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ATI Courses Technical Training & Professional Courses Development Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense & Systems Engineering Catalog Vol 109


ATI Courses Technical Training & Professional Courses Development Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense & Systems Engineering Catalog Vol 109

ATI Courses Technical Training & Professional Courses Development Space, Satellite, Radar, Defense & Systems Engineering Catalog Vol 109

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  • 1. APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 109 Valid through April 2012 AL HNIC G TEC ININ TE TRA & ONSI 4 IC PUBL 98 SIN CE 1 Sign Up to Access Course Samplers Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Radar, Missiles & DefenseSystems Engineering & Project Management Engineering & Communications
  • 2. Applied Technology Institute, LLC 349 Berkshire Drive Riva, Maryland 21140-1433 Tel 410-956-8805 • Fax 410-956-5785 Toll Free 1-888-501-2100 www.ATIcourses.com Technical and Training Professionals, Now is the time to think about bringing an ATI course to your site! If there are 8 or more people who are interested in a course, you save money if we bring the course to you. If you have 15 or more students, you save over 50% compared to a public course. This catalog includes upcoming open enrollment dates for many courses. We can teach any of them at your location. Our website, www.ATIcourses.com, lists over 50 additional courses that we offer. For 26 years, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has earned the TRUST of training departments nationwide. We have presented “on-site” training at all major DoD facilities and NASA centers, and for a large number of their contractors. Since 1984, we have emphasized the big picture systems engineering perspective in: - Defense Topics - Engineering & Data Analysis - Sonar & Acoustic Engineering - Space & Satellite Systems - Systems Engineering with instructors who love to teach! We are constantly adding new topics to our list of courses - please call if you have a scientific or engineering training requirement that is not listed. We would love to send you a quote for an onsite course! For “on-site” presentations, we can tailor the course, combine course topics for audience relevance, and develop new or specialized courses to meet your objectives. Regards, P.S. We can help you arrange “on-site” courses with your training department. Give us a call.2 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 3. Table of Contents Space & Satellite Systems Total Systems Engineering Development Jan 30-Feb 2, 2012 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Advanced Satellite Communications System Feb 28-Mar 2, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Jan 31-Feb 2, 2012 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Attitude Determination & Control Defense, Missiles, & RadarNov 7-10, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Advanced Developments in Radar Technology NEW!Mar 5-8, 2012 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Communications Payload Design NEW! Combat Systems Engineering UPDATED!Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Earth Station Design NEW! Cyber Warfare – Theory & Fundamentals NEW!Nov 8-11, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Dec 14-15, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Apr 2-5, 2012 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Explosives Technology and ModelingEffective Design Review NEW! Dec 12-15, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Nov 1-2, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fundamentals of Rockets & MissilesGround Systems Design & Operation Jan 31-Feb 2, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Jan 23-25, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mar 6-8, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging GPS and Other Radionavigation SatellitesMar 6-8, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Oct 24-27, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40IP Networking over Satellite Jan 30-Feb 2, 2012 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Mar 12-15, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Orbital Mechanics: Ideas & Insights Integrated Navigation SystemsJan 9-12, 2012 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Jan 23-26, 2012 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Mar 5-8, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Feb 27-Mar 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Satellite Communication Systems Engineering Missile System DesignDec 6-8, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mar 26-28, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Mar 13-15, 2012 • Boulder, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Modern Missile AnalysisSatellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Oct 24-27, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Nov 30-Dec 2, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data FusionApr 17-19, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Satellite RF Communications & Onboard ProcessingDec 6-8, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Solid Rocket Motor Design & ApplicationsSpace Environment - Implications on Spacecraft Design Nov 1-3, 2011 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Jan 31-Feb 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Space Mission Analysis & DesignSpace Mission Structures NEW! Oct 18-20, 2011 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Nov 14-17, 2011 • Littleton, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Feb 7-9, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing Synthetic Aperture Radar - FundamentalsNov 8-9, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Oct 24-25, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Mar 21-22, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Feb 7-8, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Spacecraft Systems Integration & Testing Synthetic Aperture Radar - AdvancedDec 5-8, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Oct 26-27, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Jan 23-26, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Feb 9-10, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) NEW! Systems Engineering & Project Management Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Agile Development NEW! Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Applications NEW!Jan 24-25, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Nov 8, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Applied Systems Engineering Feb 28, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Nov 2-5, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Engineering & CommunicationsApr 9-12, 2012 • Orlando, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Architecting with DODAF NEW! Antenna & Array FundamentalsNov 3-4, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Jun 4-5, 2012 • Denver, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Cost Estimating NEW! Computational Electromagnetics NEW!Feb 22-23, 2012 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Jan 10-12, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51CSEP Preparation Designing Wireless Systems for EMC NEW!Oct 14-15, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Mar 6-8, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Feb 10-11, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Digital Signal Processing System DesignApr 13-14, 2012 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Oct 24-27, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Grounding & Shielding for EMCDec 5-6, 2011 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Jan 31-Feb 2, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Feb 14-15, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 May 1-3, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Modeling and Simulation of Systems of Systems NEW! Instrumentation for Test & Measurement NEW!Nov 1-3, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Nov 8-10, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Principles of Test & Evaluation Mar 27-29, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Mar 13-14, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Introduction to EMI/EMCQuantitative Methods NEW! Nov 15-17, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Mar 13-15, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Optical Communications SystemsRisk & Opportunities Management NEW! Jan 23-24, 2012 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Feb 7-9, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLABSystems Engineering - Requirements NEW! Jan 9-12, 2012 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Jan 10-12, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Signal & Image Processing & Analysis for Scientists & Engineers NEW!Mar 20-22, 2012 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Dec 13-15, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Systems of Systems Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical ApproachDec 7-9, 2011 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012 • San Diego, California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Technical CONOPS & Concepts Masters Course NEW! Wireless Sensor Networking NEW!Oct 11-13, 2011 • Virginia Beach, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Oct 24-27, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Nov 15-17, 2011 • Virginia Beach, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Security / Networking NEW!Dec 13-15, 2011 • Virginia Beach, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Test Design & Analysis Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63Oct 31-Nov 2, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register. . . . . . . . . . 64Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 3
  • 4. Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems January 31 - February 2, 2012 Cocoa Beach, Florida $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. Introduction to SATCOM. History and This three-day course covers all the technology overview. Examples of current military and of advanced satellite communications as well as the commercial systems. principles behind current state-of-the-art satellite 2. Satellite orbits and transponder communications equipment. New and promising characteristics. technologies will be covered to develop an understanding of the major approaches. Network 3. Traffic Connectivities: Mesh, Hub-Spoke, Point-to-Point, Broadcast. topologies, VSAT, and IP networking over satellite. 4. Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, Random Access. DAMA and Bandwidth-on- Instructor Demand. Dr. John Roach is a leading authority in satellite 5. Communications Link Calculations. communications with 35+ years in the SATCOM Definition of EIRP, G/T, Eb/No. Noise Temperature industry. He has worked on many development and Figure. Transponder gain and SFD. Link projects both as employee and consultant / Budget Calculations. contractor. His experience has focused on the 6. Digital Modulation Techniques. BPSK, systems engineering of state-of-the-art system QPSK. Standard pulse formats and bandwidth. developments, military and commercial, from the Nyquist signal shaping. Ideal BER performance. worldwide architectural level to detailed terminal 7. PSK Receiver Design Techniques. Carrier tradeoffs and designs. He has been an adjunct recovery, phase slips, ambiguity resolution, faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology differential coding. Optimum data detection, clock where he taught a range of graduate comm- recovery, bit count integrity. unications courses. He has also taught SATCOM 8. Overview of Error Correction Coding, short courses all over the US and in London and Encryption, and Frame Synchronization. Toronto, both publicly and in-house for both Standard FEC types. Coding Gain. government and commercial organizations. In 9. RF Components. HPA, SSPA, LNA, Up/down addition, he has been an expert witness in patent, converters. Intermodulation, band limiting, oscillator trade secret, and government contracting cases. Dr. phase noise. Examples of BER Degradation. Roach has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from 10. TDMA Networks. Time Slots. Preambles. Georgia Tech. Advanced Satellite Communications Suitability for DAMA and BoD. Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital 11. Characteristics of IP and TCP/UDP over Systems. satellite. Unicast and Multicast. Need for Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) techniques. What You Will Learn 12. VSAT Networks and their system characteristics; DVB standards and MF-TDMA. • Major Characteristics of satellites. 13. Earth Station Antenna types. Pointing / • Characteristics of satellite networks. Tracking. Small antennas at Ku band. FCC - Intelsat • The tradeoffs between major alternatives in - ITU antenna requirements and EIRP density SATCOM system design. limitations. • SATCOM system tradeoffs and link budget 14. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Military use analysis. and commercial PSD spreading with DS PN • DAMA/BoD for FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA systems. Acquisition and tracking. Frequency Hop systems. systems. • Critical RF parameters in terminal equipment and 15. Overview of Bandwidth Efficient their effects on performance. Modulation (BEM) Techniques. M-ary PSK, Trellis • Technical details of digital receivers. Coded 8PSK, QAM. • Tradeoffs among different FEC coding choices. 16. Convolutional coding and Viterbi decoding. Concatenated coding. Turbo & LDPC • Use of spread spectrum for Comm-on-the-Move. coding. • Characteristics of IP traffic over satellite. 17. Emerging Technology Developments and • Overview of bandwidth efficient modulation types. Future Trends.4 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 5. Attitude Determination and Control November 7-10, 2011 Columbia, Maryland Summary March 5-8, 2012 This four-day course provides a detailed Chantilly, Virginia introduction to spacecraft attitude estimation and control. This course emphasizes many practical $1890 (8:30am - 4:00pm) aspects of attitude control system design but with a solid theoretical foundation. The principles of operation "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and characteristics of attitude sensors and actuators Off The Course Tuition." are discussed. Spacecraft kinematics and dynamics are developed for use in control design and system simulation. Attitude determination methods are discussed in detail, including TRIAD, QUEST, Kalman filters. Sensor alignment and calibration is also Recent attendee comments ... covered. Environmental factors that affect pointing accuracy and attitude dynamics are presented. “Very thorough!” Pointing accuracy, stability (smear), and jitter “Relevant and comprehensive.” definitions and analysis methods are presented. The various types of spacecraft pointing controllers and Course Outline design, and analysis methods are presented. Students should have an engineering background including 1. Kinematics. Vectors, direction-cosine matrices, calculus and linear algebra. Sufficient background Euler angles, quaternions, frame transformations, and mathematics are presented in the course but is kept to rotating frames. Conversion between attitude the minimum necessary. representations. 2. Dynamics. Rigid-body rotational dynamics, Eulers equation. Slosh dynamics. Spinning spacecraft Instructor with long wire booms. Dr. Mark E. Pittelkau is an independent consultant. He 3. Sensors. Sun sensors, Earth Horizon sensors, was previously with the Applied Physics Laboratory, Magnetometers, Gyros, Allan Variance & Green Orbital Sciences Corporation, CTA Space Systems, Charts, Angular Displacement sensors, Star Trackers. and Swales Aerospace. His early career at the Naval Principles of operation and error modeling. Surface Warfare Center involved target tracking, gun 4. Actuators. Reaction and momentum wheels, pointing control, and gun system calibration, and he dynamic and static imbalance, wheel configurations, has recently worked in target track fusion. His magnetic torque rods, reaction control jets. Principles experience in satellite systems covers all phases of of operation and modeling. design and operation, including conceptual desig, implemen-tation, and testing of attitude control 5. Environmental Disturbance Torques. systems, attitude and orbit determination, and attitude Aerodynamic, solar pressure, gravity-gradient, sensor alignment and calibration, control-structure magnetic dipole torque, dust impacts, and internal interaction analysis, stability and jitter analysis, and disturbances. post-launch support. His current interests are precision 6. Pointing Error Metrics. Accuracy, Stability attitude determination, attitude sensor calibration, orbit (Smear), and Jitter. Definitions and methods of design determination, and formation flying. Dr. Pittelkau and analysis for specification and verification of earned the Bachelors and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical requirements. Engineering at Tennessee Technological University 7. Attitude Control. B-dot and H X B rate damping and the Masters degree in EE at Virginia Polytechnic laws. Gravity-gradient, spin stabilization, and Institute and State University. momentum bias control. Three-axis zero-momentum control. Controller design and stability. Back-of-the envelope equations for actuator sizing and controller What You Will Learn design. Flexible-body modeling, control-structure• Characteristics and principles of operation of attitude interaction, structural-mode (flex-mode) filters, and sensors and actuators. control of flexible structures. Verification and• Kinematics and dynamics. Validation, and Polarity and Phase testing.• Principles of time and coordinate systems. 8. Attitude Determination. TRIAD and QUEST• Attitude determination methods, algorithms, and algorithms. Introduction to Kalman filtering. Potential limits of performance; problems and reliable solutions in Kalman filtering. Attitude determination using the Kalman filter.• Pointing accuracy, stability (smear), and jitter Calibration of attitude sensors and gyros. definitions and analysis methods. 9. Coordinate Systems and Time. J2000 and• Various types of pointing control systems and ICRF inertial reference frames. Earth Orientation, hardware necessary to meet particular control WGS-84, geodetic, geographic coordinates. Time objectives. systems. Conversion between time scales. Standard• Back-of-the envelope design techniques. epochs. Spacecraft time and timing.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 5
  • 6. Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture NEW! Course Outline 1. Communications Payloads and Service Requirements. Bandwidth, coverage, services and applications; RF link characteristics and appropriate use of link budgets; bent pipe payloads using passive and active November 15-17, 2011 components; specific demands for broadband data, IP over satellite, mobile communications and service availability; Columbia, Maryland principles for using digital processing in system architecture, and on-board processor examples at L band (non-GEO and $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) GEO) and Ka band. 2. Systems Engineering to Meet Service "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Requirements. Transmission engineering of the satellite link Off The Course Tuition." and payload (modulation and FEC, standards such as DVB-S2 and Adaptive Coding and Modulation, ATM and IP routing in space); optimizing link and payload design through Summary consideration of traffic distribution and dynamics, link margin, This three-day course provides communications and RF interference and frequency coordination requirements. satellite systems engineers and system architects with a 3. Bent-pipe Repeater Design. Example of a detailed comprehensive and accurate approach for the block and level diagram, design for low noise amplification, specification and detailed design of the communications down-conversion design, IMUX and band-pass filtering, group payload and its integration into a satellite system. Both delay and gain slope, AGC and linearizaton, power standard bent pipe repeaters and digital processors (on amplification (SSPA and TWTA, linearization and parallel board and ground-based) are studied in depth, and combining), OMUX and design for high power/multipactor, optimized from the standpoint of maximizing throughput redundancy switching and reliability assessment. and coverage (single footprint and multi-beam). 4. Spacecraft Antenna Design and Performance. Fixed Applications in Fixed Satellite Service (C, X, Ku and Ka reflector systems (offset parabola, Gregorian, Cassegrain) bands) and Mobile Satellite Service (L and S bands) are feeds and feed systems, movable and reconfigurable addressed as are the requirements of the associated antennas; shaped reflectors; linear and circular polarization. ground segment for satellite control and the provision of 5. Communications Payload Performance Budgeting. services to end users. Gain to Noise Temperature Ratio (G/T), Saturation Flux Density (SFD), and Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP); repeater gain/loss budgeting; frequency stability and phase Instructor noise; third-order intercept (3ICP), gain flatness, group delay; non-linear phase shift (AM/PM); out of band rejection and Bruce R. Elbert (MSEE, MBA) is an independent amplitude non-linearity (C3IM and NPR). consultant and Adjunct Prof of 6. On-board Digital Processor Technology. A/D and D/A Engineering, Univ of Wisc, Madison. conversion, digital signal processing for typical channels and He is a recognized satellite formats (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); demodulation and communications expert with 40 years of remodulation, multiplexing and packet switching; static and experience in satellite communications dynamic beam forming; design requirements and service payload and systems design engineering impacts. beginning at COMSAT Laboratories and 7. Multi-beam Antennas. Fixed multi-beam antennas including 25 years with Hughes using multiple feeds, feed layout and isloation; phased array Electronics. He has contributed to the design and approaches using reflectors and direct radiating arrays; on- construction of major communications, including Intelsat, board versus ground-based beamforming. Inmarsat, Galaxy, Thuraya, DIRECTV and Palapa A. 8. RF Interference and Spectrum Management He has written eight books, including: The Satellite Considerations. Unraveling the FCC and ITU international Communication Applications Handbook, Second Edition, regulatory and coordination process; choosing frequency The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth bands that address service needs; development of regulatory Station Handbook, and Introduction to Satellite and frequency coordination strategy based on successful case 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 and • How to transform system and service requirements into baseband systems; selection of appropriate antenna based on payload specifications and design elements. link requirements and end-user/platform considerations. • What are the specific characteristics of payload 10. Earth station and User Terminal Tradeoffs: RF components, such as antennas, LNAs, microwave filters, tradeoffs (RF power, EIRP, G/T); network design for provision channel and power amplifiers, and power combiners. of service (star, mesh and hybrid networks); portability and • What space and ground architecture to employ when mobility. evaluating on-board processing and multiple beam antennas, and how these may be configured for optimum 11. Performance and Capacity Assessment. end-to-end performance. Determining capacity requirements in terms of bandwidth, power and network operation; selection of the air interface • How to understand the overall system architecture and the (multiple access, modulation and coding); interfaces with capabilities of ground segment elements - hubs and remote satellite and ground segment; relationship to available terminals - to integrate with the payload, constellation and standards in current use and under development. end-to-end system. 12. Satellite System Verification Methodology. • From this course you will obtain the knowledge, skill and Verification engineering for the payload and ground segment; ability to configure a communications payload based on its where and how to review sources of available technology and service requirements and technical features. You will software to evaluate subsystem and system performance; understand the engineering processes and device guidelines for overseeing development and evaluating characteristics that determine how the payload is put alternate technologies and their sources; example of a together and operates in a state - of - the - art complete design of a communications payload and system telecommunications system to meet user needs. architecture.6 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 7. Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance for Satellite Communications November 8-11, 2011 NEW! Columbia, Maryland April 2-5, 2012 Course Outline Colorado Springs, Colorado 1. Ground Segment and Earth Station Technical Aspects. Evolution of satellite communication earth stations— $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) teleports and hubs • Earth station design philosophy for performance and operational effectiveness • Engineering "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each principles • Propagation considerations • The isotropic source, Off The Course Tuition." line of sight, antenna principles • Atmospheric effects: troposphere (clear air and rain) and ionosphere (Faraday and scintillation) • Rain effects and rainfall regions • Use of the Summary DAH and Crane rain models • Modulation systems (QPSK, This intensive four-day course is intended for satellite OQPSK, MSK, GMSK, 8PSK, 16 QAM, and 32 APSK) • communications engineers, earth station design Forward error correction techniques (Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, professionals, and operations and maintenance managers Turbo, and LDPC codes) • Transmission equation and its relationship to the link budget • Radio frequency clearance and technical staff. The course provides a proven approach to and interference consideration • RFI prediction techniques • the design of modern earth stations, from the system level Antenna sidelobes (ITU-R Rec 732) • Interference criteria and down to the critical elements that determine the performance coordination • Site selection • RFI problem identification and and reliability of the facility. We address the essential resolution. technical properties in the baseband and RF, and delve 2. Major Earth Station Engineering. deeply into the block diagram, budgets and specification of RF terminal design and optimization. Antennas for major earth stations and hubs. Also addressed are practical earth stations (fixed and tracking, LP and CP) • Upconverter approaches for the procurement and implementation of the and HPA chain (SSPA, TWTA, and KPA) • LNA/LNB and facility, as well as proper practices for O&M and testing downconverter chain. Optimization of RF terminal throughout the useful life. The overall methodology assures configuration and performance (redundancy, power that the earth station meets its requirements in a cost effective combining, and safety) • Baseband equipment configuration and integration • Designing and verifying the terrestrial and manageable manner. Each student will receive a copy of interface • Station monitor and control • Facility design and Bruce R. Elbert’s text The Satellite Communication Ground implementation • Prime power and UPS systems. Developing Segment and Earth Station Engineering Handbook, Artech environmental requirements (HVAC) • Building design and House, 2001. construction • Grounding and lightening control. 3. Hub Requirements and Supply. Earth station uplink and downlink gain budgets • EIRP Instructor budget • Uplink gain budget and equipment requirements • Bruce R. Elbert, MSc (EE), MBA, President, G/T budget • Downlink gain budget • Ground segment supply Application Technology Strategy, Inc., process • Equipment and system specifications • Format of a Thousand Oaks, California; and Request for Information • Format of a Request for Proposal • Adjunct Professor, College of Proposal evaluations • Technical comparison criteria • Operational requirements • Cost-benefit and total cost of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, ownership. Madison. Mr. Elbert is a recognized 4. Link Budget Analysis using SatMaster Tool . satellite communications expert and Standard ground rules for satellite link budgets • Frequency has been involved in the satellite and band selection: L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka. Satellite footprints telecommunications industries for over 30 years. He (EIRP, G/T, and SFD) and transponder plans • Introduction to founded ATSI to assist major private and public sector the user interface of SatMaster • File formats: antenna organizations that develop and operate cutting-edge pointing, database, digital link budget, and regenerative repeater link budget • Built-in reference data and calculators • networks using satellite technologies and services. Example of a digital one-way link budget (DVB-S) using During 25 years with Hughes Electronics, he directed equations and SatMaster • Transponder loading and optimum the design of several major satellite projects, including multi-carrier backoff • Review of link budget optimization Palapa A, Indonesia’s original satellite system; the techniques using the program’s built-in features • Minimize Galaxy follow-on system (the largest and most required transponder resources • Maximize throughput • Minimize receive dish size • Minimize transmit power • successful satellite TV system in the world); and the Example: digital VSAT network with multi-carrier operation • development of the first GEO mobile satellite system Hub optimization using SatMaster. capable of serving handheld user terminals. Mr. Elbert 5. Earth Terminal Maintenance Requirements and was also ground segment manager for the Hughes Procedures. system, which included eight teleports and 3 VSAT Outdoor systems • Antennas, mounts and waveguide • hubs. He served in the US Army Signal Corps as a Field of view • Shelter, power and safety • Indoor RF and IF radio communications officer and instructor. systems • Vendor requirements by subsystem • Failure modes and routine testing. By considering the technical, business, and 6. VSAT Basseband Hub Maintenance Requirements operational aspects of satellite systems, Mr. Elbert has and Procedures. contributed to the operational and economic success IF and modem equipment • Performance evaluation • Test of leading organizations in the field. He has written procedures • TDMA control equipment and software • seven books on telecommunications and IT, including Hardware and computers • Network management system • Introduction to Satellite Communication, Third Edition System software (Artech House, 2008). The Satellite Communication 7. Hub Procurement and Operation Case Study. Applications Handbook, Second Edition (Artech General requirements and life-cycle • Block diagram • Functional division into elements for design and procurement House, 2004); The Satellite Communication Ground • System level specifications • Vendor options • Supply Segment and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, specifications and other requirements • RFP definition • 2001), the course text. Proposal evaluation • O&M planningRegister online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 7
  • 8. Effective Design Reviews for DOD and Aerospace Programs: Techniques, Tips, and Best Practices November 1-2, 2011 NEW! Columbia, Maryland $1090 (8:30am - 5:00pm) Course Outline 1. High Reliability. Lessons from NASA and the Air "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Force. The critical importance of good design and why proper design reviews are essential. Design review objectives. Design review “additional benefits” for “Many strong, very important management. The difference between design reviews and project status reviews. The “seven essentials” forpoints to improving reviews in general. any design review. A good investment for two days.” 2. Determining What Must Be Reviewed. The R.T., Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab dangerous area of “heritage” designs. Establishing a design review hierarchy. Can you overdo a good thing? 3. Types of Design Reviews. CoDR, PDR, and Summary CDR. EDRs and lower level reviews. Fabrication Studies have shown that design error is the single biggest feasibility reviews. Test-related and other specialized cause of failure in aerospace deliverables. While there are reviews. “Delta” reviews. many aspects to getting the design right, a rigorous, effective 4. Dealing With Purchased Items. Subcontractor design review process is key. But good design review practice is not just for aerospace engineers. It is an essential element design reviews. Dealing with proprietary and classified for every important deliverable or mission. Even the toy information. Buyoffs of subcontracted items. industry benefits from effective design review practices. This 5. The Pre-review Data Package. Why it is so 2-day course presents valuable techniques, best practices, important. Tips for producing it efficiently and making it and tips gleaned from several different organizations and a more useful document. many years of design integrity experience dealing with critical deliverables. Case studies and lessons learned from past 6. The Design Review “Players” and Their Roles. successes and failures are used to illustrate important points. Role of the sponsor or customer. The program manager’s responsibilities. How to be a more effective presenter. How to be a value-added reviewer. The Instructor chairman’s job. Role of the design review “process Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience, owner.” Design reviews and the line supervisor. including 19 years as Chief Engineer of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics 7. Design Reviewing Software, Firmware, and Laboratory Space Department, which FPGAs. Special techniques for software-intensive has designed, built, and launched 64 designs. spacecraft and 170 instruments. He 8. Supplements to the Design Review. Using has chaired, served as a reviewer at, splinter meetings, poster sessions, and single-topic presented at, or attended hundreds of workshops to improve efficiency and effectiveness. design reviews. For this course he has captured the 9. Selecting Reviewers and the Chairman. best practices of not only APL, but also Assembling a truly effective review team. Utilizing ad- NASA/Goddard, JPL, the Air Force, and industry. As “process owner” for design reviews, he authored APL’s hoc reviewers effectively. The pro’s and con’s of design written standards. His work on APL’s Engineering reviewer checklists. Pre-review briefings. Board, Quality Council, and Engineering Design 10. The Art and Science of Agenda Design. Smart Facility Advisory Board, as well as on several AIAA (and not so smart) ways to “design” the agenda. Technical Committees, broadened his knowledge of Getting the most out of dry runs. good design review practice. He is a Fellow of the 11. Documenting the Review. What to include, British Interplanetary Society, Associate Fellow of the what to leave out. How to improve documentation AIAA, author of 66 articles on these subjects, and efficiency. Post-review debriefs. coauthor of the textbook Fundamentals of Space Systems. 12. Action Items. Criteria for accepting/rejecting proposed Action Items. Efficient techniques for documenting, tracking, and closing the most important What You Will Learn product of a design review. “Show stoppers” and “liens” • How to set up effective, efficient technical reviews for your against a design. project. 13. Design Review Psychology 101. The gentle art • How to select review boards for maximum effectiveness. of effective critiquing. Combating negativism. Dealing • How to maximize your contribution as a technical reviewer. with diverse personalities. • The chairman’s important roles. 14. Physical facilities. What would the ideal design • How to review purchased items and proprietary or classified review room look like? designs. 15. What Does the Future Hold. Using the Internet • The (often neglected) art and science of agenda design. to help the review process. Virtual and video reviews? • Techniques for assuring that Action Items are properly Automated review of designs? closed and that nothing is lost.8 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 9. Ground Systems Design and Operation January 23-25, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." This three-day 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 Course Outline Ground System design and operations. 1. The Link Budget. An introduction to This course is intended for engineers, technical managers, and scientists who are interested in basic communications system principles and acquiring a working understanding of ground systems theory; system losses, propagation effects, as an introduction to the field or to help broaden their Ground Station performance, and frequency overall understanding of space mission systems and selection. mission operations. It is also ideal for technical 2. Ground System Architecture and professionals who need to use, manage, operate, or purchase a ground system. System Design. An overview of ground system topology providing an introduction to ground system elements and technologies. Instructor 3. Ground System Elements. An element Steve Gemeny is Director of Engineering for Syntonics. Formerly Senior Member of by element review of the major ground station the Professional Staff at The Johns subsystems, explaining roles, parameters, Hopkins University Applied Physics limitations, tradeoffs, and current technology. Laboratory where he served as Ground 4. Figure of Merit (G/T). An introduction to Station Lead for the TIMED mission to the key parameter used to characterize explore Earth’s atmosphere and Lead Ground System Engineer on the New satellite ground station performance, bringing Horizons mission to explore Pluto by 2020. Prior to all ground station elements together to form a joining the Applied Physics Laboratory, Mr. Gemeny complete system. held numerous engineering and technical sales 5. Modulation Basics. An introduction to positions with Orbital Sciences Corporation, Mobile modulation types, signal sets, analog and TeleSystems Inc. and COMSAT Corporation beginning in 1980. Mr. Gemeny is an experienced professional in digital modulation schemes, and modulator - the field of Ground Station and Ground System design demodulator performance characteristics. in both the commercial world and on NASA Science 6. Ranging and Tracking. A discussion of missions with a wealth of practical knowledge ranging and tracking for orbit determination. spanning more than three decades. Mr. Gemeny delivers his experiences and knowledge to his students 7. Ground System Networks and with an informative and entertaining presentation style. Standards. A survey of several ground system networks and standards with a discussion of applicability, advantages, What You Will Learn disadvantages, and alternatives. • The fundamentals of ground system design, 8. Ground System Operations. A architecture and technology. discussion of day-to-day operations in a typical • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the spacecraft-to- ground communications link. ground system including planning and staffing, • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the design and spacecraft commanding, health and status implementation of a ground system. monitoring, data recovery, orbit determination, • The capabilities and limitations of the various and orbit maintenance. modulation types (FM, PSK, QPSK). 9. Trends in Ground System Design. A • The fundamentals of ranging and orbit determination discussion of the impact of the current cost and for orbit maintenance. schedule constrained approach on Ground • Basic day-to-day operations practices and System design and operation, including COTS procedures for typical ground systems. hardware and software systems, autonomy, • Current trends and recent experiences in cost and and unattended “lights out” operations. schedule constrained operations.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 9
  • 10. Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging March 6-8, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Taught by an internationally recognized leader & expert Summary in spectral remote sensing! This three-day class is designed for engineers, scientists and other remote sensing professionals who wish to become familiar with multispectral Course Outline and hyperspectral remote sensing technology. 1. Introduction to Multispectral and Students in this course will learn the basic Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. physics of spectroscopy, the types of spectral sensors currently used by government and 2. Sensor Types and Characterization. industry, and the types of data processing used Design tradeoffs. Data formats and systems. for various applications. Lectures will be 3. Optical Properties For Remote enhanced by computer demonstrations. After Sensing. Solar radiation. Atmospheric taking this course, students should be able to transmittance, absorption and scattering. communicate and work productively with other 4. Sensor Modeling and Evaluation. professionals in this field. Each student will Spatial, spectral, and radiometric resolution. receive a complete set of notes and the textbook, 5. Multivariate Data Analysis. Scatterplots. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 2nd edition, Impact of sensor performance on data by John R. Jensen. characteristics. 6. Spectral Data Processing. Scatterplots, Instructor impact of sensor performance on data characteristics. William Roper holds PhD Environmental Engineering, Mich. State University and BS and 7. Hyperspectral Data Analysis. Frequency MS in Engineering, University of Wisconsin. He band selection and band combination assessment. has served as: Engineer Officer, US Army, Senior 8. Matching sensor characteristics to Manager Environmental Protection Agency, study objectives. Sensor matching to specific Director Corps of Engineers World-wide Civil application examples. Works Research & Development Program, 9. Classification of Remote Sensing Data. Director & CEO Army Geospatial Center, Supervised and unsupervised classification; Professor and Chair Dept. of Civil & Parametric and non-parametric classifiers. Environmental Engineering Dept, George 10. Application Case Studies. Application Washington Univ.and Director, Environmental examples used to illustrate principles and show Services Dept. & Chief Environmental Officer, in-the-field experience. Arlington County. He is currently serving as: Research Professor, GGS Dept. George Mason University, Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins What You Will Learn University, Senior Advisor, Dawson & Associates • The properties of remote sensing systems. and President and Founding Board Member, • How to match sensors to project applications. Rivers of the World Foundation. His research • The limitations of passive optical remote interests include remote sensing and geospatial sensing systems and the alternative systems applications, sustainable development, that address these limitations. environmental assessment, water resource • The types of processing used for classification stewardship, and infrastructure energy efficiency. of image data. Dr. Roper is the author of four books, over 150 • Evaluation methods for spatial, spectral, technical papers and speaker at numerous temporal and radiometric resolution analysis. national and international forums.10 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 11. IP Networking Over Satellite For Government, Military & Commercial Enterprises Summary November 15-17, 2011 This three-day course is designed for satellite engineers and managers in military, government and Columbia, Maryland industry who need to increase their understanding of the Internet and how Internet Protocols (IP) can be used to $1690 (8:30am - 5:00pm) transmit data and voice over satellites. IP has become the worldwide standard for data communications in military "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and commercial applications. Satellites extend the reach Off The Course Tuition." of the Internet and mission critical Intranets. Satellites deliver multicast content efficiently anywhere in the world. With these benefits come challenges. Satellite delay and bit errors can impact performance. Satellite links must be Course Outline integrated with terrestrial networks. Space segment is expensive; there are routing and security issues. This 1. Introduction. course explains the techniques and architectures used to 2. Fundamentals of Data Networking. Packet mitigate these challenges. Quantitative techniques for switching, circuit switching, seven Layer Model (ISO). understanding throughput and response time are Wide Area Networks including, ATM, Aloha, DVB. Local presented. System diagrams describe the Area Networks, Ethernet. Physical communications layer. satellite/terrestrial interface. The course notes provide an up-to-date reference. An extensive bibliography is 3. The Internet and its Protocols. The Internet supplied. Protocol (IP). Addressing, Routing, Multicasting. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Impact of bit errors and propagation delay on TCP-based applications. User Instructor Datagram Protocol (UDP). Introduction to higher level Burt H. Liebowitz is Principal Network Engineer at the services. NAT and tunneling. Impact of IP Version 6. MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, specializing in the analysis of wireless 4. Quality of Service Issues in the Internet. QoS services. He has more than 30 years factors for streams and files. Performance of voice and experience in computer networking, the video over IP. Response time for web object retrievals last ten of which have focused on Internet- using HTTP. Methods for improving QoS: ATM, MPLS, over-satellite services in demanding Differentiated services, RSVP. Priority processing and military and commercial applications. He packet discard in routers. Caching and performance was President of NetSat Express Inc., a enhancement. Network Management and Security issues leading provider of such services. Before that he was including the impact of encryption in a satellite network. Chief Technical Officer for Loral Orion, responsible for 5. Satellite Data Networking Architectures. Internet-over-satellite access products. Mr. Liebowitz has Geosynchronous satellites. The link budget, modulation authored two books on distributed processing and and coding techniques. Methods for improving satellite numerous articles on computing and communications systems. He has lectured extensively on computer link efficiency – more bits per second per hertz. Ground networking. He holds three patents for a satellite-based station architectures for data networking: Point to Point, data networking system. Mr. Liebowitz has B.E.E. and Point to Multipoint. Shared outbound carriers M.S. in Mathematics degrees from Rensselaer incorporating DVB. Return channels for shared outbound Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S.E.E. from Polytechnic systems: TDMA, CDMA, Aloha, DVB/RCS. Meshed Institute of Brooklyn. networks. Suppliers of DAMA systems. Military, commercial standards for DAMA systems. 6. System Design Issues. Mission critical Intranet What You Will Learn issues including asymmetric routing, reliable multicast, • How packet switching works and how it enables voice and impact of user mobility. Military and commercial content data networking. delivery case histories. • The rules and protocols for packet switching in the Internet. • How to use satellites as essential elements in mission 7. A TDMA/DAMA Design Example. Integrating voice critical data networks. and data requirements in a mission-critical Intranet. Cost • How to understand and overcome the impact of and bandwidth efficiency comparison of SCPC, propagation delay and bit errors on throughput and standards-based TDMA/DAMA and proprietary response time in satellite-based IP networks. TDMA/DAMA approaches. Tradeoffs associated with • How to link satellite and terrestrial circuits to create hybrid VOIP approach and use of encryption. IP networks. 8. Predicting Performance in Mission Critical • How to select the appropriate system architectures for Networks. Queuing theory helps predict response time. Internet access, enterprise and content delivery networks. Single server and priority queues. A design case history, How to improve the efficiency of your satellite links. using queuing theory to determine how much bandwidth is • How to design satellite-based networks to meet user needed to meet response time goals in a mission critical throughput and response time requirements in demanding voice and data network. Use of simulation to predict military and commercial environments. performance. • The impact on cost and performance of new technology, such as LEOs, Ka band, on-board processing, inter- 9. A View of the Future. Impact of Ka-band and spot satellite links. beam satellites. Benefits and issues associated with After taking this course you will understand how the Onboard Processing. LEO, MEO, GEOs. Descriptions of Internet works and how to implement satellite-based current and proposed commercial and military satellite networks that provide Internet access, multicast content systems including MUOS, GBS and the new generation of delivery services, and mission-critical Intranet services to commercial internet satellites. Low-cost ground station users around the world. technology.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 11
  • 12. Orbital Mechanics: Ideas and Insights January 9-12, 2012 Cape Canaveral, Florida March 5-8, 2012 Each Stu receive a dent will Columbia, Maryland receiver free GPS with co displays lor map ! $1995 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Award-winning rocket scientist, Thomas S. Logsdon really enjoys teaching this short course because everything about orbital mechanics is counterintuitive. Fly your spacecraft into a 100-mile circular orbit. Put on the brakes and your spacecraft speeds up! Mash down the accelerator and it slows down! Throw a banana peel out the window and 45 minutes later it will come back and slap you in the face! In this comprehensive 4-day short course, Mr. Logsdon uses 400 clever color graphics to clarify these Course Outline and a dozen other puzzling mysteries associated with 1. The Essence of Astrodynamics. Kepler’s orbital mechanics. He also provides you with a few amazing laws. Newton’s clever generalizations. simple one-page derivations using real-world inputs to Launch azimuths and ground-trace geometry. Orbital illustrate all the key concepts being explored perturbations. 2. Satellite Orbits. Isaac Newton’s vis viva Instructor equation. Orbital energy and angular momentum. For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, has Gravity wells. The six classical Keplerian orbital conducted broadranging studies on elements. orbital mechanics at McDonnell 3. Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals. The rocket Douglas, Boeing Aerospace, and equation. Building efficient liquid and solid rockets. Rockwell International His key research Performance calculations. Multi-stage rocket design. projects have included Project Apollo, 4. Modern Booster Rockets. Russian boosters on the Skylab capsule, the nuclear flight parade. The Soyuz rocket and its economies of scale. stage and the GPS radionavigation Russian and American design philosophies. America’s system. powerful new Falcon 9. Sleek rockets and highly Mr. Logsdon has taught 300 short course and reliable cars. lectured in 31 different countries on six continents. He 5. Powered Flight Maneuvers. The Hohmann has written 40 technical papers and journal articles and transfer maneuver. Multi-impulse and low-thrust 29 technical books including Striking It Rich in Space, maneuvers. Plane-change maneuvers. The bi-elliptic Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications, transfer. Relative motion plots. Deorbiting spent Understanding the Navstar, and Mobile stages. Planetary swingby maneuvers. Communication Satellites. 6. Optimal Orbit Selection. Polar and sun synchronous orbits. Geostationary satellites and their What You Will Learn on-orbit perturbations. ACE-orbit constellations. • How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it into Libration point orbits. Halo orbits. Interplanetary a new location? spacecraft trajectories. Mars-mission opportunities. • How do today’s designers fashion performance-optimal Deep-space mission. constellations of satellites swarming the sky? 7. Constellation Selection Trades. Civilian and • How do planetary swingby maneuvers provide such military constellations. John Walker’s rosette amazing gains in performance? configurations. John Draim’s constellations. Repeating • How can we design the best multi-stage rocket for a ground-trace orbits. Earth coverage simulations. particular mission? 8. Cruising Along JPL’s Superhighways in • What are libration point orbits? Were they really discovered Space. Equipotential surfaces and 3-dimensional in 1772? How do we place satellites into halo orbits circling manifolds. Perfecting and executing the Genesis around these empty points in space? mission. Capturing ancient stardust in space. • What are JPL’s superhighways in space? How were they Simulating thick bundles of chaotic trajectories. discovered? How are they revolutionizing the exploration of Driving along tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky. space?12 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 13. Satellite Communication Systems Engineering A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals December 6-8, 2011 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Mission Analysis. Kepler’s laws. Circular and elliptical satellite orbits. Altitude regimes. Period of March 13-15, 2012 revolution. Geostationary Orbit. Orbital elements. Ground trace. Boulder, Colorado 2. Earth-Satellite Geometry. Azimuth and elevation. Slant range. Coverage area. $1840 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 3. Signals and Spectra. Properties of a sinusoidal wave. Synthesis and analysis of an arbitrary waveform. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Fourier Principle. Harmonics. Fourier series and Fourier Off The Course Tuition." transform. Frequency spectrum. 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 Methods of FEC coding. Hamming, BCH, and Reed- Solomon block codes. Convolutional codes. Viterbi and of the textbook Satellite Communication sequential decoding. Hard and soft decisions. Systems Engineering, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 1993). Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. Trellis coding. He is a member of IEEE, AIAA, APS, AAPT, AAS, IAU, 9. Bandwidth. Equivalent (noise) bandwidth. Occupied and ION. bandwidth. Allocated bandwidth. Relationship between bandwidth and data rate. Dependence of bandwidth on methods of modulation and coding. Tradeoff between Additional Materials bandwidth and power. Emerging trends for bandwidth In addition to the course notes, each participant will efficient modulation. receive a book of collected tutorial articles written by 10. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Frequency bands the instructor and soft copies of the link budgets used for satellite communication. ITU regulations. Fixed Satellite Service. Direct Broadcast Service. Digital Audio discussed in the course. Radio Service. Mobile Satellite Service. 11. Earth Stations. Facility layout. RF components. Testimonials Network Operations Center. Data displays. “Instructor truly knows material. The 12. Antennas. Antenna patterns. Gain. Half power beamwidth. Efficiency. Sidelobes. one-hour sessions are brilliant.” 13. System Temperature. Antenna temperature. LNA. Noise figure. Total system noise temperature. “Exceptional knowledge. Very effective 14. Satellite Transponders. Satellite communications presentation.” payload architecture. Frequency plan. Transponder gain. TWTA and SSPA. Amplifier characteristics. Nonlinearity. “Great handouts. Great presentation. Great Intermodulation products. SFD. Backoff. real-life course note examples and cd. The 15. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency division instructor made good use of student’s multiple access (FDMA). Time division multiple access experiences.” (TDMA). Code division multiple access (CDMA) or spread spectrum. Capacity estimates. “Very well prepared and presented. The 16. Polarization. Linear and circular polarization. Misalignment angle. instructor has an excellent grasp of material and articulates it well” 17. Rain Loss. Rain attenuation. Crane rain model. Effect on G/T. 18. The RF Link. Decibel (dB) notation. Equivalent “Outstanding at explaining and defining isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Figure of Merit (G/T). Free quantifiably the theory underlying the space loss. Power flux density. Carrier to noise ratio. The concepts.” RF link equation. 19. Link Budgets. Communications link calculations. “Very well organized. Excellent reference Uplink, downlink, and composite performance. Link equations and theory. Good examples.” budgets for single carrier and multiple carrier operation. Detailed worked examples. “Good broad general coverage of a 20. Performance Measurements. Satellite modem. complex subject.” Use of a spectrum analyzer to measure bandwidth, C/N, and Eb/No. Comparison of actual measurements with theory using a mobile antenna and a geostationary satellite.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 13
  • 14. Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction November 30 - December 2 2011 Testimonial: Laurel, Maryland …I truly enjoyed your course and April 17-19, 2012 hearing of your Columbia, Maryland adventures in the Satellite business. $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) You have a definite gift in teaching style "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." and explanations.” Summary This three-day introductory course has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for more than two decades to rave reviews. The material is frequently updated Course Outline and the course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, buzzwords, 1. Satellites and Telecommunication. Introduction and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of commercial and historical background. Legal and regulatory satellite communications hardware, operations, and business environment of satellite telecommunications: industry environment. The course is intended primarily for non- issues; standards and protocols; regulatory bodies; technical people who must understand the entire field of satellite services and applications; steps to licensing a commercial satellite communications, and who must system. Telecommunications users, applications, and understand and communicate with engineers and other markets: fixed services, broadcast services, mobile technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical services, navigation services. personnel moving into the industry who need a quick and 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions thorough overview of what is going on in the industry, and who and measurements: decibels. The spectrum and its uses: need an example of how to communicate with less technical properties of waves; frequency bands; bandwidth. Analog individuals. and digital signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, Concepts are explained at a basic level, minimizing the modulation, multiplexing, networks and protocols. Signal use of math, and providing real-world examples. Several quality, quantity, and noise: measures of signal quality; calculations of important concepts such as link budgets are noise; limits to capacity; advantages of digital. presented for illustrative purposes, but the details need not be 3. The Space Segment. The space environment: understood in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts gravity, radiation, solid material. Orbits: types of orbits; illustrated. The first section provides non-technical people geostationary orbits; non-geostationary orbits. Orbital with the technical background necessary to understand the slots, frequencies, footprints, and coverage: slots; satellite space and earth segments of the industry, culminating with spacing; eclipses; sun interference. Out to launch: the importance of the link budget. The concluding section of launcher’s job; launch vehicles; the launch campaign; the course provides an overview of the business issues, launch bases. Satellite systems and construction: including major operators, regulation and legal issues, and structure and busses; antennas; power; thermal control; issues and trends affecting the industry. Attendees receive a stationkeeping and orientation; telemetry and command. copy of the instructors textbook, Satellite Communications for Satellite operations: housekeeping and communications. the Non-Specialist, and will have time to discuss issues pertinent to their interests. 4. The Ground Segment. Earth stations: types, hardware, and pointing. Antenna properties: gain; directionality; limits on sidelobe gain. Space loss, Instructor electronics, EIRP, and G/T: LNA-B-C’s; signal flow through an earth station. Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite telecommunications and the space sciences. 5. The Satellite Earth Link. Atmospheric effects on For a more than twenty-five years he has signals: rain; rain climate models; rain fade margins. Link presented professional seminars on satellite budgets: C/N and Eb/No. Multiple access: SDMA, FDMA, technology and on telecommunications to TDMA, CDMA; demand assignment; on-board satisfied individuals and businesses multiplexing. throughout the United States, Canada, Latin 6. Satellite Communications Systems. Satellite America, Europe and Asia. communications providers: satellite competitiveness; Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical competitors; basic economics; satellite systems and and/or business consultant to NASA, Arianespace, GTE operators; using satellite systems. Issues, trends, and the Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., Moffett-Larson- future. Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, Hewlett-Packard, and the International Communications Satellite Society of Japan, among others. He has appeared as an invited expert What You Will Learn witness before Congressional subcommittees and was an • How do commercial satellites fit into the telecommunications invited witness before the National Commission on Space. He industry? was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the annual • How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated? The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author • How do earth stations function? of six books and hundreds of articles in the space sciences. • What is a link budget and why is it important? He has been chairman of several international satellite • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? conferences, and a speaker at many others. • What are the issues and trends driving the industry?14 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 15. Satellite RF Communications and Onboard Processing Effective Design for Today’s Spacecraft Systems December 6-8, 2011 Columbia, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline Successful systems engineering requires a broad 1. RF Signal Transmission. Propagation of radio understanding of the important principles of modern waves, antenna properties and types, one-way radar satellite communications and onboard data processing. range equation. Peculiarities of the space channel. This three-day course covers both theory and practice, Special communications orbits. Modulation of RF with emphasis on the important system engineering carriers. principles, tradeoffs, and rules of thumb. The latest technologies are covered, including those needed for 2. Noise and Link Budgets. Sources of noise, constellations of satellites. effects of noise on communications, system noise This course is recommended for engineers and temperature. Signal-to-noise ratio, bit error rate, link scientists interested in acquiring an understanding of margin. Communications link design example. satellite communications, command and telemetry, 3. Special Topics. Optical communications, error onboard computing, and tracking. Each participant will correcting codes, encryption and authentication. Low- receive a complete set of notes. probability-of-intercept communications. Spread- spectrum and anti-jam techniques. Instructors 4. Command Systems. Command receivers, decoders, and processors. Synchronization words, Eric J. Hoffman has degrees in electrical engineering and error detection and correction. Command types, over 40 years of spacecraft experience. He command validation and authentication, delayed has designed spaceborne communications commands. Uploading software. and navigation equipment and performed systems engineering on many APL satellites 5. Telemetry Systems. Sensors and signal and communications systems. He has conditioning, signal selection and data sampling, authored over 60 papers and holds 8 patents analog-to-digital conversion. Frame formatting, in these fields and served as APL’s Space commutation, data storage, data compression. Dept Chief Engineer. Packetizing. Implementing spacecraft autonomy. Robert C. Moore worked in the Electronic Systems Group at 6. Data Processor Systems. Central processing the APL Space Department from 1965 until units, memory types, mass storage, input/output his retirement in 2007. He designed techniques. Fault tolerance and redundancy, embedded microprocessor systems for space radiation hardness, single event upsets, CMOS latch- applications. Mr. Moore holds four U.S. up. Memory error detection and correction. Reliability patents. He teaches the command-telemetry- and cross-strapping. Very large scale integration. data processing segment of "Space Systems" Choosing between RISC and CISC. at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. 7. Reliable Software Design. Specifying the Satellite RF Communications & Onboard Processing requirements. Levels of criticality. Design reviews and will give you a thorough understanding of the important code walkthroughs. Fault protection and autonomy. principles and modern technologies behind todays Testing and IV&V. When is testing finished? satellite communications and onboard computing Configuration management, documentation. Rules of systems. thumb for schedule and manpower. 8. Spacecraft Tracking. Orbital elements. What You Will Learn Tracking by ranging, laser tracking. Tracking by range • The important systems engineering principles and latest rate, tracking by line-of-site observation. Autonomous technologies for spacecraft communications and onboard satellite navigation. computing. 9. Typical Ground Network Operations. Central • The design drivers for today’s command, telemetry, and remote tracking sites, equipment complements, communications, and processor systems. command data flow, telemetry data flow. NASA Deep • How to design an RF link. Space Network, NASA Tracking and Data Relay • How to deal with noise, radiation, bit errors, and spoofing. Satellite System (TDRSS), and commercial • Keys to developing hi-rel, realtime, embedded software. operations. • How spacecraft are tracked. 10. Constellations of Satellites. Optical and RF • Working with government and commercial ground stations. crosslinks. Command and control issues. Timing and • Command and control for satellite constellations. tracking. Iridium and other system examples.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 15
  • 16. 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 January 31 - February 1, 2012 analysis to more than one dozen NASA, DoD, and commercial programs, including the Columbia, Maryland International Space Station, the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, and $1195 (8:30am - 4:00pm) several surveillance spacecraft. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Iowa "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and has been twice a Principal Investigator Off The Course Tuition." for the NASA Space Environments and Effects Program. He is the author of four books, including the Course Outline course text: The Space Environment - Implications for Space 1. Introduction. Spacecraft Subsystem Design, Design, and over 20 additional technical publications. He is an Orbital Mechanics, The Solar-Planetary Relationship, Associate Fellow of the AIAA, a Senior Member of the IEEE, Space Weather. and was previously an Associate Editor of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. Dr. Tribble recently won the 2008 2. The Vacuum Environment. Basic Description – AIAA James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award. He has Pressure vs. Altitude, Solar UV Radiation. taught a variety of classes at the University of Southern 3. Vacuum Environment Effects. Solar UV California, California State University Long Beach, the Degradation, Molecular Contamination, Particulate University of Iowa, and has been teaching courses on space Contamination. environments and effects since 1992. 4. The Neutral Environment. Basic Atmospheric Physics, Elementary Kinetic Theory, Hydrostatic Equilibrium, Neutral Atmospheric Models. Review of the Course Text: “There is, to my knowledge, no other book that provides its 5. Neutral Environment Effects. Aerodynamic Drag, intended readership with an comprehensive and authoritative, Sputtering, Atomic Oxygen Attack, Spacecraft Glow. yet compact and accessible, coverage of the subject of 6. The Plasma Environment. Basic Plasma Physics - spacecraft environmental engineering.” – James A. Van Allen, Single Particle Motion, Debye Shielding, Plasma Regent Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa. Oscillations. 7. Plasma Environment Effects. Spacecraft Who Should Attend: Charging, Arc Discharging. Engineers who need to know how to design systems with adequate performance margins, program managers who 8. The Radiation Environment. Basic Radiation oversee spacecraft survivability tasks, and scientists who Physics, Stopping Charged Particles, Stopping Energetic need to understand how environmental interactions can affect Photons, Stopping Neutrons. instrument performance. 9. Radiation in Space. Trapped Radiation Belts, Solar Proton Events, Galactic Cosmic Rays, Hostile“I got exactly what I wanted from this Environments.course – an overview of the spacecraft en- 10. Radiation Environment Effects. Total Dosevironment. The charts outlining the inter- Effects - Solar Cell Degradation, Electronics Degradation; Single Event Effects - Upset, Latchup, Burnout; Dose Rateactions and synergism were excellent. The Effects.list of references is extensive and will be 11. The Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debrisconsulted often.” Environment. Hypervelocity Impact Physics, Micrometeoroids, Orbital Debris.“Broad experience over many design 12. Additional Topics. Design Examples - The Longteams allowed for excellent examples of Duration Exposure Facility; Effects on Humans; Modelsapplications of this information.” and Tools; Available Internet Resources.16 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 17. Space Mission Structures: From Concept to Launch NEW! November 14-17, 2011 Littleton, Colorado $1895 (8:30am - 5:00pm) Testimonial "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each "Excellent presentation—a reminder of Off The Course Tuition." how much fun engineering can be." Summary This four-day short course presents a systems perspective of structural engineering in the space industry. Course Outline If you are an engineer involved in any aspect of spacecraft or launch–vehicle structures, regardless of 1. Introduction to Space-Mission Structures. your level of experience, you will benefit from this course. Structural functions and requirements, effects of the Subjects include functions, requirements development, space environment, categories of structures, how environments, structural mechanics, loads analysis, launch affects things structurally, understanding stress analysis, fracture mechanics, finite–element verification, distinguishing between requirements and modeling, configuration, producibility, verification verification. planning, quality assurance, testing, and risk assessment. 2. Review of Statics and Dynamics. Static The objectives are to give the big picture of space-mission equilibrium, the equation of motion, modes of vibration. structures and improve your understanding of 3. Launch Environments and How Structures • Structural functions, requirements, and environments Respond. Quasi-static loads, transient loads, coupled • How structures behave and how they fail loads analysis, sinusoidal vibration, random vibration, • How to develop structures that are cost–effective and acoustics, pyrotechnic shock. dependable for space missions 4. Mechanics of Materials. Stress and strain, Despite its breadth, the course goes into great depth in understanding material variation, interaction of key areas, with emphasis on the things that are commonly stresses and failure theories, bending and torsion, misunderstood and the types of things that go wrong in the development of flight hardware. The instructor shares thermoelastic effects, mechanics of composite numerous case histories and experiences to drive the materials, recognizing and avoiding weak spots in main points home. Calculators are required to work class structures. problems. 5. Strength Analysis: The margin of safety, Each participant will receive a copy of the instructors’ verifying structural integrity is never based on analysis 850-page reference book, Spacecraft Structures and alone, an effective process for strength analysis, Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. common pitfalls, recognizing potential failure modes, bolted joints, buckling. 6. Structural Life Analysis. Fatigue, fracture Instructors mechanics, fracture control. Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry since 1979, at Martin Marietta and Instar 7. Overview of Finite Element Analysis. Engineering. Since founding an Idealizing structures, introduction to FEA, limitations, aerospace engineering firm in 1993, he strategies, quality assurance. has consulted for DigitalGlobe, AeroAstro, 8. Preliminary Design. A process for preliminary AFRL, and Design_Net Engineering. He design, example of configuring a spacecraft, types of has helped the U. S. Air Force Academy structures, materials, methods of attachment, design, develop, and test a series of small preliminary sizing, using analysis to design efficient satellites and has been an advisor to DARPA. He is the structures. editor and principal author of Spacecraft Structures and 9. Designing for Producibility. Guidelines for Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch and is a producibility, minimizing parts, designing an adaptable contributing author to all three editions of Space Mission structure, designing to simplify fabrication, Analysis and Design. Since 1995, he has taught over 150 dimensioning and tolerancing, designing for assembly short courses to more than 3000 engineers and managers and vehicle integration. in the space industry. 10. Verification and Quality Assurance. The Poti Doukas worked at Lockheed Martin Space building-blocks approach to verification, verification Systems Company (formerly Martin methods and logic, approaches to product inspection, Marietta) from 1978 to 2006. He served as protoflight vs. qualification testing, types of structural Engineering Manager for the Phoenix Mars tests and when they apply, designing an effective test. Lander program, Mechanical Engineering 11. A Case Study: Structural design, analysis, Lead for the Genesis mission, Structures and test of The FalconSAT-2 Small Satellite. and Mechanisms Subsystem Lead for the Stardust program, and Structural Analysis 12 Final Verification and Risk Assessment. Lead for the Mars Global Surveyor. He’s a contributing Overview of final verification, addressing late author to Space Mission Analysis and Design (1st and 2nd problems, using estimated reliability to assess risks editions) and to Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: (example: negative margin of safety), making the From Concept to Launch. launch decision.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 17
  • 18. Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing November 8-9, 2011 Columbia, Maryland March 21-22, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1090 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Spacecraft Systems Reliability and Assessment. Quality, reliability, and confidence levels. Reliability block diagrams and proper use of reliability predictions. Redundancy pros and cons. Summary Environmental stresses and derating. Quality assurance, reliability, and testing are critical 2. Quality Assurance and Component Selection. elements in low-cost space missions. The selection of Screening and qualification testing. Accelerated lower cost parts and the most effective use of testing. Using plastic parts (PEMs) reliably. redundancy require careful tradeoff analysis when 3. Radiation and Survivability. The space designing new space missions. Designing for low cost radiation environment. Total dose. Stopping power. and allowing some risk are new ways of doing MOS response. Annealing and super-recovery. business in todays cost-conscious environment. This Displacement damage. course uses case studies and examples from recent 4. Single Event Effects. Transient upset, latch-up, space missions to pinpoint the key issues and tradeoffs and burn-out. Critical charge. Testing for single event in design, reviews, quality assurance, and testing of effects. Upset rates. Shielding and other mitigation spacecraft. Lessons learned from past successes and techniques. failures are discussed and trends for future missions 5. ISO 9000. Process control through ISO 9001 and are highlighted. AS9100. 6. Software Quality Assurance and Testing. The Instructor magnitude of the software QA problem. Characteristics Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience, of good software process. Software testing and when including 19 years as the Chief is it finished? Engineer of the Johns Hopkins Applied 7. The Role of the I&T Engineer. Why I&T Physics Laboratory Space Department, planning must be started early. which has designed and built 64 8. Integrating I&T into electrical, thermal, and spacecraft and nearly 200 instruments. mechanical designs. Coupling I&T to mission His experience includes systems operations. engineering, design integrity, performance assurance, and test standards. He has 9. Ground Support Systems. Electrical and led many of APLs system and spacecraft conceptual mechanical ground support equipment (GSE). I&T designs and coauthored APLs quality assurance facilities. Clean rooms. Environmental test facilities. plans. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and 10. Test Planning and Test Flow. Which tests are coauthor of Fundamentals of Space Systems. worthwhile? Which ones arent? What is the right order to perform tests? Test Plans and other important documents. What You Will Learn 11. Spacecraft Level Testing. Ground station • Why reliable design is so important and techniques for compatibility testing and other special tests. achieving it. 12. Launch Site Operations. Launch vehicle • Dealing with todays issues of parts availability, operations. Safety. Dress rehearsals. The Launch radiation hardness, software reliability, process control, Readiness Review. and human error. 13. Human Error. What we can learn from the • Best practices for design reviews and configuration airline industry. management. 14. Case Studies. NEAR, Ariane 5, Mid-course • Modern, efficient integration and test practices. Space Experiment (MSX). Recent attendee comments ...“Instructor demonstrated excellent knowledge of topics.”“Material was presented clearly and thoroughly. An incredible depth of expertise forour questions.”18 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 19. Spacecraft Systems Integration and Testing A Complete Systems Engineering Approach to System Test December 5-8, 2011 Course Outline 1. System Level I&T Overview. Comparison of system, Columbia, Maryland subsystem and component test. Introduction to the various stages of I&T and overview of the course subject matter. January 23-26, 2012 2. Main Technical Disciplines Influencing I&T. Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal systems. Optical, Magnetics, Robotics, Albuquerque, New Mexico Propulsion, Flight Software and others. Safety, EMC and Contamination Control. Resultant requirements pertaining to I&T $1890 (8:30am - 4:00pm) and how to use them in planning an effective campaign. 3. Lunar/Mars Initiative and Manned Space Flight. Safety "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each first. Telerobotics, rendezvous & capture and control system Off The Course Tuition." testing (data latency, range sensors, object recognition, gravity compensation, etc.). Verification of multi-fault-tolerant systems. Testing ergonomic systems and support infrastructure. Future trends. 4. Staffing the Job. Building a strong team and establishing Summary leadership roles. Human factors in team building and scheduling This four-day course is designed for engineers of this critical resource. and managers interested in a systems engineering 5. Test and Processing Facilities. Budgeting and scheduling tests. Ambient, environmental (T/V, Vibe, Shock, EMC/RF, etc.) approach to space systems integration, test and and launch site (VAFB, CCAFB, KSC) test and processing launch site processing. It provides critical insight to facilities. Special considerations for hazardous processing the design drivers that inevitably arise from the need facilities. to verify and validate complex space systems. Each 6. Ground Support Systems. Electrical ground support equipment (GSE) including SAS, RF, Umbilical, Front End, etc. topic is covered in significant detail, including and Mechanical GSE, such as stands, fixtures and 1-G negation interactive team exercises, with an emphasis on a for deployments and robotics. I&T ground test systems and systems engineering approach to getting the job software. Ground Segment elements (MOCC, SOCC, SDPF, FDF, CTV, network & flight resources). done. Actual test and processing 7. Preparation and Planning for I&T. Planning tools. facilities/capabilities at GSFC, VAFB, CCAFB and Effective use of block diagrams, exploded views, system KSC are introduced, providing familiarity with these schematics. Storyboard and schedule development. Configuration critical space industry resources. management of I&T, development of C&T database to leverage and empower ground software. Understanding verification and validation requirements. 8. System Test Procedures. Engineering efficient, effective Instructor test procedures to meet your goals. Installation and integration procedures. Critical system tests; their roles and goals (Aliveness, Robert K. Vernot has over twenty years of Functional, Performance, Mission Simulations). Environmental experience in the space industry, serving as I&T and Launch Site test procedures, including hazardous and Manager, Systems and Electrical Systems engineer for contingency operations. a wide variety of space missions. These missions 9. Data Products for Verification and Tracking. Criterion for data trending. Tracking operational constraints, limited life items, include the UARS, EOS Terra, EO-1, AIM (Earth expendables, trouble free hours. Producing comprehensive, atmospheric and land resource), GGS (Earth/Sun useful test reports. magnetics), DSCS (military communications), FUSE 10. Tracking and Resolving Problems. Troubleshooting and (space based UV telescope), MESSENGER recovery strategies. Methods for accurately documenting, categorizing and tracking problems and converging toward (interplanetary probe). solutions. How to handle problems when you cannot reach closure. 11. Milestone Progress Reviews. Preparing the I&T What You Will Learn presentation for major program reviews (PDR, CDR, L-12, Pre- • How are systems engineering principals applied to Environmental, Pre-ship, MRR). system test? 12. Subsystem and Instrument Level Testing. Distinctions from system test. Expectations and preparations prior to delivery • How can a comprehensive, realistic & achievable to higher level of assembly. schedule be developed? 13. The Integration Phase. Integration strategies to get the • What facilities are available and how is planning core of the bus up and running. Standard Operating Procedures. accomplished? Pitfalls, precautions and other considerations. • What are the critical system level tests and how do 14. The System Test Phase. Building a successful test their verification goals drive scheduling? program. Technical vs. schedule risk and risk management. Establishing baselines for performance, flight software, alignment • What are the characteristics of a strong, competent and more. Environmental Testing, launch rehearsals, Mission I&T team/program? Sims, Special tests. • What are the viable trades and options when I&T 15. The Launch Campaign. Scheduling the Launch campaign. doesn’t go as planned? Transportation and set-up. Test scenarios for arrival and check- out, hazardous processing, On-stand and Launch day. This course provides the participant with Contingency planning and scrub turn-arounds. knowledge and systems engineering perspective 16. Post Launch Support. Launch day, T+. L+30 day support. to plan and conduct successful space system I&T Staffing logistics. and launch campaigns. All engineers and 17. I&T Contingencies and Work-arounds. Using your schedule as a tool to ensure success. Contingency and recovery managers will attain an understanding of the strategies. Trading off risks. verification and validation factors critical to the 18. Summary. Wrap up of ideas and concepts. Final Q & A design of hardware, software and test procedures. session.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 19
  • 20. Agile Development Agile From A System Engineering Expertise NEW! Summary This two-day course is designed for the professional program manager, system engineer, or project manager engaged in technically January 24-25, 2012 challenging projects in a large scale enterprise, and faced with the twin Columbia, Maryland challenges of volatile $1090 (8:30am - 4:30pm) requirements and short time "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each lines for delivery. There are well Off The Course Tuition." established paradigms for managing projects in large organizations, and there are likewise seven, or more, agile Course Outline paradigms for handling volatility. This course 1. What Is the Agile Paradigm. There are at addresses the intersection of these ideas, least seven methodologies, each with their own addressing what the U.S. DoD and others have ‘thought leaders’ and records of success, that called evolutionary acquisition, progressive handle the vexing problem of requirements elaboration, or in some cases incremental volatility. We’ll compare the advantages of each development, and what others have called ‘agile’. in context with the agile development life cycle. Instructor 2. The Dynamic Backlog. System engineering begins with requirements. In the John C. Goodpasture, PMP is Managing agile context, requirements are constantly Principal at a consulting firm. Mr. volatile. We’ll take a look at the dynamic backlog Goodpasture has dedicated his as a practice for handling the issue. career to system engineering and program management, first as 3. The Business Plan and Contracts. The program manager at the National statement of work is a driver behind the system Security Agency for a system of engineer’s task to parse the WBS to the most “national technical means”, and effective developers. And, when you’re then as Director of System Engineering and contracting for work, everyone needs a statement Program Management for a division of Harris of work. How does this work in the agile space? Corporation. From these experiences and others, 4. Adoption. Adopting agile does not require Mr. Goodpasture has authored numerous papers, a ‘big bang’ change of methods and practices. industry magazine articles, and multiple books on There are multiple strategies that have proven project management, one of which “Quantitative effective for introducing agile successfully. Methods in Project Management” forms the basis 5. Benchmarking and Estimating. Delphi for this course. methods, planning poker, story points, and velocity metrics all figure into the benchmarking What You Will Learn and estimating of scope on the WBS and in the • More than seven methodologies compete for dynamic backlog. the mantle of ‘agile’, and at least one of which 6. Test Driven Development. Ostensibly a strongly embraces system engineering. low level technical practice, it is scalable to the • Agile success depends a lot on having good system engineering level, offering an important performance data in the form of benchmarks to capability for verification and validation in the anchor forecasts. agile context. • There is a place for earned value in the agile 7. Earned Value and Agile. Agile presents paradigm, even though the cornerstone of agile some unique issues for earned value is requirements volatility. management. We’ll work some problems with • Contracts may not be an agile-friendly way of earned value in an agile setting. doing business, but there are some ways to 8. Risk Management and Agile. Agile is at make contracting practical for agile situations. heart a risk management response to many • Test-driven development is a technical project management difficulties. We will examine practice, but it has significant utility for system the strategy for managing the expectation gap on engineering. the project balance sheet.20 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 21. Applied Systems Engineering A 4-Day Practical November 2-5, 2011 Workshop Albuquerque, New Mexico Planned and Controlled Methods are Essential to April 9-12, 2012 Successful Systems. Orlando, Florida Participants in this course practice the skills by designing and building $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) interoperating robots that solve a larger problem. Small groups build actual interoperating robots to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." solve a larger problem. Create these interesting and challenging robotic systems while practicing: • Requirements development from a stakeholder Course Outline description. 1. How do We Work With Complexity? Basic • System architecting, including quantified, definitions and concepts. Problem-solving stakeholder-oriented trade-offs. approaches; system thinking; systems • Implementation in software and hardware engineering overview; what systems engineering • Systm integration, verification and validation is NOT. 2. Systems Engineering Model. An Summary underlying process model that ties together all Systems engineering is a simple flow of concepts, the concepts and methods. Overview of the frequently neglected in the press of day-to-day work, systems engineering model; technical aspects of that reduces risk step by step. In this workshop, you will learn the latest systems principles, processes, systems engineering; management aspects of products, and methods. This is a practical course, in systems engineering. which students apply the methods to build real, 3. A System Challenge Application. interacting systems during the workshop. You can use Practical application of the systems engineering the results now in your work. model against an interesting and entertaining This workshop provides an in-depth look at the system development. Small groups build actual latest principles for systems engineering in context of standard development cycles, with realistic practice on interoperating robots to solve a larger problem. how to apply them. The focus is on the underlying Small group development of system thought patterns, to help the participant understand requirements and design, with presentations for why rather than just teach what to do. mutual learning. 4. Where Do Requirements Come From? Instructor Requirements as the primary method of Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and measurement and control for systems lecturer, has a 40-year career of development. How to translate an undefined complex systems development & need into requirements; how to measure a operation. Founder and former system; how to create, analyze, manage President of INCOSE. He has led the requirements; writing a specification. development of 18 major systems, including the Air Combat Maneuvering 5. Where Does a Solution Come From? Instrumentation systems and the Battle Designing a system using the best methods Group Passive Horizon Extension System. BSSE known today. System architecting processes; (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, alternate sources for solutions; how to allocate Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, requirements to the system components; how to University of South Australia. develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to This course is designed for systems engineers, trade off results and make decisions. Getting technical team leaders, program managers, project from the system design to the system. managers, logistic support leaders, design engineers, and others who participate in defining 6. Ensuring System Quality. Building in and developing complex systems. quality during the development, and then checking it frequently. The relationship between Who Should Attend systems engineering and systems testing. • A leader or a key member of a complex system 7. Systems Engineering Management. How development team. to successfully manage the technical aspects of • Concerned about the team’s technical success. the system development; virtual, collaborative • Interested in how to fit your system into its system teams; design reviews; technical performance environment. measurement; technical baselines and • Looking for practical methods to use in your team. configuration management.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 21
  • 22. Architecting with DODAF Effectively Using The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) NEW! November 3-4, 2011 Columbia, Maryland June 4-5, 2012 Denver, Colorado The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) provides an underlying structure to work with $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) complexity. Today’s systems do not stand alone; "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each each system fits within an increasingly complex Off The Course Tuition." system-of-systems, a network of interconnection that virtually guarantees surprise behavior. Systems science recognizes this type of interconnectivity as one essence of complexity. It requires new tools, new methods, and new paradigms for effective system design. Summary This course provides knowledge and exercises at a practical level in the use of the DODAF. You will learn about architecting processes, methods and thought patterns. You will practice architecting by Course Outline creating DODAF representations of a familiar, 1. Introduction. The relationship between complex system-of-systems. By the end of this architecting and systems engineering. Course course, you will be able to use DODAF effectively in objectives and expectations.. your work. This course is intended for systems 2. Architectures and Architecting. Fundamental engineers, technical team leaders, program or concepts. Terms and definitions. Origin of the terms project managers, and others who participate in within systems development. Understanding of the defining and developing complex systems. components of an architecture. Architecting key activities. Foundations of modern architecting. 3. Architectural Tools. Architectural frameworks: Practice architecting on a creative “Mars Rotor” DODAF, TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF. Why frameworks complex system. Define the operations, exist, and what they hope to provide. Design patterns technical structure, and migration for this future and their origin. Using patterns to generate space program. alternatives. Pattern language and the communication of patterns. System architecting patterns. Binding patterns into architectures. What You Will Learn 4. DODAF Overview. Viewpoints within DoDAF (All, • Three aspects of an architecture Capability, Data/Information, Operational, Project, • Four primary architecting activities Services, Standards, Systems). How Viewpoints support models. Diagram types (views) within each • Eight DoDAF 2.0 viewpoints viewpoint. • The entire set of DoDAF 2.0 views and how they 5. DODAF Operational Definition. Describing an relate to each other operational environment, and then modifying it to • A useful sequence to create views incorporate new capabilities. Sequences of creation. • Different “Fit-for-Purpose” versions of the views. How to convert concepts into DODAF views. Practical • How to plan future changes. exercises on each DODAF view, with review and critique. Teaching method includes three passes for each product: (a) describing the views, (b) instructor- Instructor led exercise, (c) group work to create views. 6. DODAF Technical Definition Processes. Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in Converting the operational definition into service- Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, oriented technical architecture. Matching the new and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects architecture with legacy systems. Sequences of have made contributions ranging from creation. Linkages between the technical viewpoints increasing optical fiber bandwidth to and the operational viewpoints. Practical exercises on creating new CAD technology. He each DODAF view, with review and critique, again currently teaches courses on using the three-pass method. management and engineering and 7. DODAF Migration Definition Processes. How consults on strategic issues in to depict the migration of current systems into future management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in systems while maintaining operability at each step. Engineering from Stanford. Practical exercises on migration planning.22 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 23. Cost Estimating NEW! February 22-23, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico $1090 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This two-day course covers the primary methods for cost estimation needed in systems development, including parametric estimation, activity-based costing, life cycle estimation, and probabilistic modeling. The estimation methods are placed in context of a Work Breakdown Structure and program schedules, while explaining the entire estimation process. Course Outline Emphasis is also placed on using cost models to perform trade studies and calibrating cost models to 1. Introduction. Cost estimation in context of improve their accuracy. Participants will learn how to use system life cycles. Importance of cost estimation in cost models through real-life case studies. Common project planning. How estimation fits into the pitfalls in cost estimation will be discussed including proposal cycle. The link between cost estimation behavioral influences that can impact the quality of cost estimates. We conclude with a review of the state-of-the- and scope control. History of parametric modeling. art in cost estimation. 2. Scope Definition. Creation of a technical work scope. Definition and format of the Work Breakdown Instructor Structure (WBS) as a basis for accurate cost estimation. Pitfalls in WBS creation and how to Ricardo Valerdi, is an Associate Professor of Systems avoid them. Task-level work definition. Class & Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona and a exercise in creating a WBS. Research Affiliate at MIT. He developed the COSYSMO model for estimating systems engineering 3. Cost Estimation Methods. Different ways to effort which has been used by BAE establish a cost basis, with explanation of each: Systems, Boeing, General Dynamics, L-3 parametric estimation, activity-based costing, Communications, Lockheed Martin, analogy, case based reasoning, expert judgment, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and SAIC. etc. Benefits and detriments of each. Industry- Dr. Valerdi is a Visiting Associate of the validated applications. Schedule estimation coupled Center for Systems and Software Engineering at the University of Southern with cost estimation. Comprehensive review of cost California where he earned his Ph.D. in Industrial & estimation tools. Systems Engineering. Previously, he worked at The 4. Economic Principles. Concepts such as Aerospace Corporation, Motorola and General economies/diseconomies of scale, productivity, Instrument. He served on the Board of Directors of reuse, earned value, learning curves and prediction INCOSE, is an Editorial Advisor of the Journal of Cost markets are used to illustrate additional methods Analysis and Parametrics, and is the author of the book that can improve cost estimates. The Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO): Quantifying the Costs of Systems 5. System Cost Estimation. Estimation in Engineering Effort in Complex Systems (VDM Verlag, software, electronics, and mechanical engineering. 2008). Systems engineering estimation, including design tasks, test & evaluation, and technical management. Percentage-loaded level-of-effort tasks: project What You Will Learn management, quality assurance, configuration • What are the most important cost estimation methods? management. Class exercise in creating cost • How is a WBS used to define project scope? estimates using a simple spreadsheet model and • What are the appropriate cost estimation methods for comparing against the WBS. my situation? 6. Risk Estimation. Handling uncertainties in the • How are cost models used to support decisions? cost estimation process. Cost estimation and risk • How accurate are cost models? How accurate do they management. Probabilistic cost estimation and need to be? effective portrayal of the results. Cost estimation, risk levels, and pricing. Class exercise in • How are cost models calibrated? probabilistic estimation. • How can cost models be integrated to develop estimates of the total system? 7. Decision Making. Organizational adoption of cost models. Understanding the purpose of the • How can cost models be used for risk assessment? estimate (proposal vs. rebaselining; ballpark vs. • What are the principles for effective cost estimation? detailed breakdown). Human side of cost estimation From this course you will obtain the knowledge and (optimism, anchoring, customer expectations, etc.). ability to perform basic cost estimates, identify tradeoffs, Class exercise on calibrating decision makers. use cost model results to support decisions, evaluate the 8. Course Summary. Course summary and goodness of an estimate, evaluate the goodness of a refresher on key points. Additional cost estimation cost model, and understand the latest trends in cost resources. Principles for effective cost estimation. estimation.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 23
  • 24. Certified Systems Engineering Professional - CSEP Preparation Guaranteed Training to Pass the CSEP Certification Exam October 14-15, 2011 Course Outline 1. Introduction. What is the CSEP and what are the Albuquerque, New Mexico requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of the examination. Study plans and sample examination February 10-11, 2012 questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Columbia, Maryland Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment quiz. Filling out the CSEP application. April 13-14, 2012 2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles. Definitions and origins of systems engineering, including the latest Orlando, Florida concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics and stages, and the relationship of "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each systems engineering to life cycles. Development Off The Course Tuition." approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development examples. 3. Technical Processes. The processes that take a system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical requirements, including concept of operations, requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management. Architectural design, including Summary functional analysis and allocation, system architecture This two-day course walks through the CSEP synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, requirements and the INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 transition, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal to cover all topics on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, of a system. study plans, and sample examination questions help 4. Project Processes. Technical management and you to prepare effectively for the exam. Participants the role of systems engineering in guiding a project. leave the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of Project planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan the INCOSE Handbook, study plans, and a sample (SEP), Integrated Product and Process Development examination. (IPPD), Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring Attend the CSEP course to learn what you need. methods. Project assessment, including Technical Follow the study plan to seal in the knowledge. Use the Performance Measurement (TPM). Project control. sample exam to test yourself and check your Decision-making and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity readiness. Contact our instructor for questions if management, configuration management, information needed. Then take the exam. If you do not pass, you management. can retake the course at no cost. 5. Enterprise & Agreement Processes. How to define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of stakeholders and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply Instructor processes, including defining the need. Managing the Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and environment, investment, and resources. Enterprise lecturer, has a 40-year career of environment management. Investment management complex systems development & including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes operation. Founder and former management standard processes, and process President of INCOSE. Author of the improvement. Resource management and quality management. “Value of SE” material in the INCOSE Handbook. He has led the development 6. Specialty Engineering Activities. Unique technical disciplines used in the systems engineering of 18 major systems, including the Air processes: integrated logistics support, electromagnetic Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation and environmental analysis, human systems integration, systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon mass properties, modeling & simulation including the Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), US system modeling language (SysML), safety & hazards Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, analysis, sustainment and training needs. and PhD candidate, University of South Australia. 7. After-Class Plan. Study plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your study plan. What You Will Learn Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample • How to pass the CSEP examination! examinations. How to reach us after class, and what to do when you succeed. • Details of the INCOSE Handbook, the source for the exam. The INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering • Your own strengths and weaknesses, to target your Professional (CSEP) rating is a coveted milestone in study. the career of a systems engineer, demonstrating • The key processes and definitions in the INCOSE knowledge, education and experience that are of high language of the exam. value to systems organizations. This two-day course • How to tailor the INCOSE processes. provides you with the detailed knowledge and • Five rules for test-taking. practice that you need to pass the CSEP examination.24 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 25. Fundamentals of Systems Engineering December 5-6, 2011 Orlando, Florida February 14-15, 2012 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 Summary model that ties together all the concepts and methods. System thinking attitudes. Overview of the systems Todays complex systems present difficult engineering processes. Incremental, concurrent processes challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft and process loops for iteration. Technical and management to environmental and electronic control systems, aspects. development teams must face the challenges with an 2. Where Do Requirements Come From? arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are Requirements as the primary method of measurement and more complex, and systems operate in much closer control for systems development. Three steps to translate an relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach undefined need into requirements; determining the system to the overall design. purpose/mission from an operational view; how to measure system quality, analyzing missions and environments; This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals requirements types; defining functions and requirements. of a systems engineering approach to solving complex problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as 3. Where Does a Solution Come From? Designing a system using the best methods known today. What is an the process definitions that make up systems architecture? System architecting processes; defining engineering. The model presented is a research- alternative concepts; alternate sources for solutions; how to proven combination of the best existing standards. allocate requirements to the system components; how to Participants in this workshop practice the processes develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to trade off on a realistic system development. results and make decisions. Establishing an allocated baseline, and getting from the system design to the system. Systems engineering during ongoing operation. Instructors 4. Ensuring System Quality. Building in quality during Eric Honour, CSEP, has been in international the development, and then checking it frequently. The leadership of the engineering of relationship between systems engineering and systems testing. Technical analysis as a system tool. Verification at systems for over a decade, part of a 40- multiple levels: architecture, design, product. Validation at year career of complex systems multiple levels; requirements, operations design, product. development and operation. His 5. Systems Engineering Management. How to energetic and informative presentation successfully manage the technical aspects of the system style actively involves class development; planning the technical processes; assessing participants. He is a former President of and controlling the technical processes, with corrective the International Council on Systems actions; use of risk management, configuration management, Engineering (INCOSE). He has been a systems interface management to guide the technical development. engineer, engineering manager, and program manager 6. Systems Engineering Concepts of Leadership. How at Harris, ESystems, and Link, and was a Navy pilot. to guide and motivate technical teams; technical teamwork He has contributed to the development of 17 major and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; systems, including Air Combat Maneuvering technical performance measurement. Instrumentation, Battle Group Passive Horizon 7. Summary. Review of the important points of the Extension System, and National Crime Information workshop. Interactive discussion of participant experiences Center. BSSE (Systems Engineering) from US Naval that add to the material. Academy and MSEE from Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Scott Workinger has led innovative technology Who Should Attend development efforts in complex, risk- You Should Attend This Workshop If You Are: laden environments for 30 years. He • Working in any sort of system development currently teaches courses on program • Project leader or key member in a product development management and engineering and team consults on strategic management and • Looking for practical methods to use today technology issues. Scott has a B.S in This Course Is Aimed At: Engineering Physics from Lehigh • Project leaders, 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 developmentRegister online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 25
  • 26. Modeling and Simulation of Systems of Systems NEW! Summary This two and one half -day course is designed for engineers and managers who wish to enhance their capabilities to construct, work with, and/or understand November 1-3, 2011 state-of-the-art concepts and tools for modeling and Columbia, Maryland simulation for systems of systems. The course covers the basics of systems concepts and discrete event $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) systems specification (DEVS), a computational basis (8:30am- 12:30pm on last day) for system theory. It demonstrates the application of DEVS to "virtual build and test" of engineered systems "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each of systems, the increasingly adopted alternative to Off The Course Tuition." complex systems development. Discussion of DEVS- Compliant environments will provide examples of state-of-the-art agent-based, high-fidelity SoS space- systems simulations. Students will gain access to modeling and simulation software that provides hands on experience with integrated development and testing of modern component-based systems. Course Outline Instructors 1. Introduction to Discrete Event System Bernard P. Zeigler is chief scientist for RTSync, Specification. (DEVS)--System-Theory Basis Zeigler has been chief architect for and Concepts, Levels of System Specification, simulation-based automated testing of net-centric IT systems with DoD’s Joint System Specifications: Continuous and Discrete. Interoperability Test Command as well 2. Framework for Modeling and Simulation. as for automated model composition for DEVS Simulation Algorithms, DEVS Modeling the Department of Homeland Security. and Simulation Environments. He is internationally known for his foundational text Theory of Modeling and Simulation, 3. DEVS Model Development. Finite second edition (Academic Press, 2000), He was Deterministic DEVS –based construction, System named Fellow of the IEEE in recognition of his Entity Structure - coupling and hierarchical contributions to the theory of discrete event simulation. construction, Verification and Visualization, Steven B. Hall has extensive experience developing complex adaptive, system-of-system (SoS) System of Systems examples from the Joint models and simulations. His nationally recognized MEASURETM environment. Joint MEASURETM system has successfully 4. DEVS Hybrid Discrete and Continuous integrated over 1 million lines of source code Modeling and Simulation. Simulation with comprising a library of reusable and composable models at multiple levels of fidelity and spatial DEVSJava/ADEVS Hybrid software, Cyber- resolution to provide a capability to analyze the often Physical System Applications and space systems emergent behavior of situated complex adaptive case-studies. system-of-system operations. 5. Interoperability and Reuse. System of Systems Concepts, Levels of Interoperability, What You Will Learn Service Oriented Architecture, Distributed • Basic concepts of Discrete Event System Specification Simulation in DEVS, Examples: DEVS/SOA – (DEVS) and how to apply them using simulation Web Service Integration, DEVS/DDS – High software. Performance. • How to understand and simulate systems with both Discrete and Continuous temporal behaviors. 6. Integrated System Development Testing. • System of Systems Concepts, Interoperability and DEVS Unified Process – Model Continuity, service orientation, within a modeling and simulation Automated DEVS-based Test Case Generation, framework. Net-Enabled System Testing – Measures of • Integrated System Development and Testing with Performance/Effectiveness. applications to service oriented architectures. • Concepts and Tools at the cutting edge of the state-of- 7. Cutting Edge Concepts and Tools. the-art exemplified by advanced adaptive complex System Entity Structure and Pruning, systems environments. Architecture Design Spaces, Activity Concepts From this course you will obtain the understanding and Measures, Using Activity to Develop Energy of how to leverage collaborative modeling and Aware Systems, Adaptable and flexible space simulation to analyze systems of systems problems systems using Agent-based, market economy within an integrated development and testing process. principles.26 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 27. Principles of Test & Evaluation Assuring Required Product Performance March 13-14, 2012 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. What is Test and Evaluation? Basic definitions $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) and concepts. Test and evaluation overview; application to complex systems. A model of T&E that "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each covers the activities needed (requirements, planning, Off The Course Tuition." testing, analysis & reporting). Roles of test and evaluation throughout product development, and the life cycle, test economics and risk and their impact on test planning. 2. Test Requirements. Requirements as the primary method for measurement and control of product development. Where requirements come from; evaluation of requirements for testability; deriving test requirements; the Requirements Verification Matrix (RVM); Qualification vs. Acceptance requirements; design proof vs. first article vs. production requirements, design for testability. Summary 3. Test Planning. Evaluating the product concept to plan verification and validation by test. T&E strategy This two day workshop is an overview of test and the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP); and evaluation from product concept through verification planning and the Verification Plan operations. The purpose of the course is to give document; analyzing and evaluating alternatives; test participants a solid grounding in practical testing resource planning; establishing a verification baseline; methodology for assuring that a product performs developing a verification schedule; test procedures and as intended. The course is designed for Test their format for success. Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Engineers, 4. Integration Testing. How to successfully Systems Engineers, Technical Team Leaders, manage the intricate aspects of system integration System Support Leaders Technical and testing; levels of integration planning; development test Management Staff and Project Managers. concepts; integration test planning (architecture-based The course work includes a case study in several integration versus build-based integration); preferred order of events; integration facilities; daily schedules; parts for practicing testing techniques. the importance of regression testing. 5. Formal Testing. How to perform a test; Instructors differences in testing for design proof, first article qualification, recurring production acceptance; rules for Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant test conduct. Testing for different purposes, verification and lecturer, has a 40-year career vs. validation; test procedures and test records; test of complex systems development & readiness certification, test article configuration; operation. Founder and former troubleshooting and anomaly handling. President of INCOSE. He has led 6. Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting. the development of 18 major Statistical methods; test data collection methods and systems, including the Air Combat equipment, timeliness in data collection, accuracy, Maneuvering Instrumentation sampling; data analysis using statistical rigor, the systems and the Battle Group importance of doing the analysis before the test;, sample size, design of experiments, Taguchi method, Passive Horizon Extension System. BSSE hypothesis testing, FRACAS, failure data analysis; (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, report formats and records, use of data as recurring MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD metrics, Cum Sum method. candidate, University of South Australia. This course provides the knowledge and ability Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in to plan and execute testing procedures in a Manufacturing, Eng. & rigorous, practical manner to assure that a product Construction, and Info. Tech. for 30 meets its requirements. years. His projects have made contributions ranging from What You Will Learn increasing optical fiber bandwidth to creating new CAD technology. • Create effective test requirements. He currently teaches courses on • Plan tests for complete coverage. management and engineering and consults on • Manage testing during integration and verification. strategic issues in management and technology. • Develop rigorous test conclusions with sound He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford. collection, analysis, and reporting methods.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 27
  • 28. Quantitative Methods Bridging Project Management And System Engineering NEW! March 13-15, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline Off The Course Tuition." 1. Number Concepts For Estimating And Risk Management. Knowing which to apply among cardinals and ordinals, stochastic and deterministic, is Summary a prerequisite to all quantitative methods in project This three-day course is designed for the management and system engineering. professional program manager, system engineer, or 2. Sampling Metrics For Project Estimates. Is 30 project manager engaged in technically challenging samples meaningful for project estimates, or does it projects where close technical take 3000? This question will be addressed with collaboration between worked examples. engineering and management 3. Central Tendency Among Stochastic Events. is a must. To that end, this We’ll show that central tendency gives rise to course addresses major approximations that simplify a myriad of complexity, topics that bridge the thereby providing useful heuristics for everyday disciplines of project application. management and system engineering. Each of the 4. Risk Mitigation In Time And Resources selected topics is presented Schedules. A few thoughts on merge bias, and the from the perspective of hazards of various artifacts of schedules. quantitative methods. 5. Application of Monte Carlo Simulation. Students first learn a theory or narrative, and then Worked examples will show how the Monte Carlo related methods or practices. Ideas are simulation applies to the traditional linear equations of demonstrated that are immediately applicable to earned value. programs and projects. Attendees receive a copy of 6. Hypothesis Testing. It’s that Type 1 error that is the instructor’s text, Quantitative Methods in Project most hazardous. We’ll work some problems to see how Management. these are handled. 7. Predicting With Regression Analysis. What’s Instructor the next outcome going to be? Example problems will John C. Goodpasture, PMP is Managing Principal show what’s predictable. at a consulting firm. Mr. Goodpasture 8. Evaluating Bayesian Effects. Thomas Bayes has dedicated his career to system had an entirely different idea about probability than the engineering and program management, traditional frequency definition. His ideas permeate first as program manager at the National much of project schedule estimates. Security Agency for a system of 9. Quantitative Decision Making. Anchoring and “national technical means”, and then as adjustment bias, optimism bias, representative and Director of System Engineering and availability bias, and other utility effects influence the Program Management for a division of Harris Corporation. From these experiences and otherwise rational analysis of quantitative decision others, Mr. Goodpasture has authored numerous making. We’ll take a look at some examples. papers, industry magazine articles, and multiple books 10. The Project Balance Sheet. This not a CFO’s on project management, one of which “Quantitative balance sheet, but nonetheless, double entry Methods in Project Management” forms the basis for accounting helps balance top down allocations and this course. bottom up estimates. What You Will Learn • Six distributions of stochastic events and outcomes play an important role in project estimates and risk management. • All numbers are not created equal; errors in their application can be very misleading, if not downright wrong. • Sampling can save a lot of money, shorten the schedule, and also yield good engineering data. • The good Thomas Bayes had a unique idea about probability, and it relies on real observations of real outcomes. • The phenomenon of “central tendency” may be your best friend when estimating outcomes • It’s possible to assess the architecture of a schedule and know quickly where the failures are likely to occur. • The “project balance sheet” is about the conundrum of top down allocation and bottom up estimates.28 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 29. Risk & Opportunity Management A Workshop in Identifying and Managing Risk NEW! February 7-9, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This three-day workshop presents standard Off The Course Tuition." 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. Practice the skills on a realistic “Submarine Ex- Projects frequently involve great technical plorer” case study. Identify, analyze, and quantify uncertainty, made more challenging by an the uncertainties, then create effective risk mitiga- tion plans. environment with dozens to hundreds of people from conflicting disciplines. Yet uncertainty has two sides: with great risk comes great Course Outline opportunity. Risks and opportunities can be 1. Managing Uncertainty. Concepts of uncertainty, handled together to seek the best balance for both risk and opportunity. Uncertainty as a central each project. Uncertainty issues can be feature of system development. The important concept of risk efficiency. Expectations for what to achieve with quantified to better understand the expected risk management. Terms and definitions. Roles of a impact on your project. Technical, cost and project leader in relation to uncertainty. schedule issues can be balanced against each 2. Subjective Probabilities. Review of essential other. This course provides detailed, useful mathematical concepts related to uncertainty, including techniques to evaluate and manage the many the psychological aspects of probability. uncertainties that accompany complex system 3. Risk Identification. Methods to find the risk and projects. opportunity issues. Potential sources and how to exploit them. Guiding a team through the mire of Instructor uncertainty. Possible sources of risk. Identifying possible responses and secondary risk sources. Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant Identifying issue ownership. Class exercise in and lecturer, has a 40-year career identifying risks of complex systems development & operation. Founder and former 4. Risk Analysis. How to determine the size of risk President of INCOSE. He has led relative to other risks and relative to the project. Qualitative vs. quantitative analysis. the development of 18 major systems, including the Air Combat 5. Qualitative Analysis: Understanding the issues Maneuvering Instrumentation and their subjective relationships using simple systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon methods and more comprehensive graphical methods. Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), The 5x5 matrix. Structuring risk issues to examine US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate links. Source-response diagrams, fault trees, influence diagrams. Class exercise in doing simple risk analysis. School, and PhD candidate, University of South Australia. 6. Quantitative Analysis: What to do when the level of risk is not yet clear. Mathematical methods to quantify uncertainty in a world of subjectivity. Sizing the What You Will Learn uncertainty, merging subjective and objective data.• Four major sources of risk. Using probability math to diagnose the implications. 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• Five effective ways to identify risks. responses to risk, and how to select an effective• The basic 5x5 risk matrix. response using the risk efficiency concept. Tracking the risks over time, while taking effective action. How to• Three diagrams for structuring risks. monitor the risks. Balancing analysis and its results to• How to quantify risks. prevent “paralysis by analysis” and still get the• 29 possible risk responses. benefits. A minimalist approach that makes risk management simply, easy, inexpensive, and effective.• Efficient risk management that can apply to Class exercise in designing a risk mitigation. even the smallest project.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 29
  • 30. Systems Engineering - Requirements Course Outline NEW! 1. Introduction 2. Introduction (Continued) 3. Requirements Fundamentals – Defines what a requirement is and identifies 4 kinds. 4. Requirements Relationships – How are January 10-12, 2012 requirements related to each other? We will look at Columbia, Maryland several kinds of traceability. 5. Initial System Analysis – The whole process March 20-22, 2012 begins with a clear understanding of the user’s needs. 6. Functional Analysis – Several kinds of functional Columbia, Maryland analysis are covered including simple functional flow diagrams, EFFBD, IDEF-0, and Behavioral Diagramming. $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 7. Functional Analysis (Continued) – "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 8. Performance Requirements Analysis – Off The Course Tuition." Performance requirements are derived from functions and Call for information about our six-course systems engineering tell what the item or system must do and how well. certificate program or for “on-site” training to prepare for the 9. Product Entity Synthesis – The course INCOSE systems engineering exam. 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 a System 14. Structured Analysis Documentation – How can Engineering company. He has 30 years we capture and configuration manage our modeling basis of industry experience in aerospace for requirements? companies as a system engineer, 15. Software Modeling Using MSA/PSARE – engineering manager, field engineer, Modern structured analysis is extended to PSARE as and project engineer. Jeff has authored Hatley and Pirbhai did to improve real-time control system seven published books in the system development but PSARE did something else not clearly engineering field and holds a Master of understood. Science in System Management from 16. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – USC. He teaches system engineering courses nation- The latest models are covered. wide. Jeff is an INCOSE Founder, Fellow, and ESEP. 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 requirements-related risk methods are covered including This course will show you how to build good validation, TPM, margins and budgets. specifications based on effective models. It is not 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.30 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 31. Systems of Systems Sound Collaborative Engineering to Ensure Architectural Integrity December 7-9, 2011 Orlando, Florida Course Outline 1. Systems of Systems (SoS) Concepts. What $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) SoS can achieve. Capabilities engineering vs. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each requirements engineering. Operational issues: Off The Course Tuition." geographic distribution, concurrent operations. Development issues: evolutionary, large scale, distributed. Roles of a project leader in relation to integration and scope control. 2. Complexity Concepts. Complexity and chaos; scale-free networks; complex adaptive systems; small worlds; synchronization; strange attraction; emergent behaviors. Introduction to the theories and how to work with them in a practical world. 3. Architecture. Design strategies for large scale architectures. Architectural Frameworks including the DOD Architectural Framework (DODAF), TOGAF, Zachman Framework, and FEAF. How to use design Summary patterns, constitutions, synergy. Re-Architecting in an This three-day workshop presents detailed, evolutionary environment. Working with legacy useful techniques to develop effective systems of systems. Robustness and graceful degradation at the design limits. Optimization and measurement of systems and to manage the engineering activities quality. associated with them. The course is designed for 4. Integration. Integration strategies for SoS with program managers, project managers, systems systems that originated outside the immediate control engineers, technical team leaders, logistic of the project staff, the difficulty of shifting SoS support leaders, and others who take part in priorities over the operating life of the systems. Loose developing today’s complex systems. coupling integration strategies, the design of open systems, integration planning and implementation, interface design, use of legacy systems and COTS. Modify a legacy 5. Collaboration. The SoS environment and its robotic system of special demands on systems engineering. systems as a class Collaborative efforts that extend over long periods of exercise, using the time and require effort across organizations. course principles. Collaboration occurring explicitly or implicitly, at the same time or at disjoint times, even over decades. Responsibilities from the SoS side and from the component systems side, strategies for managing Instructors collaboration, concurrent and disjoint systems engineering; building on the past to meet the future. Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and Strategies for maintaining integrity of systems lecturer, has a 40-year career of complex engineering efforts over long periods of time when systems development & operation. working in independent organizations. Founder and former President of INCOSE. He has led the development of 6. Testing and Evaluation. Testing and evaluation 18 major systems, including the Air in the SoS environment with unique challenges in the Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation evolutionary development. Multiple levels of T&E, why systems and the Battle Group Passive the usual success criteria no longer suffice. Why Horizon Extension System. BSSE interface testing is necessary but isn’t enough. (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, Operational definitions for evaluation. Testing for Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, chaotic behavior and emergent behavior. Testing University of South Australia. responsibilities in the SoS environment. Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects What You Will Learn have made contributions ranging from • Capabilities engineering methods. increasing optical fiber bandwidth to • Architecture frameworks. creating new CAD technology. He currently teaches courses on • Practical uses of complexity theory. management and engineering and • Integration strategies to achieve higher-level consults on strategic issues in management and capabilities. technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from • Effective collaboration methods. Stanford. • T&E for large-scale architectures.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 31
  • 32. Technical CONOPS & Concepts Masters Course A hands on, how-to course in building Concepts of Operations, Operating Concepts, Concepts of Employment and Operational Concept Documents October 11-13, 2011 NEW! Virginia Beach, Virginia November 15-17, 2011 Virginia Beach, Virginia Course Outline 1. How to build CONOPS. Operating Concepts (OpCons) December 13-15, 2011 and Concepts of Employment (ConEmps). Five levels of CONOPS & two CONOPS templates, when to use each. Virginia Beach, Virginia 2. The elegantly simple Operating Concept and the mathematics behind it (X2-X)/2 $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 3. What Scientists, Engineers and Project Managers need to know when working with operational end users. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Proven, time-tested techniques for understanding the end Off The Course Tuition." user’s perspective – a primer for non-users. Rules for visiting an operational unit/site and working with difficult users and operators. Testimonial 4. Modeling and Simulation. Detailed cross-walk for "Your CONOPS course was the most CONOPS and Modeling and Simulation (determining the scenarios, deciding on the level of fidelity needed, modeling worthwhile training Ive had since . operational utility, etc.) ….kindergarten!" 5. Clear technical writing in English. (1 hour crash course). Getting non-technical people to embrace scientific Summary methods and principles for requirements to drive solid CONOPS. This three-day course is designed for engineers, scientists, 6. Survey of major weapons and sensor systems in trouble project managers and other professionals who design, build, and lessons learned. Getting better collaboration among test or sell complex systems. Each topic is illustrated by real- engineers, scientists, managers and users to build more world case studies discussed by experienced CONOPS and effective systems and powerful CONOPS. Special challenges requirements professionals. Key topics are reinforced with when updating existing CONOPS. small-team exercises. Over 200 pages of sample CONOPS 7. Forming the CONOPS team. Collaborating with people (six) and templates are provided. Students outline CONOPS from other professions. Working With Non-Technical People: and build OpCons in class. Each student gets instructor’s Forces that drive Program Managers, Requirements Writers, slides; college-level textbook; ~250 pages of case studies, Acquisition/Contracts Professionals. What motivates them, how templates, checklists, technical writing tips, good and bad work with them. CONOPS; Hi-Resolution personalized Certificate of CONOPS 8. Concepts, CONOPS, JCIDS and DODAF. How does it Competency and class photo, opportunity to join US/Coalition all tie together? CONOPS Community of Interest. 9. All users are not operators. (Where to find the good ones and how to gain access to them). Getting actionable information from operational users without getting thrown out of Instructors the office. The two questions you must ALWAYS ask, one of Mack McKinney, president and founder of a consulting which may get you bounced. company, has worked in the defense industry 10. Relationship of CONOPS to requirements & since 1975, first as an Air Force officer for 8 contracts. Legal minefields in CONOPS. years, then with Westinghouse Defense and 11. OpCons, ConEmps & CONOPS for systems. Northrop Grumman for 16 years, then with a Reorganizations & exercises – how to build them. OpCons and SIGINT company in NY for 6 years. He now CONOPS for IT-intensive systems (benefits and special risks). teaches, consults and writes Concepts of 12. R&D and CONOPS. Using CONOPS to increase the Operations for Boeing, Sikorsky, Lockheed Transition Rate (getting R&D projects from the lab to adopted, Martin Skunk Works, Raytheon Missile fielded systems). People Mover and Robotic Medic team Systems, Joint Forces Command, MITRE, Booz Allen exercises reinforce lecture points, provide skills practice. Checklist to achieve team consensus on types of R&D needed Hamilton, all the uniformed services and the IC. He has US for CONOPS (effects-driven, blue sky, capability-driven, new patents in radar processing and hyperspectral sensing. spectra, observed phenomenon, product/process improvement, John Venable, Col., USAF, ret is a former Thunderbirds basic science). Unclassified R&D Case Histories: $$$ millions lead, wrote concepts for the Air Staff and is a certified invested - - - what went wrong & key lessons learned: (Software CONOPS instructor. for automated imagery analysis; low cost, lightweight, hyperspectral sensor; non-traditional ISR; innovative ATC aircraft tracking system; full motion video for bandwidth- What You Will Learn disadvantaged users in combat - - - Getting it Right!).• What are CONOPS and how do they differ from CONEMPS, 13. Critical thinking, creative thinking, empathic thinking, OPCONS and OCDs? How are they related to the DODAF and counterintuitive thinking and when engineers and scientists use JCIDS in the US DOD? each type in developing concepts and CONOPS.• What makes a “good” CONOPS? 14. Operations Researchers. and Operations Analysts• What are the two types and five levels of CONOPS and when is when quantification is needed. each used? 15. Lessons Learned From No/Poor CONOPS. Real world• How do you get users’ active, vocal support in your CONOPS? problems with fighters, attack helicopters, C3I systems, DHS After this course you will be able to build and update border security project, humanitarian relief effort, DIVAD, air OpCons and CONOPS using a robust CONOPS team, defense radar, E/O imager, civil aircraft ATC tracking systems determine the appropriate type and level for a CONOPS and more. effort, work closely with end users of your products and 16. Beyond the CONOPS: Configuring a program for systems and elicit solid, actionable, user-driven success and the critical attributes and crucial considerations requirements. that can be program-killers; case histories and lessons-learned.32 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 33. Test Design and Analysis Getting the Right Results from a Test Requires Effective Test Design October 31 - November 2, 2011 Systems are growing more complex and are Columbia, Maryland developed at high stakes. With unprecedented complexity, effective test engineering plays an $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) essential role in development. Student groups "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each participate in a detailed practical exercise Off The Course Tuition." designed to demonstrate the application of testing tools and methods for system evaluation. Summary This three-day course is designed for military and commercial program managers, systems engineers, 5. Issues, Criteria and Measures. Identifying test project managers, test engineers, and test the issues for a test. Evaluation planning analysts. The focus of the course is giving techniques. Other sources of data. The individuals practical insights into how to acquire and Requirements Verification Matrix. Developing use data to make sound management and technical evaluation criteria: Measures of Effectiveness decisions in support of a development program. (MOE), Measures of Performance (MOP). Test Numerous examples of test design or analysis “traps planning analysis: Operational analysis, engineering analysis, Matrix analysis, Dendritic or pitfalls” are highlighted in class. Many design analysis. Modeling and simulation for test methods and analytic tools are introduced. planning. 6. Designing Evaluations & Tests. Specific Instructor methods to design a test. Relationships of Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in different units. input/output analysis - where test variable come from, choosing what to measure, Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, types of distributions. Statistical design of tests – and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His basic types of statistical techniques, choosing the projects have made contributions techniques, variability, assumptions and pitfalls. ranging from increasing optical fiber Sequencing test events - the low level tactics of bandwidth to creating new CAD planning the test procedure. technology. 7. Conducting Tests. Preparation for a test. He currently teaches courses on Writing the report first to get the analysis methods management and engineering and consults on in place. How to work with failure. Test strategic issues in management and technology. preparation. Forms of the test report. Evaluating He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford. the test design. Determining when failure occurs. 8. Evaluation. Analyzing test results. Comparing results to the criteria. Test results and their indications of performance. Types of test Course Outline problems and how to solve them. Test failure 1. Testing and Evaluation. Basic concepts for analysis - analytic techniques to find fault. Testtesting and evaluation. Verification and validation program documents. Pressed Funnels Caseconcepts. Common T&E objectives. Types of Study - How evaluation shows the path ahead.Test. Context and relationships between T&E and 9. Testing and Evaluation Environments. 12systems engineering. T&E support to acquisition common testing and evaluation environments in aprograms. The Test and Evaluation Master Plan system lifecycle, what evaluation questions are(TEMP). answered in each environment and how the test 2. Testability. What is testability? How is it equipment and processes differ from environmentachieved? What is Built in Test? What are the to environment.types of BIT and how are they applied? 10. Special Types and Best Practices of 3. A Well Structured Testing and Evaluation T&E. Survey of special techniques and bestProgram. - What are the elements of a well practices. Special types: Software testing, Designstructured testing and evaluation program? How for testability, Combined testing, Evolutionarydo the pieces fit together? How does testing and development, Human factors, Reliability testing,evaluation fit into the lifecycle? What are the Environmental issues, Safety, Live fire testing,levels of testing? Interoperability. The Nine Best Practices of T&E. 4. Needs and Requirements. Identifying the 11. Emerging Opportunities and Issuesneed for a test. The requirements envelope and with Testing and Evaluation. The use ofhow the edge of the envelope defines testing. prognosis and sense and respond logistics.Understanding the design structure. Integration between testing and simulation. LargeStakeholders, system, boundaries, motivation for scale systems. Complexity in tested systems.a test. Design structure and how it affects the test. Systems of Systems.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 33
  • 34. Total Systems Engineering Development & Management January 30 - February 2, 2012 Chantilly, Virginia February 28 - March 2, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1890 (8:00am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Call for information about our six-course systems engineering certificate program or for “on-site” training to prepare for the INCOSE systems engineering exam. 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 Development Environments, Requirements Elicitation engineering management infrastructure within and Mission Analysis, System and Hardware which work may be efficiently accomplished, (2) Structured Analysis, Performance Requirements define the problem to be solved (requirements and Analysis, Product Architecture Synthesis and specifications), (3) solve the problem (design, Interface Development, Constraints Analysis, Computer Software Structured Analysis, integration, and optimization), and (4) prove that the Requirements Management Topics. design solves the defined problem (verification). Proven, practical techniques are presented for the 3. System Synthesis. Introduction, Design, key tasks in the development of sound solutions for Product Sources, Interface Development, Integration, extremely difficult customer needs. This course Risk, Design Reviews. prepares students to both learn practical systems 4. System Verification. Introduction to engineering and to learn the information and Verification, Item Qualification Requirements terminology that is tested in the newest INCOSE Identification, Item Qualification Planning and CSEP exam. Documentation, Item Qualification Verification Reporting, Item Qualification Implementation, Instructor Management, and Audit, Item Acceptance Overview, System Test and Evaluation Overview, Process Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of a System Verification. Engineering company. He has 30 years of industry experience in aerospace companies as a system What You Will Learn engineer, engineering manager, field • How to identify and organize all of the work an engineer, and project engineer. Jeff enterprise must perform on programs, plan a has authored seven published project, map enterprise work capabilities to the books in the system engineering field plan, and quality audit work performance against and holds a Master of Science in System the plan. Management from USC. He teaches system • How to accomplish structured analysis using one of engineering courses nationwide at universities as several structured analysis models yielding every well as commercially on site at companies. Jeff is an kind of requirement appropriate for every kind of INCOSE ESEP, Fellow, and Founder. specification coordinated with specification templates. • An appreciation for design development through WHAT STUDENTS SAY: 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 meetings"I had mastered some of the details before and Interface Control Documents.this course, but did not understand how the • How to define verification requirements, map andpieces fit together. Now I do!" organize them into verification tasks, plan and"I really appreciated the practical methods proceduralize the verification tasks, capture theto accomplish this important work." verification evidence, and audit the evidence for compliance.34 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 35. Advanced Developments in Radar Technology February 28 - March 1, 2012 NEW! Columbia, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course Outline "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 1. Introduction and Background. • The nature of radar and the physics involved. • Concepts and tools required, briefly reviewed. • Directions taken in radar development and the technological advances permitting them. • Further concepts and tools, more elaborate. Summary This three-day course provides students who already 2. Advanced Signal Processing. have a basic understanding of radar a valuable extension • Review of developments in pulse compression (matched into the newer capabilities being continuously pursued in filter theory, modulation techniques, the search for our fast-moving field. While the course begins with a quick optimality) and in Doppler processing (principles, review of fundamentals - this to establish a common base "coherent" radar, vector processing, digital techniques); for the instruction to follow - it is best suited for the student establishing resolution in time (range) and in frequency who has taken one of the several basic radar courses (Doppler). available. • Recent considerations in hybrid coding, shaping the In each topic, the method of instruction is first to ambiguity function. establish firmly the underlying principle and only then are • Target inference. Use of high range and high Doppler the current achievements and challenges addressed. resolution: example and experimental results. Treated are such topics as pulse compression in which matched filter theory, resolution and broadband pulse 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). modulation are briefly reviewed, and then the latest code • Fundamentals reviewed, 2-D and 3-D SAR, example optimality searches and hybrid coding and code-variable image. pulse bursts are explored. Similarly, radar polarimetry is • Developments in image enhancement. The dangerous reviewed in principle, then the application to image point-scatterer assumption. Autofocusing methods in processing (as in Synthetic Aperture Radar work) is SAR, ISAR imaging. The ground moving target problem. covered. Doppler processing and its application to SAR • Polarimetry and its application in SAR. Review of imaging itself, then 3D SAR, the moving target problem polarimetry theory. Polarimetric filtering: the whitening and other target signature work are also treated this way. filter, the matched filter. Polarimetric-dependent phase Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) is introduced; unwrapping in 3D IFSAR. the resurgent interest in bistatic radar is discussed. The most ample current literature (conferences and • Image interpretation: target recognition processes journals) is used in this course, directing the student to reviewed. valuable material for further study. Instruction follows the 4. A "Radar Revolution" - the Phased Array. student notebook provided. • The all-important antenna. General antenna theory, quickly reviewed. Sidelobe concerns, suppression techniques. Ultra-low sidelobe design. Instructor • The phased array. Electronic scanning, methods, typical Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State componentry. Behavior with scanning, the impedance University and the MS from the University of Maryland, problem and matching methods. The problem of both in electrical engineering. After bandwidth; time-delay steering. Adaptive patterns, spending a year in microwave work with adaptivity theory and practice. Digital beam forming. The an electronics firm in Virginia, he was then "active" array. a ground electronics officer in the U.S. Air • Phased array radar, system considerations. Force and began his civil service career 5. Advanced Data Processing. with the U.S. Navy . He managed the • Detection in clutter, threshold control schemes, CFAR. development of the phased array radar of • Background analysis: clutter statistics, parameter the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to the estimation, clutter as a compound process. fleet. Later in his career he directed the development, • Association, contacts to tracks. acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the surface navy. • Track estimation, filtering, adaptivity, multiple hypothesis testing. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished • Integration: multi-radar, multi-sensor data fusion, in both lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and detection and tracking, greater use of supplemental previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic data, augmenting the radar processing. Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He 6. Other Topics. established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series of international radar conferences and remains on the • Bistatics, the resurgent interest. Review of the basics of organizing committee of these, and works with the several bistatic radar, challenges, early experiences. New opportunities: space; terrestrial. Achievements reported. other nations cooperating in that series. He has published numerous conference papers, magazine articles and • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), airborne radar emphasis. chapters of books, and is the author of the radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic aperture • Ultra-wideband short pulse radar, various claims (well- radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science founded and not); an example UWB SAR system for good purpose. and Technology and contributor for radar-related entries of their technical dictionary. • Concluding discussion, course review.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 35
  • 36. Combat Systems Engineering February 28 - March 1, 2012 Update Columbia, Maryland d! $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Combat System Overview. Combat system characteristics. Functional description for the combat system in terms of the sensor and weapons control, communications, and command and control. Anti-air Warfare. Anti- surface Warfare. Anti-submarine Warfare. Summary The increasing level of combat system integration 2. Combat System Functional and communications requirements, coupled with Organization. Combat system layers and shrinking defense budgets and shorter product life operation. cycles, offers many challenges and opportunities in the 3. Sensors. Review of the variety of multi- design and acquisition of new combat systems. This warfare sensor systems, their capability, three-day course teaches the systems engineering operation, management, and limitations. discipline that has built some of the modern military’s greatest combat and communications systems, using 4. Weaponry. Weapon system suites state-of-the-art systems engineering techniques. It employed by the AEGIS combat system and their details the decomposition and mapping of war-fighting capability, operation, management, and requirements into combat system functional designs. A limitations. Basics of missile design and step-by-step description of the combat system design operation. process is presented emphasizing the trades made 5. Fire Control Loops. What the fire control necessary because of growing performance, operational, cost, constraints and ever increasing loop is and how it works, its vulnerabilities, system complexities. limitations, and system battlespace. Topics include the fire control loop and its closure by 6. Engagement Control. Weapon control, the combat system, human-system interfaces, planning, and coordination. command and communication systems architectures, 7. Tactical Command and Contro. Human- autonomous and net-centric operation, induced in-the-loop, system latencies, and coordinated information exchange requirements, role of planning and response. communications systems, and multi-mission capabilities. 8. Communications. Current and future Engineers, scientists, program managers, and communications systems employed with combat graduate students will find the lessons learned in this systems and their relationship to combat system course valuable for architecting, integration, and functions and interoperability. modeling of combat system. Emphasis is given to 9. Combat System Development. Overview sound system engineering principles realized through of the combat system engineering and acquisition the application of strict processes and controls, thereby processes. avoiding common mistakes. Each attendee will receive a complete set of detailed notes for the class. 10. Current AEGIS Missions and Directions. Performance in low-intensity conflicts. Changing Navy missions, threat trends, shifts in the Instructor defense budget, and technology growth. Robert Fry works at The Johns Hopkins University 11. Network-Centric Operation and Warfare. Applied Physics Laboratory where he is Net-centric gain in warfare, network layers and a member of the Principal Professional Staff. Throughout his career he has coordination, and future directions. been involved in the development of new combat weapon system concepts, What You Will Learn development of system requirements, and balancing allocations within the fire • The trade-offs and issues for modern combat system design. control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the • The role of subsystem in combat system operation. AEGIS combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY- • How automation and technology impact combat 1, and multi-mission requirements development. system design. Missile system development experience includes SM- • Understanding requirements for joint warfare, net- 2, SM-3, SM-6, Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, centric warfare, and open architectures. AMRAAM, TOMAHAWK, and other missile systems. • Lessons learned from AEGIS development.36 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 37. Cyber Warfare – Theory & Fundamentals NEW! December 14-15, 2011 Columbia, Maryland $1090 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This two-day course is intended for technical and programmatic staff involved in the development, analysis, or testing of Information Assurance, Network Warfare, Network-Centric, and NetOPs systems. The course will provide perspective on emerging Course Outline policy, doctrine, strategy, and operational 1. Cyberspace as a Warfare Domain. Domain constraints affecting the development of terms of reference. Comparison of operational cyber warfare systems. This knowledge will missions conducted through cyberspace. greatly enhance participants’ ability to Operational history of cyber warfare. develop operational systems and concepts 2. Stack Positioning as a Maneuver Analog. that will produce integrated, controlled, and Exploring the space where tangible cyber warfare maneuver really happens. Extend the network stack effective cyber effects at each warfare level. concept to other elements of cyberspace. Understand the advantage gained through Instructor proficient cyberscape navigation. Albert Kinney is a retired Naval Officer 3. Organizational Constructs in Cyber Warfare. Inter-relationships between traditional and and holds a Masters Degree in electrical emerging warfare, intelligence, and systems policy engineering. His professional experience authorities. includes more than 20 years of experience in 4. Cyberspace Doctrine and Strategy. National research and operational cyberspace Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations. mission areas including the initial Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative development and first operational (CNCI). Developing a framework for a full spectrum employment of the Naval Cyber Attack cyberspace capabilities. Team. 5. Legal Considerations for Cyber Warfare. Overview of pertinent US Code for cyberspace. What You Will Learn Adapting the international Law of Armed Conflict to cyber warfare. Decision frameworks and metaphors• What are the relationships between cyber warfare, for making legal choices in uncharted territory. information assurance, information operations, and network-centric warfare? 6. Operational Theory of Cyber Warfare.• How can a cyber warfare capability enable freedom Planning and achieving cyber effects. of action in cyberspace? Understanding policy implications and operational risks in cyber warfare. Developing a cyber• What are legal constraints on cyber warfare? deterrence strategy.• How can cyber capabilities meet standards for weaponization? 7. Cyber Warfare Training and Exercise Requirements. Understanding of the depth of• How should cyber capabilities be integrated with technical proficiency and operational savvy required military exercises? to develop, maintain, and exercise integrated cyber• How can military and civilian cyberspace warfare capabilities. organizations prepare and maintain their workforce to play effective roles in cyberspace? 8. Cyber Weaponization. Cyber weapons taxonomy. Weapon-target interplay. Test and• What is the Comprehensive National Evaluation Standards. Observable effects. Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI)? From this course you will obtain in-depth 9. Command & Control for Cyber Warfare. knowledge and awareness of the cyberspace Joint Command & Control principles. Joint domain, its functional characteristics, and its Battlespace Awareness. Situational Awareness. organizational inter-relationships enabling your Decision Support. organization to make meaningful contributions in 10. Survey of International Cyber Warfare the domain of cyber warfare through technical Capabilities. Open source exploration of cyber consultation, systems development, and warfare trends in India, Pakistan, Russia, and operational test & evaluation. China.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 37
  • 38. Explosives Technology and Modeling December 12-15, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico $1995 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 4 Day Course! "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. Shock Waves. Fundamental Shock Wave This four-day course is designed for scientists, Hydrodynamics, Shock Hugoniots, Phase Change, engineers and managers interested in the current state Oblique Shock Reflection, Regular and Mach Shock of explosive and propellant technology. After an Reflection. introduction to shock waves, the current explosive 2. Shock Equation of State Data Bases. Shock technology is described. Numerical methods for Hugoniot Data, Shock Wave Profile Data., evaluating explosive and propellant sensitivity to shock Radiographic Data, Explosive Performance Data, waves are described and applied to vulnerability Aquarium Data, Russian Shock and Explosive Data. problems such as projectile impact and burning to 3. Performance of Explosives and Propellants. detonation. Steady-State Explosives. Non-Ideal Explosives – Ammonium Salt-Explosive Mixtures, Ammonium Instructor Nitrate-Fuel Oil (ANFO) Explosives, Metal Loaded Explosives. Non-Steady State Detonations – Build- Charles L. Mader, Ph.D.,is a retired Fellow of the Up in Plane, Diverging and Converging Geometry, Los Alamos National Laboratory and President of a Chemistry of Build-Up of Detonation. Propellant consulting company. Dr. Mader authored the Performance. monograph Numerical Modeling of Detonation, and also wrote four dynamic material property data 4. Initiation of Detonation. Thermal Initiation, volumes published by the University of California Explosive Hazard Calibration Tests. Shock Initiation Press. His book and CD-ROM entitled Numerical of Homogeneous Explosives. Shock Initiation of Modeling of Explosives and Propellants, Third Edition, Heterogeneous Explosives – Hydrodynamic Hot Spot published in 2008 by CRC Press will be the text for the Model, Shock Sensitivity and Effects on Shock course. He is the author of Numerical Modeling of Sensitivity of Composition, Particle Size and Water Waves, Second Edition, published in 2004 by Temperature. The FOREST FIRE MODEL – Failure CRC Press. He is listed in Whos Who in America and Diameter, Corner Turning, Desensitization of Whos Who in the World. He has consulted and guest Explosives by Preshocking, Projectile Initiation of lectured for public and private organizations in several Explosives, Burning to Detonation. countries. 5. Modeling Hydodynamics on Personal Computers. Numerical Solution of One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Lagrangian Reactive Flow, Who Should Attend Numerical Solution of Two-Dimensional and Three- This course is suited for scientists, engineers, and Dimensional Eulerian Reactive Flow. managers interested in the current state of explosive 6. Design and Interpretation of Experiments. and propellant technology, and in the use of numerical Plane-Wave Experiments, Explosions in Water, Plate modeling to evaluate the performance and vulnerability Dent Experiments, Cylinder Test, Jet Penetration of of explosives and propellants. Inerts and Explosives, Plane Wave Lens, Regular and Mach Reflection of Shock and Detonation Waves, Insensitive High Explosive Initiators, Colliding What You Will Learn Detonations, Shaped Charge Jet Formation and• What are Shock Waves and Detonation Waves? Target Penetration.• What makes an Explosive Hazardous? 7. NOBEL Code and Proton Radiography. AMR Reactive Hydrodynamic code with models of both• Where Shock Wave and Explosive Data is available. Build-up TO and OF Detonation used to model• How to model Explosive and Propellant oblique initiation of Insensitive High Explosives, Performance. explosive cavity formation in water, meteorite and• How to model Explosive Hazards and Vulnerability. nuclear explosion generated cavities, Munroe jets,• How to use the furnished explosive performance and Failure Cones, Hydrovolcanic explosions. hydrodynamic computer codes.• The current state of explosive and propellant technology. Course Materials Participants will receive a copy of Numerical ModelingFrom this course you will obtain the knowledge to of Explosives and Propellants, Third Edition by Dr. Charlesevaluate explosive performance, hazards and Mader, 2008 CRC Press. In addition, participants willunderstand the literature. receive an updated CD-ROM.38 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 39. Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles January 31 - February 2, 2012 Course Outline 1. Introduction to Rockets and Missiles. The Classifications Columbia, Maryland of guided, and unguided, missile systems is introduced. The practical uses of rocket systems as weapons of war, commerce March 6-8, 2012 and the peaceful exploration of space are examined. 2. Rocket Propulsion made Simple. How rocket motors and Columbia, Maryland engines operate to achieve thrust. Including Nozzle Theory, are explained. The use of the rocket equation and related Mass $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Properties metrics are introduced. The flight environments and conditions of rocket vehicles are presented. Staging theory for "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each rockets and missiles are explained. Non-traditional propulsion is Off The Course Tuition." addressed. 3. Introduction to Liquid Propellant Performance, Utility and Applications. Propellant performance issues of specific impulse, Bulk density and mixture ratio decisions are examined. Storable propellants for use in space are described. Other propellant Properties, like cryogenic properties, stability, toxicity, compatibility are explored. Mono-Propellants and single Summary propellant systems are introduced. This three-day course provides an overview of rockets and 4. Introducing Solid Rocket Motor Technology. The missiles for government and industry officials with limited advantages and disadvantages of solid rocket motors are technical experience in rockets and missiles. The course examined. Solid rocket motor materials, propellant grains and provides a practical foundation of knowledge in rocket and construction are described. Applications for solid rocket motors as missile issues and technologies. The seminar is designed for weapons and as cost-effective space transportation systems are engineers, technical personnel, military specialist, decision explored. Hybrid Rocket Systems are explored. makers and managers of current and future projects needing 5. Liquid Rocket System Technology. Rocket Engines, from a more complete understanding of the complex issues of pressure fed to the three main pump-fed cycles, are examined. rocket and missile technology The seminar provides a solid Engine cooling methods are explored. Other rocket engine and foundation in the issues that must be decided in the use, stage elements are described. Control of Liquid Rocket stage steering is presented. Propellant Tanks, Pressurization systems operation and development of rocket systems of the future. and Cryogenic propellant Management are explained. You will learn a wide spectrum of problems, solutions and choices in the technology of rockets and missile used for 6. Foreign vs. American Rocket Technology and Design. How the former Soviet aerospace system diverged from the military and civil purposes. American systems, where the Russians came out ahead, and Attendees will receive a complete set of printed notes. what we can learn from the differences. Contrasts between the These notes will be an excellent future reference for current Russian and American Design philosophy are observed to provide trends in the state-of-the-art in rocket and missile technology lessons for future design. Foreign competition from the end of the and decision making. Cold War to the foreseeable future is explored. 7. Rockets in Spacecraft Propulsion. The difference between launch vehicle booster systems, and that found on Instructor spacecraft, satellites and transfer stages, is examined The use of Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle System storable and hypergolic propellants in space vehicles is explained. Engineer, specializing in integration of launch Operation of rocket systems in micro-gravity is studied. vehicle technology, design, modeling and 8. Rockets Launch Sites and Operations. Launch Locations business strategies. He is currently an in the USA and Russia are examined for the reason the locations independent consultant, writer and teacher of have been chosen. The considerations taken in the selection of launch sites are explored. The operations of launch sites in a more rocket system technology. He is experienced efficient manner, is examined for future systems. in launch vehicle operations, design, testing, 9. Rockets as Commercial Ventures. Launch Vehicles as business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, American commercial ventures are examined, including the safety and reliability. He also has 13-years of government motivation for commercialization. The Commercial Launch Vehicle experience including five years working launch operations at market is explored. Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Keith has written over 20 technical 10. Useful Orbits and Trajectories Made Simple. The papers on various aspects of low cost space transportation student is introduced to simplified and abbreviated orbital over the last two decades. mechanics. Orbital changes using Delta-V to alter an orbit, and the use of transfer orbits, are explored. Special orbits like geostationary, sun synchronous and Molnya are presented. Who Should Attend Ballistic Missile trajectories and re-entry penetration is examined. • Aerospace Industry Managers. 11. Reliability and Safety of Rocket Systems. Introduction • Government Regulators, Administrators and to the issues of safety and reliability of rocket and missile systems is presented. The hazards of rocket operations, and mitigation of sponsors of rocket or missile projects. the problems, are explored. The theories and realistic practices of • Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket and understanding failures within rocket systems, and strategies to missile projects. improve reliability, is discussed. • Contractors or investors involved in missile 12. Expendable Launch Vehicle Theory, Performance and development. Uses. The theory of Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) dominance over alternative Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) is • Military Professionals. explored. The controversy over simplification of liquid systems as a cost effective strategy is addressed. What You Will Learn 13. Reusable Launch Vehicle Theory and Performance. 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.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 39
  • 40. GPS and Other Radionavigation Satellites International Navigation Solutions for Military, Civilian, and Aerospace Applications October 24-27, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico January 30 - February 2, 2012 Each Stu receiv dent will Cape Canaveral, Florida receiver e a free GPS with co displays lor map ! March 12-15, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1995 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." If present plans materialize, 128 radionavigation satellites will soon be installed along the space frontier. They will be owned and operated by six different countries hoping to capitalize on the financial success of the GPS constellation. In this popular four-day short course Tom Logsdon Course Outline describes in detail how these various radionavigation 1. Radionavigation Concepts. Active and passive systems work and reviews the many practical benefits radionavigation systems. Position and velocity solutions. they are slated to provide to military and civilian users Nanosecond timing accuracies. Today’s spaceborne around the globe. Logsdon will explain how each atomic clocks. Websites and other sources of information. radionavigation system works and how to use it in Building a flourishing $200 billion radionavigation empire in space. various practical situations. 2. The Three Major Segments of the GPS. Signal structure and pseudorandom codes. Modulation Instructor techniques. Practical performance-enhancements. Tom Logsdon has worked on the GPS Relativistic time dilations. Inverted navigation solutions. radionavigation satellites and their 3. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering constellation for more than 20 years. He Techniques. Taylor series expansions. Numerical helped design the Transit Navigation iteration. Doppler shift solutions. Kalman filtering algorithms. System and the GPS and he acted as a 4. Designing Effective GPS Receivers. The functions consultant to the European Galileo of a modern receiver. Antenna design techniques. Code Spaceborne Navigation System. His key tracking and carrier tracking loops. Commercial chipsets. assignment have included constellation Military receivers. Navigation solutions for orbiting selection trades, military and civilian applications, force satellites. multiplier effects, survivability enhancements and 5. Military Applications. Military test ranges. Tactical spacecraft autonomy studies. and strategic applications. Autonomy and survivability Over the past 30 years Logsdon has taught more enhancements. Smart bombs and artillery projectiles.. than 300 short courses. He has also made two dozen 6. Integrated Navigation Systems. Mechanical and strapdown implementations. Ring lasers and fiber-optic television appearances, helped design an exhibit for gyros. Integrated navigation systems. Military the Smithsonian Institution, and written and published applications. 1.7 million words, including 29 non fiction books. 7. Differential Navigation and Pseudosatellites. These include Understanding the Navstar, Orbital Special committee 104’s data exchange protocols. Global Mechanics, and The Navstar Global Positioning data distribution. Wide-area differential navigation. System. Pseudosatellites. International geosynchronous overlay satellites. The American WAAS, the European EGNOS, and the Japanese QZSS.."The presenter was very energetic and truly 8. Carrier-Aided Solution Techniques. Attitude-passionate about the material" determination receivers. Spaceborne navigation for NASA’s Twin Grace satellites. Dynamic and kinematic orbit determination. Motorola’s spaceborne monarch" Tom Logsdon is the best teacher I have ever receiver. Relativistic time-dilation derivations. Relativistichad. His knowledge is excellent. He is a 10!" effects due to orbital eccentricity. 9. The Navstar Satellites. Subsystem descriptions."Mr. Logsdon did a bang-up job explaining On-orbit test results. Orbital perturbations and computer modeling techniques. Station-keeping maneuvers. Earth-and deriving the theories of special/general shadowing characteristics. The European Galileo, therelativity–and how they are associated with Chinese Biedou/Compass, the Indian IRNSS, and thethe GPS navigation solutions." Japanese QZSS. 10. Russia’s Glonass Constellation. Performance"I loved his one-page mathematical deriva- comparisons. Orbital mechanics considerations. The Glonass subsystems. Russia’s SL-12 Proton booster.tions and the important points they illus- Building dual-capability GPS/Glonass receivers. Glonasstrate." in the evening news.40 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 41. Integrated Navigation Systems Guidance, Navigation & Control Engineering Summary In this highly structured 4-day short course – specifically tailored to the needs of busy engineers, scientists, managers, and aerospace professionals – Thomas S. Logsdon will provide you with new insights into the modern guidance, navigation, and control techniques now being perfected at key research centers around the globe. January 23-26, 2012 The various topics are illustrated with powerful Cape Canaveral, Florida analogies, full-color sketches, block diagrams, simple one-page derivations highlighting their salient features, and numerical examples that employ inputs from today’s February 27 - March 1, 2012 battlefield rockets, orbiting satellites, and deep-space Columbia, Maryland missions. These lessons are carefully laid out to help you design and implement practical performance-optimal $1890 (8:30am - 4:30pm) missions and test procedures. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Thomas S. Logsdon has accumulated more than 30 Course Outline years experience with the Naval Ordinance 1. Inertial Navigation Systems. Fundamental Laboratory, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Concepts. Schuller pendulum errors. Strapdown Martin, Boeing Aerospace, and Rockwell implementations. Ring laser gyros. The Sagnac effect. International. His research projects and Monolithic ring laser gyros. Fiber optic gyros. Advanced consulting assignments have included the strapdown implementations. Tartar and Talos shipboard missiles, 2. Radionavigation’s Precise Position-Fixing Project Skylab, and various deep space Techniques. Active and passive radionavigation systems. interplanetary probes and missions. Pseudoranging solutions. Nanosecond timing accuracies. Mr. Logsdon has also worked extensively on the The quantum-mechanical principles of cesium and Navstar GPS, including military applications, constellation rubidium atomic clocks. Solving for the user’s position. design and coverage studies. He has taught and lectured 3. Integrated Navigation Systems. Intertial in 31 different countries on six continents and he has navigation. Gimballing and strapdown navigation. Open- written and published 1.7 million words, including 29 loop and closed-loop implementations. Transfer alignment technical books. His textbooks include Striking It Rich in techniques. Kalman filters and their state variable Space, Understanding the Navstar, Mobile selections. Test results. Communication Satellites, and Orbital Mechanics: Theory 4. Hardware Units for Inertial Navigation. Solid-state and Applications. accelerometers. Initializing today’s strapdown inertial Dr. Walter R. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA, with a Ph.D. navigation systems. Coordinate rotations and direction degree in Control Systems Engineering cosine matrices. Advanced strapdown concepts. and Applied Mathematics. He has over Hardware units. Spaceborne inertial navigation systems. thirty years of industry, government and 5. Military Applications of Integrated Navigation. academic experience in the analysis and Translator implementations at military test ranges. Military design of tactical and strategic missiles. performance specifications. Military test results. Tactical His experience includes Standard Missile, applications. The Trident Accuracy Improvement Program. Stinger, AMRAAM, HARM, MX, Small Tomahawk cruise missiles. ICBM, and ballistic missile defense. He is 6. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering currently a Senior Staff Member at the Johns Hopkins Techniques. Ultra precise navigation solutions. Solving University Applied Physics Laboratory and was formerly for the user’s velocity. Evaluating the geometrical dillusion the Chief Technologist at the Missile Defense Agency in of precision. Kalman filtering techniques. The covariance Washington, DC. matrices and their physical interpretations. Typical state variable selections. Monte Carlo simulations. 7. Smart bombs, Guided Missiles, and Artillery What You Will Learn Projectiles. Beam-riders and their destructive potential. • What are the key differences between gimballing and Smart bombs and their demonstrated accuracies. Smart and rugged artillery projectiles. The Paveway IV smart strapdown Intertial Navigation Systems? bombs. • How are transfer alignment operations being carried out 8. Spaceborne Applications of Integrated on modern battlefields? Navigation Systems. On-orbit position-fixing on early • How sensitive are today’s solid state accelerometers satellites. The Twin Grace satellites. Guiding tomorrow’s and how are they currently being designed? booster rockets. Attitude determinations for the • What is a covariance matrix and how can it be used in International Space Station. Cesium fountain clocks in evaluating the performance capabilities of Integrated space. Relativistic corrections for radionavigation GPS/INS Navigation Systems? satellites. • How do the Paveway IV smart bombs differ from their 9. Today’s Guidance and Control for Deep Space predecessors? Missions. Putting ICBM’s through their paces. Guiding tomorrow’s highly demanding missions from the Earth to • What are their key performance capabilities in practical Mars. JPL’s awesome new interplanetary pinball battlefield situations? machines. JPL’s deep space network. Autonomous robots • What is the deep space network and how does it handle swarming along the space frontier. Driving along its demanding missions? tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 41
  • 42. Missile System Design March 26-28, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline Off The Course Tuition." 1. Introduction/Key Drivers in the Missile Design and System Engineering Process: Overview of missile design process. Examples of system-of-systems integration. Unique Summary characteristics of missiles. Key aerodynamic configuration sizing This three-day short course covers the fundamentals of parameters. Missile conceptual design synthesis process. Examples of processes to establish mission requirements. Projected capability missile design, development, and system engineering. The in command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, course provides a system-level, integrated method for missile surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR). Example of Pareto analysis. aerodynamic configuration/propulsion design and analysis. It Attendees vote on course emphasis. addresses the broad range of 2. Aerodynamic Considerations in Missile Design and alternatives in meeting cost, System Engineering: Optimizing missile aerodynamics. Shapes for performance and risk requirements. low observables. Missile configuration layout (body, wing, tail) The methods presented are generally options. Selecting flight control alternatives. Wing and tail sizing. simple closed-form analytical Predicting normal force, drag, pitching moment, stability, control expressions that are physics-based, to effectiveness, lift-to-drag ratio, and hinge moment. Maneuver law provide insight into the primary driving alternatives. parameters. Configuration sizing 3. Propulsion Considerations in Missile Design and examples are presented for rocket- System Engineering: Turbojet, ramjet, scramjet, ducted rocket, powered, ramjet-powered, and turbo-jet and rocket propulsion comparisons. Turbojet engine design powered baseline missiles. Typical considerations, prediction and sizing. Selecting ramjet engine, values of missile parameters and the booster, and inlet alternatives. Ramjet performance prediction and characteristics of current operational sizing. High density fuels. Solid propellant alternatives. Propellant missiles are discussed as well as the enabling subsystems and grain cross section trade-offs. Effective thrust magnitude control. technologies for missiles and the current/projected state-of-the- Reducing propellant observables. Rocket motor performance art. Sixty-six videos illustrate missile development activities and prediction and sizing. Motor case and nozzle materials. missile performance. Daily roundtable discussion. Attendees 4. Weight Considerations in Missile Design and System will vote on the relative emphasis of the material to be Engineering: How to size subsystems to meet flight performance presented. Attendees receive course notes as well as the requirements. Structural design criteria factor of safety. Structure textbook, Tactical Missile Design, 2nd edition. concepts and manufacturing processes. Selecting airframe materials. Loads prediction. Weight prediction. Airframe and motor case design. Aerodynamic heating prediction and insulation trades. Dome material alternatives and sizing. Power supply and actuator alternatives and sizing. Instructor 5. Flight Performance Considerations in Missile Design Eugene L. Fleeman has 47 years of government, and System Engineering: Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic industry, academia, and consulting sizing-equations of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of experience in missile system and motion. Maximizing flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory technology development. Formerly a shaping. Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, coast, steady descent, ballistic, maneuvering, and homing flight. manager of missile programs at Air Force Research Laboratory, Rockwell 6. Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration / System Engineering: Achieving robustness in adverse weather. International, Boeing, and Georgia Tech, Seeker, navigation, data link, and sensor alternatives. Seeker range he is an international lecturer on missiles prediction. Counter-countermeasures. Warhead alternatives and and the author of over 100 publications, including the AIAA lethality prediction. Approaches to minimize collateral damage. textbook, Tactical Missile Design. 2nd Ed. Fusing alternatives and requirements for fuze angle and time delay. Alternative guidance laws. Proportional guidance accuracy prediction. Time constant contributors and prediction. Maneuverability design criteria. Radar cross section and infrared What You Will Learn signature prediction. Survivability considerations. Insensitive • Key drivers in the missile design and system engineering munitions. Enhanced reliability. Cost drivers of schedule, weight, process. learning curve, and parts count. EMD and production cost prediction. Designing within launch platform constraints. Internal vs. • Critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in subsystems, external carriage. Shipping, storage, carriage, launch, and aerodynamic, propulsion, and structure sizing. separation environment considerations. Launch platform interfaces. • Launch platform-missile integration. Cold and solar environment temperature prediction. • Robustness, lethality, guidance navigation & control, 7. Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools: Trade-offs for extended accuracy, observables, survivability, reliability, and cost range rocket. Sizing for enhanced maneuverability. Developing a considerations. harmonized missile. Lofted range prediction. Ramjet missile sizing • Missile sizing examples. for range robustness. Ramjet fuel alternatives. Ramjet velocity control. Correction of turbojet thrust and specific impulse. Turbojet • Missile development process. missile sizing for maximum range. Turbojet engine rotational speed. Computer aided sizing tools for conceptual design. Soda straw rocket design-build-fly competition. House of quality process. Who Should Attend Design of experiment process. The course is oriented toward the needs of missile 8. Missile Development Process: Design engineers, systems engineers, analysts, marketing validation/technology development process. Developing a personnel, program managers, university professors, and technology roadmap. History of transformational technologies. others working in the area of missile systems and technology Funding emphasis. Alternative proposal win strategies. New missile development. Attendees will gain an understanding of missile follow-on projections. Examples of development tests and facilities. design, missile technologies, launch platform integration, Example of technology demonstration flight envelope. Examples of technology development. New technologies for missiles. missile system measures of merit, and the missile system development process. 9. Summary and Lessons Learned.42 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 43. Modern Missile Analysis Propulsion, Guidance, Control, Seekers, and Technology October 24-27, 2011 Columbia, Maryland $1890 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This four-day course presents a broad introduction to 1. Introduction. Brief history of Missiles. Types of major missile subsystems and their integrated performance, explained in practical terms, but including relevant analytical guided missiles. Introduction to ballistic missile defense.- methods. While emphasis is on today’s homing missiles and Endoatmospheric and exoatmospheric missile operation. future trends, the course includes a historical perspective of Missile basing. Missile subsystems overview. Warheads, relevant older missiles. Both endoatmospheric and lethality and hit-to-kill. Power and power conditioning. exoatmospheric missiles (missiles that operate in the atmosphere and in space) are addressed. Missile propulsion, 2. Missile Propulsion. The rocket equation. Solid and guidance, control, and seekers are covered, and their roles liquid propulsion. Single stage and multistage boosters. and interactions in integrated missile operation are explained. Ramjets and scramjets. Axial propulsion. Divert and The types and applications of missile simulation and testing attitude control systems. Effects of gravity and are presented. Comparisons of autopilot designs, guidance atmospheric drag. approaches, seeker alternatives, and instrumentation for various purposes are presented. The course is recommended 3. Missile Airframes, Autopilots And Control. for analysts, engineers, and technical managers who want to Phases of missile flight. Purpose and functions of broaden their understanding of modern missiles and missile autopilots. Missile control configurations. Autopilot design. systems. The analytical descriptions require some technical Open-loop autopilots. Inertial instruments and feedback. background, but practical explanations can be appreciated by Autopilot response, stability, and agility. Body modes and all students. rate saturation. Roll control and induced roll in high performance missiles. Radomes and their effects on Instructor missile control. Adaptive autopilots. Rolling airframe Dr. Walter R. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA, with a Ph.D. missiles. degree in Control Systems Engineering and Applied 4. Exoatmospheric Missiles For Ballistic Missile Mathematics. He has over thirty years of Defense. Exoatmospheric missile autopilots, propulsion industry, government and academic and attitude control. Pulse width modulation. Exo- experience in the analysis and design of atmospheric missile autopilots. Limit cycles. tactical and strategic missiles. His experience includes Standard Missile, Stinger, AMRAAM, 5. Missile Guidance. Seeker types and operation for HARM, MX, Small ICBM, and ballistic missile endo- and exo-atmospheric missiles. Passive, active and defense. He is currently a Senior Staff semi active missile guidance. Radar basics and radar Member at the Johns Hopkins University seekers. Passive sensing basics and passive seekers. Applied Physics Laboratory and was formerly the Chief Technologist at the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, Scanning seekers and focal plane arrays. Seeker DC. He has authored numerous industry and government comparisons and tradeoffs for different missions. Signal reports and published prominent papers on missile processing and noise reduction technology. He has also taught university courses in 6. Missile Seekers. Boost and midcourse guidance. engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Zero effort miss. Proportional navigation and augmented proportional navigation. Biased proportional navigation. Predictive guidance. Optimum homing guidance. What You Will Learn Guidance filters. Homing guidance examples and You will gain an understanding of the design and analysis simulation results. Miss distance comparisons with of homing missiles and the integrated performance of their subsystems. different homing guidance laws. Sources of miss and miss • Missile propulsion and control in the atmosphere and in reduction. Beam rider, pure pursuit, and deviated pursuit space. guidance. • Clear explanation of homing guidance. 7. Simulation And Its Applications. Current • Types of missile seekers and how they work. simulation capabilities and future trends. Hardware in the • Missile testing and simulation. loop. Types of missile testing and their uses, advantages • Latest developments and future trends. and disadvantages of testing alternatives.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 43
  • 44. Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion January 31 - February 2, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." d With Revise Added y Newl ics Top Course Outline 1. Introduction. 2. The Kalman Filter. 3. Other Linear Filters. 4. Non-Linear Filters. Summary 5. Angle-Only Tracking. The objective of this course is to introduce 6. Maneuvering Targets: Adaptive Techniques. engineers, scientists, managers and military 7. Maneuvering Targets: Multiple Model operations personnel to the fields of target Approaches. tracking and data fusion, and to the key 8. Single Target Correlation & Association. technologies which are available today for 9. Track Initiation, Confirmation & Deletion. application to this field. The course is designed 10. Using Measured Range Rate (Doppler). to be rigorous where appropriate, while 11. Multitarget Correlation & Association. remaining accessible to students without a 12. Probabilistic Data Association. specific scientific background in this field. The 13. Multiple Hypothesis Approaches. course will start from the fundamentals and 14. Coordinate Conversions. move to more advanced concepts. This course 15. Multiple Sensors. will identify and characterize the principle 16. Data Fusion Architectures. components of typical tracking systems. A 17. Fusion of Data From Multiple Radars. variety of techniques for addressing different 18. Fusion of Data From Multiple Angle-Only aspects of the data fusion problem will be Sensors. described. Real world examples will be used to 19. Fusion of Data From Radar and Angle-Only emphasize the applicability of some of the Sensor. algorithms. Specific illustrative examples will 20. Sensor Alignment. be used to show the tradeoffs and systems 21. Fusion of Target Type and Attribute Data. issues between the application of different 22. Performance Metrics. techniques. Instructor What You Will Learn • State Estimation Techniques – Kalman Filter, Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior constant-gain filters. Technical Staff at the Johns Hopkins Univeristy • Non-linear filtering – When is it needed? Extended Applied Physics Laboratory. He has over 30 Kalman Filter. years of experience in tracking, sensor fusion, • Techniques for angle-only tracking. and radar systems analysis and design for the • Tracking algorithms, their advantages and Navy,Marine Corps, Air Force, and FAA. limitations, including: Recent work has included the integration of a - Nearest Neighbor new radar into an existing multisensor system - Probabilistic Data Association and in the integration, using a multiple - Multiple Hypothesis Tracking hypothesis approach, of shipboard radar and - Interactive Multiple Model (IMM) ESM sensors. Previous experience has • How to handle maneuvering targets. included analysis and design of multiradar • Track initiation – recursive and batch approaches. fusion systems, integration of shipboard • Architectures for sensor fusion. sensors including radar, IR and ESM, • Sensor alignment – Why do we need it and how do integration of radar, IFF, and time-difference-of- we do it? arrival sensors with GPS data sources. • Attribute Fusion, including Bayesian methods, Dempster-Shafer, Fuzzy Logic.44 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 45. Solid Rocket Motor Design and Applications For onsite presentations, course can be tailored to specific SRM applications and technologies. November 1-3, 2011 Huntsville, Alabama Summary This three-day course provides an overall look - with $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 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; sensitivity of system performance requirements on SRM design, Course Outline reliability, and cost; insight into the physical limitations; 1. Introduction to Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs). SRM comparisons to liquid and hybrid propulsion systems; a terminology and nomenclature, survey of types and detailed review of component design and analysis; critical applications of SRMs, and SRM component description and manufacturing process parameters; transportation and characteristics. handling, and integration of motors into launch vehicles and 2. SRM Design and Applications. Fundamental principles missiles. General approaches used in the development of of SRMs, key performance and configuration parameters new motors. Also discussed is the importance of employing such as total impulse, specific impulse, thrust vs. motor formal systems engineering practices, for the definition of operating time, size constraints; basic performance requirements, design and cost trade studies, development equations, internal ballistic principles, preliminary approach of technologies and associated analyses and codes used to for designing SRMs; propellant combustion characteristics balance customer and manufacturer requirements, (instability, burning rate), limitations of SRMs based on the All types of SRMs are included, with emphasis on current laws of physics, and comparison of solid to liquid propellant and recently developed motors for commercial and and hybrid rocket motors. DoD/NASA launch vehicles such as Lockheed Martins 3. Definition of SRM Requirements. Impact of Athena series, Orbital Sciences Pegasus and Taurus customer/system imposed requirements on design, reliability, series, the strap-on motors for the Delta series (III and IV), and cost; SRM manufacturer imposed requirements and Titan V, and the propulsion systems for Ares / Constellation constraints based on computer optimization codes and vehicle. The course summarizes the use of surplus military general engineering practices and 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 affect programs. motor design, reliability, and cost. Understanding of , interrelationship of performance parameters, component Instructor design trades versus cost and maturity of technology; Richard Lee Lee has more than 43 years 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. Mgr. at Thiokol, instrumental in the development of the 5. Key SRM Component Design Characteristics and Castor 120 SRM. His experience includes managing Materials. Detailed description and comparison of the development and qualification of DoD SRM performance parameters and properties of solid propellants subsystems and components for the Small ICBM, including composite (i.e., HTPB, PBAN, and CTPB), nitro- Peacekeeper and other R&D programs. Mr. Lee has plasticized composites, and double based or cross-linked propellants and why they are used for different motor and/or extensive experience in SRM performance and vehicle objectives and applications; motor cases, nozzles, interface requirements at all levels in the space and thrust vector control & actuation systems; motor igniters, and missile industry. He has been very active in other initiation and flight termination electrical and ordnance coordinating functional and physical interfaces with the systems.. commercial spaceports in Florida, California, and 6. SRM Manufacturing/Processing Parameters. Alaska. He has participated in developing safety Description of critical manufacturing operations for propellant criteria with academia, private industry and mixing, propellant loading into the SRM, propellant inspection government agencies (USAF SMC, 45th Space Wing and acceptance testing, and propellant facilities and tooling, and Research Laboratory; FAA/AST; NASA and SRM components fabrication. Headquarters and NASA centers; and the Army Space 7. SRM Transportation and Handling Considerations. and Strategic Defense Command. He has also General understanding of requirements and solutions for consulted with launch vehicle contractors in the design, transporting, handling, and processing different motor sizes material selection, and testing of SRM propellants and and DOT propellant explosive classifications and licensing components. Mr. Lee has a MS in Engineering and regulations. Administration and a BS in EE from the University of 8. Launch Vehicle Interfaces, Processing and Utah. Integration. Key mechanical, functional, and electrical interfaces between the SRM and launch vehicle and launch What You Will Learn facility. Comparison of interfaces for both strap-on and straight stack applications.• Solid rocket motor principles and key requirements. 9. SRM Development Requirements and Processes.• Motor design drivers and sensitivity on the design, Approaches and timelines for developing new SRMs. reliability, and cost. Description of a demonstration and qualification program for• Detailed propellant and component design features both commercial and government programs. Impact of decisions regarding design philosophy (state-of-the-art versus and characteristics. advanced technology) and design safety factors. Motor sizing• Propellant and component manufacturing processes. methodology and studies (using computer aided design• SRM/Vehicle interfaces, transportation, and handling models). Customer oversight and quality program. Motor cost considerations. reduction approaches through design, manufacturing, and acceptance. Castor 120 motor development example.• Development approach for qualifying new SRMs.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 45
  • 46. Space Mission Analysis and Design October 18-20, 2011 Huntsville, Alabama February 7-9, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This three-day class is intended for both 1. The Space Missions Analysis and Design students and professionals in astronautics and Process space science. It is appropriate for engineers, 2. Mission Characterization scientists, and managers trying to obtain the best mission possible within a limited budget and for 3. Mission Evaluation students working on advanced design projects or 4. Requirements Definition just beginning in space systems engineering. It is 5. Space Mission Geometry the indispensable traveling companion for 6. Introduction to Astro-dynamics seasoned veterans or those just beginning to explore the highways and by-ways of space 7. Orbit and Constellation Design mission engineering. Each student will be 8. The Space Environment and Survivability provided with a copy of Space Mission Analysis 9. Space Payload Design and Sizing and Design [Third Edition], for his or her own professional reference library. 10. Spacecraft Design and Sizing 11. Spacecraft Subsystems Instructor 12. Space Manufacture and Test Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch 13. Communications Architecture Vehicle System Engineer, specializing 14. Mission Operations in the integration of launch vehicle technology, design, and business 15. Ground System Design and Sizing strategies. He is currently conducting 16. Spacecraft Computer Systems business case strategic analysis, risk 17. Space Propulsion Systems reduction and modeling for the Boeing Space Launch Initiative Reusable 18. Launch Systems Launch Vehicle team. For the past five years, Ed 19. Space Manufacturing and Reliability has supported the technical and business case efforts at Boeing to advance the state-of-the-art for 20. Cost Modeling reusable launch vehicles. Mr. Keith has designed 21. Limits on Mission Design complete rocket engines, rocket vehicles, small 22. Design of Low-Cost Spacecraft propulsion systems, and composite propellant tank systems, especially designed for low cost, as a 23. Applying Space Mission Analysis and propulsion and launch vehicle engineer. His travels Design have taken him to Russia, China, Australia and many other launch operation centers throughout the world. Mr. Keith has worked as a Systems Engineer What You Will Learn for Rockwell International, on the Brillant Eyes • Conceptual mission design. Satellite Program and on the Space Shuttle • Defining top-level mission requirements. Advanced Solid Rocket Motor project. Mr. Keith served for five years with Aerojet in Australia, • Mission operational concepts. evaluating all space mission operations that • Mission operations analysis and design. originated in the Eastern Hemisphere. Mr. Keith also • Estimating space system costs. served for five years on Launch Operations at • Spacecraft design development, verification Vandenberg AFB, California. Mr. Keith has written and validation. 18 papers on various aspects of Low Cost Space Transportation over the last decade. • System design review .46 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 47. Synthetic Aperture Radar Fundamentals Advanced October 17-18, 2011 October 19-20, 2011 Columbia, Maryland Columbia, Maryland February 7-8, 2012 February 9-10, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico Instructor: Instructor: Dr. Keith Raney Bart Huxtable $1090 (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1090 (8:30am - 4:00pm) What You Will Learn What You Will Learn• Basic concepts and principles of SAR. • How to process data from SAR systems for• What are the key system parameters. high resolution, wide area coverage,• Design and implementation tradeoffs. interferometric and/or polarimetric applications.• Current system performance. Emerging • How to design and build high performance systems. SAR processors. • Perform SAR data calibration. Course Outline • Ground moving target indication (GMTI) in a 1. SAR Imagery: Mechanisms and Effects. Backscatter. SAR, SAR context.from backscatter through the radar and processor to imagery. Side-(and down-) looking geometry. Slant-range to ground-range • Current state-of-the-art.conversion. The microwave spectrum. Frequency and wavelength.Effects of wavelength. Specular (forward and backward), discrete, anddiffuse scattering. Shadowing. Cardinal effect. Bragg scattering. Course OutlineSpeckle; its cause and mitigation. The Washington Monument. 2. Applications Overview. SAR milestones and pivotal 1. SAR Review Origins. Theory, Design,contributions. Typical SAR designs and modes, ranging from Engineering, Modes, Applications, System.pioneering classic, single channel, strip mapping systems to moreadvanced wide-swath, polarimetric, spotlight, and interferometric 2. Processing Basics. Traditional strip mapdesigns. A survey of important applications and how they influence the processing steps, theoretical justification,SAR system. Examples will be drawn from SeaSat, Radarsat-1/2, processing systems designs, typical processingERS-1/2, Magellan (at Venus), and TerraSAR-X, among others. systems. 3. System Design Principles. Part I, Engineering Perspective:System design of an orbital SAR depends on classical electromagnetic 3. Advanced SAR Processing. Processingand related physical principles, which will be concisely reviewed. The complexities arising from uncompensated motionSAR radar equation. Sampling, which leads to the dominant SAR and low frequency (e.g., foliage penetrating) SARdesign constraint (the range-Doppler ambiguity trade-off) impactsfundamental parameters including resolution, swath width, signal-to- processing.(additive) noise ratio, signal-to-speckle (a multiplicative noise) ratio, 4. Interferometric SAR. Description of the state-and ambiguity ratios. Part II, User Perspective: Complex vs real(power or square-root power) imagery. Noise-equivalent sigma-zero. of-the-art IFSAR processing techniques: complexThe SAR Greed Factor. The six Axioms that describe top-level SAR SAR image registration, interferogram andproperties from the user’s perspective. The SAR Image Quality correlogram generation, phase unwrapping, andparameter (the fundamental resolution-multi-look metric of interest tothe user) will be described, and its influence will be reviewed on digital terrain elevation data (DTED) extraction.system design and image utility.. 5. Spotlight Mode SAR. Theory and 4. SAR Polarimetry. Electromagnetic polarimetric basics. A review implementation of high resolution imaging.of the polarimetric combinations available for SAR architecture, Differences from strip map SAR imaging.including single-polarization, dual polarization, compact polarimetry,and full (or quadrature) polarimetry. Benefits and disadvantages of 6. Polarimetric SAR. Description of the imagepolarimetric SARs. Hybrid-polarimetric radars. Examples of typical information provided by polarimetry and how thisapplications. “Free” applications and analysis tools. Future outlook. can be exploited for terrain classification, soil 5. SAR Interferometry. Electromagnetic polarimetric basics. Areview of the polarimetric combinations available for SAR architecture, moisture, ATR, etc.including single-polarization, dual polarization, compact polarimetry, 7. High Performance Computing Hardware.and full (or quadrature) polarimetry. Benefits and disadvantages ofpolarimetric SARs. Hybrid-polarimetric radars. Examples of typical Parallel implementations, supercomputers, compactapplications. “Free” applications and analysis tools. Future outlook. DSP systems, hybrid opto-electronic system. 6. Current Orbital SARs. These include Europe’s ENVISAT, 8. SAR Data Calibration. Internal (e.g., cal-Canada’s Radarsat-2, Germany’s TerraSAR-X and Tandem-X. Withrequests from students in advance, any (unclassified) orbital SAR may tones) and external calibrations, Doppler centroidbe presented as a case study. aliasing, geolocation, polarimetric calibration, 7. Future Orbital SARs. Important examples include ALOS-2 ionospheric effects.(Japan), RISAT-1 (India), SAOCOM (Argentina), and the Radarsat 9. Example Systems and Applications. Space-Constellation Mission (Canada). With advance notice from prospectivestudents, any known forthcoming mission could be presented as a based: SIR-C, RADARSAT, ENVISAT, TerraSAR,case study. Cosmo-Skymed, PalSAR. Airborne: AirSAR and 8. Open Questions and Discussion. Overview of the best other current systems. Mapping, change detection,professional SAR conferences. Topics raised by participants will be polarimetry, interferometry.discussed, as interest and curiosity indicate.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 47
  • 48. Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) System Engineering Overview of leading-edge, ISR system-of-systems NEW! Summary This three-day course addresses System Engineering November 15-17, 2011 aspects associated with Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) programs and. Application to Columbia, Maryland security, target acquisition and tracking, terminal guidance for weapon systems, and seamless integration of $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) distributed sensor heterogeneous systems with intuitive situational display is provided. The course is designed for "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each the lead engineers; systems engineers, researchers, Off The Course Tuition." program managers, and government directors who desire a framework to solve the competing objectives relating to ISR & security missions relating to regional force Instructor protection, asset monitoring, and/or targeting. The course Timothy D. Cole is president of a consulting firm. Mr. presents an overview of tactical scale ISR systems (and Cole has developed sensor & data missions), requirements definition and tracking, and exfiltration solutions employing EO/IR provides technical descriptions relating to underlying sensors with augmentation using low-cost sensor technologies, ISR platform integration (e.g., UAV- wireless sensor nets. He has worked based sensor systems), and measures of system several sensor system programs that performance with emphasis on system integration & test addressed ISR including military-based issues. Examples are given throughout the conduct of the cuing of sensors, intelligence gathering, first course to allow for knowledgeable assessment of sensor responders, and border protection. Mr. Cole systems, ISR platform integration, data exfiltration and holds multiple degrees in Electrical network connectivity, along with discussion of the Engineering as well as in Technical Management. He has emerging integration of sensors with situational analyses been awarded the NASA Achievement Award and was a (including sensor web enablement), application of open Technical Fellow at Northrop Grumman. He has authored geospatial standards (OGC), and attendant enabling over 25 papers associated with ISR sensors, signal capabilities (consideration of sensor modalities, adaptive processing, and modeling. processing of data, and system “impact” considerations). Strategic and classified ISR aspects are not presented within this unclassified course. Course Outline 1. Overview of ISR Systems. including definitions, approaches, and review of existing unclassified systems. What You Will Learn 2. Requirement Development, Tracking, and • How to analyze and implement ISR & security concerns Responsive Design Implementation(s). and requirements with a comprehensive, state-of-the- art ISR system response. 3. Real-time Data Processing Functionality. • Understanding limitations and major issues associated 4. Data Communication Systems for Tactical ISR. with ISR systems. 5. ISR Functionality. Target acquisition and tracking, • ISR & security requirement development and tracking including ATR. Target classification. Targeting systems pertaining to tactical ISR systems, how to audit top-level (e.g., laser-guided ordnance). requirements to system element implementations. 6. Tactical ISR Asset Platforms. Air-based (includes • Sensor technologies and evaluation techniques for UAVs). Ground-based. Vehicle-based. sensor modalities including: imagers (EO/IR), radar, 7. Sensor Technologies, Capabilities, Evaluation laser radar, and other sensor modalities associated with Criteria, and Modeling Approach. Electro-optical tactical ISR missions. imagers (EO/IR). Radar (including ultrawideband, UWB). • Data communications architecture and networks; how to Laser radar. Biochemical sensing. Acoustic monitoring. Ad manage the distributed ISR assets and exfiltrate the hoc wireless sensor nodes (WSN). Application of sensor vital data and data. modalities to ISR. Tagging, tracking & Locating targets of • ISR system design objectives and key performance interest (TTL). Non-cooperative target identification parameters. (NCID). • Situational analyses and associated common operating 8. Concurrent Operation and Cross-correlation of display approaches; how best to interact with human ISR Sensor Data Products to Form Comprehensive decision makers. Evaluation of Current Status. • Integration of multi-modal data to form comprehensive 9. Test & Evaluation Approach. situational awareness. 10. Human Systems Integration and Human Factors • Emerging standards associated with sensor integration Test & Evaluation. and harmonization afforded via sensor web enablement 11. Modeling & Simulation of ISR System technology. Performance. • Examples of effective tactical ISR systems. 12. Service Oriented Architectures and IP • Tools to support evaluation of ISR components, Convergence. Sensor web enablement. Use of metadata. systems, requirements verification (and validation), and Sensor harmonization. Re-use and cooperative integration effective deployment and maintenance. of ISR assets. • Modeling & simulation approaches to ISR requirements 13. Situational Analysis and Display. Standardization. definition and responsive ISR system design(s); how to Heuristic manipulation of ISR system operation and evaluate aspects of an ISR system prior to deployment dataflow/processing. and even prior to element development – how to find the 14. Case Studies: Tactical ISR System ISR “gaps”. Implementation and Evaluation.48 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 49. Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Applications Engineering, Spectrum, and Regulatory Issues Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles NEW! November 8, 2011 Columbia, Maryland February 28, 2012 Summary Columbia, Maryland This one-day course is designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to $700 (8:30am - 4:30pm) enhance their understanding of UAS. The course provides the "big picture" for those who work outside of the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems (Predator, Shadow, Warrior and others) and real-world Course Outline problems and issues concerning the use and expansion of their applications. 1. Historic Development of UAS Post 1960’s. 2. Components and latest developments of a UAS. Ground Control Station, Radio Links (LOS Instructor and BLOS), UAV, Payloads. Mark N. Lewellen has nearly 25 years of experience with a wide variety of space, satellite and aviation 3. UAS Manufacturers. Domestic, International. related projects, including the 4. Classes, Characteristics and Comparisons Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk of UAS. UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station, and aeronautical mobile telemetry 5. Operational Scenarios for UAS. Phases of 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 which is leading the US preparations to find new radio 6. ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Reconnaissance) of UAS. Optical, Infrared, 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. Band- • Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical capabilities. width 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, Preda- classes of airspace. tor/Warrior. • How will UAS gain access to the National Airspace System (NAS). 13. UAS Interactive Deployment Scenarios.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 49
  • 50. Antenna and Array Fundamentals Basic concepts in antennas, antenna arrays, and antennas systems November 15-17, 2011 Columbia, Maryland February 28 - March 1, 2012 Columbia, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Basic Concepts In Antenna Theory. Beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching techniques. 2. Locations. Reactive near-field, radiating near- field (Fresnel region), far-field (Fraunhofer region) and the Friis transmission formula. Summary 3. Types of Antennas. Dipole, loop, patch, horn, This three-day course teaches the basics of dish, and helical antennas are discussed, compared, antenna and antenna array theory. Fundamental and contrasted from a performance/applications concepts such as beam patterns, radiation resistance, standpoint. polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching techniques are presented. Different 4. Propagation Effects. Direct, sky, and ground types of antennas such as dipole, loop, patch, horn, waves. Diffraction and scattering. dish, and helical antennas are discussed and 5. Antenna Arrays and Array Factors. (e.g., compared and contrasted from a performance- uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays). applications standpoint. The locations of the reactive 6. Scanning From Droadside. Sidelobe levels, near-field, radiating near-field (Fresnel region), and far- null locations, and beam broadening. The end-fire field (Fraunhofer region) are described and the Friis condition. Problems such as grating lobes, beam transmission formula is presented with worked squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness. examples. Propagation effects are presented. Antenna 7. Beam Steering. Phase shifters and true-time arrays are discussed, and array factors for different delay devices. Some commonly used components and types of distributions (e.g., uniform, binomial, and delay devices (e.g., the Rotman lens) are compared. Tschebyscheff arrays) are analyzed giving insight to sidelobe levels, null locations, and beam broadening 8. Measurement Techniques Ised In Anechoic (as the array scans from broadside.) The end-fire Chambers. Pattern measurements, polarization condition is discussed. Beam steering is described patterns, gain comparison test, spinning dipole (for CP using phase shifters and true-time delay devices. measurements). Items of concern relative to anechoic Problems such as grating lobes, beam squint, chambers such as the quality of the absorbent quantization errors, and scan blindness are presented. material, quiet zone, and measurement errors. Antenna systems (transmit/receive) with active Compact, outdoor, and near-field ranges. amplifiers are introduced. Finally, measurement 9. Questions and Answers. techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers are outlined. The textbook, Antenna Theory, Analysis & Design, is included as well as a comprehensive set of course notes. What You Will Learn • Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas and antenna arrays. Instructor • The appropriate antenna for your application. Dr. Steven Weiss is a senior design engineer with • Factors that affect antenna array designs and the Army Research Lab. He has a Bachelor’s degree in antenna systems. Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology with Master’s and Doctoral Degrees from • Measurement techniques commonly used in The George Washington University. He has numerous anechoic chambers. publications in the IEEE on antenna theory. He teaches This course is invaluable to engineers seeking to both introductory and advanced, graduate level work with experts in the field and for those desiring courses at Johns Hopkins University on antenna a deeper understanding of antenna concepts. At its systems. He is active in the IEEE. In his job at the Army completion, you will have a solid understanding of Research Lab, he is actively involved with all stages of the appropriate antenna for your application and antenna development from initial design, to first the technical difficulties you can expect to prototype, to measurements. He is a licensed encounter as your design is brought from the Professional Engineer in both Maryland and Delaware. conceptual stage to a working prototype.50 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 51. Computational Electromagnetics NEW! January 10-12, 2012 Columbia, Maryland Summary This 3-day course teaches the basics of CEM with $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) electromagnetics review and application examples. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Fundamental concepts in the solution of EM radiation Off The Course Tuition." and scattering problems are presented. Emphasis is on applying computational methods to practical applications. You will develop a working knowledge of popular methods such as the FEM, MOM, FDTD, FIT, and TLM including asymptotic and hybrid methods. Students will then be able to identify the most relevant Course Outline CEM method for various applications, avoid common user pitfalls, understand model validation and correctly 1. Review of Electromagnetic Theory. interpret results. Students are Maxwell’s Equations, wave equation, Duality, encouraged to bring their laptop to Surface Equivalence Principle, boundary work examples using the provided conditions, dielectrics and lossy media. FEKO Lite code. You will learn the 2. Basic Concepts in Antenna Theory. importance of model development Gain/Directivity, apertures, reciprocity and phasors. and meshing, post-processing for scientific visualization and 3. Basic Concepts in Scattering Theory. presentation of results. Participants Reflection and transmission, Brewster and critical will receive a complete set of notes, a copy of FEKO angles, RCS, scattering mechanisms and canonical and textbook, CEM for RF and Microwave shapes, frequency dependence. Engineering. 4. Antenna Systems. Various antenna types, feed systems, array antennas and beam steering, Instructor periodic structures, electromagnetic symmetry, Dr. Keefe Coburn is a senior design engineer with system integration and performance analysis. the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. 5. Overview of Computational Methods in He has a Bachelors degree in Physics Electromagnetics. Introduction to frequency and from the VA Polytechnic Institute with time domain methods. Compare and contrast Masters and Doctoral Degrees from differential/volume and integral/surface methods the George Washington University. In with popular commercial codes as examples his job at the Army Research Lab, he (adjusted to class interests). applies CEM tools for antenna design, system integration and system performance analysis. 6. Finite Element Method Tutorial. He teaches graduate courses at the Catholic University Mathematical basis and algorithms with application of America in antenna theory and remote sensing. He to electromagnetics. Time domain and hybrid is a member of the IEEE, the Applied Computational methods (adjusted to class background). Electromagnetics Society (ACES), the Union of Radio 7. Method of Moments Tutorial. Mathematical Scientists and Sigma Xi. He serves on the basis and algorithms (adjusted to class Configuration Control Board for the Army developed mathematical background). Implementation for wire GEMACS CEM code and the ACES Board of Directors. antennas and examples using FEKO Lite. 8. Finite Difference Time Domain Tutorial. What You Will Learn Mathematical basis and numerical algorithms, • A review of electromagnetic, antenna and scattering parallel implementations (adjusted to class theory with modern application examples. mathematical background). • An overview of popular CEM methods with 9. Transmission Line Matrix Method. Overview commercial codes as examples. and numerical algorithms. • Tutorials for numerical algorithms. 10. Finite Integration Technique. Overview. • Hands-on experience with FEKO Lite to demonstrate wire antennas, modeling guidelines and common 11. Asymptotic Methods. Scattering user pitfalls. mechanisms and high frequency approximations. • An understanding of the latest developments in CEM, 12. Hybrid and Advanced Methods. Overview, hybrid methods and High Performance Computing. FMM, ACA and FEKO examples. From this course you will obtain the knowledge 13. High Performance Computing. Overview of required to become a more expert user. You will parallel methods and examples. gain exposure to popular CEM codes and learn how to choose the best tool for specific 14. Summary. With emphasis on practical applications. You will be better prepared to applications and intelligent decision making. interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate 15. Questions and FEKO examples. Adjusted CEM accuracy for practical applications, and to class problems of interest. understand the literature.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 51
  • 52. Designing Wireless Systems for EMC NEW! March 6-8, 2012 Columbia, Maryland Summary $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) In order to permit efficient use of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum, engineers and technicians responsible for the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each planning, design, development, installation and operation of Off The Course Tuition." wireless systems must have a methodology for achieving electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). This 3-day course provides a methodology for using EMC analysis techniques and tools for planning, designing, installing and operating wireless systems that are free from EMI problems. Careful application of these techniques at Course Outline appropriate stages in the wireless system life cycle will ensure Day 1 EMC without either the wasteful expense of over-engineering Introduction or the uncertainties of under-engineering. This course Wireless Systems discusses the basic EMI problems and describes the role and Types of Service importance of analysis in achieving EMC in the co-site or co- System Design Considerations platform electromagnetic environment. It introduces the System Design Example student to the basic co-site/co-platform EMC analysis Spectrum Management techniques. Transmitter and Receiver EMI Interactions The EMI interactions that can occur between a transmitter Definition of EMC/EMI Terms and Units and a receiver are identified and analysis techniques and EMC Requirements for RF Systems tools that may be used in the planning, design, development, Wireless System EMC installation and operation of wireless systems that are free of EMI are provided. The course is specifically directed toward Major EMC Considerations EMI signals that are generated by potentially interfering System Specific EMC Considerations transmitters, propagated and received via antennas and Day 2 cause EMI in RF receivers. Mathematical models for the Transmitter Considerations for EMC Design overall transmitter receiver EMI interactions and the EMI Fundamental Emission Characteristics. characteristics of transmitters, receivers, antennas, Harmonic Emission Characteristics. propagation and system performance are presented. Nonharmonic Emission Characteristics. Transmitter Emission Noise. Instructor Transmitter lntermodulation. Receiver Considerations for EMC Design. Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) received a BEE degree from Co-Channel Interference. George Washington University in 1959, a Fundamental Susceptibility. MSEE degree from Syracuse University in 1969, and a DScEE degree from Clayton Adjacent-Signal Susceptibility. University in 1977. Out-of-Band Susceptibility Receiver Performance Threshold. Bill is an independent consultant specializing in EMI/EMC. He worked for Antenna Considerations for EMC SENTEL and Atlantic Research and taught Classes of Antennas courses on electromagnetic interference Intentional-Radiation Region Characteristics (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He is Unintentional - Radiation Region Characteristics internationally recognized as a leader in the development of Near-Field Characteristics engineering technology for achieving EMC in communication Day 3 and electronic systems. He has more than 40 years of Propagation Modes experience in EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem Characteristics of Free Space Propagation. solving for a wide variety of communication and electronic Plane Earth Model. Okumura Model. Egli Model. systems. He has extensive experience in assessing EMI at the circuit, equipment and/or the system level and applying Complex Cosite / Coplatform Coupling. EMI mitigation techniques to "fix" problems. Bill has written System Electromagnetic Effectiveness. more than 40 technical papers and five books on EMC. He is EMI Performance of Spread-Spectrum Systems. a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer. Modulation Considerations for EMC (AM, FM, FSK, PSK, etc.) Bill has been very active in the IEEE EMC Society. He Signal Format for EMC Single Channel and Multiple served on the Board of Directors, was Chairman of the Fellow Users. Evaluation Committee and is an Associate Editor for the EMI Mitigation (Antenna Decoupling. Frequency Newsletter. He is an IEEE Fellow, a past president of the IEEE Management. Interference Cancellation). EMC Society and a past Director of the Electromagnetics and System Design Tradeoffs. Radiation Division of IEEE. Sample Problems. For more outline details please visit: What You Will Learn www.aticourses.com/Designing_Wireless_Systems_For_ • Awareness of EMI as a potentially severe problem EMC.htm area associated with wireless electronic equipment and systems. Who Should Attend • Understanding of the electromagnetic interference Students are assumed to have an engineering (EMI) interactions between transmitters and background. In this course mathematical concepts are receivers Analysis techniques that will identify, presented only as an aid to understanding of the various localize and define (EMI) problem areas before physical phenomena. Several years of education for a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering Degree or rather than after time, effort and dollars are wasted. several years experience in the engineering community is • More timely and economical corrective measures. desirable.52 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 53. Digital Signal Processing System Design With MATLAB Code and Applications to Sonar and other areas of client interest October 24-27, 2011 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Discrete Time Linear Systems. A review of the fundamentals of sampling, discrete time signals, and sequences. Develop fundamental representation of discrete $1890 (8:30am - 4:30pm) linear time-invariant system output as the convolution of the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each input signal with the system impulse response or in the Off The Course Tuition." frequency domain as the product of the input frequency response and the system frequency response. Define general difference equation representations, and frequency response of the system. Show a typical detection system for detecting Summary discrete frequency components in noise. This four-day course is intended for engineers and 2. System Realizations & Analysis. Demonstrate the use of z-transforms and inverse z-transforms in the analysis scientists concerned with the design and performance of discrete time systems. Show examples of the use of z- analysis of signal processing applications. The course transform domain to represent difference equations and will provide the fundamentals required to develop manipulate DSP realizations. Present network diagrams for optimum signal processing flows based upon direct form, cascade, and parallel implementations. processor throughput resource requirements analysis. 3. Digital Filters. Develop the fundamentals of digital Emphasis will be placed upon practical approaches filter design techniques for Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) based on lessons learned that are thoroughly and Develop Finite Impulse Response filter (FIR) types. developed using procedures with computer tools that MATLAB design examples will be presented. Comparisons show each step required in the design and analysis. between FIR and IIR filters will be presented. MATLAB code will be used to demonstrate concepts 4. Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT). The and show actual tools available for performing the fundamental properties of the DFT will be presented: linearity, design and analysis. circular shift, frequency response, scallo ping loss, and effective noise bandwidth. The use of weighting and redundancy processing to obtain desired performance improvements will be presented. The use of MATLAB to Instructor calculate performance gains for various weighting functions Joseph G. Lucas has over 35 years of and redundancies will be demonstrated. . experience in DSP techniques and applications 5. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). The FFT radix 2 and including EW, sonar and radar applications, radix 4 algorithms will be developed. The use of FFTs to performance analysis, digital filtering, spectral perform filtering in the frequency domain will be developed analysis, beamforming, detection and tracking using the overlap-save and overlap-add techniques. techniques, finite word length effects, and adaptive Performance calculations will be demonstrated using MATLAB. Processing throughput requirements for processing. He has industry experience at IBM and implementing the FFT will be presented. GD-AIS with radar, sonar and EW applications and has taught classes in DSP theory and applications. 6. Multirate Digital Signal Processing. Multirate He is author of the textbook: Digital Signal processing fundamentals of decimation and interpolation will be developed. Methods for optimizing processing throughput Processing: A System Design Approach (Wiley). requirements via multirate designs will be developed. Multirate techniques in filter banks and spectrum analyzers and synthesizers will be developed. Structures and Network What You Will Learn theory for multirate digital systems will be discussed. • What are the key DSP concepts and how do they 7. Detection of Signals In Noise. Develop Receiver relate to real applications? Operating Charactieristic (ROC) data for detection of narrowband signals in noise. Discuss linear system • How is the optimum real-time signal processing flow responses to discrete random processes. Discuss power determined? spectrum estimation. Use realistic SONAR problem. MATLAB • What are the methods of time domain and to calculate performance of detection system. frequency domain implementation? 8. Finite Arithmetic Error Analysis. Analog-to-Digital • How is an optimum DSP system designed? conversion errors will be studied. Quantization effects of finite • What are typical characteristics of real DSP arithmetic for common digital signal processing algorithms including digital filters and FFTs will be presented. Methods of multirate systems? calculating the noise at the digital system output due to • How can you use MATLAB to analyze and design arithmetic effects will be developed. DSP systems? 9. System Design. Digital Processing system design techniques will be developed. Methodologies for signal From this course you will obtain the knowledge analysis, system design including algorithm selection, and ability to perform basic DSP systems architecture selection, configuration analysis, and engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, performance analysis will be developed. Typical state-of-the- interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate art COTS signal processing devices will be discussed. systems, and understand the literature. Students 10. Advanced Algorithms & Practical Applications. will receive a suite of MATLAB m-files for direct Several algorithms and associated applications will be use or modification by the user. These codes are discussed based upon classical and recent papers/research: useful to both MATLAB users and users of other Recursive Least Squares Estimation, Kalman Filter Theory, programming languages as working examples of Adaptive Algorithms: Joint Multichannel Least Squares practical signal processing algorithm Lattice, Spatial filtering of equally and unequally spaced implementations. arrays.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 53
  • 54. Grounding & Shielding for EMC Summary January 31 - February 2, 2012 Grounding and shielding are two of the most effective techniques for combating EMI. Columbia, Maryland This three-day course is designed for engineers, technicians, and operators, who need an May 1-3, 2012 understanding of all facets of grounding and shielding Columbia, Maryland at the circuit, PCB, box, equipment and/or system levels. The course offers a discussion of the trade-offs for EMI control through grounding and shielding at all $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) levels. Hardware demonstrations of the effect of various compromises and resulting grounding and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each shielding effectiveness are provided. The Off The Course Tuition." compromises that are demonstrated include aperture and seam leakage, and conductor penetrating the enclosure. The hardware demonstrations also include Course Outline incorporating various "fixes" and illustrating their impact. Each attendee will receive a copy of Bill Duff’s 1. Introduction. A Discussion Of EMI Scenarios, new text, Designing Electronic Circuits for EMC. Definition Of Terms, Time To Frequency Conversion, Narrowband-Vs-Broadband, System Sensitivities. Instructor 2. Potential EMI Threats (Ambient). An Overview Of Typical EMI Levels. A Discussion Of Power Line Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) received a BEE degree Disturbances And A Discussion Of Transients, from George Washington University, a Including ESD, Lightning And EMP. MSEE degree from Syracuse University, 3. Victim Sensitivities And Behavior. A and a DScEE degree from Clayton Discussion Of Victim Sensitivities Including Amplifier University. Rejection, Out-Of-Band Response, Audio Rectification, He is internationally recognized as a Logic Family Susceptibilities And Interference- To- leader in the development of engineering Noise Versus Signal-To-Noise Ratios. technology for achieving EMC in 4. Safety Earthing/Grounding Versus Noise communication and electronic systems. He has more Coupling. An Overview Of Grounding Myths, Hard than 40 years of experience in EMI/EMC analysis, Facts And Conflicts. A Discussion Of Electrical Shock design, test and problem solving for a wide variety of Avoidance (UL, IEC Requirements), Lightning communication and electronic systems. He has Protection And Lightning Rods And Earthing. extensive experience in applying EMI mitigation 5. Ground Common Impedance Coupling techniques to "fix" EMI problems at the circuit, (GCM). A Discussion Of Practical Solutions, From PCB equipment and system levels. To Room Level. An Overview Of Impedance Of Conductors (Round, Flat, Planes), Class Examples, Bill is a past president of the IEEE EMC Society and GCM Reduction On Single Layer Cards, Impedance a past Director of IEEE Division IV, Electromagnetics Reduction, DC Bus Decoupling And Multilayer Boards. and Radiation. He served a number of terms on the 6. GLC Reduction Methods. A Discussion Of EMC Society Board of Directors. Bill has received a Floating And Single-Point Grounds, Balanced Drivers number of IEEE awards including the Lawrence G. And Receivers, RF Blocking Chokes, Signal Cumming Award for Outstanding Service, the Richard Transformers And Baluns, Ferrites, Feed-Through R. Stoddard Award for Outstanding Performance and a Capacitors And Opto-Electronics. "Best Paper" award. He was elected to the grade of 7. Cable Shields, Balanced Pairs And Coax. A IEEE Fellow in 1981 and to the EMC Hall of Fame in Discussion Of Cable Shields And Compromising 2010. Bill has written more than 40 technical papers Practices, Shielding Effectiveness, Field Coupling, and 5 books on EMC. He also regularly teaches Interactions Of Ground Loops With Balanced Pair seminar courses on EMC. He is a NARTE Certified Shields, Comprehensive Grounding Rules For Cable EMC Engineer. Shields, Flat Cables And Connector And Pigtail Contributions To Shielding Effectiveness. 8. Cable-To-Cable Coupling (Xtalk). A Discussion What You Will Learn Of The Basic Model, Capacitive And Magnetic • Examples Of Potential EMI Threats. Couplings, A Class Example And How To Reduce Xtalk. • Safety Grounding Versus EMI Control. 9. Understanding Shielding Theory. An Overview • Common Ground Impedance Coupling. Of Near-Field E And H, Far-Field, How A Metal Barrier • Field Coupling Into or out of Ground Loops. Performs And Reflection And Absorption. • Coupling Relationships. 10. Shielding Effectiveness (SE) Of Barriers. A Discussion Of Performance Of Typical Metals, Low- • EMI Coupling Reduction Methods. Frequency Magnetic Shields, Conductive • Victim Sensitivites. Coatings/Metallized Plastics And Aircraft Composites • Shielding Theory. (CFC). • Electric vs Magnetic Field Shielding. 11. Box Shielding. Leakage Reduction., Calculation Of Apertures SE, Combination Of Multiple Leakages, • Shielding Compromises. SE Of Screen Mesh, Conductive Glass, Honeycombs, • Trade-offs Between Shielding, Cost, Size, Component Penetrations (Fuses, Switches, Etc.), And Weight,etc. EMI Gaskets.54 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 55. Instrumentation for Test & Measurement NEW! Understanding, Selecting and Applying Measurement Systems Summary November 8-10, 2011 This three day course, based on the 690-page Sensor Technology Handbook, published by Elsevier in 2005 and Columbia, Maryland edited by the instructor, is designed for engineers, technicians and managers who want to increase their March 27-29, 2012 knowledge of sensors and signal conditioning. It balances breadth and depth in a practical presentation for those Columbia, Maryland who design sensor systems and work with sensors of all types. Each topic includes technology fundamentals, $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) selection criteria, applicable standards, interfacing and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each system designs, and future developments. Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Jon Wilson is a Principal Consultant. He holds degrees What You Will Learn • How to understand sensor specifications. in Mechanical, Automotive and Industrial Engineering. His 45-plus years of experience include Test Engineer, Test • Advantages and disadvantages of different sensor Laboratory Manager, Applications Engineering Manager types. and Marketing Manager at Chrysler Corporation, ITT • How to avoid configuration and interfacing problems. Cannon Electric Co., Motorola Semiconductor Products • How to select and specify the best sensor for your Division and Endevco. He is Editor of the Sensor application. Technology Handbook published by Elsevier in 2005. He • How to select and apply the correct signal conditioning. has been consulting and training in the field of testing and • How to find applicable standards for various sensors. instrumentation since 1985. He has presented training for • Principles and applications. ISA, SAE, IEST, SAVIAC, ITC, & many government From this course you will learn how to select and agencies and commercial organizations. He is a Fellow apply measurement systems to acquire accurate data Member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and for a variety of applications and measurands Technology, and a Lifetime Senior Member of SAE and including mechanical, thermal, optical and biological ISA. data. Course Outline 1. Sensor Fundamentals. Basic Sensor Technology, Sensor Condensation & Wetting, Integrated Signal Conditioning.Systems. 14. Machinery Vibration Monitoring Sensors. Accelerometer 2. Application Considerations. Sensor Characteristics, Types, 4-20 Milliamp Transmitters, Capacitive Sensors, IntrinsicallySystem Characteristics, Instrument Selection, Data Acquisition & Safe Sensors, Mounting Considerations.Readout. 15. Optical & Radiation Sensors. Photosensors, Quantum 3. Measurement Issues & Criteria. Measurand, Environment, Detectors, Thermal Detectors, Phototransistors, Thermal InfraredAccuracy Requirements, Calibration & Documentation. Detectors. 4. Sensor Signal Conditioning. Bridge Circuits, Analog to 16. Position & Motion Sensors. Contact & Non-contact, LimitDigital Converters, Systems on a Chip, Sigma-Delta ADCs, Switches, Resistive, Magnetic & Ultrasonic Position Sensors,Conditioning High Impedance Sensors, Conditioning Charge Proximity Sensors, Photoelectric Sensors, Linear & Rotary PositionOutput Sensors. & Motion Sensors, Optical Encoders, Resolvers & Synchros. 5. Acceleration, Shock & Vibration Sensors. Piezoelectric, 17. Pressure Sensors. Fundamentals of Pressure SensingCharge Mode & IEPE, Piezoelectric Materials & Structures, Technology, Piezoresistive Sensors, Piezoelectric Sensors,Piezoresistive, Capacitive, Servo Force Balance, Mounting, Specialized Applications.Acceleration Probes, Grounding, Cables & Connections. 18. Sensors for Mechanical Shock Technology 6. Biosensors. Bioreceptor + Transducer, Biosensor Fundamentals, Sensor Types-Advantages & Disadvantages,Characteristics, Origin of Biosensors, Bioreceptor Molecules, Frequency Response Requirements, Pyroshock Measurement,Transduction Mechanisms. Failure Modes, Structural Resonance Effects, Environmental 7. Chemical Sensors. Technology Fundamentals, Applications, Effects.CHEMFETS. 19. Test & Measurement Microphones. Measurement 8. Capacitive & Inductive Displacement Sensors. Capacitive Microphone Characteristics, Condenser & Prepolarized (Electret),Fundamentals, Inductive Fundamentals, Target Considerations, Effect of Angle of Incidence, Pressure, Free Field, RandomComparing Capacitive & Inductive, Using Capacitive & Inductive Incidence, Environmental Effects, Specialized Types, CalibrationTogether. Techniques. 9. Electromagnetism in Sensing. Electromagnetism & 20. Introduction to Strain Gages. Piezoresistance, Thin Film,Inductance, Sensor Applications, Magnetic Field Sensors. Microdevices, Accuracy, Strain Gage Based Measurements, 10. Flow Sensors. Thermal Anemometers, Differential Sensor Installations, High Temperature Installations.Pressure, Vortex Shedding, Positive Displacement & Turbine 21. Temperature Sensors. Electromechanical & ElectronicBased Sensors, Mass Flowmeters, Electromagnetic, Ultrasonic & Sensors, IR Pyrometry, Thermocouples, Thermistors, RTDs,Laser Doppler Sensors, Calibration. Interfacing & Design, Heat Conduction & Self Heating Effects. 11. Level Sensors. Hydrostatic, Ultrasonic, RF Capacitance, 22. Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors. Possibilities,Magnetostrictive, Microwave Radar, Selecting a Technology. Realities, Applications. 12. Force, Load & Weight Sensors. Sensor Types, Physical 23. Wireless Sensor Networks. Individual Node Architecture,Configurations, Fatigue Ratings. Network Architecture, Radio Options, Power Considerations. 13. Humidity Sensors.Capacitive, Resistive & Thermal 24. Smart Sensors – IEEE 1451, TEDS, TEDS Sensors, PlugConductivity Sensors, Temperature & Humidity Effects, & Play Sensors.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 55
  • 56. Introduction to EMI / EMC November 15-17, 2011 Columbia, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Course Outline "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 1. Examples Of Communications System. A Off The Course Tuition." Discussion Of Case Histories Of Communications System EMI, Definitions Of Systems, Both Military And Industrial, And Typical Modes Of System Summary Interactions Including Antennas, Transmitters And This three-day course is designed for technicians, Receivers And Receiver Responses. operators and engineers who need an understanding of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Electromagnetic 2. Quantification Of Communication System Compatibility (EMC) methodology and concepts. The EMI. A Discussion Of The Elements Of Interference, course provides a basic working knowledge of the Including Antennas, Transmitters, Receivers And principles of EMC. Propagation. The course will provide real world examples and 3. Electronic Equipment And System EMI case histories. Computer software will be used to Concepts. A Description Of Examples Of EMI simulate and demonstrate various concepts and help Coupling Modes To Include Equipment Emissions to bridge the gap between theory and the real world. And Susceptibilities. The computer software will be made available to the 4. Common-Mode Coupling. A Discussion Of attendees. One of the computer programs is used to Common-Mode Coupling Mechanisms Including design interconnecting equipments. This program Field To Cable, Ground Impedance, Ground Loop demonstrates the impact of various EMI “EMI mitigation techniques" that are applied. Another And Coupling Reduction Techniques. computer program is used to design a shielded 5. Differential-Mode Coupling. A Discussion enclosure. The program considers the box material; Of Differential-Mode Coupling Mechanisms seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing apertures; Including Field To Cable, Cable To Cable And and various "EMI mitigation techniques" that may be Coupling Reduction Techniques. used for aperture protection. 6. Other Coupling Mechanisms. A Discussion There are also hardware demonstrations of the effect Of Power Supplies And Victim Amplifiers. of various compromises on the shielding effectiveness 7. The Importance Of Grounding For of an enclosure. The compromises that are Achieving EMC. A Discussion Of Grounding, demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the enclosure. The hardware Including The Reasons (I.E., Safety, Lightning demonstrations also include incorporating various "EMI Control, EMC, Etc.), Grounding Schemes (Single mitigation techniques" and illustrating their impact. Point, Multi-Point And Hybrid), Shield Grounding And Bonding. Instructor 8. The Importance Of Shielding. A Discussion Of Shielding Effectiveness, Including Shielding Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) is an independent Considerations (Reflective And Absorptive). consultant. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer of the Advanced 9. Shielding Design. A Description Of Technology Group of SENTEL. Prior to Shielding Compromises (I.E., Apertures, Gaskets, working for SENTEL, he worked for Waveguide Beyond Cut-Off). Atlantic Research and taught courses on electromagnetic interference (EMI) and 10. EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. A Discussion electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He Of Techniques Used In EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. is internationally recognized as a leader 11. EMC Specifications, Standards And in the development of engineering Measurements. A Discussion Of The Genesis Of technology for achieving EMC in communication and EMC Documentation Including A Historical electronic systems. He has 42 years of experience in Summary, The Rationale, And A Review Of MIL- EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem solving for a wide variety of communication and electronic systems. Stds, FCC And CISPR Requirements. He has extensive experience in assessing EMI at the equipment and/or the system level and applying EMI suppression and control techniques to "fix" problems. What You Will Learn Bill has written more than 40 technical papers and • Examples of Communications Systems EMI. four books on EMC. He also regularly teaches seminar • Quantification of Systems EMI. courses on EMC. He is a past president of the IEEE EMC Society. He served a number of terms as a • Equipment and System EMI Concepts. member of the EMC Society Board of Directors and is • Source and Victim Coupling Modes. currently Chairman of the EMC Society Fellow • Importance of Grounding. Evaluation Committee and an Associate Editor for the • Shielding Designs. EMC Society Newsletter. He is a NARTE Certified EMC • EMI Diagnostics. Engineer. • EMC/EMI Specifications and Standards.56 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 57. Optical Communications Systems Trades and Technology for Implementing Free Space or Fiber Communications January 23-24, 2012 Course Outline 1. Understanding Laser Communications. What are the San Diego, California Benefits of Laser Communications? How Do Laser Communications Compare with RF and Microwave Systems? $1090 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Implementation Options. Future Role of Laser Communications in Commercial, Military and Scientific "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Markets. Off The Course Tuition." 2. Laser Communications Latest Capabilities & Requirements. A Complete Guide to Laser Communications Capabilities for Mobile, Airborne and Space-Based Missions. What Critical System Functions are Required for Laser Communications? What are the Capability Requirements for Spacecraft-Based Laser Communications Terminals? Tools and Techniques for Meeting the Requirements of -Data Rate, Availability, Covertness, Jamming Ground Terminal Summary Requirements- Viable Receiver Sites, Uplink Beacon and This two-day course provides a strong foundation for Command, Safety. selecting, designing and building either a Free Space Optical 3. Laser Communication System Prototypes & Comms, or Fiber-Optic Comms System for various Programs. USAF/Boeing Gapfiller Wideband Laser Comm applications. Course includes both DoD and Commercial System–The Future Central Node in Military Architectures DARPA’s TeraHertz Operational Reachback (THOR)–Meeting systems, in Space, Atmospheric, Underground, and Data Requirements for Mobile Environments Elliptica Underwater Applications. Optical Comms Systems have Transceiver–The Future Battlefield Commlink? Laser advantages over RF and Microwave Comms Systems due to Communication Test and Evaluation Station (LTES), DARPA’s their directionality, and high frequency carrier. These Multi-Access Laser Communication Head (MALCH): properties can lead to greater covertness, freedom from Providing Simultaneous Lasercom to Multiple Airborne Users. jamming, and potentially much higher data rates. Novel 4. Opportunities and Challenges in Laser architectures are feasible allowing usage in situations where Communications Development. Link Drivers--- Weather, RF emission or transmission would be precluded. Mobile or Stationary systems, Design Drivers--- Cost, Link Availability, Bit Rates, Bit Error Rates, Mil Specs Design Approaches--- Design to Spec, Design to Cost, System Instructor Architecture and Point to Point Where are the Opportunities in Dr. James Pierre Hauck is a consultant to industry and Laser Communications Architectures Development? Coping with the Lack of Bandwidth, What are the Solutions in government labs. He is an expert in optical communications Achieving Real-Time Global Connectivity? Beam systems having pioneered a variety of such systems including Transmission: Making it Work - Free-Space Optics- Sat-to-Underwater, Non-line-of-Sight, and Single-Ended Overcoming Key Atmospheric Effects Scintillation, Systems. Dr. Hauck’s work with lasers and optics began about Turbulence, Cloud Statistics, Background Light and Sky 40 years ago when he studied Quantum Electronics at the Brightness, Transmission, Seeing Availability, Underwater University of CA Irvine. After completing the Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, Guided Wave Optics. he went to work for Rockwell’s Electronics Research Center, 5. Expert Insights on Measuring Laser working on Laser Radar (LADAR) which has much in common Communications Performance. Tools and Techniques for with Optical Comms Systems. Dr. Hauck’s work on Optical Establishing Requirements and Estimating Performance Key Comms Systems began in earnest about 30 years ago when Performance Trade-offs for Laser Communications Systems - he was Chief Scientist of the Strategic Laser Communications Examining the Tradeoffs of Cost vs. Availability, Bit Rate, and System Laser Transmitter Module (SLC/LTM), at Northrop Bit Error Rate; of Size/Weight vs. Cost, Availability, BR/BER, Mobility; of Power vs. Range, BR/BER, Availability; Mass, Grumman. He invented, designed and developed a novel Power, Volume and Cost Estimation; Reliability and Quality Non-Line-Of-Sight Optical Comms System when he was Assurance, Environmental Tests, Component Specifics Chief Scientist of the General Dynamics Laser Systems (Lasers, Detectors, Optics.) Laboratory. This portable system allowed comm in a U 6. Understanding the Key Components and shaped channel “up-over-and-down” a large building. At SAIC Subsystems. Current Challenges and Future Capabilities in he analyzed, designed, developed and tested a single ended Laser Transmitters Why Modulation and Coding is Key for Optical Comms System. Successful System Performance Frequency/Wavelength Control for Signal-to-Noise Improvements Meeting the Requirements for Optical Channel Capacity The Real Impact What You Will Learn of the Transmitter Telescope on System Performance • What are the Emerging Laser Communications Challenges Transcription Methods for Sending the Data- Meeting the for Mobile, Airborne and Space-Based Missions. Requirements for Bit Rates and Bit Error Rates Which Receivers are Most Useful for Detecting Optical Signals, • Future Opportunities in LaserCom Applications (ground-to- Pointing and Tracking for Link Closure and Reduction of Drop- ground, satellite-to-satellite, ground-to-satellite and much Outs - Which Technologies Can Be Used for Link more!) Closure,How Can You Keep Your Bit Error Rates Low . • Overcoming Challenges in LaserCom Development 7. Future Applications of Laser Communications (bandwidth expansion, real-time global connectivity, Systems. Understanding the Flight Systems - Host Platform survivability & more). Vibration Characteristics, Fine-Pointing Mechanism, Coarse Pointing Mechanism, Isolation Mechanisms, Inertial Sensor • Measuring the Key Performance Tradeoffs (cost vs. Feedback, Eye Safety Ground to Ground – Decisions size/weight vs. availability vs. power vs. range). required include covertness requirements, day/night, - Fixed – • Tools and Techniques for Meeting the Requirements of Data Mobile Line-of-Sight, Non-Line-of-Sight – Allows significant Rate, Availability, Covertness & Jamming. freedom of motion Ground to A/C, A/C to Ground, A/C to A/C, From this course you will obtain the knowledge and Ground to Satellite. Low Earth Orbit, Point Ahead Requirements, Medium Earth Orbit, Geo-Stationary Earth ability to perform basic Comm systems engineering Orbit, Long Range as Above, Satellite to Ground as Above, calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully Sat to Sat “Real Free Space Comms”, Under-Water Fixed to with colleagues, evaluate systems, and understand the Mobile, Under-Water Mobile to Fixed. literature.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 57
  • 58. Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLAB with Radar, Sonar, Communications, Speech & Imaging Applications January 9-12, 2012 Laurel, Maryland $2095 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. MATLAB Basics. M-files, logical flow, graphing, This four-day course covers signal processing debugging, special characters, array manipulation, systems for radar, sonar, communications, speech, vectorizing computations, useful toolboxes. imaging and other applications based on state-of-the- 2. Computer Data Generation. Signals, Gaussian art computer algorithms. These algorithms include noise, nonGaussian noise, colored and white noise, important tasks such as data simulation, parameter AR/ARMA time series, real vs. complex data, linear estimation, filtering, interpolation, detection, spectral models, complex envelopes and demodulation. analysis, beamforming, classification, and tracking. Until now these algorithms could only be learned by 3. Parameter Estimation. Maximum likelihood, best linear unbiased, linear and nonlinear least squares, reading the latest technical journals. This course will recursive and sequential least squares, minimum mean take the mystery out of these designs by introducing square error, maximum a posteriori, general linear model, the algorithms with a minimum of mathematics and performance evaluation via Taylor series and computer illustrating the key ideas via numerous examples using simulation methods. MATLAB. 4. Filtering/Interpolation/Extrapolation. Wiener, Designed for engineers, scientists, and other linear Kalman approaches, time series methods. professionals who wish to study the practice of 5. Detection. Matched filters, generalized matched statistical signal processing without the headaches, filters, estimator-correlators, energy detectors, detection this course will make extensive use of hands-on of abrupt changes, min probability of error receivers, MATLAB implementations and demonstrations. communication receivers, nonGaussian approaches, Attendees will receive a suite of software source code likelihood and generalized likelihood detectors, receiver and are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow operating characteristics, CFAR receivers, performance along with the demonstrations. evaluation by computer simulation. Each participant will receive two books 6. Spectral Analysis. Periodogram, Blackman-Tukey, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Vol. I autoregressive and other high resolution methods, and Vol. 2 by instructor Dr. Kay. A complete set of notes eigenanalysis methods for sinusoids in noise. and a suite of MATLAB m-files will be distributed in 7. Array Processing. Beamforming, narrowband vs. source format for direct use or modification by the user. wideband considerations, space-time processing, interference suppression. 8. Signal Processing Systems. Image processing, Instructor active sonar receiver, passive sonar receiver, adaptive noise canceler, time difference of arrival localization, Dr. Steven Kay is a Professor of Electrical channel identification and tracking, adaptive Engineering at the University of beamforming, data analysis. Rhode Island and the President of 9. Case Studies. Fault detection in bearings, acoustic Signal Processing Systems, a imaging, active sonar detection, passive sonar detection, consulting firm to industry and the infrared surveillance, radar Doppler estimation, speaker government. He has over 25 years separation, stock market data analysis. of research and development experience in designing optimal What You Will Learn statistical signal processing algorithms for radar, • To translate system requirements into algorithms that sonar, speech, image, communications, vibration, work. and financial data analysis. Much of his work has • To simulate and assess performance of key been published in over 100 technical papers and algorithms. the three textbooks, Modern Spectral Estimation: • To tradeoff algorithm performance for computational complexity. Theory and Application, Fundamentals of • The limitations to signal processing performance. Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation Theory, • To recognize and avoid common pitfalls and traps in and Fundamentals of Statistical Signal algorithmic development. Processing: Detection Theory. Dr. Kay is a Fellow • To generalize and solve practical problems using the of the IEEE. provided suite of MATLAB code.58 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 59. Signal & Image Processing And Analysis For Scientists And Engineers All Students Receive 500-page Slide Set and Complete Set of Interactive Software Examples NEW! That Can Be Used On Their Data on a CD. Recent attendee comments ... “This course provided insight andexplanations that saved me hours ofreading – and time is money” Summary Whether working in the scientific, medical, December 13-15, 2011 security, or NDT field, signal and image processing and analysis play a critical role. This three-day Columbia, Maryland course is de?signed is designed for engineers, scientists, technicians, implementers, and $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) managers in those fields who need to understand "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each applied basic and advanced methods of signal and Off The Course Tuition." image processing and analysis techniques. The course provides a jump start for utilizing these methods in any application. Course Outline 1. Introduction. Basic Descriptions, Terminology, Instructor and Concepts Related to Signals, Imaging, and Dr. Donald J. Roth is the Nondestructive Evaluation Processing for science and engineering. Analog and (NDE) Team Lead at a major research Digital. Data acquisition concepts. Sampling and center as well as a senior research Quantization. engineer and consultant with 28 years of 2. Signal Processing. Basic operations, experience in NDE, measurement and Frequency-domain filtering, Wavelet filtering, Wavelet imaging sciences, and software design. Decomposition and Reconstruction, Signal His primary areas of expertise over his Deconvolution, Joint Time-Frequency Processing, career include research and Curve Fitting. development in the imaging modalities 3. Signal Analysis. Signal Parameter Extraction, of ultrasound, infrared, x-ray, computed tomography, Peak Detection, Signal Statistics, Joint Time – and terahertz. He has been heavily involved in the Frequency Analysis, Acoustic Emission analysis, development of software for custom data and control Curve Fitting Parameter Extraction. systems, and for signal and image processing software systems. Dr. Roth holds the degree of Ph.D. in 4. Image Processing. Basic and Advanced Materials Science from the Case Western Reserve Methods, Spatial frequency Filtering, Wavelet filtering, University and has published over 100 articles, lookup tables, Kernel convolution/filtering (e.g. Sobel, presentations, book chapters, and software products. Gradient, Median), Directional Filtering, Image Deconvolution, Wavelet Decomposition and Reconstruction, Edge Extraction,Thresholding, What You Will Learn Colorization, Morphological Operations, Segmentation, • Terminology, definitions, and concepts related B-scan display, Phased Array Display. to basic and advanced signal and image 5. Image Analysis. Region-of-interest Analysis, processing. Line profiles, Edge Detection, Feature Selection and Measurement, Image Math, Logical Operators, Masks, • Conceptual examples. Particle analysis, Image Series Reduction including • Case histories where these methods have Images Averaging, Principal Component Analysis, proven applicable. Derivative Images, Multi-surface Rendering, B-scan Analysis, Phased Array Analysis. Introduction to • Methods are exhibited using live computerized Classification. demonstrations. 6. Integrated Signal and Image Processing and • All of this will allow a better understanding of Analysis Software and algorithm strategies. The how and when to apply processing methods in instructor will draw on his extensive experience to practice. demonstrate how these methods can be combined and utilized in a post-processing software package. From this course you will obtain the Software strategies including code and interface knowledge and ability to perform basic and design concepts for versatile signal and image processing and analysis software development will be advanced signal and image processing and provided. These strategies are applicable for any analysis that can be applied to many signal language including LabVIEW, MATLAB, and IDL. and image acquisition scenarios in order to Practical considerations and approaches will be improve and analyze signal and image data. emphasized.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 59
  • 60. Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach “This course uses very little math, yet provides an in- depth understanding of the concepts and real-world February 28 - March 1, 2012 applications of these powerful tools.” San Diego, California Summary $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) are in wide use and work "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each very well if your signal stays at a constant frequency Off The Course Tuition." (“stationary”). But if the signal could vary, have pulses, “blips” or any other kind of interesting behavior then you need Wavelets. Wavelets are remarkable tools that can stretch and move like an amoeba to find the hidden “events” and then simultaneously give you their location, frequency, and shape. "Your Wavelets course was very helpful in our Radar Wavelet Transforms allow this and many other capabilities not studies. We often use wavelets now instead of the possible with conventional methods like the FFT. Fourier Transform for precision denoising." This course is vastly different from traditional math- –Long To, NAWC WD, Point Wugu, CA oriented Wavelet courses or books in that we use examples, figures, and computer demonstrations to show how to "I was looking forward to this course and it was very re- understand and work with Wavelets. This is a comprehensive, warding–Your clear explanations starting with the big pic- in-depth. up-to-date treatment of the subject, but from an ture immediately contextualized the material allowing us intuitive, conceptual point of view. to drill a little deeper with a fuller understanding" –Steve Van Albert, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research We do look at some key equations but only AFTER the concepts are demonstrated and understood so you can see "Good overview of key wavelet concepts and literature. the wavelets and equations “in action”. The course provided a good physical understanding of Each student will receive extensive course slides, a CD wavelet transforms and applications." with MATLAB demonstrations, and a copy of the instructor’s –Stanley Radzevicius, ENSCO, Inc. new book, Conceptual Wavelets. If convenient we recommend that you bring a laptop to this class. A disc with the course materials will be provided and Course Outline the laptop will allow you to utilize the materials in class. Note: 1. What is a Wavelet? Examples and Uses. “Waves” that the laptop is NOT a requirement. can start, stop, move and stretch. Real-world applications in many fields: Signal and Image Processing, Internet Traffic, Instructor Airport Security, Medicine, JPEG, Finance, Pulse and Target Recognition, Radar, Sonar, etc. D. Lee Fugal is the Founder and President of an 2. Comparison with traditional methods. The concept independent consulting firm. He has of the FFT, the STFT, and Wavelets as all being various types over 30 years of industry experience in of comparisons (correlations) with the data. Strengths, Digital Signal Processing (including weaknesses, optimal choices. Wavelets) and Satellite 3. The Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT). Communications. He has been a full- Stretching and shifting the Wavelet for optimal correlation. time consultant on numerous Predefined vs. Constructed Wavelets. assignments since 1991. Recent 4. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). Shrinking projects include Excision of Chirp Jammer Signals the signal by factors of 2 through downsampling. using Wavelets, design of Space-Based Geolocation Understanding the DWT in terms of correlations with the data. Systems (GPS & Non-GPS), and Advanced Pulse Relating the DWT to the CWT. Demonstrations and uses. Detection using Wavelet Technology. He has taught 5. The Redundant Discrete Wavelet Transform (RDWT). upper-division University courses in DSP and in Stretching the Wavelet by factors of 2 without downsampling. Satellites as well as Wavelet short courses and Tradeoffs between the alias-free processing and the extra seminars for Practicing Engineers and Management. storage and computational burdens. A hybrid process using He holds a Masters in Applied Physics (DSP) from the both the DWT and the RDWT. Demonstrations and uses. University of Utah, is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a 6. “Perfect Reconstruction Filters”. How to cancel the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. effects of aliasing. How to recognize and avoid any traps. A breakthrough method to see the filters as basic Wavelets. The “magic” of alias cancellation demonstrated in both the What You Will Learn time and frequency domains. • How to use Wavelets as a “microscope” to analyze 7. Highly useful properties of popular Wavelets. How data that changes over time or has hidden “events” to choose the best Wavelet for your application. When to create your own and when to stay with proven favorites. that would not show up on an FFT. 8. Compression and De-Noising using Wavelets. How • How to understand and efficiently use the 3 types of to remove unwanted or non-critical data without throwing Wavelet Transforms to better analyze and process away the alias cancellation capability. A new, powerful method your data. State-of-the-art methods and to extract signals from large amounts of noise. applications. Demonstrations. • How to compress and de-noise data using 9. Additional Methods and Applications. Image advanced Wavelet techniques. How to avoid Processing. Detecting Discontinuities, Self-Similarities and potential pitfalls by understanding the concepts. A Transitory Events. Speech Processing. Human Vision. Audio “safe” method if in doubt. and Video. BPSK/QPSK Signals. Wavelet Packet Analysis. Matched Filtering. How to read and use the various Wavelet • How to increase productivity and reduce cost by Displays. Demonstrations. choosing (or building) a Wavelet that best matches 10. Further Resources. The very best of Wavelet your particular application. references.60 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 61. Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) Motes, Relays & the C4I Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) NEW! October 24-27, 2011 Columbia, Maryland $1890 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." This 4-day course is designed for remote sensing engineers, process control architects, security system engineers, instrumentation designers, ISR developers, and program managers who wish to enhance their understanding of ad hoc wireless sensor networks Course Outline (WSN) and how to design, develop, and implement these netted sensors to solve a myriad of applications 1. Introduction To Ad HOC Mesh Networking including: smart building installation, process control, and The Advent of Embedded Middleware. asset tracking, military operations and C4I 2. Understanding the Wireless Ad HOC applications, as well as energy monitoring. The Sensor Network (WSN) and Sensor Node concept of low-cost sensors, structured into a large (“Mote”) Hardware. Mote core (fundamental network to provide extreme fidelity with an extensive consists of): radio-stack, low-power microcontroller, capability over a large-scale system is described in ‘GPS’ system, power distribution, memory (flash), detail using technologies derived from robust radio- data acquisition microsystems (ADC). Sensor stacked microcontrollers, cellular logic, SOA-based modalities. Design goals and objectives. systems, and adroit insertion of adaptive, and Descriptions and examples of mote passive and changeable, middleware. active (e.g., ultra wideband, UWB) sensors. 3. Reviewing The Software Required Instructor Including Orotocols. Programming environment. Timothy D. Cole is president of a leading edge Real-time, event-driven, with OTA programming capability, deluge implementation, distributed consulting firm. Mr. Cole has processing (middleware). Low-power. Mote design, developed sensor & data exfiltration field design, overall architecture regulation & solutions employing WSN under the distribution. auspices of DARPA and has applied the underlying technologies to 4. Reviewing Principles of The Radio Frequency Characterization & Propagation various problems including: military At/Near The Ground level. RF propagation, Multi- based cuing of sensors, intelligence path, fading, Scattering & attenuation, Link gathering, first responders, and border calculations & Reliability. protection. Mr. Cole holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (BES, MSEE) and Technical 5. Network Management Systems (NMS). Self- organizing capability. Multi-hop capabilities. Low- Management (MS). He also has been awarded power media Access Communications, LPMAC. the NASA Achievement Award and was a Middleware. Technical Fellow for Northrop Grumman. He has authored over 25 papers. 6. Mote Field Architecture. Mote field logistics & initialization. Relay definition and requirements. Backhaul data communications: Cellular, SATCOM, What You Will Learn LP-SEIWG-005A.• What can robust, ad hoc wireless sensing provide 7. Mission Analysis. Mission definition and beyond that of conventional sensor systems. needs. Mission planning. Interaction between mote• How can low-cost sensors perform on par with fields and sophisticated sensors. Distribution of expensive sensors.• What is required to achieve comprehensive motes. monitoring. 8. Deployment Mechanisms. Relay statistics,• Why is multi-hopping “crucial” to permit effective Exfiltration capabilities, Localization. Including systems. Autonomous (iterative) solutions, direct GPS• What ‘s required from the power management systems. chipset, and/or referenced.• What are WSN characteristics. 9. Situational Awareness. Common Operating• What do effective WSN systems cost. Picture, COP. GUI displays. From this course you will obtain knowledge and 10. Case Studies. DARPA’s ExANT experiment, ability to perform wireless sensor networking The use of WSN for ISR, Application to IED, design & engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully with ISR, security Application towards 1st Responders (firemen), colleagues, evaluate systems, and understand the Employment of WSN to work process control, Asset literature. tracking.Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 61
  • 62. SECURITY / NETWORKING NEW! Security+ Certification (5 Days) - Exam Voucher Included CompTIA Security+™ is the primary course you need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, network devices, and network traffic or if you need to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ examination (exam number SY0-101). In this course, you will build on your knowledge and professional experience with computer hardware, operating systems, and networks as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. Class Dates – 12/5/11 and 2/20/12 • Columbia, Maryland • List Price – $2500 / Govt. Price – $2250 Network+ Certification (5 Days) - Exam Certified Ethical Hacker (5 Days) - Exam Voucher Included Voucher Included CompTIA Network+ builds on existing user- Students will learn how to scan, test, and hack level knowledge and experience with PC their own systems, gaining in-depth knowledge operating systems and networks to present and practical experience with current essential fundamental skills and concepts that students will security systems. They will learn how perimeter use on the job in any type of networking career. defenses work and how intruders escalate For those pursuing a CompTIA technical privileges. Students will also learn about Intrusion certification path, the CompTIA A+ certification is Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, an excellent first step to take before preparing for DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows, and Virus the CompTIA Network+ certification. Creation. Class Dates – 1/23/12 and 4/16/12 • Columbia, Maryland Class Dates – 12/5/11 and 1/30/12 • Columbia, Maryland List Price – $2500 / Govt. Price – $2250 List Price – $2780 / Govt. Price – $2500 CISSP (5 Days) - Exam Voucher Included This course trains students in all areas of the security Common Body of Knowledge. Students will learn security policy development, secure software development procedures, network vulnerabilities, attack types and corresponding countermeasures, cryptography concepts and their uses, disaster recovery plans and procedures, risk analysis, crucial laws and regulations, forensics basics, computer crime investigation procedures, physical security, and more. There are four processes a candidate must successfully complete to become a certified CISSP. To sit for an exam, candidates must assert that they possess a minimum of five years of experience in the information security field or four years of experience, plus a college degree. Class Dates – 12/5/11 and 2/20/12 • Columbia, Maryland • List Price – $3150 / Govt. Price – $2850 CCNAX v1.1 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (5 Days) CCNAX is an extended hours instructor-led boot camp that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-sized network, including connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. The ideal candidate would be someone who has worked in a data network environment (PC support/helpdesk or network operations/monitoring) and has had hands-on experience, though no formal training, with Cisco IOS devices. This boot camp will serve to review and expand on what the candidate already knows and add to it, the detailed configuration and implementation of Cisco IOS devices. Prospective students should prepare themselves for course days consisting of at least 10 hours and as long as 12 hours. Homework will be assigned and reviewed daily. Those new to networking and to Cisco IOS should consider taking the ICND1 and ICND2 classes instead of CCNAX v1.1. Class Date – 11/7/11 • Columbia, Maryland • List Price – $3495 / Govt. Price – $3145.50 Department of Defense Directive 8570 provides guidance and procedures for the training,certification, and management of all government employees who conduct Information Assurancefunctions in assigned duty positions. These individuals are required to carry an approved certificationfor their particular job classification as well as Operating system certification for the operating systemthey support. Information Assurance Technical (IAT) and IA Management (IAM) personnel must be fullytrained and certified to baseline requirements to perform their IA duties. The policy defines IATworkforce members as anyone with privileged information system access performing IA functions. IAMpersonnel perform management functions for DoD operational systems described in the Manual.62 – Vol. 109 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
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