ATI Short Technical Development Courses Catalog On Satellite, Space, Engineering, Radar, Missile & Defense
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Advanced Developments in Radar Technology
March 1-3, 2011
Beltsville, Maryland NEW!
$1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Course Outline
Off The Course Tuition." 1. Introduction and Background.
• The nature of radar and the physics involved.
• Concepts and tools required, briefly reviewed.
• Directions taken in radar development and the
technological advances permitting them.
Summary • Further concepts and tools, more elaborate.
This three-day course provides students who already 2. Advanced Signal Processing.
have a basic understanding of radar a valuable extension • Review of developments in pulse compression (matched
into the newer capabilities being continuously pursued in filter theory, modulation techniques, the search for
our fast-moving field. While the course begins with a quick optimality) and in Doppler processing (principles,
review of fundamentals - this to establish a common base "coherent" radar, vector processing, digital techniques);
for the instruction to follow - it is best suited for the student establishing resolution in time (range) and in frequency
who has taken one of the several basic radar courses (Doppler).
available. • Recent considerations in hybrid coding, shaping the
In each topic, the method of instruction is first to ambiguity function.
establish firmly the underlying principle and only then are • Target inference. Use of high range and high Doppler
the current achievements and challenges addressed. resolution: example and experimental results.
Treated are such topics as pulse compression in which
matched filter theory, resolution and broadband pulse 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).
modulation are briefly reviewed, and then the latest code • Fundamentals reviewed, 2-D and 3-D SAR, example
optimality searches and hybrid coding and code-variable image.
pulse bursts are explored. Similarly, radar polarimetry is • Developments in image enhancement. The dangerous
reviewed in principle, then the application to image point-scatterer assumption. Autofocusing methods in
processing (as in Synthetic Aperture Radar work) is SAR, ISAR imaging. The ground moving target problem.
covered. Doppler processing and its application to SAR
imaging itself, then 3D SAR, the moving target problem • Polarimetry and its application in SAR. Review of
and other target signature work are also treated this way. polarimetry theory. Polarimetric filtering: the whitening
Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) is introduced; filter, the matched filter. Polarimetric-dependent phase
the resurgent interest in bistatic radar is discussed. unwrapping in 3D IFSAR.
The most ample current literature (conferences and • Image interpretation: target recognition processes
journals) is used in this course, directing the student to reviewed.
valuable material for further study. Instruction follows the 4. A "Radar Revolution" - the Phased Array.
student notebook provided. • The all-important antenna. General antenna theory,
quickly reviewed. Sidelobe concerns, suppression
techniques. Ultra-low sidelobe design.
• The phased array. Electronic scanning, methods, typical
Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State componentry. Behavior with scanning, the impedance
University and the MS from the University problem and matching methods. The problem of
of Maryland, both in electrical bandwidth; time-delay steering. Adaptive patterns,
engineering. After spending a year in adaptivity theory and practice. Digital beam forming. The
microwave work with an electronics firm in "active" array.
Virginia, he was then a ground electronics • Phased array radar, system considerations.
officer in the U.S. Air Force and began his 5. Advanced Data Processing.
civil service career with the U.S. Navy . He • Detection in clutter, threshold control schemes, CFAR.
managed the development of the phased array radar of
• Background analysis: clutter statistics, parameter
the Navy’s AEGIS system through its introduction to the estimation, clutter as a compound process.
fleet. Later in his career he directed the development,
• Association, contacts to tracks.
acquisition and support of all surveillance radars of the
surface navy. • Track estimation, filtering, adaptivity, multiple hypothesis
Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished
lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and • Integration: multi-radar, multi-sensor data fusion, in both
detection and tracking, greater use of supplemental
previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic data, augmenting the radar processing.
Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He
6. Other Topics.
established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series of
international radar conferences and remains on the • Bistatics, the resurgent interest. Review of the basics of
organizing committee of these, and works with the several bistatic radar, challenges, early experiences. New
opportunities: space; terrestrial. Achievements
other nations cooperating in that series. He has published reported.
numerous conference papers, magazine articles and
• Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), airborne
chapters of books, and is the author of the radar, radar emphasis.
monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic aperture
radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science • Ultra-wideband short pulse radar, various claims (well-
founded and not); an example UWB SAR system for
and Technology and contributor for radar-related entries of good purpose.
their technical dictionary.
• Concluding discussion, course review.
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Combat Systems Engineering
November 16-18, 2010
$1590 (8:30am - 4:30pm)
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each
Off The Course Tuition."
Summary 1. Combat System Overview. Combat system
The increasing level of combat system integration and characteristics. Functional description for the
communications requirements, coupled with shrinking combat system in terms of the sensor and weapons
defense budgets and shorter product life cycles, offers control, communications, and command and
many challenges and opportunities in the design and
acquisition of new combat systems. This three-day course control. Antiair Warfare. Antisurface Warfare.
teaches the systems engineering discipline that has built Antisubmarine Warfare. Typical scenarios.
some of the modern military’s greatest combat and 2. Sensors/Weapons. Review of the variety of
communications systems, using state-of-the-art systems
engineering techniques. It details the decomposition and multi-warfare sensor and weapon suites that are
mapping of war-fighting requirements into combat system employed by combat systems. The fire control loop
functional designs. A step-by-step description of the is described and engineering examples and
combat system design process is presented emphasizing tradeoffs are illustrated.
the trades made necessary because of growing
performance, operational, cost, constraints and ever 3. Configurations, Equipment, & Computer
increasing system complexities. Programs. Various combinations of system
Topics include the fire control loop and its closure by configurations, equipments, and computer
the combat system, human-system interfaces, command programs that constitute existing combat systems.
and communication systems architectures, autonomous
and net-centric operation, induced information exchange 4. Command & Control. The ship battle
requirements, role of communications systems, and multi- organization, operator stations, and human-
mission capabilities. machine interfaces and displays. Use of automation
Engineers, scientists, program managers, and and improvements in operator displays and
graduate students will find the lessons learned in this
course valuable for architecting, integration, and modeling expanded display requirements. Command support
of combat system. Emphasis is given to sound system requirements, systems, and experiments.
engineering principles realized through the application of Improvements in operator displays and expanded
strict processes and controls, thereby avoiding common display requirements.
mistakes. Each attendee will receive a complete set of
detailed notes for the class. 5. Communications. Current and future
communications systems employed with combat
Instructor systems and their relationship to combat system
functions and interoperability. Lessons learned in
Robert Fry worked from 1979 to 2007 at The Johns
Hopkins University Applied Physics Joint and Coalition operations. Communications in
Laboratory where he was a member of the the Gulf War. Future systems JTIDS, Copernicus
Principal Professional Staff. He is now and imagery.
working at System Engineering Group
(SEG) where he is Corporate Senior Staff 6. Combat System Development. An overview
and also serves as the company-wide of the combat system engineering process,
technical advisor. Throughout his career he operational environment trends that affect system
has been involved in the development of design, limitations of current systems, and proposed
new combat weapon system concepts, development of future combat system architectures. System trade-
system requirements, and balancing allocations within the
fire control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic offs.
capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the 7. Network Centric Warfare and the Future.
AEGIS combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY-1, Exponential gains in combat system performance
and multi-mission requirements development. Missile
system development experience includes SM-2, SM-3, as achievable through networking of information
SM-6, Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, AMRAAM, and coordination of weaponry.
TOMAHAWK, and other missile systems.
8. AEGIS Systems Development - A Case
Study. Historical development of AEGIS. The major
What You Will Learn problems and their solution. Systems engineering
• The trade-offs and issues for modern combat techniques, controls, and challenges. Approaches
system design. for continuing improvements such as open
• How automation and technology will impact future architecture. Applications of principles to your
combat system design. system assignment. Changing Navy missions,
• Understanding requirements for joint warfare, net- threat trends, shifts in the defense budget, and
centric warfare, and open architectures. technology growth. Lessons learned during Desert
• Communications system and architectures. Storm. Requirements to support joint warfare and
• Lessons learned from AEGIS development. expeditionary forces.
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Electronic Protection and Electronic Attack
October 12-14, 2010
Rome, New York Course Outline
November 16-18, 2010 1. Basic Principals.
Washington DC • Electronic Warfare Definitions and Terminology.
• EA Basic Concepts.
$1895 (8:30am - 4:00pm) • Electronic Support. A key element of EA.
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each • Radar Basics.Need to understand what to Jam!
Off The Course Tuition." • EA and RADAR Evolution and the changing Threat
Summary • Modern Radar Trends.
This three-day course addresses the key • Pulse Environment / Pulse Density.
elements of electronic attack (EA) and electronic • Modern Radars, Weapons, the Signal Environment &
protection (EP). This includes EA/ECM principles, Integrated Weapon Systems.
philosophies, and strategies; basic radar systems • Target Acquisition and Guidance Techniques / Technologies.
and waveforms; the radar range equation and how • Antenna, Receiver Parameters, Architectures, and
to manipulate it to derive basic noise and deception Detection.
jamming equations; electronic attack techniques
• Handout and Assign Exercises.
and waveform generation; electronic protection
techniques; threat system analyses; applications to 2. EA Tactics.
communication and infra-red countermeasures • Denial EA (Noise).
concepts; and testing and evaluation methods and • Deception EA (False Targets).
limitations 3. EA Types.
• Noise (Mask) Jammers.
Instructor • Repeater / Deception Jammers.
Brian Moore has over 25 years experience in 4. Basic Noise Jamming Strategies.
systems engineering in EW, ES / ESM, and ELINT, 5. Basic Noise Jamming Equations.
including electronic attack and radar systems. He • Noise Techniques.
has a BSEE from Michigan Technological University
and an MSEE from Syracuse University. Mr. Moore • Search Radar Jamming Process.
has performed system engineering and analysis to • Noise EA Analysis Examples.
integrate new EW technology and techniques with 6. Deception / Repeater Jamming.
existing systems and platforms throughout his • Concept and definitions.
career. In addition, Mr. Moore provides technical • Uses of Deception Jammers.
inputs to the government for ELINT R&D and
provides consulting for EW system architecture and • Types of Jammers.
processing, specific emitter identification and 7. Basic J/S Equations.
tracking, intentional modulation on pulse, signal 8. Functional Architectures, Techniques and Waveform
detection and feature extraction, and wideband / LPI Details.
processing. Mr. Moore has performed various • RGPO.
EW/ESM systems engineering, analysis, • VGPO.
development, integration, and test efforts (INEWS,
F-22, A-12, B-2, special projects). Mr. Moore is • Inverse Gain and SSW.
currently the Senior Vice President and Technical • Doppler Noise.
Director for a major research company. • Polarization Techniques.
10. Off-Board Techniques.
What You Will Learn • Chaff, Towed and Active Free Flight Decoys.
• ES, EW, and ELINT receiver architectures and
techniques. • Formation Jamming.
• Radar range equation, sensitivity, detection, Pd and • Terrain Bounce.
Pfa. 11. Electronic Protection Topics
• Direction finding and location. 12. J/S Requirements / Combined Techniques.
• Electronic attack techniques. 13. Measures of EA Effectiveness.
• Fundamental ECM principles. 14. Threat Weapon System Analysis.
• Basic jamming equations and J/S. 15. Deception of Integrated Threat Weapon System.
• Interactions between electronic attack and 16. Communications EA.
17. Infrared Systems, Countermeasures (IRCM) -
From this course you will obtain knowledge and
understanding of the fundamentals and principals
of electronic attack and electronic protection 18. Future Trends: EA / EP/ Radar / Digital Receivers.
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EW / ELINT Receivers
with Digital Signal Processing Techniques
• Electronic Warfare Overview - ELINT / ESM (ES).
• Signals and the Electromagnetic Environment.
• Antenna and Receiver Parameters.
• Sensitivity, Dynamic Range, TOI, Noise Figure, Inst. BW.
• Detection Fundamentals - Pd, Pfa, SNR, Effective BW.
• Receiver Architectures.
• Crystal Video, IFM, Channelized.
October 5-7, 2010 • Superheterodyne (Narrowband / Wideband).
Rome, New York • Compressive (Microscan) and Acousto–Optic (Bragg Cell).
• Receiver Architecture Advantages / Disadvantages.
November 9-11, 2010 • Architectures for Direction Finding.
Washington DC • DF and Location Techniques.
• Amp. Comparison/TDOA/Interferometer.
$1895 (8:30am - 4:03pm) • Trends: Wideband, Multi-Function, Digital.
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Module 2:
Off The Course Tuition." • Introduction - Digital Processing.
• Basic DSP Operations, Sampling Theory, Quantization.
Summary • Nyquist (Low-pass, Band-pass). Aliasing, Fourier, Z-
This three-day course addresses digital signal processing Transform.
theory, methods, techniques and algorithms with practical • Hilbert Transforms and the Analytic Signal.
applications to ELINT. Digitizing, filtering, demodulation, • Quadrature Demodulation.
spectral analysis, correlation, parameter measurement,
effects of noise and interference, display techniques and • Direct Digital Down-conversion (fs/4 and m*fs/4 IF Sampling).
additional areas are included. Directed primarily to • Digital Receiver “Components”.
ELINT/EW engineers and scientists responsible for ELINT • Signal Conditioning.
digital signal processing system software and hardware
design, installation, operation and evaluation, it is also • (Pre-ADC) and Anti-Aliasing.
appropriate for those having management or technical • Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC).
responsibility . • Demodulators, CORDICs.
Instructor • Interpolators, Decimators, Equalizers.
Brian Moore has over 25 years experience in systems • Detection and Measurement Blocks.
engineering in EW, ES / ESM, and ELINT, including electronic • Filters (IIR and FIR).
attack and radar systems. He has a BSEE from Michigan
Technological University and an MSEE from Syracuse • Multi-Rate Filters and DSP.
University. Mr. Moore has performed system engineering and • Clocks, Timing, Synchronization, Formatters & Embedded
analysis to integrate new EW technology and techniques with Processors.
existing systems and platforms throughout his career. In • Channelized Architectures: Poly-Phase and others.
addition, Mr. Moore provides technical inputs to the
government for ELINT R&D and provides consulting for EW • Digital Receiver Advantages and Technology Trends.
system architecture and processing, specific emitter • Digital Receiver Architecture Examples.
identification and tracking, feature extraction, intentional
modulation on pulse, signal detection, and wideband / LPI Module 3:
processing. Mr. Moore has performed various EW/ESM • Measurement Basics - Error Definitions, Metrics, Averaging.
systems engineering, analysis, development, integration, and • Statistics and Confidence Levels for System Assessment.
test efforts (INEWS, F-22, A-12, B-2, special projects). Mr.
Moore is currently the Senior Vice President and Technical • Error Sources & Statistical Distributions of Interest to System
Director for a major research company. Designers.
• Parameter Errors due to Noise.
What You Will Learn • Thermal, Phase & Quantization Noise impacts on key
From this course you will obtain the knowledge and
understanding of digital signal processing concepts and • Noise Modeling and SNR Estimation.
theories for digital receivers and their applications to • Parameter Errors for Correlated Samples.
EW/ELINT/ES systems while balancing theory with practice. • Simultaneous Signal Interference.
• EW/ELINT receiver techniques and technologies.
• A/D Performance, Parameters and Error Sources.
• Digital Signal Processing Techniques.
• Freq, Phase, Amp Errors due to Quantization – strict derivation.
• Application of DSP techniques to digital receiver
development. • Combining Errors, Error Sources, Error Propagation and Sample
• Key digital receiver functions and components.
• Fundamental performance analysis and error estimating • Performance Assessment Methods.
techniques. • Receiver Equalization and Characterization.
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Electronic Warfare Overview
December 14-15, 2010
This two-day course presents the depth and breadth February 22-23, 2011
of modern Electronic Warfare, covering Ground, Sea, Laurel, Maryland
Air and Space applications, with simple, easy-to-grasp
intuitive principles. Complex mathematics will be $990 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
eliminated, while the tradeoffs and complexities of
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each
current and advanced EW and ELINT systems will be Off The Course Tuition."
explored. The fundamental principles will be
established first and then the many varied applications
will be discussed. The attendee will leave this course Course Outline
with an understanding of both the principles and the 1. Introduction to Electronic Combat. Radar-
practical applications of current and evolving electronic ESM-ECM-ECCM-LPI-Stealth (EC-ES-EA-EP).
warfare technology. This course is designed as an Overview of the Threat. Radar Technology Evolution.
introduction for managers and engineers who need an EW Technology Evolution. Radar Range Equation.
understanding of the basics. It will provide you with the RCS Reduction. Counter-Low Observable (CLO).
ability to understand and communicate with others 2. Vulnerability of Radar Modes. Air Search
working in the field. A detailed set of notes used in the Radar. Fire Control Radar. Ground Search Radar.
class will be provided. Pulse Doppler, MTI, DPCA. Pulse Compression.
Range Track. Angle Track. SAR, TF/TA.
3. Vulnerability/Susceptibility of Weapon
Instructor Systems. Semi Active Missiles. Command Guided
Duncan F. O’Mara received a B.S from Cornell Missiles. Active Missiles. TVM. Surface-to-air, air-to-air,
University. He earned a M.S. in Mechanical air-to-surface.
Engineering from the Naval 4. ESM (ES). ESM/ELINT/RWR. Typical ESM
Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Systems. Probability of Intercept. ESM Range
In the Navy, he was commissioned as a Equation. ESM Sensitivity. ESM Receivers. DOA/AOA
Reserve Officer in Surface Warfare at Measurement. MUSIC / ESPRIT. Passive Ranging.
the Officer Candidate School in 5. ECM Techniques (EA). Principals of Electronic
Newport, RI. Upon retirement, he Attack (EA). Noise Jamming vs. Deception. Repeater
worked as a Principal Operations vs. Transponder. Sidelobe Jamming vs. Mainlobe
Jamming. Synthetic Clutter. VGPO and RGPO. TB and
Research Analyst with the United States Army at
Cross Pol. Chaff and Active Expendables. Decoys.
Aberdeen Proving Grounds on a Secretary of Defense Bistatic Jamming. Power Management, DRFM, high
Joint Test & Evaluation logistics project that introduced ERP.
best practices and best processes to the Department 6. ECCM (EP). EP Techniques Overview. Offensive
of Defense (DoD) combatant commanders world wide, vs Defensive ECCM. Leading Edge Tracker. HOJ/AOJ.
especially the Pacific Command. While his wife was Adaptive Sidelobe Canceling. STAP. Example Radar-
stationed in Italy he was a Visiting Professor in ES-EA-EP Engagement.
mathematics for U. of Maryland’s University Campus 7. EW Systems. Airborne Self Protect Jammer.
Europe. He is now the IWS Chair at the USNA’s Airborne Tactical Jamming System. Shipboard Self-
Weapons & Systems Engineering Dept, where he Defense System.
teaches courses in basic weapons systems and linear 8. EW Design Illustration. Walk-thru Design of a
controls engineering, as well as acting as an advisor Typical ESM/ECM System from an RFP.
for multi-disciplinary senior engineering design 9. EW Technology. EW Technology Evolution.
projects, and as Academic Advisor to a company of Transmitters. Antennas. Receiver / Processing.
freshman and Systems Engineering majors. Advanced EW.
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Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS
January 24-25, 2011
January 27-28, 2011
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tom Reynolds)
April 4-5, 2011
1. Introduction to Link 16. April 7-8, 2011
2. Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Documentation Albuquerque, New Mexico
3. Link 16 Enhancements
4. System Characteristics $1500 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
5. Time Division Multiple Access
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each
6. Network Participation Groups Off The Course Tuition."
7. J-Series Messages
8. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Development Summary
9. Time Slot Components The Fundamentals of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS is a
10. Message Packing and Pulses comprehensive two-day course designed to give the
11. JTIDS / MIDS Nets and Networks student a thorough understanding of every aspect of
12. Access Modes Link 16 both technical and tactical. The course is
13. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Synchronization designed to support both military and industry and
does not require any previous experience or exposure
14. JTIDS / MIDS Network Time to the subject matter. The course comes with one-year
15. Network Roles follow-on support, which entitles the student to contact
16. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Navigation the instructor with course related questions for one
17. JTIDS / MIDS Relays year after course completion.
18. Communications Security
19. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Deconfliction Instructors
20. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Restrictions Patrick Pierson is president of a training,
21. Time Slot Duty Factor consulting, and software development company with
22. JTIDS / MIDS Terminals offices in the U.S. and U.K. Patrick has more than 23
years of operational experience, and is internationally
recognized as a Tactical Data Link subject matter
What You Will Learn expert. Patrick has designed more than 30 Tactical
• The course is designed to enable the student to be Data Link training courses and personally trains
able to speak confidently and with authority about all hundreds of students around the globe every year.
of the subject matter on the right. Steve Upton, a retired USAF Joint Interface Control
The course is suitable for: Officer (JICO) and former JICO Instructor, is the
• Operators Director of U.S. Training Operations for NCS, the
world’s leading provider of Tactical Data Link Training
(TDL). Steve has more than 25 years of operational
• Consultants experience, and is a recognized Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS
• Sales staff subject matter expert. Steve’s vast operational
• Software Developers experience includes over 5500 hours of flying time on
• Business Development Managers AWACS and JSTARS and scenario developer for
dozens of Joint and Coalition exercises at the USAF
• Project / Program Managers Distributed Mission Operation Center (DMOC).
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Fundamentals of Radar Technology
February 15-17, 2011
$1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each
Off The Course Tuition."
First Morning – Introduction
The basic nature of radar and its applications, military
and civil Radiative physics (an exercise); the radar
range equation; the statistical nature of detection
Electromagnetic waves, constituent fields and vector
Summary representation Radar “timing”, general nature, block
A three-day course covering the basics of radar, diagrams, typical characteristics,
taught in a manner for true understanding of the First Afternoon – Natural Phenomena:
fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. Scattering and Propagation. Scattering: Rayleigh point
Covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, scattering; target fluctuation models; the nature of
the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, clutter. Propagation: Earth surface multipath;
radar performance calculations and other tools used in atmospheric refraction and “ducting”; atmospheric
radar work, and a “walk through” of the four principal attenuation. Other tools: the decibel, etc. (a dB
subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver exercise).
and signal processor, and the control and interface
apparatus – covering in each the underlying principle Second Morning – Workshop
and componentry. A few simple exercises reinforce the An example radar and performance calculations, with
student’s understanding. Both surface-based and variations.
airborne radars are addressed. Second Afternoon – Introduction to the
Instructor Overview: the role, general nature and challenges of
each. The Transmitter, basics of power conversion:
Bob Hill received his BS degree from Iowa State power supplies, modulators, rf devices (tubes, solid
University and the MS from the University state). The Antenna: basic principle; microwave optics
of Maryland, both in electrical and pattern formation, weighting, sidelobe concerns,
engineering. After spending a year in sum and difference patterns; introduction to phased
microwave work with an electronics firm arrays.
in Virginia, he was then a ground Third Morning – Subsytems Continued:
electronics officer in the U.S. Air Force
and began his civil service career with the The Receiver and Signal Processor.
U.S. Navy . He managed the development of the phased Receiver: preamplification, conversion, heterodyne
array radar of the Navy’s AEGIS system through its operation “image” frequencies and double conversion.
introduction to the fleet. Later in his career he directed Signal processing: pulse compression. Signal
the development, acquisition and support of all processing: Doppler-sensitive processing Airborne
surveillance radars of the surface navy. radar – the absolute necessity of Doppler processing.
Mr. Hill is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE “distinguished Third Afternoon – Subsystems: Control and
lecturer”, a member of its Radar Systems Panel and Interface Apparatus.
previously a member of its Aerospace and Electronic Automatic detection and constant-false-alarm-rate
Systems Society Board of Governors for many years. He (CFAR) techniques of threshold control. Automatic
established and chaired through 1990 the IEEE’s series tracking: exponential track filters. Multi-radar fusion,
of international radar conferences and remains on the briefly Course review, discussion, current topics and
organizing committee of these, and works with the community activity.
several other nations cooperating in that series. He has
published numerous conference papers, magazine The course is taught from the student notebook
articles and chapters of books, and is the author of the supplied, based heavily on the open literature and
radar, monopulse radar, airborne radar and synthetic with adequate references to the most popular of
aperture radar articles in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia the many textbooks now available. The student’s
of Science and Technology and contributor for radar- own note-taking and participation in the exercises
related entries of their technical dictionary. will enhance understanding as well.
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Fundamentals of Rockets and Missiles
October 12-14, 2010 Course Outline
1. Introduction to Rockets and Missiles. The Classifications
Las Vegas, Nevada of guided, and unguided, missile systems is introduced. The
practical uses of rocket systems as weapons of war, commerce
February 1-3, 2011 and the peaceful exploration of space are examined.
2. Rocket Propulsion made Simple. How rocket motors and
Beltsville, Maryland engines operate to achieve thrust. Including Nozzle Theory, are
explained. The use of the rocket equation and related Mass
March 8-10, 2011 Properties metrics are introduced. The flight environments and
conditions of rocket vehicles are presented. Staging theory for
Beltsville, Maryland rockets and missiles are explained. Non-traditional propulsion is
$1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) 3. Introduction to Liquid Propellant Performance, Utility
and Applications. Propellant performance issues of specific
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each impulse, Bulk density and mixture ratio decisions are examined.
Off The Course Tuition." Storable propellants for use in space are described. Other
propellant Properties, like cryogenic properties, stability, toxicity,
compatibility are explored. Mono-Propellants and single
Summary propellant systems are introduced.
This course provides an overview of rockets and missiles 4. Introducing Solid Rocket Motor Technology. The
for government and industry officials with limited technical advantages and disadvantages of solid rocket motors are
experience in rockets and missiles. The course provides a examined. Solid rocket motor materials, propellant grains and
practical foundation of knowledge in rocket and missile issues construction are described. Applications for solid rocket motors as
and technologies. The seminar is designed for engineers, weapons and as cost-effective space transportation systems are
technical personnel, military specialist, decision makers and explored. Hybrid Rocket Systems are explored.
managers of current and future projects needing a more 5. Liquid Rocket System Technology. Rocket Engines, from
complete understanding of the complex issues of rocket and pressure fed to the three main pump-fed cycles, are examined.
missile technology The seminar provides a solid foundation in Engine cooling methods are explored. Other rocket engine and
the issues that must be decided in the use, operation and stage elements are described. Control of Liquid Rocket stage
development of rocket systems of the future. You will learn a steering is presented. Propellant Tanks, Pressurization systems
wide spectrum of problems, solutions and choices in the and Cryogenic propellant Management are explained.
technology of rockets and missile used for military and civil 6. Foreign vs. American Rocket Technology and Design.
purposes. How the former Soviet aerospace system diverged from the
American systems, where the Russians came out ahead, and
Attendees will receive a complete set of printed notes. what we can learn from the differences. Contrasts between the
These notes will be an excellent future reference for current Russian and American Design philosophy are observed to provide
trends in the state-of-the-art in rocket and missile technology lessons for future design. Foreign competition from the end of the
and decision making. Cold War to the foreseeable future is explored.
7. Rockets in Spacecraft Propulsion. The difference
between launch vehicle booster systems, and that found on
Instructor spacecraft, satellites and transfer stages, is examined The use of
Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle System storable and hypergolic propellants in space vehicles is explained.
Engineer, specializing in integration of launch Operation of rocket systems in micro-gravity is studied.
vehicle technology, design, modeling and 8. Rockets Launch Sites and Operations. Launch Locations
business strategies. He is currently an in the USA and Russia are examined for the reason the locations
independent consultant, writer and teacher of have been chosen. The considerations taken in the selection of
rocket system technology. He is experienced launch sites are explored. The operations of launch sites in a more
in launch vehicle operations, design, testing, efficient manner, is examined for future systems.
business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, 9. Rockets as Commercial Ventures. Launch Vehicles as
safety and reliability. He also has 13-years of government American commercial ventures are examined, including the
motivation for commercialization. The Commercial Launch Vehicle
experience including five years working launch operations at market is explored.
Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Keith has written over 20 technical
10. Useful Orbits and Trajectories Made Simple. The
papers on various aspects of low cost space transportation student is introduced to simplified and abbreviated orbital
over the last two decades. mechanics. Orbital changes using Delta-V to alter an orbit, and
the use of transfer orbits, are explored. Special orbits like
geostationary, sun synchronous and Molnya are presented.
Who Should Attend Ballistic Missile trajectories and re-entry penetration is examined.
• Aerospace Industry Managers. 11. Reliability and Safety of Rocket Systems. Introduction
• Government Regulators, Administrators and to the issues of safety and reliability of rocket and missile systems
sponsors of rocket or missile projects. is presented. The hazards of rocket operations, and mitigation of
the problems, are explored. The theories and realistic practices of
• Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket and understanding failures within rocket systems, and strategies to
missile projects. improve reliability, is discussed.
• Contractors or investors involved in missile 12. Expendable Launch Vehicle Theory, Performance and
development. Uses. The theory of Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV)
dominance over alternative Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) is
• Military Professionals. explored. The controversy over simplification of liquid systems as
a cost effective strategy is addressed.
What You Will Learn 13. Reusable Launch Vehicle Theory and Performance.
• Fundamentals of rocket and missile systems. The student is provided with an appreciation and understanding of
why Reusable Launch Vehicles have had difficulty replacing
• The spectrum of rocket uses and technologies. expendable launch vehicles. Classification of reusable launch
• Differences in technology between foreign and vehicle stages is introduced. The extra elements required to bring
domestic rocket systems. stages safely back to the starting line is explored. Strategies to
make better RLV systems are presented.
• Fundamentals and uses of solid and liquid rocket
14. The Direction of Technology. A final open discussion
systems. regarding the direction of rocket technology, science, usage and
• Differences between systems built as weapons and regulations of rockets and missiles is conducted to close out the
those built for commerce. class study.
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Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion
February 1-3, 2011
$1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each
Off The Course Tuition."
Top Course Outline
2. The Kalman Filter.
3. Other Linear Filters.
4. Non-Linear Filters.
Summary 5. Angle-Only Tracking.
The objective of this course is to introduce 6. Maneuvering Targets: Adaptive Techniques.
engineers, scientists, managers and military 7. Maneuvering Targets: Multiple Model
operations personnel to the fields of target Approaches.
tracking and data fusion, and to the key 8. Single Target Correlation & Association.
technologies which are available today for 9. Track Initiation, Confirmation & Deletion.
application to this field. The course is designed 10. Using Measured Range Rate (Doppler).
to be rigorous where appropriate, while 11. Multitarget Correlation & Association.
remaining accessible to students without a 12. Probabilistic Data Association.
specific scientific background in this field. The 13. Multiple Hypothesis Approaches.
course will start from the fundamentals and 14. Coordinate Conversions.
move to more advanced concepts. This course 15. Multiple Sensors.
will identify and characterize the principle
16. Data Fusion Architectures.
components of typical tracking systems. A
17. Fusion of Data From Multiple Radars.
variety of techniques for addressing different
18. Fusion of Data From Multiple Angle-Only
aspects of the data fusion problem will be Sensors.
described. Real world examples will be used
19. Fusion of Data From Radar and Angle-Only
to emphasize the applicability of some of the Sensor.
algorithms. Specific illustrative examples will 20. Sensor Alignment.
be used to show the tradeoffs and systems 21. Fusion of Target Type and Attribute Data.
issues between the application of different 22. Performance Metrics.
What You Will Learn
Instructor • 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.
- Nearest Neighbor
Recent work has included the integration of a
- Probabilistic Data Association
new radar into an existing multisensor system
- Multiple Hypothesis Tracking
and in the integration, using a multiple
- Interactive Multiple Model (IMM)
hypothesis approach, of shipboard radar and
• How to handle maneuvering targets.
ESM sensors. Previous experience has
• Track initiation – recursive and batch approaches.
included analysis and design of multiradar
• Architectures for sensor fusion.
fusion systems, integration of shipboard
• Sensor alignment – Why do we need it and how do
sensors including radar, IR and ESM, we do it?
integration of radar, IFF, and time-difference-of- • Attribute Fusion, including Bayesian methods,
arrival sensors with GPS data sources. Dempster-Shafer, Fuzzy Logic.
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Radar Systems Design & Engineering
Radar Performance Calculations
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
Principles. Noise sources; statistical properties; noise in a
March 1-4, 2011 receiving chain; noise figure and noise temperature; false
alarm and detection probability; pulse integration; target
Beltsville, Maryland models; detection of steady and fluctuating targets.
$1795 (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;
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
compression process; discrete and continuous pulse
Instructors 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, 9. Electronically Scanned Radar Systems. Beam
Air Force, Marine Corps, and FAA. He formation; beam steering techniques; grating lobes; phase
holds the degree of Ph.D. in physics from 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 thirtyyears 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
What You Will Learn issues.
• What are radar subsystems. 13. Adaptive Cancellation. The adaptive space
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
• 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,
• Today's requirements, technologies & designs. Tracker Performance Evaluation.
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Rocket Propulsion 101
Rocket Fundamentals & Up-to-Date Information
1. Classification of Rocket Propulsion. Introduction to
the types and classification of rocket propulsion, including
chemical, solid, liquid, hybrid, electric, nuclear and solar-
2. Fundaments and Definitions. Introduction to mass
ratios, momentum thrust, pressure balances in rocket
engines, specific impulse, energy efficiencies and
3. Nozzle Theory. Understanding the acceleration of
gasses in a nozzle to exchange chemical thermal energy into
kinetic energy, pressure and momentum thrust,
thermodynamic relationships, area ratios, and the ratio of
specific heats. Issues of subsonic, sonic and supersonic
February 14-16, 2011 nozzles. Equations for coefficient of thrust, and the effects of
under and over expanded nozzles. Examination of cone&bell
Albuquerque, New Mexico nozzles, and evaluation of nozzle losses.
4. Performance. Evaluation of performance of rocket
March 15-17, 2011 stages & vehicles. Introduction to coefficient of drag,
aerodynamic losses, steering losses and gravity losses.
Beltsville, Maryland Examination of spaceflight and orbital velocity, elliptical orbits,
transfer orbits, staging theory. Discussion of launch vehicles
$1590 (8:30am - 4:00pm) and flight stability.
5. Propellant Performance and Density Implications.
"Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Introduction to thermal chemical analysis, exhaust species
Off The Course Tuition." shift with mixture ratio, and the concepts of frozen and shifting
equilibrium. The effects of propellant density on mass
Summary properties & performance of rocket systems for advanced
This three-day course is based on the popular text 6. Liquid Rocket Engines. Liquid rocket engine
Rocket Propulsion Elements by Sutton and Biblarz. fundamentals, introduction to practical propellants, propellant
The course provides practical knowledge in rocket feed systems, gas pressure feed systems, propellant tanks,
propulsion engineering and design technology issues. turbo-pump feed systems, flow and pressure balance, RCS
and OMS, valves, pipe lines, and engine supporting structure.
It is designed for those needing a more complete
7. Liquid Propellants. A survey of the spectrum of
understanding of the complex issues. practical liquid and gaseous rocket propellants is conducted,
The objective is to give the engineer or manager the including properties, performance, advantages and
tools needed to understand the available choices in disadvantages.
rocket propulsion and/or to manage technical experts 8. Thrust Chambers. The examination of injectors,
with greater in-depth knowledge of rocket systems. combustion chamber and nozzle and other major engine
elements is conducted in-depth. The issues of heat transfer,
Attendees will receive a copy of the book Rocket cooling, film cooling, ablative cooling and radiation cooling are
Propulsion Elements, a disk with practical rocket explored. Ignition and engine start problems and solutions are
equations in Excel, and a set of printed notes covering examined.
advanced additional material. 9. Combustion. Examination of combustion zones,
combustion instability and control of instabilities in the design
and analysis of rocket engines.
Instructor 10. Turbopumps. Close examination of the issues of
Edward L. Keith is a multi-discipline Launch Vehicle turbo-pumps, the gas generation, turbines, and pumps.
Parameters and properties of a good turbo-pump design.
System Engineer, specializing in
integration of launch vehicle technology, 11. Solid Rocket Motors. Introduction to propellant grain
design, alternative motor configurations and burning rate
design, modeling and business issues. Burning rates, and the effects of hot or cold motors.
strategies. He is an independent Propellant grain configuration with regressive, neutral and
consultant, writer and teacher of rocket progressive burn motors. Issues of motor case, nozzle, and
system technology, experienced in thrust termination design. Solid propellant formulations,
binders, fuels and oxidizers.
launch vehicle operations, design,
12. Hybrid Rockets. Applications and propellants used in
testing, business analysis, risk reduction, modeling, hybrid rocket systems. The advantages and disadvantages of
safety and reliability. Mr. Keith’s experience includes hybrid rocket motors. Hybrid rocket grain configurations /
reusable & expendable launch vehicles as well as solid combustion instability.
& liquid rocket systems. 13. Thrust Vector Control. Thrust Vector Control
mechanisms and strategies. Issues of hydraulic actuation,
gimbals and steering mechanisms. Solid rocket motor flex-
Who Should Attend bearings. Liquid and gas injection thrust vector control. The
• Engineers of all disciplines supporting rocket design use of vanes and rings for steering..
projects. 14. Rocket System Design. Integration of rocket system
design and selection processes with the lessons of rocket
• Aerospace Industry Managers. propulsion. How to design rocket systems.
• Government Regulators, Administrators and sponsors of 15. Applications and Conclusions. Now that you have
rocket or missile projects. an education in rocket propulsion, what else is needed to
• Contractors or investors involved in rocket propulsion design rocket systems? A discussion regarding the future of
development projects. rocket engine and system design.
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Synthetic Aperture Radar
October 25-26, 2010 October 27-28, 2010
Beltsville, Maryland Beltsville, Maryland
February 8-9, 2011 February 10-11, 2011
Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico
Walt McCandless & Bart Huxtable Bart Huxtable & Sham Chotoo
$1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1290** (8:30am - 4:00pm)
$990 without RadarCalc software $990 without RadarCalc software
**Includes single user RadarCalc license for Windows PC, for the design of airborne & space-based
SAR. Retail price $1000.
What You Will Learn What You Will Learn
• Basic concepts and principles of SAR. • How to process data from SAR systems for
high resolution, wide area coverage,
• What are the key system parameters. interferometric and/or polarimetric applications.
• Performance calculations using RadarCalc. • How to design and build high performance
• Design and implementation tradeoffs. • Perform SAR data calibration.
• Current system performance. Emerging • Ground moving target indication (GMTI) in a
systems. SAR context.
• Current state-of-the-art.
Course Outline Course Outline
1. Applications Overview. A survey of important 1. SAR Review Origins. Theory, Design,
applications and how they influence the SAR system Engineering, Modes, Applications, System.
from sensor through processor. A wide number of SAR 2. Processing Basics. Traditional strip map
designs and modes will be presented from the processing steps, theoretical justification, processing
pioneering classic, single channel, strip mapping systems designs, typical processing systems.
systems to more advanced all-polarization, spotlight, 3. Advanced SAR Processing. Processing
and interferometric designs. complexities arising from uncompensated motion and
2. Applications and System Design Tradeoffs low frequency (e.g., foliage penetrating) SAR
and Constraints. System design formulation will begin processing.
with a class interactive design workshop using the 4. Interferometric SAR. Description of the state-of-
RadarCalc model designed for the purpose of the-art IFSAR processing techniques: complex SAR
demonstrating the constraints imposed by image registration, interferogram and correlogram
range/Doppler ambiguities, minimum antenna area, generation, phase unwrapping, and digital terrain
limitations and related radar physics and engineering elevation data (DTED) extraction.
constraints. Contemporary pacing technologies in the 5. Spotlight Mode SAR. Theory and
area of antenna design, on-board data collection and implementation of high resolution imaging. Differences
processing and ground system processing and from strip map SAR imaging.
analysis will also be presented along with a projection 6. Polarimetric SAR. Description of the image
of SAR technology advancements, in progress, and information provided by polarimetry and how this can
how they will influence future applications. be exploited for terrain classification, soil moisture,
3. Civil Applications. A review of the current NASA ATR, etc.
and foreign scientific applications of SAR. 7. High Performance Computing Hardware.
4. Commercial Applications. The emerging Parallel implementations, supercomputers, compact
interest in commercial applications is international and DSP systems, hybrid opto-electronic system.
is fueled by programs such as Canada’s RadarSat-2, 8. SAR Data Calibration. Internal (e.g., cal-tones)
the European ENVISAT and TerraSAR series, the and external calibrations, Doppler centroid aliasing,
NASA/JPL UAVSAR system, and commercial systems geolocation, polarimetric calibration, ionospheric
such as Intermap's Star-3i and Fugro's GeoSAR. The effects.
applications (surface mapping, change detection, 9. Example Systems and Applications. Space-
resource exploration and development, etc.) driving based: SIR-C, RADARSAT, ENVISAT, TerraSAR,
this interest will be presented and analyzed in terms of Cosmo-Skymed, PalSAR. Airborne: AirSAR and other
the sensor and platform space/airborne and associated current systems. Mapping, change detection,
ground systems design. polarimetry, interferometry.
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Applications
Engineering, Spectrum, and Regulatory Issues Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
November 9, 2010
March 1, 2011
Summary $650 (8:30am - 4:30pm)
This one-day course is designed for engineers,
aviation experts and project managers who wish to
enhance their understanding of UAS. The course
provides the "big picture" for those who work outside of
the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems
(Predator, Shadow, Warrior and others) and real-world Course Outline
problems and issues concerning the use and
expansion of their applications. 1. Historic Development of UAS Post 1960’s.
2. Components and latest developments of a
Instructor UAS. Ground Control Station, Radio Links (LOS
and BLOS), UAV, Payloads.
Mr. Mark N. Lewellen has nearly 25 years of
experience with a wide variety of space, satellite and 3. UAS Manufacturers. Domestic, International.
aviation related projects, including the 4. Classes, Characteristics and Comparisons
Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk of UAS.
UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station,
and aeronautical mobile telemetry 5. Operational Scenarios for UAS. Phases of
systems. More recently he has been Flight, Federal Government Use of UAS, State
working in the exciting field of UAS. He is and Local government use of UAS. Civil and
currently the Vice Chairman of a UAS commercial use of UAS.
Sub-group under Working Party 5B
which is leading the US preparations to find new radio 6. ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and
spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Reconnaissance) of UAS. Optical, Infrared,
Radiocommunication Conference in 2011 under Radar.
Agenda Item 1.3. He is also a technical advisor to the 7. Comparative Study of the Safety of UAS.
US State Department and a member of the National
Committee which reviews and comments on all US In the Air and On the ground.
submissions to international telecommunication 8. UAS Access to the National Airspace
groups, including the International Telecommunication System (NAS). Overview of the NAS, Classes of
Union (ITU). Airspace, Requirements for Access to the NAS,
Issues Being Addressed, Issues Needing to be
What You Will Learn Addressed.
• Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical 9. Bandwidth and Spectrum Issues. Band-
capabilities? width of single UAV, Aggregate bandwidth of UAS
• Major manufactures of UAS? population.
• The latest developments and major components of 10. International UAS issues. WRC Process,
a UAS? Agenda Item 1.3 and Resolution 421.
• What type of sensor data can UAS provide?
11. UAS Centers of Excellence. North Dakota,
• Regulatory and spectrum issues associated with
UAS? Las Cruses, NM, DoD.
• National Airspace System including the different 12. Worked Examples of Channeling Plans
classes of airspace and Link/Interference Budgets. Shadow, Preda-
• How will UAS gain access to the National Airspace tor/Warrior.
System (NAS)? 13. UAS Interactive Deployment Scenarios.
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