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  1. 1. APPLIED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 114 Valid through July 2013 AL HNIC G TEC ININ TE TRA & ONSI 4 IC PUBL 98 SIN CE 1 Sign Up to Access Course Samplers Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Radar, Missiles & DefenseSystems Engineering & Project Management Space & Satellites Systems Engineering & Communications
  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 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,, lists over 50 additional courses that we offer. For 26 years, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has earned the TRUST of training departments nationwide. We have presented “on-site” training at all major DoD facilities and NASA centers, and for a large number of their contractors. Since 1984, we have emphasized the big picture systems engineering perspective in: - Defense Topics - Engineering & Data Analysis - Sonar & Acoustic Engineering - Space & Satellite Systems - Systems Engineering with instructors who love to teach! We are constantly adding new topics to our list of courses - please call if you have a scientific or engineering training requirement that is not listed. We would love to send you a quote for an onsite course! For “on-site” presentations, we can tailor the course, combine course topics for audience relevance, and develop new or specialized courses to meet your objectives. Regards, P.S. We can help you arrange “on-site” courses with your training department. Give us a call.2 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  3. 3. Table of Contents Space & Satellite Systems Software Defined Radio Engineering NEW! Jun 18-20, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Communications Payload Design - Satellite System ArchitectureAug 12-15, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Synthetic Aperture Radar - FundamentalsEarth Station Design Jun 10-11, 2013 • Chantilly, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Apr 15-18, 2013 • Colorado Springs, Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Synthetic Aperture Radar - AdvancedMay 13-16, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jun 12-13, 2013 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Ground Systems Design & Operation Tactical Battlefield Communications Electronic WarfareMay 7-9, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Jul 15-18, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36IP Networking over Satellite Unmanned Aircraft System FundamentalsJun 18-20, 2013 • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Jul 23-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37SATCOM Technology & Networks Engineering & CommunicationsJun 4-6, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Satellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Antenna & Array FundamentalsMay 20-23, 2013 • Virtual Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Jun 4-6, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Jun 11-13, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - Fundamentals NEW!Satellite RF Communications and Onboard Processing Sep 24-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Apr 9-11, 2013 • Greenbelt, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Computational Electromagnetics NEW!Jul 16-18, 2013 • Greenbelt, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 May 14-16, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications EMI / EMC in Military SystemsApr 23-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Apr 9-11, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Space Mission Structures Sep 24-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41May 14-17, 2013 • Littleton, Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Eureka Method: How to Think Like An Inventor NEW! Systems Engineering & Project Management June 25-26, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Kalman, H-Infinity & Nonlinear EstimationAgile Boot Camp: An Immersive Introduction NEW! Jun 11-13, 2013 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Apr 2013 - Jul 2013• (Please See Page 14 For Available Dates). 13 Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLABAgile Project Management Certification Workshop NEW! Jun 10-13, 2013 • Newport, Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Apr 2013 - Jul 2013 • (Please See Page 14 For Available Dates) 14 Statistics with Excel Examples – FundamentalsAgile in the Government Environment Jun 18-19, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Apr 2013 - Jul 2013 • (Please See Page 15 For Available Dates) 15 Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering NEW!Certified Scrum Master Workshop July 15-18, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Apr 2013 - Jul 2013 • (Please See Page 16 For Available Dates) . 16 Understanding Sensors for Test & MeasurementCSEP Preparation Jun 11-13, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Apr 23-24, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical ApproachJun 7-8, 2013 • Dallas, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Aug 5-6, 2013 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Jun 11-13, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Cost Estimating Wireless Digital CommunicationsJun 18-19, 2013 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 May 7-8, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49COTS-Based Systems Engineering-Fundamentals Acoustics & Sonar EngineeringJul 23-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Model Based Systems Engineering NEW! Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements & ApplicationsSep 17-19, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jun 25-27, 2013 • Newport, Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Project Management Professional (PMP) Applied Physical Oceanography & AcousticsApr 2013 - Jul 2013 • (Please See Page 21 For Available Dates) . 21 Jun 11-13, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Requirements Engineering With DEVSME NEW! Mechanics of Underwater NoiseApr 23-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 May 7-8, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Sep 10-12, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Passive & Active Sonar - FundamentalsTechnical CONOPS & Concepts Masters Course Jul 15-18, 2013 • Newport, Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Apr 16-18, 2013 • Virginia Beach, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Random Vibration & Shock Testing - FundamentalsJul 9-11, 2013 • Virginia Beach, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Apr 9-11, 2013 • Beltsville, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Aug 20-22, 2013 • Santa Barbara, California . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Defense, Missiles, & Radar Sep 17-19, 2013 • Boxborough, Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . 54AESA Airborne Radar Theory & Operations NEW! Sonar Principles & ASW AnalysisMay 13-16, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Jun 18-20, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Sep 16-19, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sonar Signal ProcessingCyber Warfare - Global Trends Jul 23-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Jun 18-20, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Sonar Transducer Design - FundamentalsGPS Technology Jul 16-18, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Apr 22-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Submarines and Anti-Submarine WarfareMissile System Design Jul 15-17, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Sep 16-19, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Underwater Acoustics for Biologists & Conservation ManagersModern Missile Analysis Sep 24-26, 2013 • Silver Spring, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59May 13-16, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Underwater Acoustics, Modeling and SimulationModern Radar - Principles Apr 22-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60May 6-9, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 July 22-25, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion (MSDF) Undersea Warfare - AdvancedMay 21-23, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Radar 101 / 201 Apr 30 - May 2, 2013 • Newport, Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . 61Apr 16-17, 2013 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 May 21-23, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Radar Signal Analysis & Processing with MATLAB NEW! Vibration & Noise ControlJul 16-18, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 May 20-23, 2013 • Cambridge, Massachusetts . . . . . . . . . . . 62Radar Systems Design & Engineering Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63Jul 15-18, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register . . . . . 64Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 3
  4. 4. Communications Payload Design and Satellite System Architecture August 12-15, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Communications Payloads and Service Requirements. Bandwidth, coverage, services and applications; RF link characteristics and appropriate use of link $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) budgets; bent pipe payloads using passive and active "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each components; specific demands for broadband data, IP over Off The Course Tuition." satellite, mobile communications and service availability; Video! principles for using digital processing in system architecture, and on-board processor examples at L band (non-GEO GEO) and Ka band. 2. Systems Engineering to Meet Service Requirements. Transmission engineering of the satellite link Summary and payload (modulation and FEC, standards such as DVB-S2 This four-day course provides communications and and Adaptive Coding and Modulation, ATM and IP routing in satellite systems engineers and system architects with a space); optimizing link and payload design through comprehensive and accurate approach for the consideration of traffic distribution and dynamics, link margin, specification and detailed design of the communications RF interference and frequency coordination requirements. payload and its integration into a satellite system. Both 3. Bent-pipe Repeater Design. Example of a detailed standard bent pipe repeaters and digital processors (on block and level diagram, design for low noise amplification, board and ground-based) are studied in depth, and down-conversion design, IMUX and band-pass filtering, group optimized from the standpoint of maximizing throughput delay and gain slope, AGC and linearizaton, power and coverage (single footprint and multi-beam). amplification (SSPA and TWTA, linearization and parallel Applications in Fixed Satellite Service (C, X, Ku and Ka combining), OMUX and design for high power/multipactor, bands) and Mobile Satellite Service (L and S bands) are redundancy switching and reliability assessment. addressed as are the requirements of the associated 4. Spacecraft Antenna Design and Performance. Fixed ground segment for satellite control and the provision of reflector systems (offset parabola, Gregorian, Cassegrain) services to end users. Discussion will address inter- feeds and feed systems, movable and reconfigurable satellite links using millimeter wave RF and optical antennas; shaped reflectors; linear and circular polarization. technologies. The text, Satellite Communication – Third 5. Communications Payload Performance Budgeting. Edition (Artech House, 2008) is included. 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 Instructor noise; third-order intercept (3ICP), gain flatness, group delay; Bruce R. Elbert (MSEE, MBA) is president of an non-linear phase shift (AM/PM); out of band rejection and independent satellite communications amplitude non-linearity (C3IM and NPR). consulting firm. He is a recognized satellite 6. On-board Digital Processor Technology. A/D and D/A communications expert with 40 years of conversion, digital signal processing for typical channels and experience in satellite communications formats (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); demodulation and payload and systems engineering remodulation, multiplexing and packet switching; static and beginning at COMSAT Laboratories and dynamic beam forming; design requirements and service including 25 years with Hughes Electronics impacts. (now Boeing Satellite). He has contributed 7. Multi-beam Antennas. Fixed multi-beam antennas to the design and construction of major using multiple feeds, feed layout and isloation; phased array communications satellites, including Intelsat V, Inmarsat 4, approaches using reflectors and direct radiating arrays; on- Galaxy, Thuraya, DIRECTV, Morelos (Mexico) and Palapa board versus ground-based beamforming. A (Indonesia). Mr. Elbert led R&D in Ka band systems and 8. RF Interference and Spectrum Management is a prominent expert in the application of millimeter wave Considerations. Unraveling the FCC and ITU international technology to commercial use. He has written eight books, regulatory and coordination process; choosing frequency including: The Satellite Communication Applications bands that address service needs; development of regulatory Handbook – Second Edition (Artech House, 2004), The and frequency coordination strategy based on successful case Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth studies. Station Handbook (Artech House, 2004), and Introduction 9. Ground Segment Selection and Optimization. to Satellite Communication - Third Edition (Artech House, Overall architecture of the ground segment: satellite TT&C and 2008), is included. communications services; earth station and user terminal capabilities and specifications (fixed and mobile); modems and baseband systems; selection of appropriate antenna based on What You Will Learn link requirements and end-user/platform considerations. • How to transform system and service requirements into 10. Earth station and User Terminal Tradeoffs: RF payload specifications and design elements. tradeoffs (RF power, EIRP, G/T); network design for provision • What are the specific characteristics of payload of service (star, mesh and hybrid networks); portability and components, such as antennas, LNAs, microwave filters, mobility. channel and power amplifiers, and power combiners. 11. Performance and Capacity Assessment. • What space and ground architecture to employ when Determining capacity requirements in terms of bandwidth, evaluating on-board processing and multiple beam power and network operation; selection of the air interface antennas, and how these may be configured for optimum (multiple access, modulation and coding); interfaces with end-to-end performance. satellite and ground segment; relationship to available • How to understand the overall system architecture and the standards in current use and under development. capabilities of ground segment elements - hubs and remote 12. Advanced Concepts for Inter-satellite Links and terminals - to integrate with the payload, constellation and System Verification. Requirements for inter-satellite links in end-to-end system. communications and tracking applications. RF technology at • From this course you will obtain the knowledge, skill and Ka and Q bands; optical laser innovations that are applied to ability to configure a communications payload based on its satellite-to-satellite and satellite-to-ground links. Innovations in service requirements and technical features. You will verification of payload and ground segment performance and understand the engineering processes and device operation; where and how to review sources of available characteristics that determine how the payload is put technology and software to evaluate subsystem and system together and operates in a state - of - the - art performance; guidelines for overseeing development and telecommunications system to meet user needs. evaluating alternate technologies and their sources.4 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  5. 5. Earth Station Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance for Satellite Communications April 15-18, 2013 Colorado Springs, Colorado May 13-16, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Ground Segment and Earth Station Technical Aspects. $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Evolution of satellite communication earth stations— teleports and hubs • Earth station design philosophy for performance and operational effectiveness • Engineering "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each principles • Propagation considerations • The isotropic source, Off The Course Tuition." line of sight, antenna principles • Atmospheric effects: Video! 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) • Summary Forward error correction techniques (Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, This intensive four-day course is intended for satellite Turbo, and LDPC codes) • Transmission equation and its communications engineers, earth station design relationship to the link budget • Radio frequency clearance and interference consideration • RFI prediction techniques • professionals, and operations and maintenance managers Antenna sidelobes (ITU-R Rec 732) • Interference criteria and and technical staff. The course provides a proven coordination • Site selection • RFI problem identification and approach to the design of modern earth stations, from the resolution. system level down to the critical elements that determine 2. Major Earth Station Engineering. the performance and reliability of the facility. We address RF terminal design and optimization. Antennas for major the essential technical properties in the baseband and RF, earth stations (fixed and tracking, LP and CP) • Upconverter and delve deeply into the block diagram, budgets and and HPA chain (SSPA, TWTA, and KPA) • LNA/LNB and downconverter chain. Optimization of RF terminal specification of earth stations and hubs. Also addressed configuration and performance (redundancy, power are practical approaches for the procurement and combining, and safety) • Baseband equipment configuration implementation of the facility, as well as proper practices and integration • Designing and verifying the terrestrial for O&M and testing throughout the useful life. The overall interface • Station monitor and control • Facility design and methodology assures that the earth station meets its implementation • Prime power and UPS systems. Developing requirements in a cost effective and manageable manner. environmental requirements (HVAC) • Building design and construction • Grounding and lightening control. Each student will receive a copy of Bruce R. Elbert’s text 3. Hub Requirements and Supply. The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Earth station uplink and downlink gain budgets • EIRP Station Engineering Handbook, Artech House, 2001. budget • Uplink gain budget and equipment requirements • G/T budget • Downlink gain budget • Ground segment supply Instructor process • Equipment and system specifications • Format of a Request for Information • Format of a Request for Proposal • Bruce R. Elbert, (MSEE, MBA) is president of an Proposal evaluations • Technical comparison criteria • independent satellite communications Operational requirements • Cost-benefit and total cost of consulting firm. He is a recognized ownership. satellite communications expert and 4. Link Budget Analysis using SatMaster Tool . has been involved in the satellite and Standard ground rules for satellite link budgets • Frequency telecommunications industries for over band selection: L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka. Satellite footprints 40 years. He founded ATSI to assist (EIRP, G/T, and SFD) and transponder plans • Introduction to the user interface of SatMaster • File formats: antenna major private and public sector pointing, database, digital link budget, and regenerative organizations that develop and operate digital video repeater link budget • Built-in reference data and calculators • and broadband networks using satellite technologies Example of a digital one-way link budget (DVB-S) using and services. During 25 years with Hughes equations and SatMaster • Transponder loading and optimum Electronics, he directed the design of several major multi-carrier backoff • Review of link budget optimization techniques using the program’s built-in features • Minimize satellite projects, including Palapa A, Indonesia’s required transponder resources • Maximize throughput • original satellite system; the Galaxy follow-on system Minimize receive dish size • Minimize transmit power • (the largest and most successful satellite TV system in Example: digital VSAT network with multi-carrier operation • the world); and the development of the first GEO Hub optimization using SatMaster. mobile satellite system capable of serving handheld 5. Earth Terminal Maintenance Requirements and user terminals. Mr. Elbert was also ground segment Procedures. manager for the Hughes system, which included eight Outdoor systems • Antennas, mounts and waveguide • Field of view • Shelter, power and safety • Indoor RF and IF teleports and 3 VSAT hubs. He served in the US Army systems • Vendor requirements by subsystem • Failure modes Signal Corps as a radio communications officer and and routine testing. instructor. By considering the technical, business, and 6. VSAT Basseband Hub Maintenance Requirements operational aspects of satellite systems, Mr. Elbert has and Procedures. contributed to the operational and economic success IF and modem equipment • Performance evaluation • Test of leading organizations in the field. He has written procedures • TDMA control equipment and software • seven books on telecommunications and IT, including Hardware and computers • Network management system • System software Introduction to Satellite Communication, Third Edition (Artech House, 2008). The Satellite Communication 7. Hub Procurement and Operation Case Study. General requirements and life-cycle • Block diagram • Applications Handbook, Second Edition (Artech Functional division into elements for design and procurement House, 2004); The Satellite Communication Ground • System level specifications • Vendor options • Supply Segment and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, specifications and other requirements • RFP definition • 2001), the course text. Proposal evaluation • O&M planningRegister online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 5
  6. 6. Ground Systems Design and Operation May 7-9, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Summary "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each This three-day course provides a practical Off The Course Tuition." 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 Course Outline Ground System design and operations. This course is intended for engineers, technical 1. The Link Budget. An introduction to managers, and scientists who are interested in basic communications system principles and acquiring a working understanding of ground systems theory; system losses, propagation effects, as an introduction to the field or to help broaden their Ground Station performance, and frequency overall understanding of space mission systems and selection. mission operations. It is also ideal for technical professionals who need to use, manage, operate, or 2. Ground System Architecture and purchase a ground system. System Design. An overview of ground system topology providing an introduction to Instructor ground system elements and technologies. Steve Gemeny is Director of Engineering for 3. Ground System Elements. An element Syntonics.  Formerly Senior Member of by element review of the major ground station the Professional Staff at The Johns subsystems, explaining roles, parameters, Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where  he served as Ground limitations, tradeoffs, and current technology. Station Lead for the TIMED mission to 4. Figure of Merit (G/T). An introduction to explore Earth’s atmosphere and Lead the key parameter used to characterize Ground System Engineer on the New satellite ground station performance, bringing Horizons mission to explore Pluto by all ground station elements together to form a 2020. Prior to joining the Applied Physics Laboratory, Mr. Gemeny held numerous engineering and technical complete system. sales positions with Orbital Sciences Corporation, 5. Modulation Basics. An introduction to Mobile TeleSystems Inc. and COMSAT Corporation modulation types, signal sets, analog and beginning in 1980. Mr. Gemeny is an experienced digital modulation schemes, and modulator - professional in the field of Ground Station and Ground demodulator performance characteristics. System design in both the commercial world and on NASA Science missions with a wealth of practical 6. Ranging and Tracking. A discussion of knowledge spanning more than three decades. Mr. ranging and tracking for orbit determination. Gemeny delivers his experiences and knowledge to his 7. Ground System Networks and students with an informative and entertaining presentation style. Standards. A survey of several ground system networks and standards with a discussion of applicability, advantages, What You Will Learn disadvantages, and alternatives. • The fundamentals of ground system design, 8. Ground System Operations. A architecture and technology. discussion of day-to-day operations in a typical • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the spacecraft-to- ground communications link. ground system including planning and staffing, • Cost and performance tradeoffs in the design and spacecraft commanding, health and status implementation of a ground system. monitoring, data recovery, orbit determination, • The capabilities and limitations of the various and orbit maintenance. modulation types (FM, PSK, QPSK). 9. Trends in Ground System Design. A • The fundamentals of ranging and orbit determination discussion of the impact of the current cost and for orbit maintenance. schedule constrained approach on Ground • Basic day-to-day operations practices and System design and operation, including COTS procedures for typical ground systems. hardware and software systems, autonomy, • Current trends and recent experiences in cost and and unattended “lights out” operations. schedule constrained operations.6 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  7. 7. IP Networking Over Satellite Summary This three-day Live Virtual or two-day in-person course is Performance and Efficiency designed for satellite engineers and managers in military, government and industry who need to increase their understanding of how Internet Protocols (IP) can be used to efficiently transmit mission- June 18-20, 2013 critical converged traffic over satellites. IP has become the worldwide LIVE Instructor-led Virtual 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 $1150 (Noon - 4:30pm) content anywhere in the world. New generation, high throughput satellites provide efficient transport for IP. With these benefits come "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." 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 Instructor capture statistical multiplexing gains, improved satellite modulation Burt H. Liebowitz is Principal Network Engineer at the and coding. Quantitative techniques for understanding throughput MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, and response time are presented. System diagrams describe the specializing in the analysis of wireless satellite/terrestrial interface. Detailed case histories illustrate methods services. He has more than 30 years for optimizing the design of converged real-world networks to produce experience in computer networking, the last responsive networks while minimizing the use and cost of satellite ten of which have focused on Internet-over- resources. The course notes provide an up-to-date reference. An satellite services in demanding military and extensive bibliography is supplied. commercial applications. He was President of NetSat Express Inc., a leading provider of Course Outline such services. Before that he was Chief 1. Overview of Data Networking and Internet Protocols. Technical Officer for Loral Orion, responsible for Internet- Packet switching vs. circuit switching. Seven Layer Model (ISO). The over-satellite access products. Mr. Liebowitz has authored Internet Protocol (IP). Addressing, Routing, Multicasting. Impact of bit two books on distributed processing and numerous articles errors and propagation delay on TCP-based applications. User on computing and communications systems. He has lectured Datagram Protocol (UDP). Introduction to higher level services. NAT extensively on computer networking. He holds three patents and tunneling. Use of encryptors such as HAIPE and IPSec. Impact for a satellite-based data networking system. Mr. Liebowitz of IP Version 6. Impact of IP overheads. has B.E.E. and M.S. in Mathematics degrees from 2. Quality of Service Issues in the Internet. QoS factors for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S.E.E. from streams and files. Performance of voice over IP (VOIP). Video issues. Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. 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. What You Will Learn Use of WAN optimizers, header compression, caching to reduce • IP protocols at the network, transport and application layers. Voice impact of data redundancies, and IP overheads. Performance over IP (VOIP). enhancing proxies reduce impact of satellite delay. Network • The impact of IP overheads and the off the shelf devices available to Management and Security issues including impact of encryption in IP reduce this impact: WAN optimizers, header compression, voice networks. and video compression, performance enhancement proxies, voice 3. Satellite Data Networking Architectures. Geosynchronous multiplexers, caching, satellite-based IP multicasting. satellites. The link budget, modulation and coding techniques. • How to deploy Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms and use traffic Methods for improving satellite link efficiency (bits per second/Hz)– engineering to ensure maximum performance (fast response time, including adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) and overlapped low packet loss, low packet delay and jitter) over communication carriers. Ground station architectures for data networking: Point to links. Point, Point to Multipoint using satellite hubs. Shared outbound • How to use satellites as essential elements in mission critical data carriers incorporating DVB. Return channels for shared outbound networks. systems: TDMA, CDMA, Aloha, DVB/RCS. Suppliers of DAMA • How to understand and overcome the impact of propagation delay systems. Full mesh networks. Military, commercial standards for and bit errors on throughput and response time in satellite-based IP DAMA systems. The JIPM IP modem and other advanced modems. networks. 4. System Design Issues. Mission critical Intranet issues • Impact of new coding and modulation techniques on bandwidth including asymmetric routing, reliable multicast, impact of user efficiency – more bits per second per hertz. mobility: small antennas and pointing errors, low efficiency and data • How adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) can improve bandwidth rates, traffic handoff, hub-assist mitigations. Comm. on the move vs. efficiency. comm. on the halt. Military and commercial content delivery case • How to link satellite and terrestrial circuits to create hybrid IP histories. networks. 5. Predicting Performance in Mission Critical Networks. • How to use statistical multiplexing to reduce the cost and amount of Queuing models to help predict response time based on workload, satellite resources that support converged voice, video, data performance requirements and channel rates. Single server, priority networks with strict performance requirements. queues and multiple server queues. • Link budget tradeoffs in the design of TDM/TDMA DAMA networks. 6. Design Case Histories. Integrating voice and data • Standards for IP Modems: DVB in the commercial world, JIPM in requirements in mission-critical networks using TDMA/DAMA. Start the military world. with offered-demand and determine how to wring out data redundancies. Create statistical multiplexing gains by use of TDMA • How to select the appropriate system architectures for Internet DAMA. Optimize space segment requirements using link budget access, enterprise and content delivery networks. tradeoffs. Determine savings that can accrue from ACM. Investigate • The impact on cost and performance of new technology, such as hub assist in mobile networks with small antennas. LEOs, Ka band, on-board processing, inter-satellite links, traffic optimization devices, high through put satellites such as Jupiter, 7. A View of the Future. Impact of Ka-band and spot beam Viasat-1. satellites. Benefits and issues associated with Onboard Processing. LEO, MEO, GEOs. Descriptions of current and proposed commercial After taking this course you will understand how to implement highly and military satellite systems including MUOS, GBS and the new efficient satellite-based networks that provide Internet access, generation of commercial high throughput satellites (e.g. ViaSat 1, multicast content delivery services, and mission-critical Intranet services to users around the world. Jupiter). Low-cost ground station technology.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 7
  8. 8. SATCOM Technology & Networks Summary June 4-6, 2013 This three-day short course provides accurate background in the fundamentals, applications and Albuquerque, New Mexico approach for cutting-edge satellite networks for use in military and civil government environments. The focus $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) is on commercial SATCOM solutions (GEO and LEO) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and government satellite systems (WGS, MUOS and Off The Course Tuition." 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 Course Outline update and round out their understanding of current 1. Principles of Modern SATCOM Systems. systems and solutions. Fundamentals of satellites and their use in communications networks of earth stations: Architecture of the space segment - GEO and non-GEO orbits, impact on Instructor performance and coverage. Satellite construction: program requirements and duration; major suppliers: Boeing, EADS Bruce Elbert is a recognized SATCOM technology and Astrium, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital network expert and has been involved in the Sciences, Space Systems/Loral, Thales Alenia. Basic satellite and telecommunications industries design of the communications satellite - repeater, antennas, for over 35 years. He consults to major spacecraft bus, processor; requirements for launch, lifetime, satellite organizations and government and retirement from service. Network arrangements for one- agencies in the technical and operations way (broadcast) and two-way (star and mesh); relationship aspects of applying satellite technology. Prior to requirements in government and military. Satellite to forming his consulting firm, he was Senior operators and service providers: Intelsat, SES, Inmarsat, Vice President of Operations in the Eutelsat, Telenor, et al. The uplink and downlink: Radio international satellite division of Hughes Electronics (now wave propagation in various bands: L, C, X, Ku and Ka. Standard and adaptive coding and modulation: DVB-S2, Boeing Satellite), where he introduced advanced broadband Turbo Codes, Joint IP Modem. Link margin, adjacent and mobile satellite technologies. He directed the design of channel interference, error rate. Time Division and Code several major satellite projects, including Palapa A, Division Multiple Access on satellite links, carrier in carrier Indonesias original satellite system; the Hughes Galaxy operation. satellite system; and the development of the first GEO mobile 2. Ground Segments and Networks of Yser satellite system capable of serving handheld user terminals. Terminals. System architecture: point-to-point, TDMA He has written seven books on telecommunications and IT, VSAT, ad-hoc connectivity. Terminal design for fixed, including Introduction to Satellite Communication, Third portable and mobile application delivery, and service Edition (Artech House, 2008), The Satellite Communication management/control. Broadband mobile solutions for Applications Handbook, Second Edition (Artech House, COTM and UAV. Use of satellite communications by the 2004); and The Satellite Communication Ground Segment military - strategic and tactical: Government programs and and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House, 2001). Mr. Elbert MILSATCOM systems (general review): UFO and GBS, holds the MSEE from the University of Maryland, College WGS, MUOS, A-EHF. Commercial SATCOM systems and Park, the BEE from the City University of New York, and the solutions: Mobile Satellite Service (MSS): Inmarsat 4 series MBA from Pepperdine University. He is adjunct professor in and B-GAN terminals and applications; Iridium, Fixed Satellite Service (FSS): Intelsat General and SES Americom the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Government Services (AGS) - C band and Ku band; XTAR Madison, covering various aspects of data communications, - X band, Army and Marines use for short term and tactical and presents satellite communications short courses through requirements - global, regional and theatre, Providers in the UCLA Extension. He served as a captain in the US Army marketplace: TCS, Arrowhead, Datapath, Artel, et al. Signal Corps, including a tour with the 4th Infantry Division in Integration of SATCOM with other networks, particularly the South Vietnam and as an Instructor Team Chief at the Signal Global Information Grid (GIG). School, Ft. Gordon, GA. 3. Internet Protocol Operation and Application. Data Networking - Internet Protocol and IP Services. Review of What You Will Learn computer networking, OSI model, network layers, networking protocols. TCP/IP protocol suite: TCP, UDP, IP, • How a satellite functions to provide communications IPv6. TCP protocol design: windowing; packet loss and links to typical earth stations and user terminals. retransmissions; slow start and congestion, TCP • The various technologies used to meet extensions. Operation and issues of TCP/IP over satellite: requirements for bandwidth, service quality and bandwidth-delay product, acknowledgement and retransmissions, congestion control. TCP/IP performance reliability. enhancement over satellite links. TCP acceleration, HTTP • Basic characteristics of modulation, coding and acceleration, CIFS acceleration, compression and caching Internet Protocol processing. Survey of available standards-based and proprietary optimization solutions: SCPS, XTP, satellite-specific • How satellite links are used to satisfy requirements optimization products, application-specific optimization of the military for mobility and broadband network products, solution section criteria. Quality of service (QoS) services for warfighters. and performance acceleration IP multicast: IP multicast • The characteristics of the latest US-owned fundamentals, multicast deployment issues, solutions for MILSATCOM systems, including WGS, MUOS, A- reliable multicast. User Application Considerations. Voice EHF, and the approach for using commercial over IP, voice quality, compression algorithms Web-based applications: HTTP, streaming VPN: resolving conflicts with satellites at L, C, X, Ku and Ka bands. TCP and HTTP acceleration Video Teleconferencing: H.320 • Proper application of SATCOM to IP networks. and H.323. Network management architectures.8 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  9. 9. Satellite Communications An Essential Introduction Summary This three-day introductory course has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for almost thirty years, in public sessions and on-site to almost every major satellite May 20-23, 2013 manufacturer and operator, to rave reviews. The course is LIVE Instructor-led Virtual intended primarily for non-technical people who must understand the entire field of commercial satellite (Noon - 4:30pm) communications (including their increasing use by government agencies), and by those who must understand and June 11-13, 2013 communicate with engineers and other technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical personnel moving into the Columbia, Maryland 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 $1845 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each primer to the concepts, jargon, buzzwords, and acronyms of the Off The Course Tuition." industry, plus an overview of commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, business and regulatory Video! 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 Course Outline be understood in depth to gain an understanding of the 1. Satellite Services, Markets, and Regulation. concepts illustrated. The first section provides non-technical Introduction and historical background. The place of satellites people with an overview of the business issues, including major in the global telecommunications market. Major competitors operators, regulation and legal issues, security issues and issues and trends affecting the industry. The second section and satellites strengths and weaknesses. Satellite services provides the technical background in a way understandable to and markets. Satellite system operators. Satellite economics. non-technical audiences. The third and fourth sections cover Satellite regulatory issues: role of the ITU, FCC, etc. the space and terrestrial parts of the industry. The last section Spectrum issues. Licensing issues and process. Satellite deals with the space-to-Earth link, culminating with the system design overview. Satellite service definitions: BSS, importance of the link budget and multiple-access techniques. FSS, MSS, RDSS, RNSS. The issue of government use of Attendees use a workbook of all the illustrations used in the commercial satellites. Satellite real-world issues: security, course, as well as a copy of the instructors textbook, Satellite accidental and intentional interference, regulations. State of Communications for the Non-Specialist. Plenty of time is the industry and recent develpments. Useful sources of allotted for questions information on satellite technology and the satellite industry. 2. Communications Fundamentals. Basic definitions Instructor and measurements: channels, circuits, half-circuits, decibels. Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite The spectrum and its uses: properties of waves, frequency telecommunications and the space sciences. bands, space loss, polarization, bandwidth. Analog and digital Since 1984 he has presented professional signals. Carrying information on waves: coding, modulation, seminars on satellite technology and space multiplexing, networks and protocols. Satellite frequency sciences to individuals and businesses in the bands. Signal quality, quantity, and noise: measures of signal United States, Canada, Latin America, quality; noise and interference; limits to capacity; advantages Europe, and Asia. Among the many companies and organizations to which he has of digital versus analog. The interplay of modulation, presented this course are Intelsat, Inmarsat, bandwidth, datarate, and error correction. Asiasat, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, 3. The Space Segment. Basic functions of a satellite. The PanAmSat, ViaSat, SES, Andrew Corporation, Alcatel Espace, space environment: gravity, radiation, meteoroids and space the EU telecommunications directorate, the Canadian Space debris. Orbits: types of orbits; geostationary orbits; non- Agency, ING Bank, NSA, FBI, and DISA. Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical and/or business consultant to NASA, geostationary orbits. Orbital slots, frequencies, footprints, and Arianespace, GTE Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., coverage: slots; satellite spacing; eclipses; sun interference, Moffett-Larson-Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, adjacent satellite interference. Launch vehicles; the launch Hewlett-Packard, and the International Communications campaign; launch bases. Satellite systems and construction: Satellite Society of Japan, among others. He has appeared as structure and busses; antennas; power; thermal control; an invited expert witness before Congressional subcommittees stationkeeping and orientation; telemetry and command. and was an invited witness before the National Commission On What transponders are and what they do. Advantages and Space. He was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the disadvantages of hosted payloads. Satellite operations: annual The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He housekeeping and communications. High-throughput and is author of seven books, including an introductory textbook on processing satellites. Satellite security issues. satellite communications, and of hundreds of articles in the 4. The Ground Segment. Earth stations: types, hardware, space sciences. He has been chairman of several international mountings, and pointing. Antenna properties: gain; satellite conferences, and a speaker at many others. 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 What You Will Learn accidental and intentional interference. • How do commercial satellites fit into the telecommunications industry? 5. The Satellite Earth Link. Atmospheric effects on • How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated? signals: rain effects and rain climate models; rain fade • How do earth stations function? margins. The most important calculation: link budgets, C/N • What is a link budget and why is it important? and Eb/No. Link budget examples. Improving link budgets. • What is radio frequency interference (RFI) and how does it affect Sharing satellites: multiple access techniques: SDMA, FDMA, links? TDMA, PCMA, CDMA; demand assignment; on-board • What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry? multiplexing. Signal security issues. Conclusion: industry • What are the issues and trends driving the industry? issues, trends, and the future.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 9
  10. 10. Satellite RF Communications and Onboard Processing Effective Design for Today’s Spacecraft Systems April 9-11, 2013 Greenbelt, Maryland July 16-18, 2013 Greenbelt, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline Successful systems engineering requires a broad 1. RF Signal Transmission. Propagation of radio understanding of the important principles of modern waves, antenna properties and types, one-way radar satellite communications and onboard data processing. range equation. Peculiarities of the space channel. This three-day course covers both theory and practice, Special communications orbits. Modulation of RF with emphasis on the important system engineering carriers. principles, tradeoffs, and rules of thumb. The latest technologies are covered, including those needed for 2. Noise and Link Budgets. Sources of noise, constellations of satellites. effects of noise on communications, system noise This course is recommended for engineers and temperature. Signal-to-noise ratio, bit error rate, link scientists interested in acquiring an understanding of margin. Communications link design example. satellite communications, command and telemetry, 3. Special Topics. Optical communications, error onboard computing, and tracking. Each participant will correcting codes, encryption and authentication. Low- receive a complete set of notes. probability-of-intercept communications. Spread- spectrum and anti-jam techniques. Instructors 4. Command Systems. Command receivers, decoders, and processors. Synchronization words, Eric J. Hoffman has degrees in electrical engineering and error detection and correction. Command types, over 40 years of spacecraft experience. He command validation and authentication, delayed has designed spaceborne communications commands. Uploading software. and navigation equipment and performed systems engineering on many APL satellites 5. Telemetry Systems. Sensors and signal and communications systems. He has conditioning, signal selection and data sampling, authored over 60 papers and holds 8 patents analog-to-digital conversion. Frame formatting, in these fields and served as APL’s Space commutation, data storage, data compression. Dept Chief Engineer. Packetizing. Implementing spacecraft autonomy. Robert C. Moore worked in the Electronic Systems Group at 6. Data Processor Systems. Central processing the APL Space Department from 1965 until units, memory types, mass storage, input/output his retirement in 2007. He designed techniques. Fault tolerance and redundancy, embedded microprocessor systems for space radiation hardness, single event upsets, CMOS latch- applications. Mr. Moore holds four U.S. up. Memory error detection and correction. Reliability patents. He teaches the command-telemetry- and cross-strapping. Very large scale integration. data processing segment of "Space Systems" Choosing between RISC and CISC. at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. 7. Reliable Software Design. Specifying the Satellite RF Communications & Onboard Processing requirements. Levels of criticality. Design reviews and will give you a thorough understanding of the important code walkthroughs. Fault protection and autonomy. principles and modern technologies behind todays Testing and IV&V. When is testing finished? satellite communications and onboard computing Configuration management, documentation. Rules of systems. thumb for schedule and manpower. 8. Spacecraft Tracking. Orbital elements. What You Will Learn Tracking by ranging, laser tracking. Tracking by range • The important systems engineering principles and latest rate, tracking by line-of-site observation. Autonomous technologies for spacecraft communications and onboard satellite navigation. computing. 9. Typical Ground Network Operations. Central • The design drivers for today’s command, telemetry, and remote tracking sites, equipment complements, communications, and processor systems. command data flow, telemetry data flow. NASA Deep • How to design an RF link. Space Network, NASA Tracking and Data Relay • How to deal with noise, radiation, bit errors, and spoofing. Satellite System (TDRSS), and commercial • Keys to developing hi-rel, realtime, embedded software. operations. • How spacecraft are tracked. 10. Constellations of Satellites. Optical and RF • Working with government and commercial ground stations. crosslinks. Command and control issues. Timing and • Command and control for satellite constellations. tracking. Iridium and other system examples.10 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  11. 11. Solid Rocket Motor Design and Applications For onsite presentations, course can be tailored to specific SRM applications and technologies. April 23-25, 2013 Columbia, Maryland Summary This three-day course provides an overall look - with $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) increasing levels of details-at solid rocket motors (SRMs) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each including a general understanding of solid propellant motor Off The Course Tuition." and component technologies, design drivers; motor internal ballistic parameters and combustion phenomena; sensitivity of system performance requirements on SRM design, Course Outline reliability, and cost; insight into the physical limitations; 1. Introduction to Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs). SRM comparisons to liquid and hybrid propulsion systems; a terminology and nomenclature, survey of types and detailed review of component design and analysis; critical applications of SRMs, and SRM component description and manufacturing process parameters; transportation and characteristics. handling, and integration of motors into launch vehicles and 2. SRM Design and Applications. Fundamental principles missiles. General approaches used in the development of of SRMs, key performance and configuration parameters new motors. Also discussed is the importance of employing such as total impulse, specific impulse, thrust vs. motor formal systems engineering practices, for the definition of operating time, size constraints; basic performance requirements, design and cost trade studies, development equations, internal ballistic principles, preliminary approach of technologies and associated analyses and codes used to for designing SRMs; propellant combustion characteristics balance customer and manufacturer requirements, (instability, burning rate), limitations of SRMs based on the All types of SRMs are included, with emphasis on current laws of physics, and comparison of solid to liquid propellant motos for commercial and DoD/NASA launch vehicles such and hybrid rocket motors. as LM Athena series, OSC GMD, Pegasus and Taurus 3. Definition of SRM Requirements. Impact of series, MDA SM-3 series,strap-on motors for the Delta customer/system imposed requirements on design, reliability, series, Titan V, and Ares / Constellation vehicle. The use of and cost; SRM manufacturer imposed requirements and surplus military motors (Minuteman, Peacekeeper, etc.) for constraints based on computer optimization codes and target and sensor development and university research is general engineering practices and management philosophy. discussed. The course also introduces nano technologies 4. SRM Design Drivers and Technology Trade-Offs. (nano carbon fiber) and their potential use for NASA’s deep Identification and sensitivity of design requirements that affect space missions. motor design, reliability, and cost. Understanding of , interrelationship of performance parameters, component Instructor design trades versus cost and maturity of technology; Richard Lee Lee has more than 45 years in the exchange ratios and Rules of Thumb used in back-of-the space and missile industry. He was a Senior Program envelope preliminary design evaluations. Mgr. at Thiokol, instrumental in the development of the 5. Key SRM Component Design Characteristics and Castor 120 SRM. His experience includes managing Materials. Detailed description and comparison of the development and qualification of DoD SRM performance parameters and properties of solid propellants subsystems and components for the Small ICBM, including composite (i.e., HTPB, PBAN, and CTPB), nitro- Peacekeeper and other R&D programs. Mr. Lee has plasticized composites, and double based or cross-linked propellants and why they are used for different motor and/or extensive experience in SRM performance and vehicle objectives and applications; motor cases, nozzles, interface requirements at all levels in the space and thrust vector control & actuation systems; motor igniters, and missile industry. He has been very active in other initiation and flight termination electrical and ordnance coordinating functional and physical interfaces with the systems.. commercial spaceports in Florida, California, and 6. SRM Manufacturing/Processing Parameters. Alaska. He has participated in developing safety Description of critical manufacturing operations for propellant criteria with academia, private industry and mixing, propellant loading into the SRM, propellant inspection government agencies (USAF SMC, 45th Space Wing and acceptance testing, and propellant facilities and tooling, and Research Laboratory; FAA/AST; NASA and SRM components fabrication. Headquarters and NASA centers; and the Army Space 7. SRM Transportation and Handling Considerations. and Strategic Defense Command. He has also General understanding of requirements and solutions for consulted with launch vehicle contractors in the design, transporting, handling, and processing different motor sizes material selection, and testing of SRM propellants and and DOT propellant explosive classifications and licensing components. Mr. Lee has a MS in Engineering and regulations. Administration and a BS in EE from the University of 8. Launch Vehicle Interfaces, Processing and Utah. Integration. Key mechanical, functional, and electrical interfaces between the SRM and launch vehicle and launch What You Will Learn facility. Comparison of interfaces for both strap-on and straight stack applications.• Solid rocket motor principles and key requirements. 9. SRM Development Requirements and Processes.• Motor design drivers and sensitivity on the design, Approaches and timelines for developing new SRMs. reliability, and cost. Description of a demonstration and qualification program for• Detailed propellant and component design features both commercial and government programs. Impact of decisions regarding design philosophy (state-of-the-art versus and characteristics. advanced technology) and design safety factors. Motor sizing• Propellant and component manufacturing processes. methodology and studies (using computer aided design• SRM/Vehicle interfaces, transportation, and handling models). Customer oversight and quality program. Motor cost considerations. reduction approaches through design, manufacturing, and acceptance. Castor 120 motor development example.• Development approach for qualifying new SRMs.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 11
  12. 12. Space Mission Structures: From Concept to Launch May 14-17, 2013 Littleton, Colorado $1990 (8:30am - 5:00pm) Testimonial "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each "Excellent presentation—a reminder of Off The Course Tuition." how much fun engineering can be." Summary This four-day short course presents a systems perspective of structural engineering in the space industry. Course Outline If you are an engineer involved in any aspect of spacecraft or launch–vehicle structures, regardless of 1. Introduction to Space-Mission Structures. your level of experience, you will benefit from this course. Structural functions and requirements, effects of the Subjects include functions, requirements development, space environment, categories of structures, how environments, structural mechanics, loads analysis, launch affects things structurally, understanding stress analysis, fracture mechanics, finite–element verification, distinguishing between requirements and modeling, configuration, producibility, verification verification. planning, quality assurance, testing, and risk assessment. 2. Review of Statics and Dynamics. Static The objectives are to give the big picture of space-mission equilibrium, the equation of motion, modes of vibration. structures and improve your understanding of 3. Launch Environments and How Structures • Structural functions, requirements, and environments Respond. Quasi-static loads, transient loads, coupled • How structures behave and how they fail loads analysis, sinusoidal vibration, random vibration, • How to develop structures that are cost–effective and acoustics, pyrotechnic shock. dependable for space missions 4. Mechanics of Materials. Stress and strain, Despite its breadth, the course goes into great depth in understanding material variation, interaction of key areas, with emphasis on the things that are commonly stresses and failure theories, bending and torsion, misunderstood and the types of things that go wrong in the development of flight hardware. The instructor shares thermoelastic effects, mechanics of composite numerous case histories and experiences to drive the materials, recognizing and avoiding weak spots in main points home. Calculators are required to work class structures. problems. 5. Strength Analysis: The margin of safety, Each participant will receive a copy of the instructors’ verifying structural integrity is never based on analysis 850-page reference book, Spacecraft Structures and alone, an effective process for strength analysis, Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch. common pitfalls, recognizing potential failure modes, bolted joints, buckling. 6. Structural Life Analysis. Fatigue, fracture Instructors mechanics, fracture control. Tom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry since 1979, at Martin Marietta and Instar 7. Overview of Finite Element Analysis. Engineering. Since founding an Idealizing structures, introduction to FEA, limitations, aerospace engineering firm in 1993, he strategies, quality assurance. has consulted for DigitalGlobe, AeroAstro, 8. Preliminary Design. A process for preliminary AFRL, and Design_Net Engineering. He design, example of configuring a spacecraft, types of has helped the U. S. Air Force Academy structures, materials, methods of attachment, design, develop, and test a series of small preliminary sizing, using analysis to design efficient satellites and has been an advisor to DARPA. He is the structures. editor and principal author of Spacecraft Structures and 9. Designing for Producibility. Guidelines for Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch and is a producibility, minimizing parts, designing an adaptable contributing author to all three editions of Space Mission structure, designing to simplify fabrication, Analysis and Design. Since 1995, he has taught over 150 dimensioning and tolerancing, designing for assembly short courses to more than 3000 engineers and managers and vehicle integration. in the space industry. 10. Verification and Quality Assurance. The Poti Doukas worked at Lockheed Martin Space building-blocks approach to verification, verification Systems Company (formerly Martin methods and logic, approaches to product inspection, Marietta) from 1978 to 2006. He served as protoflight vs. qualification testing, types of structural Engineering Manager for the Phoenix Mars tests and when they apply, designing an effective test. Lander program, Mechanical Engineering 11. A Case Study: Structural design, analysis, Lead for the Genesis mission, Structures and test of The FalconSAT-2 Small Satellite. and Mechanisms Subsystem Lead for the Stardust program, and Structural Analysis 12 Final Verification and Risk Assessment. Lead for the Mars Global Surveyor. He’s a contributing Overview of final verification, addressing late author to Space Mission Analysis and Design (1st and 2nd problems, using estimated reliability to assess risks editions) and to Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: (example: negative margin of safety), making the From Concept to Launch. launch decision.12 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  13. 13. Agile Boot Camp An Immersive Introduction NEW! April 15-17, 2013 Washington DC May 6-8, 2013 Summary King of Prussia, Pennsylvannia Planning, roadmap, backlog, estimating, user May 13-15, 2013 stories, and iteration execution. Bring your team together & jump start your Agile practice Tempe, Arizona There’s more to Agile development than simply a May 22-24, 2013 different style of programming. That’s often the easy part. An effective Agile implementation changes your Austin, Texas methods for: requirements gathering, project estimation and planning, team leadership, producing June 12-14, 2013 high-quality software, working with your stakeholders Baltimore, Maryland and customers and team development. While not a Call 410-956-8805 for additional dates and locations silver bullet, the Agile framework is quickly becoming the most practical way to create outstanding software. We’ll explore the leading approaches of today’s most $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) successful Agile teams. You’ll learn the basic premises Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each and techniques behind Agile so you can apply them to Off The Course Tuition. your projects. Hands-on team exercises follow every section of this class. Learn techniques and put them into practice before you get back to the office. Course Outline 1. Agile Introduction and Overview. 9. Release Planning. • Why Agile? • Utilizing Velocity • Agile Benefits • Continuous Integration • Agile Basics - Understanding the lingo • Regular Cadence 2. Forming the Agile Team. 10. Story Review. • Team Roles • Getting to the Details • Process Expectations • Keeping Cadence • Self-Organizing Teams 11. Iteration Planning. • Communication - inside and out • Task Breakdown 3. Product Vision. • Time Estimates • Five Levels of Planning in Agile • Definition of “Done” • Importance of Product Vision 12. Iteration Execution. • Creating and Communicating Vision • Collaboration 4. Focus on the Customer. • Cadence • User Roles 13. Measuring/Communicating Progress. • Customer Personas and Participation • Actual Effort and Remaining Effort 5. Creating a Product Backlog. • Burndown Charts • User Stories • Tools and Reporting • Acceptance Tests • Your Company’s Specific Measures • Story Writing Workshop 14. Iteration Review and Demo. 6. Product Roadmap. • Team Roles • Product Themes • Iteration Review • Creating the Roadmap • Demos - a change from the past • Maintaining the Roadmap 15. Retrospectives. 7. Prioritizing the Product Backlog. • What We Did Well • Methods for Prioritizing • What Did Not Go So Well • Expectations for Prioritizing Stories • What Will We Improve 8. Estimating. 16. Bringing It All Together. • Actual vs. Relative Estimating • Process Overview • Planning Poker • TransparencyRegister online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 13