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Applied Technology Institute’s space, satellite, and aerospace engineering technical training classes deliver the highest quality professional development and continuing education training in the …

Applied Technology Institute’s space, satellite, and aerospace engineering technical training classes deliver the highest quality professional development and continuing education training in the field of space, satellite, and aerospace engineering. Our industry leading instructors provide course attendees with both practical and technical knowledge necessary to excel in the field of satellite, aerospace, and space engineering. Topics include Fundamentals and Advanced Topics of SAR, Aerospace Simulations in C++, and Space-based Radar. All of ATI’s space, satellite, and aerospace engineering courses are taught by world-class experts who average 25 to 35 years of experience. Instructors are carefully selected on the basis of their professional experience and ability to explain advanced technology in a readily comprehensible manner. In addition to teaching, each instructor continues to spend the majority (80 %) of their time working with the technology they teach. This ensures that ATI’s course materials are updated frequently and reflect the latest developments and state-of-the-art technologies. Register for one of ATI’s space, satellite, and aerospace engineering seminars to stay current with rapidly evolving technological advancements, increase your effectiveness, productivity, and ensure that you and your company stay on the cutting edge of today's highly competitive market place. To get a feel for the high quality nature of the ATI’s course materials, please visit our sampler page and view a small subset (10-30 pages) of excerpts from ATI’s available courses. ATI guarantee’s your satisfaction! We will do whatever is required before or after the course to ensure you, the customer, is completely satisfied.

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  • 1. APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE Volume 98 Valid through March 2010 ATI COURSES TECHNICAL TRAINING TECHNICAL TRAINING public & onsite public & onsite SINCE 1984 SINCE 1984 • Space & Satellite Systems • Radar & Missile Systems • Signal Processing & MATLAB • System Engineering & Project Mgmt.
  • 2. Applied Technology Institute 349 Berkshire Drive Riva, Maryland 21140-1433 Tel 410-956-8805 • Fax 410-956-5785 Toll Free 1-888-501-2100 Technical and Training Professionals, Now is the time to think about bringing an ATI course to your site! If 8 or more people attend a course your department saves money when we bring the course to you. If you have 15 or more students, you can save over 50% compared to the public course. Upcoming open enrollment dates for many courses are listed. Any of these courses can be taught at your location. Our website,, lists over 50 additional courses you can request. For 25 years, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has earned the TRUST of training departments nationwide. ATI has presented “on-site” training at all major DoD facilities and NASA centers, plus a large number of their contractors. Ask us for references. Since 1984, we have emphasized the big picture systems perspective in: • Defense Topics (Radar, Missiles, EW) • Engineering & Data Analysis • Sonar & Acoustic Engineering • Space & Satellite Systems • Systems Engineering & Project Management Our instructors love to teach! New topics are constantly added to our list of courses – please call if you have a scientific or engineering training requirement that is not listed. Receive a free quote for an on-site course. Your “on-site” presentations can be tailored by combining course topics for audience relevance or by developing new or specialized courses to meet your objectives. Regards, P.S. You and your Training Department can schedule the on-site courses on page 4. Give us a call at 888-501-2100. 2 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 3. Table of Contents Space & Satellite Systems Courses Principles of Test & Evaluation Feb 18-19, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Mar 16-17, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Jan 26-28, 2010 • Cocoa Beach, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Communications Payload Design- Satellite Systems Architecture Systems Engineering - Requirements NEW! Sep 22-24, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland NEW! . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jan 12-14, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Design & Analysis of Bolted Joints NEW! Mar 23-25, 2010 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Dec 7-9, 2009 • Littleton, Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Systems of Systems Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics Sep 1-3, 2009 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Sep 14-17, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Dec 15-17, 2009 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Oct 26-29, 2009 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Apr 20-22, 2010 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Mar 22-25, 2010 • Cape Canaveral, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Total Systems Engineering Development GPS Technology - Solutions for Earth & Space Feb 1-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Sep 21-24, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mar 2-5, 2010 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Nov 2-5, 2009 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Defense, Missiles & Radar Mar 29-Apr 1, 2010 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ground Systems Design and Operation Advanced Developments in Radar Technology NEW! Sep 22-24, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Feb 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging Antenna & Array Fundamentals NEW! Mar 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Nov 17-19, 2009 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 IP Networking Over Satellite Mar 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Nov 3-5, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fundamentals of Link 16/ JTIDS/ MIDS Remote Sensing Information Extraction Aug 10-11, 2009 • Washington DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Mar 16-18, 2010 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Aug 13-14, 2009 • Los Angeles, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Rocket Propulsion 101 Nov 2-3, 2009 • Washington DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Mar 16-18, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fundamentals of Radar Technology Satellite Communication Systems Engineering Jan 12-14, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Dec 8-10, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles Mar 16-18, 2010 • Boulder, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sep 15-17, 2009 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Satellite Communication - An Essential Introduction Dec 8-10, 2009 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Oct 20-22, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mar 8-10, 2010 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Dec 15-17, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Missile Autopilots Mar 9-11, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Nov 16-19, 2009 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Satellite Design & Technology Modern Infrared Sensor Technology Nov 3-6, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Nov 4-6, 2009 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Apr 20-23, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Feb 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Satellite Laser Communications NEW! Modern Missile Analysis Feb 9-11, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Feb 22-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Satellite RF Communications & Onboard Processing Jun 21-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Dec 1-3, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Apr 20-22, 2010 • Cocoa Beach, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Feb 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Space-Based Laser Systems May 11-13, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Mar 24-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Radar Systems Design & Engineering Space-Based Radar NEW! Mar 2-5, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Mar 8-12, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Jun 14-17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Space Enviroment Implications for Spacecraft Design Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced Feb 2-3, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Nov 4-5, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Space Mission Structures Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals Sep 14-17, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Nov 2-3, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Nov 16-19, 2009 • Littleton, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Theory & Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare NEW! Feb 22-25, 2010 • Houston, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Jan 19-20, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Space Systems Intermediate Design Unmanned Aircraft Systems NEW! Feb 22-26, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Nov 10, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Space Systems Subsystems Design Feb 17, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Mar 1-5, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Engineering, Analysis & Signal Processing Spacecraft Systems Integration & Test Dec 7-10, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Engineering Systems Modeling with Excel / VBA NEW! Apr 19-22, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sep 29-30, 2009 • Dayton, Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Space Mission Analysis and Design NEW! Nov 18-19, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Nov 3-5, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Grounding and Shielding for EMC Jun 22-24, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dec 1-3, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Understanding Space Feb 2-4, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sep 28-29, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Apr 27-29, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Oct 22-23, 2009 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Introduction to EMI/EMC Mar 18-19, 2010 • Cape Canaveral, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Feb 23-25, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Systems Engineering & Project Management Fundamentals of Statistics w/ Excel Examples NEW! Feb 9-10, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Architecting with DODAF NEW! Signal and Image Processing and Analysis NEW! Nov 10-11, 2009 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Nov 3-4, 2009 • Cleveland, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 CSEP Exam Prep NEW! Dec 16-17, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Sep 16-17, 2009 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Oct 7-8, 2009 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Feb 23-25, 2010 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Oct 23-24, 2009 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Fundamentals of Systems Enginering Jun 1-3, 2010 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Sep 14-15, 2009 • Beltsville, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Feb 16-17, 2010 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register . . . . . . . . . . 56 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 3
  • 4. Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems January 26-28, 2010 Cocoa Beach, Florida $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This three-day course covers all the technology of 1. Introduction to SATCOM. History and advanced satellite communications as well as the overview. Examples of current military and principles behind current state-of-the-art satellite commercial systems. communications equipment. New and promising technologies will be covered to develop an 2. Satellite orbits and transponder understanding of the major approaches. Network characteristics. topologies, VSAT, and IP networking over satellite. 3. Traffic Connectivities: Mesh, Hub-Spoke, Point-to-Point, Broadcast. 4. Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, TDMA, Instructor CDMA, Random Access. DAMA and Bandwidth-on- Demand. Dr. John Roach is a leading authority in satellite communications with 35+ years in the SATCOM 5. Communications Link Calculations. Definition of EIRP, G/T, Eb/No. Noise Temperature industry. He has worked on many development and Figure. Transponder gain and SFD. Link Budget projects both as employee and consultant / Calculations. contractor. His experience has focused on the systems engineering of state-of-the-art system 6. Digital Modulation Techniques. BPSK, developments, military and commercial, from the QPSK. Standard pulse formats and bandwidth. Nyquist signal shaping. Ideal BER performance. worldwide architectural level to detailed terminal tradeoffs and designs. He has been an adjunct 7. PSK Receiver Design Techniques. Carrier faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology recovery, phase slips, ambiguity resolution, where he taught a range of graduate comm- differential coding. Optimum data detection, clock unications courses. He has also taught SATCOM recovery, bit count integrity. short courses all over the US and in London and 8. Overview of Error Correction Coding, Toronto, both publicly and in-house for both Encryption, and Frame Synchronization. government and commercial organizations. In Standard FEC types. Coding Gain. addition, he has been an expert witness in patent, 9. RF Components. HPA, SSPA, LNA, Up/down trade secret, and government contracting cases. Dr. converters. Intermodulation, band limiting, oscillator Roach has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from phase noise. Examples of BER Degradation. Georgia Tech. Advanced Satellite Communications 10. TDMA Networks. Time Slots. Preambles. Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Suitability for DAMA and BoD. Systems. 11. Characteristics of IP and TCP/UDP over satellite. Unicast and Multicast. Need for Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) techniques. What You Will Learn 12. VSAT Networks and their system • Major Characteristics of satellites. characteristics; DVB standards and MF-TDMA. • Characteristics of satellite networks. 13. Earth Station Antenna types. Pointing / • The tradeoffs between major alternatives in Tracking. Small antennas at Ku band. FCC - Intelsat SATCOM system design. - ITU antenna requirements and EIRP density limitations. • SATCOM system tradeoffs and link budget analysis. 14. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Military use and commercial PSD spreading with DS PN • DAMA/BoD for FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA systems. Acquisition and tracking. Frequency Hop systems. systems. • Critical RF parameters in terminal equipment and 15. Overview of Bandwidth Efficient their effects on performance. Modulation (BEM) Techniques. M-ary PSK, Trellis • Technical details of digital receivers. Coded 8PSK, QAM. • Tradeoffs among different FEC coding choices. 16. Convolutional coding and Viterbi • Use of spread spectrum for Comm-on-the-Move. decoding. Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. • Characteristics of IP traffic over satellite. 17. Emerging Technology Developments and • Overview of bandwidth efficient modulation types. Future Trends. 4 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 5. Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture September 22-24, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course Outline 1. Communications Payloads and Service "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Requirements. Bandwidth, coverage, services and Off The Course Tuition." applications; RF link characteristics and appropriate use of link budgets; bent pipe payloads using passive and active components; specific demands for broadband data, IP over NEW! satellite, mobile communications and service availability; principles for using digital processing in system architecture, and on-board processor examples at L band (non-GEO and GEO) and Ka band. Summary 2. Systems Engineering to Meet Service Requirements. Transmission engineering of the satellite link This three-day course provides communications and and payload (modulation and FEC, standards such as DVB- satellite systems engineers and system architects with S2 and Adaptive Coding and Modulation, ATM and IP routing a comprehensive and accurate approach for the in space); optimizing link and payload design through consideration of traffic distribution and dynamics, link margin, specification and detailed design of the RF interference and frequency coordination requirements. communications payload and its integration into a 3. Bent-pipe Repeater Design. Example of a detailed satellite system. Both standard bent pipe repeaters and block and level diagram, design for low noise amplification, digital processors (on board and ground-based) are down-conversion design, IMUX and band-pass filtering, group studied in depth, and optimized from the standpoint of delay and gain slope, AGC and linearizaton, power amplification (SSPA and TWTA, parallel combining), OMUX maximizing throughput and coverage (single footprint and design for high power/multipactor, redundancy switching and multi-beam). Applications in Fixed Satellite Service and reliability assessment. (C, X, Ku and Ka bands) and Mobile Satellite Service (L 4. Spacecraft Antenna Design and Performance. Fixed and S bands) are addressed as are the requirements of reflector systems (offset parabola, Gregorian, Cassegrain) the associated ground segment for satellite control and feeds and feed systems, movable and reconfigurable antennas; shaped reflectors; linear and circular polarization. the provision of services to end users. US Citizens and permanent residents. 5. Communications Payload Performance Budgeting. Gain to Noise Temperature Ratio (G/T), Saturation Flux Density (SFD), and Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP); Instructor repeater gain/loss budgeting; frequency stability and phase noise; third-order intercept (3ICP), gain flatness, group delay; Bruce R. Elbert (MSEE, MBA) is president of non-linear phase shift (AM/PM); out of band rejection and Application Technology Strategy, Inc., Thousand Oaks, amplitude non-linearity (C3IM and NPR). California; and Adjunct Prof of Engineering, Univ of Wisc, 6. On-board Digital Processor Technology. A/D and D/A Madison. conversion, digital signal processing for typical channels and formats (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); demodulation and He is a recognized satellite communications expert with remodulation, multiplexing and packet switching; static and 40 years of experience in satellite communications dynamic beam forming; design requirements and service payload and systems design engineering beginning at impacts. COMSAT Laboratories and including 25 years with 7. Multi-beam Antennas. Fixed multi-beam antennas Hughes Electronics. He has contributed to the design and using multiple feeds, feed layout and isloation; phased array construction of major communications, including Intelsat, approaches using reflectors and direct radiating arrays; on- board versus ground-based beamforming. Inmarsat, Galaxy, Thuraya, DIRECTV and Palapa A. 8. RF Interference and Spectrum Management He has written eight books, including: The Satellite Considerations. Unraveling the FCC and ITU international Communication Applications Handbook, Second Edition, regulatory and coordination process; choosing frequency The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth bands that address service needs; development of regulatory Station Handbook, and Introduction to Satellite and frequency coordination strategy based on successful case Communication, Third Edition. studies. 9. Ground Segment Selection and Optimization. Overall architecture of the ground segment: satellite TT&C and What You Will Learn communications services; earth station and user terminal capabilities and specifications (fixed and mobile); modems • How to transform system and service requirements into and baseband systems; selection of appropriate antenna payload specifications and design elements. based on link requirements and end-user/platform • What are the specific characteristics of payload considerations. components, such as LNAs, microwave filters, channel and 10. Earth station and User Terminal Tradeoffs: RF power amplifiers, and power combiners. tradeoffs (RF power, EIRP, G/T); network design for provision • What space and ground architecture to employ when of service (star, mesh and hybrid networks); portability and evaluating on-board processing and multiple beam mobility. antennas, and how these may be configured for optimum 11. Performance and Capacity Assessment. end-to-end performance. Determining capacity requirements in terms of bandwidth, • How to understand the overall system architecture and the power and network operation; selection of the air interface capabilities of ground segment elements - hubs and remote (multiple access, modulation and coding); interfaces with terminals - to integrate with the payload, constellation and satellite and ground segment; relationship to available standards in current use and under development. end-to-end system. 12. Satellite System Verification Methodology. • From this course you will obtain the knowledge, skill and Verification engineering for the payload and ground segment; ability to configure a communications payload based on its where and how to review sources of available technology and service requirements and technical features. You will software to evaluation subsystem and system performance; understand the engineering processes and device guidelines for overseeing development and evaluating characteristics that determine how the payload is put alternate technologies and their sources; example of a together and operates in a state - of - the - art complete design of a communications payload and system telecommunications system to meet user needs. architecture. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 5
  • 6. Design and Analysis of Bolted Joints For Aerospace Engineers NEW! December 7-9, 2009 Littleton, Colorado $1490 (8:30am - 5:00pm) Recent attendee comments ... "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." “It was a fantastic course—one of the most useful short courses I have ever taken.” “A must course for structural/mechanical engineers and anyone who has ever questioned the assumptions in bolt analysis” (What I found most useful:) “strong emphasis on understanding physical principles vs. blindly applying textbook formulas.” Course Outline 1. Overview of Designing Fastened Joints. “Excellent instructor. Great lessons Common problems with structural joints, a design learned on failure modes shown from process, selecting the method of attachment, strength testing.” analysis for sizing and assessment, establishing design standards and criteria. 2. Introduction to Threaded Fasteners. Brief Summary history of screw threads, terminology and specification, Just about everyone involved in developing tensile-stress area, fine threads vs. coarse threads. hardware for space missions (or any other purpose, 3. Developing a Concept for the Joint. Selecting for that matter) has been affected by problems with the type of fastener, configuring the joint, designing a mechanical joints. Common problems include stiff joint, shear clips and tension clips, guidelines for structural failure, fatigue, unwanted and unpredicted using tapped holes and inserts. loss of stiffness, joint shifting or loss of alignment, 4. Calculating Fastener Loads. How a preloaded fastener loosening, material mismatch, incom- joint carries load, temporarily ignoring preload, other patibility with the space environment, mis-drilled common assumptions and their limitations, calculating holes, time-consuming and costly assembly, and bolt loads in a compact joint, examples, calculating inability to disassemble when needed. fastener loads for skins and panels. • Build an understanding of how bolted joints 5. Failure Modes, Assessment Methods, and behave and how they fail. Design Guidelines. Typical strength criteria for • Impart effective processes, methods, and aerospace structures; an effective process for strength standards for design and analysis, drawing on a mix analysis; bolt tension, shear, and interaction; tension of theory, empirical data, and practical experience. joints, shear joints, identifying potential failure modes, riveted joints, fastening composite materials. • Share guidelines, rules of thumb, and valuable references. 6. Thread Shear and Pull-out Strength. How threads fail, computing theoretical shear engagement The course includes many examples and class areas, including a knock-down factor, selected test problems; calculators are required. Each participant results. will receive a comprehensive set of course notes. 7. Selecting Hardware and Detailing the Design. subject to strict application of modern science. Selecting hardware and materials, guidelines for simplifying assembly, establishing bolt preload, locking features, recommendations for controlling preload. Instructor 8. Detailed Analysis: Accounting for Bolt Preload. Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space Mechanics of a preloaded joint, estimating the load industry since 1979, at Martin Marietta and Instar carried by the bolt and designing to reduce it, effects of Engineering. Since founding Instar in 1993, he has ductility, calculating maximum and minimum preload, consulted for DigitalGlobe, AeroAstro, AFRL, and thermal effects on preload, fatigue analysis. Design_Net Engineering. He has helped the U. S. Air 9. Recommended Design Practice for Ductile Force Academy design, develop, and test a series of Bolts Not Subject to NASA Standards. Applicability, small satellites and has been an advisor to DARPA. He general recommendations, torque coefficients for steel is the editor and principal author of Spacecraft fasteners, establishing allowable limit bolt loads for Structures and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch design, example. and is a contributing author to all three editions of 10. Complying with NASA Standards. Factors of Space Mission Analysis and Design. Since 1995, he safety, fracture control for fastened joints, satisfying the has taught over 150 short courses to more than 3000 intent of NSTS 08307A, simplifying: deriving reduced engineers and managers in the space industry. allowable bolts loads, example. 6 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 7. Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics Military, Civilian and Deep-Space Applications Eac will rece h student ive a fr Summary Navigato ee GPS r! Award-winning rocket scientist Thomas S. Logsdon has carefully tailored this comprehensive 4-day short course to serve the needs of those military, aerospace, September 14-17, 2009 and defense-industry professionals who must understand, design, and manage today’s Beltsville, Maryland increasingly complicated and demanding aerospace missions. October 26-29, 2009 Each topic is illustrated with one-page Albuquerque, New Mexico mathematical derivations and numerical examples that use actual published March 22-25, 2010 inputs from real-world rockets, Cape Canaveral, Florida satellites, and spacecraft missions. The lessons help you lay out $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) performance-optimal missions in concert "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each with your professional colleagues. Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Course Outline For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, M. S., 1. Concepts from Astrodynamics. Kepler’s Laws. has worked on the Navstar GPS and other related Newton’s clever generalizations. Evaluating the earth’s technologies at the Naval Ordinance Laboratory, gravitational parameter. Launch azimuths and ground- McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin, Boeing trace geometry. Orbital perturbations. Aerospace, and Rockwell International. His research 2. Satellite Orbits. Isaac Newton’s vis viva projects and consulting assignments have included the equation. Orbital energy and angular momentum. Transit Navigation Satellites, The Tartar and Talos Gravity wells. The six classical Keplerian orbital shipboard missiles, and the Navstar elements. Station-keeping maneuvers. GPS. In addition, he has helped put 3. Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals. Momentum astronauts on the moon and guide their calculations. Specific impulse. The rocket equation. colleagues on rendezvous missions Building efficient liquid and solid rockets. Performance headed toward the Skylab capsule, and calculations. Multi-stage rocket design. helped fly capsules to the nearby 4. Enhancing a Rocket’s Performance. Optimal planets. fuel biasing techniques. The programmed mixture ratio Some of his more challenging assignments have scheme. Optimal trajectory shaping. Iterative least included trajectory optimization, constellation design, squares hunting procedures. Trajectory reconstruction. booster rocket performance enhancement, spacecraft Determining the best estimate of propellant mass. survivability, differential navigation and booster rocket 5. Expendable Rockets and Reusable Space guidance using the GPS signals. Shuttles. Operational characteristics, performance Tom Logsdon has taught short courses and lectured in curves. Single-stage-to-orbit vehicles. Reusable space 31 different countries. He has written and published 40 shuttles: The SST, Russia’s Space Shuttle. technical papers and journal articles, a dozen of which 6. Powered Flight Maneuvers. The classical have dealt with military and civilian radionavigation Hohmann transfer maneuver. Multi-impulse and low- techniques. He is also the author of 29 technical books thrust maneuvers. Plane-change maneuvers. The bi- on a variety of mathematical, engineering and scientific elliptic transfer. Relative motion plots. Military evasive subjects. These include Understanding the Navstar, maneuvers. Deorbit techniques. Planetary swingbys Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications, Mobile and ballistic capture maneuvers. Communication Satellites, and The Navstar Global 7. Optimal Orbit Selection. Polar and sun- Positioning System. synchronous orbits. Geostationary orbits and their major perturbations. ACE-orbit constellations. Lagrangian libration point orbits. Halo orbits. What You Will Learn Interplanetary trajectories. Mars-mission opportunities • How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it to a and deep-space trajectories. new location? 8. Constellation Selection Trades. Existing civilian • How do we design a performance-optimal constellation of satellites? and military constellations. Constellation design techniques. John Walker’s rosette configurations. • Why do planetary swingby maneuvers provide such Captain Draim’s constellations. Repeating ground-trace profound gains in performance, and what do we pay for orbits. Earth coverage simulation routines. these important performance gains? • How can we design the best multistage rocket for a 9. Cruising along JPL’s Invisible Rivers of particular mission? Gravity in Space. Equipotential surfaces. 3- dimensional manifolds. Developing NASA’s clever • What are Lagrangian libration-point orbits? Which ones are dynamically stable? How can we place satellites into halo Genesis mission. Capturing stardust in space. orbits circling around these moving points in space? Simulating thick bundles of chaotic trajectories. Experiencing tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky. • What are JPL’s gravity tubes? How were they discovered? How are they revolutionizing the exploration of space? Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 7
  • 8. GPS Technology GPS Solutions for Military, Civilian & Aerospace Applications Eac will rece h student September 21-24, 2009 ive a fr Beltsville, Maryland Navigato ee GPS r! November 2-5, 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico March 29 - April 1, 2010 Summary Cape Canaveral, Florida 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. 8 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 9. Ground Systems Design and Operation September 22-24, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." This course provides a practical introduction to all aspects of ground system design and operation. Starting with basic communications principles, an understanding is developed of ground system architectures and system design issues. The function of major ground system elements is explained, leading to a discussion of day-to-day operations. The course concludes with a discussion of current trends in Ground System design and operations. This course is intended for engineers, technical managers, and scientists who are interested in Course Outline acquiring a working understanding of ground systems as an introduction to the field or to help broaden their 1. The Link Budget. An introduction to basic overall understanding of space mission systems and communications system principles and theory; mission operations. It is also ideal for technical system losses, propagation effects, Ground professionals who need to use, manage, operate, or Station performance, and frequency selection. purchase a ground system. 2. Ground System Architecture and System Design. An overview of ground system Instructor topology providing an introduction to ground Steve Gemeny is Principal Program Engineer at system elements and technologies. Syntonics LLC in Columbia, Maryland. 3. Ground System Elements. An element Formerly Senior Member of the Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins by element review of the major ground station University Applied Physics Laboratory subsystems, explaining roles, parameters, where he served as Ground Station limitations, tradeoffs, and current technology. Lead for the TIMED mission to explore 4. Figure of Merit (G/T). An introduction to Earth’s atmosphere and Lead Ground the key parameter used to characterize satellite System Engineer on the New Horizons mission to explore Pluto by 2020. Prior to joining the Applied ground station performance, bringing all ground Physics Laboratory, Mr. Gemeny held numerous station elements together to form a complete engineering and technical sales positions with Orbital system. Sciences Corporation, Mobile TeleSystems Inc. and 5. Modulation Basics. An introduction to COMSAT Corporation beginning in 1980. Mr. Gemeny modulation types, signal sets, analog and is an experienced professional in the field of Ground Station and Ground System design in both the digital modulation schemes, and modulator - commercial world and on NASA Science missions with demodulator performance characteristics. a wealth of practical knowledge spanning nearly three 6. Ranging and Tracking. A discussion of decades. Mr. Gemeny delivers his experiences and ranging and tracking for orbit determination. knowledge to his students with an informative and entertaining presentation style. 7. Ground System Networks and Standards. A survey of several ground system networks and standards with a discussion of What You Will Learn applicability, advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives. • The fundamentals of ground system design, architecture and technology. 8. Ground System Operations. A • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the spacecraft-to- discussion of day-to-day operations in a typical ground communications link. ground system including planning and staffing, • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the design and spacecraft commanding, health and status implementation of a ground system. monitoring, data recovery, orbit determination, • The capabilities and limitations of the various and orbit maintenance. modulation types (FM, PSK, QPSK). 9. Trends in Ground System Design. A • The fundamentals of ranging and orbit determination discussion of the impact of the current cost and for orbit maintenance. schedule constrained approach on Ground • Basic day-to-day operations practices and procedures for typical ground systems. System design and operation, including COTS hardware and software systems, autonomy, • Current trends and recent experiences in cost and schedule constrained operations. and unattended “lights out” operations. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 9
  • 10. Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging March 9-11, 2010 Beltsville. Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Taught by an internationally recognized leader & expert in spectral remote sensing! Course Outline Summary 1. Introduction to multispectral and This three-day class is designed for engineers, hyperspectral remote sensing. scientists and other remote sensing professionals who wish to become familiar with multispectral 2. Sensor types and characterization. and hyperspectral remote sensing technology. Design tradeoffs. Data formats and systems. Students in this course will learn the basic physics 3. Optical properties for remote sensing. of spectroscopy, the types of spectral sensors Solar radiation. Atmospheric transmittance, currently used by government and industry, and absorption and scattering. the types of data processing used for various 4. Sensor modeling and evaluation. applications. Lectures will be enhanced by Spatial, spectral, and radiometric resolution. computer demonstrations. After taking this 5. Statistics for multivariate data analysis. course, students should be able to communicate Scatterplots. Impact of sensor performance on and work productively with other professionals in data characteristics. this field. Each student will receive a complete set of notes and the textbook, Remote Sensing: The 6. Spectral data processing. Data Image Chain Approach. visualization and interpretation. 7. Radiometric calibration. Partial calibration. Relative normalization. Instructor 8. Image registration. Resampling and its Dr. Richard Gomez is a Research Professor at effect on spectral analysis. George Mason University (GMU) and Principal 9. Data and sensor fusion. Spatial versus Research Scientist at the Center for Earth spectral algorithms. Observing and Space Research (CEOSR). At 10. Classification of remote sensing data. GMU he teaches and is actively involved in the Supervised and unsupervised classification. scientific and technology fields of hyperspectral Parametric and nonparametric classifiers. imaging and high resolution remote sensing. He Application examples. has also served in industry and government (Texas Instruments and USACE). Dr. Gomez is 11. Hyperspectral data analysis. internationally recognized as a leader and expert in the field of spectral remote sensing (multispectral, hyperspectral and ultraspectral) What You Will Learn and has published extensively in scientific • The limitations on passive optical remote journals. He has organized and chaired national sensing. and international conferences, symposia and • The properties of current sensors. workshops. He earned his doctoral degree in • Component modeling for sensor performance. physics from New Mexico State University. He also holds an M.S. and a B.S. in physics. Dr. • How to calibrate remote sensors. Gomez has served as Director for the ASPRS for • The types of data processing used for Potomac Region and currently serves as Defense applications such as spectral angle mapping, Aerospace Chair for the IEEE-USA Committee multisensor fusion, and pixel mixture analysis. on Transportation and Aerospace Technology • How to evaluate the performance of different Policy. hyperspectral systems. 10 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 11. IP Networking Over Satellite For Government, Military & Commercial Enterprises Summary November 3-5, 2009 This three-day course is designed for satellite Beltsville, Maryland engineers and managers in government and industry who need to increase their understanding of the $1590 (8:30am - 5:00pm) Internet and how Internet Protocols (IP) can be used to transmit data and voice over satellites. IP has become "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." the worldwide standard for data communications. Satellites extend the reach of the Internet and Intranets. Satellites deliver multicast content efficiently anywhere in the world. With these benefits come challenges. Satellite delay and bit errors can impact performance. Course Outline Satellite links must be integrated with terrestrial 1. Introduction. networks. Space segment is expensive; there are routing and security issues. This course explains the 2. Fundamentals of Data Networking. Packet switching, circuit switching, Seven Layer Model (ISO). techniques and architectures used to mitigate these Wide Area Networks including, Frame Relay, ATM, challenges. Quantitative techniques for understanding Aloha, DVB. Local Area Networks, Ethernet. Physical throughput and response time are presented. System communications layer. diagrams describe the satellite/terrestrial interface. The course notes provide an up-to-date reference. An 3. The Internet and its Protocols. The Internet Protocol (IP). Addressing, Routing, Multicasting. extensive bibliography is supplied. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Impact of bit errors and propagation delay on TCP-based Instructor applications. User Datagram Protocol (UDP). Burt H. Liebowitz is Principal Network Engineer at the Introduction to higher level services. NAT and tunneling. Impact of IP Version 6. MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, specializing in the analysis of wireless services. He has more than 30 4. Quality of Service Issues in the Internet. QoS years experience in computer networking, the last six of factors for streams and files. Performance of voice and which have focused on Internet-over-satellite services. video over IP. Response time for web object retrievals He was President of NetSat Express using HTTP. Methods for improving QoS: ATM, MPLS, Differentiated services, RSVP. Priority processing and Inc., a leading provider of such services. packet discard in routers. Caching and performance Before that he was Chief Technical enhancement. Network Management and Security Officer for Loral Orion (now Cyberstar), issues including the impact of encryption in a satellite responsible for Internet-over-satellite network. access products. Mr. Liebowitz has 5. Satellite Data Networking Architectures. authored two books on distributed Geosynchronous satellites. The link budget, modulation processing and numerous articles on computing and and coding techniques, bandwidth efficiency. Ground communications systems. He has lectured extensively station architectures for data networking: Point to Point, on computer networking. He holds three patents for a Point to Multipoint. Shared outbound carriers satellite-based data networking system. Mr. Liebowitz incorporating Frame Relay, DVB. Return channels for has B.E.E. and M.S. in Mathematics degrees from shared outbound systems: TDMA, CDMA, Aloha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S.E.E. from DVB/RCS. Meshed networks for Intranets. Suppliers of Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. DAMA systems. After taking this course you will understand how 6. System Design and Economic Issues. Cost the Internet works and how to implement satellite- factors for Backbone Internet and Direct to the home based networks that provide Internet access, Internet services. Mission critical Intranet issues multicast content delivery services, and mission- including asymmetric routing, reliable multicast, impact critical Intranet services to users around the world. of user mobility. A content delivery case history. 7. A TDMA/DAMA Design Example. Integrating What You Will Learn voice and data requirements in a mission-critical • How packet switching works and how it enables voice and Intranet. Cost and bandwidth efficiency comparison of data networking. SCPC, standards-based TDMA/DAMA and proprietary • The rules and protocols for packet switching in the Internet. TDMA/DAMA approaches. Tradeoffs associated with VOIP approach and use of encryption. • How to use satellites as essential elements in mission critical data networks. 8. Predicting Performance in Mission Critical • How to understand and overcome the impact of propagation Networks. Queuing theory helps predict response delay and bit errors on throughput and response time in time. Single server and priority queues. A design case satellite-based IP networks. history, using queuing theory to determine how much • How to link satellite and terrestrial circuits to create hybrid bandwidth is needed to meet response time goals in a IP networks. voice and data network. Use of simulation to predict performance. • How to select the appropriate system architectures for Internet access, enterprise and content delivery networks. 9. A View of the Future. Impact of Ka-band and • How to design satellite-based networks to meet user spot beam satellites. Benefits and issues associated throughput and response time requirements. with Onboard Processing. LEO, MEO, GEOs. Descriptions of current and proposed commercial and • The impact on cost and performance of new technology, such as LEOs, Ka band, on-board processing, inter-satellite military satellite systems. Low-cost ground station links. technology. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 11
  • 12. Remote Sensing Information Extraction March 16-18, 2010 Chantilly, Virginia $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline Off The Course Tuition." 1. Remote Sensing Introduction. Definitions, resolutions, active-passive. 2. Platforms. Airborne, spaceborne, advantages and limitations. 3. Energy Flow Profile. Energy sources, atmospheric interactions, reflectance curves, emittance. 4. Aerial Photography. Photogrammetric fundamentals of photo acquisition. 5. Film Types. Panchormatic, normal color, color Summary infrared, panchromatic infrared. This 3-day workshop will review remote sensing 6. Scale Determination. Point versus average concepts and vocabulary including resolution, sensing scale. Methods of determination of scale. platforms, electromagnetic spectrum and energy flow profile. The workshop will provide an overview of the 7. Area and Height Measurements. Tools and current and near-term status of operational platforms procedures including relative accuracies. and sensor systems. The focus will be on methods to 8. Feature Extraction. Tone, texture, shadow, extract information from these data sources. The size, shape, association. spaceborne systems include the following; 1) high 9. Land Use and Land Cover. Examples, spatial resolution (< 5m) systems, 2) medium spatial classification systems definitions, minimum resolution (5-100m) multispectral, 3) low spatial mapping units, cartographic generalization. resolution (>100m) multispectral, 4) radar, and 5) hyperspectral. 10. Source materials. Image processing The two directional relationships between remote software, organizations, literature, reference sensing and GIS will be examined. Procedures for materials. geometric registration and issues of cartographic 11. Spaceborne Remote Sensing. Basic generalization for creating GIS layers from remote terminology and orbit characteristics. Distinction sensing information will also be discussed. between research/experimental, national technical assets, and operational systems. Instructor 12. Multispectral Systems. Cameras, scanners Dr. Barry Haack is a Professor of Geographic and linear arrays, spectral matching. Cartographic Sciences at George Mason University. 13. Moderate Resolution MSS. Landsat, SPOT, He was a Research Engineer at ERIM and has held IRS, JERS. fellowships with NASA Goddard, the US Air Force and 14. Coarse Resolution MSS. Meteorological the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His primary professional Systems, AVHRR, Vegetation Mapper. interest is basic and applied science using remote sensing and he has over 100 professional publications 15. High Spatial Resolution. IKONOS, and has been a recipient of a Leica-ERDAS award for EarthView, Orbview. a research manuscript in Photogrammetric Engineering 16. Radar. Basic concepts, RADARSAT, ALMAZ, and Remote Sensing. He has served as a consultant to SIR. the UN, FAO, World Bank, and various governmental 17. Hyperspectral. AVIRIS, MODIS, Hyperion. agencies in Africa, Asia and South America. He has provided workshops to USDA, US intelligence 18. GIS-Remote Sensing Integration. Two agencies, US Census, and ASPRS. Recently he was a directional relationships between remote sensing Visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Dar es and GIS. Data structures. Salaam in Tanzania and has current projects in Nepal 19. Geometric Rectification. Procedures to with support from the National Geographic Society. rectify remote sensing imagery. 20. Digital Image Processing. Preprocessing, image enhancements, automated digital What You Will Learn classification. • Operational parameters of current sensors. 21. Accuracy Assessments. Contingency • Visual and digital information extraction procedures. matrix, Kappa coefficient, sample size and • Photogrammetric rectification procedures. selection. • Integration of GIS and remote sensing. 22. Multiscale techniques. Ratio estimators, • Accuracy assessments. double and nested sampling, area frame • Availability and costs of remote sensing data. procedures. 12 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 13. Rocket Propulsion 101 Rocket Fundamentals & Up-to-Date Information Course Outline 1. Classification of Rocket Propulsion. Introduction to the types and classification of rocket propulsion, including chemical, solid, liquid, hybrid, electric, nuclear and solar- thermal systems. 2. Fundaments and Definitions. Introduction to mass ratios, momentum thrust, pressure balances in rocket engines, specific impulse, energy efficiencies and performance values. 3. Nozzle Theory. Understanding the acceleration of gasses in a nozzle to exchange chemical thermal energy into kinetic energy, pressure and momentum thrust, thermodynamic relationships, area ratios, and the ratio of specific heats. Issues of subsonic, sonic and supersonic nozzles. Equations for coefficient of thrust, and the effects of under and over expanded nozzles. Examination of cone&bell nozzles, and evaluation of nozzle losses. 4. Performance. Evaluation of performance of rocket March 16-18, 2010 stages & vehicles. Introduction to coefficient of drag, aerodynamic losses, steering losses and gravity losses. Beltsville, Maryland Examination of spaceflight and orbital velocity, elliptical orbits, transfer orbits, staging theory. Discussion of launch vehicles $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) and flight stability. 5. Propellant Performance and Density Implications. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Introduction to thermal chemical analysis, exhaust species Off The Course Tuition." shift with mixture ratio, and the concepts of frozen and shifting equilibrium. The effects of propellant density on mass Summary properties & performance of rocket systems for advanced design decisions. This three-day course is based on the popular text 6. Liquid Rocket Engines. Liquid rocket engine Rocket Propulsion Elements by Sutton and Biblarz. The fundamentals, introduction to practical propellants, propellant course provides practical knowledge in rocket feed systems, gas pressure feed systems, propellant tanks, propulsion engineering and design technology issues. turbo-pump feed systems, flow and pressure balance, RCS It is designed for those needing a more complete and OMS, valves, pipe lines, and engine supporting structure. understanding of the complex issues. 7. Liquid Propellants. A survey of the spectrum of The objective is to give the engineer or manager the practical liquid and gaseous rocket propellants is conducted, including properties, performance, advantages and tools needed to understand the available choices in disadvantages. rocket propulsion and/or to manage technical experts 8. Thrust Chambers. The examination of injectors, with greater in-depth knowledge of rocket systems. combustion chamber and nozzle and other major engine Attendees will receive a copy of the book Rocket elements is conducted in-depth. The issues of heat transfer, Propulsion Elements, a disk with practical rocket cooling, film cooling, ablative cooling and radiation cooling are equations in Excel, and a set of printed notes covering explored. Ignition and engine start problems and solutions are advanced additional material. examined. 9. Combustion. Examination of combustion zones, combustion instability and control of instabilities in the design and analysis of rocket engines. Instructor 10. Turbopumps. Close examination of the issues of Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle turbo-pumps, the gas generation, turbines, and pumps. System Engineer, specializing in Parameters and properties of a good turbo-pump design. integration of launch vehicle technology, 11. Solid Rocket Motors. Introduction to propellant grain design, modeling and business design, alternative motor configurations and burning rate issues. Burning rates, and the effects of hot or cold motors. strategies. He is an independent Propellant grain configuration with regressive, neutral and consultant, writer and teacher of rocket progressive burn motors. Issues of motor case, nozzle, and system technology, experienced in thrust termination design. Solid propellant formulations, launch vehicle operations, design, binders, fuels and oxidizers. testing, business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, 12. Hybrid Rockets. Applications and propellants used in safety and reliability. Mr. Keith’s experience includes hybrid rocket systems. The advantages and disadvantages of reusable & expendable launch vehicles as well as solid hybrid rocket motors. Hybrid rocket grain configurations / 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 or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 13
  • 14. Satellite Communication Systems Engineering A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals Course Outline 1. Mission Analysis. Kepler’s laws. Circular and elliptical satellite orbits. Altitude regimes. Period of December 8-10, 2009 revolution. Geostationary Orbit. Orbital elements. Ground trace. Beltsville, Maryland 2. Earth-Satellite Geometry. Azimuth and elevation. Slant range. Coverage area. March 16-18, 2010 3. Signals and Spectra. Properties of a sinusoidal Boulder, Colorado wave. Synthesis and analysis of an arbitrary waveform. Fourier Principle. Harmonics. Fourier series and Fourier $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) transform. Frequency spectrum. 4. Methods of Modulation. Overview of modulation. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Carrier. Sidebands. Analog and digital modulation. Need for Off The Course Tuition." RF frequencies. 5. Analog Modulation. Amplitude Modulation (AM). Frequency Modulation (FM). 6. Digital Modulation. Analog to digital conversion. BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK FSK, QAM. Coherent detection and Instructor carrier recovery. NRZ and RZ pulse shapes. Power spectral Dr. Robert A. Nelson is president of Satellite density. ISI. Nyquist pulse shaping. Raised cosine filtering. Engineering Research Corporation, a 7. Bit Error Rate. Performance objectives. Eb/No. consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland, Relationship between BER and Eb/No. Constellation with clients in both commercial industry diagrams. Why do BPSK and QPSK require the same power? and government. Dr. Nelson holds the degree of Ph.D. in physics from the 8. Coding. Shannon’s theorem. Code rate. Coding gain. University of Maryland and is a licensed Methods of FEC coding. Hamming, BCH, and Reed- Solomon block codes. Convolutional codes. Viterbi and Professional Engineer. He is coauthor of sequential decoding. Hard and soft decisions. the textbook Satellite Communication Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. Trellis coding. Systems Engineering, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 1993). He 9. Bandwidth. Equivalent (noise) bandwidth. Occupied is a member of IEEE, AIAA, APS, AAPT, AAS, IAU, and bandwidth. Allocated bandwidth. Relationship between ION. bandwidth and data rate. Dependence of bandwidth on methods of modulation and coding. Tradeoff between bandwidth and power. Emerging trends for bandwidth Additional Materials efficient modulation. In addition to the course notes, each participant will 10. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Frequency bands receive a book of collected tutorial articles written by used for satellite communication. ITU regulations. Fixed the instructor and soft copies of the link budgets Satellite Service. Direct Broadcast Service. Digital Audio discussed in the course. Radio Service. Mobile Satellite Service. 11. Earth Stations. Facility layout. RF components. Network Operations Center. Data displays. Testimonials 12. Antennas. Antenna patterns. Gain. Half power beamwidth. Efficiency. Sidelobes. “Great handouts. Great presentation. 13. System Temperature. Antenna temperature. LNA. Great real-life course note examples Noise figure. Total system noise temperature. and cd. The instructor made good use 14. Satellite Transponders. Satellite communications of student’s experiences." payload architecture. Frequency plan. Transponder gain. TWTA and SSPA. Amplifier characteristics. Nonlinearity. Intermodulation products. SFD. Backoff. “Very well prepared and presented. 15. The RF Link. Decibel (dB) notation. Equivalent The instructor has an excellent grasp isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Figure of Merit (G/T). Free of material and articulates it well” space loss. WhyPower flux density. Carrier to noise ratio. The RF link equation. 16. Link Budgets. Communications link calculations. “Outstanding at explaining and Uplink, downlink, and composite performance. Link budgets defining quantifiably the theory for single carrier and multiple carrier operation. Detailed underlying the concepts.” worked examples. 17. Performance Measurements. Satellite modem. Use of a spectrum analyzer to measure bandwidth, C/N, “Fantastic! It couldn’t have been more and Eb/No. Comparison of actual measurements with relevant to my work.” theory using a mobile antenna and a geostationary satellite. 18. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency division multiple access (FDMA). Time division multiple access “Very well organized. Excellent (TDMA). Code division multiple access (CDMA) or spread reference equations and theory. Good spectrum. Capacity estimates. examples.” 19. Polarization. Linear and circular polarization. Misalignment angle. “Good broad general coverage of a 20. Rain Loss. Rain attenuation. Crane rain model. Effect on G/T. complex subject.” 14 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 15. Satellite Communication An Essential Introduction October 20-22, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland Testimonial: December 15-17, 2009 …I truly enjoyed your course and Beltsville, Maryland hearing of your March 9-11, 2010 adventures in the Satellite business. Albuquerque, New Mexico 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 Course Outline three days by popular demand. It has been taught to 1. Satellites and Telecommunication. Introduction thousands of industry professionals for more than two and historical background. Legal and regulatory decades, to rave reviews. The course is intended primarily for environment of satellite telecommunications: industry non-technical people who must understand the entire field of issues; standards and protocols; regulatory bodies; commercial satellite communications, and who must understand and communicate with engineers and other satellite services and applications; steps to licensing a technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical system. Telecommunications users, applications, and personnel moving into the industry who need a quick and markets: fixed services, broadcast services, mobile thorough overview of what is going on in the industry, and who services, navigation services. need an example of how to communicate with less technical 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions individuals. The course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, and measurements: decibels. The spectrum and its uses: buzzwords, and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of properties of waves; frequency bands; bandwidth. Analog commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, and digital signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, and business environment. modulation, multiplexing, networks and protocols. Signal Concepts are explained at a basic level, minimizing the use quality, quantity, and noise: measures of signal quality; of math, and providing real-world examples. Several noise; limits to capacity; advantages of digital. calculations of important concepts such as link budgets are 3. The Space Segment. The space environment: presented for illustrative purposes, but the details need not be understood in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts gravity, radiation, solid material. Orbits: types of orbits; illustrated. The first section provides non-technical people with geostationary orbits; non-geostationary orbits. Orbital the technical background necessary to understand the space slots, frequencies, footprints, and coverage: slots; satellite and earth segments of the industry, culminating with the spacing; eclipses; sun interference. Out to launch: importance of the link budget. The concluding section of the launcher’s job; launch vehicles; the launch campaign; course provides an overview of the business issues, including launch bases. Satellite systems and construction: structure major operators, regulation and legal issues, and issues and and busses; antennas; power; thermal control; trends affecting the industry. Attendees receive a copy of the stationkeeping and orientation; telemetry and command. instructor's new textbook, Satellite Communications for the Satellite operations: housekeeping and communications. Non-Specialist, and will have time to discuss issues pertinent 4. The Ground Segment. Earth stations: types, to their interests. hardware, and pointing. Antenna properties: gain; directionality; limits on sidelobe gain. Space loss, Instructor electronics, EIRP, and G/T: LNA-B-C’s; signal flow through an earth station. Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite telecommunications and the space sciences. 5. The Satellite Earth Link. Atmospheric effects on For a more than twenty-five years he has signals: rain; rain climate models; rain fade margins. Link presented professional seminars on satellite budgets: C/N and Eb/No. Multiple access: SDMA, FDMA, technology and on telecommunications to TDMA, CDMA; demand assignment; on-board satisfied individuals and businesses multiplexing. throughout the United States, Canada, Latin 6. Satellite Communications Systems. Satellite America, Europe and Asia. communications providers: satellite competitiveness; Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical competitors; basic economics; satellite systems and and/or business consultant to NASA, Arianespace, GTE operators; using satellite systems. Issues, trends, and the Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., Moffett-Larson- future. Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, Hewlett-Packard, and the International Communications Satellite Society of Japan, among others. He has appeared as an invited expert What You Will Learn witness before Congressional subcommittees and was an • How do commercial satellites fit into the telecommunications invited witness before the National Commission on Space. He industry? was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the annual • How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated? The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication • How do earth stations function? Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author of six books and hundreds of articles in the space sciences. • What is a link budget and why is it important? He has been chairman of several international satellite • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? conferences, and a speaker at many others. • What are the issues and trends driving the industry? Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 15
  • 16. Satellite Design & Technology Cost-Effective Design for Today's Missions Course Outline 1. Space Systems Engineering. Elements of space November 3-6, 2009 systems engineering. Setting the objective. Establishing requirements. System "drivers." Mission analysis and Beltsville, Maryland design. Budgeted items. Margins. Project phases. Design reviews. April 20-23, 2010 2. Designing for the Space Environment. Vacuum Beltsville, Maryland and drag. Microgravity. Temperature and thermal gradients. Magnetic field. Ultraviolet. Solar pressure. $1650 3.5 Days (8:30am - 4:30pm) Ionizing radiation. Spacecraft charging. Space debris. Pre- launch and launch environments. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 3. Orbits and Astrodynamics. Review of spacecraft orbital mechanics. Coordinate systems. Orbital elements. Selecting an orbit. Orbital transfer. Specialized orbits. Orbit Summary perturbations. Interplanetary missions. Renewed emphasis on cost effective missions requires 4. On-Orbit Propulsion and Launch Systems. up-to-date knowledge of satellite technology and an in- Mathematical formulation of rocket equations. Spacecraft depth understanding of the systems engineering issues. onboard propulsion systems. Station keeping and attitude Together, these give satellite engineers and managers control. Satellite launch options. options in selecting lower cost approaches to building 5. Attitude Determination and Control. Spacecraft reliable spacecraft. This 3-1/2 day course covers all the attitude dynamics. Attitude torque modeling. Attitude important technologies needed to develop lower cost sensors and actuators. Passive and active attitude control. space systems. In addition to covering the traditional flight Attitude estimators and controllers. New applications, hardware disciplines, attention is given to integration and methods, HW. testing, software, and R&QA. 6. Spacecraft Power Systems. Power source options. The emphasis is on the enabling technology Energy storage, control, and distribution. Power developments, including new space launch options that converters. Designing the small satellite power system. permit doing more with less in space today. Case studies 7. Spacecraft Thermal Control. Heat transfer and examples drawn from modern satellite missions fundamentals for spacecraft.Modern thermal materials. pinpoint the key issues and tradeoffs in modern design and Active vs. passive thermal control. The thermal design illustrate lessons learned from past successes and procedure. failures. Technical specialists will also find the broad perspective and system engineering viewpoint useful in 8. Spacecraft Configuration and Structure. communicating with other specialists to analyze design Structural design requirements and interfaces. options and tradeoffs. The course notes provide an Requirements for launch, staging, spin stabilization. authoritative reference that focuses on proven techniques Design, analysis, and test. Modern structural materials and and guidelines for understanding, designing, and design concepts. Margins of safety. Structural dynamics managing modern satellite systems. and testing. 9. Spacecraft RF Communications. RF signal Instructors transmission. Antennas. One-way range equation. Properties and peculiarities of the space channel. Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience including 19 Modulating the RF. Dealing with noise. Link margin. Error years as Chief Engineer of the Johns Hopkins correction. RF link design. Applied Physics Laboratory Space Department, which has designed and built 64 10. Spacecraft Command and Telemetry. Command spacecraft. He joined APL in 1964, designing receivers, decoders, and processors. Command high reliability spacecraft command, messages. Synchronization, error detection and communications, and navigation systems and correction. Encryption and authentication. Telemetry holds several patents in this field. He has led systems. Sensors, signal conditioning, and A/D many of APL's system and spacecraft conversion. Frame formatting. Packetization. Data conceptual designs. Fellow of the British Interplanetary compression. Society, Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and coauthor of 11. Spacecraft On-board Computing. Central Fundamentals of Space Systems. processing units for space. Memory types. Mass storage. Dr. Jerry Krassner has been involved in aerospace R&D for Processor input/output. Spacecraft buses. Fault tolerance over 30 years. Over this time, he has participated in or led a and redundancy. Radiation hardness, upset, and latchup. variety of activities with primary technical Hardware/software tradeoffs. Software development and focus on sensor systems R&D, and business engineering. focus on new concept development and marketing. He has authored over 60 research 12. Reliability and Quality Assurance. Hi-rel papers, served on advisory panels for DARPA principles: lessons learned. Designing for reliability. Using and the Navy, and was a member of the US redundancy effectively. Margins and derating. Parts quality Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (for which and process control. Configuration management. Quality he was awarded the USAF Civilian Exemplary Service Award). assurance, inspection, and test. ISO 9000. Jerry was a founding member, and past Chairman, of the 13. Integration and Test. Planning for I&T. Ground MASINT Association. Currently, he is a consultant to a support systems. I&T facilities. Verification matrix. Test National Security organization, and acting chief scientist for an plans and other important documents. Testing office in OSD, responsible for identification and assessment of new enabling technologies. Jerry has a PhD in Physics and subsystems. Spacecraft level testing. Launch site Astronomy from the University of Rochester. operations. Which tests are worthwhile, which aren’t? 16 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 17. Satellite Laser Communications February 9-11, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." NEW! Summary This course will provide an introduction and overview Course Outline of laser communication principles and technologies for 1. Introduction. Brief historical background, RF/Optical unguided, free-space beam propagation. Special comparison; basic Block diagrams; and applications emphasis is placed on highlighting the differences, as overview. well as similarities to RF communications and other 2. Link Equation. Parameters influencing the link; laser systems, and design issues and options relevant frequency dependence of noise; link performance to future laser communication terminals. comparison to RF; and beam profiles. 3. Direct Detection. Poisson photon counting; channel Instructor capacity; modulation schemes; detection statistics; and Dr. Hamid Hemmati is the Supervisor of the Optical SNR / Bit error probability. Communications Group at the Jet Propulsion 4. Coherent Detection. Advantages / complexities; Laboratory (JPL). This group develops optical mixing; SNR, heterodyne and homodyne; laser laser-communications technologies and linewidth requirements; comparison of RF / optical receiver; systems for deep satellite and deep- Fundamental detection performance; and background space telecommunications. Dr. radiation / filtering. Hemmati received his M.S. in Physics 5. Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing. Requirements; from University of Southern California, acquisition scenarios; acquisition; point-ahead angles, and his Ph.D. in Physics Colorado Univ. pointing error budget; host platform vibration environment; inertial stabilization: trackers; passive/active isolation; in 1981. Prior to joining JPL in 1986, he worked at gimbaled transceiver; and fast steering mirrors. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and at NIST (Boulder, CO) as a researcher. Dr. Hemmati holds 6. Error Correction Encoding. PPM; OOK and binary codes; and forward error correction. seven patents and has received 30 NASA certificates of appreciation. He has taught optical communications 7. Eye Safety. Regulations; classifications; wavelength courses, and was a lecturer at George Washington dependence, and CDRH notices. University. He is the author of a book on Deep Space 8. Atmospheric Effects. Attenuation, beam wander; Optical Communications and has a second book on turbulence/scintillation; signal fades; beam spread; turbid; and mitigation techniques. Near-Earth Laser Communications under preparation. 9. Optics. Transmit telescope; receive telescope; shared transmit/receive telescope; thermo-Optical- Who should attend Mechanical stability. Engineers, scientists, managers, or professionals 10. Laser Transmitter. Laser sources; semiconductor who desire greater technical depth, or RF lasers; fiber amplifiers; amplitude modulation; phase communication engineers who need to assess this modulation; noise figure; nonlinear effects; coherent competing technology. transmitters; and deep-space transmitters. 11. Optical Receiver. Photo-detectors; noise figure; amplification; background radiation/ filtering; and mitigation What You Will Learn techniques. • How is a laser-communication system superior to 12. Crosslinks and Networking. LEO-GEO & GEO- conventional technology? GEO; orbital clusters; and future/advanced. • How link performance is analyzed. 13. Flight Qualification. Radiation environment; • What are the options for acquisition, tracking and environmental testing; and test procedure. beam pointing? 14. Mass, Power, Volume and Cost Estimation. • What are the options for laser transmitters, receivers Methodology, models; and examples and optical systems. 15. Overview of Lasercom Programs. Past Demonstrations; upcoming projects; and terrestrial • What are the atmospheric effects on the beam and commercial hardware. how to counter them. • What are the typical characteristics of laser- This course will provide you the knowledge and ability to communication system hardware? perform basic satellite laser communication analysis, • How to calculate mass, power and cost of flight identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, and understand the literature. systems. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 17
  • 18. Satellite RF Communications and Onboard Processing Effective Design for Today’s Spacecraft Systems December 1-3, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Successful systems engineering requires a broad Course Outline understanding of the important principles of modern 1. RF Signal Transmission. Propagation of radio satellite communications and onboard data processing. waves, antenna properties and types, one-way radar This course covers both theory and practice, with range equation. Peculiarities of the space channel. emphasis on the important system engineering principles, Special communications orbits. Modulation of RF tradeoffs, and rules of thumb. The latest technologies are carriers. covered, including those needed for constellations of 2. Noise and Link Budgets. Sources of noise, satellites. effects of noise on communications, system noise This course is recommended for engineers and temperature. Signal-to-noise ratio, bit error rate, link scientists interested in acquiring an understanding of margin. Communications link design example. satellite communications, command and telemetry, 3. Special Topics. Optical communications, error onboard computing, and tracking. Each participant will correcting codes, encryption and authentication. Low- receive a complete set of notes. probability-of-intercept communications. Spread- spectrum and anti-jam techniques. Instructors 4. Command Systems. Command receivers, decoders, and processors. Synchronization words, Eric J. Hoffman has degrees in electrical engineering and over 40 years of spacecraft experience. He error detection and correction. Command types, has designed spaceborne communications command validation and authentication, delayed and navigation equipment and performed commands. Uploading software. systems engineering on many APL satellites 5. Telemetry Systems. Sensors and signal and communications systems. He has conditioning, signal selection and data sampling, authored over 60 papers and holds 8 patents analog-to-digital conversion. Frame formatting, in these fields and served as APL’s Space commutation, data storage, data compression. Dept Chief Engineer. Packetizing. Implementing spacecraft autonomy. Robert C. Moore worked in the Electronic Systems Group of 6. Data Processor Systems. Central processing the APL Space Department for 42 years units, memory types, mass storage, input/output (1965-2007). He designed embedded techniques. Fault tolerance and redundancy, radiation microprocessor systems for space hardness, single event upsets, CMOS latch-up. applications (SEASAT-A, Galileo, TOPEX, NEAR, FUSE, MESSENGER) and Memory error detection and correction. Reliability and autonomous fault protection for the cross-strapping. Very large scale integration. MESSENGER mission to Mercury and the Choosing between RISC and CISC. New Horizons mission to Pluto. Mr. Moore holds four U.S. 7. Reliable Software Design. Specifying the patents. He teaches the command-telemetry-processing requirements. Levels of criticality. Design reviews and segment of "Space Systems" at the Johns Hopkins University code walkthroughs. Fault protection and autonomy. Whiting School of Engineering. Testing and IV&V. When is testing finished? This course will give you a thorough understanding of the Configuration management, documentation. Rules of important principles and modern technologies behind thumb for schedule and manpower. today’s satellite communications and onboard computing 8. Spacecraft Tracking. Orbital elements. systems. Tracking by ranging, laser tracking. Tracking by range rate, tracking by line-of-site observation. Autonomous What You Will Learn satellite navigation. • The important systems engineering principles and latest 9. Typical Ground Network Operations. Central technologies for spacecraft communications and onboard computing. and remote tracking sites, equipment complements, command data flow, telemetry data flow. NASA Deep • The design drivers for today’s command, telemetry, communications, and processor systems. Space Network, NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), and commercial • How to design an RF link. operations. • How to deal with noise, radiation, bit errors, and spoofing. • Keys to developing hi-rel, realtime, embedded software. 10. Constellations of Satellites. Optical and RF crosslinks. Command and control issues. Timing and • How spacecraft are tracked. tracking. Iridium and other system examples. • Working with government and commercial ground stations. • Command and control for satellite constellations. 18 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 19. Solid Rocket Motor Design and Applications For onsite presentations, course can be tailored to specific SRM applications and technologies. April 20-22, 2010 Cocoa Beach, Florida Summary $1490 (8:30am - 4:00pm) This three-day course provides an overall look - with increasing levels of details-at solid rocket motors (SRMs) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each including a general understanding of solid propellant motor Off The Course Tuition." and component technologies, design drivers; motor internal ballistic parameters and combustion phenomena; Course Outline sensitivity of system performance requirements on SRM design, reliability, and cost; insight into the physical 1. Introduction to Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs). SRM limitations; comparisons to liquid and hybrid propulsion terminology and nomenclature, survey of types and systems; a detailed review of component design and applications of SRMs, and SRM component description and analysis; critical manufacturing process parameters; characteristics. transportation and handling, and integration of motors into 2. SRM Design and Applications. Fundamental launch vehicles and missiles. General approaches used in principles of SRMs, key performance and configuration the development of new motors. Also discussed is the parameters such as total impulse, specific impulse, thrust vs. importance of employing formal systems engineering motor operating time, size constraints; basic performance practices, for the definition of requirements, design and equations, internal ballistic principles, preliminary approach cost trade studies, development of technologies and for designing SRMs; propellant combustion characteristics associated analyses and codes used to balance customer (instability, burning rate), limitations of SRMs based on the and manufacturer requirements, laws of physics, and comparison of solid to liquid propellant All types of SRMs are included, with emphasis on and hybrid rocket motors. current and recently developed motors for commercial and 3. Definition of SRM Requirements. Impact of DoD/NASA launch vehicles such as Lockheed Martin's customer/system imposed requirements on design, Athena series, Orbital Sciences' Pegasus and Taurus reliability, and cost; SRM manufacturer imposed series, the strap-on motors for the Delta series (III and IV), requirements and constraints based on computer Titan V, and the propulsion systems for Ares / Constellation optimization codes and general engineering practices and vehicle. The course summarizes the use of surplus military management philosophy. motors (including Minuteman, Peacekeeper, etc.) for DoD 4. SRM Design Drivers and Technology Trade-Offs. target and sensor development and university research Identification and sensitivity of design requirements that programs. affect motor design, reliability, and cost. Understanding of , interrelationship of performance parameters, component Instructor design trades versus cost and maturity of technology; Richard Lee has more than 42 years of experience in the exchange ratios and Rules of Thumb used in back-of-the space and missile industry. He was a Senior Program envelope preliminary design evaluations. Manager at Thiokol where he directed and managed the 5. Key SRM Component Design Characteristics and development and qualification of many DoD SRM Materials. Detailed description and comparison of subsystems and components for Peacekeeper, Small performance parameters and properties of solid propellants ICBM and Castor 120 SRM programs. Mr. Lee has including composite (i.e., HTPB, PBAN, and CTPB), nitro- extensive experience in defining and synthesizing plasticized composites, and double based or cross-linked customer requirements, developing and coordinating SRM propellants and why they are used for different motor and/or performance and interface requirements at all levels in the vehicle objectives and applications; motor cases, nozzles, space and missile industry, including government thrust vector control & actuation systems; motor igniters, and agencies, prime contractors and suppliers. He has been other initiation and flight termination electrical and ordnance active in coordinating functional and physical interfaces systems.. with commercial spaceports in Florida, California, and 6. SRM Manufacturing/Processing Parameters. Alaska. He is active in developing safety criteria and Description of critical manufacturing operations for government/industry standards with participation of propellant mixing, propellant loading into the SRM, representatives from academia, private industry and propellant inspection and acceptance testing, and propellant government agencies including the United States Air Force facilities and tooling, and SRM components fabrication. (SMC, 45th Space Wing); FAA/AST; Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, and NASA centers at 7. SRM Transportation and Handling Considerations. Kennedy, Johnson, Marshall, and Jet Propulsion General understanding of requirements and solutions for Laboratory. He has also consulted with domestic and transporting, handling, and processing different motor sizes foreign launch vehicle contractors in the development, and DOT propellant explosive classifications and licensing material selection, and testing of SRM propulsion systems. and regulations. Mr. Lee has a MS in Engineering Administration and a BS 8. Launch Vehicle Interfaces, Processing and in EE from the University of Utah.5 Integration. Key mechanical, functional, and electrical interfaces between the SRM and launch vehicle and launch facility. Comparison of interfaces for both strap-on and What You Will Learn straight stack applications. • Solid rocket motor principles and key requirements. 9. SRM Development Requirements and Processes. • Motor design drivers and sensitivity on the design, Approaches and timelines for developing new SRMs. Description of a demonstration and qualification program for reliability, and cost. both commercial and government programs. Impact of • Detailed propellant and component design features decisions regarding design philosophy (state-of-the-art and characteristics. versus advanced technology) and design safety factors. • Propellant and component manufacturing processes. Motor sizing methodology and studies (using computer aided design models). Customer oversight and quality • SRM/Vehicle interfaces, transportation, and handling program. Motor cost reduction approaches through design, considerations. manufacturing, and acceptance. Castor 120 motor • Development approach for qualifying new SRMs. development example. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 19
  • 20. Space-Based Laser Systems March 24-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland Summary This two-day short course reviews the underlying $1040 (8:30am - 4:30pm) technology areas used to construct and operate space- "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each based laser altimeters and laser radar systems. The Off The Course Tuition." course presents background information to allow an appreciation for designing and evaluating space-based laser radars. Fundamental descriptions are given for direct- detection and coherent-detection laser radar systems, and, details associated with space applications are presented. System requirements are developed and methodology of system component selection is given. Performance evaluation criteria are developed based on system requirements. Design considerations for space-based laser radars are discussed and case studies describing previous and current space instrumentation are presented. In particular, the development, test, and operation of the NEAR Laser Radar is discussed in detailed to illustrate design Course Outline decisions. 1. Introduction to Laser Radar Systems. Emerging technologies pushing next-generation Definitions Remote sensing and altimetry, laser altimeters are discussed, the use of lasers in BMD Space object identification and tracking. and TMD architectures are summarized, and additional topics addressing laser radar target identification and 2. Review of Basic Theory. How Laser tracking aspects are provided. Fundamentals Radar Systems Function. associated with lasers and optics are not covered in 3. Direct-detection systems. Coherent- this course, a generalized level of understanding is detection systems, Altimetry application, Radar assumed. (tracking) application, Target identification application. Instructor 4. Laser Radar Design Approach. Timothy D. Cole is a leading authority with 33 years Constraints, Spacecraft resources, Cost of experience exclusively working in electro-optical systems as a systems and design engineer. Mr. Cole is drivers, Proven technologies, Matching the Chief Scientist within the Special Operations instrument with application. Department of Northrop Grumman (TASC). He has 5. System Performance Evaluation. presented several technical papers addressing space- Development of laser radar performance based laser altimetry all over the US and Europe. His equations, Review of secondary industry experience has been focused on the systems engineering and analysis associated development of considerations, Speckle, Glint, Trade-off optical detectors, exoatmospheric sensor design and studies, Aperture vs. power, Coherent vs. calibration, and the design, fabrication and operation of incoherent detection, Spacecraft pointing vs. the Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Laser beam steering optics. Radar. He has recently designed and fabricated remote 6. Laser Radar Functional sensors based upon micro-laser radars and coherent lasers for the military and various Intel organizations. Implementation. Component descriptions, System implementations. Who should attend: 7. Case Studies. Altimeters, Apollo 17, Engineers, scientists, and technical managers Clementine, Detailed study of the NEAR laser interested in obtaining a fundamental knowledge of the altimeter design & implementation, selection of technologies and system engineering aspects system components for high-rel requirements, underlying laser radar systems. The course presents testing of space-based laser systems, nuances mathematical equations (e.g., link budget) and design associated with operating space-based lasers, rules (e.g., bi-static, mono-static, coherent, direct Mars Global Surveyor, Radars, LOWKATR detection configurations), survey and discussion of key technologies employed (laser transmitters, receiver (BMD midcourse sensing), FIREPOND (BMD optics and transducer, post-detection signal target ID), TMD/BMD Laser Systems, COIL: A processing), performance measurement and examples, TMD Airborne Laser System (TMD target lethal and an overview of special topics (e.g., space interception). qualification and operation, scintillation effects, signal 8. Emerging Developments and Future processing implementations) to allow appreciation towards the design and operation of laser radars in Trends. PN coding, Laser vibrometry, Signal space. processing hardware Implementation issues. 20 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 21. Space-Based Radar NEW! Summary Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is the most versatile March 8-12, 2010 remote sensor. It is an all-weather sensor that can penetrate cloud cover and operate day or night from Beltsville, Maryland space-based or airborne systems. This 4.5-day course provides a survey of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) applications and how they influence and are constrained Last Day 8:30am - 12:30pm by instrument, platform (satellite) and image signal 3 top experts in 1 week! processing and extraction technologies/design. The course will introduce advanced systems design and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each associated signal processing concepts and Off The Course Tuition." implementation details. The course covers the fundamental concepts and principles for SAR, the key Course Outline design parameters and system features, space-based systems used for collecting SAR data, signal processing 1. Radar Basics. Nature of EM waves, Vector techniques, and many applications of SAR data. representation of waves, Scattering and Propagation. 2. Tools and Conventions. Radar sensitivity and accuracy performance. Instructors 3. Subsystems and Critical Radar Components. Bob Hill received his BS degree in 1957 (Iowa State Transmitter, Antenna, Receiver and Signal Processor, University) and the MS in 1967 (University of Maryland), Control and Interface Apparatus, Comparison to both in electrical engineering. He managed the Commsats. development of the phased array radar of the Navy’s 4. Fundamentals of Aperture Synthesis. AEGIS system from the early 1960s through its Motivation for SAR, SAR image formation. introduction to the fleet in 1975. Later in his career he directed the development, acquisition and support of all 5. Fourier Imaging. Bragg resonance condition, surveillance radars of the surface navy. Mr. Hill is a Fellow Born approximation. of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished lecturer” and a 6. Signal Processing. Pulse compression: range member of its Radar Systems Panel. resolution and signal bandwidth, Overview of Strip-Map Bart Huxtable has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Algorithms including Range-Doppler algorithm, Range California Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc. degree in migration algorithm, Chirp scaling algorithm, Overview Physics and Math from the University of Delaware. Dr. of Spotlight Algorithms including Polar format algorithm, Huxtable is President of User Systems, Inc. He has over Motion Compensation, Autofocusing using the Map- twenty years experience in signal processing and Drift and PGA algorithms. numerical algorithm design and implementation 7. Radar Phenomenology and Image emphasizing application-specific data processing and Interpretation. Radar and target interaction including analysis for remote sensor systems including radars, radar cross-section, attenuation & penetration sonars, and lidars. He integrates his broad experience in (atmosphere, foliage), and frequency dependence, physics, mathematics, numerical algorithms, and statistical Imagery examples. detection and estimation theory to develop processing 8. Visual Presentation of SAR Imagery. Non- algorithms and performance simulations for many of the linear remapping, Apodization, Super resolution, modern remote sensing applications using radars, sonars, Speckle reduction (Multi-look). and lidars. 9. Interferometry. Topographic mapping, Dr. Keith Raney has a Ph.D. in Computer, Information Differential topography (crustal deformation & and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan, subsidence), Change detection. an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree from Harvard University. He works for 10. Polarimetry. Terrain classification, Scatterer the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University characterization. Applied Physics Laboratory, with responsibilities for earth 11. Miscellaneous SAR Applications. Mapping, observation systems development, and radar system Forestry, Oceanographic, etc. analysis. He holds United States and international patents 12. Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI). on the Delay/Doppler Radar Altimeter. He was on NASA’s Theory and Applications. Europa Orbiter Radar Sounder instrument design team, 13. Image Quality Parameters. Peak-to-sidelobe and on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter instrument ratio, Integrated sidelobe ratio, Multiplicative noise ratio definition team. Dr. Raney has an extensive background in and major contributors. imaging radar theory, and in interdisciplinary applications using sensing systems. 14. Radar Equation for SAR. Key radar equation parameters, Signal-to-Noise ratio, Clutter-to-Noise ratio, Noise equivalent backscatter, Electronic counter What You Will Learn measures and electronic counter counter measures. • Basic concepts and principles of SAR and its 15. Ambiguity Constraints for SAR. Range applications. ambiguities, Azimuth ambiguities, Minimum antenna • What are the key system parameters. area, Maximum area coverage rate, ScanSAR. • How is performance calculated. 16. SAR Specification. System specification • Design implementation and tradeoffs. overview, Design drivers. • How to design and build high performance signal 17. Orbit Selection. LEO, MEO, GEO, Access area, processors. Formation flying (e.g., cartwheel). • Current state-of-the-art systems. 18. Example SAR Systems. History, Airborne, • SAR image interpretation. Space-Based, Future. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 21
  • 22. The Space Environment – Implications for Spacecraft Design Summary Adverse interactions between the space environment and an orbiting spacecraft may lead to a degradation of spacecraft subsystem performance and possibly even loss of the spacecraft itself. This course presents an introduction to the space environment and its effect on spacecraft. Emphasis is placed on problem solving techniques and design guidelines that will provide the student with an understanding of how space environment effects may be minimized through proactive spacecraft design. Each student will receive a copy of the course text, a complete set of course notes, including copies of all viewgraphs used in the presentation, and a comprehensive bibliography. Instructor Dr. Alan C. Tribble has provided space environments effects analysis to more than one dozen NASA, DoD, and commercial programs, including the International Space February 2-3, 2010 Station, the Global Positioning System (GPS) Beltsville, Maryland satellites, and several surveillance spacecraft. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Iowa and has been twice a $1095 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Principal Investigator for the NASA Space "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Environments and Effects Program. He is the Off The Course Tuition." author of four books, including the course text: The Space Environment - Implications for Space Design, and over 20 additional technical publications. He is an Associate Course Outline Fellow of the AIAA, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and was previously an Associate Editor of the Journal of Spacecraft 1. Introduction. Spacecraft Subsystem Design, Orbital and Rockets. Dr. Tribble recently won the 2008 AIAA James A. Mechanics, The Solar-Planetary Relationship, Space Van Allen Space Environments Award. He has taught a variety Weather. of classes at the University of Southern California, California 2. The Vacuum Environment. Basic Description – State University Long Beach, the University of Iowa, and has Pressure vs. Altitude, Solar UV Radiation. been teaching courses on space environments and effects since 1992. 3. Vacuum Environment Effects. Solar UV Degradation, Molecular Contamination, Particulate Contamination. Who Should Attend: 4. The Neutral Environment. Basic Atmospheric Physics, Elementary Kinetic Theory, Hydrostatic Engineers who need to know how to design systems with adequate performance margins, program managers who Equilibrium, Neutral Atmospheric Models. oversee spacecraft survivability tasks, and scientists who 5. Neutral Environment Effects. Aerodynamic Drag, need to understand how environmental interactions can affect Sputtering, Atomic Oxygen Attack, Spacecraft Glow. instrument performance. 6. The Plasma Environment. Basic Plasma Physics - Single Particle Motion, Debye Shielding, Plasma Oscillations. Review of the Course Text: “There is, to my knowledge, no other book that provides its 7. Plasma Environment Effects. Spacecraft intended readership with an comprehensive and authoritative, Charging, Arc Discharging. yet compact and accessible, coverage of the subject of 8. The Radiation Environment. Basic Radiation spacecraft environmental engineering.” – James A. Van Allen, Physics, Stopping Charged Particles, Stopping Energetic Regent Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa. Photons, Stopping Neutrons. 9. Radiation in Space. Trapped Radiation Belts, Solar Proton Events, Galactic Cosmic Rays, Hostile “I got exactly what I wanted from this Environments. course – an overview of the spacecraft 10. Radiation Environment Effects. Total Dose environment. The charts outlining the Effects - Solar Cell Degradation, Electronics Degradation; Single Event Effects - Upset, Latchup, Burnout; Dose Rate interactions and synergism were excellent. Effects. The list of references is extensive and 11. The Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris will be consulted often.” Environment. Hypervelocity Impact Physics, Micrometeoroids, Orbital Debris. “Broad experience over many design 12. Additional Topics. Design Examples - The Long teams allowed for excellent examples of Duration Exposure Facility; Effects on Humans; Models applications of this information.” and Tools; Available Internet Resources. 22 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 23. Space Mission Structures: From Concept to Launch September 14-17, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland November 16-19, 2009 Testimonial Littleton, Colorado "Excellent presentation—a reminder of how much fun engineering can be." February 22-25, 2010 Houston, Texas Course Outline $1750 (8:30am - 5:00pm) 1. Introduction to Space-Mission Structures. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Structural functions and requirements, effects of the Off The Course Tuition." space environment, categories of structures, how launch affects things structurally, understanding verification, distinguishing between requirements and Summary verification. This course presents a systems perspective of 2. Review of Statics and Dynamics. Static structural engineering in the space industry. equilibrium, the equation of motion, modes of vibration. If you are an engineer involved in any aspect of 3. Launch Environments and How Structures spacecraft or launch–vehicle structures, regardless of your Respond. Quasi-static loads, transient loads, coupled level of experience, you will benefit from this course. loads analysis, sinusoidal vibration, random vibration, Subjects include functions, requirements development, acoustics, pyrotechnic shock. environments, structural mechanics, loads analysis, stress analysis, fracture mechanics, finite–element modeling, 4. Mechanics of Materials. Stress and strain, configuration, producibility, verification planning, quality understanding material variation, interaction of stresses assurance, testing, and risk assessment. The objectives and failure theories, bending and torsion, thermoelastic are to give the big picture of space-mission structures and effects, mechanics of composite materials, recognizing improve your understanding of and avoiding weak spots in structures. • Structural functions, requirements, and environments 5. Strength Analysis: The margin of safety, • How structures behave and how they fail verifying structural integrity is never based on analysis • How to develop structures that are cost–effective and alone, an effective process for strength analysis, dependable for space missions common pitfalls, recognizing potential failure modes, bolted joints, buckling. Despite its breadth, the course goes into great depth in key areas, with emphasis on the things that are commonly 6. Structural Life Analysis. Fatigue, fracture misunderstood and the types of things that go wrong in the mechanics, fracture control. development of flight hardware. The instructor shares 7. Overview of Finite Element Analysis. Idealizing numerous case histories and experiences to drive the structures, introduction to FEA, limitations, strategies, main points home. Calculators are required to work class quality assurance. problems. 8. Preliminary Design. A process for preliminary Each participant will receive a copy of the instructors’ 850-page reference book, Spacecraft Structures and design, example of configuring a spacecraft, types of Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. structures, materials, methods of attachment, preliminary sizing, using analysis to design efficient structures. Instructors 9. Avoiding Problems with Loads and Vibration. Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry Introduction to passive loads control, adding passive since 1979, at Martin Marietta and Instar Engineering. damping, isolating frequencies, isolating the spacecraft Since founding Instar in 1993, he has consulted for from the launch vehicle. DigitalGlobe, AeroAstro, AFRL, and Design_Net 10. Improving the Loads-Cycle Process. Engineering. He has helped the U. S. Air Force Academy Overview of loads cycles, managing math models, design, develop, and test a series of small satellites and integrating stress analysis with loads analysis. has been an advisor to DARPA. He is the editor and 11. Designing for Producibility. Guidelines for principal author of Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: producibility, minimizing parts, designing an adaptable From Concept to Launch and is a contributing author to all structure, designing to simplify fabrication, three editions of Space Mission Analysis and Design. dimensioning and tolerancing, designing for assembly Since 1995, he has taught over 150 short courses to more and vehicle integration. than 3000 engineers and managers in the space industry. 12 Verification and Quality Assurance. The Poti Doukas worked at Lockheed Martin Space building-blocks approach to verification, verification Systems Company (formerly Martin Marietta) from 1978 to methods and logic, approaches to product inspection, 2006. He served as Engineering Manager for the Phoenix protoflight vs. qualification testing, types of structural Mars Lander program, Mechanical Engineering Lead for tests and when they apply, designing an effective test. the Genesis mission, Structures and Mechanisms 13. A Case Study: Structural design, analysis, and Subsystem Lead for the Stardust program, and Structural test of the FalconSAT-2 Small Satellite. Analysis Lead for the Mars Global Surveyor. He’s a contributing author to Space Mission Analysis and Design 14. Final Verification and Risk Assessment. (1st and 2nd editions) and to Spacecraft Structures and Overview of final verification, addressing late problems, Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. He joined Instar using estimated reliability to assess risks (example: Engineering in July 2006. negative margin of safety), making the launch decision. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 23
  • 24. Space Systems - Intermediate Design Summary This multi-disciplinary course provides a complete summary of the technologies needed to understand and develop spacecraft systems and instrumentation. The course presents a systems engineering approach for understanding the design and testing of spacecraft systems. The course highlights the underlying scientific and engineering foundations needed to develop space systems, as well as current practices. Case studies are February 22-26, 2010 used to pinpoint the key issues and trade-offs in modern design, and to illustrate the lessons learned from past Beltsville, Maryland successes and failures. This course provides a strong technical base for $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) leadership in systems engineering or the management of 5 top experts in 1 week! space systems. Technical specialists will find the broad perspective and knowledge useful in communicating with "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." other space system specialists in analyzing design options and trade-offs. The emphasis will be on how today's technology is Course Outline incorporated into the planning, designing, fabrication, 1. Space Systems Engineering. Fundamentals of integration, and testing of modern space systems. Each systems engineering. System development process. participant will receive a complete set of notes and the Engineering reviews. Management of space systems. award-winning textbook Space Systems written by the instructors. The textbook and course notes provide an 2. Orbital Mechanics. Fundamentals of dynamics. authoritative reference that focuses on proven techniques Reference frames. Time. Two-body central force and guidelines for understanding, designing, and motion. Two-body problem. Trajectory perturbations. managing modern space systems. Orbit determination. Interplanetary missions and patched conics. 3. Spacecraft Propulsion/Rocket Propulsion. Instructors Force-free rocket motion. Rocket motion with gravity. Launch flight mechanics. Transfer trajectories. Dr. Vincent L. Pisacane is a fellow of the AIAA, and is the R.A. Heinlein Professor of Aerospace 4. Flight Mechanics and Launch Systems. Engineering at the United States Naval Hohman transfer orbits. Reaching a target orbit. Solid Academy. He was formerly Head of the and liquid propellant systems. Other propulsion APL Space Department. He has 35 years systems. Selected launch systems. of experience in space research and the 5. Spacecraft Attitude Determination. Attitude development of spacecraft and sensors and kinematics. Attitude determination instrumentation. He is the editor of the systems. Attitude estimation and system identification. textbook Space Systems published by Attitude error specification and analysis. Mission Oxford Press and the 2008 textbook, The Space experiences. Environment and its Effects on Space Systems (AIAA). 6. Spacecraft Attitude Control. Rotational Dr. Mark E. Pittelkau is president of Aerospace dynamics and environmental disturbance torques. ControlSystems Engineering and Research Attitude actuators. Passive and active attitude control ( His experience in satellite methods. Attitude controllers and stability. Mission systems includes the design, implementation, and testing experiences. of orbit determination algorithms, attitude determination, 7. Configuration and Structural Design. and control systems. His current work in attitude control Structural design requirements and interfaces. systems includes control-structure interaction, pointing Requirements for launch, staging, spin stabilization jitter and stability analysis, concept studies for various attitude control systems, and sensor alignment calibration. stages. Acoustics, acceleration, transients and shock. Designing and testing. Stress-strain analysis. Margins Jay Jenkins is a power system engineer at JHU/APL of safety. Finite Element Analysis. Structural dynamics. with 15 years of experience in design and analysis of Testing. aerospace power systems with an emphasis on battery and solar array technology. 8. Space Power Systems. Energy storage, distribution, and control. Environmental effects on solar William E. Skullney is Supervisor of the Mechanical cells. Orbital considerations. Energy converters. Solar Systems Group at JHU/APL and has over 20 years experience in the design, analysis and testing of cells and solar arrays. Batteries and energy storage. spacecraft mechanical systems. He specializes in Characteristics of different batteries. Strong emphasis structural engineering and analysis and has led structural on translating mission requirements into a power engineering efforts for the Delta 180 series programs and system design. the Midcourse Space Experiment Program. 9. Space Thermal Control. Radiation and thermal Doug Mehoke is a principal thermal engineer at fundamentals. Heat transfer and energy balance. JHU/APL specializing in thermal design and testing of Choice of thermal materials. The thermal design and spacecraft. testing process. 24 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 25. Space Systems - Subsystems Design with Detailed Case Study March 1-5, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This multi-disciplinary course provides a complete summary of the technologies needed to understand and develop spacecraft systems and instrumentation. The 4.5-day course presents a systems engineering approach for understanding the design and testing of spacecraft systems. The course highlights the underlying scientific and engineering foundations needed to develop space systems, as well as current practices. Case studies are used to pinpoint the key Course Outline issues and trade-offs in modern design, and to illustrate 1. The Space Environment. Vacuum and drag. the lessons learned from past successes and failures. Temperature and thermal gradients. Magnetic field. This course is recommended for engineers, Ultraviolet and ionizing radiation. Pre-launch and scientists, or managers who wish to broaden their launch environments. perspectives and capabilities. The course provides a 2. Space Communications/Part I. RF signal strong technical base for leadership in systems transmission. Antenna properties. One-way range engineering or the management of space systems. equation. Properties and peculiarities of the space Technical specialists will find the broad perspective and channel. Modulation of RF. Sources of noise. Signal-to- knowledge useful in communicating with other space noise ratio. Link margin. system specialists in analyzing design options and trade-offs. 3. Space Communications / Part II. Commu- nications link design example. Error correction. The emphasis will be on how today's technology is Encryption------ incorporated into the planning, designing, fabrication, integration, and testing of modern space systems. Each 4. Spacecraft Command and Telemetry. participant will receive a complete set of notes and the Command receivers, command decoders, encrypted award-winning textbook Fundamentals of Space links. Command messages. Synchronization, error Systems written by the instructors. The textbook and detection and correction. Command logic. System course notes provide an authoritative reference that requirements. Telemetry Systems. Sensors and signal focuses on proven techniques and guidelines for conditioning. Frame formatting, data compression. understanding, designing, and managing modern 5. Spacecraft On-Board Processing. Central space systems. processing units for space. Software development and engineering. Memory types. Mass storage. Processor input and output. Fault tolerance and redundancy. Instructors Radiation hardness and upset, latch-up. Error Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience. He correction. joined JHU/APL in 1964, designing high- 6. Spacecraft Integration & Test. Planning for I&T. reliability spacecraft command, Electrical, thermal, and mechanical design interactions. communications, and navigation Ground support systems. I&T facilities. Verification and equipment. He was Chief Engineer of the test plans. Testing at subsystem and spacecraft level. Space Department, which has designed Dealing with anomalies. Test and readiness reviews. and built 64 spacecraft. Safety aspects. Launch site activities. 7. Reliability & Quality Assurance. Modern Robert C. Moore worked in the Electronic Systems performance assurance principles. System reliability Group of the APL Space Department for 42 years prediction. Using redundancy wisely. Component (1965-2007). He designed embedded selection, margins, and quality assurance. Software microprocessor systems for space assurance. Inspections and reviews. applications (SEASAT-A, Galileo, 8. Space Mission Operations. Mission analysis TOPEX, NEAR, FUSE, MESSENGER) and planning, mission control center. Communications. and autonomous fault protection for the Pre-launch, launch, and post-launch operations. MESSENGER mission to Mercury and Problems, contingencies, and anomalous operations. the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Mr. 9. Detailed Case Study. Systems engineering Moore holds four U.S. patents. He teaches the example for a launched spacecraft. Trade-offs, risk command-telemetry-processing segment of "Space assessments and design margins. Software Systems" at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting management. Integration and testing. Lessons learned School of Engineering. for future system engineers. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 25
  • 26. Spacecraft Systems Integration and Test A Complete Systems Engineering Approach to System Test December 7-10, 2009 Course Outline Beltsville, Maryland 1. System Level I&T Overview. Comparison of system, subsystem and component test. Introduction to the various April 19-22, 2010 stages of I&T and overview of the course subject matter. 2. Main Technical Disciplines Influencing I&T. Beltsville, Maryland Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal systems. Optical, Magnetics, Robotics, Propulsion, Flight Software and others. $1690 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Safety, EMC and Contamination Control. Resultant requirements pertaining to I&T and how to use them in planning "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each an effective campaign. Off The Course Tuition." 3. Lunar/Mars Initiative and Manned Space Flight. Safety first. Telerobotics, rendezvous & capture and control system testing (data latency, range sensors, object recognition, gravity Summary compensation, etc.). Verification of multi-fault-tolerant systems. This four-day course is designed for engineers Testing ergonomic systems and support infrastructure. Future trends. and managers interested in a systems engineering 4. Staffing the Job. Building a strong team and establishing approach to space systems integration, test and leadership roles. Human factors in team building and scheduling launch site processing. It provides critical insight to of this critical resource. the design drivers that inevitably arise from the need 5. Test and Processing Facilities. Budgeting and to verify and validate complex space systems. Each scheduling tests. Ambient, environmental (T/V, Vibe, Shock, EMC/RF, etc.) and launch site (VAFB, CCAFB, KSC) test and topic is covered in significant detail, including processing facilities. Special considerations for hazardous interactive team exercises, with an emphasis on a processing facilities. systems engineering approach to getting the job 6. Ground Support Systems. Electrical ground support done. Actual test and processing equipment (GSE) including SAS, RF, Umbilical, Front End, etc. facilities/capabilities at GSFC, VAFB, CCAFB and and Mechanical GSE, such as stands, fixtures and 1-G negation for deployments and robotics. I&T ground test systems and KSC are introduced, providing familiarity with these software. Ground Segment elements (MOCC, SOCC, SDPF, critical space industry resources. FDF, CTV, network & flight resources). 7. Preparation and Planning for I&T. Planning tools. Effective use of block diagrams, exploded views, system Instructor schematics. Storyboard and schedule development. Configuration management of I&T, development of C&T Mr. Robert K. Vernot has over twenty years of database to leverage and empower ground software. experience in the space industry, serving as I&T Understanding verification and validation requirements. Manager, Systems and Electrical Systems 8. System Test Procedures. Engineering efficient, effective test procedures to meet your goals. Installation and integration engineer for a wide variety of space missions. procedures. Critical system tests; their roles and goals These missions include the UARS, EOS Terra, (Aliveness, Functional, Performance, Mission Simulations). EO-1, AIM (Earth atmospheric and land Environmental and Launch Site test procedures, including hazardous and contingency operations. resource), GGS (Earth/Sun magnetics), DSCS 9. Data Products for Verification and Tracking. Criterion (military communications), FUSE (space based for data trending. Tracking operational constraints, limited life UV telescope), MESSENGER (interplanetary items, expendables, trouble free hours. Producing comprehensive, useful test reports. probe). 10. Tracking and Resolving Problems. Troubleshooting and recovery strategies. Methods for accurately documenting, What You Will Learn categorizing and tracking problems and converging toward solutions. How to handle problems when you cannot reach • How are systems engineering principals applied closure. to system test? 11. Milestone Progress Reviews. Preparing the I&T • How can a comprehensive, realistic & presentation for major program reviews (PDR, CDR, L-12, Pre- achievable schedule be developed? Environmental, Pre-ship, MRR). 12. Subsystem and Instrument Level Testing. Distinctions • What facilities are available and how is planning from system test. Expectations and preparations prior to accomplished? delivery to higher level of assembly. • What are the critical system level tests and how 13. The Integration Phase. Integration strategies to get the core of the bus up and running. Standard Operating Procedures. do their verification goals drive scheduling? Pitfalls, precautions and other considerations. • What are the characteristics of a strong, 14. The System Test Phase. Building a successful test competent I&T team/program? program. Technical vs. schedule risk and risk management. Establishing baselines for performance, flight software, • What are the viable trades and options when alignment and more. Environmental Testing, launch rehearsals, I&T doesn’t go as planned? Mission Sims, Special tests. 15. The Launch Campaign. Scheduling the Launch campaign. Transportation and set-up. Test scenarios for arrival This course provides the participant with and check-out, hazardous processing, On-stand and Launch knowledge and systems engineering perspective day. Contingency planning and scrub turn-arounds. to plan and conduct successful space system I&T 16. Post Launch Support. Launch day, T+. L+30 day and launch campaigns. All engineers and support. Staffing logistics. managers will attain an understanding of the 17. I&T Contingencies and Work-arounds. Using your schedule as a tool to ensure success. Contingency and recovery verification and validation factors critical to the strategies. Trading off risks. design of hardware, software and test 18. Summary. Wrap up of ideas and concepts. Final Q & A procedures. session. 26 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 27. Space Mission Analysis and Design NEW! November 3-5, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland June 22-24, 2010 Summary Beltsville, Maryland This three-day class is intended for both $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) students and professionals in astronautics and "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each space science. It is appropriate for engineers, Off The Course Tuition." scientists, and managers trying to obtain the best mission possible within a limited budget and for students working on advanced design projects or just beginning in space systems engineering. It is Course Outline the indispensable traveling companion for 1. The Space Missions Analysis and Design seasoned veterans or those just beginning to Process explore the highways and by-ways of space 2. Mission Characterization mission engineering. Each student will be 3. Mission Evaluation provided with a copy of Space Mission Analysis 4. Requirements Definition and Design [Third Edition], for his or her own 5. Space Mission Geometry professional reference library. 6. Introduction to Astro-dynamics 7. Orbit and Constellation Design 8. The Space Environment and Survivability Instructor 9. Space Payload Design and Sizing Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch 10. Spacecraft Design and Sizing Vehicle System Engineer, specializing 11. Spacecraft Subsystems in the integration of launch vehicle technology, design, and business 12. Space Manufacture and Test strategies. He is currently conducting 13. Communications Architecture business case strategic analysis, risk 14. Mission Operations reduction and modeling for the Boeing 15. Ground System Design and Sizing Space Launch Initiative Reusable 16. Spacecraft Computer Systems Launch Vehicle team. For the past five years, Ed has 17. Space Propulsion Systems supported the technical and business case efforts at Boeing to advance the state-of-the-art for reusable 18. Launch Systems launch vehicles. Mr. Keith has designed complete 19. Space Manufacturing and Reliability rocket engines, rocket vehicles, small propulsion 20. Cost Modeling systems, and composite propellant tank systems, 21. Limits on Mission Design especially designed for low cost, as a propulsion and 22. Design of Low-Cost Spacecraft launch vehicle engineer. His travels have taken him 23. Applying Space Mission Analysis and Design to Russia, China, Australia and many other launch operation centers throughout the world. Mr. Keith has worked as a Systems Engineer for Rockwell International, on the Brillant Eyes Satellite Program What You Will Learn and on the Space Shuttle Advanced Solid Rocket • Conceptual mission design. Motor project. Mr. Keith served for five years with • Defining top-level mission requirements. Aerojet in Australia, evaluating all space mission • Mission operational concepts. operations that originated in the Eastern • Mission operations analysis and design. Hemisphere. Mr. Keith also served for five years on • Estimating space system costs. Launch Operations at Vandenberg AFB, California. Mr. Keith has written 18 papers on various aspects • Spacecraft design development, verification and of Low Cost Space Transportation over the last validation. decade. • System design review . Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 27
  • 28. Understanding Space Summary September 28-29, 2009 Tom Logsdon is an award-winning rocket scientist who has specifically tailored this introductory 2-day short Beltsville, Maryland course to serve the needs of those military, aerospace, and defense-industry professionals who need to master October 22-23, 2009 today’s space exploration technologies. Armed with 250 full-color visuals, jam packed with useful information, Albuquerque, New Mexico Logsdon introduces you to all the things you need to know in planning, launching, and operating our increasingly March 18-19, 2010 sophisticated space vehicles and their booster rockets. Cape Canaveral, Florida Professional engineers, managers, and technicians – both civilian and military – will benefit greatly from the extraordinary teaching and communication skills of this $1090 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 2 day course highly experienced author, instructor, professional lecturer, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each mathematician, and engineer. Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Tom Logsdon, knows how to communicate difficult Eac concepts using everyday language, will rece h student ive a fr powerful visuals, and simple analogies. He Navigato ee GPS r! has taught and lectured at two dozen different universities scattered around the globe and he has enthusiastically accepted invitations to appear on 25 television shows. Course Outline Logsdon writes articles for Encyclopedia Britannica and Time-Life Books. He is also 1. Capitalizing On The Beneficial Properties Of the author of 29 non fiction books dealing with a variety of Space: Modern Trends in Space Industrialization, Satellite technical, scientific, and engineering subjects. These Orbits, Communication Satellites, Navigation Satellites, include The Robot Revolution, Orbital Mechanics, Mobile Earth Resources Satellites, Military Satellites, Deep Space Communication Satellites, Striking It Rich in Space, and Missions. The Navistar Global Positioning System. His latest 2. Understanding Orbital Mechanics: The New publication is a children’s book “Going Up-” Geometry of Copernicus, Kepler’s Laws, Newton’s For more than 30 years, Logsdon has worked on a Amazing Generalizations, The Universal Law of variety of important projects at McDonnell Douglas, Gravitation, Newton’s Vis Viva Equationm, Gravity Wells, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Rockwell International. Kepler’s Equation, Orbital Perturbations. These have included the manned Apollo moon flights, 3. Choosing The Proper Satellite Orbits: Special Project Skylab, the giant Echo balloon the Transit Orbits and Their Applications, Polar and Sun Synchronous navigation system, the solar power satellite, and the Orbits, Geostationary Satellite Orbits, Russia’s Molniya space-based GPS navigation constellation. Satellites, Semi Synchronous Satellites, Libration Point Orbits, Interplanetary Mission Geometry, The Constellations of Satellites Now Swarming in Space. Testimonials 4. Boosting Satellites Into Orbit: Rocket Propulsion “This was an extremely informative class ---The Fundamentals, Optimal Trajectory Shaping, Fuel Biasing instructor is clearly PASSIONATE about his Techniques, The Programmed Mixture Ratio Scheme, field of expertise and it shows in his lectures and Trajectory Reconstruction Procedures, Deep Space Missions, The Awesome Benefits of Lunar-Orbit in his excellent color charts-” Rendezvous, Mars-Mission Opportunities. William V-Moore, JPL, Pasadena 5. Designing Today’s Powerful and Effective “I really enjoyed this class-It was a very spe- Booster Rockets: Liquid, Solid and Hybrid Rockets, cial opportunity to be taught by an amazing per- Measuring the Efficiency of a Rocket, Understanding and son-He has put a lot of effort into making the Using the Rocket Equation, Multistage Rocket Design, class materials easy to learn, fun, and entertain- Adding Lightness, Exotic Rockets Now Emerging from the ing while also covering a great deal of technical Drawing Boards. material-” 6. Maneuvering Satellites In Space: The Classical Matt Clark, JPL, Pasadena Hohmann Transfer Maneuver, Plane-Change Maneuvers, “Tom Logsdon gave an amazing presentation by The Bi-Elliptic Transfer Maneuver, Relative Motion Plots, Rendezvous Maneuvers, Deorbit Maneuvers, Planetary telling interesting stories and using simple analo- Swingby Maneuvers Cruising Along JPL’s Invisible Rivers gies ---The course included abundant insights, of Gravity in Space. knowledge and experiences filled with wonderful 7. Understanding The Space Flight Environment: personal illustrations-“ The Beneficial Properties of Space, The Earth’s Na Lee, JPL, Pasaden Atmosphere, The Earth’s Gravitational Field, The Earth’s “The material was very interesting-I will review Magnetic Field, Meteoroids in Space, Man-Made Space it over and over again-It will definitely come in Debris, Charged Particles in Space. handy in my future career ---I am privileged to 8. Fashioning Satellites Bound For Space: have taken Tom’s class-” Components and Subsystems, Attitude Velocity and Todd Brown, JPL, Pasadena Control, The Propulsion Subsystem, Electrical Power, Thermal Control, Structures and Mechanisms, The “Just perfect! Just perfect!” Payload Module, Laboratory Testing, Building Tomorrow’s Margaret Lam, JPL, Pasadena Industrial. Empires Along the Space Frontier. 28 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 29. Architecting with DODAF Effectively Using The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) November 10-11 2009 NEW! Laurel, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary The DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) provides an underlying structure to work with complexity. Todayís systems do not stand-alone; each system fits within an increasingly complex system-of-systems, a network of interconnection that virtually guarantees surprise behavior. Systems science recognizes this type of interconnectivity as one essence of complexity. It requires new tools, new methods, and new paradigms for effective system design. This 2-day course is intended for systems engineers, technical team leaders, program Course Outline or project managers, and others who participate in 1. Introduction System architecting concepts. defining and developing complex systems. This How architecting fits within systems engineering. course provides knowledge and exercises at a 2. Architectures and Architecting Fundamental practical level in the use of the DODAF. You will concepts. Terms and definitions. Origin of the terms learn about architecting processes, methods and within systems development. Understanding of the thought patterns. You will practice architecting by components of an architecture. Architecting key creating DODAF representations of a familiar, activities. Foundations of modern architecting. complex system-of-systems. By the end of this 3. Architectural Tools Architectural frameworks: course, you will be able to use DODAF effectively in DODAF, TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF.20Why frameworks your work. exist, and what they hope to provide. Design patterns and their origin. Using patterns to generate alternatives. Pattern language and the communication of patterns. Instructor System architecting patterns. Binding patterns into Eric Honour (CSEP) has been in international architectures. leadership of the engineering of systems for a 4. DODAF Overview Diagram types (products) dozen years, part of a 40-year within DODAF. Operational Views, System Views, career of complex systems Technical Standards Views. development and operation. His 5. DODAF Operational Definition. Processes energetic and informative Describing an operational environment, and then modifying it to incorporate new capabilities. Sequences presentation style actively involves of creation. How to convert concepts into DODAF class participants. He was the products. Practical exercises on each DODAF product, founding Chair of the INCOSE with review and critique. Teaching method includes Technical Board in 1994. He has been a systems three passes for each product: (a) describing the engineer, engineering manager, and program products, (b) instructor-led exercise, (c) group work to manager at Harris Information Systems, E- create a product Systems Melpar, and Singer Link, and was a 6. DODAF Technical Definition Processes. Navy pilot. He has led or contributed to the Converting the operational views into technical development of 17 major systems, including the architecture. Matching the new architecture with legacy Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation systems. Sequences of creation. Linkages between the systems, the Battle Group Passive Horizon technical views and the operational views. Practical Extension System, the National Crime Information exercises on each DODAF product, with review and Center 2000. Mr. Honour has a BSSE (Systems critique, again using the three-pass method Engineering) from the US Naval Academy, MSEE 7. DODAF Migration Definition Processes. How to from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a depict the migration of current systems into future systems while maintaining operability at each step. doctoral candidate at the University of South Practical exercises on migration planning. Australia. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 29
  • 30. Certified Systems Engineering Professional - CSEP Preparation Guaranteed Training to Pass the CSEP Certification Exam NEW! September 16-17, 2009 Course Outline Chantilly, Virginia 1. Introduction. What is the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of October 7-8, 2009 the examination. Study plans and sample examination questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Laurel, Maryland Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment quiz. Filling out the CSEP application. October 23-24, 2009 2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles. Definitions Albuquerque, New Mexico and origins of systems engineering, including the latest concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system February 26-27, 2010 terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics and stages, and the relationship of systems Orlando, Florida engineering to life cycles. Development approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development examples. $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 3. Technical Processes. The processes that take a "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance Off The Course Tuition." and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical requirements, including concept of operations, requirements analysis, requirements definition, Summary requirements management. Architectural design, including This two-day course walks through the CSEP functional analysis and allocation, system architecture requirements and the INCOSE Handbook Version 3.1 synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, to cover all topics on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, transition, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal study plans, and sample examination questions help of a system. you to prepare effectively for the exam. Participants 4. Project Processes. Technical management and the leave the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of role of systems engineering in guiding a project. Project the INCOSE Handbook, study plans, and a sample planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), examination. Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD), Attend the CSEP course to learn what you need. Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring methods. Follow the study plan to seal in the knowledge. Use the Project assessment, including Technical Performance sample exam to test yourself and check your readiness. Measurement (TPM). Project control. Decision-making Contact our instructor for questions if needed. Then and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity management, take the exam. If you do not pass, you can retake the configuration management, information management. course at no cost. 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. 30 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 31. Fundamentals of Systems Engineering September 14-15, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland February 16-17, 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico $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 loops for iteration. Technical and management aspects. 2. Where Do Requirements Come From? Requirements Summary as the primary method of measurement and control for Today's complex systems present difficult systems development. Three steps to translate an undefined challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft need into requirements; determining the system to environmental and electronic control systems, purpose/mission from an operational view; how to measure development teams must face the challenges with an system quality, analyzing missions and environments; arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are requirements types; defining functions and requirements. more complex, and systems operate in much closer 3. Where Does a Solution Come From? Designing a relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach system using the best methods known today. What is an to the overall design. architecture? System architecting processes; defining alternative concepts; alternate sources for solutions; how to This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals allocate requirements to the system components; how to of a systems engineering approach to solving complex develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to trade off results problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as and make decisions. Establishing an allocated baseline, and the process definitions that make up systems getting from the system design to the system. Systems engineering. The model presented is a research- engineering during ongoing operation. proven combination of the best existing standards. 4. Ensuring System Quality. Building in quality during Participants in this workshop practice the processes the development, and then checking it frequently. The on a realistic system development. relationship between systems engineering and systems testing. Technical analysis as a system tool. Verification at multiple levels: architecture, design, product. Validation at Instructors multiple levels; requirements, operations design, product. Eric Honour has been in international leadership of 5. Systems Engineering Management. How to the engineering of systems for over a successfully manage the technical aspects of the system decade, part of a 40-year career of development; planning the technical processes; assessing complex systems development and and controlling the technical processes, with corrective operation. His energetic and informative actions; use of risk management, configuration management, presentation style actively involves class interface management to guide the technical development. participants. He is a former President of 6. Systems Engineering Concepts of Leadership. How the International Council on Systems to guide and motivate technical teams; technical teamwork Engineering (INCOSE). He has been a systems and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; engineer, engineering manager, and program manager technical performance measurement. at Harris, ESystems, and Link, and was a Navy pilot. 7. Summary. Review of the important points of the He has contributed to the development of 17 major workshop. Interactive discussion of participant experiences systems, including Air Combat Maneuvering that add to the material. Instrumentation, Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System, and National Crime Information Center. BSSE (Systems Engineering) from US Naval Who Should Attend Academy and MSEE from Naval Postgraduate School. You Should Attend This Workshop If You Are: Dr. Scott Workinger has led innovative technology • Working in any sort of system development development efforts in complex, risk- laden environments for 30 years. He • Project leader or key member in a product currently teaches courses on program development 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 • Technical team leaders, University, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Civil and • Design engineers, and Environment Engineering from Stanford University. • Others participating in system development Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 31
  • 32. Principles of Test & Evaluation Assuring Required Product Performance February 18-19, 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico March 16-17, 2010 Laurel, Maryland $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. What is Test and Evaluation? Basic Summary definitions and concepts. Test and evaluation This two day workshop is an overview of test overview; application to complex systems. A model and evaluation from product concept through of T&E that covers the activities needed (requirements, planning, testing, analysis & operations. The purpose of the course is to give reporting). Roles of test and evaluation throughout participants a solid grounding in practical testing product development, and the life cycle, test methodology for assuring that a product performs economics and risk and their impact on test as intended. The course is designed for Test planning.. Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Engineers, 2. Test Requirements. Requirements as the Systems Engineers, Technical Team Leaders, primary method for measurement and control of System Support Leaders Technical and product development. Where requirements come Management Staff and Project Managers. from; evaluation of requirements for testability; deriving test requirements; the Requirements The course work includes a case study in several Verification Matrix (RVM); Qualification vs. parts for practicing testing techniques. Acceptance requirements; design proof vs. first article vs. production requirements, design for testability.. Instructors 3. Test Planning. Evaluating the product concept to plan verification and validation by test. Eric Honour, international consultant and T&E strategy and the Test and Evaluation Master lecturer, has a 40-year career of Plan (TEMP); verification planning and the complex systems development & Verification Plan document; analyzing and operation. Founder and former evaluating alternatives; test resource planning; President of INCOSE. He has led establishing a verification baseline; developing a verification schedule; test procedures and their the development of 18 major format for success. systems, including the Air Combat 4. Integration Testing. How to successfully Maneuvering Instrumentation manage the intricate aspects of system integration systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon testing; levels of integration planning; development Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), test concepts; integration test planning (architecture- US Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate based integration versus build-based integration); School, and PhD candidate, University of South preferred order of events; integration facilities; daily Australia. schedules; the importance of regression testing. Dr. Scott Workinger has led projects in 5. Formal Testing. How to perform a test; differences in testing for design proof, first article Manufacturing, Eng. & Construction, qualification, recurring production acceptance; rules and Info. Tech. for 30 years. His for test conduct. Testing for different purposes, projects have made contributions verification vs. validation; test procedures and test ranging from increasing optical fiber records; test readiness certification, test article bandwidth to creating new CAD configuration; troubleshooting and anomaly technology. He currently teaches handling. courses on management and engineering and 6. Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting. consults on strategic issues in management and Statistical methods; test data collection methods and equipment, timeliness in data collection, accuracy, technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from sampling; data analysis using statistical rigor, the Stanford. importance of doing the analysis before the test;, sample size, design of experiments, Taguchi method, hypothesis testing, FRACAS, failure data What You Will Learn analysis; report formats and records, use of data as • Create effective test requirements. recurring metrics, Cum Sum method. • Plan tests for complete coverage. This course provides the knowledge and • Manage testing during integration and verification. ability to plan and execute testing procedures in • Develop rigorous test conclusions with sound a rigorous, practical manner to assure that a collection, analysis, and reporting methods. product meets its requirements. 32 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 33. Systems Engineering - Requirements NEW! Course Outline 1. Introduction 2. Introduction (Continued) 3. Requirements Fundamentals – Defines what a January 12-14, 2010 requirement is and identifies 4 kinds. 4. Requirements Relationships – How are Albuquerque, New Mexico requirements related to each other? We will look at several kinds of traceability. March 23-25, 2010 5. Initial System Analysis – The whole process begins Columbia, Maryland with a clear understanding of the user’s needs. 6. Functional Analysis – Several kinds of functional $1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm) analysis are covered including simple functional flow "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each diagrams, EFFBD, IDEF-0, and Behavioral Diagramming. Off The Course Tuition." 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. Summary 10. Interface Analysis and Synthesis – Interface 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. Specialty Engineering Requirements – A encourage identification of the essential characteristics specialty engineering scoping matrix allows system that must be respected in the subsequent design engineers to define product entity-specialty domain process. Both the analysis and management aspects relationships that the indicated domains then apply their are covered. Each student will receive a full set of models to. course notes and textbook, “System Requirements 12. Environmental Requirements – A three-layer Analysis,” by the instructor Jeff Grady. model involving tailored standards mapped to system spaces, a three-dimensional service use profile for end items, and end item zoning for component requirements. Instructors 13. Software Modeling Using Early Methods – We all Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of JOG System began with the same model using flow charts. Engineering. He has 30 years of industry 14. Software Modeling Using MSA/PSARE – Modern experience in aerospace companies as a structured analysis is extended to PSARE as Hatley and system engineer, engineering manager, Pirbhai did to improve real-time control system field engineer, and project engineer. Jeff development but PSARE did something else not clearly has authored seven published books in understood. the system engineering field and holds a 15. Software Modeling Using UML/SysML – The Master of Science in System latest models are covered. Management from USC. He teaches system engineering courses nation-wide. Jeff is an 16. Software Modeling Using DoDAF – DoD has INCOSE Founder, Fellow, and CSEP. evolved a very complex model to define systems of tremendous complexity involving global reach. 17. Structured Analysis Workshop/Demo – When presented at a single client student teams experiment with What You Will Learn modeling. In a public course methods are demonstrated. • How to model a problem space using proven 18. Structured Analysis Workshop/Demo methods where the product will be implemented in (Continued) hardware or software. 19. Specification Management – Specification • How to link requirements with traceability and reduce formats and management methods are discussed. risk through proven techniques. 20. Requirements Risk Abatement – Special • How to identify all requirements using modeling that requirements-related risk methods are covered including encourages completeness and avoidance of validation, TPM, margins and budgets. unnecessary requirements. 21. Requirements Verification Overview - • How to structure specifications and manage their You should be basing verification of three kinds on the development. requirements that were intended to drive design. These This course will show you how to build good links are emphasized. specifications based on effective models. It is not 22. Tools difficult to write requirements; the hard job is to 23. Structured Analysis Documentation – How can know what to write them about and determine we capture and configuration manage our modeling basis appropriate values. Modeling tells us what to write for requirements? them about and good domain engineering 24. Workshop Submission/Briefing encourages identification of good values in them. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 33
  • 34. Systems of Systems Sound Collaborative Engineering to Ensure Architectural Integrity September 1-3, 2009 Laurel, Maryland Course Outline 1. Systems of Systems (SoS) Concepts. What December 15-17, 2009 SoS can achieve. Capabilities engineering vs. Huntsville, Alabama requirements engineering. Operational issues: geographic distribution, concurrent operations. April 20-22, 2010 Development issues: evolutionary, large scale, distributed. Roles of a project leader in relation to San Diego, California integration and scope control. $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 2. Complexity Concepts. Complexity and chaos; scale-free networks; complex adaptive "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each systems; small worlds; synchronization; strange Off The Course Tuition." 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. 34 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 35. Total Systems Engineering Development & Management February 1-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland March 2-5, 2010 Colorado Springs, Colorado $1695 (8:00am - 5:00pm) Call for information about our six-course systems engineering certificate program or for “on-site” training to prepare for the INCOSE systems engineering exam. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. System Management. Introduction to System Engineering, Development Process Overview, Enterprise Engineering, Program Design, Risk, Configuration Management / Data Management, Summary System Engineering Maturity. This four-day course covers four system 2. System Requirements. Introduction and development fundamentals: (1) a sound engineering Development Environments, R e q u i r e m e n t s management infrastructure within which work may Elicitation and Mission Analysis, System and be efficiently accomplished, (2) define the problem Hardware Structured Analysis, Performance to be solved (requirements and specifications), (3) Requirements Analysis, Product Architecture solve the problem (design, integration, and Synthesis and Interface Development, Constraints optimization), and (4) prove that the design solves Analysis, Computer Software Structured Analysis, the defined problem (verification). Proven, practical Requirements Management Topics. techniques are presented for the key tasks in the 3. System Synthesis. Introduction, Design, development of sound solutions for extremely Product Sources, Interface Development, difficult customer needs. This course prepares Integration, Risk, Design Reviews. students to both learn practical systems engineering 4. System Verification. Introduction to and to learn the information and terminology that is Verification, Item Qualification Requirements tested in the newest INCOSE CSEP exam. Identification, Item Qualification Planning and Documentation, Item Qualification Verification Reporting, Item Qualification Implementation, Instructor Management, and Audit, Item Acceptance Overview, Jeffrey O. Grady is the president of JOG System System Test and Evaluation Overview, Process Engineering, Inc., a system engineering consulting Verification. and training company. He has 30 years of industry experience in aerospace companies What You Will Learn as a system engineer, engineering manager, field engineer, and project • How to identify and organize all of the work an engineer. Jeff has authored seven enterprise must perform on programs, plan a published books in the system project, map enterprise work capabilities to the engineering field and holds a Master of plan, and quality audit work performance against Science in System Management from USC. He the plan. teaches system engineering courses nationwide at • How to accomplish structured analysis using one universities as well as commercially on site at of several structured analysis models yielding companies. Jeff is an INCOSE CSEP, Fellow, and every kind of requirement appropriate for every Founder. kind of specification coordinated with specification templates. WHAT STUDENTS SAY: • An appreciation for design development through original design, COTS, procured items, and "This course tied the whole development cycle selection of parts, materials, and processes. together for me." • How to develop interfaces under associate contracting relationships using ICWG/TIM "I had mastered some of the details before this course, but did not understand how the meetings and Interface Control Documents. pieces fit together. Now I do!" • How to define verification requirements, map and organize them into verification tasks, plan and "I really appreciated the practical methods proceduralize the verification tasks, capture the to accomplish this important work." verification evidence, and audit the evidence for compliance. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 35
  • 36. Advanced Developments in Radar Technology February 23-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland NEW! $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Introduction and Background. • The nature of radar and the physics involved. • Concepts and tools required, briefly reviewed. Summary • Directions taken in radar development and the This three-day course provides students who already technological advances permitting them. have a basic understanding of radar a valuable extension into the newer capabilities being continuously pursued in • Further concepts and tools, more elaborate. our fast-moving field. While the course begins with a quick 2. Advanced Signal Processing. review of fundamentals - this to establish a common base • Review of developments in pulse compression (matched for the instruction to follow - it is best suited for the student filter theory, modulation techniques, the search for who has taken one of the several basic radar courses optimality) and in Doppler processing (principles, available. "coherent" radar, vector processing, digital techniques); In each topic, the method of instruction is first to establishing resolution in time (range) and in frequency establish firmly the underlying principle and only then are (Doppler). the current achievements and challenges addressed. • Recent considerations in hybrid coding, shaping the Treated are such topics as pulse compression in which ambiguity function. matched filter theory, resolution and broadband pulse • Target inference. Use of high range and high Doppler modulation are briefly reviewed, and then the latest code resolution: example and experimental results. optimality searches and hybrid coding and code-variable pulse bursts are explored. Similarly, radar polarimetry is 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). reviewed in principle, then the application to image • Fundamentals reviewed, 2-D and 3-D SAR, example processing (as in Synthetic Aperture Radar work) is image. covered. Doppler processing and its application to SAR • Developments in image enhancement. The dangerous imaging itself, then 3D SAR, the moving target problem point-scatterer assumption. Autofocusing methods in and other target signature work are also treated this way. SAR, ISAR imaging. The ground moving target problem. Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) is introduced; the resurgent interest in bistatic radar is discussed. • Polarimetry and its application in SAR. Review of polarimetry theory. Polarimetric filtering: the whitening The most ample current literature (conferences and filter, the matched filter. Polarimetric-dependent phase journals) is used in this course, directing the student to unwrapping in 3D IFSAR. valuable material for further study. Instruction follows the student notebook provided. • Image interpretation: target recognition processes reviewed. 4. A "Radar Revolution" - the Phased Array. Instructor • The all-important antenna. General antenna theory, Bob Hill received his BS degree in 1957 (Iowa State quickly reviewed. Sidelobe concerns, suppression University) and the MS in 1967 (University of Maryland), techniques. Ultra-low sidelobe design. both in electrical engineering. After • The phased array. Electronic scanning, methods, typical spending a year in microwave work with an componentry. Behavior with scanning, the impedance electronics firm in Virginia, he was then a problem and matching methods. The problem of ground electronics officer in the U.S. Air bandwidth; time-delay steering. Adaptive patterns, Force in the late 1950s and began his civil adaptivity theory and practice. Digital beam forming. The service career with the U.S. Navy "active" array. Department in Washington D.C. in 1960, • Phased array radar, system considerations. acquiring responsibilities for the development of shipboard radar systems. He managed the 5. Advanced Data Processing. development of the phased array radar of the Navy’s • Detection in clutter, threshold control schemes, CFAR. AEGIS system from the early 1960s through its • Background analysis: clutter statistics, parameter introduction to the fleet in 1975. Later in his career he estimation, clutter as a compound process. directed the development, acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the surface navy. • Association, contacts to tracks. He retired from the federal service in 1988, continuing • Track estimation, filtering, adaptivity, multiple hypothesis his teaching of radar courses which had begun in 1975. Mr. testing. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished • Integration: multi-radar, multi-sensor data fusion, in both lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and detection and tracking, greater use of supplemental data, previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic augmenting the radar processing. Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He 6. Other Topics. established in 1975 and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series of international radar conferences and remains on • Bistatics, the resurgent interest. Review of the basics of the organizing committee of these, and works with the 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 • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), airborne radar and chapters of books, and is the author of the radar, emphasis. monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic aperture • Ultra-wideband short pulse radar, various claims (well- radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science founded and not); an example UWB SAR system for and Technology and contributor for radar-related entries of good purpose. their technical dictionary. • Concluding discussion, course review. 36 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 37. Antenna and Array Fundamentals Basic concepts in antennas, antenna arrays, and antennas systems November 17-19, 2009 Chantilly, Virginia 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. Summary 2. Locations. Reactive near-field, radiating near- This three-day course teaches the basics of antenna field (Fresnel region), far-field (Fraunhofer region) and and antenna array theory. Fundamental concepts such the Friis transmission formula. as beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, 3. Types of antennas. Dipole, loop, patch, horn, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching dish, and helical antennas are discussed, compared, techniques are presented. Different types of antennas and contrasted from a performance/applications such as dipole, loop, patch, horn, dish, and helical standpoint. antennas are discussed and compared and contrasted 4. Propagation effects. Direct, sky, and ground from a performance/applications standpoint. The waves. Diffraction and scattering. locations of the reactive near-field, radiating near-field (Fresnel region), and far-field (Fraunhofer region) are 5. Antenna arrays and array factors (e.g., described and the Friis transmission formula is uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays). presented with worked examples. Propagation effects 6. Scanning from broadside. Sidelobe levels, are presented. Antenna arrays are discussed, and null locations, and beam broadening. The end-fire array factors for different types of distributions (e.g., condition. Problems such as grating lobes, beam uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays) are squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness. analyzed giving insight to sidelobe levels, null locations, 7. Beam steering. Phase shifters and true-time and beam broadening (as the array scans from delay devices. Some commonly used components and broadside.) The end-fire condition is discussed. Beam delay devices (e.g., the Rotman lens) are compared. steering is described using phase shifters and true-time 8. Measurement techniques used in anechoic delay devices. Problems such as grating lobes, beam chambers. Pattern measurements, polarization squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness are patterns, gain comparison test, spinning dipole (for CP presented. Antenna systems (transmit/receive) with measurements). Items of concern relative to anechoic active amplifiers are introduced. Finally, measurement chambers such as the quality of the absorbent material, techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers are quiet zone, and measurement errors. Compact, outlined. The textbook, Antenna Theory, Analysis & outdoor, and near-field ranges. Design, is included as well as a comprehensive set of course notes. 9. Questions and answers. Instructor What You Will Learn Dr. Steven Weiss is a senior design engineer with • Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, MD. and antenna arrays. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical • The appropriate antenna for your application. Engineering from the Rochester Institute • Factors that affect antenna array designs and of Technology with Master’s and antenna systems. Doctoral Degrees from The George • Measurement techniques commonly used in Washington University. He has anechoic chambers. numerous publications in the IEEE on This course is invaluable to engineers seeking to antenna theory. He teaches both introductory and work with experts in the field and for those desiring advanced, graduate level courses at Johns Hopkins a deeper understanding of antenna concepts. At its University on antenna systems. He is active in the completion, you will have a solid understanding of IEEE. In his job at the Army Research Lab, he is the appropriate antenna for your application and actively involved with all stages of antenna the technical difficulties you can expect to development from initial design, to first prototype, to encounter as your design is brought from the measurements. He is a licensed Professional Engineer conceptual stage to a working prototype. in both Maryland and Delaware. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 37
  • 38. Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS August 10-11, 2009 Washington DC August 13-14, 2009 Los Angeles, California November 2-3, 2009 Washington DC January 18-19, 2010 Washington DC (U.S. Air Force photo by Tom Reynolds) $1750 (8:00am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary The Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS is a comprehensive two-day course designed to give the student a thorough understanding of every aspect of Link 16 both technical and tactical. The course is designed to support both military and industry and does not require any previous experience or exposure to the 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 instructor with course related questions for one year 2. Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Documentation 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 Solutions, a Tactical Data Link and Network Centric 7. J-Series Messages consulting, training, and software development 8. Building the Link 16 Signal company with offices in the U.S. and U.K.. Patrick has 9. Link 16 Time Slot Components more than 22 years of operational experience, and is internationally recognized as Tactical Data Link and 10. Link 16 Message Packing and Pulses Network Centric subject matter expert. He is a member 11. JTIDS / MIDS Networks / Nets (Multi / Stacked / of the Executive Committee for the International Data Crypto) Link Society (IDLSoc) and is the chairman of the 12. JTIDS / MIDS Network Synchronization IDLSoc Training Committee. Patrick has designed more than one-dozen Tactical Data Link training 13. JTIDS / MIDS Network Time courses and personally trains hundreds of students 14. Access Modes every year. 15. Precise Participant Location and Identification 16. JTIDS / MIDS Voice 17. JTIDS / MIDS Network Roles What You Will Learn • The course is designed to enable the student to be 18. Relative Navigation able to speak confidently and with authority about all 19. JTIDS / MIDS Relays of the subject matter on the right. The course is 20. Communications Security suitable for: 21. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Deconfliction • Operators 22. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Restrictions • Engineers • Consultants 23. Time Slot Duty Factor • Sales staff 24. Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol • Software Developers (JREAP) • Business Development Managers 25. JTIDS / MIDS Network Design • Project / Program Managers 26. JTIDS / MIDS Terminals 38 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 39. Fundamentals of Radar Technology January 12-14, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary A three-day course covering the basics of radar, taught in a manner for true understanding of the Course Outline fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. First Morning – Introduction Covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, The basic nature of radar and its applications, military radar performance calculations and other tools used in and civil Radiative physics (an exercise); the radar radar work, and a “walk through” of the four principal range equation; the statistical nature of detection subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver Electromagnetic waves, constituent fields and vector and signal processor, and the control and interface representation Radar “timing”, general nature, block apparatus – covering in each the underlying principle diagrams, typical characteristics, and componentry. A few simple exercises reinforce the First Afternoon – Natural Phenomena: student’s understanding. Both surface-based and Scattering and Propagation. Scattering: Rayleigh point airborne radars are addressed. scattering; target fluctuation models; the nature of clutter. Propagation: Earth surface multipath; Instructor atmospheric refraction and “ducting”; atmospheric attenuation. Other tools: the decibel, etc. (a dB Bob Hill received his BS degree in 1957 (Iowa State exercise). University) and the MS in 1967 (University of Maryland), both in electrical Second Morning – Workshop engineering. After spending a year in An example radar and performance calculations, with microwave work with an electronics firm variations. in Virginia, he was then a ground Second Afternoon – Introduction to the electronics officer in the U.S. Air Force in Subsystems. the late 1950s and began his civil service Overview: the role, general nature and challenges of career with the U.S. Navy Department in Washington each. The Transmitter, basics of power conversion: D.C. in 1960, acquiring responsibilities for the power supplies, modulators, rf devices (tubes, solid development of shipboard radar systems. He managed state). The Antenna: basic principle; microwave optics the development of the phased array radar of the and pattern formation, weighting, sidelobe concerns, Navy’s AEGIS system from the early 1960s through its sum and difference patterns; introduction to phased introduction to the fleet in 1975. Later in his career he arrays. directed the development, acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the surface navy. Third Morning – Subsytems Continued: He retired from the federal service in 1988, The Receiver and Signal Processor. continuing his teaching of radar courses which had Receiver: preamplification, conversion, heterodyne begun in 1975 at The George Washington University in operation “image” frequencies and double conversion. its continuing engineering education program and Signal processing: pulse compression. Signal which also included semester teaching with the Virginia processing: Doppler-sensitive processing Airborne Polytechnic Institute in the mid-1980s. The teaching radar – the absolute necessity of Doppler processing. continues now for several interests worldwide. Mr. Hill Third Afternoon – Subsystems: Control and is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished Interface Apparatus. lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic Automatic detection and constant-false-alarm-rate Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. (CFAR) techniques of threshold control. Automatic He established in 1975 and chaired through 1990 the tracking: exponential track filters. Multi-radar fusion, IEEE’s series of international radar conferences and briefly Course review, discussion, current topics and remains on the organizing committee of these, and community activity. works with the several other nations cooperating in that series. He has published numerous conference papers, The course is taught from the student notebook magazine articles and chapters of books, and is the supplied, based heavily on the open literature and author of the radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar with adequate references to the most popular of the and synthetic aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill many textbooks now available. The student’s own Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and note-taking and participation in the exercises will contributor for radar-related entries of their technical enhance understanding as well. dictionary. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 39
  • 40. Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles September 15-17, 2009 Course Outline Chantilly, Virginia 1. Introduction to Rockets and Missiles The Classifications of guided, and unguided, missile systems is introduced. The December 8-10, 2009 practical uses of rocket systems as weapons of war, commerce and the peaceful exploration of space are examined. Colorado Springs, Colorado 2. Rocket Propulsion made Simple. How rocket motors and engines operate to achieve thrust. Including Nozzle Theory, are March 8-10, 2010 explained. The use of the rocket equation and related Mass Properties metrics are introduced. The flight environments and Laurel, Maryland conditions of rocket vehicles are presented. Staging theory for rockets and missiles are explained. Non-traditional propulsion is addressed. $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 3. Introduction to Liquid Propellant Performance, Utility "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and Applications. Propellant performance issues of specific Off The Course Tuition." 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. 40 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 41. Missile Autopilots Summary This applications-oriented course provides a comprehensive overview of missile autopilots. The course begins with an overview of the missile equations of motion and aerodynamic models, followed by a review of linear system theory including frequency response and Bode plots, root locus, stability criteria, and compensator design. This introductory material is followed by detailed discussion of modern missile autopilot design topics including hardware and hardware modeling, November 16-19, 2009 autopilot design requirements, and autopilot design examples. The remainder of the course focuses on Columbia, Maryland 'real world' issues such as nonlinearities, gain scheduling, discretization, pitch-yaw-roll autopilot $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) design, and other advanced concepts. Examples "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each are included throughout the course. Off The Course Tuition." Instructors Paul Jackson is the supervisor of the Engineering and Development Section of the Guidance and Control “We went from theory to Group at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and is the APL Lead advanced design & analysis for Standard Missile-2 Guidance and techniques ... all with real world Control. Since joining the staff of APL in 1988, he has worked as an analyst issues.” on missile guidance and control systems, particularly for the US Navy Tomahawk and Standard missiles. His early contributions came Course Outline as a member of the APL team that was among the first to demonstrate the application of modern robust 1. Overview of Missile Autopilots. Definitions, control techniques such as H-Infinity Control and Types of Autopilots, Example Applications Mu-Synthesis to the missile autopilot design 2. Equations of Motion. Coordinate Systems, problem. Subsequent experience includes the Transformations, Euler Angles, Force Equations, design, analysis, and simulation of missile autopilot Moment Equations, Aerodynamic Variables, and guidance algorithms and hardware. Mr. Linearization, Aerodynamics Jackson has presented papers at AIAA and the IEEE 3. Linear Systems. State Variables, Block conferences and is a former member of the AIAA Diagrams, Laplace Transforms, Transfer Functions, Guidance, Navigation and Control Technical Impulse Response, Step Response, Stability, Second Committee. Order Systems, Frequency Response, Root Locus, Nyquist Stability Theory 4. Feedback Control. Need for Feedback, Design What You Will Learn Criteria, Types of Feedback, Compensator Design via Root Locus, Compensator Design via Frequency • The underlying physics governing missile dynamics. Response • Theory and applications for autopilot design and optimization. 5. Autopilot Hardware. Actuators, Principles of the Gyro, Gyro Modeling, Principles of Accelerometers, • Autopilot requirements and design tradeoffs between Accelerometer Modeling performance and robustness. 6. Pitch Autopilot Design. Time Domain • Choosing autopilot implementation approaches. Requirements, Frequency Domain Requirements, • Applications to real-world missile systems. Acceleration Feedback, Acceleration and Rate • Fundamentals for autopilot design and analysis with Feedback, Pitch Over Autopilot, Three-Loop Autopilot emphasis on linear systems. 7. Implementation Issues. Body Modes, Actuator • Missile dynamics including aerodynamic modeling. Saturation, Integrator Windup, Gain Scheduling, • Feedback, feedback design criteria, types of Discretization feedback, compensator design. 8. Pitch-Yaw-Roll Autopilot Design. Classical • Autopilot hardware modeling including actuators, Approach, Skid-to-Turn, Bank-to-Turn, Design gyros, and accelerometers. Examples • Pitch Autopilot Design. 9. Advanced Concepts. Multivariable Stability • Pitch-Yaw-Roll Autopilot Design. Analysis, LQR Optimal Control, Modern Robust Control • Advanced Design and Analysis Techniques. Design Techniques Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 41
  • 42. Modern Infrared Sensor Technology Fundamentals and Applications for Space and Missile Defense November 4-6, 2009 Learn the state-of-the-art IR technology Huntsville, Alabama & 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 "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each for engineers, managers, and marketers of defense Off The Course Tuition." industries and small businesses who wish to enhance their understanding of infrared (IR) technology, and improve their skills in designing IR Course Outline 1. Introduction: IR in the electromagnetic spectrum sensing system, or advocating for IR technology and IR signatures. The importance of IR technology to development. The practical aspects of modern IR commercial markets, military systems and missile defense. physics and design principles are given in simple FLIR’s, scanning and staring IR systems. terms. Different IR materials, detectors and focal 2. Infrared fundamentals: What is blackbody plane arrays (FPAs) will be presented with radiation, how does the temperature of a target relate to its comparisons of the strong and weak points of each radiation wavelength? What is a blackbody, grey-body, and material for different applications. IR for space a non-grey-body? applications will be emphasized. Examples of IR 3. Infrared detection fundamentals: What is a sensors for ballistic missile defense kill vehicles and thermal detector? What is a photon detector? How do they surveillance systems will be given. Some work? What are the figures of merit of IR detectors? Why some detectors are cooled while others are room knowledge of semiconductor electronics will be temperature (called uncooled)? What are the advantages helpful, but not required. and disadvantages of each detection mechanism? 4. Infrared detectors: What IR materials are used What You Will Learn mostly in current IR systems? How do HgCdTe and InSb • Why is IR so important to space and missile detectors work? How does quantum well infrared defense and what is the latest? photodetector (QWIP) work? How does the extrinsic silicon detector work? How does the IR bolometer work? • How IR detectors work, and simple design rules. How does the ferroelectric detector work? What are the • How to compare different IR sensors and decide advantages and disadvantages of each material and each which one to use. detector? How to design an IR detector? • How space IR sensors are different from terrestrial 5. Infrared FPAs: How are IR FPAs manufactured? What are the figures-of-the merit of IR FPAs? What is the IR sensors. state-of-the art of IR FPAs? • What IR sensors are being used in current missile 6. Multi-color IR FPAs: What are multi-color IR defense systems. FPAs? How to design multi-color IR FPAs? How important • What kind of IR sensors are expected for future are temporal and spatial co-registration? What IR missile defense system upgrades. materials are suitable for multi-color FPAs? What is the state-of-the-art? What are the advantages? How many colors are enough? Instructor 7. Infrared systems: Critical sensing components, IR Dr. Meimei Z Tidrow has over ten years FPA chip assembly, ROIC, cryocoolers, Optics, and experience in IR sensor technology processing electronics. Examples of current IR systems for development, including IR material commercial and military systems. research, detector design and 8. Infrared systems for missile defense: What is modeling, device processing, sensor latest in IR sensing technology? IR sensors and ballistic integration and system applications. missile defense. Sensors to be expected in the future. She is well recognized in the IR field Examples: Ground-based midcourse (GMD), Aegis BMD, Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI), Airborne Laser (ABL), and has made important contributions to the THAAD, STSS. development of the most advanced IR sensors. She 9. Infrared systems for space: What is the serves on many international advisory and program atmosphere made of? How does the atmosphere affect IR committees. She has given over forty invited talks, sensors? What is the challenge of IR in space? How do IR seminars and colloquiums in the IR technology sensors affect satellite orbit design? What happens when area. She has published over 90 journal and looking up, or looking down? How to eliminate earth shine? conference publications. Dr. Tidrow is currently the Why current IR systems have difficulty meeting program manager for the Advanced Passive EO/IR requirements for space? Program at the Advanced Systems of Missile What are the cutting edge IR technologies? Sb based Defense Agency. strained-layer superlattice, revived Pb-salt, nano technologies. 42 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 43. Modern Missile Analysis Propulsion, Guidance, Control, Seekers, and Technology February 22-25, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland June 21-24, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1695 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This 4-day course presents a broad introduction to major missile subsystems and their integrated performance, 1. Introduction. Brief history of missiles. Types of explained in practical terms, but including relevant analytical guided missiles. Introduction to ballistic missile defense. methods. While emphasis is on today’s homing missiles and Endoatmospheric and exoatmospheric missile operation. future trends, the course includes a historical perspective of Missile basing. Missile subsystems overview. Warheads, relevant older missiles. Both endoatmospheric and lethality and hit-to-kill. Power and power conditioning. exoatmospheric missiles (missiles that operate in the atmosphere and in space) are addressed. Missile propulsion, 2. Missile Propulsion. The rocket equation. Solid and guidance, control, and seekers are covered, and their roles liquid propulsion. Single stage and multistage boosters. and interactions in integrated missile operation are explained. Ramjets and scramjets. Axial propulsion. Divert and The types and applications of missile simulation and testing attitude control systems. Effects of gravity and are presented. Comparisons of autopilot designs, guidance atmospheric drag. approaches, seeker alternatives, and instrumentation for various purposes are presented. The course is recommended 3. Missile Airframes, Autopilots and Control. for analysts, engineers, and technical managers who want to Phases of missile flight. Purpose and functions of broaden their understanding of modern missiles and missile autopilots. Missile control configurations. Autopilot design. systems. The analytical descriptions require some technical Open-loop autopilots. Inertial instruments and feedback. background, but practical explanations can be appreciated by Autopilot response, stability, and agility. Body modes and all students. rate saturation. Roll control and induced roll in high performance missiles. Radomes and their effects on missile control. Adaptive autopilots. Rolling airframe Instructor missiles. Dr. Walter R. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA, with a Ph.D. degree in Control Systems Engineering and Applied 4. Exoatmospheric Missiles for Ballistic Missile Mathematics. He has over thirty years of Defense. Exoatmospheric missile autopilots, propulsion industry, government and academic and attitude control. Pulse width modulation. Exo- experience in the analysis and design of atmospheric missile autopilots. Limit cycles. tactical and strategic missiles. His experience includes Standard Missile, Stinger, AMRAAM, 5. Missile Guidance. Seeker types and operation for HARM, MX, Small ICBM, and ballistic missile endo- and exo-atmospheric missiles. Passive, active and defense. He is currently a Senior Staff semi active missile guidance. Radar basics and radar Member at the Johns Hopkins University seekers. Passive sensing basics and passive seekers. Applied Physics Laboratory and was formerly the Chief Scanning seekers and focal plane arrays. Seeker Technologist at the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, comparisons and tradeoffs for different missions. Signal DC. He has authored numerous industry and government processing and noise reduction reports and published prominent papers on missile technology. He has also taught university courses in 6. Missile Seekers. Boost and midcourse guidance. engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Zero effort miss. Proportional navigation and augmented proportional navigation. Biased proportional navigation. Predictive guidance. Optimum homing guidance. What You Will Learn Guidance filters. Homing guidance examples and You will gain an understanding of the design and analysis of simulation results. Miss distance comparisons with homing missiles and the integrated performance of their different homing guidance laws. Sources of miss and miss subsystems. reduction. Beam rider, pure pursuit, and deviated pursuit • Missile propulsion and control in the atmosphere and in space. guidance. • Clear explanation of homing guidance. 7. Simulation and its applications. Current • Types of missile seekers and how they work. simulation capabilities and future trends. Hardware in the • Missile testing and simulation. loop. Types of missile testing and their uses, advantages and disadvantages of testing alternatives. • Latest developments and future trends. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 43
  • 44. 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 Course Outline Top 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. 44 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 45. Radar Systems Design & Engineering Radar Performance Calculations Course Outline 1. Radar Range Equation. Radar ranging principles, frequencies, architecture, measurements, displays, and parameters. Radar range equation; radar waveforms; antenna patterns types, and parameters. 2. Noise in Receiving Systems and Detection Principles. Noise sources; statistical properties; noise in a March 2-5, 2010 receiving chain; noise figure and noise temperature; false alarm and detection probability; pulse integration; target Beltsville, Maryland models; detection of steady and fluctuating targets. June 14-17, 2010 3. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. The Beltsville, Maryland pattern propagation factor; interference (multipath) and diffraction; refraction; standard and anomalous refractivity; $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm) littoral propagation; propagation modeling; low altitude "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each propagation; atmospheric attenuation. Off The Course Tuition." 4. CW Radar, Doppler, and Receiver Architecture. Basic properties; CW and high PRF relationships; the Doppler principle; dynamic range, stability; isolation Summary requirements; homodynes and superheterodyne receivers; This four-day course covers the fundamental in-phase and quadrature; signal spectrum; matched principles of radar functionality, architecture, and filtering; CW ranging; and measurement accuracy. performance. Diverse issues such as transmitter 5. Radar Clutter and Clutter Filtering Principles. stability, antenna pattern, clutter, jamming, propagation, Surface and volumetric clutter; reflectivity; stochastic target cross section, dynamic range, receiver noise, properties; sea, land, rain, chaff, birds, and urban clutter; receiver architecture, waveforms, processing, and Pulse Doppler and MTI; transmitter stability; blind speeds target detection, are treated in detail within the unifying and ranges,; Staggered PRFs; filter weighting; context of the radar range equation, and examined performance measures. within the contexts of surface and airborne radar platforms. The fundamentals of radar multi-target 6. Airborne Radar. Platform motion; iso-ranges and tracking principles are covered, and detailed examples iso-Dopplers; mainbeam and sidelobe clutter; the three of surface and airborne radars are presented. This PRF regimes; ambiguities; real beam Doppler sharpening; course is designed for engineers and engineering synthetic aperture ground mapping modes; GMTI. managers who wish to understand how surface and 7. High Range Resolution Principles: Pulse airborne radar systems work, and to familiarize Compression. The Time-bandwidth product; the pulse themselves with pertinent design issues and with the compression process; discrete and continuous pulse current technological frontiers. compression codes; performance measures; mismatched filtering. 8. High Range Resolution Principles: Synthetic Instructors Wideband. Motivation; alternative techniques; cross-band Dr. Menachem Levitas is the Chief Scientist of calibration. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) / Washington. 9. Electronically Scanned Radar Systems. Beam He has thirty-eight years of experience, thirty of which formation; beam steering techniques; grating lobes; phase include radar systems analysis and design for the Navy, shifters; multiple beams; array bandwidth; true time delays; Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. He holds the degree ultralow sidelobes and array errors; beam scheduling. of Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia, and 10. Active Phased Array Radar Systems. Active vs. a B.S. degree from the University of Portland. passive arrays; architectural and technological properties; Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior Technical the T/R module; dynamic range; average power; stability; Staff of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics pertinent issues; cost; frequency dependence. Laboratory. He has over thirtyyears of experience in radar systems analysis and design for the Navy, Air 11. Auto-Calibration and Auto-Compensation Force, and FAA. His areas of specialization include Techniques in Active Phased. Arrays. Motivation; automatic detection and tracking systems, sensor data calibration approaches; description of the mutual coupling fusion, simulation, and system evaluation. approach; an auto-compensation approach. 12. Sidelobe Blanking. Motivation; principle; implementation issues. What You Will Learn 13. Adaptive Cancellation. The adaptive space • What are radar subsystems cancellation principle; broad pattern cancellers; high gain • How to calculate radar performance cancellers; tap delay lines; the effects of clutter; number of • Key functions, issues, and requirements jammers, jammer geometries, and bandwidths on canceller performance; channel matching requirements; • How different requirements make radars different sample matrix inverse method. • Operating in different modes & environments 14. Multiple Target Tracking. Definition of Basic • Issues unique to multifunction, phased array, radars terms. Track Initiation, State Estimation & Filtering, • How airborne radars differ from surface radars Adaptive and Multiple Model Processing, Data Correlation • Today's requirements, technologies & designs & Association, Tracker Performance Evaluation. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 45
  • 46. Synthetic Aperture Radar Fundamentals Advanced November 2-3, 2009 November 4-5, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland Beltsville, Maryland Instructors: Instructor: Walt McCandless & Bart Huxtable Bart Huxtable $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 apply SAR to the design of high- resolution systems. • What are the key system parameters. • How to design and build high performance • Performance calculations using RadarCalc. signal processors. • Design and implementation tradeoffs using • Design and implementation tradeoffs. RadarCalc. • Current system performance. Emerging • SAR activities in DoD, NASA and commercial systems. applications. • 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, and interferometric designs. 3. Advanced SAR Processing. Processing 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 RadarCalc model designed for the purpose of 4. Interferometric SAR. Description of the state-of- demonstrating the constraints imposed by the-art IFSAR processing techniques: complex SAR range/Doppler ambiguities, minimum antenna area, image registration, interferogram and correlogram limitations and related radar physics and engineering generation, phase unwrapping, and digital terrain constraints. Contemporary pacing technologies in the elevation data (DTED) extraction. area of antenna design, on-board data collection and 5. Spotlight Mode SAR. Theory and processing and ground system processing and analysis implementation of high resolution imaging. Differences will also be presented along with a projection of SAR from strip map SAR imaging. technology advancements, in progress, and how they 6. Polarimetric SAR. Description of the image will influence future applications. information provided by polarimetry and how this can 3. Civil Applications. A review of the current NASA be exploited for terrain classification, soil moisture, and foreign scientific applications of SAR. ATR, etc. 4. Commercial Applications. The emerging 7. High Performance Computing Hardware. interest in commercial applications is international and Parallel implementations, supercomputers, compact is fueled by programs such as Canada’s RadarSat, the DSP systems, hybrid opto-electronic system. European ERS series, the Russian ALMAZ systems 8. Image Phenomenology & Interpretation. and the current NASA/industry LightSAR initiative. The Imagery of moving targets (e.g., train off the track), lay applications (soil moisture, surface mapping, change over, shadowing, slant-plane versus ground plane detection, resource exploration and development, etc.) imagery, ocean imagery. driving this interest will be presented and analyzed in 9. Example Systems and Applications. SIR-C, terms of the sensor and platform space/airborne and ERS-1, AirSAR, Almaz, image artifacts and causes. associated ground systems design and projected cost. ATR, coherent change detection, polarimetry, along- track interferometry. 46 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 47. Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare January 19-20, 2010 NEW! Beltsville, Maryland $995 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Summary Off The Course Tuition." This two-day course is intended for technical and programmatic staff involved in the development, analysis, or testing of Information Assurance, Network Warfare, Network-Centric, and NetOPs systems. The course will provide perspective on emerging policy, doctrine, strategy, and operational constraints affecting the development of Course Outline cyber warfare systems. This knowledge will 1. Cyberspace as a Warfare Domain. Domain greatly enhance participants’ ability to terms of reference. Comparison of operational develop operational systems and concepts missions conducted through cyberspace. that will produce integrated, controlled, and Operational history of cyber warfare. effective cyber effects at each warfare level. 2. Stack Positioning as a Maneuver Analog. U.S. citizenship required for students Exploring the space where tangible cyber warfare registered in this course. maneuver really happens. Extend the network stack concept to other elements of cyberspace. Understand the advantage gained through proficient Instructor cyberscape navigation. Albert Kinney is a retired Naval Officer 3. Organizational Constructs in Cyber and holds a Masters Degree in electrical Warfare. Inter-relationships between traditional and emerging warfare, intelligence, and systems policy engineering. His professional experience authorities. includes more than 20 years of experience in 4. Cyberspace Doctrine and Strategy. National research and operational cyberspace Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations. mission areas including the initial Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative development and first operational (CNCI). Developing a framework for a full spectrum employment of the Naval Cyber Attack Team. cyberspace capabilities. 5. Legal Considerations for Cyber Warfare. Overview of pertinent US Code for cyberspace. What You Will Learn Adapting the international Law of Armed Conflict to cyber warfare. Decision frameworks and metaphors • What are the relationships between cyber warfare, for making legal choices in uncharted territory. information assurance, information operations, and network-centric warfare? 6. Operational Theory of Cyber Warfare. Planning and achieving cyber effects. • How can a cyber warfare capability enable freedom Understanding policy implications and operational of action in cyberspace? risks in cyber warfare. Developing a cyber • What are legal constraints on cyber warfare? deterrence strategy. • How can cyber capabilities meet standards for 7. Cyber Warfare Training and Exercise weaponization? Requirements. Understanding of the depth of • How should cyber capabilities be integrated with technical proficiency and operational savvy required military exercises? to develop, maintain, and exercise integrated cyber • How can military and civilian cyberspace warfare capabilities. organizations prepare and maintain their workforce 8. Cyber Weaponization. Cyber weapons to play effective roles in cyberspace? taxonomy. Weapon-target interplay. Test and • What is the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Evaluation Standards. Observable effects. Initiative (CNCI)? 9. Command & Control for Cyber Warfare. Joint From this course you will obtain in-depth Command & Control principles. Joint Battlespace knowledge and awareness of the cyberspace Awareness. Situational Awareness. Decision domain, its functional characteristics, and its organizational inter-relationships enabling your Support. organization to make meaningful contributions in 10. Survey of International Cyber Warfare the domain of cyber warfare through technical Capabilities. Open source exploration of cyber consultation, systems development, and warfare trends in India, Pakistan, Russia, and China. operational test & evaluation. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 47
  • 48. Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Applications Engineering, Spectrum, and Regulatory Issues Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles November 10, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland NEW! February 17, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $650 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Summary 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, 4. Classes, Characteristics and including the Comparisons of UAS. Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk 5. Operational Scenarios for UAS. Phases of UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station, and aeronautical mobile telemetry Flight, Federal Government Use of UAS, State systems. More recently he has been and Local government use of UAS. Civil and working in the exciting field of UAS. He is commercial use of UAS. currently the Vice Chairman of a UAS Sub-group under 6. ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Working Party 5B which is leading the US preparations Reconnaissance) of UAS. Optical, Infrared, to find new radio spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2011 Radar. under Agenda Item 1.3.He is also a technical advisor to 7. Comparative Study of the Safety of UAS In the US State Department and a member of the National 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. 48 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 49. Engineering Systems Modeling With Excel / VBA NEW! September 29-30, 2009 Recent attendee comments ... Dayton, Ohio "Lots of useful information, and a good November 18-19, 2009 combination of lecture and hands-on." Beltsville, Maryland "Great detail…informative and responsive $990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) to questions. Offered lots of useful info to use beyond the class." "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 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 7. Customizing Output Results. Data tables. Plots. Interactive output. Isotherm Technologies LLC, a Senior Engineer at NASA, and an instructor in the graduate 8. Exploiting Built-in Excel Functions. Advanced math functions. Data handling. school at Walsh University. He has 27 years experience developing products and systems for 9. Integrating External Data. Retrieving online data. Array handling. Curve fitting. aerospace, electronics, military, and power generation applications. He has created Excel / 10. Adding Interdisciplinary Capabilities. Integrating other technical analyses. Financial/cost models. VBA engineering system models for the Air 11. Unleashing GoalSeek & Solver. Single variable, Force, Office of Naval Research, Missile single target using GoalSeek. Multivariable optimization Defense Agency, NASA, and other using Solver. organizations. Matt is a Professional Engineer 12. Incorporating Scenarios. Comparing multiple (Ohio), with a B.S. & graduate work in designs. Tradeoff comparisons. Parameter sensitivities. Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA in Quick what-if evaluations. Systems Management. He has published 39 13. Documentation, References, & Links. 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 Control. Building user flexibility and extensibility. engineering 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, techniques & tips. analysis, 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. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 49
  • 50. Grounding & Shielding for EMC December 1-3, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland February 2-4, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland April 27-29, 2010 Beltsville, Maryland $1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Dr. William G. Duff (Bill) received a BEE degree from George Washington University in 1959, a MSEE degree from Syracuse University in 1969, and a DScEE degree from Clayton University in 1977. Bill is President of SEMTAS. Prior to being President of SEMTAS he worked for SENTEL and Atlantic Research and taught courses on electromagnetic interference Summary (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He This three-day course is designed for technicians, is internationally recognized as a leader in the operators, and engineers who need an development of engineering technology for understanding of all facets of grounding and achieving EMC in communication and electronic shielding at the circuit, PCB, box or equipment level, systems. He has more than 40 years of experience cable-interconnected boxes (subsystem), system in EMI/EMC analysis, design, test and problem and building, facilities or vehicle levels. The course solving for a wide variety of communication and offers a discussion of the qualitative techniques for electronic systems. He has extensive experience in EMI control through grounding and shielding at all assessing EMI at the circuit, equipment and/or the levels. It provides for selection of EMI suppression system level and applying EMI mitigation techniques methods via math modeling and graphics of to "fix" problems. Bill has written more than 40 grounding and shielding parameters. technical papers and four books on EMC. He is a Our instructor will use computer software to NARTE Certified EMC Engineer. provide real world examples and case histories. The Bill has been very active in the IEEE EMC Society. computer software simulates and demonstrates He served on the Board of Directors, is currently various concepts and helps bridge the gap between Chairman of the Fellow Evaluation Committee and is theory and the real world. The computer software an Associate Editor for the Newsletter. He is a past will be made available to the attendees. One of the president of the IEEE EMC Society and a past computer programs is used to design Director of the Electromagnetics and Radiation interconnecting equipments. This program Division of IEEE. demonstrates the impact of various grounding schemes and different "fixes" that are applied. Another computer program is used to design a shielded enclosure. The program considers the box What You Will Learn material; seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing • Examples Of Potential EMI Threats. apertures; and various "fixes" that may be used for • Safety Earthing/Grounding Versus Noise aperture protection. Coupling. There are also hardware demonstrations of the • Field Coupling Into Ground Loops. effect of various compromises and resulting "fixes" • Coupling Reduction Methods. on the shielding effectiveness of an enclosure. The • Victim Sensitivities. compromises that are demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the enclosure. • Common Ground Impedance Coupling. The hardware demonstrations also include • Ground Loop Coupling. incorporating various "fixes" and illustrating their • Shielding Theory. impact. 50 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 51. 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 $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) course provides a basic working knowledge of the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each principles of EMC. Off The Course Tuition." The course will provide real world examples and case histories. Computer software will be used to simulate and demonstrate various concepts and help to 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 System EMI, Definitions Of Systems, Both Military effect of various compromises on the shielding And Industrial, And Typical Modes Of System effectiveness of an enclosure. The compromises that are demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor Interactions Including Antennas, Transmitters And penetrating the enclosure. The hardware Receivers And Receiver Responses. demonstrations also include incorporating various "EMI 2. Quantification Of Communication System mitigation techniques" and 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 Control, EMC, Etc.), Grounding Schemes (Single seminar courses on EMC. He is a past president of the Point, Multi-Point And Hybrid), Shield Grounding IEEE EMC Society. He served a number of terms as a member of the EMC Society Board of Directors and is And Bonding. currently Chairman of the EMC Society Fellow 8. The Importance Of Shielding. A Discussion Evaluation Committee and an Associate Editor for the Of Shielding Effectiveness, Including Shielding EMC Society Newsletter. He is a NARTE Certified EMC Considerations (Reflective And Absorptive). Engineer. 9. Shielding Design. A Description Of Shielding Compromises (I.E., Apertures, Gaskets, What You Will Learn Waveguide Beyond Cut-Off). • Examples of Communications Systems EMI. 10. EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. A Discussion • Quantification of Systems EMI. Of Techniques Used In EMI Diagnostics And Fixes. • Equipment and System EMI Concepts. 11. EMC Specifications, Standards And • Source and Victim Coupling Modes. Measurements. A Discussion Of The Genesis Of • Importance of Grounding. EMC Documentation Including A Historical • Shielding Designs. Summary, The Rationale, And A Review Of MIL- • EMI Diagnostics. Stds, FCC And CISPR Requirements. • EMC/EMI Specifications and Standards. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 51
  • 52. 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. Total, joint, conditional probabilities. Examples related to systems engineering. Summary 3. Discrete Random Variables. Bernoulli trial. This two day course covers the basics of probability Binomial distributions. Poisson distribution. Discrete and statistic analysis. The course is self-contained and probability density functions and cumulative distribution practical, using Excel to perform the fundamental functions. Excel examples. calculations. Students are encouraged to bring their 4. Continuous Random Variables. Normal laptops to work provided Excel example problems. By distribution. Uniform distribution. Triangular distribution. the end of the course you will be comfortable with Log-normal distributions. Discrete probability density statistical concepts and able to perform and understand functions and cumulative distribution functions. Excel statistical calculations by hand and using Excel. You will examples. understand probabilities, statistical distributions, confidence levels and hypothesis testing, using tools 5. Sampling Distributions. Sample size that are 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 random variables. Tolerance of mechanical components. Electrical Instructor system gains. Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor Emeritus of 7. System Reliability. Failure and reliability Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty years in the field statistics. Mean time to failure. Exponential distribution. of sound and vibration where he applied statistics to the Gamma distribution. Weibull distribution. design of experiments and analysis of data. He has 8. Confidence Level. Confidence intervals. degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical Significance of data. Margin of error. Sample size engineering, and engineering acoustics and has taught considerations. P-values. for over thirty years on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. For the last eight years, he has 9. Hypotheses Testing. Error analysis. Decision taught Applied Statistics courses at government and and detection theory. Operating characteristic curves. industrial organizations throughout the country. Inferences of two-samples testing, e.g. assessment of before and after treatments. What You Will Learn 10. Probability Plots and Parameter Estimation. • Working knowledge of statistical terms. Percentiles of data. Box whisker plots. Probability plot • Use of distribution functions to estimate characteristics. Excel examples of Normal, Exponential probabilities. and Weibull plots.. • How to apply confidence levels to real-world 11. Data Analysis. Introduction to linear regression, problems. Error variance, Pearson linear correlation coefficients, • Applications of hypothesis testing. Residuals pattern, Principal component analysis (PCA) • Useful ways of summarizing statistical data. of large data sets. Excel examples. • How to use Excel to analyze statistical data. 12. Special Topics of Interest to Class. 52 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 53. Signal & Image Processing And Analysis For Scientists And Engineers November 3-4, 2009 NEW! Cleveland, Ohio December 16-17, 2009 Beltsville, Maryland Summary $1190 (8:30am - 4:30pm) This two-day course is designed is designed "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each for engineers, scientists, technicians, Off The Course Tuition." implementers, and managers who need to understand basic and advanced methods of signal and image processing and analysis techniques for the measurement and imaging sciences. This course will jump start individuals who have little or no experience in the field to implement these methods, as well as provide valuable insight, new methods, and examples for those with some experience in the field. Instructor Course Outline Dr. Donald J. Roth is the Nondestructive 1. Introduction. Basic Descriptions, Terminology, Evaluation (NDE) Team Lead at NASA Glenn and Concepts Related to Signals, Imaging, and Research Center as well as a senior research Processing for science and engineering. Analog and engineer with 26 years of experience in NDE, Digital. Data acquisition concepts. Sampling and measurement and imaging sciences, and Quantization. Signal Processing. Basic operations, software design. His primary areas of expertise Frequency-domain filtering, Wavelet filtering, over his career include research and Wavelet Decomposition and Reconstruction, Signal Deconvolution, Model-based Signal Processing, development in the imaging modalities of Joint Time-Frequency Processing, Model-based ultrasound, infrared, x-ray, computed Curve Fitting. tomography, and terahertz. He has been 2. Signal Analysis. Parameter Extraction, Peak heavily involved in the development of software Detection, Signal Statistics, Joint Time – Frequency for custom data and control systems, and for Analysis. signal and image processing software systems. 3. Image Processing. Basic and Advanced Dr. Roth holds the degree of Ph.D. in Materials Methods, Spatial frequency Filtering, Wavelet Science from the Case Western Reserve filtering, lookup tables, Kernel convolution/filtering University and has published over 100 articles, (e.g. Sobel, Gradient, Median), Directional Filtering, presentations, book chapters, and software Image Deconvolution, Wavelet Decomposition and products. Reconstruction, Thresholding. Colorizing. 3d Volume Rendering for Computed Tomography and What You Will Learn Image Series, Morphological Transformations. Batch Processing. • Basic terminology, definitions, and concepts 4. Image Analysis. Region-of-interest Analysis, related to signal and image processing. Line profiles, Feature Selection and Measurement, • Basic and advanced methods in practice. Principal Component Analysis, Derivative Images. • Case histories where these methods have Image Math, Logical Operators, Masks, Areal proven applicable. fraction and particle analysis. • The underlying methods behind popular signal 5. Integrated Signal and Image Processing and image processing software. and Analysis Software and algorithm strategies. The instructor will draw on his extensive experience • A strategy for developing integrated signal and to demonstrate how these methods can be image processing and analysis software. combined and utilized in a post-processing software package. Software strategies including code and From this course you will obtain the knowledge interface design concepts for versatile signal and and ability to perform basic and advanced signal image processing and analysis software and image processing and analysis that can be development will be provided. These strategies are applied to many signal and image acquisition applicable for any language including LabVIEW, scenarios in order to improve and analyze signal MATLAB, and IDL. Practical considerations and and image data approaches will be emphasized. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 53
  • 54. 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. 54 – Vol. 98 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
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