APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC Training Rocket Scientists         Since 1984                                           ...
Applied Technology Institute, LLC                                                                                 349 Berk...
Table of Contents                         Space & Satellite Systems                                              Sep 27-29...
Advanced Satellite Communications Systems:                           Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems   Janu...
Attitude Determination and Control                                                                      September 12-15, 2...
Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture                              NEW!                         ...
Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance                                                for Satelli...
Effective Design Reviews for DOD and Aerospace Programs:                                         Techniques, Tips, and Bes...
Ground Systems Design and Operation                                                                    September 26-28, 20...
Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging                                                                September 20-22, 2011...
IP Networking Over Satellite                                For Government, Military & Commercial Enterprises             ...
Orbital Mechanics:                                                     Ideas and Insights                                 ...
Satellite Communication Systems Engineering              A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite pro...
Satellite Communications                                                  An Essential Introduction                       ...
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  1. 1. APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 108 Valid through April 2012 AL HNIC G TEC ININ TE TRA & ONSI 4 IC PUBL 98 SIN CE 1 Sign Up to Access Course Samplers Space & Satellite Radar, Missiles & DefenseSystems Engineering & Project Management Engineering & Communications
  2. 2. Applied Technology Institute, LLC 349 Berkshire Drive Riva, Maryland 21140-1433 Tel 410-956-8805 • Fax 410-956-5785 Toll Free 1-888-501-2100 www.ATIcourses.com Technical and Training Professionals, Now is the time to think about bringing an ATI course to your site! If there are 8 or more people who are interested in a course, you save money if we bring the course to you. If you have 15 or more students, you save over 50% compared to a public course. This catalog includes upcoming open enrollment dates for many courses. We can teach any of them at your location. Our website, www.ATIcourses.com, lists over 50 additional courses that we offer. For 26 years, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has earned the TRUST of training departments nationwide. We have presented “on-site” training at all major DoD facilities and NASA centers, and for a large number of their contractors. Since 1984, we have emphasized the big picture systems engineering perspective in: - Defense Topics - Engineering & Data Analysis - Sonar & Acoustic Engineering - Space & Satellite Systems - Systems Engineering with instructors who love to teach! We are constantly adding new topics to our list of courses - please call if you have a scientific or engineering training requirement that is not listed. We would love to send you a quote for an onsite course! For “on-site” presentations, we can tailor the course, combine course topics for audience relevance, and develop new or specialized courses to meet your objectives. Regards, P.S. We can help you arrange “on-site” courses with your training department. Give us a call.2 – Vol. 108 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  3. 3. Table of Contents Space & Satellite Systems Sep 27-29, 2011, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Advanced Satellite Communications System Combat Systems Engineering UPDATED!Jan 31-Feb 2, 2012 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Attitude Determination & Control ELINT Interception & Analysis NEW!Sep 12-15, 2011 • Los Angeles, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Nov 7-10, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDSMar 5-8, 2012 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Apr 18-19, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Communications Payload Design NEW! Apr 21-22, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Jul 18-19, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Earth Station Design NEW!Nov 8-11, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Oct 3-4, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Feb 27-Mar 1, 2012 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fundamentals of Radar TechnologyEffective Design Review NEW! Sep 13-15, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Nov 1-2, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Feb 14-16, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Ground Systems Design & Operation Fundamentals of Rockets & MissilesSep 26-28, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Oct 11-13, 2011 • Las Vegas, Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Jan 23-25, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Jan 31-Feb 2, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging Mar 6-8, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Sep 20-22, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 GPS and Other Radionavigation SatellitesMar 6-8, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Aug 1-4, 2011 • Dayton, Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39IP Networking over Satellite Sep 19-22, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Oct 24-27, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Orbital Mechanics: Ideas & Insights Jan 30-Feb 2, 2012 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Sep 12-15, 2011 • Manhattan Beach, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Mar 12-15, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Jan 9-12, 2012 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Integrated Navigation SystemsMar 5-8, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Aug 8-11, 2011 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Satellite Communication Systems Engineering Sep 26-29, 2011 • Manhattan Beach, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Sep 13-15, 2011 • Boulder, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Jan 23-26, 2012 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Dec 6-8, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Feb 27-Mar 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Mar 13-15, 2012 • Boulder, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Missile System DesignSatellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Mar 26-28, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Sep 20-22, 2011 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Nov 29-Dec 1, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Modern Missile AnalysisApr 17-19, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Oct 24-27, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Satellite RF Communications & Onboard Processing Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data FusionDec 6-8, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Space Environment - Implications on Spacecraft Design Solid Rocket Motor Design & ApplicationsJan 31-Feb 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Nov 1-3, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing Space Mission Analysis & DesignNov 8-9, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Oct 18-20, 2011 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Spacecraft Systems Integration & Testing Synthetic Aperture Radar - FundamentalsDec 5-8, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Oct 17-18, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Jan 23-26, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Feb 7-8, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Understanding Structural Verification Synthetic Aperture Radar - AdvancedSep 11-13, 2011 • Littleton, Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Oct 19-20, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Feb 9-10, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Systems Engineering & Project Management Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Applications NEW!Applied Systems Engineering Nov 8, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Oct 11-13, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Feb 28, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Apr 9-12, 2012 • Orlando, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Agile Development NEW! Engineering & CommunicationsJan 24-26, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Advanced Topics in Digital Signal ProcessingArchitecting with DODAF NEW! Aug 23-26, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Nov 3-4, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Antenna & Array FundamentalsJun 4-5, 2012 • Denver, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22CSEP Preparation Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Sep 14-15, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Oct 14-15, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Computational Electromagnetics NEW!Feb 10-11, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Jan 10-12, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Apr 13-14, 2012 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Designing Wireless Systems for EMC NEW!Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Oct 11-13, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Sep 12-13, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Digital Signal Processing System DesignDec 5-6, 2011 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Oct 24-27, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Feb 14-15, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel ExamplesMar 26-27, 2012 • Minneapolis, Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Aug 2-3, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Modeling and Simulation of Systems of Systems NEW! Grounding & Shielding for EMCNov 1-3, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Jan 31-Feb 2, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Principles of Test & Evaluation May 1-3, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Jul 11-12, 2011 • Seattle, Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Instrumentation for Test & Measurement NEW!Feb 16-17, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Nov 8-10, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Mar 13-14, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mar 27-29, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Quantitative Methods NEW! Introduction to EMI/EMCOct 11-13, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Risk & Opportunities Management NEW! Optical Communications SystemsFeb 7-9, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Jan 23-24, 2012 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Systems Engineering - Requirements NEW! Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLABJan 10-12, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Mar 20-22, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Jul 25-28, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Systems of Systems Signal & Image Processing & Analysis for Scientists & Engineers NEW!Dec 7-9, 2011 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Dec 13-15, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Test Design & Analysis Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical ApproachOct 31-Nov 2, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012 • San Diego, California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Total Systems Engineering Development Wireless Sensor Networking NEW!Jan 30-Feb 2, 2012 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Oct 24-27, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Feb 28-Mar 2, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXX 24-27, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Defense, Missiles, & Radar Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63Advanced Developments in Radar Technology UPDATED! 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  4. 4. Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems January 31 - February 2, 2012 Cocoa Beach, Florida $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. Introduction to SATCOM. History and This three-day course covers all the technology overview. Examples of current military and of advanced satellite communications as well as the commercial systems. principles behind current state-of-the-art satellite 2. Satellite orbits and transponder communications equipment. New and promising characteristics. technologies will be covered to develop an 3. Traffic Connectivities: Mesh, Hub-Spoke, understanding of the major approaches. Network Point-to-Point, Broadcast. topologies, VSAT, and IP networking over satellite. 4. Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, Random Access. DAMA and Bandwidth-on- Instructor Demand. Dr. John Roach is a leading authority in satellite 5. Communications Link Calculations. communications with 35+ years in the SATCOM Definition of EIRP, G/T, Eb/No. Noise Temperature industry. He has worked on many development and Figure. Transponder gain and SFD. Link projects both as employee and consultant / Budget Calculations. contractor. His experience has focused on the 6. Digital Modulation Techniques. BPSK, systems engineering of state-of-the-art system QPSK. Standard pulse formats and bandwidth. developments, military and commercial, from the Nyquist signal shaping. Ideal BER performance. worldwide architectural level to detailed terminal 7. PSK Receiver Design Techniques. Carrier tradeoffs and designs. He has been an adjunct recovery, phase slips, ambiguity resolution, faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology differential coding. Optimum data detection, clock where he taught a range of graduate comm- recovery, bit count integrity. unications courses. He has also taught SATCOM 8. Overview of Error Correction Coding, short courses all over the US and in London and Encryption, and Frame Synchronization. Toronto, both publicly and in-house for both Standard FEC types. Coding Gain. government and commercial organizations. In 9. RF Components. HPA, SSPA, LNA, Up/down addition, he has been an expert witness in patent, converters. Intermodulation, band limiting, oscillator trade secret, and government contracting cases. Dr. phase noise. Examples of BER Degradation. Roach has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from 10. TDMA Networks. Time Slots. Preambles. Georgia Tech. Advanced Satellite Communications Suitability for DAMA and BoD. Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital 11. Characteristics of IP and TCP/UDP over Systems. satellite. Unicast and Multicast. Need for Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) techniques. What You Will Learn 12. VSAT Networks and their system characteristics; DVB standards and MF-TDMA. • Major Characteristics of satellites. 13. Earth Station Antenna types. Pointing / • Characteristics of satellite networks. Tracking. Small antennas at Ku band. FCC - Intelsat • The tradeoffs between major alternatives in - ITU antenna requirements and EIRP density SATCOM system design. limitations. • SATCOM system tradeoffs and link budget 14. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Military use analysis. and commercial PSD spreading with DS PN • DAMA/BoD for FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA systems. Acquisition and tracking. Frequency Hop systems. systems. • Critical RF parameters in terminal equipment and 15. Overview of Bandwidth Efficient their effects on performance. Modulation (BEM) Techniques. M-ary PSK, Trellis • Technical details of digital receivers. Coded 8PSK, QAM. • Tradeoffs among different FEC coding choices. 16. Convolutional coding and Viterbi decoding. Concatenated coding. Turbo & LDPC • Use of spread spectrum for Comm-on-the-Move. coding. • Characteristics of IP traffic over satellite. 17. Emerging Technology Developments and • Overview of bandwidth efficient modulation types. Future Trends.4 – Vol. 108 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  5. 5. Attitude Determination and Control September 12-15, 2011 Los Angeles, California Summary November 7-10, 2011 This four-day course provides a detailed Columbia, Maryland introduction to spacecraft attitude estimation and control. This course emphasizes many practical March 5-8, 2012 aspects of attitude control system design but with a solid theoretical foundation. The principles of operation Chantilly, Virginia and characteristics of attitude sensors and actuators are discussed. Spacecraft kinematics and dynamics $1890 (8:30am - 4:00pm) are developed for use in control design and system "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each simulation. Attitude determination methods are Off The Course Tuition." discussed in detail, including TRIAD, QUEST, Kalman filters. Sensor alignment and calibration is also Recent attendee comments ... covered. Environmental factors that affect pointing accuracy and attitude dynamics are presented. “Very thorough!” Pointing accuracy, stability (smear), and jitter “Relevant and comprehensive.” definitions and analysis methods are presented. The various types of spacecraft pointing controllers and Course Outline design, and analysis methods are presented. Students should have an engineering background including 1. Kinematics. Vectors, direction-cosine calculus and linear algebra. Sufficient background matrices, Euler angles, quaternions, frame mathematics are presented in the course but is kept to transformations, and rotating frames. Conversion the minimum necessary. between attitude representations. 2. Dynamics. Rigid-body rotational dynamics, Eulers equation. Slosh dynamics. Spinning spacecraft Instructor with long wire booms. Dr. Mark E. Pittelkau is an independent consultant. 3. Sensors. Sun sensors, Earth Horizon sensors, He was previously with the Applied Physics Laboratory, Magnetometers, Gyros, Allan Variance & Green Orbital Sciences Corporation, CTA Space Systems, Charts, Angular Displacement sensors, Star Trackers. and Swales Aerospace. His early career at the Naval Principles of operation and error modeling. Surface Warfare Center involved target tracking, gun 4. Actuators. Reaction and momentum wheels, pointing control, and gun system calibration, and he dynamic and static imbalance, wheel configurations, has recently worked in target track fusion. His magnetic torque rods, reaction control jets. Principles experience in satellite systems covers all phases of of operation and modeling. design and operation, including conceptual desig, implemen-tation, and testing of attitude control 5. Environmental Disturbance Torques. systems, attitude and orbit determination, and attitude Aerodynamic, solar pressure, gravity-gradient, sensor alignment and calibration, control-structure magnetic dipole torque, dust impacts, and internal interaction analysis, stability and jitter analysis, and disturbances. post-launch support. His current interests are precision 6. Pointing Error Metrics. Accuracy, Stability attitude determination, attitude sensor calibration, orbit (Smear), and Jitter. Definitions and methods of design determination, and formation flying. Dr. Pittelkau and analysis for specification and verification of earned the Bachelors and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical requirements. Engineering at Tennessee Technological University 7. Attitude Control. B-dot and H X B rate damping and the Masters degree in EE at Virginia Polytechnic laws. Gravity-gradient, spin stabilization, and Institute and State University. momentum bias control. Three-axis zero-momentum control. Controller design and stability. Back-of-the envelope equations for actuator sizing and controller What You Will Learn design. Flexible-body modeling, control-structure• Characteristics and principles of operation of attitude interaction, structural-mode (flex-mode) filters, and sensors and actuators. control of flexible structures. Verification and• Kinematics and dynamics. Validation, and Polarity and Phase testing.• Principles of time and coordinate systems. 8. Attitude Determination. TRIAD and QUEST• Attitude determination methods, algorithms, and algorithms. Introduction to Kalman filtering. Potential limits of performance; problems and reliable solutions in Kalman filtering. Attitude determination using the Kalman filter.• Pointing accuracy, stability (smear), and jitter Calibration of attitude sensors and gyros. definitions and analysis methods. 9. Coordinate Systems and Time. J2000 and• Various types of pointing control systems and ICRF inertial reference frames. Earth Orientation, hardware necessary to meet particular control WGS-84, geodetic, geographic coordinates. Time objectives. systems. Conversion between time scales. Standard• Back-of-the envelope design techniques. epochs. Spacecraft time and timing.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 108 – 5
  6. 6. Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture NEW! Course Outline 1. Communications Payloads and Service Requirements. Bandwidth, coverage, services and applications; RF link characteristics and appropriate use of link budgets; bent pipe payloads using passive and active components; specific demands for broadband data, IP over November 15-17, 2011 satellite, mobile communications and service availability; principles for using digital processing in system architecture, Columbia, Maryland and on-board processor examples at L band (non-GEO and GEO) and Ka band. $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 2. Systems Engineering to Meet Service Requirements. Transmission engineering of the satellite link "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and payload (modulation and FEC, standards such as DVB-S2 Off The Course Tuition." and Adaptive Coding and Modulation, ATM and IP routing in space); optimizing link and payload design through Summary consideration of traffic distribution and dynamics, link margin, RF interference and frequency coordination requirements. This three-day course provides communications and satellite systems engineers and system architects with a 3. Bent-pipe Repeater Design. Example of a detailed block and level diagram, design for low noise amplification, comprehensive and accurate approach for the down-conversion design, IMUX and band-pass filtering, group specification and detailed design of the communications delay and gain slope, AGC and linearizaton, power payload and its integration into a satellite system. Both amplification (SSPA and TWTA, linearization and parallel standard bent pipe repeaters and digital processors (on combining), OMUX and design for high power/multipactor, board and ground-based) are studied in depth, and redundancy switching and reliability assessment. optimized from the standpoint of maximizing throughput 4. Spacecraft Antenna Design and Performance. Fixed and coverage (single footprint and multi-beam). reflector systems (offset parabola, Gregorian, Cassegrain) Applications in Fixed Satellite Service (C, X, Ku and Ka feeds and feed systems, movable and reconfigurable bands) and Mobile Satellite Service (L and S bands) are antennas; shaped reflectors; linear and circular polarization. addressed as are the requirements of the associated 5. Communications Payload Performance Budgeting. ground segment for satellite control and the provision of Gain to Noise Temperature Ratio (G/T), Saturation Flux services to end users. Density (SFD), and Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP); repeater gain/loss budgeting; frequency stability and phase noise; third-order intercept (3ICP), gain flatness, group delay; Instructor non-linear phase shift (AM/PM); out of band rejection and amplitude non-linearity (C3IM and NPR). Bruce R. Elbert (MSEE, MBA) is an independent consultant and Adjunct Prof of 6. On-board Digital Processor Technology. A/D and D/A Engineering, Univ of Wisc, Madison. conversion, digital signal processing for typical channels and formats (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); demodulation and He is a recognized satellite remodulation, multiplexing and packet switching; static and communications expert with 40 years of dynamic beam forming; design requirements and service experience in satellite communications impacts. payload and systems design engineering 7. Multi-beam Antennas. Fixed multi-beam antennas beginning at COMSAT Laboratories and using multiple feeds, feed layout and isloation; phased array including 25 years with Hughes approaches using reflectors and direct radiating arrays; on- Electronics. He has contributed to the design and board versus ground-based beamforming. construction of major communications, including Intelsat, 8. RF Interference and Spectrum Management Inmarsat, Galaxy, Thuraya, DIRECTV and Palapa A. Considerations. Unraveling the FCC and ITU international He has written eight books, including: The Satellite regulatory and coordination process; choosing frequency Communication Applications Handbook, Second Edition, bands that address service needs; development of regulatory The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth and frequency coordination strategy based on successful case Station Handbook, and Introduction to Satellite studies. Communication, Third Edition. 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 11. Performance and Capacity Assessment. antennas, and how these may be configured for optimum Determining capacity requirements in terms of bandwidth, end-to-end performance. 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. 12. Satellite System Verification Methodology. • From this course you will obtain the knowledge, skill and Verification engineering for the payload and ground segment; ability to configure a communications payload based on its where and how to review sources of available technology and service requirements and technical features. You will software to evaluate subsystem and system performance; understand the engineering processes and device guidelines for overseeing development and evaluating characteristics that determine how the payload is put alternate technologies and their sources; example of a together and operates in a state - of - the - art complete design of a communications payload and system telecommunications system to meet user needs. architecture.6 – Vol. 108 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  7. 7. Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance for Satellite Communications November 8-11, 2011 NEW! Columbia, Maryland February 27 - March 1, 2012 Course Outline Colorado Springs, Colorado 1. Ground Segment and Earth Station Technical Aspects. Evolution of satellite communication earth stations— $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 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: troposphere (clear air and rain) and ionosphere (Faraday and scintillation) • Rain effects and rainfall regions • Use of the Summary DAH and Crane rain models • Modulation systems (QPSK, This intensive four-day course is intended for satellite OQPSK, MSK, GMSK, 8PSK, 16 QAM, and 32 APSK) • communications engineers, earth station design Forward error correction techniques (Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, professionals, and operations and maintenance managers Turbo, and LDPC codes) • Transmission equation and its relationship to the link budget • Radio frequency clearance and technical staff. The course provides a proven approach to and interference consideration • RFI prediction techniques • the design of modern earth stations, from the system level Antenna sidelobes (ITU-R Rec 732) • Interference criteria and down to the critical elements that determine the performance coordination • Site selection • RFI problem identification and and reliability of the facility. We address the essential resolution. technical properties in the baseband and RF, and delve 2. Major Earth Station Engineering. deeply into the block diagram, budgets and specification of RF terminal design and optimization. Antennas for major earth stations and hubs. Also addressed are practical earth stations (fixed and tracking, LP and CP) • Upconverter approaches for the procurement and implementation of the and HPA chain (SSPA, TWTA, and KPA) • LNA/LNB and facility, as well as proper practices for O&M and testing downconverter chain. Optimization of RF terminal throughout the useful life. The overall methodology assures configuration and performance (redundancy, power that the earth station meets its requirements in a cost effective combining, and safety) • Baseband equipment configuration and integration • Designing and verifying the terrestrial and manageable manner. Each student will receive a copy of interface • Station monitor and control • Facility design and Bruce R. Elbert’s text The Satellite Communication Ground implementation • Prime power and UPS systems. Developing Segment and Earth Station Engineering Handbook, Artech environmental requirements (HVAC) • Building design and House, 2001. construction • Grounding and lightening control. 3. Hub Requirements and Supply. Earth station uplink and downlink gain budgets • EIRP Instructor budget • Uplink gain budget and equipment requirements • Bruce R. Elbert, MSc (EE), MBA, President, G/T budget • Downlink gain budget • Ground segment supply Application Technology Strategy, Inc., process • Equipment and system specifications • Format of a Thousand Oaks, California; and Request for Information • Format of a Request for Proposal • Adjunct Professor, College of Proposal evaluations • Technical comparison criteria • Operational requirements • Cost-benefit and total cost of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, ownership. Madison. Mr. Elbert is a recognized 4. Link Budget Analysis using SatMaster Tool . satellite communications expert and Standard ground rules for satellite link budgets • Frequency has been involved in the satellite and band selection: L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka. Satellite footprints telecommunications industries for over 30 years. He (EIRP, G/T, and SFD) and transponder plans • Introduction to founded ATSI to assist major private and public sector the user interface of SatMaster • File formats: antenna organizations that develop and operate cutting-edge pointing, database, digital link budget, and regenerative repeater link budget • Built-in reference data and calculators • networks using satellite technologies and services. Example of a digital one-way link budget (DVB-S) using During 25 years with Hughes Electronics, he directed equations and SatMaster • Transponder loading and optimum the design of several major satellite projects, including multi-carrier backoff • Review of link budget optimization Palapa A, Indonesia’s original satellite system; the techniques using the program’s built-in features • Minimize Galaxy follow-on system (the largest and most required transponder resources • Maximize throughput • Minimize receive dish size • Minimize transmit power • successful satellite TV system in the world); and the Example: digital VSAT network with multi-carrier operation • development of the first GEO mobile satellite system Hub optimization using SatMaster. capable of serving handheld user terminals. Mr. Elbert 5. Earth Terminal Maintenance Requirements and was also ground segment manager for the Hughes Procedures. system, which included eight teleports and 3 VSAT • Outdoor systems • Antennas, mounts and waveguide • hubs. He served in the US Army Signal Corps as a Field of view • Shelter, power and safety • Indoor RF and IF radio communications officer and instructor. systems • Vendor requirements by subsystem • Failure modes and routine testing. By considering the technical, business, and 6. VSAT Basseband Hub Maintenance Requirements operational aspects of satellite systems, Mr. Elbert has and Procedures. contributed to the operational and economic success IF and modem equipment • Performance evaluation • Test of leading organizations in the field. He has written procedures • TDMA control equipment and software • seven books on telecommunications and IT, including Hardware and computers • Network management system • Introduction to Satellite Communication, Third Edition System software (Artech House, 2008). The Satellite Communication 7. Hub Procurement and Operation Case Study. Applications Handbook, Second Edition (Artech General requirements and life-cycle • Block diagram • Functional division into elements for design and procurement House, 2004); The Satellite Communication Ground • System level specifications • Vendor options • Supply Segment and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, specifications and other requirements • RFP definition • 2001), the course text. Proposal evaluation • O&M planningRegister online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 108 – 7
  8. 8. Effective Design Reviews for DOD and Aerospace Programs: Techniques, Tips, and Best Practices November 1-2, 2011 NEW! Columbia, Maryland $1090 (8:30am - 5:00pm) Course Outline 1. High Reliability. Lessons from NASA and the Air "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Force. The critical importance of good design and why proper design reviews are essential. Design review objectives. Design review “additional benefits” for “Many strong, very important management. The difference between design reviews and project status reviews. The “seven essentials” forpoints to improving reviews in general. any design review. A good investment for two days.” 2. Determining What Must Be Reviewed. The R.T., Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab dangerous area of “heritage” designs. Establishing a design review hierarchy. Can you overdo a good thing? 3. Types of Design Reviews. CoDR, PDR, and Summary CDR. EDRs and lower level reviews. Fabrication Studies have shown that design error is the single biggest feasibility reviews. Test-related and other specialized cause of failure in aerospace deliverables. While there are reviews. “Delta” reviews. many aspects to getting the design right, a rigorous, effective 4. Dealing With Purchased Items. Subcontractor design review process is key. But good design review practice is not just for aerospace engineers. It is an essential element design reviews. Dealing with proprietary and classified for every important deliverable or mission. Even the toy information. Buyoffs of subcontracted items. industry benefits from effective design review practices. This 5. The Pre-review Data Package. Why it is so 2-day course presents valuable techniques, best practices, important. Tips for producing it efficiently and making it and tips gleaned from several different organizations and a more useful document. many years of design integrity experience dealing with critical deliverables. Case studies and lessons learned from past 6. The Design Review “Players” and Their Roles. successes and failures are used to illustrate important points. Role of the sponsor or customer. The program manager’s responsibilities. How to be a more effective presenter. How to be a value-added reviewer. The Instructor chairman’s job. Role of the design review “process Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience, owner.” Design reviews and the line supervisor. including 19 years as Chief Engineer of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics 7. Design Reviewing Software, Firmware, and Laboratory Space Department, which FPGAs. Special techniques for software-intensive has designed, built, and launched 64 designs. spacecraft and 170 instruments. He 8. Supplements to the Design Review. Using has chaired, served as a reviewer at, splinter meetings, poster sessions, and single-topic presented at, or attended hundreds of workshops to improve efficiency and effectiveness. design reviews. For this course he has captured the 9. Selecting Reviewers and the Chairman. best practices of not only APL, but also Assembling a truly effective review team. Utilizing ad- NASA/Goddard, JPL, the Air Force, and industry. As “process owner” for design reviews, he authored APL’s hoc reviewers effectively. The pro’s and con’s of design written standards. His work on APL’s Engineering reviewer checklists. Pre-review briefings. Board, Quality Council, and Engineering Design 10. The Art and Science of Agenda Design. Smart Facility Advisory Board, as well as on several AIAA (and not so smart) ways to “design” the agenda. Technical Committees, broadened his knowledge of Getting the most out of dry runs. good design review practice. He is a Fellow of the 11. Documenting the Review. What to include, British Interplanetary Society, Associate Fellow of the what to leave out. How to improve documentation AIAA, author of 66 articles on these subjects, and efficiency. Post-review debriefs. coauthor of the textbook Fundamentals of Space Systems. 12. Action Items. Criteria for accepting/rejecting proposed Action Items. Efficient techniques for documenting, tracking, and closing the most important What You Will Learn product of a design review. “Show stoppers” and “liens” • How to set up effective, efficient technical reviews for your against a design. project. 13. Design Review Psychology 101. The gentle art • How to select review boards for maximum effectiveness. of effective critiquing. Combating negativism. Dealing • How to maximize your contribution as a technical reviewer. with diverse personalities. • The chairman’s important roles. 14. Physical facilities. What would the ideal design • How to review purchased items and proprietary or classified review room look like? designs. 15. What Does the Future Hold. Using the Internet • The (often neglected) art and science of agenda design. to help the review process. Virtual and video reviews? • Techniques for assuring that Action Items are properly Automated review of designs? closed and that nothing is lost.8 – Vol. 108 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  9. 9. Ground Systems Design and Operation September 26-28, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico January 23-25, 2012 Summary Columbia, Maryland This three-day course provides a practical $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) introduction to all aspects of ground system design and operation. Starting with basic communications "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 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. 1. The Link Budget. An introduction to This course is intended for engineers, technical 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 2. Ground System Architecture and professionals who need to use, manage, operate, or purchase a ground system. System Design. An overview of ground system topology providing an introduction to ground system elements and technologies. Instructor 3. Ground System Elements. An element Steve Gemeny is Director of Engineering for 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 limitations, tradeoffs, and current technology. Laboratory where he served as Ground 4. Figure of Merit (G/T). An introduction to Station Lead for the TIMED mission to the key parameter used to characterize explore Earth’s atmosphere and Lead Ground System Engineer on the New satellite ground station performance, bringing Horizons mission to explore Pluto by 2020. Prior to all ground station elements together to form a joining the Applied Physics Laboratory, Mr. Gemeny complete system. held numerous engineering and technical sales 5. Modulation Basics. An introduction to positions with Orbital Sciences Corporation, Mobile modulation types, signal sets, analog and TeleSystems Inc. and COMSAT Corporation beginning in 1980. Mr. Gemeny is an experienced professional in digital modulation schemes, and modulator - the field of Ground Station and Ground System design demodulator performance characteristics. in both the commercial world and on NASA Science 6. Ranging and Tracking. A discussion of missions with a wealth of practical knowledge ranging and tracking for orbit determination. spanning more than three decades. Mr. Gemeny delivers his experiences and knowledge to his students 7. Ground System Networks and with an informative and entertaining presentation style. Standards. A survey of several ground system networks and standards with a discussion of applicability, advantages, What You Will Learn disadvantages, and alternatives. • The fundamentals of ground system design, 8. Ground System Operations. A architecture and technology. discussion of day-to-day operations in a typical • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the spacecraft-to- ground communications link. ground system including planning and staffing, • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the design and spacecraft commanding, health and status implementation of a ground system. monitoring, data recovery, orbit determination, • The capabilities and limitations of the various and orbit maintenance. modulation types (FM, PSK, QPSK). 9. Trends in Ground System Design. A • The fundamentals of ranging and orbit determination discussion of the impact of the current cost and for orbit maintenance. schedule constrained approach on Ground • Basic day-to-day operations practices and System design and operation, including COTS procedures for typical ground systems. hardware and software systems, autonomy, • Current trends and recent experiences in cost and and unattended “lights out” operations. schedule constrained operations.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 108 – 9
  10. 10. Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging September 20-22, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico March 6-8, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Taught by an internationally recognized leader & expert in spectral remote sensing! Summary This three-day class is designed for engineers, scientists and other remote sensing professionals Course Outline who wish to become familiar with multispectral 1. Introduction to Multispectral and and hyperspectral remote sensing technology. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. Students in this course will learn the basic 2. Sensor Types and Characterization. physics of spectroscopy, the types of spectral Design tradeoffs. Data formats and systems. sensors currently used by government and 3. Optical Properties For Remote Sensing. industry, and the types of data processing used Solar radiation. Atmospheric transmittance, for various applications. Lectures will be absorption and scattering. enhanced by computer demonstrations. After 4. Sensor Modeling and Evaluation. taking this course, students should be able to Spatial, spectral, and radiometric resolution. communicate and work productively with other professionals in this field. Each student will 5. Statistics for Multivariate Data Analysis. receive a complete set of notes and the textbook, Scatterplots. Impact of sensor performance on Remote Sensing: The Image Chain Approach. data characteristics. 6. Spectral Data Processing. Data visualization and interpretation. Instructor 7. Radiometric Calibration. Partial calibration. William Roper holds PhD Environmental Relative normalization. Engineering, Mich. State University and BS and 8. Image Registration. Resampling and its MS in Engineering, University of Wisconsin. He effect on spectral analysis. has served as: Engineer Officer, US Army, Senior 9. Data and Sensor Fusion. Spatial versus Manager Environmental Protection Agency, spectral algorithms. Director Corps of Engineers World-wide Civil Works Research & Development Program, 10. Classification of Remote Sensing Data. Director & CEO Army Geospatial Center, Supervised and unsupervised classification. Professor and Chair Dept. of Civil & Parametric and nonparametric classifiers. Environmental Engineering Dept, George Application examples. Washington Univ.and Director, Environmental 11. Hyperspectral Data Analysis. Services Dept. & Chief Environmental Officer, Arlington County. He is currently serving as: Research Professor, GGS Dept. George Mason What You Will Learn University, Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins • The limitations on passive optical remote University, Senior Advisor, Dawson & Associates sensing. and President and Founding Board Member, • The properties of current sensors. Rivers of the World Foundation. His research • Component modeling for sensor performance. interests include remote sensing and geospatial • How to calibrate remote sensors. applications, sustainable development, environmental assessment, water resource • The types of data processing used for stewardship, and infrastructure energy efficiency. applications such as spectral angle mapping, Dr. Roper is the author of four books, over 150 multisensor fusion, and pixel mixture analysis. technical papers and speaker at numerous • How to evaluate the performance of different national and international forums hyperspectral systems.10 – Vol. 108 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  11. 11. IP Networking Over Satellite For Government, Military & Commercial Enterprises Summary November 15-17, 2011 This three-day course is designed for satellite engineers and managers in military, government and Columbia, Maryland industry who need to increase their understanding of the Internet and how Internet Protocols (IP) can be used to $1690 (8:30am - 5:00pm) transmit data and voice over satellites. IP has become the worldwide standard for data communications in military "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and commercial applications. Satellites extend the reach Off The Course Tuition." of the Internet and mission critical Intranets. Satellites deliver multicast content efficiently anywhere in the world. With these benefits come challenges. Satellite delay and bit errors can impact performance. Satellite links must be Course Outline integrated with terrestrial networks. Space segment is expensive; there are routing and security issues. This 1. Introduction. course explains the techniques and architectures used to 2. Fundamentals of Data Networking. Packet mitigate these challenges. Quantitative techniques for switching, circuit switching, seven Layer Model (ISO). understanding throughput and response time are Wide Area Networks including, ATM, Aloha, DVB. Local presented. System diagrams describe the Area Networks, Ethernet. Physical communications layer. satellite/terrestrial interface. The course notes provide an up-to-date reference. An extensive bibliography is 3. The Internet and its Protocols. The Internet supplied. Protocol (IP). Addressing, Routing, Multicasting. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Impact of bit errors and propagation delay on TCP-based applications. User Instructor Datagram Protocol (UDP). Introduction to higher level Burt H. Liebowitz is Principal Network Engineer at the services. NAT and tunneling. Impact of IP Version 6. MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, 4. Quality of Service Issues in the Internet. QoS specializing in the analysis of wireless services. He has more than 30 years factors for streams and files. Performance of voice and experience in computer networking, the video over IP. Response time for web object retrievals last ten of which have focused on Internet- using HTTP. Methods for improving QoS: ATM, MPLS, over-satellite services in demanding Differentiated services, RSVP. Priority processing and military and commercial applications. He packet discard in routers. Caching and performance was President of NetSat Express Inc., a enhancement. Network Management and Security issues leading provider of such services. Before that he was including the impact of encryption in a satellite network. Chief Technical Officer for Loral Orion, responsible for 5. Satellite Data Networking Architectures. Internet-over-satellite access products. Mr. Liebowitz has Geosynchronous satellites. The link budget, modulation authored two books on distributed processing and and coding techniques. Methods for improving satellite numerous articles on computing and communications link efficiency – more bits per second per hertz. Ground systems. He has lectured extensively on computer station architectures for data networking: Point to Point, networking. He holds three patents for a satellite-based Point to Multipoint. Shared outbound carriers data networking system. Mr. Liebowitz has B.E.E. and M.S. in Mathematics degrees from Rensselaer incorporating DVB. Return channels for shared outbound Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S.E.E. from Polytechnic systems: TDMA, CDMA, Aloha, DVB/RCS. Meshed Institute of Brooklyn. networks. Suppliers of DAMA systems. Military, commercial standards for DAMA systems. What You Will Learn 6. System Design Issues. Mission critical Intranet • How packet switching works and how it enables voice and issues including asymmetric routing, reliable multicast, data networking. impact of user mobility. Military and commercial content • The rules and protocols for packet switching in the Internet. delivery case histories. • How to use satellites as essential elements in mission 7. A TDMA/DAMA Design Example. Integrating voice critical data networks. and data requirements in a mission-critical Intranet. Cost • How to understand and overcome the impact of and bandwidth efficiency comparison of SCPC, propagation delay and bit errors on throughput and standards-based TDMA/DAMA and proprietary response time in satellite-based IP networks. TDMA/DAMA approaches. Tradeoffs associated with • How to link satellite and terrestrial circuits to create hybrid VOIP approach and use of encryption. IP networks. 8. Predicting Performance in Mission Critical • How to select the appropriate system architectures for Networks. Queuing theory helps predict response time. Internet access, enterprise and content delivery networks. Single server and priority queues. A design case history, How to improve the efficiency of your satellite links. using queuing theory to determine how much bandwidth is • How to design satellite-based networks to meet user needed to meet response time goals in a mission critical throughput and response time requirements in demanding voice and data network. Use of simulation to predict military and commercial environments. performance. • The impact on cost and performance of new technology, such as LEOs, Ka band, on-board processing, inter- 9. A View of the Future. Impact of Ka-band and spot satellite links. beam satellites. Benefits and issues associated with After taking this course you will understand how the Onboard Processing. LEO, MEO, GEOs. Descriptions of Internet works and how to implement satellite-based current and proposed commercial and military satellite networks that provide Internet access, multicast content systems including MUOS, GBS and the new generation of delivery services, and mission-critical Intranet services to commercial internet satellites. Low-cost ground station users around the world. technology.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 108 – 11
  12. 12. Orbital Mechanics: Ideas and Insights September 12-15, 2011 Manhattan Beach, California January 9-12, 2012 Each Stu Cape Canaveral, Florida receiv dent will receiver e a free GPS March 5-8, 2012 with co displays lor map ! Columbia, Maryland $1995 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Award-winning rocket scientist, Thomas S. Logsdon really enjoys teaching this short course because everything about orbital mechanics is counterintuitive. 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 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 equation. Orbital energy and angular momentum. Instructor Gravity wells. The six classical Keplerian orbital For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, has elements. conducted broadranging studies on 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 Performance calculations. Multi-stage rocket design. research projects have included Project 4. Modern Booster Rockets. Russian boosters on Apollo, the Skylab capsule, the nuclear parade. The Soyuz rocket and its economies of scale. flight stage and the GPS Russian and American design philosophies. America’s radionavigation 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 on-orbit perturbations. ACE-orbit constellations. What You Will Learn Libration point orbits. Halo orbits. Interplanetary • How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it into spacecraft trajectories. Mars-mission opportunities. a new location? Deep-space mission. • How do today’s designers fashion performance-optimal 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 Space. Equipotential surfaces and 3-dimensional discovered in 1772? How do we place satellites into halo manifolds. Perfecting and executing the Genesis orbits circling 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 Driving along tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky. of space?12 – Vol. 108 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  13. 13. Satellite Communication Systems Engineering A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals September 13-15, 2011 Course Outline Boulder, Colorado 1. Mission Analysis. Kepler’s laws. Circular and elliptical satellite orbits. Altitude regimes. Period of December 6-8, 2011 revolution. Geostationary Orbit. Orbital elements. Ground trace. Columbia, Maryland 2. Earth-Satellite Geometry. Azimuth and elevation. Slant range. Coverage area. March 13-15, 2012 3. Signals and Spectra. Properties of a sinusoidal wave. Synthesis and analysis of an arbitrary waveform. Boulder, Colorado Fourier Principle. Harmonics. Fourier series and Fourier transform. Frequency spectrum. $1840 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 4. Methods of Modulation. Overview of modulation. Carrier. Sidebands. Analog and digital modulation. Need "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each for RF frequencies. Off The Course Tuition." 5. Analog Modulation. Amplitude Modulation (AM). Frequency Modulation (FM). Instructor 6. Digital Modulation. Analog to digital conversion. BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK FSK, QAM. Coherent detection and Dr. Robert A. Nelson is president of Satellite carrier recovery. NRZ and RZ pulse shapes. Power spectral Engineering Research Corporation, a density. ISI. Nyquist pulse shaping. Raised cosine filtering. consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland, 7. Bit Error Rate. Performance objectives. Eb/No. with clients in both commercial industry Relationship between BER and Eb/No. Constellation and government. Dr. Nelson holds the diagrams. Why do BPSK and QPSK require the same degree of Ph.D. in physics from the power? University of Maryland and is a licensed 8. Coding. Shannon’s theorem. Code rate. Coding gain. Professional Engineer. He is coauthor Methods of FEC coding. Hamming, BCH, and Reed- Solomon block codes. Convolutional codes. Viterbi and of the textbook Satellite Communication sequential decoding. Hard and soft decisions. Systems Engineering, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 1993). Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. Trellis coding. He is a member of IEEE, AIAA, APS, AAPT, AAS, IAU, 9. Bandwidth. Equivalent (noise) bandwidth. Occupied and ION. bandwidth. Allocated bandwidth. Relationship between bandwidth and data rate. Dependence of bandwidth on methods of modulation and coding. Tradeoff between Additional Materials bandwidth and power. Emerging trends for bandwidth In addition to the course notes, each participant will efficient modulation. receive a book of collected tutorial articles written by 10. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Frequency bands the instructor and soft copies of the link budgets used for satellite communication. ITU regulations. Fixed Satellite Service. Direct Broadcast Service. Digital Audio discussed in the course. Radio Service. Mobile Satellite Service. 11. Earth Stations. Facility layout. RF components. Testimonials Network Operations Center. Data displays. “Instructor truly knows material. The 12. Antennas. Antenna patterns. Gain. Half power beamwidth. Efficiency. Sidelobes. one-hour sessions are brilliant.” 13. System Temperature. Antenna temperature. LNA. Noise figure. Total system noise temperature. “Exceptional knowledge. Very effective 14. Satellite Transponders. Satellite communications presentation.” payload architecture. Frequency plan. Transponder gain. TWTA and SSPA. Amplifier characteristics. Nonlinearity. “Great handouts. Great presentation. Great Intermodulation products. SFD. Backoff. real-life course note examples and cd. The 15. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency division instructor made good use of student’s multiple access (FDMA). Time division multiple access experiences.” (TDMA). Code division multiple access (CDMA) or spread spectrum. Capacity estimates. “Very well prepared and presented. The 16. Polarization. Linear and circular polarization. Misalignment angle. instructor has an excellent grasp of material and articulates it well” 17. Rain Loss. Rain attenuation. Crane rain model. Effect on G/T. 18. The RF Link. Decibel (dB) notation. Equivalent “Outstanding at explaining and defining isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Figure of Merit (G/T). Free quantifiably the theory underlying the space loss. Power flux density. Carrier to noise ratio. The concepts.” RF link equation. 19. Link Budgets. Communications link calculations. “Very well organized. Excellent reference Uplink, downlink, and composite performance. Link equations and theory. Good examples.” budgets for single carrier and multiple carrier operation. Detailed worked examples. “Good broad general coverage of a 20. Performance Measurements. Satellite modem. complex subject.” Use of a spectrum analyzer to measure bandwidth, C/N, and Eb/No. Comparison of actual measurements with theory using a mobile antenna and a geostationary satellite.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 108 – 13
  14. 14. Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction September 20-22, 2011 Testimonial: Cocoa Beach, Florida …I truly enjoyed your course and November 29 - December 1, 2011 hearing of your Columbia, Maryland adventures in the Satellite business. April 17-19, 2012 You have a definite gift in teaching style Columbia, Maryland and explanations.” $1790 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." This three-day introductory course has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for more than two decades, to rave reviews. The material is frequently updated Course Outline and the course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, buzzwords, 1. Satellites and Telecommunication. Introduction and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of commercial and historical background. Legal and regulatory satellite communications hardware, operations, and business environment of satellite telecommunications: industry environment. The course is intended primarily for non- issues; standards and protocols; regulatory bodies; technical people who must understand the entire field of satellite services and applications; steps to licensing a commercial satellite communications, and who must system. Telecommunications users, applications, and understand and communicate with engineers and other markets: fixed services, broadcast services, mobile technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical services, navigation services. personnel moving into the industry who need a quick and 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions thorough overview of what is going on in the industry, and who and measurements: decibels. The spectrum and its uses: need an example of how to communicate with less technical properties of waves; frequency bands; bandwidth. Analog individuals. and digital signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, Concepts are explained at a basic level, minimizing the modulation, multiplexing, networks and protocols. Signal use of math, and providing real-world examples. Several quality, quantity, and noise: measures of signal quality; calculations of important concepts such as link budgets are noise; limits to capacity; advantages of digital. presented for illustrative purposes, but the details need not be 3. The Space Segment. The space environment: understood in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts gravity, radiation, solid material. Orbits: types of orbits; illustrated. The first section provides non-technical people geostationary orbits; non-geostationary orbits. Orbital with the technical background necessary to understand the slots, frequencies, footprints, and coverage: slots; satellite space and earth segments of the industry, culminating with spacing; eclipses; sun interference. Out to launch: the importance of the link budget. The concluding section of launcher’s job; launch vehicles; the launch campaign; the course provides an overview of the business issues, launch bases. Satellite systems and construction: including major operators, regulation and legal issues, and structure and busses; antennas; power; thermal control; issues and trends affecting the industry. Attendees receive a stationkeeping and orientation; telemetry and command. copy of the instructors textbook, Satellite Communications for Satellite operations: housekeeping and communications. the Non-Specialist, and will have time to discuss issues pertinent to their interests. 4. The Ground Segment. Earth stations: types, hardware, and pointing. Antenna properties: gain; directionality; limits on sidelobe gain. Space loss, Instructor electronics, EIRP, and G/T: LNA-B-C’s; signal flow through an earth station. Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite telecommunications and the space sciences. 5. The Satellite Earth Link. Atmospheric effects on For a more than twenty-five years he has signals: rain; rain climate models; rain fade margins. Link presented professional seminars on satellite budgets: C/N and Eb/No. Multiple access: SDMA, FDMA, technology and on telecommunications to TDMA, CDMA; demand assignment; on-board satisfied individuals and businesses multiplexing. throughout the United States, Canada, Latin 6. Satellite Communications Systems. Satellite America, Europe and Asia. communications providers: satellite competitiveness; Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical competitors; basic economics; satellite systems and and/or business consultant to NASA, Arianespace, GTE operators; using satellite systems. Issues, trends, and the Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., Moffett-Larson- future. Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, Hewlett-Packard, and the International Communications Satellite Society of Japan, among others. He has appeared as an invited expert What You Will Learn witness before Congressional subcommittees and was an • How do commercial satellites fit into the telecommunications invited witness before the National Commission on Space. He industry? was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the annual • How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated? The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author • How do earth stations function? of six books and hundreds of articles in the space sciences. • What is a link budget and why is it important? He has been chairman of several international satellite • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? conferences, and a speaker at many others. • What are the issues and trends driving the industry?14 – Vol. 108 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805

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