APPLIED
                  TECHNOLOGY
                    INSTITUTE
                       Volume 98
                      ...
Applied Technology Institute
                                                                          349 Berkshire Drive...
Table of Contents
               Space & Satellite Systems Courses                                   Principles of Test & ...
Advanced Satellite Communications Systems:
                           Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems

    ...
Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture
          September 22-24, 2009
                 Beltsvill...
Design and Analysis of Bolted Joints
                                           For Aerospace Engineers

                 ...
Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics
                                   Military, Civilian and Deep-Space Applicatio...
GPS Technology
                      GPS Solutions for Military, Civilian & Aerospace Applications

                      ...
Ground Systems Design and Operation
                                                                    September 22-24, 2...
Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging
                                                                       March 9-11, 2...
IP Networking Over Satellite
                                For Government, Military & Commercial Enterprises

          ...
Remote Sensing Information Extraction
               March 16-18, 2010
                 Chantilly, Virginia
            $1...
Rocket Propulsion 101
                               Rocket Fundamentals & Up-to-Date Information


                      ...
Satellite Communication Systems Engineering
               A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite p...
Satellite Communication
                                                  An Essential Introduction

                     ...
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
ATI Space, Satellite & Aerospace Engineering Technical Training Courses Catalog
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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 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. 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. 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 www.ATIcourses.com 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, www.ATIcourses.com, 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  3. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 3
  4. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  5. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 5
  6. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  7. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 7
  8. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  9. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 9
  10. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  11. 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. 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  12. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  13. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 13
  14. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  15. 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 www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 98 – 15

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