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ATI Short Technical Development Courses Catalog On Acoustics, Sonar Engineering, Radar, Missile, Defense Vol101

ATI Short Technical Development Courses Catalog On Acoustics, Sonar Engineering, Radar, Missile, Defense Vol101



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    • APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE Volume 101 Valid through July 2010 ATI COURSES TECHNICAL TRAINING public & onsite SINCE 1984 • Acoustic & Sonar Engineering • Engineering & Data Analysis • Radar, Missiles, Defense
    • 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 24 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. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Table of Contents Acoustic & Sonar Engineering Systems Engineering & Project Management Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements NEW! Architecting with DODAF NEW! Mar 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 May 24-25, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Advanced Undersea Warfare CSEP Exam Prep NEW! Mar 15-18, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Feb 26-27, 2010 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Applied Physical Oceanography and Acoustics NEW! Fundamentals of Systems Enginering May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mar 29-30, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing Principles of Test & Evaluation Feb 23-25, 2010 • Santa Barbara, California . . . . . . . . . 7 Feb 18-19, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . 36 Apr 5-7, 2010 • College Park, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mar 16-17, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Fundamentals of Sonar & Target Motion Analysis NEW! Risk and Opportunity Management NEW! Mar 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mar 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Fundamentals of Sonar Transducer Design Systems Engineering - Requirements NEW! Apr 20-22, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mar 23-25, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Mechanics of Underwater Noise Systems of Systems May 4-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Apr 20-22, 2010 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis Jun 29-Jul 1, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Feb 16-19, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Test Design and Analysis Sonar Signal Processing Feb 8-10, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Total Systems Engineering Development Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation Feb 1-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Apr 19-22, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mar 2-5, 2010 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . 41 Underwater Acoustics 201 NEW! Engineering, Analysis & Signal Processing May 13-14, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Underwater Acoustics for Biologists NEW! Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing Jun 15-17, 2010 • Silver Spring, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mar 29 - Apr 1, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Vibration & Noise Control Antenna & Array Fundamentals NEW! Mar 15-18, 2010 • Cleveland, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Mar 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 May 3-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Composite Materials for Aerospace NEW! Jan 19-21, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Defense, Missiles & Radar Digital Video Systems Advanced Developments in Radar Technology NEW! Apr 26-29, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Feb 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Digital Signal Processing System Design May 18-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 May 31-Jun 3, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Combat Systems Engineering NEW! Distribution, Packaging & Testing NEW! Feb 23-24, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Mar 2-4, 2010 • Santa Barbara, California . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Engineering Systems Modeling with Excel / VBA NEW! Jun 15-16, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Feb 8-9, 2010 • Washington DC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Fundamentals of Sealing & Fastening NEW! Fundamentals of Radar Technology Feb 16-18, 2010 • Santa Barbara, California . . . . . . . . . 49 May 4-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Fiber Optic Systems Engineering Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles Apr 13-15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Feb 2-4, 2010 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples NEW! Mar 8-10, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Feb 9-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 GPS Technology - Solutions for Earth & Space Grounding and Shielding for EMC Jan 25-28, 2010 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Feb 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Modern Infrared Sensor Technology Apr 27-29, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Feb 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Introduction to Electronic Packaging NEW! Modern Missile Analysis Feb 16-18, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Mar 23-26, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Introduction to EMI/EMC Jun 21-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Feb 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Mar 1-3, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Feb 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Kalman, H-Infinity and Nonlinear Filtering May 11-13, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Mar 16-18, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Propagation Effects of Radar Military Strategy 810G NEW! Apr 6-8, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Feb 8-11, 2010 • Fullerton, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Radar Signal Analysis & Processing Using MATLAB Practical Design of Experiments May 3-6, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Mar 23-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Radar Systems Design & Engineering Jun 1-2, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Mar 2-5, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLAB Jun 21-24, 2010 • Middletown, Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . 58 Jun 14-17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Practical EMI Fixes Rocket Propulsion 101 Jun 14-17, 2010 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Feb 15-17, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Satellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Mar 16-18, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Mar 9-11, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . 60 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced Jun 8-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 May 5-6, 2010 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals Feb 23-25, 2010 • San Diego, California. . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 May 3-4, 2010 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Jun 1-3, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Tactical Missile Design – Integration Wireless Communications & Spread Spectrum Design Apr 13-15, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Mar 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Unmanned Aircraft Systems NEW! Topics for On-site Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Feb 17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 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. 101 – 3
    • Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications March 2-4, 2010 NEW! Beltsville. Maryland $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Recent attendee comments ... “Great instructor made the course interesting and informative. Helped Summary clear-up many misconceptions I had This three-day course is intended for engineers about sound and its measurement.” and other technical personnel and managers who have a work-related need to understand basic “Enjoyed the in-class demonstrations; acoustics concepts and how to measure and they help explain the concepts. analyze sound. This is an introductory course and participants need not have any prior knowledge of Instructor helped me with a problem sound or vibration. Each topic is illustrated by I was having at work, worth the appropriate applications, in-class demonstrations, price of the course!” and worked-out numerical examples. Each student will receive a copy of the textbook, Acoustics: An Introduction by Heinrich Kuttruff. Course Outline 1. Introductory Concepts. Sound in fluids and solids. Sound as particle vibrations. Waveforms and Instructor frequency. Sound energy and power consideration. Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor Emeritus 2. Acoustic Waves. Air-borne sound. Plane and of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty years spherical acoustic waves. Sound pressure, intensity, experience in the field of sound and vibration. He and power. Decibel (dB) log power scale. Sound has degrees in mechanical engineering, reflection and transmission at surfaces. Sound electrical engineering, and engineering absorption. acoustics. For over thirty years he has taught 3. Acoustic and Vibration Sensors. Human ear courses on the Fundamentals of Acoustics, characteristics. Capacitor and piezoelectric microphone Structural Acoustics, Applied Acoustics, Noise designs and response characteristics. Intensity probe Control Engineering, and Sonar Engineering on design and operational limitations. Accelerometers design and frequency response. both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as at government and industrial 4. Sound Measurements. Sound level meters. Time weighting (fast, slow, linear). Decibel scales organizations throughout the country. (Linear and A-and C-weightings). Octave band analyzers. Narrow band spectrum analyzers. Critical bands of human hearing. Detecting tones in noise. What You Will Learn Microphone calibration techniques. • How to make proper sound level 5. Sound Radiation. Human speech mechanism. measurements. Loudspeaker design and response characteristics. • How to analyze and report acoustic data. Directivity patterns of simple and multi-pole sources: monopole, dipole and quadri-pole sources. Acoustic • The basis of decibels (dB) and the A-weighting arrays and beamforming. Sound radiation from scale. vibrating machines and structures. Radiation 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-band Outdoor sound propagation (temperature and wind 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. 101 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 March 15-18, 2010 Summary Beltsville, Maryland Advanced Undersea Warfare (USW) covers the latest information about submarine employment in future $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) conflicts. The course is taught by a leading innovator in submarine tactics. The roles, capabilities and future "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." developments of submarines in littoral warfare are emphasized. The technology and tactics of modern nuclear and diesel submarines are discussed. The importance of stealth, mobility, and firepower for submarine missions are illustrated by historical and projected roles of submarines. Differences between nuclear and diesel submarines are reviewed. Submarine sensors (sonar, ELINT, visual) and Course Outline weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines, special forces) are 1. Mechanics and Physics of Submarines. presented. Stealth, mobility, firepower, and endurance. The hull - Advanced USW gives you a wealth of practical tradeoffs between speed, depth, and payload. The knowledge about the latest issues and tactics in submarine "Operating Envelope". The "Guts" - energy, electricity, warfare. The course provides the necessary background to air, and hydraulics. understand the employment of submarines in the current world environment. 2. Submarine Sensors. Passive sonar. Active Advanced USW is valuable to engineers and scientists sonar. Radio frequency sensors. Visual sensors. who are working in R&D, or in testing of submarine Communications and connectivity considerations. systems. It provides the knowledge and perspective to Tactical considerations of employment. understand advanced USW in shallow water and regional 3. Submarine Weapons and Off-Board Devices. conflicts. Torpedoes. Missiles. Mines. Countermeasures. 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 anti-submarine warfare and naval tactical 5. Cold War Employment of Submarines. The doctrine. His 30 years of experience maritime strategy. Forward offense. Strategic anti- includes actively consulting on submarine submarine warfare. Tactical considerations of weapons, advanced combat systems, and employment. 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 was instrumental in the development of much of the 7. Littoral Warfare “Threats”. Types and fuzing current tactical doctrine. options of mines. Vulnerability of submarines compared Commodore Bhim Uppal, former Director of Submarines to surface ships. The diesel-electric or air-independent for the Indian Navy, is now a consultant propulsion submarine "threat". The "Brown-water" with American Systems Corporation. He acoustic environment. Sensor and weapon will discuss the performance and tactics of performance. Non-acoustic anti-submarine warfare. diesel submarines in littoral waters. He has 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. 101 – 5
    • Applied Physical Oceanography and Acoustics: Controlling Physics, Observations, Models and Naval Applications NEW! Course Outline May 18-20, 2010 1. Importance of Oceanography. Review oceanography's history, naval applications, and impact on Beltsville, Maryland climate. 2. Physics of The Ocean. Develop physical $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) understanding of the Navier-Stokes equations and their application for understanding and measuring the ocean. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 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 This three-day course is designed for engineers, the climate. 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 sensing of the ocean, in situ ocean observing systems and impacts. 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 Boundaries. Observed ocean dynamics are explained. Dr. David L. Porter is a Principal Senior Oceanographer Analytical solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations are at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics discussed. Laboratory (JHUAPL). Dr. Porter has been at JHUAPL for 7. Ocean Currents, Modeling and Observation. twenty-two years and before that he was an Observations of the major ocean currents are compared to oceanographer for ten years at the National Oceanic and model results of those currents. The ocean models are driven Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Porter's specialties are by satellite altimetric observations. oceanographic remote sensing using space borne 8. Mixing, Salt Fingers, Ocean Tracers and Langmuir altimeters and in situ observations. He has authored Circulation. Small scale processes in the ocean have a large scores of publications in the field of ocean remote sensing, effect on the ocean's structure and the dispersal of important tidal observations, and internal waves as well as a book on chemicals, such as CO2. oceanography. Dr. Porter holds a BS in physics from 9. Wind Generated Waves, Ocean Swell and Their University of MD, a MS in physical oceanography from MIT Prediction. Ocean waves, their physics and analysis by directional wave spectra are discussed along with present and a PhD in geophysical fluid dynamics from the Catholic modeling of the global wave field employing Wave Watch III. University of America. 10. Tsunami Waves. The generation and propagation of Dr. Juan I. Arvelo is a Principal Senior Acoustician at tsunami waves are discussed with a description of the present JHUAPL. He earned a PhD degree in physics from the monitoring system. Catholic University of America. He served nine years at the 11. Internal Waves and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Naval Surface Warfare Center and five Sensing of Internal Waves. The density stratification in the years at Alliant Techsystems, Inc. He has ocean allows the generation of internal waves. The physics of 27 years of theoretical and practical the waves and their manifestation at the surface by SAR is experience in government, industry, and discussed. academic institutions on acoustic sensor 12. Tides, Observations, Predictions and Quality design and sonar performance evaluation, Control. Tidal observations play a critical role in commerce experimental design and conduct, acoustic and warfare. The history of tidal observations, their role in signal processing, data analysis and interpretation. Dr. commerce, the physics of tides and their prediction are Arvelo is an active member of the Acoustical Society of discussed. America (ASA) where he holds various positions including 13. Bays, Estuaries and Inland Seas. The inland waters associate editor of the Proceedings On Meetings in of the continents present dynamics that are controlled not only Acoustics (POMA) and technical chair of the 159th joint by the physics of the flow, but also by the bathymetry and the shape of the coastlines. ASA/INCE conference in 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. 101 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 February 23-25, 2010 Summary Santa Barbara, California This three-day course is primarily designed for test personnel who conduct, supervise or April 5-7, 2010 "contract out" vibration and shock tests. It also College Park, Maryland benefits design, quality and reliability specialists who interface with vibration and shock test April 20-22, 2010 activities. Chatsworth, California Each student receives the instructor's brand new, minimal-mathematics, minimal-theory $2595 (8:00am - 4:00pm) hardbound text Random Vibration & Shock “Also Available As A Distance Learning Course” Testing, Measurement, Analysis & Calibration. (Call for Info) This 444 page, 4-color book also includes a CD- "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each ROM with video clips and animations. Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Minimal math review of basics of vibration, commencing with uniaxial and torsional SDoF systems. Resonance. Vibration control. 2. Instrumentation. How to select and correctly use displacement, velocity and especially acceleration and force sensors and microphones. Minimizing mechanical and electrical errors. Sensor and system dynamic calibration. Instructor 3. Extension of SDoF to understand multi-resonant Wayne Tustin is President of Equipment continuous systems encountered in land, sea, air and Reliability Institute (ERI), a space vehicle structures and cargo, as well as in electronic products. specialized engineering school and consultancy. His BSEE degree is 4. Types of shakers. Tradeoffs between mechanical, 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 testing. Interpreting sine test standards. Conducting tests. encounter with vibration was at Boeing/Seattle, 6. Random Vibration Testing. Broad-spectrum all- performing what later came to be called modal frequencies-at-once vibration testing. Interpreting tests, on the XB-52 prototype of that highly random vibration test standards. reliable platform. Subsequently he headed field 7. Simultaneous multi-axis testing gradually replacing practice of reorienting device under test (DUT) service and technical training for a manufacturer on single-axis shakers. of electrodynamic shakers, before establishing 8. Environmental stress screening (ESS) of another specialized school on which he left his electronics production. Extensions to highly accelerated name. Wayne has written several books and stress screening (HASS) and to highly accelerated life hundreds of articles dealing with practical aspects testing (HALT). of vibration and shock measurement and testing. 9. Assisting designers to improve their designs by (a) substituting materials of greater damping or (b) adding damping or (c) avoiding "stacking" of resonances. 10. Understanding automotive buzz, squeak and 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. 101 – 7
    • Fundamentals of Sonar & Target Motion Analysis March 23-25, 2010 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 Instructor Velocity Profiles.Refraction, Transmission Loss, Attenuation. Dr. Harold "Bud" Vincent Research Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering at the University 2. SONAR Equations. Review of Active and of Rhode Island and President of DBV Passive SONAR Equations, Decibels, Source Technology, LLC is a U.S. Naval Officer qualified Level, Sound Pressure Level, Intensity Level, in submarine warfare and salvage diving. He has Spectrum Level. 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 awarded four patents for undersea systems and 6. Target Motion Analysis (TMA). What it is, algorithms. why it is done, how is SONAR used to support it, what other sensors are required to conduct it. 7. Time-Bearing Analysis. How relative 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 to Analysis and USW. 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. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Sonar Transducer Design April 20-22, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day course is designed for sonar system design engineers, managers, and system Course Outline engineers who wish to enhance their 1. Overview. Review of how transducer and understanding of sonar transducer design and performance fits into overall sonar system design. how the sonar transducer fits into and dictates the 2. Waves in Fluid Media. Background on how the transducer creates sound energy and how this energy greater sonar system design. Topics will be propagates in fluid media. The basics of sound illustrated by worked numerical examples and propagation in fluid media: practical case studies. • Plane Waves • Radiation from Spheres Instructor • Linear Apertures Beam Patterns Mr. John C. Cochran is a Sr. Engineering Fellow • Planar Apertures Beam Patterns with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems., a • Directivity and Directivity Index leading provider of integrated solutions for the • Scattering and Diffraction Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. • Radiation Impedance Mr. Cochran has 25 years of experience in the • Transmission Phenomena design of sonar transducer systems. His • Absorption and Attenuation of Sound experience includes high frequency mine hunting 3. Equivalent Circuits. Transducers equivalent sonar systems, hull mounted search sonar electrical circuits. The relationship between transducer systems, undersea targets and decoys, high parameters and performance. Analysis of transducer power projectors, and surveillance sonar designs: systems. Mr. Cochran holds a BS degree from • Mechanical Equivalent Circuits the University of California, Berkeley, a MS • Acoustical Equivalent Circuits degree from Purdue University, and a MS EE • Combining Mechanical and Acoustical Equivalent degree from University of California, Santa Circuits Barbara. He holds a certificate in Acoustics 4. Waves in Solid Media: A transducer is constructed of solid structural elements. Background in how sound Engineering from Pennsylvania State University waves propagate through solid media. This section and Mr. Cochran has taught as a visiting lecturer builds on the previous section and develops equivalent for the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. circuit models for various transducer elements. Piezoelectricity is introduced. • Waves in Homogeneous, Elastic Solid Media What You Will Learn • Piezoelectricity • Acoustic parameters that affect transducer • The electro-mechanical coupling coefficient designs: • Waves in Piezoelectric, Elastic Solid Media. Aperture design 5. Sonar Projectors. This section combines the Radiation impedance concepts of the previous sections and developes the basic concepts of sonar projector design. Basic Beam patterns and directivity concepts for modeling and analyzing sonar projector • Fundamentals of acoustic wave transmission performance will be presented. Examples of sonar in solids including the basics of piezoelectricity projectors will be presented and will include spherical projectors, cylindrical projectors, half wave-length Modeling concepts for transducer design. projectors, tonpilz projectors, and flexural projectors. • Transducer performance parameters that Limitation on performance of sonar projectors will be affect radiated power, frequency of operation, discussed. and bandwidth. 6. Sonar Hydrophones. The basic concepts of sonar hydrophone design will be reviewed. Analysis of • Sonar projector design parameters Sonar hydrophone noise and extraneous circuit noise that may hydrophone design parameters. interfere with hydrophone performance. • Elements of Sonar Hydrophone Design From this course you will obtain the knowledge • Analysis of Noise in Hydrophone and Preamplifier and ability to perform sonar transducer systems Systems engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, • Specific Application in Sonar Hydronpone Design interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate • Hydrostatic hydrophones systems, understand current literature, and how • Spherical hydrophones transducer design fits into greater sonar system • Cylindrical hydrophones 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. 101 – 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 4-6, 2010 general area of structural acoustics and specifically, Beltsville, Maryland underwater acoustics applications. As a Principal Scientist for Cambridge Acoustical Associates, Inc., $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) CAA/Anteon, Inc. and currently Applied Physical "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Sciences, Inc., he has thirty plus years experience 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 University Rotating and reciprocating machinery, pumps and fans, of New York. 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 the Turbulent boundary layers, wakes, vortex shedding, 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. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis February 16-19, 2010 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 acoustics 3. Target Strength and Reverberation. Scattering and submarine related work. He is working for Penn phenomena and submarine strength. Bottom, surface, State’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). 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 beamforming the NAVSEA Chair in Underwater for passive bottom, hull mounted, and sonobuoy Acoustics at the US Naval Academy sensors; calculation of array gain in directional noise. where he initiated a radiated noise measurement program. Currently Dr. Jennette is a consultant 6. Passive Sonar. Illustrations of passive sonars specializing in radiated noise and the use of acoustic including sonobuoys, towed array systems, and monitoring. submarine sonar. Considerations for passive sonar systems, including radiated source level, sources of background noise, and self noise. What You Will Learn 7. Active Sonar. Design factors for active sonar • Sonar parameters and their utility in ASW Analysis. systems including transducer, waveform selection, and • Sonar equation as it applies to active and passive optimum frequency; examples include ASW sonar, systems. sidescan sonar, and torpedo sonar. • Fundamentals of array configurations, beamforming, 8. Theory and Applications of Current Weapons and signal detectability. and Sensor Systems. An unclassified exposition of the • Rationale behind the design of passive and active rationale behind the design of current Navy acoustic sonar systems. systems. How the choice of particular parameter values • Theory and applications of current weapons and in the sonar equation produces sensor designs sensors, plus future directions. optimized to particular military requirements. Generic • The implications and counters to the quieting of the sonars examined vary from short-range active mine target’s signature. hunting sonars to long-range passive systems. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 11
    • Sonar Signal Processing May 18-20 , 2010 Beltsville, Maryland NEW! $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. Introduction to Sonar Signal This intensive short course provides an Processing. ntroduction to sonar detection overview of sonar signal processing. Processing systems and types of signal processing techniques applicable to bottom-mounted, hull- performed in sonar. Correlation processing, mounted, towed and sonobuoy systems will be discussed. Spectrum analysis, detection, Fournier analysis, windowing, and ambiguity classification, and tracking algorithms for passive functions. Evaluation of probability of detection and active systems will be examined and related and false alarm rate for FFT and broadband to design factors. The impact of the ocean signal processors. environment on signal processing performance 2. Beamforming and Array Processing. will be highlighted. Advanced techniques such as Beam patterns for sonar arrays, shading high-resolution array-processing and matched techniques for sidelobe control, beamformer field array processing, advanced signal implementation. Calculation of DI and array processing techniques, and sonar automation will gain in directional noise fields. be covered. 3. Passive Sonar Signal Processing. The course is valuable for engineers and Review of signal characteristics, ambient noise, scientists engaged in the design, testing, or and platform noise. Passive system evaluation of sonars. Physical insight and realistic configurations and implementations. Spectral performance expectations will be stressed. A analysis and integration. comprehensive set of notes will be supplied to all attendees. 4. Active Sonar Signal Processing. Waveform selection and ambiguity functions. Projector configurations. Reverberation and Instructors multipath effects. Receiver design. James W. Jenkins joined the Johns Hopkins 5. Passive and Active Designs and University Applied Physics Implementations. Design specifications and Laboratory in 1970 and has worked trade-off examples will be worked, and actual in ASW and sonar systems analysis. sonar system implementations will be He has worked with system studies and at-sea testing with passive and examined. active systems. He is currently a 6. Advanced Signal Processing senior physicist investigating Techniques. Advanced techniques for improved signal processing systems, APB, own- beamforming, detection, estimation, and ship monitoring, and SSBN sonar. He has taught classification will be explored. Optimal array sonar and continuing education courses since processing. Data adaptive methods, super 1977 and is the Director of the Applied resolution spectral techniques, time-frequency Technology Institute (ATI). representations and active/passive automated G. Scott Peacock is the Assistant Group classification are among the advanced Supervisor of the Systems Group at the Johns techniques that will be covered. Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL). Mr. Peacock received both his B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Statistics from the What You Will Learn University of Utah. He currently manages several research and development projects that focus on • Fundamental algorithms for signal automated passive sonar algorithms for both processing. organic and off-board sensors. Prior to joining • Techniques for beam forming. JHU/APL Mr. Peacock was lead engineer on • Trade-offs among active waveform designs. several large-scale Navy development tasks • Ocean medium effects. including an active sonar adjunct processor for 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. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation April 19-22, 2010 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. Introduction. Nature of acoustical $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) measurements and prediction. Modern developments in physical and mathematical modeling. Diagnostic "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each versus prognostic applications. Latest developments in Off The Course Tuition." acoustic sensing of the oceans. 2. The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium. Distribution of physical and chemical properties in the oceans. Sound-speed calculation, measurement and Summary distribution. Surface and bottom boundary conditions. The subject of underwater acoustic modeling deals with Effects of circulation patterns, fronts, eddies and fine- the translation of our physical understanding of sound in scale features on acoustics. Biological effects. the sea into mathematical formulas solvable by computers. 3. Propagation. Observations and Physical Models. This course provides a comprehensive treatment of all Basic concepts, boundary interactions, attenuation and types of underwater acoustic models including absorption. Shear-wave effects in the sea floor and ice environmental, propagation, noise, reverberation and cover. Ducting phenomena including surface ducts, sonar performance sound channels, convergence zones, shallow-water models. Specific ducts and Arctic half-channels. Spatial and temporal examples of each type of coherence. Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for model are discussed to propagation modeling. Frequency-domain wave illustrate model equation formulations including ray theory, normal formulations, assumptions mode, multipath expansion, fast field and parabolic and algorithm efficiency. approximation techniques. New developments in Guidelines for selecting shallow-water and under-ice models. Domains of and using available applicability. Model summary tables. Data support propagation, noise and requirements. Specific examples (PE and RAYMODE). reverberation models are References. Demonstrations. highlighted. Problem sessions allow students to 4. Noise. Observations and Physical Models. Noise exercise PC-based sources and spectra. Depth dependence and propagation and active directionality. Slope-conversion effects. Mathematical sonar models. Models. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. Ambient noise and beam-noise statistics models. Pathological Each student will receive a copy of Underwater features arising from inappropriate assumptions. Model Acoustic Modeling and Simulation by Paul C. Etter, in summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific addition to a complete set of lecture notes. example (RANDI-III). References. 5. Reverberation. Observations and Physical Models. Volume and boundary scattering. Shallow- Instructor water and under-ice reverberation features. Paul C. Etter has worked in the fields of ocean- Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for atmosphere physics and environmental reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point scattering techniques. Bistatic reverberation acoustics for the past thirty years formulations and operational restrictions. Data supporting federal and state agencies, support requirements. Specific examples (REVMOD academia and private industry. He and Bistatic Acoustic Model). References. received his BS degree in Physics and his MS degree in Oceanography at Texas 6. Sonar Performance Models. Sonar equations. A&M University. Mr. Etter served on active Model operating systems. Model summary tables. Data support requirements. Sources of oceanographic and duty in the U.S. Navy as an Anti- acoustic data. Specific examples (NISSM and Generic Submarine Warfare (ASW) Officer aboard frigates. He is Sonar Model). References. the author or co-author of more than 140 technical reports and professional papers addressing environmental 7. Modeling and Simulation. Review of simulation measurement technology, underwater acoustics and theory including advanced methodologies and infrastructure tools. Overview of engineering, physical oceanography. Mr. Etter is the author of the engagement, mission and theater level models. textbook Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation. Discussion of applications in concept evaluation, training and resource allocation. What You Will Learn 8. Modern Applications in Shallow Water and Inverse Acoustic Sensing. Stochastic modeling, • What models are available to support sonar broadband and time-domain modeling techniques, engineering and oceanographic research. matched field processing, acoustic tomography, • How to select the most appropriate models based on coupled ocean-acoustic modeling, 3D modeling, and user requirements. chaotic metrics. 9. Model Evaluation. Guidelines for model • Where to obtain the latest models and databases. evaluation and documentation. Analytical benchmark • How to operate models and generate reliable results. 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 sonar models. Hands-on problem sessions and • Where the most promising international research is discussion of results. being performed. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 13
    • Underwater Acoustics 201 May 13-14, 2010 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 of Distribution of physical and chemical properties in model are discussed to illustrate model formulations, the oceans. Sound-speed calculation, assumptions and algorithm measurement and distribution. Surface and bottom efficiency. Guidelines for boundary conditions. Effects of circulation patterns, selecting and using available fronts, eddies and fine-scale features on acoustics. propagation, noise and reverberation models are Biological effects. highlighted. Demonstrations 3. Propagation. Basic concepts, boundary illustrate the proper interactions, attenuation and absorption. Ducting execution and interpretation phenomena including surface ducts, sound of PC-based sonar models. channels, convergence zones, shallow-water ducts Each student will receive a and Arctic half-channels. Theoretical basis for copy of Underwater Acoustic propagation modeling. Frequency-domain wave Modeling and Simulation by equation formulations including ray theory, normal Paul C. Etter, in addition to a complete set of lecture mode, multipath expansion, fast field (wavenumber 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 effects. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. acoustics for the past thirty-five years Ambient noise and beam-noise statistics models. supporting federal and state agencies, Pathological features arising from inappropriate academia and private industry. He assumptions. Model summary tables. Data support received his BS degree in Physics and his MS degree in Oceanography at Texas requirements. Specific examples. A&M University. Mr. Etter served on 5. Reverberation. Volume and boundary 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 author reverberation features. Theoretical basis for or co-author of more than 180 technical reports and reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point 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 Simulation Specific examples. (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. 14 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers A comprehensive tutorial designed for environmental professionals NEW! June 15-17, 2010 Silver Spring, Maryland Summary $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) This three-day course is designed for biologists, and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each conservation managers, who wish to enhance their Off The Course Tuition." understanding of the underlying principles of underwater and engineering acoustics needed to evaluate the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine life. This course provides a framework for making objective assessments of the impact of various types of sound sources. Critical topics are introduced through clear and readily understandable heuristic models and graphics. Course Outline 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 of 45 years of field and laboratory experience 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 Noise 3. Characteristics of Anthropogenic Sound Exposure Criteria: Initial Scientific Recommendations, as Sources. Impulsive (airguns, pile drivers, well as a member of the ASA Technical Working Group on explosives), Coherent (sonars, acoustic modems, the impact of noise on Fish and Turtles. He is a Fellow of depth sounder. profilers), Continuous (shipping, the Acoustical Society of America and a Fellow of the offshore industrial activities). 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 Scientist. 5. Assessment of the Impact of During the past 16 years his work has Anthropogenic Sound. Source characteristics focused on estimation of biological parameters from (spectrum, level, movement, duty cycle), acoustic measurements in the ocean. During this period he Propagation characteristics (site specific also wrote the required Environmental Assessments for his character of water column and bathymetry 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 sound metrics and how to model, measure and evaluate. sources and usage of correct metrics. 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 Masking, Target Strength, Volume Scattering and calibrated. 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 15
    • Vibration and Noise Control New Insights and Developments Summary March 15-18, 2010 This course is intended for engineers and Cleveland, Ohio scientists concerned with the vibration reduction and quieting of vehicles, devices, and equipment. It will May 3-6, 2010 emphasize understanding of the relevant phenomena and concepts in order to enable the Beltsville, Maryland participants to address a wide range of practical $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) problems insightfully. The instructors will draw on 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 Course Outline some prior acquaintance with vibration or noise 1. Review of Vibration Fundamentals from a fields. Each participant will receive a complete set of Practical Perspective. The roles of energy and course notes and the text Noise and Vibration force balances. When to add mass, stiffeners, and Control Engineering. damping. General strategy for attacking practical problems. Comprehensive checklist of vibration control means. Instructors 2. Structural Damping Demystified. Where Dr. Eric Ungar has specialized in research and damping can and cannot help. How damping is consulting in vibration and noise for measured. Overview of important damping more than 40 years, published over mechanisms. Application principles. Dynamic 200 technical papers, and translated behavior of plastic and elastomeric materials. and revised Structure-Borne Sound. Design of treatments employing viscoelastic He has led short courses at the materials. Pennsylvania State University for over 3. Expanded Understanding of Vibration 25 years and has presented Isolation. Where transmissibility is and is not useful. numerous seminars worldwide. Dr. Ungar has Some common misconceptions regarding inertia served as President of the Acoustical Society of bases, damping, and machine speed. Accounting for America, as President of the Institute of Noise support and machine frame flexibility, isolator mass Control Engineering, and as Chairman of the Design and wave effects, source reaction. Benefits and Engineering Division of the American Society of pitfalls of two-stage isolation. The role of active Mechanical Engineers. ASA honored him with it’s isolation systems. Trent-Crede Medal in Shock and Vibration. ASME 4. The Power of Vibration Absorbers. How awarded him the Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise tuned dampers work. Effects of tuning, mass, Control and Acoustics for his work on vibrations of damping. Optimization. How waveguide energy complex structures, structural damping, and absorbers work. isolation. 5. Structure-borne Sound and High Dr. James Moore has, for the past twenty years, Frequency Vibration. Where modal and finite- concentrated on the transmission of element analyses cannot work. Simple response noise and vibration in complex estimation. What is Statistical Energy Analysis and structures, on improvements of noise how does it work? How waves propagate along and vibration control methods, and on structures and radiate sound. the enhancement of sound quality. He 6. No-Nonsense Basics of Noise and its has developed Statistical Energy Control. Review of levels, decibels, sound pressure, Analysis models for the investigation power, intensity, directivity. Frequency bands, filters, of vibration and noise in complex structures such as and measures of noisiness. Radiation efficiency. submarines, helicopters, and automobiles. He has Overview of common noise sources. Noise control been instrumental in the acquisition of strategies and means. 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 means, as well as in the presentation of numerous spectrum analyzers. Identifying and characterizing short courses and industrial training programs. sources and paths. 8. Coping with Noise in Rooms. Where sound absorption can and cannot help. Practical sound absorbers and absorptive materials. Effects of full What You Will Learn and partial enclosures. Sound transmission to • How to attack vibration and noise problems. adjacent areas. Designing enclosures, wrappings, • What means are available for vibration and noise control. and barriers. • How to make vibration isolation, damping, and absorbers 9. Ducts and Mufflers. Sound propagation in work. ducts. Duct linings. Reactive mufflers and side- • How noise is generated and radiated, and how it can be branch resonators. Introduction to current reduced. developments in active attenuation. 16 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Advanced Developments in Radar Technology February 23-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland NEW! May 18-20, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course Outline "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 1. Introduction and Background. Off The Course Tuition." • The nature of radar and the physics involved. • Concepts and tools required, briefly reviewed. • Directions taken in radar development and the Summary technological advances permitting them. This three-day course provides students who already • Further concepts and tools, more elaborate. have a basic understanding of radar a valuable extension 2. Advanced Signal Processing. into the newer capabilities being continuously pursued in our fast-moving field. While the course begins with a quick • Review of developments in pulse compression (matched review of fundamentals - this to establish a common base filter theory, modulation techniques, the search for for the instruction to follow - it is best suited for the student optimality) and in Doppler processing (principles, who has taken one of the several basic radar courses "coherent" radar, vector processing, digital techniques); available. establishing resolution in time (range) and in frequency (Doppler). In each topic, the method of instruction is first to establish firmly the underlying principle and only then are • Recent considerations in hybrid coding, shaping the the current achievements and challenges addressed. ambiguity function. Treated are such topics as pulse compression in which • Target inference. Use of high range and high Doppler matched filter theory, resolution and broadband pulse resolution: example and experimental results. modulation are briefly reviewed, and then the latest code 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). optimality searches and hybrid coding and code-variable pulse bursts are explored. Similarly, radar polarimetry is • Fundamentals reviewed, 2-D and 3-D SAR, example reviewed in principle, then the application to image image. processing (as in Synthetic Aperture Radar work) is • Developments in image enhancement. The dangerous covered. Doppler processing and its application to SAR point-scatterer assumption. Autofocusing methods in imaging itself, then 3D SAR, the moving target problem SAR, ISAR imaging. The ground moving target problem. and other target signature work are also treated this way. • Polarimetry and its application in SAR. Review of Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) is introduced; polarimetry theory. Polarimetric filtering: the whitening the resurgent interest in bistatic radar is discussed. filter, the matched filter. Polarimetric-dependent phase The most ample current literature (conferences and unwrapping in 3D IFSAR. journals) is used in this course, directing the student to • Image interpretation: target recognition processes valuable material for further study. Instruction follows the reviewed. student notebook provided. 4. A "Radar Revolution" - the Phased Array. • The all-important antenna. General antenna theory, Instructor quickly reviewed. Sidelobe concerns, suppression techniques. Ultra-low sidelobe design. Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State • The phased array. Electronic scanning, methods, typical University and the MS from the University componentry. Behavior with scanning, the impedance of Maryland, both in electrical problem and matching methods. The problem of engineering. After spending a year in bandwidth; time-delay steering. Adaptive patterns, microwave work with an electronics firm in adaptivity theory and practice. Digital beam forming. The Virginia, he was then a ground electronics "active" array. officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his • Phased array radar, system considerations. civil service career with the U.S. Navy . He 5. Advanced Data Processing. managed the development of the phased array radar of • Detection in clutter, threshold control schemes, CFAR. the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to the • Background analysis: clutter statistics, parameter fleet. Later in his career he directed the development, estimation, clutter as a compound process. acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the • Association, contacts to tracks. surface navy. • Track estimation, filtering, adaptivity, multiple hypothesis Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished testing. lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and • Integration: multi-radar, multi-sensor data fusion, in both previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic detection and tracking, greater use of supplemental data, Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He augmenting the radar processing. established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series 6. Other Topics. of international radar conferences and remains on the organizing committee of these, and works with the • Bistatics, the resurgent interest. Review of the basics of bistatic radar, challenges, early experiences. New several other nations cooperating in that series. He has opportunities: space; terrestrial. Achievements reported. published numerous conference papers, magazine articles and chapters of books, and is the author of the • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), airborne radar emphasis. radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia • Ultra-wideband short pulse radar, various claims (well- founded and not); an example UWB SAR system for of Science and Technology and contributor for radar- good purpose. related entries of their technical dictionary. • Concluding discussion, course review. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 17
    • Combat Systems Engineering February 23-24, 2010 Columbia, Maryland $1090 (8:30am - 4:30pm) NEW! "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Combat System Overview. Combat system characteristics. Functional description for the Summary combat system in terms of the sensor and weapons The increasing level of combat system integration and communications requirements, coupled with shrinking control, communications, and command and control. defense budgets and shorter product life cycles, offers Antiair Warfare. Antisurface Warfare. Antisubmarine many challenges and opportunities in the design and Warfare. Typical scenarios. acquisition of new combat systems. This two-day course teaches the systems engineering discipline that has built 2. Sensors/Weapons. Review of the variety of some of the modern military’s greatest combat and multi-warfare sensor and weapon suites that are communications systems, using state-of-the-art systems employed by combat systems. The fire control loop engineering techniques. It details the decomposition and is described and engineering examples and mapping of war-fighting requirements into combat system functional designs. A step-by-step description of the tradeoffs are illustrated. combat system design process is presented emphasizing 3. Configurations, Equipment, & Computer the trades made necessary because of growing Programs. Various combinations of system performance, operational, cost, constraints and ever increasing system complexities. configurations, equipments, and computer programs Topics include the fire control loop and its closure by the that constitute existing combat systems. combat system, human-system interfaces, command and 4. Command & Control. The ship battle communication systems architectures, autonomous and organization, operator stations, and human-machine net-centric operation, induced information exchange requirements, role of communications systems, and multi- interfaces and displays. Use of automation and mission capabilities. improvements in operator displays and expanded Engineers, scientists, program managers, and graduate display requirements. Command support students will find the lessons learned in this course requirements, systems, and experiments. valuable for architecting, integration, and modeling of Improvements in operator displays and expanded combat system. Emphasis is given to sound system engineering principles realized through the application of display requirements. strict processes and controls, thereby avoiding common 5. Communications. Current and future mistakes. Each attendee will receive a complete set of communications systems employed with combat detailed notes for the class. systems and their relationship to combat system functions and interoperability. Lessons learned in Instructor Joint and Coalition operations. Communications in Robert Fry worked from 1979 to 2007 at The Johns the Gulf War. Future systems JTIDS, Copernicus Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he and imagery. was a member of the Principal Professional Staff. He is now working at System Engineering Group (SEG) where 6. Combat System Development. An overview he is Corporate Senior Staff and also serves as the of the combat system engineering process, company-wide technical advisor. Throughout his career he operational environment trends that affect system has been involved in the development of new combat design, limitations of current systems, and proposed weapon system concepts, development of system requirements, and balancing allocations within the fire future combat system architectures. System trade- control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic offs. capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the AEGIS 7. Network Centric Warfare and the Future. combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY-1, and multi- mission requirements development. Missile system Exponential gains in combat system performance as development experience includes SM-2, SM-3, SM-6, achievable through networking of information and Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, AMRAAM, TOMAHAWK, and coordination of weaponry. other missile systems. 8. AEGIS Systems Development - A Case Study. Historical development of AEGIS. The major What You Will Learn problems and their solution. Systems engineering • The trade-offs and issues for modern combat techniques, controls, and challenges. Approaches system design. for continuing improvements such as open • How automation and technology will impact future architecture. Applications of principles to your combat system design. system assignment. Changing Navy missions, threat • Understanding requirements for joint warfare, net- trends, shifts in the defense budget, and technology centric warfare, and open architectures. growth. Lessons learned during Desert Storm. • Communications system and architectures. Requirements to support joint warfare and • Lessons learned from AEGIS development. expeditionary forces. 18 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS February 8-9, 2010 Washington DC February 11-12, 2010 Los Angeles, California April 12-13, 2010 (U.S. Air Force photo by Tom Reynolds) Washington DC April 15-16, 2010 Los Angeles, California July 19-20, 2010 Dayton, Ohio Summary The Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS is a $1750 (8:00am - 4:00pm) comprehensive two-day course designed to give the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each student a thorough understanding of every aspect of Off The Course Tuition." Link 16 both technical and tactical. The course is designed to support both military and industry and does not require any previous experience or exposure to the Course Outline subject matter. The course comes with one-year follow- 1. Introduction to Link 16. on support, which entitles the student to contact the 2. Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Documentation instructor with course related questions for one year after course completion. 3. Link 16 Enhancements 4. System Characteristics 5. Time Division Multiple Access Instructor 6. Network Participation Groups Patrick Pierson is president of Network Centric 7. J-Series Messages Solutions (NCS), a Tactical Data Link and Network 8. Building the Link 16 Signal Centric training, consulting, and software development 9. Link 16 Time Slot Components company with offices in the U.S. and U.K. Patrick has more than 23 years of operational experience, and is 10. Link 16 Message Packing and Pulses internationally recognized as a Tactical Data Link 11. JTIDS / MIDS Networks / Nets (Multi / Stacked / subject matter expert. Patrick has designed more than Crypto) 30 Tactical Data Link training courses and personally 12. JTIDS / MIDS Network Synchronization trains hundreds of students around the globe every 13. JTIDS / MIDS Network Time year. 14. Access Modes 15. Precise Participant Location and Identification 16. JTIDS / MIDS Voice What You Will Learn 17. JTIDS / MIDS Network Roles • The course is designed to enable the student to be 18. Relative Navigation able to speak confidently and with authority about all of the subject matter on the right. 19. JTIDS / MIDS Relays The course is suitable for: 20. Communications Security • Operators 21. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Deconfliction • Engineers 22. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Restrictions • Consultants 23. Time Slot Duty Factor • Sales staff 24. Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol (JREAP) • Software Developers 25. JTIDS / MIDS Network Design • Business Development Managers 26. JTIDS / MIDS Terminals • Project / Program Managers Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 19
    • Fundamentals of Radar Technology May 4-6, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline First Morning – Introduction Summary The basic nature of radar and its applications, military A three-day course covering the basics of radar, and civil Radiative physics (an exercise); the radar taught in a manner for true understanding of the range equation; the statistical nature of detection fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. Electromagnetic waves, constituent fields and vector Covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, representation Radar “timing”, general nature, block the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, diagrams, typical characteristics, radar performance calculations and other tools used in First Afternoon – Natural Phenomena: radar work, and a “walk through” of the four principal Scattering and Propagation. Scattering: Rayleigh point subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver scattering; target fluctuation models; the nature of and signal processor, and the control and interface clutter. Propagation: Earth surface multipath; apparatus – covering in each the underlying principle atmospheric refraction and “ducting”; atmospheric and componentry. A few simple exercises reinforce the attenuation. Other tools: the decibel, etc. (a dB student’s understanding. Both surface-based and exercise). airborne radars are addressed. Second Morning – Workshop An example radar and performance calculations, with variations. Instructor Second Afternoon – Introduction to the Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State Subsystems. University and the MS from the Overview: the role, general nature and challenges of University of Maryland, both in electrical each. The Transmitter, basics of power conversion: engineering. After spending a year in power supplies, modulators, rf devices (tubes, solid state). The Antenna: basic principle; microwave optics microwave work with an electronics firm and pattern formation, weighting, sidelobe concerns, in Virginia, he was then a ground sum and difference patterns; introduction to phased electronics officer in the U.S. Air Force arrays. and began his civil service career with the U.S. Navy . Third Morning – Subsytems Continued: He managed the development of the phased array radar of the Navy’s AEGIS system through its The Receiver and Signal Processor. introduction to the fleet. Later in his career he directed Receiver: preamplification, conversion, heterodyne the development, acquisition and support of all operation “image” frequencies and double conversion. Signal processing: pulse compression. Signal surveillance radars of the surface navy. processing: Doppler-sensitive processing Airborne Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE radar – the absolute necessity of Doppler processing. “distinguished lecturer”, a member of its Radar Third Afternoon – Subsystems: Control and Systems Panel and previously a member of its Interface Apparatus. Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Board of Automatic detection and constant-false-alarm-rate Governors for many years. He established and chaired (CFAR) techniques of threshold control. Automatic through 1990 the IEEE’s series of international radar tracking: exponential track filters. Multi-radar fusion, conferences and remains on the organizing committee briefly Course review, discussion, current topics and of these, and works with the several other nations community activity. cooperating in that series. He has published numerous conference papers, magazine articles and chapters of The course is taught from the student notebook books, and is the author of the radar, monopulse radar, supplied, based heavily on the open literature and airborne radar and synthetic aperture radar articles in with adequate references to the most popular of the the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and many textbooks now available. The student’s own Technology and contributor for radar-related entries of note-taking and participation in the exercises will their technical dictionary. enhance understanding as well. 20 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles February 2-4, 2010 Course Outline Huntsville, Alabama 1. Introduction to Rockets and Missiles. The Classifications of guided, and unguided, missile systems is introduced. The March 8-10, 2010 practical uses of rocket systems as weapons of war, commerce and the peaceful exploration of space are examined. Laurel, Maryland 2. Rocket Propulsion made Simple. How rocket motors and engines operate to achieve thrust. Including Nozzle Theory, are $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) explained. The use of the rocket equation and related Mass Properties metrics are introduced. The flight environments and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each conditions of rocket vehicles are presented. Staging theory for Off The Course Tuition." 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, Summary compatibility are explored. Mono-Propellants and single propellant systems are introduced. This course provides an overview of rockets and missiles for government and industry officials with limited technical 4. Introducing Solid Rocket Motor Technology. The experience in rockets and missiles. The course provides a advantages and disadvantages of solid rocket motors are practical foundation of knowledge in rocket and missile issues examined. Solid rocket motor materials, propellant grains and construction are described. Applications for solid rocket motors as and technologies. The seminar is designed for engineers, weapons and as cost-effective space transportation systems are technical personnel, military specialist, decision makers and explored. Hybrid Rocket Systems are explored. managers of current and future projects needing a more 5. Liquid Rocket System Technology. Rocket Engines, from complete understanding of the complex issues of rocket and pressure fed to the three main pump-fed cycles, are examined. missile technology The seminar provides a solid foundation in Engine cooling methods are explored. Other rocket engine and the issues that must be decided in the use, operation and stage elements are described. Control of Liquid Rocket stage development of rocket systems of the future. You will learn a steering is presented. Propellant Tanks, Pressurization systems wide spectrum of problems, solutions and choices in the and Cryogenic propellant Management are explained. technology of rockets and missile used for military and civil 6. Foreign vs. American Rocket Technology and Design. purposes. How the former Soviet aerospace system diverged from the Attendees will receive a complete set of printed notes. American systems, where the Russians came out ahead, and what These notes will be an excellent future reference for current we can learn from the differences. Contrasts between the Russian trends in the state-of-the-art in rocket and missile technology and American Design philosophy are observed to provide lessons and decision making. for future design. Foreign competition from the end of the Cold War to the foreseeable future is explored. 7. Rockets in Spacecraft Propulsion. The difference Instructor between launch vehicle booster systems, and that found on spacecraft, satellites and transfer stages, is examined The use of Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle System storable and hypergolic propellants in space vehicles is explained. Engineer, specializing in integration of launch Operation of rocket systems in micro-gravity is studied. vehicle technology, design, modeling and 8. Rockets Launch Sites and Operations. Launch Locations business strategies. He is currently an in the USA and Russia are examined for the reason the locations independent consultant, writer and teacher of have been chosen. The considerations taken in the selection of rocket system technology. He is experienced launch sites are explored. The operations of launch sites in a more in launch vehicle operations, design, testing, efficient manner, is examined for future systems. business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, 9. Rockets as Commercial Ventures. Launch Vehicles as safety and reliability. He also has 13-years of government American commercial ventures are examined, including the experience including five years working launch operations at motivation for commercialization. The Commercial Launch Vehicle Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Keith has written over 20 technical market is explored. papers on various aspects of low cost space transportation 10. Useful Orbits and Trajectories Made Simple. The over the last two decades. student is introduced to simplified and abbreviated orbital mechanics. Orbital changes using Delta-V to alter an orbit, and the use of transfer orbits, are explored. Special orbits like geostationary, sun synchronous and Molnya are presented. Who Should Attend Ballistic Missile trajectories and re-entry penetration is examined. • Aerospace Industry Managers. 11. Reliability and Safety of Rocket Systems. Introduction to • Government Regulators, Administrators and the issues of safety and reliability of rocket and missile systems is sponsors of rocket or missile projects. presented. The hazards of rocket operations, and mitigation of the problems, are explored. The theories and realistic practices of • Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket and understanding failures within rocket systems, and strategies to missile projects. improve reliability, is discussed. • Contractors or investors involved in missile 12. Expendable Launch Vehicle Theory, Performance and development. Uses. The theory of Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) dominance over alternative Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) is explored. The • Military Professionals. controversy over simplification of liquid systems as a cost effective strategy is addressed. What You Will Learn 13. Reusable Launch Vehicle Theory and Performance. The student is provided with an appreciation and understanding of • Fundamentals of rocket and missile systems. why Reusable Launch Vehicles have had difficulty replacing • The spectrum of rocket uses and technologies. expendable launch vehicles. Classification of reusable launch • Differences in technology between foreign and vehicle stages is introduced. The extra elements required to bring stages safely back to the starting line is explored. Strategies to domestic rocket systems. make better RLV systems are presented. • Fundamentals and uses of solid and liquid rocket 14. The Direction of Technology. A final open discussion systems. regarding the direction of rocket technology, science, usage and • Differences between systems built as weapons and regulations of rockets and missiles is conducted to close out the those built for commerce. class study. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 21
    • GPS Technology GPS Solutions for Military, Civilian & Aerospace Applications Eac January 25-28, 2010 will rece h student Dayton, Ohio ive a fr Navigato ee GPS r! March 29 - April 1, 2010 Cape Canaveral, Florida June 28 - July 1, 2010 Summary Columbia, Maryland In this popular 4-day short course, GPS expert Tom Logsdon will describe $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) in detail how precise radionavigation "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each systems work and review the many Off The Course Tuition." practical benefits they provide to military and civilian users in space and around the globe. Through practical demonstration you will learn how a GPS receiver works, how to operate it in various Course Outline situations, and how to interpret the positioning solutions 1. Radionavigation Principles. Active and passive it provides. radionavigation systems. Spherical and hyperbolic Each topic includes practical derivations and real- lines of position. Position and velocity solutions. world examples using published inputs from the Spaceborne atomic clocks. Websites and other literature and from the instructors personal and sources of information. Building a $143 billion business professional experiences. in space. 2. The Three Major Segments of the GPS. Signal structure and pseudorandom codes. Modulation "The presenter was very energetic and techniques. Military performance enhancements. truly passionate about the material" Relativistic time dilations. Inverted navigation solutions. 3. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering " Tom Logsdon is the best teacher I have Techniques. Taylor series expansions. Numerical ever had. His knowledge is excellent. He iteration. Doppler shift solutions. Satellite selection algorithms. Kalman filtering algorithms. is a 10!" 4. Designing an Effective GPS Receiver. Annotated block diagrams. Antenna design. Code "The instructor displayed awesome tracking and carrier tracking loops. Software modules. knowledge of the GPS and space technol- Commercial chipsets. Military receivers. Shuttle and ogy…very knowledgeable instructor. space station receivers. Spoke clearly…Good teaching style. 5. Military Applications. The worldwide common grid. Military test-range applications.Tactical and Encouraged questions and discussion." strategic applications. Autonomy and survivability enhancements. Precision guided munitions. Smart "Mr. Logsdon did a bang-up job bombs and artillery projectiles. explaining and deriving the theories of 6. Integrated Navigation Systems. Mechanical special/general relativity–and how they and Strapdown implementations. Ring lasers and fiber- optic gyros. Integrated navigation. Military applications. are associated with the GPS navigation Key features of the C-MIGITS integrated nav system. solutions." 7. Differential Navigation and Pseudosatellites. Special committee 104’s data exchange protocols. "I loved his one-page mathematical der- Global data distribution. Wide-area differential ivations and the important points they navigation. Pseudosatellite concepts and test results. illustrate." 8. Carrier-Aided Solutions. The interferometry concept. Double differencing techniques. Attitude determination receivers. Navigation of the Topex and "Instructor was very knowledgeable and NASA’s twin Grace satellites. Dynamic and Kinematic related to his students very well–and orbit determination. Motorola’s Spaceborne Monarch with sparkling good humor!" receiver. Relativistic time dilation derivations. 9. The Navstar Satellites. Subsystem descriptions. On-orbit test results. The Block I, II, IIR, and IIF "The lecture was truly an expert in his satellites, Block III concepts. Orbital Perturbations and field and delivered an entertaining and modeling techniques. Stationkeeping maneuvers. Earth technically well-balanced presentation." shadowing characteristic. Repeating ground-trace geometry. "Excellent instructor! Wonderful teach- 10. Russia’s Glonass Constellation. Performance comparisons between the GPS and Glonass. Orbital ing skills! This was honestly, the best mechanics considerations. Military survivability. class I have had since leaving the univer- Spacecraft subsystems. Russia’s SL-12 Proton sity." booster. Building dual-capability GPS/Glonass receivers. 22 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Modern Infrared Sensor Technology Fundamentals and Applications for Space and Missile Defense Learn the state-of-the-art IR technology & stay ahead of the missile defense game! February 9-11, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) This is a comprehensive 3-day course designed for engineers, managers, and marketers of defense "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each industries and small businesses who wish to enhance Off The Course Tuition." their understanding of infrared (IR) technology, and improve their skills in designing IR sensing system, or advocating for IR technology development. The practical aspect of modern IR physics and design principles are given in simple terms. Different IR materials, detectors and focal plane arrays (FPAs) will be presented with comparisons of the strong and weak points of each material for different applications. IR for space Course Outline applications will be emphasized. Examples of IR sensors 1. Introduction: IR in the electromagnetic spectrum for ballistic missile defense kill vehicles and surveillance and IR signatures. The importance of IR technology to systems will be given. Some knowledge of semiconductor commercial markets, military systems and missile defense. electronics will be helpful, but not required. FLIR, scanning and staring IR systems. 2. Infrared fundamentals: What is blackbody Instructor radiation, how does the temperature of a target relate to its Dr. Meimei Z Tidrow has over fifteen years radiation wavelength? What is a blackbody, grey-body, and experience in IR sensor technology a non-grey-body? development, including IR material 3. Infrared detection fundamentals: What is a research, detector design and thermal detector? What is a photon detector? How do they modeling, device processing, sensor work? What are the figures of merit of IR detectors? Why integration and system applications. some detectors are cooled while others are room She is well recognized in the IR field temperature (called uncooled)? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each detection mechanism? and has made important contributions to the development of the most advanced IR 4. Infrared detectors: What IR materials are used sensors. She serves on many international advisory mostly in current IR systems? How do HgCdTe and InSb and program committees. She has given over 60 detectors work? How does quantum well infrared invited and contributed speeches at international photodetector (QWIP) work? How does the extrinsic silicon detector work? How does the IR bolometer work? conferences, workshops, seminars and colloquiums How does the ferroelectric detector work? What are the in the IR technology area. She has published over advantages and disadvantages of each material and each 100 journal and conference publications, one book detector? How to design an IR detector? chapter and holds 4 patents. Dr. Tidrow is a Military 5. Infrared FPAs: How are IR FPAs manufactured? Sensing Symposium (MSS) Fellow and a SPIE What are the figures-of-the merit of IR FPAs? What is the Fellow. Dr. Tidrow holds the highest technical rank state-of-the art of IR FPAs? ST (Senior Technical Staff) in US government and is the Technical Advisor to the Director of the US Army 6. Multi-color IR FPAs: What are multi-color IR FPAs? How to design multi-color IR FPAs? How important Night Vision Lab in the IR focal plane array area. are temporal and spatial co-registration? What IR Prior to joining the Army, Dr. Tidrow was a ST at the materials are suitable for multi-color FPAs? What is the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as the Technical state-of-the-art? What are the advantages? How many Advisor to the Director of the Advanced Technology colors are enough? Directorate of MDA and managed the Passive 7. Type II Strained Layer Superlattice: A new IR EO/IR Technology Program. As an Army ST, she material that has potential to be a IR material choice for continues to lead the MDA IR sensor technology future space and other military IR systems. programs and SBIR programs. 8. Infrared systems: Critical sensing components, IR FPA chip assembly, ROIC, cryocoolers, Optics, and What You Will Learn processing electronics. Examples of current IR systems for • How IR detectors work, and simple design rules commercial and military systems. • How to compare different IR sensor materials and 9. Infrared systems for space: What is the decide which one to use. atmosphere made of? How does the atmosphere affect IR • How space IR sensors are different from terrestrial IR sensors? What is the challenge of IR in space? How do IR sensors. sensors affect satellite orbit design? What happens when looking up, or looking down? How to eliminate earth shine? • Why is IR so important to space and missile defense. Why current IR systems have difficulty meeting • What is the latest in IR sensor material and FPA requirements for space. development. 10. Infrared systems for missile defense: IR sensors • What kind of IR sensors current ballistic missile and ballistic missile defense. Sensors to be expected in defense systems use and what are expected for the future. Examples: Ground-based midcourse (GMD), future upgrades. Aegis BMD, Airborne Laser (ABL), THAAD, and STSS. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 23
    • Modern Missile Analysis Propulsion, Guidance, Control, Seekers, and Technology March 23-26, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 21-24, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This 4-day course presents a broad introduction to major missile subsystems and their integrated performance, 1. Introduction. Brief history of missiles. Types of explained in practical terms, but including relevant analytical guided missiles. Introduction to ballistic missile defense. methods. While emphasis is on today’s homing missiles and Endoatmospheric and exoatmospheric missile operation. future trends, the course includes a historical perspective of Missile basing. Missile subsystems overview. Warheads, relevant older missiles. Both endoatmospheric and lethality and hit-to-kill. Power and power conditioning. exoatmospheric missiles (missiles that operate in the atmosphere and in space) are addressed. Missile propulsion, 2. Missile Propulsion. The rocket equation. Solid and guidance, control, and seekers are covered, and their roles liquid propulsion. Single stage and multistage boosters. and interactions in integrated missile operation are explained. Ramjets and scramjets. Axial propulsion. Divert and The types and applications of missile simulation and testing attitude control systems. Effects of gravity and are presented. Comparisons of autopilot designs, guidance atmospheric drag. approaches, seeker alternatives, and instrumentation for various purposes are presented. The course is recommended 3. Missile Airframes, Autopilots and Control. for analysts, engineers, and technical managers who want to Phases of missile flight. Purpose and functions of broaden their understanding of modern missiles and missile autopilots. Missile control configurations. Autopilot design. systems. The analytical descriptions require some technical Open-loop autopilots. Inertial instruments and feedback. background, but practical explanations can be appreciated by Autopilot response, stability, and agility. Body modes and all students. rate saturation. Roll control and induced roll in high performance missiles. Radomes and their effects on missile control. Adaptive autopilots. Rolling airframe Instructor missiles. Dr. Walter R. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA, with a Ph.D. degree in Control Systems Engineering and Applied 4. Exoatmospheric Missiles for Ballistic Missile Mathematics. He has over thirty years of Defense. Exoatmospheric missile autopilots, propulsion industry, government and academic and attitude control. Pulse width modulation. Exo- experience in the analysis and design of atmospheric missile autopilots. Limit cycles. tactical and strategic missiles. His experience 5. Missile Guidance. Seeker types and operation for includes Standard Missile, Stinger, AMRAAM, HARM, MX, Small ICBM, and ballistic missile endo- and exo-atmospheric missiles. Passive, active and defense. He is currently a Senior Staff semi active missile guidance. Radar basics and radar Member at the Johns Hopkins University seekers. Passive sensing basics and passive seekers. Applied Physics Laboratory and was formerly the Chief Scanning seekers and focal plane arrays. Seeker Technologist at the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, comparisons and tradeoffs for different missions. Signal DC. He has authored numerous industry and government processing and noise reduction reports and published prominent papers on missile technology. He has also taught university courses in 6. Missile Seekers. Boost and midcourse guidance. engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Zero effort miss. Proportional navigation and augmented proportional navigation. Biased proportional navigation. Predictive guidance. Optimum homing guidance. What You Will Learn Guidance filters. Homing guidance examples and You will gain an understanding of the design and analysis of simulation results. Miss distance comparisons with homing missiles and the integrated performance of their different homing guidance laws. Sources of miss and miss subsystems. reduction. Beam rider, pure pursuit, and deviated pursuit • Missile propulsion and control in the atmosphere and in space. guidance. • Clear explanation of homing guidance. 7. Simulation and its applications. Current • Types of missile seekers and how they work. simulation capabilities and future trends. Hardware in the • Missile testing and simulation. loop. Types of missile testing and their uses, advantages and disadvantages of testing alternatives. • Latest developments and future trends. 24 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion February 2-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland May 11-13, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." d With Revise Added Newly ics Top Course Outline 1. Introduction. 2. The Kalman Filter. 3. Other Linear Filters. Summary 4. Non-Linear Filters. The objective of this course is to introduce 5. Angle-Only Tracking. engineers, scientists, managers and military 6. Maneuvering Targets: Adaptive Techniques. operations personnel to the fields of target 7. Maneuvering Targets: Multiple Model Approaches. tracking and data fusion, and to the key 8. Single Target Correlation & Association. technologies which are available today for 9. Track Initiation, Confirmation & Deletion. application to this field. The course is designed 10. Using Measured Range Rate (Doppler). to be rigorous where appropriate, while 11. Multitarget Correlation & Association. remaining accessible to students without a 12. Probabilistic Data Association. specific scientific background in this field. The 13. Multiple Hypothesis Approaches. course will start from the fundamentals and 14. Coordinate Conversions. move to more advanced concepts. This course 15. Multiple Sensors. will identify and characterize the principle 16. Data Fusion Architectures. components of typical tracking systems. A 17. Fusion of Data From Multiple Radars. variety of techniques for addressing different 18. Fusion of Data From Multiple Angle-Only aspects of the data fusion problem will be Sensors. described. Real world examples will be used to 19. Fusion of Data From Radar and Angle-Only emphasize the applicability of some of the Sensor. algorithms. Specific illustrative examples will be 20. Sensor Alignment. used to show the tradeoffs and systems issues 21. Fusion of Target Type and Attribute Data. between the application of different techniques. 22. Performance Metrics. Instructor What You Will Learn • State Estimation Techniques – Kalman Filter, Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior constant-gain filters. Technical Staff at the Johns Hopkins Univeristy • Non-linear filtering – When is it needed? Extended Applied Physics Laboratory. He has over 30 Kalman Filter. years of experience in tracking, sensor fusion, • Techniques for angle-only tracking. and radar systems analysis and design for the • Tracking algorithms, their advantages and Navy,Marine Corps, Air Force, and FAA. limitations, including: Recent work has included the integration of a - Nearest Neighbor new radar into an existing multisensor system - Probabilistic Data Association and in the integration, using a multiple - Multiple Hypothesis Tracking hypothesis approach, of shipboard radar and - Interactive Multiple Model (IMM) ESM sensors. Previous experience has • How to handle maneuvering targets. included analysis and design of multiradar • Track initiation – recursive and batch approaches. fusion systems, integration of shipboard • Architectures for sensor fusion. sensors including radar, IR and ESM, • Sensor alignment – Why do we need it and how do we do it? integration of radar, IFF, and time-difference-of- • Attribute Fusion, including Bayesian methods, arrival sensors with GPS data sources. Dempster-Shafer, Fuzzy Logic. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 25
    • Propagation Effects for Radar and Communication Systems Course Outline 1. Fundamental Propagation Phenomena. Introduction to basic propagation concepts including reflection, refraction, diffraction and absorption. 2. Propagation in a Standard Atmosphere. Introduction to the troposphere and its constituents. Discussion of ray propagation in simple atmospheric conditions and explanation of effective-earth radius concept. 3. Non-Standard (Anomalous) Propagation. Definition of subrefraction, supperrefraction and various types of ducting conditions. Discussion of meteorological processes giving rise to these different refractive conditions. 4. Atmospheric Measurement / Sensing Techniques. Discussion of methods used to determine April 6-8 2010 atmospheric refractivity with descriptions of different Columbia, Maryland types of sensors such as balloonsondes, rocketsondes, instrumented aircraft and remote sensors. $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 5. Quantitative Prediction of Propagation Factor "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each or Propagation Loss. Various methods, current and Off The Course Tuition." historical for calculating propagation are described. Several models such as EREPS, RPO, TPEM, TEMPER and APM are examined and contrasted. 6. Propagation Impacts on System Performance. General discussions of enhancements and degradations for communications, radar and weapon Summary systems are presented. Effects covered include radar This three-day course examines the atmospheric detection, track continuity, monopulse tracking effects that influence the propagation characteristics of accuracy, radar clutter, and communication interference radar and communication signals at microwave and and connectivity. millimeter frequencies for both earth and earth-satellite 7. Degradation of Propagation in the scenarios. These include propagation in standard, Troposphere. An overview of the contributors to ducting, and subrefractive atmospheres, attenuation attenuation in the troposphere for terrestrial and earth- due to the gaseous atmosphere, precipitation, and satellite communication scenarios. ionospheric effects. Propagation estimation techniques 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 presented ITU-R estimation methods for determining rain from experimental line-of-sight, over-the-horizon, and attenuation statistics at variable frequencies. earth-satellite communication systems. Example problems, calculation methods, and formulations are 10. Ionospheric Effects at Microwave presented throughout the course for purpose of Frequencies. Description and formulation for Faraday providing practical estimation tools. rotation, time delay, range error effects, absorption, dispersion and scintillation. 11. Scattering from Distributed Targets. Received Instructor power and propagation factor for bistatic and G. Daniel Dockery received the B.S. degree in physics monostatic scenarios from atmosphere containing rain and the M.S. degree in electrical or turbulent refractivity. engineering from Virginia Polytechnic 12. Line-of-Sight Propagation Effects. Signal Institute and State University. Since characteristics caused by ducting and extreme joining The Johns Hopkins University subrefraction. Concurrent meteorological and radar Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) measurements and multi-year fading statistics. in 1983, he has been active in the areas of modeling EM propagation in the 13. Over-Horizon Propagation Effects. Signal troposphere as well as predicting the impact of the characteristics caused by tropsocatter and ducting and environment on radar and communications systems. relation to concurrent meteorology. Propagation factor Mr. Dockery is a principal-author of the propagation and statistics. surface clutter models currently used by the Navy for 14. Errors in Propagation Assessment. high-fidelity system performance analyses at Assessment of errors obtained by assuming lateral frequencies from HF to Ka-Band. homogeneity of the refractivity environment. 26 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB May 3-6, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland d With Revise Added Newly ics July 14-16, 2010 Top Laurel, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course Outline "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each 1. Radar Basics: Radar Classifications, Range, Range Off The Course Tuition." Resolution, Doppler Frequency, Coherence, The Radar Equation, Low PRF Radar Equation, High PRF Radar Equation, Surveillance Radar Equation, Radar Equation with Jamming, Self-Screening Jammers (SSJ), Stand-off Jammers (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 Summary Detection, Probability of Detection Calculation, Swerling This 4-day course provides a comprehensive Models, Computation of the Fluctuation Loss, Cumulative description of radar systems analyses and design. A Probability of Detection, Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR), Cell-Averaging CFAR (Single Pulse), Cell-Averaging CFAR design case study is introduced and as the material with Noncoherent Integration. coverage progresses throughout the course, and new theory is presented, requirements for this design case 3. Radar Clutter: Clutter Cross Section Density, Surface Clutter, Radar Equation for Area Clutter, Volume Clutter, Radar study are changed and / or updated, and of course the Equation for Volume Clutter, Clutter RCS, Single Pulse - Low design level of complexity is also increased. This PRF Case, High PRF Case, Clutter Spectrum, Clutter design process is supported with a comprehensive set Statistical Models, Clutter Components, Clutter Power of MATLAB-7 code developed for this purpose. This will Spectrum Density, Moving Target Indicator (MTI), Single Delay serve as a valuable tool to radar engineers in helping Line Canceller, Double Delay Line Canceller, Delay Lines with them understand radar systems design process. Feedback (Recursive Filters), PRF Staggering, MTI Improvement Factor. Each student will receive the instructor’s textbook MATLAB Simulations for Radar Systems Design as well 4. Radar Cross Section (RCS): RCS Definition; RCS as course notes. Prediction Methods; Dependency on Aspect Angle and Frequency; RCS Dependency on Polarization; RCS of Simple Objects; Sphere; Ellipsoid; Circular Flat Plate; Truncated Cone Instructor (Frustum); Cylinder; Rectangular Flat Plate; Triangular Flat Plate. Dr. Bassem R. Mahafza is the president and 5. Radar Signals: Bandpass Signals, The Analytic Signal founder of deciBel Research Inc. He is a (Pre-envelope), Spectra of Common Radar Signals, recognized Subject Matter Expert and is Continuous Wave Signal, Finite Duration Pulse Signal, widely known for his three textbooks: Periodic Pulse Signal, Finite Duration Pulse Train Signal, Introduction to Radar Analysis, Radar Linear Frequency Modulation (LFM) Signal, Signal Bandwidth Systems Analysis and Design Using and Duration, Effective Bandwidth and Duration Calculation. MATLAB, and MATLAB Simulations for 6. The Matched Filter: The Matched Filter SNR, The Radar Systems Design. Dr. Mahafza’s Replica, General Formula for the Output of the Matched Filter, background includes extensive work in the areas of Range Resolution, Doppler Resolution, Combined Range and Radar Technology, Radar Design and Analysis Doppler Resolution, Range and Doppler Uncertainty, Range (including all sensor subcomponents), Radar Uncertainty, Doppler Uncertainty, Range-Doppler Coupling. The Ambiguity Function: Examples of Analog signals, Simulation and Model Design, Radar Signatures and Examples of Coded Signals, Barker Code, PRN Code. Radar Algorithm Development (especially in the areas 7. Pulse Compression: Time-Bandwidth Product, Basic of advanced clutter rejection techniques and Principal of Pulse Compression, Correlation Processor, countermeasures). Dr. Mahafza has published over 65 Stretch Processor, Single LFM Pulse, Stepped Frequency papers, and over 100 technical reports. Waveforms, Effect of Target Velocity. 8. Phased Arrays: Directivity, Power Gain, and Effective What You Will Learn Aperture; Near and Far Fields; General Arrays; Linear Arrays; 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 Model; Four-Thirds Earth Model; Ground Reflection; Smooth selection, waveforms and signal processing. Surface Reflection Coefficient; Rough Surface Reflection; • Establish and develop loss and error budgets Total Reflection Coefficient; The Pattern Propagation Factor; 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 system engineers and will provide a foundation for those operations and design philosophy. working in the field and need to investigate the basic • Several mini design case studies pertinent to fundamentals in a specific topic. It provides a different radar topics will enhance understanding of comprehensive day-to-day radar systems deign radar design 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. 101 – 27
    • Radar Systems Design & Engineering Radar Performance Calculations Course Outline 1. Radar Range Equation. Radar ranging principles, frequencies, architecture, measurements, displays, and parameters. Radar range equation; radar waveforms; antenna patterns types, and parameters. 2. Noise in Receiving Systems and Detection Principles. Noise sources; statistical properties; noise in a March 2-5, 2010 receiving chain; noise figure and noise temperature; false alarm and detection probability; pulse integration; target Beltsville, Maryland models; detection of steady and fluctuating targets. June 14-17, 2010 3. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. The Beltsville, Maryland pattern propagation factor; interference (multipath) and diffraction; refraction; standard and anomalous refractivity; $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) littoral propagation; propagation modeling; low altitude "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each propagation; atmospheric attenuation. Off The Course Tuition." 4. CW Radar, Doppler, and Receiver Architecture. Basic properties; CW and high PRF relationships; the Doppler principle; dynamic range, stability; isolation Summary requirements; homodynes and superheterodyne receivers; This four-day course covers the fundamental in-phase and quadrature; signal spectrum; matched principles of radar functionality, architecture, and filtering; CW ranging; and measurement accuracy. performance. Diverse issues such as transmitter 5. Radar Clutter and Clutter Filtering Principles. stability, antenna pattern, clutter, jamming, propagation, Surface and volumetric clutter; reflectivity; stochastic target cross section, dynamic range, receiver noise, properties; sea, land, rain, chaff, birds, and urban clutter; receiver architecture, waveforms, processing, and Pulse Doppler and MTI; transmitter stability; blind speeds target detection, are treated in detail within the unifying and ranges,; Staggered PRFs; filter weighting; context of the radar range equation, and examined performance measures. within the contexts of surface and airborne radar platforms. The fundamentals of radar multi-target 6. Airborne Radar. Platform motion; iso-ranges and tracking principles are covered, and detailed examples iso-Dopplers; mainbeam and sidelobe clutter; the three of surface and airborne radars are presented. This PRF regimes; ambiguities; real beam Doppler sharpening; course is designed for engineers and engineering synthetic aperture ground mapping modes; GMTI. managers who wish to understand how surface and 7. High Range Resolution Principles: Pulse airborne radar systems work, and to familiarize Compression. The Time-bandwidth product; the pulse themselves with pertinent design issues and with the compression process; discrete and continuous pulse current technological frontiers. compression codes; performance measures; mismatched filtering. 8. High Range Resolution Principles: Synthetic Instructors Wideband. Motivation; alternative techniques; cross-band Dr. Menachem Levitas is the Chief Scientist of calibration. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) / Washington. 9. Electronically Scanned Radar Systems. Beam He has thirty-eight years of experience, thirty of which formation; beam steering techniques; grating lobes; phase include radar systems analysis and design for the Navy, shifters; multiple beams; array bandwidth; true time delays; Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. He holds the degree ultralow sidelobes and array errors; beam scheduling. of Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia, and 10. Active Phased Array Radar Systems. Active vs. a B.S. degree from the University of Portland. passive arrays; architectural and technological properties; Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior Technical the T/R module; dynamic range; average power; stability; Staff of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics pertinent issues; cost; frequency dependence. Laboratory. He has over thirtyyears of experience in radar systems analysis and design for the Navy, Air 11. Auto-Calibration and Auto-Compensation Force, and FAA. His areas of specialization include Techniques in Active Phased. Arrays. Motivation; automatic detection and tracking systems, sensor data calibration approaches; description of the mutual coupling fusion, simulation, and system evaluation. approach; an auto-compensation approach. 12. Sidelobe Blanking. Motivation; principle; implementation issues. What You Will Learn 13. Adaptive Cancellation. The adaptive space • What are radar subsystems cancellation principle; broad pattern cancellers; high gain • How to calculate radar performance cancellers; tap delay lines; the effects of clutter; number of • Key functions, issues, and requirements jammers, jammer geometries, and bandwidths on canceller performance; channel matching requirements; • How different requirements make radars different sample matrix inverse method. • Operating in different modes & environments 14. Multiple Target Tracking. Definition of Basic • Issues unique to multifunction, phased array, radars terms. Track Initiation, State Estimation & Filtering, • How airborne radars differ from surface radars Adaptive and Multiple Model Processing, Data Correlation • Today's requirements, technologies & designs & Association, Tracker Performance Evaluation. 28 – Vol. 101 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. February 15-17, 2010 4. Performance. Evaluation of performance of rocket Laurel, Maryland stages & vehicles. Introduction to coefficient of drag, aerodynamic losses, steering losses and gravity losses. March 16-18, 2010 Examination of spaceflight and orbital velocity, elliptical orbits, transfer orbits, staging theory. Discussion of launch vehicles Beltsville, Maryland and flight stability. 5. Propellant Performance and Density Implications. $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Introduction to thermal chemical analysis, exhaust species shift with mixture ratio, and the concepts of frozen and shifting "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each equilibrium. The effects of propellant density on mass Off The Course Tuition." properties & performance of rocket systems for advanced design decisions. Summary 6. Liquid Rocket Engines. Liquid rocket engine fundamentals, introduction to practical propellants, propellant This three-day course is based on the popular text feed systems, gas pressure feed systems, propellant tanks, Rocket Propulsion Elements by Sutton and Biblarz. The turbo-pump feed systems, flow and pressure balance, RCS course provides practical knowledge in rocket and OMS, valves, pipe lines, and engine supporting structure. propulsion engineering and design technology issues. 7. Liquid Propellants. A survey of the spectrum of It is designed for those needing a more complete practical liquid and gaseous rocket propellants is conducted, understanding of the complex issues. including properties, performance, advantages and disadvantages. The objective is to give the engineer or manager the 8. Thrust Chambers. The examination of injectors, tools needed to understand the available choices in combustion chamber and nozzle and other major engine rocket propulsion and/or to manage technical experts elements is conducted in-depth. The issues of heat transfer, with greater in-depth knowledge of rocket systems. cooling, film cooling, ablative cooling and radiation cooling are Attendees will receive a copy of the book Rocket explored. Ignition and engine start problems and solutions are Propulsion Elements, a disk with practical rocket examined. equations in Excel, and a set of printed notes covering 9. Combustion. Examination of combustion zones, advanced additional material. combustion instability and control of instabilities in the design and analysis of rocket engines. Instructor 10. Turbopumps. Close examination of the issues of turbo-pumps, the gas generation, turbines, and pumps. Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle Parameters and properties of a good turbo-pump design. System Engineer, specializing in 11. Solid Rocket Motors. Introduction to propellant grain integration of launch vehicle technology, design, alternative motor configurations and burning rate design, modeling and business issues. Burning rates, and the effects of hot or cold motors. Propellant grain configuration with regressive, neutral and strategies. He is an independent progressive burn motors. Issues of motor case, nozzle, and consultant, writer and teacher of rocket thrust termination design. Solid propellant formulations, system technology, experienced in binders, fuels and oxidizers. launch vehicle operations, design, 12. Hybrid Rockets. Applications and propellants used in testing, business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, hybrid rocket systems. The advantages and disadvantages of safety and reliability. Mr. Keith’s experience includes hybrid rocket motors. Hybrid rocket grain configurations / reusable & expendable launch vehicles as well as solid combustion instability. & liquid rocket systems. 13. Thrust Vector Control. Thrust Vector Control mechanisms and strategies. Issues of hydraulic actuation, gimbals and steering mechanisms. Solid rocket motor flex- Who Should Attend bearings. Liquid and gas injection thrust vector control. The • Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket design use of vanes and rings for steering.. projects. 14. Rocket System Design. Integration of rocket system • Aerospace Industry Managers. design and selection processes with the lessons of rocket propulsion. How to design rocket systems. • Government Regulators, Administrators and sponsors of rocket or missile projects. 15. Applications and Conclusions. Now that you have an education in rocket propulsion, what else is needed to • Contractors or investors involved in rocket propulsion design rocket systems? A discussion regarding the future of development projects. rocket engine and system design. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 29
    • Synthetic Aperture Radar Fundamentals Advanced May 3-4, 2010 May 5-6, 2010 Chantilly, Virginia Chantilly, Virginia Instructors: Instructor: Walt McCandless & Bart Huxtable Bart Huxtable & Sham Chotoo $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $990 without RadarCalc software $990 without RadarCalc software **Includes single user RadarCalc license for Windows PC, for the design of airborne & space-based SAR. Retail price $1000. What You Will Learn What You Will Learn • Basic concepts and principles of SAR. • How to process data from SAR systems for high resolution, wide area coverage, interferometric • What are the key system parameters. and/or polarimetric applications. • Performance calculations using RadarCalc. • How to design and build high performance SAR processors. • Design and implementation tradeoffs. • Perform SAR data calibration. • Current system performance. Emerging • Ground moving target indication (GMTI) in a systems. SAR context. • Current state-of-the-art. Course Outline Course Outline 1. Applications Overview. A survey of important 1. SAR Review Origins. Theory, Design, applications and how they influence the SAR system Engineering, Modes, Applications, System. from sensor through processor. A wide number of SAR 2. Processing Basics. Traditional strip map designs and modes will be presented from the processing steps, theoretical justification, processing pioneering classic, single channel, strip mapping systems designs, typical processing systems. systems to more advanced all-polarization, spotlight, 3. Advanced SAR Processing. Processing and interferometric designs. complexities arising from uncompensated motion and 2. Applications and System Design Tradeoffs low frequency (e.g., foliage penetrating) SAR and Constraints. System design formulation will begin processing. with a class interactive design workshop using the 4. Interferometric SAR. Description of the state-of- RadarCalc model designed for the purpose of the-art IFSAR processing techniques: complex SAR demonstrating the constraints imposed by image registration, interferogram and correlogram range/Doppler ambiguities, minimum antenna area, generation, phase unwrapping, and digital terrain limitations and related radar physics and engineering elevation data (DTED) extraction. constraints. Contemporary pacing technologies in the 5. Spotlight Mode SAR. Theory and area of antenna design, on-board data collection and implementation of high resolution imaging. Differences processing and ground system processing and analysis from strip map SAR imaging. will also be presented along with a projection of SAR 6. Polarimetric SAR. Description of the image technology advancements, in progress, and how they information provided by polarimetry and how this can will influence future applications. be exploited for terrain classification, soil moisture, 3. Civil Applications. A review of the current NASA ATR, etc. and foreign scientific applications of SAR. 7. High Performance Computing Hardware. 4. Commercial Applications. The emerging Parallel implementations, supercomputers, compact interest in commercial applications is international and DSP systems, hybrid opto-electronic system. is fueled by programs such as Canada’s RadarSat, the 8. SAR Data Calibration. Internal (e.g., cal-tones) European ERS series, the Russian ALMAZ systems and external calibrations, Doppler centroid aliasing, and the current NASA/industry LightSAR initiative. The geolocation, polarimetric calibration, ionospheric applications (soil moisture, surface mapping, change effects. detection, resource exploration and development, etc.) 9. Example Systems and Applications. Space- driving this interest will be presented and analyzed in based: SIR-C, RADARSAT, ENVISAT, TerraSAR, terms of the sensor and platform space/airborne and Cosmo-Skymed, PalSAR. Airborne: AirSAR and other associated ground systems design and projected cost. current systems. Mapping, change detection, polarimetry, interferometry. 30 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Tactical Missile Design – Integration April 13-15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This three-day short course covers the fundamentals 1. Introduction/Key Drivers in the Design-Integration of tactical missile design, development, and integration. Process: Overview of missile design process. Examples of The course provides a system-level, integrated method system-of-systems integration. Unique characteristics of tactical for missile aerodynamic missiles. Key aerodynamic configuration sizing parameters. configuration/propulsion design Missile conceptual design synthesis process. Examples of and analysis. It addresses the processes to establish mission requirements. Projected capability broad range of alternatives in in command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, meeting cost and performance surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR). Example of Pareto requirements. The methods analysis. Attendees vote on course emphasis. presented are generally simple 2. Aerodynamic Considerations in Missile Design- closed-form analytical Integration: Optimizing missile aerodynamics. Shapes for low expressions that are physics- observables. Missile configuration layout (body, wing, tail) options. Selecting flight control alternatives. Wing and tail sizing. Predicting based, to provide insight into the normal force, drag, pitching moment, stability, control primary driving parameters. effectiveness, lift-to-drag ratio, and hinge moment. Maneuver law Configuration sizing examples alternatives. are presented for rocket- 3. Propulsion Considerations in Missile Design- powered, ramjet-powered, and Integration: Turbojet, ramjet, scramjet, ducted rocket, and rocket turbo-jet powered baseline missiles. Typical values of propulsion comparisons. Turbojet engine design considerations, missile parameters and the characteristics of current prediction and sizing. Selecting ramjet engine, booster, and inlet operational missiles are discussed as well as the alternatives. Ramjet performance prediction and sizing. High enabling subsystems and technologies for tactical density fuels. Propellant grain cross section trade-offs. Effective missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art. thrust magnitude control. Reducing propellant observables. Rocket motor performance prediction and sizing. Motor case and Videos illustrate missile development activities and nozzle materials. missile performance. Finally, each attendee will design, build, and fly a small air powered rocket. Attendees will 4. Weight Considerations in Missile Design-Integration: How to size subsystems to meet flight performance requirements. vote on the relative emphasis of the material to be Structural design criteria factor of safety. Structure concepts and presented. Attendees receive course notes as well as manufacturing processes. Selecting airframe materials. Loads the textbook, Tactical Missile Design, 2nd edition. prediction. Weight prediction. Airframe and motor case design. Aerodynamic heating prediction and insulation trades. Dome material alternatives and sizing. Power supply and actuator Instructor alternatives and sizing. Eugene L. Fleeman has more than 40 years of 5. Flight Performance Considerations in Missile Design- government, industry, and academia experience in Integration: Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic sizing- missile system and technology equations of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of motion. Maximizing flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory shaping. development. Formerly a manager of Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, coast, steady missile programs at Air Force Research descent, ballistic, maneuvering, and homing flight. Laboratory, Rockwell International, 6. Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration: Boeing, and Georgia Tech, he is an Achieving robustness in adverse weather. Seeker, navigation, data international lecturer on missiles and the link, and sensor alternatives. Seeker range prediction. Counter- author of over 80 publications, including countermeasures. Warhead alternatives and lethality prediction. the AIAA textbook, Tactical Missile Design. 2nd Ed. Approaches to minimize collateral damage. Alternative guidance laws. Proportional guidance accuracy prediction. Time constant contributors and prediction. Maneuverability design criteria. Radar cross section and infrared signature prediction. Survivability What You Will Learn considerations. Insensitive munitions. Enhanced reliability. Cost • Key drivers in the missile design process. drivers of schedule, weight, learning curve, and parts count. EMD and production cost prediction. Designing within launch platform • Critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in constraints. Internal vs. external carriage. Shipping, storage, subsystems, aerodynamic, propulsion, and structure carriage, launch, and separation environment considerations. sizing. launch platform interfaces. Cold and solar environment • Launch platform-missile integration. temperature prediction. • Robustness, lethality, accuracy, observables, 7. Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools: Trade-offs for survivability, reliability, and cost considerations. extended range rocket. Sizing for enhanced maneuverability. Developing a harmonized missile. Lofted range prediction. Ramjet • Missile sizing examples. missile sizing for range robustness. Ramjet fuel alternatives. • Missile development process. Ramjet velocity control. Correction of turbojet thrust and specific impulse. Turbojet missile sizing for maximum range. Turbojet engine rotational speed. Computer aided sizing tools for Who Should Attend conceptual design. Soda straw rocket design-build-fly competition. The course is oriented toward the needs of missile House of quality process. Design of experiment process. engineers, analysts, marketing personnel, program 8. Development Process: Design validation/technology managers, university professors, and others working in development process. Developing a technology roadmap. History the area of missile systems and technology of transformational technologies. Funding emphasis. Alternative development. Attendees will gain an understanding of proposal win strategies. New missile follow-on projections. Examples of development tests and facilities. Example of missile design, missile technologies, launch platform technology demonstration flight envelope. Examples of technology integration, missile system measures of merit, and the development. New technologies for tactical missiles. missile system development process. 9. Summary and Lessons Learned. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 31
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Applications Engineering, Spectrum, and Regulatory Issues Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles NEW! February 17, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 8, 2010 Dayton, Ohio June 15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary $650 (8:30am - 4:30pm) This one-day course is designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of UAS. The course provides the "big picture" for those who work outside of the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems Course Outline (Predator, Shadow, Warrior and others) and real-world 1. Historic Development of UAS Post 1960’s. problems and issues concerning the use and expansion of their applications. 2. Components and latest developments of a UAS. Ground Control Station, Radio Links (LOS and BLOS), UAV, Payloads. Instructor 3. UAS Manufacturers. Domestic, Mr. Mark N. Lewellen has nearly 25 years of International. experience with a wide variety of space, satellite and aviation related projects, including the 4. Classes, Characteristics and Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk Comparisons of UAS. UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station, 5. Operational Scenarios for UAS. Phases of and aeronautical mobile telemetry systems. More recently he has been Flight, Federal Government Use of UAS, State working in the exciting field of UAS. He is and Local government use of UAS. Civil and currently the Vice Chairman of a UAS commercial use of UAS. Sub-group under Working Party 5B 6. ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and which is leading the US preparations to find new radio Reconnaissance) of UAS. Optical, Infrared, spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2011 under Radar. Agenda Item 1.3. He is also a technical advisor to the 7. Comparative Study of the Safety of UAS. US State Department and a member of the National In the Air and On the ground. Committee which reviews and comments on all US submissions to international telecommunication 8. UAS Access to the National Airspace groups, including the International Telecommunication System (NAS). Overview of the NAS, Classes of Union (ITU). Airspace, Requirements for Access to the NAS, Issues Being Addressed, Issues Needing to be Addressed. What You Will Learn 9. Bandwidth and Spectrum Issues. • Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical capabilities? Bandwidth of single UAV, Aggregate bandwidth of UAS population. • Major manufactures of UAS? • The latest developments and major components of 10. International UAS issues. WRC Process, a UAS? Agenda Item 1.3 and Resolution 421. • What type of sensor data can UAS provide? 11. UAS Centers of Excellence. North Dakota, • Regulatory and spectrum issues associated with Las Cruses, NM, DoD. UAS? 12. Worked Examples of Channeling Plans • National Airspace System including the different and Link/Interference Budgets. Shadow, classes of airspace Predator/Warrior. • How will UAS gain access to the National Airspace System (NAS)? 13. UAS Interactive Deployment Scenarios. 32 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Architecting with DODAF Effectively Using The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) NEW! April 6-7 2010 Huntsville, Alabama The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) May 24-25 2010 provides an underlying structure to work with Columbia, Maryland complexity. Today’s systems do not stand alone; each system fits within an increasingly complex $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) system-of-systems, a network of interconnection "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." that virtually guarantees surprise behavior. Systems science recognizes this type of interconnectivity as one essence of complexity. It requires new tools, new methods, and new paradigms for effective system design. Summary This course provides knowledge and exercises at a practical level in the use of the DODAF. You will learn about architecting processes, methods and thought patterns. You will practice architecting by creating DODAF representations of a familiar, complex system-of-systems. By the end of this Course Outline course, you will be able to use DODAF effectively in 1. Introduction. The relationship between your work. This course is intended for systems architecting and systems engineering. Course engineers, technical team leaders, program or objectives and expectations.. project managers, and others who participate in 2. Architectures and Architecting. Fundamental defining and developing complex systems. concepts. Terms and definitions. Origin of the terms within systems development. Understanding of the components of an architecture. Architecting key Practice architecting on a creative “Mars Rotor” activities. Foundations of modern architecting. complex system. Define the operations, 3. Architectural Tools. Architectural frameworks: technical structure, and migration for this future DODAF, TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF. Why frameworks space program. exist, and what they hope to provide. Design patterns and their origin. Using patterns to generate alternatives. Pattern language and the communication of patterns. What You Will Learn System architecting patterns. Binding patterns into • Three aspects of an architecture architectures. • Four primary architecting activities 4. DODAF Overview. Viewpoints within DoDAF (All, • Eight DoDAF 2.0 viewpoints Capability, Data/Information, Operational, Project, • The entire set of DoDAF 2.0 views and how they Services, Standards, Systems). How Viewpoints relate to each other support models. Diagram types (views) within each viewpoint. • A useful sequence to create views 5. DODAF Operational Definition. Describing an • Different “Fit-for-Purpose” versions of the views. operational environment, and then modifying it to • How to plan future changes. incorporate new capabilities. Sequences of creation. How to convert concepts into DODAF views. Practical exercises on each DODAF view, with review and Instructor critique. Teaching method includes three passes for Eric Honour (CSEP) international consultant each product: (a) describing the views, (b) instructor- and lecturer, has a 40-year career of led exercise, (c) group work to create views. complex systems development & 6. DODAF Technical Definition Processes. operation. Founder and former Converting the operational definition into service- President of INCOSE. He has led oriented technical architecture. Matching the new architecture with legacy systems. Sequences of the development of 18 major creation. Linkages between the technical viewpoints systems, including the Air Combat and the operational viewpoints. Practical exercises on Maneuvering Instrumentation each DODAF view, with review and critique, again systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon using the three-pass method. Extension System. BSSE (Systems 7. DODAF Migration Definition Processes. How to Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval depict the migration of current systems into future Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, systems while maintaining operability at each step. University of South Australia. Practical exercises on migration planning. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 33
    • Certified Systems Engineering Professional - CSEP Preparation Guaranteed Training to Pass the CSEP Certification Exam NEW! February 26-27, 2010 Course Outline Orlando, Florida 1. Introduction. What is the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of March 31 - April 1, 2010 the examination. Study plans and sample examination Columbia, Maryland questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) quiz. Filling out the CSEP application. 2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles. Definitions "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and origins of systems engineering, including the latest Off The Course Tuition." concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics and stages, and the relationship of systems engineering to life cycles. Development approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development examples. 3. Technical Processes. The processes that take a system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical requirements, including concept of operations, Summary requirements analysis, requirements definition, This two-day course walks through the CSEP requirements management. Architectural design, including requirements and the INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 functional analysis and allocation, system architecture to cover all topics on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, study plans, and sample examination questions help transition, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal you to prepare effectively for the exam. Participants of a system. leave the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of 4. Project Processes. Technical management and the the INCOSE Handbook, study plans, and a sample role of systems engineering in guiding a project. Project examination. planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Attend the CSEP course to learn what you need. Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD), Follow the study plan to seal in the knowledge. Use the Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring methods. sample exam to test yourself and check your readiness. Project assessment, including Technical Performance Contact our instructor for questions if needed. Then Measurement (TPM). Project control. Decision-making take the exam. If you do not pass, you can retake the and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity management, course at no cost. configuration management, information management. 5. Enterprise & Agreement Processes. How to define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of Instructor stakeholders and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply processes, including defining the need. Managing the Eric Honour, international consultant and lecturer, environment, investment, and resources. Enterprise has a 40-year career of complex environment management. Investment management systems development & operation. including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes Founder and former President of management standard processes, and process INCOSE. Author of the “Value of SE” improvement. Resource management and quality material in the INCOSE Handbook. He management. has led the development of 18 major 6. Specialty Engineering Activities. Unique technical systems, including the Air Combat disciplines used in the systems engineering processes: Maneuvering Instrumentation systems integrated logistics support, electromagnetic and and the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension environmental analysis, human systems integration, mass properties, modeling & simulation including the system System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), US Naval modeling language (SysML), safety & hazards analysis, Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, and sustainment and training needs. PhD candidate, University of South Australia. 7. After-Class Plan. Study plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your study plan. Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample examinations. What You Will Learn How to reach us after class, and what to do when you • How to pass the CSEP examination! succeed. • Details of the INCOSE Handbook, the source for the exam. The INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering • Your own strengths and weaknesses, to target your Professional (CSEP) rating is a coveted milestone in study. the career of a systems engineer, demonstrating • The key processes and definitions in the INCOSE knowledge, education and experience that are of high language of the exam. value to systems organizations. This three-day course • How to tailor the INCOSE processes. provides you with the detailed knowledge and practice • Five rules for test-taking. that you need to pass the CSEP examination. 34 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Systems Engineering March 29-30, 2010 Columbia, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Systems Engineering Model. An underlying process model that ties together all the concepts and methods. System thinking attitudes. Overview of the systems engineering processes. Incremental, concurrent processes and process Summary loops for iteration. Technical and management aspects. Today's complex systems present difficult 2. Where Do Requirements Come From? Requirements challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft as the primary method of measurement and control for to environmental and electronic control systems, systems development. Three steps to translate an undefined development teams must face the challenges with an need into requirements; determining the system arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are purpose/mission from an operational view; how to measure more complex, and systems operate in much closer system quality, analyzing missions and environments; relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach requirements types; defining functions and requirements. to the overall design. 3. Where Does a Solution Come From? Designing a This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals system using the best methods known today. What is an of a systems engineering approach to solving complex architecture? System architecting processes; defining problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as alternative concepts; alternate sources for solutions; how to allocate requirements to the system components; how to the process definitions that make up systems develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to trade off results engineering. The model presented is a research- and make decisions. Establishing an allocated baseline, and proven combination of the best existing standards. getting from the system design to the system. Systems Participants in this workshop practice the processes engineering during ongoing operation. on a realistic system development. 4. Ensuring System Quality. Building in quality during the development, and then checking it frequently. The relationship between systems engineering and systems Instructors testing. Technical analysis as a system tool. Verification at multiple levels: architecture, design, product. Validation at Eric Honour has been in international leadership of multiple levels; requirements, operations design, product. the engineering of systems for over a 5. Systems Engineering Management. How to decade, part of a 40-year career of successfully manage the technical aspects of the system complex systems development and development; planning the technical processes; assessing operation. His energetic and informative and controlling the technical processes, with corrective presentation style actively involves class actions; use of risk management, configuration management, participants. He is a former President of interface management to guide the technical development. the International Council on Systems 6. Systems Engineering Concepts of Leadership. How Engineering (INCOSE). He has been a systems to guide and motivate technical teams; technical teamwork engineer, engineering manager, and program manager and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; at Harris, ESystems, and Link, and was a Navy pilot. technical performance measurement. He has contributed to the development of 17 major 7. Summary. Review of the important points of the systems, including Air Combat Maneuvering workshop. Interactive discussion of participant experiences Instrumentation, Battle Group Passive Horizon that add to the material. Extension System, and National Crime Information Center. BSSE (Systems Engineering) from US Naval Academy and MSEE from Naval Postgraduate School. Who Should Attend Dr. Scott Workinger has led innovative technology You Should Attend This Workshop If You Are: development efforts in complex, risk- • Working in any sort of system development laden environments for 30 years. He • Project leader or key member in a product development currently teaches courses on program team management and engineering and • Looking for practical methods to use today consults on strategic management and This Course Is Aimed At: technology issues. Scott has a B.S in • Project leaders, Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the • Technical team leaders, University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Civil and • Design engineers, and Environment Engineering from Stanford University. • Others participating in system development Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 35
    • Principles of Test & Evaluation Assuring Required Product Performance February 18-19, 2010 Course Outline Albuquerque, New Mexico 1. What is Test and Evaluation? Basic definitions and concepts. Test and evaluation March 16-17, 2010 overview; application to complex systems. A model of T&E that covers the activities needed Columbia, Maryland (requirements, planning, testing, analysis & reporting). Roles of test and evaluation throughout June 10-11, 2010 product development, and the life cycle, test Minneapolis, Minnesota economics and risk and their impact on test planning.. $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 2. Test Requirements. Requirements as the primary method for measurement and control of "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each product development. Where requirements come Off The Course Tuition." from; evaluation of requirements for testability; deriving test requirements; the Requirements Verification Matrix (RVM); Qualification vs. Acceptance requirements; design proof vs. first article vs. production requirements, design for testability.. 3. Test Planning. Evaluating the product concept to plan verification and validation by test. Summary T&E strategy and the Test and Evaluation Master This two day workshop is an overview of test Plan (TEMP); verification planning and the Verification Plan document; analyzing and and evaluation from product concept through evaluating alternatives; test resource planning; operations. The purpose of the course is to give establishing a verification baseline; developing a participants a solid grounding in practical testing verification schedule; test procedures and their methodology for assuring that a product performs format for success. as intended. The course is designed for Test 4. Integration Testing. How to successfully Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Engineers, manage the intricate aspects of system integration Systems Engineers, Technical Team Leaders, testing; levels of integration planning; development System Support Leaders Technical and test concepts; integration test planning (architecture- based integration versus build-based integration); Management Staff and Project Managers. preferred order of events; integration facilities; daily The course work includes a case study in several schedules; the importance of regression testing. parts for practicing testing techniques. 5. Formal Testing. How to perform a test; differences in testing for design proof, first article qualification, recurring production acceptance; rules Instructors for test conduct. Testing for different purposes, verification vs. validation; test procedures and test Eric Honour, international consultant and records; test readiness certification, test article lecturer, has a 40-year career of configuration; troubleshooting and anomaly complex systems development & handling. operation. Founder and former 6. Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting. President of INCOSE. He has led Statistical methods; test data collection methods and the development of 18 major equipment, timeliness in data collection, accuracy, sampling; data analysis using statistical rigor, the systems, including the Air Combat importance of doing the analysis before the test;, Maneuvering Instrumentation sample size, design of experiments, Taguchi systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon method, hypothesis testing, FRACAS, failure data Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), analysis; report formats and records, use of data as US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate recurring metrics, Cum Sum method. School, and PhD candidate, University of South This course provides the knowledge and Australia. ability to plan and execute testing procedures in Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in a rigorous, practical manner to assure that a Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, product meets its requirements. and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects have made contributions ranging from increasing optical fiber What You Will Learn bandwidth to creating new CAD • Create effective test requirements. technology. He currently teaches • Plan tests for complete coverage. courses on management and engineering and • Manage testing during integration and verification. consults on strategic issues in management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from • Develop rigorous test conclusions with sound Stanford. collection, analysis, and reporting methods. 36 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Risk & Opportunity Management A Workshop in Identifying and Managing Risk March 9-11, 2010 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Practice the skills on a realistic “Submarine Explorer” case study. Identify, analyze, and quan- tify the uncertainties, then create effective risk mitigation plans. Summary This workshop presents standard and advanced risk management processes: how to identify risks, risk analysis using both intuitive and quantitative methods, risk mitigation methods, and risk monitoring and control. Course Outline Projects frequently involve great technical 1. Managing Uncertainty. Concepts of uncertainty, uncertainty, made more challenging by an environment both risk and opportunity. Uncertainty as a central with dozens to hundreds of people from conflicting feature of system development. The important concept disciplines. Yet uncertainty has two sides: with great of risk efficiency. Expectations for what to achieve with risk comes great opportunity. Risks and opportunities risk management. Terms and definitions. Roles of a can be handled together to seek the best balance for project leader in relation to uncertainty. each project. Uncertainty issues can be quantified to better understand the expected impact on your project. 2. Subjective Probabilities. Review of essential Technical, cost and schedule issues can be balanced mathematical concepts related to uncertainty, including against each other. This course provides detailed, the psychological aspects of probability. useful techniques to evaluate and manage the many 3. Risk Identification. Methods to find the risk and uncertainties that accompany complex system projects. opportunity issues. Potential sources and how to exploit them. Guiding a team through the mire of uncertainty. Possible sources of risk. Identifying possible responses Instructor and secondary risk sources. Identifying issue ownership. Class exercise in identifying risks Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and lecturer, has a 40-year career of 4. Risk Analysis. How to determine the size of risk complex systems development & relative to other risks and relative to the project. operation. Founder and former Qualitative vs. quantitative analysis. President of INCOSE. He has led the 5. Qualitative Analysis:. Understanding the issues development of 18 major systems, and their subjective relationships using simple methods including the Air Combat Maneuvering and more comprehensive graphical methods. The 5x5 Instrumentation systems and the Battle matrix. Structuring risk issues to examine links. Source- Group Passive Horizon Extension System. BSSE response diagrams, fault trees, influence diagrams. (Systems Engineering), US Naval Academy, MSEE, Class exercise in doing simple risk analysis. Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD candidate, 6. Quantitative Analysis: What to do when the University of South Australia. level of risk is not yet clear. Mathematical methods to quantify uncertainty in a world of subjectivity. Sizing the uncertainty, merging subjective and objective data. What You Will Learn Using probability math to diagnose the implications. • Four major sources of risk. Portraying the effect with probability charts, • The risk of efficiency concept, balancing cost of probabilistic PERT and Gantt diagrams. Class exercise action against cost of risk. in quantified risk analysis. • The structure of a risk issue. 7. Risk Response & Planning. Possible responses • Five effective ways to identify risks. to risk, and how to select an effective response using • The basic 5x5 risk matrix. the risk efficiency concept. Tracking the risks over time, while taking effective action. How to monitor the risks. • Three diagrams for structuring risks. Balancing analysis and its results to prevent “paralysis • How to quantify risks. by analysis” and still get the benefits. A minimalist • 29 possible risk responses. approach that makes risk management simply, easy, • Efficient risk management that can apply to even inexpensive, and effective. Class exercise in designing the smallest project. a risk mitigation. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 37
    • Systems Engineering - Requirements Course Outline 1. Introduction 2. Introduction (Continued) 3. Requirements Fundamentals – Defines what a requirement is and identifies 4 kinds. March 23-25, 2010 4. Requirements Relationships – How are Columbia, Maryland requirements related to each other? We will look at several kinds of traceability. $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 5. Initial System Analysis – The whole process begins "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each with a clear understanding of the user’s needs. Off The Course Tuition." 6. Functional Analysis – Several kinds of functional analysis are covered including simple functional flow diagrams, EFFBD, IDEF-0, and Behavioral Diagramming. 7. Functional Analysis (Continued) – 8. Performance Requirements Analysis – Performance requirements are derived from functions and tell what the item or system must do and how well. 9. Product Entity Synthesis – The course encourages Sullivan’s idea of form follows function so the product structure is derived from its functionality. 10. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – Interface Summary definition is the weak link in traditional structured analysis This three-day course provides system engineers, but n-square analysis helps recognize all of the ways team leaders, and managers with a clear function allocation has predefined all of the interface understanding about how to develop good needs. specifications affordably using modeling methods that 11. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – (Continued) encourage identification of the essential characteristics 12. Specialty Engineering Requirements – A that must be respected in the subsequent design specialty engineering scoping matrix allows system process. Both the analysis and management aspects engineers to define product entity-specialty domain are covered. Each student will receive a full set of relationships that the indicated domains then apply their course notes and textbook, “System Requirements models to. Analysis,” by the instructor Jeff Grady. 13. Environmental Requirements – A three-layer model involving tailored standards mapped to system spaces, a three-dimensional service use profile for end Instructor items, and end item zoning for component requirements. Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of JOG System 14. Structured Analysis Documentation – How can Engineering. He has 30 years of industry we capture and configuration manage our modeling basis experience in aerospace companies as a for requirements? system engineer, engineering manager, 15. Software Modeling Using MSA/PSARE – field engineer, and project engineer. Jeff Modern structured analysis is extended to PSARE as has authored seven published books in Hatley and Pirbhai did to improve real-time control system the system engineering field and holds a development but PSARE did something else not clearly Master of Science in System understood. Management from USC. He teaches 16. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – system engineering courses nation-wide. Jeff is an The latest models are covered. INCOSE Founder, Fellow, and CSEP. 17. Software Modeling Using Early OOA and UML – (Continued). 18. Software Modeling Using DoDAF – DoD has What You Will Learn evolved a very complex model to define systems of • How to model a problem space using proven tremendous complexity involving global reach. methods where the product will be implemented in 19. Universal Architecture Description Framework – hardware or software. A method that any enterprise can apply to develop any • How to link requirements with traceability and reduce system using a single comprehensive model no matter risk through proven techniques. how the system is to be implemented. • How to identify all requirements using modeling that 20. Universal Architecture Description Framework encourages completeness and avoidance of – (Continued) unnecessary requirements. 21. Specification Management – Specification • How to structure specifications and manage their formats and management methods are discussed. development. 22. Requirements Risk Abatement - Special This course will show you how to build good requirements-related risk methods are covered including specifications based on effective models. It is not validation, TPM, margins and budgets. difficult to write requirements; the hard job is to 23. Tools Discussion know what to write them about and determine 24. Requirements Verification Overview – You appropriate values. Modeling tells us what to write should be basing verification of three kinds on the them about and good domain engineering requirements that were intended to drive design. These encourages identification of good values in them. links are emphasized. 38 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Systems of Systems Sound Collaborative Engineering to Ensure Architectural Integrity April 20-22, 2010 San Diego, California Course Outline 1. Systems of Systems (SoS) Concepts. What June 29- July 1, 2010 SoS can achieve. Capabilities engineering vs. Columbia, Maryland requirements engineering. Operational issues: geographic distribution, concurrent operations. $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Development issues: evolutionary, large scale, distributed. Roles of a project leader in relation to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each integration and scope control. Off The Course Tuition." 2. Complexity Concepts. Complexity and chaos; scale-free networks; complex adaptive systems; small worlds; synchronization; strange attraction; emergent behaviors. Introduction to the theories and how to work with them in a practical world. 3. Architecture. Design strategies for large scale architectures. Architectural Frameworks including the DOD Architectural Framework (DODAF), TOGAF, Zachman Framework, and FEAF. How to use design patterns, constitutions, synergy. Summary Re-Architecting in an evolutionary environment. This three day workshop presents detailed, Working with legacy systems. Robustness and useful techniques to develop effective systems of graceful degradation at the design limits. systems and to manage the engineering activities Optimization and measurement of quality. associated with them. The course is designed for 4. Integration. Integration strategies for SoS program managers, project managers, systems with systems that originated outside the immediate engineers, technical team leaders, logistic control of the project staff, the difficulty of shifting SoS priorities over the operating life of the systems. support leaders, and others who take part in Loose coupling integration strategies, the design of developing today’s complex systems. open systems, integration planning and implementation, interface design, use of legacy systems and COTS. Modify a legacy 5. Collaboration. The SoS environment and its robotic system of special demands on systems engineering. systems as a class Collaborative efforts that extend over long periods of exercise, using the time and require effort across organizations. course principles. Collaboration occurring explicitly or implicitly, at the same time or at disjoint times, even over decades. Responsibilities from the SoS side and from the component systems side, strategies for managing collaboration, concurrent and disjoint systems Instructors engineering; building on the past to meet the future. Eric Honour, international consultant and lecturer, Strategies for maintaining integrity of systems has a 40-year career of complex systems engineering efforts over long periods of time when development & operation. Founder and working in independent organizations. former President of INCOSE. He has led 6. Testing and Evaluation. Testing and the development of 18 major systems, evaluation in the SoS environment with unique including the Air Combat Maneuvering challenges in the evolutionary development. Multiple Instrumentation systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension levels of T&E, why the usual success criteria no System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), longer suffice. Why interface testing is necessary but US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate isn’t enough. Operational definitions for evaluation. School, and PhD candidate, University of South Testing for chaotic behavior and emergent behavior. Australia. Testing responsibilities in the SoS environment. Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His projects What You Will Learn have made contributions ranging from • Capabilities engineering methods. increasing optical fiber bandwidth to • Architecture frameworks. creating new CAD technology. He • Practical uses of complexity theory. currently teaches courses on • Integration strategies to achieve higher-level management and engineering and capabilities. consults on strategic issues in management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from • Effective collaboration methods. Stanford. • T&E for large-scale architectures. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 39
    • Test Design and Analysis Getting the Right Results from a Test Requires Effective Test Design February 8-10, 2010 Columbia, Maryland Course Outline 1. Testing and Evaluation. Basic concepts for testing $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) and evaluation. Verification and validation concepts. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Common T&E objectives. Types of Test. Context and Off The Course Tuition." relationships between T&E and systems engineering. T&E support to acquisition programs. The Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP). 2. Testability What is testability? How is it achieved? What is Built in Test? What are the types of BIT and how are they applied? 3. A Well Structured Testing and Evaluation Program. - What are the elements of a well structured testing and evaluation program? How do the pieces fit together? How does testing and evaluation fit into the lifecycle? What are the levels of testing? 4. Needs and Requirements. Identifying the need for a test. The requirements envelope and how the edge of the envelope defines testing. Understanding the design structure. Stakeholders, system, boundaries, motivation for a test. Design structure and how it affects the test. 5. Issues, Criteria and Measures. Identifying the issues for a test. Evaluation planning techniques. Other sources of data. The Requirements Verification Matrix. Developing evaluation criteria: Measures of Effectiveness (MOE), Measures of Performance (MOP). Test planning analysis: Operational analysis, engineering analysis, Systems are growing more complex and are Matrix analysis, Dendritic analysis. Modeling and developed at high stakes. With unprecedented simulation for test planning. complexity, effective test engineering plays an 6. Designing Evaluations & Tests. Specific methods essential role in development. Student groups to design a test. Relationships of different units. participate in a detailed practical exercise Input/output analysis - where test variable come from, designed to demonstrate the application of testing choosing what to measure, types of variables. Review of tools and methods for system evaluation. statistics and probability distributions. Statistical design of tests - basic types of statistical techniques, choosing the Summary techniques, variability, assumptions and pitfalls. Sequencing test events - the low level tactics of planning This three-day course is designed for military the test procedure. and commercial program managers, systems 7. Conducting Tests. Preparation for a test. Writing engineers, test project managers, test engineers, the report first to get the analysis methods in place. How to and test analysts. The focus of the course is work with failure. Test preparation. Forms of the test report. giving individuals practical insights into how to Evaluating the test design. Determining when failure acquire and use data to make sound occurs. management and technical decisions in support 8. Evaluation. Analyzing test results. Comparing of a development program. Numerous examples results to the criteria. Test results and their indications of performance. Types of test problems and how to solve of test design or analysis “traps or pitfalls” are them. Test failure analysis - analytic techniques to find highlighted in class. Many design methods and fault. Test program documents. Pressed Funnels Case analytic tools are introduced. Study - How evaluation shows the path ahead. 9. Testing and Evaluation Environments. 12 common testing and evaluation environments in a system Instructor lifecycle, what evaluation questions are answered in each environment and how the test equipment and processes Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in differ from environment to environment. Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, 10. Special Types and Best Practices of T&E. and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His Survey of special techniques and best practices. Special projects have made contributions types: Software testing, Design for testability, Combined ranging from increasing optical fiber testing, Evolutionary development, Human factors, bandwidth to creating new CAD Reliability testing, Environmental issues, Safety, Live fire testing, Interoperability. The Nine Best Practices of T&E. technology. He currently teaches courses on management and 11. Emerging Opportunities and Issues with Testing and Evaluation. The use of prognosis and sense engineering and consults on strategic issues in and respond logistics. Integration between testing and management and technology. He holds a Ph.D. simulation. Large scale systems. Complexity in tested in Engineering from Stanford. systems. Systems of Systems. 40 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Total Systems Engineering Development & Management February 1-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland March 2-5, 2010 Colorado Springs, Colorado $1695 (8:00am - 5:00pm) Call for information about our six-course systems engineering certificate program or for “on-site” training to prepare for the INCOSE systems engineering exam. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. System Management. Introduction to System Engineering, Development Process Overview, Enterprise Engineering, Program Design, Risk, Configuration Management / Data Management, Summary System Engineering Maturity. This four-day course covers four system 2. System Requirements. Introduction and development fundamentals: (1) a sound engineering Development Environments, R e q u i r e m e n t s management infrastructure within which work may Elicitation and Mission Analysis, System and be efficiently accomplished, (2) define the problem Hardware Structured Analysis, Performance to be solved (requirements and specifications), (3) Requirements Analysis, Product Architecture solve the problem (design, integration, and Synthesis and Interface Development, Constraints optimization), and (4) prove that the design solves Analysis, Computer Software Structured Analysis, the defined problem (verification). Proven, practical Requirements Management Topics. techniques are presented for the key tasks in the 3. System Synthesis. Introduction, Design, development of sound solutions for extremely Product Sources, Interface Development, difficult customer needs. This course prepares Integration, Risk, Design Reviews. students to both learn practical systems engineering 4. System Verification. Introduction to and to learn the information and terminology that is Verification, Item Qualification Requirements tested in the newest INCOSE CSEP exam. Identification, Item Qualification Planning and Documentation, Item Qualification Verification Reporting, Item Qualification Implementation, Instructor Management, and Audit, Item Acceptance Overview, Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of JOG System System Test and Evaluation Overview, Process Engineering, Inc., a system engineering consulting Verification. and training company. He has 30 years of industry experience in aerospace companies What You Will Learn as a system engineer, engineering manager, field engineer, and project • How to identify and organize all of the work an engineer. Jeff has authored seven enterprise must perform on programs, plan a published books in the system project, map enterprise work capabilities to the engineering field and holds a Master of plan, and quality audit work performance against Science in System Management from USC. He the plan. teaches system engineering courses nationwide at • How to accomplish structured analysis using one universities as well as commercially on site at of several structured analysis models yielding companies. Jeff is an INCOSE CSEP, Fellow, and every kind of requirement appropriate for every Founder. kind of specification coordinated with specification templates. WHAT STUDENTS SAY: • An appreciation for design development through original design, COTS, procured items, and "This course tied the whole development cycle selection of parts, materials, and processes. together for me." • How to develop interfaces under associate contracting relationships using ICWG/TIM "I had mastered some of the details before this course, but did not understand how the meetings and Interface Control Documents. pieces fit together. Now I do!" • How to define verification requirements, map and organize them into verification tasks, plan and "I really appreciated the practical methods proceduralize the verification tasks, capture the to accomplish this important work." verification evidence, and audit the evidence for compliance. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 41
    • Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing An Examination of DSP in Modern Fourth Generation Modems March 29 - April 1, 2010 Laurel, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This four-day course is designed for Off The Course Tuition." communication systems engineers, 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 technology capabilities to 2. Digital Filters. FIR Filters, Resampling the design of next Filters, Interpolators and Decimators, Half Band generation communication Filters, Cascade-Integrator-comb (CIC) filters, systems. Hogenauer Filters, Multirate IIR filters. Students will receive a 3. Channelizers. Modulation and copy of the instructor’s Demodulation. Design Techniques. Workload new textbook, Multirate Comparisons. Signal Processing for 4. Filter Design Techniques. Window Communication Systems, Designs and Performance considerations. published by Prentice Equiripple Designs. System Considerations. Hall. Options to Improve System Performance. Finite ArithmeticWindow Designs and Performance considerations. Equiripple Designs. System Instructor Considerations. Options to Improve System Dr. fred harris teaches at San Diego State Performance. Finite Arithmetic. University where he occupies the CUBIC Signal 5. Digital Baseband Transmission. The Processing Chair. His teaching and Nyquist Filter, Excess Bandwidth, Matched research areas include Digital Signal Filters, Square-Root Nyquist Filter, Shaping and Processing, Multirate Signal Up-Sampling Filters. Processing, Communication Systems, Source Coding and Modem Design. He 6. Pre-and Post-Signal Conditioning. has extensive practical experience in Analog Filters, Timing Jitter, Direct Digital communication systems, high Synthesizers, CORDIC processors, Digital performance modems, sonar and advanced radar Oscillators, Interpolating and Decimating Filters in systems and high performance laboratory A-to-D and D-to-A, AGC, DC Canceling, I-Q instrumentation. He holds a number of patents on Balancing. Multirate Signal Processing for Satellite and Cable Modems and lectures throughout the world on DSP 7. Sigma-Delta Converters. A-to-D, D-to-A, applications. Dr. harris recently published a textbook D-to-D. Multi-loop Converters, Wide-Band through Prentice Hall entitled Multirate Signal Converters. System Considerations. Processing for Communication Systems. He consults 8. Carrier Centered Modulation and for organizations requiring high performance, cost- Demodulation. Shaping and Interpolation, effective DSP solutions. QPSK, QAM, Digital IF Options, OFDM, Legacy Analog modulation and Demodulation in DSP. FM What You Will Learn Modulation and demodulation. • How to size and design filters for a specified 9. Synchronization. The Phase Locked processing task Loop, Proportional plus Integral Loops, Phase • Effects of Finite Arithmetic on Different Filter Recovery, Band Edge Filters in Frequency Architectures Recovery, Timing Recovery, Polyphase Filters in • Understand Multi-rate Signal processing for Sample Timing Recovery. Rate Changes 10. Adaptive Filters. LMS Algorithm, RLS • Understand Multi-rate Signal processing for Algorithm, Lattice Filters, Linear Equalization, Intentional Aliasing Adaptive Equalization, Decision Feedback • DSP Based Signal Enhancement and Signal Equalizers, Constant Modulus (Blind) Equalizers. Conditioning 11. Modem Structures. Wireline, Cable, • DSP Based Synchronization Techniques Satellite, and Terrestrial modems and • Limitations and Boundaries of DSP Based Solutions. considerations. 42 – Vol. 101 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 2-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." NEW! Course Outline 1. Basic concepts in antenna theory. Beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching techniques. 2. Locations. Reactive near-field, radiating near- field (Fresnel region), far-field (Fraunhofer region) and Summary the Friis transmission formula. This three-day course teaches the basics of antenna 3. Types of antennas. Dipole, loop, patch, horn, and antenna array theory. Fundamental concepts such dish, and helical antennas are discussed, compared, as beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, and contrasted from a performance/applications gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching standpoint. techniques are presented. Different types of antennas such as dipole, loop, patch, horn, dish, and helical 4. Propagation effects. Direct, sky, and ground antennas are discussed and compared and contrasted waves. Diffraction and scattering. from a performance/applications standpoint. The 5. Antenna arrays and array factors (e.g., locations of the reactive near-field, radiating near-field uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays). (Fresnel region), and far-field (Fraunhofer region) are 6. Scanning from broadside. Sidelobe levels, described and the Friis transmission formula is null locations, and beam broadening. The end-fire presented with worked examples. Propagation effects condition. Problems such as grating lobes, beam are presented. Antenna arrays are discussed, and squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness. array factors for different types of distributions (e.g., 7. Beam steering. Phase shifters and true-time uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays) are delay devices. Some commonly used components and analyzed giving insight to sidelobe levels, null locations, delay devices (e.g., the Rotman lens) are compared. and beam broadening (as the array scans from broadside.) The end-fire condition is discussed. Beam 8. Measurement techniques used in anechoic steering is described using phase shifters and true-time chambers. Pattern measurements, polarization delay devices. Problems such as grating lobes, beam patterns, gain comparison test, spinning dipole (for CP squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness are measurements). Items of concern relative to anechoic presented. Antenna systems (transmit/receive) with chambers such as the quality of the absorbent material, active amplifiers are introduced. Finally, measurement quiet zone, and measurement errors. Compact, techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers are outdoor, and near-field ranges. outlined. The textbook, Antenna Theory, Analysis & 9. Questions and answers. Design, is included as well as a comprehensive set of course notes. What You Will Learn • Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas Instructor and antenna arrays. Dr. Steven Weiss is a senior design engineer with • The appropriate antenna for your application. the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, MD. He has a • Factors that affect antenna array designs and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the antenna systems. Rochester Institute of Technology with Master’s and • Measurement techniques commonly used in Doctoral Degrees from The George Washington anechoic chambers. University. He has numerous publications in the IEEE on antenna theory. He teaches both introductory and This course is invaluable to engineers seeking to advanced, graduate level courses at Johns Hopkins work with experts in the field and for those desiring University on antenna systems. He is active in the a deeper understanding of antenna concepts. At its IEEE. In his job at the Army Research Lab, he is completion, you will have a solid understanding of actively involved with all stages of antenna the appropriate antenna for your application and development from initial design, to first prototype, to the technical difficulties you can expect to measurements. He is a licensed Professional Engineer encounter as your design is brought from the in both Maryland and Delaware. conceptual stage to a working prototype. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 43
    • Composite Materials for Aerospace Composite Materials, Processing, Fabrication, Design, Analysis and Applications: NEW! January 19-21, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This three-day course will be of use to design Off The Course Tuition." engineers, structural engineers, and materials engineers in the selection of composite materials, design, analysis, processing and fabrication of composite structures. Will include worked numerical examples, physical material samples for classroom Course Outline examination and references for later application. Day 1 – Composites: What are they and how do you use them? Instructors 1. Composite Materials. What are they? Why use them? Dr. Jack Roberts is a member of the Principal 2. Past Examples of Composite Applications. From Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University ancient building materials to aerospace structural Applied Physics Laboratory and Research solutions. Professor in the Department of Mechanical 3. Reinforcement Materials. Glass, Carbon, Ceramics Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. and Metals. Fibers and other forms. Roberts has performed hand structural analysis and finite element modeling on composite 4. Matrix Materials. Resin systems including structures for Aerospace, Naval, Space and thermosetting and thermoplastic. Safety issues. biomedical applications. Dr. Roberts holds the Materials sources, storage and handling requirements. degree of Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 5. Processing. Methods available and why processing and design cannot be treated separately. Tooling Mr. Paul Biermann is a member of the Principal design, materials and repair. New developments. Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has 27 years 6. Quality Assurance. Physiochemical testing. experience with the selection and processing of Mechanical testing. Non-destructive testing. advanced composite materials for use in Day 2 – How to design and analyze composite Aerospace, Naval, Space and biomedical material structures. applications. He holds 12 US Patents. 7. Laminate Analysis. Nomenclature, anisotropic and orthotropic equations, material properties, failure theories. What You Will Learn 8. Use of “The Laminator”. Material properties, • What are composite materials? strengths, ply angles, ply thicknesses, mechanical • How to process composite materials and how that loads (forces and moments), thermal loads, moisture affects your design. loads. • What are anisotropic materials? 9. Preliminary Design and Analysis. For preliminary • What is laminate analysis? analysis many structures can be broken-down into • What are the failure theories used for composites? series of flat rectangular plates or shells. • What is a laminate code and what does it do? 10. Composite Orthotropic Plate Bending and Buckling. Closed-form and approximate equations for • How is a laminate code used to design a composite bending and buckling of flat rectangular orthotropic structure? plates due to uniform out-of-plane pressure or in-plane • What is an orthotropic material? compressive loads. • How to break a structure down into simple plates 11. Sandwich Plate Bending and Buckling. Equations and shells for preliminary analysis. for honeycomb core sandwich plates using • What design equations can be used for orthotropic composite face sheets. materials? 12. Cylindrical Shell Bending and Buckling. • What are the applications of these equations to Equations for torsion, bending, buckling, or plates and shells under in-plane or out-of-plane internal/external pressurization of composite cylindrical shells. Shells under multiple loads. loads? Day 3- Applications. From this course you will obtain the knowledge and ability to perform basic composite materials 13. Buckling and Bending of Orthotropic Plates. selection, separate structures into basic plates and 14. EMI Shielding of Composites. shells for initial preliminary design, perform design 15. Design Techniques for Electronic Enclosures. and analysis with composite materials, identify 16. Composite Electronic Enclosure Optimization. tradeoffs, understand the use of special equations for orthotropic materials under in-plane and out-of- 17. Composite Bone Implant Design and analysis. plane loads for plates and shells, interact 18. Re-Design of an Aluminum Electro-Optical meaningfully with colleagues, and understand the Shroud in Composites. literature. 44 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Digital Video Systems, Broadcast and Operations April 26-29, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course Outline "Register 3 or More & Receive $100 each00 1. Technical Background. Types of video. Off The Course Tuition." Advantages and disadvantages. Digitizing video. Digital compression techniques. 2. Proprietary Digital Video Systems. Digicipher. DirecTV. Other systems. 3. Videoconferencing Systems Overview. 4. MPEG1 Digital Video. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission. 5. MPEG2 Digital Video. Why it was developed. Technical description. Operation and Transmission. 4:2:0 vs 4:2:2 profile. MPEG profiles and levels. 6. DVB Enhancements to MPEG2. What DVB does and why it does it. DVB standards review. What Summary DVB-S2 will accomplish and how. This 4-day course is designed to make the 7. DTV (or ATSC) use of MPEG2. How DTV student aware of digital video systems in use uses MPEG2. DTV overview. today and planned for the near future, including 8. MPEG4 Advanced Simple Profile. Why it was how they are used, transmitted, and received. developed. Technical description. Operation and From this course you will obtain the ability to Transmission. understand the various evolving digital video 9. New Compression Systems. MPEG-4-10 or standards and equipment, their use in current H.26L. Windows Media 9. How is different. How broadcast systems, and the concerns/issues that improved. Transcoding from MPEG 2 to MPEG 4. accompany these advancements. JPEG 2000. 10. Systems in use today: DBS systems (e.g. DirecTV, Echostar) and DARS systems (XM Radio, Instructor Sirius). 11. Encryption and Conditional Access Sidney Skjei is president of Skjei Telecom, Systems. Types of conditional access / encryption Inc., an engineering and broadcasting consulting systems. Relationship to subscriber management firm. He has supported digital video systems systems. Key distribution methods. Smart cards. planning, development and implementation for a 12. Digital Video Transmission. Over fiber optic large number of commercial organizations, cables or microwaves. Over the Internet – IP video. including PBS, CBS, Boeing, and XM Satellite Over satellites. Private networks vs. public. Radio. He also works for smaller television 13. Delivery to the Home. Comparing and stations and broadcast organizations. He is contrasting terrestrial broadcasting, satellite (DBS), frequently asked to testify as an Expert Witness in cable and others. digital video system. Mr. Skjei holds an MSEE 14. Production - Pre to Post. Production from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a formats. Digital editing. Graphics.Computer Animations. Character generation. Virtual sets, ads licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia. and actors. Video transitions and effects. 15. Origination Facilities. Playback control and What You Will Learn automation. Switching and routing and redundancy. System-wide timing and synchronization. Trafficking • How compressed digital video systems work ads and interstitials. Monitoring and control. and how to use them effectively. 16. Storage Systems. Servers vs. physical media. • Where all the compressed digital video systems Caching vs. archival. Central vs. distributed storage. fit together in history, application and 17. Digital Manipulation. Digital Insertion. Bit implementation. Stream Splicing. Statistical Multiplexing. • Where encryption and conditional access fit in 18. Asset Management. What is metadata. Digital and what systems are available today. rights management. EPGs. • How do tape-based broadcast facilities differ 19. Digital Copying. What the technology allows. What the law allows. from server-based facilities? 20. Video Associated Systems. Audio systems • What services are evolving to complement and methods. Data encapsulation systems and digital video? methods. Dolby digital audio systems handling in the • What do you need to know to upgrade / broadcast center. purchase a digital video system? 21. Operational Considerations. Selecting the • What are the various options for transmitting right systems. Encoders. Receivers / decoders. Selecting the right encoding rate. Source video and distributing digital video? processing. System compatibility issues. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 45
    • Digital Signal Processing System Design With MATLAB Code and Applications to Sonar and other areas of client interest May 31 - June 3, 2010 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. Discrete Time Linear Systems. A review of the fundamentals of sampling, discrete time signals, and $1695 (8:30am - 4:30pm) sequences. Develop fundamental representation of discrete linear time-invariant system output as the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each convolution of the input signal with the system impulse Off The Course Tuition." response or in the frequency domain as the product of the input frequency response and the system frequency response. Define general difference equation representations, and frequency response of the system. Show a typical detection system for detecting discrete frequency components in noise. 2. System Realizations & Analysis. Demonstrate the use of z-transforms and inverse z-transforms in the Summary analysis of discrete time systems. Show examples of the This four-day course is intended for engineers and use of z-transform domain to represent difference scientists concerned with the design and performance equations and manipulate DSP realizations. Present analysis of signal processing applications. The course network diagrams for direct form, cascade, and parallel implementations. will provide the fundamentals required to develop optimum signal processing flows based upon processor 3. Digital Filters. Develop the fundamentals of digital filter design techniques for Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) throughput resource requirements analysis. Emphasis and Develop Finite Impulse Response filter (FIR) types. will be placed upon practical approaches based on MATLAB design examples will be presented. Comparisons lessons learned that are thoroughly developed using between FIR and IIR filters will be presented. procedures with computer tools that show each step 4. Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT). The required in the design and analysis. MATLAB code will fundamental properties of the DFT will be presented: be used to demonstrate concepts and show actual tools linearity, circular shift, frequency response, scallo ping available for performing the design and analysis. loss, and effective noise bandwidth. The use of weighting and redundancy processing to obtain desired performance improvements will be presented. The use of MATLAB to Instructor calculate performance gains for various weighting functions and redundancies will be demonstrated. . Joseph G. Lucas has over 35 years of 5. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). The FFT radix 2 experience in DSP techniques and applications and radix 4 algorithms will be developed. The use of FFTs including EW, sonar and radar applications, to perform filtering in the frequency domain will be performance analysis, digital filtering, spectral developed using the overlap-save and overlap-add analysis, beamforming, detection and tracking techniques. Performance calculations will be techniques, finite word length effects, and adaptive demonstrated using MATLAB. Processing throughput processing. He has industry experience at IBM and requirements for implementing the FFT will be presented. GD-AIS with radar, sonar and EW applications and 6. Multirate Digital Signal Processing. Multirate has taught classes in DSP theory and applications. processing fundamentals of decimation and interpolation He is author of the textbook: Digital Signal will be developed. Methods for optimizing processing Processing: A System Design Approach (Wiley). throughput requirements via multirate designs will be developed. Multirate techniques in filter banks and spectrum analyzers and synthesizers will be developed. Structures and Network theory for multirate digital systems What You Will Learn will be discussed. • What are the key DSP concepts and how do they 7. Detection of Signals In Noise. Develop Receiver relate to real applications? Operating Charactieristic (ROC) data for detection of • How is the optimum real-time signal processing flow narrowband signals in noise. Discuss linear system determined? responses to discrete random processes. Discuss power • What are the methods of time domain and frequency spectrum estimation. Use realistic SONAR problem. MATLAB to calculate performance of detection system. domain implementation? 8. Finite Arithmetic Error Analysis. Analog-to-Digital • How is an optimum DSP system designed? conversion errors will be studied. Quantization effects of • What are typical characteristics of real DSP multirate finite arithmetic for common digital signal processing systems? algorithms including digital filters and FFTs will be • How can you use MATLAB to analyze and design presented. Methods of calculating the noise at the digital DSP systems? system output due to arithmetic effects will be developed. 9. System Design. Digital Processing system design From this course you will obtain the knowledge techniques will be developed. Methodologies for signal and ability to perform basic DSP systems analysis, system design including algorithm selection, engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, architecture selection, configuration analysis, and performance analysis will be developed. Typical state-of- interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate the-art COTS signal processing devices will be discussed. systems, and understand the literature. Students will receive a suite of MATLAB m-files for direct 10. Advanced Algorithms & Practical Applications. use or modification by the user. These codes are Several algorithms and associated applications will be discussed based upon classical and recent useful to both MATLAB users and users of other papers/research: Recursive Least Squares Estimation, programming languages as working examples of Kalman Filter Theory, Adaptive Algorithms: Joint practical signal processing algorithm Multichannel Least Squares Lattice, Spatial filtering of implementations. equally and unequally spaced arrays. 46 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Distribution, Packaging and Testing: Design for Distribution - Proven Methods for Reducing Costs and Damages March 2-4, 2010 Santa Barbara, California $2595 (9:00am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." NEW! Course Outline Summary 1. The Focus Of This Course: How To This three-day course provides a pragmatic Minimize Costs. Where’s the money? Hazards of design approach to minimize costs of supply distribution…do you know yours? Packaging chain logistics through wiser product and designs can invite high damages. Why are packaging design and better test methods. packages so large? Shipping, handling, storage and field failures 2. Shock And Vibe. How and why do products costs can reach 5-10 times packaging material respond to inputs. Are your tests representative of costs. Small design changes can save big money. distribution? Are ASTM and ISTA tests all you Engineers and managers need to better need to minimize costs? uggestions for test understand the cost implications of their practices. More products, more orientations, decisions. Learn about common distribution fewer drops. Damage boundary as a product hazards, standard pallet sizing, transport modes. design tool. High speed video for fine tuning cushion design. Instructor 3. Distribution: Why You Need To See It For Yourself. What are the consistent failures? What Kevin Howard is a talented instructor of short are the root causes of failure? Why different courses in the field of packaging problems occur in different places. How to use engineering. He is one of fewer than this knowledge for better tests and designs. 500 people in the world with both BS and MS degrees in packaging (both 4. Design, Tactical And Strategic. Pallets: from Michigan State University). He typical problems and solutions. Can you eliminate specialized in distribution packaging the pallet? Corrugated boxes: easy ways to and testing at Michigan State improve quality and minimize costs. Products and University and has applied this knowledge over components: the tradeoffs between packaging the past 25 years to generate some of the largest and better design. The 6 step method and why it cost savings in packaging history. Kevin is known costs you money. The design process: minimize for his depth and breadth of packaging overall costs with outside the box thinking. knowledge, supply chain logistics, material Cushions: theory vs. practice … how to minimize handling methodologies and dynamics testing. costs. How’s your customer’s OOBE (out of box experience)? 5. Green Packaging. How one company What You Will Learn changed from foam to molded pulp. Why you • How components can be designed to limit need to eliminate PVC thermoform packaging. subsequent costs of packaging, material handling, Light weight and densified loads: excellent for shipping and manufacturing assembly; how both costs and the environment. packaging can be optimized. 6. Could The Best Package Be No • How testing can be dramatically improved by high- Package? Component design to minimize speed video recording for lower costs and less field damage. packaging. Product design that requires less • How to better balance the costs of packaging and packaging. Packaging postponement: add product design to achieve the lowest possible landed packaging when you need it. Minimizing wasted costs. space in the package, between packages, These are important goals for most manufacturers. between unit loads. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 47
    • Engineering Systems Modeling NEW! With Excel / VBA June 15-16, 2010 Recent attendee comments ... Beltsville, Maryland "Lots of useful information, and a good $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) combination of lecture and hands-on." "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." "Great detail…informative and responsive to questions. Offered lots of useful info to use beyond the class." Summary This two-day course is for engineers, scientists, and others interested in developing custom Course Outline engineering system models. Principles and 1. Excel/VBA Review. Excel capabilities. Visual Basic practices are established for creating integrated for Applications (VBA). Input/output (I/O) basics. models using Excel and its built - in programming Integrating functions & subroutines. environment, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). 2. Identifying Scope & Capabilities. Defining model Real-world techniques and tips not found in any requirements. Project scope. User inputs. Model outputs. other course, book, or other resource are revealed. 3. Quick Prototyping. Creating key functions. Testing Step - by - step implementation, instructor - led I/O & calculations. Confirming overall approach. interactive examples, and integrated participant exercises solidify the concepts introduced. 4. Defining Model Structure. Refining model architecture. Identifying input mechanisms. Defining Application examples are demonstrated from the output data & graphics. instructor’s experience in unmanned underwater vehicles, LEO spacecraft, cryogenic propulsion 5. Designing Graphical User Interfaces. Using systems, aerospace & military power systems, ActiveX controls. Custom user-forms. Creating system avionics thermal management, and other projects. diagrams & other graphics. Model navigation. 6. Building & Tuning the VBA Engine. Programming techniques. VBA integrated development environment. Instructor Best practices for performance. Matthew E. Moran, PE is the owner of Isotherm 7. Customizing Output Results. Data tables. Plots. Technologies LLC, a Senior Engineer Interactive output. at NASA, and an instructor in the 8. Exploiting Built-in Excel Functions. Advanced math functions. Data handling. graduate school at Walsh University. He has 27 years experience 9. Integrating External Data. Retrieving online data. Array handling. Curve fitting. developing products and systems for aerospace, electronics, military, and 10. Adding Interdisciplinary Capabilities. Integrating other technical analyses. Financial/cost models. power generation applications. He has created 11. Unleashing GoalSeek & Solver. Single variable, Excel / VBA engineering system models for the Air single target using GoalSeek. Multivariable optimization Force, Office of Naval Research, Missile Defense using Solver. Agency, NASA, and other organizations. Matt is a 12. Incorporating Scenarios. Comparing multiple Professional Engineer (Ohio), with a B.S. & designs. Tradeoff comparisons. Parameter sensitivities. graduate work in Mechanical Engineering, and an Quick what-if evaluations. MBA in Systems Management. He has published 13. Documentation, References, & Links. 39 papers, and has 3 patents, in the areas of Documenting inputs, methodology, and results. thermal systems, cryogenics, MEMS / Incorporating references. Adding links to files & online microsystems, power generation systems, and data. electronics cooling. 14. Formatting & Protection. Optimizing formatting for reporting. Protecting algorithms & proprietary data. Distribution tips. What You Will Learn 15. Flexibility, Standardization, & Configuration • Exploit the full power of Excel for building engineering Control. Building user flexibility and extensibility. system models. Standardizing algorithms. Version & configuration control. • Master the built-in VBA programming environment. 16. Other Useful Tips & Tricks. Practical hands-on • Implement advanced data I/O, manipulation, analysis, techniques & tips. and display. 17. Application Topics. Tailored to participant • Create full featured graphical interfaces and interests. interactive content. This course will provide the knowledge and • Optimize performance for multi-parameter systems methods to create custom engineering system and designs. models for analyzing conceptual designs, • Integrate interdisciplinary and multi-physics performing system trades, and optimizing system capabilities. performance with Excel/VBA. 48 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Sealing & Fastening NEW! February 16-18, 2010 Santa Barbara, California $2595 (9:00am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This 3-day course reviews seal types, materials 1. Introduction of sealing products and sealing methods and applications, fastener applications. materials, manufacturing methods, fastener • Common types of seal products. seals, cold formed vs. machined fasteners, • Differences between Universal, Dynamic, Static locking elements, coatings, thread types, and Rotary seals. corrosion, fastener failure modes. We focus on • Characteristics of Elastomers. industrial fasteners, emphasizing self-sealing • Basic Seal Materials. fasteners, choosing the proper seal for a specific application. (1.) Military Standards MS3212 & • O-ring seals and scope of use. MS3213, (2.) elements of successful self-sealing • Physical and Chemical characteristics of seals, fasteners, and specifically (3.) the future of including compression set, thermal effects, sealing as it relates to product design and deterioration, and corrosion. application. • Standard test procedures and quality control of materials. 2. Quiz for evaluation of attendee prior Instructor knowledge. Sealing Introduction: terminology, and Larry Bogatz is the chief design engineer and applications. CEO of Sealtight Technology (B&B Hardware, 3. Basic concepts of O-ring design. Inc.). He has designed thousands of • O-ring sealing methods. different fastener products, and he is the only holder of multiple current • How to choose proper Elastomer by accounting patents for specialty self-sealing for all variables of application design. fasteners. His designs have been • Discuss types of gland designs. used in the Mars Rovers, the Alvin & • O-ring incorporated products. Jason submersibles, Medtronic’s • Materials for engineering concepts and insulin injectors, various NASA projects and applications. numerous other military and commercial • Chemical Resistance of Elastomers. applications. He has more than 20 years experience in the fastener industry. As a 4. Introduction to Metal and Plastic Manufacturing. professional mechanical engineer and a Navy Seabee veteran, he has extensive hands-on, real • Cold forming vs Machining. world experience. In addition, he has authored a • Feasibility of material manufacturing. book, numerous articles, and has appeared on • Tour of manufacturing facility and in-depth ABC television and numerous talk shows. discussion of manufacturing process. 5. Introduction to Fasteners. • Threaded and non-threaded fastener products. What You Will Learn • Unified inch screw threads (UN and UNR Thread American Fastener Journal: “In 2009, there will Form). not be one graduating engineering student from • Metric Screw Threads- M Profile. any college or university in the United States that has had a single course in fastener engineering, • General discussion of all types of screw threads. fastening design, or fastening applications. If they • Fastener Terminology and definitions. were lucky, they had maybe two hours of • Selection of Fastener Materials. classroom work pertaining to fasteners. Upon • Plating and coatings of fasteners. graduation, they go out into the real business • Heat treatment and effects of fastener materials. world to engineer, re-engineer, design, re-design or build new cars, airplanes, highways, bridges, • Fastener locking materials. toys, appliances, farm equipment, or buildings… • Chemical Resistance of Fastener Metals and with no idea of how to assemble them together”. Engineered Plastics. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 49
    • Fiber Optic Systems Engineering April 13-15, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Course Outline Part I: FUNDAMENTALS OF FIBER OPTIC $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) COMPONENTS 1. Fiber Optic Communication Systems. Introduction to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each analog and digital fiber optic systems including terrestrial, Off The Course Tuition." undersea, CATV, gigabit Ethernet, RF antenna remoting, and plastic optical fiber data links. 2. Optics and Lightwave Fundamentals. Ray theory, Summary numerical aperture, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, This three-day course investigates the basic aspects of polarization, dispersion, Fresnel reflection, optical digital and analog fiber-optic communication systems. waveguides, birefringence, phase velocity, group velocity. Topics include sources and receivers, optical fibers and 3. Optical Fibers. Step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, their propagation characteristics, and optical fiber systems. attenuation, optical modes, dispersion, non-linearity, fiber The principles of operation and properties of optoelectronic types, bending loss. components, as well as signal guiding characteristics of 4. Optical Cables and Connectors. Types, construction, glass fibers are discussed. System design issues include fusion splicing, connector types, insertion loss, return loss, both analog and digital point-to-point optical links and connector care. fiber-optic networks. 5. Optical Transmitters. Introduction to semiconductor From this course you will obtain the knowledge needed physics, FP, VCSEL, DFB lasers, direct modulation, linearity, to perform basic fiber-optic communication systems RIN noise, dynamic range, temperature dependence, bias engineering calculations, identify system tradeoffs, and control, drive circuitry, threshold current, slope efficiency, apply this knowledge to modern fiber optic systems. This chirp. will enable you to evaluate real systems, communicate 6. Optical Modulators. Mach-Zehnder interferometer, effectively with colleagues, and understand the most Electro-optic modulator, electro-absorption modulator, recent literature in the field of fiber-optic communications. linearity, bias control, insertion loss, polarization. 7. Optical Receivers. Quantum properties of light, PN, PIN, APD, design, thermal noise, shot noise, sensitivity Instructor characteristics, BER, front end electronics, bandwidth Dr. Raymond M. Sova is a section supervisor of the limitations, linearity, quantum efficiency. Photonic Devices and Systems section and a member 8. Optical Amplifiers. EDFA, Raman, semiconductor, of the Principal Professional Staff of the Johns Hopkins gain, noise, dynamics, power amplifier, pre-amplifier, line University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has a amplifier. Bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University 9. Passive Fiber Optic Components. Couplers, isolators, in Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Applied circulators, WDM filters, Add-Drop multiplexers, attenuators. Physics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from 10. Component Specification Sheets. Interpreting optical Johns Hopkins University. With nearly 17 years of component spec. sheets - what makes the best design experience, he has numerous patents and papers component for a given application. related to the development of high-speed photonic and fiber optic devices and systems that are applied to Part II: FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS communications, remote sensing and RF-photonics. 11. Design of Fiber Optic Links. Systems design issues His experience in fiber optic communications systems that are addressed include: loss-limited and dispersion limited include the design, development and testing of fiber systems, power budget, rise-time budget and sources of communication systems and components that include: power penalty. Gigabit ethernet, highly-parallel optical data link using 12. Network Properties. Introduction to fiber optic network VCSEL arrays, high data rate (10 Gb/sec to 200 properties, specifying and characterizing optical analog and Gb/sec) fiber-optic transmitters and receivers and free- digital networks. space optical data links. He is an assistant research 13. Optical Impairments. Introduction to optical professor at Johns Hopkins University and has impairments for digital and analog links. Dispersion, loss, non- developed three graduate courses in Photonics and linearity, optical amplifier noise, laser clipping to SBS (also Fiber-Optic Communication Systems that he teaches in distortions), back reflection, return loss, CSO CTB, noise. the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of 14. Compensation Techniques. As data rates of fiber Engineering Part-Time Program. optical systems go beyond a few Gbits/sec, dispersion management is essential for the design of long-haul systems. The following dispersion management schemes are What You Will Learn discussed: pre-compensation, post-compensation, dispersion • What are the basic elements in analog and digital compensating fiber, optical filters and fiber Bragg gratings. fiber optic communication systems including fiber- 15. WDM Systems. The properties, components and optic components and basic coding schemes? issues involved with using a WDM system are discussed. • How fiber properties such as loss, dispersion and Examples of modern WDM systems are provided. non-linearity impact system performance. 16. Digital Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked • How systems are compensated for loss, dispersion examples are provided for modern systems and the and non-linearity. methodology for designing a fiber communication system is • How a fiber-optic amplifier works and it’s impact on explained. Terrestrial systems, undersea systems, Gigabit system performance. ethernet, and plastic optical fiber links. • How to maximize fiber bandwidth through 17. Analog Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked wavelength division multiplexing. examples are provided for modern systems and the • How is the fiber-optic link budget calculated? methodology for designing a fiber communication system is • What are typical characteristics of real fiber-optic explained. Cable television, RF antenna remoting, RF phased systems including CATV, gigabit Ethernet, POF array systems. data links, RF-antenna remoting systems, long-haul 18. Test and Measurement. Power, wavelength, spectral telecommunication links. analysis, BERT jitter, OTDR, PMD, dispersion, SBS, Noise- • How to perform cost analysis and system design? Power-Ratio (NPR), intensity noise. 50 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples February 9-10, 2010 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $1040 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Introduction to Statistics. Definition of terms and concepts with simple illustrations. Measures of central tendency: Mean, mode, medium. Measures of dispersion: Variance, standard deviation, range. Organizing random data. Introduction to Excel statistics tools. 2. Basic Probability. Probability based on: equally likely events, frequency, axioms. Permutations and combinations of distinct objects. Summary Total, joint, conditional probabilities. Examples This two day course covers the basics of related to systems engineering. probability and statistic analysis. The course is self- 3. Discrete Random Variables. Bernoulli trial. contained and practical, using Excel to perform the Binomial distributions. Poisson distribution. Discrete fundamental calculations. Students are encouraged probability density functions and cumulative to bring their laptops to work provided Excel distribution functions. Excel examples. example problems. By the end of the course you will 4. Continuous Random Variables. Normal be comfortable with statistical concepts and able to distribution. Uniform distribution. Triangular perform and understand statistical calculations by distribution. Log-normal distributions. Discrete hand and using Excel. You will understand probability density functions and cumulative probabilities, statistical distributions, confidence distribution functions. Excel examples. levels and hypothesis testing, using tools that are 5. Sampling Distributions. Sample size available in Excel. Participants will receive a considerations. Central limit theorem. Student-t complete set of notes and the textbook Statistical distribution. Analysis with Excel. 6. Functions of Random Variables. (Propagation of errors) Sums and products of Instructor random variables. Tolerance of mechanical components. Electrical system gains. Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor Emeritus 7. System Reliability. Failure and reliability of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty years in the statistics. Mean time to failure. Exponential field of sound and vibration where he applied distribution. Gamma distribution. Weibull statistics to the design of experiments and analysis distribution. of data. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering acoustics 8. Confidence Level. Confidence intervals. and has taught for over thirty years on both the Significance of data. Margin of error. Sample size graduate and undergraduate levels. For the last considerations. P-values. eight years, he has taught Applied Statistics courses 9. Hypotheses Testing. Error analysis. Decision at government and industrial organizations and detection theory. Operating characteristic throughout the country. curves. Inferences of two-samples testing, e.g. assessment of before and after treatments. 10. Probability Plots and Parameter What You Will Learn Estimation. Percentiles of data. Box whisker plots. • Working knowledge of statistical terms. Probability plot characteristics. Excel examples of • Use of distribution functions to estimate Normal, Exponential and Weibull 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, Principal • Applications of hypothesis testing. component analysis (PCA) of large data sets. Excel • Useful ways of summarizing statistical data. examples. • How to use Excel to analyze statistical data. 12. Special Topics of Interest to Class. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 51
    • Grounding & Shielding for EMC February 2-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland April 27-29, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) is the President of SEMTAS. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer of the Advanced Technology Group of SENTEL. Prior to working for SENTEL, he worked for Atlantic Research and taught courses Summary on electromagnetic interference (EMI) This three-day course is designed for technicians, and electromagnetic compatibility operators, and engineers who need an (EMC). He is internationally recognized as a leader understanding of all facets of grounding and in the development of engineering technology for shielding at the circuit, PCB, box or equipment level, achieving EMC in communication and electronic cable-interconnected boxes (subsystem), system systems. He has 42 years of experience in EMI/EMC and building, facilities or vehicle levels. The course analysis, design, test and problem solving for a wide offers a discussion of the qualitative techniques for variety of communication and electronic systems. EMI control through grounding and shielding at all He has extensive experience in assessing EMI at levels. It provides for selection of EMI suppression the equipment and/or the system level and applying methods via math modeling and graphics of EMI suppression and control techniques to "fix" grounding and shielding parameters. problems. Our instructor will use computer software to Bill has written more than 40 technical papers and provide real world examples and case histories. The four books on EMC. He also regularly teaches computer software simulates and demonstrates seminar courses on EMC. He is a past president of various concepts and helps bridge the gap between the IEEE EMC Society. He served a number of terms theory and the real world. The computer software as a member of the EMC Society Board of Directors will be made available to the attendees. One of the and is currently Chairman of the EMC Society Fellow computer programs is used to design Evaluation Committee and an Associate Editor for interconnecting equipments. This program the EMC Society Newsletter. He is a NARTE demonstrates the impact of various grounding Certified EMC Engineer. schemes and different "fixes" that are applied. Another computer program is used to design a shielded enclosure. The program considers the box What You Will Learn material; seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing • Examples Of Potential EMI Threats. apertures; and various "fixes" that may be used for • Safety Earthing/Grounding Versus Noise aperture protection. Coupling. There are also hardware demonstrations of the • Field Coupling Into Ground Loops. effect of various compromises and resulting "fixes" • Coupling Reduction Methods. on the shielding effectiveness of an enclosure. The • Victim Sensitivities. compromises that are demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the enclosure. • Common Ground Impedance Coupling. The hardware demonstrations also include • Ground Loop Coupling. incorporating various "fixes" and illustrating their • Shielding Theory. impact. 52 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Introduction to Electronic Packaging NEW! Summary Packaging topics include die and lead attachment, substrates, hybrids, surface-mount technology, chip February 16-18, 2010 and board environmental protection, connectors, Columbia, Maryland harnesses, and printed and embedded wiring boards. Students develop a fundamental understanding of the basic principles used in the packaging of modern $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) electronics so that when faced with a packaging issue "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each they can recognize the various methods available and Off The Course Tuition." perform the tradeoffs necessary to select the appropriate/optimum packaging solution for the application. Case studies for satellite design will be Course Outline covered. This 3-day course includes fundamentals of 1. Introduction. electronic packaging engineering and basic concepts in thermal, mechanical, electrical, and environmental 2. Electronic Packaging Concepts. management of modern electronic systems. Emphasis - Materials is on high-frequency (and high-speed) package performance and its achievement through the use of - Packaging Hierarchy advanced analytical tools, proper materials selection, - Package Types and efficient computer- aided design. - Package Design-Electrical - Package Design-Thermal Instructor - Economics Dr. Harry Charles holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 3. Interconnection. Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and The - Wirebonding Johns Hopkins University, respectively. He is a member - Flipchip of the Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Department - Surface Mount Head of the Technical Services Department. Dr. - Connectors Charles has worked for over 30 years in the 4. Substrates/Boards. microelectronics arena and is a specialist in solid state physics, electronic devices, packaging, and reliability. - Printed Wiring Boards His latest interests include ultra-thin modules; - Advanced Multilayers advanced interconnect; biomedical instrumentation; 5. Environmental Protection. nano-scale electronics; and alternate energy. He has published over 200 papers on electronic devices and 6. Reliability. packaging, along with thirteen patents and several 7. System Packaging. pending patent applications. Dr. Charles is a Fellow and 8. Case Studies of Satellite Applications . former President of IMAPS - The Microelectronics and Packaging Society, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a past member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE's Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology What You Will Learn (CPMT) Society. He has received international • Students master fundamental knowledge of recognition for his research, development, and electronic packaging including package styles, teaching activities, including ISHM's Technical hierarchy, and methods of package necessary for Achievement Award (1987), selection as Maryland's various environments. Distinguished Young Engineer (1989), The Johns • The student should be able to perform simple thermal Hopkins University's Outstanding Teaching Award models and make appropriate trade offs involving (1992), the CPMT Board of Governors' Outstanding materials and structures to solve electronic heating Service Award (1992), ISHM’s Distinguished Service problems. Award (1994), the IMAPS Daniel C. Hughes Memorial Award (1998), and numerous awards for best papers. • Basic understanding and application of electronic Dr. Charles has taught for 30 years in the Johns packaging models and electrical performance Hopkins University Engineering Program for concepts such as impedance, loss, time delay, Professionals (JHUEPP). He has developed nine new risetime, etc. courses and is currently chair of the Applied Physics • The ability to distinguish between engineering Program in the EPP. Dr. Charles also holds the Office performance and economic efficiency and develop of Naval Research cost efficient high performing packaging approaches. Distinguished Chair for Science and Technology at The student understands reliability models and the the US Naval Academy. information necessary to predict the reliability of electronic components and structures. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 53
    • Introduction to EMI / EMC Summary February 23-25, 2010 This three day course is designed for technicians, operators and engineers who need an understanding of Beltsville, Maryland Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) methodology and concepts. The March 1-3, 2010 course provides a basic working knowledge of the Laurel, Maryland principles of EMC. The course will provide real world examples and $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) case histories. Computer software will be used to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each simulate and demonstrate various concepts and help to Off The Course Tuition." bridge the gap between theory and the real world. The computer software will be made available to the attendees. One of the computer programs is used to design interconnecting equipments. This program demonstrates the impact of various EMI “EMI mitigation techniques" that are applied. Another computer program is used to design a shielded enclosure. The program considers the box material; seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing apertures; and various Course Outline "EMI mitigation techniques" that may be used for 1. Examples Of Communications System. A aperture protection. Discussion Of Case Histories Of Communications There are also hardware demonstrations of the effect System EMI, Definitions Of Systems, Both Military of various compromises on the shielding effectiveness of And Industrial, And Typical Modes Of System an enclosure. The compromises that are demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the Interactions Including Antennas, Transmitters And enclosure. The hardware demonstrations also include Receivers And Receiver Responses. incorporating various "EMI mitigation techniques" and 2. Quantification Of Communication System illustrating their impact. EMI. A Discussion Of The Elements Of Interference, Including Antennas, Transmitters, Receivers And Instructor Propagation. Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) is the President of 3. Electronic Equipment And System EMI SEMTAS. Previously, he was the Chief Concepts. A Description Of Examples Of EMI Technology Officer of the Advanced Coupling Modes To Include Equipment Emissions Technology Group of SENTEL. Prior to And Susceptibilities. working for SENTEL, he worked for 4. Common-Mode Coupling. A Discussion Of Atlantic Research and taught courses Common-Mode Coupling Mechanisms Including on electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility Field To Cable, Ground Impedance, Ground Loop (EMC). He is internationally recognized And Coupling Reduction Techniques. as a leader in the development of engineering 5. Differential-Mode Coupling. A Discussion technology for achieving EMC in communication and Of Differential-Mode Coupling Mechanisms electronic systems. He has 42 years of experience in Including Field To Cable, Cable To Cable And EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem solving for Coupling Reduction Techniques. a wide variety of communication and electronic systems. He has extensive experience in assessing 6. Other Coupling Mechanisms. A Discussion EMI at the equipment and/or the system level and Of Power Supplies And Victim Amplifiers. applying EMI suppression and control techniques to 7. The Importance Of Grounding For "fix" problems. Achieving EMC. A Discussion Of Grounding, Bill has written more than 40 technical papers and Including The Reasons (I.E., Safety, Lightning four books on EMC. He also regularly teaches seminar Control, EMC, Etc.), Grounding Schemes (Single courses on EMC. He is a past president of the IEEE Point, Multi-Point And Hybrid), Shield Grounding EMC Society. He served a number of terms as a member of the EMC Society Board of Directors and is And Bonding. currently Chairman of the EMC Society Fellow 8. The Importance Of Shielding. A Discussion Evaluation Committee and an Associate Editor for the Of Shielding Effectiveness, Including Shielding EMC Society Newsletter. He is a NARTE Certified EMC Considerations (Reflective And Absorptive). Engineer. 9. Shielding Design. A Description Of Shielding Compromises (I.E., Apertures, Gaskets, What You Will Learn Waveguide Beyond Cut-Off). • Examples of Communications Systems EMI. 10. EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. A Discussion • Quantification of Systems EMI. Of Techniques Used In EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. • Equipment and System EMI Concepts. 11. EMC Specifications, Standards And • Source and Victim Coupling Modes. Measurements. A Discussion Of The Genesis Of • Importance of Grounding. EMC Documentation Including A Historical • Shielding Designs. Summary, The Rationale, And A Review Of MIL- • EMI Diagnostics. Stds, FCC And CISPR Requirements. • EMC/EMI Specifications and Standards. 54 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Kalman, H-Infinity, and Nonlinear Estimation Approaches March 16-18, 2010 Laurel, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This three-day course will introduce Kalman Off The Course Tuition." filtering and other state estimation algorithms in a practical way so that the student can design and apply state estimation algorithms for real problems. The course will also present enough theoretical background to justify the techniques and provide a foundation for advanced research and implementation. After taking this course the student will be able to design Kalman filters, H- infinity filters, and particle filters for both linear and nonlinear systems. The student will be able to evaluate the tradeoffs between different types of estimators. The algorithms will be demonstrated with freely available MATLAB programs. Each student will receive a copy of Dr. Simon’s text, Course Outline Optimal State Estimation. 1. Dynamic Systems Review. Linear systems. Nonlinear systems. Discretization. Instructor System simulation. 2. Random Processes Review. Probability. Dr. Dan Simon has been a professor at Random variables. Stochastic processes. White Cleveland State University since 1999, and is also noise and colored noise. the owner of Innovatia Software. He had 14 years of industrial experience in the aerospace, 3. Least Squares Estimation. Weighted least automotive, biomedical, process control, and squares. Recursive least squares. software engineering fields before entering 4. Time Propagation of States and academia. While in industry he applied Kalman Covariances. filtering and other state estimation techniques to a 5. The Discrete Time Kalman Filter. variety of areas, including motor control, neural Derivation. Kalman filter properties. net and fuzzy system optimization, missile 6. Alternate Kalman filter forms. Sequential guidance, communication networks, fault filtering. Information filtering. Square root filtering. diagnosis, vehicle navigation, and financial 7. Kalman Filter Generalizations. Correlated forecasting. He has over 60 publications in noise. Colored noise. Steady-state filtering. refereed journals and conference proceedings, Stability. Alpha-beta-gamma filtering. Fading including many in Kalman filtering. memory filtering. Constrained filtering. 8. Optimal Smoothing. Fixed point smoothing. Fixed lag smoothing. Fixed interval What You Will Learn smoothing. • How can I create a system model in a form that 9. Advanced Topics in Kalman Filtering. is amenable to state estimation? Verification of performance. Multiple-model • What are some different ways to simulate a estimation. Reduced-order estimation. Robust system? Kalman filtering. Synchronization errors. • How can I design a Kalman filter? 10. H-infinity Filtering. Derivation. Examples. • What if the Kalman filter assumptions are not Tradeoffs with Kalman filtering. satisfied? 11. Nonlinear Kalman Filtering. The linearized • How can I design a Kalman filter for a nonlinear Kalman filter. The extended Kalman filter. Higher order approaches. Parameter estimation. system? • How can I design a filter that is robust to model 12. The Unscented Kalman Filter. Advantages. Derivation. Examples. uncertainty? 13. The Particle Filter. Derivation. • What are some other types of estimators that Implementation issues. Examples. Tradeoffs. may do better than a Kalman filter? 14. Applications. Fault diagnosis for • What are the latest research directions in state aerospace systems. Vehicle navigation. Fuzzy estimation theory and practice? logic and neural network training. Motor control. • What are the tradeoffs between Kalman, H- Implementations in embedded systems. infinity, and particle filters? Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 55
    • Military Standard 810G Understanding, Planning and Performing Climatic and Dynamic Tests February 8-11, 2010 Fullerton, California NEW! March 15-18, 2010 Montreal, Canada April 12-15, 2010 Plano, Texas May 17-20, 2010 Summary Cincinnati, Ohio This four-day class provides understanding of the purpose of each test, the equipment required $2995 (8:00am - 4:00pm) to perform each test, and the methodology to "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each correctly apply the specified test environments. Off The Course Tuition." 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 • Electrohydraulic shaker systems shock can be severe. We laboratory test the 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. • Temperature testing Instructor • Temperature shock Steve Brenner has worked in environmental • Humidity simulation and reliability testing for over 30 years, always involved with the latest • Altitude techniques for verifying equipment • Rapid decompression/explosives integrity through testing. He has • Combined environments independently consulted in reliability testing since 1996. His client base • Solar radiation includes American and European • Salt fog companies with mechanical and • Sand & Dust electronic products in almost every industry. Steve's • Rain experience includes the entire range of climatic and 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, • Acceleration perhaps to witness a test, or plan or review a test • Freeze/thaw (new in 810G) program, you will have a good understanding of the requirements and execution of the 810G dynamics and 3. Climatics and Dynamics Labs climatics tests. You will be able to ask meaningful demonstrations. questions and understand the responses of test 4. Reporting On And Certifying Test Results. laboratory personnel. 56 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Practical Design of Experiments March 23-24, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 1-2, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1040 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course Outline 1. Survey of Statistical Concepts. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 2. Introduction to Design of Experiments. 3. Designing Full and Fractional Factorials. 4. Hands-on Exercise: Statapult Distance Experiment using full factorial. Summary 5. Data preparation and analysis of This two-day course will enable the participant to Experimental Data. plan the most efficient experiment or test which will 6. Verification of Model: Collect data, analyze result in a statistically defensible conclusion of the test mean and standard deviation. objectives. It will show how properly designed tests are 7. Hands-on Experiment: One-Half Fractional easily analyzed and prepared for presentation in a Factorial, verify prediction. report or paper. Examples and exercises related to various NASA satellite programs will be included. 8. Hands-on Experiment: One-Fourth Fractional Factorial, verify prediction. Many companies are reporting significant savings and increased productivity from their engineering, 9. Screening Experiments (Trebuchet). process control and R&D professionals. These 10. Advanced designs, Methods of Steepest companies apply statistical methods and statistically- Ascent, Central Composite Design. designed experiments to their critical manufacturing 11. Some recent uses of DOE. processes, product designs, and laboratory 12. Summary. experiments. Multifactor experimentation will be shown 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 “Would you like many times more hands-on analysis of your results immediately after information, with much less resources used, completing the last experimental run. You will learn how and 100% valid and technically defensible to design practical full factorial and fractional factorial results? If so, design your tests using experiments. You will learn how to systematically Design of Experiments.” manipulate many variables simultaneously to discover the few major factors affecting performance and to Dr. Jackie Telford, Career Enhancement: develop a mathematical model of the actual Statistics, JHU/APL. instruments. You will perform statistical analysis using the modern statistical software called JMP from SAS Institute. At the end of this course, participants will be “We can no longer afford to experiment able to design experiments and analyze them on their in a trial-and-error manner, changing one own desktop computers. factor at a time, the way Edison did in developing the light bulb. A far better method is to apply a computer-enhanced, Instructor systematic approach to experimentation, one that considers all factors Dr. Manny Uy is a member of the Principal simultaneously. That approach is called Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins "Design of Experiments..” University Applied Physics Laboratory (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, reliability and failure analysis, and testing of modern What You Will Learn 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 57
    • Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLAB with Radar, Sonar, Communications, Speech & Imaging Applications June 21-24, 2010 Middletown, Rhode Island July 26-29, 2010 Laurel, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. MATLAB Basics. M-files, logical flow, graphing, This 4-day course covers signal processing debugging, special characters, array manipulation, systems for radar, sonar, communications, speech, vectorizing computations, useful toolboxes. imaging and other applications based on state-of- the-art computer algorithms. These algorithms 2. Computer Data Generation. Signals, Gaussian include important tasks such as data simulation, noise, nonGaussian noise, colored and white noise, AR/ARMA time series, real vs. complex data, linear parameter estimation, filtering, interpolation, models, complex envelopes and demodulation. detection, spectral analysis, beamforming, classification, and tracking. Until now these 3. Parameter Estimation. Maximum likelihood, best algorithms could only be learned by reading the linear unbiased, linear and nonlinear least squares, latest technical journals. This course will take the recursive and sequential least squares, minimum mean square error, maximum a posteriori, general linear model, mystery out of these designs by introducing the performance evaluation via Taylor series and computer algorithms with a minimum of mathematics and simulation methods. illustrating the key ideas via numerous examples using MATLAB. 4. Filtering/Interpolation/Extrapolation. Wiener, linear Kalman approaches, time series methods. Designed for engineers, scientists, and other professionals who wish to study the practice of 5. Detection. Matched filters, generalized matched filters, estimator-correlators, energy detectors, detection of statistical signal processing without the headaches, abrupt changes, min probability of error receivers, this course will make extensive use of hands-on communication receivers, nonGaussian approaches, MATLAB implementations and demonstrations. likelihood and generalized likelihood detectors, receiver Attendees will receive a suite of software source operating characteristics, CFAR receivers, performance code and are encouraged to bring their own laptops evaluation by computer simulation. to follow along with the demonstrations. 6. Spectral Analysis. Periodogram, Blackman-Tukey, Each participant will receive two books autoregressive and other high resolution methods, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Vol. I eigenanalysis methods for sinusoids in noise. and Vol. 2 by instructor Dr. Kay. A complete set of 7. Array Processing. Beamforming, narrowband vs. notes and a suite of MATLAB m-files will be wideband considerations, space-time processing, distributed in source format for direct use or interference suppression. modification by the user. 8. Signal Processing Systems. Image processing, active sonar receiver, passive sonar receiver, adaptive Instructor noise canceler, time difference of arrival localization, channel identification and tracking, adaptive beamforming, Dr. Steven Kay is a Professor of Electrical data analysis. Engineering at the University of 9. Case Studies. Fault detection in bearings, acoustic Rhode Island and the President of imaging, active sonar detection, passive sonar detection, Signal Processing Systems, a infrared surveillance, radar Doppler estimation, speaker consulting firm to industry and the separation, stock market data analysis. government. He has over 25 years of research and development What You Will Learn experience in designing optimal • To translate system requirements into algorithms statistical signal processing algorithms for radar, that work. sonar, speech, image, communications, vibration, • To simulate and assess performance of key and financial data analysis. Much of his work has algorithms. been published in over 100 technical papers and • To tradeoff algorithm performance for the three textbooks, Modern Spectral Estimation: computational complexity. Theory and Application, Fundamentals of • The limitations to signal processing performance. Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation Theory, • To recognize and avoid common pitfalls and traps and Fundamentals of Statistical Signal in algorithmic development. Processing: Detection Theory. Dr. Kay is a Fellow • To generalize and solve practical problems using of the IEEE. the provided suite of MATLAB code. 58 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Practical EMI Fixes June 14-17, 2010 Orlando, Florida $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This four-day course is designed for technician and engineers who need an understanding of EMI Course Outline and EMI fix methodology. The course offers a basic working knowledge of the principles of the 1. EMI Basics and Units. Definitions. Time EMI measurements, EMI fix selection, and EMI fix And Frequency. theory. This course will provide the ability to 2. EMI Measurements. Time Domain And understand and communicate with Frequency Domain Measurement Techniques, communications-electronics (C-E) engineers and Antennas And Sensors, And Current Probes. project personnel relating to EMI and EMI fix 3. EMI Fix Theory. Sources And Victims, And trade-offs. Coupling Paths For Conducted And Radiated EMI, Field-To-Wire Transition And Ground Loops. Instructor 4. EMI Fix Selection Flowchart. The Methodology For Victim Identification, Access Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) is the President of Point Selection, And Coupling Path Identification. SEMTAS. Previously, he was the Chief Worksheets For Frequency Domain Technology Officer of the Advanced Measurements And Fix Selections. Discussion Of Technology Group of SENTEL. Prior Fix Installations And An Example Application. to working for SENTEL, he worked for Atlantic Research and taught 5. The EMI Catalog. An Introduction To The courses on electromagnetic Catalog, Including Discussion Of Layout, Fix interference (EMI) and Classification And Application Guidelines. electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He is 6. Conducted EMI Fixes. A Discussion Of internationally recognized as a leader in the Signal Filters For Conducted EMI Fixes, Including development of engineering technology for Power Line Filters, Ferrites, And Transformers. achieving EMC in communication and electronic 7. Conducted Transient Fixes. Basic Types systems. He has 42 years of experience in Of Transient Fixes; Spark Gaps And Transorbs. EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem Controlling Stray Inducted And Capacitive solving for a wide variety of communication and Coupling. A Discussion On Motor Generators, electronic systems. He has extensive experience Uninterruptible Power Supplies And Dedicated in assessing EMI at the equipment and/or the Power Supplies. system level and applying EMI suppression and 8. Ground Loop Fixes. Techniques To control techniques to "fix" problems. Correct Ground Loop Induced EMI. Bill has written more than 40 technical papers 9. Common Impedance Fixes. Techniques To and four books on EMC. He also regularly Correct Common Impedance Induced EMI. teaches seminar courses on EMC. He is a past president of the IEEE EMC Society. He served a 10. Field To Cable Fixes. Techniques To number of terms as a member of the EMC Society Correct Field To Cable Induced EMI. Board of Directors and is currently Chairman of 11. Differential Mode Field To Cable Fixes. the EMC Society Fellow Evaluation Committee Techniques to correct Differential Mode Field to and an Associate Editor for the EMC Society Cable Induced EMI. Newsletter. He is a NARTE Certified EMC 12. Cross Talk Fixes. Techniques to Correct Engineer. Differential Cross Talk Induced EMI. 13. EMI Shielding Fixes. Techniques To Harden Victims To EMI. What You Will Learn • Basic EMI Technology 14. Source Modifications. Techniques To Modify Sources Of EMI. • The Fundamentals Of EMI Measurements 15. Fix Installation Guidelines. Techniques • Source And Victim Hardening Used In EMI Fix Installations, Including Location • The Working Language Of The EMI Community Determination, Mounting Requirements, Cable • Source And Victim Coupling Routing, Shield Termination Requirements, Shield • The Major Tradeoffs In EMI Fix Performance Integrity And Ground Connections. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 59
    • Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction January 19-21, 2010 Laurel, Maryland Testimonial: …I truly enjoyed March 9-11, 2010 your course and Albuquerque, New Mexico hearing of your adventures in the June 8-10, 2010 Satellite business. Beltsville, Maryland You have a definite gift in teaching style $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) and explanations.” "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This introductory course has recently been expanded to three days by popular demand. It has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for more than two Course Outline decades, to rave reviews. The course is intended primarily for 1. Satellites and Telecommunication. Introduction non-technical people who must understand the entire field of and historical background. Legal and regulatory commercial satellite communications, and who must environment of satellite telecommunications: industry understand and communicate with engineers and other issues; standards and protocols; regulatory bodies; technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical satellite services and applications; steps to licensing a personnel moving into the industry who need a quick and system. Telecommunications users, applications, and thorough overview of what is going on in the industry, and who markets: fixed services, broadcast services, mobile need an example of how to communicate with less technical services, navigation services. individuals. The course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, buzzwords, and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, and measurements: decibels. The spectrum and its uses: and business environment. properties of waves; frequency bands; bandwidth. Analog and digital signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, Concepts are explained at a basic level, minimizing the use modulation, multiplexing, networks and protocols. Signal of math, and providing real-world examples. Several quality, quantity, and noise: measures of signal quality; calculations of important concepts such as link budgets are noise; limits to capacity; advantages of digital. presented for illustrative purposes, but the details need not be understood in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts 3. The Space Segment. The space environment: illustrated. The first section provides non-technical people with gravity, radiation, solid material. Orbits: types of orbits; the technical background necessary to understand the space geostationary orbits; non-geostationary orbits. Orbital and earth segments of the industry, culminating with the slots, frequencies, footprints, and coverage: slots; satellite importance of the link budget. The concluding section of the spacing; eclipses; sun interference. Out to launch: course provides an overview of the business issues, including launcher’s job; launch vehicles; the launch campaign; major operators, regulation and legal issues, and issues and launch bases. Satellite systems and construction: structure trends affecting the industry. Attendees receive a copy of the and busses; antennas; power; thermal control; instructor's new textbook, Satellite Communications for the stationkeeping and orientation; telemetry and command. Non-Specialist, and will have time to discuss issues pertinent Satellite operations: housekeeping and communications. to their interests. 4. The Ground Segment. Earth stations: types, hardware, and pointing. Antenna properties: gain; directionality; limits on sidelobe gain. Space loss, Instructor electronics, EIRP, and G/T: LNA-B-C’s; signal flow through Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite an earth station. telecommunications and the space sciences. 5. The Satellite Earth Link. Atmospheric effects on For a more than twenty-five years he has signals: rain; rain climate models; rain fade margins. Link presented professional seminars on satellite budgets: C/N and Eb/No. Multiple access: SDMA, FDMA, technology and on telecommunications to TDMA, CDMA; demand assignment; on-board satisfied individuals and businesses multiplexing. throughout the United States, Canada, Latin 6. Satellite Communications Systems. Satellite America, Europe and Asia. communications providers: satellite competitiveness; Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical competitors; basic economics; satellite systems and and/or business consultant to NASA, Arianespace, GTE operators; using satellite systems. Issues, trends, and the Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., Moffett-Larson- future. Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, Hewlett-Packard, and the International Communications Satellite Society of Japan, among others. He has appeared as an invited expert What You Will Learn witness before Congressional subcommittees and was an • How do commercial satellites fit into the telecommunications invited witness before the National Commission on Space. He industry? was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the annual • How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated? The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication • How do earth stations function? Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author of six books and hundreds of articles in the space sciences. • What is a link budget and why is it important? He has been chairman of several international satellite • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? conferences, and a speaker at many others. • What are the issues and trends driving the industry? 60 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
    • Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach February 23-25, 2010 San Diego, California “This course uses very little math, yet provides an in- depth understanding of the concepts and real-world June 1-3, 2010 applications of these powerful tools.” Beltsville, Maryland Summary $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) are in wide use and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each work very well if your signal stays at a constant Off The Course Tuition." frequency (“stationary”). But if the signal could vary, have pulses, “blips” or any other kind of interesting "Your Wavelets course was very helpful in our Radar behavior then you need Wavelets. Wavelets are studies. We often use wavelets now instead of the Fourier remarkable tools that can stretch and move like an Transform for precision denoising." amoeba to find the hidden “events” and then –Long To, NAWC WD, Point Wugu, CA simultaneously give you their location, frequency, and "I was looking forward to this course and it was very shape. Wavelet Transforms allow this and many other rewarding–Your clear explanations starting with the big capabilities not possible with conventional methods like picture immediately contextualized the material allowing us to drill a little deeper with a fuller understanding" the FFT. –Steve Van Albert, Walter Reed Army Institute This course is vastly different from traditional math- of Research oriented Wavelet courses or books in that we use "Good overview of key wavelet concepts and literature. examples, figures, and computer demonstrations to The course provided a good physical understanding of show how to understand and work with Wavelets. This wavelet transforms and applications." is a comprehensive, in-depth. up-to-date treatment of –Stanley Radzevicius, ENSCO, Inc. the subject, but from an intuitive, conceptual point of view. We do look at some key equations but only AFTER Course Outline the concepts are demonstrated and understood so you 1. What is a Wavelet? Examples and Uses. “Waves” can see the wavelets and equations “in action”. that can start, stop, move and stretch. Real-world applications in many fields: Signal and Image Processing, Each student will receive extensive course slides, a Internet Traffic, Airport Security, Medicine, JPEG, Finance, CD with MATLAB demonstrations, and a copy of the Pulse and Target Recognition, Radar, Sonar, etc. instructor’s new book, Conceptual Wavelets. 2. Comparison with traditional methods. The concept of the FFT, the STFT, and Wavelets as all being various types of comparisons (correlations) with the data. What You Will Learn Strengths, weaknesses, optimal choices. • How to use Wavelets as a “microscope” to analyze 3. The Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT). data that changes over time or has hidden “events” Stretching and shifting the Wavelet for optimal correlation. that would not show up on an FFT. Predefined vs. Constructed Wavelets. • How to understand and efficiently use the 3 types of 4. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). Wavelet Transforms to better analyze and process Shrinking the signal by factors of 2 through downsampling. your data. State-of-the-art methods and Understanding the DWT in terms of correlations with the applications. data. Relating the DWT to the CWT. Demonstrations and uses. • How to compress and de-noise data using advanced 5. The Redundant Discrete Wavelet Transform Wavelet techniques. How to avoid potential pitfalls (RDWT). Stretching the Wavelet by factors of 2 without by understanding the concepts. A “safe” method if in downsampling. Tradeoffs between the alias-free doubt. processing and the extra storage and computational • How to increase productivity and reduce cost by burdens. A hybrid process using both the DWT and the choosing (or building) a Wavelet that best matches RDWT. Demonstrations and uses. your particular application. 6. “Perfect Reconstruction Filters”. How to cancel the effects of aliasing. How to recognize and avoid any traps. A breakthrough method to see the filters as basic Instructor Wavelets. The “magic” of alias cancellation demonstrated in both the time and frequency domains. D. Lee Fugal is Founder and President of Space & Signals Technologies, LLC. He has over 7. Highly useful properties of popular Wavelets. How to choose the best Wavelet for your application. 30 years of industry experience in Digital When to create your own and when to stay with proven Signal Processing (including Wavelets) favorites. and Satellite Communications. He has 8. Compression and De-Noising using Wavelets. been a full-time consultant on numerous How to remove unwanted or non-critical data without assignments since 1991. Recent throwing away the alias cancellation capability. A new, projects include Excision of Chirp powerful method to extract signals from large amounts of Jammer Signals using Wavelets, design of Space- noise. Demonstrations. Based Geolocation Systems (GPS & Non-GPS), and 9. Additional Methods and Applications. Image Advanced Pulse Detection using Wavelet Technology. Processing. Detecting Discontinuities, Self-Similarities and He has taught upper-division University courses in DSP Transitory Events. Speech Processing. Human Vision. and in Satellites as well as Wavelet short courses and Audio and Video. BPSK/QPSK Signals. Wavelet Packet seminars for Practicing Engineers and Management. Analysis. Matched Filtering. How to read and use the He holds a Masters in Applied Physics (DSP) from the various Wavelet Displays. Demonstrations. University of Utah, is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a 10. Further Resources. The very best of Wavelet recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. references. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 101 – 61
    • Wireless Communications & Spread Spectrum Design March 23-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary This three-day course is designed for wireless $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) communication engineers involved with spread spectrum "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." systems, and managers who wish to enhance their understanding of the wireless techniques that are being used in all types of communication Course Outline systems and products. It 1. Transceiver Design. dB power, link budgets, system provides an overall look at design tradeoffs, S/N, Eb/No, Pe, BER, link margin, tracking many types and advantages of noise, process gain, effects and advantages of using spread spread spectrum systems that spectrum techniques. are designed in wireless 2. Transmitter Design. Spread spectrum transmitters, systems today. This course covers an intuitive PSK, MSK, QAM, CP-PSK, FH, OFDM, PN-codes, approach that provides a real feel for the technology, TDMA/CDMA/FDMA, antennas, T/R, LOs, upconverters, with applications that apply to both the government and sideband elimination, PAs, VSWR. commercial sectors. Students will receive a copy of the 3. Receiver Design. Dynamic range, image rejection, instructor's textbook, Transceiver and System Design limiters, MDS, superheterodyne receivers, importance of for Digital Communications. LNAs, 3rd order intercept, intermods, spurious signals, two tone dynamic range, TSS, phase noise, mixers, filters, A/D converters, aliasing anti-aliasing filters, digital signal Instructor processors DSPs. Scott R. Bullock, P.E., MSEE, 30 years in Wireless 4. Automatic Gain Control Design & Phase Lock Loop Communications & Networking for commercial and Comparison. AGCs, linearizer, detector, loop filter, integrator, Military links, holds 18 patents, published two books; using control theory and feedback systems to analyze AGCs, Transceiver and System Design for Digital Comms, 3rd PLL and AGC comparison. Edition, Scitech Pub 2009, and Broadband 5. Demodulation. Demodulation and despreading Communications and Home Networking, Scitech Pub techniques for spread spectrum systems, pulsed matched 2000, and multiple technical articles. He worked and filters, sliding correlators, pulse position modulation, CDMA, consulted for TI, L-3Comms, Omnipoint, Raytheon, coherent demod, despreading, carrier recovery, squaring Northrop Grumman holding positions of Fellow, Dir. loops, Costas and modified Costas loops, symbol synch, eye Senior Dir., and VP of Eng. He has taught this course pattern, inter-symbol interference, phase detection, Shannon' for 15 years with updates to include the newest s limit. technologies. He was a guest lecturer Polytechnic on 6. Basic Probability and Pulse Theory. Simple approach “Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum & Multiple Access to probability, gaussian process, quantization error, Pe, BER, Technologies”, adjunct professor, developed the first probability of detection vs probability of false alarm, error hand-held PCS digital telephone using CDMA/TDMA detection CRC, error correction, FEC, RS & Turbo codes, hybrid, a D8PSK for GPS landings, a wireless LPI/LPD LDPC, Interleaving, Viterbi, multi-h, PPM, m-sequence codes. anti-jam data link replacing the wired TOW missile, & 7. Multipath. Specular and diffuse reflections, Rayleigh many others. criteria, earth curvature, pulse systems, vector and power analysis. 8. Improving the System Against Jammers. Burst What You Will Learn jammers, digital filters, GSOs, adaptive filters, ALEs, • How to perform link budgets for types of spread quadrature method to eliminate unwanted sidebands, spectrum communications? orthogonal methods to reduce jammers, types of intercept • How to evaluate different digital modulation/ receivers. demodulation techniques? 9. Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Basic • What additional techniques are used to enhance understanding of GPS, spread spectrum BPSK modulated digital Comm links including; multiple access, signal from space, satellite transmission, signal structure, OFDM, error detection/correction, FEC, Turbo receiver, errors, narrow correlator, selective availability SA, codes? carrier smoothed code, Differential DGPS, Relative GPS, widelane/narrowlane, carrier phase tracking KCPT, double • What is multipath and how to reduce multipath difference. and jammers including adaptive processes? 10. Satellite Communications. ADPCM, FSS, • What types of satellite communications and geosynchronous / geostationary orbits, types of antennas, satellites are being used and design techniques? equivalent temperature analysis, G/T multiple access, • What types of networks & Comms are being used propagation delay, types of satellites. for commercial/military; ad hoc, mesh, WiFi, 11. Broadband Communications and Networking. Home WiMAX, 3&4G, JTRS, SCA, SDR, Link 16, distribution methods, Bluetooth, OFDM, WiFi, WiMax, LTE, cognitive radios & networks? 3&4G cellular, QoS, military radios, JTRS, software defined • What is a Global Positioning System? radios, SCA, gateways, Link 16, TDMA, adaptive networks, mesh, ad hoc, on-the-move, MANETs, D-MANETs, cognitive • How to solve a 3 dimension Direction Finding? radios and networks. From this course you will obtain the knowledge 12. DF & Interferometer Analysis. Positioning and direction and ability to evaluate and develop the system finding using interferometers, direction cosines, three design for wireless communication digital dimensional approach, antenna position matrix, coordinate transceivers including spread spectrum systems. conversion for moving. 62 – Vol. 101 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
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