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    • APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 105 Valid through June 2011 Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Radar, Missiles & Defense Systems Engineering & Project Management Engineering & Communications
    • 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. 2 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Table of Contents Acoustic & Sonar Engineering Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals Feb 8-9, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements, and Application NEW! May 2-3, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Mar 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Advanced Undersea Warfare Tactical Missile Design- Integration Mar 14-17, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Apr 12-14, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Applied Physical Oceanography Modeling & Acoustics Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Applications NEW! May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mar 1, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing Jun 7, 2011 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Feb 16-18, 2011 • Santa Barbara, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Jun 14, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 May 10-12, 2011 • Newark, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Systems Engineering Fundamentals of Sonar & Target Motion Analysis NEW! Mar 22-24, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Cost Estimating NEW! Fundamentals of Sonar Transducers Design Jun 8-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Apr 12-14, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 CSEP Exam Prep Mechanics of Underwater Noise Feb 11-12, 2011 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 May 3-5, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mar 30-31, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Feb 15-18, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Feb 15-16, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Sonar Signal Processing NEW! Mar 28-29, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Principles of Test & Evaluation Underwater Acoustics 201 NEW! Feb 17-18, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Apr 25-26, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mar 15-16, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Underwater Acoustics for Biologists & Conservation Managers NEW! Project Dominance NEW! Jun 13-16, 2011 • Silver Spring, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Jan 18-19, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Underwater Acoustics, Modeling and Simulation Mar 22-23, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Apr 18-21, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 May 24-25, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Vibration & Noise Control Risk & Opportunities Management NEW! Mar 14-17, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Mar 8-10 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 May 2-5, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Systems Engineering - Requirements NEW! Defense, Missiles & Radar Jan 11-13, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Mar 22-24, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Advanced Developments in Radar Technology NEW! Systems of Systems Mar 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Apr 19-21, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Technical CONOPS & Concepts Master's Course NEW! Combat Systems Engineering NEW! Feb 22-24, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 May 11-12, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Apr 12-14, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Electronic Warfare Overview Jun 12-14, 2011 • Chesapeake, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Mar 8-9, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Test Design & Analysis Aug 1-2, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Feb 7-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Total Systems Engineering Development Jan 24-25, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jan 31-Feb 3, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Jan 27-28, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Mar 1-4, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Apr 4-5, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Fundamentals of Radar Technology Engineering & Data Analysis Feb 15-17, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing May 3-5, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Jan 24-27, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Fundamentals of Rockets & Missiles Antenna & Array Fundamentals NEW! Mar 8-10, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mar 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Military Standard 810G NEW! Computational Electromagnetics NEW! Mar 7-10, 2011 • Montreal, Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Apr 11-14, 2011 • Plano, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 May 2-5, 2011 • Frederick, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Exploring Data: Visualization Missile Autopilots Jun 8-10, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Mar 21-24, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fiber Optics Systems Engineering Modern Missile Analysis Apr 12-14, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Apr 4-7, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fiber Optics Technology & Applications NEW! Jun 20-23, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 May 9-11, 2011 • Las Vegas, Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Fundamentals of RF Technology NEW! Feb 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mar 17-18, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 May 10-12, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples Propagation Effects of Radar Feb 8-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Apr 5-7, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Aug 2-3, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Radar 101 NEW! Grounding & Shielding for EMC Apr 18, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Feb 1-3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Radar 201 NEW! Apr 26-28, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Apr 19, 2011 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Instrumentation for Test & Measurement NEW! Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB Mar 29-31, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 May 2-5, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Introduction to EMI/EMC Radar Systems Design & Engineering Mar 1-3, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Mar 1-4, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Optical Communications Systems NEW! Jun 13-16, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Jan 17-18, 2011 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Rocket Propulsion 101 Practical Design of Experiments Feb 14-16, 2011 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Mar 22-23, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Jun 7-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Apr 19-21, 2011 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Signal & Image Processing & Analysis for Scientists & Engineers NEW! Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems NEW! May 17-19, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Jan 17-20, 2011 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Feb 28-Mar 3, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Feb 22-24, 2011 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced Jun 7-9, 2011 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Feb 10-11, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 May 4-5, 2011 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register. . . . . . . . . . 64 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 3
    • Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications March 1-3, 2011 Beltsville. Maryland NEW! $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Recent attendee comments ... “Great instructor made the course in- teresting and informative. Helped Summary clear-up many misconceptions I had This three-day course is intended for about sound and its measurement.” engineers and other technical personnel and managers who have a work-related need to “Enjoyed the in-class demonstrations; understand basic acoustics concepts and how to they help explain the concepts. In- measure and analyze sound. This is an structor helped me with a problem I introductory course and participants need not have any prior knowledge of sound or vibration. was having at work, worth the price Each topic is illustrated by appropriate of the course!” applications, in-class demonstrations, and worked-out numerical examples. Each student will receive a copy of the textbook, Acoustics: An Course Outline Introduction by Heinrich Kuttruff. 1. Introductory Concepts. Sound in fluids and solids. Sound as particle vibrations. Waveforms and frequency. Sound energy and power consideration. Instructor 2. Acoustic Waves. Air-borne sound. Plane and Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor Emeritus spherical acoustic waves. Sound pressure, intensity, of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty years and power. Decibel (dB) log power scale. Sound experience in the field of sound and vibration. He reflection and transmission at surfaces. Sound has degrees in mechanical engineering, absorption. electrical engineering, and engineering 3. Acoustic and Vibration Sensors. Human ear acoustics. For over thirty years he has taught characteristics. Capacitor and piezoelectric courses on the Fundamentals of Acoustics, microphone designs and response characteristics. Structural Acoustics, Applied Acoustics, Noise Intensity probe design and operational limitations. Control Engineering, and Sonar Engineering on Accelerometers design and frequency response. both the graduate and undergraduate levels as 4. Sound Measurements. Sound level meters. well as at government and industrial Time weighting (fast, slow, linear). Decibel scales (Linear and A-and C-weightings). Octave band organizations throughout the country. analyzers. Narrow band spectrum analyzers. Critical bands of human hearing. Detecting tones in noise. Microphone calibration techniques. What You Will Learn 5. Sound Radiation. Human speech mechanism. • How to make proper sound level Loudspeaker design and response characteristics. measurements. Directivity patterns of simple and multi-pole sources: • How to analyze and report acoustic data. monopole, dipole and quadri-pole sources. Acoustic • The basis of decibels (dB) and the A-weighting arrays and beamforming. Sound radiation from vibrating machines and structures. Radiation scale. efficiency. • How intensity probes work and allow near-field 6. Low Frequency Components and Systems. sound measurements. Helmholtz resonator. Sound waves in ducts. Mufflers • How to measure radiated sound power and and their design. Horns and loudspeaker enclosures. sound transmission loss. 7. Applications. Representative topics include: • How to use third-octave bands and narrow- Outdoor sound propagation (temperature and wind band spectrum analyzers. effects). Environmental acoustics (e.g. community noise response and criteria). Auditorium and room • How the source-path-receiver approach is used acoustics (e.g. reverberation criteria and sound in noise control engineering. absorption). Structural acoustics (e.g. sound • How sound builds up in enclosures like vehicle transmission loss through panels). Noise and vibration interiors and rooms. control (e.g. source-path-receiver model). 4 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Advanced Undersea Warfare Submarines in Shallow Water and Regional Conflicts Summary March 14-17, 2011 Advanced Undersea Warfare (USW) covers the latest information about submarine employment in future Beltsville, Maryland conflicts. The course is taught by a leading innovator in submarine tactics. The roles, capabilities and future $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) developments of submarines in littoral warfare are emphasized. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." The technology and tactics of modern nuclear and diesel submarines are discussed. The importance of stealth, mobility, and firepower for submarine missions are illustrated by historical and projected roles of submarines. Differences between nuclear and diesel submarines are Course Outline reviewed. Submarine sensors (sonar, ELINT, visual) and 1. Mechanics and Physics of Submarines. weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines, special forces) are Stealth, mobility, firepower, and endurance. The hull - presented. tradeoffs between speed, depth, and payload. The Advanced USW gives you a wealth of practical "Operating Envelope". The "Guts" - energy, electricity, knowledge about the latest issues and tactics in air, and hydraulics. submarine warfare. The course provides the necessary background to understand the employment of submarines 2. Submarine Sensors. Passive sonar. Active in the current world environment. sonar. Radio frequency sensors. Visual sensors. Advanced USW is valuable to engineers and scientists Communications and connectivity considerations. who are working in R&D, or in testing of submarine Tactical considerations of employment. systems. It provides the knowledge and perspective to 3. Submarine Weapons and Off-Board Devices. understand advanced USW in shallow water and regional Torpedoes. Missiles. Mines. Countermeasures. conflicts. Tactical considerations of employment. Special Forces. 4. Historical Employment of Submarines. Coastal Instructors defense. Fleet scouts. Commerce raiders. Intelligence Capt. James Patton (USN ret.) is President of Submarine and warning. Reconnaissance and surveillance. Tactics and Technology, Inc. and is Tactical considerations of employment. considered a leading innovator of pro- and 5. Cold War Employment of Submarines. The anti-submarine warfare and naval tactical maritime strategy. Forward offense. Strategic anti- doctrine. His 30 years of experience submarine warfare. Tactical considerations of includes actively consulting on submarine employment. weapons, advanced combat systems, and other stealth warfare related issues to over 6. Submarine Employment in Littoral Warfare. 30 industrial and government entities. While at OPNAV, Overt and covert "presence". Battle group and joint Capt. Patton actively participated in submarine weapon operations support. Covert mine detection, localization and sensor research and development, and was and neutralization. Injection and recovery of Special instrumental in the development of the towed array. As Forces. Targeting and bomb damage assessment. Chief Staff Officer at Submarine Development Squadron Tactical considerations of employment. Results of Twelve (SUB-DEVRON 12), and as Head of the Advanced recent out-year wargaming. Tactics Department at the Naval Submarine School, he 7. Littoral Warfare “Threats”. Types and fuzing was instrumental in the development of much of the options of mines. Vulnerability of submarines current tactical doctrine. compared to surface ships. The diesel-electric or air- Commodore Bhim Uppal, former Director of Submarines independent propulsion submarine "threat". The for the Indian Navy, is now a consultant "Brown-water" acoustic environment. Sensor and with American Systems Corporation. He weapon performance. Non-acoustic anti-submarine will discuss the performance and tactics of diesel submarines in littoral waters. He has warfare. Tactical considerations of employment. direct experience onboard FOXTROT, 8. Advanced Sensor, Weapon & Operational KILO, and Type 1500 diesel electric Concepts. Strike, anti-air, and anti-theater Ballistic submarines. He has over 25 years of Missile weapons. Autonomous underwater vehicles experience in diesel submarines with the Indian Navy and and deployed off-board systems. Improved C-cubed. can provide a unique insight into the thinking, strategies, The blue-green laser and other enabling technology. and tactics of foreign submarines. He helped purchase Some unsolved issues of jointness. and evaluate Type 1500 and KILO diesel submarines. What You Will Learn • Changing doctrinal "truths" of Undersea Warfare in Littoral Warfare. • Traditional and emergent tactical concepts of Undersea Warfare. • The forcing functions for required developments in platforms, sensors, weapons, and C-cubed capabilities. • The roles, missions, and counters to "Rest of the World" (ROW) mines and non-nuclear submarines. • Current thinking in support of optimizing the U.S. submarine for coordinated and joint operations under tactical control of the Joint Task Force Commander or CINC.N Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 5
    • Applied Physical Oceanography and Acoustics: Controlling Physics, Observations, Models and Naval Applications May 17-19, 2011 Course Outline 1. Importance of Oceanography. Review Beltsville, Maryland oceanography's history, naval applications, and impact on climate. $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 2. Physics of The Ocean. Develop physical understanding of the Navier-Stokes equations and their "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each application for understanding and measuring the ocean. Off The Course Tuition." 3. Energetics Of The Ocean and Climate Change. The source of all energy is the sun. We trace the incoming energy Summary through the atmosphere and ocean and discuss its effect on the climate. This three-day course is designed for engineers, physicists, acousticians, climate scientists, and managers 4. Wind patterns, El Niño and La Niña. The major wind who wish to enhance their understanding of this discipline patterns of earth define not only the vegetation on land, but or become familiar with how the ocean environment can drive the major currents of the ocean. Perturbations to their affect their individual applications. Examples of remote normal circulation, such as an El Niño event, can have global impacts. sensing of the ocean, in situ ocean observing systems and actual examples from recent oceanographic cruises are 5. Satellite Observations, Altimetry, Earth's Geoid and given. Ocean Modeling. The role of satellite observations are discussed with a special emphasis on altimetric measurements. Instructors 6. Inertial Currents, Ekman Transport, Western Dr. David L. Porter is a Principal Senior Oceanographer Boundaries. Observed ocean dynamics are explained. at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Analytical solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations are Laboratory (JHUAPL). Dr. Porter has been at JHUAPL for discussed. twenty-two years and before that he was an 7. Ocean Currents, Modeling and Observation. oceanographer for ten years at the National Oceanic and Observations of the major ocean currents are compared to Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Porter's specialties are model results of those currents. The ocean models are driven by satellite altimetric observations. oceanographic remote sensing using space borne altimeters and in situ observations. He has authored 8. Mixing, Salt Fingers, Ocean Tracers and Langmuir Circulation. Small scale processes in the ocean have a large scores of publications in the field of ocean remote effect on the ocean's structure and the dispersal of important sensing, tidal observations, and internal waves as well as chemicals, such as CO2. a book on oceanography. Dr. Porter holds a BS in 9. Wind Generated Waves, Ocean Swell and Their physics from University of MD, a MS in physical Prediction. Ocean waves, their physics and analysis by oceanography from MIT and a PhD in geophysical fluid directional wave spectra are discussed along with present dynamics from the Catholic University of America. modeling of the global wave field employing Wave Watch III. Dr. Juan I. Arvelo is a Principal Senior Acoustician at 10. Tsunami Waves. The generation and propagation of JHUAPL. He earned a PhD degree in tsunami waves are discussed with a description of the present physics from the Catholic University of monitoring system. America. He served nine years at the 11. Internal Waves and Synthetic Aperture Radar Naval Surface Warfare Center and five (SAR) Sensing of Internal Waves. The density stratification years at Alliant Techsystems, Inc. He has in the ocean allows the generation of internal waves. The 27 years of theoretical and practical physics of the waves and their manifestation at the surface by experience in government, industry, and SAR is discussed. academic institutions on acoustic sensor 12. Tides, Observations, Predictions and Quality design and sonar performance evaluation, experimental Control. Tidal observations play a critical role in commerce design and conduct, acoustic signal processing, data and warfare. The history of tidal observations, their role in commerce, the physics of tides and their prediction are analysis and interpretation. Dr. Arvelo is an active member discussed. of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) where he holds various positions including associate editor of the 13. Bays, Estuaries and Inland Seas. The inland waters of the continents present dynamics that are controlled not only Proceedings On Meetings in Acoustics (POMA) and by the physics of the flow, but also by the bathymetry and the technical chair of the 159th joint ASA/INCE conference in shape of the coastlines. Baltimore. 14. The Future of Oceanography. Applications to global climate assessment, new technologies and modeling are What You Will Learn discussed. • The physical structure of the ocean and its major 15. Underwater Acoustics. Review of ocean effects on currents. sound propagation & scattering. • The controlling physics of waves, including internal 16. Naval Applications. Description of the latest sensor, waves. transducer, array and sonar technologies for applications from target detection, localization and classification to acoustic • How space borne altimeters work and their communications and environmental surveys. contribution to ocean modeling. 17. Models and Databases. Description of key worldwide • How ocean parameters influence acoustics. environmental databases, sound propagation models, and • Models and databases for predicting sonar sonar simulation tools. performance. 6 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing for Land, Sea, Air, Space Vehicles & Electronics Manufacture Summary February 16-18, 2011 This three-day course is primarily designed for Santa Barbara, California test personnel who conduct, supervise or "contract out" vibration and shock tests. It also May 10-12, 2011 benefits design, quality and reliability specialists Newark, California who interface with vibration and shock test activities. $2595 (8:00am - 4:00pm) Each student receives the instructor's brand “Also Available As A Distance Learning Course” new, minimal-mathematics, minimal-theory (Call for Info) hardbound text Random Vibration & Shock "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Testing, Measurement, Analysis & Calibration. Off The Course Tuition." This 444 page, 4-color book also includes a CD- ROM with video clips and animations. 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. Instructor 3. Extension of SDoF to understand multi-resonant Wayne Tustin is President of Equipment continuous systems encountered in land, sea, air and space vehicle structures and cargo, as well as in Reliability Institute (ERI), a electronic products. specialized engineering school and 4. Types of shakers. Tradeoffs between mechanical, consultancy. His BSEE degree is electrohydraulic (servohydraulic), electrodynamic from the University of Washington, (electromagnetic) and piezoelectric shakers and systems. Seattle. He is a licensed Limitations. Diagnostics. Professional Engineer - Quality in 5. Sinusoidal one-frequency-at-a-time vibration the State of California. Wayne's first encounter testing. Interpreting sine test standards. Conducting tests. with vibration was at Boeing/Seattle, performing 6. Random Vibration Testing. Broad-spectrum all- what later came to be called modal tests, on the frequencies-at-once vibration testing. Interpreting XB-52 prototype of that highly reliable platform. random vibration test standards. Subsequently he headed field service and 7. Simultaneous multi-axis testing gradually technical training for a manufacturer of replacing practice of reorienting device under test (DUT) electrodynamic shakers, before establishing on single-axis shakers. another specialized school on which he left his 8. Environmental stress screening (ESS) of name. Wayne has written several books and electronics production. Extensions to highly accelerated stress screening (HASS) and to highly accelerated life hundreds of articles dealing with practical testing (HALT). aspects of vibration and shock measurement and 9. Assisting designers to improve their designs by testing. (a) substituting materials of greater damping or (b) adding damping or (c) avoiding "stacking" of resonances. 10. Understanding automotive buzz, squeak and What You Will Learn rattle (BSR). Assisting designers to solve BSR problems. • How to plan, conduct and evaluate vibration Conducting BSR tests. and shock tests and screens. 11. Intense noise (acoustic) testing of launch vehicles • How to attack vibration and noise problems. and spacecraft. 12. Shock testing. Transportation testing. Pyroshock • How to make vibration isolation, damping and testing. Misuse of classical shock pulses on shock test absorbers work for vibration and noise control. machines and on shakers. More realistic oscillatory shock • How noise is generated and radiated, and how testing on shakers. it can be reduced. 13. Shock response spectrum (SRS) for understanding effects of shock on hardware. Use of SRS From this course you will gain the ability to in evaluating shock test methods, in specifying and in understand and communicate meaningfully conducting shock tests. with test personnel, perform basic 14. Attaching DUT via vibration and shock test engineering calculations, and evaluate fixtures. Large DUTs may require head expanders and/or tradeoffs between test equipment and slip plates. procedures. 15. Modal testing. Assisting designers. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 7
    • Fundamentals of Sonar & Target Motion Analysis March 22-24, 2011 NEW! 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 Course Outline undersea acoustic situations and geometries. 1. Sound and the Ocean Environment. Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD). Sound Velocity Profiles.Refraction, Transmission Loss, Instructor Attenuation. Dr. Harold "Bud" Vincent Research Associate 2. SONAR Equations. Review of Active and Professor of Ocean Engineering at the University Passive SONAR Equations, Decibels, Source of Rhode Island and President of DBV Level, Sound Pressure Level, Intensity Level, Technology, LLC is a U.S. Naval Officer qualified Spectrum Level. in submarine warfare and salvage diving. He has over twenty years of undersea systems 3. Signal Detection. Signals and Noise, Array experience working in industry, academia, and Gain, Beamforming, BroadBand, NarrowBand. government (military and civilian). He served on 4. SONAR System Fundamentals. Review of active duty on fast attack and ballistic missile major system components in a SONAR system submarines, worked at the Naval Undersea (transducers, signal conditioning, digitization, Warfare Center, and conducted advanced R&D in signal processing, displays and controls). Review the defense industry. Dr. Vincent received the of various SONAR systems (Hull, Towed, M.S. and Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering SideScan, MultiBeam, ommunications, (Underwater Acoustics) from the University of Navigation, etc.). Rhode Island. His teaching and research 5. SONAR Employment, Data and encompasses underwater acoustic systems, Information. Hull arrays, Towed Arrays. Their communications, signal processing, ocean utilization to support Target Motion Analysis. instrumentation, and navigation. He has been 6. Target Motion Analysis (TMA). What it is, awarded four patents for undersea systems and why it is done, how is SONAR used to support it, algorithms. what other sensors are required to conduct it. 7. Time-Bearing Analysis. How relative What You Will Learn target motion affects bearing rate, ship • What are of the various types of SONAR maneuvers to compute passive range estimates systems in use on Naval platforms today. (Ekelund Range). Use of Time-Bearing • What are the major principles governing their information to assess target motion. design and operation. 8. Time Frequency Analysis. Doppler shift, • How is the data produced by these systems Received Frequency, Base Frequency, Corrected used operationally to conduct Target Motion Frequency. Use of Time-Frequency information Analysis and USW. to assess target motion. • What are the typical commercial and scientific 9. Geographic Analysis. Use of Time- uses of SONAR and how do these relate to Bearing and Geographic information to analyze military use. contact motion. • What are the other military uses of SONAR 10. Multi-sensor Data Fusion. SONAR, systems (i.e. those NOT used to support Target RADAR, ESM, Visual. Motion Analysis). 11. Relative Motion Analysis and Display: • What are the major cost drivers for undersea Single steady contact, Single Maneuvering acoustic systems. contact, Multiple contacts, Acoustics Interference. 8 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Sonar Transducer Design April 12-14, 2011 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. Overview. Review of how transducer and performance fits into overall sonar system design. $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 2. Waves in Fluid Media. Background on how the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each transducer creates sound energy and how this energy Off The Course Tuition." propagates in fluid media. The basics of sound propagation in fluid media: • Plane Waves • Radiation from Spheres Summary • Linear Apertures Beam Patterns This three-day course is designed for sonar • Planar Apertures Beam Patterns system design engineers, managers, and system • Directivity and Directivity Index engineers who wish to enhance their understanding of sonar transducer design and how the sonar • Scattering and Diffraction transducer fits into and dictates the greater sonar • Radiation Impedance system design. Topics will be illustrated by worked • Transmission Phenomena numerical examples and practical case studies. • Absorption and Attenuation of Sound 3. Equivalent Circuits. Transducers equivalent Instructor electrical circuits. The relationship between transducer Mr. John C. Cochran is a Sr. Engineering Fellow parameters and performance. Analysis of transducer with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems., a designs: leading provider of integrated solutions for the • Mechanical Equivalent Circuits Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. • Acoustical Equivalent Circuits Mr. Cochran has 25 years of experience in the design of sonar transducer systems. His experience • Combining Mechanical and Acoustical Equivalent includes high frequency mine hunting sonar Circuits systems, hull mounted search sonar systems, 4. Waves in Solid Media: A transducer is undersea targets and decoys, high power constructed of solid structural elements. Background in projectors, and surveillance sonar systems. Mr. how sound waves propagate through solid media. This Cochran holds a BS degree from the University of section builds on the previous section and develops California, Berkeley, a MS degree from Purdue equivalent circuit models for various transducer University, and a MS EE degree from University of elements. Piezoelectricity is introduced. California, Santa Barbara. He holds a certificate in • Waves in Homogeneous, Elastic Solid Media Acoustics Engineering from Pennsylvania State • Piezoelectricity University and Mr. Cochran has taught as a visiting lecturer for the University of Massachusetts, • The electro-mechanical coupling coefficient Dartmouth. • Waves in Piezoelectric, Elastic Solid Media. 5. Sonar Projectors. This section combines the concepts of the previous sections and developes the What You Will Learn basic concepts of sonar projector design. Basic • Acoustic parameters that affect transducer concepts for modeling and analyzing sonar projector designs: performance will be presented. Examples of sonar Aperture design projectors will be presented and will include spherical Radiation impedance projectors, cylindrical projectors, half wave-length Beam patterns and directivity projectors, tonpilz projectors, and flexural projectors. Limitation on performance of sonar projectors will be • Fundamentals of acoustic wave transmission in discussed. solids including the basics of piezoelectricity Modeling concepts for transducer design. 6. Sonar Hydrophones. The basic concepts of sonar hydrophone design will be reviewed. Analysis of • Transducer performance parameters that affect hydrophone noise and extraneous circuit noise that radiated power, frequency of operation, and may interfere with hydrophone performance. bandwidth. • Elements of Sonar Hydrophone Design • Sonar projector design parameters Sonar hydrophone design parameters. • Analysis of Noise in Hydrophone and Preamplifier Systems From this course you will obtain the knowledge and • Specific Application in Sonar Hydronpone Design ability to perform sonar transducer systems • Hydrostatic hydrophones engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact • Spherical hydrophones meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, • Cylindrical hydrophones understand current literature, and how transducer design fits into greater sonar system design. • The affect of a fill fluid on hydrophone performance. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 9
    • Mechanics of Underwater Noise Fundamentals and Advances in Acoustic Quieting 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. Instructors Joel Garrelick has extensive experience in the May 3-5, 2011 general area of structural acoustics and specifically, Beltsville, Maryland underwater acoustics applications. As a Principal Scientist for Cambridge Acoustical Associates, Inc., $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) CAA/Anteon, Inc. and currently Applied Physical Sciences, Inc., he has thirty plus years experience "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." working on various ship/submarine silencing R&D projects for Naval Sea Systems Command, the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, Office Course Outline of Naval Research, Naval Surface Warfare Center and 1. Fundamentals. Definitions, units, sources, Naval Research Laboratory. He has also performed spectral and temporal properties, wave equation, aircraft noise research for the Air Force Research radiation and propagation, reflection, absorption and Laboratory and NASA and is the author of a number of scattering, structure-borne noise, interaction of sound articles in technical journals. Joel received his B.C.E. and structures. and M.E. from the City College of New York and his 2. Noise Sources in Marine Applications. Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from the City Rotating and reciprocating machinery, pumps and University of New York. fans, gears, piping systems. Paul Arveson served as a civilian employee of the 3. Noise Models for Design and Prediction. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Source-path-receiver models, source characterization, Carderock Division. With a BS degree in structural response and vibration transmission, Physics, he led teams in ship acoustic deterministic (FE) and statistical (SEA) analyses. signature measurement and analysis, 4. Noise Control. Principles of machinery quieting, facility calibration, and characterization vibration isolation, structural damping, structural projects. He designed and constructed transmission loss, acoustic absorption, acoustic specialized analog and digital electronic mufflers. measurement systems and their sensors and 5. Fluid Mechanics and Flow Induced Noise. interfaces, including the system used to calibrate all Turbulent boundary layers, wakes, vortex shedding, the US Navy's ship noise measurement facilities. He cavity resonance, fluid-structure interactions, propeller managed development of the Target Strength noise mechanisms, cavitation noise. Predictive Model for the Navy. He conducted 6. Hull Vibration and Radiation. Flexural and experimental and theoretical studies of acoustic and membrane modes of vibration, hull structure oceanographic phenomena for the Office of Naval resonances, resonance avoidance, ribbed-plates, thin Research. He has published numerous technical shells, anti-radiation coatings, bubble screens. reports and papers in these fields. In 1999 Arveson received a Master's degree in Computer Systems 7. Sonar Self Noise and Reduction. On board and towed arrays, noise models, noise control for Management. He established the Balanced Scorecard habitability, sonar domes. Institute, as an effort to promote the use of this management concept among governmental and 8. Ship/Submarine Scattering. Rigid body and nonprofit organizations. He is active in various elastic scattering mechanisms, target strength of technical organizations, and is a Fellow in the structural components, false targets, methods for echo reduction, anechoic coatings. Washington Academy of Sciences. 10 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • 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 Course Outline Dr. Nicholas Nicholas received a B. S. degree from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M. S. 1. Sonar Equation & Signal Detection. Sonar degree from Drexel University, and a concepts and units. The sonar equation. Typical active and passive sonar parameters. Signal detection, PhD degree in physics from the Catholic probability of detection/false alarm. ROC curves and University of America. His dissertation detection threshold. was on the propagation of sound in the deep ocean. He has been teaching 2. Propagation of Sound in the Sea. underwater acoustics courses since Oceanographic basis of propagation, convergence zones, surface ducts, sound channels, surface and 1977 and has been visiting lecturer at the U.S. Naval bottom losses. War College and several universities. Dr. Nicholas has more than 25 years experience in underwater 3. Target Strength and Reverberation. acoustics and submarine related work. He is working Scattering phenomena and submarine strength. for Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). Bottom, surface, and volume reverberation mechanisms. Methods for modeling reverberations. Dr. Robert Jennette received a PhD degree in 4. Elements of ASW Analysis. Fundamentals of Physics from New York University in ASW analysis. Sonar principles and ASW analysis, 1971. He has worked in sonar system illustrative sonobuoy barrier model. The use of design with particular emphasis on long- operations research to improve ASW. range passive systems, especially their interaction with ambient noise. He held 5. Arrays and Beamforming. Directivity and array gain; sidelobe control, array patterns and the NAVSEA Chair in Underwater beamforming for passive bottom, hull mounted, and Acoustics at the US Naval Academy sonobuoy sensors; calculation of array gain in where he initiated a radiated noise measurement directional noise. program. Currently Dr. Jennette is a consultant specializing in radiated noise and the use of acoustic 6. Passive Sonar. Illustrations of passive sonars monitoring. 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 What You Will Learn systems including transducer, waveform selection, and • Sonar parameters and their utility in ASW Analysis. optimum frequency; examples include ASW sonar, • Sonar equation as it applies to active and passive sidescan sonar, and torpedo sonar. systems. 8. Theory and Applications of Current • Fundamentals of array configurations, Weapons and Sensor Systems. An unclassified beamforming, and signal detectability. exposition of the rationale behind the design of current • Rationale behind the design of passive and active Navy acoustic systems. How the choice of particular sonar systems. parameter values in the sonar equation produces • Theory and applications of current weapons and sensor designs optimized to particular military sensors, plus future directions. requirements. Generic sonars examined vary from • The implications and counters to the quieting of the short-range active mine hunting sonars to long-range target’s signature. passive systems. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 11
    • Sonar Signal Processing NEW! May 17-19, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." This intensive short course provides an overview of sonar signal processing. Processing techniques applicable to bottom-mounted, hull- Course Outline mounted, towed and sonobuoy systems will be 1. Introduction to Sonar Signal discussed. Spectrum analysis, detection, Processing. ntroduction to sonar detection classification, and tracking algorithms for passive systems and types of signal processing and active systems will be examined and related performed in sonar. Correlation processing, to design factors. The impact of the ocean Fournier analysis, windowing, and ambiguity environment on signal processing performance functions. Evaluation of probability of detection will be highlighted. Advanced techniques such as and false alarm rate for FFT and broadband high-resolution array-processing and matched signal processors. field array processing, advanced signal processing techniques, and sonar automation will 2. Beamforming and Array Processing. be covered. Beam patterns for sonar arrays, shading The course is valuable for engineers and techniques for sidelobe control, beamformer scientists engaged in the design, testing, or implementation. Calculation of DI and array evaluation of sonars. Physical insight and gain in directional noise fields. realistic performance expectations will be 3. Passive Sonar Signal Processing. stressed. A comprehensive set of notes will be Review of signal characteristics, ambient supplied to all attendees. noise, and platform noise. Passive system configurations and implementations. Spectral analysis and integration. Instructors 4. Active Sonar Signal Processing. Waveform selection and ambiguity functions. James W. Jenkins joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Projector configurations. Reverberation and Laboratory in 1970 and has worked multipath effects. Receiver design. in ASW and sonar systems analysis. 5. Passive and Active Designs and He has worked with system studies Implementations. Design specifications and and at-sea testing with passive and trade-off examples will be worked, and actual active systems. He is currently a sonar system implementations will be senior physicist investigating examined. improved signal processing systems, APB, own- ship monitoring, and SSBN sonar. He has taught 6. Advanced Signal Processing sonar and continuing education courses since Techniques. Advanced techniques for 1977 and is the Director of the Applied beamforming, detection, estimation, and Technology Institute (ATI). classification will be explored. Optimal array G. Scott Peacock is the Assistant Group processing. Data adaptive methods, super Supervisor of the Systems Group at resolution spectral techniques, time-frequency the Johns Hopkins University representations and active/passive automated Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL). Mr. classification are among the advanced Peacock received both his B.S. in techniques that will be covered. Mathematics and an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Utah. He currently manages What You Will Learn several research and development projects that • Fundamental algorithms for signal focus on automated passive sonar algorithms for processing. both organic and off-board sensors. Prior to joining JHU/APL Mr. Peacock was lead engineer • Techniques for beam forming. on several large-scale Navy development tasks • Trade-offs among active waveform designs. including an active sonar adjunct processor for • Ocean medium effects. the SQS-53C, a fast-time sonobuoy acoustic • Shallow water effects and issues. processor and a full scale P-3 trainer. • Optimal and adaptive processing. 12 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Underwater Acoustics 201 April 25-26, 2011 Laurel, Maryland NEW! $1225 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. Introduction. Nature of acoustical This two-day course explains how to translate our measurements and prediction. Modern physical understanding of sound in the sea into developments in physical and mathematical mathematical formulas solvable by computers. It modeling. Diagnostic versus prognostic provides a comprehensive treatment of all types of applications. Latest developments in inverse- underwater acoustic models including environmental, acoustic sensing of the oceans. propagation, noise, reverberation and sonar 2. The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium. performance models. Specific examples of each type Distribution of physical and chemical properties in of model are discussed to the oceans. Sound-speed calculation, illustrate model measurement and distribution. Surface and bottom formulations, assumptions boundary conditions. Effects of circulation patterns, and algorithm efficiency. fronts, eddies and fine-scale features on acoustics. Guidelines for selecting and Biological effects. using available propagation, noise and reverberation 3. Propagation. Basic concepts, boundary models are highlighted. interactions, attenuation and absorption. Ducting Demonstrations illustrate the phenomena including surface ducts, sound proper execution and channels, convergence zones, shallow-water ducts interpretation of PC-based and Arctic half-channels. Theoretical basis for sonar models. propagation modeling. Frequency-domain wave Each student will receive a copy of Underwater equation formulations including ray theory, normal Acoustic Modeling and Simulation by Paul C. Etter, in mode, multipath expansion, fast field (wavenumber addition to a complete set of lecture notes. integration) and parabolic approximation techniques. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific examples. Instructor 4. Noise. Noise sources and spectra. Depth Paul C. Etter has worked in the fields of ocean- dependence and directionality. Slope-conversion atmosphere physics and environmental acoustics for the past thirty-five years effects. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. supporting federal and state agencies, Ambient noise and beam-noise statistics models. academia and private industry. He Pathological features arising from inappropriate received his BS degree in Physics and assumptions. Model summary tables. Data support his MS degree in Oceanography at requirements. Specific examples. Texas A&M University. Mr. Etter served 5. Reverberation. Volume and boundary on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an Anti-Submarine scattering. Shallow-water and under-ice Warfare (ASW) Officer aboard frigates. He is the reverberation features. Theoretical basis for author or co-author of more than 180 technical reports reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point and professional papers addressing environmental scattering techniques. Bistatic reverberation measurement technology, underwater acoustics and formulations and operational restrictions. Model physical oceanography. Mr. Etter is the author of the summary tables. Data support requirements. textbook Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Specific examples. Simulation (3rd edition). 6. Sonar Performance Models. Sonar equations. Monostatic and bistatic geometries. What You Will Learn Model operating systems. Model summary tables. • Principles of underwater sound and the sonar Data support requirements. Sources of equation. oceanographic and acoustic data. Specific • How to solve sonar equations and simulate sonar examples. performance. 7. Simulation. Review of simulation theory • What models are available to support sonar including advanced methodologies and engineering and oceanographic research. infrastructure tools. • How to select the most appropriate models based on 8. Demonstrations. Guided demonstrations user requirements. illustrate proper execution and interpretation of PC- • Models available at APL. based monostatic and bistatic sonar models. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 13
    • Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers A comprehensive tutorial designed for environmental professionals Summary NEW! This four-day course is designed for biologists, and conservation managers, who wish to enhance their understanding of the underlying principles of June 13-16, 2011 underwater and engineering acoustics needed to Silver Spring, Maryland evaluate the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine life. This course provides a framework for making $1890 (8:30am - 4:30pm) objective assessments of the impact of various types of sound sources. Critical topics are introduced through "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each clear and readily understandable heuristic models and Off The Course Tuition." graphics. Course Outline Instructors 1. Introduction. Review of the ocean Dr. William T. Ellison is president of Marine Acoustics, anthropogenic noise issue (public opinion, legal Inc., Middletown, RI. Dr. Ellison has over findings and regulatory approach), current state 45 years of field and laboratory experience of knowledge, and key references summarizing in underwater acoustics spanning sonar scientific findings to date. design, ASW tactics, software models and biological field studies. He is a graduate of 2. Acoustics of the Ocean Environment. the Naval Academy and holds the degrees Sound Propagation, Ambient Noise of MSME and Ph.D. from MIT. He has Characteristics. published numerous papers in the field of acoustics and is a co-author of the 2007 monograph Marine Mammal 3. Characteristics of Anthropogenic Sound Noise Exposure Criteria: Initial Scientific Sources. Impulsive (airguns, pile drivers, Recommendations, as well as a member of the ASA explosives), Coherent (sonars, acoustic modems, Technical Working Group on the impact of noise on Fish depth sounder. profilers), Continuous (shipping, and Turtles. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of offshore industrial activities). America and a Fellow of the Explorers Club. 4. Overview of Issues Related to Impact of Dr. Orest Diachok is a Marine Biophysicist at the Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Sound on Marine Wildlife. Marine Wildlife of Diachok has over 40 years experience in acoustical Interest (mammals, turtles and fish), Behavioral oceanography, and has published Disturbance and Potential for Injury, Acoustic numerous scientific papers. His career has Masking, Biological Significance, and Cumulative included tours with the Naval Effects. Seasonal Distribution and Behavioral Oceanographic Office, Naval Research Databases for Marine Wildlife. Laboratory and NATO Undersea Research Centre, where he served as Chief 5. Assessment of the Impact of Scientist. During the past 16 years his work Anthropogenic Sound. Source characteristics has focused on estimation of biological parameters from (spectrum, level, movement, duty cycle), acoustic measurements in the ocean. During this period Propagation characteristics (site specific he also wrote the required Environmental Assessments for character of water column and bathymetry his experiments. Dr. Diachok is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. measurements and database), Ambient Noise, Determining sound as received by the wildlife, absolute level and signal to noise, multipath What You Will Learn propagation and spectral spread. Appropriate • What are the key characteristics of man-made metrics and how to model, measure and sound sources and usage of correct metrics. evaluate. Issues for laboratory studies. • How to evaluate the resultant sound field from 6. Bioacoustics of Marine Wildlife. Hearing impulsive, coherent and continuous sources. Threshold, TTS and PTS, Vocalizations and • How are system characteristics measured and calibrated. Masking, Target Strength, Volume Scattering and Clutter. • What animal characteristics are important for assessing both impact and requirements for 7. Monitoring and Mitigation Requirements. monitoring/and mitigation. Passive Devices (fixed and towed systems), • Capabilities of passive and active monitoring and Active Devices, Matching Device Capabilities to mitigation systems. Environmental Requirements (examples of From this course you will obtain the knowledge to passive and active localization, long term perform basic assessments of the impact of monitoring, fish exposure testing). anthropogenic sources on marine life in specific ocean environments, and to understand the uncertainties in 8. Outstanding Research Issues in Marine your assessments. Acoustics. 14 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation April 18-21, 2011 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. Introduction. Nature of acoustical measurements and prediction. Modern developments in physical and $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) mathematical modeling. Diagnostic versus prognostic applications. Latest developments in acoustic sensing of "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each the oceans. Off The Course Tuition." 2. The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium. Distribution of physical and chemical properties in the oceans. Summary Sound-speed calculation, measurement and distribution. The subject of underwater acoustic modeling deals with Surface and bottom boundary conditions. Effects of the translation of our physical understanding of sound in circulation patterns, fronts, eddies and fine-scale the sea into mathematical formulas solvable by features on acoustics. Biological effects. computers. 3. Propagation. Observations and Physical Models. This course provides a Basic concepts, boundary interactions, attenuation and comprehensive treatment absorption. Shear-wave effects in the sea floor and ice of all types of underwater cover. Ducting phenomena including surface ducts, acoustic models including sound channels, convergence zones, shallow-water environmental, ducts and Arctic half-channels. Spatial and temporal propagation, noise, coherence. Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for reverberation and sonar propagation modeling. Frequency-domain wave performance models. equation formulations including ray theory, normal Specific examples of each mode, multipath expansion, fast field and parabolic type of model are approximation techniques. New developments in discussed to illustrate shallow-water and under-ice models. Domains of model formulations, applicability. Model summary tables. Data support assumptions and algorithm requirements. Specific examples (PE and RAYMODE). efficiency. Guidelines for References. Demonstrations. selecting and using 4. Noise. Observations and Physical Models. Noise available propagation, noise and reverberation models are sources and spectra. Depth dependence and highlighted. Problem sessions allow students to exercise directionality. Slope-conversion effects. Mathematical PC-based propagation and active sonar models. Models. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. Ambient Each student will receive a copy of Underwater noise and beam-noise statistics models. Pathological Acoustic Modeling and Simulation by Paul C. Etter, in features arising from inappropriate assumptions. Model addition to a complete set of lecture notes. summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific example (RANDI-III). References. 5. Reverberation. Observations and Physical Instructor Models. Volume and boundary scattering. Shallow- Paul C. Etter has worked in the fields of ocean- water and under-ice reverberation features. atmosphere physics and environmental Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for acoustics for the past thirty years reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point scattering techniques. Bistatic reverberation supporting federal and state agencies, formulations and operational restrictions. Data academia and private industry. He support requirements. Specific examples (REVMOD received his BS degree in Physics and his and Bistatic Acoustic Model). References. MS degree in Oceanography at Texas A&M University. Mr. Etter served on active 6. Sonar Performance Models. Sonar equations. duty in the U.S. Navy as an Anti- Model operating systems. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Sources of oceanographic and Submarine Warfare (ASW) Officer aboard frigates. He is acoustic data. Specific examples (NISSM and Generic the author or co-author of more than 140 technical reports Sonar Model). References. and professional papers addressing environmental measurement technology, underwater acoustics and 7. Modeling and Simulation. Review of simulation physical oceanography. Mr. Etter is the author of the theory including advanced methodologies and infrastructure tools. Overview of engineering, textbook Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation. engagement, mission and theater level models. Discussion of applications in concept evaluation, training What You Will Learn and resource allocation. • What models are available to support sonar 8. Modern Applications in Shallow Water and engineering and oceanographic research. Inverse Acoustic Sensing. Stochastic modeling, broadband and time-domain modeling techniques, • How to select the most appropriate models based on matched field processing, acoustic tomography, coupled user requirements. ocean-acoustic modeling, 3D modeling, and chaotic • Where to obtain the latest models and databases. metrics. • How to operate models and generate reliable 9. Model Evaluation. Guidelines for model results. evaluation and documentation. Analytical benchmark solutions. Theoretical and operational limitations. • How to evaluate model accuracy. Verification, validation and accreditation. Examples. • How to solve sonar equations and simulate sonar 10. Demonstrations and Problem Sessions. performance. Demonstration of PC-based propagation and active • Where the most promising international research is sonar models. Hands-on problem sessions and being performed. discussion of results. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 15
    • Vibration and Noise Control New Insights and Developments Summary March 14-17, 2011 This course is intended for engineers and scientists concerned with the vibration reduction Beltsville, Maryland and quieting of vehicles, devices, and equipment. It May 2-5, 2011 will emphasize understanding of the relevant phenomena and concepts in order to enable the Beltsville, Maryland participants to address a wide range of practical problems insightfully. The instructors will draw on $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) their extensive experience to illustrate the subject "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each matter with examples related to the participant’s Off The Course Tuition." 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 Course Outline Control Engineering. 1. Review of Vibration Fundamentals from a Practical Perspective. The roles of energy and force Instructors balances. When to add mass, stiffeners, and damping. Dr. Eric Ungar has specialized in research and General strategy for attacking practical problems. consulting in vibration and noise for Comprehensive checklist of vibration control means. more than 40 years, published over 2. Structural Damping Demystified. Where 200 technical papers, and translated damping can and cannot help. How damping is and revised Structure-Borne Sound. measured. Overview of important damping He has led short courses at the mechanisms. Application principles. Dynamic behavior Pennsylvania State University for of plastic and elastomeric materials. Design of over 25 years and has presented treatments employing viscoelastic materials. numerous seminars worldwide. Dr. Ungar has 3. Expanded Understanding of Vibration served as President of the Acoustical Society of Isolation. Where transmissibility is and is not useful. America, as President of the Institute of Noise Some common misconceptions regarding inertia Control Engineering, and as Chairman of the bases, damping, and machine speed. Accounting for Design Engineering Division of the American support and machine frame flexibility, isolator mass Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASA honored him and wave effects, source reaction. Benefits and pitfalls with it’s Trent-Crede Medal in Shock and Vibration. of two-stage isolation. The role of active isolation ASME awarded him the Per Bruel Gold Medal for systems. Noise Control and Acoustics for his work on 4. The Power of Vibration Absorbers. How tuned vibrations of complex structures, structural dampers work. Effects of tuning, mass, damping. damping, and isolation. Optimization. How waveguide energy absorbers work. Dr. James Moore has, for the past twenty years, 5. Structure-borne Sound and High Frequency concentrated on the transmission of Vibration. Where modal and finite-element analyses noise and vibration in complex cannot work. Simple response estimation. What is Statistical Energy Analysis and how does it work? How structures, on improvements of noise waves propagate along structures and radiate sound. and vibration control methods, and on the enhancement of sound quality. 6. No-Nonsense Basics of Noise and its Control. He has developed Statistical Energy Review of levels, decibels, sound pressure, power, Analysis models for the investigation intensity, directivity. Frequency bands, filters, and measures of noisiness. Radiation efficiency. Overview of vibration and noise in complex structures such as of common noise sources. Noise control strategies and submarines, helicopters, and automobiles. He has means. been instrumental in the acquisition of corresponding data bases. He has participated in 7. Intelligent Measurement and Analysis. the development of active noise control systems, Diagnostic strategy. Selecting the right transducers; noise reduction coating and signal conditioning how and where to place them. The power of spectrum analyzers. Identifying and characterizing sources and means, as well as in the presentation of numerous paths. short courses and industrial training programs. 8. Coping with Noise in Rooms. Where sound absorption can and cannot help. Practical sound What You Will Learn absorbers and absorptive materials. Effects of full and • How to attack vibration and noise problems. partial enclosures. Sound transmission to adjacent areas. Designing enclosures, wrappings, and barriers. • What means are available for vibration and noise control. • How to make vibration isolation, damping, and absorbers 9. Ducts and Mufflers. Sound propagation in work. ducts. Duct linings. Reactive mufflers and side-branch resonators. Introduction to current developments in • How noise is generated and radiated, and how it can be reduced. active attenuation. 16 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Advanced Developments in Radar Technology March 1-3, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland NEW! May 17-19, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline 1. Introduction and Background. $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) • The nature of radar and the physics involved. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each • Concepts and tools required, briefly reviewed. Off The Course Tuition." • Directions taken in radar development and the technological advances permitting them. • Further concepts and tools, more elaborate. Summary This three-day course provides students who already 2. Advanced Signal Processing. have a basic understanding of radar a valuable extension • Review of developments in pulse compression (matched into the newer capabilities being continuously pursued in filter theory, modulation techniques, the search for our fast-moving field. While the course begins with a quick optimality) and in Doppler processing (principles, review of fundamentals - this to establish a common base "coherent" radar, vector processing, digital techniques); for the instruction to follow - it is best suited for the student establishing resolution in time (range) and in frequency who has taken one of the several basic radar courses (Doppler). available. • Recent considerations in hybrid coding, shaping the In each topic, the method of instruction is first to ambiguity function. establish firmly the underlying principle and only then are • Target inference. Use of high range and high Doppler the current achievements and challenges addressed. resolution: example and experimental results. Treated are such topics as pulse compression in which matched filter theory, resolution and broadband pulse 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). modulation are briefly reviewed, and then the latest code • Fundamentals reviewed, 2-D and 3-D SAR, example optimality searches and hybrid coding and code-variable image. pulse bursts are explored. Similarly, radar polarimetry is • Developments in image enhancement. The dangerous reviewed in principle, then the application to image point-scatterer assumption. Autofocusing methods in processing (as in Synthetic Aperture Radar work) is SAR, ISAR imaging. The ground moving target problem. covered. Doppler processing and its application to SAR • Polarimetry and its application in SAR. Review of imaging itself, then 3D SAR, the moving target problem polarimetry theory. Polarimetric filtering: the whitening and other target signature work are also treated this way. filter, the matched filter. Polarimetric-dependent phase Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) is introduced; unwrapping in 3D IFSAR. the resurgent interest in bistatic radar is discussed. The most ample current literature (conferences and • Image interpretation: target recognition processes journals) is used in this course, directing the student to reviewed. valuable material for further study. Instruction follows the 4. A "Radar Revolution" - the Phased Array. student notebook provided. • The all-important antenna. General antenna theory, quickly reviewed. Sidelobe concerns, suppression techniques. Ultra-low sidelobe design. Instructor • The phased array. Electronic scanning, methods, typical Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State componentry. Behavior with scanning, the impedance University and the MS from the University problem and matching methods. The problem of of Maryland, both in electrical bandwidth; time-delay steering. Adaptive patterns, engineering. After spending a year in adaptivity theory and practice. Digital beam forming. The microwave work with an electronics firm in "active" array. Virginia, he was then a ground electronics • Phased array radar, system considerations. officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his 5. Advanced Data Processing. civil service career with the U.S. Navy . He • Detection in clutter, threshold control schemes, CFAR. managed the development of the phased array radar of • Background analysis: clutter statistics, parameter the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to the estimation, clutter as a compound process. fleet. Later in his career he directed the development, • Association, contacts to tracks. acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the surface navy. • Track estimation, filtering, adaptivity, multiple hypothesis testing. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and • Integration: multi-radar, multi-sensor data fusion, in both detection and tracking, greater use of supplemental previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic data, augmenting the radar processing. Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He 6. Other Topics. established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series of international radar conferences and remains on the • Bistatics, the resurgent interest. Review of the basics of organizing committee of these, and works with the several bistatic radar, challenges, early experiences. New opportunities: space; terrestrial. Achievements other nations cooperating in that series. He has published reported. numerous conference papers, magazine articles and • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), airborne chapters of books, and is the author of the radar, radar emphasis. monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science • Ultra-wideband short pulse radar, various claims (well- founded and not); an example UWB SAR system for and Technology and contributor for radar-related entries of good purpose. their technical dictionary. • Concluding discussion, course review. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 17
    • Combat Systems Engineering May 11-12, 2011 Columbia, Maryland NEW! $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. Combat System Overview. Combat system The increasing level of combat system integration and characteristics. Functional description for the communications requirements, coupled with shrinking combat system in terms of the sensor and weapons defense budgets and shorter product life cycles, offers control, communications, and command and many challenges and opportunities in the design and acquisition of new combat systems. This three-day course control. Antiair Warfare. Antisurface Warfare. teaches the systems engineering discipline that has built Antisubmarine Warfare. Typical scenarios. some of the modern military’s greatest combat and 2. Sensors/Weapons. Review of the variety of communications systems, using state-of-the-art systems engineering techniques. It details the decomposition and multi-warfare sensor and weapon suites that are mapping of war-fighting requirements into combat system employed by combat systems. The fire control loop functional designs. A step-by-step description of the is described and engineering examples and combat system design process is presented emphasizing tradeoffs are illustrated. the trades made necessary because of growing performance, operational, cost, constraints and ever 3. Configurations, Equipment, & Computer increasing system complexities. Programs. Various combinations of system Topics include the fire control loop and its closure by configurations, equipments, and computer the combat system, human-system interfaces, command programs that constitute existing combat systems. and communication systems architectures, autonomous and net-centric operation, induced information exchange 4. Command & Control. The ship battle requirements, role of communications systems, and multi- organization, operator stations, and human- mission capabilities. machine interfaces and displays. Use of automation Engineers, scientists, program managers, and and improvements in operator displays and graduate students will find the lessons learned in this course valuable for architecting, integration, and modeling expanded display requirements. Command support of combat system. Emphasis is given to sound system requirements, systems, and experiments. engineering principles realized through the application of Improvements in operator displays and expanded strict processes and controls, thereby avoiding common display requirements. mistakes. Each attendee will receive a complete set of detailed notes for the class. 5. Communications. Current and future communications systems employed with combat Instructor systems and their relationship to combat system functions and interoperability. Lessons learned in Robert Fry worked from 1979 to 2007 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Joint and Coalition operations. Communications in Laboratory where he was a member of the the Gulf War. Future systems JTIDS, Copernicus Principal Professional Staff. He is now and imagery. working at System Engineering Group (SEG) where he is Corporate Senior Staff 6. Combat System Development. An overview and also serves as the company-wide of the combat system engineering process, technical advisor. Throughout his career he operational environment trends that affect system has been involved in the development of design, limitations of current systems, and proposed new combat weapon system concepts, development of future combat system architectures. System trade- system requirements, and balancing allocations within the fire control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic offs. capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the 7. Network Centric Warfare and the Future. AEGIS combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY-1, Exponential gains in combat system performance and multi-mission requirements development. Missile system development experience includes SM-2, SM-3, as achievable through networking of information SM-6, Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, AMRAAM, and coordination of weaponry. TOMAHAWK, and other missile systems. 8. AEGIS Systems Development - A Case Study. Historical development of AEGIS. The major What You Will Learn problems and their solution. Systems engineering • The trade-offs and issues for modern combat techniques, controls, and challenges. Approaches system design. for continuing improvements such as open • How automation and technology will impact future architecture. Applications of principles to your combat system design. system assignment. Changing Navy missions, • Understanding requirements for joint warfare, net- threat trends, shifts in the defense budget, and centric warfare, and open architectures. technology growth. Lessons learned during Desert • Communications system and architectures. Storm. Requirements to support joint warfare and • Lessons learned from AEGIS development. expeditionary forces. 18 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Electronic Warfare Overview March 8-9, 2011 Laurel, Maryland Summary This two-day course presents the depth and breadth August 1-2, 2011 of modern Electronic Warfare, covering Ground, Sea, Laurel, Maryland Air and Space applications, with simple, easy-to-grasp intuitive principles. Complex mathematics will be $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) eliminated, while the tradeoffs and complexities of "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each current and advanced EW and ELINT systems will be Off The Course Tuition." explored. The fundamental principles will be established first and then the many varied applications will be discussed. The attendee will leave this course Course Outline with an understanding of both the principles and the 1. Introduction to Electronic Combat. Radar- practical applications of current and evolving electronic ESM-ECM-ECCM-LPI-Stealth (EC-ES-EA-EP). warfare technology. This course is designed as an Overview of the Threat. Radar Technology Evolution. introduction for managers and engineers who need an EW Technology Evolution. Radar Range Equation. understanding of the basics. It will provide you with the RCS Reduction. Counter-Low Observable (CLO). ability to understand and communicate with others 2. Vulnerability of Radar Modes. Air Search working in the field. A detailed set of notes used in the Radar. Fire Control Radar. Ground Search Radar. class will be provided. Pulse Doppler, MTI, DPCA. Pulse Compression. Range Track. Angle Track. SAR, TF/TA. 3. Vulnerability/Susceptibility of Weapon Instructor Systems. Semi Active Missiles. Command Guided Duncan F. O’Mara received a B.S from Cornell Missiles. Active Missiles. TVM. Surface-to-air, air-to-air, University. He earned a M.S. in Mechanical air-to-surface. Engineering from the Naval 4. ESM (ES). ESM/ELINT/RWR. Typical ESM Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Systems. Probability of Intercept. ESM Range In the Navy, he was commissioned as a Equation. ESM Sensitivity. ESM Receivers. DOA/AOA Reserve Officer in Surface Warfare at Measurement. MUSIC / ESPRIT. Passive Ranging. the Officer Candidate School in 5. ECM Techniques (EA). Principals of Electronic Newport, RI. Upon retirement, he Attack (EA). Noise Jamming vs. Deception. Repeater worked as a Principal Operations vs. Transponder. Sidelobe Jamming vs. Mainlobe Jamming. Synthetic Clutter. VGPO and RGPO. TB and Research Analyst with the United States Army at Cross Pol. Chaff and Active Expendables. Decoys. Aberdeen Proving Grounds on a Secretary of Defense Bistatic Jamming. Power Management, DRFM, high Joint Test & Evaluation logistics project that introduced ERP. best practices and best processes to the Department 6. ECCM (EP). EP Techniques Overview. Offensive of Defense (DoD) combatant commanders world wide, vs Defensive ECCM. Leading Edge Tracker. HOJ/AOJ. especially the Pacific Command. While his wife was Adaptive Sidelobe Canceling. STAP. Example Radar- stationed in Italy he was a Visiting Professor in ES-EA-EP Engagement. mathematics for U. of Maryland’s University Campus 7. EW Systems. Airborne Self Protect Jammer. Europe. He is now the IWS Chair at the USNA’s Airborne Tactical Jamming System. Shipboard Self- Weapons & Systems Engineering Dept, where he Defense System. teaches courses in basic weapons systems and linear 8. EW Design Illustration. Walk-thru Design of a controls engineering, as well as acting as an advisor Typical ESM/ECM System from an RFP. for multi-disciplinary senior engineering design 9. EW Technology. EW Technology Evolution. projects, and as Academic Advisor to a company of Transmitters. Antennas. Receiver / Processing. freshman and Systems Engineering majors. Advanced EW. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 19
    • Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS January 24-25, 2011 Chantilly, Virginia January 27-28, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico April 4-5, 2011 Chantilly, Virginia (U.S. Air Force photo by Tom Reynolds) July 18-19, 2011 Course Outline Chantilly, Virginia 1. Introduction to Link 16. July 21-22, 2011 2. Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Documentation 3. Link 16 Enhancements Albuquerque, New Mexico 4. System Characteristics $1500 (8:00am - 4:00pm) 5. Time Division Multiple Access "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 6. Network Participation Groups Off The Course Tuition." 7. J-Series Messages 8. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Development Summary 9. Time Slot Components The Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS is a 10. Message Packing and Pulses comprehensive two-day course designed to give the 11. JTIDS / MIDS Nets and Networks student a thorough understanding of every aspect of 12. Access Modes Link 16 both technical and tactical. The course is 13. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Synchronization designed to support both military and industry and does not require any previous experience or exposure 14. JTIDS / MIDS Network Time to the subject matter. The course comes with one-year 15. Network Roles follow-on support, which entitles the student to contact 16. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Navigation the instructor with course related questions for one 17. JTIDS / MIDS Relays year after course completion. 18. Communications Security 19. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Deconfliction Instructors 20. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Restrictions Patrick Pierson is president of a training, 21. Time Slot Duty Factor consulting, and software development company with 22. JTIDS / MIDS Terminals 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 What You Will Learn expert. Patrick has designed more than 30 Tactical • The course is designed to enable the student to be Data Link training courses and personally trains able to speak confidently and with authority about all hundreds of students around the globe every year. of the subject matter on the right. Steve Upton, a retired USAF Joint Interface Control The course is suitable for: Officer (JICO) and former JICO Instructor, is the • Operators Director of U.S. Training Operations for NCS, the world’s leading provider of Tactical Data Link Training • Engineers (TDL). Steve has more than 25 years of operational • Consultants experience, and is a recognized Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS • Sales staff subject matter expert. Steve’s vast operational • Software Developers experience includes over 5500 hours of flying time on • Business Development Managers AWACS and JSTARS and scenario developer for dozens of Joint and Coalition exercises at the USAF • Project / Program Managers Distributed Mission Operation Center (DMOC). 20 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Radar Technology 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." Course Outline First Morning – Introduction The basic nature of radar and its applications, military and civil Radiative physics (an exercise); the radar range equation; the statistical nature of detection Electromagnetic waves, constituent fields and vector Summary representation Radar “timing”, general nature, block A three-day course covering the basics of radar, diagrams, typical characteristics, taught in a manner for true understanding of the First Afternoon – Natural Phenomena: fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. Scattering and Propagation. Scattering: Rayleigh point Covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, scattering; target fluctuation models; the nature of the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, clutter. Propagation: Earth surface multipath; radar performance calculations and other tools used in atmospheric refraction and “ducting”; atmospheric radar work, and a “walk through” of the four principal attenuation. Other tools: the decibel, etc. (a dB subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver exercise). and signal processor, and the control and interface apparatus – covering in each the underlying principle Second Morning – Workshop and componentry. A few simple exercises reinforce the An example radar and performance calculations, with student’s understanding. Both surface-based and variations. airborne radars are addressed. Second Afternoon – Introduction to the Subsystems. Instructor Overview: the role, general nature and challenges of each. The Transmitter, basics of power conversion: Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State power supplies, modulators, rf devices (tubes, solid University and the MS from the University state). The Antenna: basic principle; microwave optics of Maryland, both in electrical and pattern formation, weighting, sidelobe concerns, engineering. After spending a year in sum and difference patterns; introduction to phased microwave work with an electronics firm arrays. in Virginia, he was then a ground Third Morning – Subsytems Continued: electronics officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his civil service career with the The Receiver and Signal Processor. U.S. Navy . He managed the development of the phased Receiver: preamplification, conversion, heterodyne array radar of the Navy’s AEGIS system through its operation “image” frequencies and double conversion. introduction to the fleet. Later in his career he directed Signal processing: pulse compression. Signal the development, acquisition and support of all processing: Doppler-sensitive processing Airborne surveillance radars of the surface navy. radar – the absolute necessity of Doppler processing. Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished Third Afternoon – Subsystems: Control and lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and Interface Apparatus. previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic Automatic detection and constant-false-alarm-rate Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He (CFAR) techniques of threshold control. Automatic established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series tracking: exponential track filters. Multi-radar fusion, of international radar conferences and remains on the briefly Course review, discussion, current topics and organizing committee of these, and works with the community activity. several other nations cooperating in that series. He has published numerous conference papers, magazine The course is taught from the student notebook articles and chapters of books, and is the author of the supplied, based heavily on the open literature and radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic with adequate references to the most popular of aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia the many textbooks now available. The student’s of Science and Technology and contributor for radar- own note-taking and participation in the exercises related entries of their technical dictionary. will enhance understanding as well. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 21
    • Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles March 8-10, 2011 Course Outline 1. Introduction to Rockets and Missiles. The Classifications Beltsville, Maryland of guided, and unguided, missile systems is introduced. The practical uses of rocket systems as weapons of war, commerce $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) and the peaceful exploration of space are examined. 2. Rocket Propulsion made Simple. How rocket motors and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each engines operate to achieve thrust. Including Nozzle Theory, are Off The Course Tuition." 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 Summary propellant systems are introduced. This course provides an overview of rockets and missiles 4. Introducing Solid Rocket Motor Technology. The for government and industry officials with limited technical advantages and disadvantages of solid rocket motors are experience in rockets and missiles. The course provides a examined. Solid rocket motor materials, propellant grains and practical foundation of knowledge in rocket and missile issues construction are described. Applications for solid rocket motors as and technologies. The seminar is designed for engineers, weapons and as cost-effective space transportation systems are technical personnel, military specialist, decision makers and explored. Hybrid Rocket Systems are explored. managers of current and future projects needing a more 5. Liquid Rocket System Technology. Rocket Engines, from complete understanding of the complex issues of rocket and pressure fed to the three main pump-fed cycles, are examined. missile technology The seminar provides a solid foundation in Engine cooling methods are explored. Other rocket engine and the issues that must be decided in the use, operation and stage elements are described. Control of Liquid Rocket stage development of rocket systems of the future. You will learn a steering is presented. Propellant Tanks, Pressurization systems wide spectrum of problems, solutions and choices in the and Cryogenic propellant Management are explained. technology of rockets and missile used for military and civil 6. Foreign vs. American Rocket Technology and Design. purposes. How the former Soviet aerospace system diverged from the American systems, where the Russians came out ahead, and Attendees will receive a complete set of printed notes. what we can learn from the differences. Contrasts between the These notes will be an excellent future reference for current Russian and American Design philosophy are observed to provide trends in the state-of-the-art in rocket and missile technology lessons for future design. Foreign competition from the end of the and decision making. Cold War to the foreseeable future is explored. 7. Rockets in Spacecraft Propulsion. The difference between launch vehicle booster systems, and that found on Instructor spacecraft, satellites and transfer stages, is examined The use of Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle System storable and hypergolic propellants in space vehicles is explained. Engineer, specializing in integration of launch Operation of rocket systems in micro-gravity is studied. vehicle technology, design, modeling and 8. Rockets Launch Sites and Operations. Launch Locations business strategies. He is currently an in the USA and Russia are examined for the reason the locations independent consultant, writer and teacher of have been chosen. The considerations taken in the selection of rocket system technology. He is experienced launch sites are explored. The operations of launch sites in a more in launch vehicle operations, design, testing, efficient manner, is examined for future systems. business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, 9. Rockets as Commercial Ventures. Launch Vehicles as safety and reliability. He also has 13-years of government American commercial ventures are examined, including the motivation for commercialization. The Commercial Launch Vehicle experience including five years working launch operations at market is explored. Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Keith has written over 20 technical 10. Useful Orbits and Trajectories Made Simple. The papers on various aspects of low cost space transportation student is introduced to simplified and abbreviated orbital over the last two decades. mechanics. Orbital changes using Delta-V to alter an orbit, and the use of transfer orbits, are explored. Special orbits like geostationary, sun synchronous and Molnya are presented. Who Should Attend Ballistic Missile trajectories and re-entry penetration is examined. • Aerospace Industry Managers. 11. Reliability and Safety of Rocket Systems. Introduction • Government Regulators, Administrators and to the issues of safety and reliability of rocket and missile systems sponsors of rocket or missile projects. is presented. The hazards of rocket operations, and mitigation of the problems, are explored. The theories and realistic practices of • Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket and understanding failures within rocket systems, and strategies to missile projects. improve reliability, is discussed. • Contractors or investors involved in missile 12. Expendable Launch Vehicle Theory, Performance and development. Uses. The theory of Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) dominance over alternative Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) is • Military Professionals. explored. The controversy over simplification of liquid systems as a cost effective strategy is addressed. What You Will Learn 13. Reusable Launch Vehicle Theory and Performance. • Fundamentals of rocket and missile systems. The student is provided with an appreciation and understanding of why Reusable Launch Vehicles have had difficulty replacing • The spectrum of rocket uses and technologies. expendable launch vehicles. Classification of reusable launch • Differences in technology between foreign and vehicle stages is introduced. The extra elements required to bring domestic rocket systems. stages safely back to the starting line is explored. Strategies to make better RLV systems are presented. • Fundamentals and uses of solid and liquid rocket 14. The Direction of Technology. A final open discussion systems. regarding the direction of rocket technology, science, usage and • Differences between systems built as weapons and regulations of rockets and missiles is conducted to close out the those built for commerce. class study. 22 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Military Standard 810G Testing Understanding, Planning and Performing Climatic and Dynamic Tests March 7-10, 2011 NEW! Montreal, Canada April 11-14, 2011 Plano, Texas May 2-5, 2011 Frederick, Maryland Summary $2995 (8:00am - 4:00pm) This four-day class provides understanding of "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each the purpose of each test, the equipment required Off The Course Tuition." to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. Vibration and Shock methods will be covered together with instrumentation, equipment, control systems and fixture design. Climatic tests will be discussed individually: requirements, origination, Course Outline equipment required, test methodology, understanding of results. 1. Introduction to Military Standard testing - The course emphasizes topics you will use Dynamics. immediately. Suppliers to the military services • Introduction to classical sinusoidal vibration. protectively install commercial-off-the-shelf • Resonance effects (COTS) equipment in our flight and land vehicles • Acceleration and force measurement and in shipboard locations where vibration and shock can be severe. We laboratory test the • Electrohydraulic shaker systems protected equipment (1) to assure twenty years • Electrodynamic shaker systems equipment survival and possible combat, also (2) • Sine vibration testing to meet commercial test standards, IEC • Random vibration testing documents, military standards such as STANAG • Attaching test articles to shakers (fixture or MIL-STD-810G, etc. Few, if any, engineering design, fabrication and usage) schools cover the essentials about such protection or such testing. • Shock testing 2. Climatics. Instructor • Temperature testing Steve Brenner has worked in environmental • Temperature shock simulation and reliability testing for over • Humidity 30 years, always involved with the • Altitude latest techniques for verifying • Rapid decompression/explosives equipment integrity through testing. He has independently consulted in • Combined environments reliability testing since 1996. His client • Solar radiation base includes American and European • Salt fog companies with mechanical and electronic products in almost every industry. Steve's • Sand & Dust experience includes the entire range of climatic and • Rain dynamic testing, including ESS, HALT, HASS and long • Immersion term reliability testing. • Explosive atmosphere • Icing What You Will Learn • Fungus When you visit an environmental test laboratory, perhaps to witness a test, or plan or review a test • Acceleration program, you will have a good understanding of the • Freeze/thaw (new in 810G) requirements and execution of the 810G dynamics and climatics tests. You will be able to ask meaningful 3. Climatics and Dynamics Labs questions and understand the responses of test demonstrations. laboratory personnel. 4. Reporting On And Certifying Test Results. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 23
    • Missile Autopilots Summary This applications-oriented course provides a comprehensive overview of missile autopilots. The course begins with an overview of the missile equations of motion and aerodynamic models, followed by a review of linear system theory including frequency response and Bode plots, root locus, stability criteria, and compensator design. This introductory material is followed by detailed discussion of modern missile autopilot design topics including hardware and hardware modeling, autopilot design requirements, and autopilot design examples. The remainder of the course focuses on March 21-24, 2011 'real world' issues such as nonlinearities, gain Beltsville, Maryland scheduling, discretization, pitch-yaw-roll autopilot design, and other advanced concepts. Examples $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) are included throughout the course. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Paul Jackson is the supervisor of the Engineering and Development Section of the Guidance and Control “We went from theory to ad- Group at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and is the APL Lead vanced design & analysis tech- for Standard Missile-2 Guidance and niques ... all with real world Control. Since joining the staff of APL in 1988, he has worked as an analyst issues.” on missile guidance and control systems, particularly for the US Navy Tomahawk and Standard missiles. His early contributions came Course Outline as a member of the APL team that was among the 1. Overview of Missile Autopilots. Definitions, first to demonstrate the application of modern robust Types of Autopilots, Example Applications. control techniques such as H-Infinity Control and 2. Equations of Motion. Coordinate Systems, Mu-Synthesis to the missile autopilot design Transformations, Euler Angles, Force Equations, problem. Subsequent experience includes the Moment Equations, Aerodynamic Variables, design, analysis, and simulation of missile autopilot Linearization, Aerodynamics. and guidance algorithms and hardware. Mr. 3. Linear Systems. State Variables, Block Jackson has presented papers at AIAA and the Diagrams, Laplace Transforms, Transfer Functions, IEEE conferences and is a former member of the Impulse Response, Step Response, Stability, Second AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Technical Order Systems, Frequency Response, Root Locus, Committee. Nyquist Stability Theory. 4. Feedback Control. Need for Feedback, Design What You Will Learn Criteria, Types of Feedback, Compensator Design via • The underlying physics governing missile dynamics. Root Locus, Compensator Design via Frequency Response. • Theory and applications for autopilot design and optimization. 5. Autopilot Hardware. Actuators, Principles of the Gyro, Gyro Modeling, Principles of Accelerometers, • Autopilot requirements and design tradeoffs Accelerometer Modeling. between performance and robustness. 6. Pitch Autopilot Design. Time Domain • Choosing autopilot implementation approaches. Requirements, Frequency Domain Requirements, • Applications to real-world missile systems. Acceleration Feedback, Acceleration and Rate • Fundamentals for autopilot design and analysis with Feedback, Pitch Over Autopilot, Three-Loop Autopilot emphasis on linear systems. 7. Implementation Issues. Body Modes, Actuator • Missile dynamics including aerodynamic modeling. Saturation, Integrator Windup, Gain Scheduling, • Feedback, feedback design criteria, types of Discretization. feedback, compensator design. 8. Pitch-Yaw-Roll Autopilot Design. Classical • Autopilot hardware modeling including actuators, Approach, Skid-to-Turn, Bank-to-Turn, Design gyros, and accelerometers. Examples. • Pitch Autopilot Design. 9. Advanced Concepts. Multivariable Stability • Pitch-Yaw-Roll Autopilot Design. Analysis, LQR Optimal Control, Modern Robust • Advanced Design and Analysis Techniques. Control Design Techniques. 24 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Modern Missile Analysis Propulsion, Guidance, Control, Seekers, and Technology April 4-7, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland June 20-23, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This 4-day course presents a broad introduction to major missile subsystems and their integrated performance, 1. Introduction. Brief history of missiles. Types of explained in practical terms, but including relevant analytical guided missiles. Introduction to ballistic missile defense. methods. While emphasis is on today’s homing missiles and Endoatmospheric and exoatmospheric missile operation. future trends, the course includes a historical perspective of Missile basing. Missile subsystems overview. Warheads, relevant older missiles. Both endoatmospheric and lethality and hit-to-kill. Power and power conditioning. exoatmospheric missiles (missiles that operate in the atmosphere and in space) are addressed. Missile propulsion, 2. Missile Propulsion. The rocket equation. Solid and guidance, control, and seekers are covered, and their roles liquid propulsion. Single stage and multistage boosters. and interactions in integrated missile operation are explained. Ramjets and scramjets. Axial propulsion. Divert and The types and applications of missile simulation and testing attitude control systems. Effects of gravity and are presented. Comparisons of autopilot designs, guidance atmospheric drag. approaches, seeker alternatives, and instrumentation for various purposes are presented. The course is recommended 3. Missile Airframes, Autopilots and Control. for analysts, engineers, and technical managers who want to Phases of missile flight. Purpose and functions of broaden their understanding of modern missiles and missile autopilots. Missile control configurations. Autopilot systems. The analytical descriptions require some technical design. Open-loop autopilots. Inertial instruments and background, but practical explanations can be appreciated by feedback. Autopilot response, stability, and agility. Body all students. modes and rate saturation. Roll control and induced roll in high performance missiles. Radomes and their effects on Instructor missile control. Adaptive autopilots. Rolling airframe Dr. Walter R. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA, with a Ph.D. missiles. degree in Control Systems Engineering and 4. Exoatmospheric Missiles for Ballistic Missile Applied Mathematics. He has over thirty Defense. Exoatmospheric missile autopilots, propulsion years of industry, government and academic and attitude control. Pulse width modulation. Exo- experience in the analysis and design of atmospheric missile autopilots. Limit cycles. tactical and strategic missiles. His experience includes Standard Missile, Stinger, AMRAAM, 5. Missile Guidance. Seeker types and operation for HARM, MX, Small ICBM, and ballistic missile endo- and exo-atmospheric missiles. Passive, active and defense. He is currently a Senior Staff semi active missile guidance. Radar basics and radar Member at the Johns Hopkins University seekers. Passive sensing basics and passive seekers. Applied Physics Laboratory and was formerly the Chief Technologist at the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, Scanning seekers and focal plane arrays. Seeker DC. He has authored numerous industry and government comparisons and tradeoffs for different missions. Signal reports and published prominent papers on missile processing and noise reduction technology. He has also taught university courses in 6. Missile Seekers. Boost and midcourse guidance. engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Zero effort miss. Proportional navigation and augmented proportional navigation. Biased proportional navigation. What You Will Learn Predictive guidance. Optimum homing guidance. Guidance filters. Homing guidance examples and You will gain an understanding of the design and analysis of homing missiles and the integrated performance of their simulation results. Miss distance comparisons with subsystems. different homing guidance laws. Sources of miss and • Missile propulsion and control in the atmosphere and in miss reduction. Beam rider, pure pursuit, and deviated space. pursuit guidance. • Clear explanation of homing guidance. 7. Simulation and its applications. Current • Types of missile seekers and how they work. simulation capabilities and future trends. Hardware in the • Missile testing and simulation. loop. Types of missile testing and their uses, advantages • Latest developments and future trends. and disadvantages of testing alternatives. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 25
    • Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion February 1-3, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland May 10-12, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." d With Revise Added y Newl ics Top Course Outline 1. Introduction. 2. The Kalman Filter. 3. Other Linear Filters. 4. Non-Linear Filters. Summary 5. Angle-Only Tracking. The objective of this course is to introduce 6. Maneuvering Targets: Adaptive Techniques. engineers, scientists, managers and military 7. Maneuvering Targets: Multiple Model operations personnel to the fields of target Approaches. tracking and data fusion, and to the key 8. Single Target Correlation & Association. technologies which are available today for 9. Track Initiation, Confirmation & Deletion. application to this field. The course is designed 10. Using Measured Range Rate (Doppler). to be rigorous where appropriate, while 11. Multitarget Correlation & Association. remaining accessible to students without a 12. Probabilistic Data Association. specific scientific background in this field. The 13. Multiple Hypothesis Approaches. course will start from the fundamentals and 14. Coordinate Conversions. move to more advanced concepts. This course 15. Multiple Sensors. will identify and characterize the principle 16. Data Fusion Architectures. components of typical tracking systems. A 17. Fusion of Data From Multiple Radars. variety of techniques for addressing different 18. Fusion of Data From Multiple Angle-Only aspects of the data fusion problem will be Sensors. described. Real world examples will be used 19. Fusion of Data From Radar and Angle-Only to emphasize the applicability of some of the Sensor. algorithms. Specific illustrative examples will 20. Sensor Alignment. be used to show the tradeoffs and systems 21. Fusion of Target Type and Attribute Data. issues between the application of different 22. Performance Metrics. techniques. What You Will Learn Instructor • State Estimation Techniques – Kalman Filter, Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior constant-gain filters. Technical Staff at the Johns Hopkins Univeristy • Non-linear filtering – When is it needed? Extended Applied Physics Laboratory. He has over 30 Kalman Filter. years of experience in tracking, sensor fusion, • Techniques for angle-only tracking. and radar systems analysis and design for the • Tracking algorithms, their advantages and limitations, including: Navy,Marine Corps, Air Force, and FAA. - Nearest Neighbor Recent work has included the integration of a - Probabilistic Data Association new radar into an existing multisensor system - Multiple Hypothesis Tracking and in the integration, using a multiple - Interactive Multiple Model (IMM) hypothesis approach, of shipboard radar and • How to handle maneuvering targets. ESM sensors. Previous experience has • Track initiation – recursive and batch approaches. included analysis and design of multiradar • Architectures for sensor fusion. fusion systems, integration of shipboard • Sensor alignment – Why do we need it and how do sensors including radar, IR and ESM, we do it? integration of radar, IFF, and time-difference-of- • Attribute Fusion, including Bayesian methods, arrival sensors with GPS data sources. Dempster-Shafer, Fuzzy Logic. 26 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Propagation Effects of Radar and Communication Systems Course Outline 1. Fundamental Propagation Phenomena. Introduction to basic propagation concepts including reflection, refraction, diffraction and absorption. 2. Propagation in a Standard Atmosphere. Introduction to the troposphere and its constituents. Discussion of ray propagation in simple atmospheric conditions and explanation of effective-earth radius concept. 3. Non-Standard (Anomalous) Propagation. Definition of subrefraction, supperrefraction and various types of ducting conditions. Discussion of meteorological processes giving rise to these different refractive conditions. 4. Atmospheric Measurement / Sensing Techniques. Discussion of methods used to determine atmospheric refractivity with descriptions of different April 5-7 2011 types of sensors such as balloonsondes, Beltsville, Maryland rocketsondes, instrumented aircraft and remote sensors. $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 5. Quantitative Prediction of Propagation Factor or Propagation Loss. Various methods, current and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each historical for calculating propagation are described. Off The Course Tuition." Several models such as EREPS, RPO, TPEM, TEMPER and APM are examined and contrasted. 6. Propagation Impacts on System Performance. General discussions of enhancements and degradations for communications, radar and Summary weapon systems are presented. Effects covered This three-day course examines the atmospheric include radar detection, track continuity, monopulse effects that influence the propagation characteristics of tracking accuracy, radar clutter, and communication radar and communication signals at microwave and interference and connectivity. millimeter frequencies for both earth and earth-satellite 7. Degradation of Propagation in the scenarios. These include propagation in standard, Troposphere. An overview of the contributors to ducting, and subrefractive atmospheres, attenuation attenuation in the troposphere for terrestrial and earth- due to the gaseous atmosphere, precipitation, and satellite communication scenarios. ionospheric effects. Propagation estimation techniques 8. Attenuation Due to the Gaseous Atmosphere. are given such as the Tropospheric Electromagnetic Methods for determining attenuation coefficient and Parabolic Equation Routine (TEMPER) and Radio path attenuation using ITU-R models. Physical Optics (RPO). Formulations for calculating 9. Attenuation Due to Precipitation. Attenuation attenuation due to the gaseous atmosphere and coefficients and path attenuation and their dependence precipitation for terrestrial and earth-satellite scenarios on rain rate. Earth-satellite rain attenuation statistics employing International Tele-communication Union from which system fade-margins may be designed. (ITU) models are reviewed. Case studies are ITU-R estimation methods for determining rain presented from experimental line-of-sight, over-the- attenuation statistics at variable frequencies. horizon, and earth-satellite communication systems. Example problems, calculation methods, and 10. Ionospheric Effects at Microwave formulations are presented throughout the course for Frequencies. Description and formulation for Faraday purpose of providing practical estimation tools. rotation, time delay, range error effects, absorption, dispersion and scintillation. Instructor 11. Scattering from Distributed Targets. G. Daniel Dockery received the B.S. degree in Received power and propagation factor for bistatic and physics and the M.S. degree in monostatic scenarios from atmosphere containing rain electrical engineering from Virginia or turbulent refractivity. Polytechnic Institute and State 12. Line-of-Sight Propagation Effects. Signal University. Since joining The Johns characteristics caused by ducting and extreme Hopkins University Applied Physics subrefraction. Concurrent meteorological and radar Laboratory (JHU/APL) in 1983, he has measurements and multi-year fading statistics. been active in the areas of modeling EM 13. Over-Horizon Propagation Effects. Signal propagation in the troposphere as well as predicting characteristics caused by tropsocatter and ducting and the impact of the environment on radar and relation to concurrent meteorology. Propagation factor communications systems. Mr. Dockery is a principal- statistics. author of the propagation and surface clutter models 14. Errors in Propagation Assessment. currently used by the Navy for high-fidelity system Assessment of errors obtained by assuming lateral performance analyses at frequencies from HF to Ka- homogeneity of the refractivity environment. Band. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 27
    • Radar R ADAR 101 R ADAR 201 Fundamentals of Radar Advances in Modern Radar April 18, 2011 NEW! April 19, 2011 Laurel, Maryland Laurel, Maryland $650 (8:30am - 4:00pm) $650 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $50 each 00 "Register 3 or More & Receive $5000 each Off The Course Tuition." Off The Course Tuition." Radar Systems Panel and previously a member of its Instructor Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Board of Bob Hill received his BS degree (Iowa State Governors for many years. He established in 1975 and chaired University) and the MS in 1967 (University of Maryland), in electrical engineering. He through 1990 the IEEE's series of international radar managed the development of the phased conferences and remains on the organizing committee of array radar of the Navy's AEGIS system from these. He has published numerous conference papers, the early 1960s through its introduction to the magazine articles and chapters of books, and is the author of fleet in 1975. Later in his career he directed the radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic the development, acquisition and support of aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of all surveillance radars of the surface navy. Mr. Hill is a Fellow Science and Technology and contributor for radar-related of the IEEE, an IEEE "distinguished lecturer", a member of its entries of their technical dictionary. Summary ATTEND EITHER OR BOTH RADAR COURSES! This one-day course is a supplement to the basic course Radar 101, and probes deliberately deeper into selected topics, notably in signal processing to achieve Summary (generally) finer and finer resolution (in several This concise one-day course is intended for those with dimensions, imaging included) and in antennas wherein only modest or no radar experience. It provides an the versatility of the phased array has made such an overview with understanding of the physics behind radar, impact. Finally, advances in radar's own data processing tools used in describing radar, the technology of radar at - auto-detection, more refined association processes, the subsystem level and concludes with a brief survey of and improved auto-tracking - and system wide fusion recent accomplish-ments in various applications. processes are briefly discussed. Course Outline Course Outline 1. Introduction. The general nature of radar: 1. Introduction and underlying theory. Radar's composition, block diagrams, photos. Types and functions development, the metamorphosis of the last few decades, of radar, typical characteristics.. the "change in direction" of radar's continuing evolution. 2. The physics of radar. Electromagnetic waves and Information content of signals, resolution theory, the their vector representation. The spectrum, bands used in autocorrelation function; matched filter theory. and its radar. Scattering: target and clutter behavior, multiple applications in modern radar The role in radar representations. Propagation: the effects of Earth's played by the antenna, the phased array impact. presence. 2. Modern signal processing. Pulse compression 3. Radar theory, useful concepts and tools. and the achievement of range resolution, techniques, Describing a radiated signal, "reasoning out" the radar phase codes, selection of "good" codes. Doppler range equation. The statistical theory of detection, the processing and the achievement of radial velocity probabilities involved. The decibel, other basic but resolution; the extraordinary extension into target imaging. necessary tools used in radar work. Polarimetric radars and related processing. 4. The subsystems of radar. The transmitter. Types, 3. Modern antenna development. The advent of the technology (power supplies, modulators and rf devices phased array, truly a "radar revolution". Array techniques surveyed; today's use of solid state devices). The surveyed, componentry, design choices. Array behavior antenna. Basic theory, how patterns are formed, gain, with scan, the input impedance problem. The "active" sidelobe concerns, weighting functions, "sum" and array. The "adaptive" array, from CSLC work through "full" "difference" patterns; the phased array: theory and quick adaptivity. survey of types, components and challenges. The receiver 4. Modern data processing in radar. Modern radar and signal processor. The "front end": preamplification as a system element and the importance of the properly and conversion; signal processing (noncoherent and composed output report. Recent advances in the coherent processes - pulse compression and Doppler troublesome "association" process. The challenge of processing explained; the absolute necessity of Doppler defining a target, and tracking it, in radars of extremely processing in airborne radar). The control and interface fine resolution. Modern "system level" considerations, apparatus. Radar automation reviewed, auto detect and data fusion, radar's role. track. 5. Concluding discussion. Today's concern of 5. Today's accomplishments and concluding mission uncertainties, variability, adaptability. Today's discussion. architectural considerations, shared apertures, systems physical integration and the like; associated challenges. 28 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB May 2-5, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline Off The Course Tuition." 1. Radar Basics: Radar Classifications, Range, Range Resolution, Doppler Frequency, Coherence, The Radar d With Equation, Low PRF Radar Equation, High PRF Radar Revise Added Equation, Surveillance Radar Equation, Radar Equation with y Newl ics Jamming, Self-Screening Jammers (SSJ), Stand-off Jammers Top (SOJ), Range Reduction Factor, Bistatic Radar Equation, Radar Losses, Noise Figure. Design Case Study. 2. Target Detection and Pulse Integration: Detection in the Presence of Noise, Probability of False Alarm, Probability of Detection, Pulse Integration, Coherent Integration, Noncoherent Integration, Improvement Factor and Integration Loss, Target Fluctuating, Probability of False Alarm Formulation for a Square Law Detector, Square Law Detection, Probability of Detection Calculation, Swerling Models, Computation of the Fluctuation Loss, Cumulative Probability of Detection, Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR), Cell-Averaging CFAR (Single Pulse), Cell-Averaging CFAR Summary with Noncoherent Integration. This 4-day course provides a comprehensive 3. Radar Clutter: Clutter Cross Section Density, Surface description of radar systems analyses and design. A Clutter, Radar Equation for Area Clutter, Volume Clutter, design case study is introduced and as the material Radar Equation for Volume Clutter, Clutter RCS, Single Pulse coverage progresses throughout the course, and new - Low PRF Case, High PRF Case, Clutter Spectrum, Clutter theory is presented, requirements for this design case Statistical Models, Clutter Components, Clutter Power study are changed and / or updated, and of course the Spectrum Density, Moving Target Indicator (MTI), Single design level of complexity is also increased. This design Delay Line Canceller, Double Delay Line Canceller, Delay process is supported with a comprehensive set of Lines with Feedback (Recursive Filters), PRF Staggering, MTI MATLAB-7 code developed for this purpose. This will Improvement Factor. serve as a valuable tool to radar engineers in helping them 4. Radar Cross Section (RCS): RCS Definition; RCS understand radar systems design process. Prediction Methods; Dependency on Aspect Angle and Each student will receive the instructor’s textbook Frequency; RCS Dependency on Polarization; RCS of Simple MATLAB Simulations for Radar Systems Design as well Objects; Sphere; Ellipsoid; Circular Flat Plate; Truncated as course notes. Cone (Frustum); Cylinder; Rectangular Flat Plate; Triangular Flat Plate. 5. Radar Signals: Bandpass Signals, The Analytic Signal Instructor (Pre-envelope), Spectra of Common Radar Signals, Dr. Andy Harrison is a technical fellow at decibel Continuous Wave Signal, Finite Duration Pulse Signal, Research, Inc. He has extensive experience in the testing, Periodic Pulse Signal, Finite Duration Pulse Train Signal, simulation and analysis of radar systems and subsystems. Linear Frequency Modulation (LFM) Signal, Signal Bandwidth Dr. Harrison also has experience in the development and and Duration, Effective Bandwidth and Duration Calculation. testing of advanced radar algorithms, including track 6. The Matched Filter: The Matched Filter SNR, The correlation and SAR imaging. Dr. Harrison led the Replica, General Formula for the Output of the Matched Filter, utilization and anchoring of open source radar models and Range Resolution, Doppler Resolution, Combined Range and simulations for integration into end-to-end simulations. Doppler Resolution, Range and Doppler Uncertainty, Range Responsibilities included development of tools for radar Uncertainty, Doppler Uncertainty, Range-Doppler Coupling. simulation and visualization of radar operational The Ambiguity Function: Examples of Analog signals, scenarios. Dr. Harrison has also developed genetic Examples of Coded Signals, Barker Code, PRN Code. algorithm and particle swarm algorithms for the adaptive 7. Pulse Compression: Time-Bandwidth Product, Basic nulling and pattern correction of phased array antennas, Principal of Pulse Compression, Correlation Processor, and serves as an associate editor for the Applied Stretch Processor, Single LFM Pulse, Stepped Frequency Computational Electromagnetics Society. Waveforms, Effect of Target Velocity. 8. Phased Arrays: Directivity, Power Gain, and Effective Aperture; Near and Far Fields; General Arrays; Linear Arrays; What You Will Learn Array Tapering; Computation of the Radiation Pattern via the • How to select different radar parameters to meet DFT; Planar Arrays; Array Scan Loss. specific design requirements. 9. Radar Wave Propagation: (time allowing): Earth • Perform detailed trade-off analysis in the context of Atmosphere; Refraction; Stratified Atmospheric Refraction radar sizing, modes of operations, frequency selection, Model; Four-Thirds Earth Model; Ground Reflection; Smooth waveforms and signal processing. Surface Reflection Coefficient; Rough Surface Reflection; Total Reflection Coefficient; The Pattern Propagation Factor; • Establish and develop loss and error budgets Flat Earth; Spherical Earth. associated with the design. This course will serve as a valuable source to radar • Generate an in-depth understanding of radar operations system engineers and will provide a foundation for those and design philosophy. working in the field and need to investigate the basic • Several mini design case studies pertinent to different fundamentals in a specific topic. It provides a radar topics will enhance understanding of radar design comprehensive day-to-day radar systems deign in the context of the material presented. reference. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 29
    • Radar Systems Design & Engineering Radar Performance Calculations Course Outline 1. Radar Range Equation. Radar ranging principles, frequencies, architecture, measurements, displays, and March 1-4, 2011 parameters. Radar range equation; radar waveforms; antenna patterns types, and parameters. Beltsville, Maryland 2. Noise in Receiving Systems and Detection June 13-16, 2011 Principles. Noise sources; statistical properties; noise in a receiving chain; noise figure and noise temperature; false Beltsville, Maryland alarm and detection probability; pulse integration; target models; detection of steady and fluctuating targets. $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 3. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. The pattern "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each propagation factor; interference (multipath) and diffraction; Off The Course Tuition." refraction; standard and anomalous refractivity; littoral propagation; propagation modeling; low altitude propagation; atmospheric attenuation. Summary 4. CW Radar, Doppler, and Receiver Architecture. This four-day course covers the fundamental principles Basic properties; CW and high PRF relationships; the Doppler of radar functionality, architecture, and performance. principle; dynamic range, stability; isolation requirements; Diverse issues such as transmitter stability, antenna homodynes and superheterodyne receivers; in-phase and pattern, clutter, jamming, propagation, target cross quadrature; signal spectrum; matched filtering; CW ranging; section, dynamic range, receiver noise, receiver and measurement accuracy. architecture, waveforms, processing, and target detection, 5. Radar Clutter and Clutter Filtering Principles. are treated in detail within the unifying context of the radar Surface and volumetric clutter; reflectivity; stochastic range equation, and examined within the contexts of properties; sea, land, rain, chaff, birds, and urban clutter; surface and airborne radar platforms. The fundamentals of Pulse Doppler and MTI; transmitter stability; blind speeds and radar multi-target tracking principles are covered, and ranges,; Staggered PRFs; filter weighting; performance detailed examples of surface and airborne radars are measures. presented. This course is designed for engineers and 6. Airborne Radar. Platform motion; iso-ranges and iso- engineering managers who wish to understand how Dopplers; mainbeam and sidelobe clutter; the three PRF surface and airborne radar systems work, and to regimes; ambiguities; real beam Doppler sharpening; familiarize themselves with pertinent design issues and synthetic aperture ground mapping modes; GMTI. with the current technological frontiers. 7. High Range Resolution Principles: Pulse Compression. The Time-bandwidth product; the pulse compression process; discrete and continuous pulse Instructors compression codes; performance measures; mismatched Dr. Menachem Levitas is the Chief Scientist of filtering. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) / 8. High Range Resolution Principles: Synthetic Washington. He has thirty-eight years of Wideband. Motivation; alternative techniques; cross-band experience, thirty of which include radar calibration. systems analysis and design for the Navy, 9. Electronically Scanned Radar Systems. Beam Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. He formation; beam steering techniques; grating lobes; phase holds the degree of Ph.D. in physics from shifters; multiple beams; array bandwidth; true time delays; the University of Virginia, and a B.S. ultralow sidelobes and array errors; beam scheduling. degree from the University of Portland. 10. Active Phased Array Radar Systems. Active vs. Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior Technical passive arrays; architectural and technological properties; the Staff of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics T/R module; dynamic range; average power; stability; Laboratory. He has over thirtyyears of experience in radar pertinent issues; cost; frequency dependence. systems analysis and design for the Navy, Air Force, and 11. Auto-Calibration and Auto-Compensation FAA. His areas of specialization include automatic Techniques in Active Phased. Arrays. Motivation; calibration detection and tracking systems, sensor data fusion, approaches; description of the mutual coupling approach; an simulation, and system evaluation. auto-compensation approach. 12. Sidelobe Blanking. Motivation; principle; implementation What You Will Learn issues. • What are radar subsystems. 13. Adaptive Cancellation. The adaptive space cancellation principle; broad pattern cancellers; high gain • How to calculate radar performance. cancellers; tap delay lines; the effects of clutter; number of • Key functions, issues, and requirements. jammers, jammer geometries, and bandwidths on canceller • How different requirements make radars different. performance; channel matching requirements; sample matrix inverse method. • Operating in different modes & environments. 14. Multiple Target Tracking. Definition of Basic terms. • Issues unique to multifunction, phased array, radars. Track Initiation, State Estimation & Filtering, Adaptive and • How airborne radars differ from surface radars. Multiple Model Processing, Data Correlation & Association, • Today's requirements, technologies & designs. Tracker Performance Evaluation. 30 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Rocket Propulsion 101 Rocket Fundamentals & Up-to-Date Information Course Outline 1. Classification of Rocket Propulsion. Introduction to the types and classification of rocket propulsion, including chemical, solid, liquid, hybrid, electric, nuclear and solar- thermal systems. 2. Fundaments and Definitions. Introduction to mass ratios, momentum thrust, pressure balances in rocket engines, specific impulse, energy efficiencies and performance values. 3. Nozzle Theory. Understanding the acceleration of gasses in a nozzle to exchange chemical thermal energy into kinetic energy, pressure and momentum thrust, thermodynamic relationships, area ratios, and the ratio of specific heats. Issues of subsonic, sonic and supersonic nozzles. Equations for coefficient of thrust, and the effects of under and over expanded nozzles. Examination of cone&bell nozzles, and evaluation of nozzle losses. 4. Performance. Evaluation of performance of rocket March 15-17, 2011 stages & vehicles. Introduction to coefficient of drag, aerodynamic losses, steering losses and gravity losses. Beltsville, Maryland Examination of spaceflight and orbital velocity, elliptical orbits, transfer orbits, staging theory. Discussion of launch vehicles $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) and flight stability. 5. Propellant Performance and Density Implications. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Introduction to thermal chemical analysis, exhaust species Off The Course Tuition." shift with mixture ratio, and the concepts of frozen and shifting equilibrium. The effects of propellant density on mass Summary properties & performance of rocket systems for advanced design decisions. This three-day course is based on the popular text 6. Liquid Rocket Engines. Liquid rocket engine Rocket Propulsion Elements by Sutton and Biblarz. fundamentals, introduction to practical propellants, propellant The course provides practical knowledge in rocket feed systems, gas pressure feed systems, propellant tanks, propulsion engineering and design technology issues. turbo-pump feed systems, flow and pressure balance, RCS and OMS, valves, pipe lines, and engine supporting structure. It is designed for those needing a more complete 7. Liquid Propellants. A survey of the spectrum of understanding of the complex issues. practical liquid and gaseous rocket propellants is conducted, The objective is to give the engineer or manager the including properties, performance, advantages and tools needed to understand the available choices in disadvantages. rocket propulsion and/or to manage technical experts 8. Thrust Chambers. The examination of injectors, with greater in-depth knowledge of rocket systems. combustion chamber and nozzle and other major engine elements is conducted in-depth. The issues of heat transfer, Attendees will receive a copy of the book Rocket cooling, film cooling, ablative cooling and radiation cooling are Propulsion Elements, a disk with practical rocket explored. Ignition and engine start problems and solutions are equations in Excel, and a set of printed notes covering examined. advanced additional material. 9. Combustion. Examination of combustion zones, combustion instability and control of instabilities in the design and analysis of rocket engines. Instructor 10. Turbopumps. Close examination of the issues of Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle turbo-pumps, the gas generation, turbines, and pumps. Parameters and properties of a good turbo-pump design. System Engineer, specializing in integration of launch vehicle technology, 11. Solid Rocket Motors. Introduction to propellant grain design, alternative motor configurations and burning rate design, modeling and business issues. Burning rates, and the effects of hot or cold motors. strategies. He is an independent Propellant grain configuration with regressive, neutral and consultant, writer and teacher of rocket progressive burn motors. Issues of motor case, nozzle, and system technology, experienced in thrust termination design. Solid propellant formulations, binders, fuels and oxidizers. launch vehicle operations, design, 12. Hybrid Rockets. Applications and propellants used in testing, business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, hybrid rocket systems. The advantages and disadvantages of safety and reliability. Mr. Keith’s experience includes hybrid rocket motors. Hybrid rocket grain configurations / reusable & expendable launch vehicles as well as solid combustion instability. & liquid rocket systems. 13. Thrust Vector Control. Thrust Vector Control mechanisms and strategies. Issues of hydraulic actuation, gimbals and steering mechanisms. Solid rocket motor flex- Who Should Attend bearings. Liquid and gas injection thrust vector control. The • Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket design use of vanes and rings for steering.. projects. 14. Rocket System Design. Integration of rocket system design and selection processes with the lessons of rocket • Aerospace Industry Managers. propulsion. How to design rocket systems. • Government Regulators, Administrators and sponsors of 15. Applications and Conclusions. Now that you have rocket or missile projects. an education in rocket propulsion, what else is needed to • Contractors or investors involved in rocket propulsion design rocket systems? A discussion regarding the future of development projects. rocket engine and system design. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 31
    • Solid Rocket Motor Design and Applications For onsite presentations, course can be tailored April 19-21, 2011 to specific SRM applications and technologies. Cocoa Beach, Florida Summary This three-day course provides an overall look - with $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) increasing levels of details-at solid rocket motors (SRMs) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each including a general understanding of solid propellant motor Off The Course Tuition." and component technologies, design drivers; motor internal ballistic parameters and combustion phenomena; sensitivity of system performance requirements on SRM design, Course Outline reliability, and cost; insight into the physical limitations; comparisons to liquid and hybrid propulsion systems; a 1. Introduction to Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs). SRM detailed review of component design and analysis; critical terminology and nomenclature, survey of types and manufacturing process parameters; transportation and applications of SRMs, and SRM component description and handling, and integration of motors into launch vehicles and characteristics. missiles. General approaches used in the development of 2. SRM Design and Applications. Fundamental principles new motors. Also discussed is the importance of employing of SRMs, key performance and configuration parameters formal systems engineering practices, for the definition of such as total impulse, specific impulse, thrust vs. motor requirements, design and cost trade studies, development operating time, size constraints; basic performance of technologies and associated analyses and codes used to equations, internal ballistic principles, preliminary approach balance customer and manufacturer requirements, for designing SRMs; propellant combustion characteristics (instability, burning rate), limitations of SRMs based on the All types of SRMs are included, with emphasis on current laws of physics, and comparison of solid to liquid propellant and recently developed motors for commercial and and hybrid rocket motors. DoD/NASA launch vehicles such as Lockheed Martin's Athena series, Orbital Sciences' Pegasus and Taurus 3. Definition of SRM Requirements. Impact of series, the strap-on motors for the Delta series (III and IV), customer/system imposed requirements on design, reliability, Titan V, and the propulsion systems for Ares / Constellation and cost; SRM manufacturer imposed requirements and vehicle. The course summarizes the use of surplus military constraints based on computer optimization codes and motors (including Minuteman, Peacekeeper, etc.) for DoD general engineering practices and management philosophy. target and sensor development and university research 4. SRM Design Drivers and Technology Trade-Offs. programs. Identification and sensitivity of design requirements that affect motor design, reliability, and cost. Understanding of , interrelationship of performance parameters, component Instructor design trades versus cost and maturity of technology; Richard Lee Lee has more than 43 years in the space exchange ratios and Rules of Thumb used in back-of-the and missile industry. He was a Senior Program Mgr. at envelope preliminary design evaluations. Thiokol, instrumental in the development of the Castor 5. Key SRM Component Design Characteristics and 120 SRM. His experience includes managing the Materials. Detailed description and comparison of development and qualification of DoD SRM performance parameters and properties of solid propellants subsystems and components for the Small ICBM, including composite (i.e., HTPB, PBAN, and CTPB), nitro- Peacekeeper and other R&D programs. Mr. Lee has plasticized composites, and double based or cross-linked propellants and why they are used for different motor and/or extensive experience in SRM performance and vehicle objectives and applications; motor cases, nozzles, interface requirements at all levels in the space and thrust vector control & actuation systems; motor igniters, and missile industry. He has been very active in other initiation and flight termination electrical and ordnance coordinating functional and physical interfaces with the systems.. commercial spaceports in Florida, California, and 6. SRM Manufacturing/Processing Parameters. Alaska. He has participated in developing safety Description of critical manufacturing operations for propellant criteria with academia, private industry and mixing, propellant loading into the SRM, propellant inspection government agencies (USAF SMC, 45th Space Wing and acceptance testing, and propellant facilities and tooling, and Research Laboratory; FAA/AST; NASA and SRM components fabrication. Headquarters and NASA centers; and the Army Space 7. SRM Transportation and Handling Considerations. and Strategic Defense Command. He has also General understanding of requirements and solutions for consulted with launch vehicle contractors in the design, transporting, handling, and processing different motor sizes material selection, and testing of SRM propellants and and DOT propellant explosive classifications and licensing components. Mr. Lee has a MS in Engineering and regulations. Administration and a BS in EE from the University of 8. Launch Vehicle Interfaces, Processing and Utah. Integration. Key mechanical, functional, and electrical interfaces between the SRM and launch vehicle and launch What You Will Learn facility. Comparison of interfaces for both strap-on and straight stack applications. • Solid rocket motor principles and key requirements. 9. SRM Development Requirements and Processes. • Motor design drivers and sensitivity on the design, Approaches and timelines for developing new SRMs. reliability, and cost. Description of a demonstration and qualification program for • Detailed propellant and component design features both commercial and government programs. Impact of decisions regarding design philosophy (state-of-the-art versus and characteristics. advanced technology) and design safety factors. Motor sizing • Propellant and component manufacturing processes. methodology and studies (using computer aided design • SRM/Vehicle interfaces, transportation, and handling models). Customer oversight and quality program. Motor cost considerations. reduction approaches through design, manufacturing, and acceptance. Castor 120 motor development example. • Development approach for qualifying new SRMs. 32 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems Guidance, Navigation & Control Engineering NEW! January 17-20, 2011 Cocoa Beach, Florida February 28-March 3, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1790 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." In this highly structured 4-day short course – specifically tailored to the needs of busy engineers, scientists, managers, and aerospace professionals – Course Outline Logsdon will provide you with cogent instruction on the 1. Inertial Navigation Systems. Fundamental Concepts. modern guidance, navigation, and control techniques Schuller Pendulum Errors. Strapdown Implementations. Ring now being perfected at key research centers around Laser Gyros. The Sagnac Effect. Monolithic Ring Laser the world. Gyros. Fiber Optic Gyros. Advanced Strapdown Concepts. The various topics are amply illustrated with 2. Radionavigations’s Precise Position-Fixing powerful analogies, full-color sketches, block Techniques. Active and Passive Radionavigation Systems. Precise Pseudoranging Solutions. Nanosecond Timing diagrams, simple one-page derivations highlighting Accuracies. The Quantum-Mechanical Principles of Cesium their salient features, and numerical examples that and Rubidium Atomic Clocks. Solving for the User’s employ inputs from battlefield rockets, satellites, and Position. deep-space missions. These lessons are carefully laid 3. Integrated Navigation Systems. Modern INS out to help you design and implement practical Concepts. Gimballing and Strapdown Implementations in performance-optimal missions and test procedures. Review. Embedded Navigation Systems. Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Implementations. Chassis-Level Integration. Transfer Alignment Techniques. Kalman Filters and Their Instructor State Variable Selections. Real-World Test Results. Thomas S. Logsdon has accumulated more than 4. Hardware Units for Inertial Navigation. Sensors. 30 years experience with the Naval Ordinance Solid-State Accelerometers. Initializing Today’s Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems. Coordinate Rotations and Laboratory, McDonnell Douglas, Direction Cosine Matrices. Advanced Strapdown Concepts Lockheed Martin, Boeing Aerospace, and Hardware Units. Strapdown INS Launched Into Space. and Rockwell International. His research 5. Military Applications of Integrated Navigation projects and consulting assignments Systems. Developing and Implementing the Worldwide have included the Tartar and Talos Common Grid. Translator Implementations at Military Test shipboard missiles, Project Skylab, and Ranges. Military Performance Specifications. Military Test Results. Tactical Applications. The Trident Accuracy various interplanetary missions. Improvement Program. Tomahawk Cruise Missile Mr. Logsdon has also worked on the Navstar GPS Upgrades. project, including military applications, constellation 6. Navigation Solutions & Kalman Filtering design and coverage studies. He has taught and Techniques. P-Code Navigation Solutions. Solving For the lectured in 31 different countries on six continents and User’s Velocity. Evaluating the Geometrical Dilution of Precision. Deriving Real-Time Accuracy Estimates. Kalman he has written and published 1.7 million words, Filtering Procedures. The Covariance Matrices and Their including 29 technical books. His textbooks include Physical Interpretations. Typical State Variable Selections. Striking It Rich in Space, Understanding the Navstar, Monte Carlo Simulations. Mobile Communication Satellites, and Orbital 7. Smart Bombs, Guided Missiles, & Artillery Mechanics: Theory and Applications. Projectiles. Beam-Riders and Their Destructive Potential. Smart Bombs and Their Demonstrated Accuracies. Smart and Rugged Artillery Projectiles. The Paveway IV. What You Will Learn 8. Spacecraft Subsystems GPS Subsystems on • What are the key differences between gimballing and Parade. Orbit Injection and TT&C. Electrical Power and Attitude and Velocity Control. Navigation and Reaction strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems? Control. Schematic Overview Featuring Some of the More • How are transfer alignment operations currently Important Subsystem Interactions. being carried out on the modern battlefield? 9. Spaceborne Applications of Integrated Navigation • How sensitive are today’s solid state accelerometers Systems. On-Orbit Position-Fixing for the Landsat and how are they currently being designed? Satellites. Highly Precise Orbit-Determination Techniques. The Twin Grace Satellites. Guiding Tomorrow’s Booster • What is a covariance matrix and how can it be used Rockets. Attitude Determination for the International Space in evaluating the performance capabilities of Station. Cesium Fountain Clocks in Outer Space. Integrated GPS/INS Navigation Systems? Relativistic Corrections for Radionavigation Satellites. • How does the Paveway IV differ from its 10. Guidance & Control for Deep Space Missions. predecessors? Putting ICBM’s Through Their Paces. Guiding Tomorrow’s Highly Demanding Missions from the Earth to Mars. JPL’s • What are its key performance capabilities on the Awesome New Interplanetary Pinball Machines. JPL’s Deep battlefield? Space Network. Autonomous Robots Swarming Through • What is the deep space network and how does it the Universe. Unpaved Freeways in the Sky. perform its demanding mission assignments? Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 33
    • Synthetic Aperture Radar Fundamentals Advanced February 8-9, 2011 February 10-11, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico May 2-3, 2011 May 4-5, 2011 Chantilly, Virginia Chantilly, Virginia Instructors: Instructors: Walt McCandless & Bart Huxtable Bart Huxtable & Sham Chotoo $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $990 without RadarCalc software $990 without RadarCalc software **Includes single user RadarCalc license for Windows PC, for the design of airborne & space-based SAR. Retail price $1000. What You Will Learn What You Will Learn • Basic concepts and principles of SAR. • How to process data from SAR systems for high resolution, wide area coverage, • What are the key system parameters. interferometric and/or polarimetric applications. • Performance calculations using RadarCalc. • How to design and build high performance SAR processors. • Design and implementation tradeoffs. • Perform SAR data calibration. • Current system performance. Emerging • Ground moving target indication (GMTI) in a systems. SAR context. • Current state-of-the-art. Course Outline Course Outline 1. Applications Overview. A survey of important 1. SAR Review Origins. Theory, Design, applications and how they influence the SAR system Engineering, Modes, Applications, System. from sensor through processor. A wide number of SAR 2. Processing Basics. Traditional strip map designs and modes will be presented from the processing steps, theoretical justification, processing pioneering classic, single channel, strip mapping systems designs, typical processing systems. systems to more advanced all-polarization, spotlight, 3. Advanced SAR Processing. Processing and interferometric designs. complexities arising from uncompensated motion and 2. Applications and System Design Tradeoffs low frequency (e.g., foliage penetrating) SAR and Constraints. System design formulation will begin processing. with a class interactive design workshop using the 4. Interferometric SAR. Description of the state-of- RadarCalc model designed for the purpose of the-art IFSAR processing techniques: complex SAR demonstrating the constraints imposed by image registration, interferogram and correlogram range/Doppler ambiguities, minimum antenna area, generation, phase unwrapping, and digital terrain limitations and related radar physics and engineering elevation data (DTED) extraction. constraints. Contemporary pacing technologies in the 5. Spotlight Mode SAR. Theory and area of antenna design, on-board data collection and implementation of high resolution imaging. Differences processing and ground system processing and from strip map SAR imaging. analysis will also be presented along with a projection 6. Polarimetric SAR. Description of the image of SAR technology advancements, in progress, and information provided by polarimetry and how this can how they will influence future applications. be exploited for terrain classification, soil moisture, 3. Civil Applications. A review of the current NASA ATR, etc. and foreign scientific applications of SAR. 7. High Performance Computing Hardware. 4. Commercial Applications. The emerging Parallel implementations, supercomputers, compact interest in commercial applications is international and DSP systems, hybrid opto-electronic system. is fueled by programs such as Canada’s RadarSat-2, 8. SAR Data Calibration. Internal (e.g., cal-tones) the European ENVISAT and TerraSAR series, the and external calibrations, Doppler centroid aliasing, NASA/JPL UAVSAR system, and commercial systems geolocation, polarimetric calibration, ionospheric such as Intermap's Star-3i and Fugro's GeoSAR. The effects. applications (surface mapping, change detection, 9. Example Systems and Applications. Space- resource exploration and development, etc.) driving based: SIR-C, RADARSAT, ENVISAT, TerraSAR, this interest will be presented and analyzed in terms of Cosmo-Skymed, PalSAR. Airborne: AirSAR and other the sensor and platform space/airborne and associated current systems. Mapping, change detection, ground systems design. polarimetry, interferometry. 34 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Tactical Missile Design – Integration April 12-14, 2011 Laurel, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course Outline "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 1. Introduction/Key Drivers in the Design-Integration Off The Course Tuition." Process: Overview of missile design process. Examples of system-of-systems integration. Unique characteristics of tactical missiles. Key aerodynamic configuration sizing parameters. Missile conceptual design synthesis process. Examples of processes to establish mission requirements. Projected capability in command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, Summary surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR). Example of Pareto analysis. Attendees vote on course emphasis. This three-day short course covers the fundamentals of tactical missile design, development, and integration. The 2. Aerodynamic Considerations in Missile Design- course provides a system-level, Integration: Optimizing missile aerodynamics. Shapes for low integrated method for missile observables. Missile configuration layout (body, wing, tail) options. Selecting flight control alternatives. Wing and tail sizing. aerodynamic configuration/propulsion Predicting normal force, drag, pitching moment, stability, control design and analysis. It addresses the effectiveness, lift-to-drag ratio, and hinge moment. Maneuver law broad range of alternatives in meeting alternatives. cost and performance requirements. The methods presented are generally 3. Propulsion Considerations in Missile Design- simple closed-form analytical Integration: Turbojet, ramjet, scramjet, ducted rocket, and rocket propulsion comparisons. Turbojet engine design considerations, expressions that are physics-based, prediction and sizing. Selecting ramjet engine, booster, and inlet to provide insight into the primary alternatives. Ramjet performance prediction and sizing. High driving parameters. Configuration density fuels. Propellant grain cross section trade-offs. Effective sizing examples are presented for thrust magnitude control. Reducing propellant observables. rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and Rocket motor performance prediction and sizing. Motor case and turbo-jet powered baseline missiles. Typical values of missile nozzle materials. parameters and the characteristics of current operational 4. Weight Considerations in Missile Design-Integration: missiles are discussed as well as the enabling subsystems How to size subsystems to meet flight performance requirements. and technologies for tactical missiles and the Structural design criteria factor of safety. Structure concepts and current/projected state-of-the-art. Videos illustrate missile manufacturing processes. Selecting airframe materials. Loads development activities and missile performance. Finally, each prediction. Weight prediction. Airframe and motor case design. attendee will design, build, and fly a small air powered rocket. Aerodynamic heating prediction and insulation trades. Dome Attendees will vote on the relative emphasis of the material to material alternatives and sizing. Power supply and actuator be presented. Attendees receive course notes as well as the alternatives and sizing. textbook, Tactical Missile Design, 2nd edition. 5. Flight Performance Considerations in Missile Design- Integration: Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic sizing- equations of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of motion. Instructor Maximizing flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory shaping. Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, Eugene L. Fleeman has more than 40 years of coast, steady descent, ballistic, maneuvering, and homing flight. government, industry, and academia 6. Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration: experience in missile system and Achieving robustness in adverse weather. Seeker, navigation, technology development. Formerly a data link, and sensor alternatives. Seeker range prediction. manager of missile programs at Air Force Counter-countermeasures. Warhead alternatives and lethality Research Laboratory, Rockwell prediction. Approaches to minimize collateral damage. Alternative International, Boeing, and Georgia Tech, guidance laws. Proportional guidance accuracy prediction. Time constant contributors and prediction. Maneuverability design he is an international lecturer on missiles criteria. Radar cross section and infrared signature prediction. and the author of over 80 publications, including the AIAA Survivability considerations. Insensitive munitions. Enhanced textbook, Tactical Missile Design. 2nd Ed. reliability. Cost drivers of schedule, weight, learning curve, and parts count. EMD and production cost prediction. Designing within launch platform constraints. Internal vs. external carriage. What You Will Learn Shipping, storage, carriage, launch, and separation environment • Key drivers in the missile design process. considerations. launch platform interfaces. Cold and solar • Critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in subsystems, environment temperature prediction. aerodynamic, propulsion, and structure sizing. 7. Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools: Trade-offs for • Launch platform-missile integration. extended range rocket. Sizing for enhanced maneuverability. • Robustness, lethality, accuracy, observables, survivability, Developing a harmonized missile. Lofted range prediction. Ramjet reliability, and cost considerations. missile sizing for range robustness. Ramjet fuel alternatives. Ramjet velocity control. Correction of turbojet thrust and specific • Missile sizing examples. impulse. Turbojet missile sizing for maximum range. Turbojet • Missile development process. engine rotational speed. Computer aided sizing tools for conceptual design. Soda straw rocket design-build-fly competition. House of quality process. Design of experiment Who Should Attend process. The course is oriented toward the needs of missile 8. Development Process: Design validation/technology engineers, analysts, marketing personnel, program development process. Developing a technology roadmap. History managers, university professors, and others working in the of transformational technologies. Funding emphasis. Alternative area of missile systems and technology development. proposal win strategies. New missile follow-on projections. Attendees will gain an understanding of missile design, Examples of development tests and facilities. Example of missile technologies, launch platform integration, missile technology demonstration flight envelope. Examples of system measures of merit, and the missile system technology development. New technologies for tactical missiles. development process. 9. Summary and Lessons Learned. 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    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Applications Engineering, Spectrum, and Regulatory Issues Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles NEW! March 1, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland June 7, 2011 Dayton, Ohio June 14, 2011 Summary Beltsville, Maryland This one-day course is designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to $650 (8:30am - 4:30pm) enhance their understanding of UAS. The course provides the "big picture" for those who work outside of the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems (Predator, Shadow, Warrior and others) and real-world Course Outline problems and issues concerning the use and expansion of their applications. 1. Historic Development of UAS Post 1960’s. 2. Components and latest developments of a Instructor UAS. Ground Control Station, Radio Links (LOS and BLOS), UAV, Payloads. Mr. Mark N. Lewellen has nearly 25 years of experience with a wide variety of space, satellite and 3. UAS Manufacturers. Domestic, International. aviation related projects, including the 4. Classes, Characteristics and Comparisons Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk of UAS. UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station, and aeronautical mobile telemetry 5. Operational Scenarios for UAS. Phases of systems. More recently he has been Flight, Federal Government Use of UAS, State working in the exciting field of UAS. He is and Local government use of UAS. Civil and currently the Vice Chairman of a UAS commercial use of UAS. Sub-group under Working Party 5B which is leading the US preparations to find new radio 6. ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Reconnaissance) of UAS. Optical, Infrared, Radiocommunication Conference in 2011 under Radar. Agenda Item 1.3. He is also a technical advisor to the 7. Comparative Study of the Safety of UAS. US State Department and a member of the National Committee which reviews and comments on all US In the Air and On the ground. submissions to international telecommunication 8. UAS Access to the National Airspace groups, including the International Telecommunication System (NAS). Overview of the NAS, Classes of Union (ITU). Airspace, Requirements for Access to the NAS, Issues Being Addressed, Issues Needing to be What You Will Learn Addressed. • Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical 9. Bandwidth and Spectrum Issues. Band- capabilities? width of single UAV, Aggregate bandwidth of UAS • Major manufactures of UAS? population. • The latest developments and major components of 10. International UAS issues. WRC Process, a UAS? Agenda Item 1.3 and Resolution 421. • What type of sensor data can UAS provide? 11. UAS Centers of Excellence. North Dakota, • Regulatory and spectrum issues associated with UAS? Las Cruses, NM, DoD. • National Airspace System including the different 12. Worked Examples of Channeling Plans classes of airspace and Link/Interference Budgets. Shadow, Preda- • How will UAS gain access to the National Airspace tor/Warrior. System (NAS)? 13. UAS Interactive Deployment Scenarios. 36 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Cost Estimating June 8-9, 2011 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This two-day course covers the primary methods for cost estimation needed in systems development, including parametric estimation, activity-based costing, life cycle estimation, and probabilistic modeling. The estimation methods are placed in context of a Work Breakdown Course Outline Structure and program schedules, while explaining the entire estimation process. 1. Introduction. Cost estimation in context of Emphasis is also placed on using cost models to system life cycles. Importance of cost estimation in perform trade studies and calibrating cost models to project planning. How estimation fits into the improve their accuracy. Participants will learn how to use proposal cycle. The link between cost estimation cost models through real-life case studies. Common and scope control. History of parametric modeling. pitfalls in cost estimation will be discussed including behavioral influences that can impact the quality of cost 2. Scope Definition. Creation of a technical work estimates. We conclude with a review of the state-of-the- scope. Definition and format of the Work Breakdown art in cost estimation. Structure (WBS) as a basis for accurate cost estimation. Pitfalls in WBS creation and how to Instructor avoid them. Task-level work definition. Class exercise in creating a WBS. Ricardo Valerdi, is a Research Associate at MIT and the developer of the COSYSMO model for 3. Cost Estimation Methods. Different ways to estimating systems engineering effort. Dr. establish a cost basis, with explanation of each: Valerdi’s work has been used by BAE parametric estimation, activity-based costing, Systems, Boeing, General Dynamics, L-3 analogy, case based reasoning, expert judgment, Communications, Lockheed Martin, etc. Benefits and detriments of each. Industry- Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and SAIC. validated applications. Schedule estimation Dr. Valerdi is a Visiting Associate of the coupled with cost estimation. Comprehensive Center for Systems and Software review of cost estimation tools. Engineering at the University of Southern California where he earned his Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering. 4. Economic Principles. Concepts such as Previously, he worked at The Aerospace Corporation, economies/diseconomies of scale, productivity, Motorola and General Instrument. He served on the reuse, earned value, learning curves and prediction Board of Directors of INCOSE, is an Editorial Advisor of markets are used to illustrate additional methods the Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics, and is the that can improve cost estimates. author of the book The Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO): Quantifying the Costs of 5. System Cost Estimation. Estimation in Systems Engineering Effort in Complex Systems (VDM software, electronics, and mechanical engineering. Verlag, 2008). Systems engineering estimation, including design tasks, test & evaluation, and technical management. Percentage-loaded level-of-effort tasks: project What You Will Learn management, quality assurance, configuration • What are the most important cost estimation methods? management. Class exercise in creating cost • How is a WBS used to define project scope? estimates using a simple spreadsheet model and • What are the appropriate cost estimation methods for comparing against the WBS. my situation? 6. Risk Estimation. Handling uncertainties in the • How are cost models used to support decisions? cost estimation process. Cost estimation and risk • How accurate are cost models? How accurate do they management. Probabilistic cost estimation and need to be? effective portrayal of the results. Cost estimation, • How are cost models calibrated? risk levels, and pricing. Class exercise in probabilistic estimation. • How can cost models be integrated to develop estimates of the total system? 7. Decision Making. Organizational adoption of • How can cost models be used for risk assessment? cost models. Understanding the purpose of the estimate (proposal vs. rebaselining; ballpark vs. • What are the principles for effective cost estimation? detailed breakdown). Human side of cost estimation From this course you will obtain the knowledge and (optimism, anchoring, customer expectations, etc.). ability to perform basic cost estimates, identify tradeoffs, Class exercise on calibrating decision makers. use cost model results to support decisions, evaluate the goodness of an estimate, evaluate the goodness of a 8. Course Summary. Course summary and cost model, and understand the latest trends in cost refresher on key points. Additional cost estimation estimation. resources. Principles for effective cost estimation. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 37
    • Certified Systems Engineering Professional - CSEP Preparation Guaranteed Training to Pass the CSEP Certification Exam For additional 2011 dates, see our Schedule at Course Outline www.ATIcourses.com 1. Introduction. What is the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of February 11-12, 2011 the examination. Study plans and sample examination questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Orlando, Florida Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment quiz. Filling out the CSEP application. March 30-31, 2011 2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles. Definitions Minneapolis, Minnesota and origins of systems engineering, including the latest concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics and stages, and the relationship of "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each systems engineering to life cycles. Development Off The Course Tuition." approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development examples. 3. Technical Processes. The processes that take a system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical requirements, including concept of operations, requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management. Architectural design, including Summary functional analysis and allocation, system architecture synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, This two-day course walks through the CSEP transition, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal requirements and the INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 of a system. to cover all topics on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, study plans, and sample examination questions help 4. Project Processes. Technical management and you to prepare effectively for the exam. Participants the role of systems engineering in guiding a project. leave the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of Project planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan the INCOSE Handbook, study plans, and a sample (SEP), Integrated Product and Process Development examination. (IPPD), Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring Attend the CSEP course to learn what you need. methods. Project assessment, including Technical Follow the study plan to seal in the knowledge. Use the Performance Measurement (TPM). Project control. sample exam to test yourself and check your Decision-making and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity readiness. Contact our instructor for questions if management, configuration management, information needed. Then take the exam. If you do not pass, you management. can retake the course at no cost. 5. Enterprise & Agreement Processes. How to define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of stakeholders and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply Instructor processes, including defining the need. Managing the Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and environment, investment, and resources. Enterprise lecturer, has a 40-year career of environment management. Investment management complex systems development & including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes operation. Founder and former management standard processes, and process improvement. Resource management and quality President of INCOSE. Author of the management. “Value of SE” material in the INCOSE 6. Specialty Engineering Activities. Unique Handbook. He has led the technical disciplines used in the systems engineering development of 18 major systems, processes: integrated logistics support, electromagnetic including the Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation and environmental analysis, human systems integration, systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon mass properties, modeling & simulation including the Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), US system modeling language (SysML), safety & hazards Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, analysis, sustainment and training needs. and PhD candidate, University of South Australia. 7. After-Class Plan. Study plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your study plan. What You Will Learn Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample examinations. How to reach us after class, and what to do • How to pass the CSEP examination! when you succeed. • Details of the INCOSE Handbook, the source for the exam. The INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering • Your own strengths and weaknesses, to target your Professional (CSEP) rating is a coveted milestone in study. the career of a systems engineer, demonstrating • The key processes and definitions in the INCOSE knowledge, education and experience that are of high language of the exam. value to systems organizations. This two-day course • How to tailor the INCOSE processes. provides you with the detailed knowledge and practice that you need to pass the CSEP examination. • Five rules for test-taking. 38 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Systems Engineering February 15-16, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland March 28-29, 2011 Minneapolis, Minnesota $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Systems Engineering Model. An underlying process Summary model that ties together all the concepts and methods. System thinking attitudes. Overview of the systems Today's complex systems present difficult engineering processes. Incremental, concurrent processes challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft and process loops for iteration. Technical and management to environmental and electronic control systems, aspects. development teams must face the challenges with an 2. Where Do Requirements Come From? arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are Requirements as the primary method of measurement and more complex, and systems operate in much closer control for systems development. Three steps to translate an relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach undefined need into requirements; determining the system to the overall design. purpose/mission from an operational view; how to measure system quality, analyzing missions and environments; This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals requirements types; defining functions and requirements. of a systems engineering approach to solving complex problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as 3. Where Does a Solution Come From? Designing a system using the best methods known today. What is an the process definitions that make up systems architecture? System architecting processes; defining engineering. The model presented is a research- alternative concepts; alternate sources for solutions; how to proven combination of the best existing standards. allocate requirements to the system components; how to Participants in this workshop practice the processes develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to trade off on a realistic system development. results and make decisions. Establishing an allocated baseline, and getting from the system design to the system. Systems engineering during ongoing operation. Instructors 4. Ensuring System Quality. Building in quality during the development, and then checking it frequently. The Eric Honour, CSEP, has been in international relationship between systems engineering and systems leadership of the engineering of systems testing. Technical analysis as a system tool. Verification at for over a decade, part of a 40-year multiple levels: architecture, design, product. Validation at career of complex systems development multiple levels; requirements, operations design, product. and operation. His energetic and 5. Systems Engineering Management. How to informative presentation style actively successfully manage the technical aspects of the system involves class participants. He is a development; planning the technical processes; assessing former President of the International and controlling the technical processes, with corrective Council on Systems Engineering actions; use of risk management, configuration management, interface management to guide the technical development. (INCOSE). He has been a systems engineer, engineering manager, and program manager at Harris, 6. Systems Engineering Concepts of Leadership. How to guide and motivate technical teams; technical teamwork ESystems, and Link, and was a Navy pilot. He has and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; contributed to the development of 17 major systems, technical performance measurement. including Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation, 7. Summary. Review of the important points of the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System, and workshop. Interactive discussion of participant experiences National Crime Information Center. BSSE (Systems that add to the material. Engineering) from US Naval Academy and MSEE from Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Scott Workinger has led innovative technology Who Should Attend development efforts in complex, risk- You Should Attend This Workshop If You Are: laden environments for 30 years. He • Working in any sort of system development currently teaches courses on program • Project leader or key member in a product development management and engineering and team consults on strategic management and • Looking for practical methods to use today technology issues. Scott has a B.S in This Course Is Aimed At: Engineering Physics from Lehigh • Project leaders, University, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the • Technical team leaders, University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Civil and • Design engineers, and Environment Engineering from Stanford University. • Others participating in system development Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 39
    • Principles of Test & Evaluation Assuring Required Product Performance February 17-18, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline 1. What is Test and Evaluation? Basic March 15-16, 2011 definitions and concepts. Test and evaluation Beltsville, Maryland overview; application to complex systems. A model of T&E that covers the activities needed $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) (requirements, planning, testing, analysis & reporting). Roles of test and evaluation throughout "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." product development, and the life cycle, test economics and risk and their impact on test Summary planning.. This two day workshop is an overview of test 2. Test Requirements. Requirements as the and evaluation from product concept through primary method for measurement and control of operations. The purpose of the course is to give product development. Where requirements come participants a solid grounding in practical testing from; evaluation of requirements for testability; deriving test requirements; the Requirements methodology for assuring that a product performs Verification Matrix (RVM); Qualification vs. as intended. The course is designed for Test Acceptance requirements; design proof vs. first Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Engineers, article vs. production requirements, design for Systems Engineers, Technical Team Leaders, testability.. System Support Leaders Technical and Management Staff and Project Managers. 3. Test Planning. Evaluating the product concept to plan verification and validation by test. The course work includes a case study in several T&E strategy and the Test and Evaluation Master parts for practicing testing techniques. Plan (TEMP); verification planning and the Verification Plan document; analyzing and Instructors evaluating alternatives; test resource planning; Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant establishing a verification baseline; developing a and lecturer, has a 40-year career verification schedule; test procedures and their of complex systems development & format for success. operation. Founder and former 4. Integration Testing. How to successfully President of INCOSE. He has led manage the intricate aspects of system integration the development of 18 major testing; levels of integration planning; development systems, including the Air Combat test concepts; integration test planning Maneuvering Instrumentation (architecture-based integration versus build-based systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon integration); preferred order of events; integration Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), facilities; daily schedules; the importance of regression testing. US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, University of South 5. Formal Testing. How to perform a test; Australia. differences in testing for design proof, first article qualification, recurring production acceptance; rules Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in for test conduct. Testing for different purposes, Manufacturing, Eng. & verification vs. validation; test procedures and test Construction, and Info. Tech. for 30 records; test readiness certification, test article years. His projects have made configuration; troubleshooting and anomaly contributions ranging from handling. increasing optical fiber bandwidth 6. Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting. to creating new CAD technology. Statistical methods; test data collection methods He currently teaches courses on management and equipment, timeliness in data collection, and engineering and consults on strategic issues accuracy, sampling; data analysis using statistical in management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. rigor, the importance of doing the analysis before in Engineering from Stanford. the test;, sample size, design of experiments, Taguchi method, hypothesis testing, FRACAS, What You Will Learn failure data analysis; report formats and records, • Create effective test requirements. use of data as recurring metrics, Cum Sum method. • Plan tests for complete coverage. This course provides the knowledge and • Manage testing during integration and verification. ability to plan and execute testing procedures in • Develop rigorous test conclusions with sound a rigorous, practical manner to assure that a collection, analysis, and reporting methods. product meets its requirements. 40 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • NEW! Project Dominance January 18-19, 2011 Course Outline 1. Advanced Course. for Project and Program Managers Chesapeake, Virginia ready for the next challenge. 2. Techniques for building a cancellation-proof project: March 22-23, 2011 Beginning with the end in mind; getting the right start with an Operating Concept for the Project Team. Chesapeake, Virginia 3. Then going beyond standard PM techniques. Why just knowing and applying the correct techniques won’t make your May 24-25, 2011 project successful: The three key attributes of successful projects at major defense primes. Using a CONOPS along with Chesapeake, Virginia a contract. 4. Working with those pesky people: Hard-hitting, $1190 (8:30am - 4:30pm) science/data-based techniques that work with human nature instead of fighting against it. Weeding-out people completely "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each unsuited for Project work, before they kill yours, using the Off The Course Tuition." Myers-Briggs© Type Indicator (MBTI assessment completed by each attendee & assessed during the course). Matching personality types to projects (and matching the right PM to each Summary project phase) using the MBTI. Working with the Gen-X and This two-day course is designed for engineers, scientists Gen Y (aka Millennials) people on your team: tips and ). and managers who work in the projects domain on complex techniques. Spotting someone lying with statistics (inadvertently systems. Students will learn how to build a cancellation- or not). resistant project, how to form and lead a world-class project 5. Making the PM’s Life Livable: Proven techniques in team and how to lead the entire effort to a successful training people to treat you like you want to be treated; Pushing back without blowing up; Making your boss(es) BS diodes! conclusion. Cross-discipline and inter-generational techniques are taught and key topics are reinforced with 6. Dominating the Project Domain: Communicating as the small-team exercises. Attendees are given the Meyers- Project Manager. Writing and briefing for clarity and conciseness; recognizing and dealing with flawed arguments. Briggs© assessment - many discover mismatches in temperament and assignment. All learn how to be much 7. The all-important contract. Getting it right is crucial (but more effective on Project Teams. not THE determinant of success). Professional standards and ethics. Going beyond the law. 8. Working with offshore (foreign partners). Lessons in Instructor patience, cultural differences and stereotypes. Do’s and don’ts for hiring and managing foreign representatives. Mack McKinney, president and founder of a consulting company, has worked in the defense 9. Techniques the grey-beard PMs didn’t learn at Project Management school! The three key attributes of successful industry since 1975, first as an Air Force projects at a major defense prime. Techniques for Building a officer for 8 years, then with Westinghouse Cancellation-Proof Project (beginning with the end in mind and Defense and Northrop Grumman for 16 getting the right start with an Operating Concept for the Project years, then with a SIGINT company in NY Team) for 6 years. He now teaches, consults and 10. Ethics. In Program Management (no-nonsense, one hour writes Concepts of Operations for Boeing, look at ITAR and business ethics for PMs - meets most Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, corporate standards for quarterly ethics training for employees). Raytheon Missile Systems, Joint Forces 11. Techniques for working with other scientists and Command, all the uniformed services and the IC. He has engineers: What drives them, how they think, how they see US patents in radar processing and hyperspectral themselves, results from interviews, proven techniques for sensing. working with them. Scientific methods and principles for non- technical people working in science and technology. Proven John Venable, Col., USAF, ret is a former Thunderbirds problem-solving processes; achieving team consensus on lead, wrote concepts for the Air Staff and is a certified types of R&D needed (effects-driven, blue sky, capability- CONOPS instructor. driven, new spectra, observed phenomenon, product/process improvement, basic science). What You Will Learn 12. Increasing the Transition Rate (getting R&D projects from the lab to adopted, fielded systems). Pitfalls and benefits • Your own personality type and where (and if) you fit of Agile Development; Rapid Prototyping do’s and don’ts. on a project team. Disruptive technologies and how to avoid the paralyzing “Catch 22” killer of new systems. Pitfalls of almost replacing an existing • Increasing the Transition Rate by getting projects out system or component with a better one. of the lab and into the user’s hands. 13. Why just knowing and applying the correct • Effective ways to handle difficult people on the project techniques won’t make you successful. Solid Thinking is team, without losing them. composed of critical thinking, creative thinking, empathic thinking, counterintuitive thinking. When to use (and NOT use) • Latest techniques for innovation and creative each type in managing projects. Learning to interpret data – problem solving on projects spotting people who lie with statistics (inadvertently or not). • Lessons Learned from our defense-wide, ongoing 14. Case Histories of Failed Projects. What went wrong & survey of engineers, scientists, end users and key lessons learned: (Software for automated imagery analysis; low cost, lightweight, hyperspectral sensor; non-traditional ISR; managers: what really motivates each group and innovative ATC aircraft tracking system; full motion video for how you can get the most from them on a project . bandwidth-disadvantaged users in combat: How to do it right!) • After this course you will be able to lead a complex 15. Principled Development and Acquisitions: Simple project, design and implement a solid project plan, solutions and processes to address complex problems. Stereotypes of each profession (origins, dangers, techniques recruit and retain world-class staff and keep them for countering) from ongoing defense-wide survey of motivated, maintain your sanity as Project Manager professionals in engineering, science, PM, requirements and get promoted at the end of the job. management plus end users. Eye-opening data. 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    • Risk & Opportunity Management A Workshop in Identifying and Managing Risk NEW! March 8-10, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This workshop presents standard and Off The Course Tuition." advanced risk management processes: how to identify risks, risk analysis using both intuitive and quantitative methods, risk mitigation methods, and risk monitoring and control. Practice the skills on a realistic “Submarine Ex- Projects frequently involve great technical plorer” case study. Identify, analyze, and quantify the uncertainties, then create effective risk mitiga- uncertainty, made more challenging by an tion plans. environment with dozens to hundreds of people from conflicting disciplines. Yet uncertainty has two sides: with great risk comes great Course Outline opportunity. Risks and opportunities can be 1. Managing Uncertainty. Concepts of uncertainty, handled together to seek the best balance for both risk and opportunity. Uncertainty as a central each project. Uncertainty issues can be feature of system development. The important concept quantified to better understand the expected of risk efficiency. Expectations for what to achieve with impact on your project. Technical, cost and risk management. Terms and definitions. Roles of a project leader in relation to uncertainty. schedule issues can be balanced against each other. This course provides detailed, useful 2. Subjective Probabilities. Review of essential techniques to evaluate and manage the many mathematical concepts related to uncertainty, including the psychological aspects of probability. uncertainties that accompany complex system projects. 3. Risk Identification. Methods to find the risk and opportunity issues. Potential sources and how to exploit them. Guiding a team through the mire of Instructor uncertainty. Possible sources of risk. Identifying possible responses and secondary risk sources. Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant Identifying issue ownership. Class exercise in and lecturer, has a 40-year career identifying risks of complex systems development & 4. Risk Analysis. How to determine the size of risk operation. Founder and former relative to other risks and relative to the project. President of INCOSE. He has led Qualitative vs. quantitative analysis. the development of 18 major 5. Qualitative Analysis: Understanding the issues systems, including the Air Combat and their subjective relationships using simple Maneuvering Instrumentation systems and the methods and more comprehensive graphical methods. Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System. The 5x5 matrix. Structuring risk issues to examine BSSE (Systems Engineering), US Naval links. Source-response diagrams, fault trees, influence Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, diagrams. Class exercise in doing simple risk analysis. and PhD candidate, University of South Australia. 6. Quantitative Analysis: What to do when the level of risk is not yet clear. Mathematical methods to quantify uncertainty in a world of subjectivity. Sizing the What You Will Learn uncertainty, merging subjective and objective data. • Four major sources of risk. Using probability math to diagnose the implications. • The risk of efficiency concept, balancing cost of Portraying the effect with probability charts, action against cost of risk. probabilistic PERT and Gantt diagrams. Class exercise in quantified risk analysis. • The structure of a risk issue. 7. Risk Response & Planning. Possible • Five effective ways to identify risks. responses to risk, and how to select an effective • The basic 5x5 risk matrix. response using the risk efficiency concept. Tracking • Three diagrams for structuring risks. the risks over time, while taking effective action. How to • How to quantify risks. monitor the risks. Balancing analysis and its results to prevent “paralysis by analysis” and still get the • 29 possible risk responses. benefits. A minimalist approach that makes risk • Efficient risk management that can apply to management simply, easy, inexpensive, and effective. even the smallest project. Class exercise in designing a risk mitigation. 42 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Systems Engineering - Requirements NEW! 1. Introduction Course Outline 2. Introduction (Continued) 3. Requirements Fundamentals – Defines what a requirement is and identifies 4 kinds. January 11-13, 2011 4. Requirements Relationships – How are requirements related to each other? We will look at Beltsville, Maryland several kinds of traceability. 5. Initial System Analysis – The whole process March 22-24, 2011 begins with a clear understanding of the user’s needs. Beltsville, Maryland 6. Functional Analysis – Several kinds of functional analysis are covered including simple functional flow $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) diagrams, EFFBD, IDEF-0, and Behavioral Diagramming. 7. Functional Analysis (Continued) – "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 8. Performance Requirements Analysis – Off The Course Tuition." Performance requirements are derived from functions and Call for information about our six-course systems engineering tell what the item or system must do and how well. certificate program or for “on-site” training to prepare for the 9. Product Entity Synthesis – The course INCOSE systems engineering exam. encourages Sullivan’s idea of form follows function so the product structure is derived from its functionality. 10. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – Interface Summary definition is the weak link in traditional structured analysis This three-day course provides system engineers, but n-square analysis helps recognize all of the ways team leaders, and managers with a clear function allocation has predefined all of the interface understanding about how to develop good needs. specifications affordably using modeling methods that 11. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – (Continued) encourage identification of the essential characteristics 12. Specialty Engineering Requirements – A that must be respected in the subsequent design specialty engineering scoping matrix allows system process. Both the analysis and management aspects engineers to define product entity-specialty domain are covered. Each student will receive a full set of relationships that the indicated domains then apply their course notes and textbook, “System Requirements models to. Analysis,” by the instructor Jeff Grady. 13. Environmental Requirements – A three-layer model involving tailored standards mapped to system spaces, a three-dimensional service use profile for end Instructor items, and end item zoning for component requirements. Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of a System 14. Structured Analysis Documentation – How can Engineering company. He has 30 years we capture and configuration manage our modeling basis of industry experience in aerospace for requirements? companies as a system engineer, 15. Software Modeling Using MSA/PSARE – engineering manager, field engineer, Modern structured analysis is extended to PSARE as and project engineer. Jeff has authored Hatley and Pirbhai did to improve real-time control system seven published books in the system development but PSARE did something else not clearly engineering field and holds a Master of understood. Science in System Management from USC. He 16. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – teaches system engineering courses nation-wide. Jeff The latest models are covered. is an INCOSE Founder, Fellow, and CSEP. 17. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – (Continued). 18. Software Modeling Using DoDAF – DoD has What You Will Learn evolved a very complex model to define systems of • How to model a problem space using proven tremendous complexity involving global reach. methods where the product will be implemented in 19. Universal Architecture Description Framework hardware or software. – A method that any enterprise can apply to develop any system using a single comprehensive model no matter • How to link requirements with traceability and reduce how the system is to be implemented. risk through proven techniques. 20. Universal Architecture Description Framework • How to identify all requirements using modeling that – (Continued) encourages completeness and avoidance of 21. Specification Management – Specification unnecessary requirements. formats and management methods are discussed. • How to structure specifications and manage their 22. Requirements Risk Abatement - Special development. requirements-related risk methods are covered including This course will show you how to build good validation, TPM, margins and budgets. specifications based on effective models. It is not 23. Tools Discussion difficult to write requirements; the hard job is to 24. Requirements Verification Overview – You know what to write them about and determine should be basing verification of three kinds on the appropriate values. Modeling tells us what to write requirements that were intended to drive design. These them about and good domain engineering links are emphasized. encourages identification of good values in them. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 43
    • Systems of Systems Sound Collaborative Engineering to Ensure Architectural Integrity April 19-21, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline 1. Systems of Systems (SoS) Concepts. What $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) SoS can achieve. Capabilities engineering vs. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each requirements engineering. Operational issues: Off The Course Tuition." geographic distribution, concurrent operations. Development issues: evolutionary, large scale, distributed. Roles of a project leader in relation to integration and scope control. 2. Complexity Concepts. Complexity and chaos; scale-free networks; complex adaptive systems; small worlds; synchronization; strange attraction; emergent behaviors. Introduction to the theories and how to work with them in a practical world. 3. Architecture. Design strategies for large scale architectures. Architectural Frameworks including the DOD Architectural Framework (DODAF), TOGAF, Zachman Framework, and FEAF. How to use design Summary patterns, constitutions, synergy. Re-Architecting in an This three day workshop presents detailed, evolutionary environment. Working with legacy useful techniques to develop effective systems of systems. Robustness and graceful degradation at the design limits. Optimization and measurement of systems and to manage the engineering activities quality. associated with them. The course is designed for 4. Integration. Integration strategies for SoS with program managers, project managers, systems systems that originated outside the immediate control engineers, technical team leaders, logistic of the project staff, the difficulty of shifting SoS support leaders, and others who take part in priorities over the operating life of the systems. Loose developing today’s complex systems. coupling integration strategies, the design of open systems, integration planning and implementation, interface design, use of legacy systems and COTS. Modify a legacy 5. Collaboration. The SoS environment and its robotic system of special demands on systems engineering. systems as a class Collaborative efforts that extend over long periods of exercise, using the time and require effort across organizations. course principles. Collaboration occurring explicitly or implicitly, at the same time or at disjoint times, even over decades. Responsibilities from the SoS side and from the component systems side, strategies for managing collaboration, concurrent and disjoint systems Instructors engineering; building on the past to meet the future. Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and Strategies for maintaining integrity of systems lecturer, has a 40-year career of complex engineering efforts over long periods of time when systems development & operation. working in independent organizations. Founder and former President of 6. Testing and Evaluation. Testing and evaluation INCOSE. He has led the development of in the SoS environment with unique challenges in the 18 major systems, including the Air evolutionary development. Multiple levels of T&E, why Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation the usual success criteria no longer suffice. Why systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System. BSSE interface testing is necessary but isn’t enough. (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, Operational definitions for evaluation. Testing for Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, chaotic behavior and emergent behavior. Testing University of South Australia. responsibilities in the SoS environment. Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects What You Will Learn have made contributions ranging from • Capabilities engineering methods. increasing optical fiber bandwidth to • Architecture frameworks. creating new CAD technology. He • Practical uses of complexity theory. currently teaches courses on • Integration strategies to achieve higher-level management and engineering and capabilities. consults on strategic issues in management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from • Effective collaboration methods. Stanford. • T&E for large-scale architectures. 44 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Technical CONOPS & Concepts Master's Course A hands on, how-to course in building Concepts of Operations, Operating Concepts, Concepts of Employment and Operational Concept Documents February 22-24, 2011 NEW! Chesapeake, Virginia April 12-14, 2011 Course Outline Chesapeake, Virginia 1. How to build CONOPS. Operating Concepts (OpCons) and Concepts of Employment (ConEmps). Five levels of June 12-14, 2011 CONOPS & two CONOPS templates, when to use each. 2. The elegantly simple Operating Concept and the Chesapeake, Virginia mathematics behind it (X2-X)/2 3. What Scientists, Engineers and Project Managers $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) need to know when working with operational end users. Proven, time-tested techniques for understanding the end "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each user’s perspective – a primer for non-users. Rules for visiting Off The Course Tuition." an operational unit/site and working with difficult users and operators. 4. Modeling and Simulation. Detailed cross-walk for Summary CONOPS and Modeling and Simulation (determining the scenarios, deciding on the level of fidelity needed, modeling This three-day course is designed for engineers, scientists, operational utility, etc.) project managers and other professionals who design, build, 5. Clear technical writing in English. (1 hour crash test or sell complex systems. Each topic is illustrated by real- course). Getting non-technical people to embrace scientific world case studies discussed by experienced CONOPS and methods and principles for requirements to drive solid requirements professionals. Key topics are reinforced with CONOPS. small-team exercises. Over 200 pages of sample CONOPS 6. Survey of major weapons and sensor systems in trouble (six) and templates are provided. Students outline CONOPS and lessons learned. Getting better collaboration among and build OpCons in class. Each student gets instructor’s engineers, scientists, managers and users to build more slides; college-level textbook; ~250 pages of case studies, effective systems and powerful CONOPS. Special challenges templates, checklists, technical writing tips, good and bad when updating existing CONOPS. CONOPS; Hi-Resolution personalized Certificate of 7. Forming the CONOPS team. Collaborating with people CONOPS Competency and class photo, opportunity to join from other professions. Working With Non-Technical People: US/Coalition CONOPS Community of Interest. Forces that drive Program Managers, Requirements Writers, Acquisition/Contracts Professionals. What motivates them, how work with them. Instructors 8. Concepts, CONOPS, JCIDS and DODAF. How does it all tie together? Mack McKinney, president and founder of a consulting company, has worked in the defense industry 9. All users are not operators. (Where to find the good ones and how to gain access to them). Getting actionable since 1975, first as an Air Force officer for 8 information from operational users without getting thrown out of years, then with Westinghouse Defense and the office. The two questions you must ALWAYS ask, one of Northrop Grumman for 16 years, then with a which may get you bounced. SIGINT company in NY for 6 years. He now 10. Relationship of CONOPS to requirements & teaches, consults and writes Concepts of contracts. Legal minefields in CONOPS. Operations for Boeing, Sikorsky, Lockheed 11. OpCons, ConEmps & CONOPS for systems. Martin Skunk Works, Raytheon Missile Reorganizations & exercises – how to build them. OpCons and Systems, Joint Forces Command, all the CONOPS for IT-intensive systems (benefits and special risks). uniformed services and the IC. He has US patents in radar 12. R&D and CONOPS. Using CONOPS to increase the processing and hyperspectral sensing. Transition Rate (getting R&D projects from the lab to adopted, John Venable, Col., USAF, ret is a former Thunderbirds fielded systems). People Mover and Robotic Medic team lead, wrote concepts for the Air Staff and is a certified exercises reinforce lecture points, provide skills practice. CONOPS instructor. Checklist to achieve team consensus on types of R&D needed for CONOPS (effects-driven, blue sky, capability-driven, new spectra, observed phenomenon, product/process improvement, What You Will Learn basic science). Unclassified R&D Case Histories: $$$ millions invested - - - what went wrong & key lessons learned: (Software • What are CONOPS and how do they differ from CONEMPS, for automated imagery analysis; low cost, lightweight, OPCONS and OCDs? How are they related to the DODAF and hyperspectral sensor; non-traditional ISR; innovative ATC JCIDS in the US DOD? aircraft tracking system; full motion video for bandwidth- • What makes a “good” CONOPS? disadvantaged users in combat - - - Getting it Right!). • What are the two types and five levels of CONOPS and when is 13. Critical thinking, creative thinking, empathic thinking, each used? counterintuitive thinking and when engineers and scientists use • How do you get to meet end users of your products? How do each type in developing concepts and CONOPS. you get their active, vocal support in your CONOPS? 14. Operations Researchers. and Operations Analysts • What are the top 5 pitfalls in building a CONOPS and how can when quantification is needed. you avoid them? 15. Lessons Learned From No/Poor CONOPS. Real world • What are the 8 main things to remember when visiting deployed problems with fighters, attack helicopters, C3I systems, DHS operational units for CONOPS research? border security project, humanitarian relief effort, DIVAD, air After this course you will be able to build and update defense radar, E/O imager, civil aircraft ATC tracking systems OpCons and CONOPS using a robust CONOPS team, and more. determine the appropriate type and level for a CONOPS 16. Beyond the CONOPS: Configuring a program for effort, work closely with end users of your products and success and the critical attributes and crucial considerations systems and elicit solid, actionable, user-driven that can be program-killers; case histories and lessons-learned. requirements. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 45
    • Test Design and Analysis Getting the Right Results from a Test Requires Effective Test Design February 7-9, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland Systems are growing more complex and are developed at high stakes. With unprecedented $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) complexity, effective test engineering plays an "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each essential role in development. Student groups Off The Course Tuition." participate in a detailed practical exercise designed to demonstrate the application of testing tools and methods for system evaluation. Instructor Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in Summary Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, This three-day course is designed for military and and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His commercial program managers, systems engineers, projects have made contributions test project managers, test engineers, and test ranging from increasing optical fiber analysts. The focus of the course is giving bandwidth to creating new CAD individuals practical insights into how to acquire and technology. use data to make sound management and technical He currently teaches courses on decisions in support of a development program. management and engineering and consults on Numerous examples of test design or analysis “traps strategic issues in management and technology. or pitfalls” are highlighted in class. Many design He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford. methods and analytic tools are introduced. Course Outline 1. Testing and Evaluation. Basic concepts for distributions. Statistical design of tests – basic testing and evaluation. Verification and validation types of statistical techniques, choosing the concepts. Common T&E objectives. Types of Test. techniques, variability, assumptions and pitfalls. Context and relationships between T&E and Sequencing test events - the low level tactics of systems engineering. T&E support to acquisition planning the test procedure. programs. The Test and Evaluation Master Plan 7. Conducting Tests. Preparation for a test. (TEMP). Writing the report first to get the analysis methods 2. Testability What is testability? How is it in place. How to work with failure. Test achieved? What is Built in Test? What are the preparation. Forms of the test report. Evaluating types of BIT and how are they applied? the test design. Determining when failure occurs. 3. A Well Structured Testing and Evaluation 8. Evaluation. Analyzing test results. Program. - What are the elements of a well Comparing results to the criteria. Test results and structured testing and evaluation program? How their indications of performance. Types of test do the pieces fit together? How does testing and problems and how to solve them. Test failure evaluation fit into the lifecycle? What are the levels analysis - analytic techniques to find fault. Test of testing? program documents. Pressed Funnels Case 4. Needs and Requirements. Identifying the Study - How evaluation shows the path ahead. need for a test. The requirements envelope and 9. Testing and Evaluation Environments. 12 how the edge of the envelope defines testing. common testing and evaluation environments in a Understanding the design structure. Stakeholders, system lifecycle, what evaluation questions are system, boundaries, motivation for a test. Design answered in each environment and how the test structure and how it affects the test. equipment and processes differ from environment 5. Issues, Criteria and Measures. Identifying to environment. the issues for a test. Evaluation planning 10. Special Types and Best Practices of techniques. Other sources of data. The T&E. Survey of special techniques and best Requirements Verification Matrix. Developing practices. Special types: Software testing, Design evaluation criteria: Measures of Effectiveness for testability, Combined testing, Evolutionary (MOE), Measures of Performance (MOP). Test development, Human factors, Reliability testing, planning analysis: Operational analysis, Environmental issues, Safety, Live fire testing, engineering analysis, Matrix analysis, Dendritic Interoperability. The Nine Best Practices of T&E. analysis. Modeling and simulation for test 11. Emerging Opportunities and Issues with planning. Testing and Evaluation. The use of prognosis 6. Designing Evaluations & Tests. Specific and sense and respond logistics. Integration methods to design a test. Relationships of different between testing and simulation. Large scale units. input/output analysis - where test variable systems. Complexity in tested systems. Systems come from, choosing what to measure, types of of Systems. 46 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Total Systems Engineering Development & Management January 31-February 3, 2011 Chantilly, Virginia March 1-4, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1790 (8:00am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Call for information about our six-course systems engineering certificate program or for “on-site” training to prepare for the INCOSE systems engineering exam. Course Outline 1. System Management. Introduction to System Engineering, Development Process Overview, Enterprise Engineering, Program Design, Risk, Configuration Management / Data Management, Summary System Engineering Maturity. This four-day course covers four system 2. System Requirements. Introduction and development fundamentals: (1) a sound Development Environments, Requirements Elicitation engineering management infrastructure within and Mission Analysis, System and Hardware which work may be efficiently accomplished, (2) Structured Analysis, Performance Requirements define the problem to be solved (requirements and Analysis, Product Architecture Synthesis and specifications), (3) solve the problem (design, Interface Development, Constraints Analysis, Computer Software Structured Analysis, integration, and optimization), and (4) prove that the Requirements Management Topics. design solves the defined problem (verification). Proven, practical techniques are presented for the 3. System Synthesis. Introduction, Design, key tasks in the development of sound solutions for Product Sources, Interface Development, Integration, extremely difficult customer needs. This course Risk, Design Reviews. prepares students to both learn practical systems 4. System Verification. Introduction to engineering and to learn the information and Verification, Item Qualification Requirements terminology that is tested in the newest INCOSE Identification, Item Qualification Planning and CSEP exam. Documentation, Item Qualification Verification Reporting, Item Qualification Implementation, Instructor Management, and Audit, Item Acceptance Overview, System Test and Evaluation Overview, Process Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of a System Verification. Engineering company. He has 30 years of industry experience in What You Will Learn aerospace companies as a system • How to identify and organize all of the work an engineer, engineering manager, field enterprise must perform on programs, plan a engineer, and project engineer. Jeff project, map enterprise work capabilities to the has authored seven published plan, and quality audit work performance against books in the system engineering field and holds a the plan. Master of Science in System Management from USC. He teaches system engineering courses • How to accomplish structured analysis using one of nationwide at universities as well as commercially several structured analysis models yielding every on site at companies. Jeff is an INCOSE ESEP, kind of requirement appropriate for every kind of specification coordinated with specification Fellow, and Founder. templates. • An appreciation for design development through WHAT STUDENTS SAY: original design, COTS, procured items, and selection of parts, materials, and processes. "This course tied the whole development cycle together for me." • How to develop interfaces under associate contracting relationships using ICWG/TIM meetings "I had mastered some of the details before and Interface Control Documents. this course, but did not understand how the • How to define verification requirements, map and pieces fit together. Now I do!" organize them into verification tasks, plan and proceduralize the verification tasks, capture the "I really appreciated the practical methods verification evidence, and audit the evidence for to accomplish this important work." compliance. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 47
    • Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing An Examination of DSP in Modern Fourth Generation Modems January 24-27, 2010 Laurel, Maryland Summary $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) This four-day course is designed for communication systems engineers, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." programmers, implementers and managers who need to understand current practice and next generation DSP techniques for upcoming communication systems. DSP is more than mapping legacy analog designs to a DSP Course Outline implementation. To avoid compromise solution 1. Introduction. An examination of Past, appropriate for an earlier time period, we return to Present, and Future Digital Modulation Systems. first principles to learn how to apply new 2. Digital Filters. FIR Filters, Resampling technology capabilities to Filters, Interpolators and Decimators, Half Band the design of next Filters, Cascade-Integrator-comb (CIC) filters, generation communication Hogenauer Filters, Multirate IIR filters. systems. 3. Channelizers. Modulation and Demodulation. Students will receive a Design Techniques. Workload Comparisons. copy of the instructor’s new textbook, Multirate 4. Filter Design Techniques. Window Signal Processing for Designs and Performance considerations. Communication Systems, Equiripple Designs. System Considerations. published by Prentice Hall. Options to Improve System Performance. Finite ArithmeticWindow Designs and Performance considerations. Equiripple Designs. System Considerations. Options to Improve System Instructor Performance. Finite Arithmetic. Dr. fred harris teaches at San Diego State 5. Digital Baseband Transmission. The University where he occupies the CUBIC Signal Nyquist Filter, Excess Bandwidth, Matched Processing Chair. His teaching and Filters, Square-Root Nyquist Filter, Shaping and research areas include Digital Signal Up-Sampling Filters. Processing, Multirate Signal Processing, Communication Systems, 6. Pre-and Post-Signal Conditioning. Source Coding and Modem Design. He Analog Filters, Timing Jitter, Direct Digital has extensive practical experience in Synthesizers, CORDIC processors, Digital communication systems, high Oscillators, Interpolating and Decimating Filters performance modems, sonar and advanced radar in A-to-D and D-to-A, AGC, DC Canceling, I-Q systems and high performance laboratory Balancing. instrumentation. He holds a number of patents on Multirate Signal Processing for Satellite and Cable 7. Sigma-Delta Converters. A-to-D, D-to-A, Modems and lectures throughout the world on DSP D-to-D. Multi-loop Converters, Wide-Band applications. Dr. harris recently published a textbook Converters. System Considerations. through Prentice Hall entitled Multirate Signal 8. Carrier Centered Modulation and Processing for Communication Systems. He consults Demodulation. Shaping and Interpolation, for organizations requiring high performance, cost- QPSK, QAM, Digital IF Options, OFDM, Legacy effective DSP solutions. Analog modulation and Demodulation in DSP. FM Modulation and demodulation. What You Will Learn 9. Synchronization. The Phase Locked • How to size and design filters for a specified Loop, Proportional plus Integral Loops, Phase processing task Recovery, Band Edge Filters in Frequency • Effects of Finite Arithmetic on Different Filter Recovery, Timing Recovery, Polyphase Filters in Architectures Timing Recovery. • Understand Multi-rate Signal processing for Sample 10. Adaptive Filters. LMS Algorithm, RLS Rate Changes Algorithm, Lattice Filters, Linear Equalization, • Understand Multi-rate Signal processing for Adaptive Equalization, Decision Feedback Intentional Aliasing Equalizers, Constant Modulus (Blind) Equalizers. • DSP Based Signal Enhancement and Signal 11. Modem Structures. Wireline, Cable, Conditioning Satellite, and Terrestrial modems and • DSP Based Synchronization Techniques considerations. • Limitations and Boundaries of DSP Based Solutions. 48 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Antenna and Array Fundamentals Basic concepts in antennas, antenna arrays, and antennas systems March 1-3, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Basic concepts in antenna theory. Beam NEW! patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching techniques. 2. Locations. Reactive near-field, radiating near- field (Fresnel region), far-field (Fraunhofer region) and Summary the Friis transmission formula. This three-day course teaches the basics of 3. Types of antennas. Dipole, loop, patch, horn, antenna and antenna array theory. Fundamental dish, and helical antennas are discussed, compared, concepts such as beam patterns, radiation resistance, and contrasted from a performance/applications polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, standpoint. and matching techniques are presented. Different types of antennas such as dipole, loop, patch, horn, 4. Propagation effects. Direct, sky, and ground dish, and helical antennas are discussed and waves. Diffraction and scattering. compared and contrasted from a performance- 5. Antenna arrays and array factors. (e.g., applications standpoint. The locations of the reactive uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays). near-field, radiating near-field (Fresnel region), and far- 6. Scanning from broadside. Sidelobe levels, null field (Fraunhofer region) are described and the Friis locations, and beam broadening. The end-fire transmission formula is presented with worked condition. Problems such as grating lobes, beam examples. Propagation effects are presented. Antenna squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness. arrays are discussed, and array factors for different 7. Beam steering. Phase shifters and true-time types of distributions (e.g., uniform, binomial, and delay devices. Some commonly used components Tschebyscheff arrays) are analyzed giving insight to and delay devices (e.g., the Rotman lens) are sidelobe levels, null locations, and beam broadening compared. (as the array scans from broadside.) The end-fire condition is discussed. Beam steering is described 8. Measurement techniques used in anechoic using phase shifters and true-time delay devices. chambers. Pattern measurements, polarization Problems such as grating lobes, beam squint, patterns, gain comparison test, spinning dipole (for CP quantization errors, and scan blindness are presented. measurements). Items of concern relative to anechoic Antenna systems (transmit/receive) with active chambers such as the quality of the absorbent amplifiers are introduced. Finally, measurement material, quiet zone, and measurement errors. techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers are Compact, outdoor, and near-field ranges. outlined. The textbook, Antenna Theory, Analysis & 9. Questions and answers. Design, is included as well as a comprehensive set of course notes. What You Will Learn • Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas Instructor and antenna arrays. Dr. Steven Weiss is a senior design engineer with • The appropriate antenna for your application. the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, MD. He has a • Factors that affect antenna array designs and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the antenna systems. Rochester Institute of Technology with Master’s and • Measurement techniques commonly used in Doctoral Degrees from The George Washington anechoic chambers. University. He has numerous publications in the IEEE on antenna theory. He teaches both introductory and This course is invaluable to engineers seeking to advanced, graduate level courses at Johns Hopkins work with experts in the field and for those desiring University on antenna systems. He is active in the a deeper understanding of antenna concepts. At IEEE. In his job at the Army Research Lab, he is its completion, you will have a solid understanding actively involved with all stages of antenna of the appropriate antenna for your application and development from initial design, to first prototype, to the technical difficulties you can expect to measurements. He is a licensed Professional encounter as your design is brought from the Engineer in both Maryland and Delaware. conceptual stage to a working prototype. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 49
    • Computational Electromagnetics May 17-19, 2011 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." This 3-day course teaches the basics of CEM with electromagnetics review and application examples. Fundamental concepts in the solution of EM radiation and scattering problems are presented. Emphasis is on applying computational methods to practical applications. You will develop a working knowledge of popular methods such as the FEM, MOM, FDTD, FIT, Course Outline and TLM including asymptotic and hybrid methods. 1. Review of Electromagnetic Theory. Students will then be able to identify the most relevant Maxwell’s Equations, wave equation, Duality, CEM method for various applications, avoid common Surface Equivalence Principle, boundary user pitfalls, understand model validation and correctly conditions, dielectrics and lossy media. interpret results. Students are encouraged to bring their laptop to work examples using the provided FEKO 2. Basic Concepts in Antenna Theory. Lite code. You will learn the importance of model Gain/Directivity, apertures, reciprocity and phasors. development and meshing, post-processing for 3. Basic Concepts in Scattering Theory. scientific visualization and presentation of results. Reflection and transmission, Brewster and critical Participants will receive a complete set of notes, a copy angles, RCS, scattering mechanisms and canonical of FEKO and textbook, CEM for RF and Microwave shapes, frequency dependence. Engineering. 4. Antenna Systems. Various antenna types, feed systems, array antennas and beam steering, Instructor periodic structures, electromagnetic symmetry, system integration and performance analysis. Dr. Keefe Coburn is a senior design engineer with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi MD. He 5. Overview of Computational Methods in has a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the VA Electromagnetics. Introduction to frequency and Polytechnic Institute with Masters and Doctoral time domain methods. Compare and contrast Degrees from the George Washington University. In his differential/volume and integral/surface methods job at the Army Research Lab, he applies CEM tools with popular commercial codes as examples for antenna design, system integration and system (adjusted to class interests). performance analysis. He teaches graduate courses at 6. Finite Element Method Tutorial. the Catholic University of America in antenna theory Mathematical basis and algorithms with application and remote sensing. He is a member of the IEEE, the to electromagnetics. Time domain and hybrid Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society methods (adjusted to class background). (ACES), the Union of Radio Scientists and Sigma Xi. He serves on the Configuration Control Board for the 7. Method of Moments Tutorial. Mathematical Army developed GEMACS CEM code and the ACES basis and algorithms (adjusted to class Board of Directors. mathematical background). Implementation for wire antennas and examples using FEKO Lite. 8. Finite Difference Time Domain Tutorial. What You Will Learn Mathematical basis and numerical algorithms, • A review of electromagnetic, antenna and scattering parallel implementations (adjusted to class theory with modern application examples. mathematical background). • An overview of popular CEM methods with commercial codes as examples. 9. Transmission Line Matrix Method. Overview • Tutorials for numerical algorithms. and numerical algorithms. • Hands-on experience with FEKO Lite to demonstrate 10. Finite Integration Technique. Overview. wire antennas, modeling guidelines and common 11. Asymptotic Methods. Scattering user pitfalls. mechanisms and high frequency approximations. • An understanding of the latest developments in CEM, 12. Hybrid and Advanced Methods. Overview, hybrid methods and High Performance Computing. FMM, ACA and FEKO examples. From this course you will obtain the knowledge required to become a more expert user. You will 13. High Performance Computing. Overview of gain exposure to popular CEM codes and learn parallel methods and examples. how to choose the best tool for specific 14. Summary. With emphasis on practical applications. You will be better prepared to applications and intelligent decision making. interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate CEM accuracy for practical applications, and 15. Questions and FEKO examples. Adjusted understand the literature. to class problems of interest. 50 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Exploring Data: Visualization June 8-10, 2011 Summary Laurel, Maryland Visualization of data has become a mainstay in $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) everyday life. Whether reading the newspaper or presenting viewgraphs to the board of directors, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each professionals are expected to be able to interpret Off The Course Tuition." and apply basic visualization techniques. Technical workers, engineers and scientists, need to have an Course Outline even greater understanding of visualization techniques and methods. In general, though, the 1. OVERVIEW. basic concepts of understanding the purposes of • WHY VISUALIZATION? – THE PURPOSES FOR VISUALIZATION: EVALUATION, EXPLORATION, visualization, the building block concepts of visual PRESENTATION. perception, and the processes and methods for 2. BASICS OF DATA. creating good visualizations are not required even in • DATA ELEMENTS – VALUES, LOCATIONS, DATA TYPES, most technical degree programs. This course DIMENSIONALITY ENSURING A SUCCESSFUL MISSION. provides a “Visualization in a Nutshell” overview that • DATA STRUCTURES – TABLES, ARRAYS, VOLUMES. provides the building blocks necessary for effective • DATA – UNIVARIATE, BIVARIATE, MULTI-VARIATE. use of visualization. • DATA RELATIONS – LINKED TABLES.• DATA SYSTEMS • METADATA – VS. DATA, TYPES, PURPOSE. 3. VISUALIZATION. Instructors • PURPOSES – EVALUATION, EXPLORATION, PRESENTATION. Ted Meyer has worked with the National • EDITORIALIZING – DECISION SUPPORT.• BASICS – Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), NASA, and TEXTONS, PERCEPTUAL GROUPING. the US Army and Marine Corps to develop systems • VISUALIZING COLUMN DATA – PLOTTING METHODS. that interact with and provide data access to users. • VISUALIZING GRIDS – IMAGES, ASPECTS OF IMAGES, MULTI- At the MITRE Corporation and Fortner Software he SPECTRAL DATA MANIPULATION, ANALYSIS, RESOLUTION, INTEPOLATION. has lead efforts to build tools to provide users • COLOR – PERCEPTION, MODELS, COMPUTERS AND improved access and better insight into data. Mr. METHODS. Meyer was the Information Architect for NASA’s • VISUALIZING VOLUMES – TRANSPARENCY, ISOSURFACES. groundbreaking Earth Science Data and Information • VISUALIZING RELATIONS – ENTITY-RELATIONS & GRAPHS. System Project where he helped to design and • VISUALIZING POLYGONS – WIREFRAMES, RENDERING, implement the data architecture for EOSDIS. SHADING. Dr. Brand Fortner, an astrophysicist by training, • VISUALIZING THE WORLD – BASIC PROJECTIONS, GLOBAL, has founded two scientific LOCART. visualization companies (Spyglass, • N-DIMENSIONAL DATA – PERCEIVING MANY DIMENSIONS. Inc., Fortner Software LLC.), and has • EXPLORATION BASICS – LINKING, PERSPECTIVE AND INTERACTION. written two books on visualization • MIXING METHODS TO SHOW RELATIONSHIPS. (The Data Handbook and Number by Colors, with Ted Meyer). Besides his • MANIPULATING VIEWPOINT – ANIMATION, BRUSHING, PROBES. own companies, Dr. Fortner has held • HIGHLIGHTS FOR IMPROVING PRESENTATION positions at the NCSA, NASA (where he lead the VISUALIZATIONS – COLOR, GROUPING, LABELING, HDF-EOS team), and at JHU/APL (chief scientist, CLUTTER. intelligence exploitation group). He currently is 4. DATA ACCESS – STANDARDS AND TOOLS. research professor in the department of physics, • DATA STANDARDS – OVERVIEW, PURPOSE, WHY USE? North Carolina State University. • OVERVIEW OF POPULAR STANDARDS. • GRID/IMAGE STANDARDS – DTED, NITF, SDTS. • SCIENCE STANDARDS. What You Will Learn • SQL AND DATABASES. • Decision support techniques: which type of • METADATA – PVL, XML. visualization is appropriate. 5. TOOLS FOR VISUALIZATION. • Appropriate visualization techniques for the • APIS & LIBRARIES. spectrum of data types. • DEVELOPMENT ENVIROMENTS. • Cross-discipline visualization methods and “tricks”. CLI • Leveraging color in visualizations. GRAPHICAL • Use of data standards and tools. • APPLICATIONS. • Capabilities of visualization tools. • WHICH TOOL? This course is intended to provide a survey of • USER INTERFACES. information and techniques to students, giving them 6. A SURVEY OF DATA TOOLS. the basics needed to improve the ways they • COMMERCIAL. understand, access, and explore data. • SHAREWARE & FREEWARE. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 51
    • Fiber Optic Systems Engineering April 12-14, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline Part I: FUNDAMENTALS OF FIBER OPTIC $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) COMPONENTS "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 1. Fiber Optic Communication Systems. Introduction to Off The Course Tuition." analog and digital fiber optic systems including terrestrial, undersea, CATV, gigabit Ethernet, RF antenna remoting, and plastic optical fiber data links. Summary 2. Optics and Lightwave Fundamentals. Ray theory, This three-day course investigates the basic aspects of numerical aperture, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, digital and analog fiber-optic communication systems. polarization, dispersion, Fresnel reflection, optical Topics include sources and receivers, optical fibers and waveguides, birefringence, phase velocity, group velocity. their propagation characteristics, and optical fiber 3. Optical Fibers. Step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, systems. The principles of operation and properties of attenuation, optical modes, dispersion, non-linearity, fiber optoelectronic components, as well as signal guiding types, bending loss. characteristics of glass fibers are discussed. System 4. Optical Cables and Connectors. Types, construction, design issues include both analog and digital point-to- fusion splicing, connector types, insertion loss, return loss, point optical links and fiber-optic networks. connector care. From this course you will obtain the knowledge needed 5. Optical Transmitters. Introduction to semiconductor to perform basic fiber-optic communication systems physics, FP, VCSEL, DFB lasers, direct modulation, linearity, engineering calculations, identify system tradeoffs, and RIN noise, dynamic range, temperature dependence, bias apply this knowledge to modern fiber optic systems. This control, drive circuitry, threshold current, slope efficiency, chirp. will enable you to evaluate real systems, communicate 6. Optical Modulators. Mach-Zehnder interferometer, effectively with colleagues, and understand the most Electro-optic modulator, electro-absorption modulator, linearity, recent literature in the field of fiber-optic communications. bias control, insertion loss, polarization. 7. Optical Receivers. Quantum properties of light, PN, PIN, APD, design, thermal noise, shot noise, sensitivity Instructor characteristics, BER, front end electronics, bandwidth Dr. Raymond M. Sova is a section supervisor of the limitations, linearity, quantum efficiency. Photonic Devices and Systems section and a member of 8. Optical Amplifiers. EDFA, Raman, semiconductor, the Principal Professional Staff of the Johns Hopkins gain, noise, dynamics, power amplifier, pre-amplifier, line University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has a amplifier. Bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University in 9. Passive Fiber Optic Components. Couplers, Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Applied isolators, circulators, WDM filters, Add-Drop multiplexers, Physics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Johns attenuators. Hopkins University. With nearly 17 years of experience, he 10. Component Specification Sheets. Interpreting optical has numerous patents and papers related to the component spec. sheets - what makes the best design development of high-speed photonic and fiber optic component for a given application. devices and systems that are applied to communications, Part II: FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS remote sensing and RF-photonics. His experience in fiber 11. Design of Fiber Optic Links. Systems design issues optic communications systems include the design, that are addressed include: loss-limited and dispersion limited development and testing of fiber communication systems systems, power budget, rise-time budget and sources of power and components that include: Gigabit ethernet, highly- penalty. parallel optical data link using VCSEL arrays, high data 12. Network Properties. Introduction to fiber optic network rate (10 Gb/sec to 200 Gb/sec) fiber-optic transmitters and properties, specifying and characterizing optical analog and receivers and free-space optical data links. He is an digital networks. assistant research professor at Johns Hopkins University 13. Optical Impairments. Introduction to optical and has developed three graduate courses in Photonics impairments for digital and analog links. Dispersion, loss, non- and Fiber-Optic Communication Systems that he teaches linearity, optical amplifier noise, laser clipping to SBS (also in the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of distortions), back reflection, return loss, CSO CTB, noise. Engineering Part-Time Program. 14. Compensation Techniques. As data rates of fiber optical systems go beyond a few Gbits/sec, dispersion What You Will Learn management is essential for the design of long-haul systems. The following dispersion management schemes are • What are the basic elements in analog and digital fiber discussed: pre-compensation, post-compensation, dispersion optic communication systems including fiber-optic compensating fiber, optical filters and fiber Bragg gratings. components and basic coding schemes? 15. WDM Systems. The properties, components and • How fiber properties such as loss, dispersion and non- issues involved with using a WDM system are discussed. linearity impact system performance. Examples of modern WDM systems are provided. • How systems are compensated for loss, dispersion and 16. Digital Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked examples non-linearity. are provided for modern systems and the methodology for • How a fiber-optic amplifier works and it’s impact on designing a fiber communication system is explained. system performance. Terrestrial systems, undersea systems, Gigabit ethernet, and • How to maximize fiber bandwidth through wavelength plastic optical fiber links. division multiplexing. 17. Analog Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked • How is the fiber-optic link budget calculated? examples are provided for modern systems and the • What are typical characteristics of real fiber-optic methodology for designing a fiber communication system is explained. Cable television, RF antenna remoting, RF phased systems including CATV, gigabit Ethernet, POF data array systems. links, RF-antenna remoting systems, long-haul telecommunication links. 18. Test and Measurement. Power, wavelength, spectral analysis, BERT jitter, OTDR, PMD, dispersion, SBS, Noise- • How to perform cost analysis and system design? Power-Ratio (NPR), intensity noise. 52 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fiber Optics Fundamentals and Applications: An intro for technical people to enter the field or use FO in their work May 9-11, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada NEW! $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Intro to FO, Fundamentals, Components, Communications. Fiber Optic Communication Systems. Introduction to analog and digital fiber optic systems Summary including terrestrial, undersea, CATV, gigabit Ethernet, RF This three-day course is designed for technical antenna remoting, and plastic optical fiber data links. people with a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to 2. Types of Fibers, Properties of Fibers, Fiber enhance their understanding of Fiber-Optics or Material, Structure, etc. Optics and Lightwave become familiar with the applications of FO. The Fundamentals. Ray theory, numerical aperture, diffraction, various properties of Fibers of a wide variety of types electromagnetic waves, polarization, dispersion, Fresnel will be discussed along with applications for which they reflection, optical waveguides, birefringence, phase can be used. Special emphasis will be put on using velocity, group velocity. fibers for Laser Power Delivery, a subject not found in 3. Specialty Fibers, Cabling, Light Sources. textbooks. Optical Fibers. Step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, attenuation, optical modes, dispersion, non-linearity, fiber types, bending loss. Instructor 4. Transmitters, Receivers, Amplification, Dr. James Pierre Hauck is a consultant to industry Regeneration & Wavelength. Optical Transmitters. and government defense labs. He is an expert in fiber- Introduction to semiconductor physics, FP, VCSEL, DFB optics systems having used them for a variety of lasers, direct modulation, linearity, RIN noise, dynamic systems in which CW or Pulsed laser power is range, temperature dependence, bias control, drive delivered to targets. circuitry, threshold current, slope efficiency, chirp. Lasers, Dr. Hauck’s work with lasers and optics began about LEDS, Fiber Amplifiers, wavelength and technology 40 years ago when he studied Quantum Electronics at options. the University of CA Irvine. After completing the Ph.D. Optical Receivers. Quantum properties of light, PN, in Physics, he went to work for Rockwell’s Electronics PIN, APD, design, thermal noise, shot noise, sensitivity Research Center, working Lasers and Applications, characteristics, BER, front end electronics, bandwidth and later on Fiber-Optics, and Optical Comms limitations, linearity, quantum efficiency. Optical Amplifiers. Systems. EDFA, Raman, semiconductor, gain, noise, dynamics, Jim Hauck’s work on Fiber-Optics began in the power amplifier, pre-amplifier, line amplifier. 1990’s when he developed systems for delivery of high 5. Connector, Couplers, WDM . Optical Cables and power laser beams for materials processing. He Connectors. Types, construction, fusion splicing, continued that work with the use of FO for laser power connector types, insertion loss, return loss, connector delivery in optical dazzlers and imagers, and Laser care. Passive Fiber Optic Components. Couplers, Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Systems. isolators, circulators, WDM filters, Add-Drop multiplexers, attenuators. Component Specification Sheets. Interpreting optical component spec. sheets - what makes the best What You Will Learn design component for a given application. • What are the Emerging issues for the use of Fiber-Optic system in both military and commercial applications. 6. Switches, Modulators, Measurements, Troubleshooting Optical Modulators. Mach-Zehnder • Future Opportunities in Fiber-Optics applications, and interferometer, Electro-optic modulator, electro-absorption much more!). modulator, linearity, bias control, insertion loss, • Overcoming Challenges in Fiber-Optic Systems polarization. (bandwidth expansion, real-time global connectivity, 7. Networking, Standards, System Design. survivability & more). (Briefly). • Measuring the Key Performance Tradeoffs (cost vs. 8. Network design, Global Telecomm, Regional size/weight vs. availability vs. power vs. transmission and Metro. (Briefly). distance). 9. Local Telephone/Access, Internet Networks, • Tools and Techniques for Meeting the Requirements of Video Transmission. (Briefly). Data Rate, Availability, and transmitting high power beams without damage to the fiber or degradation of the 10. Mobile FO Comms, FO Sensors*, Imaging and light transmitted. Illumination. (Briefly). From this course you will obtain the knowledge 11. Applications: Fiber-Optic Applications- Sensors and ability to perform basic FO systems (rotation “Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes”) Fiber-Optic engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, Applications- Illumination & Material Processing (Beam interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate Power through fibers) Fiber-Optic Applications- Bio- systems, and understand the literature. Medical. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 53
    • Fundamentals of RF Technology March 17-18, 2011 NEW! Laurel, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Day One: Circuit Considerations 1. Physical Properties of RF circuits Summary 2. Propagation and effective Dielectric This two-day course is designed for engineers Constants that are non specialists in RF engineering, but are 3. Impedance Parameters involved in the design or analysis of 4. Reflections and Matching communication systems including digital 5. Circuit matrix parameters (Z,Y, & S parameters) designers, managers, procurement engineers, 6. Gain etc. The course emphasizes RF fundamentals in 7. Stability terms of physical principles behavioral concepts 8. Smith Chart data displays permitting the student to quickly gain an intuitive 9. Performance of example circuits understanding of the subject with minimal mathematical complexity. These principles are Day Two: System considerations illustrated using modern examples of wireless 1. Low Noise designs components such as Bluetooth, Cell Phone and 2. High Power design Paging, and 802.11 Data Communications 3. Distortion evaluation Systems. 4. Spurious Free Dynamic Range 5. MATLAB Assisted Assessment of state-of- the-art RF systems Instructor Dr. M. Lee Edwards is a private RF What You Will Learn Engineering Consultant since January 2007 • How to recognize the physical properties that when he retired from The Johns Hopkins make RF circuits and systems unique University Applied Physics Laboratory • What the important parameters are that characterize RF circuits (JHU/APL). He served for 15 years the • How to interpret RF Engineering performance Supervisor of the RF Engineering Group in APL’s data Space Department. Dr. Edwards’ leadership • What the considerations are in combining RF introduced new RF capabilities into deep space circuits into systems communications systems including GaAs • How to evaluate RF Engineering risks such as technology and phased array antennas, etc. For instabilities, noise, and interference, etc. two decades Dr. Edwards was also the Chairman • How performance assessments can be enhanced of the JHU Masters program in Electrical and with basic engineering tools such as MATLAB. Computer Engineering and pioneered many of From this course you will obtain the the RF Engineering courses and laboratories. He knowledge and ability to understand how RF is a recipient of the JHU excellence in teaching circuits functions, how multiple circuits award and is known for his fundamental interact to determine system performance, to understanding of RF Engineering and his creative interact effectively with RF engineering and insightful approach to teaching. specialists and to understand the literature. 54 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples February 8-9, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline August 2-3, 2011 1. Introduction to Statistics. Definition of Laurel, Maryland terms and concepts with simple illustrations. Measures of central tendency: Mean, mode, $1040 (8:30am - 4:30pm) medium. Measures of dispersion: Variance, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each standard deviation, range. Organizing random Off The Course Tuition." data. Introduction to Excel statistics tools. 2. Basic Probability. Probability based on: equally likely events, frequency, axioms. Permutations and combinations of distinct objects. Total, joint, conditional probabilities. Examples related to systems engineering. 3. Discrete Random Variables. Bernoulli trial. Summary Binomial distributions. Poisson distribution. Discrete probability density functions and This two-day course covers the basics of cumulative distribution functions. Excel probability and statistic analysis. The course is examples. self-contained and practical, using Excel to perform the fundamental calculations. Students 4. Continuous Random Variables. Normal are encouraged to bring their laptops to work distribution. Uniform distribution. Triangular provided Excel example problems. By the end of distribution. Log-normal distributions. Discrete the course you will be comfortable with statistical probability density functions and cumulative concepts and able to perform and understand distribution functions. Excel examples. statistical calculations by hand and using Excel. 5. Sampling Distributions. Sample size You will understand probabilities, statistical considerations. Central limit theorem. Student-t distributions, confidence levels and hypothesis distribution. testing, using tools that are available in Excel. Participants will receive a complete set of notes 6. Functions of Random Variables. and the textbook Statistical Analysis with Excel. (Propagation of errors) Sums and products of random variables. Tolerance of mechanical components. Electrical system gains. Instructor 7. System Reliability. Failure and reliability Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor statistics. Mean time to failure. Exponential Emeritus of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty distribution. Gamma distribution. Weibull years in the field of sound and vibration where he distribution. applied statistics to the design of experiments 8. Confidence Level. Confidence intervals. and analysis of data. He has degrees in Significance of data. Margin of error. Sample size mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, considerations. P-values. and engineering acoustics and has taught for over thirty years on both the graduate and 9. Hypotheses Testing. Error analysis. undergraduate levels. For the last eight years, he Decision and detection theory. Operating has taught Applied Statistics courses at characteristic curves. Inferences of two-samples government and industrial organizations testing, e.g. assessment of before and after throughout the country. treatments. 10. Probability Plots and Parameter Estimation. Percentiles of data. Box whisker What You Will Learn plots. Probability plot characteristics. Excel • Working knowledge of statistical terms. examples of Normal, Exponential and Weibull • Use of distribution functions to estimate plots.. probabilities. 11. Data Analysis. Introduction to linear • How to apply confidence levels to real-world regression, Error variance, Pearson linear problems. correlation coefficients, Residuals pattern, • Applications of hypothesis testing. Principal component analysis (PCA) of large data • Useful ways of summarizing statistical data. sets. Excel examples. • How to use Excel to analyze statistical data. 12. Special Topics of Interest to Class. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 55
    • Grounding & Shielding for EMC February 1-3, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland April 26-28, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) received a BEE degree from George Washington University in 1959, a MSEE degree from Syracuse University in 1969, and a DScEE degree from Clayton Summary University in 1977. This three-day course is designed for Bill is an independent consultant technicians, operators, and engineers who need specializing in EMI/EMC. He worked an understanding of all facets of grounding and for SENTEL and Atlantic Research and taught shielding at the circuit, PCB, box or equipment courses on electromagnetic interference (EMI) and level, cable-interconnected boxes (subsystem), electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He is system and building, facilities or vehicle levels. internationally recognized as a leader in the The course offers a discussion of the qualitative development of engineering technology for techniques for EMI control through grounding and achieving EMC in communication and electronic shielding at all levels. It provides for selection of systems. He has more than 40 years of experience in EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem EMI suppression methods via math modeling and solving for a wide variety of communication and graphics of grounding and shielding parameters. electronic systems. He has extensive experience in Our instructor will use computer software to assessing EMI at the circuit, equipment and/or the provide real world examples and case histories. system level and applying EMI mitigation The computer software simulates and techniques to "fix" problems. Bill has written more demonstrates various concepts and helps bridge than 40 technical papers and four books on EMC. the gap between theory and the real world. The He is a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer. computer software will be made available to the Bill has been very active in the IEEE EMC attendees. One of the computer programs is used Society. He served on the Board of Directors, is to design interconnecting equipments. This currently Chairman of the Fellow Evaluation program demonstrates the impact of various Committee and is an Associate Editor for the grounding schemes and different "fixes" that are Newsletter. He is a past president of the IEEE EMC applied. Another computer program is used to Society and a past Director of the Electromagnetics design a shielded enclosure. The program and Radiation Division of IEEE. considers the box material; seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing apertures; and various "fixes" that may be used for aperture protection. What You Will Learn There are also hardware demonstrations of the • Examples Of Potential EMI Threats. effect of various compromises and resulting • Safety Grounding Versus Noise Coupling. "fixes" on the shielding effectiveness of an • Field Coupling Into Ground Loops. enclosure. The compromises that are • Coupling Reduction Methods. demonstrated are seam leakage, and a • Victim Sensitivities. conductor penetrating the enclosure. The • Common Ground Impedance Coupling. hardware demonstrations also include • Ground Loop Coupling. incorporating various "fixes" and illustrating their • Shielding Theory. impact. 56 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Instrumentation for Test & Measurement Understanding, Selecting and Applying Measurement Systems Summary This three day course, based on the 690-page Sensor NEW! Technology Handbook, published by Elsevier in 2005 and edited by the instructor, is designed for engineers, technicians and managers who want to increase their March 29-31, 2011 knowledge of sensors and signal conditioning. It balances breadth and depth in a practical presentation for those Beltsville, Maryland who design sensor systems and work with sensors of all types. Each topic includes technology fundamentals, $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) selection criteria, applicable standards, interfacing and system designs, and future developments. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor What You Will Learn Jon Wilson is a Principal Consultant. He holds degrees • How to understand sensor specifications. in Mechanical, Automotive and Industrial Engineering. His • Advantages and disadvantages of different sensor 45-plus years of experience include Test Engineer, Test types. Laboratory Manager, Applications Engineering Manager and Marketing Manager at Chrysler Corporation, ITT • How to avoid configuration and interfacing problems. Cannon Electric Co., Motorola Semiconductor Products • How to select and specify the best sensor for your Division and Endevco. He is Editor of the Sensor application. Technology Handbook published by Elsevier in 2005. He • How to select and apply the correct signal conditioning. has been consulting and training in the field of testing and • How to find applicable standards for various sensors. instrumentation since 1985. He has presented training for • Principles and applications. ISA, SAE, IEST, SAVIAC, ITC, & many government From this course you will learn how to select and agencies and commercial organizations. He is a Fellow apply measurement systems to acquire accurate data Member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and for a variety of applications and measurands Technology, and a Lifetime Senior Member of SAE and including mechanical, thermal, optical and biological ISA. data. Course Outline 1. Sensor Fundamentals. Basic Sensor Technology, Sensor Condensation & Wetting, Integrated Signal Conditioning. Systems. 14. Machinery Vibration Monitoring Sensors. Accelerometer 2. Application Considerations. Sensor Characteristics, Types, 4-20 Milliamp Transmitters, Capacitive Sensors, Intrinsically System Characteristics, Instrument Selection, Data Acquisition & Safe Sensors, Mounting Considerations. Readout. 15. Optical & Radiation Sensors. Photosensors, Quantum 3. Measurement Issues & Criteria. Measurand, Environment, Detectors, Thermal Detectors, Phototransistors, Thermal Infrared Accuracy Requirements, Calibration & Documentation. Detectors. 4. Sensor Signal Conditioning. Bridge Circuits, Analog to 16. Position & Motion Sensors. Contact & Non-contact, Limit Digital Converters, Systems on a Chip, Sigma-Delta ADCs, Switches, Resistive, Magnetic & Ultrasonic Position Sensors, Conditioning High Impedance Sensors, Conditioning Charge Proximity Sensors, Photoelectric Sensors, Linear & Rotary Position Output Sensors. & Motion Sensors, Optical Encoders, Resolvers & Synchros. 5. Acceleration, Shock & Vibration Sensors. Piezoelectric, 17. Pressure Sensors. Fundamentals of Pressure Sensing Charge Mode & IEPE, Piezoelectric Materials & Structures, Technology, Piezoresistive Sensors, Piezoelectric Sensors, Piezoresistive, Capacitive, Servo Force Balance, Mounting, Specialized Applications. Acceleration Probes, Grounding, Cables & Connections. 18. Sensors for Mechanical Shock Technology 6. Biosensors. Bioreceptor + Transducer, Biosensor Fundamentals, Sensor Types-Advantages & Disadvantages, Characteristics, Origin of Biosensors, Bioreceptor Molecules, Frequency Response Requirements, Pyroshock Measurement, Transduction Mechanisms. Failure Modes, Structural Resonance Effects, Environmental 7. Chemical Sensors. Technology Fundamentals, Applications, Effects. CHEMFETS. 19. Test & Measurement Microphones. Measurement 8. Capacitive & Inductive Displacement Sensors. Capacitive Microphone Characteristics, Condenser & Prepolarized (Electret), Fundamentals, Inductive Fundamentals, Target Considerations, Effect of Angle of Incidence, Pressure, Free Field, Random Comparing Capacitive & Inductive, Using Capacitive & Inductive Incidence, Environmental Effects, Specialized Types, Calibration Together. Techniques. 9. Electromagnetism in Sensing. Electromagnetism & 20. Introduction to Strain Gages. Piezoresistance, Thin Film, Inductance, Sensor Applications, Magnetic Field Sensors. Microdevices, Accuracy, Strain Gage Based Measurements, 10. Flow Sensors. Thermal Anemometers, Differential Sensor Installations, High Temperature Installations. Pressure, Vortex Shedding, Positive Displacement & Turbine 21. Temperature Sensors. Electromechanical & Electronic Based Sensors, Mass Flowmeters, Electromagnetic, Ultrasonic & Sensors, IR Pyrometry, Thermocouples, Thermistors, RTDs, Laser Doppler Sensors, Calibration. Interfacing & Design, Heat Conduction & Self Heating Effects. 11. Level Sensors. Hydrostatic, Ultrasonic, RF Capacitance, 22. Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors. Possibilities, Magnetostrictive, Microwave Radar, Selecting a Technology. Realities, Applications. 12. Force, Load & Weight Sensors. Sensor Types, Physical 23. Wireless Sensor Networks. Individual Node Architecture, Configurations, Fatigue Ratings. Network Architecture, Radio Options, Power Considerations. 13. Humidity Sensors.Capacitive, Resistive & Thermal 24. Smart Sensors – IEEE 1451, TEDS, TEDS Sensors, Plug Conductivity Sensors, Temperature & Humidity Effects, & Play Sensors. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 57
    • Introduction to EMI / EMC March 1-3, 2011 Columbia, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Course Outline "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 1. Examples Of Communications System. A Discussion Of Case Histories Of Communications System EMI, Definitions Of Systems, Both Military And Industrial, And Typical Modes Of System Summary Interactions Including Antennas, Transmitters And This three-day course is designed for technicians, Receivers And Receiver Responses. operators and engineers who need an understanding of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Electromagnetic 2. Quantification Of Communication System Compatibility (EMC) methodology and concepts. The EMI. A Discussion Of The Elements Of Interference, course provides a basic working knowledge of the Including Antennas, Transmitters, Receivers And principles of EMC. Propagation. The course will provide real world examples and 3. Electronic Equipment And System EMI case histories. Computer software will be used to Concepts. A Description Of Examples Of EMI simulate and demonstrate various concepts and help Coupling Modes To Include Equipment Emissions to bridge the gap between theory and the real world. And Susceptibilities. The computer software will be made available to the 4. Common-Mode Coupling. A Discussion Of attendees. One of the computer programs is used to Common-Mode Coupling Mechanisms Including design interconnecting equipments. This program Field To Cable, Ground Impedance, Ground Loop demonstrates the impact of various EMI “EMI mitigation techniques" that are applied. Another And Coupling Reduction Techniques. computer program is used to design a shielded 5. Differential-Mode Coupling. A Discussion enclosure. The program considers the box material; Of Differential-Mode Coupling Mechanisms seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing apertures; Including Field To Cable, Cable To Cable And and various "EMI mitigation techniques" that may be Coupling Reduction Techniques. used for aperture protection. 6. Other Coupling Mechanisms. A Discussion There are also hardware demonstrations of the effect Of Power Supplies And Victim Amplifiers. of various compromises on the shielding effectiveness 7. The Importance Of Grounding For of an enclosure. The compromises that are Achieving EMC. A Discussion Of Grounding, demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the enclosure. The hardware Including The Reasons (I.E., Safety, Lightning demonstrations also include incorporating various "EMI Control, EMC, Etc.), Grounding Schemes (Single mitigation techniques" and illustrating their impact. Point, Multi-Point And Hybrid), Shield Grounding And Bonding. Instructor 8. The Importance Of Shielding. A Discussion Of Shielding Effectiveness, Including Shielding Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) is an independent Considerations (Reflective And Absorptive). consultant. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer of the Advanced 9. Shielding Design. A Description Of Technology Group of SENTEL. Prior to Shielding Compromises (I.E., Apertures, Gaskets, working for SENTEL, he worked for Waveguide Beyond Cut-Off). Atlantic Research and taught courses on electromagnetic interference (EMI) and 10. EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. A Discussion electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He Of Techniques Used In EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. is internationally recognized as a leader 11. EMC Specifications, Standards And in the development of engineering technology for Measurements. A Discussion Of The Genesis Of achieving EMC in communication and electronic EMC Documentation Including A Historical systems. He has 42 years of experience in EMI/EMC Summary, The Rationale, And A Review Of MIL- analysis, design, test and problem solving for a wide variety of communication and electronic systems. He Stds, FCC And CISPR Requirements. has extensive experience in assessing EMI at the equipment and/or the system level and applying EMI suppression and control techniques to "fix" problems. What You Will Learn Bill has written more than 40 technical papers and • Examples of Communications Systems EMI. four books on EMC. He also regularly teaches seminar • Quantification of Systems EMI. courses on EMC. He is a past president of the IEEE • Equipment and System EMI Concepts. EMC Society. He served a number of terms as a • Source and Victim Coupling Modes. member of the EMC Society Board of Directors and is currently Chairman of the EMC Society Fellow • Importance of Grounding. Evaluation Committee and an Associate Editor for the • Shielding Designs. EMC Society Newsletter. He is a NARTE Certified EMC • EMI Diagnostics. Engineer. • EMC/EMI Specifications and Standards. 58 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Optical Communications Systems Trades and Technology for Implementing Free Space or Fiber Communications Course Outline NEW! 1. Understanding Laser Communications. What are the Benefits of Laser Communications? How Do Laser Communications Compare with RF and Microwave Systems? Implementation Options. Future Role of Laser January 17-18, 2011 Communications in Commercial, Military and Scientific Markets. San Diego, California 2. Laser Communications Latest Capabilities & Requirements. A Complete Guide to Laser Communications $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Capabilities for Mobile, Airborne and Space-Based Missions. What Critical System Functions are Required for Laser "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Communications? What are the Capability Requirements for Off The Course Tuition." Spacecraft-Based Laser Communications Terminals? Tools and Techniques for Meeting the Requirements of -Data Rate, Availability, Covertness, Jamming Ground Terminal Summary Requirements- Viable Receiver Sites, Uplink Beacon and This two-day course provides a strong foundation for Command, Safety. selecting, designing and building either a Free Space Optical 3. Laser Communication System Prototypes & Comms, or Fiber-Optic Comms System for various Programs. USAF/Boeing Gapfiller Wideband Laser Comm applications. Course includes both DoD and Commercial System–The Future Central Node in Military Architectures systems, in Space, Atmospheric, Underground, and DARPA’s TeraHertz Operational Reachback (THOR)–Meeting Underwater Applications. Optical Comms Systems have Data Requirements for Mobile Environments Elliptica Transceiver–The Future Battlefield Commlink? Laser advantages over RF and Microwave Comms Systems due to Communication Test and Evaluation Station (LTES), DARPA’s their directionality, and high frequency carrier. These Multi-Access Laser Communication Head (MALCH): properties can lead to greater covertness, freedom from Providing Simultaneous Lasercom to Multiple Airborne Users. jamming, and potentially much higher data rates. Novel 4. Opportunities and Challenges in Laser architectures are feasible allowing usage in situations where Communications Development. Link Drivers--- Weather, RF emission or transmission would be precluded. Mobile or Stationary systems, Design Drivers--- Cost, Link Availability, Bit Rates, Bit Error Rates, Mil Specs Design Approaches--- Design to Spec, Design to Cost, System Instructor Architecture and Point to Point Where are the Opportunities in Dr. James Pierre Hauck is a consultant to industry and Laser Communications Architectures Development? Coping with the Lack of Bandwidth, What are the Solutions in government labs. He is an expert in optical communications Achieving Real-Time Global Connectivity? Beam systems having pioneered a variety of such systems including Transmission: Making it Work - Free-Space Optics- Sat-to-Underwater, Non-line-of-Sight, and Single-Ended Overcoming Key Atmospheric Effects Scintillation, Systems. Dr. Hauck’s work with lasers and optics began about Turbulence, Cloud Statistics, Background Light and Sky 40 years ago when he studied Quantum Electronics at the Brightness, Transmission, Seeing Availability, Underwater University of CA Irvine. After completing the Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, Guided Wave Optics. he went to work for Rockwell’s Electronics Research Center, 5. Expert Insights on Measuring Laser working on Laser Radar (LADAR) which has much in common Communications Performance. Tools and Techniques for with Optical Comms Systems. Dr. Hauck’s work on Optical Establishing Requirements and Estimating Performance Key Comms Systems began in earnest about 30 years ago when Performance Trade-offs for Laser Communications Systems - he was Chief Scientist of the Strategic Laser Communications Examining the Tradeoffs of Cost vs. Availability, Bit Rate, and System Laser Transmitter Module (SLC/LTM), at Northrop Bit Error Rate; of Size/Weight vs. Cost, Availability, BR/BER, Mobility; of Power vs. Range, BR/BER, Availability; Mass, Grumman. He invented, designed and developed a novel Power, Volume and Cost Estimation; Reliability and Quality Non-Line-Of-Sight Optical Comms System when he was Assurance, Environmental Tests, Component Specifics Chief Scientist of the General Dynamics Laser Systems (Lasers, Detectors, Optics.) Laboratory. This portable system allowed comm in a U 6. Understanding the Key Components and shaped channel “up-over-and-down” a large building. At SAIC Subsystems. Current Challenges and Future Capabilities in he analyzed, designed, developed and tested a single ended Laser Transmitters Why Modulation and Coding is Key for Optical Comms System. Successful System Performance Frequency/Wavelength Control for Signal-to-Noise Improvements Meeting the Requirements for Optical Channel Capacity The Real Impact What You Will Learn of the Transmitter Telescope on System Performance • What are the Emerging Laser Communications Challenges Transcription Methods for Sending the Data- Meeting the for Mobile, Airborne and Space-Based Missions. Requirements for Bit Rates and Bit Error Rates Which • Future Opportunities in LaserCom Applications (ground-to- Receivers are Most Useful for Detecting Optical Signals, Pointing and Tracking for Link Closure and Reduction of Drop- ground, satellite-to-satellite, ground-to-satellite and much Outs - Which Technologies Can Be Used for Link more!) Closure,How Can You Keep Your Bit Error Rates Low . • Overcoming Challenges in LaserCom Development 7. Future Applications of Laser Communications (bandwidth expansion, real-time global connectivity, Systems. Understanding the Flight Systems - Host Platform survivability & more). Vibration Characteristics, Fine-Pointing Mechanism, Coarse • Measuring the Key Performance Tradeoffs (cost vs. Pointing Mechanism, Isolation Mechanisms, Inertial Sensor size/weight vs. availability vs. power vs. range). Feedback, Eye Safety Ground to Ground – Decisions required include covertness requirements, day/night, - Fixed – • Tools and Techniques for Meeting the Requirements of Data Mobile Line-of-Sight, Non-Line-of-Sight – Allows significant Rate, Availability, Covertness & Jamming. freedom of motion Ground to A/C, A/C to Ground, A/C to A/C, From this course you will obtain the knowledge and Ground to Satellite. Low Earth Orbit, Point Ahead ability to perform basic Comm systems engineering Requirements, Medium Earth Orbit, Geo-Stationary Earth calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully Orbit, Long Range as Above, Satellite to Ground as Above, Sat to Sat “Real Free Space Comms”, Under-Water Fixed to with colleagues, evaluate systems, and understand the Mobile, Under-Water Mobile to Fixed. literature.. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 59
    • Practical Design of Experiments March 22-23, 2011 Beltsville, Maryland June 7-9, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline $1040 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 1. Survey of Statistical Concepts. 2. Introduction to Design of Experiments. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 3. Designing Full and Fractional Factorials. 4. Hands-on Exercise: Statapult Distance Summary Experiment using full factorial. This two-day course will enable the participant to 5. Data preparation and analysis of plan the most efficient experiment or test which will Experimental Data. result in a statistically defensible conclusion of the test 6. Verification of Model: Collect data, analyze objectives. It will show how properly designed tests are mean and standard deviation. easily analyzed and prepared for presentation in a 7. Hands-on Experiment: One-Half Fractional report or paper. Examples and exercises related to Factorial, verify prediction. various NASA satellite programs will be included. 8. Hands-on Experiment: One-Fourth Fractional Many companies are reporting significant savings Factorial, verify prediction. and increased productivity from their engineering, 9. Screening Experiments (Trebuchet). process control and R&D professionals. These companies apply statistical methods and statistically- 10. Advanced designs, Methods of Steepest designed experiments to their critical manufacturing Ascent, Central Composite Design. processes, product designs, and laboratory 11. Some recent uses of DOE. experiments. Multifactor experimentation will be shown 12. Summary. as increasing efficiencies, improving product quality, and decreasing costs. This first course in experimental design will start you into statistical planning before you Testimonials ... actually start taking data and will guide you to perform hands-on analysis of your results immediately after “Would you like many times more completing the last experimental run. You will learn information, with much less resources used, how to design practical full factorial and fractional and 100% valid and technically defensible factorial experiments. You will learn how to results? If so, design your tests using systematically manipulate many variables Design of Experiments.” simultaneously to discover the few major factors affecting performance and to develop a mathematical Dr. Jackie Telford, Career Enhancement: model of the actual instruments. You will perform Statistics, JHU/APL. statistical analysis using the modern statistical software called JMP from SAS Institute. At the end of “We can no longer afford to experiment this course, participants will be able to design in a trial-and-error manner, changing one experiments and analyze them on their own desktop factor at a time, the way Edison did in computers. developing the light bulb. A far better method is to apply a computer-enhanced, Instructor systematic approach to experimentation, Dr. Manny Uy is a member of the Principal one that considers all factors Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins simultaneously. That approach is called University Applied Physics Laboratory "Design of Experiments..” (JHU/APL). Previously, he was with General Electric Company, where he Mark Anderson, The Industrial practiced Design of Experiments on Physicist. many manufacturing processes and product development projects. He is currently working on space environmental monitors, What You Will Learn reliability and failure analysis, and testing of modern instruments for Homeland Security. He earned a Ph.D. • How to design full and fractional factorial in physical chemistry from Case-Western Reserve experiments. University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Rice • Gather data from hands-on experiments while University and the Free University of Brussels. He has simultaneously manipulating many variables. published over 150 papers and holds over 10 patents. • Analyze statistical significant testing from hands-on At the JHU/APL, he has continued to teach courses in exercises. the Design and Analysis of Experiments and in Data • Acquire a working knowledge of the statistical Mining and Experimental Analysis using SAS/JMP. software JMP. 60 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Signal & Image Processing And Analysis For Scientists And Engineers Recent attendee comments ... NEW! "This course provided insight and explanations that saved me hours of research time." Summary Whether working in the scientific, medical, or security field, signal and image processing and analysis play a critical role. This three-day course is May 17-19, 2011 de?signed is designed for engineers, scientists, Beltsville, Maryland technicians, implementers, and managers in those fields who need to understand basic and advanced $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) methods of signal and image processing and analysis techniques. The course provides a jump "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each start for utilizing these methods in any application. Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Course Outline Dr. Donald J. Roth is the Nondestructive 1. Introduction. Basic Descriptions, Terminology, Evaluation (NDE) Team Lead at a and Concepts Related to Signals, Imaging, and major NASA center, as well as a Processing for science and engineering. Analog senior research engineer with 26 and Digital. Data acquisition concepts. Sampling years of experience in NDE, and Quantization. measurement and imaging 2. Signal Analysis. Basic operations, sciences, and software design. His Frequency-domain filtering, Wavelet filtering, primary areas of expertise over his Wavelet Decomposition and Reconstruction, Signal career include research and development in Deconvolution, Joint Time-Frequency Processing, the imaging modalities of ultrasound, infrared, Curve Fitting. x-ray, computed tomography, and terahertz. He 3. Signal Analysis. Signal Parameter Extraction, has been heavily involved in the development Peak Detection, Signal Statistics, Joint Time – of software for custom data and control Frequency Analysis, Acoustic Emission analysis, systems, and for signal and image processing Curve Fitting Parameter Extraction. software systems. Dr. Roth holds the degree of 4. Image Processing. Basic and Advanced Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Case Methods, Spatial frequency Filtering, Wavelet Western Reserve University and has published filtering, lookup tables, Kernel convolution/filtering over 100 articles, presentations, book (e.g. Sobel, Gradient, Median), Directional Filtering, chapters, and software products. Image Deconvolution, Wavelet Decomposition and Reconstruction, Thresholding, Colorization, What You Will Learn Morphological Operations, Segmentation, B-scan display, Phased Array Display. • Terminology, definitions, and concepts related to basic and advanced signal and image 5. Image Analysis. Region-of-interest Analysis, processing. Line profiles, Feature Selection and Measurement, Image Math, Logical Operators, Masks, Particle • Conceptual examples. analysis, Image Series Reduction including Images • Case histories where these methods have Averaging, Principal Component Analysis, proven applicable. Derivative Images, Multi-surface Rendering, B-scan • Methods are exhibited using live computerized Analysis, Phased Array Analysis. demonstrations. 6. Integrated Signal and Image Processing and Analysis Software and algorithm strategies. • All of this will allow a better understanding of The instructor will draw on his extensive experience how and when to apply processing methods in to demonstrate how these methods can be practice. combined and utilized in a post-processing software package. Software strategies including code and From this course you will obtain the knowledge interface design concepts for versatile signal and and ability to perform basic and advanced signal image processing and analysis software and image processing and analysis that can be development will be provided. These strategies are applied to many signal and image acquisition applicable for any language including LabVIEW, scenarios in order to improve and analyze signal MATLAB, and IDL. Practical considerations and and image data approaches will be emphasized. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 105 – 61
    • Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach “This course uses very little math, yet provides an in- depth understanding of the concepts and real-world February 22-24, 2011 applications of these powerful tools.” San Diego, California Summary June 7-9, 2011 Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) are in wide use and Beltsville, Maryland work very well if your signal stays at a constant frequency (“stationary”). But if the signal could vary, $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) have pulses, “blips” or any other kind of interesting behavior then you need Wavelets. Wavelets are "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each remarkable tools that can stretch and move like an Off The Course Tuition." amoeba to find the hidden “events” and then "Your Wavelets course was very helpful in our Radar simultaneously give you their location, frequency, and studies. We often use wavelets now instead of the shape. Wavelet Transforms allow this and many other Fourier Transform for precision denoising." capabilities not possible with conventional methods like –Long To, NAWC WD, Point Wugu, CA the FFT. This course is vastly different from traditional math- "I was looking forward to this course and it was very re- oriented Wavelet courses or books in that we use warding–Your clear explanations starting with the big pic- examples, figures, and computer demonstrations to ture immediately contextualized the material allowing us show how to understand and work with Wavelets. This to drill a little deeper with a fuller understanding" is a comprehensive, in-depth. up-to-date treatment of –Steve Van Albert, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research the subject, but from an intuitive, conceptual point of view. "Good overview of key wavelet concepts and literature. The course provided a good physical understanding of We do look at some key equations but only AFTER wavelet transforms and applications." the concepts are demonstrated and understood so you –Stanley Radzevicius, ENSCO, Inc. can see the wavelets and equations “in action”. Each student will receive extensive course slides, a CD with MATLAB demonstrations, and a copy of the Course Outline instructor’s new book, Conceptual Wavelets. 1. What is a Wavelet? Examples and Uses. “Waves” that can start, stop, move and stretch. Real-world applications in many fields: Signal and Image Processing, Internet Traffic, Instructor Airport Security, Medicine, JPEG, Finance, Pulse and Target D. Lee Fugal is the Founder and President of an Recognition, Radar, Sonar, etc. independent consulting firm. He has 2. Comparison with traditional methods. The concept over 30 years of industry experience in of the FFT, the STFT, and Wavelets as all being various types Digital Signal Processing (including of comparisons (correlations) with the data. Strengths, weaknesses, optimal choices. Wavelets) and Satellite Communications. He has been a full- 3. The Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT). time consultant on numerous Stretching and shifting the Wavelet for optimal correlation. Predefined vs. Constructed Wavelets. assignments since 1991. Recent projects include Excision of Chirp 4. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). Shrinking the signal by factors of 2 through downsampling. Jammer Signals using Wavelets, design of Space- Understanding the DWT in terms of correlations with the data. Based Geolocation Systems (GPS & Non-GPS), and Relating the DWT to the CWT. Demonstrations and uses. Advanced Pulse Detection using Wavelet Technology. 5. The Redundant Discrete Wavelet Transform (RDWT). He has taught upper-division University courses in Stretching the Wavelet by factors of 2 without downsampling. DSP and in Satellites as well as Wavelet short courses Tradeoffs between the alias-free processing and the extra and seminars for Practicing Engineers and storage and computational burdens. A hybrid process using Management. He holds a Masters in Applied Physics both the DWT and the RDWT. Demonstrations and uses. (DSP) from the University of Utah, is a Senior Member 6. “Perfect Reconstruction Filters”. How to cancel the of IEEE, and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium effects of aliasing. How to recognize and avoid any traps. A Medal. breakthrough method to see the filters as basic Wavelets. The “magic” of alias cancellation demonstrated in both the time and frequency domains. What You Will Learn 7. Highly useful properties of popular Wavelets. How • How to use Wavelets as a “microscope” to analyze to choose the best Wavelet for your application. When to data that changes over time or has hidden “events” create your own and when to stay with proven favorites. that would not show up on an FFT. 8. Compression and De-Noising using Wavelets. How • How to understand and efficiently use the 3 types of to remove unwanted or non-critical data without throwing Wavelet Transforms to better analyze and process away the alias cancellation capability. A new, powerful method your data. State-of-the-art methods and to extract signals from large amounts of noise. applications. Demonstrations. • How to compress and de-noise data using 9. Additional Methods and Applications. Image advanced Wavelet techniques. How to avoid Processing. Detecting Discontinuities, Self-Similarities and potential pitfalls by understanding the concepts. A Transitory Events. Speech Processing. Human Vision. Audio “safe” method if in doubt. and Video. BPSK/QPSK Signals. Wavelet Packet Analysis. Matched Filtering. How to read and use the various Wavelet • How to increase productivity and reduce cost by Displays. Demonstrations. choosing (or building) a Wavelet that best matches 10. Further Resources. The very best of Wavelet your particular application. references. 62 – Vol. 105 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
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