge and awareness of the cyberspace Around the World . domain, its functional characteristics, and its organizational inter-relationships enabling your 21. Non-State Actor Trends - Cyber Crime, organization to make meaningful contributions in Cyber Terrorism, Hactivism. the domain of cyber warfare through technical consultation, systems development, and 22. Homeland Security Case Study / operational test & evaluation Industrial Espionage Case Study.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 37
  • 38. Electronic Warfare Overview Summary This two-day course presents the depth and breadth of modern Electronic Warfare, covering Ground, Sea, Air and Space applications, with simple, easy-to-grasp intuitive principles. Complex mathematics will be eliminated, while the tradeoffs and complexities of current and advanced EW and ELINT systems will be explored. The fundamental principles will be established first and then the many varied applications will be discussed. The attendee will leave this course with an understanding of both the principles and the practical applications of current and evolving electronic warfare technology. This course is designed as an introduction for managers and engineers who need an understanding of the basics. It will provide you with the ability to understand and communicate with others April 2-3, 2013 working in the field. A detailed set of notes used in the Laurel, Maryland class will be provided. $1095 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Instructors "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Duncan F. O’Mara is a Research Engineer. He received a Off The Course Tuition." B.S. from Cornell University. He earned a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. In the Navy, he was commissioned as Course Outline a Reserve Officer in Surface Warfare at 1. Introduction to Electronic Combat. Radar- the Officer Candidate School in Newport, ESM-ECM-ECCM-LPI-Stealth (EC-ES-EA-EP). RI.  Upon retirement, he worked as a Overview of the Threat. Radar Technology Evolution. Principal Operations Research Analyst EW Technology Evolution. Radar Range Equation. with the United States Army at Aberdeen RCS Reduction. Counter-Low Observable (CLO). Proving Grounds on a Secretary of Defense Joint Test & Evaluation logistics project that introduced best practices 2. Vulnerability of Radar Modes. Air Search and best processes to the Department of Defense (DoD) Radar. Fire Control Radar. Ground Search Radar. combatant commanders world wide, especially the Pacific Pulse Doppler, MTI, DPCA. Pulse Compression. Command.  While his wife was stationed in Italy he was a Range Track. Angle Track. SAR, TF/TA. Visiting Professor in mathematics for U. of Maryland’s 3. Vulnerability/Susceptibility of Weapon University Campus Europe. He is now the IWS Chair at Systems. Semi Active Missiles. Command Guided the USNA’s Weapons & Systems Engineering Dept, Missiles. Active Missiles. TVM. Surface-to-air, air-to-air, where he teaches courses in basic weapons systems and air-to-surface. linear controls engineering, as well as acting as an advisor for multi-disciplinary senior engineering design projects, 4. ESM (ES). ESM/ELINT/RWR. Typical ESM and as Academic Advisor to a company of freshman and Systems. Probability of Intercept. ESM Range Systems Engineering majors. Equation. ESM Sensitivity. ESM Receivers. DOA/AOA Christopher R. Anderson received the B.S. (1999), M.S. Measurement. MUSIC / ESPRIT. Passive Ranging. (2002), and Ph.D. (2006) degrees from 5. ECM Techniques (EA). Principals of Electronic Virginia Tech, all in Electrical Engineering. Attack (EA). Noise Jamming vs. Deception. Repeater In 2007, he joined the United States Naval vs. Transponder. Sidelobe Jamming vs. Mainlobe Academy as an Assistant Professor in Jamming. Synthetic Clutter. VGPO and RGPO. TB and 2007. He was the founder and is currently Cross Pol. Chaff and Active Expendables. Decoys. the director of the Wireless Measurements Bistatic Jamming. Power Management, DRFM, high Group, a focused research group that ERP. specializes in spectrum, propagation, and field strength measurements in diverse 6. ECCM (EP). EP Techniques Overview. Offensive environments and at frequencies ranging from 300 MHz to vs Defensive ECCM. Leading Edge Tracker. HOJ/AOJ. over 20 GHz. Anderson’s current research interests Adaptive Sidelobe Canceling. STAP. Example Radar- include radiowave propagation measurements and ES-EA-EP Engagement. modeling, embedded software-defined radios, dynamic 7. EW Systems. Airborne Self Protect Jammer. spectrum sharing, and ultra wideband communications. Airborne Tactical Jamming System. Shipboard Self- He is currently a Senior Member of IEEE, has authored or Defense System. co-authored over 30 refereed publications, and his research has been funded by the National Science 8. EW Technology. EW Technology Evolution. Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Naval Transmitters. Antennas. Receiver / Processing. Research Labs. Advanced EW.38 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 39. Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles January 29-31, 2013 Course Outline 1. Introduction to Rockets and Missiles. The Classifications Albuquerque, New Mexico of guided, and unguided, missile systems is introduced. The practical uses of rocket systems as weapons of war, commerce March 5-7, 2013 and the peaceful exploration of space are examined. 2. Rocket Propulsion made Simple. How rocket motors and Columbia, Maryland engines operate to achieve thrust. Including Nozzle Theory, are explained. The use of the rocket equation and related Mass $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Properties metrics are introduced. The flight environments and conditions of rocket vehicles are presented. Staging theory for Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each rockets and missiles are explained. Non-traditional propulsion is Off The Course Tuition. addressed. 3. Introduction to Liquid Propellant Performance, Utility and Applications. Propellant performance issues of specific impulse, Bulk density and mixture ratio decisions are examined. Storable propellants for use in space are described. Other propellant Properties, like cryogenic properties, stability, toxicity, compatibility are explored. Mono-Propellants and single Summary propellant systems are introduced. This three-day course provides an overview of rockets and 4. Introducing Solid Rocket Motor Technology. The missiles for government and industry officials with limited advantages and disadvantages of solid rocket motors are technical experience in rockets and missiles. The course examined. Solid rocket motor materials, propellant grains and provides a practical foundation of knowledge in rocket and construction are described. Applications for solid rocket motors as missile issues and technologies. The seminar is designed for weapons and as cost-effective space transportation systems are engineers, technical personnel, military specialist, decision explored. Hybrid Rocket Systems are explored. makers and managers of current and future projects needing 5. Liquid Rocket System Technology. Rocket Engines, from a more complete understanding of the complex issues of pressure fed to the three main pump-fed cycles, are examined. rocket and missile technology The seminar provides a solid Engine cooling methods are explored. Other rocket engine and foundation in the issues that must be decided in the use, stage elements are described. Control of Liquid Rocket stage operation and development of rocket systems of the future. steering is presented. Propellant Tanks, Pressurization systems You will learn a wide spectrum of problems, solutions and and Cryogenic propellant Management are explained. choices in the technology of rockets and missile used for 6. Foreign vs. American Rocket Technology and Design. military and civil purposes. How the former Soviet aerospace system diverged from the American systems, where the Russians came out ahead, and Attendees will receive a complete set of printed notes. what we can learn from the differences. Contrasts between the These notes will be an excellent future reference for current Russian and American Design philosophy are observed to provide trends in the state-of-the-art in rocket and missile technology lessons for future design. Foreign competition from the end of the and decision making. Cold War to the foreseeable future is explored. 7. Rockets in Spacecraft Propulsion. The difference between launch vehicle booster systems, and that found on Instructor spacecraft, satellites and transfer stages, is examined The use of Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle System storable and hypergolic propellants in space vehicles is explained. Engineer, specializing in integration of launch Operation of rocket systems in micro-gravity is studied. vehicle technology, design, modeling and 8. Rockets Launch Sites and Operations. Launch Locations business strategies. He is currently an in the USA and Russia are examined for the reason the locations independent consultant, writer and teacher of have been chosen. The considerations taken in the selection of rocket system technology. He is experienced launch sites are explored. The operations of launch sites in a more in launch vehicle operations, design, testing, efficient manner, is examined for future systems. business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, 9. Rockets as Commercial Ventures. Launch Vehicles as safety and reliability. He also has 13-years of government American commercial ventures are examined, including the motivation for commercialization. The Commercial Launch Vehicle experience including five years working launch operations at market is explored. Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Keith has written over 20 technical 10. Useful Orbits and Trajectories Made Simple. The papers on various aspects of low cost space transportation student is introduced to simplified and abbreviated orbital over the last two decades. mechanics. Orbital changes using Delta-V to alter an orbit, and the use of transfer orbits, are explored. Special orbits like geostationary, sun synchronous and Molnya are presented. Who Should Attend Ballistic Missile trajectories and re-entry penetration is examined. • Aerospace Industry Managers. 11. Reliability and Safety of Rocket Systems. Introduction • Government Regulators, Administrators and to the issues of safety and reliability of rocket and missile systems sponsors of rocket or missile projects. is presented. The hazards of rocket operations, and mitigation of the problems, are explored. The theories and realistic practices of • Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket and understanding failures within rocket systems, and strategies to missile projects. improve reliability, is discussed. • Contractors or investors involved in missile 12. Expendable Launch Vehicle Theory, Performance and development. Uses. The theory of Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) dominance over alternative Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) is • Military Professionals. explored. The controversy over simplification of liquid systems as a cost effective strategy is addressed. What You Will Learn 13. Reusable Launch Vehicle Theory and Performance. • Fundamentals of rocket and missile systems. The student is provided with an appreciation and understanding of why Reusable Launch Vehicles have had difficulty replacing • The spectrum of rocket uses and technologies. expendable launch vehicles. Classification of reusable launch • Differences in technology between foreign and vehicle stages is introduced. The extra elements required to bring domestic rocket systems. stages safely back to the starting line is explored. Strategies to make better RLV systems are presented. • Fundamentals and uses of solid and liquid rocket 14. The Direction of Technology. A final open discussion systems. regarding the direction of rocket technology, science, usage and • Differences between systems built as weapons and regulations of rockets and missiles is conducted to close out the those built for commerce. class study.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 39
  • 40. GPS Technology International Navigation Solutions for Military, Civilian, and Aerospace Applications January 28-31, 2013 Columbia, Maryland Each Stu April 22-25, 2013 receiv dent will Cocoa Beach, Florida receiver e a free GPS with co displays lor map ! $2045 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary If present plans materialize, 128 radionavigation satellites will soon be installed along the space frontier. They will be owned and operated by six different Video! countries hoping to capitalize on the financial success of the GPS constellation. In this popular four-day short course Tom Logsdon Course Outline describes in detail how these various radionavigation 1. Radionavigation Concepts. Active and passive systems work and reviews the many practical benefits radionavigation systems. Position and velocity solutions. they are slated to provide to military and civilian users Nanosecond timing accuracies. Today’s spaceborne around the globe. Logsdon will explain how each atomic clocks. Websites and other sources of information. radionavigation system works and how to use it in Building a flourishing $200 billion radionavigation empire in space. various practical situations. 2. The Three Major Segments of the GPS. Signal structure and pseudorandom codes. Modulation Instructor techniques. Practical performance-enhancements. Tom Logsdon has worked on the GPS Relativistic time dilations. Inverted navigation solutions. radionavigation satellites and their 3. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering constellation for more than 20 years. He Techniques. Taylor series expansions. Numerical helped design the Transit Navigation iteration. Doppler shift solutions. Kalman filtering algorithms. System and the GPS and he acted as a 4. Designing Effective GPS Receivers. The functions consultant to the European Galileo of a modern receiver. Antenna design techniques. Code Spaceborne Navigation System. His key tracking and carrier tracking loops. Commercial chipsets. assignment have included constellation Military receivers. Navigation solutions for orbiting selection trades, military and civilian applications, force satellites. multiplier effects, survivability enhancements and 5. Military Applications. Military test ranges. Tactical spacecraft autonomy studies. and strategic applications. Autonomy and survivability Over the past 30 years Logsdon has taught more enhancements. Smart bombs and artillery projectiles.. than 300 short courses. He has also made two dozen 6. Integrated Navigation Systems. Mechanical and strapdown implementations. Ring lasers and fiber-optic television appearances, helped design an exhibit for gyros. Integrated navigation systems. Military the Smithsonian Institution, and written and published applications. 1.7 million words, including 29 non fiction books. 7. Differential Navigation and Pseudosatellites. These include Understanding the Navstar, Orbital Special committee 104’s data exchange protocols. Global Mechanics, and The Navstar Global Positioning data distribution. Wide-area differential navigation. System. Pseudosatellites. International geosynchronous overlay satellites. The American WAAS, the European EGNOS, and the Japanese QZSS.."The presenter was very energetic and truly 8. Carrier-Aided Solution Techniques. Attitude-passionate about the material" determination receivers. Spaceborne navigation for NASA’s Twin Grace satellites. Dynamic and kinematic orbit determination. Motorola’s spaceborne monarch" Tom Logsdon is the best teacher I have ever receiver. Relativistic time-dilation derivations. Relativistichad. His knowledge is excellent. He is a 10!" effects due to orbital eccentricity. 9. The Navstar Satellites. Subsystem descriptions."Mr. Logsdon did a bang-up job explaining On-orbit test results. Orbital perturbations and computer modeling techniques. Station-keeping maneuvers. Earth-and deriving the theories of special/general shadowing characteristics. The European Galileo, therelativity–and how they are associated with Chinese Biedou/Compass, the Indian IRNSS, and thethe GPS navigation solutions." Japanese QZSS. 10. Russia’s Glonass Constellation. Performance"I loved his one-page mathematical deriva- comparisons. Orbital mechanics considerations. The Glonass subsystems. Russia’s SL-12 Proton booster.tions and the important points they illus- Building dual-capability GPS/Glonass receivers. Glonasstrate." in the evening news.40 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 41. Missile System Design March 25-28, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Video! Course Outline 1. Introduction/Key Drivers in the Missile System Design Process: Overview of missile design process. Examples of system- Summary of-systems integration. Unique characteristics of missiles. Key aerodynamic configuration sizing parameters. Missile conceptual This four-day short course covers the fundamentals of design synthesis process. Examples of processes to establish missile design, development, and system engineering. The mission requirements. Projected capability in command, control, course provides a system-level, integrated method for missile communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance, aerodynamic configuration/propulsion design and analysis. It reconnaissance (C4ISR). Example of Pareto analysis. Attendees addresses the broad range of alternatives in meeting cost, vote on course emphasis. performance, and risk requirements. The methods presented 2. Aerodynamic Considerations in Missile System Design: are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that Optimizing missile aerodynamics. Shapes for low observables. are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving Missile configuration layout (body, wing, tail) options. Selecting flight parameters. Configuration sizing examples are presented for control alternatives. Wing and tail sizing. Predicting normal force, rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and turbo-jet powered drag, pitching moment, stability, control effectiveness, lift-to-drag ratio, and hinge moment. Maneuver law alternatives. baseline missiles. Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed as 3. Propulsion Considerations in Missile System Design: well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missiles Turbojet, ramjet, scramjet, ducted rocket, and rocket propulsion comparisons. Turbojet engine design considerations, prediction and and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Daily roundtable sizing. Selecting ramjet engine, booster, and inlet alternatives. discussion. Design, build, and fly competition. Seventy videos Ramjet performance prediction and sizing. High density fuels. Solid illustrate missile development activities and missile propellant alternatives. Propellant grain cross section trade-offs. performance. Attendees will vote on the relative emphasis of Effective thrust magnitude control. Reducing propellant observables. the material to be presented. Attendees receive course notes Rocket motor performance prediction and sizing. Motor case and as well as the textbook, Missile Design and System nozzle materials. Engineering. 4. Weight Considerations in Missile System Design: How to size subsystems to meet flight performance requirements. Structural design criteria factor of safety. Structure concepts and Instructor manufacturing processes. Selecting airframe materials. Loads prediction. Weight prediction. Airframe and motor case design. Eugene L. Fleeman has 48 years of government, Aerodynamic heating prediction and insulation trades. Dome industry, academia, and consulting material alternatives and sizing. Power supply and actuator experience in missile system and alternatives and sizing. technology development. Formerly a 5. Flight Performance Considerations in Missile System manager of missile programs at Air Force Design: Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic sizing-equations Research Laboratory, Rockwell of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of motion. Maximizing International, Boeing, and Georgia Tech, flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory shaping. Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, coast, steady he is an international lecturer on missiles descent, ballistic, maneuvering, divert, and homing flight. and the author of over 100 publications, including the AIAA 6. Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration: textbook, Tactical Missile Design. 2nd Ed. Achieving robustness in adverse weather. Seeker, navigation, data link, and sensor alternatives. Seeker range prediction. Counter- countermeasures. Warhead alternatives and lethality prediction. What You Will Learn Approaches to minimize collateral damage. Fuzing alternatives and • Key drivers in the missile design and system engineering requirements for fuze angle and time delay. Alternative guidance process. laws. Proportional guidance accuracy prediction. Time constant contributors and prediction. Maneuverability design criteria. Radar • Critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in subsystems, cross section and infrared signature prediction. Survivability aerodynamic, propulsion, and structure sizing. considerations. Insensitive munitions. Enhanced reliability. Cost • Launch platform-missile integration. drivers of schedule, weight, learning curve, and parts count. EMD and production cost prediction. Designing within launch platform • Robustness, lethality, guidance navigation & control, constraints. Standard launchers. Internal vs. external carriage. accuracy, observables, survivability, reliability, and cost Shipping, storage, carriage, launch, and separation environment considerations. considerations. Launch platform interfaces. Cold and solar • Missile sizing examples. environment temperature prediction. • Development process for missile systems and missile 7. Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools: Trade-offs for extended technologies. range rocket. Sizing for enhanced maneuverability. Developing a • Design, build, and fly competition. harmonized missile. Lofted range prediction. Ramjet missile sizing for range robustness. Ramjet fuel alternatives. Ramjet velocity control. Correction of turbojet thrust and specific impulse. Turbojet missile sizing for maximum range. Turbojet engine rotational speed. Who Should Attend Computer aided sizing tools for conceptual design. Design, build, and fly competition. Pareto, house of quality, and design of The course is oriented toward the needs of missile experiment analysis. engineers, systems engineers, analysts, marketing personnel, program managers, university professors, and 8. Missile Development Process: Design validation/technology development process. Developing a technology roadmap. History of others working in the area of missile systems and technology transformational technologies. Funding emphasis. Cost, risk, and development. Attendees will gain an understanding of missile performance tradeoffs. New missile follow-on projections. Examples design, missile technologies, launch platform integration, of development tests and facilities. Example of technology missile system measures of merit, and the missile system demonstration flight envelope. Examples of technology development process. development. New technologies for missile.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 41
  • 42. Modern Missile Analysis Propulsion, Guidance, Control, Seekers, and Technology April 1-4, 2013 Huntsville, Alabama May 13-16, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1940 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Video! Summary Course Outline This four-day course presents a broad introduction to 1. Introduction. Brief history of Missiles. Types of major missile subsystems and their integrated performance, 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 design. systems. The analytical descriptions require some technical Open-loop autopilots. Inertial instruments and feedback. background, but practical explanations can be appreciated by Autopilot response, stability, and agility. Body modes and all students. 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 Applied 4. Exoatmospheric Missiles For Ballistic Missile Mathematics. He has over thirty years of Defense. Exoatmospheric missile autopilots, propulsion 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. Predictive guidance. Optimum homing guidance. What You Will Learn Guidance filters. Homing guidance examples and You will gain an understanding of the design and analysis simulation results. Miss distance comparisons with of homing missiles and the integrated performance of their subsystems. different homing guidance laws. Sources of miss and miss • Missile propulsion and control in the atmosphere and in reduction. Beam rider, pure pursuit, and deviated pursuit space. 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.42 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 43. Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion January 29-31, 2013 Columbia, Maryland May 21-23, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. d With Revise Added Newly ics Top Course Outline 1. Introduction. 2. The Kalman Filter. Summary 3. Other Linear Filters. The objective of this course is to introduce 4. Non-Linear Filters. engineers, scientists, managers and military 5. Angle-Only Tracking. operations personnel to the fields of target 6. Maneuvering Targets: Adaptive Techniques. tracking and data fusion, and to the key 7. Maneuvering Targets: Multiple Model technologies which are available today for Approaches. application to this field. The course is designed 8. Single Target Correlation & Association. to be rigorous where appropriate, while 9. Track Initiation, Confirmation & Deletion. 10. Using Measured Range Rate (Doppler). remaining accessible to students without a 11. Multitarget Correlation & Association. specific scientific background in this field. The 12. Probabilistic Data Association. course will start from the fundamentals and 13. Multiple Hypothesis Approaches. move to more advanced concepts. This course 14. Coordinate Conversions. will identify and characterize the principle 15. Multiple Sensors. components of typical tracking systems. A 16. Data Fusion Architectures. variety of techniques for addressing different 17. Fusion of Data From Multiple Radars. aspects of the data fusion problem will be 18. Fusion of Data From Multiple Angle-Only described. Real world examples will be used to Sensors. emphasize the applicability of some of the 19. Fusion of Data From Radar and Angle-Only algorithms. Specific illustrative examples will Sensor. be used to show the tradeoffs and systems 20. Sensor Alignment. issues between the application of different 21. Fusion of Target Type and Attribute Data. techniques. 22. Performance Metrics. Instructor What You Will Learn • 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 Navy,Marine Corps, Air Force, and FAA. limitations, including: Recent work has included the integration of a - Nearest Neighbor new radar into an existing multisensor system - Probabilistic Data Association and in the integration, using a multiple - Multiple Hypothesis Tracking hypothesis approach, of shipboard radar and - Interactive Multiple Model (IMM) ESM sensors. Previous experience has • How to handle maneuvering targets. included analysis and design of multiradar • Track initiation – recursive and batch approaches. fusion systems, integration of shipboard • Architectures for sensor fusion. sensors including radar, IR and ESM, • Sensor alignment – Why do we need it and how do integration of radar, IFF, and time-difference-of- we do it? arrival sensors with GPS data sources. • Attribute Fusion, including Bayesian methods, Dempster-Shafer, Fuzzy Logic.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 43
  • 44. Principles of Modern Radar April 15-18, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1940 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Instructor Off The Course Tuition." Dr. Menachem Levitas received his BS, maxima cum laude, from the University of Portland and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1975, both in physics. He has forty one years experience in science and engineering, thirty three of which in Summary radar systems analysis, design, This 4-day course provides basic radar principles, radar development, and testing for the Navy, phenomenology, subsystems, functions, and modes of Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. His operations, including ground and airborne search, track, and experience encompasses many ground based, ground mapping. We cover transmitters, antennas receivers shipboard, and airborne radar systems. He has been and signal processing, including adaptive techniques, clutter technical lead on many radar efforts including filtering, thresholding and detection, and data processing Government source selection teams. He is the author including radar tracking. We focus on modern challenges, of multiple radar based innovations and is a recipient of evolving requirements, and supporting technological the Aegis Excellence Award for his contribution toward development, including radar stability and dynamic range, the AN/SPY-1 high range resolution (HRR) solid state active arrays, active array auto-calibration, development. For many years, prior to his retirement in synthetic wideband for high range resolution, and modern 2011, he had been the chief scientist of Technology waveform technologies. We also cover radar modeling and Service Corporation / Washington. He continues to simulation and their roles in various stages of the radar provide radar technical support under consulting lifecycle. agreements. Course Outline 1. Radar Fundamentals. Electromagnetic radiations, frequency, sidelobes, electrical dimension and errors, array bandwidth, steeringtransmission and reception, waveforms, PRF, minimum range, range mechanisms, grating lobes, phase monopulse, beam broadening,resolution and bandwidth, scattering, target cross-section, reflectivities, examples.scattering statistics, polarimetric scattering, measurement accuracies, 11. Solid State Active Phased Arrays. What are solid state activebasic radar operating modes. arrays (SSAA), what advantages do they provide, emerging 2. The Radar Range Equation. Development of the simple two- requirements that call for SSAA (or AESA), SSAA issues at T/R module,ways range equation, signal-to-noise, losses, the search equation, array, and system levels.inclusion of clutter and broad noise jamming. 12. Auto-calibration of Active Phased Arrays. Driving issues, 3. Radar Propagation in the Earth troposphere. Classical types of calibration, auto-calibration via elements mutual coupling,propagation regions in the vicinity of the Earth’s surface (interference, principal issues with calibration via mutual-coupling, some properties ofdiffraction, and intermediate), multipath phase and amplitude effects, the the different calibration techniques.Pattern Propagation Factor (PPF), detection contours, frequency height, 13. Radar Tracking. Functional block diagram, what is radarpolarization, and antenna pattern effects, atmospheric refraction, tracking, firm track initiation and range, track update, track maintenance,atmospheric attenuation, anomalous propagation, modeling tools. algorithmic alternatives (association via single or multiple hypotheses, 4. Workshop. Solid angle, antenna beamwidths, directive gain, tracking filters options), role of electronically steered arrays in radarillumination function, pattern, and examples, the radar range equation tracking.development, system losses, atmospheric absorption, the Pattern 14. Airborne Radar. Radar bands and their implications, pulsePropagation Factor, the Blake chart, and examples. repetition frequency (PRF) categories and their properties, clutter 5. Noise in Receiving Systems. Thermal noise and temperature, spectrum, dynamic range, iso-ranges and iso-Dops, altitude line,bandwidth and matched filter, the receiver chain, the detection point, sidelobe blanking, mainbeam clutter blindness and ambiguities, clutteractive and passive transducers, noise figure and losses, the referral filtering using TACCAR and DPCA, ambiguity resolution, post detectionprinciple and its relation to gains and losses, effective noise STC.temperature, the system’s noise temperature. 15. Synthetic Aperture Radar. Principles of high resolution, radar 6. Radar Detection Principles. Thermal noise statistics, relations vs. optical imaging, real vs. synthetic aperture, real beam limitations,among voltage, amplitude, and power statistics, false alarm time, false simultaneous vs. sequential operation, derivations of focused arrayalarm number, probability of false alarm (PFA) and the detection resolution, unfocused arrays, motion compensation, range-gate drifting,threshold, the detection probability, detection of non-fluctuating targets, synthetic aperture modes: real-beam mapping, strip mapping, andthe Swerling models of target fluctuation statistics, detection of spotlighting, waveform restrictions, processing throughputs, syntheticfluctuating targets, pulse integration options, the significance of aperture ‘monopulse’ concepts.frequency diversity. 16. High Range Resolution via Synthetic Wideband. Principle of 7. The Radar Subsystems. Transmitter, antenna, receiver and high range resolution – instantaneous and synthetic, synthetic widebandsignal processor ( Pulse Compression and Doppler filtering principles, generation, grating lobes and instantaneous band overlap, cross-bandautomatic detection with adaptive detection threshold, the CFAR dispersion, cross-band calibration, examples.mechanism, sidelobe blanking angle estimation), the radar control 17. Adaptive Cancellation and STAP. Adaptive cancellationprogram and data processor. overview, broad vs. directive auxiliary patterns, sidelobe vs. mainbeam 8. Modern Signal Processing and Clutter Filtering Principles. cancellation, bandwidth and arrival angle dependence, tap delay lines,Functional block diagram, Adaptive cancellation and STAP, pulse space sampling, and digital arrays, range Doppler response example,editing, pulse compression, clutter and Doppler filtering, moving target space-time adaptive processing (STAP), system and arrayindicator (MTI), pulse Doppler (PD) filtering, dependence on signal requirements, STAP processing alternatives, degrees of freedom,stability. transmit null-casting techniques. 9. Modern Advances in Waveforms. Pulse Compression 18. Radar Modeling and Simulation Fundamentals. Radar(fundamentals, figures of merit, codes description, optimal codes and development and testing issues that drive the need for M&S, purpose,TSC’s state of the art capabilities), Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) types of simulations – power domain, signal domain, H/W in the loop,radar. modern simulation framework tools, examples: power domain (TCE), signal domain (SGP), antenna array (MAARSIM), fire finding (FFPEM). 10. Electronically Scanned Antenna. Fundamental concepts,directivity and gain, elements and arrays, near and far field radiation, 19. Key Radar Challenges and Advances. Key radar challenges,element factor and array factor, illumination function and Fourier key advances (transmitter, antenna, signal stability, digitization andtransform relations, beamwidth approximations, array tapers and digital processing, waveforms, algorithms).44 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 45. Propagation Effects of Radar & 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 9-11, 2013 types of sensors such as balloonsondes, rocketsondes, instrumented aircraft and remote Columbia, Maryland sensors. $1740 (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. 11. Scattering from Distributed Targets. Instructor Received power and propagation factor for bistatic and G. Daniel Dockery received the B.S. degree in monostatic scenarios from atmosphere containing rain physics and the M.S. degree in electrical or turbulent refractivity. engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Since 12. Line-of-Sight Propagation Effects. Signal joining The Johns Hopkins University characteristics caused by ducting and extreme Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) subrefraction. Concurrent meteorological and radar in 1983, he has been active in the areas measurements and multi-year fading statistics. of modeling EM propagation in the 13. Over-Horizon Propagation Effects. Signal troposphere as well as predicting the characteristics caused by tropsocatter and ducting and 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.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 45
  • 46. 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; antenna patterns types, and parameters. 2. Noise in Receiving Systems and Detection February 25-28, 2013 Principles. Noise sources; statistical properties; noise in a receiving chain; noise figure and noise temperature; false Columbia, Maryland alarm and detection probability; pulse integration; target models; detection of steady and fluctuating targets. $1940 (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 Instructors compression process; discrete and continuous pulse 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 Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. He 9. Electronically Scanned Radar Systems. Beam holds the degree of Ph.D. in physics from formation; beam steering techniques; grating lobes; phase shifters; multiple beams; array bandwidth; true time delays; 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 thirty years 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; implementation issues. What You Will Learn 13. Adaptive Cancellation. The adaptive space • What are radar subsystems. 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, • Todays requirements, technologies & designs. Tracker Performance Evaluation.46 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 47. Software Defined Radio Engineering Comprehensive Study of State of the Art Techniques NEW! Course Outline 1. Software Communications Architecture. January 29-31, 2013 Motivation, operational scenarios, requirements, Columbia, Maryland benefits and cost, core framework, computational elements, Common Object Request Broker June 18-20, 2013 Architecture (CORBRA), Unified Modeling Language (UML). Columbia, Maryland 2. Hardware Abstraction. Throughput vs. $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) granularity tradeoffs, accommodating system timing requirements, Application Programming Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Interface (API) examples. Standardized control of FPGA, DSP and RF circuits. Analysis of example systems such as Joint Tactical Radio System, Modem Hardware Abstraction Layer (MHAL) and NASA, Space Telecommunications Radio System (STRS). 3. Digital Modulation for SDR. Linear and nonlinear, multilevel modulations. Analysis of Summary advanced techniques such as OFDM and GMSK. This 3-day course is designed for digital signal Characterizations such as bandwidth and powerprocessing engineers, RF system engineers, and efficiency, peak to average power, errormanagers who wish to enhance their understanding probability. Transmitter and receiver designof this rapidly emerging technology. Most topics examples.include carefully described design examples,alternative approaches, performance analysis, and 4. RF Channels. Doppler, thermal noise,references to published research results. Many interference, slow and fast fading, time andtopics are illustrated by Matlab simulation demos. frequency dispersion, RF spectrum usage, linkAn extensive bibliography is included. budgets, resilience to channel effects. 5. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency, Instructors time and code division techniques. CarrierDr. John M Reyland has 20 years of experience in sensing, wireless sensor networks, throughput digital communications design for calculations. both commercial and military 6. Source and Channel Coding. Sampling, applications. Dr. Reyland holds the entropy, data compression, voice coding, video degree of Ph.D. in electrical coding, block and convolution coding, turbo engineering from the University of coding. Iowa. He has presented numerous seminars on digital communications 7. Receiver Analog Signal Processing. RFin both academic and industrial settings. conversion structures for SDR, frequency planning, automatic gain control, squelch, high What You Will Learn speed analog to digital conversion techniques • New digital communications requirements that drive the SDR and bandpass sampling. approach. 8. Receiver Digital Signal Processing. • SDR standardization attempts, both military and civilian. Quadrature downconversion, processing gain, • SDR complexity vs. granularity tradeoffs. packet synchronization, Doppler estimation, • Current digital radio hardware limitations on SDR. automatic gain control, carrier and symbol • Many aspects of physical layer digital communications estimation and tracking, coherent vs. design and how they relate to SDR. noncoherent demodulation. • Practical DSP design techniques. 9. Receiver Channel Equalization and • Possible SDR future directions. Symbol Estimation. Intersymbol interference, From this course you will understand the SDR approachto digital radio design and become familiar with current group delay, linear and nonlinear equalization,standards and trends. You will gain extensive insight into multiple input techniques, maximum likelythe differences between traditional digital radio design and sequence estimation, turbo decoding.the SDR approach. You will be able to evaluate designapproaches for SDR suitability and lead SDR discussions 10. Software Defined Radio Examples.with colleagues. Evolution, future trends, hardware limitations, military and civilian approaches.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 47
  • 48. Strapdown & Integrated Navigation Systems Guidance, Navigation & Control Engineering Summary In this highly structured 4-day short course – January 21-24, 2013 specifically tailored to the needs of busy engineers, scientists, managers, and aerospace professionals – Cape Canaveral, Florida Thomas S. Logsdon will provide you with new insights April 8-11, 2013 into the modern guidance, navigation, and control techniques now being perfected at key research Minneapolis, Minnesota centers around the globe. The various topics are illustrated with powerful $1940 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each analogies, full-color sketches, block diagrams, simple Off The Course Tuition. one-page derivations highlighting their salient features, and numerical examples that employ inputs from today’s battlefield rockets, orbiting satellites, and deep- Course Outline space missions. These lessons are carefully laid out to 1. Inertial Navigation Systems. Fundamental help you design and implement practical performance- Concepts. Schuller pendulum errors. Strapdown optimal missions and test procedures. implementations. Ring laser gyros. The Sagnac effect. Monolithic ring laser gyros. Fiber optic gyros. Advanced strapdown implementations. Instructor 2. Radionavigation’s Precise Position-Fixing Thomas S. Logsdon has accumulated more than Techniques. Active and passive radionavigation systems. 30 years experience with the Naval Pseudoranging solutions. Nanosecond timing accuracies. The quantum-mechanical principles of cesium and Ordinance Laboratory, McDonnell rubidium atomic clocks. Solving for the user’s position. Douglas, Lockheed Martin, Boeing 3. Integrated Navigation Systems. Intertial Aerospace, and Rockwell International. navigation. Gimballing and strapdown navigation. Open- His research projects and consulting loop and closed-loop implementations. Transfer alignment assignments have included the Tartar techniques. Kalman filters and their state variable and Talos shipboard missiles, Project selections. Test results. Skylab, and various deep space interplanetary probes 4. Hardware Units for Inertial Navigation. Solid-state accelerometers. Initializing today’s strapdown inertial and missions. navigation systems. Coordinate rotations and direction Mr. Logsdon has also worked extensively on the cosine matrices. "MEMS devices." and "The beautiful Navstar GPS, including military applications, marriage between MEMS technology and the GPS." constellation design and coverage studies. He has Spaceborne inertial navigation systems. taught and lectured in 31 different countries on six 5. Military Applications of Integrated Navigation. Translator implementations at military test ranges. Military continents and he has written and published 1.7 million performance specifications. Military test results. Tactical words, including 29 technical books. His textbooks applications. The Trident Accuracy Improvement Program. include Striking It Rich in Space, Understanding the Tomahawk cruise missiles. Navstar, Mobile Communication Satellites, and Orbital 6. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering Mechanics: Theory and Applications. Techniques. Ultra precise navigation solutions. Solving for the user’s velocity. Evaluating the geometrical dilution of precision. Kalman filtering techniques. The covariance What You Will Learn matrices and their physical interpretations. Typical state • What are the key differences between gimballing variable selections. Monte Carlo simulations. and strapdown Intertial Navigation Systems? 7. Smart bombs, Guided Missiles, and Artillery Projectiles. Beam-riders and their destructive potential. • How are transfer alignment operations being Smart bombs and their demonstrated accuracies. Smart carried out on modern battlefields? and rugged artillery projectiles. The Paveway IV smart • How sensitive are today’s solid state bombs. accelerometers and how are they currently being 8. Spaceborne Applications of Integrated designed? Navigation Systems. On-orbit position-fixing on early satellites. The Twin Grace satellites. Guiding tomorrow’s • What is a covariance matrix and how can it be booster rockets. Attitude determinations for the used in evaluating the performance capabilities of International Space Station. Cesium fountain clocks in Integrated GPS/INS Navigation Systems? space. Relativistic corrections for radionavigation satellites. • How do the Paveway IV smart bombs differ from 9. Today’s Guidance and Control for Deep Space their predecessors? Missions. Putting ICBM’s through their paces. Guiding • How are MEMS devices manufactured and what tomorrow’s highly demanding missions from the Earth to practical functions do they perform? Mars. JPL’s awesome new interplanetary pinball machines. JPL’s deep space network. Autonomous robots • What is the deep space network and how does it swarming along the space frontier. Driving along handle its demanding missions? tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky.48 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 49. Synthetic Aperture Radar Fundamentals Advanced February 4-5, 2013 February 6-7, 2013 Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico $1140 (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1140 (8:30am - 4:00pm) What You Will Learn What You Will Learn • Basic radar concepts and principles. • SAR system design and performance estimation. • SAR imaging and approaches to SAR processing. • Interactive SAR design session illustrating design tradeoffs. • Basic SAR system engineering and design tradeoffs. • SAR Polarimetry. • Survey of existing SAR systems. • Advanced SAR Interferometry including PS InSAR. • Coherent and Non-Coherent SAR Exploitation including • Survey of future applications and system. basic interferometry, Instructor Mr. Richard Carande is the President, CEO and co-founder of a small business located in Boulder Colorado that specializes in SAR and SAR exploitation technologies. Prevously, Mr. Carande was the Vice President and Director of Advanced Radar Technologies at Vexcel Corporation.  From 1986 to 1995 Mr. Carande was a group leader for a SAR processor development group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena California). There he was involved in developing an operational SAR processor for the JPL/NASA’s three-frequency, fully polarimetric AIRSAR system. Mr. Carande also worked as a System Engineer for the Alaska SAR Processor while at JPL, and performed research in the area of SAR Along-Track Interferometry. Before starting at JPL, Mr. Carande was employed by a technology company in California where he developed optical and digital SAR processors for internal research applications. Mr. Carande has a BS & MS in Physics from Case Western Reserve University. Course Outline Course Outline 1. Fundamentals of Radar. This portion of the course will provide 1. SAR Review. A brief review of SAR technology, capabilities and a background in radar fundamentals that are necessary for the terminology will set the stage for this Advanced SAR Class. understanding and appreciation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and 2. SAR System Engineering and Performance Prediction. The products derived from it. We will first review the history of radar factors that control the quality of SAR imagery produced from a given technology and applications, and introduce some fundamental system will be developed and presented. This includes noise- elements common to all radar systems. The student will learn how basic ranging radar systems operate, why a chirp pulse is commonly equivalent sigma zero (sensitivity) calculations, trade-offs in terms of used, the Radar Range Equation and radar backscattering. We will resolution verses coverage, and the impact of hardware selection also discuss common (and uncommon) radar frequencies including radar echo quantization (ADCs), antenna area and gain. (wavelengths) and their unique characteristics, and why one frequency Parameters that affect PRF selection will be described and a might be preferred over another. A high-level description of radar nomogrammatic approach for PRF selection will be presented. polarization will also be presented. Specialized techniques to improve SAR performance will be described. 2. SAR Imaging. An overview of how SAR systems operate will be 3. Design-A-SAR. Using an ideal implementation of the radar introduced. We will discuss airborne systems and spaceborne systems equation, we will design a simplified SAR system and predict its and describe unique considerations for each. Stripmap, spotlight and performance. During this interactive session, the students will select scanSAR operating modes will be presented. The advantages of each radar “requirements” including radar frequency, coverage, resolution, mode will be described. A description of SAR image characteristics data rate, sensitivity, aperture size and power; and the system including fore-shortening, layover and shadow will be shown. Range performance will be determined. This interactive presentation of design and azimuth ambiguities will be presented and techniques for trade-offs will clearly illustrate the challenges involved in building a mitigating them explained. Noise sources will be presented. Equations realistic SAR system. that control system performance will be presented including resolution, 4. SAR Polarimetry. We will first review polarimetric SAR principles ambiguity levels, and sensitivity. Approaches to SAR image formation and described single-pol, dual-pol and quad-pol SAR systems and how will be described including optical image formation and digital image they operate. Hybrid and compact polarimetry will also be described. formation. Algorithms such as polar formatting, seismic migration, Polarization basis will be presented and we will discuss why one basis range-Doppler and time-domain algorithms will be discussed. may be more useful than another for a particular application. 3. Existing and future SAR systems. We will describe the suite Examples of using polarimetric data for performing SAR image of SAR systems currently operating. These will include all of the segmentation and classification will be presented including commercial spaceborne SAR systems as well as common airborne decomposition approaches such as Cloud, Freeman-Durden and systems. Key features and advantages of each system will be Yamaguchi. Polarimetric Change detection will be introduced. described. A description of upcoming SAR missions will be provided. 5. Advance SAR Interferometry. Techniques that exploit mutually 4. SAR Image Exploitation. In this section of the class a number coherent acquisitions of SAR data will be presented. We will first of SAR exploitation algorithms will be presented. The techniques review two-pass interferometric SAR for elevation mapping and land described in this session rely on interpretation of detected images and movement measurements. This will be expanded to using multiple are applied to both defense and scientific applications. A high-level observations for obtaining time series results. Model-based methods description of polarimetric SAR will be presented and the unique that exploit redundant information for extracting unknown tropospheric capabilities it brings for new applications. (More polarimetry detail can phase errors and other unknown noise sources will be presented (e.g. be found in the ATI Advanced SAR course.) Permanent Scatterer Interferometry). Examples of these data products 5. Coherent SAR Exploitation. The coherent nature of SAR will be provided, and a description of new exploitation products that imagery will be described and several ways to exploit this unique can be derived will be presented. characteristic will be presented. We will discuss the “importance of phase,” and show how this leads to incredible sensitivities. Coherent 6. Future and potential applications and systems. A survey of change detection will be described as well as basic interferometric current work going on in the SAR community will be presented, and applications for measuring elevation or centimeter-level ground indications as to where this may lead in the future. This will include an motion. (More detail on interferometry can be found in the ATI overview of recent breakthroughs in system design and operations, Advanced SAR course.) image/signal processing, processing hardware, exploitation, data collection and fusion.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 49
  • 50. Tactical Battlefield Communications Electronic Warfare January 14-17, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $2145 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This four-day course covers techniques for 1. Introduction to Communication setting up intercept and jamming links for Electronic Warfare. Electronic Warfare (EW) against ground to 2. dB math. ground enemy communication signals, UAV 3. Basic link equation. command and data links, cell phone links and 4. Selection and calculation of appropriate weapon control links (including IEDs). It starts propagation model: Line of sight loss, 2 with a discussion of the one-way communication ray loss, or knife edge diffraction. link, then covers the important propagation 5. Digital Communication. modes for communication band EW, modern signal modulations, and the techniques for 6. Frequency hopping and other LPI predicting intercept and jamming performance as threats. a function of the tactical geometry and local 7. UAV Payload/link Issues, cell phone terrain. Finally, it provides step by step issues. procedures for setting up intercept and jamming 8. Intercept links. links against enemy tactical communications. All 9. Communications Jamming (analogue skills taught are reinforced by carefully structured and digital). hands-on in-class problems. Attendees receive 10. Look through and fratricide issues. the textbook, EW 103, by the instructor along with 11. Special techniques for jamming LPI a 250-page handbook and an EW Pocket Guide signals. booklet. Instructor What You Will Learn David Adamy holds BSEE and MSEE • Understand the nature of tactical battlefield degrees, both with communication communication. theory majors. He has over 45 • Recognize and understand the principle of years experience as an engineer operation of important types of antennas and receivers. and manager in the development of electronic warfare and related • Calculate communication link performance. systems. He has published over • Calculate the requirements for intercept of tactical communication. 200 articles on electronic warfare • Calculate the requirements for emitter location, and communications theory related subjects, intercept and jamming of tactical comm. signals including a popular monthly tutorial section in the including: Journal of Electronic Defense. He has ten books • Single channel analog and digital comms. in print. He consults to various military • Cell phone systems. organizations and teaches electronic warfare and • Weapon control links. communication theory short courses all over the • Unmanned aerial vehicle links. world. • Frequency hopping communication. • Chirped communication. Who Should Attend • Direct sequence spread spectrum comms. • Understand how to avoid communication Technical, Operational or Management EW fratricide. professionals who need to understand radio • Be able to use various tools to perform communication, intercept, and jamming concepts electronic warfare calculations. and practice. There are no prerequisites, no math • Effectively use a Special Antenna and beyond algebra will be required and all concepts Propagation Calculation Slide Rule. are described in physical rather than • Use nomographs. mathematical terms. • Apply formulas (using a scientific calculator) .50 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 51. Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Design, Airspace Integration & Future Capabilities NEW! Summary This 3-day, classroom instructional program is designed to meet the needs of engineers, researchers February 26-28, 2013 and operators. The participants will gain a working Columbia, Maryland knowledge of UAS system classification, payloads, sensors, communications and data links. You will learn $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) the current regulation for small UAS operation Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each The principles of UAS conceptual design and Off The Course Tuition. human factors design considerations are described. The requirements and airspace issues for integrating UAS into civilian National Airspace is covered in detail. Course Outline The need to improve reliability using redundancy and 1. UAS Basics. Definition, attributes, manned vs unmanned, design fault tolerant control systems is discussed. Multiple considerations, life cycle costs, architecture, components, air vehicle, roadmaps are used to illustrate future UAS mission s. payload, communications, data link, ground control station. Alternative propulsion systems with solar and fuel cell 2. UAS Types & Civilian Roles. Categories/Classification, UK & In- energy sources and multiple UAS swarming are ternational classifications, law enforcement, disaster relief, fire detec- presented as special topics. tion & assessment, customs & border patrol, nuclear inspection. 3. UAS Sensors & Characteristics: Sensor Acquisition, Electro Op- tical (EO), Infrared (IR), Multi Spectral Imaging (MSI), Hyper Spectral Im- Instructor aging (HSI), Light Detection & Ranging (LIDAR), Synthetic  Aperture Dr (Col Ret) Jerry LeMieux, President of Radar (SAR), Atmospheric Weather Effects, Space Weather Effects. Unmanned Vehicle University, has over 4. Alternative Power: Solar and Fuel Cells: The Need for Alterna- 40 years and 10,000 hours of aviation tive Propulsion for UAS, Alternative Power Trends & Forecast, Solar experience. He has over 30 years of Cells & Solar Energy, Solar Aircraft Challenges, Solar Wing Design, Past experience in operations, program Solar Designs, Energy Storage Methods & Density, Fuel Cell Basics & UAS Integration, Fuel Cells Used in Current Small UAS, Hybrid Power. management, systems engineering, R&D and test and evaluation for AEW, 5. Communications & Data Links. Current State of Data Links, Future Data Link Needs, Line of Sight Fundamentals, Beyond Line of fighter and tactical data link acquisition Sight Fundamentals, UAS Communications Failure, Link programs. As the Network Centric Enhancements, STANAG 4586, Multi UAS Control. Systems Wing Commander he led 1,300 personnel 6. UAS Conceptual Design. UAS Design Process, Airframe Design and managed 100 network and data link acquisition Considerations, Launch & Recovery Methods, Propulsion, Control & programs with a five year portfolio valued at more than Stability, Ground Control System, Support Equipment, Transportation. $22 billion. In civilian life he consults for the US FAA, 7. Human Machine Interface. Human Factors Engineering Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA and DARPA. He holds a Explained Human Machine Interface, Computer Trends, Voice PhD in electrical engineering and is a graduate of Air Recognition & Control Haptic Feedback, Spatial Audio (3D Audio), War College and Defense Acquisition University. He AFRL MIIRO, Synthetic Vision Brain Computer Interface, CRM. has over 20 years of academic experience at MIT, 8. Sense and Avoid Systems. Sense and Avoid Function ,Needs for Boston University, University of Maryland, Daniel Sense and Avoid, TCAS, TCAS on UAS, ADS-B, Non Cooperative Webster College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical FOV & Detection Requirements, Optical Sensors, Acoustic & University. Dr LeMieux  is a National expert on sense Microwave Sensors. and avoid systems for UAVs and is working with FAA & 9. UAS Civil Airspace Issues. Current State, UAS Worldwide De- RTCA to integrate UAS into National Airspace. mand, UAS Regulation & Airspace Problems, Existing Federal UAS Regulation Equivalent Level of Safety, Airspace Categories, AFRL/JPDO Workshop Results, Collision Avoidance & Sense and What You Will Learn Avoid, Recommendations. • Definitions, Concepts & General UAS Principles. 10. Civil Airspace Integration Efforts. Civil UAS News, FAA Civil • Types, Classification and Civilian Roles. UAS Roadmap, UAS Certificate of Authorization Process, UAPO • Characteristics of UAS Sensors. Interim Operational Approval Guidance (8-01), 14 CFR 107 Rule, NASA UAS R&D Plan, NASA Study Results, RTCA SC 203, UAS R&D • UAS Communications and Data Links. Plan, FAA Reauthorization Bill, Six Test Sites. • NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4586. 11. UAS Navigation. Satellite Navigation, Inertial Navigation, Sensor • Alternatives to GPS and INS Navigation. Fusion for Navigation, Image Navigation (Skysys), Locatta, • Need for Regulation and Problems with Airspace Satellite/INS/Video, (NAVSYS), Image Aided INS (NAVSYS). Integration. 12. Autonomous Control. Vision, Definitions, Automatic Control, • Ground and Airborne Sense & Avoid Systems. Automatic Air to Air Refueling, Autonomy, Advanced AI Applications, • Lost Link and ATC Communication/Management Intelligent Control Techniques. Procedures. 13. UAS Swarming. History of Swarming, Swarming Battles, Modern • Principles of UAS Design & Alternative Power. Military Swarming, Swarming Characteristics, Swarming Concepts, • Improving Reliability with Fault Tolerant Control Systems. Emergent Behavior, Swarming Algorithms, Swarm Communications. • Principles of Autonomous Control & Alternative 14. Future Capabilities. Space UAS & Global Strike, Advanced Navigation. Hypersonic Weapon, Submarine Launched UAS, UCAS, Pseudo- • Future Capabilities Including Space Transport, satellites, Future Military Missions & Technologies. Hypersonic, UCAS, Pseudo-satellites and Swarming.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 51 113
  • 52. Antenna and Array Fundamentals Basic concepts in antennas, antenna arrays, and antennas systems February 26-28, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Course Outline 1. Basic Concepts In Antenna Theory. Beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching Summary techniques. This three-day course teaches the basics of 2. Locations. Reactive near-field, radiating near- antenna and antenna array theory. Fundamental field (Fresnel region), far-field (Fraunhofer region) and concepts such as beam patterns, radiation resistance, the Friis transmission formula. polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, 3. Types of Antennas. Dipole, loop, patch, horn, and matching techniques are presented. Different dish, and helical antennas are discussed, compared, types of antennas such as dipole, loop, patch, horn, and contrasted from a performance/applications dish, and helical antennas are discussed and standpoint. compared and contrasted from a performance- 4. Propagation Effects. Direct, sky, and ground applications standpoint. The locations of the reactive waves. Diffraction and scattering. near-field, radiating near-field (Fresnel region), and far- field (Fraunhofer region) are described and the Friis 5. Antenna Arrays and Array Factors. (e.g., transmission formula is presented with worked uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays). examples. Propagation effects are presented. Antenna 6. Scanning From Droadside. Sidelobe levels, arrays are discussed, and array factors for different null locations, and beam broadening. The end-fire types of distributions (e.g., uniform, binomial, and condition. Problems such as grating lobes, beam Tschebyscheff arrays) are analyzed giving insight to squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness. sidelobe levels, null locations, and beam broadening 7. Beam Steering. Phase shifters and true-time (as the array scans from broadside.) The end-fire delay devices. Some commonly used components and condition is discussed. Beam steering is described delay devices (e.g., the Rotman lens) are compared. using phase shifters and true-time delay devices. Problems such as grating lobes, beam squint, 8. Measurement Techniques Ised In Anechoic quantization errors, and scan blindness are presented. Chambers. Pattern measurements, polarization Antenna systems (transmit/receive) with active patterns, gain comparison test, spinning dipole (for CP amplifiers are introduced. Finally, measurement measurements). Items of concern relative to anechoic techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers are chambers such as the quality of the absorbent outlined. The textbook, Antenna Theory, Analysis & material, quiet zone, and measurement errors. Design, is included as well as a comprehensive set of Compact, outdoor, and near-field ranges. course notes. 9. Questions and Answers. Instructor What You Will Learn Dr. Steven Weiss is a senior design engineer with • Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas the Army Research Lab. He has a and antenna arrays. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical • The appropriate antenna for your application. Engineering from the Rochester Institute • Factors that affect antenna array designs and of Technology with Master’s and antenna systems. Doctoral Degrees from The George • Measurement techniques commonly used in Washington University. He has anechoic chambers. numerous publications in the IEEE on This course is invaluable to engineers seeking to antenna theory. He teaches both work with experts in the field and for those desiring introductory and advanced, graduate level courses at a deeper understanding of antenna concepts. At its Johns Hopkins University on antenna systems. He is completion, you will have a solid understanding of active in the IEEE. In his job at the Army Research Lab, the appropriate antenna for your application and he is actively involved with all stages of antenna the technical difficulties you can expect to development from initial design, to first prototype, to encounter as your design is brought from the measurements. He is a licensed Professional Engineer conceptual stage to a working prototype. in both Maryland and Delaware.52 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 53. Computational Electromagnetics NEW! January 15-17, 2013 Columbia, Maryland Summary This 3-day course teaches the basics of CEM with May 14-16, 2013 electromagnetics review and application examples. Fundamental concepts in the solution of EM radiation Columbia, Maryland and scattering problems are presented. Emphasis is $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) on applying computational methods to practical applications. You will develop a working knowledge of Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each popular methods such as the FEM, MOM, FDTD, FIT, Off The Course Tuition. and TLM including asymptotic and hybrid methods. Students will then be able to identify the most relevant CEM method for various applications, avoid common Course Outline user pitfalls, understand model validation and correctly 1. Review of Electromagnetic Theory. interpret results. Students are Maxwell’s Equations, wave equation, Duality, encouraged to bring their laptop to Surface Equivalence Principle, boundary work examples using the provided conditions, dielectrics and lossy media. FEKO Lite code. You will learn the importance of model development 2. Basic Concepts in Antenna Theory. and meshing, post-processing for Gain/Directivity, apertures, reciprocity and phasors. scientific visualization and 3. Basic Concepts in Scattering Theory. presentation of results. Participants Reflection and transmission, Brewster and critical will receive a complete set of notes, angles, RCS, scattering mechanisms and canonical a copy of FEKO and textbook, CEM for RF and shapes, frequency dependence. Microwave Engineering. 4. Antenna Systems. Various antenna types, feed systems, array antennas and beam steering, Instructor periodic structures, electromagnetic symmetry, Dr. Keefe Coburn is a senior design engineer with system integration and performance analysis. the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. 5. Overview of Computational Methods in He has a Bachelors degree in Physics Electromagnetics. Introduction to frequency and from the VA Polytechnic Institute with time domain methods. Compare and contrast Masters and Doctoral Degrees from differential/volume and integral/surface methods the George Washington University. In with popular commercial codes as examples his job at the Army Research Lab, he (adjusted to class interests). applies CEM tools for antenna design, system integration and system performance analysis. 6. Finite Element Method Tutorial. He teaches graduate courses at the Catholic University Mathematical basis and algorithms with application of America in antenna theory and remote sensing. He to electromagnetics. Time domain and hybrid is a member of the IEEE, the Applied Computational methods (adjusted to class background). Electromagnetics Society (ACES), the Union of Radio 7. Method of Moments Tutorial. Mathematical Scientists and Sigma Xi. He serves on the basis and algorithms (adjusted to class Configuration Control Board for the Army developed mathematical background). Implementation for wire GEMACS CEM code and the ACES Board of Directors. antennas and examples using FEKO Lite. 8. Finite Difference Time Domain Tutorial. What You Will Learn Mathematical basis and numerical algorithms, • A review of electromagnetic, antenna and scattering parallel implementations (adjusted to class theory with modern application examples. mathematical background). • An overview of popular CEM methods with commercial codes as examples. 9. Transmission Line Matrix Method. Overview • Tutorials for numerical algorithms. and numerical algorithms. • Hands-on experience with FEKO Lite to demonstrate 10. Finite Integration Technique. Overview. wire antennas, modeling guidelines and common 11. Asymptotic Methods. Scattering user pitfalls. mechanisms and high frequency approximations. • An understanding of the latest developments in CEM, 12. Hybrid and Advanced Methods. Overview, hybrid methods and High Performance Computing. FMM, ACA and FEKO examples. From this course you will obtain the knowledge required to become a more expert user. You will 13. High Performance Computing. Overview of gain exposure to popular CEM codes and learn parallel methods and examples. how to choose the best tool for specific 14. Summary. With emphasis on practical applications. You will be better prepared to applications and intelligent decision making. interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate CEM accuracy for practical applications, and 15. Questions and FEKO examples. Adjusted understand the literature. to class problems of interest.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 53
  • 54. Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility / Signal Integrity Optional 3rd Day:  EMI Troubleshooting Workshop NEW! February 19-20, 2013 Orlando, Florida Optional Day 3: February 21, 2013 • Orlando, Florida Summary February 27-28, 2013 Design for EMC/SI (Electromagnetic Compatibility & Signal Integrity) addresses the control of EMI San Diego, California (Electromagnetic Interference) at the box level through Optional Day 3: March 1, 2013 • San Diego, California proven design techniques. This two-day course provides a comprehensive treatment of EMC/SI "inside $995 for 2-day • $1395 for 3-day the box." This includes digital and analog circuits, (8:30am - 4:30pm) printed circuit board design, power electronics, I/O Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each treatments, mechanical shielding, and more. Please Off The Course Tuition. note - this class does NOT address "outside the box" issues such as cable design, power wiring, and other Course Outline systems level concerns. Each student will receive a 1. Introduction. copy of the EDN Magazine Designers Guide to EMC • Interference Sources, Paths and Receptors by Daryl Gerke and William Kimmel, along with a • Key EMI Design Threats complete set of lecture notes. • EMI Regulations and Their Impact on Design Physics of EMI NEW! An optional 3rd  day with an EMI • Frequency, Time and Dimensions Troubleshooting  Workshop  can be added for EMI • Transmisison Lines and "Hidden" Antennas Troubleshooting Guidelines.  Eight case studies are 2. Physics of EMI. covered. • Frequency, Time, and Dimensions • Transmission Lines and “Hidden” Antennas Instructors 3. EMI in Components. • Looking for the "Hidden Schematic" William (Bill) Kimmel, PE, has worked in the • Passive Components and Their Limitations electronics field for over 45 years. He • Simple EMI Filters and How to Design them received his BSEE with distinction • EMI Effects in Analog and Digital Circuits from the University of Minnesota. His 4. Printed Circuit Boards. experience includes design and • Signal Integrity and EMI systems engineering with industry • Common Mode Emissions Problems leaders like Control Data and Sperry • Dealing with Clocks and Resets Defense Systems. Since, 1987, he • Power Decoupling has been involved exclusively with • Isolated and Split Planes EMI/EMC as a founding partner of Kimmel Gerke • I/O Treatments Associates, Ltd. Bill has qualified numerous 5. Power Supplies. systems to industrial, commercial, military, medical, • Common Noise Sources vehicular, and related EMI/EMC requirements. • Parasitic Coupling Mechanisms • Filters and Transient Protection Daryl Gerke, PE, has worked in the electronics 6. Grounding & Interconnect. field for over 40 years. He received his • Function of a Ground BSEE from the University of • Single Point, Multi-Point and Hybrid Grounds Nebraska. His experience ranges • Analog vs Digital Grounds includes design and systems • Circuit Board Grounding engineering with industry leaders like • Internal Cables and Connectors Collins Radio, Sperry Defense • I/O Treatments Systems, Tektronix, and Intel. Since 7. Shielding. 1987, he has been involved • Picking the Right Materials exclusively with EMI/EMC as a founding partner of • Enclosure Design Techniques Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd. Daryl has qualified • Shielded Connectors and Cables numerous systems to industrial, commercial, • ESD Entry Points military, medical, vehicular, and related EMI/EMC 8. Design Checklists & Resources. requirements. 9. EMI Troubleshooting Guidelines (OPTIONAL DAY 3). • Eight case studies workshop Who Should Attend This seminar is directed at personnel who are What You Will Learnwrestling with interference/noise problems in electronic • How to identify, prevent, and fix over 30 commonsystems at the design level. The following could benefit EMI/EMC problems in at the box/design level.from this class: • Simple models and "rules of thumb" and to help you• Electronics design engineers and technicians. arrive at quick design decisions (NO heavy math).• Printed circuit board designers. • Design impact of various EMC specifications.• EMC test engineers and technicians. • Practical tools, tips, and techniques.• NO prior EMC experience is necessary or assumed. • Good EMI/EMC design practices.54 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 55. EMI / EMC in Military Systems Includes Mil Std-461/464 & Troubleshooting Addendums April 9-11, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary Course Outline Systems EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) 1. Introduction. Interference sources, paths, and involves the control of EMI (Electromagnetic receptors. Identifying key EMI threats - power disturbances, Interference) at the systems, facility, and platform radio frequency interference, electrostatic discharge, self- levels (e.g. outside the box.) This three-day course compatibility. Key EMI concepts - Frequency and impedance, provides a comprehensive treatment of EMI/EMC Frequency and time, Frequency and dimensions. problems in military systems. These include both the Unintentional antennas related to dimensions. box level requirements of MIL-STD-461 and the 2. Grounding - A Safety Interface. Grounds defined. systems level requirements of MIL-STD-464. The Ground loops and single point grounds. Multipoint grounds and hybrid grounds. Ground bond corrosion. Lightning emphasis is on prevention through good EMI/EMC induced ground bounce. Ground currents through chassis. design techniques - grounding, shielding, cable Unsafe grounding practice. management, and power interface design. 3. Power - An Energy Interface. Types of power Troubleshooting techniques are also addressed in an disturbances. Common impedance coupling in shared ground addendum. Please note - this class does NOT address and voltage supply. Transient protection. EMI power line circuit boards issues. Each student will receive a copy filters. Isolation transformers. Regulators and UPS. Power of the EDN Magazine Designers Guide to EMC by harmonics and magnetic fields. Daryl Gerke and William Kimmel, along with a 4. Cables and Connectors - A Signal Interface. Cable complete set of lecture notes. coupling paths. Cable shield grounding and termination. Cable shield materials. Cable and connector ferrites. Cable crosstalk. Classify cables and connectors. Instructors 5. Shielding - An Electromagnetic Field Interface. William (Bill) Kimmel, PE, has worked in the Shielding principles. Shielding failures. Shielding materials. electronics field for over 45 years. He EMI gaskets for seams. Handling large openings. Cable terminations and penetrations. received his BSEE with distinction from the University of Minnesota. His 6. Systems Solutions. Power disturbances. Radio frequency interference. Electrostatic discharge. experience includes design and Electromagnetic emissions. systems engineering with industry 7. MIL-STD-461 & MIL-STD-464 Addendum. leaders like Control Data and Sperry Background on MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-464. Defense Systems. Since, 1987, he Design/proposal impact of individual requirements (emphasis has been involved exclusively with on design, NOT testing.) Documentation requirements - EMI/EMC as a founding partner of Kimmel Gerke Control Plans, Test Plans, Test Reports. Associates, Ltd. Bill has qualified numerous 8. EMC Troubleshooting Addemdum. Troubleshooting systems to industrial, commercial, military, medical, vs Design & Test. Using the "Differential Diagnosis" vehicular, and related EMI/EMC requirements. Methodology Diagnostic and Isolation Techniques - RFI, Daryl Gerke, PE, has worked in the electronics power, ESD, emissions. field for over 40 years. He received his BSEE from the University of Nebraska. His experience ranges What You Will Learn includes design and systems • How to identify, prevent, and fix common EMI/EMC engineering with industry leaders like problems in military systems? Collins Radio, Sperry Defense • Simple models and "rules of thumb" and to help you Systems, Tektronix, and Intel. Since arrive at quick design decisions (NO heavy math). 1987, he has been involved exclusively with EMI/EMC as a founding partner of • EMI/EMC troubleshooting tips and techniques. Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd. Daryl has qualified • Design impact (by requirement) of military EMC numerous systems to industrial, commercial, specifications (MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-464) military, medical, vehicular, and related EMI/EMC • EMI/EMC documentation requirements (Control requirements. Plans, Test Plans, and Test Reports).Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 55
  • 56. Kalman, H-Infinity, and Nonlinear Estimation Approaches June 11-13, 2013 Laurel, Maryland Summary $1845 (8:30am - 4:00pm) This three-day course will introduce Kalman "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each filtering and other state estimation algorithms in a Off The Course Tuition." practical way so that the student can design and apply state estimation algorithms for real problems. The course will also present enough theoretical background to justify the techniques and provide a foundation for advanced research and implementation. After taking this course the student will be able to design Kalman filters, H- infinity filters, and particle filters for both linear and nonlinear systems. The student will be able Course Outline to evaluate the tradeoffs between different types 1. Dynamic Systems Review. Linear of estimators. The algorithms will be systems. Nonlinear systems. Discretization. demonstrated with freely available MATLAB System simulation. programs. Each student will receive a copy of Dr. 2. Random Processes Review. Probability. Simon’s text, Optimal State Estimation. Random variables. Stochastic processes. White noise and colored noise. Instructor 3. Least Squares Estimation. Weighted least squares. Recursive least squares. Dr. Dan Simon has been a professor at Cleveland State University since 1999, and is 4. Time Propagation of States and also the owner of Innovatia Software. He had 14 Covariances. years of industrial experience in the aerospace, 5. The Discrete Time Kalman Filter. automotive, biomedical, process control, and Derivation. Kalman filter properties. software engineering fields before entering 6. Alternate Kalman filter forms. academia. While in industry he applied Kalman Sequential filtering. Information filtering. filtering and other state estimation techniques to Square root filtering. a variety of areas, including motor control, neural 7. Kalman Filter Generalizations. net and fuzzy system optimization, missile Correlated noise. Colored noise. Steady-state guidance, communication networks, fault filtering. Stability. Alpha-beta-gamma filtering. diagnosis, vehicle navigation, and financial Fading memory filtering. Constrained filtering. forecasting. He has over 60 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings, 8. Optimal Smoothing. Fixed point including many in Kalman filtering. smoothing. Fixed lag smoothing. Fixed interval smoothing. 9. Advanced Topics in Kalman Filtering. What You Will Learn Verification of performance. Multiple-model • How can I create a system model in a form that estimation. Reduced-order estimation. Robust is amenable to state estimation? Kalman filtering. Synchronization errors. • What are some different ways to simulate a 10. H-infinity Filtering. Derivation. system? Examples. Tradeoffs with Kalman filtering. • How can I design a Kalman filter? 11. Nonlinear Kalman Filtering. The • What if the Kalman filter assumptions are not linearized Kalman filter. The extended Kalman satisfied? filter. Higher order approaches. Parameter • How can I design a Kalman filter for a nonlinear estimation. system? 12. The Unscented Kalman Filter. • How can I design a filter that is robust to model Advantages. Derivation. Examples. uncertainty? 13. The Particle Filter. Derivation. • What are some other types of estimators that Implementation issues. Examples. Tradeoffs. may do better than a Kalman filter? 14. Applications. Fault diagnosis for • What are the latest research directions in state aerospace systems. Vehicle navigation. Fuzzy estimation theory and practice? logic and neural network training. Motor • What are the tradeoffs between Kalman, H- control. Implementations in embedded infinity, and particle filters? systems.56 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 57. Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLAB with Radar, Sonar, Communications, Speech & Imaging Applications January 8-11, 2013 Laurel, Maryland June 10-13, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts $2195 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. MATLAB Basics. M-files, logical flow, graphing, This four-day course covers signal processing debugging, special characters, array manipulation, systems for radar, sonar, communications, speech, vectorizing computations, useful toolboxes. imaging and other applications based on state-of-the- 2. Computer Data Generation. Signals, Gaussian art computer algorithms. These algorithms include noise, nonGaussian noise, colored and white noise, important tasks such as data simulation, parameter AR/ARMA time series, real vs. complex data, linear estimation, filtering, interpolation, detection, spectral models, complex envelopes and demodulation. analysis, beamforming, classification, and tracking. Until now these algorithms could only be learned by 3. Parameter Estimation. Maximum likelihood, best linear unbiased, linear and nonlinear least squares, reading the latest technical journals. This course will recursive and sequential least squares, minimum mean take the mystery out of these designs by introducing square error, maximum a posteriori, general linear model, the algorithms with a minimum of mathematics and performance evaluation via Taylor series and computer illustrating the key ideas via numerous examples using simulation methods. MATLAB. 4. Filtering/Interpolation/Extrapolation. Wiener, Designed for engineers, scientists, and other linear Kalman approaches, time series methods. professionals who wish to study the practice of 5. Detection. Matched filters, generalized matched statistical signal processing without the headaches, filters, estimator-correlators, energy detectors, detection this course will make extensive use of hands-on of abrupt changes, min probability of error receivers, MATLAB implementations and demonstrations. communication receivers, nonGaussian approaches, Attendees will receive a suite of software source code likelihood and generalized likelihood detectors, receiver and are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow operating characteristics, CFAR receivers, performance along with the demonstrations. evaluation by computer simulation. Each participant will receive two books 6. Spectral Analysis. Periodogram, Blackman-Tukey, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Vol. I autoregressive and other high resolution methods, and Vol. 2 by instructor Dr. Kay. A complete set of notes eigenanalysis methods for sinusoids in noise. and a suite of MATLAB m-files will be distributed in 7. Array Processing. Beamforming, narrowband vs. source format for direct use or modification by the user. wideband considerations, space-time processing, interference suppression. 8. Signal Processing Systems. Image processing, Instructor active sonar receiver, passive sonar receiver, adaptive noise canceler, time difference of arrival localization, Dr. Steven Kay is a Professor of Electrical channel identification and tracking, adaptive Engineering at the University of beamforming, data analysis. Rhode Island and the President of 9. Case Studies. Fault detection in bearings, acoustic Signal Processing Systems, a imaging, active sonar detection, passive sonar detection, consulting firm to industry and the 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 complexity. Theory and Application, Fundamentals of • The limitations to signal processing performance. Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation Theory, • To recognize and avoid common pitfalls and traps in and Fundamentals of Statistical Signal algorithmic development. Processing: Detection Theory. Dr. Kay is a Fellow • To generalize and solve practical problems using the of the IEEE. provided suite of MATLAB code.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 57
  • 58. RF Engineering - Fundamentals March 19-20, 2013 NEW! Laurel, Maryland $1150 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Course Outline Day One: Circuit Considerations 1. Physical Properties of RF circuits Summary 2. Propagation and effective Dielectric This two-day course is designed for engineers Constants that are non specialists in RF engineering, but are 3. Impedance Parameters involved in the design or analysis of 4. Reflections and Matching communication systems including digital 5. Circuit matrix parameters (Z,Y, & S parameters) designers, managers, procurement engineers, 6. Gain etc. The course emphasizes RF fundamentals in 7. Stability terms of physical principles behavioral concepts 8. Smith Chart data displays permitting the student to quickly gain an intuitive 9. Performance of example circuits understanding of the subject with minimal mathematical complexity. These principles are Day Two: System considerations 1. Low Noise designs illustrated using modern examples of wireless 2. High Power design components such as Bluetooth, Cell Phone and 3. Distortion evaluation Paging, and 802.11 Data Communications 4. Spurious Free Dynamic Range Systems. 5. MATLAB Assisted Assessment of state-of- the-art RF systems Instructor Dr. M. Lee Edwards is a private RF What You Will Learn Engineering Consultant since January 2007 • How to recognize the physical properties that when he retired from The Johns Hopkins make RF circuits and systems unique University Applied Physics Laboratory • What the important parameters are that characterize RF circuits (JHU/APL). He served for 15 years the • How to interpret RF Engineering performance Supervisor of the RF Engineering Group in APL’s data Space Department. Dr. Edwards’ leadership • What the considerations are in combining RF introduced new RF capabilities into deep space circuits into systems communications systems including GaAs • How to evaluate RF Engineering risks such as technology and phased array antennas, etc. For instabilities, noise, and interference, etc. two decades Dr. Edwards was also the Chairman • How performance assessments can be enhanced of the JHU Masters program in Electrical and with basic engineering tools such as MATLAB. Computer Engineering and pioneered many of From this course you will obtain the the RF Engineering courses and laboratories. He knowledge and ability to understand how RF is a recipient of the JHU excellence in teaching circuits functions, how multiple circuits award and is known for his fundamental interact to determine system performance, to understanding of RF Engineering and his creative interact effectively with RF engineering and insightful approach to teaching. specialists and to understand the literature.58 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 59. Understanding Sensors for Test & Measurement: Understanding, Selecting & Applying Sensors Newly Revised! Formerly titled Instrumentation for Test & Measurement June 11-13, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Sensor Fundamentals. Application Considerations, Measurement Issues & Criteria. $1845 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 2. Sensor Signal Conditioning. Bridge Circuits, Analog to Digital Converters, Systems on a Chip, Sigma-Delta ADCs, Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Conditioning High Impedance & Charge Output Sensors. Off The Course Tuition. 3. Introduction to Strain Gages. Piezoresistance, Thin Film, Microdevices, Accuracy, Strain Gage Based Measurements, Sensor Installations, High Temperature Installations. 4. Electromagnetism in Sensing. Electromagnetism & Inductance, Sensor Applications, Magnetic Field Sensors. 5. Acceleration, Shock & Vibration Sensors. Piezoelectric, Charge Mode & IEPE, Piezoelectric Materials & Summary Structures, Piezoresistive, Capacitive, Servo Force Balance, This three day course, based on the 690-page Sensor Mounting, Acceleration Probes, Grounding, Cables & Technology Handbook, published by Elsevier in 2005 and Connections. edited by the instructor, is designed for engineers, technicians 6. Sensors for Mechanical Shock. Technology and managers who want to increase their knowledge of Fundamentals, Sensor Types - Advantages & Disadvantages, sensors for test & measurement. It balances breadth and Frequency Response Requirements, Pyroshock depth in a practical presentation for those who design sensor Measurement, Failure Modes, Structural Resonance Effects, systems and work with sensors of all types. Each topic Environmental Effects. includes technology fundamentals, selection criteria, 7. Machinery Vibration Monitoring Sensors. applicable standards, interfacing and system designs, and Accelerometer Types, 4-20 Milliamp Transmitters, Capacitive future developments. Sensors, Intrinsically Safe Sensors, Mounting Considerations. 8. Position & Motion Sensors. Contact & Non-contact, Limit Switches, Resistive, Magnetic & Ultrasonic Position Sensors, Proximity Sensors, Photoelectric Sensors, Linear & Instructor Rotary Position & Motion Sensors, Optical Encoders, Jon Wilson is a Principal Consultant at in Chandler, Resolvers & Synchros. Arizona. He holds degrees in Mechanical, 9. Capacitive & Inductive Displacement Sensors. Automotive and Industrial Engineering. His Capacitive Fundamentals, Inductive Fundamentals, Target 45-plus years of experience include Test Considerations, Comparing Capacitive & Inductive, Using Engineer, Test Laboratory Manager, Capacitive & Inductive Together. Applications Engineering Manager and 10. Force, Load & Weight Sensors. Sensor Types, Marketing Manager at Chrysler Corporation, Physical Configurations, Fatigue Ratings. ITT Cannon Electric Co., Motorola 11. Pressure Sensors. Fundamentals of Pressure Semiconductor Products Division and Sensing Technology, Piezoresistive Sensors, Piezoelectric Endevco. He is Editor of the Sensor Sensors, Specialized Applications. Technology Handbook published by Elsevier in 2005. He has 12. Test & Measurement Microphones. Measurement been consulting and training in the field of testing and Microphone Characteristics, Condenser & Prepolarized instrumentation since 1985. He has presented training for (Electret), Effect of Angle of Incidence, Pressure, Free Field, ISA, SAE, IEST, SAVIAC, ITC, & many government agencies Random Incidence, Environmental Effects, Specialized Types, Calibration Techniques. and commercial organizations. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, and a 13. Flow Sensors. Thermal Anemometers, Differential Lifetime Senior Member of SAE and ISA. Pressure, Vortex Shedding, Positive Displacement & Turbine Based Sensors, Mass Flowmeters, Electromagnetic, Ultrasonic & Laser Doppler Sensors, Calibration. What You Will Learn 14. Level Sensors. Hydrostatic, Ultrasonic, RF Capacitance, Magnetostrictive, Microwave Radar, Selecting a • How to understand sensor specifications? Technology. • Advantages and disadvantages of different sensor 15. Humidity Sensors. Capacitive, Resistive & Thermal types. Conductivity Sensors, Temperature & Humidity Effects, Condensation & Wetting, Integrated Signal Conditioning. • How to avoid configuration and interfacing problems? 16. Optical & Radiation Sensors. Photosensors, Quantum Detectors, Thermal Detectors, Phototransistors, • How to select and specify the best sensor for your Thermal Infrared Detectors. application? 17. Temperature Sensors. Electromechanical & • How to select and apply the correct signal Electronic Sensors, IR Pyrometry, Thermocouples, conditioning? Thermistors, RTDs, Interfacing & Design, Heat Conduction & Self Heating Effects. • How to find applicable standards for variou sensors? 18. Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors. Possibilities, • Principles and applications of wireless sensor Realities, Applications. networks. 19. Smart Sensors. IEEE 1451, TEDS, TEDS Sensors, Plug & Play Sensors. From this course you will learn how to select and 20. Wireless Sensor Networks. Individual Node apply sensors in measurement systems to acquire Architecture, Network Architecture, Radio Options, Power accurate data for a variety of applications and Considratioens. measurands including mechanical, thermal and Appendices on Calibration, Sensor Selection and optical data. Application & InstallationRegister online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 59
  • 60. Wavelets Analysis: A Concise Guide February 25-26, 2013 NEW! Columbia, Maryland $1245 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Mathematical structures of signal spaces. Review of important structures in function (signal) Summary spaces required for analysis of signals, leading to This two-day course is based on a course taught at orthogonal basis and frame representations and their the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for inversion. Professionals Masters’ Degree program, designed to introduce the fundamentals of wavelet analysis to a 2. Linear time invariant systems. Review linear wide audience of engineers, physicists, and applied time invariant systems, convolutions and correlations, mathematicians. It complements the ATI Wavelets: A spectral factorization for finite length sequences, and Conceptual Practical Approach in providing more perfect reconstruction quadrature mirror filters mathematical depth and detail required for a thorough 3. Time, frequency and scale localizing understanding of the theory and implementation in any programming language (GUI computer code in IDL will transforms. The windowed Fourier transform and the be provided to participants). continuous wavelet transform (CWT). Implementation The textbook Wavelets: A Concise Guide provided of the CWT. to all attendees. 4. The Harr and Shannon wavelets. two extreme examples of orthogonal wavelet transforms, and corresponding scaling and wavelet equations, and their Instructor description in terms of FIR and IIR interscale Dr. A. H. Najmi is a staff member of the Johns coefficients. Hopkins University Applied Physics 5. General properties of scaling and wavelet Laboratory, and a member of the faculty functions. The Haar and Shannon wavelets are seen (Applied Physics and Electrical to be special cases of a more general set of relations Engineering) of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School Engineering for defining multi-resolution analysis subspaces that lead Professionals Masters’ degree to orthogonal and biorthogonal wavelet programs. Dr. Najmi holds the degrees representations of signals. These relations are of D.Phil. in theoretical physics from the examined in both time and frequency domains. university of Oxford, M.Math., M.A., and B.A. in 6. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). The mathematics from the university of Cambridge. He is orthogonal discrete wavelet transform applied to finite the author of the textbook Wavelets: A Concise Guide length sequences, implementation, denoising and (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). thresholding. Implementation of the biorthogonal discrete wavelet transform to finite length sequences. What You Will Learn 7. Wavelet Regularity and Solutions. Response• Important mathematical structures of signal spaces: of the orthogonal DWT to data discontinuities and orthonormal bases and frames. wavelet regularity. The Daubechies orthogonal• Time, frequency, and scale localizing transforms: the wavelets of compact support. Biorthogonal wavelets of windowed Fourier transform and the continuous compact support and algebraic methods to solve for wavelet transform, and their implementation. them. The lifting scheme to construct biorthogonal• Multi-resolution analysis spaces, Haar and Shannon wavelets of compact support. wavelet transforms. Orthogonal and biorthogonal 8. Orthogonal Wavelet Packets and the Best wavelet transforms of compact support: Basis Algorithm. Orthogonal wavelet packets and implementation and applications. their properties in the time and frequency domains.• Orthogonal wavelet packets, their implementation, The minimum entropy best basis algorithm and its and the best basis algorithm. implementation.• Wavelet transform implementation for 2D images and compression properties. 9. The 2D Wavelet Transform. The DWT applied From this course you will obtain the knowledge to 2D (image) data using the product representation,and ability to perform wavelet analysis of signals and implementation of the algorithm. Application of theand image, and implement all the relevant 2D DWT to image compression and comparison withalgorithms. the DCT.60 – Vol. 113 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 61. Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach “This course uses very little math, yet provides an in- depth understanding of the concepts and real-world February 27 - March 1, 2013 applications of these powerful tools.” Columbia, Maryland Summary $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) are in wide use and work Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each very well if your signal stays at a constant frequency Off The Course Tuition. (“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 shape. "Your Wavelets course was very helpful in our Radar Wavelet Transforms allow this and many other capabilities not studies. We often use wavelets now instead of the possible with conventional methods like the FFT. Fourier Transform for precision denoising." This course is vastly different from traditional math- –Long To, NAWC WD, Point Wugu, CA oriented Wavelet courses or books in that we use examples, figures, and computer demonstrations to show how to "I was looking forward to this course and it was very re- understand and work with Wavelets. This is a comprehensive, warding–Your clear explanations starting with the big pic- in-depth. up-to-date treatment of the subject, but from an ture immediately contextualized the material allowing us intuitive, conceptual point of view. to drill a little deeper with a fuller understanding" We do look at some key equations but only AFTER the –Steve Van Albert, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research concepts are demonstrated and understood so you can see the wavelets and equations “in action”. "Good overview of key wavelet concepts and literature. Each student will receive extensive course slides, a CD The course provided a good physical understanding of with MATLAB demonstrations, and a copy of the instructor’s wavelet transforms and applications." new book, Conceptual Wavelets. –Stanley Radzevicius, ENSCO, Inc. If convenient we recommend that you bring a laptop to this class.  A disc with the course materials will be provided and Course Outline the laptop will allow you to utilize the materials in class.  Note: 1. What is a Wavelet? Examples and Uses. “Waves” that the laptop is NOT a requirement. 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 the Founder and President of an 2. Comparison with traditional methods. The concept independent consulting firm. He has of the FFT, the STFT, and Wavelets as all being various types over 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 What You Will Learn time and frequency domains. • How to use Wavelets as a “microscope” to analyze 7. Highly useful properties of popular Wavelets. How data that changes over time or has hidden “events” to choose the best Wavelet for your application. When to 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 your data. State-of-the-art methods and to extract signals from large amounts of noise. applications. Demonstrations. • How to compress and de-noise data using 9. Additional Methods and Applications. Image advanced Wavelet techniques. How to avoid Processing. Detecting Discontinuities, Self-Similarities and potential pitfalls by understanding the concepts. A Transitory Events. Speech Processing. Human Vision. Audio “safe” method if in doubt. and Video. BPSK/QPSK Signals. Wavelet Packet Analysis. 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.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 113 – 61
  • 62. Wireless Digital Communications for Program & Engineering Managers May 7-8, 2013 Summary Columbia, Maryland This two-day course is designed to provide an overall view of wireless communications including commercial and military $1245 (8:30am - 4:30pm) applications for Program Managers, Engineering Managers, Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each and others that do not have a technical engineering Off The Course Tuition. background and who are looking to understand Wireless Communications at a high level to be more effecting in dealing with customers, staff, and those working on these programs. Course Outline It is also an excellent refresher course for those engineers that want to be more involved with Digital Communications in 1. Wireless Tradeoffs in Digital Communications their careers. This is a very informative class at a high level so Using a Link Budget. Understand the tradeoffs in a Wireless managers that are involved or going to be involved with Communications system using a simple tool called a Link Wireless Communications can understand at a high level Budget. This includes signal and noise evaluations. what the engineers and programs are developing. It includes 2. Digital Communication Advantages. Understand the high level descriptions, enough detail to understand the advantages between digital communications and analog concepts with little math or analysis involved. This is focus communications. This includes different ways to modulate the towards spread spectrum systems, which is nearly all of carrier frequency such as Phase Shift Keying (BPSK, QPSK, communications today. It covers a wide range of data link etc), and also spread spectrum and its advantage to prevent communication techniques, including tradeoffs of cost inference from others. reduction and size reduction methods using a budget to 3. Basic Principles of Digital Communications. Learn determine what is needed for the wireless system. Thus the the principles to separate users from each other by using student gains a firm understanding of the processes needed time, frequency, codes, and others. Learn how cell phones to effectively understand wireless data link communication and other wireless communications handle near/far problems, systems which is vital to their jobs. You will gain an intuitive adjacent channel interference, automatic gain control and understanding from all of the experiences of the Instructor dynamic range. Understand basic concepts such as Image who has been working with communications for over 25 Frequency, Group Delay (important with Digital years. This seminar has been taught to a number of Program Communications), Aliasing, Feedback which is necessary to Managers and other Managers at other companies with understand digital communications. excellent feedback by those who took the class. 4. Modulation Techniques used to Improve Communications. Learn about pulse position modulation Instructor and how to use it in burst communications. Examine the Scott R. Bullock,  P.E., MSEE, specializes in Wirelss advantages and disadvantages of Absolute vs Differential. Communications including Spread Spectrum Systems and Understand the advantages and disadvantages of Coherent Broadband Communication Systems for both government and vs Differential that can be applied to all types of digital commercial. He holds numerous patents in communications modulation. and published several articles in various trade magazines. He 5. Receiving the Signal and Detecting and Correction was active in establishing the data link standard for GPS Errors. Learn about how to retrieve the data by eliminating SCAT-I landing systems and developed spread spectrum the carrier and the spread spectrum code to achieve the landing systems for the government. He is the author of two desired data. Examine simple concepts to show the books, Transceiver and System Design for Digital probability of errors in the system, and to detect and correct Communications & Broadband Communications and Home the errors for more reliable communications. Learn to Networking, Scitech Publishing, He has minimize inter-system interference that causes unreliable taught seminars and at Universities for years and was a guest detection of the data. lecturer for Polytechnic University on Direct Sequence Spread 6. Higher Data Rates vs More Robust Signal. Learn Spectrum and Multiple Access Technologies.  He has held about the tradeoffs between high data rate modulations and several high level engineering positions including VP, Senior lower more robust modulations. Director, Director of R&D, Engineering Fellow. 7. Multipath, Antenna Diversity, and Removing Undesired Signals. Examine difference types of Multi-path What You Will Learn and how it affects digital communications and radar signals.• How to understand Digital Communications Systems at a Show how antenna diversity can improve the signal against high level and to evaluate tradeoffs between different multipath. Learn techniques on how to remove unwanted designs? signals from interfering with your signal.• How to discuss the advantages of digital systems that are 8. Satellite Communications and GPS. Understand the used extensively today including Spread Spectrum? basic concepts for GPS and how it has become a commodity• How to use easy-to-understand phase diagrams for digital in the civilian community. Learn how satellites are used in modulation and demodulation techniques of phase-shift providing digital communications. Also how older satellites are keyed and frequency hopped spread spectrum systems? being used for unique applications. In addition, learn what satellites are available and what type of communications they• How to address gain control, high level probability, jamming provide. reduction method using various adaptive processes, error detection and correction, global positioning systems (GPS) 9. Commercial and Military Communications. data link, and satellite communications at a high level? Examine communication techniques including 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax, and LTE. Discover how multiple• What types of radios, both commercial and Military, are antennas are being used to increase the data rates and being used today and what types of waveforms are being improve the signal quality using MIMO and others. Learn used? about different types of Networks that tie the communications• What types of modulation/demodulation techniques are together. Discuss Military radios including, Legacy Radios, being used and which types have the best performance? 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