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ATI Features World Class Instructors for Our Short Courses

Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
“Even I Could Learn a Thing or Two from ATI”
“Even I Could Learn a Thing or Two from ATI”
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Since 1984 ATI has provided leading-edge public courses

and onsite technical training

The short technical courses from the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) 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 such complex systems.

The classes 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.

ABOUT ATI AND THE INSTRUCTORS

Our mission here at the 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 example:

Robert Fry worked from 1979 to 2007 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he was a member of the Principal Professional Staff. He is now working at System Engineering Group (SEG) where he is Corporate Senior Staff and also serves as the company-wide technical advisor. Throughout his career he has been involved in the development of new combat weapon system concepts, development of system requirements, and balancing allocations within the fire control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the AEGIS combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY-1, and multi-mission requirements development. Missile system development experience includes SM-2, SM-3, SM-6, Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, AMRAAM, TOMAHAWK, and other missile systems.

Robert teaches ATI’s Combat Systems Engineering course

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.

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 thirty one different countries. He has written and published forty technical papers and journal articles, a dozen of which have dealt with military and civilian radionavigation techniques. He is also the author of twenty nine 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

COURSE OUTLINE, SAMPLERS, AND NOTES

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.

DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS

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

Sincerely,

The ATI Courses Team

P.S. Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at www.ATIcourses.com. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com.

Mark N. Lewellen
Consultant/Instructor
Washington, DC
240-882-1234

Why Not Give Yourself the Gift of a Short Course this Holiday Season?

Washington, DC
Monday, November 29, 2010
Is One of These Yours?
Is One of These Yours?
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When Did You Last do Something for Your Career?

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 such complex systems.

ATI short courses are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date.

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

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.

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.

Dates, Times and Locations

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

Sincerely,

The ATI Courses Team

P.S Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at www.ATIcourses.com. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com.

Mark N. Lewellen
Consultant/Instructor
Washington, DC
240-882-1234

Enabling the sharing of airspace by manned and unmanned aircraft

The Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation’s (ARCAA) Smart Skies project, focusing on the development of technology to enable manned and unmanned aircraft to effectively share airspace, is approaching its final milestone.

The project, also involving Boeing Research and Technology-Australia, Insitu Pacific and the Queensland Government, is exploring development of three key enabling aviation technologies: an Automated Separation Management System capable of providing separation assurance in complex airspace environments; Sense and Act systems for manned and unmanned aircraft capable of collision avoidance of dynamic and static obstacles; and a Mobile Aircraft Tracking System (MATS) utilising a cost-effective radar and dependent surveillance systems.

The latest flight trials included all of the project elements, including a fixed-wing UAV and a modified Cessna flying in automatic mode, flying collision scenarios with simulated aircraft.

The final flight trial will take place in December this year, before project wrap-up and final reports in 2011, and, ultimately, the attempt to commercialise the Smart Skies intellectual property.

ARCAA acting director Dr Jonathon Roberts said a new research project was also on the cards. The collision-avoidance research is one of two key areas in which the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requires proof that technology in unmanned aircraft can operate in a way equivalent to human pilots.

“In the future research we’re trying to hit the next problem: Smart Skies is all about collision avoidance and managing the avoidance of collisions; the next thing that CASA will require will be automatic landing systems,” Dr Roberts said. “So that if you have an engine failure or other catastrophic failure and you have to come down, you’ve got to be able to put it down in a safe place, so these will be vision systems that actually look at the ground and figure out where to land.

“That’s the next thing that has to be done before UAVs can fly over populous areas.”

The Smart Skies program was recently recognised at the Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards, where it won the ‘Control systems, networks, information processing and telecommunications’ category.

Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend a Short Technical Course from ATI

Washington, DC
Monday, November 15, 2010
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ATI specializes in short course technical training in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing

Here are the top ten reasons why you should attend a short technical course from ATI:

1. Our world class instructors love to teach

2. Both fundamental and advanced technical courses are offered

3. Convenient locations all around the country

4. Short courses take less than a week

5. Take only the classes you need

6. Our focus is on space and defense technology, just like yours

7. If there are eight or more people who are interested in a course, you save money if we bring the course to you.

8. If you have fifteen or more students, you save over fifty percent compared to a public course.

9. You will gain an understanding of the basic vocabulary needed in order to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

10. 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

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 designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date.

Our classes 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 such complex systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, an aviation expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of space-related systems without missing much time from work.

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

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.

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.

Dates, Times and Locations

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

Sincerely,

The ATI Courses Team

P.S. Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at ATIcourses. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com.

Mark N. Lewellen
Consultant/Instructor
Washington, DC
240-882-1234

UAV For ASW

UAV For ASW

Oct 7, 2010

Posted by John Keller

LAKEHURST NAS, N.J., 7 Oct. 2010. Unmanned aircraft specialist AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md., will design airborne sensor technology that may enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to detect and attack submerged enemy submarines and surface warships, as well as attack ground targets and participate in electronic warfare operations, as part of a $30.2 million U.S. Navy research contract awarded Wednesday.

For these kinds of missions, AAI Corp. researchers are seeking to improve acoustic, electro-optical, radar, magnetics, and other sensors primarily for manned and unmanned aircraft, but which also could be applicable to ground, surface, and undersea deployable uses, as well as to anti-submarine warfare (ASW). Awarding the contract are officials of the Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Md.

AAI will develop sensor technology to support Navy undersea warfare, airborne strike, air warfare, counter-air warfare, close-air support and interdiction, defense suppression, electronic attack, naval warfare and amphibious, strike, and anti-surface warfare as part of the Navy research contract.

AAI Corp. specializes in unmanned aircraft and ground-control technologies; high-fidelity training and simulation systems; automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment; armament systems; and logistical support, and is an operating unit of Textron Systems in Providence, R.I. In recent years AAI has enhanced its capabilities in electronic warfare of ESL Defence Limited of the United Kingdom.

Global Hawk UAS and and the US Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) system

ATI teaches courses on unmanned aerial surveillance system (UAS). ATIcourses posts interesting updates on UAS systems.

UASCOMMON ‘GLOBAL HAWK’ EFFORT: US Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, & US Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead, signed 12 June a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA seeking to maximize commonality, eliminate redundant effort and increase interoperability between the Air Force’s RQ-4 ‘Global Hawk’ high latitude/long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial surveillance system (UAS), and the US Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) system, which utilizes the same UAS platform. The MoA directs specific actions to achieve an integrated training, maintenance and operational approach based on platform similarities, and directs the establishment of a Synergies Working Group to identify basing, personnel, aircraft C2, logistics, and data requirements commonalities. Initial operating capability for forward-deployed, land-based, remotely-operated BAMS units is scheduled for 2015. The ‘Global Hawk’ platform has previously been advanced as the most logical solution to the Australia’s project Air 7000/1B requirements.

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Where Would You Go for a UAS Course in the Washington, DC Area? Washington, DC Monday, March 29, 2010

Where Would You Go for a UAS Course in the Washington, DC Area?

New Technology Training so YOU Can Gain Knowledge about this Growing Field.

Can you picture yourself as an office stand-out in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)?

Wouldn’t you like to gain first-hand knowledge of their capabilities?

Or be an expert in this exciting field of technology?

UAS applications are growing and now include agriculture, communications relays, aerial photography, mapping, emergency management, scientific research, environmental management, and law enforcement. In fact, the Teal Group’s 2009 market study estimates that UAV spending will almost double over the next decade, from current worldwide UAV expenditures of $4.4 billion annually, to $8.7 billion within a decade.

They are coming to an airspace near you.

Our one day short course is designed for busy engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of UAS without missing much time from work. You will receive technical training and practical knowledge to recognize the different classes and types of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV). You will not only learn to interact meaningfully with your colleagues but also master the terminology of today’s complex systems.

Course Outline, Samplers and Notes

The complete course includes the following information and more:

• History and development of UAS

• Characteristics of the Raven, Shadow, Scan Eagle, Predator and Global Hawk

• Descriptions of various UAV sensor payloads (EO/IR, Radar and SAR)

• UAS Gaining Access to the National Airspace System (NAS)

• UAV videos, see them in the air and in action

But don’t take our word for it; see for yourself the value of our courses before attending. Check out our samples (See Slide Samples) of the course materials.

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 free and valuable information.

About ATI

The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) specializes in short course technical training in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. Since 1984, ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and on-site technical training to defense and NASA facilities, as well as DOD and aerospace contractors.

About the Instructor

Mr. Mark N. Lewellen has over twenty-five years of engineering experience and is co-founder of RMT Spectrum Associates, Inc. He has successfully advocated technical and regulatory solutions as a member of formal US delegations at over forty international meetings. More recently, he has added UAS to his field of expertise.

Date, Time and Location

ATI proudly announces the next presentation of his new UAS class at 8:30am on June 15th, 2009 in Beltsville, MD.

Sincerely,

The ATI Courses Team

P.S. For registration: Call today at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or go online now at www.aticourses.com