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New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
New catalog of ATI courses on Space, Satellite, Radar, Missile, Defense & Systems Engineering with courses from August 201...
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  1. 1. APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 115 Valid through April 2014 Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Cyber Security, Communications & Networking Radar, Missiles, & Defense Systems Engineering & Project Management Space & Satellites Systems Engineering & Data Analysis Sign Up to Access Course Samplers TECHNICAL TRAINING PUBLIC & ONSITE SINCE 1984
  2. 2. 2 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Applied Technology Institute, LLC 349 Berkshire Drive Riva, Maryland 21140-1433 Tel 410-956-8805 • Fax 410-956-5785 Toll Free 1-888-501-2100 www.ATIcourses.com Technical and Training Professionals, Now is the time to think about bringing an ATI course to your site! If there are 8 or more people who are interested in a course, you save money if we bring the course to you. If you have 15 or more students, you save over 50% compared to a public course. This catalog includes upcoming open enrollment dates for many courses. We can teach any of them at your location. Our website, www.ATIcourses.com, lists over 50 additional courses that we offer. For 29 years, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has earned the TRUST of training departments nationwide. We have presented “on-site” training at all major DoD facilities and NASA centers, and for a large number of their contractors. Since 1984, we have emphasized the big picture systems engineering perspective in: - Cyber Security, Communications & Networking - Defense Topics - Engineering & Data Analysis - Sonar & Acoustic Engineering - Space & Satellite Systems - Systems Engineering with instructors who love to teach! We are constantly adding new topics to our list of courses - please call if you have a scientific or engineering training requirement that is not listed. We would love to send you a quote for an onsite course! For “on-site” presentations, we can tailor the course, combine course topics for audience relevance, and develop new or specialized courses to meet your objectives. Regards, P.S. We can help you arrange “on-site” courses with your training department. Give us a call.
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Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 3 Table of Contents Space & Satellite Systems Communications Payload Design - Satellite System Architecture Sep 23-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Design & Analysis of Bolted Joints Oct 22-24, 2013 • Littleton, Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Earth Station Design Jan 6-9, 2014 • Houston, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ground Systems Design & Operation Nov 11-13, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Orbital & Launch Mechanics - Fundamentals Dec 9-12, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Satellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Oct 1-3, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dec 2-5, 2013 • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Satellite Communications - Design & Engineering Oct 15-17, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Satellite Communications - IP Networking Performance & Effiency Jan 26-28, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Satellite Communications Systems - Advanced Jan 21-23, 2014 • Cocoa Beach, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 XXXXXXXXX • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Satellite Laser Communications Feb 4-6, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design Jan 27-28, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Space Mission Structures Nov 12-15, 2013 • Littleton, Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Space Systems Fundamentals Jan 20-23, 2014 • Albuquerque, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, Integrations & Testing Mar 13-14, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Spacecraft Thermal Control Feb 27-28, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Structural Test Design & Interpretation for Aerospace Dec 10-12, 2013 • Littleton, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Systems Engineering & Project Management Agile Boot Camp: An Immersive Introduction (Please See Page 20 For Dates/Times & Web Address) . . . . . . . . . 20 Certified Scrum Master Workshop (Please See Page 20 For Dates/Times & Web Address). . . . . . . . . 20 Agile in the Government Environment (Please See Page 21 For Dates/Times & Web Address) . . . . . . . . 21 Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Boot Camp (Please See Page 21 For Dates/Times & Web Address) . . . . . . . . 21 Applied Systems Engineering Oct 14-17, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 CSEP Preparation Dec 9-10, 2013 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Cost Estimating Feb 25-26, 2014 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Dec 11-12, 2013 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Model Based Systems Engineering NEW! Sep 17-19, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Nov 5-7, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Requirements Engineering With DEVSME NEW! Sep 10-12, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Technical CONOPS & Concepts Master's Course Oct 22-24, 2013 • Virginia Beach, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Defense, Missiles, & Radar AESA Airborne Radar Theory & Operations NEW! Sep 16-19, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Feb 3-6, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Combat Systems Engineering Feb 25-27, 2014 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Examining Network Centric Warfare Jan 22-23, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Electronic Warfare - Advanced Feb 3-6, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 GPS Technology Nov 11-14, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Jan 13-16, 2014 • Cocoa Beach, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 LINK 16: Advanced Feb 4-6, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Military Standard 810G Sep 9-12, 2013 • Santa Clarita, California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Oct 21-24, 2013 • Bohemia, New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Missile System Design Sep 16-19, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Feb 10-13, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Modern Missile Analysis Dec 9-12, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion (MSDF) Jan 28-30, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Passive Emitter Geo-Location Feb 11-13, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Radar Systems Design & Engineering Feb 24-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Rockets & Missiles - Fundamentals Feb 18-20, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Software Defined Radio Engineering NEW! Jan 21-23, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Apr 14-17, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals Feb 10-11, 2014 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced Feb 12-13, 2014 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Unmanned Air Vehicle Design Sep 24-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Jan 28-30, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Feb 25-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Cyber Security, Engineering & Communications Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - Fundamentals NEW! Sep 24-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Cyber Warfare - Global Trends Feb XXXXXX, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Apr 7-10, 2014 • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Digital Video Systems, Broadcast & Operations Mar 17-20, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Fiber Optic Communication Systems Engineering Apr 8-10, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 EMI / EMC in Military Systems Sep 24-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Eureka Method: How to Think Like An Inventor NEW! Nov 5-6, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Statistics with Excel Examples - Fundamentals Sep 24-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering NEW! Feb 24-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Feb 11-13, 2014 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Jun 10-12, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Wavelets: A Concise Guide Mar 11-12, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Wireless Communications & Spread Spectrum Design Mar 24-26, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements & Applications Feb 25-27, 2014 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Mar 25-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Design, Operation, & Data Analysis of Side Scan Sonar Systems Feb 25-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Random Vibration & Shock Testing - Fundamentals Sep 17-19, 2013 • Boxborough, Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . 60 Nov 13-15, 2013 • Lynchburg, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Sonar Transducer Design - Fundamentals Mar 18-20, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Underwater Acoustics for Biologists & Conservation Managers Sep 24-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Nov 11-13, 2013 • Silver Spring, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register . . . . . 64
  4. 4. 4 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture Instructor Bruce R. Elbert (MSEE, MBA) is president of an independent satellite communications consulting firm. He is a recognized satellite communications expert with 40 years of experience in satellite communications payload and systems engineering beginning at COMSAT Laboratories and including 25 years with Hughes Electronics (now Boeing Satellite). He has contributed to the design and construction of major communications satellites, including Intelsat V, Inmarsat 4, Galaxy, Thuraya, DIRECTV, Morelos (Mexico) and Palapa A (Indonesia). Mr. Elbert led R&D in Ka band systems and is a prominent expert in the application of millimeter wave technology to commercial use. He has written eight books, including: The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook – Second Edition (Artech House, 2004), The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, 2004), and Introduction to Satellite Communication - Third Edition (Artech House, 2008), is included. September 23-26, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This four-day course provides communications and satellite systems engineers and system architects with a comprehensive and accurate approach for the specification and detailed design of the communications payload and its integration into a satellite system. Both standard bent pipe repeaters and digital processors (on board and ground-based) are studied in depth, and optimized from the standpoint of maximizing throughput and coverage (single footprint and multi-beam). Applications in Fixed Satellite Service (C, X, Ku and Ka bands) and Mobile Satellite Service (L and S bands) are addressed as are the requirements of the associated ground segment for satellite control and the provision of services to end users. Discussion will address inter- satellite links using millimeter wave RF and optical technologies. The text, Satellite Communication – Third Edition (Artech House, 2008) is included. What You Will Learn • How to transform system and service requirements into payload specifications and design elements. • What are the specific characteristics of payload components, such as antennas, LNAs, microwave filters, channel and power amplifiers, and power combiners. • What space and ground architecture to employ when evaluating on-board processing and multiple beam antennas, and how these may be configured for optimum end-to-end performance. • How to understand the overall system architecture and the capabilities of ground segment elements - hubs and remote terminals - to integrate with the payload, constellation and end-to-end system. • From this course you will obtain the knowledge, skill and ability to configure a communications payload based on its service requirements and technical features. You will understand the engineering processes and device characteristics that determine how the payload is put together and operates in a state - of - the - art telecommunications system to meet user needs. Course Outline 1. Communications Payloads and Service Requirements. Bandwidth, coverage, services and 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 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. 2. Systems Engineering to Meet Service Requirements. Transmission engineering of the satellite link and payload (modulation and FEC, standards such as DVB-S2 and Adaptive Coding and Modulation, ATM and IP routing in space); optimizing link and payload design through consideration of traffic distribution and dynamics, link margin, RF interference and frequency coordination requirements. 3. Bent-pipe Repeater Design. Example of a detailed block and level diagram, design for low noise amplification, down-conversion design, IMUX and band-pass filtering, group delay and gain slope, AGC and linearizaton, power amplification (SSPA and TWTA, linearization and parallel combining), OMUX and design for high power/multipactor, redundancy switching and reliability assessment. 4. Spacecraft Antenna Design and Performance. Fixed reflector systems (offset parabola, Gregorian, Cassegrain) feeds and feed systems, movable and reconfigurable antennas; shaped reflectors; linear and circular polarization. 5. Communications Payload Performance Budgeting. Gain to Noise Temperature Ratio (G/T), Saturation Flux Density (SFD), and Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP); repeater gain/loss budgeting; frequency stability and phase noise; third-order intercept (3ICP), gain flatness, group delay; non-linear phase shift (AM/PM); out of band rejection and amplitude non-linearity (C3IM and NPR). 6. On-board Digital Processor Technology. A/D and D/A conversion, digital signal processing for typical channels and formats (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); demodulation and remodulation, multiplexing and packet switching; static and dynamic beam forming; design requirements and service impacts. 7. Multi-beam Antennas. Fixed multi-beam antennas using multiple feeds, feed layout and isloation; phased array approaches using reflectors and direct radiating arrays; on- board versus ground-based beamforming. 8. RF Interference and Spectrum Management Considerations. Unraveling the FCC and ITU international regulatory and coordination process; choosing frequency bands that address service needs; development of regulatory and frequency coordination strategy based on successful case studies. 9. Ground Segment Selection and Optimization. Overall architecture of the ground segment: satellite TT&C and communications services; earth station and user terminal capabilities and specifications (fixed and mobile); modems and baseband systems; selection of appropriate antenna based on link requirements and end-user/platform considerations. 10. Earth station and User Terminal Tradeoffs: RF tradeoffs (RF power, EIRP, G/T); network design for provision of service (star, mesh and hybrid networks); portability and mobility. 11. Performance and Capacity Assessment. Determining capacity requirements in terms of bandwidth, power and network operation; selection of the air interface (multiple access, modulation and coding); interfaces with satellite and ground segment; relationship to available standards in current use and under development. 12. Advanced Concepts for Inter-satellite Links and System Verification. Requirements for inter-satellite links in communications and tracking applications. RF technology at Ka and Q bands; optical laser innovations that are applied to satellite-to-satellite and satellite-to-ground links. Innovations in verification of payload and ground segment performance and operation; where and how to review sources of available technology and software to evaluate subsystem and system performance; guidelines for overseeing development and evaluating alternate technologies and their sources. www.aticourses.com/Communications_Payload_Design_etc.html Video!
  5. 5. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 5 Instructor Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry since 1979. He worked over 13 years at Martin Marietta Astronautics, where he contributed to and led activities in structural analysis, design, and test, mostly for large spacecraft. Since founding Instar in 1993, he’s consulted for NASA, DigitalGlobe, Lockheed Martin, AeroAstro, and other organizations. He’s helped the U. S. Air Force Academy design, develop, and verify a series of small satellites and has been an advisor to DARPA. He was a member of the core team that developed NASA-STD-5020 and continues to serve on that team to help address issues with threaded fasteners at NASA. He is the editor and principal author of Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch and is a contributing author to Space Mission Analysis and Design. Since 1995, he has taught over 150 courses to more than 3000 engineers and managers in the space industry. October 22-24, 2013 Littleton, Colorado $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Just about everyone involved in developing hardware for space missions (or any other purpose, for that matter) has been affected by problems with mechanical joints. Common problems include structural failure, fatigue, unwanted and unpredicted loss of stiffness, joint slipping or loss of alignment, fastener loosening, material mismatch, incompatibility with the space environment, mis-drilled holes, time-consuming and costly assembly, and inability to disassemble when needed. The objectives of this course are to. • Build an understanding of how bolted joints behave and how they fail. • Impart effective processes, methods, and standards for design and analysis, drawing on a mix of theory, empirical data, and practical experience. • Share guidelines, rules of thumb, and valuable references. • Help you understand the new NASA-STD-5020. The course includes many examples and class problems. Participants should bring calculators. Design and Analysis of Bolted Joints For Aerospace Engineers Course Outline 1. Overview of Designing Fastened Joints. Common problems with structural joints. A process for designing a structural joint. Identifying functional requirements. Selecting the method of attachment. General design guidelines. Introduction to NASA-STD-5020. Key definitions per NASA- STD-5020. Top-level requirements. Factors of safety, fitting factors, and margin of safety. Establishing design standards and criteria. The importance of preload. 2. Introduction to Threaded Fasteners. Brief history of screw threads. Terminology and specification. Tensile-stress area. Are fine threads better than coarse threads? 3. Developing a Concept for the Joint. General types of joints and fasteners. Configuring the joint. Designing a stiff joint. Shear clips and tension clips. Avoiding problems with fixed fasteners. 4. Calculating Fastener Loads. How a preloaded joint carries load. Temporarily ignoring preload. Other common assumptions and their limitations. An effective process for calculating bolt loads in a compact joint. Examples. Estimating fastener loads for skins and panels. 5. Failure Modes, Assessment Methods, and Design Guidelines. An effective process for strength analysis. Bolt tension, shear, and interaction. Tension joints. Shear joints. Identifying potential failure modes. Fastening composite materials. 6. Thread Shear and Pull-out Strength. How threads fail. Computing theoretical shear engagement areas. Including a knock-down factor. Test results. 7. Selecting Hardware and Detailing the Design. Selecting compatible materials. Selecting the nut: ensuring strength compatibility. Common types of threaded inserts. Use of washers. Selecting fastener length and grip. Recommended fastener hole sizes. Guidelines for simplifying assembly. Establishing bolt preload. Torque-preload relationships. Locking features and NASA-STD-5020. Recommendations for establishing and maintaining preload. 8. Mechanics of a Preloaded Joint. Mechanics of a preloaded joint under applied tension. Estimating bolt stiffness and clamp stiffness. Understanding the loading-plane factor. Worst case for steel-aluminum combination. Key conclusions regarding load sharing. Effects of bolt ductility. How temperature change affects preload. 9. Analysis Criteria in NASA-STD-5020. Objectives and summary. Calculating maximum and minimum preloads. Tensile loading: ultimate-strength analysis Separation analysis. Tensile loading: yield-strength analysis. Shear loading: ultimate-strength analysis. Shear loading: ultimate- strength analysis. Shear loading: joint-slip analysis. Revisiting the bolt fatigue and fracture requirement. 10. Summary. Recent attendee comments ... “It was a fantastic course?one of the most useful short courses I have ever taken.” “Interaction between instructor and experienced designers (in the class) was priceless.” “(The) examples (and) stories from industry were invaluable.” “Everyone at NASA should take this course!” “(What I found most useful:) strong emphasis on understanding physical principles vs. blindly applying textbook formulas.” (What you would tell others) “Take it!” “You need to take it.” “Take it. Tell everyone you know to take it.” “Excellent instructor. Great lessons learned on failure modes shown from testing.” “A must course for structural/mechanical engineers and anyone who has ever questioned the assumptions in bolt analysis” “Well-researched, well-designed course.” “Kudos to you for spreading knowledge!”
  6. 6. 6 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance for Satellite Communications Course Outline 1. Ground Segment and Earth Station Technical Aspects. Evolution of satellite communication earth stations— teleports and hubs • Earth station design philosophy for performance and operational effectiveness • Engineering principles • Propagation considerations • The isotropic source, line of sight, antenna principles • Atmospheric effects: troposphere (clear air and rain) and ionosphere (Faraday and scintillation) • Rain effects and rainfall regions • Use of the DAH and Crane rain models • Modulation systems (QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, GMSK, 8PSK, 16 QAM, and 32 APSK) • Forward error correction techniques (Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, Turbo, and LDPC codes) • Transmission equation and its relationship to the link budget • Radio frequency clearance and interference consideration • RFI prediction techniques • Antenna sidelobes (ITU-R Rec 732) • Interference criteria and coordination • Site selection • RFI problem identification and resolution. 2. Major Earth Station Engineering. RF terminal design and optimization. Antennas for major earth stations (fixed and tracking, LP and CP) • Upconverter and HPA chain (SSPA, TWTA, and KPA) • LNA/LNB and downconverter chain. Optimization of RF terminal configuration and performance (redundancy, power combining, and safety) • Baseband equipment configuration and integration • Designing and verifying the terrestrial interface • Station monitor and control • Facility design and implementation • Prime power and UPS systems. Developing environmental requirements (HVAC) • Building design and construction • Grounding and lightening control. 3. Hub Requirements and Supply. Earth station uplink and downlink gain budgets • EIRP budget • Uplink gain budget and equipment requirements • G/T budget • Downlink gain budget • Ground segment supply process • Equipment and system specifications • Format of a Request for Information • Format of a Request for Proposal • Proposal evaluations • Technical comparison criteria • Operational requirements • Cost-benefit and total cost of ownership. 4. Link Budget Analysis using SatMaster Tool . Standard ground rules for satellite link budgets • Frequency band selection: L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka. Satellite footprints (EIRP, G/T, and SFD) and transponder plans • Introduction to the user interface of SatMaster • File formats: antenna pointing, database, digital link budget, and regenerative repeater link budget • Built-in reference data and calculators • Example of a digital one-way link budget (DVB-S) using equations and SatMaster • Transponder loading and optimum multi-carrier backoff • Review of link budget optimization techniques using the program’s built-in features • Minimize required transponder resources • Maximize throughput • Minimize receive dish size • Minimize transmit power • Example: digital VSAT network with multi-carrier operation • Hub optimization using SatMaster. 5. Earth Terminal Maintenance Requirements and Procedures. Outdoor systems • Antennas, mounts and waveguide • Field of view • Shelter, power and safety • Indoor RF and IF systems • Vendor requirements by subsystem • Failure modes and routine testing. 6. VSAT Basseband Hub Maintenance Requirements and Procedures. IF and modem equipment • Performance evaluation • Test procedures • TDMA control equipment and software • Hardware and computers • Network management system • System software 7. Hub Procurement and Operation Case Study. General requirements and life-cycle • Block diagram • Functional division into elements for design and procurement • System level specifications • Vendor options • Supply specifications and other requirements • RFP definition • Proposal evaluation • O&M planning Summary This intensive four-day course is intended for satellite communications engineers, earth station design professionals, and operations and maintenance managers and technical staff. The course provides a proven approach to the design of modern earth stations, from the system level down to the critical elements that determine the performance and reliability of the facility. We address the essential technical properties in the baseband and RF, and delve deeply into the block diagram, budgets and specification of earth stations and hubs. Also addressed are practical approaches for the procurement and implementation of the facility, as well as proper practices for O&M and testing throughout the useful life. The overall methodology assures that the earth station meets its requirements in a cost effective and manageable manner. Each student will receive a copy of Bruce R. Elbert’s text The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Engineering Handbook, Artech House, 2001. Instructor Bruce R. Elbert, (MSEE, MBA) is president of an independent satellite communications consulting firm. He is a recognized satellite communications expert and has been involved in the satellite and telecommunications industries for over 40 years. He founded ATSI to assist major private and public sector organizations that develop and operate digital video and broadband networks using satellite technologies and services. During 25 years with Hughes Electronics, he directed the design of several major satellite projects, including Palapa A, Indonesia’s original satellite system; the Galaxy follow-on system (the largest and most successful satellite TV system in the world); and the development of the first GEO mobile satellite system capable of serving handheld user terminals. Mr. Elbert was also ground segment manager for the Hughes system, which included eight teleports and 3 VSAT hubs. He served in the US Army Signal Corps as a radio communications officer and instructor. By considering the technical, business, and operational aspects of satellite systems, Mr. Elbert has contributed to the operational and economic success of leading organizations in the field. He has written seven books on telecommunications and IT, including Introduction to Satellite Communication, Third Edition (Artech House, 2008). The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook, Second Edition (Artech House, 2004); The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, 2001), the course text. January 6-9, 2014 Houston, Texas $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." www.aticourses.com/earth_station_design.htm Video!
  7. 7. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 7 Ground Systems Design and Operation Summary This three-day 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 acquiring a working understanding of ground systems as an introduction to the field or to help broaden their overall understanding of space mission systems and mission operations. It is also ideal for technical professionals who need to use, manage, operate, or purchase a ground system. Instructor Steve Gemeny is Director of Engineering for Syntonics. Formerly Senior Member of the Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he served as Ground Station Lead for the TIMED mission to explore Earth’s atmosphere and Lead Ground System Engineer on the New Horizons mission to explore Pluto by 2020. Prior to joining the Applied Physics Laboratory, Mr. Gemeny held numerous engineering and technical sales positions with Orbital Sciences Corporation, Mobile TeleSystems Inc. and COMSAT Corporation beginning in 1980. Mr. Gemeny is an experienced professional in the field of Ground Station and Ground System design in both the commercial world and on NASA Science missions with a wealth of practical knowledge spanning more than three decades. Mr. Gemeny delivers his experiences and knowledge to his students with an informative and entertaining presentation style. What You Will Learn • The fundamentals of ground system design, architecture and technology. • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the spacecraft-to- ground communications link. • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the design and implementation of a ground system. • The capabilities and limitations of the various modulation types (FM, PSK, QPSK). • The fundamentals of ranging and orbit determination for orbit maintenance. • Basic day-to-day operations practices and procedures for typical ground systems. • Current trends and recent experiences in cost and schedule constrained operations. November 11-13, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. The Link Budget. An introduction to basic communications system principles and theory; system losses, propagation effects, Ground Station performance, and frequency selection. 2. Ground System Architecture and System Design. An overview of ground system topology providing an introduction to ground system elements and technologies. 3. Ground System Elements. An element by element review of the major ground station subsystems, explaining roles, parameters, limitations, tradeoffs, and current technology. 4. Figure of Merit (G/T). An introduction to the key parameter used to characterize satellite ground station performance, bringing all ground station elements together to form a complete system. 5. Modulation Basics. An introduction to modulation types, signal sets, analog and digital modulation schemes, and modulator - demodulator performance characteristics. 6. Ranging and Tracking. A discussion of ranging and tracking for orbit determination. 7. Ground System Networks and Standards. A survey of several ground system networks and standards with a discussion of applicability, advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives. 8. Ground System Operations. A discussion of day-to-day operations in a typical ground system including planning and staffing, spacecraft commanding, health and status monitoring, data recovery, orbit determination, and orbit maintenance. 9. Trends in Ground System Design. A discussion of the impact of the current cost and schedule constrained approach on Ground System design and operation, including COTS hardware and software systems, autonomy, and unattended “lights out” operations.
  8. 8. 8 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Instructor For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, has conducted broadranging studies on orbital mechanics at McDonnell Douglas, Boeing Aerospace, and Rockwell International His key research projects have included Project Apollo, the Skylab capsule, the nuclear flight stage and the GPS radionavigation system. Mr. Logsdon has taught 300 short course and lectured in 31 different countries on six continents. He has written 40 technical papers and journal articles and 29 technical books including Striking It Rich in Space, Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications, Understanding the Navstar, and Mobile Communication Satellites. What You Will Learn • How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it into a new location? • How do today’s designers fashion performance-optimal constellations of satellites swarming the sky? • How do planetary swingby maneuvers provide such amazing gains in performance? • How can we design the best multi-stage rocket for a particular mission? • What are libration point orbits? Were they really discovered in 1772? How do we place satellites into halo orbits circling around these empty points in space? • What are JPL’s superhighways in space? How were they discovered? How are they revolutionizing the exploration of space? Course Outline 1. The Essence of Astrodynamics. Kepler’s amazing laws. Newton’s clever generalizations. Launch azimuths and ground-trace geometry. Orbital perturbations. 2. Satellite Orbits. Isaac Newton’s vis viva equation. Orbital energy and angular momentum. Gravity wells. The six classical Keplerian orbital elements. 3. Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals. The rocket equation. Building efficient liquid and solid rockets. Performance calculations. Multi-stage rocket design. 4. Modern Booster Rockets. Russian boosters on parade. The Soyuz rocket and its economies of scale. Russian and American design philosophies. America’s powerful new Falcon 9. Sleek rockets and highly reliable cars. 5. Powered Flight Maneuvers. The Hohmann transfer maneuver. Multi-impulse and low-thrust maneuvers. Plane-change maneuvers. The bi-elliptic transfer. Relative motion plots. Deorbiting spent stages. Planetary swingby maneuvers. 6. Optimal Orbit Selection. Polar and sun synchronous orbits. Geostationary satellites and their on-orbit perturbations. ACE-orbit constellations. Libration point orbits. Halo orbits. Interplanetary spacecraft trajectories. Mars-mission opportunities. Deep-space mission. 7. Constellation Selection Trades. Civilian and military constellations. John Walker’s rosette configurations. John Draim’s constellations. Repeating ground-trace orbits. Earth coverage simulations. 8. Cruising Along JPL’s Superhighways in Space. Equipotential surfaces and 3-dimensional manifolds. Perfecting and executing the Genesis mission. Capturing ancient stardust in space. Simulating thick bundles of chaotic trajectories. Driving along tomorrow’s unpaved freeways in the sky. Orbital & Launch Mechanics-Fundamentals Ideas and Insights Summary Award-winning rocket scientist, Thomas S. Logsdon really enjoys teaching this short course because everything about orbital mechanics is counterintuitive. Fly your spacecraft into a 100-mile circular orbit. Put on the brakes and your spacecraft speeds up! Mash down the accelerator and it slows down! Throw a banana peel out the window and 45 minutes later it will come back and slap you in the face! In this comprehensive 4-day short course, Mr. Logsdon uses 400 clever color graphics to clarify these and a dozen other puzzling mysteries associated with orbital mechanics. He also provides you with a few simple one-page derivations using real-world inputs to illustrate all the key concepts being explored Each Student willreceive a free GPSreceiver with color mapdisplays! December 9-12, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." www.aticourses.com/fundamentals_orbital_launch_mechanics.htm Video!
  9. 9. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 9 What You Will Learn • How do commercial satellites fit into the telecommunications industry? • How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated? • How do earth stations function? • What is a link budget and why is it important? • What is radio frequency interference (RFI) and how does it affect links? • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? • What are the issues and trends driving the industry? Instructor Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite telecommunications and the space sciences. Since 1984 he has presented professional seminars on satellite technology and space sciences to individuals and businesses in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Among the many companies and organizations to which he has presented this course are Intelsat, Inmarsat, Asiasat, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, PanAmSat, ViaSat, SES, Andrew Corporation, Alcatel Espace, the EU telecommunications directorate, the Canadian Space Agency, ING Bank, NSA, FBI, and DISA. Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical and/or business consultant to NASA, Arianespace, GTE Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., Moffett-Larson-Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, Hewlett-Packard, and the International Communications Satellite Society of Japan, among others. He has appeared as an invited expert witness before Congressional subcommittees and was an invited witness before the National Commission On Space. He was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the annual The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author of seven books, including an introductory textbook on satellite communications, and of hundreds of articles in the space sciences. He has been chairman of several international satellite conferences, and a speaker at many others. Course Outline 1. Satellite Services, Markets, and Regulation. Introduction and historical background. The place of satellites in the global telecommunications market. Major competitors and satellites strengths and weaknesses. Satellite services and markets. Satellite system operators. Satellite economics. Satellite regulatory issues: role of the ITU, FCC, etc. Spectrum issues. Licensing issues and process. Satellite system design overview. Satellite service definitions: BSS, FSS, MSS, RDSS, RNSS. The issue of government use of commercial satellites. Satellite real-world issues: security, accidental and intentional interference, regulations. State of the industry and recent develpments. Useful sources of information on satellite technology and the satellite industry. 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions and measurements: channels, circuits, half-circuits, decibels. The spectrum and its uses: properties of waves, frequency bands, space loss, polarization, bandwidth. Analog and digital signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, modulation, multiplexing, networks and protocols. Satellite frequency bands. Signal quality, quantity, and noise: measures of signal quality; noise and interference; limits to capacity; advantages of digital versus analog. The interplay of modulation, bandwidth, datarate, and error correction. 3. The Space Segment. Basic functions of a satellite. The space environment: gravity, radiation, meteoroids and space debris. Orbits: types of orbits; geostationary orbits; non- geostationary orbits. Orbital slots, frequencies, footprints, and coverage: slots; satellite spacing; eclipses; sun interference, adjacent satellite interference. Launch vehicles; the launch campaign; launch bases. Satellite systems and construction: structure and busses; antennas; power; thermal control; stationkeeping and orientation; telemetry and command. What transponders are and what they do. Advantages and disadvantages of hosted payloads. Satellite operations: housekeeping and communications. High-throughput and processing satellites. Satellite security issues. 4. The Ground Segment. Earth stations: types, hardware, mountings, and pointing. Antenna properties: gain; directionality; sidelobes and legal limits on sidelobe gain. Space loss, electronics, EIRP, and G/T: LNA-B-C’s; signal flow through an earth station. The growing problem of accidental and intentional interference. 5. The Satellite Earth Link. Atmospheric effects on signals: rain effects and rain climate models; rain fade margins. The most important calculation: link budgets, C/N and Eb/No. Link budget examples. Improving link budgets. Sharing satellites: multiple access techniques: SDMA, FDMA, TDMA, PCMA, CDMA; demand assignment; on-board multiplexing. Signal security issues. Conclusion: industry issues, trends, and the future. Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction www.aticourses.com/communications_via_satellite.htm Summary This three-day (or four-day virtual ) course has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for almost thirty years, in public sessions and on-site to almost every major satellite manufacturer and operator, to rave reviews. The course is intended primarily for non-technical people who must understand the entire field of commercial satellite communications (including their increasing use by government agencies), and by those who must understand and communicate with engineers and other technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical personnel moving into the industry who need a quick and thorough overview of what is going on in the industry, and who need an example of how to communicate with less technical individuals. The course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, buzzwords, and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, business and regulatory environment. Concepts are explained at a basic level, minimizing the use of math, and providing real-world examples. Several calculations of important concepts such as link budgets are presented for illustrative purposes, but the details need not be understood in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts illustrated. The first section provides non-technical people with an overview of the business issues, including major operators, regulation and legal issues, security issues and issues and trends affecting the industry. The second section provides the technical background in a way understandable to non-technical audiences. The third and fourth sections cover the space and terrestrial parts of the industry. The last section deals with the space-to-Earth link, culminating with the importance of the link budget and multiple-access techniques. Attendees use a workbook of all the illustrations used in the course, as well as a copy of the instructor's textbook, Satellite Communications for the Non-Specialist. Plenty of time is allotted for questions October 1-3, 2013 Columbia, Maryland (8:30am - 4:30pm) December 2-5, 2013 LIVE Instructor-led Virtual (Noon - 4:30pm) $1845 "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Video!
  10. 10. 10 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Course Outline 1. Mission Analysis. Kepler’s laws. Circular and elliptical satellite orbits. Altitude regimes. Period of revolution. Geostationary Orbit. Orbital elements. Ground trace. 2. Earth-Satellite Geometry. Azimuth and elevation. Slant range. Coverage area. 3. Signals and Spectra. Properties of a sinusoidal wave. Synthesis and analysis of an arbitrary waveform. Fourier Principle. Harmonics. Fourier series and Fourier transform. Frequency spectrum. 4. Methods of Modulation. Overview of modulation. Carrier. Sidebands. Analog and digital modulation. Need for 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 carrier recovery. NRZ and RZ pulse shapes. Power spectral density. ISI. Nyquist pulse shaping. Raised cosine filtering. 7. Bit Error Rate. Performance objectives. Eb/No. Relationship between BER and Eb/No. Constellation diagrams. Why do BPSK and QPSK require the same power? 8. Coding. Shannon’s theorem. Code rate. Coding gain. Methods of FEC coding. Hamming, BCH, and Reed- Solomon block codes. Convolutional codes. Viterbi and sequential decoding. Hard and soft decisions. Concatenated coding. Turbo coding. Trellis coding. 9. Bandwidth. Equivalent (noise) bandwidth. Occupied bandwidth. Allocated bandwidth. Relationship between bandwidth and data rate. Dependence of bandwidth on methods of modulation and coding. Tradeoff between bandwidth and power. Emerging trends for bandwidth efficient modulation. 10. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Frequency bands used for satellite communication. ITU regulations. Fixed Satellite Service. Direct Broadcast Service. Digital Audio Radio Service. Mobile Satellite Service. 11. Earth Stations. Facility layout. RF components. Network Operations Center. Data displays. 12. Antennas. Antenna patterns. Gain. Half power beamwidth. Efficiency. Sidelobes. 13. System Temperature. Antenna temperature. LNA. Noise figure. Total system noise temperature. 14. Satellite Transponders. Satellite communications payload architecture. Frequency plan. Transponder gain. TWTA and SSPA. Amplifier characteristics. Nonlinearity. Intermodulation products. SFD. Backoff. 15. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency division multiple access (FDMA). Time division multiple access (TDMA). Code division multiple access (CDMA) or spread spectrum. Capacity estimates. 16. Polarization. Linear and circular polarization. Misalignment angle. 17. Rain Loss. Rain attenuation. Crane rain model. Effect on G/T. 18. The RF Link. Decibel (dB) notation. Equivalent isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Figure of Merit (G/T). Free space loss. Power flux density. Carrier to noise ratio. The RF link equation. 19. Link Budgets. Communications link calculations. Uplink, downlink, and composite performance. Link budgets for single carrier and multiple carrier operation. Detailed worked examples. 20. Performance Measurements. Satellite modem. Use of a spectrum analyzer to measure bandwidth, C/N, and Eb/No. Comparison of actual measurements with theory using a mobile antenna and a geostationary satellite. Instructor Chris DeBoy- leads the RF Engineering Group in the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and is a member of APL’s Principal Professional Staff. He has over 20 years of experience in satellite communications, from systems engineering (he is the lead RF communications engineer for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto) to flight hardware design for both low- Earth orbit and deep-space missions. He holds a BSEE from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins, and teaches the satellite communications course for the Johns Hopkins University Satellite Communications Design & Engineering A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals October 15-17, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1890 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." www.aticourses.com/satellite_communications_systems.htm Video! Summary This three-day (or four-day virtual) course is designed for satellite communications engineers, spacecraft engineers, and managers who want to obtain an understanding of the "big picture" of satellite communications. Each topic is illustrated by detailed worked numerical examples, using published data for actual satellite communications systems. The course is technically oriented and includes mathematical derivations of the fundamental equations. It will enable the participants to perform their own satellite link budget calculations. The course will especially appeal to those whose objective is to develop quantitative computational skills in addition to obtaining a qualitative familiarity with the basic concepts. What You Will Learn • A comprehensive understanding of satellite communication. • An understanding of basic vocabulary. • A quantitative knowledge of basic relationships. • Ability to perform and verify link budget calculations. • Ability to interact meaningfully with colleagues and independently evaluate system designs. • A background to read the literature. NewlyUpdated!
  11. 11. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 11 Satellite Communications-IP Networking Performance & Effiency Summary This two-day course is designed for satellite engineers and managers in military, government and industry who need to increase their understanding of how Internet Protocols (IP) can be used to efficiently transmit mission-critical converged traffic over satellites. Satellites extend the reach of the Internet and mission-critical Intranets. New generation, high throughput satellites provide efficient transport for IP. With these benefits come challenges. Satellite delay and bit errors can impact performance. Satellite links must be integrated with terrestrial networks. IP protocols and encryption create overheads. Space segment is expensive. This course explains techniques that mitigate these challenges, including traffic engineering, quality of service, WAN optimization devices, TDMA DAMA to capture statistical multiplexing gains, improved satellite modulation and coding. Quantitative techniques for understanding throughput and response time are presented. Detailed case histories illustrate methods for optimizing the design of converged real-world networks to produce responsive networks while minimizing the use and cost of satellite resources. Course Outline 1. Introduction. 2. Overview of Data Networking and Internet Protocols. The Internet Protocol (IP). Impact of bit errors and propagation delay on TCP-based applications. Introduction to higher level services. NAT and tunneling.. Impact of IP Version 6. Impact of IP overheads. 3. Quality of Service Issues in the Internet. QoS factors for streams and files. Performance of voice over IP and video. Response time for web object retrievals. Priority processing and packet discard in routers. Caching and performance enhancement. Use of WAN optimizers to reduce impact of data redundancies, IP overheads and satellite delay. Impact of encryption in IP networks. 4. Satellite Data Networking Architectures. GEO and LEO satellites. The link budget, modulation and coding techniques. Methods for improving satellite link efficiency (bits per second/Hz)–including adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) and overlapped carriers. Point to Point, Point to Multipoint using satellite hubs. Shared outbound carriers incorporating DVB. Return channels for shared outbound systems: TDMA, CDMA, Aloha, DVB/RCS. Full mesh networks. Military, commercial standards for DAMA systems. The JIPM IP modem and other advanced modems. 5. System Design Issues. Mission critical Intranet issues including asymmetric routing, reliable multicast, impact of user mobility. Comm. on the move vs. comm. on the halt. 6. Predicting Performance in Mission Critical Networks. Queuing models to help predict response time based on workload, performance requirements and channel rates. Single server, priority queues and multiple server queues. 7. Design Case Histories Integrating voice and data requirements in mission-critical networks using TDMA/DAMA. Determine how to wring out data redundancies. Create statistical multiplexing gains by use of TDMA DAMA. Optimize space segment requirements using link budget tradeoffs. Determine savings that can accrue from ACM. 8. A View of the Future. Impact of Ka-band and spot beam satellites. Benefits and issues associated with Onboard Processing. Descriptions of current and proposed commercial and military satellite systems including MUOS, GBS and the new generation of commercial high throughput satellites (e.g. ViaSat 1, Jupiter). Low-cost ground station technology. January 26-28, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1150 (8:30 - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Burt H. Liebowitz is Principal Network Engineer at the MITRE Corporation, specializing in the analysis of wireless services. He has more than 30 years experience in computer networking, the last ten of which have focused on Internet-over-satellite services in demanding military and commercial applications. He was President of NetSat Express Inc. Before that he was Chief Technical Officer for Loral Orion, responsible for Internet-over-satellite access products. Mr. Liebowitz has authored two books on distributed processing and numerous articles on computing and communications systems. He has lectured extensively on computer networking. He holds three patents for a satellite-based data networking system. Mr. Liebowitz has B.E.E. and M.S. in Mathematics degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S.E.E. from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. What You Will Learn • The impact of IP overheads and the off the shelf devices available to reduce this impact. These include WAN optimizers, voice and video compression, voice multiplexers, caching, satellite-based IP multicasting. • How to deploy Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms and use traffic engineering to ensure maximum efficiency over satellite links. • How to use satellites as essential elements in mission critical data networks. • How to understand and overcome the impact of propagation delay and bit errors on throughput and response time in satellite- based IP networks. • Impact of new coding and modulation techniques on bandwidth efficiency – more bits per second per hertz. • How to use statistical multiplexing to reduce the cost and amount of satellite resources that support converged voice, video, data networks with strict performance requirements. • Link budget tradeoffs in the design of TDM/TDMA DAMA networks. • The impact on cost and performance of new technology, such as LEOs, Ka band, on-board processing, inter-satellite links, traffic optimization devices, high through put satellites such as Jupiter, Viasat-1. After taking this course you will understand how to implement highly efficient satellite-based networks that provide Internet access, multicast content delivery services, and mission-critical Intranet services to users around the world..
  12. 12. 12 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 January 21-23, 2014 Cocoa Beach, Florida XXXX 3-5, 2013 LIVE Instructor-led Virtual (Noon - 4:30pm) $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day course covers all the technology of advanced satellite communications as well as the principles behind current state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment. New and promising technologies will be covered to develop an understanding of the major approaches. Network topologies, VSAT, and IP networking over satellite. Instructor Dr. John Roach is a leading authority in satellite communications with 35+ years in the SATCOM industry. He has worked on many development projects both as employee and consultant / contractor. His experience has focused on the systems engineering of state-of-the-art system developments, military and commercial, from the worldwide architectural level to detailed terminal tradeoffs and designs. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology where he taught a range of graduate comm- unications courses. He has also taught SATCOM short courses all over the US and in London and Toronto, both publicly and in-house for both government and commercial organizations. In addition, he has been an expert witness in patent, trade secret, and government contracting cases. Dr. Roach has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems. Course Outline 1. Introduction to SATCOM. History and overview. Examples of current military and commercial systems. 2. Satellite orbits and transponder characteristics. 3. Traffic Connectivities: Mesh, Hub-Spoke, Point-to-Point, Broadcast. 4. Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, Random Access. DAMA and Bandwidth-on- Demand. 5. Communications Link Calculations. Definition of EIRP, G/T, Eb/No. Noise Temperature and Figure. Transponder gain and SFD. Link Budget Calculations. 6. Digital Modulation Techniques. BPSK, QPSK. Standard pulse formats and bandwidth. Nyquist signal shaping. Ideal BER performance. 7. PSK Receiver Design Techniques. Carrier recovery, phase slips, ambiguity resolution, differential coding. Optimum data detection, clock recovery, bit count integrity. 8. Overview of Error Correction Coding, Encryption, and Frame Synchronization. Standard FEC types. Coding Gain. 9. RF Components. HPA, SSPA, LNA, Up/down converters. Intermodulation, band limiting, oscillator phase noise. Examples of BER Degradation. 10. TDMA Networks. Time Slots. Preambles. Suitability for DAMA and BoD. 11. Characteristics of IP and TCP/UDP over satellite. Unicast and Multicast. Need for Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) techniques. 12. VSAT Networks and their system characteristics; DVB standards and MF-TDMA. 13. Earth Station Antenna types. Pointing / Tracking. Small antennas at Ku band. FCC - Intelsat - ITU antenna requirements and EIRP density limitations. 14. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Military use and commercial PSD spreading with DS PN systems. Acquisition and tracking. Frequency Hop systems. 15. Overview of Bandwidth Efficient Modulation (BEM) Techniques. M-ary PSK, Trellis Coded 8PSK, QAM. 16. Convolutional coding and Viterbi decoding. Concatenated coding. Turbo & LDPC coding. 17. Emerging Technology Developments and Future Trends. What You Will Learn • Major Characteristics of satellites. • Characteristics of satellite networks. • The tradeoffs between major alternatives in SATCOM system design. • SATCOM system tradeoffs and link budget analysis. • DAMA/BoD for FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA systems. • Critical RF parameters in terminal equipment and their effects on performance. • Technical details of digital receivers. • Tradeoffs among different FEC coding choices. • Use of spread spectrum for Comm-on-the-Move. • Characteristics of IP traffic over satellite. • Overview of bandwidth efficient modulation types. Satellite Communications Systems-Advanced Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems
  13. 13. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 13 Course Outline 1. Introduction. Brief historical background, RF/Optical comparison; basic Block diagrams; and applications overview. 2. Link Analysis. Parameters influencing the link; frequency dependence of noise; link performance comparison to RF; and beam profiles. 3. Laser Transmitter. Laser sources; semiconductor lasers; fiber amplifiers; amplitude modulation; phase modulation; noise figure; nonlinear effects; and coherent transmitters. 4. Modulation & Error Correction Encoding. PPM; OOK and binary codes; and forward error correction. 5. Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing. Requirements; acquisition scenarios; acquisition; point- ahead angles, pointing error budget; host platform vibration environment; inertial stabilization: trackers; passive/active isolation; gimbaled transceiver; and fast steering mirrors. 6. Opto-Mechanical Assembly. Transmit telescope; receive telescope; shared transmit/receive telescope; thermo-Optical-Mechanical stability. 7. Atmospheric Effects. Attenuation, beam wander; turbulence/scintillation; signal fades; beam spread; turbid; and mitigation techniques. 8. Detectors and Detections. Discussion of available photo-detectors noise figure; amplification; background radiation/ filtering; and mitigation techniques. Poisson photon counting; channel capacity; modulation schemes; detection statistics; and SNR / Bit error probability. Advantages / complexities of coherent detection; optical mixing; SNR, heterodyne and homodyne; laser linewidth. 9. Crosslinks and Networking. LEO-GEO & GEO- GEO; orbital clusters; and future/advanced. 10. Flight Qualification. Radiation environment; environmental testing; and test procedure. 11. Eye Safety. Regulations; classifications; wavelength dependence, and CDRH notices. 12. Cost Estimation. Methodology, models; and examples. 13. Terrestrial Optical Comm. Communications systems developed for terrestrial links. February 4-6, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This three-day course will provideThis course will provide an introduction and overview of laser communication principles and technologies for unguided, free-space beam propagation. Special emphasis is placed on highlighting the differences, as well as similarities to RF communications and other laser systems, and design issues and options relevant to future laser communication terminals. Who should attend Engineers, scientists, managers, or professionals who desire greater technical depth, or RF communication engineers who need to assess this competing technology. What You Will Learn • This course will provide you the knowledge and ability to perform basic satellite laser communication analysis, identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, and understand the literature. • How is a laser-communication system superior to conventional technology? • How link performance is analyzed. • What are the options for acquisition, tracking and beam pointing? • What are the options for laser transmitters, receivers and optical systems. • What are the atmospheric effects on the beam and how to counter them. • What are the typical characteristics of laser- communication system hardware? • How to calculate mass, power and cost of flight systems. Instructor Hamid Hemmati, Ph.D. , is with the Jet propulsion laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology where he is a Principal member of staff and the Supervisor of the Optical Communications Group. Prior to joining JPL in 1986, he worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and at the NIST (Boulder, CO) as a researcher. Dr. Hemmati has published over 40 journal and over 100 conference papers, holds seven patents, received 3 NASA Space Act Board Awards, and 36 NASA certificates of appreciation. He is a Fellow of SPIE and teaches optical communications courses at CSULA and the UCLA Extension. He is the editor and author of two books: “Deep Space Optical Communications” and “near-Earth Laser Communications”. Dr. Hemmati’s current research interests are in developing laser-communications technologies and systems for planetary and satellite communications, including: systems engineering for electro-optical systems, solid-state laser, particularly pulsed fiber lasers, flight qualification of optical and electro-optical systems and components; low-cost multi- meter diameter optical ground receiver telescope; active and adaptive optics; and laser beam acquisition, tracking and pointing. NEW! Satellite Laser Communications
  14. 14. 14 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Course Outline 1. Introduction. Spacecraft Subsystem Design, Orbital Mechanics, The Solar-Planetary Relationship, Space Weather. 2. The Vacuum Environment. Basic Description – Pressure vs. Altitude, Solar UV Radiation. 3. Vacuum Environment Effects. Pressure Differentials, Solar UV Degradation, Molecular Contamination, Particulate Contamination. 4. The Neutral Environment. Basic Atmospheric Physics, Elementary Kinetic Theory, Hydrostatic Equilibrium, Neutral Atmospheric Models. 5. Neutral Environment Effects. Aerodynamic Drag, Sputtering, Atomic Oxygen Attack, Spacecraft Glow. 6. The Plasma Environment. Basic Plasma Physics - Single Particle Motion, Debye Shielding, Plasma Oscillations. 7. Plasma Environment Effects. Spacecraft Charging, Arc Discharging, Effects on Instrumentation. 8. The Radiation Environment. Basic Radiation Physics, Stopping Charged Particles, Stopping Energetic Photons, Stopping Neutrons. 9. Radiation in Space. Trapped Radiation Belts, Solar Proton Events, Galactic Cosmic Rays, Hostile Environments. 10. Radiation Environment Effects. Total Dose Effects - Solar Cell Degradation, Electronics Degradation; Single Event Effects - Upset, Latchup, Burnout; Dose Rate Effects. 11. The Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris Environment. Hypervelocity Impact Physics, Micrometeoroids, Orbital Debris. 12. Additional Topics. Effects on Humans; Models and Tools; Available Internet Resources. 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 Station, the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, and several surveillance spacecraft. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Iowa and has been twice a Principal Investigator for the NASA Space Environments and Effects Program. He is the 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 Fellow of the AIAA, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and was previously an Associate Editor of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. Dr. Tribble recently won the 2008 AIAA James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award. He has taught a variety of classes at the University of Southern California, California State University Long Beach, the University of Iowa, and has been teaching courses on space environments and effects since 1992. Who Should Attend: Engineers who need to know how to design systems with adequate performance margins, program managers who oversee spacecraft survivability tasks, and scientists who need to understand how environmental interactions can affect instrument performance. Review of the Course Text: “There is, to my knowledge, no other book that provides its intended readership with an comprehensive and authoritative, yet compact and accessible, coverage of the subject of spacecraft environmental engineering.” – James A. Van Allen, Regent Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa. January 27-28, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1245 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 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 two-day 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. “I got exactly what I wanted from this course – an overview of the spacecraft en- vironment. The charts outlining the inter- actions and synergism were excellent. The list of references is extensive and will be consulted often.” “Broad experience over many design teams allowed for excellent examples of applications of this information.” Space Environment – Implications for Spacecraft Design
  15. 15. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 15 Summary This four-day short course presents a systems perspective of structural engineering in the space industry. If you are an engineer involved in any aspect of spacecraft or launch–vehicle structures, regardless of your level of experience, you will benefit from this course. Subjects include functions, requirements development, environments, structural mechanics, loads analysis, stress analysis, fracture mechanics, finite–element modeling, configuration, producibility, verification planning, quality assurance, testing, and risk assessment. The objectives are to give the big picture of space-mission structures and improve your understanding of • Structural functions, requirements, and environments • How structures behave and how they fail • How to develop structures that are cost–effective and dependable for space missions Despite its breadth, the course goes into great depth in key areas, with emphasis on the things that are commonly misunderstood and the types of things that go wrong in the development of flight hardware. The instructor shares numerous case histories and experiences to drive the main points home. Calculators are required to work class problems. Each participant will receive a copy of the instructors’ 850-page reference book, Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. Instructors Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry since 1979, at Martin Marietta and Instar Engineering. Since founding an aerospace engineering firm in 1993, he has consulted for DigitalGlobe, AeroAstro, AFRL, and Design_Net Engineering. He has helped the U. S. Air Force Academy design, develop, and test a series of small satellites and has been an advisor to DARPA. He is the editor and principal author of Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch and is a contributing author to all three editions of Space Mission Analysis and Design. Since 1995, he has taught over 150 short courses to more than 3000 engineers and managers in the space industry. Poti Doukas worked at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (formerly Martin Marietta) from 1978 to 2006. He served as Engineering Manager for the Phoenix Mars Lander program, Mechanical Engineering Lead for the Genesis mission, Structures and Mechanisms Subsystem Lead for the Stardust program, and Structural Analysis Lead for the Mars Global Surveyor. He’s a contributing author to Space MissionAnalysis and Design (1st and 2nd editions) and to Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. Testimonial "Excellent presentation—a reminder of how much fun engineering can be." Course Outline 1. Introduction to Space-Mission Structures. Structural functions and requirements, effects of the space environment, categories of structures, how launch affects things structurally, understanding verification, distinguishing between requirements and verification. 2. Review of Statics and Dynamics. Static equilibrium, the equation of motion, modes of vibration. 3. Launch Environments and How Structures Respond. Quasi-static loads, transient loads, coupled loads analysis, sinusoidal vibration, random vibration, acoustics, pyrotechnic shock. 4. Mechanics of Materials. Stress and strain, understanding material variation, interaction of stresses and failure theories, bending and torsion, thermoelastic effects, mechanics of composite materials, recognizing and avoiding weak spots in structures. 5. Strength Analysis: The margin of safety, verifying structural integrity is never based on analysis alone, an effective process for strength analysis, common pitfalls, recognizing potential failure modes, bolted joints, buckling. 6. Structural Life Analysis. Fatigue, fracture mechanics, fracture control. 7. Overview of Finite Element Analysis. Idealizing structures, introduction to FEA, limitations, strategies, quality assurance. 8. Preliminary Design. A process for preliminary design, example of configuring a spacecraft, types of structures, materials, methods of attachment, preliminary sizing, using analysis to design efficient structures. 9. Designing for Producibility. Guidelines for producibility, minimizing parts, designing an adaptable structure, designing to simplify fabrication, dimensioning and tolerancing, designing for assembly and vehicle integration. 10. Verification and Quality Assurance. The building-blocks approach to verification, verification methods and logic, approaches to product inspection, protoflight vs. qualification testing, types of structural tests and when they apply, designing an effective test. 11. A Case Study: Structural design, analysis, and test of The FalconSAT-2 Small Satellite. 12 Final Verification and Risk Assessment. Overview of final verification, addressing late problems, using estimated reliability to assess risks (example: negative margin of safety), making the launch decision. November 12-15, 2013 Littleton, Colorado $1990 (8:30am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Space Mission Structures: From Concept to Launch
  16. 16. 16 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Space Systems Fundamentals Summary This four-day course provides an overview of the fundamentals of concepts and technologies of modern spacecraft systems design. Satellite system and mission design is an essentially interdisciplinary sport that combines engineering, science, and external phenomena. We will concentrate on scientific and engineering foundations of spacecraft systems and interactions among various subsystems. Examples show how to quantitatively estimate various mission elements (such as velocity increments) and conditions (equilibrium temperature) and how to size major spacecraft subsystems (propellant, antennas, transmitters, solar arrays, batteries). Real examples are used to permit an understanding of the systems selection and trade-off issues in the design process. The fundamentals of subsystem technologies provide an indispensable basis for system engineering. The basic nomenclature, vocabulary, and concepts will make it possible to converse with understanding with subsystem specialists. The course is designed for engineers and managers who are involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space systems and spacecraft subsystems and components. The extensive set of course notes provide a concise reference for understanding, designing, and operating modern spacecraft. The course will appeal to engineers and managers of diverse background and varying levels of experience. Instructor Dr. Mike Gruntman is Professor of Astronautics at the University of Southern California. He is a specialist in astronautics, space technology, sensors, and space physics. Gruntman participates in several theoretical and experimental programs in space science and space technology, including space missions. He authored and co-authored more 200 publications in various areas of astronautics, space physics, and instrumentation. What You Will Learn • Common space mission and spacecraft bus configurations, requirements, and constraints. • Common orbits. • Fundamentals of spacecraft subsystems and their interactions. • How to calculate velocity increments for typical orbital maneuvers. • How to calculate required amount of propellant. • How to design communications link. • How to size solar arrays and batteries. • How to determine spacecraft temperature. January 20-23, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico $1940 (9:00am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Space Missions And Applications. Science, exploration, commercial, national security. Customers. 2. Space Environment And Spacecraft Interaction. Universe, galaxy, solar system. Coordinate systems. Time. Solar cycle. Plasma. Geomagnetic field. Atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere. Atmospheric drag. Atomic oxygen. Radiation belts and shielding. 3. Orbital Mechanics And Mission Design. Motion in gravitational field. Elliptic orbit. Classical orbit elements. Two-line element format. Hohmann transfer. Delta-V requirements. Launch sites. Launch to geostationary orbit. Orbit perturbations. Key orbits: geostationary, sun-synchronous, Molniya. 4. Space Mission Geometry. Satellite horizon, ground track, swath. Repeating orbits. 5. Spacecraft And Mission Design Overview. Mission design basics. Life cycle of the mission. Reviews. Requirements. Technology readiness levels. Systems engineering. 6. Mission Support. Ground stations. Deep Space Network (DSN). STDN. SGLS. Space Laser Ranging (SLR). TDRSS. 7. Attitude Determination And Control. Spacecraft attitude. Angular momentum. Environmental disturbance torques. Attitude sensors. Attitude control techniques (configurations). Spin axis precession. Reaction wheel analysis. 8. Spacecraft Propulsion. Propulsion requirements. Fundamentals of propulsion: thrust, specific impulse, total impulse. Rocket dynamics: rocket equation. Staging. Nozzles. Liquid propulsion systems. Solid propulsion systems. Thrust vector control. Electric propulsion. 9. Launch Systems. Launch issues. Atlas and Delta launch families. Acoustic environment. Launch system example: Delta II. 10. Space Communications. Communications basics. Electromagnetic waves. Decibel language. Antennas. Antenna gain. TWTA and SSA. Noise. Bit rate. Communication link design. Modulation techniques. Bit error rate. 11. Spacecraft Power Systems. Spacecraft power system elements. Orbital effects. Photovoltaic systems (solar cells and arrays). Radioisotope thermal generators (RTG). Batteries. Sizing power systems. 12. Thermal Control. Environmental loads. Blackbody concept. Planck and Stefan-Boltzmann laws. Passive thermal control. Coatings. Active thermal control. Heat pipes.
  17. 17. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 17 Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing Summary Quality assurance, reliability, and testing are critical elements in low-cost space missions. The selection of lower cost parts and the most effective use of redundancy require careful tradeoff analysis when designing new space missions. Designing for low cost and allowing prudent risk are new ways of doing business in today's cost-conscious environment. This course uses case studies and examples from recent space missions to pinpoint the key issues and tradeoffs in design, reviews, quality assurance, and testing of spacecraft. Lessons learned from past successes and failures are discussed and trends for future missions are highlighted. What You Will Learn • Why reliable design is so important and techniques for achieving it. • Dealing with today's issues of parts availability, radiation hardness, software reliability, process control, and human error. • Best practices for design reviews and configuration management. • Modern, efficient integration and test practices. Instructor Eric Hoffman has 40 years of space experience, including 19 years as the Chief Engineer of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Space Department, which has designed and built 66 spacecraft and more than 200 instruments. His experience includes systems engineering, design integrity, performance assurance, and test standards. He has led many of APL's system and spacecraft conceptual designs and coauthored APL's quality assurance plans. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and coauthor of Fundamentals of Space Systems. Recent attendee comments ... “Instructor demonstrated excellent knowledge of topics.” “Material was presented clearly and thoroughly. An incredible depth of expertise for our questions.” Course Outline 1. Spacecraft Systems Reliability and Assessment. Quality, reliability, and confidence levels. Reliability block diagrams and proper use of reliability predictions. Redundancy pro's and con's. Environmental stresses and derating. 2. Quality Assurance and Component Selection. Screening and qualification testing. Accelerated testing. Using plastic parts (PEMs) reliably. 3. Radiation and Survivability. The space radiation environment. Total dose. Stopping power. MOS response. Annealing and super-recovery. Displacement damage. 4. Single Event Effects. Transient upset, latch-up, and burn-out. Critical charge. Testing for single event effects. Upset rates. Shielding and other mitigation techniques. 5. ISO 9000. Process control through ISO 9001 and AS9100. 6. Software Quality Assurance and Testing. The magnitude of the software QA problem. Characteristics of good software process. Software testing and when is it finished? 7. Design Reviews and Configuration Management. Best practices for space hardware and software renumber accordingly. 8. Integrating I&T into electrical, thermal, and mechanical designs. Coupling I&T to mission operations. 9. Ground Support Systems. Electrical and mechanical ground support equipment (GSE). I&T facilities. Clean rooms. Environmental test facilities. 10. Test Planning and Test Flow. Which tests are worthwhile? Which ones aren't? What is the right order to perform tests? Test Plans and other important documents. 11. Spacecraft Level Testing. Ground station compatibility testing and other special tests. 12. Launch Site Operations. Launch vehicle operations. Safety. Dress rehearsals. The Launch Readiness Review. 13. Human Error. What we can learn from the airline industry. 14. Case Studies. NEAR, Ariane 5, Mid-course Space Experiment (MSX). March 13-14, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1140 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition."
  18. 18. 18 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Instructor Douglas Mehoke is the Assistant Group Supervisor and Technology Manager for the Mechanical System Group in the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has worked in the field of spacecraft and instrument thermal design for 30 years, and has a wide background in the fields of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He has been the lead thermal engineer on a variety spacecraft and scientific instruments, including MSX, CONTOUR, and New Horizons. He is presently the Technical Lead for the development of the Solar Probe Plus Thermal Protection System. What You Will Learn • How requirements are defined. • Why thermal design cannot be purchased off the shelf. • How to test thermal systems. • Basic conduction and radiation analysis. • Overall thermal analysis methods. • Computer calculations for thermal design. • How to choose thermal control surfaces. • When to use active devices. • How the thermal system interacts with other systems. • How to apply thermal devices. February 27-28, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1140 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This is a fast paced two-day course for system engineers and managers with an interest in improving their understanding of spacecraft thermal design. All phases of thermal design analysis are covered in enough depth to give a deeper understanding of the design process and of the materials used in thermal design. Program managers and systems engineers will also benefit from the bigger picture information and tradeoff issues. The goal is to have the student come away from this course with an understanding of how analysis, design, thermal devices, thermal testing and the interactions of thermal design with the overall system design fit into the overall picture of satellite design. Case studies and lessons learned illustrate the importance of thermal design and the current state of the art. Spacecraft Thermal Control Course Outline 1. The Role of Thermal Control. Requirements, Constraints, Regimes of thermal control. 2. The basics of Thermal Analysis, conduction, radiation, Energy balance, Numerical analysis, The solar spectrum. 3. Overall Thermal Analysis. Orbital mechanics for thermal engineers, Basic orbital energy balance. 4. Model Building. How to choose the nodal structure, how to calculate the conductors capacitors and Radfacs, Use of the computer. 5. System Interactions. Power, Attitude and Thermal system interactions, other system considerations. 6. Thermal Control Surfaces. Availability, Factors in choosing, Stability, Environmental factors. 7. Thermal control Devices. Heatpipes, MLI, Louvers, Heaters, Phase change devices, Radiators, Cryogenic devices. 8. Thermal Design Procedure. Basic design procedure, Choosing radiator locations, When to use heat pipes, When to use louvers, Where to use MLI, When to use Phase change, When to use heaters. 9. Thermal Testing. Thermal requirements, basic analysis techniques, the thermal design process, thermal control materials and devices, and thermal vacuum testing. 10. Case Studies. The key topics and tradeoffs are illustrated by case studies for actual spacecraft and satellite thermal designs. Systems engineering implications.
  19. 19. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 115 – 19 Instructor Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry since 1979. He spent over 13 years at Martin Marietta Astronautics, where he contributed to and led activities in structural analysis, design, and test, mostly for large spacecraft. Since founding Instar in 1993, he’s consulted for NASA, Space Imaging, DigitalGlobe, AeroAstro, Design_Net Engineering, and other organizations. He’s helped the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) design, develop, and verify a series of small satellites and has been an advisor to DARPA. He is the editor and principal author of Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch and is a contributing author to Space Mission Analysis and Design (all three editions). Since 1995, he’s taught over 150 courses to more than 3000 engineers and managers in the space industry. Structural Test Design & Interpretation for Aerospace Summary This new three-day course provides a rigorous look at structural testing and its roles in product development and verification for aerospace programs. The course starts with a broad view of structural verification throughout product development and the role of testing. The course then covers planning, designing, performing, interpreting, and documenting a test. The course covers static loads testing at low- and high-levels of assembly, modal survey testing and math-model correlation, sine-sweep and sine-burst testing, and random vibration testing. Who Should Attend All engineers and managers involved in ensuring that flight vehicles and their payloads are structurally safe to fly. This course is intended to be an effective follow-up Instar’s course “Space-Mission Structures (SMS): From Concept to Launch”, although that course is not a prerequisite. What You Will Learn The objectives of this course are to improve your understanding of how to: • Identify and clearly state test objectives. • Design (or recognize) a test that satisfies the identified objectives while minimizing risk. • Establish pass/fail criteria. • Design the instrumentation. • Interpret test data. • Write a good test plan and a good test report. December 10-12, 2013 Littleton, Colorado $1690 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Overview of Structural Testing. Why do a structural test? Structural requirements; the building- blocks verification process; verification logic flows; qualification, acceptance, and protoflight testing; selecting the right type of test; two things all tests need; test management: documents, reviews, and controls. 2. Designing and Documenting a Test. Designing a test, suggested contents of a test plan, test-article configuration, boundary conditions, ensuring adequacy of a strength test, a key difference between a qualification test and a proof test, success criteria and effective instrumentation, preparing to interpret test data, documenting with a test report. 3. Loads Testing of Small Specimens. Applications and objectives, common loading systems, test standards, case history: designing a test to substantiate new NASA criteria for analysis of preloaded bolts. 4. Static Loads Testing of Large Assemblies. Introduction to static loads testing, special considerations, introducing and controlling loads, developing the load cases, example: developing load cases for a truss structure, be sure to design the right test!, centrifuge testing. 5. Testing on an Electrodynamic Shaker. Test configuration, limitations of testing on a shaker, fixture design, deriving loads from measured accelerations, sine-sweep testing, sine- burst testing, understanding random vibration, random vibration testing, interpreting test data, notching, risk associated with testing on a shaker. 6. Example: Notching a Random Vibration Test. Problem statement, determining whether notching is needed, first-cut estimates of notches, agreeing upon notching ground rules, process for designing the notches, FEA predictions without notches, FEA- derived notches, test strategy, summary. 7. Modal Survey Testing and Math Model. Correlation Test objectives and target modes, designing a modal survey test, key considerations, test configuration and approaches, checking the test data, correlating the math model. 8. Case History. Vibration Testing of a Spacecraft Telescope. Case History: Vibration Testing of a Spacecraft Telescope Overview, initial structural test plan, problem statement, revised test plan, testing at the telescope assembly level, testing at the vehicle level, lessons learned and conclusions. 9. Summary.
  20. 20. 20 – Vol. 115 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 $1495 (8:30am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $20000 each Off The Course Tuition." $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $20000 each Off The Course Tuition." There are many dates and locations as these are popular courses: See all at: http://www.aticourses.com/schedule.htm#project Summary The Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to delivering articles, resources, courses, and events that will help Scrum users be successful. The Scrum Alliance (sm)’s mission is to promote increased awareness and understanding of Scrum, provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum, and support the iterative improvement of the software development profession. This 2-day course is backed by our Exam Pass Guarantee. Upon completion of our Scrum Master Certification Course, if after two attempts within the 60-day evaluation period you have not passed the exam and obtained certification, ASPE will allow you to attend another session of our Scrum Master Certification Course free of charge and pay for you to retake your certification exam. Specifically, you will: • The "Art of the Possible": learn how small change can have a large impact on productivity. • Product integrity: review various options employees use when faced with difficulty, learn the importance of delivering high quality products in Scrum • Customer Expectations: Using a changing schedule and agile estimating and planning, assess the work to properly set customer expectations and manage customer satisfaction • Running the Scrum Project: Run a full Scrum project that lasts 59 minutes. You will walk through all steps under the Scrum Framework • Agile Estimating and Planning: Break into teams, and through decomposition and estimating plan out a project through delivery • Team Dynamics: Since Scrum deals with change, conflict will happen. Learn methods to resolve problems in a self- managed environment Summary While not a silver bullet, Agile Methodologies are quickly becoming the most practical way to create outstanding software. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, Dynamic Systems Development Method, Feature Driven Development and other methods each have their strengths. While there are significant similarities that have brought them together under the Agile umbrella, each method brings unique strengths that can be utilized for your team success. This 3-day classroom is set up in pods/teams. Each team looks like a real-world development unit in Agile with Project Manager/Scrum Master, Business Analyst, Tester and Development. The teams will work through the Agile process including Iteration planning, Product road mapping and backlogging, estimating, user story development iteration execution, and retrospectives by working off of real work scenarios. Specifically, you will: • Practice how to be and develop a self-organized team. • Create and communicate a Product Vision. • Understand your customer and develop customer roles and personas. • Initiate the requirements process by developing user stories and your product backlog. • Put together product themes from your user stories and establish a desired product roadmap. • Conduct story point estimating to determine effort needed for user stories to ultimately determine iteration(s) length. • Take into consideration assumed team velocity with story point estimates and user story priorities to come up with you release plan. • Engage the planning and execution of your iteration(s). • Conduct retrospectives after each iteration. • Run a course retrospective to enable an individual plan of execution on how to conduct Agile in your environment. Certified ScrumMaster Workshop Agile Boot Camp: An Immersive Introduction Course Outline 1. Agile Thinking. We begin with the history of agile methods and how relatively new thoughts in software development have brought us to Scrum. 2. The Scrum Framework. Everyone working from the same foundational concepts that make up the Scrum Framework. 3. Implementation Considerations. Digging deeper into the reasons for pursuing Scrum. We'll also use this time to begin a discussion of integrity in the marketplace and how this relates to software quality. 4. Scrum Roles. Who are the different players in the Scrum game. 5. The Scrum Team Explored. We investigate team behaviors so we can be prepared for the various behaviors exhibited by teams of different compositions. We'll also take a look at some Scrum Team variants. 6. Agile Estimating and Planning. Although agile estimating and planning is an art unto itself, the concepts behind this method fit very well with the Scrum methodology an agile alternative to traditional estimating and planning. 7. The Product Owner: Extracting Value. How can we help ensure that we allow for project work to provide the best value for our customers and our organization. 8. The ScrumMaster Explored. We'll talk about the characteristics of a good ScrumMaster that go beyond a simple job description. 9. Meetings and Artifacts Reference Material. More detailed documentation is included here for future reference. 10. Advanced Considerations and Reference Material. This section is reserved for reference material. Particular interests from the class may warrant discussion during our class time together. What You Will Learn Because this is an immersion course and the intent is to engage in the practices every Agile team will employ, this course is recommended for all team members responsible for delivering outstanding software. That includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: • Business Analyst • Analyst • Project Manager • Software Engineer/Programmer • Development Manager • Product Manager • Product Analyst • Tester • QA Engineer • Documentation Specialist The Agile Boot Camp is a perfect place for cross functional "teams" to become familiar with Agile methods and learn the basics together. It's also a wonderful springboard for team building & learning. Bring your project detail to work on in class.

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