APPliED TEChNology iNSTiTuTE, llC

Training Rocket Scientists
Since 1984

Volume 116
Valid through June 2014

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Applied Technology Institute, LLC
349 Berkshire Drive
Riva, Maryland 21140-1433
Tel 410-956-8805 • Fax 410-956-5785
Toll F...
Table of Contents
Space & Satellite Systems
Communications Payload Design - Satellite System Architecture
Mar 4-7, 2014 • ...
Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture
March 4-7, 2014

Course Outline

Columbia, Maryland

1. Co...
Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance
for Satellite Communications

January 6-9, 2014
Fayettevil...
Ground Systems Design and Operation
May 20-22, 2014
Columbia, Maryland
Summary
This three-day course provides a practical
...
Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging
June 10-12, 2014
Chantilly, Virginia

$1845

(8:30am - 4:00pm)

"Register 3 or More ...
IP Networking Over Satellite
Performance and Efficiency

January 28-29, 2014
Columbia, Marylandl

$1150

(8:30am - 4:30pm)...
Orbital & Launch Mechanics-Fundamentals
Ideas and Insights

Each Stu
receive a dent will
receiver free GPS
with co
display...
SATCOM Technology & Networks
Summary
This three-day short course provides accurate
background in the fundamentals, applica...
Satellite Communications
An Essential Introduction

Summary
This three-day (or four-day virtual ) course has been taught
t...
Satellite Communications Design & Engineering
A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals
...
Satellite Communications Systems-Advanced
Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems

January 21-23, 2014
Summary
This...
Satellite Laser Communications

NEW!

February 25-27, 2014
Columbia, Maryland

April 28-May 1, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio

$1740...
Space Environment – Implications for Spacecraft Design
Summary
Adverse interactions between the space environment
and an o...
Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing
March 13-14, 2014
Columbia, Maryland

$1140

(8:30am - 4:...
Space Systems Fundamentals
January 20-23, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico

$1940
Summary
This four-day course provides an ove...
Spacecraft Power Systems

April 8-9, 2014

Course Outline

Columbia, Maryland

1. Introduction to Space Power Systems
Desi...
Spacecraft Thermal Control
February 27-28, 2014
Columbia, Maryland

$1140

(8:30am - 4:00pm)

"Register 3 or More & Receiv...
Agile Boot Camp:

An Immersive Introduction

Agile Testing

There are many dates and locations as these are popular course...
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
Ati space, satellite,aerospace,engineering technical training courses catalog Vol 116
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  1. 1. APPliED TEChNology iNSTiTuTE, llC Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 116 Valid through June 2014 AL H N IC G TEC ININ TE TRA & ONSI 4 IC PUBL 98 CE 1 SIN Sign Up to Access Course Samplers Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Cyber Security, Communications & Networking Radar, Missiles, & Defense Systems Engineering & Project Management Space & Satellites Systems Engineering & Data Analysis
  2. 2. 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. 2 – Vol. 116 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  3. 3. Table of Contents Space & Satellite Systems Communications Payload Design - Satellite System Architecture Mar 4-7, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Earth Station Design Jan 6-9, 2014 • Fayetteville, North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jun 9-12, 2014 • Colorado Springs, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Ground Systems Design & Operation May 20-22, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging Jun 10-12, 2014 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 IP Networking Over Satellite Jan 28-29, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Orbital & Launch Mechanics – Fundamentals Apr 14-17, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SATCOM Technology & Networks May 20-22, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Satellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Feb 3-6, 2014 • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Apr 8-10, 2014 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Satellite Communications - Design & Engineering Mar 4-6, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Satellite Communications Systems - Advanced Jan 21-23, 2014 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Satellite Laser Communications Feb 25-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Apr 28-May 1, 2014 • Cleveland, Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design Jan 27-28, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Apr 15-16, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, Integrations & Testing Mar 13-14, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Space Systems Fundamentals Jan 20-23, 2014 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Spacecraft Power Systems Apr 8-9, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Spacecraft Thermal Control Feb 27-28, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Systems Engineering & Project Management Agile Boot Camp / Agile Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Agile in the Government Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Agile Project Management Certification Workshop (PMI-ACP) . . 21 CSEP Preparation Feb 10-11, 2014 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Cost Estimating Feb 25-26, 2014 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Effective Design Reviews Apr 8-9, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Systems Engineering - Requirements Jan 28-30, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Defense, Missiles, & Radar AESA Airborne Radar Theory & Operations NEW! May 12-15, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Combat Systems Engineering Feb 25-27, 2014 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Mar 18-20, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) Principles Apr 1-2, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Electronic Warfare - Advanced Apr 7-10, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Electronic Warfare - Overview Feb 4-5, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 GPS Technology Jan 13-16, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Mar 10-13, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Missile System Design Feb 10-13, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Modern Missile Analysis Jan 20-23, 2014 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Feb 3-6, 2014 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Feb 18-21, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion (MSDF) Jan 28-30, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Passive Emitter Geo-Location Feb 11-13, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Principles of Modern Radar May 12-15, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Propagation Effects for Radar & Communication Systems Apr 8-10, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Radar 101 / 201 Apr 15-16, 2014 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Radar Systems Design & Engineering Feb 24-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Jun 23-26, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Rockets & Missiles - Fundamentals Mar 4-6, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Rocket Propulsion 101 Mar 25-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Software Defined Radio Engineering Jan 21-23, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Apr 22-24, 2014 • Cleveland, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Apr 15-17, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals Feb 10-11, 2014 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 May 5-6, 2014 • Denver, Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced Feb 12-13, 2014 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 May 7-8, 2014 • Denver, Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Mar 18-20, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Unmanned Air Vehicle Design Feb 18-20, 2014 • Hampton, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Apr 22-24, 2014 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Feb 25-27, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Cyber Security, Engineering & Communications Cyber Warfare - Global Trends Feb 11-13, 2014 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Apr 7-10, 2014 • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Digital Video Systems, Broadcast & Operations Mar 17-20, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility / Signal Integrity Feb 11-13, 2014 • San Diego, California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Feb 18-20, 2014 • Orlando, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 EMI / EMC in Military Systems May 20-22, 2014 • Northern, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms: Fundamentals Mar 11-12, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Fiber Optic Communications Apr 15-17, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Kalman, H-Infinity, & Nonlinear Estimation May 20-22, 2014 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 RF Engineering - Fundamentals Mar 18-19, 2014 • Laurel, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering Feb 24-27, 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 Feb 18-20, 2014 • Santa Barbara, California . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Apr 8-10, 2014 • Detroit, Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 May 20-22, 2014 • Santa Clarita, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Sonar Transducer Design - Fundamentals Mar 18-20, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Military Standard 810G Jan 13-16, 2014 • Cape Canaveral, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Feb 4-7, 2014 • Santa Clarita, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register . . . . . 64 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 3
  4. 4. Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture March 4-7, 2014 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 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; onboard 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. $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Video! www.aticourses.com/Communications_Payload_Design_etc.html 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 intersatellite links using millimeter wave RF and optical technologies. The text, Satellite Communication – Third Edition (Artech House, 2008) is included. 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. 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. 4 – Vol. 116 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  5. 5. Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance for Satellite Communications January 6-9, 2014 Fayetteville, North Carolina June 9-12, 2014 Colorado Springs, Colorado $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Video! www.aticourses.com/earth_station_design.htm 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. 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 • Costbenefit and total cost of ownership. 4. Link Budget Analysis Related to the Earth Station. 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 • Transponder loading and optimum multi-carrier backoff • How to assess transponder capacity • Maximize throughput • Minimize receive dish size • Minimize transmit power • Examples: DVB-S2 broadcast, digital VSAT network with multi-carrier operation. 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 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 5
  6. 6. Ground Systems Design and Operation May 20-22, 2014 Columbia, Maryland 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-toground 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. 6 – Vol. 116 $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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  7. 7. Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging June 10-12, 2014 Chantilly, Virginia $1845 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Video! www.aticourses.com/hyperspectral_imaging.htm Taught by an internationally recognized leader & expert in spectral remote sensing! Summary This three-day class is designed for engineers, scientists and other remote sensing professionals who wish to become familiar with multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing technology. Students in this course will learn the basic physics of spectroscopy, the types of spectral sensors currently used by government and industry, and the types of data processing used for various applications. Lectures will be enhanced by computer demonstrations. After taking this course, students should be able to communicate and work productively with other professionals in this field. Each student will receive a complete set of notes and the textbook, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 2nd edition, by John R. Jensen. Instructor Dr. William Roper, P.E. holds PhD Environmental Engineering, Mich. State University and BS and MS in Engineering, University of Wisconsin. He has served as a Senior Executive (SES), US Army, President and Founding Director Rivers of the World Foundation,. His research interests include remote sensing and geospatial applications, sustainable development, environmental assessment, water resource stewardship, and infrastructure energy efficiency. Dr. Roper is the author of four books, over 150 technical papers and speaker at numerous national and international forums. Course Outline 1. Introduction to Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. 2. Sensor Types and Characterization. Design tradeoffs. Data formats and systems. 3. Optical Properties For Remote Sensing. Solar radiation. Atmospheric transmittance, absorption and scattering. 4. Sensor Modeling and Evaluation. Spatial, spectral, and radiometric resolution. 5. Multivariate Data Analysis. Scatterplots. Impact of sensor performance on data characteristics. 6. Assessment of unique signature characteristics. Differentiation of water, vegetation, soils and urban infrastructure. 7. Hyperspectral Data Analysis. Frequency band selection and band combination assessment. 8. Matching sensor characteristics to study objectives. Sensor matching to specific application examples. 9. Classification of Remote Sensing Data. Supervised and unsupervised classification; Parametric and non-parametric classifiers. 10. Application Case Studies. Application examples used to illustrate principles and show in-the-field experience. What You Will Learn • The properties of remote sensing systems. • How to match sensors to project applications. • The limitations of passive optical remote sensing systems and the alternative systems that address these limitations. • The types of processing used for classification of image data. • Evaluation methods for spatial, spectral, temporal and radiometric resolution analysis. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 7
  8. 8. IP Networking Over Satellite Performance and Efficiency January 28-29, 2014 Columbia, Marylandl $1150 (8:30am - 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, McLean, Virginia, 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-oversatellite services in demanding military and commercial applications. He was President of NetSat Express Inc., a leading provider of such services. Before that he was Chief Technical Officer for Loral Orion, responsible for Internetover-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 • IP protocols at the network, transport and application layers. Voice over IP (VOIP). • The impact of IP overheads and the off the shelf devices available to reduce this impact: WAN optimizers, header compression, voice and video compression, performance enhancement proxies, voice multiplexers, caching, satellite-based IP multicasting. • How to deploy Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms and use traffic engineering to ensure maximum performance (fast response time, low packet loss, low packet delay and jitter) over communication 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 adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) can improve bandwidth efficiency. • How to link satellite and terrestrial circuits to create hybrid IP networks. • 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. • Standards for IP Modems: DVB in the commercial world, JIPM in the military world. • How to select the appropriate system architectures for Internet access, enterprise and content delivery 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. 8 – Vol. 116 Summary This two-day in-person or (three-day Live Virtual) 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 missioncritical converged traffic over satellites. IP has become the worldwide standard for converged data, video, voice communications in military and commercial applications. Satellites extend the reach of the Internet and mission-critical Intranets. Satellites deliver multicast content anywhere in the world. 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 create overheads. Encryption creates overheads. Space segment is expensive. There are routing and security issues. This course explains techniques that can mitigate these challenges, including traffic engineering, quality of service, WAN optimization devices, voice multiplexers, data compression, TDMA DAMA to capture statistical multiplexing gains, improved satellite modulation and coding. Quantitative techniques for understanding throughput and response time are presented. System diagrams describe the satellite/terrestrial interface. 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. The course notes provide an up-to-date reference. An extensive bibliography is supplied. Course Outline 1. Overview of Data Networking and Internet Protocols. Packet switching vs. circuit switching. Seven Layer Model (ISO). The Internet Protocol (IP). Addressing, Routing, Multicasting. Impact of bit errors and propagation delay on TCP-based applications. User Datagram Protocol (UDP). Introduction to higher level services. NAT and tunneling. Use of encryptors such as HAIPE and IPSec. Impact of IP Version 6. Impact of IP overheads. 2. Quality of Service Issues in the Internet. QoS factors for streams and files. Performance of voice over IP (VOIP). Video issues. Response time for web object retrievals using HTTP. Methods for improving QoS: ATM, MPLS, DiffServ, RSVP. Priority processing and packet discard in routers. Caching and performance enhancement. Use of WAN optimizers, header compression, caching to reduce impact of data redundancies, and IP overheads. Performance enhancing proxies reduce impact of satellite delay. Network Management and Security issues including impact of encryption in IP networks. 3. Satellite Data Networking Architectures. Geosynchronous 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. Ground station architectures for data networking: 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. Suppliers of DAMA systems. Full mesh networks. Military, commercial standards for DAMA systems. The JIPM IP modem and other advanced modems. 4. System Design Issues. Mission critical Intranet issues including asymmetric routing, reliable multicast, impact of user mobility: small antennas and pointing errors, low efficiency and data rates, traffic handoff, hub-assist mitigations. Comm. on the move vs. comm. on the halt. Military and commercial content delivery case histories. 5. 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. 6. Design Case Histories. Integrating voice and data requirements in mission-critical networks using TDMA/DAMA. Start with offered-demand and 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. Investigate hub assist in mobile networks with small antennas. 7. A View of the Future. Impact of Ka-band and spot beam satellites. Benefits and issues associated with Onboard Processing. LEO, MEO, GEOs. 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  9. 9. Orbital & Launch Mechanics-Fundamentals Ideas and Insights Each Stu receive a dent will receiver free GPS with co displays lor map ! April 14-17, 2014 Columbia, Maryland 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 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? $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Video! www.aticourses.com/fundamentals_orbital_launch_mechanics.htm 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 9
  10. 10. SATCOM Technology & Networks Summary This three-day short course provides accurate background in the fundamentals, applications and approach for cutting-edge satellite networks for use in military and civil government environments. The focus is on commercial SATCOM solutions (GEO and LEO) and government satellite systems (WGS, MUOS and A-EHF), assuring thorough coverage of evolving capabilities. It is appropriate for non-technical professionals, managers and engineers new to the field as well as experienced professionals wishing to update and round out their understanding of current systems and solutions. Instructor Bruce Elbert is a recognized SATCOM technology and network expert and has been involved in the satellite and telecommunications industries for over 35 years. He consults to major satellite organizations and government agencies in the technical and operations aspects of applying satellite technology. Prior to forming his consulting firm, he was Senior Vice President of Operations in the international satellite division of Hughes Electronics (now Boeing Satellite), where he introduced advanced broadband and mobile satellite technologies. He directed the design of several major satellite projects, including Palapa A, Indonesia's original satellite system; the Hughes Galaxy satellite system; and the development of the first GEO mobile satellite system capable of serving handheld user terminals. 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); and The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, 2001). Mr. Elbert holds the MSEE from the University of Maryland, College Park, the BEE from the City University of New York, and the MBA from Pepperdine University. He is adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison, covering various aspects of data communications, and presents satellite communications short courses through UCLA Extension. He served as a captain in the US Army Signal Corps, including a tour with the 4th Infantry Division in South Vietnam and as an Instructor Team Chief at the Signal School, Ft. Gordon, GA. What You Will Learn • How a satellite functions to provide communications links to typical earth stations and user terminals. • The various technologies used to meet requirements for bandwidth, service quality and reliability. • Basic characteristics of modulation, coding and Internet Protocol processing. • How satellite links are used to satisfy requirements of the military for mobility and broadband network services for warfighters. • The characteristics of the latest US-owned MILSATCOM systems, including WGS, MUOS, AEHF, and the approach for using commercial satellites at L, C, X, Ku and Ka bands. • Proper application of SATCOM to IP networks. 10 – Vol. 116 May 20-22, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 1. Principles of Modern SATCOM Systems. Fundamentals of satellites and their use in communications networks of earth stations: Architecture of the space segment - GEO and non-GEO orbits, impact on performance and coverage. Satellite construction: program requirements and duration; major suppliers: Boeing, EADS Astrium, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital Sciences, Space Systems/Loral, Thales Alenia. Basic design of the communications satellite - repeater, antennas, spacecraft bus, processor; requirements for launch, lifetime, and retirement from service. Network arrangements for oneway (broadcast) and two-way (star and mesh); relationship to requirements in government and military. Satellite operators and service providers: Intelsat, SES, Inmarsat, Eutelsat, Telenor, et al. The uplink and downlink: Radio wave propagation in various bands: L, C, X, Ku and Ka. Standard and adaptive coding and modulation: DVB-S2, Turbo Codes, Joint IP Modem. Link margin, adjacent channel interference, error rate. Time Division and Code Division Multiple Access on satellite links, carrier in carrier operation. 2. Ground Segments and Networks of Yser Terminals. System architecture: point-to-point, TDMA VSAT, ad-hoc connectivity. Terminal design for fixed, portable and mobile application delivery, and service management/control. Broadband mobile solutions for COTM and UAV. Use of satellite communications by the military - strategic and tactical: Government programs and MILSATCOM systems (general review): UFO and GBS, WGS, MUOS, A-EHF. Commercial SATCOM systems and solutions: Mobile Satellite Service (MSS): Inmarsat 4 series and B-GAN terminals and applications; Iridium, Fixed Satellite Service (FSS): Intelsat General and SES Americom Government Services (AGS) - C band and Ku band; XTAR - X band, Army and Marines use for short term and tactical requirements - global, regional and theatre, Providers in the marketplace: TCS, Arrowhead, Datapath, Artel, et al. Integration of SATCOM with other networks, particularly the Global Information Grid (GIG). 3. Internet Protocol Operation and Application. Data Networking - Internet Protocol and IP Services. Review of computer networking, OSI model, network layers, networking protocols. TCP/IP protocol suite: TCP, UDP, IP, IPv6. TCP protocol design: windowing; packet loss and retransmissions; slow start and congestion, TCP extensions. Operation and issues of TCP/IP over satellite: bandwidth-delay product, acknowledgement and retransmissions, congestion control. TCP/IP performance enhancement over satellite links. TCP acceleration, HTTP acceleration, CIFS acceleration, compression and caching Survey of available standards-based and proprietary optimization solutions: SCPS, XTP, satellite-specific optimization products, application-specific optimization products, solution section criteria. Quality of service (QoS) and performance acceleration IP multicast: IP multicast fundamentals, multicast deployment issues, solutions for reliable multicast. User Application Considerations. Voice over IP, voice quality, compression algorithms Web-based applications: HTTP, streaming VPN: resolving conflicts with TCP and HTTP acceleration Video Teleconferencing: H.320 and H.323. Network management architectures. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  11. 11. Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction 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 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. 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? February 3-6, 2014 LIVE Instructor-led Virtual (Noon - 4:30pm) April 8-10, 2014 Laurel, Maryland (8:30am - 4:30pm) $1845 "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Video! www.aticourses.com/communications_via_satellite.htm 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; nongeostationary 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 11
  12. 12. Satellite Communications Design & Engineering A comprehensive, quantitative tutorial designed for satellite professionals Newl Updatey d! Course Outline March 4-6, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1890 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Video! www.aticourses.com/satellite_communications_systems.htm 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. 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 lowEarth 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 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. 12 – Vol. 116 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 ReedSolomon 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  13. 13. Satellite Communications Systems-Advanced Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems January 21-23, 2014 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. Material will be complemented with a continuously evolving example of the application of systems engineering practice to a specific satellite communications system. The example will address issues from the highest system architecture down to component details, budgets, writing specifications, etc. 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 communications 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. 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. Cocoa Beach, Florida $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 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-onDemand. 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 13
  14. 14. Satellite Laser Communications NEW! February 25-27, 2014 Columbia, Maryland April 28-May 1, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio $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. 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 multimeter diameter optical ground receiver telescope; active and adaptive optics; and laser beam acquisition, tracking and pointing. 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 lasercommunication system hardware? • How to calculate mass, power and cost of flight systems. 14 – Vol. 116 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; pointahead 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 & GEOGEO; 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. Who should attend Engineers, scientists, managers, or professionals who desire greater technical depth, or RF communication engineers who need to assess this competing technology. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  15. 15. Space Environment – Implications for Spacecraft Design Summary Adverse interactions between the space environment and an orbiting spacecraft may lead to a degradation of spacecraft subsystem performance and possibly even loss of the spacecraft itself. This 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. January 27-28, 2014 Instructor Columbia, Maryland 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. April 15-16, 2014 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. 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. “I got exactly what I wanted from this course – an overview of the spacecraft environment. The charts outlining the interactions 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.” Columbia, Maryland $1245 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 15
  16. 16. Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing March 13-14, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1140 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline 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. 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. 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. 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). Recent attendee comments ... “Instructor demonstrated excellent knowledge of topics.” “Material was presented clearly and thoroughly. An incredible depth of expertise for our questions.” 16 – Vol. 116 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  17. 17. Space Systems Fundamentals January 20-23, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico $1940 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. (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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 17
  18. 18. Spacecraft Power Systems April 8-9, 2014 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Introduction to Space Power Systems Design. Power System overview with focus on the origin of design-driving requirements, technical disciplines, and sub-system interactions. 2. Environmental Effects. Definition of the environmental considerations in the design of power systems including radiation, temperature, UV exposure, and insolation. 3. Orbital Considerations. Basic orbit geometries and calculations for common orbits. Consideration of illumination profiles including effects of spacecraft geometries. 4. Power Sources. Solar cell technologies and basic physics of operation including electrical characteristics and environmental susceptibility. Solar panel design, fabrication, and test considerations. 5. Energy Storage. Battery technologies, and flight-readiness of each. Battery selection and sizing characteristics. Battery voltage profiles, charge/discharge characteristics, and charging methods. Special battery handling considerations. Alternative storage technologies include fuel cell technologies, and fly-wheels. 6. Power System Architectures. System architecture and regulation options including direct energy transfer, peak-power tracking, and hybrid architectures. System level interactions and tradeoffs. 7. Design Example. Sample power system concept design of a LEO mission including selection and sizing of batteries, solar arrays. Focus on real-life trade-offs impacting cost, schedule, and other spacecraft activities and designs. $1140 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This two-day course covers the requirements-driven design principles of the spacecraft power subsystem and its major components. Power source section evaluates available and future technologies in power generation, with a focus on photovoltaic technologies. Energy storage section evaluates available and future storage technologies with a focus on battery technologies. Course cites multiple real-life examples to illustrate the relevancy of the presented material. Instructor Robert Detwiler has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of Aerospace Power Systems design and development. As a member of the technical staff at the California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) he served in a wide range of space power systems positions. While at JPL he was a key contributor to a number of successful power system efforts including Voyager, Galileo, Mars Global Surveyor, Cassini and the Mars Exploration Rovers. His experience base includes power system hardware development, power technology development, and management responsibilities for JPL, NASA and nonNASA programs. He is retired from California Institute of Technology, JPL. Mr. Detwiler has recently performed consulting efforts on space power systems for a number of classified space vehicles at the Northrop Grumman Corporation in Redondo Beach, CA. 18 – Vol. 116 Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  19. 19. Spacecraft Thermal Control 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. 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. 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. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 116 – 19
  20. 20. Agile Boot Camp: An Immersive Introduction Agile Testing There are many dates and locations as these are popular courses: See all at: http://www.aticourses.com/schedule.htm#project $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $200 each Off The Course Tuition." 00 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. 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. 20 – Vol. 116 $1395 (8:30am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $20000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary By using a step-by-step approach this 2-day program will introduce you to high speed methods and technologies that can be relied upon to deliver speed and optimum flexibility. Learning the goals of Agile will help you transition, implement and monitor testing in the High Speed Agile Testing environment so that you can immediately step from the classroom into the office with new found confidence. What You Will Learn • Understand the key differences between traditional and Agile testing practices. • Learn about the different quadrants of Agile testing and how they are used to support the team and critique the product. • Get exposed to the different levels of test automation and understand what the right mix is to accelerate testing. • Operate in a time constrained development cycle without losing testable value. • Capitalize on test development through use & reuse management. • Integrate team testing into Agile projects. • Engage stakeholders in quality trade-off decision-making. • Coach story card contributors in test case construction. • Gain exposure to automation support opportunities. Course Outline 1. Agile Testing. We will discuss the testing and it's role in software quality. 2. Testing Practices. The benefits that various types of testing provide to the team will be reviewed. Additional discussion will focus on the how and what to automate to shorten feedback cycles. 3. Quality Practices. Understanding that getting feedback is as important as testing. We will discuss techniques that provide feedback on the quality of software and the effectiveness of the process. 4. Unit Testing & Test Driven Development (TDD). We will introduce Unit Testing and Test Driven Development. The benefits and process of TDD and how it can lead to better overall design and simplicity and engage the Developer in the test processing will be discussed. 5. Continuous Integration. The concept of Continuous Integration and the CI Attitude will be discussed. Continuous Integration provides an essential role in maintaining a continuous process for providing feedback to the team. 6. Acceptance Testing. The discipline of Acceptance Testing can lead to better collaboration with both the customer and the team. Automating Acceptance Tests can provide an invaluable tool to support the creation higher quality software and continue to support the team from story to story and sprint to sprint. 7. Functional Testing Web Applications & Web Services. As we develop a functioning application we can perform higher-level and coarser grained functional tests. Functional testing software, web applications and web services will be explored. 8. Hands-on Critiquing the Product. Everything can't be automated, nor should it. We will discuss manual technique that will help us critique the product and provide valuable feedback. We will discuss when and how these testing techniques should be used effectively. 9. Using Tools to Test. Complexity and Critique the Product Tools can be used to testing complex, critical attributes of the software. We will discuss when and tools should be used to test the complex, critical qualities of software. 10. High-Speed Testing Techniques. We'll introduce some techniques that can speed the testing process and provide faster feedback to the team and customer. 11. Iterating to Testing Agility. How do we ever get there? We will discuss pragmatic techniques to iterate your team and organization to Testing Agility. We will discuss and craft a roadmap for your team and organization based off the practices and techniques discussed. Register online at www.ATIcourses.com or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805

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