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  • APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE Volume 100 Valid through July 2010 ATI COURSES TECHNICAL TRAINING public & onsite public & onsite SINCE 1984 • Space & Satellite Systems • Radar, Missile, GPS & Defense • Engineering & Data Analysis • Systems Engineering & Project Management
  • Applied Technology Institute 349 Berkshire Drive Riva, Maryland 21140-1433 Tel 410-956-8805 • Fax 410-956-5785 Toll Free 1-888-501-2100 Technical and Training Professionals, Now is the time to think about bringing an ATI course to your site! If 8 or more people attend a course your department saves money when we bring the course to you. If you have 15 or more students, you can save over 50% compared to the public course. Upcoming open enrollment dates for many courses are listed. Any of these courses can be taught at your location. Our website,, lists over 50 additional courses you can request. For 25 years, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has earned the TRUST of training departments nationwide. ATI has presented “on-site” training at all major DoD facilities and NASA centers, plus a large number of their contractors. Ask us for references. Since 1984, we have emphasized the big picture systems perspective in: • Defense Topics (Radar, Missiles, EW) • Engineering & Data Analysis • Sonar & Acoustic Engineering • Space & Satellite Systems • Systems Engineering & Project Management Our instructors love to teach! New topics are constantly added to our list of courses – please call if you have a scientific or engineering training requirement that is not listed. Receive a free quote for an on-site course. Your “on-site” presentations can be tailored by combining course topics for audience relevance or by developing new or specialized courses to meet your objectives. Regards, P.S. You and your Training Department can schedule the on-site courses on page 63. Give us a call at 888-501-2100. 2 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Table of Contents Space & Satellite Systems Courses Feb 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Modern Missile Analysis Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Mar 23-26, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Jan 26-28, 2010 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Jun 21-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Aerospace Simulations in C++ NEW! Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion May 11-12, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Feb 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Attitude Determination & Control May 11-13, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Mar 1-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Propagation Effects for Radar and Communication Systems Communications Payload Design- Satellite Systems Architecture Apr 6-8, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland NEW!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Apr 6-8, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics Radar Systems Design & Engineering Jan 18-21, 2010 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mar 2-5, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Mar 22-25, 2010 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Jun 14-17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Jun 21-24, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rocket Propulsion 101 GPS Technology - Solutions for Earth & Space Feb 15-17, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Jan 25-28, 2010 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mar 16-18, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Mar 29-Apr 1, 2010 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced Jun 28-Jul 1, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 May 5-6, 2010 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ground Systems Design & Operation Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 May 3-4, 2010 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging Tactical Missile Design – Integration Mar 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Apr 13-15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Remote Sensing Information Extraction Unmanned Aircraft Systems NEW! Mar 16-18, 2010 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Feb 17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Satellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Mar 9-11, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Project Management Jun 8-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 CSEP Exam Prep NEW! Satellite Communication Systems Engineering Feb 26-27, 2010 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Mar 16-18, 2010 • Boulder, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Mar 31-Apr 1, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Jun 15-17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Fundamentals of Systems Enginering Satellite Design & Technology Mar 29-30, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Apr 20-23, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Principles of Test & Evaluation Satellite Laser Communications NEW! Feb 18-19, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Feb 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Mar 16-17, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Satellite RF Communications & Onboard Processing Risk and Opportunity Management NEW! Apr 13-15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Mar 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Systems Engineering - Requirements NEW! Apr 20-22, 2010 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Mar 23-25, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Space-Based Laser Systems Systems of Systems Mar 24-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Apr 20-22, 2010 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Space-Based Radar Mar 8-12, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jun 29-Jul 1, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Space Enviroment Implications for Spacecraft Design Test Design and Analysis Feb 2-3, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Feb 8-10, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Space Mission Structures: From Concept to Launch Total Systems Engineering Development & Management Feb 22-25, 2010 • Houston, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Feb 1-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Space Systems Fundamentals Mar 2-5, 2010 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 May 17-20, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Engineering, Analysis & Signal Processing Jun 7-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Space Systems Intermediate Design Antenna & Array Fundamentals NEW! Feb 22-26, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Mar 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Space Systems Subsystems Design Composite Materials for Aerospace NEW! Mar 1-5, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Jan 19-21, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing Digital Video Systems, Broadcast and Operations Mar 24-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Apr 26-29, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Jun 9-10, 2010 • Los Angeles, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Fiber Optic Systems Engineering NEW! Spacecraft Systems Integration & Test Apr 13-15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Apr 19-22, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples Spacecraft Thermal Control Feb 9-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Feb 17-18, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Grounding and Shielding for EMC System Development and Verification Feb 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Mar 23-25, 2010 • Denver, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Apr 27-29, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Understanding Space NEW! Introduction to Electronic Packaging NEW! Feb 18-19, 2010 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . 30 Feb 16-18, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Defense, Missiles & Radar Introduction to EMI/EMC Feb 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Advanced Developments in Radar Technology NEW! Mar 1-3, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Feb 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Kalman, H-Infinity and Nonlinear Filtering May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Mar 16-18, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Combat Systems Engineering NEW! Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Feb 23-24, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Fundamentals of Radar Technology Feb 23-25, 2010 • San Diego, California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 May 4-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Jun 1-3, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles Wireless Communications & Spread Spectrum Design Feb 2-4, 2010 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Mar 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Mar 8-10, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Topics for On-site Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Modern Infrared Sensor Technology Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register . . . . . . . . . 64 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 3
  • Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems January 26-28, 2010 Cocoa Beach, Florida $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This three-day course covers all the technology of 1. Introduction to SATCOM. History and advanced satellite communications as well as the overview. Examples of current military and principles behind current state-of-the-art satellite commercial systems. communications equipment. New and promising technologies will be covered to develop an 2. Satellite orbits and transponder understanding of the major approaches. Network characteristics. topologies, VSAT, and IP networking over satellite. 3. Traffic Connectivities: Mesh, Hub-Spoke, Point-to-Point, Broadcast. 4. Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, TDMA, Instructor CDMA, Random Access. DAMA and Bandwidth-on- Demand. Dr. John Roach is a leading authority in satellite communications with 35+ years in the SATCOM 5. Communications Link Calculations. Definition of EIRP, G/T, Eb/No. Noise Temperature industry. He has worked on many development and Figure. Transponder gain and SFD. Link Budget projects both as employee and consultant / Calculations. contractor. His experience has focused on the systems engineering of state-of-the-art system 6. Digital Modulation Techniques. BPSK, developments, military and commercial, from the QPSK. Standard pulse formats and bandwidth. Nyquist signal shaping. Ideal BER performance. worldwide architectural level to detailed terminal tradeoffs and designs. He has been an adjunct 7. PSK Receiver Design Techniques. Carrier faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology recovery, phase slips, ambiguity resolution, where he taught a range of graduate comm- differential coding. Optimum data detection, clock unications courses. He has also taught SATCOM recovery, bit count integrity. short courses all over the US and in London and 8. Overview of Error Correction Coding, Toronto, both publicly and in-house for both Encryption, and Frame Synchronization. government and commercial organizations. In Standard FEC types. Coding Gain. addition, he has been an expert witness in patent, 9. RF Components. HPA, SSPA, LNA, Up/down trade secret, and government contracting cases. Dr. converters. Intermodulation, band limiting, oscillator Roach has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from phase noise. Examples of BER Degradation. Georgia Tech. Advanced Satellite Communications 10. TDMA Networks. Time Slots. Preambles. Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Suitability for DAMA and BoD. Systems. 11. Characteristics of IP and TCP/UDP over satellite. Unicast and Multicast. Need for Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) techniques. What You Will Learn 12. VSAT Networks and their system • Major Characteristics of satellites. characteristics; DVB standards and MF-TDMA. • Characteristics of satellite networks. 13. Earth Station Antenna types. Pointing / • The tradeoffs between major alternatives in Tracking. Small antennas at Ku band. FCC - Intelsat SATCOM system design. - ITU antenna requirements and EIRP density limitations. • SATCOM system tradeoffs and link budget analysis. 14. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Military use 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 • Use of spread spectrum for Comm-on-the-Move. decoding. Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. • Characteristics of IP traffic over satellite. 17. Emerging Technology Developments and • Overview of bandwidth efficient modulation types. Future Trends. 4 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Aerospace Simulations in C++ Apply the Power of C++ to Simulate Multi-Object Aerospace Vehicles May 11-12, 2010 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $1100 (8:30am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. What you need to know about the C++ language. Hands-on: Set up, run, and plot complete simulation. 2. Classes and hierarchical structure of a Summary typical aerospace simulation. C++ has become the computer language of choice Hands-on: Run satellite simulation. for aerospace simulations. This two-day workshop equips engineers and programmers with object 3. Modules and Matrix programming made oriented tools to model net centric simulations. easy with pointers. Features like polymorphism, inheritance, and encapsulation enable building engagement-level Hands-on: Run target simulation. simulations of diverse aerospace vehicles. To provide 4. Table look-up with derived classes. hands-on experience, the course alternates between Hands-on: Run UAV simulation with lectures and computer experiments. The instructor introduces C++ features together with modeling of aerodynamics and propulsion. aerodynamics, propulsion, and flight controls, while the 5. Event scheduling via input file. trainee executes and modifies the provided source Hands-on: Control the UAV with autopilot. code. Participants should bring an IBM PC compatible lap top computer with Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 or 6. Polymorphism populates the sky with 2008 (free download from MS). As prerequisites, facility vehicles. with C++ and familiarity with flight dynamics is highly Hands-on: Navigate multiple UAVs through desirable. The instructor’s textbook “Modeling and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics” is provided waypoints. for further studies. This course features the CADAC++ 7.Communication bus enables vehicles to architecture, but also highlights other architectures of talk to each other. aerospace simulations. It culminates in a net centric simulation of interacting UAVs, satellites and targets, Hands-on: Home on targets with UAVs. which may serve as the basis for further development. What You Will Learn Exploiting the rich features of C++ for aerospace Instructor simulations. Dr. Peter Zipfel is an Adjunct Associated Professor • How to use classes and inheritance to build flight at the University of Florida. He has vehicle models. taught courses in M&S, G&C and Flight • How run-time polymorphism makes multi-object Dynamics for 25 year, and C++ simulations possible. aerospace applications during the past five years. His 45 years of M&S • How to enable communication between experience was acquired at the German encapsulated vehicle objects. Helicopter Institute, the U.S. Army and Understanding the CADAC++ Architecture. Air Force. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow, serves on • Learning the modular structure of vehicle the AIAA Publication Committee and the AIAA subsystems. Professional Education Committee, and is a • Making changes to the code and the interfaces distinguished international lecturer. His most recent between modules. publications are all related to C++ aerospace • Experimenting with I/O. applications: “Building Aerospace Simulations in C++”, 2008; “Fundamentals of 6 DoF Aerospace Vehicle • Plotting with CADAC Studio. Simulation and Analysis in FORTRAN and C++”, 2004; Building UAV and satellite simulations. and “Advanced 6 DoF Aerospace Vehicle Simulation • Modeling aerodynamics, propulsion, guidance and and Analysis in C++”, 2006, all published by AIAA. control of a UAV. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 5
  • Attitude Determination and Control March 1-4, 2010 Beltsville. Maryland Summary $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) This 4 – day course provides a detailed introduction "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each to spacecraft attitude estimation and control. This Off The Course Tuition." course emphasizes many practical aspects of attitude control system design but with a solid theoretical foundation. The principles of operation and characteristics of attitude sensors and actuators are Recent attendee comments ... discussed. Spacecraft kinematics and dynamics are developed for use in control design and system simulation. Attitude determination methods are “Very thorough!” discussed in detail, including TRIAD, QUEST, Kalman filters. Sensor alignment and calibration is also “Relevant and comprehen- covered. Environmental factors that affect pointing sive.” accuracy and attitude dynamics are presented. Pointing accuracy, stability (smear), and jitter 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, Euler's equation. Slosh dynamics. Spinning spacecraft Instructor with long wire booms. Dr. Mark E. Pittelkau is a consultant at Aerospace 3. Sensors. Sun sensors, Earth Horizon sensors, Control Systems Engineering and Research. He was Magnetometers, Gyros, Allan Variance & Green Charts, previously with the Applied Physics Laboratory, Orbital Angular Displacement sensors, Star Trackers. Sciences Corporation, CTA Space Systems, and Principles of operation and error modeling. Swales Aerospace. His early career at the Naval 4. Actuators. Reaction and momentum wheels, Surface Warfare Center involved target tracking, gun dynamic and static imbalance, wheel configurations, pointing control, and gun system calibration, and he magnetic torque rods, reaction control jets. Principles of has recently worked in target track fusion. His operation and modeling. experience in satellite systems covers all phases of 5. Environmental Disturbance Torques. design and operation, including conceptual desig, Aerodynamic, solar pressure, gravity-gradient, implemen-tation, and testing of attitude control magnetic dipole torque, dust impacts, and internal systems, attitude and orbit determination, and attitude disturbances. sensor alignment and calibration, control-structure interaction analysis, stability and jitter analysis, and 6. Pointing Error Metrics. Accuracy, Stability post-launch support. His current interests are precision (Smear), and Jitter. Definitions and methods of design attitude determination, attitude sensor calibration, orbit and analysis for specification and verification of determination, and formation flying. Dr. Pittelkau requirements. earned the Bachelor's and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical 7. Attitude Control. B-dot and H X B rate damping Engineering at Tennessee Technological University and laws. Gravity-gradient, spin stabilization, and the Master's degree in EE at Virginia Polytechnic momentum bias control. Three-axis zero-momentum Institute and State University. control. Controller design and stability. Back-of-the envelope equations for actuator sizing and controller design. Flexible-body modeling, control-structure What You Will Learn interaction, structural-mode (flex-mode) filters, and • Characteristics and principles of operation of attitude control of flexible structures. Anti-Windup controller sensors and actuators. design. Verification and Validation, and Polarity and Phase testing. • Kinematics and dynamics. 8. Attitude Determination. TRIAD and QUEST • Principles of time and coordinate systems. algorithms. Introduction to Kalman filtering. Potential • Attitude determination methods, algorithms, and limits problems and reliable solutions in Kalman filtering. of performance; 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. 6 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture April 6-8, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 1. Communications Payloads and Service "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Requirements. Bandwidth, coverage, services and Off The Course Tuition." 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 satellite, mobile communications and service availability; NEW! principles for using digital processing in system architecture, and on-board processor examples at L band (non-GEO and GEO) and Ka band. 2. Systems Engineering to Meet Service Summary Requirements. Transmission engineering of the satellite link and payload (modulation and FEC, standards such as DVB- This three-day course provides communications and S2 and Adaptive Coding and Modulation, ATM and IP routing satellite systems engineers and system architects with in space); optimizing link and payload design through a comprehensive and accurate approach for the consideration of traffic distribution and dynamics, link margin, specification and detailed design of the RF interference and frequency coordination requirements. communications payload and its integration into a 3. Bent-pipe Repeater Design. Example of a detailed block and level diagram, design for low noise amplification, satellite system. Both standard bent pipe repeaters and down-conversion design, IMUX and band-pass filtering, group digital processors (on board and ground-based) are delay and gain slope, AGC and linearizaton, power studied in depth, and optimized from the standpoint of amplification (SSPA and TWTA, linearization and parallel maximizing throughput and coverage (single footprint combining), OMUX and design for high power/multipactor, redundancy switching and reliability assessment. and multi-beam). Applications in Fixed Satellite Service 4. Spacecraft Antenna Design and Performance. Fixed (C, X, Ku and Ka bands) and Mobile Satellite Service (L reflector systems (offset parabola, Gregorian, Cassegrain) and S bands) are addressed as are the requirements of feeds and feed systems, movable and reconfigurable the associated ground segment for satellite control and antennas; shaped reflectors; linear and circular polarization. the provision of services to end users. 5. Communications Payload Performance Budgeting. Gain to Noise Temperature Ratio (G/T), Saturation Flux Density (SFD), and Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP); Instructor repeater gain/loss budgeting; frequency stability and phase noise; third-order intercept (3ICP), gain flatness, group delay; Bruce R. Elbert (MSEE, MBA) is president of non-linear phase shift (AM/PM); out of band rejection and Application Technology Strategy, Inc., Thousand Oaks, amplitude non-linearity (C3IM and NPR). California; and Adjunct Prof of Engineering, Univ of Wisc, 6. On-board Digital Processor Technology. A/D and D/A Madison. conversion, digital signal processing for typical channels and formats (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); demodulation and He is a recognized satellite communications expert with remodulation, multiplexing and packet switching; static and 40 years of experience in satellite communications dynamic beam forming; design requirements and service payload and systems design engineering beginning at impacts. COMSAT Laboratories and including 25 years with 7. Multi-beam Antennas. Fixed multi-beam antennas Hughes Electronics. He has contributed to the design and using multiple feeds, feed layout and isloation; phased array construction of major communications, including Intelsat, approaches using reflectors and direct radiating arrays; on- Inmarsat, Galaxy, Thuraya, DIRECTV and Palapa A. board versus ground-based beamforming. 8. RF Interference and Spectrum Management He has written eight books, including: The Satellite Considerations. Unraveling the FCC and ITU international Communication Applications Handbook, Second Edition, regulatory and coordination process; choosing frequency The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth bands that address service needs; development of regulatory Station Handbook, and Introduction to Satellite and frequency coordination strategy based on successful case Communication, Third Edition. studies. 9. Ground Segment Selection and Optimization. Overall architecture of the ground segment: satellite TT&C and What You Will Learn communications services; earth station and user terminal capabilities and specifications (fixed and mobile); modems • How to transform system and service requirements into and baseband systems; selection of appropriate antenna payload specifications and design elements. based on link requirements and end-user/platform • What are the specific characteristics of payload considerations. components, such as antennas, LNAs, microwave filters, 10. Earth station and User Terminal Tradeoffs: RF channel and power amplifiers, and power combiners. tradeoffs (RF power, EIRP, G/T); network design for provision • What space and ground architecture to employ when of service (star, mesh and hybrid networks); portability and evaluating on-board processing and multiple beam mobility. antennas, and how these may be configured for optimum 11. Performance and Capacity Assessment. end-to-end performance. Determining capacity requirements in terms of bandwidth, • How to understand the overall system architecture and the power and network operation; selection of the air interface (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. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 7
  • Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics Military, Civilian and Deep-Space Applications Eac will rece h student ive a fr Summary Navigato ee GPS r! Award-winning rocket scientist Thomas S. Logsdon has carefully tailored this comprehensive 4-day short course to serve the needs of those military, aerospace, January 18-21, 2010 and defense-industry professionals who must understand, design, and manage today’s Dayton, Ohio increasingly complicated and demanding aerospace missions. March 22-25, 2010 Each topic is illustrated with one-page Cape Canaveral, Florida mathematical derivations and numerical examples that use actual published June 21-24, 2010 inputs from real-world rockets, Columbia, Maryland satellites, and spacecraft missions. The lessons help you lay out $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) performance-optimal missions in concert "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each with your professional colleagues. Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Course Outline For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, M. 1. Concepts from Astrodynamics. Kepler’s Laws. S., has worked on the Navstar GPS and other related Newton’s clever generalizations. Evaluating the earth’s technologies at the Naval Ordinance Laboratory, gravitational parameter. Launch azimuths and ground- McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin, Boeing trace geometry. Orbital perturbations. Aerospace, and Rockwell International. His research 2. Satellite Orbits. Isaac Newton’s vis viva projects and consulting assignments have included the equation. Orbital energy and angular momentum. Transit Navigation Satellites, The Tartar and Talos Gravity wells. The six classical Keplerian orbital shipboard missiles, and the Navstar elements. Station-keeping maneuvers. GPS. In addition, he has helped put 3. Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals. Momentum astronauts on the moon and guide their calculations. Specific impulse. The rocket equation. colleagues on rendezvous missions Building efficient liquid and solid rockets. Performance headed toward the Skylab capsule, and calculations. Multi-stage rocket design. helped fly capsules to the nearby 4. Enhancing a Rocket’s Performance. Optimal planets. fuel biasing techniques. The programmed mixture ratio Some of his more challenging assignments have scheme. Optimal trajectory shaping. Iterative least included trajectory optimization, constellation design, squares hunting procedures. Trajectory reconstruction. booster rocket performance enhancement, spacecraft Determining the best estimate of propellant mass. survivability, differential navigation and booster rocket 5. Expendable Rockets and Reusable Space guidance using the GPS signals. Shuttles. Operational characteristics, performance Tom Logsdon has taught short courses and lectured curves. Single-stage-to-orbit vehicles. Reusable space in 31 different countries. He has written and published shuttles: The SST, Russia’s Space Shuttle. 40 technical papers and journal articles, a dozen of 6. Powered Flight Maneuvers. The classical which have dealt with military and civilian Hohmann transfer maneuver. Multi-impulse and low- radionavigation techniques. He is also the author of 29 thrust maneuvers. Plane-change maneuvers. The bi- technical books on a variety of mathematical, elliptic transfer. Relative motion plots. Military evasive engineering and scientific subjects. These include maneuvers. Deorbit techniques. Planetary swingbys Understanding the Navstar, Orbital Mechanics: Theory and ballistic capture maneuvers. and Applications, Mobile Communication Satellites, and 7. Optimal Orbit Selection. Polar and sun- The Navstar Global Positioning System. synchronous orbits. Geostationary orbits and their major perturbations. ACE-orbit constellations. Lagrangian libration point orbits. Halo orbits. Interplanetary What You Will Learn trajectories. Mars-mission opportunities and deep- • How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it to a space trajectories. new location? 8. Constellation Selection Trades. Existing civilian • How do we design a performance-optimal constellation of satellites? and military constellations. Constellation design techniques. John Walker’s rosette configurations. • Why do planetary swingby maneuvers provide such Captain Draim’s constellations. Repeating ground-trace profound gains in performance, and what do we pay for orbits. Earth coverage simulation routines. these important performance gains? • How can we design the best multistage rocket for a 9. Cruising along JPL’s Invisible Rivers of particular mission? Gravity in Space. Equipotential surfaces. 3- dimensional manifolds. Developing NASA’s clever • What are Lagrangian libration-point orbits? Which ones are dynamically stable? How can we place satellites into halo Genesis mission. Capturing stardust in space. orbits circling around these moving points in space? Simulating thick bundles of chaotic trajectories. Experiencing tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky. • What are JPL’s gravity tubes? How were they discovered? How are they revolutionizing the exploration of space? 8 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • GPS Technology GPS Solutions for Military, Civilian & Aerospace Applications Eac will rece h student January 25-28, 2010 ive a fr Dayton, Ohio Navigato ee GPS r! March 29 - April 1, 2010 Cape Canaveral, Florida June 28 - July 1, 2010 Summary Laurel, Maryland In this popular 4-day short course, GPS expert Tom Logsdon will describe $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) in detail how precise radionavigation "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each systems work and review the many Off The Course Tuition." practical benefits they provide to military and civilian users in space and around the globe. Through practical demonstration you will learn how a GPS receiver works, how to operate it in various Course Outline situations, and how to interpret the positioning solutions 1. Radionavigation Principles. Active and passive it provides. radionavigation systems. Spherical and hyperbolic Each topic includes practical derivations and real- lines of position. Position and velocity solutions. world examples using published inputs from the Spaceborne atomic clocks. Websites and other literature and from the instructors personal and sources of information. Building a $143 billion business professional experiences. in space. 2. The Three Major Segments of the GPS. Signal structure and pseudorandom codes. Modulation "The presenter was very energetic and techniques. Military performance enhancements. truly passionate about the material" Relativistic time dilations. Inverted navigation solutions. 3. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering " Tom Logsdon is the best teacher I have Techniques. Taylor series expansions. Numerical ever had. His knowledge is excellent. He iteration. Doppler shift solutions. Satellite selection algorithms. Kalman filtering algorithms. is a 10!" 4. Designing an Effective GPS Receiver. Annotated block diagrams. Antenna design. Code "The instructor displayed awesome tracking and carrier tracking loops. Software modules. knowledge of the GPS and space technol- Commercial chipsets. Military receivers. Shuttle and ogy…very knowledgeable instructor. space station receivers. Spoke clearly…Good teaching style. 5. Military Applications. The worldwide common grid. Military test-range applications.Tactical and Encouraged questions and discussion." strategic applications. Autonomy and survivability enhancements. Precision guided munitions. Smart "Mr. Logsdon did a bang-up job bombs and artillery projectiles. explaining and deriving the theories of 6. Integrated Navigation Systems. Mechanical special/general relativity–and how they and Strapdown implementations. Ring lasers and fiber- optic gyros. Integrated navigation. Military applications. are associated with the GPS navigation Key features of the C-MIGITS integrated nav system. solutions." 7. Differential Navigation and Pseudosatellites. Special committee 104’s data exchange protocols. "I loved his one-page mathematical der- Global data distribution. Wide-area differential ivations and the important points they navigation. Pseudosatellite concepts and test results. illustrate." 8. Carrier-Aided Solutions. The interferometry concept. Double differencing techniques. Attitude determination receivers. Navigation of the Topex and "Instructor was very knowledgeable and NASA’s twin Grace satellites. Dynamic and Kinematic related to his students very well–and orbit determination. Motorola’s Spaceborne Monarch with sparkling good humor!" receiver. Relativistic time dilation derivations. 9. The Navstar Satellites. Subsystem descriptions. On-orbit test results. The Block I, II, IIR, and IIF "The lecture was truly an expert in his satellites, Block III concepts. Orbital Perturbations and field and delivered an entertaining and modeling techniques. Stationkeeping maneuvers. Earth technically well-balanced presentation." shadowing characteristic. Repeating ground-trace geometry. "Excellent instructor! Wonderful teach- 10. Russia’s Glonass Constellation. Performance comparisons between the GPS and Glonass. Orbital ing skills! This was honestly, the best mechanics considerations. Military survivability. class I have had since leaving the univer- Spacecraft subsystems. Russia’s SL-12 Proton sity." booster. Building dual-capability GPS/Glonass receivers. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 9
  • Ground Systems Design and Operation May 18-20, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." This course provides a practical 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 Ground System design and operations. This course is intended for engineers, technical managers, and scientists who are interested in Course Outline acquiring a working understanding of ground systems as an introduction to the field or to help broaden their 1. The Link Budget. An introduction to basic overall understanding of space mission systems and communications system principles and theory; mission operations. It is also ideal for technical system losses, propagation effects, Ground professionals who need to use, manage, operate, or Station performance, and frequency selection. purchase a ground system. 2. Ground System Architecture and System Design. An overview of ground system Instructor topology providing an introduction to ground Steve Gemeny is Principal Program Engineer at system elements and technologies. Syntonics LLC in Columbia, Maryland. 3. Ground System Elements. An element Formerly Senior Member of the Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins by element review of the major ground station University Applied Physics Laboratory subsystems, explaining roles, parameters, where he served as Ground Station limitations, tradeoffs, and current technology. Lead for the TIMED mission to explore 4. Figure of Merit (G/T). An introduction to Earth’s atmosphere and Lead Ground the key parameter used to characterize satellite System Engineer on the New Horizons mission to explore Pluto by 2020. Prior to joining the Applied ground station performance, bringing all ground Physics Laboratory, Mr. Gemeny held numerous station elements together to form a complete engineering and technical sales positions with Orbital system. Sciences Corporation, Mobile TeleSystems Inc. and 5. Modulation Basics. An introduction to COMSAT Corporation beginning in 1980. Mr. Gemeny modulation types, signal sets, analog and is an experienced professional in the field of Ground Station and Ground System design in both the digital modulation schemes, and modulator - commercial world and on NASA Science missions with demodulator performance characteristics. a wealth of practical knowledge spanning nearly three 6. Ranging and Tracking. A discussion of decades. Mr. Gemeny delivers his experiences and ranging and tracking for orbit determination. knowledge to his students with an informative and entertaining presentation style. 7. Ground System Networks and Standards. A survey of several ground system networks and standards with a discussion of What You Will Learn applicability, advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives. • The fundamentals of ground system design, architecture and technology. 8. Ground System Operations. A • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the spacecraft-to- discussion of day-to-day operations in a typical ground communications link. ground system including planning and staffing, • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the design and spacecraft commanding, health and status implementation of a ground system. monitoring, data recovery, orbit determination, • The capabilities and limitations of the various and orbit maintenance. modulation types (FM, PSK, QPSK). 9. Trends in Ground System Design. A • The fundamentals of ranging and orbit determination discussion of the impact of the current cost and for orbit maintenance. schedule constrained approach on Ground • Basic day-to-day operations practices and procedures for typical ground systems. System design and operation, including COTS hardware and software systems, autonomy, • Current trends and recent experiences in cost and schedule constrained operations. and unattended “lights out” operations. 10 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging March 9-11, 2010 Beltsville. Maryland $1590 (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! Course Outline Summary 1. Introduction to multispectral and This three-day class is designed for engineers, hyperspectral remote sensing. scientists and other remote sensing professionals who wish to become familiar with multispectral 2. Sensor types and characterization. and hyperspectral remote sensing technology. Design tradeoffs. Data formats and systems. Students in this course will learn the basic physics 3. Optical properties for remote sensing. of spectroscopy, the types of spectral sensors Solar radiation. Atmospheric transmittance, currently used by government and industry, and absorption and scattering. the types of data processing used for various 4. Sensor modeling and evaluation. applications. Lectures will be enhanced by Spatial, spectral, and radiometric resolution. computer demonstrations. After taking this 5. Statistics for multivariate data analysis. course, students should be able to communicate Scatterplots. Impact of sensor performance on and work productively with other professionals in data characteristics. this field. Each student will receive a complete set of notes and the textbook, Remote Sensing: The 6. Spectral data processing. Data Image Chain Approach. visualization and interpretation. 7. Radiometric calibration. Partial calibration. Relative normalization. Instructor 8. Image registration. Resampling and its Dr. Richard Gomez is a Research Professor at effect on spectral analysis. George Mason University (GMU) and Principal 9. Data and sensor fusion. Spatial versus Research Scientist at the Center for Earth spectral algorithms. Observing and Space Research (CEOSR). At 10. Classification of remote sensing data. GMU he teaches and is actively involved in the Supervised and unsupervised classification. scientific and technology fields of hyperspectral Parametric and nonparametric classifiers. imaging and high resolution remote sensing. He Application examples. has also served in industry and government (Texas Instruments and USACE). Dr. Gomez is 11. Hyperspectral data analysis. internationally recognized as a leader and expert in the field of spectral remote sensing (multispectral, hyperspectral and ultraspectral) What You Will Learn and has published extensively in scientific • The limitations on passive optical remote journals. He has organized and chaired national sensing. and international conferences, symposia and • The properties of current sensors. workshops. He earned his doctoral degree in • Component modeling for sensor performance. physics from New Mexico State University. He also holds an M.S. and a B.S. in physics. Dr. • How to calibrate remote sensors. Gomez has served as Director for the ASPRS for • The types of data processing used for Potomac Region and currently serves as Defense applications such as spectral angle mapping, Aerospace Chair for the IEEE-USA Committee multisensor fusion, and pixel mixture analysis. on Transportation and Aerospace Technology • How to evaluate the performance of different Policy. hyperspectral systems. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 11
  • Remote Sensing Information Extraction March 16-18, 2010 Chantilly, Virginia $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline Off The Course Tuition." 1. Remote Sensing Introduction. Definitions, resolutions, active-passive. 2. Platforms. Airborne, spaceborne, advantages and limitations. 3. Energy Flow Profile. Energy sources, atmospheric interactions, reflectance curves, emittance. 4. Aerial Photography. Photogrammetric fundamentals of photo acquisition. 5. Film Types. Panchormatic, normal color, color Summary infrared, panchromatic infrared. This 3-day workshop will review remote sensing 6. Scale Determination. Point versus average concepts and vocabulary including resolution, sensing scale. Methods of determination of scale. platforms, electromagnetic spectrum and energy flow profile. The workshop will provide an overview of the 7. Area and Height Measurements. Tools and current and near-term status of operational platforms procedures including relative accuracies. and sensor systems. The focus will be on methods to 8. Feature Extraction. Tone, texture, shadow, extract information from these data sources. The size, shape, association. spaceborne systems include the following; 1) high 9. Land Use and Land Cover. Examples, spatial resolution (< 5m) systems, 2) medium spatial classification systems definitions, minimum resolution (5-100m) multispectral, 3) low spatial mapping units, cartographic generalization. resolution (>100m) multispectral, 4) radar, and 5) hyperspectral. 10. Source materials. Image processing The two directional relationships between remote software, organizations, literature, reference sensing and GIS will be examined. Procedures for materials. geometric registration and issues of cartographic 11. Spaceborne Remote Sensing. Basic generalization for creating GIS layers from remote terminology and orbit characteristics. Distinction sensing information will also be discussed. between research/experimental, national technical assets, and operational systems. Instructor 12. Multispectral Systems. Cameras, scanners Dr. Barry Haack is a Professor of Geographic and linear arrays, spectral matching. Cartographic Sciences at George Mason University. 13. Moderate Resolution MSS. Landsat, SPOT, He was a Research Engineer at ERIM and has held IRS, JERS. fellowships with NASA Goddard, the US Air Force and 14. Coarse Resolution MSS. Meteorological the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His primary professional Systems, AVHRR, Vegetation Mapper. interest is basic and applied science using remote sensing and he has over 100 professional publications 15. High Spatial Resolution. IKONOS, and has been a recipient of a Leica-ERDAS award for EarthView, Orbview. a research manuscript in Photogrammetric Engineering 16. Radar. Basic concepts, RADARSAT, ALMAZ, and Remote Sensing. He has served as a consultant to SIR. the UN, FAO, World Bank, and various governmental 17. Hyperspectral. AVIRIS, MODIS, Hyperion. agencies in Africa, Asia and South America. He has provided workshops to USDA, US intelligence 18. GIS-Remote Sensing Integration. Two agencies, US Census, and ASPRS. Recently he was a directional relationships between remote sensing Visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Dar es and GIS. Data structures. Salaam in Tanzania and has current projects in Nepal 19. Geometric Rectification. Procedures to with support from the National Geographic Society. rectify remote sensing imagery. 20. Digital Image Processing. Preprocessing, image enhancements, automated digital What You Will Learn classification. • Operational parameters of current sensors. 21. Accuracy Assessments. Contingency • Visual and digital information extraction procedures. matrix, Kappa coefficient, sample size and • Photogrammetric rectification procedures. selection. • Integration of GIS and remote sensing. 22. Multiscale techniques. Ratio estimators, • Accuracy assessments. double and nested sampling, area frame • Availability and costs of remote sensing data. procedures. 12 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction January 19-21, 2010 Laurel, Maryland Testimonial: …I truly enjoyed March 9-11, 2010 your course and Albuquerque, New Mexico hearing of your adventures in the June 8-10, 2010 Satellite business. Beltsville, Maryland You have a definite gift in teaching style $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) and explanations.” "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This introductory course has recently been expanded to three days by popular demand. It has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for more than two Course Outline decades, to rave reviews. The course is intended primarily for 1. Satellites and Telecommunication. Introduction non-technical people who must understand the entire field of and historical background. Legal and regulatory commercial satellite communications, and who must environment of satellite telecommunications: industry understand and communicate with engineers and other issues; standards and protocols; regulatory bodies; technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical satellite services and applications; steps to licensing a personnel moving into the industry who need a quick and system. Telecommunications users, applications, and thorough overview of what is going on in the industry, and who markets: fixed services, broadcast services, mobile need an example of how to communicate with less technical services, navigation services. individuals. The course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, buzzwords, and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, and measurements: decibels. The spectrum and its uses: and business environment. properties of waves; frequency bands; bandwidth. Analog and digital signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, Concepts are explained at a basic level, minimizing the use modulation, multiplexing, networks and protocols. Signal 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 understood in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts 3. The Space Segment. The space environment: illustrated. The first section provides non-technical people with gravity, radiation, solid material. Orbits: types of orbits; the technical background necessary to understand the space geostationary orbits; non-geostationary orbits. Orbital and earth segments of the industry, culminating with the slots, frequencies, footprints, and coverage: slots; satellite importance of the link budget. The concluding section of the spacing; eclipses; sun interference. Out to launch: course provides an overview of the business issues, including launcher’s job; launch vehicles; the launch campaign; major operators, regulation and legal issues, and issues and launch bases. Satellite systems and construction: structure trends affecting the industry. Attendees receive a copy of the and busses; antennas; power; thermal control; instructor's new textbook, Satellite Communications for the stationkeeping and orientation; telemetry and command. Non-Specialist, and will have time to discuss issues pertinent Satellite operations: housekeeping and communications. 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 Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite an earth station. 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 • How do earth stations function? Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author of six books and hundreds of articles in the space sciences. • What is a link budget and why is it important? He has been chairman of several international satellite • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? conferences, and a speaker at many others. • What are the issues and trends driving the industry? Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 13
  • Satellite Communication Systems Engineering A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals Course Outline March 16-18, 2010 1. Mission Analysis. Kepler’s laws. Circular and elliptical satellite orbits. Altitude regimes. Period of Boulder, Colorado revolution. Geostationary Orbit. Orbital elements. Ground trace. June 15-17, 2010 2. Earth-Satellite Geometry. Azimuth and elevation. Slant range. Coverage area. Beltsville, Maryland 3. Signals and Spectra. Properties of a sinusoidal wave. Synthesis and analysis of an arbitrary waveform. $1740 (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. 5. Analog Modulation. Amplitude Modulation (AM). Frequency Modulation (FM). Instructor 6. Digital Modulation. Analog to digital conversion. BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK FSK, QAM. Coherent detection and Dr. Robert A. Nelson is president of Satellite carrier recovery. NRZ and RZ pulse shapes. Power spectral Engineering Research Corporation, a density. ISI. Nyquist pulse shaping. Raised cosine filtering. consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland, 7. Bit Error Rate. Performance objectives. Eb/No. with clients in both commercial industry Relationship between BER and Eb/No. Constellation and government. Dr. Nelson holds the diagrams. Why do BPSK and QPSK require the same degree of Ph.D. in physics from the power? University of Maryland and is a licensed 8. Coding. Shannon’s theorem. Code rate. Coding gain. Professional Engineer. He is coauthor of Methods of FEC coding. Hamming, BCH, and Reed- the textbook Satellite Communication Solomon block codes. Convolutional codes. Viterbi and Systems Engineering, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 1993). He sequential decoding. Hard and soft decisions. is a member of IEEE, AIAA, APS, AAPT, AAS, IAU, and Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. Trellis coding. ION. 9. Bandwidth. Equivalent (noise) bandwidth. Occupied bandwidth. Allocated bandwidth. Relationship between bandwidth and data rate. Dependence of bandwidth on Additional Materials methods of modulation and coding. Tradeoff between In addition to the course notes, each participant will bandwidth and power. Emerging trends for bandwidth efficient modulation. receive a book of collected tutorial articles written by the instructor and soft copies of the link budgets 10. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Frequency bands used for satellite communication. ITU regulations. Fixed discussed in the course. Satellite Service. Direct Broadcast Service. Digital Audio Radio Service. Mobile Satellite Service. 11. Earth Stations. Facility layout. RF components. Testimonials Network Operations Center. Data displays. “Great handouts. Great presentation. 12. Antennas. Antenna patterns. Gain. Half power Great real-life course note examples beamwidth. Efficiency. Sidelobes. and cd. The instructor made good use 13. System Temperature. Antenna temperature. LNA. Noise figure. Total system noise temperature. of student’s experiences." 14. Satellite Transponders. Satellite communications payload architecture. Frequency plan. Transponder gain. “Very well prepared and presented. TWTA and SSPA. Amplifier characteristics. Nonlinearity. Intermodulation products. SFD. Backoff. The instructor has an excellent grasp 15. The RF Link. Decibel (dB) notation. Equivalent of material and articulates it well” isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Figure of Merit (G/T). Free space loss. WhyPower flux density. Carrier to noise ratio. “Outstanding at explaining and The RF link equation. defining quantifiably the theory 16. Link Budgets. Communications link calculations. Uplink, downlink, and composite performance. Link budgets underlying the concepts.” for single carrier and multiple carrier operation. Detailed worked examples. “Fantastic! It couldn’t have been more 17. Performance Measurements. Satellite modem. relevant to my work.” Use of a spectrum analyzer to measure bandwidth, C/N, and Eb/No. Comparison of actual measurements with theory using a mobile antenna and a geostationary satellite. “Very well organized. Excellent 18. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency division reference equations and theory. Good multiple access (FDMA). Time division multiple access (TDMA). Code division multiple access (CDMA) or spread examples.” spectrum. Capacity estimates. 19. Polarization. Linear and circular polarization. “Good broad general coverage of a Misalignment angle. complex subject.” 20. Rain Loss. Rain attenuation. Crane rain model. Effect on G/T. 14 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Satellite Design & Technology Cost-Effective Design for Today's Missions Course Outline 1. Space Systems Engineering. Elements of space systems engineering. Setting the objective. Establishing requirements. System "drivers." Mission analysis and design. Budgeted items. Margins. Project phases. Design reviews. April 20-23, 2010 2. Designing for the Space Environment. Vacuum Laurel, Maryland and drag. Microgravity. Temperature and thermal gradients. Magnetic field. Ultraviolet. Solar pressure. $1650 3.5 Days (8:30am - 4:30pm) Ionizing radiation. Spacecraft charging. Space debris. Pre- "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each launch and launch environments. Off The Course Tuition." 3. Orbits and Astrodynamics. Review of spacecraft orbital mechanics. Coordinate systems. Orbital elements. Selecting an orbit. Orbital transfer. Specialized orbits. Orbit Summary perturbations. Interplanetary missions. Renewed emphasis on cost effective missions requires 4. On-Orbit Propulsion and Launch Systems. up-to-date knowledge of satellite technology and an in- Mathematical formulation of rocket equations. Spacecraft depth understanding of the systems engineering issues. onboard propulsion systems. Station keeping and attitude Together, these give satellite engineers and managers control. Satellite launch options. options in selecting lower cost approaches to building 5. Attitude Determination and Control. Spacecraft reliable spacecraft. This 3-1/2 day course covers all the attitude dynamics. Attitude torque modeling. Attitude important technologies needed to develop lower cost sensors and actuators. Passive and active attitude control. space systems. In addition to covering the traditional flight Attitude estimators and controllers. New applications, hardware disciplines, attention is given to integration and methods, HW. testing, software, and R&QA. 6. Spacecraft Power Systems. Power source options. The emphasis is on the enabling technology Energy storage, control, and distribution. Power developments, including new space launch options that converters. Designing the small satellite power system. permit doing more with less in space today. Case studies 7. Spacecraft Thermal Control. Heat transfer and examples drawn from modern satellite missions fundamentals for spacecraft.Modern thermal materials. pinpoint the key issues and tradeoffs in modern design and Active vs. passive thermal control. The thermal design illustrate lessons learned from past successes and procedure. failures. Technical specialists will also find the broad perspective and system engineering viewpoint useful in 8. Spacecraft Configuration and Structure. communicating with other specialists to analyze design Structural design requirements and interfaces. options and tradeoffs. The course notes provide an Requirements for launch, staging, spin stabilization. authoritative reference that focuses on proven techniques Design, analysis, and test. Modern structural materials and and guidelines for understanding, designing, and design concepts. Margins of safety. Structural dynamics managing modern satellite systems. and testing. 9. Spacecraft RF Communications. RF signal Instructors transmission. Antennas. One-way range equation. Properties and peculiarities of the space channel. Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience including 19 Modulating the RF. Dealing with noise. Link margin. Error years as Chief Engineer of the Johns Hopkins correction. RF link design. Applied Physics Laboratory Space Department, which has designed and built 64 10. Spacecraft Command and Telemetry. Command spacecraft. He joined APL in 1964, designing receivers, decoders, and processors. Command high reliability spacecraft command, messages. Synchronization, error detection and communications, and navigation systems and correction. Encryption and authentication. Telemetry holds several patents in this field. He has led systems. Sensors, signal conditioning, and A/D many of APL's system and spacecraft conversion. Frame formatting. Packetization. Data conceptual designs. Fellow of the British Interplanetary compression. Society, Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and coauthor of 11. Spacecraft On-board Computing. Central Fundamentals of Space Systems. processing units for space. Memory types. Mass storage. Dr. Jerry Krassner has been involved in aerospace R&D for Processor input/output. Spacecraft buses. Fault tolerance over 30 years. Over this time, he has participated in or led a and redundancy. Radiation hardness, upset, and latchup. variety of activities with primary technical Hardware/software tradeoffs. Software development and focus on sensor systems R&D, and business engineering. focus on new concept development and marketing. He has authored over 60 research 12. Reliability and Quality Assurance. Hi-rel papers, served on advisory panels for DARPA principles: lessons learned. Designing for reliability. Using and the Navy, and was a member of the US redundancy effectively. Margins and derating. Parts quality Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (for which and process control. Configuration management. Quality he was awarded the USAF Civilian Exemplary Service Award). assurance, inspection, and test. ISO 9000. Jerry was a founding member, and past Chairman, of the 13. Integration and Test. Planning for I&T. Ground MASINT Association. Currently, he is a consultant to a support systems. I&T facilities. Verification matrix. Test National Security organization, and acting chief scientist for an plans and other important documents. Testing office in OSD, responsible for identification and assessment of new enabling technologies. Jerry has a PhD in Physics and subsystems. Spacecraft level testing. Launch site Astronomy from the University of Rochester. operations. Which tests are worthwhile, which aren’t? Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 15
  • Satellite Laser Communications February 9-11, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." NEW! Summary This course will provide an introduction and overview of laser communication principles and technologies for unguided, free-space beam propagation. Special emphasis is placed on highlighting the differences, as well as similarities to RF communications and other laser systems, and design issues and options relevant to future laser communication terminals. Instructor Course Outline Hamid Hemmati, Ph.D. , is with the Jet propulsion laboratory 1. Introduction. Brief historical background, RF/Optical (JPL), California Institute of Technology where he is a comparison; basic Block diagrams; and applications Principal member of staff and the Supervisor of the Optical overview. Communications Group. Prior to joining JPL 2. Link Analysis. Parameters influencing the link; in 1986, he worked at NASA’s Goddard frequency dependence of noise; link performance Space Flight Center and at the NIST comparison to RF; and beam profiles. (Boulder, CO) as a researcher. Dr. Hemmati has published over 40 journal and over 100 3. Laser Transmitter. Laser sources; semiconductor conference papers, holds seven patents, lasers; fiber amplifiers; amplitude modulation; phase received 3 NASA Space Act Board Awards, modulation; noise figure; nonlinear effects; and coherent and 36 NASA certificates of appreciation. He is a Fellow of transmitters. SPIE and teaches optical communications courses at CSULA 4. Modulation & Error Correction Encoding. PPM; and the UCLA Extension. He is the editor and author of two OOK and binary codes; and forward error correction. books: “Deep Space Optical Communications” and “near- 5. Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing. Requirements; Earth Laser Communications”. Dr. Hemmati’s current acquisition scenarios; acquisition; point-ahead angles, research interests are in developing laser-communications pointing error budget; host platform vibration environment; technologies and systems for planetary and satellite inertial stabilization: trackers; passive/active isolation; communications, including: systems engineering for electro- optical systems, solid-state laser, particularly pulsed fiber gimbaled transceiver; and fast steering mirrors. lasers, flight qualification of optical and electro-optical 6. Opto-Mechanical Assembly. Transmit telescope; systems and components; low-cost multi-meter diameter receive telescope; shared transmit/receive telescope; optical ground receiver telescope; active and adaptive optics; thermo-Optical-Mechanical stability. and laser beam acquisition, tracking and pointing. 7. Atmospheric Effects. Attenuation, beam wander; turbulence/scintillation; signal fades; beam spread; turbid; Who should attend and mitigation techniques. Engineers, scientists, managers, or professionals who desire greater technical depth, or RF communication 8. Detectors and Detections. Discussion of available engineers who need to assess this competing technology. photo-detectors noise figure; amplification; background radiation/ filtering; and mitigation techniques. Poisson What You Will Learn photon counting; channel capacity; modulation schemes; • This course will provide you the knowledge and ability to detection statistics; and SNR / Bit error probability. perform basic satellite laser communication analysis, Advantages / complexities of coherent detection; optical identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully with colleagues, mixing; SNR, heterodyne and homodyne; laser linewidth. evaluate systems, and understand the literature. 9. Crosslinks and Networking. LEO-GEO & GEO- • How is a laser-communication system superior to conventional technology? GEO; orbital clusters; and future/advanced. • How link performance is analyzed. 10. Flight Qualification. Radiation environment; • What are the options for acquisition, tracking and beam environmental testing; and test procedure. pointing? 11. Eye Safety. Regulations; classifications; wavelength • What are the options for laser transmitters, receivers and dependence, and CDRH notices. optical systems. • What are the atmospheric effects on the beam and how 12. Cost Estimation. Methodology, models; and to counter them. examples. • What are the typical characteristics of laser- 13. Terrestrial Optical Comm. Communications communication system hardware? systems developed for terrestrial links. • How to calculate mass, power and cost of flight systems. 16 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Satellite RF Communications and Onboard Processing Effective Design for Today’s Spacecraft Systems April 13-15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Successful systems engineering requires a broad understanding of the important principles of modern Course Outline satellite communications and onboard data processing. 1. RF Signal Transmission. Propagation of radio This course covers both theory and practice, with waves, antenna properties and types, one-way radar emphasis on the important system engineering principles, range equation. Peculiarities of the space channel. tradeoffs, and rules of thumb. The latest technologies are Special communications orbits. Modulation of RF covered, including those needed for constellations of carriers. satellites. 2. Noise and Link Budgets. Sources of noise, This course is recommended for engineers and effects of noise on communications, system noise scientists interested in acquiring an understanding of temperature. Signal-to-noise ratio, bit error rate, link satellite communications, command and telemetry, margin. Communications link design example. onboard computing, and tracking. Each participant will receive a complete set of notes. 3. Special Topics. Optical communications, error correcting codes, encryption and authentication. Low- probability-of-intercept communications. Spread- Instructors spectrum and anti-jam techniques. Eric J. Hoffman has degrees in electrical engineering and 4. Command Systems. Command receivers, over 40 years of spacecraft experience. He decoders, and processors. Synchronization words, has designed spaceborne communications error detection and correction. Command types, and navigation equipment and performed command validation and authentication, delayed systems engineering on many APL satellites commands. Uploading software. and communications systems. He has 5. Telemetry Systems. Sensors and signal authored over 60 papers and holds 8 patents in these fields and served as APL’s Space conditioning, signal selection and data sampling, Dept Chief Engineer. analog-to-digital conversion. Frame formatting, commutation, data storage, data compression. Robert C. Moore worked in the Electronic Systems Group of Packetizing. Implementing spacecraft autonomy. the APL Space Department for 42 years (1965-2007). He designed embedded 6. Data Processor Systems. Central processing microprocessor systems for space units, memory types, mass storage, input/output applications (SEASAT-A, Galileo, TOPEX, techniques. Fault tolerance and redundancy, radiation NEAR, FUSE, MESSENGER) and hardness, single event upsets, CMOS latch-up. autonomous fault protection for the Memory error detection and correction. Reliability and MESSENGER mission to Mercury and the cross-strapping. Very large scale integration. New Horizons mission to Pluto. Mr. Moore holds four U.S. Choosing between RISC and CISC. patents. He teaches the command-telemetry-processing 7. Reliable Software Design. Specifying the segment of "Space Systems" at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. requirements. Levels of criticality. Design reviews and code walkthroughs. Fault protection and autonomy. This course will give you a thorough understanding of the Testing and IV&V. When is testing finished? important principles and modern technologies behind Configuration management, documentation. Rules of today’s satellite communications and onboard computing systems. thumb for schedule and manpower. 8. Spacecraft Tracking. Orbital elements. What You Will Learn Tracking by ranging, laser tracking. Tracking by range • The important systems engineering principles and latest rate, tracking by line-of-site observation. Autonomous technologies for spacecraft communications and onboard satellite navigation. computing. 9. Typical Ground Network Operations. Central • The design drivers for today’s command, telemetry, and remote tracking sites, equipment complements, communications, and processor systems. command data flow, telemetry data flow. NASA Deep • How to design an RF link. Space Network, NASA Tracking and Data Relay • How to deal with noise, radiation, bit errors, and spoofing. Satellite System (TDRSS), and commercial • Keys to developing hi-rel, realtime, embedded software. operations. • How spacecraft are tracked. 10. Constellations of Satellites. Optical and RF • Working with government and commercial ground stations. crosslinks. Command and control issues. Timing and • Command and control for satellite constellations. tracking. Iridium and other system examples. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 17
  • Solid Rocket Motor Design and Applications For onsite presentations, course can be tailored to specific SRM applications and technologies. April 20-22, 2010 Cocoa Beach, Florida Summary $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) This three-day course provides an overall look - with increasing levels of details-at solid rocket motors (SRMs) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each including a general understanding of solid propellant motor Off The Course Tuition." and component technologies, design drivers; motor internal ballistic parameters and combustion phenomena; Course Outline sensitivity of system performance requirements on SRM design, reliability, and cost; insight into the physical 1. Introduction to Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs). SRM limitations; comparisons to liquid and hybrid propulsion terminology and nomenclature, survey of types and systems; a detailed review of component design and applications of SRMs, and SRM component description and analysis; critical manufacturing process parameters; characteristics. transportation and handling, and integration of motors into 2. SRM Design and Applications. Fundamental launch vehicles and missiles. General approaches used in principles of SRMs, key performance and configuration the development of new motors. Also discussed is the parameters such as total impulse, specific impulse, thrust vs. importance of employing formal systems engineering motor operating time, size constraints; basic performance practices, for the definition of requirements, design and equations, internal ballistic principles, preliminary approach cost trade studies, development of technologies and for designing SRMs; propellant combustion characteristics associated analyses and codes used to balance customer (instability, burning rate), limitations of SRMs based on the and manufacturer requirements, laws of physics, and comparison of solid to liquid propellant All types of SRMs are included, with emphasis on and hybrid rocket motors. current and recently developed motors for commercial and 3. Definition of SRM Requirements. Impact of DoD/NASA launch vehicles such as Lockheed Martin's customer/system imposed requirements on design, Athena series, Orbital Sciences' Pegasus and Taurus reliability, and cost; SRM manufacturer imposed series, the strap-on motors for the Delta series (III and IV), requirements and constraints based on computer Titan V, and the propulsion systems for Ares / Constellation optimization codes and general engineering practices and vehicle. The course summarizes the use of surplus military management philosophy. motors (including Minuteman, Peacekeeper, etc.) for DoD 4. SRM Design Drivers and Technology Trade-Offs. target and sensor development and university research Identification and sensitivity of design requirements that programs. affect motor design, reliability, and cost. Understanding of , interrelationship of performance parameters, component Instructor design trades versus cost and maturity of technology; Richard Lee has more than 43 years of experience in the exchange ratios and Rules of Thumb used in back-of-the space and missile industry. He was a Senior Program envelope preliminary design evaluations. Manager at Thiokol where he directed and managed the 5. Key SRM Component Design Characteristics and development and qualification of many DoD SRM Materials. Detailed description and comparison of subsystems and components for Peacekeeper, Small performance parameters and properties of solid propellants ICBM and Castor 120 SRM programs. Mr. Lee has including composite (i.e., HTPB, PBAN, and CTPB), nitro- extensive experience in defining and synthesizing plasticized composites, and double based or cross-linked customer requirements, developing and coordinating SRM propellants and why they are used for different motor and/or performance and interface requirements at all levels in the vehicle objectives and applications; motor cases, nozzles, space and missile industry, including government thrust vector control & actuation systems; motor igniters, and agencies, prime contractors and suppliers. He has been other initiation and flight termination electrical and ordnance active in coordinating functional and physical interfaces systems.. with commercial spaceports in Florida, California, and 6. SRM Manufacturing/Processing Parameters. Alaska. He is active in developing safety criteria and Description of critical manufacturing operations for government/industry standards with participation of propellant mixing, propellant loading into the SRM, representatives from academia, private industry and propellant inspection and acceptance testing, and propellant government agencies including the United States Air Force facilities and tooling, and SRM components fabrication. (SMC, 45th Space Wing); FAA/AST; Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, and NASA centers at 7. SRM Transportation and Handling Considerations. Kennedy, Johnson, Marshall, and Jet Propulsion General understanding of requirements and solutions for Laboratory. He has also consulted with domestic and transporting, handling, and processing different motor sizes foreign launch vehicle contractors in the development, and DOT propellant explosive classifications and licensing material selection, and testing of SRM propulsion systems. and regulations. Mr. Lee has a MS in Engineering Administration and a BS 8. Launch Vehicle Interfaces, Processing and in EE from the University of Utah.5 Integration. Key mechanical, functional, and electrical interfaces between the SRM and launch vehicle and launch facility. Comparison of interfaces for both strap-on and What You Will Learn straight stack applications. • Solid rocket motor principles and key requirements. 9. SRM Development Requirements and Processes. • Motor design drivers and sensitivity on the design, Approaches and timelines for developing new SRMs. Description of a demonstration and qualification program for reliability, and cost. both commercial and government programs. Impact of • Detailed propellant and component design features decisions regarding design philosophy (state-of-the-art and characteristics. versus advanced technology) and design safety factors. • Propellant and component manufacturing processes. Motor sizing methodology and studies (using computer aided design models). Customer oversight and quality • SRM/Vehicle interfaces, transportation, and handling program. Motor cost reduction approaches through design, considerations. manufacturing, and acceptance. Castor 120 motor • Development approach for qualifying new SRMs. development example. 18 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Space-Based Laser Systems March 24-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary This two-day short course reviews the underlying $1040 (8:30am - 4:30pm) technology areas used to construct and operate space- "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each based laser altimeters and laser radar systems. The Off The Course Tuition." course presents background information to allow an appreciation for designing and evaluating space-based laser radars. Fundamental descriptions are given for direct- detection and coherent-detection laser radar systems, and, details associated with space applications are presented. System requirements are developed and methodology of system component selection is given. Performance evaluation criteria are developed based on system requirements. Design considerations for space-based laser radars are discussed and case studies describing previous and current space instrumentation are presented. In particular, the development, test, and operation of the NEAR Laser Radar is discussed in detailed to illustrate design decisions. Course Outline Emerging technologies pushing next-generation 1. Introduction to Laser Radar Systems. laser altimeters are discussed, the use of lasers in BMD Definitions Remote sensing and altimetry, and TMD architectures are summarized, and additional topics addressing laser radar target identification and Space object identification and tracking. tracking aspects are provided. Fundamentals 2. Review of Basic Theory. How Laser associated with lasers and optics are not covered in Radar Systems Function. this course, a generalized level of understanding is assumed. 3. Direct-detection systems. Coherent- detection systems, Altimetry application, Radar (tracking) application, Target identification Instructor application. Timothy D. Cole is a leading authority with 33 years of experience exclusively working in electro-optical 4. Laser Radar Design Approach. systems as a systems and design engineer. Mr. Cole is Constraints, Spacecraft resources, Cost the Chief Scientist within the Special Operations drivers, Proven technologies, Matching Department of Northrop Grumman (TASC). He has instrument with application. presented several technical papers addressing space- based laser altimetry all over the US and Europe. His 5. System Performance Evaluation. industry experience has been focused on the systems Development of laser radar performance engineering and analysis associated development of equations, Review of secondary considerations, optical detectors, exoatmospheric sensor design and Speckle, Glint, Trade-off studies, Aperture vs. calibration, and the design, fabrication and operation of power, Coherent vs. incoherent detection, the Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Laser Spacecraft pointing vs. beam steering optics. Radar. He has recently designed and fabricated remote sensors based upon micro-laser radars and coherent 6. Laser Radar Functional lasers for the military and various Intel organizations. Implementation. Component descriptions, System implementations. Who should attend: 7. Case Studies. Altimeters, Apollo 17, Engineers, scientists, and technical managers Clementine, Detailed study of the NEAR laser interested in obtaining a fundamental knowledge of the altimeter design & implementation, selection of technologies and system engineering aspects system components for high-rel requirements, underlying laser radar systems. The course presents testing of space-based laser systems, nuances mathematical equations (e.g., link budget) and design rules (e.g., bi-static, mono-static, coherent, direct associated with operating space-based lasers, detection configurations), survey and discussion of key Mars Global Surveyor, Radars, LOWKATR technologies employed (laser transmitters, receiver (BMD midcourse sensing), FIREPOND (BMD optics and transducer, post-detection signal target ID), TMD/BMD Laser Systems, COIL: A processing), performance measurement and examples, TMD Airborne Laser System (TMD target lethal and an overview of special topics (e.g., space interception). qualification and operation, scintillation effects, signal processing implementations) to allow appreciation 8. Emerging Developments and Future towards the design and operation of laser radars in Trends. PN coding, Laser vibrometry, Signal space. processing hardware Implementation issues. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 19
  • Space-Based Radar Summary Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is the most versatile March 8-12, 2010 remote sensor. It is an all-weather sensor that can penetrate cloud cover and operate day or night from Beltsville, Maryland space-based or airborne systems. This 4.5-day course provides a survey of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) applications and how they influence and are constrained Last Day 8:30am - 12:30pm by instrument, platform (satellite) and image signal 3 top experts in 1 week! processing and extraction technologies/design. The course will introduce advanced systems design and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each associated signal processing concepts and Off The Course Tuition." implementation details. The course covers the fundamental concepts and principles for SAR, the key Course Outline design parameters and system features, space-based systems used for collecting SAR data, signal processing 1. Radar Basics. Nature of EM waves, Vector techniques, and many applications of SAR data. representation of waves, Scattering and Propagation. 2. Tools and Conventions. Radar sensitivity and accuracy performance. Instructors 3. Subsystems and Critical Radar Components. Bob Hill received his BS degree in 1957 (Iowa State Transmitter, Antenna, Receiver and Signal Processor, University) and the MS in 1967 (University of Maryland), Control and Interface Apparatus, Comparison to both in electrical engineering. He managed the Commsats. development of the phased array radar of the Navy’s 4. Fundamentals of Aperture Synthesis. AEGIS system from the early 1960s through its Motivation for SAR, SAR image formation. introduction to the fleet in 1975. Later in his career he directed the development, acquisition and support of all 5. Fourier Imaging. Bragg resonance condition, surveillance radars of the surface navy. Mr. Hill is a Fellow Born approximation. of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished lecturer” and a 6. Signal Processing. Pulse compression: range member of its Radar Systems Panel. resolution and signal bandwidth, Overview of Strip-Map Bart Huxtable has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Algorithms including Range-Doppler algorithm, Range California Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc. degree in migration algorithm, Chirp scaling algorithm, Overview Physics and Math from the University of Delaware. Dr. of Spotlight Algorithms including Polar format algorithm, Huxtable is President of User Systems, Inc. He has over Motion Compensation, Autofocusing using the Map- twenty years experience in signal processing and Drift and PGA algorithms. numerical algorithm design and implementation 7. Radar Phenomenology and Image emphasizing application-specific data processing and Interpretation. Radar and target interaction including analysis for remote sensor systems including radars, radar cross-section, attenuation & penetration sonars, and lidars. He integrates his broad experience in (atmosphere, foliage), and frequency dependence, physics, mathematics, numerical algorithms, and statistical Imagery examples. detection and estimation theory to develop processing 8. Visual Presentation of SAR Imagery. Non- algorithms and performance simulations for many of the linear remapping, Apodization, Super resolution, modern remote sensing applications using radars, sonars, Speckle reduction (Multi-look). and lidars. 9. Interferometry. Topographic mapping, Dr. Keith Raney has a Ph.D. in Computer, Information Differential topography (crustal deformation & and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan, subsidence), Change detection. an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree from Harvard University. He works for 10. Polarimetry. Terrain classification, Scatterer the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University characterization. Applied Physics Laboratory, with responsibilities for earth 11. Miscellaneous SAR Applications. Mapping, observation systems development, and radar system Forestry, Oceanographic, etc. analysis. He holds United States and international patents 12. Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI). on the Delay/Doppler Radar Altimeter. He was on NASA’s Theory and Applications. Europa Orbiter Radar Sounder instrument design team, 13. Image Quality Parameters. Peak-to-sidelobe and on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter instrument ratio, Integrated sidelobe ratio, Multiplicative noise ratio definition team. Dr. Raney has an extensive background in and major contributors. imaging radar theory, and in interdisciplinary applications using sensing systems. 14. Radar Equation for SAR. Key radar equation parameters, Signal-to-Noise ratio, Clutter-to-Noise ratio, Noise equivalent backscatter, Electronic counter What You Will Learn measures and electronic counter counter measures. • Basic concepts and principles of SAR and its 15. Ambiguity Constraints for SAR. Range applications. ambiguities, Azimuth ambiguities, Minimum antenna • What are the key system parameters. area, Maximum area coverage rate, ScanSAR. • How is performance calculated. 16. SAR Specification. System specification • Design implementation and tradeoffs. overview, Design drivers. • How to design and build high performance signal 17. Orbit Selection. LEO, MEO, GEO, Access area, processors. Formation flying (e.g., cartwheel). • Current state-of-the-art systems. 18. Example SAR Systems. History, Airborne, • SAR image interpretation. Space-Based, Future. 20 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • The 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 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 February 2-3, 2010 analysis to more than one dozen NASA, DoD, Beltsville, Maryland and commercial programs, including the International Space Station, the Global $1095 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Positioning System (GPS) satellites, and 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 Course Outline text: The Space Environment - Implications for Space Design, and over 20 additional technical publications. He is an 1. Introduction. Spacecraft Subsystem Design, Orbital Associate Fellow of the AIAA, a Senior Member of the IEEE, Mechanics, The Solar-Planetary Relationship, Space and was previously an Associate Editor of the Journal of Weather. 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 Who Should Attend: Equilibrium, Neutral Atmospheric Models. Engineers who need to know how to design systems with 5. Neutral Environment Effects. Aerodynamic Drag, adequate performance margins, program managers who Sputtering, Atomic Oxygen Attack, Spacecraft Glow. oversee spacecraft survivability tasks, and scientists who need to understand how environmental interactions can affect 6. The Plasma Environment. Basic Plasma Physics - instrument performance. Single Particle Motion, Debye Shielding, Plasma Oscillations. 7. Plasma Environment Effects. Spacecraft Review of the Course Text: Charging, Arc Discharging. “There is, to my knowledge, no other book that provides its intended readership with an comprehensive and authoritative, 8. The Radiation Environment. Basic Radiation yet compact and accessible, coverage of the subject of Physics, Stopping Charged Particles, Stopping Energetic spacecraft environmental engineering.” – James A. Van Allen, Photons, Stopping Neutrons. Regent Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa. 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 10. Radiation Environment Effects. Total Dose environment. The charts outlining the Effects - Solar Cell Degradation, Electronics Degradation; Single Event Effects - Upset, Latchup, Burnout; Dose Rate interactions and synergism were excellent. Effects. The list of references is extensive and 11. The Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris will be consulted often.” Environment. Hypervelocity Impact Physics, Micrometeoroids, Orbital Debris. “Broad experience over many design 12. Additional Topics. Design Examples - The Long teams allowed for excellent examples of Duration Exposure Facility; Effects on Humans; Models applications of this information.” and Tools; Available Internet Resources. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 21
  • Space Mission Structures: From Concept to Launch February 22-25, 2010 Testimonial Houston, Texas "Excellent presentation—a reminder of how much fun engineering can be." $1750 (8:30am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Introduction to Space-Mission Structures. Structural functions and requirements, effects of the space environment, categories of structures, how launch affects things structurally, understanding verification, distinguishing between requirements and Summary verification. This course presents a systems perspective of 2. Review of Statics and Dynamics. Static structural engineering in the space industry. equilibrium, the equation of motion, modes of vibration. If you are an engineer involved in any aspect of 3. Launch Environments and How Structures spacecraft or launch–vehicle structures, regardless of your Respond. Quasi-static loads, transient loads, coupled level of experience, you will benefit from this course. loads analysis, sinusoidal vibration, random vibration, Subjects include functions, requirements development, acoustics, pyrotechnic shock. environments, structural mechanics, loads analysis, stress analysis, fracture mechanics, finite–element modeling, 4. Mechanics of Materials. Stress and strain, configuration, producibility, verification planning, quality understanding material variation, interaction of stresses assurance, testing, and risk assessment. The objectives and failure theories, bending and torsion, thermoelastic are to give the big picture of space-mission structures and effects, mechanics of composite materials, recognizing improve your understanding of and avoiding weak spots in structures. • Structural functions, requirements, and environments 5. Strength Analysis: The margin of safety, • How structures behave and how they fail verifying structural integrity is never based on analysis • How to develop structures that are cost–effective and alone, an effective process for strength analysis, dependable for space missions common pitfalls, recognizing potential failure modes, bolted joints, buckling. Despite its breadth, the course goes into great depth in key areas, with emphasis on the things that are commonly 6. Structural Life Analysis. Fatigue, fracture misunderstood and the types of things that go wrong in the mechanics, fracture control. development of flight hardware. The instructor shares 7. Overview of Finite Element Analysis. Idealizing numerous case histories and experiences to drive the structures, introduction to FEA, limitations, strategies, main points home. Calculators are required to work class quality assurance. problems. 8. Preliminary Design. A process for preliminary Each participant will receive a copy of the instructors’ 850-page reference book, Spacecraft Structures and design, example of configuring a spacecraft, types of Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. structures, materials, methods of attachment, preliminary sizing, using analysis to design efficient structures. Instructors 9. Avoiding Problems with Loads and Vibration. Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry Introduction to passive loads control, adding passive since 1979, at Martin Marietta and Instar Engineering. damping, isolating frequencies, isolating the spacecraft Since founding Instar in 1993, he has consulted for from the launch vehicle. DigitalGlobe, AeroAstro, AFRL, and Design_Net 10. Improving the Loads-Cycle Process. Engineering. He has helped the U. S. Air Force Academy Overview of loads cycles, managing math models, design, develop, and test a series of small satellites and integrating stress analysis with loads analysis. has been an advisor to DARPA. He is the editor and 11. Designing for Producibility. Guidelines for principal author of Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: producibility, minimizing parts, designing an adaptable From Concept to Launch and is a contributing author to all structure, designing to simplify fabrication, three editions of Space Mission Analysis and Design. dimensioning and tolerancing, designing for assembly Since 1995, he has taught over 150 short courses to more and vehicle integration. than 3000 engineers and managers in the space industry. 12 Verification and Quality Assurance. The Poti Doukas worked at Lockheed Martin Space building-blocks approach to verification, verification Systems Company (formerly Martin Marietta) from 1978 to methods and logic, approaches to product inspection, 2006. He served as Engineering Manager for the Phoenix protoflight vs. qualification testing, types of structural Mars Lander program, Mechanical Engineering Lead for tests and when they apply, designing an effective test. the Genesis mission, Structures and Mechanisms 13. A Case Study: Structural design, analysis, and Subsystem Lead for the Stardust program, and Structural test of the FalconSAT-2 Small Satellite. Analysis Lead for the Mars Global Surveyor. He’s a contributing author to Space Mission Analysis and Design 14. Final Verification and Risk Assessment. (1st and 2nd editions) and to Spacecraft Structures and Overview of final verification, addressing late problems, Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. He joined Instar using estimated reliability to assess risks (example: Engineering in July 2006. negative margin of safety), making the launch decision. 22 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Space Systems Fundamentals May 17-20, 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico June 7-10, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1695 (9:00am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary 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 Course Outline engineering foundations of spacecraft systems and 1. Space Missions And Applications. Science, interactions among various subsystems. Examples exploration, commercial, national security. Customers. show how to quantitatively estimate various mission 2. Space Environment And Spacecraft elements (such as velocity increments) and conditions Interaction. Universe, galaxy, solar system. (equilibrium temperature) and how to size major Coordinate systems. Time. Solar cycle. Plasma. spacecraft subsystems (propellant, antennas, Geomagnetic field. Atmosphere, ionosphere, transmitters, solar arrays, batteries). Real examples magnetosphere. Atmospheric drag. Atomic oxygen. are used to permit an understanding of the systems Radiation belts and shielding. selection and trade-off issues in the design process. 3. Orbital Mechanics And Mission Design. Motion The fundamentals of subsystem technologies provide in gravitational field. Elliptic orbit. Classical orbit an indispensable basis for system engineering. The elements. Two-line element format. Hohmann transfer. basic nomenclature, vocabulary, and concepts will Delta-V requirements. Launch sites. Launch to make it possible to converse with understanding with geostationary orbit. Orbit perturbations. Key orbits: subsystem specialists. geostationary, sun-synchronous, Molniya. The course is designed for engineers and managers 4. Space Mission Geometry. Satellite horizon, who are involved in planning, designing, building, ground track, swath. Repeating orbits. launching, and operating space systems and 5. Spacecraft And Mission Design Overview. spacecraft subsystems and components. The Mission design basics. Life cycle of the mission. extensive set of course notes provide a concise Reviews. Requirements. Technology readiness levels. reference for understanding, designing, and operating Systems engineering. modern spacecraft. The course will appeal to engineers 6. Mission Support. Ground stations. Deep and managers of diverse background and varying Space Network (DSN). STDN. SGLS. Space Laser levels of experience. Ranging (SLR). TDRSS. 7. Attitude Determination And Control. Spacecraft attitude. Angular momentum. Environmental Instructor disturbance torques. Attitude sensors. Attitude control Dr. Mike Gruntman is Professor of Astronautics at techniques (configurations). Spin axis precession. the University of Southern California. He is a specialist Reaction wheel analysis. in astronautics, space technology, sensors, and space 8. Spacecraft Propulsion. Propulsion physics. Gruntman participates in several theoretical requirements. Fundamentals of propulsion: thrust, and experimental programs in space science and specific impulse, total impulse. Rocket dynamics: space technology, including space missions. He rocket equation. Staging. Nozzles. Liquid propulsion authored and co-authored more 200 publications in systems. Solid propulsion systems. Thrust vector various areas of astronautics, space physics, and control. Electric propulsion. instrumentation. 9. Launch Systems. Launch issues. Atlas and Delta launch families. Acoustic environment. Launch system example: Delta II. What You Will Learn 10. Space Communications. Communications • Common space mission and spacecraft bus basics. Electromagnetic waves. Decibel language. configurations, requirements, and constraints. Antennas. Antenna gain. TWTA and SSA. Noise. Bit • Common orbits. rate. Communication link design. Modulation • Fundamentals of spacecraft subsystems and their techniques. Bit error rate. interactions. 11. Spacecraft Power Systems. Spacecraft power • How to calculate velocity increments for typical system elements. Orbital effects. Photovoltaic systems orbital maneuvers. (solar cells and arrays). Radioisotope thermal generators (RTG). Batteries. Sizing power systems. • How to calculate required amount of propellant. 12. Thermal Control. Environmental loads. • How to design communications link.. Blackbody concept. Planck and Stefan-Boltzmann • How to size solar arrays and batteries. laws. Passive thermal control. Coatings. Active thermal • How to determine spacecraft temperature. control. Heat pipes. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 23
  • Space Systems - Intermediate Design Summary This multi-disciplinary course provides a complete summary of the technologies needed to understand and develop spacecraft systems and instrumentation. The course presents a systems engineering approach for understanding the design and testing of spacecraft systems. The course highlights the underlying scientific and engineering foundations needed to develop space systems, as well as current practices. Case studies are used to pinpoint the key issues and trade-offs in modern design, and to illustrate the lessons learned from past successes and failures. This course provides a strong technical base for leadership in systems engineering or the management of space systems. Technical specialists will find the broad perspective and knowledge useful in communicating with February 22-26, 2010 other space system specialists in analyzing design options Beltsville, Maryland and trade-offs. The emphasis will be on how today's technology is $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) incorporated into the planning, designing, fabrication, 5 top experts in 1 week! integration, and testing of modern space systems. Each participant will receive a complete set of notes and the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each award-winning textbook Space Systems written by the Off The Course Tuition." instructors. The textbook and course notes provide an authoritative reference that focuses on proven techniques Course Outline and guidelines for understanding, designing, and managing modern space systems. 1. Space Systems Engineering. Fundamentals of systems engineering. System development process. Engineering reviews. Management of space systems. Instructors 2. Orbital Mechanics. Fundamentals of dynamics. Dr. Vincent L. Pisacane is a fellow of the AIAA, and is Reference frames. Time. Two-body central force the R.A. Heinlein Professor of Aerospace motion. Two-body problem. Trajectory perturbations. Engineering at the United States Naval Orbit determination. Interplanetary missions and Academy. He was formerly Head of the patched conics. APL Space Department. He has 35 years 3. Spacecraft Propulsion/Rocket Propulsion. of experience in space research and the Force-free rocket motion. Rocket motion with gravity. development of spacecraft and Launch flight mechanics. Transfer trajectories. instrumentation. He is the editor of the 4. Flight Mechanics and Launch Systems. textbook Space Systems published by Hohman transfer orbits. Reaching a target orbit. Solid Oxford Press and the 2008 textbook, The Space and liquid propellant systems. Other propulsion Environment and its Effects on Space Systems (AIAA). systems. Selected launch systems. Dr. Mark E. Pittelkau is president of Aerospace ControlSystems Engineering and Research 5. Spacecraft Attitude Determination. Attitude ( His experience in satellite sensors and kinematics. Attitude determination systems includes the design, implementation, and testing systems. Attitude estimation and system identification. of orbit determination algorithms, attitude determination, Attitude error specification and analysis. Mission and control systems. His current work in attitude control experiences. systems includes control-structure interaction, pointing 6. Spacecraft Attitude Control. Rotational jitter and stability analysis, concept studies for various dynamics and environmental disturbance torques. attitude control systems, and sensor alignment calibration. Attitude actuators. Passive and active attitude control Jay Jenkins is a power system engineer at JHU/APL methods. Attitude controllers and stability. Mission with 15 years of experience in design and analysis of experiences. aerospace power systems with an emphasis on battery 7. Configuration and Structural Design. and solar array technology. Structural design requirements and interfaces. William E. Skullney is Supervisor of the Mechanical Requirements for launch, staging, spin stabilization Systems Group at JHU/APL and has over 20 years stages. Acoustics, acceleration, transients and shock. experience in the design, analysis and testing of Designing and testing. Stress-strain analysis. Margins spacecraft mechanical systems. He specializes in of safety. Finite Element Analysis. Structural dynamics. structural engineering and analysis and has led structural Testing. engineering efforts for the Delta 180 series programs and 8. Space Power Systems. Energy storage, the Midcourse Space Experiment Program. distribution, and control. Environmental effects on solar Doug Mehoke is the Assistant Group Supervisor and cells. Orbital considerations. Energy converters. Solar Technology Manager for the Mechanical System Group in cells and solar arrays. Batteries and energy storage. the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Characteristics of different batteries. Strong emphasis Applied Physics Laboratory. He has worked in the field of on translating mission requirements into a power spacecraft and instrument thermal design for 30 years, system design. and has a wide background in the fields of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He has been the lead thermal 9. Space Thermal Control. Radiation and thermal engineer on a variety spacecraft and scientific instruments, fundamentals. Heat transfer and energy balance. including MSX, CONTOUR, and New Horizons. Choice of thermal materials. The thermal design and testing process. 24 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Space Systems - Subsystems Design with Detailed Case Study March 1-5, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This multi-disciplinary course provides a complete summary of the technologies needed to understand and develop spacecraft systems and instrumentation. The 4.5-day course presents a systems engineering approach for understanding the design and testing of spacecraft systems. The course highlights the underlying scientific and engineering foundations needed to develop space systems, as well as current Course Outline practices. Case studies are used to pinpoint the key 1. The Space Environment. Vacuum and drag. issues and trade-offs in modern design, and to illustrate Temperature and thermal gradients. Magnetic field. the lessons learned from past successes and failures. Ultraviolet and ionizing radiation. Pre-launch and This course is recommended for engineers, launch environments. scientists, or managers who wish to broaden their 2. Space Communications/Part I. RF signal perspectives and capabilities. The course provides a transmission. Antenna properties. One-way range strong technical base for leadership in systems equation. Properties and peculiarities of the space engineering or the management of space systems. channel. Modulation of RF. Sources of noise. Signal-to- Technical specialists will find the broad perspective and noise ratio. Link margin. knowledge useful in communicating with other space 3. Space Communications / Part II. Communications system specialists in analyzing design options and link design example. Error correction. Encryption and trade-offs. authentication. Covert Communications. Anti-jam The emphasis will be on how today's technology is techniques. incorporated into the planning, designing, fabrication, integration, and testing of modern space systems. Each 4. Spacecraft Command and Telemetry. participant will receive a complete set of notes and the Command receivers, command decoders, encrypted award-winning textbook Fundamentals of Space links. Command messages. Synchronization, error Systems written by the instructors. The textbook and detection and correction. Command logic. System course notes provide an authoritative reference that requirements. Telemetry Systems. Sensors and signal focuses on proven techniques and guidelines for conditioning. Frame formatting, data compression. understanding, designing, and managing modern 5. Spacecraft On-Board Processing. Central space systems. processing units for space. Software development and engineering. Memory types. Mass storage. Processor input and output. Fault tolerance and redundancy. Instructors Radiation hardness and upset, latch-up. Error correction. Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience. He joined JHU/APL in 1964, designing high- 6. Spacecraft Integration & Test. Planning for I&T. reliability spacecraft command, Electrical, thermal, and mechanical design interactions. communications, and navigation Ground support systems. I&T facilities. Verification and equipment. He was Chief Engineer of the test plans. Testing at subsystem and spacecraft level. Space Department, which has designed Dealing with anomalies. Test and readiness reviews. and built 64 spacecraft. Safety aspects. Launch site activities. 7. Reliability & Quality Assurance. Modern Robert C. Moore worked in the Electronic Systems performance assurance principles. System reliability Group of the APL Space Department for 42 years prediction. Using redundancy wisely. Component (1965-2007). He designed embedded selection, margins, and quality assurance. Software microprocessor systems for space assurance. Inspections and reviews. applications (SEASAT-A, Galileo, 8. Space Mission Operations. Mission analysis TOPEX, NEAR, FUSE, MESSENGER) and planning, mission control center. Communications. and autonomous fault protection for the Pre-launch, launch, and post-launch operations. MESSENGER mission to Mercury and Problems, contingencies, and anomalous operations. the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Mr. 9. Detailed Case Study. Systems engineering Moore holds four U.S. patents. He teaches the example for a launched spacecraft. Trade-offs, risk command-telemetry-processing segment of "Space assessments and design margins. Software Systems" at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting management. Integration and testing. Lessons learned School of Engineering. for future system engineers. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 25
  • Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing March 24-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 9-10, 2010 Los Angeles, California $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Spacecraft Systems Reliability and Assessment. Quality, reliability, and confidence levels. Reliability block diagrams and proper use of reliability predictions. Redundancy pro's and con's. Environmental stresses and derating. Summary 2. Quality Assurance and Component Selection. Quality assurance, reliability, and testing are critical Screening and qualification testing. Accelerated testing. elements in low-cost space missions. The selection of Using plastic parts (PEMs) reliably. lower cost parts and the most effective use of redundancy require careful tradeoff analysis when 3. Radiation and Survivability. The space radiation designing new space missions. Designing for low cost environment. Total dose. Stopping power. MOS and allowing some risk are new ways of doing business response. Annealing and super-recovery. Displacement in today's cost-conscious environment. This course damage. uses case studies and examples from recent space 4. Single Event Effects. Transient upset, latch-up, missions to pinpoint the key issues and tradeoffs in and burn-out. Critical charge. Testing for single event design, reviews, quality assurance, and testing of effects. Upset rates. Shielding and other mitigation spacecraft. Lessons learned from past successes and techniques. failures are discussed and trends for future missions 5. ISO 9000. Process control through ISO 9001 and are highlighted. AS9100. 6. Software Quality Assurance and Testing. The Instructor magnitude of the software QA problem. Characteristics Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience, of good software process. Software testing and when is including 19 years as the Chief Engineer of the Johns it finished? Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory 7. The Role of the I&T Engineer. Why I&T planning Space Department, which has designed must be started early. and built 64 spacecraft and nearly 200 8. Integrating I&T into electrical, thermal, and instruments. His experience includes mechanical designs. Coupling I&T to mission systems engineering, design integrity, operations. performance assurance, and test 9. Ground Support Systems. Electrical and standards. He has led many of APL's mechanical ground support equipment (GSE). I&T system and spacecraft conceptual designs and facilities. Clean rooms. Environmental test facilities. coauthored APL's quality assurance plans. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and coauthor of 10. Test Planning and Test Flow. Which tests are Fundamentals of Space Systems. worthwhile? Which ones aren't? 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 today's issues of parts availability, operations. Safety. Dress rehearsals. The Launch radiation hardness, software reliability, process Readiness Review. control, and human error. 13. Human Error. What we can learn from the • Best practices for design reviews and configuration airline industry. management. 14. Case Studies. NEAR, Ariane 5, Mid-course • Modern, efficient integration and test practices. Space Experiment (MSX). Recent attendee comments ... “Instructor demonstrated excellent knowledge of topics.” “Material was presented clearly and thoroughly. An incredible depth of expertise for our questions.” 26 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Spacecraft Systems Integration and Test A Complete Systems Engineering Approach to System Test April 19-22, 2010 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. System Level I&T Overview. Comparison of system, subsystem and component test. Introduction to the various $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) stages of I&T and overview of the course subject matter. 2. Main Technical Disciplines Influencing I&T. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal systems. Optical, Off The Course Tuition." Magnetics, Robotics, Propulsion, Flight Software and others. Safety, EMC and Contamination Control. Resultant requirements pertaining to I&T and how to use them in planning an effective campaign. 3. Lunar/Mars Initiative and Manned Space Flight. Safety first. Telerobotics, rendezvous & capture and control system testing (data latency, range sensors, object recognition, gravity Summary compensation, etc.). Verification of multi-fault-tolerant systems. This four-day course is designed for engineers Testing ergonomic systems and support infrastructure. Future trends. and managers interested in a systems engineering 4. Staffing the Job. Building a strong team and establishing approach to space systems integration, test and leadership roles. Human factors in team building and scheduling launch site processing. It provides critical insight to of this critical resource. the design drivers that inevitably arise from the need 5. Test and Processing Facilities. Budgeting and to verify and validate complex space systems. Each scheduling tests. Ambient, environmental (T/V, Vibe, Shock, EMC/RF, etc.) and launch site (VAFB, CCAFB, KSC) test and topic is covered in significant detail, including processing facilities. Special considerations for hazardous interactive team exercises, with an emphasis on a processing facilities. systems engineering approach to getting the job 6. Ground Support Systems. Electrical ground support done. Actual test and processing equipment (GSE) including SAS, RF, Umbilical, Front End, etc. facilities/capabilities at GSFC, VAFB, CCAFB and and Mechanical GSE, such as stands, fixtures and 1-G negation for deployments and robotics. I&T ground test systems and KSC are introduced, providing familiarity with these software. Ground Segment elements (MOCC, SOCC, SDPF, critical space industry resources. FDF, CTV, network & flight resources). 7. Preparation and Planning for I&T. Planning tools. Effective use of block diagrams, exploded views, system Instructor schematics. Storyboard and schedule development. Configuration management of I&T, development of C&T Mr. Robert K. Vernot has over twenty years of database to leverage and empower ground software. experience in the space industry, serving as I&T Understanding verification and validation requirements. Manager, Systems and Electrical Systems 8. System Test Procedures. Engineering efficient, effective test procedures to meet your goals. Installation and integration engineer for a wide variety of space missions. procedures. Critical system tests; their roles and goals These missions include the UARS, EOS Terra, (Aliveness, Functional, Performance, Mission Simulations). EO-1, AIM (Earth atmospheric and land Environmental and Launch Site test procedures, including hazardous and contingency operations. resource), GGS (Earth/Sun magnetics), DSCS 9. Data Products for Verification and Tracking. Criterion (military communications), FUSE (space based for data trending. Tracking operational constraints, limited life UV telescope), MESSENGER (interplanetary items, expendables, trouble free hours. Producing comprehensive, useful test reports. probe). 10. Tracking and Resolving Problems. Troubleshooting and recovery strategies. Methods for accurately documenting, What You Will Learn categorizing and tracking problems and converging toward solutions. How to handle problems when you cannot reach • How are systems engineering principals applied closure. to system test? 11. Milestone Progress Reviews. Preparing the I&T • How can a comprehensive, realistic & presentation for major program reviews (PDR, CDR, L-12, Pre- achievable schedule be developed? Environmental, Pre-ship, MRR). 12. Subsystem and Instrument Level Testing. Distinctions • What facilities are available and how is planning from system test. Expectations and preparations prior to accomplished? delivery to higher level of assembly. • What are the critical system level tests and how 13. The Integration Phase. Integration strategies to get the core of the bus up and running. Standard Operating Procedures. do their verification goals drive scheduling? Pitfalls, precautions and other considerations. • What are the characteristics of a strong, 14. The System Test Phase. Building a successful test competent I&T team/program? program. Technical vs. schedule risk and risk management. Establishing baselines for performance, flight software, • What are the viable trades and options when alignment and more. Environmental Testing, launch rehearsals, I&T doesn’t go as planned? Mission Sims, Special tests. 15. The Launch Campaign. Scheduling the Launch campaign. Transportation and set-up. Test scenarios for arrival This course provides the participant with and check-out, hazardous processing, On-stand and Launch knowledge and systems engineering perspective day. Contingency planning and scrub turn-arounds. to plan and conduct successful space system I&T 16. Post Launch Support. Launch day, T+. L+30 day and launch campaigns. All engineers and support. Staffing logistics. managers will attain an understanding of the 17. I&T Contingencies and Work-arounds. Using your schedule as a tool to ensure success. Contingency and recovery verification and validation factors critical to the strategies. Trading off risks. design of hardware, software and test 18. Summary. Wrap up of ideas and concepts. Final Q & A procedures. session. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 27
  • Spacecraft Thermal Control February 17-18, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This is a fast paced two-day course for system engineers and managers with an interest in improving their understanding of spacecraft thermal design. All phases of thermal design analysis are covered in enough depth to give a deeper understanding of the design process and of the materials used in thermal design. Program managers and systems engineers will also benefit from the bigger picture information and tradeoff issues. The goal is to have the student come away from this course with an understanding of how analysis, design, thermal devices, thermal testing and the interactions of thermal design with the overall system design fit into the overall picture of satellite design. Case studies and lessons learned illustrate the importance of thermal design and the current state of the art. Course Outline 1. The Role of Thermal Control. Requirements, Constraints, Regimes of thermal control. Instructor 2. The basics of Thermal Analysis, conduction, Douglas Mehoke is the Assistant Group Supervisor radiation, Energy balance, Numerical analysis, The and Technology Manager for the Mechanical System solar spectrum. Group in the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has worked 3. Overall Thermal Analysis. Orbital mechanics for in the field of spacecraft and instrument thermal design thermal engineers, Basic orbital energy balance. for 30 years, and has a wide background in the fields of 4. Model Building. How to choose the nodal heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He has been the structure, how to calculate the conductors capacitors lead thermal engineer on a variety spacecraft and and Radfacs, Use of the computer. scientific instruments, including MSX, CONTOUR, and 5. System Interactions. Power, Attitude and New Horizons. He is presently the Technical Lead for Thermal system interactions, other system the development of the Solar Probe Plus Thermal considerations. Protection System. 6. Thermal Control Surfaces. Availability, Factors in choosing, Stability, Environmental factors. What You Will Learn 7. Thermal control Devices. Heatpipes, MLI, • How requirements are defined. Louvers, Heaters, Phase change devices, Radiators, Cryogenic devices. • Why thermal design cannot be purchased off the shelf. 8. Thermal Design Procedure. Basic design • How to test thermal systems. procedure, Choosing radiator locations, When to use heat pipes, When to use louvers, Where to use MLI, • Basic conduction and radiation analysis. When to use Phase change, When to use heaters. • Overall thermal analysis methods. 9. Thermal Testing. Thermal requirements, basic • Computer calculations for thermal design. analysis techniques, the thermal design process, • How to choose thermal control surfaces. thermal control materials and devices, and thermal • When to use active devices. vacuum testing. • How the thermal system interacts with other 10. Case Studies. The key topics and tradeoffs are systems. illustrated by case studies for actual spacecraft and • How to apply thermal devices. satellite thermal designs. Systems engineering implications. 28 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • System Development and Verification Doing Things Right in Space Programs March 23-25, 2010 Denver, Colorado $1490 (8:30am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This course bridges the fields of systems engineering, specialized engineering, and quality assurance, with an overriding theme of mission success through effective engineering. After examining the driving issues in system development for space missions, the instructor introduces ten principles for Doing Things Right, and then presents a sound engineering process for system development that is consistent Course Outline with those principles. The instructors share many examples 1. Understanding the Problem. How do we reduce and real-life experiences to drive home the key points. The cost while ensuring a successful mission? Taking time objectives are to build understanding, provide a fresh focus on to understand the problem, recurring problems in space quality and mission success, spur thought, and help your programs, common elements and root causes. program improve its processes—from the top level of 2. Finding Solutions: Doing Things Right in management on down to how every engineer approaches his Space Programs. Establishing a vision; adapting what or her job. The course is aimed at all engineers involved in Deming taught us; the key to cost-effective, successful procuring, specifying, designing, producing, or testing space space programs, ten principles for Doing Things Right products. in space programs. 3. Adopting the Right Attitude. What business are Instructors you in? What it really means to have a “commercial mentality”, what “quality” means in the space industry, Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry quality starts with the right attitude. since 1979, at Martin Marietta and Instar Engineering. Since founding Instar in 1993, he has consulted for DigitalGlobe, 4. A Healthy Way of Looking at Verification. AeroAstro, AFRL, and Design_Net Engineering. He has Understanding verification, distinguishing between helped the U. S. Air Force Academy design, develop, and test requirements and verification, recognizing customer a series of small satellites and has been an advisor to DARPA. and contractor responsibilities, the role of standards. He is the editor and principal author of Spacecraft Structures 5. Establishing an Effective Quality System. and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch and is a Whose job is this? Managing the process with a quality contributing author to all three editions of Space Mission system, attending to details, elements of a quality Analysis and Design. Since 1995, he has taught over 150 system, key documents and their roles, controlling the short courses to more than 3000 engineers and managers in configuration, philosophies for product inspection, the space industry. responding to discrepancies, designing a quality Poti Doukas worked at Lockheed Martin Space Systems system. Company (formerly Martin Marietta) from 1978 to 2006. He 6. Overview of Aerospace System Development. served as Engineering Manager for the Phoenix Mars Lander A process for system development, requirements program, Mechanical Engineering Lead for the Genesis hierarchy, bottoms-up verification, proactive versus mission, Structures and Mechanisms Subsystem Lead for the reactive verification, verification logic. Stardust program, and Structural Analysis Lead for the Mars 7. Developing and Specifying Requirements. The Global Surveyor. He’s a contributing author to Space Mission flow of requirements, sources, characterizing Analysis and Design (1st and 2nd editions) and to Spacecraft requirements, allocating, trade studies, contents of a Structures and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. He specification, spec language, maintaining traceability, joined Instar Engineering in July 2006. controlling interfaces. 8. Testing. Qualification, acceptance, and protoflight testing; types of tests and why we do them; Testimonials deployment tests: test as you fly; designing a test. “This is a powerful philosophy that 9. Communicating and Documenting Effectively. can have a tremendous impact on the Communication as part of the engineering process, guidelines for effective communication, writing clearly, industry as a whole. Well done!” making presentations. 10. Managing Risk. Understanding risk, avoiding “ A ‘must take’ course for all risk by design, managing growth areas (e.g., weight), disciplines.” traditional risk management, removing subjectivity. 11. Responsibly Accepting Risk. Estimating “Make everybody at (my company) probability of failure, example: negative structural take this. This is a great course!” margin of safety, making the launch decision. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 29
  • Understanding Space Summary February 18-19, 2010 Tom Logsdon is an award-winning rocket scientist who has specifically tailored this introductory 2-day short Colorado Springs, Colorado course to serve the needs of those military, aerospace, and defense-industry professionals who need to master $1090 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 2 day course today’s space exploration technologies. Armed with 250 full-color visuals, jam packed with useful information, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Logsdon introduces you to all the things you need to know Off The Course Tuition." in planning, launching, and operating our increasingly sophisticated space vehicles and their booster rockets. Professional engineers, managers, and technicians – both civilian and military – will benefit greatly from the extraordinary teaching and communication skills of this highly experienced author, instructor, professional lecturer, mathematician, and engineer. NEW! Instructor Tom Logsdon, knows how to communicate difficult concepts using everyday language, powerful visuals, and simple analogies. He has taught and lectured at two dozen different universities scattered around the globe and he has enthusiastically accepted invitations to appear on 25 television shows. Course Outline Logsdon writes articles for Encyclopedia Britannica and Time-Life Books. He is also 1. Capitalizing On The Beneficial Properties Of the author of 29 non fiction books dealing with a variety of Space: Modern Trends in Space Industrialization, Satellite technical, scientific, and engineering subjects. These Orbits, Communication Satellites, Navigation Satellites, include The Robot Revolution, Orbital Mechanics, Mobile Earth Resources Satellites, Military Satellites, Deep Space Communication Satellites, Striking It Rich in Space, and Missions. The Navistar Global Positioning System. His latest 2. Understanding Orbital Mechanics: The New publication is a children’s book “Going Up-” Geometry of Copernicus, Kepler’s Laws, Newton’s For more than 30 years, Logsdon has worked on a Amazing Generalizations, The Universal Law of variety of important projects at McDonnell Douglas, Gravitation, Newton’s Vis Viva Equations, Gravity Wells, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Rockwell International. Kepler’s Equation, Orbital Perturbations. These have included the manned Apollo moon flights, 3. Choosing The Proper Satellite Orbits: Special Project Skylab, the giant Echo balloon the Transit Orbits and Their Applications, Polar and Sun Synchronous navigation system, the solar power satellite, and the Orbits, Geostationary Satellite Orbits, Russia’s Molniya space-based GPS navigation constellation. Satellites, Semi Synchronous Satellites, Libration Point Orbits, Interplanetary Mission Geometry, The Constellations of Satellites Now Swarming in Space. Testimonials 4. Boosting Satellites Into Orbit: Rocket Propulsion “This was an extremely informative class ---The Fundamentals, Optimal Trajectory Shaping, Fuel Biasing instructor is clearly PASSIONATE about his Techniques, The Programmed Mixture Ratio Scheme, field of expertise and it shows in his lectures and Trajectory Reconstruction Procedures, Deep Space Missions, The Awesome Benefits of Lunar-Orbit in his excellent color charts-” Rendezvous, Mars-Mission Opportunities. William V-Moore, JPL, Pasadena 5. Designing Today’s Powerful and Effective “I really enjoyed this class-It was a very spe- Booster Rockets: Liquid, Solid and Hybrid Rockets, cial opportunity to be taught by an amazing per- Measuring the Efficiency of a Rocket, Understanding and son-He has put a lot of effort into making the Using the Rocket Equation, Multistage Rocket Design, class materials easy to learn, fun, and entertain- Adding Lightness, Exotic Rockets Now Emerging from the ing while also covering a great deal of technical Drawing Boards. material-” 6. Maneuvering Satellites In Space: The Classical Matt Clark, JPL, Pasadena Hohmann Transfer Maneuver, Plane-Change Maneuvers, “Tom Logsdon gave an amazing presentation by The Bi-Elliptic Transfer Maneuver, Relative Motion Plots, Rendezvous Maneuvers, Deorbit Maneuvers, Planetary telling interesting stories and using simple analo- Swingby Maneuvers Cruising Along JPL’s Invisible Rivers gies ---The course included abundant insights, of Gravity in Space. knowledge and experiences filled with wonderful 7. Understanding The Space Flight Environment: personal illustrations-“ The Beneficial Properties of Space, The Earth’s Na Lee, JPL, Pasaden Atmosphere, The Earth’s Gravitational Field, The Earth’s “The material was very interesting-I will review Magnetic Field, Meteoroids in Space, Man-Made Space it over and over again-It will definitely come in Debris, Charged Particles in Space. handy in my future career ---I am privileged to 8. Fashioning Satellites Bound For Space: have taken Tom’s class-” Components and Subsystems, Attitude Velocity and Todd Brown, JPL, Pasadena Control, The Propulsion Subsystem, Electrical Power, Thermal Control, Structures and Mechanisms, The “Just perfect! Just perfect!” Payload Module, Laboratory Testing, Building Tomorrow’s Margaret Lam, JPL, Pasadena Industrial. Empires Along the Space Frontier. 30 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Advanced Developments in Radar Technology February 23-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland NEW! May 18-20, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline Off The Course Tuition." 1. Introduction and Background. • The nature of radar and the physics involved. • Concepts and tools required, briefly reviewed. Summary • Directions taken in radar development and the This three-day course provides students who already technological advances permitting them. have a basic understanding of radar a valuable extension into the newer capabilities being continuously pursued in • Further concepts and tools, more elaborate. our fast-moving field. While the course begins with a quick 2. Advanced Signal Processing. review of fundamentals - this to establish a common base • Review of developments in pulse compression (matched for the instruction to follow - it is best suited for the student filter theory, modulation techniques, the search for who has taken one of the several basic radar courses optimality) and in Doppler processing (principles, available. "coherent" radar, vector processing, digital techniques); In each topic, the method of instruction is first to establishing resolution in time (range) and in frequency establish firmly the underlying principle and only then are (Doppler). the current achievements and challenges addressed. • Recent considerations in hybrid coding, shaping the Treated are such topics as pulse compression in which ambiguity function. matched filter theory, resolution and broadband pulse • Target inference. Use of high range and high Doppler modulation are briefly reviewed, and then the latest code resolution: example and experimental results. optimality searches and hybrid coding and code-variable pulse bursts are explored. Similarly, radar polarimetry is 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). reviewed in principle, then the application to image • Fundamentals reviewed, 2-D and 3-D SAR, example processing (as in Synthetic Aperture Radar work) is image. covered. Doppler processing and its application to SAR • Developments in image enhancement. The dangerous imaging itself, then 3D SAR, the moving target problem point-scatterer assumption. Autofocusing methods in and other target signature work are also treated this way. SAR, ISAR imaging. The ground moving target problem. Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) is introduced; the resurgent interest in bistatic radar is discussed. • Polarimetry and its application in SAR. Review of polarimetry theory. Polarimetric filtering: the whitening The most ample current literature (conferences and filter, the matched filter. Polarimetric-dependent phase journals) is used in this course, directing the student to unwrapping in 3D IFSAR. valuable material for further study. Instruction follows the student notebook provided. • Image interpretation: target recognition processes reviewed. 4. A "Radar Revolution" - the Phased Array. Instructor • The all-important antenna. General antenna theory, Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State quickly reviewed. Sidelobe concerns, suppression techniques. Ultra-low sidelobe design. University and the MS from the University of Maryland, both in electrical engineering. After • The phased array. Electronic scanning, methods, typical componentry. Behavior with scanning, the impedance spending a year in microwave work with problem and matching methods. The problem of an electronics firm in Virginia, he was then bandwidth; time-delay steering. Adaptive patterns, a ground electronics officer in the U.S. Air adaptivity theory and practice. Digital beam forming. The Force and began his civil service career "active" array. with the U.S. Navy . He managed the • Phased array radar, system considerations. development of the phased array radar of 5. Advanced Data Processing. the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to the • Detection in clutter, threshold control schemes, CFAR. fleet. Later in his career he directed the development, • Background analysis: clutter statistics, parameter acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the estimation, clutter as a compound process. surface navy. • Association, contacts to tracks. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished • Track estimation, filtering, adaptivity, multiple hypothesis lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and testing. previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic • Integration: multi-radar, multi-sensor data fusion, in both Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He detection and tracking, greater use of supplemental data, established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series augmenting the radar processing. of international radar conferences and remains on the 6. Other Topics. organizing committee of these, and works with the • Bistatics, the resurgent interest. Review of the basics of several other nations cooperating in that series. He has bistatic radar, challenges, early experiences. New published numerous conference papers, magazine opportunities: space; terrestrial. Achievements reported. articles and chapters of books, and is the author of the • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), airborne radar radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic emphasis. aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia • Ultra-wideband short pulse radar, various claims (well- of Science and Technology and contributor for radar- founded and not); an example UWB SAR system for good purpose. related entries of their technical dictionary. • Concluding discussion, course review. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 31
  • Combat Systems Engineering February 23-24, 2010 Columbia, Maryland NEW! $1090 (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 Summary combat system in terms of the sensor and weapons The increasing level of combat system integration and communications requirements, coupled with shrinking control, communications, and command and control. defense budgets and shorter product life cycles, offers Antiair Warfare. Antisurface Warfare. Antisubmarine many challenges and opportunities in the design and Warfare. Typical scenarios. acquisition of new combat systems. This two-day course teaches the systems engineering discipline that has built 2. Sensors/Weapons. Review of the variety of some of the modern military’s greatest combat and multi-warfare sensor and weapon suites that are communications systems, using state-of-the-art systems employed by combat systems. The fire control loop engineering techniques. It details the decomposition and is described and engineering examples and mapping of war-fighting requirements into combat system functional designs. A step-by-step description of the tradeoffs are illustrated. combat system design process is presented emphasizing 3. Configurations, Equipment, & Computer the trades made necessary because of growing Programs. Various combinations of system performance, operational, cost, constraints and ever increasing system complexities. configurations, equipments, and computer programs Topics include the fire control loop and its closure by the that constitute existing combat systems. combat system, human-system interfaces, command and 4. Command & Control. The ship battle communication systems architectures, autonomous and organization, operator stations, and human-machine net-centric operation, induced information exchange requirements, role of communications systems, and multi- interfaces and displays. Use of automation and mission capabilities. improvements in operator displays and expanded Engineers, scientists, program managers, and graduate display requirements. Command support students will find the lessons learned in this course requirements, systems, and experiments. valuable for architecting, integration, and modeling of Improvements in operator displays and expanded combat system. Emphasis is given to sound system engineering principles realized through the application of display requirements. strict processes and controls, thereby avoiding common 5. Communications. Current and future mistakes. Each attendee will receive a complete set of communications systems employed with combat detailed notes for the class. systems and their relationship to combat system functions and interoperability. Lessons learned in Instructor Joint and Coalition operations. Communications in Robert Fry worked from 1979 to 2007 at The Johns the Gulf War. Future systems JTIDS, Copernicus Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he and imagery. was a member of the Principal Professional Staff. He is now working at System Engineering Group (SEG) where 6. Combat System Development. An overview he is Corporate Senior Staff and also serves as the of the combat system engineering process, company-wide technical advisor. Throughout his career he operational environment trends that affect system has been involved in the development of new combat design, limitations of current systems, and proposed weapon system concepts, development of system requirements, and balancing allocations within the fire future combat system architectures. System trade- control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic offs. capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the AEGIS 7. Network Centric Warfare and the Future. combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY-1, and multi- mission requirements development. Missile system Exponential gains in combat system performance as development experience includes SM-2, SM-3, SM-6, achievable through networking of information and Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, AMRAAM, TOMAHAWK, and coordination of weaponry. other missile systems. 8. AEGIS Systems Development - A Case Study. Historical development of AEGIS. The major What You Will Learn problems and their solution. Systems engineering • The trade-offs and issues for modern combat techniques, controls, and challenges. Approaches system design. for continuing improvements such as open • How automation and technology will impact future architecture. Applications of principles to your combat system design. system assignment. Changing Navy missions, threat • Understanding requirements for joint warfare, net- trends, shifts in the defense budget, and technology centric warfare, and open architectures. growth. Lessons learned during Desert Storm. • Communications system and architectures. Requirements to support joint warfare and • Lessons learned from AEGIS development. expeditionary forces. 32 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Fundamentals of Radar Technology May 4-6, 2010 Beltsville Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline First Morning – Introduction The basic nature of radar and its applications, military and civil Radiative physics (an exercise); the radar range equation; the statistical nature of detection Electromagnetic waves, constituent fields and vector Summary representation Radar “timing”, general nature, block A three-day course covering the basics of radar, diagrams, typical characteristics, taught in a manner for true understanding of the First Afternoon – Natural Phenomena: fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. Scattering and Propagation. Scattering: Rayleigh point Covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, scattering; target fluctuation models; the nature of the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, clutter. Propagation: Earth surface multipath; radar performance calculations and other tools used in atmospheric refraction and “ducting”; atmospheric radar work, and a “walk through” of the four principal attenuation. Other tools: the decibel, etc. (a dB subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver exercise). and signal processor, and the control and interface apparatus – covering in each the underlying principle Second Morning – Workshop and componentry. A few simple exercises reinforce the An example radar and performance calculations, with student’s understanding. Both surface-based and variations. airborne radars are addressed. Second Afternoon – Introduction to the Subsystems. Instructor Overview: the role, general nature and challenges of each. The Transmitter, basics of power conversion: Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State power supplies, modulators, rf devices (tubes, solid University and the MS from the University state). The Antenna: basic principle; microwave optics of Maryland, both in electrical and pattern formation, weighting, sidelobe concerns, engineering. After spending a year in sum and difference patterns; introduction to phased microwave work with an electronics firm in arrays. Virginia, he was then a ground electronics Third Morning – Subsytems Continued: officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his civil service career with the U.S. Navy . The Receiver and Signal Processor. He managed the development of the phased array radar Receiver: preamplification, conversion, heterodyne of the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to operation “image” frequencies and double conversion. the fleet. Later in his career he directed the development, Signal processing: pulse compression. Signal acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the processing: Doppler-sensitive processing Airborne surface navy. radar – the absolute necessity of Doppler processing. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished Third Afternoon – Subsystems: Control and lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and Interface Apparatus. previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic Automatic detection and constant-false-alarm-rate Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He (CFAR) techniques of threshold control. Automatic established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series tracking: exponential track filters. Multi-radar fusion, of international radar conferences and remains on the briefly Course review, discussion, current topics and organizing committee of these, and works with the community activity. several other nations cooperating in that series. He has published numerous conference papers, magazine The course is taught from the student notebook articles and chapters of books, and is the author of the supplied, based heavily on the open literature and radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic with adequate references to the most popular of the aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia many textbooks now available. The student’s own of Science and Technology and contributor for radar- note-taking and participation in the exercises will related entries of their technical dictionary. enhance understanding as well. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 33
  • Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles February 2-4, 2010 Course Outline Huntsville, Alabama 1. Introduction to Rockets and Missiles. The Classifications of guided, and unguided, missile systems is introduced. The practical uses of rocket systems as weapons of war, commerce March 8-10, 2010 and the peaceful exploration of space are examined. Laurel, Maryland 2. Rocket Propulsion made Simple. How rocket motors and engines operate to achieve thrust. Including Nozzle Theory, are explained. The use of the rocket equation and related Mass $1590 (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, Summary compatibility are explored. Mono-Propellants and single propellant systems are introduced. This course provides an overview of rockets and missiles for government and industry officials with limited technical 4. Introducing Solid Rocket Motor Technology. The experience in rockets and missiles. The course provides a advantages and disadvantages of solid rocket motors are practical foundation of knowledge in rocket and missile issues examined. Solid rocket motor materials, propellant grains and construction are described. Applications for solid rocket motors as and technologies. The seminar is designed for engineers, weapons and as cost-effective space transportation systems are technical personnel, military specialist, decision makers and explored. Hybrid Rocket Systems are explored. managers of current and future projects needing a more 5. Liquid Rocket System Technology. Rocket Engines, from complete understanding of the complex issues of rocket and pressure fed to the three main pump-fed cycles, are examined. missile technology The seminar provides a solid foundation in Engine cooling methods are explored. Other rocket engine and the issues that must be decided in the use, operation and stage elements are described. Control of Liquid Rocket stage development of rocket systems of the future. You will learn a steering is presented. Propellant Tanks, Pressurization systems wide spectrum of problems, solutions and choices in the and Cryogenic propellant Management are explained. technology of rockets and missile used for military and civil 6. Foreign vs. American Rocket Technology and Design. purposes. How the former Soviet aerospace system diverged from the Attendees will receive a complete set of printed notes. American systems, where the Russians came out ahead, and what These notes will be an excellent future reference for current we can learn from the differences. Contrasts between the Russian trends in the state-of-the-art in rocket and missile technology and American Design philosophy are observed to provide lessons and decision making. for future design. Foreign competition from the end of the Cold War to the foreseeable future is explored. 7. Rockets in Spacecraft Propulsion. The difference Instructor between launch vehicle booster systems, and that found on 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 experience including five years working launch operations at motivation for commercialization. The Commercial Launch Vehicle Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Keith has written over 20 technical market is explored. papers on various aspects of low cost space transportation 10. Useful Orbits and Trajectories Made Simple. The over the last two decades. student is introduced to simplified and abbreviated orbital 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 to • Government Regulators, Administrators and the issues of safety and reliability of rocket and missile systems is sponsors of rocket or missile projects. 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 explored. The • Military Professionals. controversy over simplification of liquid systems as a cost effective strategy is addressed. What You Will Learn 13. Reusable Launch Vehicle Theory and Performance. The student is provided with an appreciation and understanding of • Fundamentals of rocket and missile systems. 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 stages safely back to the starting line is explored. Strategies to domestic rocket systems. 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. 34 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Modern Infrared Sensor Technology Fundamentals and Applications for Space and Missile Defense Learn the state-of-the-art IR technology & stay ahead of the missile defense game! February 9-11, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) This is a comprehensive 3-day course designed for engineers, managers, and marketers of defense "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each industries and small businesses who wish to enhance Off The Course Tuition." their understanding of infrared (IR) technology, and improve their skills in designing IR sensing system, or advocating for IR technology development. The practical aspect of modern IR physics and design principles are given in simple terms. Different IR materials, detectors and focal plane arrays (FPAs) will be presented with comparisons of the strong and weak points of each material for different applications. IR for space Course Outline applications will be emphasized. Examples of IR sensors 1. Introduction: IR in the electromagnetic spectrum for ballistic missile defense kill vehicles and surveillance and IR signatures. The importance of IR technology to systems will be given. Some knowledge of semiconductor commercial markets, military systems and missile defense. electronics will be helpful, but not required. FLIR, scanning and staring IR systems. 2. Infrared fundamentals: What is blackbody Instructor radiation, how does the temperature of a target relate to its Dr. Meimei Z Tidrow has over fifteen years radiation wavelength? What is a blackbody, grey-body, and experience in IR sensor technology a non-grey-body? development, including IR material 3. Infrared detection fundamentals: What is a research, detector design and thermal detector? What is a photon detector? How do they modeling, device processing, sensor work? What are the figures of merit of IR detectors? Why integration and system applications. some detectors are cooled while others are room She is well recognized in the IR field temperature (called uncooled)? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each detection mechanism? and has made important contributions to the development of the most advanced IR 4. Infrared detectors: What IR materials are used sensors. She serves on many international advisory mostly in current IR systems? How do HgCdTe and InSb and program committees. She has given over 60 detectors work? How does quantum well infrared invited and contributed speeches at international photodetector (QWIP) work? How does the extrinsic silicon detector work? How does the IR bolometer work? conferences, workshops, seminars and colloquiums How does the ferroelectric detector work? What are the in the IR technology area. She has published over advantages and disadvantages of each material and each 100 journal and conference publications, one book detector? How to design an IR detector? chapter and holds 4 patents. Dr. Tidrow is a Military 5. Infrared FPAs: How are IR FPAs manufactured? Sensing Symposium (MSS) Fellow and a SPIE What are the figures-of-the merit of IR FPAs? What is the Fellow. Dr. Tidrow holds the highest technical rank state-of-the art of IR FPAs? ST (Senior Technical Staff) in US government and is the Technical Advisor to the Director of the US Army 6. Multi-color IR FPAs: What are multi-color IR FPAs? How to design multi-color IR FPAs? How important Night Vision Lab in the IR focal plane array area. are temporal and spatial co-registration? What IR Prior to joining the Army, Dr. Tidrow was a ST at the materials are suitable for multi-color FPAs? What is the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as the Technical state-of-the-art? What are the advantages? How many Advisor to the Director of the Advanced Technology colors are enough? Directorate of MDA and managed the Passive 7. Type II Strained Layer Superlattice: A new IR EO/IR Technology Program. As an Army ST, she material that has potential to be a IR material choice for continues to lead the MDA IR sensor technology future space and other military IR systems. programs and SBIR programs. 8. Infrared systems: Critical sensing components, IR FPA chip assembly, ROIC, cryocoolers, Optics, and What You Will Learn processing electronics. Examples of current IR systems for • How IR detectors work, and simple design rules commercial and military systems. • How to compare different IR sensor materials and 9. Infrared systems for space: What is the decide which one to use. atmosphere made of? How does the atmosphere affect IR • How space IR sensors are different from terrestrial IR sensors? What is the challenge of IR in space? How do IR sensors. sensors affect satellite orbit design? What happens when looking up, or looking down? How to eliminate earth shine? • Why is IR so important to space and missile defense. Why current IR systems have difficulty meeting • What is the latest in IR sensor material and FPA requirements for space. development. 10. Infrared systems for missile defense: IR sensors • What kind of IR sensors current ballistic missile and ballistic missile defense. Sensors to be expected in defense systems use and what are expected for the future. Examples: Ground-based midcourse (GMD), future upgrades. Aegis BMD, Airborne Laser (ABL), THAAD, and STSS. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 35
  • Modern Missile Analysis Propulsion, Guidance, Control, Seekers, and Technology March 23-26, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 21-24, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This 4-day course presents a broad introduction to major missile subsystems and their integrated performance, 1. Introduction. Brief history of missiles. Types of explained in practical terms, but including relevant analytical guided missiles. Introduction to ballistic missile defense. methods. While emphasis is on today’s homing missiles and Endoatmospheric and exoatmospheric missile operation. future trends, the course includes a historical perspective of Missile basing. Missile subsystems overview. Warheads, relevant older missiles. Both endoatmospheric and lethality and hit-to-kill. Power and power conditioning. exoatmospheric missiles (missiles that operate in the atmosphere and in space) are addressed. Missile propulsion, 2. Missile Propulsion. The rocket equation. Solid and guidance, control, and seekers are covered, and their roles liquid propulsion. Single stage and multistage boosters. and interactions in integrated missile operation are explained. Ramjets and scramjets. Axial propulsion. Divert and The types and applications of missile simulation and testing attitude control systems. Effects of gravity and are presented. Comparisons of autopilot designs, guidance atmospheric drag. approaches, seeker alternatives, and instrumentation for various purposes are presented. The course is recommended 3. Missile Airframes, Autopilots and Control. for analysts, engineers, and technical managers who want to Phases of missile flight. Purpose and functions of broaden their understanding of modern missiles and missile autopilots. Missile control configurations. Autopilot 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 missile control. Adaptive autopilots. Rolling airframe Instructor missiles. Dr. Walter R. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA, with a Ph.D. 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 Scanning seekers and focal plane arrays. Seeker Technologist at the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, comparisons and tradeoffs for different missions. Signal DC. He has authored numerous industry and government processing and noise reduction reports and published prominent papers on missile 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 of simulation results. Miss distance comparisons with homing missiles and the integrated performance of their different homing guidance laws. Sources of miss and miss subsystems. reduction. Beam rider, pure pursuit, and deviated pursuit • Missile propulsion and control in the atmosphere and in 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 and disadvantages of testing alternatives. • Latest developments and future trends. 36 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion February 2-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland May 11-13, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." d With Revise Added Newly ics Top Course Outline 1. Introduction. 2. The Kalman Filter. 3. Other Linear Filters. Summary 4. Non-Linear Filters. The objective of this course is to introduce 5. Angle-Only Tracking. engineers, scientists, managers and military 6. Maneuvering Targets: Adaptive Techniques. operations personnel to the fields of target 7. Maneuvering Targets: Multiple Model Approaches. tracking and data fusion, and to the key 8. Single Target Correlation & Association. technologies which are available today for 9. Track Initiation, Confirmation & Deletion. application to this field. The course is designed 10. Using Measured Range Rate (Doppler). to be rigorous where appropriate, while 11. Multitarget Correlation & Association. remaining accessible to students without a 12. Probabilistic Data Association. specific scientific background in this field. The 13. Multiple Hypothesis Approaches. course will start from the fundamentals and 14. Coordinate Conversions. move to more advanced concepts. This course 15. Multiple Sensors. will identify and characterize the principle 16. Data Fusion Architectures. components of typical tracking systems. A 17. Fusion of Data From Multiple Radars. variety of techniques for addressing different 18. Fusion of Data From Multiple Angle-Only aspects of the data fusion problem will be Sensors. described. Real world examples will be used to 19. Fusion of Data From Radar and Angle-Only emphasize the applicability of some of the Sensor. algorithms. Specific illustrative examples will be 20. Sensor Alignment. used to show the tradeoffs and systems issues 21. Fusion of Target Type and Attribute Data. between the application of different 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 we do it? integration of radar, IFF, and time-difference-of- • Attribute Fusion, including Bayesian methods, arrival sensors with GPS data sources. Dempster-Shafer, Fuzzy Logic. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 37
  • Propagation Effects for Radar and Communication Systems Course Outline 1. Fundamental Propagation Phenomena. Introduction to basic propagation concepts including reflection, refraction, diffraction and absorption. 2. Propagation in a Standard Atmosphere. Introduction to the troposphere and its constituents. Discussion of ray propagation in simple atmospheric conditions and explanation of effective-earth radius concept. 3. Non-Standard (Anomalous) Propagation. Definition of subrefraction, supperrefraction and various types of ducting conditions. Discussion of meteorological processes giving rise to these different refractive conditions. 4. Atmospheric Measurement / Sensing April 6-8 2010 Techniques. Discussion of methods used to determine atmospheric refractivity with descriptions of different Columbia, Maryland types of sensors such as balloonsondes, rocketsondes, instrumented aircraft and remote sensors. $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 5. Quantitative Prediction of Propagation Factor "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each or Propagation Loss. Various methods, current and Off The Course Tuition." historical for calculating propagation are described. 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 weapon Summary systems are presented. Effects covered include radar This three-day course examines the atmospheric detection, track continuity, monopulse tracking effects that influence the propagation characteristics of accuracy, radar clutter, and communication interference radar and communication signals at microwave and 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 are given such as the Tropospheric Electromagnetic 8. Attenuation Due to the Gaseous Atmosphere. Parabolic Equation Routine (TEMPER) and Radio Methods for determining attenuation coefficient and Physical Optics (RPO). Formulations for calculating path attenuation using ITU-R models. attenuation due to the gaseous atmosphere and 9. Attenuation Due to Precipitation. Attenuation precipitation for terrestrial and earth-satellite scenarios coefficients and path attenuation and their dependence employing International Tele-communication Union on rain rate. Earth-satellite rain attenuation statistics (ITU) models are reviewed. Case studies are presented from which system fade-margins may be designed. from experimental line-of-sight, over-the-horizon, and ITU-R estimation methods for determining rain earth-satellite communication systems. Example attenuation statistics at variable frequencies. problems, calculation methods, and formulations are 10. Ionospheric Effects at Microwave presented throughout the course for purpose of Frequencies. Description and formulation for Faraday providing practical estimation tools. rotation, time delay, range error effects, absorption, dispersion and scintillation. 11. Scattering from Distributed Targets. Received Instructor power and propagation factor for bistatic and G. Daniel Dockery received the B.S. degree in physics monostatic scenarios from atmosphere containing rain 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 impact of the characteristics caused by tropsocatter and ducting and environment on radar and communications systems. relation to concurrent meteorology. Propagation factor Mr. Dockery is a principal-author of the propagation and statistics. surface clutter models currently used by the Navy for 14. Errors in Propagation Assessment. high-fidelity system performance analyses at Assessment of errors obtained by assuming lateral frequencies from HF to Ka-Band. homogeneity of the refractivity environment. 38 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 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 Principles. Noise sources; statistical properties; noise in a March 2-5, 2010 receiving chain; noise figure and noise temperature; false alarm and detection probability; pulse integration; target Beltsville, Maryland models; detection of steady and fluctuating targets. June 14-17, 2010 3. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. The Beltsville, Maryland pattern propagation factor; interference (multipath) and diffraction; refraction; standard and anomalous refractivity; $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) littoral propagation; propagation modeling; low altitude "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each propagation; atmospheric attenuation. Off The Course Tuition." 4. CW Radar, Doppler, and Receiver Architecture. Basic properties; CW and high PRF relationships; the Doppler principle; dynamic range, stability; isolation Summary requirements; homodynes and superheterodyne receivers; This four-day course covers the fundamental in-phase and quadrature; signal spectrum; matched principles of radar functionality, architecture, and filtering; CW ranging; and measurement accuracy. performance. Diverse issues such as transmitter 5. Radar Clutter and Clutter Filtering Principles. stability, antenna pattern, clutter, jamming, propagation, Surface and volumetric clutter; reflectivity; stochastic target cross section, dynamic range, receiver noise, properties; sea, land, rain, chaff, birds, and urban clutter; receiver architecture, waveforms, processing, and Pulse Doppler and MTI; transmitter stability; blind speeds target detection, are treated in detail within the unifying and ranges,; Staggered PRFs; filter weighting; context of the radar range equation, and examined performance measures. within the contexts of surface and airborne radar platforms. The fundamentals of radar multi-target 6. Airborne Radar. Platform motion; iso-ranges and tracking principles are covered, and detailed examples iso-Dopplers; mainbeam and sidelobe clutter; the three of surface and airborne radars are presented. This PRF regimes; ambiguities; real beam Doppler sharpening; course is designed for engineers and engineering synthetic aperture ground mapping modes; GMTI. managers who wish to understand how surface and 7. High Range Resolution Principles: Pulse airborne radar systems work, and to familiarize Compression. The Time-bandwidth product; the pulse themselves with pertinent design issues and with the compression process; discrete and continuous pulse current technological frontiers. compression codes; performance measures; mismatched filtering. 8. High Range Resolution Principles: Synthetic Instructors Wideband. Motivation; alternative techniques; cross-band Dr. Menachem Levitas is the Chief Scientist of calibration. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) / Washington. 9. Electronically Scanned Radar Systems. Beam He has thirty-eight years of experience, thirty of which formation; beam steering techniques; grating lobes; phase include radar systems analysis and design for the Navy, shifters; multiple beams; array bandwidth; true time delays; Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. He holds the degree ultralow sidelobes and array errors; beam scheduling. of Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia, and 10. Active Phased Array Radar Systems. Active vs. a B.S. degree from the University of Portland. passive arrays; architectural and technological properties; Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior Technical the T/R module; dynamic range; average power; stability; Staff of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics pertinent issues; cost; frequency dependence. Laboratory. He has over thirtyyears of experience in radar systems analysis and design for the Navy, Air 11. Auto-Calibration and Auto-Compensation Force, and FAA. His areas of specialization include Techniques in Active Phased. Arrays. Motivation; automatic detection and tracking systems, sensor data calibration approaches; description of the mutual coupling fusion, simulation, and system evaluation. approach; an 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 performance; channel matching requirements; • How different requirements make radars different sample matrix inverse method. • Operating in different modes & environments 14. Multiple Target Tracking. Definition of Basic • Issues unique to multifunction, phased array, radars terms. Track Initiation, State Estimation & Filtering, • How airborne radars differ from surface radars Adaptive and Multiple Model Processing, Data Correlation • Today's requirements, technologies & designs & Association, Tracker Performance Evaluation. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 39
  • Rocket Propulsion 101 Rocket Fundamentals & Up-to-Date Information Course Outline 1. Classification of Rocket Propulsion. Introduction to the types and classification of rocket propulsion, including chemical, solid, liquid, hybrid, electric, nuclear and solar- thermal systems. 2. Fundaments and Definitions. Introduction to mass ratios, momentum thrust, pressure balances in rocket engines, specific impulse, energy efficiencies and performance values. 3. Nozzle Theory. Understanding the acceleration of gasses in a nozzle to exchange chemical thermal energy into kinetic energy, pressure and momentum thrust, thermodynamic relationships, area ratios, and the ratio of specific heats. Issues of subsonic, sonic and supersonic nozzles. Equations for coefficient of thrust, and the effects of under and over expanded nozzles. Examination of cone&bell nozzles, and evaluation of nozzle losses. February 15-17, 2010 4. Performance. Evaluation of performance of rocket Laurel, Maryland stages & vehicles. Introduction to coefficient of drag, aerodynamic losses, steering losses and gravity losses. March 16-18, 2010 Examination of spaceflight and orbital velocity, elliptical orbits, transfer orbits, staging theory. Discussion of launch vehicles Beltsville, Maryland and flight stability. 5. Propellant Performance and Density Implications. $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Introduction to thermal chemical analysis, exhaust species shift with mixture ratio, and the concepts of frozen and shifting "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each equilibrium. The effects of propellant density on mass Off The Course Tuition." properties & performance of rocket systems for advanced design decisions. Summary 6. Liquid Rocket Engines. Liquid rocket engine fundamentals, introduction to practical propellants, propellant This three-day course is based on the popular text feed systems, gas pressure feed systems, propellant tanks, Rocket Propulsion Elements by Sutton and Biblarz. The turbo-pump feed systems, flow and pressure balance, RCS course provides practical knowledge in rocket and OMS, valves, pipe lines, and engine supporting structure. propulsion engineering and design technology issues. 7. Liquid Propellants. A survey of the spectrum of It is designed for those needing a more complete practical liquid and gaseous rocket propellants is conducted, understanding of the complex issues. including properties, performance, advantages and disadvantages. The objective is to give the engineer or manager the 8. Thrust Chambers. The examination of injectors, tools needed to understand the available choices in combustion chamber and nozzle and other major engine rocket propulsion and/or to manage technical experts elements is conducted in-depth. The issues of heat transfer, with greater in-depth knowledge of rocket systems. cooling, film cooling, ablative cooling and radiation cooling are Attendees will receive a copy of the book Rocket explored. Ignition and engine start problems and solutions are Propulsion Elements, a disk with practical rocket examined. equations in Excel, and a set of printed notes covering 9. Combustion. Examination of combustion zones, advanced additional material. combustion instability and control of instabilities in the design and analysis of rocket engines. Instructor 10. Turbopumps. Close examination of the issues of turbo-pumps, the gas generation, turbines, and pumps. Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle Parameters and properties of a good turbo-pump design. System Engineer, specializing in 11. Solid Rocket Motors. Introduction to propellant grain integration of launch vehicle technology, design, alternative motor configurations and burning rate design, modeling and business issues. Burning rates, and the effects of hot or cold motors. Propellant grain configuration with regressive, neutral and strategies. He is an independent progressive burn motors. Issues of motor case, nozzle, and consultant, writer and teacher of rocket thrust termination design. Solid propellant formulations, system technology, experienced in binders, fuels and oxidizers. launch vehicle operations, design, 12. Hybrid Rockets. Applications and propellants used in testing, business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, hybrid rocket systems. The advantages and disadvantages of safety and reliability. Mr. Keith’s experience includes hybrid rocket motors. Hybrid rocket grain configurations / reusable & expendable launch vehicles as well as solid combustion instability. & liquid rocket systems. 13. Thrust Vector Control. Thrust Vector Control mechanisms and strategies. Issues of hydraulic actuation, gimbals and steering mechanisms. Solid rocket motor flex- Who Should Attend bearings. Liquid and gas injection thrust vector control. The • Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket design use of vanes and rings for steering.. projects. 14. Rocket System Design. Integration of rocket system • Aerospace Industry Managers. design and selection processes with the lessons of rocket propulsion. How to design rocket systems. • Government Regulators, Administrators and sponsors of rocket or missile projects. 15. Applications and Conclusions. Now that you have an education in rocket propulsion, what else is needed to • Contractors or investors involved in rocket propulsion design rocket systems? A discussion regarding the future of development projects. rocket engine and system design. 40 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Fundamentals Advanced May 3-4, 2010 May 5-6, 2010 Chantilly, Virginia Chantilly, Virginia Instructors: Instructor: Walt McCandless & Bart Huxtable Bart Huxtable & Sham Chotoo $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $990 without RadarCalc software $990 without RadarCalc software **Includes single user RadarCalc license for Windows PC, for the design of airborne & space-based SAR. Retail price $1000. What You Will Learn What You Will Learn • Basic concepts and principles of SAR. • How to process data from SAR systems for high resolution, wide area coverage, interferometric • What are the key system parameters. and/or polarimetric applications. • Performance calculations using RadarCalc. • How to design and build high performance SAR processors. • Design and implementation tradeoffs. • Perform SAR data calibration. • Current system performance. Emerging • Ground moving target indication (GMTI) in a systems. SAR context. • Current state-of-the-art. Course Outline Course Outline 1. Applications Overview. A survey of important 1. SAR Review Origins. Theory, Design, applications and how they influence the SAR system Engineering, Modes, Applications, System. from sensor through processor. A wide number of SAR 2. Processing Basics. Traditional strip map designs and modes will be presented from the processing steps, theoretical justification, processing pioneering classic, single channel, strip mapping systems designs, typical processing systems. systems to more advanced all-polarization, spotlight, 3. Advanced SAR Processing. Processing and interferometric designs. complexities arising from uncompensated motion and 2. Applications and System Design Tradeoffs low frequency (e.g., foliage penetrating) SAR and Constraints. System design formulation will begin processing. with a class interactive design workshop using the 4. Interferometric SAR. Description of the state-of- RadarCalc model designed for the purpose of the-art IFSAR processing techniques: complex SAR demonstrating the constraints imposed by image registration, interferogram and correlogram range/Doppler ambiguities, minimum antenna area, generation, phase unwrapping, and digital terrain limitations and related radar physics and engineering elevation data (DTED) extraction. constraints. Contemporary pacing technologies in the 5. Spotlight Mode SAR. Theory and area of antenna design, on-board data collection and implementation of high resolution imaging. Differences processing and ground system processing and analysis from strip map SAR imaging. will also be presented along with a projection of SAR 6. Polarimetric SAR. Description of the image technology advancements, in progress, and how they information provided by polarimetry and how this can will influence future applications. be exploited for terrain classification, soil moisture, 3. Civil Applications. A review of the current NASA ATR, etc. and foreign scientific applications of SAR. 7. High Performance Computing Hardware. 4. Commercial Applications. The emerging Parallel implementations, supercomputers, compact interest in commercial applications is international and DSP systems, hybrid opto-electronic system. is fueled by programs such as Canada’s RadarSat, the 8. SAR Data Calibration. Internal (e.g., cal-tones) European ERS series, the Russian ALMAZ systems and external calibrations, Doppler centroid aliasing, and the current NASA/industry LightSAR initiative. The geolocation, polarimetric calibration, ionospheric applications (soil moisture, surface mapping, change effects. detection, resource exploration and development, etc.) 9. Example Systems and Applications. Space- driving this interest will be presented and analyzed in based: SIR-C, RADARSAT, ENVISAT, TerraSAR, terms of the sensor and platform space/airborne and Cosmo-Skymed, PalSAR. Airborne: AirSAR and other associated ground systems design and projected cost. current systems. Mapping, change detection, polarimetry, interferometry. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 41
  • Tactical Missile Design – Integration April 13-15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This three-day short course covers the fundamentals 1. Introduction/Key Drivers in the Design-Integration of tactical missile design, development, and integration. Process: Overview of missile design process. Examples of The course provides a system-level, integrated method system-of-systems integration. Unique characteristics of tactical for missile aerodynamic missiles. Key aerodynamic configuration sizing parameters. configuration/propulsion design Missile conceptual design synthesis process. Examples of and analysis. It addresses the processes to establish mission requirements. Projected capability broad range of alternatives in in command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, meeting cost and performance surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR). Example of Pareto requirements. The methods analysis. Attendees vote on course emphasis. presented are generally simple 2. Aerodynamic Considerations in Missile Design- closed-form analytical Integration: Optimizing missile aerodynamics. Shapes for low expressions that are physics- observables. Missile configuration layout (body, wing, tail) options. Selecting flight control alternatives. Wing and tail sizing. Predicting based, to provide insight into normal force, drag, pitching moment, stability, control the primary driving parameters. effectiveness, lift-to-drag ratio, and hinge moment. Maneuver law Configuration sizing examples alternatives. are presented for rocket- 3. Propulsion Considerations in Missile Design- powered, ramjet-powered, and Integration: Turbojet, ramjet, scramjet, ducted rocket, and rocket turbo-jet powered baseline missiles. Typical values of propulsion comparisons. Turbojet engine design considerations, missile parameters and the characteristics of current prediction and sizing. Selecting ramjet engine, booster, and inlet operational missiles are discussed as well as the alternatives. Ramjet performance prediction and sizing. High enabling subsystems and technologies for tactical density fuels. Propellant grain cross section trade-offs. Effective missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art. thrust magnitude control. Reducing propellant observables. Rocket motor performance prediction and sizing. Motor case and Videos illustrate missile development activities and nozzle materials. missile performance. Finally, each attendee will design, build, and fly a small air powered rocket. Attendees will 4. Weight Considerations in Missile Design-Integration: How to size subsystems to meet flight performance requirements. vote on the relative emphasis of the material to be Structural design criteria factor of safety. Structure concepts and presented. Attendees receive course notes as well as manufacturing processes. Selecting airframe materials. Loads the textbook, Tactical Missile Design, 2nd edition. prediction. Weight prediction. Airframe and motor case design. Aerodynamic heating prediction and insulation trades. Dome material alternatives and sizing. Power supply and actuator Instructor alternatives and sizing. Eugene L. Fleeman has more than 40 years of 5. Flight Performance Considerations in Missile Design- government, industry, and academia experience in Integration: Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic sizing- missile system and technology equations of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of motion. Maximizing flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory shaping. development. Formerly a manager of Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, coast, steady missile programs at Air Force Research descent, ballistic, maneuvering, and homing flight. Laboratory, Rockwell International, 6. Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration: Boeing, and Georgia Tech, he is an Achieving robustness in adverse weather. Seeker, navigation, data international lecturer on missiles and the link, and sensor alternatives. Seeker range prediction. Counter- author of over 80 publications, including countermeasures. Warhead alternatives and lethality prediction. the AIAA textbook, Tactical Missile Design. 2nd Ed. Approaches to minimize collateral damage. Alternative guidance laws. Proportional guidance accuracy prediction. Time constant contributors and prediction. Maneuverability design criteria. Radar cross section and infrared signature prediction. Survivability What You Will Learn considerations. Insensitive munitions. Enhanced reliability. Cost • Key drivers in the missile design process. drivers of schedule, weight, learning curve, and parts count. EMD and production cost prediction. Designing within launch platform • Critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in constraints. Internal vs. external carriage. Shipping, storage, subsystems, aerodynamic, propulsion, and structure carriage, launch, and separation environment considerations. sizing. launch platform interfaces. Cold and solar environment • Launch platform-missile integration. temperature prediction. • Robustness, lethality, accuracy, observables, 7. Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools: Trade-offs for survivability, reliability, and cost considerations. extended range rocket. Sizing for enhanced maneuverability. Developing a harmonized missile. Lofted range prediction. Ramjet • Missile sizing examples. missile sizing for range robustness. Ramjet fuel alternatives. • Missile development process. Ramjet velocity control. Correction of turbojet thrust and specific impulse. Turbojet missile sizing for maximum range. Turbojet engine rotational speed. Computer aided sizing tools for Who Should Attend conceptual design. Soda straw rocket design-build-fly competition. The course is oriented toward the needs of missile House of quality process. Design of experiment process. engineers, analysts, marketing personnel, program 8. Development Process: Design validation/technology managers, university professors, and others working in development process. Developing a technology roadmap. History the area of missile systems and technology of transformational technologies. Funding emphasis. Alternative development. Attendees will gain an understanding of proposal win strategies. New missile follow-on projections. Examples of development tests and facilities. Example of missile design, missile technologies, launch platform technology demonstration flight envelope. Examples of technology integration, missile system measures of merit, and the development. New technologies for tactical missiles. missile system development process. 9. Summary and Lessons Learned. 42 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Applications Engineering, Spectrum, and Regulatory Issues Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles NEW! February 17, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 8, 2010 Dayton, Ohio June 15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary This one-day course is designed for engineers, $650 (8:30am - 4:30pm) aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of UAS. The course provides the "big picture" for those who work outside of the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems Course Outline (Predator, Shadow, Warrior and others) and real-world 1. Historic Development of UAS Post 1960’s. problems and issues concerning the use and expansion of their applications. 2. Components and latest developments of a UAS. Ground Control Station, Radio Links (LOS and BLOS), UAV, Payloads. Instructor 3. UAS Manufacturers. Domestic, Mr. Mark N. Lewellen has nearly 25 years of International. experience with a wide variety of space, satellite and aviation related projects, including the 4. Classes, Characteristics and Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk Comparisons of UAS. UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station, 5. Operational Scenarios for UAS. Phases of and aeronautical mobile telemetry systems. More recently he has been Flight, Federal Government Use of UAS, State working in the exciting field of UAS. He is and Local government use of UAS. Civil and currently the Vice Chairman of a UAS commercial use of UAS. Sub-group under Working Party 5B 6. ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and which is leading the US preparations to find new radio Reconnaissance) of UAS. Optical, Infrared, spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2011 under Radar. Agenda Item 1.3. He is also a technical advisor to the 7. Comparative Study of the Safety of UAS. US State Department and a member of the National In the Air and On the ground. Committee which reviews and comments on all US submissions to international telecommunication 8. UAS Access to the National Airspace groups, including the International Telecommunication System (NAS). Overview of the NAS, Classes of Union (ITU). Airspace, Requirements for Access to the NAS, Issues Being Addressed, Issues Needing to be Addressed. What You Will Learn 9. Bandwidth and Spectrum Issues. • Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical capabilities? Bandwidth of single UAV, Aggregate bandwidth of UAS population. • Major manufactures of UAS? • The latest developments and major components of 10. International UAS issues. WRC Process, a UAS? Agenda Item 1.3 and Resolution 421. • What type of sensor data can UAS provide? 11. UAS Centers of Excellence. North Dakota, • Regulatory and spectrum issues associated with Las Cruses, NM, DoD. UAS? 12. Worked Examples of Channeling Plans • National Airspace System including the different and Link/Interference Budgets. Shadow, classes of airspace Predator/Warrior. • How will UAS gain access to the National Airspace System (NAS)? 13. UAS Interactive Deployment Scenarios. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 43
  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional - CSEP Preparation Guaranteed Training to Pass the CSEP Certification Exam NEW! February 26-27, 2010 Course Outline Orlando, Florida 1. Introduction. What is the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of March 31 - April 1, 2010 the examination. Study plans and sample examination Columbia, Maryland questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) quiz. Filling out the CSEP application. 2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles. Definitions "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and origins of systems engineering, including the latest Off The Course Tuition." concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics and stages, and the relationship of systems engineering to life cycles. Development approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development examples. 3. Technical Processes. The processes that take a system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical requirements, including concept of operations, Summary requirements analysis, requirements definition, This two-day course walks through the CSEP requirements management. Architectural design, including requirements and the INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 functional analysis and allocation, system architecture to cover all topics on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, study plans, and sample examination questions help transition, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal you to prepare effectively for the exam. Participants of a system. leave the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of 4. Project Processes. Technical management and the the INCOSE Handbook, study plans, and a sample role of systems engineering in guiding a project. Project examination. planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Attend the CSEP course to learn what you need. Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD), Follow the study plan to seal in the knowledge. Use the Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring methods. sample exam to test yourself and check your readiness. Project assessment, including Technical Performance Contact our instructor for questions if needed. Then Measurement (TPM). Project control. Decision-making take the exam. If you do not pass, you can retake the and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity management, course at no cost. configuration management, information management. 5. Enterprise & Agreement Processes. How to define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of Instructor stakeholders and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply processes, including defining the need. Managing the Eric Honour, international consultant and lecturer, environment, investment, and resources. Enterprise has a 40-year career of complex environment management. Investment management systems development & operation. including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes Founder and former President of management standard processes, and process INCOSE. Author of the “Value of SE” improvement. Resource management and quality material in the INCOSE Handbook. He management. has led the development of 18 major 6. Specialty Engineering Activities. Unique technical systems, including the Air Combat disciplines used in the systems engineering processes: Maneuvering Instrumentation systems integrated logistics support, electromagnetic and and the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension environmental analysis, human systems integration, mass properties, modeling & simulation including the system System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), US Naval modeling language (SysML), safety & hazards analysis, Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, and sustainment and training needs. PhD candidate, University of South Australia. 7. After-Class Plan. Study plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your study plan. Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample examinations. What You Will Learn How to reach us after class, and what to do when you • How to pass the CSEP examination! succeed. • Details of the INCOSE Handbook, the source for the exam. The INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering • Your own strengths and weaknesses, to target your Professional (CSEP) rating is a coveted milestone in study. the career of a systems engineer, demonstrating • The key processes and definitions in the INCOSE knowledge, education and experience that are of high language of the exam. value to systems organizations. This three-day course • How to tailor the INCOSE processes. provides you with the detailed knowledge and practice • Five rules for test-taking. that you need to pass the CSEP examination. 44 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Fundamentals of Systems Engineering March 29-30, 2010 Columbia, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Systems Engineering Model. An underlying process model that ties together all the concepts and methods. System thinking attitudes. Overview of the systems engineering processes. Incremental, concurrent processes and process Summary loops for iteration. Technical and management aspects. Today's complex systems present difficult 2. Where Do Requirements Come From? Requirements challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft as the primary method of measurement and control for to environmental and electronic control systems, systems development. Three steps to translate an undefined development teams must face the challenges with an need into requirements; determining the system arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are purpose/mission from an operational view; how to measure more complex, and systems operate in much closer system quality, analyzing missions and environments; relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach requirements types; defining functions and requirements. to the overall design. 3. Where Does a Solution Come From? Designing a This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals system using the best methods known today. What is an of a systems engineering approach to solving complex architecture? System architecting processes; defining problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as alternative concepts; alternate sources for solutions; how to allocate requirements to the system components; how to the process definitions that make up systems develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to trade off results engineering. The model presented is a research- and make decisions. Establishing an allocated baseline, and proven combination of the best existing standards. getting from the system design to the system. Systems Participants in this workshop practice the processes engineering during ongoing operation. on a realistic system development. 4. Ensuring System Quality. Building in quality during the development, and then checking it frequently. The relationship between systems engineering and systems Instructors testing. Technical analysis as a system tool. Verification at multiple levels: architecture, design, product. Validation at Eric Honour has been in international leadership of multiple levels; requirements, operations design, product. the engineering of systems for over a 5. Systems Engineering Management. How to decade, part of a 40-year career of successfully manage the technical aspects of the system complex systems development and development; planning the technical processes; assessing operation. His energetic and informative and controlling the technical processes, with corrective presentation style actively involves class actions; use of risk management, configuration management, participants. He is a former President of interface management to guide the technical development. the International Council on Systems 6. Systems Engineering Concepts of Leadership. How Engineering (INCOSE). He has been a systems to guide and motivate technical teams; technical teamwork engineer, engineering manager, and program manager and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; at Harris, ESystems, and Link, and was a Navy pilot. technical performance measurement. He has contributed to the development of 17 major 7. Summary. Review of the important points of the systems, including Air Combat Maneuvering workshop. Interactive discussion of participant experiences Instrumentation, Battle Group Passive Horizon that add to the material. Extension System, and National Crime Information Center. BSSE (Systems Engineering) from US Naval Academy and MSEE from Naval Postgraduate School. Who Should Attend Dr. Scott Workinger has led innovative technology You Should Attend This Workshop If You Are: development efforts in complex, risk- • Working in any sort of system development laden environments for 30 years. He • Project leader or key member in a product development currently teaches courses on program team management and engineering and • Looking for practical methods to use today consults on strategic management and This Course Is Aimed At: technology issues. Scott has a B.S in • Project leaders, Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the • Technical team leaders, University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Civil and • Design engineers, and Environment Engineering from Stanford University. • Others participating in system development Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 45
  • Principles of Test & Evaluation Assuring Required Product Performance February 18-19, 2010 Course Outline Albuquerque, New Mexico 1. What is Test and Evaluation? Basic definitions and concepts. Test and evaluation March 16-17, 2010 overview; application to complex systems. A model of T&E that covers the activities needed Columbia, Maryland (requirements, planning, testing, analysis & reporting). Roles of test and evaluation throughout June 10-11, 2010 product development, and the life cycle, test Minneapolis, Minnesota economics and risk and their impact on test planning.. $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 2. Test Requirements. Requirements as the primary method for measurement and control of "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each product development. Where requirements come Off The Course Tuition." from; evaluation of requirements for testability; deriving test requirements; the Requirements Verification Matrix (RVM); Qualification vs. Acceptance requirements; design proof vs. first article vs. production requirements, design for testability.. 3. Test Planning. Evaluating the product concept to plan verification and validation by test. Summary T&E strategy and the Test and Evaluation Master This two day workshop is an overview of test Plan (TEMP); verification planning and the Verification Plan document; analyzing and and evaluation from product concept through evaluating alternatives; test resource planning; operations. The purpose of the course is to give establishing a verification baseline; developing a participants a solid grounding in practical testing verification schedule; test procedures and their methodology for assuring that a product performs format for success. as intended. The course is designed for Test 4. Integration Testing. How to successfully Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Engineers, manage the intricate aspects of system integration Systems Engineers, Technical Team Leaders, testing; levels of integration planning; development System Support Leaders Technical and test concepts; integration test planning (architecture- based integration versus build-based integration); Management Staff and Project Managers. preferred order of events; integration facilities; daily The course work includes a case study in several schedules; the importance of regression testing. parts for practicing testing techniques. 5. Formal Testing. How to perform a test; differences in testing for design proof, first article qualification, recurring production acceptance; rules Instructors for test conduct. Testing for different purposes, verification vs. validation; test procedures and test Eric Honour, international consultant and records; test readiness certification, test article lecturer, has a 40-year career of configuration; troubleshooting and anomaly complex systems development & handling. operation. Founder and former 6. Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting. President of INCOSE. He has led Statistical methods; test data collection methods and the development of 18 major equipment, timeliness in data collection, accuracy, sampling; data analysis using statistical rigor, the systems, including the Air Combat importance of doing the analysis before the test;, Maneuvering Instrumentation sample size, design of experiments, Taguchi systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon method, hypothesis testing, FRACAS, failure data Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), analysis; report formats and records, use of data as US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate recurring metrics, Cum Sum method. School, and PhD candidate, University of South This course provides the knowledge and Australia. ability to plan and execute testing procedures in Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in a rigorous, practical manner to assure that a Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, product meets its requirements. and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects have made contributions ranging from increasing optical fiber What You Will Learn bandwidth to creating new CAD • Create effective test requirements. technology. He currently teaches • Plan tests for complete coverage. courses on management and engineering and • Manage testing during integration and verification. consults on strategic issues in management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from • Develop rigorous test conclusions with sound Stanford. collection, analysis, and reporting methods. 46 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Risk & Opportunity Management A Workshop in Identifying and Managing Risk NEW! March 9-11, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Practice the skills on a realistic “Submarine Explorer” case study. Identify, analyze, and quan- tify the uncertainties, then create effective risk mitigation plans. Summary This workshop presents standard and advanced risk management processes: how to identify risks, risk analysis using both intuitive and quantitative methods, risk mitigation methods, and risk monitoring and control. Course Outline Projects frequently involve great technical 1. Managing Uncertainty. Concepts of uncertainty, uncertainty, made more challenging by an environment both risk and opportunity. Uncertainty as a central with dozens to hundreds of people from conflicting feature of system development. The important concept disciplines. Yet uncertainty has two sides: with great of risk efficiency. Expectations for what to achieve with risk comes great opportunity. Risks and opportunities risk management. Terms and definitions. Roles of a can be handled together to seek the best balance for project leader in relation to uncertainty. each project. Uncertainty issues can be quantified to better understand the expected impact on your project. 2. Subjective Probabilities. Review of essential Technical, cost and schedule issues can be balanced mathematical concepts related to uncertainty, including against each other. This course provides detailed, the psychological aspects of probability. useful techniques to evaluate and manage the many 3. Risk Identification. Methods to find the risk and uncertainties that accompany complex system projects. opportunity issues. Potential sources and how to exploit them. Guiding a team through the mire of uncertainty. Possible sources of risk. Identifying possible responses Instructor and secondary risk sources. Identifying issue ownership. Class exercise in identifying risks Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and lecturer, has a 40-year career of complex 4. Risk Analysis. How to determine the size of risk systems development & operation. relative to other risks and relative to the project. Founder and former President of Qualitative vs. quantitative analysis. INCOSE. He has led the development of 5. Qualitative Analysis:. Understanding the issues 18 major systems, including the Air and their subjective relationships using simple methods Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation and more comprehensive graphical methods. The 5x5 systems and the Battle Group Passive matrix. Structuring risk issues to examine links. Source- Horizon Extension System. BSSE (Systems response diagrams, fault trees, influence diagrams. Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Class exercise in doing simple risk analysis. Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, University of 6. Quantitative Analysis: What to do when the South Australia. level of risk is not yet clear. Mathematical methods to quantify uncertainty in a world of subjectivity. Sizing the uncertainty, merging subjective and objective data. What You Will Learn Using probability math to diagnose the implications. • Four major sources of risk. Portraying the effect with probability charts, • The risk of efficiency concept, balancing cost of probabilistic PERT and Gantt diagrams. Class exercise action against cost of risk. in quantified risk analysis. • The structure of a risk issue. 7. Risk Response & Planning. Possible responses • Five effective ways to identify risks. to risk, and how to select an effective response using • The basic 5x5 risk matrix. the risk efficiency concept. Tracking the risks over time, • Three diagrams for structuring risks. while taking effective action. How to monitor the risks. Balancing analysis and its results to prevent “paralysis • How to quantify risks. by analysis” and still get the benefits. A minimalist • 29 possible risk responses. approach that makes risk management simply, easy, • Efficient risk management that can apply to even inexpensive, and effective. Class exercise in designing the smallest project. a risk mitigation. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 47
  • Systems Engineering - Requirements Course Outline NEW! 1. Introduction 2. Introduction (Continued) 3. Requirements Fundamentals – Defines what a requirement is and identifies 4 kinds. March 23-25, 2010 4. Requirements Relationships – How are Columbia, Maryland requirements related to each other? We will look at several kinds of traceability. $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 5. Initial System Analysis – The whole process begins "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each with a clear understanding of the user’s needs. Off The Course Tuition." 6. Functional Analysis – Several kinds of functional analysis are covered including simple functional flow 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. 10. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – Interface Summary definition is the weak link in traditional structured analysis This three-day course provides system engineers, but n-square analysis helps recognize all of the ways team leaders, and managers with a clear function allocation has predefined all of the interface understanding about how to develop good needs. specifications affordably using modeling methods that 11. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – (Continued) encourage identification of the essential characteristics 12. Specialty Engineering Requirements – A that must be respected in the subsequent design specialty engineering scoping matrix allows system process. Both the analysis and management aspects engineers to define product entity-specialty domain are covered. Each student will receive a full set of relationships that the indicated domains then apply their course notes and textbook, “System Requirements models to. Analysis,” by the instructor Jeff Grady. 13. Environmental Requirements – A three-layer model involving tailored standards mapped to system spaces, a three-dimensional service use profile for end Instructor items, and end item zoning for component requirements. Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of JOG System 14. Structured Analysis Documentation – How can Engineering. He has 30 years of industry we capture and configuration manage our modeling basis experience in aerospace companies as a for requirements? system engineer, engineering manager, 15. Software Modeling Using MSA/PSARE – field engineer, and project engineer. Jeff Modern structured analysis is extended to PSARE as has authored seven published books in Hatley and Pirbhai did to improve real-time control system the system engineering field and holds a development but PSARE did something else not clearly Master of Science in System understood. Management from USC. He teaches 16. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – system engineering courses nation-wide. Jeff is an The latest models are covered. INCOSE Founder, Fellow, and CSEP. 17. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – (Continued). 18. Software Modeling Using DoDAF – DoD has What You Will Learn 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. 48 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Systems of Systems Sound Collaborative Engineering to Ensure Architectural Integrity April 20-22, 2010 San Diego, California Course Outline 1. Systems of Systems (SoS) Concepts. What June 29- July 1, 2010 SoS can achieve. Capabilities engineering vs. Columbia, Maryland requirements engineering. Operational issues: geographic distribution, concurrent operations. $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Development issues: evolutionary, large scale, distributed. Roles of a project leader in relation to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each integration and scope control. Off The Course Tuition." 2. Complexity Concepts. Complexity and chaos; scale-free networks; complex adaptive systems; small worlds; synchronization; strange attraction; emergent behaviors. Introduction to the theories and how to work with them in a practical world. 3. Architecture. Design strategies for large scale architectures. Architectural Frameworks including the DOD Architectural Framework (DODAF), TOGAF, Zachman Framework, and FEAF. How to use design patterns, constitutions, synergy. Summary Re-Architecting in an evolutionary environment. This three day workshop presents detailed, Working with legacy systems. Robustness and useful techniques to develop effective systems of graceful degradation at the design limits. systems and to manage the engineering activities Optimization and measurement of quality. associated with them. The course is designed for 4. Integration. Integration strategies for SoS program managers, project managers, systems with systems that originated outside the immediate engineers, technical team leaders, logistic control of the project staff, the difficulty of shifting SoS priorities over the operating life of the systems. support leaders, and others who take part in Loose coupling integration strategies, the design of developing today’s complex systems. open systems, integration planning and implementation, interface design, use of legacy systems and COTS. Modify a legacy 5. Collaboration. The SoS environment and its robotic system of special demands on systems engineering. systems as a class Collaborative efforts that extend over long periods of exercise, using the time and require effort across organizations. course principles. Collaboration occurring explicitly or implicitly, at the same time or at disjoint times, even over decades. Responsibilities from the SoS side and from the component systems side, strategies for managing collaboration, concurrent and disjoint systems Instructors engineering; building on the past to meet the future. Eric Honour, international consultant and lecturer, Strategies for maintaining integrity of systems has a 40-year career of complex systems engineering efforts over long periods of time when development & operation. Founder and working in independent organizations. former President of INCOSE. He has led 6. Testing and Evaluation. Testing and the development of 18 major systems, evaluation in the SoS environment with unique including the Air Combat Maneuvering challenges in the evolutionary development. Multiple Instrumentation systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension levels of T&E, why the usual success criteria no System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), longer suffice. Why interface testing is necessary but US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate isn’t enough. Operational definitions for evaluation. School, and PhD candidate, University of South Testing for chaotic behavior and emergent behavior. Australia. Testing responsibilities in the SoS environment. Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects What You Will Learn have made contributions ranging from • Capabilities engineering methods. increasing optical fiber bandwidth to • Architecture frameworks. creating new CAD technology. He • Practical uses of complexity theory. currently teaches courses on • Integration strategies to achieve higher-level management and engineering and capabilities. consults on strategic issues in management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from • Effective collaboration methods. Stanford. • T&E for large-scale architectures. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 49
  • Test Design and Analysis Getting the Right Results from a Test Requires Effective Test Design February 8-10, 2010 Columbia, Maryland Course Outline 1. Testing and Evaluation. Basic concepts for testing $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) and evaluation. Verification and validation concepts. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Common T&E objectives. Types of Test. Context and Off The Course Tuition." relationships between T&E and systems engineering. T&E support to acquisition programs. The Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP). 2. Testability What is testability? How is it achieved? What is Built in Test? What are the types of BIT and how are they applied? 3. A Well Structured Testing and Evaluation Program. - What are the elements of a well structured testing and evaluation program? How do the pieces fit together? How does testing and evaluation fit into the lifecycle? What are the levels of testing? 4. Needs and Requirements. Identifying the need for a test. The requirements envelope and how the edge of the envelope defines testing. Understanding the design structure. Stakeholders, system, boundaries, motivation for a test. Design structure and how it affects the test. 5. Issues, Criteria and Measures. Identifying the issues for a test. Evaluation planning techniques. Other sources of data. The Requirements Verification Matrix. Developing evaluation criteria: Measures of Effectiveness (MOE), Measures of Performance (MOP). Test planning analysis: Operational analysis, engineering analysis, Matrix analysis, Dendritic analysis. Modeling and Systems are growing more complex and are simulation for test planning. developed at high stakes. With unprecedented 6. Designing Evaluations & Tests. Specific methods complexity, effective test engineering plays an to design a test. Relationships of different units. essential role in development. Student groups Input/output analysis - where test variable come from, choosing what to measure, types of variables. Review of participate in a detailed practical exercise designed statistics and probability distributions. Statistical design of to demonstrate the application of testing tools and tests - basic types of statistical techniques, choosing the methods for system evaluation. techniques, variability, assumptions and pitfalls. Sequencing test events - the low level tactics of planning Summary the test procedure. This three-day course is designed for military and 7. Conducting Tests. Preparation for a test. Writing commercial program managers, systems engineers, the report first to get the analysis methods in place. How to work with failure. Test preparation. Forms of the test report. test project managers, test engineers, and test Evaluating the test design. Determining when failure analysts. The focus of the course is giving occurs. individuals practical insights into how to acquire and 8. Evaluation. Analyzing test results. Comparing use data to make sound management and technical results to the criteria. Test results and their indications of decisions in support of a development program. performance. Types of test problems and how to solve Numerous examples of test design or analysis “traps them. Test failure analysis - analytic techniques to find or pitfalls” are highlighted in class. Many design fault. Test program documents. Pressed Funnels Case methods and analytic tools are introduced. Study - How evaluation shows the path ahead. 9. Testing and Evaluation Environments. 12 common testing and evaluation environments in a system Instructor lifecycle, what evaluation questions are answered in each environment and how the test equipment and processes Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in differ from environment to environment. Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, 10. Special Types and Best Practices of T&E. and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His Survey of special techniques and best practices. Special projects have made contributions types: Software testing, Design for testability, Combined ranging from increasing optical fiber testing, Evolutionary development, Human factors, bandwidth to creating new CAD Reliability testing, Environmental issues, Safety, Live fire testing, Interoperability. The Nine Best Practices of T&E. technology. He currently teaches courses on management and 11. Emerging Opportunities and Issues with Testing and Evaluation. The use of prognosis and sense engineering and consults on strategic issues in and respond logistics. Integration between testing and management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. simulation. Large scale systems. Complexity in tested in Engineering from Stanford. systems. Systems of Systems. 50 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Total Systems Engineering Development & Management February 1-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland March 2-5, 2010 Colorado Springs, Colorado $1695 (8:00am - 5:00pm) Call for information about our six-course systems engineering certificate program or for “on-site” training to prepare for the INCOSE systems engineering exam. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. System Management. Introduction to System Engineering, Development Process Overview, Enterprise Engineering, Program Design, Risk, Configuration Management / Data Management, Summary System Engineering Maturity. This four-day course covers four system 2. System Requirements. Introduction and development fundamentals: (1) a sound engineering Development Environments, R e q u i r e m e n t s management infrastructure within which work may Elicitation and Mission Analysis, System and be efficiently accomplished, (2) define the problem Hardware Structured Analysis, Performance to be solved (requirements and specifications), (3) Requirements Analysis, Product Architecture solve the problem (design, integration, and Synthesis and Interface Development, Constraints optimization), and (4) prove that the design solves Analysis, Computer Software Structured Analysis, the defined problem (verification). Proven, practical Requirements Management Topics. techniques are presented for the key tasks in the 3. System Synthesis. Introduction, Design, development of sound solutions for extremely Product Sources, Interface Development, difficult customer needs. This course prepares Integration, Risk, Design Reviews. students to both learn practical systems engineering 4. System Verification. Introduction to and to learn the information and terminology that is Verification, Item Qualification Requirements tested in the newest INCOSE CSEP exam. Identification, Item Qualification Planning and Documentation, Item Qualification Verification Reporting, Item Qualification Implementation, Instructor Management, and Audit, Item Acceptance Overview, Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of JOG System System Test and Evaluation Overview, Process Engineering, Inc., a system engineering consulting Verification. and training company. He has 30 years of industry experience in aerospace companies What You Will Learn as a system engineer, engineering manager, field engineer, and project • How to identify and organize all of the work an engineer. Jeff has authored seven enterprise must perform on programs, plan a published books in the system project, map enterprise work capabilities to the engineering field and holds a Master of plan, and quality audit work performance against Science in System Management from USC. He the plan. teaches system engineering courses nationwide at • How to accomplish structured analysis using one universities as well as commercially on site at of several structured analysis models yielding companies. Jeff is an INCOSE CSEP, Fellow, and every kind of requirement appropriate for every Founder. kind of specification coordinated with specification templates. WHAT STUDENTS SAY: • An appreciation for design development through original design, COTS, procured items, and "This course tied the whole development cycle selection of parts, materials, and processes. together for me." • How to develop interfaces under associate contracting relationships using ICWG/TIM "I had mastered some of the details before this course, but did not understand how the meetings and Interface Control Documents. pieces fit together. Now I do!" • How to define verification requirements, map and organize them into verification tasks, plan and "I really appreciated the practical methods proceduralize the verification tasks, capture the to accomplish this important work." verification evidence, and audit the evidence for compliance. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 51
  • Antenna and Array Fundamentals Basic concepts in antennas, antenna arrays, and antennas systems March 2-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." NEW! Course Outline 1. Basic concepts in antenna theory. Beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching techniques. 2. Locations. Reactive near-field, radiating near- field (Fresnel region), far-field (Fraunhofer region) and Summary the Friis transmission formula. This three-day course teaches the basics of antenna 3. Types of antennas. Dipole, loop, patch, horn, and antenna array theory. Fundamental concepts such dish, and helical antennas are discussed, compared, as beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, and contrasted from a performance/applications gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching standpoint. techniques are presented. Different types of antennas such as dipole, loop, patch, horn, dish, and helical 4. Propagation effects. Direct, sky, and ground antennas are discussed and compared and contrasted waves. Diffraction and scattering. from a performance/applications standpoint. The 5. Antenna arrays and array factors. (e.g., locations of the reactive near-field, radiating near-field uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays). (Fresnel region), and far-field (Fraunhofer region) are 6. Scanning from broadside. Sidelobe levels, described and the Friis transmission formula is null locations, and beam broadening. The end-fire presented with worked examples. Propagation effects condition. Problems such as grating lobes, beam are presented. Antenna arrays are discussed, and squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness. array factors for different types of distributions (e.g., 7. Beam steering. Phase shifters and true-time uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays) are delay devices. Some commonly used components and analyzed giving insight to sidelobe levels, null locations, delay devices (e.g., the Rotman lens) are compared. and beam broadening (as the array scans from broadside.) The end-fire condition is discussed. Beam 8. Measurement techniques used in anechoic steering is described using phase shifters and true-time chambers. Pattern measurements, polarization delay devices. Problems such as grating lobes, beam patterns, gain comparison test, spinning dipole (for CP squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness are measurements). Items of concern relative to anechoic presented. Antenna systems (transmit/receive) with chambers such as the quality of the absorbent material, active amplifiers are introduced. Finally, measurement quiet zone, and measurement errors. Compact, techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers are outdoor, and near-field ranges. outlined. The textbook, Antenna Theory, Analysis & 9. Questions and answers. Design, is included as well as a comprehensive set of course notes. What You Will Learn • Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas Instructor and antenna arrays. Dr. Steven Weiss is a senior design engineer with • The appropriate antenna for your application. the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, MD. He has a • Factors that affect antenna array designs and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the antenna systems. Rochester Institute of Technology with Master’s and • Measurement techniques commonly used in Doctoral Degrees from The George Washington anechoic chambers. University. He has numerous publications in the IEEE on antenna theory. He teaches both introductory and This course is invaluable to engineers seeking to advanced, graduate level courses at Johns Hopkins work with experts in the field and for those desiring University on antenna systems. He is active in the a deeper understanding of antenna concepts. At its IEEE. In his job at the Army Research Lab, he is completion, you will have a solid understanding of actively involved with all stages of antenna the appropriate antenna for your application and development from initial design, to first prototype, to the technical difficulties you can expect to measurements. He is a licensed Professional Engineer encounter as your design is brought from the in both Maryland and Delaware. conceptual stage to a working prototype. 52 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Composite Materials for Aerospace Composite Materials, Processing, Fabrication, Design, Analysis and Applications: NEW! January 19-21, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This three-day course will be of use to design Off The Course Tuition." engineers, structural engineers, and materials engineers in the selection of composite materials, design, analysis, processing and fabrication of composite structures. Will include worked numerical examples, physical material samples for classroom Course Outline examination and references for later application. Day 1 – Composites: What are they and how do you use them? Instructors 1. Composite Materials. What are they? Why use them? Dr. Jack Roberts is a member of the Principal 2. Past Examples of Composite Applications. From Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University ancient building materials to aerospace structural Applied Physics Laboratory and Research solutions. Professor in the Department of Mechanical 3. Reinforcement Materials. Glass, Carbon, Ceramics Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. and Metals. Fibers and other forms. Roberts has performed hand structural analysis and finite element modeling on composite 4. Matrix Materials. Resin systems including structures for Aerospace, Naval, Space and thermosetting and thermoplastic. Safety issues. biomedical applications. Dr. Roberts holds the Materials sources, storage and handling requirements. degree of Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 5. Processing. Methods available and why processing and design cannot be treated separately. Tooling Mr. Paul Biermann is a member of the Principal design, materials and repair. New developments. Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has 27 years 6. Quality Assurance. Physiochemical testing. experience with the selection and processing of Mechanical testing. Non-destructive testing. advanced composite materials for use in Day 2 – How to design and analyze composite Aerospace, Naval, Space and biomedical material structures. applications. He holds 12 US Patents. 7. Laminate Analysis. Nomenclature, anisotropic and orthotropic equations, material properties, failure theories. What You Will Learn 8. Use of “The Laminator”. Material properties, • What are composite materials? strengths, ply angles, ply thicknesses, mechanical • How to process composite materials and how that loads (forces and moments), thermal loads, moisture affects your design. loads. • What are anisotropic materials? 9. Preliminary Design and Analysis. For preliminary • What is laminate analysis? analysis many structures can be broken-down into • What are the failure theories used for composites? series of flat rectangular plates or shells. • What is a laminate code and what does it do? 10. Composite Orthotropic Plate Bending and Buckling. Closed-form and approximate equations for • How is a laminate code used to design a composite bending and buckling of flat rectangular orthotropic structure? plates due to uniform out-of-plane pressure or in-plane • What is an orthotropic material? compressive loads. • How to break a structure down into simple plates 11. Sandwich Plate Bending and Buckling. Equations and shells for preliminary analysis. for honeycomb core sandwich plates using • What design equations can be used for orthotropic composite face sheets. materials? 12. Cylindrical Shell Bending and Buckling. • What are the applications of these equations to Equations for torsion, bending, buckling, or plates and shells under in-plane or out-of-plane internal/external pressurization of composite cylindrical shells. Shells under multiple loads. loads? Day 3- Applications. From this course you will obtain the knowledge and ability to perform basic composite materials 13. Buckling and Bending of Orthotropic Plates. selection, separate structures into basic plates and 14. EMI Shielding of Composites. shells for initial preliminary design, perform design 15. Design Techniques for Electronic Enclosures. and analysis with composite materials, identify 16. Composite Electronic Enclosure Optimization. tradeoffs, understand the use of special equations for orthotropic materials under in-plane and out-of- 17. Composite Bone Implant Design and analysis. plane loads for plates and shells, interact 18. Re-Design of an Aluminum Electro-Optical meaningfully with colleagues, and understand the Shroud in Composites. literature. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 53
  • Digital Video Systems, Broadcast and Operations April 26-29, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 1. Technical Background. Types of video. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Advantages and disadvantages. Digitizing video. Off The Course Tuition." Digital compression techniques. 2. Proprietary Digital Video Systems. Digicipher. DirecTV. Other systems. 3. Videoconferencing Systems Overview. 4. MPEG1 Digital Video. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission. 5. MPEG2 Digital Video. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission. 4:2:0 vs 4:2:2 profile. MPEG profiles and levels. 6. DVB Enhancements to MPEG2. What DVB Summary does and why it does it. DVB standards review. What DVB-S2 will accomplish and how. This 4-day course is designed to make the 7. DTV (or ATSC) use of MPEG2. How DTV student aware of digital video systems in use uses MPEG2. DTV overview. today and planned for the near future, including 8. MPEG4 Advanced Simple Profile. Why it was how they are used, transmitted, and received. developed. Technical description. Operation and From this course you will obtain the ability to Transmission. understand the various evolving digital video 9. New Compression Systems. MPEG-4-10 or standards and equipment, their use in current H.26L. Windows Media 9. How is different. How broadcast systems, and the concerns/issues that improved. Transcoding from MPEG 2 to MPEG 4. accompany these advancements. JPEG 2000. 10. Systems in use today: DBS systems (e.g. DirecTV, Echostar) and DARS systems (XM Radio, Instructor Sirius). Sidney Skjei is president of Skjei Telecom, 11. Encryption and Conditional Access Systems. Types of conditional access / encryption Inc., an engineering and broadcasting consulting systems. Relationship to subscriber management firm. He has supported digital video systems systems. Key distribution methods. Smart cards. planning, development and implementation for a 12. Digital Video Transmission. Over fiber optic large number of commercial organizations, cables or microwaves. Over the Internet – IP video. including PBS, CBS, Boeing, and XM Satellite Over satellites. Private networks vs. public. Radio. He also works for smaller television 13. Delivery to the Home. Comparing and stations and broadcast organizations. He is contrasting terrestrial broadcasting, satellite (DBS), frequently asked to testify as an Expert Witness in cable and others. digital video system. Mr. Skjei holds an MSEE 14. Production - Pre to Post. Production from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a formats. Digital editing. Graphics.Computer licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia. Animations. Character generation. Virtual sets, ads and actors. Video transitions and effects. 15. Origination Facilities. Playback control and What You Will Learn automation. Switching and routing and redundancy. System-wide timing and synchronization. Trafficking • How compressed digital video systems work ads and interstitials. Monitoring and control. and how to use them effectively. 16. Storage Systems. Servers vs. physical media. • Where all the compressed digital video systems Caching vs. archival. Central vs. distributed storage. fit together in history, application and 17. Digital Manipulation. Digital Insertion. Bit implementation. Stream Splicing. Statistical Multiplexing. • Where encryption and conditional access fit in 18. Asset Management. What is metadata. Digital and what systems are available today. rights management. EPGs. • How do tape-based broadcast facilities differ 19. Digital Copying. What the technology allows. What the law allows. from server-based facilities? 20. Video Associated Systems. Audio systems • What services are evolving to complement and methods. Data encapsulation systems and digital video? methods. Dolby digital audio systems handling in the • What do you need to know to upgrade / broadcast center. purchase a digital video system? 21. Operational Considerations. Selecting the • What are the various options for transmitting right systems. Encoders. Receivers / decoders. Selecting the right encoding rate. Source video and distributing digital video? processing. System compatibility issues. 54 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Fiber Optic Systems Engineering April 13-15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland NEW! Course Outline Part I: FUNDAMENTALS OF FIBER OPTIC $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) COMPONENTS 1. Fiber Optic Communication Systems. Introduction to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each analog and digital fiber optic systems including terrestrial, Off The Course Tuition." undersea, CATV, gigabit Ethernet, RF antenna remoting, and plastic optical fiber data links. 2. Optics and Lightwave Fundamentals. Ray theory, Summary numerical aperture, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, This three-day course investigates the basic aspects of polarization, dispersion, Fresnel reflection, optical digital and analog fiber-optic communication systems. waveguides, birefringence, phase velocity, group velocity. Topics include sources and receivers, optical fibers and 3. Optical Fibers. Step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, their propagation characteristics, and optical fiber systems. attenuation, optical modes, dispersion, non-linearity, fiber The principles of operation and properties of optoelectronic types, bending loss. components, as well as signal guiding characteristics of 4. Optical Cables and Connectors. Types, construction, glass fibers are discussed. System design issues include fusion splicing, connector types, insertion loss, return loss, both analog and digital point-to-point optical links and connector care. fiber-optic networks. 5. Optical Transmitters. Introduction to semiconductor From this course you will obtain the knowledge needed physics, FP, VCSEL, DFB lasers, direct modulation, linearity, to perform basic fiber-optic communication systems RIN noise, dynamic range, temperature dependence, bias engineering calculations, identify system tradeoffs, and control, drive circuitry, threshold current, slope efficiency, apply this knowledge to modern fiber optic systems. This chirp. will enable you to evaluate real systems, communicate 6. Optical Modulators. Mach-Zehnder interferometer, effectively with colleagues, and understand the most Electro-optic modulator, electro-absorption modulator, recent literature in the field of fiber-optic communications. linearity, bias control, insertion loss, polarization. 7. Optical Receivers. Quantum properties of light, PN, PIN, APD, design, thermal noise, shot noise, sensitivity Instructor characteristics, BER, front end electronics, bandwidth Dr. Raymond M. Sova is a section supervisor of the limitations, linearity, quantum efficiency. Photonic Devices and Systems section and a member 8. Optical Amplifiers. EDFA, Raman, semiconductor, of the Principal Professional Staff of the Johns Hopkins gain, noise, dynamics, power amplifier, pre-amplifier, line University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has a amplifier. Bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University 9. Passive Fiber Optic Components. Couplers, isolators, in Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Applied circulators, WDM filters, Add-Drop multiplexers, attenuators. Physics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from 10. Component Specification Sheets. Interpreting optical Johns Hopkins University. With nearly 17 years of component spec. sheets - what makes the best design experience, he has numerous patents and papers component for a given application. related to the development of high-speed photonic and fiber optic devices and systems that are applied to Part II: FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS communications, remote sensing and RF-photonics. 11. Design of Fiber Optic Links. Systems design issues His experience in fiber optic communications systems that are addressed include: loss-limited and dispersion limited include the design, development and testing of fiber systems, power budget, rise-time budget and sources of communication systems and components that include: power penalty. Gigabit ethernet, highly-parallel optical data link using 12. Network Properties. Introduction to fiber optic network VCSEL arrays, high data rate (10 Gb/sec to 200 properties, specifying and characterizing optical analog and Gb/sec) fiber-optic transmitters and receivers and free- digital networks. space optical data links. He is an assistant research 13. Optical Impairments. Introduction to optical professor at Johns Hopkins University and has impairments for digital and analog links. Dispersion, loss, non- developed three graduate courses in Photonics and linearity, optical amplifier noise, laser clipping to SBS (also Fiber-Optic Communication Systems that he teaches in distortions), back reflection, return loss, CSO CTB, noise. the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of 14. Compensation Techniques. As data rates of fiber Engineering Part-Time Program. optical systems go beyond a few Gbits/sec, dispersion management is essential for the design of long-haul systems. The following dispersion management schemes are What You Will Learn discussed: pre-compensation, post-compensation, dispersion • What are the basic elements in analog and digital compensating fiber, optical filters and fiber Bragg gratings. fiber optic communication systems including fiber- 15. WDM Systems. The properties, components and optic components and basic coding schemes? issues involved with using a WDM system are discussed. • How fiber properties such as loss, dispersion and Examples of modern WDM systems are provided. non-linearity impact system performance. 16. Digital Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked • How systems are compensated for loss, dispersion examples are provided for modern systems and the and non-linearity. methodology for designing a fiber communication system is • How a fiber-optic amplifier works and it’s impact on explained. Terrestrial systems, undersea systems, Gigabit system performance. ethernet, and plastic optical fiber links. • How to maximize fiber bandwidth through 17. Analog Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked wavelength division multiplexing. examples are provided for modern systems and the • How is the fiber-optic link budget calculated? methodology for designing a fiber communication system is • What are typical characteristics of real fiber-optic explained. Cable television, RF antenna remoting, RF phased systems including CATV, gigabit Ethernet, POF array systems. data links, RF-antenna remoting systems, long-haul 18. Test and Measurement. Power, wavelength, spectral telecommunication links. analysis, BERT jitter, OTDR, PMD, dispersion, SBS, Noise- • How to perform cost analysis and system design? Power-Ratio (NPR), intensity noise. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 55
  • Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples February 9-10, 2010 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $1040 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Introduction to Statistics. Definition of terms and concepts with simple illustrations. Measures of central tendency: Mean, mode, medium. Measures of dispersion: Variance, standard deviation, range. Organizing random data. Introduction to Excel statistics tools. 2. Basic Probability. Probability based on: equally likely events, frequency, axioms. Permutations and combinations of distinct objects. Summary Total, joint, conditional probabilities. Examples This two day course covers the basics of related to systems engineering. probability and statistic analysis. The course is self- contained and practical, using Excel to perform the 3. Discrete Random Variables. Bernoulli trial. fundamental calculations. Students are encouraged Binomial distributions. Poisson distribution. Discrete to bring their laptops to work provided Excel probability density functions and cumulative example problems. By the end of the course you will distribution functions. Excel examples. be comfortable with statistical concepts and able to 4. Continuous Random Variables. Normal perform and understand statistical calculations by distribution. Uniform distribution. Triangular hand and using Excel. You will understand distribution. Log-normal distributions. Discrete probabilities, statistical distributions, confidence probability density functions and cumulative levels and hypothesis testing, using tools that are distribution functions. Excel examples. available in Excel. Participants will receive a 5. Sampling Distributions. Sample size complete set of notes and the textbook Statistical considerations. Central limit theorem. Student-t Analysis with Excel. distribution. 6. Functions of Random Variables. (Propagation of errors) Sums and products of Instructor random variables. Tolerance of mechanical Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor Emeritus components. Electrical system gains. of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty years in the 7. System Reliability. Failure and reliability field of sound and vibration where he applied statistics. Mean time to failure. Exponential statistics to the design of experiments and analysis distribution. Gamma distribution. Weibull of data. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, distribution. electrical engineering, and engineering acoustics and has taught for over thirty years on both the 8. Confidence Level. Confidence intervals. graduate and undergraduate levels. For the last Significance of data. Margin of error. Sample size eight years, he has taught Applied Statistics courses considerations. P-values. at government and industrial organizations 9. Hypotheses Testing. Error analysis. Decision throughout the country. and detection theory. Operating characteristic curves. Inferences of two-samples testing, e.g. assessment of before and after treatments. What You Will Learn 10. Probability Plots and Parameter • Working knowledge of statistical terms. Estimation. Percentiles of data. Box whisker plots. • Use of distribution functions to estimate Probability plot characteristics. Excel examples of probabilities. Normal, Exponential and Weibull plots.. • How to apply confidence levels to real-world 11. Data Analysis. Introduction to linear problems. regression, Error variance, Pearson linear • Applications of hypothesis testing. correlation coefficients, Residuals pattern, Principal component analysis (PCA) of large data sets. Excel • Useful ways of summarizing statistical data. examples. • How to use Excel to analyze statistical data. 12. Special Topics of Interest to Class. 56 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Grounding & Shielding for EMC February 2-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland April 27-29, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) received a BEE degree from George Washington University in 1959, a MSEE degree from Syracuse University in 1969, and a DScEE degree from Clayton University in 1977. Bill is President of SEMTAS. Prior to being President of SEMTAS he worked for SENTEL and Atlantic Research and taught courses on electromagnetic interference Summary (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He This three-day course is designed for technicians, is internationally recognized as a leader in the operators, and engineers who need an development of engineering technology for understanding of all facets of grounding and achieving EMC in communication and electronic shielding at the circuit, PCB, box or equipment level, systems. He has more than 40 years of experience cable-interconnected boxes (subsystem), system in EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem and building, facilities or vehicle levels. The course solving for a wide variety of communication and offers a discussion of the qualitative techniques for electronic systems. He has extensive experience in EMI control through grounding and shielding at all assessing EMI at the circuit, equipment and/or the levels. It provides for selection of EMI suppression system level and applying EMI mitigation techniques methods via math modeling and graphics of to "fix" problems. Bill has written more than 40 grounding and shielding parameters. technical papers and four books on EMC. He is a Our instructor will use computer software to NARTE Certified EMC Engineer. provide real world examples and case histories. The Bill has been very active in the IEEE EMC Society. computer software simulates and demonstrates He served on the Board of Directors, is currently various concepts and helps bridge the gap between Chairman of the Fellow Evaluation Committee and is theory and the real world. The computer software an Associate Editor for the Newsletter. He is a past will be made available to the attendees. One of the president of the IEEE EMC Society and a past computer programs is used to design Director of the Electromagnetics and Radiation interconnecting equipments. This program Division of IEEE. demonstrates the impact of various grounding schemes and different "fixes" that are applied. Another computer program is used to design a shielded enclosure. The program considers the box What You Will Learn material; seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing • Examples Of Potential EMI Threats. apertures; and various "fixes" that may be used for • Safety Earthing/Grounding Versus Noise aperture protection. Coupling. There are also hardware demonstrations of the • Field Coupling Into Ground Loops. effect of various compromises and resulting "fixes" • Coupling Reduction Methods. on the shielding effectiveness of an enclosure. The • Victim Sensitivities. compromises that are demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the enclosure. • Common Ground Impedance Coupling. The hardware demonstrations also include • Ground Loop Coupling. incorporating various "fixes" and illustrating their • Shielding Theory. impact. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 57
  • Introduction to Electronic Packaging NEW! Summary Packaging topics include die and lead attachment, substrates, hybrids, surface-mount technology, chip February 16-18, 2010 and board environmental protection, connectors, Columbia, Maryland harnesses, and printed and embedded wiring boards. Students develop a fundamental understanding of the basic principles used in the packaging of modern $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) electronics so that when faced with a packaging issue "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each they can recognize the various methods available and Off The Course Tuition." perform the tradeoffs necessary to select the appropriate/optimum packaging solution for the application. Case studies for satellite design will be Course Outline covered. This 3-day course includes fundamentals of 1. Introduction. electronic packaging engineering and basic concepts in thermal, mechanical, electrical, and environmental 2. Electronic Packaging Concepts. management of modern electronic systems. Emphasis - Materials is on high-frequency (and high-speed) package performance and its achievement through the use of - Packaging Hierarchy advanced analytical tools, proper materials selection, - Package Types and efficient computer- aided design. - Package Design-Electrical - Package Design-Thermal Instructor - Economics Dr. Harry Charles holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 3. Interconnection. Electrical Engineering from Drexel - Wirebonding University and The Johns Hopkins - Flipchip University, respectively. He is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at The - Surface Mount Johns Hopkins University Applied - Connectors Physics Laboratory and Department 4. Substrates/Boards. Head of the Technical Services Department. Dr. Charles has worked for - Printed Wiring Boards over 30 years in the microelectronics arena and is a - Advanced Multilayers specialist in solid state physics, electronic devices, 5. Environmental Protection. packaging, and reliability. His latest interests include ultra-thin modules; advanced interconnect; biomedical 6. Reliability. instrumentation; nano-scale electronics; and alternate 7. System Packaging. energy. He has published over 200 papers on 8. Case Studies of Satellite Applications . electronic devices and packaging, along with thirteen patents and several pending patent applications. Dr. Charles is a Fellow and former President of IMAPS - The Microelectronics and Packaging Society, a Fellow What You Will Learn of the IEEE, and a past member of the Board of • Students master fundamental knowledge of Governors of the IEEE's Components Packaging and electronic packaging including package styles, Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society. He has hierarchy, and methods of package necessary for received international recognition for his research, various environments. development, and teaching activities, including ISHM's • The student should be able to perform simple thermal Technical Achievement Award (1987), selection as models and make appropriate trade offs involving Maryland's Distinguished Young Engineer (1989), The materials and structures to solve electronic heating Johns Hopkins University's Outstanding Teaching problems. Award (1992), the CPMT Board of Governors' Outstanding Service Award (1992), ISHM’s • Basic understanding and application of electronic Distinguished Service Award (1994), the IMAPS Daniel packaging models and electrical performance C. Hughes Memorial Award (1998), and numerous concepts such as impedance, loss, time delay, awards for best papers. Dr. Charles has taught for 30 risetime, etc. years in the Johns Hopkins University Engineering • The ability to distinguish between engineering Program for Professionals (JHUEPP). He has performance and economic efficiency and develop developed nine new courses and is currently chair of cost efficient high performing packaging approaches. the Applied Physics Program in the EPP. Dr. Charles The student understands reliability models and the also holds the Office of Naval Research information necessary to predict the reliability of Distinguished Chair for Science and Technology at electronic components and structures. the US Naval Academy. 58 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Introduction to EMI / EMC Summary February 23-25, 2010 This three day course is designed for technicians, operators and engineers who need an understanding of Beltsville, Maryland Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) methodology and concepts. The March 1-3, 2010 course provides a basic working knowledge of the Laurel, Maryland principles of EMC. The course will provide real world examples and $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) case histories. Computer software will be used to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each simulate and demonstrate various concepts and help to Off The Course Tuition." bridge the gap between theory and the real world. The computer software will be made available to the attendees. One of the computer programs is used to design interconnecting equipments. This program demonstrates the impact of various EMI “EMI mitigation techniques" that are applied. Another computer program is used to design a shielded enclosure. The program considers the box material; seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing apertures; and various Course Outline "EMI mitigation techniques" that may be used for 1. Examples Of Communications System. A aperture protection. Discussion Of Case Histories Of Communications There are also hardware demonstrations of the effect System EMI, Definitions Of Systems, Both Military of various compromises on the shielding effectiveness of And Industrial, And Typical Modes Of System an enclosure. The compromises that are demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the Interactions Including Antennas, Transmitters And enclosure. The hardware demonstrations also include Receivers And Receiver Responses. incorporating various "EMI mitigation techniques" and 2. Quantification Of Communication System illustrating their impact. EMI. A Discussion Of The Elements Of Interference, Including Antennas, Transmitters, Receivers And Instructor Propagation. Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) is the President of 3. Electronic Equipment And System EMI SEMTAS. Previously, he was the Chief Concepts. A Description Of Examples Of EMI Technology Officer of the Advanced Coupling Modes To Include Equipment Emissions Technology Group of SENTEL. Prior to And Susceptibilities. working for SENTEL, he worked for 4. Common-Mode Coupling. A Discussion Of Atlantic Research and taught courses Common-Mode Coupling Mechanisms Including on electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility Field To Cable, Ground Impedance, Ground Loop (EMC). He is internationally recognized And Coupling Reduction Techniques. as a leader in the development of engineering 5. Differential-Mode Coupling. A Discussion technology for achieving EMC in communication and Of Differential-Mode Coupling Mechanisms electronic systems. He has 42 years of experience in Including Field To Cable, Cable To Cable And EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem solving for Coupling Reduction Techniques. a wide variety of communication and electronic systems. He has extensive experience in assessing 6. Other Coupling Mechanisms. A Discussion EMI at the equipment and/or the system level and Of Power Supplies And Victim Amplifiers. applying EMI suppression and control techniques to 7. The Importance Of Grounding For "fix" problems. Achieving EMC. A Discussion Of Grounding, Bill has written more than 40 technical papers and Including The Reasons (I.E., Safety, Lightning four books on EMC. He also regularly teaches seminar Control, EMC, Etc.), Grounding Schemes (Single courses on EMC. He is a past president of the IEEE Point, Multi-Point And Hybrid), Shield Grounding EMC Society. He served a number of terms as a member of the EMC Society Board of Directors and is And Bonding. currently Chairman of the EMC Society Fellow 8. The Importance Of Shielding. A Discussion Evaluation Committee and an Associate Editor for the Of Shielding Effectiveness, Including Shielding EMC Society Newsletter. He is a NARTE Certified EMC Considerations (Reflective And Absorptive). Engineer. 9. Shielding Design. A Description Of Shielding Compromises (I.E., Apertures, Gaskets, What You Will Learn Waveguide Beyond Cut-Off). • Examples of Communications Systems EMI. 10. EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. A Discussion • Quantification of Systems EMI. Of Techniques Used In EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. • Equipment and System EMI Concepts. 11. EMC Specifications, Standards And • Source and Victim Coupling Modes. Measurements. A Discussion Of The Genesis Of • Importance of Grounding. EMC Documentation Including A Historical • Shielding Designs. Summary, The Rationale, And A Review Of MIL- • EMI Diagnostics. Stds, FCC And CISPR Requirements. • EMC/EMI Specifications and Standards. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 59
  • Kalman, H-Infinity, and Nonlinear Estimation Approaches March 16-18, 2010 Laurel, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This three-day course will introduce Kalman Off The Course Tuition." filtering and other state estimation algorithms in a 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 to evaluate the tradeoffs between different types of estimators. The algorithms will be demonstrated with freely available MATLAB programs. Each student will receive a copy of Dr. Simon’s text, Course Outline Optimal State Estimation. 1. Dynamic Systems Review. Linear systems. Nonlinear systems. Discretization. Instructor System simulation. Dr. Dan Simon has been a professor at 2. Random Processes Review. Probability. Random variables. Stochastic processes. White Cleveland State University since 1999, and is also noise and colored noise. the owner of Innovatia Software. He had 14 years of industrial experience in the aerospace, 3. Least Squares Estimation. Weighted least automotive, biomedical, process control, and squares. Recursive least squares. software engineering fields before entering 4. Time Propagation of States and academia. While in industry he applied Kalman Covariances. filtering and other state estimation techniques to a 5. The Discrete Time Kalman Filter. variety of areas, including motor control, neural Derivation. Kalman filter properties. net and fuzzy system optimization, missile 6. Alternate Kalman filter forms. Sequential guidance, communication networks, fault filtering. Information filtering. Square root filtering. diagnosis, vehicle navigation, and financial 7. Kalman Filter Generalizations. Correlated forecasting. He has over 60 publications in noise. Colored noise. Steady-state filtering. refereed journals and conference proceedings, Stability. Alpha-beta-gamma filtering. Fading including many in Kalman filtering. memory filtering. Constrained filtering. 8. Optimal Smoothing. Fixed point smoothing. Fixed lag smoothing. Fixed interval What You Will Learn smoothing. • How can I create a system model in a form that 9. Advanced Topics in Kalman Filtering. is amenable to state estimation? Verification of performance. Multiple-model • What are some different ways to simulate a estimation. Reduced-order estimation. Robust system? Kalman filtering. Synchronization errors. • How can I design a Kalman filter? 10. H-infinity Filtering. Derivation. Examples. • What if the Kalman filter assumptions are not Tradeoffs with Kalman filtering. satisfied? 11. Nonlinear Kalman Filtering. The linearized • How can I design a Kalman filter for a nonlinear Kalman filter. The extended Kalman filter. Higher system? order approaches. Parameter estimation. • How can I design a filter that is robust to model 12. The Unscented Kalman Filter. uncertainty? Advantages. Derivation. Examples. • What are some other types of estimators that 13. The Particle Filter. Derivation. 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 control. • What are the tradeoffs between Kalman, H- Implementations in embedded systems. infinity, and particle filters? 60 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach February 23-25, 2010 San Diego, California “This course uses very little math, yet provides an in- depth understanding of the concepts and real-world June 1-3, 2010 applications of these powerful tools.” Beltsville, Maryland Summary $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) are in wide use and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each work very well if your signal stays at a constant Off The Course Tuition." frequency (“stationary”). But if the signal could vary, have pulses, “blips” or any other kind of interesting "Your Wavelets course was very helpful in our Radar behavior then you need Wavelets. Wavelets are studies. We often use wavelets now instead of the Fourier remarkable tools that can stretch and move like an Transform for precision denoising." amoeba to find the hidden “events” and then –Long To, NAWC WD, Point Wugu, CA simultaneously give you their location, frequency, and "I was looking forward to this course and it was very shape. Wavelet Transforms allow this and many other rewarding–Your clear explanations starting with the big capabilities not possible with conventional methods like picture immediately contextualized the material allowing us to drill a little deeper with a fuller understanding" the FFT. –Steve Van Albert, Walter Reed Army Institute This course is vastly different from traditional math- of Research oriented Wavelet courses or books in that we use "Good overview of key wavelet concepts and literature. examples, figures, and computer demonstrations to The course provided a good physical understanding of show how to understand and work with Wavelets. This wavelet transforms and applications." is a comprehensive, in-depth. up-to-date treatment of –Stanley Radzevicius, ENSCO, Inc. the subject, but from an intuitive, conceptual point of view. We do look at some key equations but only AFTER Course Outline the concepts are demonstrated and understood so you 1. What is a Wavelet? Examples and Uses. “Waves” can see the wavelets and equations “in action”. that can start, stop, move and stretch. Real-world applications in many fields: Signal and Image Processing, Each student will receive extensive course slides, a Internet Traffic, Airport Security, Medicine, JPEG, Finance, CD with MATLAB demonstrations, and a copy of the Pulse and Target Recognition, Radar, Sonar, etc. instructor’s new book, Conceptual Wavelets. 2. Comparison with traditional methods. The concept of the FFT, the STFT, and Wavelets as all being various types of comparisons (correlations) with the data. What You Will Learn Strengths, weaknesses, optimal choices. • How to use Wavelets as a “microscope” to analyze 3. The Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT). data that changes over time or has hidden “events” Stretching and shifting the Wavelet for optimal correlation. that would not show up on an FFT. Predefined vs. Constructed Wavelets. • How to understand and efficiently use the 3 types of 4. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). Wavelet Transforms to better analyze and process Shrinking the signal by factors of 2 through downsampling. your data. State-of-the-art methods and Understanding the DWT in terms of correlations with the applications. data. Relating the DWT to the CWT. Demonstrations and uses. • How to compress and de-noise data using advanced 5. The Redundant Discrete Wavelet Transform Wavelet techniques. How to avoid potential pitfalls (RDWT). Stretching the Wavelet by factors of 2 without by understanding the concepts. A “safe” method if in downsampling. Tradeoffs between the alias-free doubt. processing and the extra storage and computational • How to increase productivity and reduce cost by burdens. A hybrid process using both the DWT and the choosing (or building) a Wavelet that best matches RDWT. Demonstrations and uses. your particular application. 6. “Perfect Reconstruction Filters”. How to cancel the effects of aliasing. How to recognize and avoid any traps. A breakthrough method to see the filters as basic Instructor Wavelets. The “magic” of alias cancellation demonstrated in both the time and frequency domains. D. Lee Fugal is Founder and President of Space & Signals Technologies, LLC. He has over 7. Highly useful properties of popular Wavelets. How to choose the best Wavelet for your application. 30 years of industry experience in Digital When to create your own and when to stay with proven Signal Processing (including Wavelets) favorites. and Satellite Communications. He has 8. Compression and De-Noising using Wavelets. been a full-time consultant on numerous How to remove unwanted or non-critical data without assignments since 1991. Recent throwing away the alias cancellation capability. A new, projects include Excision of Chirp powerful method to extract signals from large amounts of Jammer Signals using Wavelets, design of Space- noise. Demonstrations. Based Geolocation Systems (GPS & Non-GPS), and 9. Additional Methods and Applications. Image Advanced Pulse Detection using Wavelet Technology. Processing. Detecting Discontinuities, Self-Similarities and He has taught upper-division University courses in DSP Transitory Events. Speech Processing. Human Vision. and in Satellites as well as Wavelet short courses and Audio and Video. BPSK/QPSK Signals. Wavelet Packet seminars for Practicing Engineers and Management. Analysis. Matched Filtering. How to read and use the He holds a Masters in Applied Physics (DSP) from the various Wavelet Displays. Demonstrations. University of Utah, is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a 10. Further Resources. The very best of Wavelet recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. references. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 100 – 61
  • Wireless Communications & Spread Spectrum Design March 23-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary This three-day course is designed for wireless $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) communication engineers involved with spread spectrum "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." systems, and managers who wish to enhance their understanding of the wireless techniques that are being used in all types of communication Course Outline systems and products. It 1. Transceiver Design. dB power, link budgets, system provides an overall look at design tradeoffs, S/N, Eb/No, Pe, BER, link margin, tracking many types and advantages of noise, process gain, effects and advantages of using spread spread spectrum systems that spectrum techniques. are designed in wireless 2. Transmitter Design. Spread spectrum transmitters, systems today. This course covers an intuitive PSK, MSK, QAM, CP-PSK, FH, OFDM, PN-codes, approach that provides a real feel for the technology, TDMA/CDMA/FDMA, antennas, T/R, LOs, upconverters, with applications that apply to both the government and sideband elimination, PAs, VSWR. commercial sectors. Students will receive a copy of the 3. Receiver Design. Dynamic range, image rejection, instructor's textbook, Transceiver and System Design limiters, MDS, superheterodyne receivers, importance of for Digital Communications. LNAs, 3rd order intercept, intermods, spurious signals, two tone dynamic range, TSS, phase noise, mixers, filters, A/D converters, aliasing anti-aliasing filters, digital signal Instructor processors DSPs. Scott R. Bullock, P.E., MSEE, 30 years in Wireless 4. Automatic Gain Control Design & Phase Lock Loop Communications & Networking for commercial and Comparison. AGCs, linearizer, detector, loop filter, integrator, Military links, holds 18 patents, published two books; using control theory and feedback systems to analyze AGCs, Transceiver and System Design for Digital Comms, 3rd PLL and AGC comparison. Edition, Scitech Pub 2009, and Broadband 5. Demodulation. Demodulation and despreading Communications and Home Networking, Scitech Pub techniques for spread spectrum systems, pulsed matched 2000, and multiple technical articles. He worked and filters, sliding correlators, pulse position modulation, CDMA, consulted for TI, L-3Comms, Omnipoint, Raytheon, coherent demod, despreading, carrier recovery, squaring Northrop Grumman holding positions of Fellow, Dir. loops, Costas and modified Costas loops, symbol synch, eye Senior Dir., and VP of Eng. He has taught this course pattern, inter-symbol interference, phase detection, Shannon' for 15 years with updates to include the newest s limit. technologies. He was a guest lecturer Polytechnic on 6. Basic Probability and Pulse Theory. Simple approach “Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum & Multiple Access to probability, gaussian process, quantization error, Pe, BER, Technologies”, adjunct professor, developed the first probability of detection vs probability of false alarm, error hand-held PCS digital telephone using CDMA/TDMA detection CRC, error correction, FEC, RS & Turbo codes, hybrid, a D8PSK for GPS landings, a wireless LPI/LPD LDPC, Interleaving, Viterbi, multi-h, PPM, m-sequence codes. anti-jam data link replacing the wired TOW missile, & 7. Multipath. Specular and diffuse reflections, Rayleigh many others. criteria, earth curvature, pulse systems, vector and power analysis. 8. Improving the System Against Jammers. Burst What You Will Learn jammers, digital filters, GSOs, adaptive filters, ALEs, • How to perform link budgets for types of spread quadrature method to eliminate unwanted sidebands, spectrum communications? orthogonal methods to reduce jammers, types of intercept • How to evaluate different digital modulation/ receivers. demodulation techniques? 9. Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Basic • What additional techniques are used to enhance understanding of GPS, spread spectrum BPSK modulated digital Comm links including; multiple access, signal from space, satellite transmission, signal structure, OFDM, error detection/correction, FEC, Turbo receiver, errors, narrow correlator, selective availability SA, codes? carrier smoothed code, Differential DGPS, Relative GPS, widelane/narrowlane, carrier phase tracking KCPT, double • What is multipath and how to reduce multipath difference. and jammers including adaptive processes? 10. Satellite Communications. ADPCM, FSS, • What types of satellite communications and geosynchronous / geostationary orbits, types of antennas, satellites are being used and design techniques? equivalent temperature analysis, G/T multiple access, • What types of networks & Comms are being used propagation delay, types of satellites. for commercial/military; ad hoc, mesh, WiFi, 11. Broadband Communications and Networking. Home WiMAX, 3&4G, JTRS, SCA, SDR, Link 16, distribution methods, Bluetooth, OFDM, WiFi, WiMax, LTE, cognitive radios & networks? 3&4G cellular, QoS, military radios, JTRS, software defined • What is a Global Positioning System? radios, SCA, gateways, Link 16, TDMA, adaptive networks, mesh, ad hoc, on-the-move, MANETs, D-MANETs, cognitive • How to solve a 3 dimension Direction Finding? radios and networks. From this course you will obtain the knowledge 12. DF & Interferometer Analysis. Positioning and direction and ability to evaluate and develop the system finding using interferometers, direction cosines, three design for wireless communication digital dimensional approach, antenna position matrix, coordinate transceivers including spread spectrum systems. conversion for moving. 62 – Vol. 100 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
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