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If You Want to BE a Rocket Scientist, Maybe You should LISTEN to one

Each student will receive a new personal GPS Navigator with multi-channel capability
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Everything about Orbital Mechanics is Counterintuitive 

Award-winning rocket scientist, Thomas S. Logsdon really enjoys teaching this short course titled, ATI’s Orbital Mechanics: Ideas and Insights, because everything about orbital mechanics is counterintuitive.

In this comprehensive four day short course, Mr. Logsdon uses four hundred clever color graphics to clarify these and a dozen other puzzling mysteries associated with orbital mechanics. He also provides you with a few simple one-page derivations using real-world inputs to illustrate all the key concepts being explored.

For example, did you know that if you fly your spacecraft into a 100-mile circular orbit and:

• Put on the brakes, your spacecraft speeds up!

• Mash down the accelerator, it slows down!!

• Throw a banana peel out the window and 45 minutes later it will come back and slap you in the face!!!

Why not take a short course?

Since 1984, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. ATI short courses are less than a week long and are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date.

Our courses provide a practical overview of space and defense technologies which provide a strong foundation for understanding the issues that must be confronted in the use, regulation and development of complex systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of satellite systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up.

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Click below to see slide samples from this course

 

Click below to see a video clip of this course on YouTube.

What You Will Learn When You Take this Course:

• How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it into a new location?

• How do today’s designers fashion performance-optimal constellations of satellites swarming the sky?

• How do planetary swing by maneuvers provide such amazing gains in performance?

• How can we design the best multi-stage rocket for a particular mission?

• What are libration point orbits? Were they really discovered in 1772? How do we place satellites into halo orbits circling around these empty points in space?

• What are JPL’s superhighways in space? How were they discovered? How are they revolutionizing the exploration of space?

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Each student will receive a new personal GPS Navigator with multi-channel capability. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, has conducted broad ranging studies on orbital mechanics at McDonnell Douglas, Boeing Aerospace, and Rockwell International His key research projects have included Project Apollo, the Skylab capsule, the nuclear flight stage and the GPS radionavigation system.

Mr. Logsdon has taught 300 short courses and lectured in 31 different countries on six continents. He has written 40 technical papers and journal articles and 29 technical books including Striking It Rich in Space, Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications, Understanding the Navstar, and Mobile Communication Satellites.

Dates and Locations

The next date and location of this short course is:

Jan 9-12, 2012 Cape Canaveral,FL


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Do You Get Shaken and Stirred with MIL-STD-810G?

Negative Stiffness Vibration Isolator
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ATI’S MILITARY STANDARD 810G (MIL-STD-810G) TESTING COURSE

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

This four-day class will provide education in 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 and will include an overview of Sine and Random Vibration as well as classical waveform shock testing, drop testing and Shock Response Spectrum Testing. Instrumentation, vibration equipment, control systems and fixture design will be covered.

Each climatic test will be discussed individually, focusing on requirements, origination, equipment required, test methodology and understanding of results. Class members will participate in a tour of a lab that daily performs the full spectrum of 810G tests. Class discussion will be supported by projected visuals and video clips.

Commencing with a review of basic vibrations, we will explore vibration measurements and analysis. We’ll compare sinusoidal vs. random vibration testing systems, specifications, standards and procedures. We will emphasize vibration and shock test fixture design, fabrication, experimental evaluation and usage. We will study shock measurement, shock response spectrum (SRS) and shock testing.

Climatic testing will be looked at in great detail, emphasizing required equipment and instrumentation, correct interpretation of specifications and hints to ensure that the tests are brought to a successful conclusion. 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.

What you will learn:

• perform vibration, shock and climatic tests

• evaluate and select equipment to perform testing

• convert field measured data into a test program,

• interpret vibration and shock test requirements and results,

• supervise vibration, shock and climatic tests,

• specify and experimentally evaluate vibration and shock test fixtures

When you visit a test lab or review a test program, you will have a good understanding of the requirements and execution of dynamics and climatics tests and so be able to ask meaningful questions and understand laboratory personnel responses.

If you are in need of more technical training, then boost your career with the knowledge needed to provide better, faster, and cheaper solutions for sophisticated DoD and NASA systems. Why not take a short course instead?

ATI short courses are less than a week long and are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date. Our courses provide a practical overview of space and defense technologies which provide a strong foundation for understanding the issues that must be confronted in the use, regulation and development of complex systems.

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Each participant will also receive a copy of Wayne Tustin’s text ‘A Minimal-Mathematics Introduction to the Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing, HALT, ESS & HASS, also Measurements, Analysis & Calibration’, including a CD containing a number of video clips pertaining to sine and random vibration and shock behavior and testing.

Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructor

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

Steve Brenner has been working in the field of environmental simulation and reliability testing for over 30 years. Beginning in the late sixties with reliability and design verification testing on the Lunar Module, the Space Shuttle in the eighties, to semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the nineties, Mr. Brenner has always been involved with the latest techniques for verifying equipment integrity through testing.

Mr. Brenner began his career as an Environmental test engineer with Grumman Aerospace Corporation in New York, worked as design verification and reliability engineer for the Air Force, an Environmental Test Engineer for Lockheed Missiles and Space company, and spent 18 years with Kaiser Electronics in San Jose, where he managed the Environmental Test Lab and was involved with the design of hardware intended for severe environments. Mr. Brenner has been working as a consultant in the reliability testing field since 1996.

Times, Dates, and Locations

For the times, dates and locations of all of our short courses, please access the links below.

Nov 1-4, 2011 Cincinnatti, OH

Nov 14-17, 2011 Jupiter, FL

Dec 5-8, 2011 Santa Clarita, CA


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Can You Tell Your Downlink from Your Uplink in the Dark of Space?

MILSTAR Satellite Communications System

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If not, then maybe you need ATI’s SATCOM Technology and Networks course

This three-day short course provides accurate background in the fundamentals, applications and approach for cutting-edge satellite networks for use in military and civil government environments. The focus is on commercial SATCOM solutions (GEO and LEO) and government satellite systems (WGS, MUOS and A-EHF), assuring thorough coverage of evolving capabilities. It is appropriate for non-technical professionals, managers and engineers new to the field as well as experienced professionals wishing to update and round out their understanding of current systems and solutions.

ATI’S SATCOM TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORKS COURSE

What you will learn:

• How a satellite functions to provide communications links to typical earth stations and user terminals

• The various technologies used to meet requirements for bandwidth, service quality and reliability

• Basic characteristics of modulation, coding and Internet Protocol processing

• How satellite links are used to satisfy requirements of the military for mobility and broadband network services for warfighters

• The characteristics of the latest US-owned MILSATCOM systems, including WGS, MUOS, A-EHF, and the approach for using commercial satellites at L, C, X, Ku and Ka bands

• Proper application of SATCOM to IP networks

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

In addition to the course notes, each participant will receive a book of collected tutorial articles written by the instructor, and soft copies of the link budgets discussed in the course. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

Bruce Elbert is a recognized SATCOM technology and network expert and has been involved in the satellite and telecommunications industries for over 35 years. He consults to major satellite organizations and government agencies in the technical and operations aspects of applying satellite technology. Prior to forming his consulting firm, he was Senior Vice President of Operations in the international satellite division of Hughes Electronics (now Boeing Satellite), where he introduced advanced broadband and mobile satellite technologies. He directed the design of several major satellite projects, including Palapa A, Indonesia’s original satellite system; the Hughes Galaxy satellite system; and the development of the first GEO mobile satellite system capable of serving handheld user terminals. He has written seven books on telecommunications and IT.

Times, Dates, and Locations

This short course can be presented at your facility at your convenience. An onsite presentation is economical when 6-8 people want the course and a great value if you have more than 10 who are interested. I suggest that you read through the course description and then call me personally, Jim Jenkins, at 410-956-8805 or toll free at 1-888-501-2100, and I’ll explain in detail what we can do for you, what it will cost, and what you can expect in results and future capabilities.


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Would YOU rather be counting Decibels (dBs) instead of Dollars?

Earth: Only a good downlink away
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ATI offers an Advanced Satellite Communications Systems course 

This three-day course covers all the technology of advanced satellite communications, as well as the principles behind current state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment. New and promising technologies will be covered to develop an understanding of the major approaches, including network topologies, VSAT and IP networking over satellite. Link budgets, multiple access techniques, spread spectrum and bandwidth efficient modulations are some of the major topics covered.

Since 1984, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. Our courses provide a practical overview of space and defense technologies which provide a strong foundation for understanding the issues that must be confronted in the use, regulation and development of these complex systems. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. If you need of more technical training, then boost your career with the knowledge needed to provide better, faster, and cheaper solutions for these sophisticated DoD, NASA and commercial satellite systems.

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS COURSE

Determine for yourself the value of this course before you sign up.

Click here to see Slide Samples of this course.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction to SATCOM History and overview. Examples of current military and commercial systems.

2. Satellite orbits and transponder characteristics.

3. Traffic Connectivities: Mesh, Hub-Spoke, Point-to-Point, Broadcast.

4. Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, Random Access. DAMA and Bandwidth-on-Demand.

5. Communications Link Calculations Definition of EIRP, G/T, Eb/No. Noise Temperature and Figure. Transponder gain and SFD. Link Budget Calculations.

6. Digital Modulation Techniques. BPSK, QPSK. Standard pulse formats and bandwidth. Nyquist signal shaping. Ideal BER performance.

7. PSK Receiver Design Techniques. Carrier recovery, phase slips, ambiguity resolution, differential coding. Optimum data detection, clock recovery, bit count integrity.

8. Overview of Error Correction Coding, Encryption, and Frame Synchronization. Standard FEC types. Coding Gain

9. RF Components. HPA, SSPA, LNA, Up/down converters. Intermodulation, band limiting, oscillator phase noise. Examples of BER Degradation.

10. TDMA Networks Time Slots. Preambles. Suitability for DAMA and BoD.

11. Characteristics of IP and TCP/UDP over satellite. Unicast and Multicast. Need for Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) techniques.

12. VSAT Networks and their system characteristics; DVB standards and MF-TDMA.

13. Earth Station Antenna types Pointing/Tracking. Small antennas at Ku band. FCC-Intelsat-ITU antenna requirements and EIRP density limitations.

14. Spread Spectrum Techniques. Military use and commercial PSD spreading with DS PN systems. Acquisition and tracking. Frequency Hop systems.

15. Overview of Bandwidth Efficient Modulation (BEM) Techniques. M-ary PSK, Trellis Coded 8PSK, QAM.

16. Convolutional coding and Viterbi decoding. Concatenated coding. Turbo coding.

17. Emerging Technology Developments and Future Trends.

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

Dr. John Roach is a leading authority in satellite communications with 30+ years in the SATCOM industry. He has working on many development projects both as employee and consultant/contractor. His experience has focused on the systems engineering of state-of-the-art system developments, military and commercial, from the worldwide architectural level to detailed terminal tradeoffs and designs. He has been ans adjunct faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology where he taught a range of graduate communications courses. He has also taught SATCOM short courses all over the US and in London and Toronto, both publicly and in-house for both government and commercial organizations. In addition, he has been an expert witness in patent, trade secret, and government contracting cases. Dr. Roach has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Survey of Current and Emerging Digital Systems.

Dates and Locations

The date and location of this short course is below:

Jan 31-Feb 2, 2012 Cocoa Beach, FL


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Last Chance to Sign Up for Course on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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ATI Offers Short Technical Course on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Worldwide government, commercial and military use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is anticipated to increase significantly in the future.

If you need to know more about UAS maybe you should attend the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Applications course?

This one-day course is designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of UAS. The course provides the “big picture” for those who work outside of the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems (Predator, Shadow, Global Hawk and others) and real-world problems and issues concerning the use and expansion of their applications.

Attending training courses can also put you in touch with peers in your industry affording you the opportunity to network. Networking can help you discover new industry trends, as well as new ideas and insights from others.

Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

Course Outline, Samplers and Notes

But don’t take our word for it; determine for yourself the value of our UAS course before you sign up. Check out ourUAS Course Slide Samples or see a video clip about the course from the instructor at UAS on YouTube.

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses.

ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

Mr. Mark N. Lewellen is the vice chair of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) group in the United States that is responsible for generating future UAS spectrum requirements. He is also chairman of a global UAS group that may revise the international Radio Regulations. He is an instructor for a course designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of UAS.

He has twenty-five years of experience and has actively participated in over forty international meetings where he successfully advocated technical and regulatory issues. He is co-founder of RMT Spectrum Associates, Inc.

Mr. Lewellen teaches GPS Workshops in conjunction with several Universities. He is an active member of Toastmasters International and an excellent speaker who knows how to take command of an audience.

Dates, Times and Locations

The UAS short course is currently scheduled for:

• November 8th, 2011 in Columbia, MD

• February 28th, 2012 in Columbia, MD

Now is the time to think about bringing an ATI technical short course to your site. If there are eight or more people who are interested in a course, you save money if we bring the course to you. If you have fifteen or more students, you save over fifty percent compared to a public course.


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Do You Think Satellites are Sexy and not Lady Gaga?

Earth: As Seen from Geostationary Orbit…ohhhhh!
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ATI presents:

An overview of commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, business and regulatory environment

This three-day introductory course has been taught to rave reviews to thousands of industry professionals for over two decades. The material is frequently updated and the course is a primer to the concepts, jargon, buzzwords, and acronyms of the industry, plus an overview of commercial satellite communications hardware, operations, and business environment.

Here is Dr. Mark R. Chartrand, course instructor, on YouTube.

Since 1984, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex satellite systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

Here is more about the course.

SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS COURSE — AN ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION

The first section provides non-technical people with the technical background necessary to understand the space and earth segments of the industry, culminating with the importance of the link budget. The concluding section of the course provides an overview of the business issues, including major operators, regulation and legal issues, and issues and trends affecting the industry.

What You Will Learn:

• How do commercial satellites fit into the telecommunications industry?

• How are satellites planned, built, launched, and operated?

• How do earth stations function?

• What is a link budget and why is it important?

• What legal and regulatory restrictions affect the industry?

• What are the issues and trends driving the industry?

The course is intended primarily for non-technical people who must understand the entire field of commercial satellite communications, and who must understand and communicate with engineers and other technical personnel. The secondary audience is technical personnel moving into the industry who need a quick and thorough overview of what is going on in the industry.

Concepts are explained at a basic level, minimizing the use of math, and providing real-world examples. Several calculations of important concepts such as link budgets are presented for illustrative purposes, but the details need not be understood in depth to gain an understanding of the concepts illustrated.

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and satellite systems.

Don’t believe it?

Here is what one of our recent students had to say about this course.

“I truly enjoyed your course and hearing of your adventures in the Satellite business. You have a definite gift in teaching style and explanations.”

Still not convinced?

You can see for yourself the value of our course before you sign up.

View Satellite Course Sampler

You can also check out some of our other short courses on the ATI YouTube channel.

Attendees receive a copy of the instructor’s new textbook, Satellite Communications for the Non-Specialist, and will have time to discuss issues pertinent to their interests.

After completing the course, you will also receive a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses.

ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

Dr. Mark R. Chartrand is a consultant and lecturer in satellite telecommunications and the space sciences. For more than 25 years he has presented professional seminars on satellite technology and telecommunications to satisfied individuals and businesses throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Chartrand has served as a technical and/or business consultant to NASA, Arianespace, GTE Spacenet, Intelsat, Antares Satellite Corp., Moffett-Larson-Johnson, Arianespace, Delmarva Power, Hewlett-Packard, and the International Communications Satellite Society of Japan, among others.

He has appeared as an invited expert witness before Congressional subcommittees and was an invited witness before the National Commission on Space.

He was the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the annual The World Satellite Systems Guide, and later the publication Strategic Directions in Satellite Communication. He is author of six books and hundreds of articles in the space sciences. He has been chairman of several international satellite conferences, and a speaker at many others.

Times, Dates, and Locations

The times, dates and locations of our Satellite Communications – An Essential Introduction short course are as follows:

Sep 20-22, 2011 Cocoa Beach

Nov 29-Dec 1, 2011 Laurel, MD

Apr 17-19, 2012 Columbia, MD


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Why are Submarines Painted Black?

Seaman paint topside on the USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723)

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From an attack (SSN) to a fleet ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine,

submarines are presented as a system of sub-systems

A submarine is among the most technologically advanced machines ever built. The combination of computer technology, precision navigation, atmosphere regeneration, sensitive sonar equipment, sound quieting, nuclear power, and precision weapons make for a most complex environment.

Submarines are always deployed in the oceans around the world. Submarines are painted black to help them hide, as it is essential for submarines to hide while doing their job. The black color has proven to best help the submarine hide in the ocean.

Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex systems, such as submarines, in a short time. Since 1984, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has provided leading-edge public short courses and onsite technical training to military personnel, as well as contractors.

Why not take a short course?

ATI short courses are less than a week long and are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date. Our courses provide a practical overview of technologies which provide a strong foundation for understanding the issues that must be confronted in the use, regulation and development of these complex underwater systems. You will also become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

SUBMARINES AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE COURSE

This three-day course presents the fundamental philosophy of submarine design, construction, and stability as well as the utilization of submarines as cost-effective warships at sea. A thumbnail history of waging war by coming up from below the surface of the sea relates prior gains—and, prior set-backs. Today’s 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. The foreboding efficacy of submarine warfare is analyzed referencing some enthralling calculations for its Benefits-to-Cost, in that Submarines Sink Ships!

The submarine threat for the 21st century is discussed, posing such questions as: “Will diesel-electric submarines, as a cost-effective weapon for the Third World, be a significant threat to the national economies of other nations? Is shallow-water ASW in the littoral approaches to a coastline of a country embroiled in a Low-Intensity-Conflict a Mission-Essential-Need— for the US too? Will it still be best to sink a submarine while it is in port? So, where do We, the People… go from here?

Herein the submarine is presented as a system in its self, thus an aim of the instructor is to clarify the essences of sub-system interfaces for engineers and scientists involved in testing or R&D for submarine systems. Attendees who in the past have worked with specific submarine sub-systems can consider this course as Continuing Education. Also, because of its introductory nature, this course will be enlightening to those just entering the field.

Course Outline:

• Thumbnail History of Warfare from Beneath the Sea: From a glass-barrel in circa 300 BC, to SSN 774 in 2004.

• The Efficacy of Submarine Warfare — WWI and WWII: A Benefit/Cost Analysis to depict just how well Submarines Sink Ships!

• Submarine Organization — and, Submariners: What is the psyche and disposition of those Qualified in Submarines, as distinguished by a pair of Dolphins? And, will new submariners be able to measure up to the legend of Steel Boats, and Iron Men!

• Submarine Design & Construction: Fundamentals of Form, Fit, & Function, plus an analysis of ship-stability.

• Principles of Sound in the Sea: A basis for a rudimentary primer on the “Calculus of Acoustical Propagation.”

• Combat System Suite — Components & Nomenclature: In OHIO, LOS ANGELES, SEAWOLF, and VIRGINIA.

• Submarines of the World — by Order of Battle: How Many, from Where. To do What, to Whom?

• Antisubmarine Warfare — Our Number One Priority: For the USN, ASW is a combined-arms task for forces from above, on, and below the surface of the sea — inclusive of littoral waters — to engage The Enemy Below!

This course is valuable to engineers and scientists in the research, development or testing of submarine systems, as well as newcomers to the field or those who want an overview

Additional Resource:

Capt. Wellborn’s article in PDF format, The Efficacy of Submarine Warships, provides a useful overview of the topic of submarine design, construction and deployment.

ADVANCED UNDERSEA WARFARE COURSE

Advanced Undersea Warfare (USW) covers the latest information about submarine employment in future conflicts. The course is taught by a leading innovator in submarine tactics. The roles, capabilities and future developments of submarines in littoral warfare are emphasized.

The technology and tactics of modern nuclear and diesel submarines are discussed. The importances of stealth, mobility, and firepower for submarine missions are illustrated by historical and projected roles of submarines. Differences between nuclear and diesel submarines are reviewed. Submarine sensors (sonar, ELINT, visual) and weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines, special forces) are presented.

Advanced USW gives you a wealth of practical knowledge about the latest issues and tactics in submarine warfare. The course provides the necessary background to understand the employment of submarines in the current world environment.

Advanced USW is valuable to engineers and scientists who are working in research, development or testing of submarine systems. It provides the knowledge and perspective to understand advanced USW in shallow water and regional conflicts.

Course Outline:

• Mechanics and Physics of Submarines — Stealth, mobility, firepower, and endurance. The hull – tradeoffs between speed, depth, and payload. The “Operating Envelope”. The “Guts” – energy, electricity, air, and hydraulics.

• Submarine Sensors — Passive sonar. Active sonar. Radio frequency sensors. Visual sensors. Communications and connectivity considerations. Tactical considerations of employment.

• Submarine Weapons and Off-Board Devices — Torpedoes. Missiles. Mines. Countermeasures. Tactical considerations of employment. Special Forces.

• Historical Employment of Submarines — Coastal defense. Fleet scouts. Commerce raiders. Intelligence and warning. Reconnaissance and surveillance. Tactical considerations of employment.

• Cold War Employment of Submarines — The maritime strategy. Forward offense. Strategic anti-submarine warfare. Tactical considerations of employment.

• Submarine Employment in Littoral Warfare — Overt and covert “presence”. Battle group and joint operations support. Covert mine detection, localization and neutralization. Injection and recovery of Special Forces. Targeting and bomb damage assessment. Tactical considerations of employment. Results of recent out-year wargaming.

• Littoral Warfare “Threats” — Types and fuzing options of mines. Vulnerability of submarines compared to surface ships. The diesel-electric or air-independent propulsion submarine “threat”. Vulnerability of submarines compared to surface ships. The “Brown-water” acoustic environment. Sensor and weapon performance. Non-acoustic anti-submarine warfare. Tactical considerations of employment.

• Advanced Sensor, Weapon & Operational Concepts — Future submarine concepts. Strike, Anti-air and anti Theater Ballistic Missile weapons. Autonomous underwater vehicles and deployed off-board systems. Improved C-cubed. The blue-green laser and other enabling technology. Some unsolved issues of jointness.

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

This basic and advance course are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating submarine systems. Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up. View course sampler for Submarines and Anti-Submarine Warfare course here or the Advanced Undersea Warfare course here.

http://www.aticourses.com/sampler/Submarines%20&%20their%20Combat%20Systems.pdf

http://www.aticourses.com/sampler/Advanced_Undersea_Warfare.pdf

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

Submarines and Anti-Submarine Warfare course

Captain Ray 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 Command in Washington, DC. After retirement in 1989, he was the Director of Programs, ARGOTEC, Inc.: and, oversaw the manufacture of advanced R&D models for large underwater 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.

Advanced Undersea Warfare course

Capt. James Patton (USN ret.) is President of Submarine Tactics and Technology, Inc. and is considered a leading innovator of pro- and anti-submarine warfare and naval tactical doctrine. His 30 years of experience includes actively consulting on submarine weapons, advanced combat systems, and other stealth warfare-related issues to over 30 industrial and government entities.

While at OPNAV, Capt Patton actively participated in submarine weapon and sensor research and development, and was instrumental in the development of the towed array. As Chief Staff Officer at Submarine Development Squadron Twelve (SUBDEVRON 12), and as Head of the Advanced Tactics Department at the Naval Submarine School, he was instrumental in the development of much of the current tactical doctrine.

Commodore Bhim Uppal former Director of Submarines for the Indian Navy and he is now a consultant with American Systems Corporation. He will discuss the performance and tactics of diesel submarines in littoral waters. He has direct experience onboard FOXTROT, KILO, and Type 1500 diesel electric submarines. He has over 25 years of experience in diesel submarines with the Indian Navy and can provide a unique insight into the thinking, strategies, and tactics of foreign submarines. He helped purchase and evaluate Type 1500 and KILO diesel submarines.

Times, Dates, and Locations

For the times, dates and locations of all of these two short courses, please access the ATI website here.


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ATI Announces New Course, Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare

US Cyber Command is Now Activated

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Cyber Warfare is All over the

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Offered in response to the growing need for businesses and military facilities to quickly gain an understanding of cyber threats and institute cyber security defenses, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) announces a new two-day professional development short course, Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare

If you already know this course is for you, you can click here now to view the full course description

CYBER WARFARE -THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS COURSE

The course is targeted especially to DoD analysts, specialists and engineers in security related facilities in the Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland metro area, which has the largest concentration of DoD national security related facilities in the United States. Those facilities, along with the research and development contractors they work with, are building their resources to tackle the growing need for cyber security experts.

World leaders, including the United States, Russia, South Korea and Great Britain, are scrambling to organize against the rapidly increasing varieties of threats such as spyware and malware, spoofing, phishing and botnets that are having devastating effects around the world. Digital intelligence experts have labeled these escalating cyber threats as a “Global Cyber Cold War”.

Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, was recently interviewed on 103.5 FM WTOP radio identifying Maryland as the next, “silicon valley” of cyber security. “Cyberspace has emerged as a mainstream warfare domain on par with air, land, sea, and space domains. This advancement to a bona fide battle space arises from the de facto behaviors of entities ranging from international superpowers to improvised non-state organizations.

As a result, government and military organizations are developing new doctrines, establishing domain-focused operational hierarchies, and acquiring new systems capabilities to maintain cyberspace as a viable resource to serve the national interest,”

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

Course Outline:

• Cyberspace as a Warfare Domain. Domain terms of reference. Comparison of operational missions conducted through cyberspace. Operational history of cyber warfare.

• Stack Positioning as a Maneuver Analog. Exploring the space where tangible cyber warfare maneuver really happens. Extend the network stack concept to other elements of cyberspace. Understand the advantage gained through proficient cyberscape navigation.

• Organizational Constructs in Cyber Warfare. Inter-relationships between traditional and emerging warfare, intelligence, and systems policy authorities.

• Cyberspace Doctrine and Strategy. National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations. Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). Developing a framework for a full spectrum cyberspace capabilities.

• Legal Considerations for Cyber Warfare. Overview of pertinent US Code for cyberspace. Adapting the international Law of Armed Conflict to cyber warfare. Decision frameworks and metaphors for making legal choices in uncharted territory.

• Operational Theory of Cyber Warfare. Planning and achieving cyber effects. Understanding policy implications and operational risks in cyber warfare. Developing a cyber deterrence strategy.

• Cyber Warfare Training and Exercise Requirements. Understanding of the depth of technical proficiency and operational savvy required to develop, maintain, and exercise integrated cyber warfare capabilities.

• Cyber Weaponization. Cyber weapons taxonomy. Weapon-target interplay. Test and Evaluation Standards. Observable effects.

• Command & Control for Cyber Warfare. Joint Command & Control principles. Joint Battlespace Awareness. Situational Awareness. Decision Support.

• Survey of International Cyber Warfare Capabilities. Open source exploration of cyber warfare trends in India, Pakistan, Russia, and China.

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses.

ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

The instructor for ATI’s new Theory and Fundamentals of Cyber Warfare course is Albert Kinney, who brings 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. Kinney says, “I designed the course to focus on providing a top-down view of both the challenges and opportunities encountered in this new warfare domain. Attendees will gain insight to emerging requirements and trends affecting the implementation of cyber warfare systems, policy, and operations that will inform your strategy and focus your efforts in cyberspace.”


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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) course now available

Global Hawk Ready for Nighttime Mission

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Mark Lewellen of RMT Spectrum Associates, named Instructor for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) course

The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) is pleased to announce that Mark N. Lewellen of RMT Associates, Inc. has been selected to teach an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) course. UAS are a dynamically growing area of interest to the military. They range from the small single man launched Raven system to the large armed Predator system.

This one-day course is designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of UAS. The course provides the “big picture” for those who work outside of the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems (Predator, Shadow, Warrior and others) and real-world problems and issues concerning the use and expansion of their applications.

What You Will Learn:

• Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical capabilities

• Major manufactures of UAS

• The latest developments and major components of a UAS

• The types of sensor data can UAS provide

• Regulatory and spectrum issues associated with UAS

• National Airspace System including the different classes of airspace

• How UAS will gain access to the National Airspace System (NAS)

A more complete course description can be found here

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems.

Determine for yourself the value of this UAS course before you sign up:

UAS Class Video Clip #1

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Or, see slide samples from this UAS Short course.

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses.

ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.

Mr. Mark N. Lewellen has over twenty five years of experience with a wide variety of space, satellite and aviation related projects, including the Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station, and aeronautical mobile telemetry systems. More recently he has been working in the exciting field of UAS. He is currently the Vice Chairman of a UAS Sub-group under Working Party 5B which is leading the US preparations to find new radio spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2012 under Agenda Item 1.3. He is also a technical advisor to the US State Department and a member of the National Committee which reviews and comments on all US submissions to international telecommunication groups, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Times, Dates, and Locations

ATI’s UAS and Applications short course is currently scheduled for:

Nov 8, 2011 Columbia, MD

Feb 28, 2012 Columbia, MD


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What there is to Know Grows Exponentially Every Day

Thomas Edison and His Phonograph (1877)
Thomas Edison and His Phonograph (1877)
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In a knowledge-based economy, your success is directly proportional to the amount of knowledge you possess

As Thomas Edison observed, “We don’t know one millionth of one percent about anything.” At the rate at which new information is generated today, doesn’t it seem like the gap between what you know and what you need is to know is growing at a dizzying pace?

From submarine sonar to military radar to an orbiting spacecraft, you or your team must face the challenges of tomorrow with what you know today. With the practical knowledge gained from a short course, you can put textbook theories into real-world practice and expand your problem-solving and risk management skills significantly.

Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of these complex systems in a short time. Since 1984, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors.

Our courses provide a practical overview of space and defense technologies which provide a strong foundation for understanding the issues that must be confronted in the use, regulation and development of complex systems. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up. See our samples (See Slide Samples) on some of our courses.

Or check out the new ATI channel on YouTube.

After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.


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