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  1. 1. Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Radar, Missiles & Defense Systems Engineering & Project Management Engineering & Communications APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 105 Valid through June 2011
  2. 2. 2 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Applied Technology Institute 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.
  3. 3. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 3 Table of Contents Acoustic & Sonar Engineering Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements, and Application NEW! Mar 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Advanced Undersea Warfare Mar 14-17, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Applied Physical Oceanography Modeling & Acoustics May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing Feb 16-18, 2011 • Santa Barbara, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 May 10-12, 2011 • Newark, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fundamentals of Sonar & Target Motion Analysis NEW! Mar 22-24, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fundamentals of Sonar Transducers Design Apr 12-14, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mechanics of Underwater Noise May 3-5, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis Feb 15-18, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Sonar Signal Processing NEW! May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Underwater Acoustics 201 NEW! Apr 25-26, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Underwater Acoustics for Biologists & Conservation Managers NEW! Jun 13-16, 2011 • Silver Spring, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Underwater Acoustics, Modeling and Simulation Apr 18-21, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Vibration & Noise Control Mar 14-17, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 May 2-5, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Defense, Missiles & Radar Advanced Developments in Radar Technology NEW! Mar 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Combat Systems Engineering NEW! May 11-12, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Electronic Warfare Overview Mar 8-9, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Aug 1-2, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Jan 24-25, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jan 27-28, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Apr 4-5, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Fundamentals of Radar Technology Feb 15-17, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 May 3-5, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Fundamentals of Rockets & Missiles Mar 8-10, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Military Standard 810G NEW! Mar 7-10, 2011 • Montreal, Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Apr 11-14, 2011 • Plano, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 May 2-5, 2011 • Frederick, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Missile Autopilots Mar 21-24, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Modern Missile Analysis Apr 4-7, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Jun 20-23, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Feb 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 May 10-12, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Propagation Effects of Radar Apr 5-7, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Radar 101 NEW! Apr 18, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Radar 201 NEW! Apr 19, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB May 2-5, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Radar Systems Design & Engineering Mar 1-4, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Jun 13-16, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Rocket Propulsion 101 Feb 14-16, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Apr 19-21, 2011 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems NEW! Jan 17-20, 2011 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Feb 28-Mar 3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced Feb 10-11, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . 34 May 4-5, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals Feb 8-9, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 May 2-3, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Tactical Missile Design- Integration Apr 12-14, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Applications NEW! Mar 1, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Jun 7, 2011 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Jun 14, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Systems Engineering Cost Estimating NEW! Jun 8-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 CSEP Exam Prep Feb 11-12, 2011 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Mar 30-31, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Feb 15-16, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Mar 28-29, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Principles of Test & Evaluation Feb 17-18, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Mar 15-16, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Project Dominance NEW! Jan 18-19, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Mar 22-23, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 May 24-25, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Risk & Opportunities Management NEW! Mar 8-10 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Systems Engineering - Requirements NEW! Jan 11-13, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Mar 22-24, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Systems of Systems Apr 19-21, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Technical CONOPS & Concepts Master's Course NEW! Feb 22-24, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Apr 12-14, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Jun 12-14, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Test Design & Analysis Feb 7-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Total Systems Engineering Development Jan 31-Feb 3, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Mar 1-4, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Engineering & Data Analysis Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing Jan 24-27, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Antenna & Array Fundamentals NEW! Mar 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Computational Electromagnetics NEW! May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Exploring Data: Visualization Jun 8-10, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Fiber Optics Systems Engineering Apr 12-14, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Fiber Optics Technology & Applications NEW! May 9-11, 2011 • Las Vegas, Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Fundamentals of RF Technology NEW! Mar 17-18, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples Feb 8-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Aug 2-3, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Grounding & Shielding for EMC Feb 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Apr 26-28, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Instrumentation for Test & Measurement NEW! Mar 29-31, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Introduction to EMI/EMC Mar 1-3, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Optical Communications Systems NEW! Jan 17-18, 2011 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Practical Design of Experiments Mar 22-23, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Jun 7-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Signal & Image Processing &Analysis for Scientists & Engineers NEW! May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Feb 22-24, 2011 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Jun 7-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Topics for On-site Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register. . . . . . . . . . 64
  4. 4. 4 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications March 1-3, 2011 Beltsville. Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day course is intended for engineers and other technical personnel and managers who have a work-related need to understand basic acoustics concepts and how to measure and analyze sound. This is an introductory course and participants need not have any prior knowledge of sound or vibration. Each topic is illustrated by appropriate applications, in-class demonstrations, and worked-out numerical examples. Each student will receive a copy of the textbook, Acoustics: An Introduction by Heinrich Kuttruff. Instructor Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor Emeritus of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty years experience in the field of sound and vibration. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering acoustics. For over thirty years he has taught courses on the Fundamentals of Acoustics, Structural Acoustics, Applied Acoustics, Noise Control Engineering, and Sonar Engineering on both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as at government and industrial organizations throughout the country. Course Outline 1. Introductory Concepts. Sound in fluids and solids. Sound as particle vibrations. Waveforms and frequency. Sound energy and power consideration. 2. Acoustic Waves. Air-borne sound. Plane and spherical acoustic waves. Sound pressure, intensity, and power. Decibel (dB) log power scale. Sound reflection and transmission at surfaces. Sound absorption. 3. Acoustic and Vibration Sensors. Human ear characteristics. Capacitor and piezoelectric microphone designs and response characteristics. Intensity probe design and operational limitations. Accelerometers design and frequency response. 4. Sound Measurements. Sound level meters. Time weighting (fast, slow, linear). Decibel scales (Linear and A-and C-weightings). Octave band analyzers. Narrow band spectrum analyzers. Critical bands of human hearing. Detecting tones in noise. Microphone calibration techniques. 5. Sound Radiation. Human speech mechanism. Loudspeaker design and response characteristics. Directivity patterns of simple and multi-pole sources: monopole, dipole and quadri-pole sources. Acoustic arrays and beamforming. Sound radiation from vibrating machines and structures. Radiation efficiency. 6. Low Frequency Components and Systems. Helmholtz resonator. Sound waves in ducts. Mufflers and their design. Horns and loudspeaker enclosures. 7. Applications. Representative topics include: Outdoor sound propagation (temperature and wind effects). Environmental acoustics (e.g. community noise response and criteria). Auditorium and room acoustics (e.g. reverberation criteria and sound absorption). Structural acoustics (e.g. sound transmission loss through panels). Noise and vibration control (e.g. source-path-receiver model). What You Will Learn • How to make proper sound level measurements. • How to analyze and report acoustic data. • The basis of decibels (dB) and the A-weighting scale. • How intensity probes work and allow near-field sound measurements. • How to measure radiated sound power and sound transmission loss. • How to use third-octave bands and narrow- band spectrum analyzers. • How the source-path-receiver approach is used in noise control engineering. • How sound builds up in enclosures like vehicle interiors and rooms. Recent attendee comments ... “Great instructor made the course in- teresting and informative. Helped clear-up many misconceptions I had about sound and its measurement.” “Enjoyed the in-class demonstrations; they help explain the concepts. In- structor helped me with a problem I was having at work, worth the price of the course!” NEW!
  5. 5. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 5 March 14-17, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Advanced Undersea Warfare (USW) covers the latest information about submarine employment in future conflicts. The course is taught by a leading innovator in submarine tactics. The roles, capabilities and future developments of submarines in littoral warfare are emphasized. The technology and tactics of modern nuclear and diesel submarines are discussed. The importance of stealth, mobility, and firepower for submarine missions are illustrated by historical and projected roles of submarines. Differences between nuclear and diesel submarines are reviewed. Submarine sensors (sonar, ELINT, visual) and weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines, special forces) are presented. Advanced USW gives you a wealth of practical knowledge about the latest issues and tactics in submarine warfare. The course provides the necessary background to understand the employment of submarines in the current world environment. Advanced USW is valuable to engineers and scientists who are working in R&D, or in testing of submarine systems. It provides the knowledge and perspective to understand advanced USW in shallow water and regional conflicts. Course Outline 1. Mechanics and Physics of Submarines. Stealth, mobility, firepower, and endurance. The hull - tradeoffs between speed, depth, and payload. The "Operating Envelope". The "Guts" - energy, electricity, air, and hydraulics. 2. Submarine Sensors. Passive sonar. Active sonar. Radio frequency sensors. Visual sensors. Communications and connectivity considerations. Tactical considerations of employment. 3. Submarine Weapons and Off-Board Devices. Torpedoes. Missiles. Mines. Countermeasures. Tactical considerations of employment. Special Forces. 4. Historical Employment of Submarines. Coastal defense. Fleet scouts. Commerce raiders. Intelligence and warning. Reconnaissance and surveillance. Tactical considerations of employment. 5. Cold War Employment of Submarines. The maritime strategy. Forward offense. Strategic anti- submarine warfare. Tactical considerations of employment. 6. Submarine Employment in Littoral Warfare. Overt and covert "presence". Battle group and joint operations support. Covert mine detection, localization and neutralization. Injection and recovery of Special Forces. Targeting and bomb damage assessment. Tactical considerations of employment. Results of recent out-year wargaming. 7. Littoral Warfare “Threats”. Types and fuzing options of mines. Vulnerability of submarines compared to surface ships. The diesel-electric or air- independent propulsion submarine "threat". The "Brown-water" acoustic environment. Sensor and weapon performance. Non-acoustic anti-submarine warfare. Tactical considerations of employment. 8. Advanced Sensor, Weapon & Operational Concepts. Strike, anti-air, and anti-theater Ballistic Missile weapons. Autonomous underwater vehicles and deployed off-board systems. Improved C-cubed. The blue-green laser and other enabling technology. Some unsolved issues of jointness. Instructors Capt. James Patton (USN ret.) is President of Submarine Tactics and Technology, Inc. and is considered a leading innovator of pro- and anti-submarine warfare and naval tactical doctrine. His 30 years of experience includes actively consulting on submarine weapons, advanced combat systems, and other stealth warfare related issues to over 30 industrial and government entities. While at OPNAV, Capt. Patton actively participated in submarine weapon and sensor research and development, and was instrumental in the development of the towed array. As Chief Staff Officer at Submarine Development Squadron Twelve (SUB-DEVRON 12), and as Head of the Advanced Tactics Department at the Naval Submarine School, he was instrumental in the development of much of the current tactical doctrine. Commodore Bhim Uppal, former Director of Submarines for the Indian Navy, is now a consultant with American Systems Corporation. He will discuss the performance and tactics of diesel submarines in littoral waters. He has direct experience onboard FOXTROT, KILO, and Type 1500 diesel electric submarines. He has over 25 years of experience in diesel submarines with the Indian Navy and can provide a unique insight into the thinking, strategies, and tactics of foreign submarines. He helped purchase and evaluate Type 1500 and KILO diesel submarines. What You Will Learn • Changing doctrinal "truths" of Undersea Warfare in Littoral Warfare. • Traditional and emergent tactical concepts of Undersea Warfare. • The forcing functions for required developments in platforms, sensors, weapons, and C-cubed capabilities. • The roles, missions, and counters to "Rest of the World" (ROW) mines and non-nuclear submarines. • Current thinking in support of optimizing the U.S. submarine for coordinated and joint operations under tactical control of the Joint Task Force Commander or CINC.N Advanced Undersea Warfare Submarines in Shallow Water and Regional Conflicts
  6. 6. 6 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Instructors Dr. David L. Porter is a Principal Senior Oceanographer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL). Dr. Porter has been at JHUAPL for twenty-two years and before that he was an oceanographer for ten years at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Porter's specialties are oceanographic remote sensing using space borne altimeters and in situ observations. He has authored scores of publications in the field of ocean remote sensing, tidal observations, and internal waves as well as a book on oceanography. Dr. Porter holds a BS in physics from University of MD, a MS in physical oceanography from MIT and a PhD in geophysical fluid dynamics from the Catholic University of America. Dr. Juan I. Arvelo is a Principal Senior Acoustician at JHUAPL. He earned a PhD degree in physics from the Catholic University of America. He served nine years at the Naval Surface Warfare Center and five years at Alliant Techsystems, Inc. He has 27 years of theoretical and practical experience in government, industry, and academic institutions on acoustic sensor design and sonar performance evaluation, experimental design and conduct, acoustic signal processing, data analysis and interpretation. Dr. Arvelo is an active member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) where he holds various positions including associate editor of the Proceedings On Meetings in Acoustics (POMA) and technical chair of the 159th joint ASA/INCE conference in Baltimore. What You Will Learn • The physical structure of the ocean and its major currents. • The controlling physics of waves, including internal waves. • How space borne altimeters work and their contribution to ocean modeling. • How ocean parameters influence acoustics. • Models and databases for predicting sonar performance. Course Outline 1. Importance of Oceanography. Review oceanography's history, naval applications, and impact on climate. 2. Physics of The Ocean. Develop physical understanding of the Navier-Stokes equations and their application for understanding and measuring the ocean. 3. Energetics Of The Ocean and Climate Change. The source of all energy is the sun. We trace the incoming energy through the atmosphere and ocean and discuss its effect on the climate. 4. Wind patterns, El Niño and La Niña. The major wind patterns of earth define not only the vegetation on land, but drive the major currents of the ocean. Perturbations to their normal circulation, such as an El Niño event, can have global impacts. 5. Satellite Observations, Altimetry, Earth's Geoid and Ocean Modeling. The role of satellite observations are discussed with a special emphasis on altimetric measurements. 6. Inertial Currents, Ekman Transport, Western Boundaries. Observed ocean dynamics are explained. Analytical solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations are discussed. 7. Ocean Currents, Modeling and Observation. Observations of the major ocean currents are compared to model results of those currents. The ocean models are driven by satellite altimetric observations. 8. Mixing, Salt Fingers, Ocean Tracers and Langmuir Circulation. Small scale processes in the ocean have a large effect on the ocean's structure and the dispersal of important chemicals, such as CO2. 9. Wind Generated Waves, Ocean Swell and Their Prediction. Ocean waves, their physics and analysis by directional wave spectra are discussed along with present modeling of the global wave field employing Wave Watch III. 10. Tsunami Waves. The generation and propagation of tsunami waves are discussed with a description of the present monitoring system. 11. Internal Waves and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Sensing of Internal Waves. The density stratification in the ocean allows the generation of internal waves. The physics of the waves and their manifestation at the surface by SAR is discussed. 12. Tides, Observations, Predictions and Quality Control. Tidal observations play a critical role in commerce and warfare. The history of tidal observations, their role in commerce, the physics of tides and their prediction are discussed. 13. Bays, Estuaries and Inland Seas. The inland waters of the continents present dynamics that are controlled not only by the physics of the flow, but also by the bathymetry and the shape of the coastlines. 14. The Future of Oceanography. Applications to global climate assessment, new technologies and modeling are discussed. 15. Underwater Acoustics. Review of ocean effects on sound propagation & scattering. 16. Naval Applications. Description of the latest sensor, transducer, array and sonar technologies for applications from target detection, localization and classification to acoustic communications and environmental surveys. 17. Models and Databases. Description of key worldwide environmental databases, sound propagation models, and sonar simulation tools. May 17-19, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day course is designed for engineers, physicists, acousticians, climate scientists, and managers who wish to enhance their understanding of this discipline or become familiar with how the ocean environment can affect their individual applications. Examples of remote sensing of the ocean, in situ ocean observing systems and actual examples from recent oceanographic cruises are given. Applied Physical Oceanography and Acoustics: Controlling Physics, Observations, Models and Naval Applications
  7. 7. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 7 February 16-18, 2011 Santa Barbara, California May 10-12, 2011 Newark, California $2595 (8:00am - 4:00pm) “Also Available As A Distance Learning Course” (Call for Info) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Minimal math review of basics of vibration, commencing with uniaxial and torsional SDoF systems. Resonance. Vibration control. 2. Instrumentation. How to select and correctly use displacement, velocity and especially acceleration and force sensors and microphones. Minimizing mechanical and electrical errors. Sensor and system dynamic calibration. 3. Extension of SDoF to understand multi-resonant continuous systems encountered in land, sea, air and space vehicle structures and cargo, as well as in electronic products. 4. Types of shakers. Tradeoffs between mechanical, electrohydraulic (servohydraulic), electrodynamic (electromagnetic) and piezoelectric shakers and systems. Limitations. Diagnostics. 5. Sinusoidal one-frequency-at-a-time vibration testing. Interpreting sine test standards. Conducting tests. 6. Random Vibration Testing. Broad-spectrum all- frequencies-at-once vibration testing. Interpreting random vibration test standards. 7. Simultaneous multi-axis testing gradually replacing practice of reorienting device under test (DUT) on single-axis shakers. 8. Environmental stress screening (ESS) of electronics production. Extensions to highly accelerated stress screening (HASS) and to highly accelerated life testing (HALT). 9. Assisting designers to improve their designs by (a) substituting materials of greater damping or (b) adding damping or (c) avoiding "stacking" of resonances. 10. Understanding automotive buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR). Assisting designers to solve BSR problems. Conducting BSR tests. 11. Intense noise (acoustic) testing of launch vehicles and spacecraft. 12. Shock testing. Transportation testing. Pyroshock testing. Misuse of classical shock pulses on shock test machines and on shakers. More realistic oscillatory shock testing on shakers. 13. Shock response spectrum (SRS) for understanding effects of shock on hardware. Use of SRS in evaluating shock test methods, in specifying and in conducting shock tests. 14. Attaching DUT via vibration and shock test fixtures. Large DUTs may require head expanders and/or slip plates. 15. Modal testing. Assisting designers. Summary This three-day course is primarily designed for test personnel who conduct, supervise or "contract out" vibration and shock tests. It also benefits design, quality and reliability specialists who interface with vibration and shock test activities. Each student receives the instructor's brand new, minimal-mathematics, minimal-theory hardbound text Random Vibration & Shock Testing, Measurement, Analysis & Calibration. This 444 page, 4-color book also includes a CD- ROM with video clips and animations. Instructor Wayne Tustin is President of Equipment Reliability Institute (ERI), a specialized engineering school and consultancy. His BSEE degree is from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a licensed Professional Engineer - Quality in the State of California. Wayne's first encounter with vibration was at Boeing/Seattle, performing what later came to be called modal tests, on the XB-52 prototype of that highly reliable platform. Subsequently he headed field service and technical training for a manufacturer of electrodynamic shakers, before establishing another specialized school on which he left his name. Wayne has written several books and hundreds of articles dealing with practical aspects of vibration and shock measurement and testing. What You Will Learn • How to plan, conduct and evaluate vibration and shock tests and screens. • How to attack vibration and noise problems. • How to make vibration isolation, damping and absorbers work for vibration and noise control. • How noise is generated and radiated, and how it can be reduced. From this course you will gain the ability to understand and communicate meaningfully with test personnel, perform basic engineering calculations, and evaluate tradeoffs between test equipment and procedures. Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing for Land, Sea, Air, Space Vehicles & Electronics Manufacture
  8. 8. 8 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Instructor Dr. Harold "Bud" Vincent Research Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering at the University of Rhode Island and President of DBV Technology, LLC is a U.S. Naval Officer qualified in submarine warfare and salvage diving. He has over twenty years of undersea systems experience working in industry, academia, and government (military and civilian). He served on active duty on fast attack and ballistic missile submarines, worked at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and conducted advanced R&D in the defense industry. Dr. Vincent received the M.S. and Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering (Underwater Acoustics) from the University of Rhode Island. His teaching and research encompasses underwater acoustic systems, communications, signal processing, ocean instrumentation, and navigation. He has been awarded four patents for undersea systems and algorithms. March 22-24, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day course is designed for SONAR systems engineers, combat systems engineers, undersea warfare professionals, and managers who wish to enhance their understanding of this discipline or become familiar with the "big picture" if they work outside of the discipline. Each topic is illustrated by worked numerical examples, using simulated or experimental data for actual undersea acoustic situations and geometries. Fundamentals of Sonar & Target Motion Analysis What You Will Learn • What are of the various types of SONAR systems in use on Naval platforms today. • What are the major principles governing their design and operation. • How is the data produced by these systems used operationally to conduct Target Motion Analysis and USW. • What are the typical commercial and scientific uses of SONAR and how do these relate to military use. • What are the other military uses of SONAR systems (i.e. those NOT used to support Target Motion Analysis). • What are the major cost drivers for undersea acoustic systems. Course Outline 1. Sound and the Ocean Environment. Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD). Sound Velocity Profiles.Refraction, Transmission Loss, Attenuation. 2. SONAR Equations. Review of Active and Passive SONAR Equations, Decibels, Source Level, Sound Pressure Level, Intensity Level, Spectrum Level. 3. Signal Detection. Signals and Noise, Array Gain, Beamforming, BroadBand, NarrowBand. 4. SONAR System Fundamentals. Review of major system components in a SONAR system (transducers, signal conditioning, digitization, signal processing, displays and controls). Review of various SONAR systems (Hull, Towed, SideScan, MultiBeam, ommunications, Navigation, etc.). 5. SONAR Employment, Data and Information. Hull arrays, Towed Arrays. Their utilization to support Target Motion Analysis. 6. Target Motion Analysis (TMA). What it is, why it is done, how is SONAR used to support it, what other sensors are required to conduct it. 7. Time-Bearing Analysis. How relative target motion affects bearing rate, ship maneuvers to compute passive range estimates (Ekelund Range). Use of Time-Bearing information to assess target motion. 8. Time Frequency Analysis. Doppler shift, Received Frequency, Base Frequency, Corrected Frequency. Use of Time-Frequency information to assess target motion. 9. Geographic Analysis. Use of Time- Bearing and Geographic information to analyze contact motion. 10. Multi-sensor Data Fusion. SONAR, RADAR, ESM, Visual. 11. Relative Motion Analysis and Display: Single steady contact, Single Maneuvering contact, Multiple contacts, Acoustics Interference. NEW!
  9. 9. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 9 April 12-14, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Fundamentals of Sonar Transducer Design What You Will Learn • Acoustic parameters that affect transducer designs: Aperture design Radiation impedance Beam patterns and directivity • Fundamentals of acoustic wave transmission in solids including the basics of piezoelectricity Modeling concepts for transducer design. • Transducer performance parameters that affect radiated power, frequency of operation, and bandwidth. • Sonar projector design parameters Sonar hydrophone design parameters. From this course you will obtain the knowledge and ability to perform sonar transducer systems engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, understand current literature, and how transducer design fits into greater sonar system design. Instructor Mr. John C. Cochran is a Sr. Engineering Fellow with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems., a leading provider of integrated solutions for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Mr. Cochran has 25 years of experience in the design of sonar transducer systems. His experience includes high frequency mine hunting sonar systems, hull mounted search sonar systems, undersea targets and decoys, high power projectors, and surveillance sonar systems. Mr. Cochran holds a BS degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a MS degree from Purdue University, and a MS EE degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a certificate in Acoustics Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and Mr. Cochran has taught as a visiting lecturer for the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Summary This three-day course is designed for sonar system design engineers, managers, and system engineers who wish to enhance their understanding of sonar transducer design and how the sonar transducer fits into and dictates the greater sonar system design. Topics will be illustrated by worked numerical examples and practical case studies. Course Outline 1. Overview. Review of how transducer and performance fits into overall sonar system design. 2. Waves in Fluid Media. Background on how the transducer creates sound energy and how this energy propagates in fluid media. The basics of sound propagation in fluid media: • Plane Waves • Radiation from Spheres • Linear Apertures Beam Patterns • Planar Apertures Beam Patterns • Directivity and Directivity Index • Scattering and Diffraction • Radiation Impedance • Transmission Phenomena • Absorption and Attenuation of Sound 3. Equivalent Circuits. Transducers equivalent electrical circuits. The relationship between transducer parameters and performance. Analysis of transducer designs: • Mechanical Equivalent Circuits • Acoustical Equivalent Circuits • Combining Mechanical and Acoustical Equivalent Circuits 4. Waves in Solid Media: A transducer is constructed of solid structural elements. Background in how sound waves propagate through solid media. This section builds on the previous section and develops equivalent circuit models for various transducer elements. Piezoelectricity is introduced. • Waves in Homogeneous, Elastic Solid Media • Piezoelectricity • The electro-mechanical coupling coefficient • Waves in Piezoelectric, Elastic Solid Media. 5. Sonar Projectors. This section combines the concepts of the previous sections and developes the basic concepts of sonar projector design. Basic concepts for modeling and analyzing sonar projector performance will be presented. Examples of sonar projectors will be presented and will include spherical projectors, cylindrical projectors, half wave-length projectors, tonpilz projectors, and flexural projectors. Limitation on performance of sonar projectors will be discussed. 6. Sonar Hydrophones. The basic concepts of sonar hydrophone design will be reviewed. Analysis of hydrophone noise and extraneous circuit noise that may interfere with hydrophone performance. • Elements of Sonar Hydrophone Design • Analysis of Noise in Hydrophone and Preamplifier Systems • Specific Application in Sonar Hydronpone Design • Hydrostatic hydrophones • Spherical hydrophones • Cylindrical hydrophones • The affect of a fill fluid on hydrophone performance.
  10. 10. 10 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Instructors Joel Garrelick has extensive experience in the general area of structural acoustics and specifically, underwater acoustics applications. As a Principal Scientist for Cambridge Acoustical Associates, Inc., CAA/Anteon, Inc. and currently Applied Physical Sciences, Inc., he has thirty plus years experience working on various ship/submarine silencing R&D projects for Naval Sea Systems Command, the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, Office of Naval Research, Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Research Laboratory. He has also performed aircraft noise research for the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA and is the author of a number of articles in technical journals. Joel received his B.C.E. and M.E. from the City College of New York and his Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from the City University of New York. Paul Arveson served as a civilian employee of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division. With a BS degree in Physics, he led teams in ship acoustic signature measurement and analysis, facility calibration, and characterization projects. He designed and constructed specialized analog and digital electronic measurement systems and their sensors and interfaces, including the system used to calibrate all the US Navy's ship noise measurement facilities. He managed development of the Target Strength Predictive Model for the Navy. He conducted experimental and theoretical studies of acoustic and oceanographic phenomena for the Office of Naval Research. He has published numerous technical reports and papers in these fields. In 1999 Arveson received a Master's degree in Computer Systems Management. He established the Balanced Scorecard Institute, as an effort to promote the use of this management concept among governmental and nonprofit organizations. He is active in various technical organizations, and is a Fellow in the Washington Academy of Sciences. Summary The course describes the essential mechanisms of underwater noise as it relates to ship/submarine silencing applications. The fundamental principles of noise sources, water-borne and structure-borne noise propagation, and noise control methodologies are explained. Illustrative examples will be presented. The course will be geared to those desiring a basic understanding of underwater noise and ship/submarine silencing with necessary mathematics presented as gently as possible. A full set of notes will be given to participants as well as a copy of the text, Mechanics of Underwater Noise, by Donald Ross. Course Outline 1. Fundamentals. Definitions, units, sources, spectral and temporal properties, wave equation, radiation and propagation, reflection, absorption and scattering, structure-borne noise, interaction of sound and structures. 2. Noise Sources in Marine Applications. Rotating and reciprocating machinery, pumps and fans, gears, piping systems. 3. Noise Models for Design and Prediction. Source-path-receiver models, source characterization, structural response and vibration transmission, deterministic (FE) and statistical (SEA) analyses. 4. Noise Control. Principles of machinery quieting, vibration isolation, structural damping, structural transmission loss, acoustic absorption, acoustic mufflers. 5. Fluid Mechanics and Flow Induced Noise. Turbulent boundary layers, wakes, vortex shedding, cavity resonance, fluid-structure interactions, propeller noise mechanisms, cavitation noise. 6. Hull Vibration and Radiation. Flexural and membrane modes of vibration, hull structure resonances, resonance avoidance, ribbed-plates, thin shells, anti-radiation coatings, bubble screens. 7. Sonar Self Noise and Reduction. On board and towed arrays, noise models, noise control for habitability, sonar domes. 8. Ship/Submarine Scattering. Rigid body and elastic scattering mechanisms, target strength of structural components, false targets, methods for echo reduction, anechoic coatings. May 3-5, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Mechanics of Underwater Noise Fundamentals and Advances in Acoustic Quieting
  11. 11. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 11 Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis February 15-18, 2011 Laurel, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This course provides an excellent introduction to underwater sound and highlights how sonar principles are employed in ASW analyses. The course provides a solid understanding of the sonar equation and discusses in- depth propagation loss, target strength, reverberation, arrays, array gain, and detection of signals. Physical insight and typical results are provided to help understand each term of the sonar equation. The instructors then show how the sonar equation can be used to perform ASW analysis and predict the performance of passive and active sonar systems. The course also reviews the rationale behind current weapons and sensor systems and discusses directions for research in response to the quieting of submarine signatures. The course is valuable to engineers and scientists who are entering the field or as a review for employees who want a system level overview. The lectures provide the knowledge and perspective needed to understand recent developments in underwater acoustics and in ASW. A comprehensive set of notes and the textbook Principles of Underwater Sound will be provided to all attendees. Instructors Dr. Nicholas Nicholas received a B. S. degree from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M. S. degree from Drexel University, and a PhD degree in physics from the Catholic University of America. His dissertation was on the propagation of sound in the deep ocean. He has been teaching underwater acoustics courses since 1977 and has been visiting lecturer at the U.S. Naval War College and several universities. Dr. Nicholas has more than 25 years experience in underwater acoustics and submarine related work. He is working for Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). Dr. Robert Jennette received a PhD degree in Physics from New York University in 1971. He has worked in sonar system design with particular emphasis on long- range passive systems, especially their interaction with ambient noise. He held the NAVSEA Chair in Underwater Acoustics at the US Naval Academy where he initiated a radiated noise measurement program. Currently Dr. Jennette is a consultant specializing in radiated noise and the use of acoustic monitoring. Course Outline 1. Sonar Equation & Signal Detection. Sonar concepts and units. The sonar equation. Typical active and passive sonar parameters. Signal detection, probability of detection/false alarm. ROC curves and detection threshold. 2. Propagation of Sound in the Sea. Oceanographic basis of propagation, convergence zones, surface ducts, sound channels, surface and bottom losses. 3. Target Strength and Reverberation. Scattering phenomena and submarine strength. Bottom, surface, and volume reverberation mechanisms. Methods for modeling reverberations. 4. Elements of ASW Analysis. Fundamentals of ASW analysis. Sonar principles and ASW analysis, illustrative sonobuoy barrier model. The use of operations research to improve ASW. 5. Arrays and Beamforming. Directivity and array gain; sidelobe control, array patterns and beamforming for passive bottom, hull mounted, and sonobuoy sensors; calculation of array gain in directional noise. 6. Passive Sonar. Illustrations of passive sonars including sonobuoys, towed array systems, and submarine sonar. Considerations for passive sonar systems, including radiated source level, sources of background noise, and self noise. 7. Active Sonar. Design factors for active sonar systems including transducer, waveform selection, and optimum frequency; examples include ASW sonar, sidescan sonar, and torpedo sonar. 8. Theory and Applications of Current Weapons and Sensor Systems. An unclassified exposition of the rationale behind the design of current Navy acoustic systems. How the choice of particular parameter values in the sonar equation produces sensor designs optimized to particular military requirements. Generic sonars examined vary from short-range active mine hunting sonars to long-range passive systems. What You Will Learn • Sonar parameters and their utility in ASW Analysis. • Sonar equation as it applies to active and passive systems. • Fundamentals of array configurations, beamforming, and signal detectability. • Rationale behind the design of passive and active sonar systems. • Theory and applications of current weapons and sensors, plus future directions. • The implications and counters to the quieting of the target’s signature.
  12. 12. 12 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Sonar Signal Processing Instructors James W. Jenkins joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in 1970 and has worked in ASW and sonar systems analysis. He has worked with system studies and at-sea testing with passive and active systems. He is currently a senior physicist investigating improved signal processing systems, APB, own- ship monitoring, and SSBN sonar. He has taught sonar and continuing education courses since 1977 and is the Director of the Applied Technology Institute (ATI). G. Scott Peacock is the Assistant Group Supervisor of the Systems Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL). Mr. Peacock received both his B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Utah. He currently manages several research and development projects that focus on automated passive sonar algorithms for both organic and off-board sensors. Prior to joining JHU/APL Mr. Peacock was lead engineer on several large-scale Navy development tasks including an active sonar adjunct processor for the SQS-53C, a fast-time sonobuoy acoustic processor and a full scale P-3 trainer. Summary This intensive short course provides an overview of sonar signal processing. Processing techniques applicable to bottom-mounted, hull- mounted, towed and sonobuoy systems will be discussed. Spectrum analysis, detection, classification, and tracking algorithms for passive and active systems will be examined and related to design factors. The impact of the ocean environment on signal processing performance will be highlighted. Advanced techniques such as high-resolution array-processing and matched field array processing, advanced signal processing techniques, and sonar automation will be covered. The course is valuable for engineers and scientists engaged in the design, testing, or evaluation of sonars. Physical insight and realistic performance expectations will be stressed. A comprehensive set of notes will be supplied to all attendees. What You Will Learn • Fundamental algorithms for signal processing. • Techniques for beam forming. • Trade-offs among active waveform designs. • Ocean medium effects. • Shallow water effects and issues. • Optimal and adaptive processing. Course Outline 1. Introduction to Sonar Signal Processing. ntroduction to sonar detection systems and types of signal processing performed in sonar. Correlation processing, Fournier analysis, windowing, and ambiguity functions. Evaluation of probability of detection and false alarm rate for FFT and broadband signal processors. 2. Beamforming and Array Processing. Beam patterns for sonar arrays, shading techniques for sidelobe control, beamformer implementation. Calculation of DI and array gain in directional noise fields. 3. Passive Sonar Signal Processing. Review of signal characteristics, ambient noise, and platform noise. Passive system configurations and implementations. Spectral analysis and integration. 4. Active Sonar Signal Processing. Waveform selection and ambiguity functions. Projector configurations. Reverberation and multipath effects. Receiver design. 5. Passive and Active Designs and Implementations. Design specifications and trade-off examples will be worked, and actual sonar system implementations will be examined. 6. Advanced Signal Processing Techniques. Advanced techniques for beamforming, detection, estimation, and classification will be explored. Optimal array processing. Data adaptive methods, super resolution spectral techniques, time-frequency representations and active/passive automated classification are among the advanced techniques that will be covered. May 17-19, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." NEW!
  13. 13. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 13 What You Will Learn • Principles of underwater sound and the sonar equation. • How to solve sonar equations and simulate sonar performance. • What models are available to support sonar engineering and oceanographic research. • How to select the most appropriate models based on user requirements. • Models available at APL. Instructor Paul C. Etter has worked in the fields of ocean- atmosphere physics and environmental acoustics for the past thirty-five years supporting federal and state agencies, academia and private industry. He received his BS degree in Physics and his MS degree in Oceanography at Texas A&M University. Mr. Etter served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Officer aboard frigates. He is the author or co-author of more than 180 technical reports and professional papers addressing environmental measurement technology, underwater acoustics and physical oceanography. Mr. Etter is the author of the textbook Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation (3rd edition). Summary This two-day course explains how to translate our physical understanding of sound in the sea into mathematical formulas solvable by computers. It provides a comprehensive treatment of all types of underwater acoustic models including environmental, propagation, noise, reverberation and sonar performance models. Specific examples of each type of model are discussed to illustrate model formulations, assumptions and algorithm efficiency. Guidelines for selecting and using available propagation, noise and reverberation models are highlighted. Demonstrations illustrate the proper execution and interpretation of PC-based sonar models. Each student will receive a copy of Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation by Paul C. Etter, in addition to a complete set of lecture notes. Underwater Acoustics 201 April 25-26, 2011 Laurel, Maryland $1225 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Introduction. Nature of acoustical measurements and prediction. Modern developments in physical and mathematical modeling. Diagnostic versus prognostic applications. Latest developments in inverse- acoustic sensing of the oceans. 2. The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium. Distribution of physical and chemical properties in the oceans. Sound-speed calculation, measurement and distribution. Surface and bottom boundary conditions. Effects of circulation patterns, fronts, eddies and fine-scale features on acoustics. Biological effects. 3. Propagation. Basic concepts, boundary interactions, attenuation and absorption. Ducting phenomena including surface ducts, sound channels, convergence zones, shallow-water ducts and Arctic half-channels. Theoretical basis for propagation modeling. Frequency-domain wave equation formulations including ray theory, normal mode, multipath expansion, fast field (wavenumber integration) and parabolic approximation techniques. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific examples. 4. Noise. Noise sources and spectra. Depth dependence and directionality. Slope-conversion effects. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. Ambient noise and beam-noise statistics models. Pathological features arising from inappropriate assumptions. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific examples. 5. Reverberation. Volume and boundary scattering. Shallow-water and under-ice reverberation features. Theoretical basis for reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point scattering techniques. Bistatic reverberation formulations and operational restrictions. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific examples. 6. Sonar Performance Models. Sonar equations. Monostatic and bistatic geometries. Model operating systems. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Sources of oceanographic and acoustic data. Specific examples. 7. Simulation. Review of simulation theory including advanced methodologies and infrastructure tools. 8. Demonstrations. Guided demonstrations illustrate proper execution and interpretation of PC- based monostatic and bistatic sonar models. NEW!
  14. 14. 14 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers A comprehensive tutorial designed for environmental professionals Instructors Dr. William T. Ellison is president of Marine Acoustics, Inc., Middletown, RI. Dr. Ellison has over 45 years of field and laboratory experience in underwater acoustics spanning sonar design, ASW tactics, software models and biological field studies. He is a graduate of the Naval Academy and holds the degrees of MSME and Ph.D. from MIT. He has published numerous papers in the field of acoustics and is a co-author of the 2007 monograph Marine Mammal Noise Exposure Criteria: Initial Scientific Recommendations, as well as a member of the ASA Technical Working Group on the impact of noise on Fish and Turtles. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a Fellow of the Explorers Club. Dr. Orest Diachok is a Marine Biophysicist at the Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Diachok has over 40 years experience in acoustical oceanography, and has published numerous scientific papers. His career has included tours with the Naval Oceanographic Office, Naval Research Laboratory and NATO Undersea Research Centre, where he served as Chief Scientist. During the past 16 years his work has focused on estimation of biological parameters from acoustic measurements in the ocean. During this period he also wrote the required Environmental Assessments for his experiments. Dr. Diachok is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. What You Will Learn • What are the key characteristics of man-made sound sources and usage of correct metrics. • How to evaluate the resultant sound field from impulsive, coherent and continuous sources. • How are system characteristics measured and calibrated. • What animal characteristics are important for assessing both impact and requirements for monitoring/and mitigation. • Capabilities of passive and active monitoring and mitigation systems. From this course you will obtain the knowledge to perform basic assessments of the impact of anthropogenic sources on marine life in specific ocean environments, and to understand the uncertainties in your assessments. Summary This four-day course is designed for biologists, and conservation managers, who wish to enhance their understanding of the underlying principles of underwater and engineering acoustics needed to evaluate the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine life. This course provides a framework for making objective assessments of the impact of various types of sound sources. Critical topics are introduced through clear and readily understandable heuristic models and graphics. Course Outline 1. Introduction. Review of the ocean anthropogenic noise issue (public opinion, legal findings and regulatory approach), current state of knowledge, and key references summarizing scientific findings to date. 2. Acoustics of the Ocean Environment. Sound Propagation, Ambient Noise Characteristics. 3. Characteristics of Anthropogenic Sound Sources. Impulsive (airguns, pile drivers, explosives), Coherent (sonars, acoustic modems, depth sounder. profilers), Continuous (shipping, offshore industrial activities). 4. Overview of Issues Related to Impact of Sound on Marine Wildlife. Marine Wildlife of Interest (mammals, turtles and fish), Behavioral Disturbance and Potential for Injury, Acoustic Masking, Biological Significance, and Cumulative Effects. Seasonal Distribution and Behavioral Databases for Marine Wildlife. 5. Assessment of the Impact of Anthropogenic Sound. Source characteristics (spectrum, level, movement, duty cycle), Propagation characteristics (site specific character of water column and bathymetry measurements and database), Ambient Noise, Determining sound as received by the wildlife, absolute level and signal to noise, multipath propagation and spectral spread. Appropriate metrics and how to model, measure and evaluate. Issues for laboratory studies. 6. Bioacoustics of Marine Wildlife. Hearing Threshold, TTS and PTS, Vocalizations and Masking, Target Strength, Volume Scattering and Clutter. 7. Monitoring and Mitigation Requirements. Passive Devices (fixed and towed systems), Active Devices, Matching Device Capabilities to Environmental Requirements (examples of passive and active localization, long term monitoring, fish exposure testing). 8. Outstanding Research Issues in Marine Acoustics. June 13-16, 2011 Silver Spring, Maryland $1890 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." NEW!
  15. 15. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 15 Course Outline 1. Introduction. Nature of acoustical measurements and prediction. Modern developments in physical and mathematical modeling. Diagnostic versus prognostic applications. Latest developments in acoustic sensing of the oceans. 2. The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium. Distribution of physical and chemical properties in the oceans. Sound-speed calculation, measurement and distribution. Surface and bottom boundary conditions. Effects of circulation patterns, fronts, eddies and fine-scale features on acoustics. Biological effects. 3. Propagation. Observations and Physical Models. Basic concepts, boundary interactions, attenuation and absorption. Shear-wave effects in the sea floor and ice cover. Ducting phenomena including surface ducts, sound channels, convergence zones, shallow-water ducts and Arctic half-channels. Spatial and temporal coherence. Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for propagation modeling. Frequency-domain wave equation formulations including ray theory, normal mode, multipath expansion, fast field and parabolic approximation techniques. New developments in shallow-water and under-ice models. Domains of applicability. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific examples (PE and RAYMODE). References. Demonstrations. 4. Noise. Observations and Physical Models. Noise sources and spectra. Depth dependence and directionality. Slope-conversion effects. Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. Ambient noise and beam-noise statistics models. Pathological features arising from inappropriate assumptions. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific example (RANDI-III). References. 5. Reverberation. Observations and Physical Models. Volume and boundary scattering. Shallow- water and under-ice reverberation features. Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point scattering techniques. Bistatic reverberation formulations and operational restrictions. Data support requirements. Specific examples (REVMOD and Bistatic Acoustic Model). References. 6. Sonar Performance Models. Sonar equations. Model operating systems. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Sources of oceanographic and acoustic data. Specific examples (NISSM and Generic Sonar Model). References. 7. Modeling and Simulation. Review of simulation theory including advanced methodologies and infrastructure tools. Overview of engineering, engagement, mission and theater level models. Discussion of applications in concept evaluation, training and resource allocation. 8. Modern Applications in Shallow Water and Inverse Acoustic Sensing. Stochastic modeling, broadband and time-domain modeling techniques, matched field processing, acoustic tomography, coupled ocean-acoustic modeling, 3D modeling, and chaotic metrics. 9. Model Evaluation. Guidelines for model evaluation and documentation. Analytical benchmark solutions. Theoretical and operational limitations. Verification, validation and accreditation. Examples. 10. Demonstrations and Problem Sessions. Demonstration of PC-based propagation and active sonar models. Hands-on problem sessions and discussion of results. Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation Summary The subject of underwater acoustic modeling deals with the translation of our physical understanding of sound in the sea into mathematical formulas solvable by computers. This course provides a comprehensive treatment of all types of underwater acoustic models including e n v i r o n m e n t a l , propagation, noise, reverberation and sonar performance models. Specific examples of each type of model are discussed to illustrate model formulations, assumptions and algorithm efficiency. Guidelines for selecting and using available propagation, noise and reverberation models are highlighted. Problem sessions allow students to exercise PC-based propagation and active sonar models. Each student will receive a copy of Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation by Paul C. Etter, in addition to a complete set of lecture notes. Instructor Paul C. Etter has worked in the fields of ocean- atmosphere physics and environmental acoustics for the past thirty years supporting federal and state agencies, academia and private industry. He received his BS degree in Physics and his MS degree in Oceanography at Texas A&M University. Mr. Etter served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an Anti- Submarine Warfare (ASW) Officer aboard frigates. He is the author or co-author of more than 140 technical reports and professional papers addressing environmental measurement technology, underwater acoustics and physical oceanography. Mr. Etter is the author of the textbook Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation. What You Will Learn • What models are available to support sonar engineering and oceanographic research. • How to select the most appropriate models based on user requirements. • Where to obtain the latest models and databases. • How to operate models and generate reliable results. • How to evaluate model accuracy. • How to solve sonar equations and simulate sonar performance. • Where the most promising international research is being performed. April 18-21, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition."
  16. 16. 16 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 What You Will Learn • How to attack vibration and noise problems. • What means are available for vibration and noise control. • How to make vibration isolation, damping, and absorbers work. • How noise is generated and radiated, and how it can be reduced. Instructors Dr. Eric Ungar has specialized in research and consulting in vibration and noise for more than 40 years, published over 200 technical papers, and translated and revised Structure-Borne Sound. He has led short courses at the Pennsylvania State University for over 25 years and has presented numerous seminars worldwide. Dr. Ungar has served as President of the Acoustical Society of America, as President of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and as Chairman of the Design Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASA honored him with it’s Trent-Crede Medal in Shock and Vibration. ASME awarded him the Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics for his work on vibrations of complex structures, structural damping, and isolation. Dr. James Moore has, for the past twenty years, concentrated on the transmission of noise and vibration in complex structures, on improvements of noise and vibration control methods, and on the enhancement of sound quality. He has developed Statistical Energy Analysis models for the investigation of vibration and noise in complex structures such as submarines, helicopters, and automobiles. He has been instrumental in the acquisition of corresponding data bases. He has participated in the development of active noise control systems, noise reduction coating and signal conditioning means, as well as in the presentation of numerous short courses and industrial training programs. Summary This course is intended for engineers and scientists concerned with the vibration reduction and quieting of vehicles, devices, and equipment. It will emphasize understanding of the relevant phenomena and concepts in order to enable the participants to address a wide range of practical problems insightfully. The instructors will draw on their extensive experience to illustrate the subject matter with examples related to the participant’s specific areas of interest. Although the course will begin with a review and will include some demonstrations, participants ideally should have some prior acquaintance with vibration or noise fields. Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and the text Noise and Vibration Control Engineering. Course Outline 1. Review of Vibration Fundamentals from a Practical Perspective. The roles of energy and force balances. When to add mass, stiffeners, and damping. General strategy for attacking practical problems. Comprehensive checklist of vibration control means. 2. Structural Damping Demystified. Where damping can and cannot help. How damping is measured. Overview of important damping mechanisms. Application principles. Dynamic behavior of plastic and elastomeric materials. Design of treatments employing viscoelastic materials. 3. Expanded Understanding of Vibration Isolation. Where transmissibility is and is not useful. Some common misconceptions regarding inertia bases, damping, and machine speed. Accounting for support and machine frame flexibility, isolator mass and wave effects, source reaction. Benefits and pitfalls of two-stage isolation. The role of active isolation systems. 4. The Power of Vibration Absorbers. How tuned dampers work. Effects of tuning, mass, damping. Optimization. How waveguide energy absorbers work. 5. Structure-borne Sound and High Frequency Vibration. Where modal and finite-element analyses cannot work. Simple response estimation. What is Statistical Energy Analysis and how does it work? How waves propagate along structures and radiate sound. 6. No-Nonsense Basics of Noise and its Control. Review of levels, decibels, sound pressure, power, intensity, directivity. Frequency bands, filters, and measures of noisiness. Radiation efficiency. Overview of common noise sources. Noise control strategies and means. 7. Intelligent Measurement and Analysis. Diagnostic strategy. Selecting the right transducers; how and where to place them. The power of spectrum analyzers. Identifying and characterizing sources and paths. 8. Coping with Noise in Rooms. Where sound absorption can and cannot help. Practical sound absorbers and absorptive materials. Effects of full and partial enclosures. Sound transmission to adjacent areas. Designing enclosures, wrappings, and barriers. 9. Ducts and Mufflers. Sound propagation in ducts. Duct linings. Reactive mufflers and side-branch resonators. Introduction to current developments in active attenuation. March 14-17, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland May 2-5, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Vibration and Noise Control New Insights and Developments
  17. 17. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 17 Summary This three-day course provides students who already have a basic understanding of radar a valuable extension into the newer capabilities being continuously pursued in our fast-moving field. While the course begins with a quick review of fundamentals - this to establish a common base for the instruction to follow - it is best suited for the student who has taken one of the several basic radar courses available. In each topic, the method of instruction is first to establish firmly the underlying principle and only then are the current achievements and challenges addressed. Treated are such topics as pulse compression in which matched filter theory, resolution and broadband pulse modulation are briefly reviewed, and then the latest code optimality searches and hybrid coding and code-variable pulse bursts are explored. Similarly, radar polarimetry is reviewed in principle, then the application to image processing (as in Synthetic Aperture Radar work) is covered. Doppler processing and its application to SAR imaging itself, then 3D SAR, the moving target problem and other target signature work are also treated this way. Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) is introduced; the resurgent interest in bistatic radar is discussed. The most ample current literature (conferences and journals) is used in this course, directing the student to valuable material for further study. Instruction follows the student notebook provided. Instructor Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State University and the MS from the University of Maryland, both in electrical engineering. After spending a year in microwave work with an electronics firm in Virginia, he was then a ground electronics officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his civil service career with the U.S. Navy . He managed the development of the phased array radar of the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to the fleet. Later in his career he directed the development, acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the surface navy. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series of international radar conferences and remains on the organizing committee of these, and works with the several other nations cooperating in that series. He has published numerous conference papers, magazine articles and chapters of books, and is the author of the radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and contributor for radar-related entries of their technical dictionary. March 1-3, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland May 17-19, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 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. 2. Advanced Signal Processing. • Review of developments in pulse compression (matched filter theory, modulation techniques, the search for optimality) and in Doppler processing (principles, "coherent" radar, vector processing, digital techniques); establishing resolution in time (range) and in frequency (Doppler). • Recent considerations in hybrid coding, shaping the ambiguity function. • Target inference. Use of high range and high Doppler resolution: example and experimental results. 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). • Fundamentals reviewed, 2-D and 3-D SAR, example image. • Developments in image enhancement. The dangerous point-scatterer assumption. Autofocusing methods in SAR, ISAR imaging. The ground moving target problem. • Polarimetry and its application in SAR. Review of polarimetry theory. Polarimetric filtering: the whitening filter, the matched filter. Polarimetric-dependent phase unwrapping in 3D IFSAR. • Image interpretation: target recognition processes reviewed. 4. A "Radar Revolution" - the Phased Array. • The all-important antenna. General antenna theory, quickly reviewed. Sidelobe concerns, suppression techniques. Ultra-low sidelobe design. • The phased array. Electronic scanning, methods, typical componentry. Behavior with scanning, the impedance problem and matching methods. The problem of bandwidth; time-delay steering. Adaptive patterns, adaptivity theory and practice. Digital beam forming. The "active" array. • Phased array radar, system considerations. 5. Advanced Data Processing. • Detection in clutter, threshold control schemes, CFAR. • Background analysis: clutter statistics, parameter estimation, clutter as a compound process. • Association, contacts to tracks. • Track estimation, filtering, adaptivity, multiple hypothesis testing. • Integration: multi-radar, multi-sensor data fusion, in both detection and tracking, greater use of supplemental data, augmenting the radar processing. 6. Other Topics. • Bistatics, the resurgent interest. Review of the basics of bistatic radar, challenges, early experiences. New opportunities: space; terrestrial. Achievements reported. • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), airborne radar emphasis. • Ultra-wideband short pulse radar, various claims (well- founded and not); an example UWB SAR system for good purpose. • Concluding discussion, course review. NEW! Advanced Developments in Radar Technology
  18. 18. 18 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Combat Systems Engineering May 11-12, 2011 Columbia, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary The increasing level of combat system integration and communications requirements, coupled with shrinking defense budgets and shorter product life cycles, offers many challenges and opportunities in the design and acquisition of new combat systems. This three-day course teaches the systems engineering discipline that has built some of the modern military’s greatest combat and communications systems, using state-of-the-art systems engineering techniques. It details the decomposition and mapping of war-fighting requirements into combat system functional designs. A step-by-step description of the combat system design process is presented emphasizing the trades made necessary because of growing performance, operational, cost, constraints and ever increasing system complexities. Topics include the fire control loop and its closure by the combat system, human-system interfaces, command and communication systems architectures, autonomous and net-centric operation, induced information exchange requirements, role of communications systems, and multi- mission capabilities. Engineers, scientists, program managers, and graduate students will find the lessons learned in this course valuable for architecting, integration, and modeling of combat system. Emphasis is given to sound system engineering principles realized through the application of strict processes and controls, thereby avoiding common mistakes. Each attendee will receive a complete set of detailed notes for the class. Instructor Robert Fry worked from 1979 to 2007 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he was a member of the Principal Professional Staff. He is now working at System Engineering Group (SEG) where he is Corporate Senior Staff and also serves as the company-wide technical advisor. Throughout his career he has been involved in the development of new combat weapon system concepts, development of system requirements, and balancing allocations within the fire control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the AEGIS combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY-1, and multi-mission requirements development. Missile system development experience includes SM-2, SM-3, SM-6, Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, AMRAAM, TOMAHAWK, and other missile systems. What You Will Learn • The trade-offs and issues for modern combat system design. • How automation and technology will impact future combat system design. • Understanding requirements for joint warfare, net- centric warfare, and open architectures. • Communications system and architectures. • Lessons learned from AEGIS development. 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. Antiair Warfare. Antisurface Warfare. Antisubmarine Warfare. Typical scenarios. 2. Sensors/Weapons. Review of the variety of multi-warfare sensor and weapon suites that are employed by combat systems. The fire control loop is described and engineering examples and tradeoffs are illustrated. 3. Configurations, Equipment, & Computer Programs. Various combinations of system configurations, equipments, and computer programs that constitute existing combat systems. 4. Command & Control. The ship battle organization, operator stations, and human- machine interfaces and displays. Use of automation and improvements in operator displays and expanded display requirements. Command support requirements, systems, and experiments. Improvements in operator displays and expanded display requirements. 5. Communications. Current and future communications systems employed with combat systems and their relationship to combat system functions and interoperability. Lessons learned in Joint and Coalition operations. Communications in the Gulf War. Future systems JTIDS, Copernicus and imagery. 6. Combat System Development. An overview of the combat system engineering process, operational environment trends that affect system design, limitations of current systems, and proposed future combat system architectures. System trade- offs. 7. Network Centric Warfare and the Future. Exponential gains in combat system performance as achievable through networking of information and coordination of weaponry. 8. AEGIS Systems Development - A Case Study. Historical development of AEGIS. The major problems and their solution. Systems engineering techniques, controls, and challenges. Approaches for continuing improvements such as open architecture. Applications of principles to your system assignment. Changing Navy missions, threat trends, shifts in the defense budget, and technology growth. Lessons learned during Desert Storm. Requirements to support joint warfare and expeditionary forces. NEW!
  19. 19. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 19 Course Outline 1. Introduction to Electronic Combat. Radar- ESM-ECM-ECCM-LPI-Stealth (EC-ES-EA-EP). Overview of the Threat. Radar Technology Evolution. EW Technology Evolution. Radar Range Equation. RCS Reduction. Counter-Low Observable (CLO). 2. Vulnerability of Radar Modes. Air Search Radar. Fire Control Radar. Ground Search Radar. Pulse Doppler, MTI, DPCA. Pulse Compression. Range Track. Angle Track. SAR, TF/TA. 3. Vulnerability/Susceptibility of Weapon Systems. Semi Active Missiles. Command Guided Missiles. Active Missiles. TVM. Surface-to-air, air-to-air, air-to-surface. 4. ESM (ES). ESM/ELINT/RWR. Typical ESM Systems. Probability of Intercept. ESM Range Equation. ESM Sensitivity. ESM Receivers. DOA/AOA Measurement. MUSIC / ESPRIT. Passive Ranging. 5. ECM Techniques (EA). Principals of Electronic Attack (EA). Noise Jamming vs. Deception. Repeater vs. Transponder. Sidelobe Jamming vs. Mainlobe Jamming. Synthetic Clutter. VGPO and RGPO. TB and Cross Pol. Chaff and Active Expendables. Decoys. Bistatic Jamming. Power Management, DRFM, high ERP. 6. ECCM (EP). EP Techniques Overview. Offensive vs Defensive ECCM. Leading Edge Tracker. HOJ/AOJ. Adaptive Sidelobe Canceling. STAP. Example Radar- ES-EA-EP Engagement. 7. EW Systems. Airborne Self Protect Jammer. Airborne Tactical Jamming System. Shipboard Self- Defense System. 8. EW Design Illustration. Walk-thru Design of a Typical ESM/ECM System from an RFP. 9. EW Technology. EW Technology Evolution. Transmitters. Antennas. Receiver / Processing. Advanced EW. Electronic Warfare Overview Instructor Duncan F. O’Mara received a B.S from Cornell University. He earned a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. In the Navy, he was commissioned as a Reserve Officer in Surface Warfare at the Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. Upon retirement, he worked as a Principal Operations Research Analyst with the United States Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds on a Secretary of Defense Joint Test & Evaluation logistics project that introduced best practices and best processes to the Department of Defense (DoD) combatant commanders world wide, especially the Pacific Command. While his wife was stationed in Italy he was a Visiting Professor in mathematics for U. of Maryland’s University Campus Europe. He is now the IWS Chair at the USNA’s Weapons & Systems Engineering Dept, where he teaches courses in basic weapons systems and linear controls engineering, as well as acting as an advisor for multi-disciplinary senior engineering design projects, and as Academic Advisor to a company of freshman and Systems Engineering majors. March 8-9, 2011 Laurel, Maryland August 1-2, 2011 Laurel, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This two-day course presents the depth and breadth of modern Electronic Warfare, covering Ground, Sea, Air and Space applications, with simple, easy-to-grasp intuitive principles. Complex mathematics will be eliminated, while the tradeoffs and complexities of current and advanced EW and ELINT systems will be explored. The fundamental principles will be established first and then the many varied applications will be discussed. The attendee will leave this course with an understanding of both the principles and the practical applications of current and evolving electronic warfare technology. This course is designed as an introduction for managers and engineers who need an understanding of the basics. It will provide you with the ability to understand and communicate with others working in the field. A detailed set of notes used in the class will be provided.
  20. 20. 20 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Instructors Patrick Pierson is president of a training, consulting, and software development company with offices in the U.S. and U.K. Patrick has more than 23 years of operational experience, and is internationally recognized as a Tactical Data Link subject matter expert. Patrick has designed more than 30 Tactical Data Link training courses and personally trains hundreds of students around the globe every year. Steve Upton, a retired USAF Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) and former JICO Instructor, is the Director of U.S. Training Operations for NCS, the world’s leading provider of Tactical Data Link Training (TDL). Steve has more than 25 years of operational experience, and is a recognized Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS subject matter expert. Steve’s vast operational experience includes over 5500 hours of flying time on AWACS and JSTARS and scenario developer for dozens of Joint and Coalition exercises at the USAF Distributed Mission Operation Center (DMOC). What You Will Learn • The course is designed to enable the student to be able to speak confidently and with authority about all of the subject matter on the right. The course is suitable for: • Operators • Engineers • Consultants • Sales staff • Software Developers • Business Development Managers • Project / Program Managers Summary The Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS is a comprehensive two-day course designed to give the student a thorough understanding of every aspect of Link 16 both technical and tactical. The course is designed to support both military and industry and does not require any previous experience or exposure to the subject matter. The course comes with one-year follow-on support, which entitles the student to contact the instructor with course related questions for one year after course completion. Course Outline 1. Introduction to Link 16. 2. Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Documentation 3. Link 16 Enhancements 4. System Characteristics 5. Time Division Multiple Access 6. Network Participation Groups 7. J-Series Messages 8. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Development 9. Time Slot Components 10. Message Packing and Pulses 11. JTIDS / MIDS Nets and Networks 12. Access Modes 13. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Synchronization 14. JTIDS / MIDS Network Time 15. Network Roles 16. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Navigation 17. JTIDS / MIDS Relays 18. Communications Security 19. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Deconfliction 20. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Restrictions 21. Time Slot Duty Factor 22. JTIDS / MIDS Terminals January 24-25, 2011 Chantilly, Virginia January 27-28, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico April 4-5, 2011 Chantilly, Virginia July 18-19, 2011 Chantilly, Virginia July 21-22, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico $1500 (8:00am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tom Reynolds) Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS
  21. 21. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 21 Fundamentals of Radar Technology Summary A three-day course covering the basics of radar, taught in a manner for true understanding of the fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. Covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, radar performance calculations and other tools used in radar work, and a “walk through” of the four principal subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver and signal processor, and the control and interface apparatus – covering in each the underlying principle and componentry. A few simple exercises reinforce the student’s understanding. Both surface-based and airborne radars are addressed. Instructor Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State University and the MS from the University of Maryland, both in electrical engineering. After spending a year in microwave work with an electronics firm in Virginia, he was then a ground electronics officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his civil service career with the U.S. Navy . He managed the development of the phased array radar of the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to the fleet. Later in his career he directed the development, acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the surface navy. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series of international radar conferences and remains on the organizing committee of these, and works with the several other nations cooperating in that series. He has published numerous conference papers, magazine articles and chapters of books, and is the author of the radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and contributor for radar- related entries of their technical dictionary. Course Outline First Morning – Introduction The basic nature of radar and its applications, military and civil Radiative physics (an exercise); the radar range equation; the statistical nature of detection Electromagnetic waves, constituent fields and vector representation Radar “timing”, general nature, block diagrams, typical characteristics, First Afternoon – Natural Phenomena: Scattering and Propagation. Scattering: Rayleigh point scattering; target fluctuation models; the nature of clutter. Propagation: Earth surface multipath; atmospheric refraction and “ducting”; atmospheric attenuation. Other tools: the decibel, etc. (a dB exercise). Second Morning – Workshop An example radar and performance calculations, with variations. Second Afternoon – Introduction to the Subsystems. Overview: the role, general nature and challenges of each. The Transmitter, basics of power conversion: power supplies, modulators, rf devices (tubes, solid state). The Antenna: basic principle; microwave optics and pattern formation, weighting, sidelobe concerns, sum and difference patterns; introduction to phased arrays. Third Morning – Subsytems Continued: The Receiver and Signal Processor. Receiver: preamplification, conversion, heterodyne operation “image” frequencies and double conversion. Signal processing: pulse compression. Signal processing: Doppler-sensitive processing Airborne radar – the absolute necessity of Doppler processing. Third Afternoon – Subsystems: Control and Interface Apparatus. Automatic detection and constant-false-alarm-rate (CFAR) techniques of threshold control. Automatic tracking: exponential track filters. Multi-radar fusion, briefly Course review, discussion, current topics and community activity. The course is taught from the student notebook supplied, based heavily on the open literature and with adequate references to the most popular of the many textbooks now available. The student’s own note-taking and participation in the exercises will enhance understanding as well. February 15-17, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland May 3-5, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition."
  22. 22. 22 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles March 8-10, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This course provides an overview of rockets and missiles for government and industry officials with limited technical experience in rockets and missiles. The course provides a practical foundation of knowledge in rocket and missile issues and technologies. The seminar is designed for engineers, technical personnel, military specialist, decision makers and managers of current and future projects needing a more complete understanding of the complex issues of rocket and missile technology The seminar provides a solid foundation in the issues that must be decided in the use, operation and development of rocket systems of the future. You will learn a wide spectrum of problems, solutions and choices in the technology of rockets and missile used for military and civil purposes. Attendees will receive a complete set of printed notes. These notes will be an excellent future reference for current trends in the state-of-the-art in rocket and missile technology and decision making. Instructor Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle System Engineer, specializing in integration of launch vehicle technology, design, modeling and business strategies. He is currently an independent consultant, writer and teacher of rocket system technology. He is experienced in launch vehicle operations, design, testing, business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, safety and reliability. He also has 13-years of government experience including five years working launch operations at Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Keith has written over 20 technical papers on various aspects of low cost space transportation over the last two decades. Course Outline 1. Introduction to Rockets and Missiles. The Classifications of guided, and unguided, missile systems is introduced. The practical uses of rocket systems as weapons of war, commerce and the peaceful exploration of space are examined. 2. Rocket Propulsion made Simple. How rocket motors and engines operate to achieve thrust. Including Nozzle Theory, are explained. The use of the rocket equation and related Mass Properties metrics are introduced. The flight environments and conditions of rocket vehicles are presented. Staging theory for rockets and missiles are explained. Non-traditional propulsion is 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 propellant systems are introduced. 4. Introducing Solid Rocket Motor Technology. The advantages and disadvantages of solid rocket motors are examined. Solid rocket motor materials, propellant grains and construction are described. Applications for solid rocket motors as weapons and as cost-effective space transportation systems are explored. Hybrid Rocket Systems are explored. 5. Liquid Rocket System Technology. Rocket Engines, from pressure fed to the three main pump-fed cycles, are examined. Engine cooling methods are explored. Other rocket engine and stage elements are described. Control of Liquid Rocket stage steering is presented. Propellant Tanks, Pressurization systems and Cryogenic propellant Management are explained. 6. Foreign vs. American Rocket Technology and Design. How the former Soviet aerospace system diverged from the American systems, where the Russians came out ahead, and what we can learn from the differences. Contrasts between the Russian and American Design philosophy are observed to provide lessons for future design. Foreign competition from the end of the Cold War to the foreseeable future is explored. 7. Rockets in Spacecraft Propulsion. The difference between launch vehicle booster systems, and that found on spacecraft, satellites and transfer stages, is examined The use of storable and hypergolic propellants in space vehicles is explained. Operation of rocket systems in micro-gravity is studied. 8. Rockets Launch Sites and Operations. Launch Locations in the USA and Russia are examined for the reason the locations have been chosen. The considerations taken in the selection of launch sites are explored. The operations of launch sites in a more efficient manner, is examined for future systems. 9. Rockets as Commercial Ventures. Launch Vehicles as American commercial ventures are examined, including the motivation for commercialization. The Commercial Launch Vehicle market is explored. 10. Useful Orbits and Trajectories Made Simple. The student is introduced to simplified and abbreviated orbital mechanics. Orbital changes using Delta-V to alter an orbit, and the use of transfer orbits, are explored. Special orbits like geostationary, sun synchronous and Molnya are presented. Ballistic Missile trajectories and re-entry penetration is examined. 11. Reliability and Safety of Rocket Systems. Introduction to the issues of safety and reliability of rocket and missile systems is presented. The hazards of rocket operations, and mitigation of the problems, are explored. The theories and realistic practices of understanding failures within rocket systems, and strategies to improve reliability, is discussed. 12. Expendable Launch Vehicle Theory, Performance and Uses. The theory of Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) dominance over alternative Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) is explored. The controversy over simplification of liquid systems as a cost effective strategy is addressed. 13. Reusable Launch Vehicle Theory and Performance. The student is provided with an appreciation and understanding of why Reusable Launch Vehicles have had difficulty replacing expendable launch vehicles. Classification of reusable launch vehicle stages is introduced. The extra elements required to bring stages safely back to the starting line is explored. Strategies to make better RLV systems are presented. 14. The Direction of Technology. A final open discussion regarding the direction of rocket technology, science, usage and regulations of rockets and missiles is conducted to close out the class study. Who Should Attend • Aerospace Industry Managers. • Government Regulators, Administrators and sponsors of rocket or missile projects. • Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket and missile projects. • Contractors or investors involved in missile development. • Military Professionals. What You Will Learn • Fundamentals of rocket and missile systems. • The spectrum of rocket uses and technologies. • Differences in technology between foreign and domestic rocket systems. • Fundamentals and uses of solid and liquid rocket systems. • Differences between systems built as weapons and those built for commerce.

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