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  1. 1. APPliED TEChnology inSTiTUTE, llC Training Rocket Scientists Since 1984 Volume 119 Valid through April 2015 Celebrating 30Years ATI is proud to announce the launch of our NEW! ATI INTERNATIONAL DIVISION delivering on-site courses throughout Europe and Asia. See pages 2 and 63 for more details. Satellites & Space-Related Systems Satellite Communications & Telecommunications Defense: Radar, Missiles & Electronic Warfare Acoustics, Underwater Sound & Sonar Systems Engineering & Project Management NEW! - Agile & Scrum NEW! - SharePoint
  2. 2. We are pleased to announce the launch of Applied Technology Institute International. Contact one of our international training specialists at to arrange for an on-site course at your facility in your country. See page 63 for more details. Technical and Training Professionals: For 30 years, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) earned the trust of technical professionals and training departments nation-wide. We successfully delievered on-site training at all major DoD facilities and NASA centers, and for a large number of their contrac-tors. In addition, many international organizations have benefited from our training solutions, including the United Nations (UN). To better serve and support our international customers, we are launching our new division, ATI International. This division allows our overseas customers to save on travel expenses and permits us to consistently bring the ATI experience to facilities in Europe. Now all our customers, including those in the U.S. and Canada can save over 50% compared to a public course if 15 or more students attend an on-site course event. Our team of training specialists are available to assist you with addressing you training needs and requirements and are ready to send you a quote for an on-site course or enroll you in a public event. Our courses and instructors are specialized in the following subject matters: • Satellites & Space-Related Systems • Satellite Communications & Telecommunications • Defense: Radar, Missiles & Electronic Warfare • Acoustics, Underwater Sound & Sonar • Systems Engineering & Project Management • Engineering and Signal Processing • Agile & Scrum • SharePoint This catalog includes upcoming open enrollment dates for many of our courses. Our website,, lists over 50 additional courses that we offer. Contact us for a fast and free quote. Our training specialsists are ready to help. Regards, 2 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
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Table of Contents Agile, Scrum & SharePoint Agile Boot Camp Oct 8-10, 2014 • Washington, DC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Nov 3-5, 2014 • Linthicum Heights, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Agile Testing For Dates See Page 5 & Online • Live Virtual Online . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Agile Project Management For Dates See Page 5 & Online • Live Virtual Online . . . . . . . . . . 5 Agile in the Government Environment Nov 20-21, 2014 • Washington, DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Agile Collaborating & Communicating Agile Requirements Nov 24-25, 2014 • Herndon, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Certified Scrum Master Workshop Nov 3-5, 2014 • Linthicum Heights, Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 SharePoint 2013 Boot Camp Nov 10-13, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 SharePoint 2013 For Project Management Dec 15-17, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Acoustics & Sonar Engineering Acoustic Fundamentals, Measurements & Applications Nov 18-20, 2014 • Newport, Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Feb 24-26, 2015 • Keyport, Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mar 24-26, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Military Standard 810G Testing Nov 4-6, 2014 • Detroit, Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Nov 10-13, 2014 • Plano, Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Random Vibration & Shock Testing - Fundamentals Nov 4-6, 2014 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Feb 18-20, 2015 • Santa Barbara, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis Feb 24-26, 2015 • Newport, Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Mar 24-26, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Submarines & Submariners – An Introduction Nov 17-19, 2014 • Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Thermal & Vibration Reliability for Advanced Rugged Electronics NEW! Oct 7-9, 2014 • Santa Clarita, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Nov 4-6, 2014 • Detroit, Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Feb 10-12, 2015 • Cape Canaveral, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Defense, Cyber, Missiles & Radar AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Feb 24-27, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cyber Warfare - Global Trends Feb 10-12, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Examing Network Centric Warfare Jan 21-22, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 GPS Technology Nov 10-13, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Jan 12-15, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Link 16 / JTIDS / JREAP-Advanced Feb 3-5, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Missile System Design Feb 9-12, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Modern Missile Analysis Jan 19-22, 2015 • Huntsville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Feb 17-20, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Nov 18-20, 2014 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jan 27-29, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Naval Weapons Principles Feb 9-12, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Radar Systems Design & Engineering Feb 23-26, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Software Defined Radio Engineering Jan 26-29, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Fundamentals Feb 9-10, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Synthetic Aperture Radar - Advanced Feb 11-12, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Unmanned Air Vehicle Design Nov 11-13, 2014 • Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Feb 17-19, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Feb 24-26, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Sensing, Payloads & Products NEW! Nov 3-6, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Jan 26-29, 2015 • Boston, Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Systems Engineering & Project Management Architecting with DODAF Oct 30-31, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Nov 6-7, 2014 • Newport, Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Jan 15-16, 2015 • Dayton, Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Building High Value Relationships NEW! Nov 18, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Cost Estimating Feb 24-25, 2015 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 CSEP Preparation Oct 17-18, 2014 • Chantilly, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Jan 12-13, 2015 • Dayton, Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Model Based Systems Engineering with OMG SysML NEW! Nov 18-20, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Systems Engineering - Requirements Jan 27-29, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Feb 23-26, 2015 • Live Virtual Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Systems Engineering (SE) Best Practices & Technical CONOPS Oct 21-23, 2014 • Virginia Beach, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Oct 28-30, 2014 • Newport, Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Nov 4-6, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Feb 10-12, 2015 • Virginia Beach, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Engineering & Communications Antenna and Array Fundamentals Dec 10-11, 2014 San Antonio, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Jan 21-22, 2015 Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Data Visualization Dec 2-4, 2014 Laurel, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Digital Signal Processing – Essentials of Advanced Techniques NEW! Jan 20-22, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Electomagentic Compatibility & Signal Integrity Design NEW! Oct 6-7, 2014 • Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Feb 10-11, 2015 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Feb 17-18, 2015 • Orlando, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 EMI / EMC in Military Systems Nov 18-20, 2014 • Newport, Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Fundamentals of Statistics with Excel Examples Jan 27-28, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Feb 17-19, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Wavelets: A Conceptual, Practical Approach Feb 10-12, 2015 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Wireless & Spread Spectrum Design Nov 18-20, 2014 • San Diego, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Jan 19-21, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Space & Satellite Systems Communications Payload Design & Satellite System Architecture Mar 3-6, 2015 • Germantown, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Earth Station Design Oct 28-31, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Jan 27-30, 2015 • Germantown, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ground Systems Design & Operations Nov 5-7, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 IP Networking over Satellite Jan 27-28, 2015 • Germantown, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Optical Sensors - Introduction Feb 24-26, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Orbital & Launch Mechanics - Fundamentals Nov 17-20, 2014 • Scottsdale, Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Dec 8-11, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Satellite Communication Design & Engineering Dec 9-11, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Mar 3-5, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Satellite Communications - An Essential Introduction Dec 2-4, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Feb 2-5, 2015 • Virtual Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Satellite Communications - State of Art Mar 10-12, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Satellite Communications Systems - Advanced Jan 20-22, 2015 • Cocoa Beach, Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Satellite Laser Communications NEW! Feb 24-26, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Satellite Link Budget Training Using SatMaster Software Feb 3-5, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Space Environment Jan 26-27, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Space Mission Structures Nov 11-14, 2014 • Littleton, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Space Systems Fundamentals Jan 19-22, 2015 • Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Space Systems & Space Subsystems Feb 9-12, 2015 • Columbia, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Topics for On-site Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Applied Technology Institute International . . . . 63 Popular “On-site” Topics & Ways to Register . . . . . 64 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 3
  4. 4. Agile Boot Camp: An Immersive Introduction Course # A111 There are many dates and locations as these are popular courses: See all at: October 8-10, 2014 • Washington, DC November 3-5, 2014 • Linthicum Heights, Maryland Nov 12-14, 2014 • Live Virtual Online December 10-12, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland $1795 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $20000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary While not a silver bullet, Agile Methodologies are quickly becoming the most practical way to create outstanding software. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, Dynamic Systems Development Method, Feature Driven Development and other methods each have their strengths. While there are significant similarities that have brought them together under the Agile umbrella, each method brings unique strengths that can be utilized for your team success. This 3-day classroom is set up in pods/teams. Each team looks like a real-world development unit in Agile with Project Manager/Scrum Master, Business Analyst, Tester and Development. The teams will work through the Agile process including Iteration planning, Product road mapping and backlogging, estimating, user story development iteration execution, and retrospectives by working off of real work scenarios. Specifically, you will: • Practice how to be and develop a self-organized team. • Create and communicate a Product Vision. • Understand your customer and develop customer roles and personas. • Initiate the requirements process by developing user stories and your product backlog. • Put together product themes from your user stories and establish a desired product roadmap. • Conduct story poin t estimating to determine effort needed for user stories to ultimately determine iteration(s) length. • Take into consideration assumed team velocity with story point estimates and user story priorities to come up with you release plan. • Engage the planning and execution of your iteration(s). • Conduct retrospectives after each iteration. • Run a course retrospective to enable an individual plan of execution on how to conduct Agile in your environment. Who Should Attend Because this is an immersion course and the intent is to engage in the practices every Agile team will employ, this course is recommended for all team members responsible for delivering outstanding software. That includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: • Business Analyst • Analyst • Project Manager • Software Engineer/Programmer • Development Manager • Product Manager • Product Analyst • Tester • QA Engineer • Documentation Specialist The Agile Boot Camp is a perfect place for cross functional "teams" to become familiar with Agile methods and learn the basics together. It's also a wonderful springboard for team building & learning. Bring your project detail to work on in class. Course Outline 1. Agile Introduction and Overview. • Why Agile • Agile Methods • Agile Benefits • Agile Basics - understanding the lingo 2. Forming the Agile Team. • Team Roles • Process Expectations • Self organizing teams - where flexibility exists • Communication - inside and out 3. Product Vision. • Five Levels of Planning in Agile – Vision – Roadmap – Release – Iteration – Daily • Importance of Product Vision • Creating and communicating vision 4. Focus on the Customer. User Roles • Customer Personas • Customer Participation 5. Creating a Product Backlog. • User Stories • Acceptance Tests • What makes a good story (sizing and substance) • Story Writing Workshop 6. Product Roadmap. • Product Themes • Importance of Focus • Creating the Roadmap • Communication • Maintaining the Roadmap 7. Prioritizing the Product Backlog. • Methods for prioritizing • Building Trust • Expectations for prioritizing stories 8. Estimating. • Actual vs Relative estimating • Story Points • Planning Poker • Estimating Team velocity 9. Release Planning. • Utilizing velocity • Continuous Integration • Regular cadence 10. Story Review. • Getting to the details • Methods • Keeping cadence 11. Iteration Planning. • Task breakdown • Time estimates • Definition of "done" • Active participation 12. Iteration Execution. • Collaboration - value individuals and interactions – Communication – Daily Standup (Scrum) – Taskboards • Cadence 13. Measuring and Communicating Progress. • Actual effort and remaining effort • Burndown charts • Tools and Reporting • Your company specific measures 14. Iteration Review and Demo. • Iteration Review • Demos - a change from the past 15. Retrospectives. • What we did well • What did not go so well • What will we improve. 16. Bringing it All Together. • Process Overview • Transparency • Cadence • Team Roadmap. Course discussion: Instructor will lead a discussion on the effectiveness of the measurements appropriate for Your company. We need to have further discussion regarding what measurement and communication tools are needed/expected at your company. Each section is followed by a Team Exercise. 4 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  5. 5. Agile Testing # A115 Agile Project Management Certification Workshop (PMI-ACP) # A111 There are many dates and locations as these are popular courses: See all at: October 15 – 17, 2014 November 10-12, 2014 Live Virtual Online $1395 (12:00pm - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $20000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary By using a step-by-step approach this 2-day program will introduce you to high speed methods and technologies that can be relied upon to deliver speed and optimum flexibility. Learning the goals of Agile will help you transition, implement and monitor testing in the High Speed Agile Testing environment so that you can immediately step from the classroom into the office with new found confidence. What You Will Learn • Understand the key differences between traditional and Agile testing practices. • Learn about the different quadrants of Agile testing and how they are used to support the team and critique the product. • Get exposed to the different levels of test automation and understand what the right mix is to accelerate testing. • Operate in a time constrained development cycle without losing testable value. • Capitalize on test development through use & reuse management. Course Outline 1. Agile Testing. We will discuss the testing and it's role in software quality. 2. Testing Practices. The benefits that various types of testing provide to the team will be reviewed. Additional discussion will focus on the how and what to automate to shorten feedback cycles. 3. Quality Practices. Understanding that getting feedback is as important as testing. We will discuss techniques that provide feedback on the quality of software and the effectiveness of the process. 4. Unit Testing & Test Driven Development (TDD). We will introduce Unit Testing and Test Driven Development. The benefits and process of TDD and how it can lead to better overall design and simplicity and engage the Developer in the test processing will be discussed. 5. Continuous Integration. The concept of Continuous Integration and the CI Attitude will be discussed. Continuous Integration provides an essential role in maintaining a continuous process for providing feedback to the team. 6. Acceptance Testing. The discipline of Acceptance Testing can lead to better collaboration with both the customer and the team. Automating Acceptance Tests can provide an invaluable tool to support the creation higher quality software and continue to support the team from story to story and sprint to sprint. 7. Functional Testing Web Applications & Web Services. As we develop a functioning application we can perform higher-level and coarser grained functional tests. Functional testing software, web applications and web services will be explored. 8. Hands-on Critiquing the Product. Everything can't be automated, nor should it. We will discuss manual technique that will help us critique the product and provide valuable feedback. We will discuss when and how these testing techniques should be used effectively. 9. Using Tools to Test. Complexity and Critique the Product Tools can be used to testing complex, critical attributes of the software. We will discuss when and tools should be used to test the complex, critical qualities of software. 10. High-Speed Testing Techniques. We'll introduce some techniques that can speed the testing process and provide faster feedback to the team and customer. 11. Iterating to Testing Agility. How do we ever get there? We will discuss pragmatic techniques to iterate your team and organization to Testing Agility. We will discuss and craft a roadmap for your team and organization based off the practices and techniques discussed. October 15-17, 2014 • Linthicum , Maryland November 5-7, 2014 • Columbia, Maryland December 3-5, 2014 • Herndon, Virginia $1595 (12:00pm - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $20000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Prepare for your Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification while learning to lead Agile software projects that adapt to change, drive innovation and deliver on-time business value in this 3-day live or 4-day VirtualAgile PM training course Agile has made its way into the mainstream — it's no longer a grassroots movement to change software development. Today, more organizations and companies are adopting this approach over a more traditional waterfall methodology, and more are working every day to make the transition. To stay relevant in the competitive, changing world of project management, it's increasingly important that project management professionals can demonstrate true leadership ability on today's software projects. The Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification clearly illustrates to colleagues, organizations or even potential employers that you're ready and able to lead in this new age of product development, management and delivery. This class not only prepares you to lead your next Agile project effort, but ensures that you're prepared to pass 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. Agile Project Management methods focus on the customer, embraces the ever changing nature of business environments and encourages human interaction in delivering outstanding software. 2. The Project Schedule. Agile project managers must be able to continually manage an ever changing scope against a well defined project timeline. 3. The Project Scope. Utilizing an Agile Project Management approach means a new technique for managing a dynamic scope with the intended outcome being the best-delivered product possible. 4. The Project Budget. Our financial management obligations must be expanded to also consider the ultimate return on investment (ROI) our software will generate. 5. The Product Quality. Agile project teams recognize that quality is not a universal, objective measure, but a subjective definition provided by the customer and continually re-evaluated through the course of the project. 6. The Project Team. Today's project managers must do more than simply manage a project's details, they must coach the individuals on their team. Studies have proven that when a team is happy, they produce better products more efficiently. 7. Project Metrics. Agile project managers utilize metrics to assist the team to improve their performance by providing a reflection of results against the team's action. 8. Continuous Improvement. Agile's non-prescriptive approach requires regular examination to ensure that every opportunity to improve efficiency in its execution is recognized and implemented. Without clear plans for continuous improvement, most Agile teams will not make the transition to this approach a lasting one. 9. Project Leadership. The project manager's ability to effectively lead their team is based on several sound principles that provide the support that the team needs while also encouraging the team to grow more self-sufficient in their improvement efforts over time. 10. Successfully Transitioning to Agile Project Management. How the course participants can successfully transition from their current approach to an Agile approach with ease. 11. A Full Day of Preparation for the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certification Exam. The final day of the class will specifically address what each of the participants will need to do and need to know in order to pass their exam and receive their PMI-ACP certification. You will spend a full day in class dedicated to application tips, tricks and test preparation. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 5
  6. 6. Agile In The Government Environment # A112 Agile Collaborating & Communicating Agile Requirements # A124 There are many dates and locations as these are popular courses: See all at: November 12-14, 2014 Live Virtual November 20-21, 2014 Washington, DC $1395 (Live 8:00am - 6:00pm) (Virtual, noon – 6:00 pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $20000 each Off The Course Tuition." December 8-10, 2014 (Live virtual, noon – 5:30 pm) November 24-25, 2014 Herndon, Virginia $1395 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary Software procurement and development efforts are now required by the Federal Government to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. For that reason many government agencies and their contractors are moving toward the Agile approach in the development and delivery of their software and other services. In order to transition to Agile methods within the government’s already in place procedures you need to know how to convert your procedures. This 2-day (3-day virtual) class delivers the bridge between what Agile is and how to effectively use it in the government environment. This course begins to map the changes in your existing processes to Agile. Summary Project failures are often due to poor requirements gathering, analysis and planning. Traditional requirements documents may not contain complete and accurate requirements due to rapidly changing business environments. Agile requirements gathering, by moving detailed requirements closer to implementation, allows for rapid response to change. "Collaborating and Communicating Agile Requirements" will show you how to gather and manage these requirements. This two-day course will give you hands-on experience with techniques for gathering Agile requirements. Explanatory lectures with demonstrations, combined with practice exercises will provide you with the experience needed to create requirements that meet business needs. Course Outline 1. Self-organized teams, even in a highly matrixed agency or organization. 2. Simulate a project introduction, create a vision and set of light requirements. 3. How to plan your product’s release within the mandated 6 month timeframe. 4. How to communicate project status utilizing both Agile and EVM indicators for progress. 5. How to satisfy the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements (Circular A-11) while applying an Agile execution approach. 6. Understanding customers and how to collaborate with them to create User Stories. 7. Relative estimating – focus on becoming more accurate rather than precise. 8. Defining the distinction between capabilities and requirements and when to document each. 9. Identify Agile best practices as they relate to challenges within the federal environment. Course Outline 1. Agile Overview. More than simply a methodology or approach to software development, Agile embraces a set of principles that drive more effective software development. Agile focuses on the customer, embraces the ever changing nature of business environments and encourages human interaction in delivering outstanding software. 2. Project Initiation. Among the key contributing factors leading to project failure is poor communication between the customer and developer groups. It is critical, therefore, that each successful project start out right. 3. Focus on the Customer. It is critical that the customer be the focus of a product throughout the development lifecycle. Every requirement should bring some value to the customer. Therefore, prior to defining requirements, it is important to define the customer. 4. User Stories. User stories are a way to capture requirements from a customer point of view. Stories do not capture all of the detailed requirements, but require enough information to estimate and plan. 5. Product Backlog. The Product Backlog is the complete list of desired elements, or requirements, for the product. It is NOT a Requirements Specification, but a high level identification of what the software may satisfy. In this section we will discuss effective means of creating, prioritizing and maintaining the Product Backlog. 6. Estimating and Planning. Among the greatest challenges in developing software and delivering against stakeholder expectations is estimating accurately and subsequently planning how those expectations can be met. Agile cannot make that challenge disappear, but offers some very helpful tools that enable teams to set and meet the appropriate expectations. 7. Release Plan. The release plan identifies a goal for the stories that will be included for a release of the software. Through the prior processes, the team will have prioritized the stories and estimated the team velocity. These key elements will come together to give the team a level of confidence that they can deliver the necessary requirements for a product release in what is normally a fixed timeframe. 8. Use Cases. At the appropriate time, prior to entering into the development of a story, requirements will need to be discussed in more detail. A proven method for documenting the appropriate detail from a user interaction point of view. 9. Iteration Plan and Execution. An iteration is a fixed amount of time in which stories/requirements will be developed, tested and ready for release. Because the requirements communication process takes you into each iteration throughout the product release, we'll explore the iteration planning and execution process. 10. Retrospective on Communicating Requirements. Using Agile Methods – Retrospectives are a key practice in Agile. We will take an opportunity to review our learning collectively and how we can improve. Each participant will identify one or two things that they will adapt in their working environment based on their learning. The instructor will also identify any elements of the course that should be adapted for a better learning experience, thus benefiting future course participants. 6 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  7. 7. Certified ScrumMaster Workshop The Three Overarching Principles Behind Scrum Course # A132 There are many dates and locations as these are popular courses: See all at: October 6-7, 2014 Columbia, Maryland November 17-18, 2014 Boston, Massachusetts $1495 (8:30am - 5:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $20000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary The Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to delivering articles, resources, courses, and events that will help Scrum users be successful. The Scrum Alliance (sm)’s mission is to promote increased awareness and understanding of Scrum, provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum, and support the iterative improvement of the software development profession. This 2-day course is backed by our Exam Pass Guarantee. Upon completion of our Scrum Master Certification Course, if after two attempts within the 60- day evaluation period you have not passed the exam and obtained certification, ASPE will allow you to attend another session of our Scrum Master Certification Course free of charge and pay for you to retake your certification exam. Specifically, you will: • The "Art of the Possible": learn how small change can have a large impact on productivity. • Product integrity: review various options employees use when faced with difficulty, learn the importance of delivering high quality products in Scrum • Customer Expectations: Using a changing schedule and agile estimating and planning, assess the work to properly set customer expectations and manage customer satisfaction • Running the Scrum Project: Run a full Scrum project that lasts 59 minutes. You will walk through all steps under the Scrum Framework • Agile Estimating and Planning: Break into teams, and through decomposition and estimating plan out a project through delivery • Team Dynamics: Since Scrum deals with change, conflict will happen. Learn methods to resolve problems in a self-managed environment Course Outline 1. Agile Thinking. In order for us to understand the benefits of Scrum and the nuances behind its framework, we begin with the history of agile methods and how relatively new thoughts in software development have brought us to Scrum. How manufacturing has influenced software development. The origins of agile thinking. The Agile Manifesto. The complexity of projects. Theoretical Vs. Empirical processes overview. The "Iron Triangle" of Project Management. 2. The Scrum Framework. The different Scrum roles. Chickens and Pigs. Iterative Development vs. Waterfall. Self Management concepts. Full disclosure and visibility. The Scrum Framework Overview. 3. Implementation Considerations. Traditional vs. Agile methods overview. Scrum: The Silver Bullet. The Agile Skeleton. A Scrum launch checklist. 4. Scrum Roles. We'll review checklists of role expectations in preparation for further detail later in our session. The Team Member. The Product Owner. The Scrum Master. 5. The Scrum Team Explored The Agile Heart. Bruce Tuckman's team life cycle. Patrick Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Team ground rules. Getting Human Resources involved. The impact of project switching. The MetaScrum. The Scrum of Scrums. The importance of knowing when software is "done". Internal Outsourcing. 6. Agile Estimating and Planning. Although agile estimating and planning is an art unto itself, the concepts behind this method fit very well with the Scrum methodology. Product Backlog Features. Relative Weighted Prioritization. Prioritizing Our Time. User Stories. Relative Effort. Velocity. Planning Poker and Story Points. Ideal Team Days. Team Capacity. Projecting a Schedule. Why Plan in an Agile Environment? 7. The Product Owner: Extracting Value. The driving force behind implementing Scrum is to obtain results. How can we help ensure that we allow for project work to provide the best value for our customers and our organization? The Priority Guide. Product Backlog Refactoring. Productivity Drag Factors. Fixed Price/Date Contracts. Release Management. Earned Value Management. 8. The ScrumMaster Explored. The difficulty comes in the actual implementation. Being a ScrumMaster is a hard job, and we'll talk about the characteristics of a good ScrumMaster. The ScrumMaster Aura. Characteristics of a ScrumMaster Candidate. The Difficulties of Being a ScrumMaster. A Day in the Life of a ScrumMaster. The Importance of Listening. Common Sense. 9. Meetings and Artifacts Reference Material. A Chart of Scrum Meetings. The Product Backlog. Sprint Planning. The Sprint Backlog. The Sprint. The Daily Scrum. The Sprint Demo/Review. Why Plan? The Ideal Team Day. Scrum Tools. 10. Advanced Considerations and Reference Material. Particular interests from the class may warrant discussion during our class time together. Conflict Management. Different Types of Sprints. The ScrumMaster of the Scrum-of-Scrums. Metrics. Dispersed Teams. Scaling. Developing Architecture. Stage Gate/Milestone Driven Development. Inter- and Intra- Project Dependencies. Task Boards, Project Boards. Scrum and CMM, "Traditional" XP. Each section is followed by a Team Exercise. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 7
  8. 8. SharePoint Boot Camp # A133 SharePoint 2013 for Project Management) # A134 There are many dates and locations as these are popular courses: See all at: October 20-23, 2014 (Live virtual, 10:30am – 5:30 pm) November 10-13, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $2495 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary In this four-day, hands-on Boot Camp you will learn the “big picture” of the all new SharePoint 2013. Our comprehensive approach provides you with all of the key learning objectives you need to plan, customize, and manage your SharePoint 2013. Users that have basic knowledge of navigating a SharePoint site will find this class the perfect class for learning and building on advanced SharePoint topics required by teams that want to get the full benefit of the powerful tools available in SharePoint 2013. Students also leave class as a certified SharePoint User. No comprehensive SharePoint class would be complete without a deep discussion about Planning, Governance, and Adoption. An introduction into the ever-elusive Governance model will be covered as the class delves into how to organize the Governance team by pulling together key players from within the organization. This section includes building the Governance checklist, asking the right questions to guarantee a successful SharePoint deployment and discussing Adoption best practices. October 27-29, 2014 (Live virtual, 10:30am – 5:30 pm) December 15-17, 2014 Columbia, Maryland $1895 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This intense 3-day instructor led course will teach how to use SharePoint 2013 as project management information system. You'll learn everything from task management using the new task features and integration with Microsoft Project, to coordinating resources, communicating project updates to stakeholders, and the most efficient ways to organize your sites. No previous SharePoint expertise needed! This class teaches project managers how to implement Agile and SCRUM projects in SharePoint, as well as traditional waterfall and highly structured project management methodologies. In addition, students will learn about all new features such as Site Mailboxes and project reporting features. You will learn how to automate many project functions using SharePoint workflows. Course Outline 1. Introduction to SharePoint 2013. The Five Pillars of SharePoint:.What SharePoint can do for you. 2. SharePoint Governance. Considerations for building the Governance model. What needs to be on the Checklist. Assembling the Governance Team. Principles and Policies to be addressed. Maintaining and supporting your SharePoint Governance . 3. Deployment and Adoption. SharePoint Roles. Helping teams realize the value of SharePoint. Starting Small and Growing. Best practices to drive User Adoption. Tools to help you 4. What’s New in SharePoint 2013 to drive Team Collaboration and facilitate information management. User Interface (UI). Social Features. Communities. Sharing info and offline availability. Interacting with Lists and Libraries. 5. Versions and Hosting Options. Foundation, Standard and Enterprise. On Premises vs Cloud. Offered Feature Comparison Chart. 6. SharePoint Architecture for Users. Web Application. Site Collection and Site Components. 7. Navigating SharePoint Sites. Tour of a Project Site. Site Components. 8. Working with Sites Why do we create new Sites? Site Components revisited. Site Templates explained. Site Settings and Features. Creating Sites. 9. SharePoint Lists. Manage business processes with lists. Creating Apps using List templates. Exploring the List toolbars. Reporting functions: sort and filter. Working with the Tasks List App. Working with Views. Architecting a “Class Roster”. 10. SharePoint Libraries. Manage document information lifecycle. Creating apps using library templates. Exploring the Library toolbars. Using Check In/Check Out. Basic functions: sort and filter. Using Version Control. Access Control: 11. Permissions Management. Permission Levels. Roles-based Management. Where Permissions are set. Using “Sharing” to share information. Access Requests. 12. Enterprise Content Management. Importance of ECM. Content Types. Managed Metadata. Document Sets. 13. Office Integration with SharePoint. Connecting and Syncing Lists and Libraries to Outlook. Project Pro Integration. Exporting data to Excel. Site Mailboxes. 14. Business Process Automation using Workflow. OOTB Workflow. Workflow Settings. Workflow administration. Custom using SharePoint Designer. 15. Tools to drive engagement. Surveys. Wiki. Blog. Newsfeed. About Me. Communities. 16. Site to drive collaboration. Pages. Web parts. Page Design. Course Outline 1. Introduction to SharePoint. What's New in SharePoint 2013.Hardware Requirements. Software Requirements. Licensing Options. Hosting Options – On-Premise versus Office 365. What is a Project Management Information System? 2. Organizing your Project Sites. Understanding the SharePoint Hierarchy. Creating Site Collections, Sites, and Sub- Sites. Managing Security in SharePoint. Customizing Permissions. Information Architecture in SharePoint. 3. Managing Project Data with SharePoint Lists. Out-of-Box List Templates. Tasks Lists & Timelines. Project Calendars. Links & Promoted Links. Project Announcements. Discussion Boards. Issue Tracking. Surveys. List Options – Versioning, Content Approval, Ratings. Creating Views. Importing Data. Tracking Project Milestones, Deliverables, and Risks with Custom Lists. 4. Managing Documents with SharePoint Libraries. Out-of- Box Libraries. Organizing Project Documents with Metadata. Using Document Sets. Collaborating on Project Documents. 5. SharePoint Communities and Social Features. My Sites and SharePoint Profiles. Newsfeeds. Following People, Documents, and Projects. Community Sites. Reputations, Badges, and Social Features. 6. SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Office Integration. Integrating with Microsoft Project. Publishing Project Plans to SharePoint. Integrating Project Calendars with Outlook. Integrating Contact Lists with Outlook. Using Site Mailboxes. 7. Designing a Project Site. Working with Pages. Working with Web Parts. Reusable Project Templates with Site Templates. 8. Project Dashboards and Reports with Excel & Visio Services. Excel Services. Visio Services. 9. Automating Approval and Other Processes with Workflows. Configuring Out of Box Workflows. 10. Agile / SCRUM Projects in SharePoint. Agile / SCRUM Concepts. Product Backlogs. Task Boards. Daily Stand-up Meetings. Burn charts and Reports. 8 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  9. 9. Acoustic Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications November 18-20, 2014 Newport, Rhode Island February 24-26, 2015 Keyport, Washington March 24-26, 2015 Columbia, Maryland $1790 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This three-day course is intended for engineers and other technical personnel and managers who have a work-related need to understand basic acoustics concepts and how to measure and analyze sound. This is an introductory course and participants need not have any prior knowledge of sound or vibration. Each topic is illustrated by appropriate applications, in-class demonstrations, and worked-out numerical examples. Since the practical uses of acoustics principles are vast and diverse, participants are encouraged to confer with the instructor (before, during, and after the course) regarding any work-related concerns. Three customized versions of this course are available that emphasize respectively (1. Underwater Acoustics, 2. In-Air Acoustics 3. A broad mix of all acoustic applications tailored to the customer’s need or the majority of class attendees’ interests). Onsite courses are fully customized to the customer’s applications. Instructor Course # S110 Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Associate Professor Emeritus of Acoustics, Penn State, has over forty years experience in the field of sound and vibration. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering acoustics. For over thirty years he has taught courses on the Fundamentals of Acoustics, Structural Acoustics, Applied Acoustics, Noise Control Engineering, and Sonar Engineering on both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as at government and industrial organizations throughout the country. Recent attendee comments ... “Great instructor made the course in-teresting and informative. Helped clear-up many misconceptions I had about sound and its measurement.” “Enjoyed the in-class demonstrations; they help explain the concepts. In-structor helped me with a problem I was having at work, worth the price of the course!” Course Outline 1. Introductory Concepts. Sound in fluids and solids. Sound as particle vibrations. Waveforms and frequency. Sound energy and power consideration. 2. Acoustic Waves in Air and Water. Air-borne sound. Plane and spherical acoustic waves. Sound pressure, intensity, and power. Decibel (dB) log power scale. Sound reflection and transmission at surfaces. Sound absorption. 3. Acoustic and Vibration Sensors. Human ear characteristics. Capacitor and piezoelectric microphone and hydrophone designs and response characteristics. Intensity probe design and operational limitations. Accelerometers design and frequency response. 4. Sound Measurements. Sound level meters. Time weighting (fast, slow, linear). Decibel scales (Linear and A-and C-weightings). Octave band analyzers. Narrow band spectrum analyzers. Critical bands of human hearing. Detecting tones in noise. Microphone calibration techniques. 5. Sound Radiation. Human speech mechanism. Loudspeaker design and response characteristics. Directivity patterns of simple and multi-pole sources: monopole, dipole and quadri-pole sources. Acoustic arrays and beamforming. Sound radiation from vibrating machines and structures. Radiation efficiency. 6. Low Frequency Components and Systems. Helmholtz resonator. Sound waves in ducts. Mufflers and their design. Horns and loudspeaker enclosures. 7. Applications. Representative topics include: Outdoor and underwater sound propagation (e.g. refraction due to temperature and other effects). Environmental acoustics (e.g. community noise response and criteria). Auditorium and room acoustics (e.g. reverberation criteria and sound absorption). Structural acoustics (e.g. sound transmission loss through panels). Noise andvibration control (e.g.source-path-receiver model). Topics of interest to the course participants. What You Will Learn • How to make proper sound level measurements. • How to analyze and report acoustic data. • The basis of decibels (dB) and the A-weighting scale. • How intensity probes work and allow near-field sound measurements. • How to measure radiated sound power and sound transmission loss. • How to use third-octave bands and narrow-band spectrum analyzers. • How the source-path-receiver approach is used in noise control engineering. • How sound builds up in enclosures like vehicle interiors and rooms. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 9
  10. 10. Military Standard 810G Testing Understanding, Planning and Performing Climatic and Dynamic Tests Course # S130 Off The Course Tuition. Summary This four-day class provides understanding of the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. Vibration and Shock methods will be covered together with instrumentation, equipment, control systems and fixture design. Climatic tests will be discussed individually: requirements, origination, equipment required, test methodology, understanding of results. The course emphasizes topics you will use immediately. Suppliers to the military services protectively install commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment in our flight and land vehicles and in shipboard locations where vibration and shock can be severe. We laboratory test the protected equipment (1) to assure twenty years equipment survival and possible combat, also (2) to meet commercial test standards, IEC documents, military standards such as STANAG or MIL-STD-810G, etc. Few, if any, engineering schools cover the essentials about such protection or such testing. Instructor Steve Brenner has worked in environmental simulation and reliability testing for over 30 years, always involved with the latest techniques for verifying equipment integrity through testing. He has independently consulted in reliability testing since 1996. His client base includes American and European companies with mechanical and electronic products in almost every industry. Steve's experience includes the entire range of climatic and dynamic testing, including ESS, HALT, HASS and long term reliability testing. November 4-6, 2014 Detroit, Michigan November 10-13, 2014 Plano, Texas $4110 (8:00am - 4:00pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each What You Will Learn When you visit an environmental test laboratory, perhaps to witness a test, or plan or review a test program, you will have a good understanding of the requirements and execution of the 810G dynamics and climatics tests. You will be able to ask meaningful questions and understand the responses of test laboratory personnel. Course Outline 1. Introduction to Military Standard testing - Dynamics. • Introduction to classical sinusoidal vibration. • Resonance effects • Acceleration and force measurement • Electrohydraulic shaker systems • Electrodynamic shaker systems • Sine vibration testing • Random vibration testing • Attaching test articles to shakers (fixture design, fabrication and usage) • Shock testing 2. Climatics. • Temperature testing • Temperature shock • Humidity • Altitude • Rapid decompression/explosives • Combined environments • Solar radiation • Salt fog • Sand & Dust • Rain • Immersion • Explosive atmosphere • Icing • Fungus • Acceleration • Freeze/thaw (new in 810G) 3. Climatics and Dynamics Labs demonstrations. 4. Reporting On And Certifying Test Results. 10 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  11. 11. Random Vibration & Shock Testing - Fundamentals for Land, Sea, Air, Space Vehicles & Electronics Manufacture Course # S141 November 4-6, 2014 Huntsville, Alabama February 18-20, 2015 Santa Barbara, California $3595 (8:00am - 4:00pm) “Also Available As A Distance Learning Course” (Call for Info) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This three-day course is primarily designed for test personnel who conduct, supervise or "contract out" vibration and shock tests. It also benefits design, quality and reliability specialists who interface with vibration and shock test activities. Each student receives the instructor's, minimal-mathematics, minimal-theory hardbound text Random Vibration & Shock Testing, Measurement, Analysis & Calibration. This 444 page, 4-color book also includes a CD-ROM with video clips and animations. Course Outline 1. Minimal math review of basics of vibration, commencing with uniaxial and torsional SDoF systems. Resonance. Vibration control. 2. Instrumentation. How to select and correctly use displacement, velocity and especially acceleration and force sensors and microphones. Minimizing mechanical and electrical errors. Sensor and system dynamic calibration. 3. Extension of SDoF. to understand multi-resonant continuous systems encountered in land, sea, air and space vehicle structures and cargo, as well as in electronic products. 4. Types of shakers. Tradeoffs between mechanical, electrohydraulic (servohydraulic), electrodynamic (electromagnetic) and piezoelectric shakers and systems. Limitations. Diagnostics. 5. Sinusoidal one-frequency-at-a-time vibration testing. Interpreting sine test standards. Conducting tests. 6. Random Vibration Testing. Broad-spectrum all-frequencies- at-once vibration testing. Interpreting random vibration test standards. 7. Simultaneous multi-axis testing. Gradually replacing practice of reorienting device under test (DUT) on single-axis shakers. 8. Environmental stress screening. (ESS) of electronics production. Extensions to highly accelerated stress screening (HASS) and to highly accelerated life testing (HALT). 9. Assisting designers. To improve their designs by (a) substituting materials of greater damping or (b) adding damping or (c) avoiding "stacking" of resonances. 10. Understanding automotive. Buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR). Assisting designers to solve BSR problems. Conducting BSR tests. 11. Intense noise. (acoustic) testing of launch vehicles and spacecraft. 12. Shock testing. Transportation testing. Pyroshock testing. Misuse of classical shock pulses on shock test machines and on shakers. More realistic oscillatory shock testing on shakers. 13. Shock response spectrum. (SRS) for understanding effects of shock on hardware. Use of SRS in evaluating shock test methods, in specifying and in conducting shock tests. 14. Attaching DUT via vibration and shock test fixtures. Large DUTs may require head expanders and/or slip plates. 15. Modal testing. Assisting designers. Instructor Wayne Tustin is the President of an engineering school and consultancy. His BSEE degree is from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a licensed Professional Engineer - Quality in the State of California. Wayne's first encounter with vibration was at Boeing/Seattle, performing what later came to be called modal tests, on the XB-52 prototype of that highly reliable platform. Subsequently he headed field service and technical training for a manufacturer of electrodynamic shakers, before establishing another specialized school on which he left his name. Wayne has written several books and hundreds of articles dealing with practical aspects of vibration and shock measurement and testing. What You Will Learn • How to plan, conduct and evaluate vibration and shock tests and screens. • How to attack vibration and noise problems. • How to make vibration isolation, damping and absorbers work for vibration and noise control. • How noise is generated and radiated, and how it can be reduced. From this course you will gain the ability to understand and communicate meaningfully with test personnel, perform basic engineering calculations, and evaluate tradeoffs between test equipment and procedures. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 11
  12. 12. Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis February 24-26, 2015 Newport, Rhode Island March 24-26, 2015 Columbia, Maryland $1845 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course # S151 Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This 3-day course provides an excellent introduction to underwater sound and highlights how sonar principles are employed in ASW analyses. The course provides a solid understanding of the sonar equation and discusses in-depth propagation loss, target strength, reverberation, arrays, array gain, and detection of signals. Physical insight and typical results are provided to help understand each term of the sonar equation. The instructors then show how the sonar equation can be used to perform ASW analysis and predict the performance of passive and active sonar systems. The course also reviews the rationale behind current weapons and sensor systems and discusses directions for research in response to the quieting of submarine signatures. The course is valuable to engineers and scientists who are entering the field or as a review for employees who want a system level overview. The lectures provide the knowledge and perspective needed to understand recent developments in underwater acoustics and in ASW. A comprehensive set of notes and the textbook Principles of Underwater Sound will be provided to all attendees. Course Outline 1. Sonar Equation & Signal Detection. Sonar concepts and units. The sonar equation. Typical active and passive sonar parameters. Signal detection, probability of detection/false alarm. ROC curves and detection threshold. 2. Propagation of Sound in the Sea. Oceanographic basis of propagation, convergence zones, surface ducts, sound channels, surface and bottom losses. 3. Target Strength and Reverberation. Scattering phenomena and submarine strength. Bottom, surface, and volume reverberation mechanisms. Methods for modeling reverberations. 4. Arrays and Beamforming. Directivity and array gain; sidelobe control, array patterns and beamforming for passive bottom, hull mounted, and sonobuoy sensors; calculation of array gain in directional noise. 5. Elements of ASW Analysis. Utility and objectives of ASW analysis, basic formulation of passive and active sonar performance predictions, sonar platforms, limitations imposed by signal fluctuations. 6. Modeling and Problem Solving. Criteria for the evaluation of sonar models, a basic sonobuoy model, in-class solution of a series o Instructor sonar problems. Dr. Nicholas C. Nicholas received a B. S. degree from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M. S. degree from Drexel University, and a PhD degree in physics from the Catholic University of America. His dissertation was on the propagation of sound in the deep ocean. He has been teaching underwater acoustics courses since 1977 and has been visiting lecturer at the U.S. Naval War College and several universities. Dr. Nicholas has more than 35 years experience in underwater acoustics and submarine related work. Dr. Nicholas is currently consulting for several firms. What You Will Learn • Sonar parameters and their utility in ASW Analysis. • Sonar equation as it applies to active and passive systems. • Fundamentals of array configurations, beamforming, and signal detectability. • Rationale behind the design of passive and active sonar systems. • Theory and applications of current weapons and sensors, plus future directions. • The implications and counters to the quieting of the target’s signature. 12 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  13. 13. Submarines & Submariners – An Introduction The Enemy Below – Submarines Sink Ships! Course # S154 November 17-19, 2014 Laurel, Maryland $1790 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Captain Raymond Wellborn, USN (retired) served over 13 years of his 30-year Navy career in submarines. He has a BSEE degree from the US Naval Academy and a MSEE degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also has an MA from the Naval War College. He had two major commands at sea and one ashore: USS MOUNT BAKER (AE 34), USS DETROIT (AOE 4), and the Naval Electronics Systems Engineering Center, Charleston. He was Program Manager for Tactical Towed Array Sonar Systems and Program Director for Surface Ship and Helicopter ASW Systems for the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC. After retirement in 1989, he was the Director of Programs for ARGOTEC, overseeing the manufacture of advanced R&D models for large subsonic acoustic projectors. From 1992 to 1996, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Marine Engineering Department of Texas A&M, Galveston. Since 1996, he has been an independent consultant for International Maritime Affairs. He has been teaching this course since 1991, and has many testimonials from attendees sponsored by DOD, NUWC, and other agencies that all attest to the merit of his presentation. He also is the author of several technical articles on submarines including two published in SEA TECH magazine: “The Efficacy of Submarine Warfare,” and “USS VIRGINIA (SSN 774)?A New Steel-Shark at Sea.” Course Outline 1. Warfare from Beneath the Sea. From a glass-barrel in circa 300 BC, to SSN 774 in 2004. 2. Efficacy of Submarine Warfare--Submarines Sink Ship. Benefits-to-Cost Analyses for WWI and WWII. 3. Submarine Tasking. What US nuclear-powered submarines are tasked to do. 4. Submarine Organization - and, Submariners. What is the psyche and disposition of those Qualified in Submarines, as so aptly distinguished by a pair of Dolphins? And, how modern submariners measure up to the legend of Steel Boats and Iron Men. 5. Fundamentals of Submarine Design & Construction. Classroom demo of Form, Fit, & Function. 6. The Essence of Warfare at Sea. “…to go in harm’s way.” 7. The Theory of Sound in the Sea and, Its Practice. A rudimentary primer for the "Calculus of Acoustics.". 8. Combat System Suite - Components & Nomenclature. In OHIO, LOS ANGELES, SEAWOLF, and VIRGINIA. 9. Order of Battle for Submarines of the World. To do what, to whom? where, and when? [Among 50 navies in the world there are 630 submarines. Details of the top eight are delineated -- US, Russia, and China top the list.]. 10. Today’s U.S. Submarine Force. The role of submarines in the anti access/ area denial scenarios in future naval operations. Semper Procinctum. Summary This three-day course is designed for engineers entering the field of submarine R&D, and/or Operational Test and Evaluation, or as a review for employees who want a system level overview. It is an introductory course presenting the fundamental philosophy of submarine design, submerged operation and combat system employment as they are managed by a battle-tested submarine organization that all-in-all make a US submarine a very cost-effective warship at sea and under it. Today's US submarine tasking is discussed in consonance with the strategy and policy of the US, and the goals, objectives, mission, functions, tasks, responsibilities, and roles of the US Navy as they are so funded. Submarine warfare is analyzed referencing some calculations for a Benefits-to-Cost analysis, in that, Submarines Sink Ships! Also, the principles of the Calculus of Acoustics will be presented as a primer along with a description of the acoustic devices that sense, and input, Sound in the Sea for signal processing by this Hole in the Ocean. What You Will Learn • Submarine organization and operations. • Fundamentals of submarine systems and sensors. • Differences of submarine types (SSN/SSBN/ SSGN). • Future operations with SEALSSum. • Nuclear-powered submarines versus diesel submarines. • Submarine operations in shallow water • Required improvements to maintain tactical control. • From this course you will gain a better understanding of submarine warships being stealth-oriented, cost-effective combat systems at sea. Those who have worked with specific submarine sub-systems will find that this course will clarify the rationale and essence of their interface with one another. Further, because of its introductory nature, this course will be enlightening to those just entering the field. Attendees will receive copies of the presentation along with some relevant white papers. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 13
  14. 14. Thermal & Vibration Reliability for Advanced Rugged Electronics For aerospace, automotive, military, naval, medical & other Critical Applications Course # S156 NEW! October 7-9, 2014 Santa Clarita, California November 4-6, 2014 Detroit, Michigan February 10-12, 2015 Cape Canaveral, Florida $3595 (8:00am - 4:00pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Instructor Tina Barcley has worked in Electronic Packaging, Testing, and Analysis for Aerospace companies (ITT, TRW, Perkin Elmer, Goodrich and Aerojet), NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center), Automotive (both Ford and Chrysler), Military Black Boxes (Singer Librascope, Army, Navy and Air Force modules) as well as high end commercial and testing components (Spectracom, MKS, Kodak, etc.). She has run and created testing labs, procedures, designs, fixes for designs - developing 21 US Patents ? all in Electronics Packaging, Materials, and Thermal. She is a frequent speaker at industry-specific conferences like IMAPS (International Microelectronics and Packaging Society) and ASE (Automotive Society of Engineers) and is on the IPC (IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries) Specification Review Panel. She has extensive experience with Military and Aerospace Electronics and Optical Systems as well as satellites from smaller communication units to large optical benches. Additionally, she has R&D through production experience with automotive under-hood Engine and Transmission controllers. Her experience has included all levels of parts reliability for systems ranging from 6-month to 10-year reliabilities. Course Outline 1. Overview for management and participants. Quick evaluation of attendee prior knowledge. Circuit board layout for maximizing thermal paths and removing excess heat. Air cooling vs conduction cooling of electronics. How variations and combinations (including liquid cooling) help. Final system design, heat sinking and heat management. Processor, connector and mounting concerns. 2. Typical analyses needed for high reliability electronics. TVibration, thermal, shock, fatigue; interrelations. Test interactions and known issues; why perform analyses. 3. Testing needed to validate the vibration, thermal, shock, fatigue analyses. Why we must validate; how often? Best practices and problem areas; why validate? Six sigma, DOE, Pareto charts relative to data interpretation. 4. Lab visit - thermal chambers / thermal shock / vibration. Evaluate chambers; some make testing extremely difficult. Test set-up, good mounting for circuit boards. Use of daisy chains and dog-bone pads for test boards. Extra personnel vs. extra equipment. Record what during tests? Calibration and certifications. 5. Solders. Tin/lead solders, all tin solders, the best joint/spacing for components. What are tin whiskers? Effect on reliability. Relief. Avoidance. Alternatives: silver solders, etc. Advantages and disadvantages. 6. Electronics Packaging. Vibration resonance of card structures. Thermal heatsinking of modules and heat sink designs. Grounding of electronics modules; how to RF block your module. 7. Solder Fatigue. What SMT packages hare fewer problems? Life predictions: circuit boards, component materials, etc. International Trade and Arms Regulation (ITAR). Definition, understanding; enforcement. Effect on communications. Government contracting can make Parts, Materials & Processes a nightmare. "Scope creep" and how it affects testing. Inspection won't find all the problems – what testing is really needed. 14 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  15. 15. AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Summary Course # D118 The Aegis Weapon System (AWS) is a multifunction radar and fire control system designed for the Navy’s anti-air warfare (AAW) mission of fleet defense. The system conducts AAW engagements, starting with surveillance and tracking by the AN/SPY-1 radar; application of engagement doctrine by the Command and Control system; intercept calculation, weapon selection, launch, and guidance of the Standard Missile by the Weapon Control System, and terminal homing by the Fire Control System. The Aegis system has successfully demonstrated a ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability. For this mission, the engagement sequence has been modified to include new functions such as; characterization and discrimination of tactical ballistic missile complexes in the upper atmosphere, guidance of an advanced standard missile (SM-3), and designation of an RV to the SM-3. The attendees will study the AWS weapon system definition and design approach, including the weapon system functional architecture, the element designs, and performance drivers. Focus will be on engineering of the Weapon System including SM-3 and Aegis Combat System integration. Program and Project Managers, Contract Administrators, Quality Managers, and Engineers (all disciplines) can accelerate their ability to understand AWS design competences. Attendance limited to US citizens and NATO government employees. This four-day course is designed for engineers entering the field or as a review for employees who want a system level overview. It is introductory class and is not designed AEGIS experts. Attendance limited to US citizens and NATO government employees. Instructor John W. Parnell served as Chief Architect for Aegis Missile Defense, Naval Air Defense, and Intelligence & Instrumentation Radar System Synthesis and Analysis for Lockheed Martin at their Moorestown, NJ facility. He gained expertise in Aegis BMD Weapon System Engineering as Technical Lead on both the Navy Area Wide and the Aegis LEAP Intercept (ALI) Programs. His 35+ years- experience with Lockheed Martin includes: technical direction, system definition and design of multi-platform, multi-function weapon systems; system development of radar, missile fire control, BMC3, ECCM, & CEC. Mr. Parnell served on the MDA National Team from 2002-2007. February 24-27, 2015 Columbia, Maryland $1940 (8:30am - 4:30pm) "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Course Outline Provides an engineering overview of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (ABMD) design competencies: • Understanding the ACS Mission • Aegis Weapon System (AWS) design attributes for BMD mission Emphasis is made on the Aegis Weapon System architectural design to support simultaneous regional missile defense and strategic missile defense capabilities. In addition, focus will be made on the AWS design competencies, to include: 1. ABMD System Functional Architecture: Including challenges for AWS elements such as; Radar, Standard Missile, Vertical Launch System, Command & Control, Weapon Control, etc.; exploited weapon system characteristics to support a Plan, Detect, Control and Engage engagement sequence approach; ABMD engagement modes: Organic exo-atmospheric & endo – atmospheric engagements, Cued, Launch – on – Remote (LOR), Engage – On Remote (EOR) engagements. 2. Unique ABMD Design Attributes: Surveillance, tracking, Identification, Characterization, Discrimination, Standard Missile (SM-3) Integration, Pre- & Post Launch Fire Control, SM-3 Guidance, Engagement Coordination, In-Flight Alignment. 3. System Performance Measures: Performance drivers, Target modeling, Engagement Timeline, resource utilization, engagement windows, Engineering budgets, probability of engagement success. 4. Multi – Ship Coordination: Including coordination strategies to achieve total missile defense, unique requirements for multi-Platform fire control interoperability and coordination, Single ship versus integrated multi – ship engagements, multi – platform performance criteria. What You Will Learn The main focus will be on engineering of the Weapon System, including Standard Missile and Aegis Combat System integration. Attendees will develop an understanding of the Aegis BMD mission, as well as the system concept definition, design, and implementation based on a mature AWS development philosophy. Attendees will develop an understanding of how Aegis Combat System was upgraded to include the additional BMD mission while maintaining all existing Aegis operational warfare capabilities. Students will examine how the System Engineering process ensures that systems are developed to meet mission performance objectives which are affordable, operationally effective, and timely. Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 15
  16. 16. Cyber Warfare – Global Trends February 10-12, 2015 Columbia, Maryland (8:30am - 4:00pm) $1840 Course # D131 Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This three-day (four-day virtual) 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 each warfare level. This course is appropriate for both new and experience people working in cyber security. The value of this course is to help engineers & scientists understand how their senior customers view cyber security & enable them to speak broadly on the topic with those customers and to understand different conops. The course is not detailed in programming techniques and tools. Those wanting that material should take one of the Certified Ethical Hacker classes. U.S. citizenship required for students registered in this course. Instructor Albert Kinney is a retired Naval Officer and holds a Masters Degree in electrical engineering. His professional experience includes more than 20 years of experience in research and operational cyberspace mission areas including the initial development and first operational employment of the Naval Cyber Attack Team. Course Outline 1. Global Internet Governance. 2. A Cyber Power Framework. 3. Global Supply Chain & Outsourcing Issues. 4. Critical Infrastructure Issues. 5. U.S. Cyberspace Doctrine and Strategy. 6. Cyberspace as a Warfare Domain. 7. Netcentricity. 8. U.S. Organizational Constructs in Cyber 9. Legal Considerations for Cyber Warfare. 10. Operational Theory of Cyber Warfare. 11. Operational and Tactical Maneuver in Cyberspace - Stack Positioning. 12. Capability Development & Weaponization. 13. Cyber Warfare Training and Exercise Requirements. 14. Command & Control for Cyber Warfare. 15. Cyber War Case Study . 16. Human Capital in Cybersecurity. 17. Survey of International Cyber Warfare Doctrine & Capabilities. 18. Large-Scale Cybersecurity Mechanisms. 19. Social Considerations in Cybersecurity – Culture & the Human Interface. 20. Cybersecurity, Civil Liberties, & Freedom Around the World . 21. Non-State Actor Trends - Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, Hactivism. 22. Homeland Security Case Study / Industrial Espionage Case Study. What You Will Learn Warfare. • What are the relationships between cyber warfare, information assurance, information operations, and network-centric warfare? • How can a cyber warfare capability enable freedom of action in cyberspace? • What are legal constraints on cyber warfare? • How can cyber capabilities meet standards for weaponization? • How should cyber capabilities be integrated with military exercises? • How can military and civilian cyberspace organizations prepare and maintain their workforce to play effective roles in cyberspace? • What is the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI)? From this course you will obtain in-depth knowledge and awareness of the cyberspace domain, its functional characteristics, and its organizational inter-relationships enabling your organization to make meaningful contributions in the domain of cyber warfare through technical consultation, systems development, and operational test & evaluation. 16 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  17. 17. Examining Network Centric Warfare (NCW) January 21-22, 2015 Columbia, Maryland $1200 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Course # D145 "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each Off The Course Tuition." Summary This two-day course offers an initial exposure to network centricity in US military service systems and programs from the warfighting edge vice enterprise. Information is power. In the past 30 years, the most significant renaissance in the art of war has transpired in the implementation of collaborative networks for and between military platforms and entities. In many cases NCW replaces mass with understanding. This course is a mark in time, and seeks to provide the student with some level of currency and sensitivity to service programs and also a candid perspective from industry. It also suggests where and what future vulnerabilities and opportunities exist within the scope of network centricity. This course is restricted to US citizens only. Instructor Frank R. Prautzsch has worked in the field of network centric systems and satellite communications for 35 years supporting the US Army, Industry and the Nation. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military at West Point and an MS in Systems Technology (C3I and Space) from Naval Postgraduate School. He has numerous awards, accolades, professional papers and patent work. His expertise in communications, wireless networks, cyber, satcom, navigation and renewable energy remains nationally recognized. What You Will Learn • What are the foundations of network-centricity in doctrine and practice across the Services. • What are the Joint and Service interpretations of NCW? What is the Joint Information Enterprise (JIE)? the Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC). • Examine Army LandWarNet/Land ISR net and its components. • Examine Navy NGEN and CANES Programs and its components. • Examine Air Force Aerial Layer Network (ALN). • Examine -Some perspectives on NCW for SOF, First Responder and Industry at large. • Understanding the impact of Space and Cyberspace on NCW. • The impact of unmanned systems and intelligent wireless at the network edge. • The Future. What are the next network transformational Legos® . Course Outline 1. Introduction. The Nature and Doctrine that support NCW. Why? More importantly why should we care. 2. Current Governance. National, DoD, Joint and Service Doctrine that shape NCW thinking and investments. 3. Examining the JIE and JOAC. A motivation for change by necessity, attitude and budgets. Adaptive, Globally Networked Joint Operations. 4. The Army. Spelling out the basics of LandWarNet and its parts to include WIN-T and JTRS. Spelling out the basics of LandISRnet and its parts to include Cloud, RITE, and ISCA. 5. The Navy. Understanding lessons from ForceNet and NMCI and how NGEN and CANES will shape the Navy and Marine Corps NCW future. 6. The Air Force. The basics of the Aerial Layer Network (ALN), the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Architecture, Universal Networking Interface (UNI) / Airborne Networking GIG Interface (ANGI) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), Multi-Functional Advanced Data Link (MADL) / Link-16 / Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT). 7. SOF. The use of NCW for special communications, remote sensing, TTL and integrated support operations. 8. Industry and First Responders. The need for standards. The evolution of AN/P-25. Novel concepts in cloud applications and wireless virtual hypervisors. (a surprise case study). 9. Space and Cyber-Space. The criticality of MILSATCOM and C4ISR to future operations. Command and Control on the Move. Machine-to-machine (M2M) space concepts. Cyber in NCW.worries beyond the virus. The integration of space and cyberspace. 10. Unmanned Systems. NCW and C4ISR enablers and liabilities. Successes and warnings. 11. The Future. Changes in the C4ISR Construct. Emerging technologies to embrace. The need for velocity. Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC) describes how future joint forces will achieve operational access in the face of such strategies. Its central thesis is Cross-Domain Synergy-the complementary vice merely additive employment of capabilities in different domains such that each enhances the effectiveness and compensates for the vulnerabilities of the others-to establish superiority in some combination of domains that will provide the freedom of action required by the mission. The JOAC envisions a greater degree of integration across domains and at lower echelons than ever before. Reference document Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 17
  18. 18. GPS Technology International Navigation Solutions for Military, Civilian, and Aerospace Applications Course # D162 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 countries hoping to capitalize on the financial success of the GPS constellation. In this popular four-day short course Tom Logsdon describes in detail how these various radionavigation systems work and reviews the many practical benefits they are slated to provide to military and civilian users around the globe. Logsdon will explain how each radionavigation system works and how to use it in various practical situations. Instructor Tom Logsdon has worked on the GPS radionavigation satellites and their constellation for more than 20 years. He helped design the Transit Navigation System and the GPS and he acted as a consultant to the European Galileo Spaceborne Navigation System. His key assignment have included constellation selection trades, military and civilian applications, force multiplier effects, survivability enhancements and spacecraft autonomy studies. Over the past 30 years Logsdon has taught more than 300 short courses. He has also made two dozen television appearances, helped design an exhibit for the Smithsonian Institution, and written and published 1.7 million words, including 29 non fiction books. These include Understanding the Navstar, Orbital Mechanics, and The Navstar Global Positioning System. "The presenter was very energetic and truly passionate about the material" " Tom Logsdon is the best teacher I have ever had. His knowledge is excellent. He is a 10!" "Mr. Logsdon did a bang-up job explaining and deriving the theories of special/general relativity–and how they are associated with the GPS navigation solutions." "I loved his one-page mathematical deriva-tions and the important points they illus-trate." November 10-13, 2014 Columbia, Maryland January 12-15, 2015 Columbia, Maryland $1990 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Video! Course Outline 1. Radionavigation Concepts. Active and passive radionavigation systems. Position and velocity solutions. Nanosecond timing accuracies. Today’s spaceborne atomic clocks. Websites and other sources of information. Building a flourishing $200 billion radionavigation empire in space. 2. The Three Major Segments of the GPS. Signal structure and pseudorandom codes. Modulation techniques. Practical performance-enhancements. Relativistic time dilations. Inverted navigation solutions. 3. Navigation Solutions and Kalman Filtering Techniques. Taylor series expansions. Numerical iteration. Doppler shift solutions. Kalman filtering algorithms. 4. Designing Effective GPS Receivers. The functions of a modern receiver. Antenna design techniques. Code tracking and carrier tracking loops. Commercial chipsets. Military receivers. Navigation solutions for orbiting satellites. 5. Military Applications. Military test ranges. Tactical and strategic applications. Autonomy and survivability enhancements. Smart bombs and artillery projectiles. 6. Integrated Navigation Systems. Mechanical and strapdown implementations. Ring lasers and fiber-optic gyros. Integrated navigation systems. Military applications. 7. Differential Navigation and Pseudosatellites. Special committee 104’s data exchange protocols. Global data distribution. Wide-area differential navigation. Pseudosatellites. International geosynchronous overlay satellites. The American WAAS, the European EGNOS, and the Japanese QZSS.. 8. Carrier-Aided Solution Techniques. Attitude-determination receivers. Spaceborne navigation for NASA’s Twin Grace satellites. Dynamic and kinematic orbit determination. Motorola’s spaceborne monarch receiver. Relativistic time-dilation derivations. Relativistic effects due to orbital eccentricity. 9. The Navstar Satellites. Subsystem descriptions. On-orbit test results. Orbital perturbations and computer modeling techniques. Station-keeping maneuvers. Earth-shadowing characteristics. The European Galileo, the Chinese Biedou/Compass, the Indian IRNSS, and the Japanese QZSS. 10. Russia’s Glonass Constellation. Performance comparisons. Orbital mechanics considerations. The Glonass subsystems. Russia’s SL-12 Proton booster. Building dual-capability GPS/Glonass receivers. Glonass in the evening news. 18 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805
  19. 19. Link 16 / JTIDS / JREAP February 3-5, 2015 Columbia, Maryland $1845 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Course # D153 Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary The 3-day Link 16 / JTIDS / JREAP course teaches 31 instructional modules covering the most important topics necessary to develop a thorough understanding of Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS. The Advanced course provides greater detail for many of the topics that are covered in our Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Course, as well as offering nine advanced training modules. This course is instructional in nature and does not involve hands-on training. Instructor Patrick Pierson has more than 23 years of operational experience, and is internationally recognized as a Tactical Data Link subject matter expert. Patrick has designed more than 30 Tactical Data Link training courses and personally trains hundreds of students around the globe every year. Applicability This course is suitable for personnel with little or no experience and is designed to take the student to a very high level of comprehension in a short period of time: • Testing Required: No. • Hands On Training: No. • Prerequisites: None. Course Outline 1. Introduction to Link 16 2. Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Documentation 3. Link 16 Enhancements 4. System Characteristics 5. Time Division Multiple Access 6. Network Participation Groups 7. J-Series Messages 8. Message Standard Interpretation 9. Transmit and Receive Rules / Message Prioritization 10. Message Implementation 11. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Development 12. JTIDS / MIDS Time Slot Components 13. JTIDS / MIDS Message Packing and Pulses 14. JTIDS / MIDS Networks / Nets 15. Access Modes 16. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Synchronization 17. JTIDS / MIDS Network Time 18. Precise Participant Location and Identification 19. JTIDS / MIDS Voice 20. Link 16 Air Control 21. NonC2 Air-to-NonC2 Air 22. JTIDS / MIDS Network Roles 23. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Navigation 24. JTIDS / MIDS Relays 25. Communications Security 26. JTIDS / MIDS Pulse Deconfliction 27. JTIDS / MIDS Terminal Restrictions 28. Time Slot Duty Factor 29. JTIDS / MIDS Terminals 30. MIDS Terminal Configurations / Maintenance 31. Link 16 Platforms Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Vol. 119 – 19
  20. 20. Missile System Design February 9-12, 2015 Columbia, Maryland $2095 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Course # D190 Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 Each Off The Course Tuition. Summary This four-day short course covers the fundamentals of missile design, development, and system engineering. Missiles provide the essential accuracy and standoff range capabilities that are of paramount importance in modern warfare. Technologies for missiles are rapidly emerging, resulting in the frequent introduction of new missile systems. The capability to meet the essential requirements for the performance, cost, and risk of missile systems is driven by missile design and system engineering. The course provides a system-level, integrated method for missile aerodynamic configuration/propulsion design and analysis. It addresses the broad range of alternatives in meeting cost, performance, and risk requirements. The methods presented are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed as well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Daily roundtable discussion. Design, build, and fly competition. Over seventy videos illustrate missile development activities and missile performance. Attendees will vote on the relative emphasis of the material to be presented. Attendees receive course notes as well as the textbook, Missile Design and System Engineering. Instructor Eugene L. Fleeman has 50 years of government, industry, academia, and consulting experience in Missile Design and System Engineering. Formerly a manager of missile programs at Air Force Research Laboratory, Rockwell International, Boeing, and Georgia Tech, he is an international lecturer on missiles and the author of over 100 publications, including the AIAA textbook, Missile Design and System Engineering. What You Will Learn • Key drivers in the missile design and system engineering process. • Critical tradeoffs, methods and technologies in subsystems, aerodynamic, propulsion, and structure sizing. • Launch platform-missile integration. • Robustness, lethality, guidance navigation & control, accuracy, observables, survivability, safty, reliability, and cost considerations. • Missile sizing examples. • Development process for missile systems and missile technologies. • Design, build, and fly competition. Who Should Attend The course is oriented toward the needs of missile engineers, systems engineers, analysts, marketing personnel, program managers, university professors, and others working in the area of missile systems and technology development. Attendees will gain an understanding of missile design, missile technologies, launch platform integration, missile system measures of merit, and the missile system development process. Video! Course Outline 1. Introduction/Key Drivers in the Missile System Design Process: Overview of missile design process. Examples of system-of-systems integration. Unique characteristics of missiles. Key aerodynamic configuration sizing parameters. Missile conceptual design synthesis process. Examples of processes to establish mission requirements. Projected capability in command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR). Example of Pareto analysis. Attendees vote on course emphasis. 2. Aerodynamic Considerations in Missile System Design: Optimizing missile aerodynamics. Shapes for low observables. Missile configuration layout (body, wing, tail) options. Selecting flight control alternatives. Wing and tail sizing. Predicting normal force, drag, pitching moment, stability, control effectiveness, lift-to-drag ratio, and hinge moment. Maneuver law alternatives. 3. Propulsion Considerations in Missile System Design: Turbojet, ramjet, scramjet, ducted rocket, and rocket propulsion comparisons. Turbojet engine design considerations, prediction and sizing. Selecting ramjet engine, booster, and inlet alternatives. Ramjet performance prediction and sizing. High density fuels. Solid propellant alternatives. Propellant grain cross section trade-offs. Effective thrust magnitude control. Reducing propellant observables. Rocket motor performance prediction and sizing. Solid propellant rocket motor combustion instability. Motor case and nozzle materials. 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 manufacturing processes. Selecting airframe materials. Loads prediction. Weight prediction. Airframe and motor case design. Aerodynamic heating prediction and insulation trades. Dome material alternatives and sizing. Power supply and actuator alternatives and sizing. 5. Flight Performance Considerations in Missile System Design: Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic sizing-equations of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of motion. Maximizing flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory shaping. Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, coast, steady descent, ballistic, maneuvering, divert, and homing flight. 6. Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration: Achieving robustness in adverse weather. Seeker, navigation, data link, and sensor alternatives. Seeker range prediction. Counter-countermeasures. Warhead alternatives and lethality prediction. Approaches to minimize collateral damage. Fuzing alternatives and requirements for fuze angle and time delay. Alternative guidance laws. Proportional guidance accuracy prediction. Time constant contributors and prediction. Maneuverability design criteria. Radar cross section and infrared signature prediction. Survivability considerations. Insensitive munitions. Enhanced reliability. Cost drivers of schedule, weight, learning curve, and parts count. EMD and production cost prediction. Logistics considerations. Designing within launch platform constraints. Standard launchers. Internal vs. external carriage. Shipping, storage, carriage, launch, and separation environment considerations. Launch platform interfaces. Cold and solar environment temperature prediction. 7. Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools: Trade-offs for extended range rocket. Sizing for enhanced maneuverability. Developing a 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. Guided bomb performance. Computer aided sizing tools for conceptual design. Design, build, and fly competition. Pareto, house of quality, and design of experiment analysis. 8. Missile Development Process: Design validation/technology development process. Developing a technology roadmap. History of transformational technologies. Funding emphasis. Cost, risk, and performance tradeoffs. New missile follow-on projections. Examples of development tests and facilities. Example of technology demonstration flight envelope. Examples of technology development. New technologies for missiles. 20 – Vol. 119 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805 Register online at or call ATI at 888.501.2100 or 410.956.8805