Instructor Spotlight

Wayne Tustin

    Wayne Tustin has been president of Equipment Reliability Institute (ERI), a specialized engineering school and consultancy he founded in Santa Barbara, CA, since 1995. His BSEE degree is from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a licensed Professional Engineer 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. 

    Based on over 50 years of professional experience, Wayne has written several books and literally hundreds of articles dealing with practical aspects of vibration and shock measurement and testing.

    Wayne teaches ATI’s Fundamentals

    of Random Vibration & Shock Testing course offered this November in Boxborough, MA. Two excerpts from the textbook he wrote and uses in the course include Controlling

    Random Vibration & Screens and Random

    Vibration & Shock Testing.

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Thomas S. Logsdon, M.S

    For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, M. S., has worked on the Navstar GPS and other related technologies at the Naval Ordinance Laboratory, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Aerospace, and Rockwell International. His research projects and consulting assignments have included the Transit Navigation Satellites, The Tartar and Talos shipboard missiles, and the Navstar GPS. In addition, he has helped put astronauts on the moon and guide their colleagues on rendezvous missions headed toward the Skylab capsule.Some of his more challenging assignments have centered around constellation coverage studies, GPS performance enhancement, military applications, spacecraft survivability, differential navigation, booster rocket guidance using the GPS signals and shipboard attitude determination. 

    Tom Logsdon has taught short courses and lectured in 31 different countries. He has written and published 40 technical papers and journal articles, a dozen of which have dealt with military and civilian radionavigation techniques. He is also the author of 29 technical books on various engineering and scientific subjects. These include Understanding the Navstar, Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications, Mobile Communication Satellites, and The Navstar Global Positioning System.

    Courses Mr. Logsdon teaches through ATI include Understanding Space , Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics, GPS Technology – Solutions for Earth & Space, and Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems.

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Mr. Eric Honour

    Mr. Eric Honour, CSEP, has been in international leadership of the engineering of systems for a dozen years, part of a 39-year career of complex systems development and operation. His energetic and informative presentation style actively involves class participants. He was the founding Chair of the INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) Technical Board in 1994, was elected to INCOSE President for 1997, and served as Director of the Systems Engineering Center of Excellence (SECOE). He was selected in 2000 for Who’s Who in Science and Technology and in 2004 as an INCOSE Founder. He is on the editorial board for Systems Engineering. He has been a systems engineer, engineering manager, and program manager at Harris Information Systems, E-Systems Melpar, and Singer Link, preceded by nine years as a US Naval Officer flying P-3 aircraft. He has led or contributed to the development of 17 major systems, including the Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation systems, the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System, the National Crime Information Center 2000, and the DDC1200 Digital Zone Control system for heating and air conditioning. Mr. Honour has a BSSE (Systems Engineering) from the US Naval Academy, MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Australia.

Mr. Honour teaches several ATI courses, including CSEP Preparation, Architecting with DoDAF, Applied Systems Engineering, Project Scope Management, Fundamentals of Systems Engineering, Risk and Opportunity Management and Principles of Test & Evaluation.

ATI’s website offers complementary copies of two essays by Mr. Honour, Value of Systems Engineering – SECOE Research Project Report and Top Five Systems Engineering Issues In Defense Industry, as well as a sample of the material he covers in the CSEP Preparation course.

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Dr. Robert A. Nelson

    Dr. Robert A. Nelson teaches ATI Satellite Communications Systems Engineering course. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is coauthor of the textbook Satellite Communication Systems Engineering, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 1993). He is a member of IEEE, AIAA, APS, AAPT, AAS, IAU, and ION.


You are invited learn more about satellite engineering by reading the artciles below written by Dr. Nelson.

Student Testimonials:

  • “The course is very technically oriented with adequate number of derivations and still provides relevant industry related examples and implementation of the information presented”- Gaurav, L-3
  • “Instructor makes sure students understand the concepts. Very knowledgeable instructor with excellent presentation skills”- Lisette,NASA
  • “I would again like to thank you for your efforts in presenting a very enlightening training course this week. We both feel much more in tune with the overall satellite end to end link design philosophy. The time spent on modems, bandwidth, and budgeting well have a direct impact on our day to day job performance which should translate in to increased Customer sales.”- Richard, Microwave Photonic Systems, Inc
  • “Material covered was invaluable to my understanding of satellite communications. Presentation was excellent.”- Todd, NASA
  • “Great overall coverage & enough depth to enable engineer to “run on their own”; conceptual & practical”- Raphael, US Army
  • “Very well presented. Color printing of material is invaluable. Stayed on schedule. Thoroughly enjoyed the class and will recommend to co-workers.”- Ed, L-3 Communications
  • “Very comprehensive overview of subject matter. I feel that the course and reference material have provided me with the tools I need to better specify, analyze, and develop SatCom systems in my job”- Daniel, DTAO

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