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ATI Instructor Releases A New Book On Wavelets + 25% discount!

ATI offers Wavelets: A Conceptual Practical Approach course on Jun 12-14, 2012 in Columbia, MD.  We thought our reader might be interested in the fact that our instructor Amir Nijami released a new book called Wavelets: A Concise Guide.  You can follow this link to purchase the book and receive 25% discount http://www.aticourses.com/Book_JHUPress.pdf

Introduced nearly three decades ago as a variable resolution alternative to the Fourier transform, awavelet is a short oscillatory waveform for analysis of transients. The discrete wavelet transformhas remarkable multi-resolution and energy-compaction properties. Amir-Homayoon Najmi’sintroduction to wavelet theory explains this mathematical concept clearly and succinctly.Wavelets are used in processing digital signals and imagery from myriad sources. They form thebackbone of the JPEG2000 compression standard, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation usesbiorthogonal wavelets to compress and store its vast database of fingerprints. Najmi provides themathematics that demonstrate how wavelets work, describes how to construct them, and discussestheir importance as a tool to investigate and process signals and imagery. He reviews key conceptssuch as frames, localizing transforms, orthogonal and biorthogonal bases, and multi-resolution.His examples include the Haar, the Shannon, and the Daubechies families of orthogonal andbiorthogonal wavelets.Our capacity and need for collecting and transmitting digital data is increasing at an astonishingrate. So too is the importance of wavelets to anyone working with and analyzing digital data.Najmi’s primer will be an indispensable resource for those in computer science, the physicalsciences, applied mathematics, and engineering who wish to obtain an in-depth understanding andworking knowledge of this fascinating and evolving field.

To receive a 25% discount, please send an email to ATI@ATIcourses.com requesting the discount form.

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Do You Know Radar? We KNOW Radar!

ATI Offers both Fundamental and Advanced Radar Short Courses

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The modern uses of radar are highly diverse, including air traffic control, radar astronomy, air-defense systems, antimissile systems; nautical radars to locate landmarks and other ships; aircraft anti-collision systems; ocean-surveillance systems, outer-space surveillance and rendezvous systems; meteorological precipitation monitoring; altimetry and flight-control systems; guided-missile target-locating systems; and ground-penetrating radar geological observations
From phased array radar, to an airborne radar altimeter, to space tracking radar, to space-based radar, newer capabilities are being continuously pursued in our fast-moving field.

Have you keep up with developments in improved signal processing or how the versatility of the phased array antenna has made such an impact?

Are you aware of the latest advances in the following radar technologies:

• Radar data processing?

• Auto-detection?

• Improved auto-tracking?

• Ground Target Moving Indictor (GMTI) radars?

If not, we can help. The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) provides leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility.

You or your team must face the challenges of tomorrow with an arsenal of proven methods and tools that you know or learn today. Whether you are a busy radar engineer, a technical subject matter expert or a project manager, by taking one of our short classes, you can enhance your understanding of complex radar systems in a little amount of time. You will also become aware of the technical vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

You want to keep current, but how?

How many of the following situations apply to you?

• Don’t have time for a full semester course

• The “nearby campus” all the way across town

• Your educational needs are “Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing”, not”Introduction to Business”

• You count decibels (dBs) more often than dollars ($)

• The sonar equation more familiar to you than one for amortized interest rates?

• You speak radar, not legalese

• You think satellites are sexy and not Lady Gaga

If one or more of situations apply to you or you are just 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 radar 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

The radar short courses below are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, and operating space and defense radar systems.


These courses cover the basics of radar, taught in a manner for true understanding of the fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. Also covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, radar performance calculations and other tools used in radar work, and a “walk through” the four principal subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver and signal processor.

If you are new to the radar scene, take one of our fundamentals courses from the list below:

Radar 101 – Fundamentals of Radar (One day course for non-specialists)

Fundamentals of Radar Technology

Advances in Modern Radar (supplement to Radar 101)

ATI’s Fundamentals of Airborne Radar


If you are a radar veteran and see the radar equation in your sleep, then you might want to take one of our more advanced courses. Diverse issues such as transmitter stability, antenna pattern, clutter, jamming, propagation, target cross section, dynamic range, receiver noise, receiver architecture, waveforms, processing, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), target detection are treated in detail within the unifying context of the radar range equation.

The advanced courses below are designed for those who have already taken a basic radar class and/or have working experience with radar systems: 

Advanced Developments in Radar

Radar and Electronic WarfareTest

Radar Systems Analysis & Design using MATLAB Radar Signal Analysis and Processing using MATLAB


Below are a still few more short courses for the truly hardcore radar guru:

Phased Array Radar

Propagation Effects for Radar & Communications Systems

Radar Systems Design & Engineering course

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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ATI Textbooks: 2010 Review – New for 2011

New Titles in 2010

Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles
edited by Mark Richards, James Scheer, William Holm
This textbook covering the bedrock principles of modern radar systems is our bestselling title of the year and we’ve signed more than a dozen universities and corporate training just within the first four months of publication. More than anything, professionals worldwide are finding this is truly the best “go-to” reference for modern systems.
Radar Pocket Guide
by G. Richard Curry
This concise guide of key radar facts and important data was designed to actually fit in your pocket so you can have it wherever you are, whenever you need it. It will refresh your memory and provide details as you work in the field, while traveling, or in meetings. A digital application for smart phones is in the works!
Introduction to Adaptive Arrays, 2nd Edition
by Robert Monzingo, Randy Haupt, Thomas Miller
This is an extensive modernization of the bestselling introduction to adaptive array sensor systems of over a decade ago. If you are involved in radar, sonar, communications, seismology, and radio astronomy; this is a critical reference you will use for years to come.
Principles of Waveform Diversity and Design
edited by Michael Wicks et al
This is the FIRST book to discuss current and future applications of waveform diversity and design for radar, sonar, communications, passive sensing, and many other technologies. The contributors list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of this subject.
Analog Circuit Design Series
by Dennis Feucht
This four volume set of books (also available separately) is designed to reduce the concepts of analog electronics to their simplest form, helping you apply the knowledge with minimal effort to your own designs.
Test and Evaluation of Aircraft Avionics and Weapons Systems by Robert McShea
This wildly popular book is a text and practical reference for all personnel involved in avionics and weapons systems evaluation and testing, in the air and on the ground. The author is an instructor and director at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave.
Fundamentals of Wave Phenomena, 2nd Edition
by Akira Hirose and Karl Lonngren
This textbook covers both mechanical and electrical waves, focusing on the similarities instead of the differences, allowing students and readers to fornulate a unified understanding of wave phenomena in its totality. An excellent primer for anyone in Physics, Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering, and Mathematics as well.
by Charles Hawkins & Jaume Segura
This undergraduate textbook is dedicated solely to digital CMOS electronics, covering the same topics as grad level textbooks, but in an introductory style crafted for undergrads. Students will not need a prerequisite in analog electronics.

Numerical Methods for Engineering: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Computational Electromagnetics Examples
by Karl Warnick
This text/reference teaches readers to create computer codes used to engineer antennas, microwave circuits and other critical technologies for wireless communications and other applications of electromagnetics fields and waves.

Coming in 2011

Principles of Modern Radar: Advanced Radar Techniques
by Wiliam Melvin and James Scheer
The 2nd volume in the POMR series, this book will be a stepping stone to advanced practice with in-dept discussions of the most important application areas in current radar practice. It will provide concise descriptions of the purposes, principal issues, and methods found in a wide variety of current radar types.
Foliage Penetration Radar: Detection and Characterization of Objects Under Trees
by Mark E. Davis
This book will cover all aspects of foliage penetration (FOPEN) radar, concentrating on both airborne military radar systems as well as earth resource mapping radars for use in crop monitoring, land mine remediation, and creating digital maps under trees.
Electronic Warfare Pocket Guide
by David Adamy
Users will be able to work real world EW problems that come up every day in concept development, technique development, system design and testing, operational testing, mission planning and operations. All in your shirt (and uniform) pocket. A digital application for smart phones is also being developed.
Introduction to Biomechatronics
by Graham Brooker
This text/reference will address essential mechatronic concepts including sending and actuation, feedback and control, as well as signal processing from a biological perspective. Discussion of concepts leads to their use in applications such as hearing prosthetics, electrocardiography, artifical hearts, prosthetic limbs and much more.
Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging
by Victor Chen and Marco Martorella
This book will provide readers a working knowledge of the various algorithms of ISAR imaging of targets and implementation with MATLAB. It introduces basic principles of radar backscattering, radar imaging, and signal analysis and then moves on the many applications of ISAR imaging for air, sea, and ground targets.
Technologies for Active Electronically Scanned Arrays
by Terry Edwards
This book will provide the basic principles of AESAs and then fully detail the practical enabling technologies that make up the state-of-the-art and next generation systems. AESAs are THE news in radar and there is a lack of a comprehensive, deep treatment on the market. This book will fill that void.
Radio Receiver Design, 2nd Edition
by Kevin McClaning, Tom Vito, and James McPherson
This book is a complete revision of the bestselling first edition, teaching readers on how to transfer the theory of wireless communications systems and apply it to practical design of real world systems. It will be a wireless design reference resource for students and professionals alike. Practial, proven concepts clarify the role of each component within the design in this book written by engineers, for engineers.
Electromagnetic Field Standards and Exposure Systems
by Hubert Trzaska and Pavel Bienkowski
This book is devoted to the electromagnetic field (EMF) measurements in the aspect of labor safety and environmental protection. It is addressed to a wide range of specialists in biology, medicine, labor safety, environmental protection, metrologists, EMF meter designers, testers and users. It is intended to help standardize EMF measurements by discussing the factors that cause varied results in like test situations.

Integral Equation Methods for Electromagnetics

by John Volakis and Kubilay Sertel

This text/reference covers the workhorse of electromagnetic analysis, integral equation methods. It is a comprehensive approach to understanding the utility of these methods for both developers and practitioners. It is a much more detailed look than current references which also is the first to discuss material modeling and fast integral equation methods.

We are looking forward to another great year in 2011, and we invite you to become involved with SciTech Publishing beyond being a customer. If you want to author a book, wish to become an advisor or reviewer, or even want to share information with members of your tech community via our blog, please let me know immediately!
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Brent Beckley
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