Essays and Tutorials by ATI Instructors
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Essays on Space and Satellite Communications, by Robert A. Nelson
He originally developed the course Satellite Communications Design & Engineering. That course is now taught by Chris DeBoy who leads the RF Engineering Group in the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Note: Dr. Robert A. Nelson, P.E., was president of Satellite Engineering Research Corporation, a satellite engineering consulting firm in Bethesda, MD, and a contributing writer to Via Satellite, He originally developed the course course Satellite Communication Systems Engineering: LEO, MEO, GEO covers a broad array of topics in satellite communications, including a detailed technical review of the Iridium system. See ATI's current Schedule of ATI Space, Communications, Radar and Sonar Courses for additions and updates.
- Advances in Spacecraft Technology
- Antennas: The Interface With Space
- Earth Station High Power Amplifiers — KPA, TWTA, or SSPA?
- Earth Station Technology — The Smarts Behind the Dish
- The Global Positioning Satellite
- The International System of Units (SI)
- Iridium: From Concept to Reality
- Modulation, Power, and Bandwidth — Tradeoffs in Communication Systems Design
- A Primer on Satellite Communications
- What Is the Radius of the Geostationary Orbit?
- Rain — How It Affects the Communications Link
- Rocket Science — Technology Trends in Propulsion
- Satellite Constellation Geometry
- Spacecraft Battery Technology
- V-Band — Expansion of the Spectrum Frontier
Essays and Articles on Rockets, Physics, Space, Creativity and Breakthrough Thinking — by Thomas Logsdon
Thomas S. Logsdon, is an award-winning rocket scientist with an international reputation. He has written and published 1.5 million words, including 27 non-fiction books. He has delivered 700 lectures, helped design an exhibit for the Smithsonian Institution, applied for a patent, and made guest appearances on 25 television shows.
A highly innovative mathematician and systems analyst in the aerospace industry, Logsdon has helped mastermind such large and complicated projects as the Apollo moon flights, NASA's orbiting Skylab, and the DoD's Navstar navigation system. In the past decade, Logsdon has taught more than one hundred 2-day and 3-day short courses in 18 different countries scattered across five continents.
- Schemes for Enhancing the Saturn V Translunar Payload Capability.
- Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals
- Using Wounded Dogs to Navigate Ships on the High Seas
- Watching an Apple Falling from a Tree
- Booster Rocket Pioneers
- Routing Ships on the High Seas
- Some Spectacular Space-Age Repairs
- Hazardous Encounters with Orbital Space Debris
- The Growing Hazard of Artificial Space Debris
- The Shot Heard 'Round Aunt Effie's Cabbage Patch
- Striking It Rich In Space
- Six Simple Creative Solutions That Shook The World
An Essay on Wavelets — by D. Lee Fugal
D. Lee Fugal has over 30 years of industry experience in Digital Signal Processing (including Wavelets) and Satellite Communications. He has taught upper-division University courses in DSP and in Satellites as well as Wavelet short courses and seminars for Practicing Engineers and Management. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. His ATI course, Wavelets: A Conceptual Practical Approach is being presented February 24-26 in San Diego, CA, and June 1-3 in Beltsville, MD.
Download free select chapters of D. Lee Fugal's book, Conceptual Wavelets in Digital Signal Processing.
Essays on Systems Engineering and Project Management — by Eric Honour
- Value of Systems Engineering – SECOE Research Project Report
- Top Five Systems Engineering Issues In Defense Industry
Eric Honour is the presenter of the following ATI Courses:
- CSEP Preparation
- Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
- Applied Systems Engineering
- Architecting with DODAF
- Project Scope Management
- Principles of Test & Evaluation
- Systems of Systems
Essays on Submarines — by Captain Raymond B. Wellborn, U.S. Navy (retired)
Capt. Captain Raymond B. Wellborn served 13 years in the submarine fleet. He annually teaches a three-day course for the Applied Technology Institute, Submarines and Their Combat Systems.
- The Efficacy of Submarine Warships
- The USS Virginia—America's Newest Nuclear Sub
- Some Cosmographic Data
- USS TEXAS (SSN 775) — Joins the Fleet
More About the Navy:
- OPNAV Organizational Alignment
- NAVY Organization – The Shore Establishment
- US NAVY Links Of Interest
Essays and tutorials on Hyperspectral & Multispectral Imaging — by Dr. Richard Gomez
- Hyperspectral Imaging For Transportation Analysis
- Spectral Library Issues In Hyperspectral Imaging Applications
- Wavelet-based Hyperspectral and Multispectral Image Fusion
- Fast Hyperspectral Data Processing Methods
- Suitability Of Spectral Remote Sensing For Coral Reef Surveying
- Hyperspectral Imaging Applied To Medical Diagnoses And Food Safety
- On-board Processing For Spectral Remote Sensing
- Preliminary Investigation Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
- Web-based Spectral Visualization And Interpreation
Dr. Gomez is the presenter of ATI's Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging course
An essay on New Developments In Radar Technology — by Bob Hill
Bob Hill is presenter of the following ATI courses:
- Fundamentals of Radar Technology
- Advanced Developments in Radar
- Space Based Radar
- Fundamentals of Synthetic Aperture Radar
- Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
Like all ATI courses it can be presented at a place and time of your choosing for six or more qualified students.
An essay on Target Classification Using Three Dimensional (3-D) Data — by Dr. Steven Kay
Dr. Kay is author and presenter of Practical Statistical Signal Processing — using MATLAB, a 4-day course covers signal processing systems for radar, sonar, communications, speech, imaging and other applications based on state-of-the-art computer algorithms. Like all ATI courses it can be presented at a place and time of your choosing for six or more qualified students.