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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  • 14. Agile Project Management Certification Workshop NEW! April 15-17, 2013 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia Summary Prepare for your Agile Certified Practitioner April 22-24, 2013 • Tampa, Florida (PMI-ACP) certification while learning to lead Agile software projects that adapt to change, drive April 22-24, 2013 • Washington, DC innovation and deliver on-time business value in May 13-15, 2013 • Denver, Colorado this Agile PM training course. Agile has made its way into the mainstream — June 3-5, 2013 • Boston, Massachusetts its no longer a grassroots movement to change software development. Today, more organizations and June 24-26, 2013 • Houston, Texas companies are adopting this approach over a more traditional waterfall methodology, and more are June 26-28, 2013 • Washington, DC working every day to make the transition. To stay Call 410-956-8805 for additional dates and locations relevant in the competitive, changing world of project management, its increasingly important that project LIVE VIRTUAL ONLINE management professionals can demonstrate true leadership ability on todays software projects. The April 30-May 3, 2013 Project Management Institutes Agile Certified May 28-31, 2013 Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification clearly illustrates to colleagues, organizations or even potential employers June 25-28, 2013 that youre ready and able to lead in this new age of product development, management and delivery. This $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) class not only prepares you to lead your next Agile Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each project effort, but ensures that youre prepared to pass Off The Course Tuition. the PMI-ACP certification exam. Acquiring this certification now will make you one of the first software professionals to achieve this valuable industry designation from PMI. Course Outline 1. Understanding Agile Project Management. 6. The Project Team. • What is Agile? • Collaboration essentials • Why Agile? • Managing individual personalities • Agile Manifesto • Understanding your coaching style • Agile Principles and project management • The Agile project team roles • Agile Benefits Class Exercise: How an iterative Agile approach Class Exercise: Team dynamics. provides results sooner & more effectively. 7. Project Metrics. 2. The Project Schedule. • Review of common Agile metrics • Managing change while delivering the product • Taskboards as tactical metrics for the team • Project schedule and release plan • Effectively utilizing metrics • Identifying a team’s “velocity” 8. Continuous Improvement. • The Five Levels of Agile planning • Continuous and Agile Project Management Class Exercise: Triple Constraints. • Empowering continuous improvement 3. The Project Scope. • How to conquer Scope Creep • How to effectively use retrospectives • Consistently delivering • Why every team member should care • Understanding complex environments 9. Project Leadership. • Customer in charge of the project scope • Project leadership 4. The Project Budget. • Command and control versus servant • Maximize ROI after delivery • Insulating the team from disruption • Earned value delivery • Matching needs to opportunities • Methods for partnering with your customer Class Exercise: How self-organization quickly 5. The Product Quality. • Employing product demonstrations yields impressive results. • Applying Agile testing techniques 10. Successfully Transitioning to Agile. • How to write effective acceptance criteria • Project Management • Code reviews, paired programming and test driven • Correlating challenges to possible solutions development • How corporate culture affects team ability Class Exercise: A customer-identified product over the course of three iterations. • Overcoming resistance to Agile • Navigating around popular Agile myths 11. A Full Day of Preparation for the Agile Certified Practitioner. • (PMI-ACP) Certification Exam14 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 15. Agile in the Government Environment April 8-9, 2013 Columbia, Maryland May 13-14, 2013 Washington, DC June 24-25, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland $1395 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary A common misconception is that Agility means lack Course Outline of order or discipline, but that’s incorrect. It requires strong discipline. You must have a solid foundation of 1. Self-organized teams, even in a highly practices and procedures in order to successfully matrixed agency or organization. adapt Agile in the Government Environment , and you 2. Simulate a project introduction. Create a must also learn to follow those practices correctly while vision and set of light requirements. tying them to pre-defined, rigid quality goals. This 2- 3. How to plan your product’s release day workshop gives you the foundation of knowledge within the mandated 6 month timeframe. and experience you need in order to be successful on your next federal project. Define principles and 4. How to communicate project status highlight advantages and disadvantages of Agile utilizing both Agile and EVM indicators for development and how to map them to federal progress. guidelines for IT procurement, development and 5. How to satisfy the Office of Management delivery. Get firsthand experience organizing and and Budget (OMB) requirements (Circular A- participating in an Agile team. Put the concepts you 11) while applying an Agile execution learn to practice instantly in the classroom project. approach. Understand and learn how to take advantage of the 6. Understanding customers and how to opportunities for Agile, while applying them within collaborate with them to create User Stories. current government project process requirements. 7. Relative estimatingl. Focus on becoming more accurate rather than precise. What You Will Learn 8. Defining the distinction between • Consistently deliver better products that will capabilities and requirements and when to enable your customer’s success. document each. • Reduce the risk of project failure, missed 9. Identify Agile best practices as they deadlines, scope overrun or exceeded relate to challenges within the federal budgets. environment. • Establish, develop, empower, nurture and protect high-performing teams. Who Should Attend • Identify and eliminate waste from processes. Because this is an immersion course and the intent • Map government project language to Agile is to engage in the practices every Agile team will language simply and effectively. employ, this course is recommended for all team members responsible for delivering outstanding • Foster collaboration, even with teams that are software. That includes, but is not limited to, the distributed geographically and organizationally. following roles: • Clearly understand how EVM and Agile can be • Business Analyst. integrated. • Technical Analyst. • Understand the structure of Agile processes • Project Manager. that breed success in the federal environment. • Software Engineer/Programmer. • Embrace ever-changing requirements for your • Development Manager. customer’s competitive advantage • Product Manager. In this powerful two-day course, youll grasp the • Product Analyst. concepts, principles, and structure of Agile • Tester. development and how these are being applied in • QA Engineer. the unique federal environment. • Documentation Specialist.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 15
  • 16. Certified Scrum Master Workshop April 29-30, 2013 • Minneapolis, Minnesota Summary The Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit organization May 20-21, 2013 • Columbia, Maryland committed to delivering articles, resources, courses, and events that will help Scrum users be successful. The June 10-11, 2013 • Washington, DC Scrum Alliance (sm)’s mission is to promote increased July 11-12, 2013 • Reston, Virginia awareness and understanding of Scrum, provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum, July 15-16, 2013 • Columbus, Ohio and support the iterative improvement of the software development profession. August 22-23, 2013 • Washington, DC The Scrum Alliance(SM) has recently transformed the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification into a more Call 410-956-8805 for additional dates and locations rigourous certificate program with updated content, increased difficulty and a pass/fail outcome. Previously all candidates were initially granted Scrum certification regardless of score, but this is no longer the case. To help $1495 (8:30am - 5:00pm) ensure candidates success, the Certified SrumMaster "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Workshop provides participants with all the information Off The Course Tuition." required to take the new evaluation and become Scrum certified. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while specifically reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster through class interaction, case studies, group excercies and workshops. The evaluation is completed online at the end of training, Course Outline and consists of 35 questions. Participants will also be Short, five-minute exercises and case studies will be scattered registered with the Scrum Alliance, with online access to throughout the two-day session. Longer exercises are detailed class training materials and any updates for two years. below. Time spent on each topic will vary depending on the This course is backed by ASPEs Exam Pass composition of the class and the interest in particular areas. Guarantee. Upon completion of our Scrum Master 1. Agile Thinking. In order for us to understand the Certification Course, if after two attempts within the 60-day benefits of Scrum and the nuances behind its framework, we evaluation period you have not passed the exam and begin with the history of agile methods and how relatively new obtained certification, ASPE will allow you to attend thoughts in software development have brought us to Scrum.. another session of our Scrum Master Certification Course 2. The Scrum Framework. Here well ensure that were all free of charge and pay for you to retake your certification working from the same foundational concepts that make up exam. the Scrum Framework.. 3. Implementation Considerations. Moving beyond Scrums foundational concepts, well use this time to dig What You Will Learn deeper into the reasons for pursuing Scrum. Well also use this • Learn the details on Scrum roles: Team Member, Product time to begin a discussion of integrity in the marketplace and Owner, ScrumMaster. how this relates to software quality.. • Gain an understanding of the foundational/critical concepts 4. Scrum Roles. Who are the different players in the of Scrum with our Certified Scrum Trainer® instructional Scrum game? Well review checklists of role expectations in program. preparation for further detail later in our session. • Understand how to apply empirical thinking to your project 5. The Scrum Team Explored. Since the ScrumMaster is work. looking to protect the productivity of the team, we must • Learn how a teams productivity can be adjusted to account investigate team behaviors so we can be prepared for the for its composition. various behaviors exhibited by teams of different • Appreciate the importance of organizational agreement on compositions. Well also take a look at some Scrum Team software readiness. variants. • Hear why the ScrumMaster role can be the most satisfying 6. Agile Estimating and Planning. Although agile as well as the most difficult job on a project. estimating and planning is an art unto itself, the concepts • Discover how conflict resolution plays a critical role in behind this method fit very well with the Scrum methodology Scrum. an agile alternative to traditional estimating and planning. Well break into project teams that will work through decomposition • Work on a real-world Scrum project live in the classroom. and estimation of project work, and then plan out the project • Learn, practice and utilize the Scrum Framework. through delivery. • Gain a detailed understanding of how to know when 7. The Product Owner: Extracting Value. The driving software is "Done" under Scrum. force behind implementing Scrum is to obtain results, usually • Review and understand the critical characteristics a measured in terms of return on investment or value. How can ScrumMaster must have to succeed. we help ensure that we allow for project work to provide the • Get to the heart of the matter with Scrum, coaching and best value for our customers and our organization? Well take team productivity. a look at different factors that impact our ability to maximize returns. • Compare traditional and Agile project estimating and planning. 8. The ScrumMaster Explored. Its easy to read about the role of the ScrumMaster and gain a better understanding of • Conduct decomposition to estimate a Scrum project. their responsibilities. The difficulty comes in the actual • Practice Scrum meetings including; Sprint planning, Daily implementation. Being a ScrumMaster is a hard job, and well Scrum, Burndowns, Sprint review, and Sprint retrospective. talk about the characteristics of a good ScrumMaster that go • Achieve the first step in Scrum AllianceSM recognized beyond a simple job description. certifications, enabling you to advance to higher levels of 9. Meetings and Artifacts Reference Material. While recognition. most of this material was discussed in previous portions of • Learn a framework to operate large projects using Scrum. class, more detailed documentation is included here for future • Implementing Scrum is about getting results, learn how to reference. maximize your returns using Scrum. 10. Advanced Considerations and Reference Material.16 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 17. Certified Systems Engineering Professional - CSEP Preparation Guaranteed Training to Pass the CSEP Certification Exam April 23-24, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Introduction. What is the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions. Basis of June 7-8, 2013 the examination. Study plans and sample examination questions and how to use them. Plan for the course. Dallas, Texas Introduction to the INCOSE Handbook. Self-assessment quiz. Filling out the CSEP application. August 5-6, 2013 2. Systems Engineering and Life Cycles. Definitions Chantilly, Virginia and origins of systems engineering, including the latest concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy of system $1290 (8:30am - 4:30pm) terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each characteristics and stages, and the relationship of systems engineering to life cycles. Development Video ! Off The Course Tuition. approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development examples. 3. Technical Processes. The processes that take a Summary system from concept in the eye to operation, maintenance This two-day course walks through the CSEP and disposal. Stakeholder requirements and technical requirements and the INCOSE Handbook Version 3.2.2 to requirements, including concept of operations, cover all topics on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, study requirements analysis, requirements definition, plans, and sample examination questions help you to prepare requirements management. Architectural design, including effectively for the exam. Participants leave the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of the INCOSE Handbook, functional analysis and allocation, system architecture study plans, and three sample examinations. synthesis. Implementation, integration, verification, Attend the CSEP course to learn what you need. Follow transition, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal the study plan to seal in the knowledge. Use the sample exam of a system. to test yourself and check your readiness. Contact our instructor for questions if needed. Then take the exam. If you 4. Project Processes. Technical management and do not pass, you can retake the course at no cost. the role of systems engineering in guiding a project. Project planning, including the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Integrated Product and Process Development Instructors (IPPD), Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and tailoring Eric Honour, CSEP, international consultant and methods. Project assessment, including Technical lecturer, has a 40-year career of Performance Measurement (TPM). Project control. complex systems development & Decision-making and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity operation. Founder and former management, configuration management, information President of INCOSE. Author of the management. “Value of SE” material in the INCOSE 5. Enterprise & Agreement Processes. How to Handbook. He has led the development define the need for a system, from the viewpoint of of 18 major systems, including the Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation stakeholders and the enterprise. Acquisition and supply systems and the Battle Group Passive Horizon processes, including defining the need. Managing the Extension System. BSSE (Systems Engineering), US environment, investment, and resources. Enterprise Naval Academy, MSEE, Naval Postgraduate School, environment management. Investment management and PhD candidate, University of South Australia. including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes Mr. William "Bill" Fournier is Senior Software management standard processes, and process Systems Engineering with 30 years experience the last improvement. Resource management and quality 11 for a Major Defense Contractor. Mr. Fournier taught management. DoD Systems Engineering full time for over three years 6. Specialty Engineering Activities. Unique at DSMC/DAU as a Professor of Engineering technical disciplines used in the systems engineering Management. Mr. Fournier has taught Systems processes: integrated logistics support, electromagnetic Engineering at least part time for more than the last 20 and environmental analysis, human systems integration, years. Mr. Fournier holds a MBA and BS Industrial mass properties, modeling & simulation including the Engineering / Operations Research and is DOORS system modeling language (SysML), safety & hazards trained. He is a certified CSEP, CSEP DoD Acquisition, analysis, sustainment and training needs. and PMP. He is a contributor to DAU/DSMC, Major Defense Contractor internal Systems Engineering 7. After-Class Plan. Study plans and methods. Courses and Process, and INCOSE publications. Using the self-assessment to personalize your study plan. Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample What You Will Learn examinations. How to reach us after class, and what to do • How to pass the CSEP examination! when you succeed. • Details of the INCOSE Handbook, the source for the exam. The INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering • Your own strengths and weaknesses, to target your Professional (CSEP) rating is a coveted milestone in study. the career of a systems engineer, demonstrating • The key processes and definitions in the INCOSE knowledge, education and experience that are of high language of the exam. value to systems organizations. This two-day course • How to tailor the INCOSE processes. provides you with the detailed knowledge and • Five rules for test-taking. practice that you need to pass the CSEP examination.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 17
  • 18. Cost Estimating NEW! June 18-19, 2013 Albuquerque, New Mexico $1150 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This two-day course covers the primary methods forcost estimation needed in systems development, includingparametric estimation, activity-based costing, life cycleestimation, and probabilistic modeling. The estimationmethods are placed in context of a Work BreakdownStructure and program schedules, while explaining theentire estimation process. Course Outline Emphasis is also placed on using cost models toperform trade studies and calibrating cost models to 1. Introduction. Cost estimation in context ofimprove their accuracy. Participants will learn how to use system life cycles. Importance of cost estimation incost models through real-life case studies. Common project planning. How estimation fits into thepitfalls in cost estimation will be discussed including proposal cycle. The link between cost estimationbehavioral influences that can impact the quality of costestimates. We conclude with a review of the state-of-the- and scope control. History of parametric in cost estimation. 2. Scope Definition. Creation of a technical work scope. Definition and format of the Work Breakdown Instructor Structure (WBS) as a basis for accurate cost estimation. Pitfalls in WBS creation and how to Ricardo Valerdi, is an Associate Professor of Systems avoid them. Task-level work definition. Class& Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona and a exercise in creating a WBS.Research Affiliate at MIT. He developed the COSYSMO model for estimating systems engineering 3. Cost Estimation Methods. Different ways to effort which has been used by BAE establish a cost basis, with explanation of each: Systems, Boeing, General Dynamics, L-3 parametric estimation, activity-based costing, Communications, Lockheed Martin, analogy, case based reasoning, expert judgment, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and SAIC. etc. Benefits and detriments of each. Industry- Dr. Valerdi is a Visiting Associate of the validated applications. Schedule estimation coupled Center for Systems and Software Engineering at the University of Southern with cost estimation. Comprehensive review of costCalifornia where he earned his Ph.D. in Industrial & estimation tools.Systems Engineering. Previously, he worked at The 4. Economic Principles. Concepts such asAerospace Corporation, Motorola and General economies/diseconomies of scale, productivity,Instrument. He served on the Board of Directors of reuse, earned value, learning curves and predictionINCOSE, is an Editorial Advisor of the Journal of Cost markets are used to illustrate additional methodsAnalysis and Parametrics, and is the author of the book that can improve cost estimates.The Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model(COSYSMO): Quantifying the Costs of Systems 5. System Cost Estimation. Estimation inEngineering Effort in Complex Systems (VDM Verlag, software, electronics, and mechanical engineering.2008). Systems engineering estimation, including design tasks, test & evaluation, and technical management. Percentage-loaded level-of-effort tasks: project What You Will Learn management, quality assurance, configuration• What are the most important cost estimation methods? management. Class exercise in creating cost• How is a WBS used to define project scope? estimates using a simple spreadsheet model and• What are the appropriate cost estimation methods for comparing against the WBS. my situation? 6. Risk Estimation. Handling uncertainties in the• How are cost models used to support decisions? cost estimation process. Cost estimation and risk• How accurate are cost models? How accurate do they management. Probabilistic cost estimation and need to be? effective portrayal of the results. Cost estimation, risk levels, and pricing. Class exercise in• How are cost models calibrated? probabilistic estimation.• How can cost models be integrated to develop estimates of the total system? 7. Decision Making. Organizational adoption of cost models. Understanding the purpose of the• How can cost models be used for risk assessment? estimate (proposal vs. rebaselining; ballpark vs.• What are the principles for effective cost estimation? detailed breakdown). Human side of cost estimationFrom this course you will obtain the knowledge and (optimism, anchoring, customer expectations, etc.).ability to perform basic cost estimates, identify tradeoffs, Class exercise on calibrating decision makers.use cost model results to support decisions, evaluate the 8. Course Summary. Course summary andgoodness of an estimate, evaluate the goodness of a refresher on key points. Additional cost estimationcost model, and understand the latest trends in cost resources. Principles for effective cost estimation.estimation.18 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 19. COTS-Based Systems Engineering-Fundamentals Leveraging Commercial Off-the-Shelf Technology for System Success July 23-25, 2013 NEW! Columbia, Maryland Course Outline 1. COTS Concepts and Principles. Key COTS $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) concepts. COTS-Based Systems Engineering (CBSE). Complexity inherent in COTS-based solutions. CBSE Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. compared and contrasted with Traditional Systems Engineering (TSE). Key challenges and expected benefits of CBSE. COTS lessons learned. Summary 2. COTS Influences on Requirements This three day course provides a systemic overview of Development. Tailored and new approaches to how to use Systems Engineering to plan, manage, and execute projects that have significant Commercial-off-the- requirements. Stakeholder requirements and Shelf (COTS) content. Modern development programs are measures of effectiveness (MOEs). System increasingly characterized by COTS solutions (both Requirements and measures of performance (MOPs). hardware and software) in both the military and Flow down of requirements to COTS components. commercial domains. This course focuses on the fundamentals of planning, 3. COTS Influences on Architecture and Design. execution, and follow-through that allow for the delivery of Architecting principles. Make vs. buy decisions. excellent and effective COTS-based systems to ensure Architectural and design strategies for CBSE. the needs of all external and internal stakeholders are Supporting the inherent independence of the met. Participants will learn the necessary adjustments to leveraged COTS components. Dealing with the unique the fundamental principles of Systems Engineering when dealing with COTS technologies. Numerous examples of interdependencies of overlapping COTS and system COTS systems are presented. Practical information and lifecycles. Support for ongoing change and evolution of tools are provided that will help the participants deal with the COTS components. Architectural frameworks. issues that inevitably occur in the real word. Extensive in- Technical performance measures (TPMs). Readiness class exercises are used to stimulate application of the course material. levels. Modeling and simulation. Each student will receive a complete set of lecture 4. COTS Life Cycle Considerations. Reliability, notes and an annotated bibliography. Maintainability, Availability (RMA). Supportability/Logistics, Usability/Human Factors. Instructor Training. System Safety. Security/Survivability. David D. Walden, ESEP, is an internationally Producibility/ Manufacturability. Affordability. recognized expert in the field of Systems Engineering. Disposability/Sustainability. Changeability (flexibility, He has over 28 years of experience in leadership of adaptability, scalability, modifiability, variability, systems development as well as in organizational robustness, modularity). Commonality. process improvement and quality having worked at McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics before 5. COTS Influences on Integration and V&V. starting his own consultancy in 2006. He has a BS Integration, verification, and validation approaches in a degree in Electrical Engineering (Valparaiso COTS environment. Strategies for dealing with the University) and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering dynamic and independent nature of the COTS and Computer Science (Washington University in St. components. Evolutionary and incremental integration, Louis) and Management of Technology (University of verification, and validation. Acceptance of COTS Minnesota). Mr. Walden is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering components. (INCOSE) and is an INCOSE Expert Systems 6. COTS Influences on Technical Management. Engineering (ESEP). He is also a member of the Planning, monitoring, and control. Risk and decision Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) management, Configuration and information and Tau Beta Pi. He is the author or coauthor of over management. Supplier identification and selection. 50 technical reports and professional papers/presentations addressing all aspects of Supplier agreements. Supplier oversight and control. Systems Engineering. Supplier technical reviews. COTS Integrator role. Who Should Attend What You Will Learn• Prime and subcontractor engineers who procure • The key characteristics of COTS components. COTS components. • How to effectively plan and manage a COTS• Suppliers who produce and supply COTS development effort. components (hardware and software). • How using COTS affects your requirements and• Technical team leaders whose responsibilities include design. COTS technologies. • How to effectively integrate COTS into your systems.• Program and engineering managers that oversee • Effective verification and validation of COTS-based COTS development efforts. systems.• Government regulators, administrators, and sponsors • How to manage your COTS suppliers. of COTS procurement efforts. • The latest lessons learned from over two decades of• Military professionals who work with COTS-based COTS developments. systems.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 19
  • 20. Model Based Systems Engineering with OMG SysML™ Productivity Through Model-Based Systems Engineering Principles & Practices September 17-19, 2013 NEW! Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Course Outline Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each 1. Model-Based Systems Engineering Overview. Off The Course Tuition. Introduction to OMG SysM, role of open standards and open architecture in systems engineering, what is a model, 4 modeling principles, 5 characteristics of a Summary good model, 4 pillars of OMG SysML. This three day course is intended for practicing systems engineers who want to learn how to apply model-driven 2. Getting started with OOSEM. Use case systems engineering practices using the UML Profile for diagrams and descriptions, modeling functional Systems Engineering (OMG SysML™). You will apply requirements, validating use cases, domain modeling systems engineering principles in developing a concepts and guidelines, OMG SysML language comprehensive model of a solution to the class problem, architecture. using modern systems engineering development tools and a 3. OOSEM Activities and Work Products. Walk development methodology tailored to OMG SysML. The through the OOSEM top level activities, decomposing methodology begins with the presentation of a desired the Specify and Design System activity, relating use capability and leads you through the performance of activities case and domain models to the system model, options and the creation of work products to support requirements for model organization, the package diagram. definition, architecture description and system design. The Compare and contrast Distiller and Hybrid SUV methodology offers suggestions for how to transition to specialty engineering, with an emphasis on interfacing with examples. software engineering activities. Use of a modeling tool is 4. Requirements Analysis. Modeling Requirements required. in OMG SysML, functional analysis and allocation, the Each student will receive a lab manual describing how to role of functional analysis in an object-oriented world create each diagram type in the selected tool, access to the using a modified SE V, OOSEM activity –"Analyze Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Methodology Stakeholder Needs”. Concept of Operations, Domain (OOSEM) website and a complete set of lecture notes. Models as analysis tools. Modeling non-functional requirements. Managing large requirement sets. Requirements in the Distiller sample model. Instructor 5. OMG SysML Structural Elements. Block J.D. Baker is a Software Systems Engineer with expertise Definition Diagrams (BDD), Internal Block Diagrams in system design processes and methodologies that support (IBD), Ports, Parts, Connectors and flows. Creating Model-Based Systems Engineering. He has over 20 years of system context diagrams. Block definition and usage experience providing training and mentoring in software and system architecture, systems engineering, software relationship. Delegation through ports. Operations and development, iterative/agile development, object-oriented attributes. analysis and design, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), 6. OMG SysML Behavioral Elements. Activity the UML Profile for Systems Engineering (SysML), use case diagrams, activity decomposition, State Machines, driven requirements, and process improvement. He has state execution semantics, Interactions, allocation of participated in the development of UML, OMG SysML, and behavior. Call behavior actions. Relating activity the UML Profile for DoDAF and MODAF. J.D. holds many behavior to operations, interactions, and state industry certifications, including OMG Certified System machines. Modeling Professional (OCSMP), OMG Certified UML Professional (OCUP), Sun Certified Java Programmer, and he 7. Parametric Analysis and Design Synthesis. holds certificates as an SEI Software Architecture Constraint Blocks, Tracing analysis tools to OMG Professional and ATAM Evaluator. SysML elements, Design Synthesis, Tracing requirements to design elements. Relating SysML requirements to text requirements in a requirements management tool. Analyzing the Hybrid SUV What You Will Learn dynamics.• Identify and describe the use of all nine OMG 8. Model Verification. Tracing requirements to SysML™ diagrams. OMG SysM test cases, Systems Engineering Process• Follow a formal methodology to produce a system Outputs, Preparing work products for specialty model in a modeling tool. engineers, Exchanging model data using XMI,• Model system behavior using an activity diagram. Technical Reviews and Audits, Inspecting OMG SysML• Model system behavior using a state diagram. and UML artifacts.• Model system behavior using a sequence diagram. 9. Extending OMG SysML. Stereotypes, tag• Model requirements using a requirements diagram. values and model libraries, Trade Studies, Modeling and Simulation, Executable UML.• Model requirements using a use case diagram.• Model structure using block diagrams. 10. Deploying OMG SysML™ in your Organization. Lessons learned from MBSE• Allocate behavior to structure in a model. initiatives, the future of SysML.OMG Certified System• Recognize parametrics and constraints and describe Modeling Professional resources and exams. their usage.20 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 21. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Boot Camp May 13-17, 2013 June 10-14, 2013 (Virtual Training – Noon-4:30 pm) Course Outline April 29-May 2, 2013 Part I — The Project Management Life Cycle 1. Introduction. An introduction to the format and scope of Washington, DC this project management training course. PMP Certification Boot Camp Process. June 10-13, 2013 2. PMP Certification: the Credentials. An overview of the Baltimore, Maryland PMI requirements for the PMP certification: • The Project Management Institute • The PMP June 24-27, 2013 Certification • Applying for the Examination • The PMP Examination • The Professional Code of Conduct • Test Washington, DC Subject Areas. Call 410-956-8805 for more dates & locations 3. Project Management Overview. An introduction to Project Management, what it is, and what it isn’t: $2995 (8:30am - 4:30pm) • What is a "Project"? • Project Portfolio Managemen • Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Programs versus Projects • Project Management Office • Off The Course Tuition. Project Phases • Project Life Cycles • The Process Groups • Knowledge Areas • Stakeholders and Stakeholder Management • Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Project Summary Definitions. The PMP Boot Camp is not just a test prep course; we do 4. The Project Environment: An overview of the various not create paper PMPs. In our PMP Boot Camp you will get organizational structures in which a project might operate: skills-based training developed using a proven methodology to meet your PMP goals while developing and reinforcing real- • Organizational Types • Functional Organizations • world project management skills. Matrix Organizations • Projectized Organizations. The PMP Boot Camp offers in-class practice exams to help 5. The Project Management Life Cycle: The five process you learn not only the project management knowledge, but groups that make up the Project Management Life Cycle. also the nature of the Project Management Professional • Initiating Process Group • Planning Process Group • exam, the types of questions asked, and the form the Executing Process Group • Monitoring & Controlling Process questions take. Through practice exercises you will gain Group • Closing Process Group. valuable information, learn how to rapidly recall important Part II — The PMI® Knowledge Areas facts, and generally increase your test-taking skills. 1. The Knowledge Areas: The nine knowledge areas that operate within the five process groups. Who Should Attend: • Project Integration Management • Project Scope This project management training course is aligned to the Management • Project Time Management • Project Cost Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Management • Project Quality Management • Project Fourth Edition. Human Resource Management • Project Communications If you are in IT where PMs skills are becoming a necessity Management • Project Risk Management • Project or if you are interested in or planning to get your PMP Procurement Management. certification, you must take this PMP Boot Camp course. The 2. The Elements of Project Management: A detailed look PMP® certification is a great tool for: at each of the Process groups by means of the Knowledge • Project Managers Areas. • IT Managers/Directors • Initiating Process Group Inputs and Outputs • The Project • Outsourcing Professionals Charter • The Preliminary Project Scope Statement • • QA Managers/Directors Planning Process Group Inputs and Outputs • Project Management Plan • Executing Process Group • • Application Development Managers/Directors Deliverables, Changes, Corrective Action • Monitoring and • Business Analysts Controlling Process Group Inputs and Outputs • Integration • Systems Analysts Management. Integrated Management • Scope • Systems Architect Management • Earned Value, Planned Value, Actual Value • Cost Performance Index, Schedule Performance Index • Closing Process Group Inputs and Outputs. What You Will Learn Specifically, you will: 3. Exam Memorization Guide: Useful memorization charts to aid in test taking. • Learn the subject matter of the PMP examination. • Plan-Do-Check-Act-Cycle • The Nine Knowledge Areas • • Memorize the important test information that has a high Project Integration Management Activities • Project Scope probability of being on your examination. Management Activities • Triple Constraints Mode • Time • Develop time management skills necessary to complete Management Activities • Cost Management Activities • the PMP exam within the allotted time. Earned Value Analysis • Quality Management Activities • • Leverage your existing Project Management Skills. Pareto Diagram • Sigma Values • The Control Chart • • Extrapolate from your real world experiences to the Ishikawa Diagram • Quality versus Grade • Human PMP examination subject matter. Resource Management Activities • Communications Management Activities • Risk Management Activities • Risk • Learn to identify pertinent question information to Responses • Procurement Management Activities. quickly answer examination problems.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 21
  • 22. Requirements Engineering with DEVSME Summary NEW! This two and one half -day course is designed for engineers, managers and educators who wish to enhance their capabilities to capture needs and requirements in a standardized, interoperable format that allows immediate April 23-25, 2013 dynamic visualization of workflows and relationships. One of the most serious issues of modern systems engineering is Columbia, Maryland capturing requirements in an unambiguous, interoperable language that is structured in terms of input, output, timing September 10-12, 2013 and coupling to other requirements. The DEVS Modeling Columbia, Maryland Environment (DEVSME) uses a restricted natural language that is easy to use, but powerful enough to express complex mathematical, logical and process functions in such a way $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) that other engineers and stakeholders will understand the (8:30am- 12:30pm on last day) intent as well as the behavior of the requirement. Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each The course covers the basics of systems concepts and Off The Course Tuition. discrete event systems specification (DEVS), a computational basis for system theory. It demonstrates the application of DEVS to "virtual build and test" requirements engineering in complex information-intensive systems development. The DEVSME Requirements Engineering Environment leverages the power of the DEVS modeling and simulation methodology. Course Outline A particular focus is the application of model-based data engineering in today’s data rich – and information challenged 1. Introduction to the Requirements – system environments. Engineering Process. 2. Introduction to Discrete Event System Instructors Specification. (DEVS)--System-Theory Basis and Bernard P. Zeigler is chief scientist for RTSync, Concepts, Levels of System Specification, System Zeigler has been chief architect for Specifications: Continuous and Discrete. simulation-based automated testing of net-centric IT systems with DoD’s Joint 3. Framework for Modeling and Simulation Interoperability Test Command as well Based Requirements Engineering. DEVS as for automated model composition for Simulation Algorithms, DEVS Modeling and the Department of Homeland Security. Simulation Environments. He is internationally known for his foundational text Theory of Modeling and Simulation, 4. DEVS Model Development. Constrained second edition (Academic Press, 2000), He was natural language DEVS-based model construction, named Fellow of the IEEE in recognition of his System Entity Structure - coupling and hierarchical contributions to the theory of discrete event simulation. construction, Verification and Visualization. Phillip Hammonds is a senior scientist for RTSync, He co-authored (with Professor Zeigler). the 2007 5. DEVS Hybrid Discrete and Continuous book, “Modeling & Simulation-Based Data Modeling and Simulation. Introduction to Engineering: Introducing Pragmatics into Ontologies simulation with DEVSJava/ADEVS Hybrid software, for Net-Centric Information Exchange”. Elsevier Press. Capturing stakeholder requirements for space He has worked as a technical director and program manager for several large DoD contractors where systems communication and service architectures. skilled requirements and data engineering were critical 6. Interoperability and Reuse. System of to project success. Systems Concepts, Component-based systems, modularity, Levels of Interoperability (syntactic, What You Will Learn semantic, and pragmatic). Service Oriented • Overview of IEEE and CMMI approaches to requirements Architecture, Data Distribution Service standards. engineering. • Basic concepts of Discrete Event System Specification 7. Integrated System Requirements (DEVS) and how to apply them using DEVS Modeling Development and Visualization/Testing. Using Environment. DEVS Modeling Environment (DEVSME) – • How to understand and develop requirements and then Requirements capture in an unambiguous, simulate them with both Discrete and Continuous temporal behaviors. interoperable language, structured in terms of input, • System of Systems Concepts, Interoperability, service output, timing and coupling to other requirements, orientation, and data-centricity within a modeling and Automated DEVS-based Test Case Generation, simulation framework. Net-Enabled System Testing – Measures of • Integrated System Development and virtual testing with applications to service oriented and data-distribution Performance/Effectiveness. architectures. 8. Cutting Edge Concepts and Tools. Model From this course you will obtain the understanding and Simulation-based data engineering for interest- of how to leverage collaborative modeling and based collection and distribution of massive data. simulation to develop requirements and analyze complex information-intensive systems engineering Capturing requirements for IT systems problems within an integrated requirements implementing such concepts. Software/Hardware development and testing process. implementations based on DEVS-Chip hardware.22 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 23. Technical CONOPS & Concepts Masters Course A hands on, how-to course in building Concepts of Operations, Operating Concepts, Concepts of Employment and Operational Concept Documents April 16-18, 2013 Virginia Beach, Virginia July 9-11, 2013 Course Outline Virginia Beach, Virginia 1. How to build CONOPS. Operating Concepts (OpCons) and Concepts of Employment (ConEmps). Five levels of $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) CONOPS & two CONOPS templates, when to use each. 2. The elegantly simple Operating Concept and the "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each mathematics behind it (X2-X)/2 Off The Course Tuition." 3. What Scientists, Engineers and Project Managers need to know when working with operational end users. Video! Proven, time-tested techniques for understanding the end user’s perspective – a primer for non-users. Rules for visiting an operational unit/site and working with difficult users and operators. 4. Modeling and Simulation. Detailed cross-walk for CONOPS and Modeling and Simulation (determining the scenarios, deciding on the level of fidelity needed, modeling operational utility, etc.) 5. Clear technical writing in English. (1 hour crash course). Getting non-technical people to embrace scientific methods and principles for requirements to drive solid CONOPS. 6. Survey of major weapons and sensor systems in trouble Summary and lessons learned. Getting better collaboration among This three-day course is designed for engineers, scientists, engineers, scientists, managers and users to build more project managers and other professionals who design, build, effective systems and powerful CONOPS. Special challenges test or sell complex systems. Each topic is illustrated by real- when updating existing CONOPS. world case studies discussed by experienced CONOPS and 7. Forming the CONOPS team. Collaborating with people requirements professionals. Key topics are reinforced with from other professions. Working With Non-Technical People: small-team exercises. Over 200 pages of sample CONOPS Forces that drive Program Managers, Requirements Writers, Acquisition/Contracts Professionals. What motivates them, how (six) and templates are provided. Students outline CONOPS work with them. and build OpCons in class. Each student gets instructor’s 8. Concepts, CONOPS, JCIDS and DODAF. How does it slides; college-level textbook; ~250 pages of case studies, all tie together? templates, checklists, technical writing tips, good and bad CONOPS; Hi-Resolution personalized Certificate of CONOPS 9. All users are not operators. (Where to find the good ones and how to gain access to them). Getting actionable Competency and class photo, opportunity to join US/Coalition information from operational users without getting thrown out of CONOPS Community of Interest. the office. The two questions you must ALWAYS ask, one of which may get you bounced. Instructor 10. Relationship of CONOPS to requirements & contracts. Legal minefields in CONOPS. Mack McKinney, president and founder of a consulting 11. Users. The four essential groups of user-supporters, company, has worked in the defense industry where to find them and how to gain the support of each group. since 1975, first as an Air Force officer for 8 years, then with Westinghouse Defense and 12. R&D and CONOPS. Using CONOPS to increase the Transition Rate (getting R&D projects from the lab to adopted, Northrop Grumman for 16 years, then with a fielded systems). People Mover and Robotic Medic team SIGINT company in NY for 6 years. He now exercises reinforce lecture points, provide skills practice. teaches, consults and writes Concepts of Checklist to achieve team consensus on types of R&D needed Operations for Boeing, Sikorsky, Lockheed for CONOPS (effects-driven, blue sky, capability-driven, new Martin Skunk Works, Raytheon Missile spectra, observed phenomenon, product/process improvement, Systems, Joint Forces Command, MITRE, Booz Allen basic science). Unclassified R&D Case Histories: $$$ millions Hamilton, and DARPA, all the uniformed services and the IC. invested - - - what went wrong & key lessons learned: (Software He has US patents in radar processing and hyperspectral for automated imagery analysis; low cost, lightweight, hyperspectral sensor; non-traditional ISR; innovative ATC sensing. aircraft tracking system; full motion video for bandwidth- disadvantaged users in combat - - - Getting it Right!). What You Will Learn 13. Critical thinking, creative thinking, empathic thinking,• What are CONOPS and how do they differ from CONEMPS, counterintuitive thinking and when engineers and scientists use OPCONS and OCDs? How are they related to the DODAF and each type in developing concepts and CONOPS. JCIDS in the US DOD? 14. DoD Architectural Framework (DoDAF), JCIDS and• What makes a “good” CONOPS? CONOPS. how they play together and support each other.• What are the two types and five levels of CONOPS and when is 15. Lessons Learned From No/Poor CONOPS. Real world each used? problems with fighters, attack helicopters, C3I systems, DHS• How do you get users’ active, vocal support in your CONOPS? border security project, humanitarian relief effort, DIVAD, air After this course you will be able to build and update defense radar, E/O imager, civil aircraft ATC tracking systems OpCons and CONOPS using a robust CONOPS team, and more. determine the appropriate type and level for a CONOPS 16. Beyond the CONOPS: Configuring a program for effort, work closely with end users of your products and success and the critical attributes and crucial considerations systems and elicit solid, actionable, user-driven that can be program-killers; case histories and lessons-learned. requirements.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 23
  • 24. AESA Airborne Radar Theory and Operations NEW! Course Outline 1. Introduction to AESA Radar. The evolution of radar, preview of the antenna, receiver and AESA May 13-16, 2013 modes. 2. Air-Air Operations. The weapons system Columbia, Maryland simulator, mode interleaving concepts, passive sensor September 16-19, 2013 integration, Low Probability of Intercept, Med PRF, HI- Med PRF, cued search, and multi target track. Columbia, Maryland Cumulative vs. single scan detection performance, radar vulnerabilities and strong points. $2045 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 3. Receiver Exciter: Super Heterodyne receiver "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each block diagrams, receiver protector, frequency Off The Course Tuition." multipliers, IF filters, synchronous detectors, and A/D converters. 4. Array Antennas. Gain and beam width Summary calculations. Two dimensional antenna patterns, weighting functions, grating lobes, array steering, This four-day seminar is for practicing monopulse vector measurements. Side lobe, adaptive scientists and engineers and provides a side lobe, and main beam cancellers including clutter comprehensive treatment of the latest technology cancelation for slow moving ground target detection. required to develop an airborne Radar AESA Adaptive beam forming and Space-Time-Adaptive- mode suite incorporating stealth and LPI Processing (STAP). features. The AESA provides huge gains in 5. Radar Equation. The air-air and air-ground reliability and performance over mechanically Radar equations with IF Filters, A/D Integrators, pulse scanned Radars. It also provides huge compression, coherent and non-coherent integration. challenges in designing for high duty cycle, fast 6. Radar Clutter. Airborne Radar clutter sources, beam switching, and adaptive beam formation. Doppler effects, clutter maps, constant clutter gamma The seminar introduces a weapons system model, clutter radar equation. Radomes for minimizing simulator where AESA requirements and designs reflections. Clutter distribution functions and can be evaluated from the end user point of view. simulations. These fundamental requirements are then 7. CFAR. Probability theory, computation of the integrated with new technology receivers to detection threshold. High PRF, cell averaging, greatest formulate state-of-the-art mode designs. The of, and ordered statistic CFAR designs. Clutter templates and window considerations. detection performance for system trade-off studies is quickly computed using an Excel 8. Air-Air Search Modes. Range/Doppler ambiguities, the three PRF regimes. Block diagrams, spread sheet augmented with Visual Basic processing and performance for the Low PRF, all functions included free with the course. Tools for aspect Medium PRF, and long range High PRF Alert- mastering complex algorithms like STAP, Confirm waveforms. Frequency agility considerations, adaptive beam formation and multi target Kalman guard channel and STAP processing. Track mode filters are provided gratis with Mathcad 14.0 waveforms, spoofing and tracking in main beam clutter, simulations and internet references. LPI considerations. 9. Air-Ground Modes. Block diagrams and Instructor processing for real beam map, SEA search and synthetic aperture Radar. Bob Phillips has 38 years experience as a leader in the emerging technologies of airborne 10. Kalman Filters and Tracking. 20+ target track mode block diagrams, design, performance, LPI and Radar systems and software. He was a key stealth considerations. developer of the F16 radar including the APG-80 AESA, the upgraded B1B ESA, the APG-68(V)9, APG-68 and the APG-66 MLU. As a consulting What You Will Learn engineer Bob reviewed designs for AESA, FLIR, • The pilots view of real world practical AESA. and EW systems and taught Radar to pilots and • The design and performance of the unique AESA engineers around the world. Bob holds a BS in Med PRF and Alert/Confirm workhorse waveforms. engineering physics from Merrimack and a • How STAP and adaptive beam formers cancel noise Masters in numerical science from Johns jamming. Hopkins University where he matriculated in post • How to design a 20+ target track mode. graduate studies in electrical engineering. Bob is • How to design high resolution SAR. retired from Northrop Grumman and enjoys • How to detect and track slow moving ground targets sailing and working part time as a Radar with a state-of-the-art main beam clutter canceler. instructor. • How to calculate the detection range of an AESA.24 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 25. Cyber Warfare – Global Trends June 18-20, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Summary Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. This three-day course is intended for operational leaders and programmatic staff involved in the planning, analysis, or testing of  Cyber Warfare and Network-Centric systems. The course will provide perspective on emerging policy, doctrine, strategy, and operational constraints affecting the development of cyber warfare systems. This knowledge will greatly enhance participants ability to develop operational systems and concepts that will produce integrated, controlled, and effective cyber effects at Course Outline each warfare level. U.S. citizenship required 1. Global Internet Governance. for students registered in this course. 2. A Cyber Power Framework. 3. Global Supply Chain & Outsourcing Instructor Issues. Albert Kinney is a retired Naval Officer 4. Critical Infrastructure Issues. and holds a Masters Degree in electrical 5. U.S. Cyberspace Doctrine and Strategy. engineering. His professional experience 6. Cyberspace as a Warfare Domain. includes more than 20 years of experience in research and operational cyberspace 7. Netcentricity. mission areas including the initial 8. U.S. Organizational Constructs in Cyber development and first operational Warfare. employment of the Naval Cyber Attack 9. Legal Considerations for Cyber Warfare. Team. 10. Operational Theory of Cyber Warfare. 11. Operational and Tactical Maneuver in What You Will Learn Cyberspace - Stack Positioning.• What are the relationships between cyber warfare, information assurance, information operations, 12. Capability Development & and network-centric warfare? Weaponization.• How can a cyber warfare capability enable 13. Cyber Warfare Training and Exercise freedom of action in cyberspace? Requirements.• What are legal constraints on cyber warfare?• How can cyber capabilities meet standards for 14. Command & Control for Cyber Warfare. weaponization? 15. Cyber War Case Study .• How should cyber capabilities be integrated with 16. Human Capital in Cybersecurity. military exercises?• How can military and civilian cyberspace 17. Survey of International Cyber Warfare organizations prepare and maintain their workforce Doctrine & Capabilities. to play effective roles in cyberspace? 18. Large-Scale Cybersecurity Mechanisms.• What is the Comprehensive National 19. Social Considerations in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI)? Culture & the Human Interface. From this course you will obtain in-depth 20. Cybersecurity, Civil Liberties, & Freedom knowledge and awareness of the cyberspace Around the World . domain, its functional characteristics, and its organizational inter-relationships enabling your 21. Non-State Actor Trends - Cyber Crime, organization to make meaningful contributions in Cyber Terrorism, Hactivism. the domain of cyber warfare through technical consultation, systems development, and 22. Homeland Security Case Study / operational test & evaluation Industrial Espionage Case Study.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 25
  • 26. GPS Technology International Navigation Solutions for Military, Civilian, and Aerospace Applications April 22-25, 2013 Columbia, Maryland Each Stu $2045 (8:30am - 4:30pm) receive a dent will receiver free GPS Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each with co Off The Course Tuition. displays lor map ! Summary If present plans materialize, 128 radionavigation satellites will soon be installed along the space frontier. They will be owned and operated by six different Video! countries hoping to capitalize on the financial success of the GPS constellation. In this popular four-day short course Tom Logsdon Course Outline describes in detail how these various radionavigation 1. Radionavigation Concepts. Active and passive systems work and reviews the many practical benefits radionavigation systems. Position and velocity solutions. they are slated to provide to military and civilian users Nanosecond timing accuracies. Today’s spaceborne around the globe. Logsdon will explain how each atomic clocks. Websites and other sources of information. radionavigation system works and how to use it in Building a flourishing $200 billion radionavigation empire in space. various practical situations. 2. The Three Major Segments of the GPS. Signal structure and pseudorandom codes. Modulation Instructor techniques. Practical performance-enhancements. Tom Logsdon has worked on the GPS Relativistic time dilations. Inverted navigation solutions. radionavigation satellites and their 3. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering constellation for more than 20 years. He Techniques. Taylor series expansions. Numerical helped design the Transit Navigation iteration. Doppler shift solutions. Kalman filtering algorithms. System and the GPS and he acted as a 4. Designing Effective GPS Receivers. The functions consultant to the European Galileo of a modern receiver. Antenna design techniques. Code Spaceborne Navigation System. His key tracking and carrier tracking loops. Commercial chipsets. assignment have included constellation Military receivers. Navigation solutions for orbiting selection trades, military and civilian applications, force satellites. multiplier effects, survivability enhancements and 5. Military Applications. Military test ranges. Tactical spacecraft autonomy studies. and strategic applications. Autonomy and survivability Over the past 30 years Logsdon has taught more enhancements. Smart bombs and artillery projectiles.. than 300 short courses. He has also made two dozen 6. Integrated Navigation Systems. Mechanical and strapdown implementations. Ring lasers and fiber-optic television appearances, helped design an exhibit for gyros. Integrated navigation systems. Military the Smithsonian Institution, and written and published applications. 1.7 million words, including 29 non fiction books. 7. Differential Navigation and Pseudosatellites. These include Understanding the Navstar, Orbital Special committee 104’s data exchange protocols. Global Mechanics, and The Navstar Global Positioning data distribution. Wide-area differential navigation. System. Pseudosatellites. International geosynchronous overlay satellites. The American WAAS, the European EGNOS, and the Japanese QZSS.."The presenter was very energetic and truly 8. Carrier-Aided Solution Techniques. Attitude-passionate about the material" determination receivers. Spaceborne navigation for NASA’s Twin Grace satellites. Dynamic and kinematic orbit determination. Motorola’s spaceborne monarch" Tom Logsdon is the best teacher I have ever receiver. Relativistic time-dilation derivations. Relativistichad. His knowledge is excellent. He is a 10!" effects due to orbital eccentricity. 9. The Navstar Satellites. Subsystem descriptions."Mr. Logsdon did a bang-up job explaining On-orbit test results. Orbital perturbations and computer modeling techniques. Station-keeping maneuvers. Earth-and deriving the theories of special/general shadowing characteristics. The European Galileo, therelativity–and how they are associated with Chinese Biedou/Compass, the Indian IRNSS, and thethe GPS navigation solutions." Japanese QZSS. 10. Russia’s Glonass Constellation. Performance"I loved his one-page mathematical deriva- comparisons. Orbital mechanics considerations. The Glonass subsystems. Russia’s SL-12 Proton booster.tions and the important points they illus- Building dual-capability GPS/Glonass receivers. Glonasstrate." in the evening news.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 at 888.501.2100 or Vol. 114 – 2626 – Vol. 114 Register online or call ATI 410.956.8805
  • 27. Missile System Design September 16-19, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Video! Course Outline 1. Introduction/Key Drivers in the Missile System Design Process: Overview of missile design process. Examples of system- Summary of-systems integration. Unique characteristics of missiles. Key aerodynamic configuration sizing parameters. Missile conceptual This four-day short course covers the fundamentals of design synthesis process. Examples of processes to establish missile design, development, and system engineering. The mission requirements. Projected capability in command, control, course provides a system-level, integrated method for missile communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance, aerodynamic configuration/propulsion design and analysis. It reconnaissance (C4ISR). Example of Pareto analysis. Attendees addresses the broad range of alternatives in meeting cost, vote on course emphasis. performance, and risk requirements. The methods presented 2. Aerodynamic Considerations in Missile System Design: are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that Optimizing missile aerodynamics. Shapes for low observables. are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving Missile configuration layout (body, wing, tail) options. Selecting flight parameters. Configuration sizing examples are presented for control alternatives. Wing and tail sizing. Predicting normal force, rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and turbo-jet powered drag, pitching moment, stability, control effectiveness, lift-to-drag ratio, and hinge moment. Maneuver law alternatives. baseline missiles. Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed as 3. Propulsion Considerations in Missile System Design: well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missiles Turbojet, ramjet, scramjet, ducted rocket, and rocket propulsion comparisons. Turbojet engine design considerations, prediction and and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Daily roundtable sizing. Selecting ramjet engine, booster, and inlet alternatives. discussion. Design, build, and fly competition. Seventy videos Ramjet performance prediction and sizing. High density fuels. Solid illustrate missile development activities and missile propellant alternatives. Propellant grain cross section trade-offs. performance. Attendees will vote on the relative emphasis of Effective thrust magnitude control. Reducing propellant observables. the material to be presented. Attendees receive course notes Rocket motor performance prediction and sizing. Motor case and as well as the textbook, Missile Design and System nozzle materials. Engineering. 4. Weight Considerations in Missile System Design: How to size subsystems to meet flight performance requirements. Structural design criteria factor of safety. Structure concepts and Instructor manufacturing processes. Selecting airframe materials. Loads prediction. Weight prediction. Airframe and motor case design. Eugene L. Fleeman has 49 years of government, Aerodynamic heating prediction and insulation trades. Dome industry, academia, and consulting material alternatives and sizing. Power supply and actuator experience in Missile Design and System alternatives and sizing. Engineering. Formerly a manager of 5. Flight Performance Considerations in Missile System missile programs at Air Force Research Design: Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic sizing-equations Laboratory, Rockwell International, Boeing, of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of motion. Maximizing and Georgia Tech, he is an international flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory shaping. Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, coast, steady lecturer on missiles and the author of over descent, ballistic, maneuvering, divert, and homing flight. 100 publications, including the AIAA textbook, Tactical 6. Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration: Missile Design. 2nd Ed. Achieving robustness in adverse weather. Seeker, navigation, data link, and sensor alternatives. Seeker range prediction. Counter- countermeasures. Warhead alternatives and lethality prediction. What You Will Learn Approaches to minimize collateral damage. Fuzing alternatives and • Key drivers in the missile design and system engineering requirements for fuze angle and time delay. Alternative guidance process. laws. Proportional guidance accuracy prediction. Time constant contributors and prediction. Maneuverability design criteria. Radar • Critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in subsystems, cross section and infrared signature prediction. Survivability aerodynamic, propulsion, and structure sizing. considerations. Insensitive munitions. Enhanced reliability. Cost • Launch platform-missile integration. drivers of schedule, weight, learning curve, and parts count. EMD and production cost prediction. Designing within launch platform • Robustness, lethality, guidance navigation & control, constraints. Standard launchers. Internal vs. external carriage. accuracy, observables, survivability, reliability, and cost Shipping, storage, carriage, launch, and separation environment considerations. considerations. Launch platform interfaces. Cold and solar • Missile sizing examples. environment temperature prediction. • Development process for missile systems and missile 7. Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools: Trade-offs for extended technologies. range rocket. Sizing for enhanced maneuverability. Developing a • Design, build, and fly competition. harmonized missile. Lofted range prediction. Ramjet missile sizing for range robustness. Ramjet fuel alternatives. Ramjet velocity control. Correction of turbojet thrust and specific impulse. Turbojet missile sizing for maximum range. Turbojet engine rotational speed. Who Should Attend Computer aided sizing tools for conceptual design. Design, build, and fly competition. Pareto, house of quality, and design of The course is oriented toward the needs of missile experiment analysis. engineers, systems engineers, analysts, marketing personnel, program managers, university professors, and 8. Missile Development Process: Design validation/technology development process. Developing a technology roadmap. History of others working in the area of missile systems and technology transformational technologies. Funding emphasis. Cost, risk, and development. Attendees will gain an understanding of missile performance tradeoffs. New missile follow-on projections. Examples design, missile technologies, launch platform integration, of development tests and facilities. Example of technology missile system measures of merit, and the missile system demonstration flight envelope. Examples of technology development process. development. New technologies for missile.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 27
  • 28. Modern Missile Analysis Propulsion, Guidance, Control, Seekers, and Technology May 13-16, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1940 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Video! Summary Course Outline This four-day course presents a broad introduction to 1. Introduction. Brief history of Missiles. Types of major missile subsystems and their integrated performance, explained in practical terms, but including relevant analytical guided missiles. Introduction to ballistic missile defense.- methods. While emphasis is on today’s homing missiles and Endoatmospheric and exoatmospheric missile operation. future trends, the course includes a historical perspective of Missile basing. Missile subsystems overview. Warheads, relevant older missiles. Both endoatmospheric and lethality and hit-to-kill. Power and power conditioning. exoatmospheric missiles (missiles that operate in the atmosphere and in space) are addressed. Missile propulsion, 2. Missile Propulsion. The rocket equation. Solid and guidance, control, and seekers are covered, and their roles liquid propulsion. Single stage and multistage boosters. and interactions in integrated missile operation are explained. Ramjets and scramjets. Axial propulsion. Divert and The types and applications of missile simulation and testing attitude control systems. Effects of gravity and are presented. Comparisons of autopilot designs, guidance atmospheric drag. approaches, seeker alternatives, and instrumentation for various purposes are presented. The course is recommended 3. Missile Airframes, Autopilots And Control. for analysts, engineers, and technical managers who want to Phases of missile flight. Purpose and functions of broaden their understanding of modern missiles and missile autopilots. Missile control configurations. Autopilot design. systems. The analytical descriptions require some technical Open-loop autopilots. Inertial instruments and feedback. background, but practical explanations can be appreciated by Autopilot response, stability, and agility. Body modes and all students. rate saturation. Roll control and induced roll in high performance missiles. Radomes and their effects on Instructor missile control. Adaptive autopilots. Rolling airframe Dr. Walter R. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA, with a Ph.D. missiles. degree in Control Systems Engineering and Applied 4. Exoatmospheric Missiles For Ballistic Missile Mathematics. He has over thirty years of Defense. Exoatmospheric missile autopilots, propulsion industry, government and academic and attitude control. Pulse width modulation. Exo- experience in the analysis and design of atmospheric missile autopilots. Limit cycles. tactical and strategic missiles. His experience includes Standard Missile, Stinger, AMRAAM, 5. Missile Guidance. Seeker types and operation for HARM, MX, Small ICBM, and ballistic missile endo- and exo-atmospheric missiles. Passive, active and defense. He is currently a Senior Staff semi active missile guidance. Radar basics and radar Member at the Johns Hopkins University seekers. Passive sensing basics and passive seekers. Applied Physics Laboratory and was formerly the Chief Technologist at the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, Scanning seekers and focal plane arrays. Seeker DC. He has authored numerous industry and government comparisons and tradeoffs for different missions. Signal reports and published prominent papers on missile processing and noise reduction technology. He has also taught university courses in 6. Missile Seekers. Boost and midcourse guidance. engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Zero effort miss. Proportional navigation and augmented proportional navigation. Biased proportional navigation. Predictive guidance. Optimum homing guidance. What You Will Learn Guidance filters. Homing guidance examples and You will gain an understanding of the design and analysis simulation results. Miss distance comparisons with of homing missiles and the integrated performance of their subsystems. different homing guidance laws. Sources of miss and miss • Missile propulsion and control in the atmosphere and in reduction. Beam rider, pure pursuit, and deviated pursuit space. guidance. • Clear explanation of homing guidance. 7. Simulation And Its Applications. Current • Types of missile seekers and how they work. simulation capabilities and future trends. Hardware in the • Missile testing and simulation. loop. Types of missile testing and their uses, advantages • Latest developments and future trends. and disadvantages of testing alternatives.28 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 29. Modern Radar - Principles May 6-9, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1940 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Instructor Off The Course Tuition." Dr. Menachem Levitas received his BS, maxima cum laude, from the University of Portland and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1975, both in physics. He has forty one years experience in science and engineering, thirty three of which in Summary radar systems analysis, design, This 4-day course provides basic radar principles, radar development, and testing for the Navy, phenomenology, subsystems, functions, and modes of Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. His operations, including ground and airborne search, track, and experience encompasses many ground based, ground mapping. We cover transmitters, antennas receivers shipboard, and airborne radar systems. He has been and signal processing, including adaptive techniques, clutter technical lead on many radar efforts including filtering, thresholding and detection, and data processing Government source selection teams. He is the author including radar tracking. We focus on modern challenges, of multiple radar based innovations and is a recipient of evolving requirements, and supporting technological the Aegis Excellence Award for his contribution toward development, including radar stability and dynamic range, the AN/SPY-1 high range resolution (HRR) solid state active arrays, active array auto-calibration, development. For many years, prior to his retirement in synthetic wideband for high range resolution, and modern 2011, he had been the chief scientist of Technology waveform technologies. We also cover radar modeling and Service Corporation / Washington. He continues to simulation and their roles in various stages of the radar provide radar technical support under consulting lifecycle. agreements. Course Outline 1. Radar Fundamentals. Electromagnetic radiations, frequency, sidelobes, electrical dimension and errors, array bandwidth, steeringtransmission and reception, waveforms, PRF, minimum range, range mechanisms, grating lobes, phase monopulse, beam broadening,resolution and bandwidth, scattering, target cross-section, reflectivities, examples.scattering statistics, polarimetric scattering, measurement accuracies, 11. Solid State Active Phased Arrays. What are solid state activebasic radar operating modes. arrays (SSAA), what advantages do they provide, emerging 2. The Radar Range Equation. Development of the simple two- requirements that call for SSAA (or AESA), SSAA issues at T/R module,ways range equation, signal-to-noise, losses, the search equation, array, and system levels.inclusion of clutter and broad noise jamming. 12. Auto-calibration of Active Phased Arrays. Driving issues, 3. Radar Propagation in the Earth troposphere. Classical types of calibration, auto-calibration via elements mutual coupling,propagation regions in the vicinity of the Earth’s surface (interference, principal issues with calibration via mutual-coupling, some properties ofdiffraction, and intermediate), multipath phase and amplitude effects, the the different calibration techniques.Pattern Propagation Factor (PPF), detection contours, frequency height, 13. Radar Tracking. Functional block diagram, what is radarpolarization, and antenna pattern effects, atmospheric refraction, tracking, firm track initiation and range, track update, track maintenance,atmospheric attenuation, anomalous propagation, modeling tools. algorithmic alternatives (association via single or multiple hypotheses, 4. Workshop. Solid angle, antenna beamwidths, directive gain, tracking filters options), role of electronically steered arrays in radarillumination function, pattern, and examples, the radar range equation tracking.development, system losses, atmospheric absorption, the Pattern 14. Airborne Radar. Radar bands and their implications, pulsePropagation Factor, the Blake chart, and examples. repetition frequency (PRF) categories and their properties, clutter 5. Noise in Receiving Systems. Thermal noise and temperature, spectrum, dynamic range, iso-ranges and iso-Dops, altitude line,bandwidth and matched filter, the receiver chain, the detection point, sidelobe blanking, mainbeam clutter blindness and ambiguities, clutteractive and passive transducers, noise figure and losses, the referral filtering using TACCAR and DPCA, ambiguity resolution, post detectionprinciple and its relation to gains and losses, effective noise STC.temperature, the system’s noise temperature. 15. Synthetic Aperture Radar. Principles of high resolution, radar 6. Radar Detection Principles. Thermal noise statistics, relations vs. optical imaging, real vs. synthetic aperture, real beam limitations,among voltage, amplitude, and power statistics, false alarm time, false simultaneous vs. sequential operation, derivations of focused arrayalarm number, probability of false alarm (PFA) and the detection resolution, unfocused arrays, motion compensation, range-gate drifting,threshold, the detection probability, detection of non-fluctuating targets, synthetic aperture modes: real-beam mapping, strip mapping, andthe Swerling models of target fluctuation statistics, detection of spotlighting, waveform restrictions, processing throughputs, syntheticfluctuating targets, pulse integration options, the significance of aperture ‘monopulse’ concepts.frequency diversity. 16. High Range Resolution via Synthetic Wideband. Principle of 7. The Radar Subsystems. Transmitter, antenna, receiver and high range resolution – instantaneous and synthetic, synthetic widebandsignal processor ( Pulse Compression and Doppler filtering principles, generation, grating lobes and instantaneous band overlap, cross-bandautomatic detection with adaptive detection threshold, the CFAR dispersion, cross-band calibration, examples.mechanism, sidelobe blanking angle estimation), the radar control 17. Adaptive Cancellation and STAP. Adaptive cancellationprogram and data processor. overview, broad vs. directive auxiliary patterns, sidelobe vs. mainbeam 8. Modern Signal Processing and Clutter Filtering Principles. cancellation, bandwidth and arrival angle dependence, tap delay lines,Functional block diagram, Adaptive cancellation and STAP, pulse space sampling, and digital arrays, range Doppler response example,editing, pulse compression, clutter and Doppler filtering, moving target space-time adaptive processing (STAP), system and arrayindicator (MTI), pulse Doppler (PD) filtering, dependence on signal requirements, STAP processing alternatives, degrees of freedom,stability. transmit null-casting techniques. 9. Modern Advances in Waveforms. Pulse Compression 18. Radar Modeling and Simulation Fundamentals. Radar(fundamentals, figures of merit, codes description, optimal codes and development and testing issues that drive the need for M&S, purpose,TSC’s state of the art capabilities), Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) types of simulations – power domain, signal domain, H/W in the loop,radar. modern simulation framework tools, examples: power domain (TCE), signal domain (SGP), antenna array (MAARSIM), fire finding (FFPEM). 10. Electronically Scanned Antenna. Fundamental concepts,directivity and gain, elements and arrays, near and far field radiation, 19. Key Radar Challenges and Advances. Key radar challenges,element factor and array factor, illumination function and Fourier key advances (transmitter, antenna, signal stability, digitization andtransform relations, beamwidth approximations, array tapers and digital processing, waveforms, algorithms).Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 29
  • 30. Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion May 21-23, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. d With Revise Added Newly ics Top Course Outline 1. Introduction. 2. The Kalman Filter. Summary 3. Other Linear Filters. The objective of this course is to introduce 4. Non-Linear Filters. engineers, scientists, managers and military 5. Angle-Only Tracking. operations personnel to the fields of target 6. Maneuvering Targets: Adaptive Techniques. tracking and data fusion, and to the key 7. Maneuvering Targets: Multiple Model technologies which are available today for Approaches. application to this field. The course is designed 8. Single Target Correlation & Association. to be rigorous where appropriate, while 9. Track Initiation, Confirmation & Deletion. 10. Using Measured Range Rate (Doppler). remaining accessible to students without a 11. Multitarget Correlation & Association. specific scientific background in this field. The 12. Probabilistic Data Association. course will start from the fundamentals and 13. Multiple Hypothesis Approaches. move to more advanced concepts. This course 14. Coordinate Conversions. will identify and characterize the principle 15. Multiple Sensors. components of typical tracking systems. A 16. Data Fusion Architectures. variety of techniques for addressing different 17. Fusion of Data From Multiple Radars. aspects of the data fusion problem will be 18. Fusion of Data From Multiple Angle-Only described. Real world examples will be used to Sensors. emphasize the applicability of some of the 19. Fusion of Data From Radar and Angle-Only algorithms. Specific illustrative examples will Sensor. be used to show the tradeoffs and systems 20. Sensor Alignment. issues between the application of different 21. Fusion of Target Type and Attribute Data. techniques. 22. Performance Metrics. Instructor What You Will Learn • State Estimation Techniques – Kalman Filter, Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior constant-gain filters. Technical Staff at the Johns Hopkins Univeristy • Non-linear filtering – When is it needed? Extended Applied Physics Laboratory. He has over 30 Kalman Filter. years of experience in tracking, sensor fusion, • Techniques for angle-only tracking. and radar systems analysis and design for the • Tracking algorithms, their advantages and Navy,Marine Corps, Air Force, and FAA. limitations, including: Recent work has included the integration of a - Nearest Neighbor new radar into an existing multisensor system - Probabilistic Data Association and in the integration, using a multiple - Multiple Hypothesis Tracking hypothesis approach, of shipboard radar and - Interactive Multiple Model (IMM) ESM sensors. Previous experience has • How to handle maneuvering targets. included analysis and design of multiradar • Track initiation – recursive and batch approaches. fusion systems, integration of shipboard • Architectures for sensor fusion. sensors including radar, IR and ESM, • Sensor alignment – Why do we need it and how do integration of radar, IFF, and time-difference-of- we do it? arrival sensors with GPS data sources. • Attribute Fusion, including Bayesian methods, Dempster-Shafer, Fuzzy Logic.30 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 31. Radar 101 / 201 RADAR 101 RADAR 201 Fundamentals of Radar Advances in Modern Radar April 16, 2012 April 17, 2012 Laurel, Maryland Laurel, Maryland $700 (8:30am - 4:00pm) $700 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $5000 each "Register 3 or More & Receive $5000 each Off The Course Tuition." Off The Course Tuition." Dr. Menachem Levitas received his BS, maxima cum laude, radar efforts including Government source selection teams. He from the University of Portland and his Ph.D. from the is the author of multiple radar based innovations and is a University of Virginia in 1975, both in physics. He has forty one recipient of the Aegis Excellence Award for his contribution years experience in science and engineering, thirty three of toward the AN/SPY-1 high range resolution (HRR) which in radar systems analysis, design, development, and development.  For many years, prior to his retirement in 2011, testing for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. His he had been the chief scientist of Technology Service experience encompasses many ground based, shipboard, and Corporation / Washington. He continues to provide radar airborne radar systems. He has been technical lead on many technical support under consulting agreements. Summary ATTEND EITHER OR BOTH RADAR COURSES! This one-day course is a supplement to the basic course Radar 101, and probes deliberately deeper into selected topics, notably in signal processing to achieve Summary (generally) finer and finer resolution (in several This concise one-day course is intended for those with dimensions, imaging included) and in antennas wherein only modest or no radar experience. It provides an the versatility of the phased array has made such an overview with understanding of the physics behind radar, impact. Finally, advances in radars own data processing tools used in describing radar, the technology of radar at - auto-detection, more refined association processes, the subsystem level and concludes with a brief survey of and improved auto-tracking - and system wide fusion recent accomplish-ments in various applications. processes are briefly discussed. Course Outline Course Outline 1. Introduction. The general nature of radar: 1. Introduction. Radar’s development, the composition, block diagrams, photos, types and functions metamorphosis of the last few decades: analog and digital technology evolution, theory and algorithms, increased of radar, typical characteristics. digitization: multi-functionality, adaptivity to the environment, 2. The Physics of Radar. Electromagnetic waves and higher detection sensitivity, higher resolution, increased their vector representation. The spectrum bands used in performance in clutter. radar. Radar waveforms. Scattering. Target and clutter 2. Modern Signal Processing. Clutter and the Doppler behavior representations. Propagation: refractivity, principle. MTI and Pulse Doppler filtering. Adaptive attenuation, and the effects of the Earth surface. cancellation and STAP. Pulse editing. Pulse Compression processing. Adaptive thresholding and detection. Ambiguity 3. The Radar Range Equation. Development from resolution. Measurement and reporting. basic principles. The concepts of peak and average 3. Electronic Steering Arrays (ESA): Principles of power, signal and noise bandwidth and the matched filter Operation. Advantages and cost elements. Behavior with concept, antenna aperture and gain, system noise scan angle. Phase shifters, true time delays (TTL) and array temperature, and signal detectability. bandwidth. Other issues. 4. Solid State Active Array (SSAA) Antennas (AESA). 4. Thermal Noise and Detection in Thermal Noise. Architecture. Technology. Motivation. Advantages. Increased Formation of thermal noise in a receiver. System noise array digitization and compatibility with adaptive pattern temperature (Ts) and noise figure (NF). The role of a low- applications. Need for in-place auto-calibration and noise amplifier (LNA). Signal and noise statistics. False compensation. alarm probability. Detection thresholds. Detection 5. Modern Advances in Waveforms. Pulse compression probability. Coherent and non-coherent multi-pulse principles. Performance measures. Some legacy codes. integration. State-of-the-art optimal codes. Spectral compliance. Temporal controls. Orthogonal codes. Multiple-input Multiple-output 5. The sub-systems of Radar. Transmitter (pulse (MIMO) radar. oscillator vs. MOPA, tube vs. solid state, bottled vs. 6. Data Processing Functions. The conventional distributed architecture), antenna (pattern, gain, functions of report to track correlation, track initiation, update, sidelobes, bandwidth), receiver (homodyne vs. super and maintenance. The new added responsibilities of heterodyne), signal processor (functions, front and back- managing a multi-function array: prioritization, timing, resource management. The Multiple Hypothesis tracker. end), and system controller/tracker. Types, issues, architectures, tradeoff considerations. 7. Concluding Discussion. Today’s concern of 5. Current Accomplishments and Concluding mission and theatre uncertainties. Increasing Discussion. requirements at constrained size, weight, and cost. Needs for growth potential. System of systems with data fusion and multiple communication links.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 31
  • 32. Radar Signal Analysis & Processing using MATLAB NEW! July 16-18, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) (8:30am- 12:30pm on last day) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This three-day course develops the technical background needed to predict and understand the factors controlling the performance of radar systems including anti-clutter and anti-jamming signal processing techniques. The course introduces the fundamental concepts and properties of various techniques without the Course Outline necessity of a detailed analytic background. 1. Radar System Fundamentals. 2. Target Detection. Resolution and clutter. Instructor 3. Maximum Detection. Range in noise, targets Dr. Andy Harrison is a technical fellow at decibel in clutter, jamming and clutter. Research, Inc. He has extensive experience in the testing, simulation and analysis of radar systems and 4. Horizon and Multipath. Effects on detection subsystems. Dr. Harrison also has experience in the range. development and testing of advanced radar algorithms, 5. False Alarm. Probability effects, sensitivity including track correlation and SAR imaging. Dr. and cfar processors. Harrison led the utilization and anchoring of open source radar models and simulations for integration 6. System Parameter. Interrelations. into end-to-end simulations. Responsibilities included 7. Transmit/Receive Antennas. development of tools for radar simulation and visualization of radar operational scenarios. Dr. 8. System Performance Equations. Harrison has also developed genetic algorithm and 9. Resolution. Measurement accuracy and particle swarm algorithms for the adaptive nulling and ambiguity. pattern correction of phased array antennas, and serves as an associate editor for the Applied 10. Tracking Radar Techniques. Computational Electromagnetics Society. 11. Waveforms and Matched Filtering. 12. Very Wideband Lfm Waveforms. What You Will Learn 13. Reflector and Phased Array Antennas. • Learn radar theory and signal processing concepts. 14. Sidelobe Reduction. Weighting, effects of • Learn that the detection range in thermal or errors on sidelobe reduction, and earth effects on jamming noise depends primarily on the amount of antenna patterns. energy transmitted and not upon the waveform 15. Doppler Signal Processing. Stagger coded parameters, such as bandwidth, etc. but the waveform determines detection range in clutter. mti waveforms, implementation errors effects, A/d • Learn that Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) is converters, effect of a/d converters on detection, mandatory and how signal processing is used to special doppler processing for airborne radars. emphasize the desired signal and reduce the 16. Sidelobe Canceller (Slc). Adaptive response to clutter and jamming. algorithms, constant false alarm rate (cfar) The design of radar systems is a constant trade-off processor, multiple sidelobe cancellers (mslc), as increasing the goodness of one parameter, such as resolution, always causes degradation of another Optimum array and doppler processing. parameter. From this course you will learn evaluation 17. Modern Spectral Estimation and Super criteria to aid in choosing desirable choices. Resolution.32 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 33. Radar Systems Design & Engineering Radar Performance Calculations Course Outline 1. Radar Range Equation. Radar ranging principles, frequencies, architecture, measurements, displays, and parameters. Radar range equation; radar waveforms; antenna patterns types, and parameters. 2. Noise in Receiving Systems and Detection July 15-18, 2013 Principles. Noise sources; statistical properties; noise in a receiving chain; noise figure and noise temperature; false Columbia, Maryland alarm and detection probability; pulse integration; target models; detection of steady and fluctuating targets. $1940 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 3. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. Propagation of Radio Waves in the Troposphere. The pattern Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each propagation factor; interference (multipath) and diffraction; Off The Course Tuition. refraction; standard and anomalous refractivity; littoral propagation; propagation modeling; low altitude propagation; atmospheric attenuation. Summary 4. CW Radar, Doppler, and Receiver Architecture. This four-day course covers the fundamental principles Basic properties; CW and high PRF relationships; the Doppler of radar functionality, architecture, and performance. principle; dynamic range, stability; isolation requirements; Diverse issues such as transmitter stability, antenna homodynes and superheterodyne receivers; in-phase and pattern, clutter, jamming, propagation, target cross quadrature; signal spectrum; matched filtering; CW ranging; section, dynamic range, receiver noise, receiver and measurement accuracy. architecture, waveforms, processing, and target detection, 5. Radar Clutter and Clutter Filtering Principles. are treated in detail within the unifying context of the radar Surface and volumetric clutter; reflectivity; stochastic range equation, and examined within the contexts of properties; sea, land, rain, chaff, birds, and urban clutter; surface and airborne radar platforms. The fundamentals of Pulse Doppler and MTI; transmitter stability; blind speeds and radar multi-target tracking principles are covered, and ranges,; Staggered PRFs; filter weighting; performance detailed examples of surface and airborne radars are measures. presented. This course is designed for engineers and 6. Airborne Radar. Platform motion; iso-ranges and iso- engineering managers who wish to understand how Dopplers; mainbeam and sidelobe clutter; the three PRF surface and airborne radar systems work, and to regimes; ambiguities; real beam Doppler sharpening; familiarize themselves with pertinent design issues and synthetic aperture ground mapping modes; GMTI. with the current technological frontiers. 7. High Range Resolution Principles: Pulse Compression. The Time-bandwidth product; the pulse Instructors compression process; discrete and continuous pulse compression codes; performance measures; mismatched Dr. Menachem Levitas is the Chief Scientist of filtering. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) / 8. High Range Resolution Principles: Synthetic Washington. He has thirty-eight years of Wideband. Motivation; alternative techniques; cross-band experience, thirty of which include radar calibration. systems analysis and design for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. He 9. Electronically Scanned Radar Systems. Beam holds the degree of Ph.D. in physics from formation; beam steering techniques; grating lobes; phase shifters; multiple beams; array bandwidth; true time delays; the University of Virginia, and a B.S. ultralow sidelobes and array errors; beam scheduling. degree from the University of Portland. 10. Active Phased Array Radar Systems. Active vs. Stan Silberman is a member of the Senior Technical passive arrays; architectural and technological properties; the Staff of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics T/R module; dynamic range; average power; stability; Laboratory. He has over thirty years of experience in radar pertinent issues; cost; frequency dependence. systems analysis and design for the Navy, Air Force, and 11. Auto-Calibration and Auto-Compensation FAA. His areas of specialization include automatic Techniques in Active Phased. Arrays. Motivation; calibration detection and tracking systems, sensor data fusion, approaches; description of the mutual coupling approach; an simulation, and system evaluation. auto-compensation approach. 12. Sidelobe Blanking. Motivation; principle; implementation issues. What You Will Learn 13. Adaptive Cancellation. The adaptive space • What are radar subsystems. cancellation principle; broad pattern cancellers; high gain • How to calculate radar performance. cancellers; tap delay lines; the effects of clutter; number of • Key functions, issues, and requirements. jammers, jammer geometries, and bandwidths on canceller • How different requirements make radars different. performance; channel matching requirements; sample matrix inverse method. • Operating in different modes & environments. 14. Multiple Target Tracking. Definition of Basic terms. • Issues unique to multifunction, phased array, radars. Track Initiation, State Estimation & Filtering, Adaptive and • How airborne radars differ from surface radars. Multiple Model Processing, Data Correlation & Association, • Todays requirements, technologies & designs. Tracker Performance Evaluation.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 33
  • 34. Software Defined Radio Engineering Comprehensive Study of State of the Art Techniques NEW! June 18-20, 2013 Course Outline 1. Software Communications Architecture. Columbia, Maryland Motivation, operational scenarios, requirements, $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) benefits and cost, core framework, computational elements, Common Object Request Broker Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Architecture (CORBRA), Unified Modeling Off The Course Tuition. Language (UML). 2. Hardware Abstraction. Throughput vs. granularity tradeoffs, accommodating system timing requirements, Application Programming Interface (API) examples. Standardized control of FPGA, DSP and RF circuits. Analysis of example systems such as Joint Tactical Radio System and NASA Space Telecommunications Radio System (STRS). 3. Digital Modulation for SDR. Linear and Summary nonlinear, multilevel modulations. Analysis of This 3-day course is designed for digital signal advanced techniques such as OFDM and GMSK. processing engineers, RF system engineers, and Characterizations such as bandwidth and power managers who wish to enhance their understanding efficiency, peak to average power, error of this rapidly emerging technology. Most topics probability. Transmitter and receiver design include carefully described design examples, examples. alternative approaches, performance analysis, and references to published research results. Many 4. RF Channels. Doppler, thermal noise, topics are illustrated by simulation demos. An interference, slow and fast fading, time and extensive bibliography is included. frequency dispersion, RF spectrum usage, link budgets, resilience to channel effects. Instructors 5. Multiple Access Techniques. Frequency, Dr. John M Reyland has 20 years of experience in time and code division techniques. Carrier digital communications design for sensing, wireless sensor networks, throughput both commercial and military calculations. applications. Dr. Reyland holds the 6. Source and Channel Coding. Sampling, degree of Ph.D. in electrical entropy, data compression, block and convolution engineering from the University of coding, turbo coding. Iowa. He has presented numerous seminars on digital communications 7. Receiver Analog Signal Processing. RF in both academic and industrial settings. conversion structures for SDR, frequency planning, automatic gain control, squelch, high speed analog to digital conversion techniques What You Will Learn and bandpass sampling. • New digital communications requirements that drive the SDR 8. Receiver Digital Signal Processing. approach. Quadrature downconversion, processing gain, • SDR standardization attempts, both military and civilian. packet synchronization, Doppler estimation, • SDR complexity vs. granularity tradeoffs. automatic gain control, carrier and symbol • Current digital radio hardware limitations on SDR. estimation and tracking, coherent vs. • Many aspects of physical layer digital communications design and how they relate to SDR. noncoherent demodulation. • Practical DSP design techniques. 9. Receiver Channel Equalization and • Possible SDR future directions. Symbol Estimation. Intersymbol interference, From this course you will understand the SDR approach group delay, linear and nonlinear equalization, to digital radio design and become familiar with current multiple input techniques, maximum likely standards and trends. You will gain extensive insight into sequence estimation, turbo decoding. the differences between traditional digital radio design and the SDR approach. You will be able to evaluate design 10. Software Defined Radio Examples. approaches for SDR suitability and lead SDR discussions Evolution, future trends, hardware limitations, with colleagues. military and civilian approaches.34 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 35. Synthetic Aperture Radar Fundamentals Advanced June 10-11, 2013 Jun 12-13, 2013 Chantilly, Virginia Chantilly, Virginia $1140 (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1140 (8:30am - 4:00pm) What You Will Learn What You Will Learn • Basic radar concepts and principles. • SAR system design and performance estimation. • SAR imaging and approaches to SAR processing. • Interactive SAR design session illustrating design tradeoffs. • Basic SAR system engineering and design tradeoffs. • SAR Polarimetry. • Survey of existing SAR systems. • Advanced SAR Interferometry including PS InSAR. • Coherent and Non-Coherent SAR Exploitation including • Survey of future applications and system. basic interferometry, Instructor Mr. Richard Carande is the President, CEO and co-founder of a small business located in Boulder Colorado that specializes in SAR and SAR exploitation technologies. Prevously, Mr. Carande was the Vice President and Director of Advanced Radar Technologies at Vexcel Corporation.  From 1986 to 1995 Mr. Carande was a group leader for a SAR processor development group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena California). There he was involved in developing an operational SAR processor for the JPL/NASA’s three-frequency, fully polarimetric AIRSAR system. Mr. Carande also worked as a System Engineer for the Alaska SAR Processor while at JPL, and performed research in the area of SAR Along-Track Interferometry. Before starting at JPL, Mr. Carande was employed by a technology company in California where he developed optical and digital SAR processors for internal research applications. Mr. Carande has a BS & MS in Physics from Case Western Reserve University. Course Outline Course Outline 1. Fundamentals of Radar. This portion of the course will provide 1. SAR Review. A brief review of SAR technology, capabilities and a background in radar fundamentals that are necessary for the terminology will set the stage for this Advanced SAR Class. understanding and appreciation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and 2. SAR System Engineering and Performance Prediction. The products derived from it. We will first review the history of radar factors that control the quality of SAR imagery produced from a given technology and applications, and introduce some fundamental system will be developed and presented. This includes noise- elements common to all radar systems. The student will learn how basic ranging radar systems operate, why a chirp pulse is commonly equivalent sigma zero (sensitivity) calculations, trade-offs in terms of used, the Radar Range Equation and radar backscattering. We will resolution verses coverage, and the impact of hardware selection also discuss common (and uncommon) radar frequencies including radar echo quantization (ADCs), antenna area and gain. (wavelengths) and their unique characteristics, and why one frequency Parameters that affect PRF selection will be described and a might be preferred over another. A high-level description of radar nomogrammatic approach for PRF selection will be presented. polarization will also be presented. Specialized techniques to improve SAR performance will be described. 2. SAR Imaging. An overview of how SAR systems operate will be 3. Design-A-SAR. Using an ideal implementation of the radar introduced. We will discuss airborne systems and spaceborne systems equation, we will design a simplified SAR system and predict its and describe unique considerations for each. Stripmap, spotlight and performance. During this interactive session, the students will select scanSAR operating modes will be presented. The advantages of each radar “requirements” including radar frequency, coverage, resolution, mode will be described. A description of SAR image characteristics data rate, sensitivity, aperture size and power; and the system including fore-shortening, layover and shadow will be shown. Range performance will be determined. This interactive presentation of design and azimuth ambiguities will be presented and techniques for trade-offs will clearly illustrate the challenges involved in building a mitigating them explained. Noise sources will be presented. Equations realistic SAR system. that control system performance will be presented including resolution, 4. SAR Polarimetry. We will first review polarimetric SAR principles ambiguity levels, and sensitivity. Approaches to SAR image formation and described single-pol, dual-pol and quad-pol SAR systems and how will be described including optical image formation and digital image they operate. Hybrid and compact polarimetry will also be described. formation. Algorithms such as polar formatting, seismic migration, Polarization basis will be presented and we will discuss why one basis range-Doppler and time-domain algorithms will be discussed. may be more useful than another for a particular application. 3. Existing and future SAR systems. We will describe the suite Examples of using polarimetric data for performing SAR image of SAR systems currently operating. These will include all of the segmentation and classification will be presented including commercial spaceborne SAR systems as well as common airborne decomposition approaches such as Cloud, Freeman-Durden and systems. Key features and advantages of each system will be Yamaguchi. Polarimetric Change detection will be introduced. described. A description of upcoming SAR missions will be provided. 5. Advance SAR Interferometry. Techniques that exploit mutually 4. SAR Image Exploitation. In this section of the class a number coherent acquisitions of SAR data will be presented. We will first of SAR exploitation algorithms will be presented. The techniques review two-pass interferometric SAR for elevation mapping and land described in this session rely on interpretation of detected images and movement measurements. This will be expanded to using multiple are applied to both defense and scientific applications. A high-level observations for obtaining time series results. Model-based methods description of polarimetric SAR will be presented and the unique that exploit redundant information for extracting unknown tropospheric capabilities it brings for new applications. (More polarimetry detail can phase errors and other unknown noise sources will be presented (e.g. be found in the ATI Advanced SAR course.) Permanent Scatterer Interferometry). Examples of these data products 5. Coherent SAR Exploitation. The coherent nature of SAR will be provided, and a description of new exploitation products that imagery will be described and several ways to exploit this unique can be derived will be presented. characteristic will be presented. We will discuss the “importance of phase,” and show how this leads to incredible sensitivities. Coherent 6. Future and potential applications and systems. A survey of change detection will be described as well as basic interferometric current work going on in the SAR community will be presented, and applications for measuring elevation or centimeter-level ground indications as to where this may lead in the future. This will include an motion. (More detail on interferometry can be found in the ATI overview of recent breakthroughs in system design and operations, Advanced SAR course.) image/signal processing, processing hardware, exploitation, data collection and fusion.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 35
  • 36. Tactical Battlefield Communications Electronic Warfare July 15-18, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $2145 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Course Outline This four-day course covers techniques for 1. Introduction to Communication setting up intercept and jamming links for Electronic Warfare. Electronic Warfare (EW) against ground to 2. dB math. ground enemy communication signals, UAV 3. Basic link equation. command and data links, cell phone links and 4. Selection and calculation of appropriate weapon control links (including IEDs). It starts propagation model: Line of sight loss, 2 with a discussion of the one-way communication ray loss, or knife edge diffraction. link, then covers the important propagation 5. Digital Communication. modes for communication band EW, modern signal modulations, and the techniques for 6. Frequency hopping and other LPI predicting intercept and jamming performance as threats. a function of the tactical geometry and local 7. UAV Payload/link Issues, cell phone terrain. Finally, it provides step by step issues. procedures for setting up intercept and jamming 8. Intercept links. links against enemy tactical communications. All 9. Communications Jamming (analogue skills taught are reinforced by carefully structured and digital). hands-on in-class problems. Attendees receive 10. Look through and fratricide issues. the textbook, EW 103, by the instructor along with 11. Special techniques for jamming LPI a 250-page handbook and an EW Pocket Guide signals. booklet. Instructor What You Will Learn David Adamy holds BSEE and MSEE • Understand the nature of tactical battlefield degrees, both with communication communication. theory majors. He has over 45 • Recognize and understand the principle of years experience as an engineer operation of important types of antennas and receivers. and manager in the development of electronic warfare and related • Calculate communication link performance. systems. He has published over • Calculate the requirements for intercept of tactical communication. 200 articles on electronic warfare • Calculate the requirements for emitter location, and communications theory related subjects, intercept and jamming of tactical comm. signals including a popular monthly tutorial section in the including: Journal of Electronic Defense. He has 12 books • Single channel analog and digital comms. in print. He consults to various military • Cell phone systems. organizations and teaches electronic warfare and • Weapon control links. communication theory short courses all over the • Unmanned aerial vehicle links. world. • Frequency hopping communication. • Chirped communication. Who Should Attend • Direct sequence spread spectrum comms. • Understand how to avoid communication Technical, Operational or Management EW fratricide. professionals who need to understand radio • Be able to use various tools to perform communication, intercept, and jamming concepts electronic warfare calculations. and practice. There are no prerequisites, no math • Effectively use a Special Antenna and beyond algebra will be required and all concepts Propagation Calculation Slide Rule. are described in physical rather than • Use nomographs. mathematical terms. • Apply formulas (using a scientific calculator) .36 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 37. Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Design, Airspace Integration & Future Capabilities Summary This 3-day, classroom instructional program is designed to meet the needs of engineers, researchers and operators. The participants will gain a working knowledge of UAS system classification, payloads, July 23-25, 2013 sensors, communications and data links. You will learn Columbia, Maryland the current regulation for small UAS operation The principles of UAS conceptual design and $1845 (8:30am - 4:30pm) human factors design considerations are described. Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each The requirements and airspace issues for integrating Off The Course Tuition. UAS into civilian National Airspace is covered in detail. The need to improve reliability using redundancy and fault tolerant control systems is discussed. Multiple Course Outline roadmaps are used to illustrate future UAS mission s. 1. UAS Basics. Definition, attributes, manned vs unmanned, design Alternative propulsion systems with solar and fuel cell considerations, life cycle costs, architecture, components, air vehicle, energy sources and multiple UAS swarming are payload, communications, data link, ground control station. presented as special topics. 2. UAS Types & Civilian Roles. Categories/Classification, UK & In- Each attendee will also receive a copy of Dr. ternational classifications, law enforcement, disaster relief, fire detec- LeMieux’s textbook Introduction to Unmanned tion & assessment, customs & border patrol, nuclear inspection. Systems: Air, Ground, Sea & Space: Technologies & 3. UAS Sensors & Characteristics: Sensor Acquisition, Electro Op- Commercial Applications (Vol. 1). tical (EO), Infrared (IR), Multi Spectral Imaging (MSI), Hyper Spectral Im- aging (HSI), Light Detection & Ranging (LIDAR), Synthetic  Aperture Radar (SAR), Atmospheric Weather Effects, Space Weather Effects. Instructor 4. Alternative Power: Solar and Fuel Cells: The Need for Alterna- Dr (Col Ret) Jerry LeMieux, President of Unmanned tive Propulsion for UAS, Alternative Power Trends & Forecast, Solar Cells & Solar Energy, Solar Aircraft Challenges, Solar Wing Design, Past Vehicle University, has over 40 years and Solar Designs, Energy Storage Methods & Density, Fuel Cell Basics & 10,000 hours of aviation experience. He UAS Integration, Fuel Cells Used in Current Small UAS, Hybrid Power. has over 30 years of experience in operations, program management, 5. Communications & Data Links. Current State of Data Links, systems engineering, R&D and test and Future Data Link Needs, Line of Sight Fundamentals, Beyond Line of Sight Fundamentals, UAS Communications Failure, Link evaluation for AEW, fighter and tactical Enhancements, STANAG 4586, Multi UAS Control. data link acquisition programs. As the Network Centric Systems Wing 6. UAS Conceptual Design. UAS Design Process, Airframe Design Commander he led 1,300 personnel and managed 100 Considerations, Launch & Recovery Methods, Propulsion, Control & network and data link acquisition programs with a five year Stability, Ground Control System, Support Equipment, Transportation. portfolio valued at more than $22 billion. In civilian life he 7. Human Machine Interface. Human Factors Engineering consults for the US FAA, Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA and Explained Human Machine Interface, Computer Trends, Voice DARPA. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering and is a Recognition & Control Haptic Feedback, Spatial Audio (3D Audio), graduate of Air War College and Defense Acquisition AFRL MIIRO, Synthetic Vision Brain Computer Interface, CRM. University. He has over 20 years of academic experience 8. Sense and Avoid Systems. Sense and Avoid Function ,Needs for at MIT, Boston University, University of Maryland, Daniel Sense and Avoid, TCAS, TCAS on UAS, ADS-B, Non Cooperative Webster College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical FOV & Detection Requirements, Optical Sensors, Acoustic & University. Dr LeMieux is a National expert on sense and Microwave Sensors. avoid systems for UAVs and is working with FAA & RTCA 9. UAS Civil Airspace Issues. Current State, UAS Worldwide De- to integrate UAS into National Airspace. mand, UAS Regulation & Airspace Problems, Existing Federal UAS Regulation Equivalent Level of Safety, Airspace Categories, AFRL/JPDO Workshop Results, Collision Avoidance & Sense and What You Will Learn Avoid, Recommendations. • Definitions, Concepts & General UAS Principles. 10. Civil Airspace Integration Efforts. Civil UAS News, FAA Civil • Types, Classification and Civilian Roles. UAS Roadmap, UAS Certificate of Authorization Process, UAPO • Characteristics of UAS Sensors. Interim Operational Approval Guidance (8-01), 14 CFR 107 Rule, NASA UAS R&D Plan, NASA Study Results, RTCA SC 203, UAS R&D • UAS Communications and Data Links. Plan, FAA Reauthorization Bill, Six Test Sites. • NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4586. 11. UAS Navigation. Satellite Navigation, Inertial Navigation, Sensor • Alternatives to GPS and INS Navigation. Fusion for Navigation, Image Navigation (Skysys), Locatta, • Need for Regulation and Problems with Airspace Satellite/INS/Video, (NAVSYS), Image Aided INS (NAVSYS). Integration. 12. Autonomous Control. Vision, Definitions, Automatic Control, • Ground and Airborne Sense & Avoid Systems. Automatic Air to Air Refueling, Autonomy, Advanced AI Applications, • Lost Link and ATC Communication/Management Intelligent Control Techniques. Procedures. 13. UAS Swarming. History of Swarming, Swarming Battles, Modern • Principles of UAS Design & Alternative Power. Military Swarming, Swarming Characteristics, Swarming Concepts, • Improving Reliability with Fault Tolerant Control Systems. Emergent Behavior, Swarming Algorithms, Swarm Communications. • Principles of Autonomous Control & Alternative 14. Future Capabilities. Space UAS & Global Strike, Advanced Navigation. Hypersonic Weapon, Submarine Launched UAS, UCAS, Pseudo- • Future Capabilities Including Space Transport, satellites, Future Military Missions & Technologies. Hypersonic, UCAS, Pseudo-satellites and Swarming.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 37
  • 38. Antenna and Array Fundamentals Basic concepts in antennas, antenna arrays, and antennas systems June 4-6, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Course Outline 1. Basic Concepts In Antenna Theory. Beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching Summary techniques. This three-day course teaches the basics of 2. Locations. Reactive near-field, radiating near- antenna and antenna array theory. Fundamental field (Fresnel region), far-field (Fraunhofer region) and concepts such as beam patterns, radiation resistance, the Friis transmission formula. polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, 3. Types of Antennas. Dipole, loop, patch, horn, and matching techniques are presented. Different dish, and helical antennas are discussed, compared, types of antennas such as dipole, loop, patch, horn, and contrasted from a performance/applications dish, and helical antennas are discussed and standpoint. compared and contrasted from a performance- 4. Propagation Effects. Direct, sky, and ground applications standpoint. The locations of the reactive waves. Diffraction and scattering. near-field, radiating near-field (Fresnel region), and far- field (Fraunhofer region) are described and the Friis 5. Antenna Arrays and Array Factors. (e.g., transmission formula is presented with worked uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays). examples. Propagation effects are presented. Antenna 6. Scanning From Droadside. Sidelobe levels, arrays are discussed, and array factors for different null locations, and beam broadening. The end-fire types of distributions (e.g., uniform, binomial, and condition. Problems such as grating lobes, beam Tschebyscheff arrays) are analyzed giving insight to squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness. sidelobe levels, null locations, and beam broadening 7. Beam Steering. Phase shifters and true-time (as the array scans from broadside.) The end-fire delay devices. Some commonly used components and condition is discussed. Beam steering is described delay devices (e.g., the Rotman lens) are compared. using phase shifters and true-time delay devices. Problems such as grating lobes, beam squint, 8. Measurement Techniques Ised In Anechoic quantization errors, and scan blindness are presented. Chambers. Pattern measurements, polarization Antenna systems (transmit/receive) with active patterns, gain comparison test, spinning dipole (for CP amplifiers are introduced. Finally, measurement measurements). Items of concern relative to anechoic techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers are chambers such as the quality of the absorbent outlined. The textbook, Antenna Theory, Analysis & material, quiet zone, and measurement errors. Design, is included as well as a comprehensive set of Compact, outdoor, and near-field ranges. course notes. 9. Questions and Answers. Instructor What You Will Learn Dr. Steven Weiss is a senior design engineer with • Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas the Army Research Lab. He has a and antenna arrays. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical • The appropriate antenna for your application. Engineering from the Rochester Institute • Factors that affect antenna array designs and of Technology with Master’s and antenna systems. Doctoral Degrees from The George • Measurement techniques commonly used in Washington University. He has anechoic chambers. numerous publications in the IEEE on This course is invaluable to engineers seeking to antenna theory. He teaches both work with experts in the field and for those desiring introductory and advanced, graduate level courses at a deeper understanding of antenna concepts. At its Johns Hopkins University on antenna systems. He is completion, you will have a solid understanding of active in the IEEE. In his job at the Army Research Lab, the appropriate antenna for your application and he is actively involved with all stages of antenna the technical difficulties you can expect to development from initial design, to first prototype, to encounter as your design is brought from the measurements. He is a licensed Professional Engineer conceptual stage to a working prototype. in both Maryland and Delaware.38 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 39. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - Fundamentals NEW! September 24-26, 2013 Columbia, Maryland Summary $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) The role of the Chief Information Security Officer Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each continues to evolve and mature with the blending of Off The Course Tuition. technology protection aligned with organizational objectives. This three-day course provides a comprehensive view at all the various technical and non-technical challenges that CISO’s face, both internally and externally to the organization. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or looking for the path to becoming a CISO, this course will provide value. The course will Course Outline focus on Data Governance, Business Resiliency, Investment & Measurement, and Legal & Liability 1. Introduction. The CISO Role, and its evolution as well as forecast to where the role may grow. challenges, Secure Architecture Strategies, Operational Risk Management, Threats Vulnerabilities 2. Business Resilience. A holistic view of enterprise risks that organizations face and techniques of how the & Countermeasures, Systems Security Engineering, CISO can respond to those risks. The goals and practices as well as Strategic Planning and Leadership. A core of the CERT- Resiliency Management Model will be used aspect of this course will be to define and discuss the throughout the discussion. unique challenges that students face both within the 3. Data Governance. In order for users to be federal and private sectors. Each student will receive a productive, data must be shared and with the sharing of complete set of lecture notes plus a data CD containing data comes risk to the organization. This section will a robust set of references and tools. discuss various data governance challenges and what to strategies you can use to lower your exposure while keeping users productive. Instructor 4. Operational Risk Management. There are many Adam Meyer is currently the Chief Information risk management frameworks in publication however each Security Officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area organization is unique. This section will discuss the Transit Authority, the second largest public various frameworks. The pro’s, Con’s and overlap for each transportation system in the country. Prior to becoming and how you can leverage the good stuff tactically. the CISO for WMATA, Adam served as the Director of 5. Investment & Measurement. Discussions around Information Assurance/Cyber Security for the   Naval “How Much capability do I get per dollar spent?” and Air Warfare Center. Prior to focusing on the Cyber “Compliance does not result in good security, but good Security discipline, Adam has served in positions security does result in compliance” will be central themes supporting Network Engineering & Operations, throughout this section. You will learn about what really matters and how to invest in those capabilities. Basic Enterprise Architecture & Configuration Management, budgeting, contracts, total cost of ownership and Emergency Power and Systems Engineering for technology financial planning will also be covered. organizations such as White House Communications, 6. Systems Security Engineering. We are vulnerable Army Pentagon, Joint Interoperability Test Command because we deploy vulnerable systems, in this section (JITC) and the Intelligence Community. He served as various Systems Security Engineering practices will be a Professor of Practice and IA Advisory board member covered and how to rally leadership to invest in them. for Capitol College 7. Threats, Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures. Adam received his undergraduate degree in We will discuss the various threats to the organization Information Technology Management from American from cyber crime to nation state activities and intellectual Military University, a master’s degree in Information property protection. Additionally we will discuss the history Assurance from Capitol College and holds multiple of countermeasures used, how effective they are and what CISSP and CNSSI certifications. the future holds. 8. Secure Architecture Strategies. An in depth technical section encompassing all layer of architecture What You Will Learn challenges, from Mobile devices, to cloud, tactical and • In depth view of the CISO role and how to become strategic sensors, Identity management and discussion on one. a zero trust environment. • How to translate between tactical and strategic cyber 9. Legal & Liability. Do you know what records are security efforts and translate them into organizational open to e-Discovery? Did you know that you could need needs. Cyber Insurance? We will discuss the hidden risk that • How to protect your organization from threats and technologists may not be aware of and how you can manage those issues. liability. 10. Strategic Planning and leadership. Don’t be a • Data Governance efforts around Privacy, HIPPA, “No” CISO, we will discuss how to build relationships with Safety, Legal, Financial, PCI, and Critical your peers and leadership as well as leading by example Infrastructure. for your own organization. With the CISO role ever • How to select the most appropriate solutions based increasing in responsibility this is one of the most critical on user and business requirements. skills that CISO’s need to master.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 39
  • 40. Computational Electromagnetics NEW! Summary May 14-16, 2013 This 3-day course teaches the basics of CEM with Columbia, Maryland electromagnetics review and application examples. Fundamental concepts in the solution of EM radiation and scattering problems are presented. Emphasis is $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) on applying computational methods to practical Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each applications. You will develop a working knowledge of Off The Course Tuition. popular methods such as the FEM, MOM, FDTD, FIT, and TLM including asymptotic and hybrid methods. Students will then be able to identify the most relevant CEM method for various applications, avoid common Course Outline user pitfalls, understand model validation and correctly 1. Review of Electromagnetic Theory. interpret results. Students are Maxwell’s Equations, wave equation, Duality, encouraged to bring their laptop to Surface Equivalence Principle, boundary work examples using the provided conditions, dielectrics and lossy media. FEKO Lite code. You will learn the importance of model development 2. Basic Concepts in Antenna Theory. and meshing, post-processing for Gain/Directivity, apertures, reciprocity and phasors. scientific visualization and 3. Basic Concepts in Scattering Theory. presentation of results. Participants Reflection and transmission, Brewster and critical will receive a complete set of notes, angles, RCS, scattering mechanisms and canonical a copy of FEKO and textbook, CEM for RF and shapes, frequency dependence. Microwave Engineering. 4. Antenna Systems. Various antenna types, feed systems, array antennas and beam steering, Instructor periodic structures, electromagnetic symmetry, Dr. Keefe Coburn is a senior design engineer with system integration and performance analysis. the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. 5. Overview of Computational Methods in He has a Bachelors degree in Physics Electromagnetics. Introduction to frequency and from the VA Polytechnic Institute with time domain methods. Compare and contrast Masters and Doctoral Degrees from differential/volume and integral/surface methods the George Washington University. In with popular commercial codes as examples his job at the Army Research Lab, he (adjusted to class interests). applies CEM tools for antenna design, system integration and system performance analysis. 6. Finite Element Method Tutorial. He teaches graduate courses at the Catholic University Mathematical basis and algorithms with application of America in antenna theory and remote sensing. He to electromagnetics. Time domain and hybrid is a member of the IEEE, the Applied Computational methods (adjusted to class background). Electromagnetics Society (ACES), the Union of Radio 7. Method of Moments Tutorial. Mathematical Scientists and Sigma Xi. He serves on the basis and algorithms (adjusted to class Configuration Control Board for the Army developed mathematical background). Implementation for wire GEMACS CEM code and the ACES Board of Directors. antennas and examples using FEKO Lite. 8. Finite Difference Time Domain Tutorial. What You Will Learn Mathematical basis and numerical algorithms, • A review of electromagnetic, antenna and scattering parallel implementations (adjusted to class theory with modern application examples. mathematical background). • An overview of popular CEM methods with commercial codes as examples. 9. Transmission Line Matrix Method. Overview • Tutorials for numerical algorithms. and numerical algorithms. • Hands-on experience with FEKO Lite to demonstrate 10. Finite Integration Technique. Overview. wire antennas, modeling guidelines and common 11. Asymptotic Methods. Scattering user pitfalls. mechanisms and high frequency approximations. • An understanding of the latest developments in CEM, 12. Hybrid and Advanced Methods. Overview, hybrid methods and High Performance Computing. FMM, ACA and FEKO examples. From this course you will obtain the knowledge required to become a more expert user. You will 13. High Performance Computing. Overview of gain exposure to popular CEM codes and learn parallel methods and examples. how to choose the best tool for specific 14. Summary. With emphasis on practical applications. You will be better prepared to applications and intelligent decision making. interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate CEM accuracy for practical applications, and 15. Questions and FEKO examples. Adjusted understand the literature. to class problems of interest.40 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 41. EMI / EMC in Military Systems Includes Mil Std-461/464 & Troubleshooting Addendums April 9-11, 2013 Columbia, Maryland September 24-26, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1490 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary Course Outline Systems EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) 1. Introduction. Interference sources, paths, and involves the control of EMI (Electromagnetic receptors. Identifying key EMI threats - power disturbances, Interference) at the systems, facility, and platform radio frequency interference, electrostatic discharge, self- levels (e.g. outside the box.) This three-day course compatibility. Key EMI concepts - Frequency and impedance, provides a comprehensive treatment of EMI/EMC Frequency and time, Frequency and dimensions. problems in military systems. These include both the Unintentional antennas related to dimensions. box level requirements of MIL-STD-461 and the 2. Grounding - A Safety Interface. Grounds defined. systems level requirements of MIL-STD-464. The Ground loops and single point grounds. Multipoint grounds and hybrid grounds. Ground bond corrosion. Lightning emphasis is on prevention through good EMI/EMC induced ground bounce. Ground currents through chassis. design techniques - grounding, shielding, cable Unsafe grounding practice. management, and power interface design. 3. Power - An Energy Interface. Types of power Troubleshooting techniques are also addressed in an disturbances. Common impedance coupling in shared ground addendum. Please note - this class does NOT address and voltage supply. Transient protection. EMI power line circuit boards issues. Each student will receive a copy filters. Isolation transformers. Regulators and UPS. Power of the EDN Magazine Designers Guide to EMC by harmonics and magnetic fields. Daryl Gerke and William Kimmel, along with a 4. Cables and Connectors - A Signal Interface. Cable complete set of lecture notes. coupling paths. Cable shield grounding and termination. Cable shield materials. Cable and connector ferrites. Cable crosstalk. Classify cables and connectors. Instructors 5. Shielding - An Electromagnetic Field Interface. William (Bill) Kimmel, PE, has worked in the Shielding principles. Shielding failures. Shielding materials. electronics field for over 45 years. He EMI gaskets for seams. Handling large openings. Cable terminations and penetrations. received his BSEE with distinction from the University of Minnesota. His 6. Systems Solutions. Power disturbances. Radio frequency interference. Electrostatic discharge. experience includes design and Electromagnetic emissions. systems engineering with industry 7. MIL-STD-461 & MIL-STD-464 Addendum. leaders like Control Data and Sperry Background on MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-464. Defense Systems. Since, 1987, he Design/proposal impact of individual requirements (emphasis has been involved exclusively with on design, NOT testing.) Documentation requirements - EMI/EMC as a founding partner of Kimmel Gerke Control Plans, Test Plans, Test Reports. Associates, Ltd. Bill has qualified numerous 8. EMC Troubleshooting Addemdum. Troubleshooting systems to industrial, commercial, military, medical, vs Design & Test. Using the "Differential Diagnosis" vehicular, and related EMI/EMC requirements. Methodology Diagnostic and Isolation Techniques - RFI, Daryl Gerke, PE, has worked in the electronics power, ESD, emissions. field for over 40 years. He received his BSEE from the University of Nebraska. His experience ranges What You Will Learn includes design and systems • How to identify, prevent, and fix common EMI/EMC engineering with industry leaders like problems in military systems? Collins Radio, Sperry Defense • Simple models and "rules of thumb" and to help you Systems, Tektronix, and Intel. Since arrive at quick design decisions (NO heavy math). 1987, he has been involved exclusively with EMI/EMC as a founding partner of • EMI/EMC troubleshooting tips and techniques. Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd. Daryl has qualified • Design impact (by requirement) of military EMC numerous systems to industrial, commercial, specifications (MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-464) military, medical, vehicular, and related EMI/EMC • EMI/EMC documentation requirements (Control requirements. Plans, Test Plans, and Test Reports).Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 41
  • 42. Eureka Method: How to Think Like An Inventor Innovation in the 21st Century NEW! June 25-26, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1245 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This two-day course is targeted first to help the participants understand the technical innovation process and to unlock their innovative powers and, second, to ground the participants in the art and science of patent protection. Each student will receive a copy of Dr. Hershey’s text, The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor. Course Outline Instructor 1. The Dimensional Mindset. When to be a Dr. John Hershey is a consultant and trainer having technician and when to be a visionary. retired as a senior member of the 2. How To Perform Quantitative Innovation. technical staff at the general Electric The good, the bad, the ugly. Global Research Center. He has forty years of engineering experience in the 3. How To Perform Qualitative Innovation. government intelligence community, Envisioning in one or more than one dimension. Dept. of Commerce, and private 4. The Theory of System Leverage. industry. He holds 180 US patents, has 5. The "Bottom Line". Not a number but rather coauthored 2 encyclopedia entries and 8 books on a mindset and attitude for the accomplished system theory, LEO satellites, spread spectrum innovator in order to effectively link the innovative communications, and, the latest two, Cryptography effort to the bottom line requirements. Demystified, in the McGraw-Hill “demystified” series and, The Eureka Method, also with McGraw-Hill. He is 6. Regulation. A gift of opportunity. an elected Fellow of the IEEE “for contributions to 7. The Criticality of Clear Expression. secure communications” and he has served as an 8. Modules For Leading Discussion Groups adjunct faculty member for several universities and as Back Home. an ABET program evaluator. 9. The Utility of The Concept of Innovative. "White space." What You Will Learn 10. How To Measure Innovation. First looking • The power of dimensional thinking - the backwards and using that perspective as insight to dimensionality of the innovators vision and the shaping the future. innovation. 11. The Basics of The Patenting Process and • The innovative cycle. Different Ways To Use It. • How to measure innovation and its impact. 12. Short Reviews of Spread Spectrum. • The different types of technical innovative activities Orbital mechanics, and cryptography as a basis for and their most effective uses. real examples in innovative history. • Tools for enabling innovation. 13. Focusing Innovation Using Transfer • Key issues of patent protection that innovators must Functions. know and practice in order to be outstandingly effective and valuable. Dr. Hershey is not an attorney 14. Understanding Innovators and Bringing but has published extensively on patent issues. The Innovator Out Of Yourself.42 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 43. Kalman, H-Infinity, and Nonlinear Estimation Approaches June 11-13, 2013 Laurel, Maryland Summary $1845 (8:30am - 4:00pm) This three-day course will introduce Kalman "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each filtering and other state estimation algorithms in a Off The Course Tuition." practical way so that the student can design and apply state estimation algorithms for real problems. The course will also present enough theoretical background to justify the techniques and provide a foundation for advanced research and implementation. After taking this course the student will be able to design Kalman filters, H- infinity filters, and particle filters for both linear and nonlinear systems. The student will be able Course Outline to evaluate the tradeoffs between different types 1. Dynamic Systems Review. Linear of estimators. The algorithms will be systems. Nonlinear systems. Discretization. demonstrated with freely available MATLAB System simulation. programs. Each student will receive a copy of Dr. 2. Random Processes Review. Probability. Simon’s text, Optimal State Estimation. Random variables. Stochastic processes. White noise and colored noise. Instructor 3. Least Squares Estimation. Weighted least squares. Recursive least squares. Dr. Dan Simon has been a professor at Cleveland State University since 1999, and is 4. Time Propagation of States and also the owner of Innovatia Software. He had 14 Covariances. years of industrial experience in the aerospace, 5. The Discrete Time Kalman Filter. automotive, biomedical, process control, and Derivation. Kalman filter properties. software engineering fields before entering 6. Alternate Kalman filter forms. academia. While in industry he applied Kalman Sequential filtering. Information filtering. filtering and other state estimation techniques to Square root filtering. a variety of areas, including motor control, neural 7. Kalman Filter Generalizations. net and fuzzy system optimization, missile Correlated noise. Colored noise. Steady-state guidance, communication networks, fault filtering. Stability. Alpha-beta-gamma filtering. diagnosis, vehicle navigation, and financial Fading memory filtering. Constrained filtering. forecasting. He has over 60 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings, 8. Optimal Smoothing. Fixed point including many in Kalman filtering. smoothing. Fixed lag smoothing. Fixed interval smoothing. 9. Advanced Topics in Kalman Filtering. What You Will Learn Verification of performance. Multiple-model • How can I create a system model in a form that estimation. Reduced-order estimation. Robust is amenable to state estimation? Kalman filtering. Synchronization errors. • What are some different ways to simulate a 10. H-infinity Filtering. Derivation. system? Examples. Tradeoffs with Kalman filtering. • How can I design a Kalman filter? 11. Nonlinear Kalman Filtering. The • What if the Kalman filter assumptions are not linearized Kalman filter. The extended Kalman satisfied? filter. Higher order approaches. Parameter • How can I design a Kalman filter for a nonlinear estimation. system? 12. The Unscented Kalman Filter. • How can I design a filter that is robust to model Advantages. Derivation. Examples. uncertainty? 13. The Particle Filter. Derivation. • What are some other types of estimators that Implementation issues. Examples. Tradeoffs. may do better than a Kalman filter? 14. Applications. Fault diagnosis for • What are the latest research directions in state aerospace systems. Vehicle navigation. Fuzzy estimation theory and practice? logic and neural network training. Motor • What are the tradeoffs between Kalman, H- control. Implementations in embedded infinity, and particle filters? systems.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 43
  • 44. Practical Statistical Signal Processing Using MATLAB with Radar, Sonar, Communications, Speech & Imaging Applications June 10-13, 2013 Newport, Rhode Island $2195 (8:30am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Summary 1. MATLAB Basics. M-files, logical flow, graphing, This four-day course covers signal processing debugging, special characters, array manipulation, systems for radar, sonar, communications, speech, vectorizing computations, useful toolboxes. imaging and other applications based on state-of-the- 2. Computer Data Generation. Signals, Gaussian art computer algorithms. These algorithms include noise, nonGaussian noise, colored and white noise, important tasks such as data simulation, parameter AR/ARMA time series, real vs. complex data, linear estimation, filtering, interpolation, detection, spectral models, complex envelopes and demodulation. analysis, beamforming, classification, and tracking. Until now these algorithms could only be learned by 3. Parameter Estimation. Maximum likelihood, best linear unbiased, linear and nonlinear least squares, reading the latest technical journals. This course will recursive and sequential least squares, minimum mean take the mystery out of these designs by introducing square error, maximum a posteriori, general linear model, the algorithms with a minimum of mathematics and performance evaluation via Taylor series and computer illustrating the key ideas via numerous examples using simulation methods. MATLAB. 4. Filtering/Interpolation/Extrapolation. Wiener, Designed for engineers, scientists, and other linear Kalman approaches, time series methods. professionals who wish to study the practice of 5. Detection. Matched filters, generalized matched statistical signal processing without the headaches, filters, estimator-correlators, energy detectors, detection this course will make extensive use of hands-on of abrupt changes, min probability of error receivers, MATLAB implementations and demonstrations. communication receivers, nonGaussian approaches, Attendees will receive a suite of software source code likelihood and generalized likelihood detectors, receiver and are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow operating characteristics, CFAR receivers, performance along with the demonstrations. evaluation by computer simulation. Each participant will receive two books 6. Spectral Analysis. Periodogram, Blackman-Tukey, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Vol. I autoregressive and other high resolution methods, and Vol. 2 by instructor Dr. Kay. A complete set of notes eigenanalysis methods for sinusoids in noise. and a suite of MATLAB m-files will be distributed in 7. Array Processing. Beamforming, narrowband vs. source format for direct use or modification by the user. wideband considerations, space-time processing, interference suppression. 8. Signal Processing Systems. Image processing, Instructor active sonar receiver, passive sonar receiver, adaptive noise canceler, time difference of arrival localization, Dr. Steven Kay is a Professor of Electrical channel identification and tracking, adaptive Engineering at the University of beamforming, data analysis. Rhode Island and the President of 9. Case Studies. Fault detection in bearings, acoustic Signal Processing Systems, a imaging, active sonar detection, passive sonar detection, consulting firm to industry and the infrared surveillance, radar Doppler estimation, speaker government. He has over 25 years separation, stock market data analysis. of research and development experience in designing optimal What You Will Learn statistical signal processing algorithms for radar, • To translate system requirements into algorithms that sonar, speech, image, communications, vibration, work. and financial data analysis. Much of his work has • To simulate and assess performance of key been published in over 100 technical papers and algorithms. the three textbooks, Modern Spectral Estimation: • To tradeoff algorithm performance for computational complexity. Theory and Application, Fundamentals of • The limitations to signal processing performance. Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation Theory, • To recognize and avoid common pitfalls and traps in and Fundamentals of Statistical Signal algorithmic development. Processing: Detection Theory. Dr. Kay is a Fellow • To generalize and solve practical problems using the of the IEEE. provided suite of MATLAB code.44 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 45. Statistics with Excel Examples – Fundamentals June 18-19, 2013 Columbia, Maryland Course Outline $1240 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 1. Introduction to Statistics. Definition of terms and concepts with simple illustrations. "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Measures of central tendency: Mean, mode, medium. Measures of dispersion: Variance, standard deviation, range. Organizing random data. Introduction to Excel statistics tools. 2. Basic Probability. Probability based on: equally likely events, frequency, axioms. Permutations and combinations of distinct objects. Total, joint, conditional probabilities. Examples related to systems engineering. 3. Discrete Random Variables. Bernoulli trial. Summary Binomial distributions. Poisson distribution. Discrete probability density functions and This two-day course covers the basics of cumulative distribution functions. Excel probability and statistic analysis. The course is examples. self-contained and practical, using Excel to perform the fundamental calculations. Students 4. Continuous Random Variables. Normal are encouraged to bring their laptops to work distribution. Uniform distribution. Triangular provided Excel example problems. By the end of distribution. Log-normal distributions. Discrete the course you will be comfortable with statistical probability density functions and cumulative concepts and able to perform and understand distribution functions. Excel examples. statistical calculations by hand and using Excel. 5. Sampling Distributions. Sample size You will understand probabilities, statistical considerations. Central limit theorem. Student-t distributions, confidence levels and hypothesis distribution. testing, using tools that are available in Excel. Participants will receive a complete set of notes 6. Functions of Random Variables. and the textbook Statistical Analysis with Excel. (Propagation of errors) Sums and products of random variables. Tolerance of mechanical components. Electrical system gains. Instructor 7. System Reliability. Failure and reliability Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor statistics. Mean time to failure. Exponential Emeritus of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty distribution. Gamma distribution. Weibull years in the field of sound and vibration where he distribution. applied statistics to the design of experiments 8. Confidence Level. Confidence intervals. and analysis of data. He has degrees in Significance of data. Margin of error. Sample size mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, considerations. P-values. and engineering acoustics and has taught for over thirty years on both the graduate and 9. Hypotheses Testing. Error analysis. undergraduate levels. For the last eight years, he Decision and detection theory. Operating has taught Applied Statistics courses at characteristic curves. Inferences of two-samples government and industrial organizations testing, e.g. assessment of before and after throughout the country. treatments. 10. Probability Plots and Parameter Estimation. Percentiles of data. Box whisker What You Will Learn plots. Probability plot characteristics. Excel • Working knowledge of statistical terms. examples of Normal, Exponential and Weibull • Use of distribution functions to estimate plots.. probabilities. 11. Data Analysis. Introduction to linear • How to apply confidence levels to real-world regression, Error variance, Pearson linear problems. correlation coefficients, Residuals pattern, • Applications of hypothesis testing. Principal component analysis (PCA) of large data • Useful ways of summarizing statistical data. sets. Excel examples. • How to use Excel to analyze statistical data. 12. Special Topics of Interest to Class.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 45
  • 46. Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering July 15-18, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Reliability engineering and its relationship to communications. Historical development of reliability $2045 (8:30am - 4:30pm) engineering as an academic field. Relevance of reliability theory to communications systems, MIL spec, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each and Bellcore standards. Off The Course Tuition." 2. System reliability metrics. Commonly used reliability engineering metrics are discussed. These metrics include reliability, availability, failure rate, MTBF, and MTTR. 3. Reliability theory and random variables. Mathematics associated with reliability and availability models are presented. Statistical distributions and their applicability to TTF and TTR are discussed. 4. Reliability Block Diagrams. Success based networks of elements in serial or parallel. Used for determination of system reliability. Summary 5. Markov Chain Analysis. State based analysis System reliability and availability are crucial approach for the determination of availability in metrics within all telecommunications fields. repairable systems. Engineers within the telecommunications industry 6. Monte Carlo Simulation. Analysis technique require the ability to quantify these metrics for use using computer simulation to compute reliability and in service level agreements, system design availability of an arbitrary configuration of components. decisions and daily operations. Increasing 7. Fiber Optic Networks. Terrestrial and system complexity and software logic require submarine systems including path protection and new, more sophisticated tools for system highly available system designs. modeling and metric calculation than those 8. Microwave Networks. Long-haul, short-haul and available in current literature. local area microwave network reliability and availability are examined in detail including propagation effects This 4-day course provides the and considerations (such as multi-path and rain fade). communications engineer the tools to connect 9. Satellite Networks. Satellite earth station design abstract systems reliability theory, system and best practices, satellite redundancy considerations topology and computer simulation to predict and and propagation impacts. measure quantitative statistical performance 10. Facilities. Telecommunications facilities metrics such as reliability, availability and generator systems, commercial power delivery and maintainability. battery back sizing considerations. Each student will receive a copy of 11. Software and Firmware. IModels are presented Telecommunications System Reliability along with consideration for accurate representation of Engineering, Theory and Practice in addition to a the impact on system performance. complete set of lecture notes. What You Will Learn Instructor • Familiarity with the concepts of reliability and Mark Ayers is manager of RF Engineering at availability as they relate to telecommunications GCI Communications Corp headquartered in systems. Anchorage, Alaska. Mark has a broad range of • A comprehensive understanding of reliability telecommunications experience including work in theory, system analysis techniques and system modeling. fiber optics, microwave radio and satellite network design. Mark holds a B.S. degree in • Skills and tools necessary to perform complex, detailed analyses using computer simulation Mathematics from the University of Alaska techniques. Anchorage and an M.S. degree in Electrical • Specific applications of analysis theory to real Engineering from the University of Alaska telecommunications systems. Fairbanks. He is a registered Professional • Practical techniques to determine proper sparing Electrical Engineer in the State of Alaska and a levels. senior member in the IEEE. Mark teaches a • How software and firmware impact the overall variety of courses as an adjunct faculty member reliability and availability performance of in the Engineering Department at the University telecommunications systems. Students taking this of Alaska Anchorage and is the author of the course will have a complete grasp of the importance textbook Telecommunications System Reliability and value of rigorous reliability analysis on a Engineering, Theory and Practice. system’s design.46 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 47. Understanding Sensors for Test & Measurement: Understanding, Selecting & Applying Sensors Newly Revised! Formerly titled Instrumentation for Test & Measurement June 11-13, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Sensor Fundamentals. Application Considerations, Measurement Issues & Criteria. $1845 (8:30am - 4:30pm) 2. Sensor Signal Conditioning. Bridge Circuits, Analog to Digital Converters, Systems on a Chip, Sigma-Delta ADCs, Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Conditioning High Impedance & Charge Output Sensors. Off The Course Tuition. 3. Introduction to Strain Gages. Piezoresistance, Thin Film, Microdevices, Accuracy, Strain Gage Based Measurements, Sensor Installations, High Temperature Installations. 4. Electromagnetism in Sensing. Electromagnetism & Inductance, Sensor Applications, Magnetic Field Sensors. 5. Acceleration, Shock & Vibration Sensors. Piezoelectric, Charge Mode & IEPE, Piezoelectric Materials & Summary Structures, Piezoresistive, Capacitive, Servo Force Balance, This three day course, based on the 690-page Sensor Mounting, Acceleration Probes, Grounding, Cables &Technology Handbook, published by Elsevier in 2005 and Connections.edited by the instructor, is designed for engineers, technicians 6. Sensors for Mechanical Shock. Technologyand managers who want to increase their knowledge of Fundamentals, Sensor Types - Advantages & Disadvantages,sensors for test & measurement. It balances breadth and Frequency Response Requirements, Pyroshockdepth in a practical presentation for those who design sensor Measurement, Failure Modes, Structural Resonance Effects,systems and work with sensors of all types. Each topic Environmental Effects.includes technology fundamentals, selection criteria, 7. Machinery Vibration Monitoring Sensors.applicable standards, interfacing and system designs, and Accelerometer Types, 4-20 Milliamp Transmitters, Capacitivefuture developments. Sensors, Intrinsically Safe Sensors, Mounting Considerations. 8. Position & Motion Sensors. Contact & Non-contact, Limit Switches, Resistive, Magnetic & Ultrasonic Position Sensors, Proximity Sensors, Photoelectric Sensors, Linear & Instructor Rotary Position & Motion Sensors, Optical Encoders, Jon Wilson is a Principal Consultant at in Chandler, Resolvers & Synchros. Arizona. He holds degrees in Mechanical, 9. Capacitive & Inductive Displacement Sensors. Automotive and Industrial Engineering. His Capacitive Fundamentals, Inductive Fundamentals, Target 45-plus years of experience include Test Considerations, Comparing Capacitive & Inductive, Using Engineer, Test Laboratory Manager, Capacitive & Inductive Together. Applications Engineering Manager and 10. Force, Load & Weight Sensors. Sensor Types, Marketing Manager at Chrysler Corporation, Physical Configurations, Fatigue Ratings. ITT Cannon Electric Co., Motorola 11. Pressure Sensors. Fundamentals of Pressure Semiconductor Products Division and Sensing Technology, Piezoresistive Sensors, Piezoelectric Endevco. He is Editor of the Sensor Sensors, Specialized Applications.Technology Handbook published by Elsevier in 2005. He has 12. Test & Measurement Microphones. Measurementbeen consulting and training in the field of testing and Microphone Characteristics, Condenser & Prepolarizedinstrumentation since 1985. He has presented training for (Electret), Effect of Angle of Incidence, Pressure, Free Field,ISA, SAE, IEST, SAVIAC, ITC, & many government agencies Random Incidence, Environmental Effects, Specialized Types, Calibration Techniques.and commercial organizations. He is a Fellow Member of theInstitute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, and a 13. Flow Sensors. Thermal Anemometers, DifferentialLifetime Senior Member of SAE and ISA. Pressure, Vortex Shedding, Positive Displacement & Turbine Based Sensors, Mass Flowmeters, Electromagnetic, Ultrasonic & Laser Doppler Sensors, Calibration. What You Will Learn 14. Level Sensors. Hydrostatic, Ultrasonic, RF Capacitance, Magnetostrictive, Microwave Radar, Selecting a• How to understand sensor specifications? Technology.• Advantages and disadvantages of different sensor 15. Humidity Sensors. Capacitive, Resistive & Thermal types. Conductivity Sensors, Temperature & Humidity Effects, Condensation & Wetting, Integrated Signal Conditioning.• How to avoid configuration and interfacing problems? 16. Optical & Radiation Sensors. Photosensors, Quantum Detectors, Thermal Detectors, Phototransistors,• How to select and specify the best sensor for your Thermal Infrared Detectors. application? 17. Temperature Sensors. Electromechanical &• How to select and apply the correct signal Electronic Sensors, IR Pyrometry, Thermocouples, conditioning? Thermistors, RTDs, Interfacing & Design, Heat Conduction & Self Heating Effects.• How to find applicable standards for variou sensors? 18. Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors. Possibilities,• Principles and applications of wireless sensor Realities, Applications. networks. 19. Smart Sensors. IEEE 1451, TEDS, TEDS Sensors, Plug & Play Sensors.From this course you will learn how to select and 20. Wireless Sensor Networks. Individual Nodeapply sensors in measurement systems to acquire Architecture, Network Architecture, Radio Options, Poweraccurate data for a variety of applications and Considratioens.measurands including mechanical, thermal and Appendices on Calibration, Sensor Selection andoptical data. Application & InstallationRegister online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 47
  • 48. Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach “This course uses very little math, yet provides an in- Update depth understanding of the concepts and real-world d! applications of these powerful tools.” June 11-13, 2013 Summary Columbia, Maryland Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) are in wide use and work very well if your signal stays at a constant frequency $1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) (“stationary”). But if the signal could vary, have pulses, “blips” or any other kind of interesting behavior then you need Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Wavelets. Wavelets are remarkable tools that can stretch and Off The Course Tuition. move like an amoeba to find the hidden “events” and then simultaneously give you their location, frequency, and shape. "Your Wavelets course was very helpful in our Radar Wavelet Transforms allow this and many other capabilities not studies. We often use wavelets now instead of the possible with conventional methods like the FFT. Fourier Transform for precision denoising." This course is vastly different from traditional math- –Long To, NAWC WD, Point Wugu, CA oriented Wavelet courses or books in that we use examples, figures, and computer demonstrations to show how to "I was looking forward to this course and it was very re- understand and work with Wavelets. This is a comprehensive, warding–Your clear explanations starting with the big pic- in-depth. up-to-date treatment of the subject, but from an ture immediately contextualized the material allowing us intuitive, conceptual point of view. to drill a little deeper with a fuller understanding" We do look at some key equations but only AFTER the –Steve Van Albert, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research concepts are demonstrated and understood so you can see the wavelets and equations “in action”. "Good overview of key wavelet concepts and literature. Each student will receive extensive course slides, a CD The course provided a good physical understanding of with MATLAB demonstrations, and a copy of the instructor’s wavelet transforms and applications." new book, Conceptual Wavelets. –Stanley Radzevicius, ENSCO, Inc. If convenient we recommend that you bring a laptop to this class.  A disc with the course materials will be provided and Course Outline the laptop will allow you to utilize the materials in class.  Note: 1. What is a Wavelet? Examples and Uses. “Waves” that the laptop is NOT a requirement. can start, stop, move and stretch. Real-world applications in many fields: Signal and Image Processing, Internet Traffic, Instructor Airport Security, Medicine, JPEG, Finance, Pulse and Target Recognition, Radar, Sonar, etc. D. Lee Fugal is the Founder and President of an 2. Comparison with traditional methods. The concept independent consulting firm. He has of the FFT, the STFT, and Wavelets as all being various types over 30 years of industry experience in of comparisons (correlations) with the data. Strengths, Digital Signal Processing (including weaknesses, optimal choices. Wavelets) and Satellite 3. The Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT). Communications. He has been a full- Stretching and shifting the Wavelet for optimal correlation. time consultant on numerous Predefined vs. Constructed Wavelets. assignments since 1991. Recent 4. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). Shrinking projects include Excision of Chirp Jammer Signals the signal by factors of 2 through downsampling. using Wavelets, design of Space-Based Geolocation Understanding the DWT in terms of correlations with the data. Systems (GPS & Non-GPS), and Advanced Pulse Relating the DWT to the CWT. Demonstrations and uses. Detection using Wavelet Technology. He has taught 5. The Redundant Discrete Wavelet Transform (RDWT). upper-division University courses in DSP and in Stretching the Wavelet by factors of 2 without downsampling. Satellites as well as Wavelet short courses and Tradeoffs between the alias-free processing and the extra seminars for Practicing Engineers and Management. storage and computational burdens. A hybrid process using He holds a Masters in Applied Physics (DSP) from the both the DWT and the RDWT. Demonstrations and uses. University of Utah, is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a 6. “Perfect Reconstruction Filters”. How to cancel the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. effects of aliasing. How to recognize and avoid any traps. A breakthrough method to see the filters as basic Wavelets. The “magic” of alias cancellation demonstrated in both the What You Will Learn time and frequency domains. • How to use Wavelets as a “microscope” to analyze 7. Highly useful properties of popular Wavelets. How data that changes over time or has hidden “events” to choose the best Wavelet for your application. When to create your own and when to stay with proven favorites. that would not show up on an FFT. 8. Compression and De-Noising using Wavelets. How • How to understand and efficiently use the 3 types of to remove unwanted or non-critical data without throwing Wavelet Transforms to better analyze and process away the alias cancellation capability. A new, powerful method your data. State-of-the-art methods and to extract signals from large amounts of noise. applications. Demonstrations. • How to compress and de-noise data using 9. Additional Methods and Applications. Image advanced Wavelet techniques. How to avoid Processing. Detecting Discontinuities, Self-Similarities and potential pitfalls by understanding the concepts. A Transitory Events. Speech Processing. Human Vision. Audio “safe” method if in doubt. and Video. BPSK/QPSK Signals. Wavelet Packet Analysis. Matched Filtering. How to read and use the various Wavelet • How to increase productivity and reduce cost by Displays. Demonstrations. choosing (or building) a Wavelet that best matches 10. Further Resources. The very best of Wavelet your particular application. references.48 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 49. Wireless Digital Communications for Program & Engineering Managers Summary May 7-8, 2013 This two-day course is designed to provide an overall view Columbia, Maryland of wireless communications including commercial and military applications for Program Managers, Engineering Managers, and others that do not have a technical engineering $1245 (8:30am - 4:30pm) background and who are looking to understand Wireless Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Communications at a high level to be more effecting in dealing Off The Course Tuition. with customers, staff, and those working on these programs. It is also an excellent refresher course for those engineers that want to be more involved with Digital Communications in their careers. This is a very informative class at a high level so Course Outline managers that are involved or going to be involved with 1. Wireless Tradeoffs in Digital Communications Wireless Communications can understand at a high level Using a Link Budget. Understand the tradeoffs in a Wireless what the engineers and programs are developing. It includes Communications system using a simple tool called a Link high level descriptions, enough detail to understand the Budget. This includes signal and noise evaluations. concepts with little math or analysis involved. This is focus 2. Digital Communication Advantages. Understand the towards spread spectrum systems, which is nearly all of advantages between digital communications and analog communications today. It covers a wide range of data link communications. This includes different ways to modulate the communication techniques, including tradeoffs of cost carrier frequency such as Phase Shift Keying (BPSK, QPSK, reduction and size reduction methods using a budget to etc), and also spread spectrum and its advantage to prevent determine what is needed for the wireless system. Thus the inference from others. student gains a firm understanding of the processes needed 3. Basic Principles of Digital Communications. Learn to effectively understand wireless data link communication the principles to separate users from each other by using systems which is vital to their jobs. You will gain an intuitive time, frequency, codes, and others. Learn how cell phones understanding from all of the experiences of the Instructor and other wireless communications handle near/far problems, who has been working with communications for over 25 adjacent channel interference, automatic gain control and years. This seminar has been taught to a number of Program dynamic range. Understand basic concepts such as Image Managers and other Managers at other companies with Frequency, Group Delay (important with Digital excellent feedback by those who took the class. Communications), Aliasing, Feedback which is necessary to understand digital communications. Instructor 4. Modulation Techniques used to Improve Scott R. Bullock,  P.E., MSEE, specializes in Wirelss Communications. Learn about pulse position modulation Communications including Spread Spectrum Systems and and how to use it in burst communications. Examine the Broadband Communication Systems for both government and advantages and disadvantages of Absolute vs Differential. commercial. He holds numerous patents in communications Understand the advantages and disadvantages of Coherent and published several articles in various trade magazines. He vs Differential that can be applied to all types of digital was active in establishing the data link standard for GPS modulation. SCAT-I landing systems and developed spread spectrum 5. Receiving the Signal and Detecting and Correction landing systems for the government. He is the author of two Errors. Learn about how to retrieve the data by eliminating books, Transceiver and System Design for Digital the carrier and the spread spectrum code to achieve the Communications & Broadband Communications and Home desired data. Examine simple concepts to show the Networking, Scitech Publishing, He has probability of errors in the system, and to detect and correct taught seminars and at Universities for years and was a guest the errors for more reliable communications. Learn to lecturer for Polytechnic University on Direct Sequence Spread minimize inter-system interference that causes unreliable Spectrum and Multiple Access Technologies.  He has held detection of the data. several high level engineering positions including VP, Senior 6. Higher Data Rates vs More Robust Signal. Learn Director, Director of R&D, Engineering Fellow. Attendees will about the tradeoffs between high data rate modulations and receive the instructor’s text Transceiver & System Design for lower more robust modulations. Digital Communications (3rd Ed.) 7. Multipath, Antenna Diversity, and Removing Undesired Signals. Examine difference types of Multi-path What You Will Learn and how it affects digital communications and radar signals.• How to understand Digital Communications Systems at a Show how antenna diversity can improve the signal against high level and to evaluate tradeoffs between different multipath. Learn techniques on how to remove unwanted designs? signals from interfering with your signal.• How to discuss the advantages of digital systems that are 8. Satellite Communications and GPS. Understand the used extensively today including Spread Spectrum? basic concepts for GPS and how it has become a commodity• How to use easy-to-understand phase diagrams for digital in the civilian community. Learn how satellites are used in modulation and demodulation techniques of phase-shift providing digital communications. Also how older satellites are keyed and frequency hopped spread spectrum systems? being used for unique applications. In addition, learn what satellites are available and what type of communications they• How to address gain control, high level probability, jamming provide. reduction method using various adaptive processes, error detection and correction, global positioning systems (GPS) 9. Commercial and Military Communications. data link, and satellite communications at a high level? Examine communication techniques including 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax, and LTE. Discover how multiple• What types of radios, both commercial and Military, are antennas are being used to increase the data rates and being used today and what types of waveforms are being improve the signal quality using MIMO and others. Learn used? about different types of Networks that tie the communications• What types of modulation/demodulation techniques are together. Discuss Military radios including, Legacy Radios, being used and which types have the best performance? 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  • 50. Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications June 25-27, 2013 Newport, Rhode Island $1845 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Recent attendee comments Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each ... Off The Course Tuition. “Great instructor made the course in- Summary teresting and informative. Helped This three-day course is intended for clear-up many misconceptions I had engineers and other technical personnel and about sound and its measurement.” managers who have a work-related need to understand basic acoustics concepts and how to “Enjoyed the in-class demonstrations; measure and analyze sound. This is an they help explain the concepts. In- introductory course and participants need not have any prior knowledge of sound or vibration. structor helped me with a problem I Each topic is illustrated by appropriate was having at work, worth the price applications, in-class demonstrations, and of the course!” worked-out numerical examples. Since the practical uses of acoustics principles are vast and diverse, participants are encouraged to confer Course Outline with the instructor (before, during, and after the 1. Introductory Concepts. Sound in fluids and course) regarding any work-related concerns. solids. Sound as particle vibrations. Waveforms and Each student will receive a copy of the textbook, frequency. Sound energy and power consideration. Acoustics: An Introduction by Heinrich Kuttruff. 2. Acoustic Waves in Air and Water. Air-borne sound. Plane and spherical acoustic waves. Sound pressure, intensity, and power. Decibel (dB) log power Instructor scale. Sound reflection and transmission at surfaces. Sound absorption. Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor Emeritus of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty years 3. Acoustic and Vibration Sensors. Human ear experience in the field of sound and vibration. He characteristics. Capacitor and piezoelectric microphone and hydrophone designs and response has degrees in mechanical engineering, characteristics. Intensity probe design and operational electrical engineering, and engineering limitations. Accelerometers design and frequency acoustics. For over thirty years he has taught response. courses on the Fundamentals of Acoustics, 4. Sound Measurements. Sound level meters. Structural Acoustics, Applied Acoustics, Noise Time weighting (fast, slow, linear). Decibel scales Control Engineering, and Sonar Engineering on (Linear and A-and C-weightings). Octave band both the graduate and undergraduate levels as analyzers. Narrow band spectrum analyzers. Critical well as at government and industrial bands of human hearing. Detecting tones in noise. organizations throughout the country. Microphone calibration techniques. 5. Sound Radiation. Human speech mechanism. What You Will Learn Loudspeaker design and response characteristics. Directivity patterns of simple and multi-pole sources:• How to make proper sound level monopole, dipole and quadri-pole sources. Acoustic measurements. arrays and beamforming. Sound radiation from• How to analyze and report acoustic data. vibrating machines and structures. Radiation• The basis of decibels (dB) and the A-weighting efficiency. scale. 6. Low Frequency Components and Systems.• How intensity probes work and allow near-field Helmholtz resonator. Sound waves in ducts. Mufflers sound measurements. and their design. Horns and loudspeaker enclosures. 7. Applications. Representative topics include:• How to measure radiated sound power and Outdoor and underwater sound propagation (e.g. sound transmission loss. refraction due to temperature and other effects).• How to use third-octave bands and narrow- Environmental acoustics (e.g. community noise band spectrum analyzers. response and criteria). Auditorium and room acoustics• How the source-path-receiver approach is used (e.g. reverberation criteria and sound absorption). in noise control engineering. Structural acoustics (e.g. sound transmission loss through panels). Noise andvibration control• How sound builds up in enclosures like vehicle (e.g.source-path-receiver model). Topics of interest to interiors and rooms. the course participants.50 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 51. Applied Physical Oceanography Modeling and Acoustics: Controlling Physics, Observations, Models and Naval Applications June 11-13, 2012 Columbia, Maryland Course Outline 1. Importance of Oceanography. Review $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) oceanographys history, naval applications, and impact on climate. Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each 2. Physics of The Ocean. Develop physical Off The Course Tuition. understanding of the Navier-Stokes equations and their application for understanding and measuring the ocean. 3. Energetics Of The Ocean and Climate Change. The Summary source of all energy is the sun. We trace the incoming energy This three-day course is designed for engineers, through the atmosphere and ocean and discuss its effect on physicists, acousticians, climate scientists, and managers the climate. who wish to enhance their understanding of this discipline 4. Wind patterns, El Niño and La Niña. The major wind or become familiar with how the ocean environment can patterns of earth define not only the vegetation on land, but affect their individual applications. Examples of remote drive the major currents of the ocean. Perturbations to their sensing of the ocean, in situ ocean observing systems and normal circulation, such as an El Niño event, can have global actual examples from recent oceanographic cruises are impacts. given. 5. Satellite Observations, Altimetry, Earths Geoid and Ocean Modeling. The role of satellite observations are Instructors discussed with a special emphasis on altimetric measurements. Dr. David L. Porter is a Principal Senior Oceanographer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics 6. Inertial Currents, Ekman Transport, Western Boundaries. Observed ocean dynamics are explained. Laboratory (JHUAPL). Dr. Porter has been at JHUAPL for Analytical solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations are twenty-two years and before that he was an discussed. oceanographer for ten years at the National Oceanic and 7. Ocean Currents, Modeling and Observation. Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Porters specialties are Observations of the major ocean currents are compared to oceanographic remote sensing using space borne model results of those currents.  The ocean models are driven altimeters and in situ observations. He has authored by satellite altimetric observations. scores of publications in the field of ocean remote 8. Mixing, Salt Fingers, Ocean Tracers and Langmuir sensing, tidal observations, and internal waves as well as Circulation. Small scale processes in the ocean have a large a book on oceanography. Dr. Porter holds a BS in effect on the oceans structure and the dispersal of important physics from University of MD, a MS in physical chemicals, such as CO2. oceanography from MIT and a PhD in geophysical fluid 9. Wind Generated Waves, Ocean Swell and Their dynamics from the Catholic University of America. Prediction. Ocean waves, their physics and analysis by Dr. Juan I. Arvelo is a Principal Senior Acoustician at directional wave spectra are discussed along with present JHUAPL. He earned a PhD degree in modeling of the global wave field employing Wave Watch III. physics from the Catholic University of 10. Tsunami Waves. The generation and propagation of America. He served nine years at the tsunami waves are discussed with a description of the present Naval Surface Warfare Center and five monitoring system. years at Alliant Techsystems, Inc. He has 11. Internal Waves and Synthetic Aperture Radar 27 years of theoretical and practical (SAR) Sensing of Internal Waves. The density stratification experience in government, industry, and in the ocean allows the generation of internal waves.  The physics of the waves and their manifestation at the surface by academic institutions on acoustic sensor SAR is discussed. design and sonar performance evaluation, experimental 12. Tides, Observations, Predictions and Quality design and conduct, acoustic signal processing, data Control. Tidal observations play a critical role in commerce analysis and interpretation. Dr. Arvelo is an active member and warfare.  The history of tidal observations, their role in of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) where he holds commerce, the physics of tides and their prediction are various positions including associate editor of the discussed. Proceedings On Meetings in Acoustics (POMA) and 13. Bays, Estuaries and Inland Seas. The inland waters technical chair of the 159th joint ASA/INCE conference in of the continents present dynamics that are controlled not only Baltimore. by the physics of the flow, but also by the bathymetry and the shape of the coastlines. 14. The Future of Oceanography. Applications to global What You Will Learn climate assessment, new technologies and modeling are • The physical structure of the ocean and its major discussed. currents. 15. Underwater Acoustics. Review of ocean effects on • The controlling physics of waves, including internal sound propagation & scattering. waves. 16. Naval Applications. Description of the latest sensor, • How space borne altimeters work and their transducer, array and sonar technologies for applications from contribution to ocean modeling. target detection, localization and classification to acoustic communications and environmental surveys. • How ocean parameters influence acoustics. 17. Models and Databases. Description of key worldwide • Models and databases for predicting sonar environmental databases, sound propagation models, and performance. sonar simulation tools.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 109 – 51 114
  • 52. Mechanics of Underwater Noise Fundamentals and Advances in Acoustic Quieting Summary The course describes the essential mechanisms of underwater noise as it relates to ship/submarine silencing applications. The fundamental principles of noise sources, water-borne and structure-borne noise propagation, and noise control methodologies are explained. Illustrative examples will be presented. The course will be geared to those desiring a basic understanding of underwater noise and ship/submarine silencing with necessary mathematics May 7-8, 2013 presented as gently as possible. Columbia, Maryland A full set of notes will be given to participants as well as a copy of the text, Mechanics of Underwater Noise, $1190 (8:30am - 4:00pm) by Donald Ross. Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Instructor Paul Arveson served as a civilian employee of Course Outline the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division. With a 1. Fundamentals. Definitions, units, sources, BS degree in Physics, he led teams spectral and temporal properties, wave equation, radiation and propagation, reflection, absorption and in ship acoustic signature scattering, structure-borne noise, interaction of sound measurement and analysis, facility and structures. calibration, and characterization 2. Noise Sources in Marine Applications. projects. He designed and Rotating and reciprocating machinery, pumps and constructed specialized analog and digital fans, gears, piping systems. electronic measurement systems and their 3. Noise Models for Design and Prediction. sensors and interfaces, including the system Source-path-receiver models, source characterization, used to calibrate all the US Navys ship noise structural response and vibration transmission. measurement facilities. He managed 4. Noise Control. Principles of machinery quieting, development of the Target Strength Predictive vibration isolation, structural damping, structural Model for the Navy. He conducted experimental transmission loss, acoustic absorption, acoustic and theoretical studies of acoustic and mufflers. oceanographic phenomena for the Office of 5. Fluid Mechanics and Flow Induced Noise. Naval Research. He has published numerous Turbulent boundary layers, wakes, vortex shedding, technical reports and papers in these fields. In cavity resonance, fluid-structure interactions, propeller 1999 Arveson received a Masters degree in noise mechanisms, cavitation noise. Computer Systems Management. He established 6. Sonar Self Noise and Reduction. On board and the Balanced Scorecard Institute, as an effort to towed arrays, noise models, noise control for promote the use of this management concept habitability, sonar domes. among governmental and nonprofit 7. Ship/Submarine Scattering. Rigid body and organizations. He is active in various scientific elastic scattering mechanisms, target strength of organizations, and serves on the Board of structural components, false targets, methods for echo Managers of the Washington Academy of reduction, anechoic coatings. Sciences.52 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 53. Passive & Active Sonar - Fundamentals Summary NEW! This four-day course is designed for SONAR systems engineers, combat systems engineers, undersea warfare professionals, and managers who wish to enhance their understanding of passive and active SONAR or become familiar with the "big picture" if they work outside of either discipline. Each topic is presented by instructors with substantial experience at sea. Presentations are illustrated by worked numerical July 15-18, 2013 examples using simulated or experimental data Newport, Rhode Island describing actual undersea acoustic situations and geometries. Visualization of transmitted waveforms, $1940 (8:30am - 4:30pm) target interactions, and detector responses is Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each emphasized. Off The Course Tuition. Instructors Course Outline Dr. Harold "Bud" Vincent,  Research Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering at the University of 1. Sound and the Ocean Environment: Rhode Island is a U.S. Naval officer qualified in Conductivity, temperature, depth (CTD), sound submarine warfare and salvage diving. He has over velocity profiles, refraction, decibels, twenty years of undersea systems experience working transmission loss, and attenuation. Source in industry, academia, and government (military and reference levels in air and water. civilian). He served on active duty on fast attack and 2. SONAR System Fundamentals. Major ballistic missile submarines, worked at the Naval system components in a SONAR system Undersea Warfare Center, and conducted advanced (transducers, signal conditioning, digitization, R&D in the defense industry. Dr. Vincent received the M.S. and Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering (Underwater signal processing, displays and controls). Acoustics) from the University of Rhode Island. His Various SONAR systems (hull, towed, side scan, teaching and research encompass underwater multibeam, communications, navigation, etc.). acoustic systems, communications, signal processing, Calculation of source level (dB) as a function of ocean instrumentation, and navigation. He has been acoustic power output (watts) and source awarded four patents for undersea systems and directivity index. Measurement of target strength algorithms. at sea, echo energy splitting. Dr. Duncan Sheldon has over twenty-five years’ 3. Array Gain and Beampatterns. experience in the field of active sonar Calculation of beam patterns for line arrays, signal processing. At Navy Undersea Warfare laboratories (New London, CT, directional steering, shading for sidelobe control. and Newport, RI) he directed a multiyear Directivity index of an array and array grating research program and developed new lobes. active sonar waveforms and receivers 4. SONAR Equations. Passive and active for ASW and mine warfare. This work SONAR equations. Probabilities of detection and included collaboration with U.S. and international sea false alarm. Relationship between energy, tests. His experience includes real-time direction at intensity, and spectrum height. Alternative active sea of surface sonar assets during ’free-play’ NATO SONAR equations when working against noise or ASW exercises. He was a Principal Scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre at La Spezia, Italy. reverberation. Limitations of these equations in He received his Ph.D. from MIT and has published deep and shallow water. articles on waveform and receiver design in the U.S. 5. Target Motion Analysis (TMA). What it is, Navy Journal of Underwater Acoustics. why it is done, how SONAR is used to support it, what other sensors are required to determine the motion of passive targets. What You Will Learn • The differences between various types of SONAR used on 6. Time-Bearing Analysis. How relative Naval platforms today. target motion affects bearing rate, ship • The fundamental principles governing these systems’ maneuvers to compute passive range estimates operation. (Ekelund Range). Use of time-bearing • How these systems’ data are used to conduct passive and information to assess passive target motion. active operations. • Signal acquisition and target motion analysis for passive 7. Waveform and Receiver Design. systems. Traditional and novel waveform alternatives. • Waveform and receiver design for active systems. Replica correlation and convolution.  Discrete • How to avoid significant mistakes revealed by experience at Fourier transform.  Narrowband and wideband sea. ambiguity functions. Accounting for real medium • The major cost drivers for undersea acoustic systems. effects.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 53
  • 54. Random Vibration & Shock Testing - Fundamentals for Land, Sea, Air, Space Vehicles & Electronics Manufacture April 9-11, 2013 Beltsville, Maryland August 20-22, 2013 Santa Barbara, California September 17-19, 2013 Boxborough, Massachusetts $3295 (8:00am - 4:00pm) “Also Available As A Distance Learning Course” Summary (Call for Info) This three-day course is primarily designed for test personnel who conduct, supervise or Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. "contract out" vibration and shock tests. It also benefits design, quality and reliability specialists who interface with vibration and shock test Course Outline activities. 1. Minimal math review of basics of vibration, commencing with uniaxial and torsional SDoF Each student receives the instructors, systems. Resonance. Vibration control. minimal-mathematics, minimal-theory hardbound 2. Instrumentation. How to select and correctly use text Random Vibration & Shock Testing, displacement, velocity and especially acceleration and Measurement, Analysis & Calibration. This 444 force sensors and microphones. Minimizing mechanical page, 4-color book also includes a CD-ROM with and electrical errors. Sensor and system dynamic video clips and animations. calibration. 3. Extension of SDoF. to understand multi-resonant continuous systems encountered in land, sea, air and Instructor space vehicle structures and cargo, as well as in Wayne Tustin is the President of an electronic products. engineering school and 4. Types of shakers. Tradeoffs between mechanical, consultancy. His BSEE degree is electrohydraulic (servohydraulic), electrodynamic from the University of Washington, (electromagnetic) and piezoelectric shakers and systems. Limitations. Diagnostics. Seattle. He is a licensed 5. Sinusoidal one-frequency-at-a-time vibration Professional Engineer - Quality in testing. Interpreting sine test standards. Conducting the State of California. Waynes first tests. encounter with vibration was at Boeing/Seattle, 6. Random Vibration Testing. Broad-spectrum all- performing what later came to be called modal frequencies-at-once vibration testing. Interpreting tests, on the XB-52 prototype of that highly reliable random vibration test standards. platform. Subsequently he headed field service 7. Simultaneous multi-axis testing. Gradually replacing practice of reorienting device under test (DUT) and technical training for a manufacturer of on single-axis shakers. electrodynamic shakers, before establishing 8. Environmental stress screening. (ESS) of another specialized school on which he left his electronics production. Extensions to highly accelerated name. Wayne has written several books and stress screening (HASS) and to highly accelerated life hundreds of articles dealing with practical aspects testing (HALT). of vibration and shock measurement and testing. 9. Assisting designers. To improve their designs by (a) substituting materials of greater damping or (b) adding damping or (c) avoiding "stacking" of resonances. What You Will Learn 10. Understanding automotive. Buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR). Assisting designers to solve BSR problems. • How to plan, conduct and evaluate vibration Conducting BSR tests. and shock tests and screens. 11. Intense noise. (acoustic) testing of launch • How to attack vibration and noise problems. vehicles and spacecraft. • How to make vibration isolation, damping and 12. Shock testing. Transportation testing. Pyroshock absorbers work for vibration and noise control. testing. Misuse of classical shock pulses on shock test machines and on shakers. More realistic oscillatory shock • How noise is generated and radiated, and how testing on shakers. it can be reduced. 13. Shock response spectrum. (SRS) for From this course you will gain the ability to understanding effects of shock on hardware. Use of SRS in evaluating shock test methods, in specifying and in understand and communicate meaningfully conducting shock tests. with test personnel, perform basic 14. Attaching DUT via vibration and shock test engineering calculations, and evaluate fixtures. Large DUTs may require head expanders and/or tradeoffs between test equipment and slip plates. procedures. 15. Modal testing. Assisting designers.54 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 55. Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis June 18-20, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1845 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary Course Outline This 3-day course provides an excellent 1. Sonar Equation & Signal Detection. introduction to underwater sound and highlights Sonar concepts and units. The sonar equation. how sonar principles are employed in ASW Typical active and passive sonar parameters. analyses. The course provides a solid Signal detection, probability of detection/false understanding of the sonar equation and alarm. ROC curves and detection threshold. discusses in-depth propagation loss, target 2. Propagation of Sound in the Sea. strength, reverberation, arrays, array gain, and Oceanographic basis of propagation, detection of signals. convergence zones, surface ducts, sound Physical insight and typical results are channels, surface and bottom losses. provided to help understand each term of the sonar equation. The instructors then show how 3. Target Strength and Reverberation. the sonar equation can be used to perform ASW Scattering phenomena and submarine strength. analysis and predict the performance of passive Bottom, surface, and volume reverberation and active sonar systems. The course also mechanisms. Methods for modeling reviews the rationale behind current weapons reverberations. and sensor systems and discusses directions for 4. Arrays and Beamforming. Directivity and research in response to the quieting of submarine array gain; sidelobe control, array patterns and signatures. beamforming for passive bottom, hull mounted, The course is valuable to engineers and and sonobuoy sensors; calculation of array gain scientists who are entering the field or as a in directional noise. review for employees who want a system level 5. Elements of ASW Analysis. Utility and overview. The lectures provide the knowledge objectives of ASW analysis, basic formulation of and perspective needed to understand recent passive and active sonar performance developments in underwater acoustics and in predictions, sonar platforms, limitations imposed ASW. A comprehensive set of notes and the by signal fluctuations. textbook Principles of Underwater Sound will be 6. Modeling and Problem Solving. Criteria provided to all attendees. for the evaluation of sonar models, a basic sonobuoy model, in-class solution of a series o Instructor sonar problems. Dr. Nicholas Nicholas received a B. S. degree from Carnegie-Mellon What You Will Learn University, an M. S. degree from Drexel University, and a PhD • Sonar parameters and their utility in ASW degree in physics from the Catholic Analysis. University of America. His • Sonar equation as it applies to active and dissertation was on the propagation passive systems. of sound in the deep ocean. He has been • Fundamentals of array configurations, teaching underwater acoustics courses since beamforming, and signal detectability. 1977 and has been visiting lecturer at the U.S. • Rationale behind the design of passive and Naval War College and several universities. Dr. active sonar systems. Nicholas has more than 25 years experience in • Theory and applications of current weapons underwater acoustics and submarine related and sensors, plus future directions. work. He is working for Penn State’s Applied • The implications and counters to the quieting Research Laboratory (ARL). of the target’s signature.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 55
  • 56. Sonar Signal Processing July 23-25, 2013 Columbia, Maryland $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This intensive short course provides an Course Outline overview of sonar signal processing. Processing 1. Introduction to Sonar Signal techniques applicable to bottom-mounted, hull- Processing. Introduction to sonar detection mounted, towed and sonobuoy systems will be systems and types of signal processing discussed. Spectrum analysis, detection, performed in sonar. Correlation processing, classification, and tracking algorithms for passive Fournier analysis, windowing, and ambiguity and active systems will be examined and related to design factors. Advanced techniques such as functions. Evaluation of probability of detection high-resolution array-processing and matched and false alarm rate for FFT and broadband field array processing, advanced signal signal processors. processing techniques, and sonar automation will 2. Beamforming and Array Processing. be covered. Beam patterns for sonar arrays, shading The course is valuable for engineers and techniques for sidelobe control, beamformer scientists engaged in the design, testing, or implementation. Calculation of DI and array evaluation of sonars. Physical insight and gain in directional noise fields. realistic performance expectations will be 3. Passive Sonar Signal Processing. stressed. A comprehensive set of notes will be Review of signal characteristics, ambient supplied to all attendees. noise, and platform noise. Passive system configurations and implementations. Spectral Instructors analysis and integration. James W. Jenkins joined the Johns Hopkins 4. Active Sonar Signal Processing. University Applied Physics Waveform selection and ambiguity functions. Laboratory in 1970 and has worked Projector configurations. Reverberation and in ASW and sonar systems analysis. multipath effects. Receiver design. He has worked with system studies and at-sea testing with passive and 5. Passive and Active Designs and active systems. He is currently a Implementations. Design specifications and senior physicist investigating trade-off examples will be worked, and actual improved signal processing systems, APB, own- sonar system implementations will be ship monitoring, and SSBN sonar. He has taught examined. sonar and continuing education courses since 6. Advanced Signal Processing 1977 and is the Director of the Applied Techniques. Advanced techniques for Technology Institute (ATI). beamforming, detection, estimation, and G. Scott Peacock is the Assistant Group classification will be explored. Optimal array Supervisor of the Systems Group at processing. Data adaptive methods, super the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL). Mr. resolution spectral techniques, time-frequency Peacock received both his B.S. in representations and active/passive automated Mathematics and an M.S. in classification are among the advanced Statistics from the University of techniques that will be covered. Utah. He currently manages several research and development projects that What You Will Learn focus on automated passive sonar algorithms for both organic and off-board sensors. Prior to • Fundamental algorithms for signal joining JHU/APL Mr. Peacock was lead engineer processing. on several large-scale Navy development tasks • Techniques for beam forming. including an active sonar adjunct processor for • Trade-offs among active waveform designs. the SQS-53C, a fast-time sonobuoy acoustic processor and a full scale P-3 trainer. • Ocean medium effects. • Optimal and adaptive processing.56 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 57. Sonar Transducer Design - Fundamentals July 16-18, 2013 Course Outline Columbia, Maryland 1. Overview. Review of how transducer and performance fits into overall sonar system design. $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 2. Waves in Fluid Media. Background on how the Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each transducer creates sound energy and how this energy Off The Course Tuition. propagates in fluid media. The basics of sound propagation in fluid media: • Plane Waves Summary This three-day course is designed for sonar • Radiation from Spheres system design engineers, managers, and system • Linear Apertures Beam Patterns engineers who wish to enhance their understanding • Planar Apertures Beam Patterns of sonar transducer design and how the sonar • Directivity and Directivity Index transducer fits into and dictates the greater sonar system design. Topics will be illustrated by worked • Scattering and Diffraction numerical examples and practical case studies. • Radiation Impedance • Transmission Phenomena • Absorption and Attenuation of Sound Instructor 3. Equivalent Circuits. Transducers equivalent Mr. John C. Cochran is a Sr. Engineering Fellow electrical circuits. The relationship between transducer with Raytheon Integrated Defense parameters and performance. Analysis of transducer Systems., a leading provider of designs: integrated solutions for the Departments of Defense and • Mechanical Equivalent Circuits Homeland Security. Mr. Cochran has • Acoustical Equivalent Circuits 25 years of experience in the design • Combining Mechanical and Acoustical Equivalent of sonar transducer systems. His Circuits experience includes high frequency mine hunting 4. Waves in Solid Media: A transducer is sonar systems, hull mounted search sonar systems, constructed of solid structural elements. Background in undersea targets and decoys, high power how sound waves propagate through solid media. This projectors, and surveillance sonar systems. Mr. section builds on the previous section and develops Cochran holds a BS degree from the University of equivalent circuit models for various transducer California, Berkeley, a MS degree from Purdue elements. Piezoelectricity is introduced. University, and a MS EE degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a certificate in • Waves in Homogeneous, Elastic Solid Media Acoustics Engineering from Pennsylvania State • Piezoelectricity University and Mr. Cochran has taught as a visiting • The electro-mechanical coupling coefficient lecturer for the University of Massachusetts, • Waves in Piezoelectric, Elastic Solid Media. Dartmouth. 5. Sonar Projectors. This section combines the concepts of the previous sections and developes the What You Will Learn basic concepts of sonar projector design. Basic • Acoustic parameters that affect transducer concepts for modeling and analyzing sonar projector designs: performance will be presented. Examples of sonar Aperture design projectors will be presented and will include spherical projectors, cylindrical projectors, half wave-length Radiation impedance projectors, tonpilz projectors, and flexural projectors. Beam patterns and directivity Limitation on performance of sonar projectors will be • Fundamentals of acoustic wave transmission in discussed. solids including the basics of piezoelectricity 6. Sonar Hydrophones. The basic concepts of Modeling concepts for transducer design. sonar hydrophone design will be reviewed. Analysis of • Transducer performance parameters that affect hydrophone noise and extraneous circuit noise that radiated power, frequency of operation, and may interfere with hydrophone performance. bandwidth. • Elements of Sonar Hydrophone Design • Sonar projector design parameters Sonar • Analysis of Noise in Hydrophone and Preamplifier hydrophone design parameters. Systems • Specific Application in Sonar Hydronpone Design From this course you will obtain the knowledge and ability to perform sonar transducer systems • Hydrostatic hydrophones engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact • Spherical hydrophones meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, • Cylindrical hydrophones understand current literature, and how transducer • The affect of a fill fluid on hydrophone performance. design fits into greater sonar system design.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 57
  • 58. Submarines and Anti-Submarine Warfare Summary July 15-17, 2013 This course presents the fundamental philosophy of Columbia, Maryland submarine design, construction, and stability as well as the utilization of submarines as cost-effective warships at $1740 (8:30am - 4:00pm) sea. A thumbnail history of waging war by coming up from below the surface of the sea relates prior gains—and, "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each prior set-backs. Today’s submarine tasking is discussed in Off The Course Tuition." consonance with the strategy and policy of the US, and the goals, objectives, mission, functions, tasks, responsibilities, and roles of the US Navy. The foreboding efficacy of submarine warfare is analyzed referencing Course Outline some enthralling calculations for its Benefits-to-Cost, in that Submarines Sink Ships! 1. Thumbnail History of Warfare from Beneath the Sea: From a glass-barrel in circa 300 BC, to SSN The standard submarine organization, daily routine, 774 in 2004. and battle station assignments are presented. The selection process for the “who” that volunteers for 2. The Efficacy of Submarine Warfare — WWI submarine duty is advanced. Moreover, the “why” they and WWII: A Benefit/Cost Analysis to depict just how volunteer is examined to expound on their willingness, as well Submarines Sink Ships! well as their abilities, to undergo a demandingly extensive 3. Submarine Organization — and, Submariners: qualification program, which essentially tests their mettle What is the psyche and disposition of those Qualified to measure up to the legend of Steel Boats, and Iron Men! in Submarines, as distinguished by a pair of Dolphins? In that submarines operate in the ocean-depths, And, will new submariners be able to measure up to submariners have to sense threats in the denser medium the legend of Steel Boats, and Iron Men! in which their [Undersea] Boat operates. Thus, they rely 4. Submarine Design & Construction: on acoustic reception for Sound in the Sea whose principles are defined as a basis for a rudimentary primer Fundamentals of Form, Fit, & Function, plus an on the “Calculus of Acoustics.” The components and analysis of ship-stability. nomenclature for a modernized Combat System Suite are 5. Principles of Sound in the Sea: A basis for a presented, inclusive of the Command-Control- rudimentary primer on the “Calculus of Acoustical Communication Computerized Information sub-systems Propagation.” that outfit the Common Submarine Radio Room. 6. Combat System Suite — Components & A synoptic review of submarine forces existing around Nomenclature: In OHIO, LOS ANGELES, SEAWOLF, the world is presented as a Submarine Order of Battle for and VIRGINIA. each country “boasting” them. Anti-Submarine Warfare, ASW, is discussed from the perspective of both the Hunter 7. Submarines of the World — by Order of Battle: and the Hunted. The effectiveness of Air and Surface How Many, from Where. To do What, to Whom? Force units is elaborated to emphasize that when coupled 8. Antisubmarine Warfare — Our Number One with Submarine Force units their Combined-Arms ability Priority: For the USN, ASW is a combined-arms task decisively can engage The Enemy Below. for forces from above, on, and below the surface of the The submarine threat for the 21st century is discussed, sea — inclusive of littoral waters — to engage The posing such questions as: “Will diesel-electric Enemy Below! submarines, as a cost-effective weapon for the Third World, be a significant threat to the national economies of other nations? Is shallow-water ASW in the littoral Instructor approaches to a coastline of a country embroiled in a Low- Captain Ray Wellborn, USN (retired) served over 13 Intensity-Conflict a Mission-Essential-Need— for the US years of his 30-year Navy career in too? Will it still be best to sink a submarine while it is in submarines. He has a BSEE degree port? So, where do We, the People… go from here? from the US Naval Academy, and a Herein the submarine is presented as a system in its MSEE degree from the Naval self, thus an aim of the instructor is to clarify the essences Postgraduate School. He also has an of sub-system interfaces for engineers and scientists MA from the Naval War College. He had involved in testing or R&D for submarine systems. two major commands at sea and one Attendees who in the past have worked with specific ashore: USS MOUNT BAKER (AE 34), USS DETROIT submarine sub-systems can consider this course as (AOE 4), and the Naval Electronics Systems Continuing Education. Also, because of its introductory Engineering Center, Charleston. He was Program nature, this course will be enlightening to those just entering the field. A copy of the presentation is provided Manager for Tactical Towed Array Sonar Systems, and to all attendees, including some relevant white papers. Program Director for Surface Ship and Helicopter ASW Systems for the Naval Sea Command in Washington, DC. After retirement in 1989, he was the Director of What You Will Learn Programs, ARGOTEC, Inc.: and, oversaw the manufacture of advanced R&D models for large • Engineers & scientists in R&D or testing of underwater acoustic projectors. From 1992 to 1996, he submarine systems. was a Senior Lecturer in the Marine Engineering • Newcomers to the field. Department of Texas A&M, Galveston. Since 1996, he • Those who specialize in just one subsystem & want has been an independent consultant for International an overview. Maritime Affairs.58 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 59. Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers A comprehensive tutorial designed for environmental professionals NEW! Course Outline Understanding and Measuring Sound The Language of Physics and the Study of Motion. September 24-26, 2013 This quick review of physics basics is designed to introduce acoustics to the neophyte. Silver Spring, Maryland 1. What Is Sound and How to Measure Its Level. $1740 (8:30am - 4:30pm) This includes a quick review of physics basics is designed to introduce acoustics to the neophyte. The Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each properties of sound are described, including the Off The Course Tuition. challenging task of properly measuring and reporting its level. 2. Digital Representation of Sound. Today almost Summary all sound is recorded and analyzed digitally. This This three-day course is designed for biologists, and section focuses on the process by which analog sound conservation managers, who wish to enhance their is digitized, stored and analyzed. understanding of the underlying principles of underwater and engineering acoustics needed to 3. Spectral Analysis: A Qualitative Introduction. evaluate the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine The fundamental process for analyzing sound is life. This course provides a framework for making spectral analysis. This section will introduce spectral objective assessments of the impact of various types of analysis and illustrate its application in creating sound sources. Critical topics are introduced through frequency spectra and spectrograms.. clear and readily understandable heuristic models and 4. Basics of Underwater Propagation and Use of graphics. Acoustic Propagation Models. The fundamental principles of geometric spreading, refraction, boundary effects and absorption will be introduced and illustrated Instructor using propagation models. Ocean acidification. Dr. Adam S. Frankel is a senior scientist with Marine The Acoustic Environment and its Inhabitants. Acoustics, Inc., Arlington, VA and vice- president of the Hawai‘i Marine Mammal 5. The Ambient Acoustic Environment. The first Consortium. For the past 25 years, his topic will be a discussion of the sources and primary research has focused on the role characteristics of natural ambient noise. of natural sounds in marine mammals 6. Basic Characteristics of Anthropogenic and the effects of anthropogenic sounds Sound Sources. Implosive (airguns, pile drivers, on the marine environment, especially explosives). Coherent (sonars, acoustic models, depth the impact on marine mammals. A graduate of the College sounder, profilers,) continuous (shipping, offshore of William and Mary, Dr. Frankel received his M.S. and industrial activities). Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where he studied and recorded the sounds of humpback 7. Review of Hearing Anatomy and Physiology: whales. Post-doctoral work was with Cornell University’s Marine Mammals, Fish and Turtles. Review of hearing Bioacoustics Research Program. Published research in marine mammals. includes a recent paper on melon-headed whale 8. Marine Wildlife of interest and their vocalizations. Both scientist and educator, Frankel characteristics. MM, turtles fish, inverts. combines his Hawai‘i - based research and acoustics Bioacoustics, hearing threshold, vocalization behavior; expertise with teaching for Cornell University and other supporting databases on seasonal density and schools. He has advised numerous graduate students, all movement. of whom make him proud. Frankel is a member of both the Society for the Biology of Marine Mammals and the Effects of Sound on Animals. Acoustical Society of America. 9. Review and History of ocean anthropogenic noise issue. Current state of knowledge and key references. What You Will Learn • The fundamentals of sound and how to properly 10. Assessment of the impact of anthropogenic describe its characteristics. sound. Source-TL- receiver approach, level of sound as received by wildlife, injury, behavioral response, • Modern acoustic analysis techniques. TTS, PTS, masking, modeling techniques, field • What are the key characteristics of man-made sound measurements, assessment methods. sources and usage of correct metrics. 11. Monitoring and mitigation techniques. • How to evaluate the resultant sound field from impulsive, coherent and continuous sources. Passive devise (fixed and towed systems). Active Detections, matching device capabilities to • What animal characteristics are important for environmental requirements 9examples of passive and assessing both impact and requirements for active localization, long-term monitoring, fish exposure monitoring/and mitigation. testing). • Capabilities of passive and active monitoring and mitigation systems. 12. Overview of Current Research Efforts.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 59
  • 60. Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation April 22-25, 2013 Course Outline 1. Introduction. Nature of acoustical measurements Columbia, Maryland and prediction. Modern developments in physical and mathematical modeling. Diagnostic versus prognostic July 22-25, 2013 applications. Latest developments in acoustic sensing of Columbia, Maryland the oceans. 2. The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium. Distribution $2045 (8:30am - 4:00pm) of physical and chemical properties in the oceans. Sound-speed calculation, measurement and distribution. Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Surface and bottom boundary conditions. Effects of Off The Course Tuition. circulation patterns, fronts, eddies and fine-scale features on acoustics. Biological effects. 3. Propagation. Observations and Physical Models. Summary Basic concepts, boundary interactions, attenuation and The subject of underwater absorption. Shear-wave effects in the sea floor and ice acoustic modeling deals with cover. Ducting phenomena including surface ducts, the translation of our physical sound channels, convergence zones, shallow-water understanding of sound in the ducts and Arctic half-channels. Spatial and temporal sea into mathematical formulas coherence. Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for solvable by computers. This propagation modeling. Frequency-domain wave course provides a equation formulations including ray theory, normal comprehensive treatment of all mode, multipath expansion, fast field and parabolic types of underwater acoustic approximation techniques. New developments in models including shallow-water and under-ice models. Domains of environmental, propagation, applicability. Model summary tables. Data support noise, reverberation and sonar requirements. Specific examples (PE and RAYMODE). performance models. Specific References. Demonstrations. examples of each type of model are discussed to illustrate 4. Noise. Observations and Physical Models. Noise model formulations, assumptions and algorithm efficiency. sources and spectra. Depth dependence and Guidelines for selecting and using available propagation, directionality. Slope-conversion effects. Mathematical noise and reverberation models are highlighted. Problem Models. Theoretical basis for noise modeling. Ambient sessions allow students to exercise PC-based noise and beam-noise statistics models. Pathological propagation and active sonar models. features arising from inappropriate assumptions. Model Each student will receive a copy of Underwater summary tables. Data support requirements. Specific Acoustic Modeling and Simulation, 4th Edition by Paul C. example (RANDI-III). References. Etter (a $250 value) in addition to a complete set of lecture 5. Reverberation. Observations and Physical notes. Models. Volume and boundary scattering. Shallow- water and under-ice reverberation features. Mathematical Models. Theoretical basis for Instructor reverberation modeling. Cell scattering and point Paul C. Etter has worked in the fields of ocean- scattering techniques. Bistatic reverberation atmosphere physics and environmental formulations and operational restrictions. Data acoustics for the past thirty years support requirements. Specific examples (REVMOD supporting federal and state agencies, and Bistatic Acoustic Model). References. academia and private industry. He received his BS degree in Physics and his 6. Sonar Performance Models. Sonar equations. MS degree in Oceanography at Texas Model operating systems. Model summary tables. Data A&M University. Mr. Etter served on active support requirements. Sources of oceanographic and duty in the U.S. Navy as an Anti- acoustic data. Specific examples (NISSM and Generic Submarine Warfare (ASW) Officer aboard frigates. He is Sonar Model). References. the author or co-author of more than 140 technical reports 7. Modeling and Simulation. Review of simulation and professional papers addressing environmental theory including advanced methodologies and measurement technology, underwater acoustics and infrastructure tools. Overview of engineering, physical oceanography. Mr. Etter is the author of the engagement, mission and theater level models. textbook Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation. Discussion of applications in concept evaluation, training and resource allocation. 8. Modern Applications in Shallow Water and What You Will Learn Inverse Acoustic Sensing. Stochastic modeling, • What models are available to support sonar broadband and time-domain modeling techniques, engineering and oceanographic research. matched field processing, acoustic tomography, coupled • How to select the most appropriate models based on ocean-acoustic modeling, 3D modeling, and chaotic user requirements. metrics. • Where to obtain the latest models and databases. 9. Model Evaluation. Guidelines for model • How to operate models and generate reliable evaluation and documentation. Analytical benchmark results. solutions. Theoretical and operational limitations. Verification, validation and accreditation. Examples. • How to evaluate model accuracy. • How to solve sonar equations and simulate sonar 10. Demonstrations and Problem Sessions. performance. Demonstration of PC-based propagation and active sonar models. Hands-on problem sessions and • Where the most promising international research is discussion of results. being performed.60 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 61. Undersea Warfare - Advanced Submarines in Shallow Water and Regional Conflicts Summary April 30 - May 2, 2013 Advanced Undersea Warfare (USW) covers the latest information about submarine employment in future Newport, Rhode Island conflicts. The course is taught by a leading innovator in submarine tactics. The roles, capabilities and future May 21-23, 2013 developments of submarines in littoral warfare are Columbia, Maryland emphasized. The technology and tactics of modern nuclear and diesel submarines are discussed. The importance of $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) stealth, mobility, and firepower for submarine missions are Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each illustrated by historical and projected roles of submarines. Off The Course Tuition. Differences between nuclear and diesel submarines are reviewed. Submarine sensors (sonar, ELINT, visual) and weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines, special forces) are presented. Course Outline Advanced USW gives you a wealth of practical 1. Mechanics and Physics of Submarines. Stealth, knowledge about the latest issues and tactics in mobility, firepower, and endurance. The hull - tradeoffs submarine warfare. The course provides the necessary background to understand the employment of submarines between speed, depth, and payload. The "Operating in the current world environment. Envelope". The "Guts" - energy, electricity, air, and hydraulics. Advanced USW is valuable to engineers and scientists who are working in R&D, or in testing of submarine 2. Submarine Sensors. Passive sonar. Active sonar. systems. It provides the knowledge and perspective to Radio frequency sensors. Visual sensors. understand advanced USW in shallow water and regional Communications and connectivity considerations. Tactical conflicts. considerations of employment. 3. Submarine Weapons and Off-Board Devices. Instructors Torpedoes. Missiles. Mines. Countermeasures. Tactical considerations of employment. Special Forces. Capt. James Patton (USN ret.) is President of Submarine Tactics and Technology, Inc. and is 4. Historical Employment of Submarines. Coastal considered a leading innovator of pro- and defense. Fleet scouts. Commerce raiders. Intelligence anti-submarine warfare and naval tactical and warning. Reconnaissance and surveillance. Tactical doctrine. His 30 years of experience considerations of employment. includes actively consulting on submarine 5. Cold War Employment of Submarines. The weapons, advanced combat systems, and maritime strategy. Forward offense. Strategic anti- other stealth warfare related issues to over submarine warfare. Tactical considerations of 30 industrial and government entities. He served in 5 employment. SSNs and 2 SSBNs, commanding USS Pargo, (SSN650). 6. Submarine Employment in Littoral Warfare. Overt While at OPNAV, Capt. Patton actively participated in and covert "presence". Battle group and joint operations submarine weapon and sensor research and support. Covert mine detection, localization and development, and was instrumental in the development of neutralization. Injection and recovery of Special Forces. the towed array. As Chief Staff Officer at Submarine Targeting and bomb damage assessment. Tactical Development Squadron Twelve (SUB-DEVRON 12), and considerations of employment. Results of recent out-year as Head of the Advanced Tactics Department at the Naval wargaming. Submarine School, he was instrumental in the development of much of the current tactical doctrine. 7. Littoral Warfare “Threats”. Types and fuzing options of mines. Vulnerability of submarines compared to Commodore Bhim Uppal, former Director of Submarines surface ships. The diesel-electric or air-independent for the Indian Navy, is now a consultant propulsion submarine "threat". The "Brown-water" with American Systems Corporation. He acoustic environment. Sensor and weapon performance. will discuss the performance and tactics of Non-acoustic anti-submarine warfare. Tactical diesel submarines in littoral waters. He has considerations of employment. direct experience onboard FOXTROT, KILO, and Type 1500 diesel electric 8. Advanced Sensor, Weapon & Operational submarines. He has over 25 years of Concepts. Strike, anti-air, and anti-theater Ballistic Missile experience in diesel submarines with the Indian Navy and weapons. Autonomous underwater vehicles and deployed can provide a unique insight into the thinking, strategies, off-board systems. Improved C-cubed. The blue-green and tactics of foreign submarines. He helped purchase laser and other enabling technology. Some unsolved and evaluate Type 1500 and KILO diesel submarines. issues of jointness. What You Will Learn • Changing doctrinal "truths" of Undersea Warfare in Littoral Warfare. • Traditional and emergent tactical concepts of Undersea Warfare. • The forcing functions for required developments in platforms, sensors, weapons, and C-cubed capabilities. • The roles, missions, and counters to "Rest of the World" (ROW) mines and non-nuclear submarines. • Current thinking in support of optimizing the U.S. submarine for coordinated and joint operations under tactical control of the Joint Task Force Commander or CINC.N • Impact of an adversarys Anti-Access/Are Denial (A2AD) strategy.Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 61
  • 62. Vibration and Noise Control New Insights and Developments Summary This course is intended for engineers and May 20-23, 2013 scientists concerned with the vibration reduction Cambridge, Massachusetts and quieting of vehicles, devices, and equipment. It will emphasize understanding of the relevant $2045 (9:00am - 4:30pm) phenomena and concepts in order to enable the Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each participants to address a wide range of practical Off The Course Tuition. problems insightfully. The instructors will draw on their extensive experience to illustrate the subject matter with examples related to the participant’s specific areas of interest. Although the course will begin with a review and will include some demonstrations, participants ideally should have some prior acquaintance with vibration or noise fields. Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and the text Noise and Vibration Course Outline Control Engineering, a $210 value. 1. Review of Vibration Fundamentals from a Practical Perspective. The roles of energy and force Instructors balances. When to add mass, stiffeners, and damping. Dr. Eric Ungar has specialized in research and General strategy for attacking practical problems. consulting in vibration and noise for Comprehensive checklist of vibration control means. more than 40 years, published over 2. Structural Damping Demystified. Where 200 technical papers, and translated damping can and cannot help. How damping is and revised Structure-Borne Sound. measured. Overview of important damping He has led short courses at the mechanisms. Application principles. Dynamic behavior Pennsylvania State University for over of plastic and elastomeric materials. Design of 25 years and has presented treatments employing viscoelastic materials. numerous seminars worldwide. Dr. Ungar has 3. Expanded Understanding of Vibration served as President of the Acoustical Society of Isolation. Where transmissibility is and is not useful. America, as President of the Institute of Noise Some common misconceptions regarding inertia Control Engineering, and as Chairman of the bases, damping, and machine speed. Accounting for Design Engineering Division of the American support and machine frame flexibility, isolator mass and wave effects, source reaction. Benefits and pitfalls Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASA honored him of two-stage isolation. The role of active isolation with it’s Trent-Crede Medal in Shock and Vibration. systems. ASME awarded him the Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics for his work on 4. The Power of Vibration Absorbers. How tuned vibrations of complex structures, structural dampers work. Effects of tuning, mass, damping. damping, and isolation. Optimization. How waveguide energy absorbers work. Dr. James Moore has, for the past twenty years, 5. Structure-borne Sound and High Frequency Vibration. Where modal and finite-element analyses concentrated on the transmission of cannot work. Simple response estimation. What is noise and vibration in complex Statistical Energy Analysis and how does it work? How structures, on improvements of noise waves propagate along structures and radiate sound. and vibration control methods, and on the enhancement of sound quality. 6. No-Nonsense Basics of Noise and its Control. Review of levels, decibels, sound pressure, power, He has developed Statistical Energy intensity, directivity. Frequency bands, filters, and Analysis models for the investigation measures of noisiness. Radiation efficiency. Overview of vibration and noise in complex structures such as of common noise sources. Noise control strategies and submarines, helicopters, and automobiles. He has means. been instrumental in the acquisition of 7. Intelligent Measurement and Analysis. corresponding data bases. He has participated in Diagnostic strategy. Selecting the right transducers; the development of active noise control systems, how and where to place them. The power of spectrum noise reduction coating and signal conditioning analyzers. Identifying and characterizing sources and means, as well as in the presentation of numerous paths. short courses and industrial training programs. 8. Coping with Noise in Rooms. Where sound absorption can and cannot help. Practical sound What You Will Learn absorbers and absorptive materials. Effects of full and partial enclosures. Sound transmission to adjacent • How to attack vibration and noise problems. areas. Designing enclosures, wrappings, and barriers. • What means are available for vibration and noise control. 9. Ducts and Mufflers. Sound propagation in • How to make vibration isolation, damping, and absorbers ducts. Duct linings. Reactive mufflers and side-branch work. resonators. Introduction to current developments in • How noise is generated and radiated, and how it can be active attenuation. reduced.62 – Vol. 114 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  • 63. TOPICS for ON-SITE courses ATI offers these courses AT YOUR LOCATION...customized for you!Spacecraft & Aerospace Engineering Sonar & Acoustic EngineeringAdvanced Satellite Communications Systems Acoustics, Fundamentals, Measurements and ApplicationsAttitude Determination & Control Advanced Undersea WarfareComposite Materials for Aerospace Applications Applied Physical OceanographyDesign & Analysis of Bolted Joints AUV & ROV TechnologyEffective Design Reviews for Aerospace Programs Design & Use of Sonar TransducersGIS, GPS & Remote Sensing (Geomatics) Developments In Mine WarfareGPS Technology Fundamentals of Sonar TransducersGround System Design & Operation Mechanics of Underwater NoiseHyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging Sonar Principles & ASW AnalysisIntroduction To Space Sonar Signal ProcessingIP Networking Over Satellite Submarines & Combat SystemsLaunch Vehicle Selection, Performance & Use Underwater Acoustic ModelingNew Directions in Space Remote Sensing Underwater Acoustic SystemsOrbital Mechanics: Ideas & Insights Vibration & Noise ControlPayload Integration & Processing Vibration & Shock Measurement &Remote Sensing for Earth Applications TestingRisk Assessment for Space Flight Radar/Missile/DefenseSatellite Communication Introduction Advanced Developments in RadarSatellite Communication Systems Engineering Advanced Synthetic Aperture RadarSatellite Design & Technology Combat Systems EngineeringSatellite Laser Communications C4ISR Requirements & SystemsSatellite RF Comm & Onboard Processing Electronic Warfare OverviewSpace-Based Laser Systems Explosives Technology and ModelingSpace Based Radar Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDSSpace Environment Fundamentals of RadarSpace Hardware Instrumentation Fundamentals of Rockets & MissilesSpace Mission Structures GPS TechnologySpace Systems Intermediate Design Integrated Navigation SystemsSpace Systems Subsystems Design Kalman, H-Infinity, & Nonlinear EstimationSpace Systems Fundamentals Missile AutopilotsSpacecraft Power Systems Modern Infrared Sensor TechnologySpacecraft QA, Integration & Testing Modern Missile AnalysisSpacecraft Structural Design Propagation Effects for Radar & CommSpacecraft Systems Design & Engineering Radar Signal Processing.Spacecraft Thermal Control Radar System Design & EngineeringEngineering & Data Analysis Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data FusionAerospace Simulations in C++ Space-Based RadarAdvanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing Synthetic Aperture RadarAntenna & Array Fundamentals Tactical Missile Design & EngineeringApplied Measurement Engineering Systems Engineering and Project ManagementDigital Processing Systems Design Certified Systems Engineer Professional Exam PreparationExploring Data: Visualization Fundamentals of Systems EngineeringFiber Optics Systems Engineering Principles Of Test & EvaluationFundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples Project Management FundamentalsGrounding & Shielding for EMC Project Management SeriesIntroduction To Control Systems Systems Of SystemsIntroduction to EMI/EMC Practical EMI Fixes Kalman Filtering with ApplicationsKalman Filtering with Applications Test Design And AnalysisOptimization, Modeling & Simulation Total Systems Engineering DevelopmentPractical Signal Processing Using MATLABPractical Design of ExperimentsSelf-Organizing Wireless NetworksWavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Other Topics Call us to discuss your requirements and objectives. Our experts can tailor leading-edge cost-effective courses to your specifications. OUTLINES & INSTRUCTOR BIOS at www.ATIcourses.comRegister online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 114 – 63
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