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Wow! The world’s first website went online 25 years ago Aug 6, 1991

On this day 25 years ago the world’s first website (Aug 6, 1991)  went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages. We have come a long way baby!

Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life in the twenty-first century.

See the story at the link below. I am impressed and I lived through that period. The current ATIcourses.com web site and domain name was created in July 1999. There was a web site hosted on Catalog.com/hitekweb for a number of years prior to 1999. Applied Technology Institute was founded in 1984, more than 32 years ago. It has been an exciting period as the web, email and technology exploded with potential

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/08/06/the-worlds-first-website-went-online-25-years-ago-today/

 

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A Hot Market Is Growing For Trained Cyber Security Experts.

A recent analysis by Burning Glass Technologies showed that cyber security jobs are hard to fill in the Washington D.C. area and on average earn $93,028 for a cyber job compared to $77,642 for average salary for all IT job postings, a difference of $15,386 annually. Nice work and pay if you are qualified. There were 209,749 postings for cyber security-related jobs nationally. Cyber security jobs account for nearly 10% of all IT jobs. Cybersecurity postings have grown 74% from 2007-2013. This growth rate is over 2x faster than all IT jobs.

Read the original report at here.  Also, here is the report on Cyber Security Jobs

Learn more about the cyber world and technology at

Cyber Warfare – Global Trends Apr 23-25, 2014 Columbia, MD
Cyber Warfare – Global Trends Jun 10-12, 2014 Live Virtual

There are a number of cyber courses available from ATIcourses to give you the training required to pass a cyber related certification test on our schedule.


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Space Tourism and Informed Consent Laws

ATI specializes in Space and Launch Vehicles technical training. We thought that the evolving state of law and regulations discussed below may interest you. A full listing of ATIcourses” Space and Launch is listed at this link.  http://www.aticourses.com/catalog_of_all_ATI_courses.htm#space

Spaceport America is lobbying New Mexico legislators to expand legislation to provide protection to suppliers and manufacturers of private spacecraft’s.  New Mexico already has legislation exempting operators from being sued by passengers, so long as the passenger has signed an informed consent. However, the current exemption does not apply to suppliers and manufacturers, could be liable if or when an accident occurs.

Without such protections space tourism companies, such as Virgin Galactic, may be forced to leave New Mexico for states that provide greater liability protection.  For example, Virginia  2007 legislation addressing immunity from tort claims relating to space flight broadly defined “space entity” to include not only an operator but also “any manufacturer or supplier of components, services, or vehicles that have been reviewed by” the FAA as part of issuing such a permit or license.. Va. Code. Ann. §§ 8.01-227.8 to 8.01-227.10.

However, even if New Mexico passes legislation similar Virginia’s, it is unclear if  that legislation would provided the desired protections. Discussing the proposed legislation, attorney Guigi Carminati stated: “I understand the impetus to try to match other states, but right now there is no guarantee it’s enforceable.”   There are several potential problems with immunizing legislation.  First, it is unclear whether any such state legislation would be pre-empted by federal law. Second, informed consent waivers are not always enforceable in court.  Although there is a substantial body of case law regarding when informed consent for dangerous activities is and is not enforceable, there is no case law relating to space launches.

Despite the uncertainties surrounding informed consent legislation, one thing is clear. The failure to pass a liability exemption for suppliers and manufacturers could cripple New Mexico’s commercial space industry.  Former FAA official, Patti Smith, noted that “since other states have extended the liability exemption to suppliers, New Mexico must do the same to remain competitive.” Otherwise facilities such as Space Port America, New Mexico’s recently completed $200 million commercial spaceport, may be left  deserted.

You can find more information in this interesting article. ATIcourses instructors are available as expert witnesses in the technical and engineering areas of Space Technology  http://www.crowell.com/files/2011-Limitations-On-Liability-As-To-Space-Tourists.pdf

 

Another useful source of information is

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130107/us-travel-spaceport-liability-legislation/?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=green


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Do You Resonate with Shock, Noise and Vibration?

Negative Stiffness Vibration Isolator

 

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Two Short Courses from ATI on Vibration, Shock or Noise

in Vehicles, Devices, and Equipment

If you are concerned with vibration, shock or noise in vehicles, devices, and equipment; then Applied Technology Institute (ATI) short courses maybe for you.

Why not take a short course?

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

If you are test personnel who conduct or supervise or “contract out” vibration and shock tests, then take the three-day course fundamentals course. It also benefits design, quality and reliability specialists who interface with vibration and shock test activities.

If you have some prior acquaintance with vibration or noise fields, then you should sign up for the more advanced four day course. It emphasizes understanding of the relevant phenomena and concepts in order to enable the participants to address a wide range of practical problems insightfully.

See sections below for more details on these two short courses from ATI.

FUNDAMENTALS OF RANDOM VIBRATION & SHOCK TESTING

This three-day course is primarily designed for test personnel who conduct or supervise or “contract out” vibration and shock tests. It also benefits design, quality and reliability specialists who interface with vibration and shock test activities.

From this course you will obtain the ability to understand and communicate meaningfully with test personnel, perform basic engineering calculations and evaluate tradeoffs between test equipments’ and procedures.

Each student receives the instructor’s brand new, minimal-mathematics, minimal-theory hardbound text Random Vibration & Shock Testing, Measurement, Analysis & Calibration. This 444 page, 4-color book also includes a CDROM with video clips and animations.

What you will learn:

• How to plan, conduct and evaluate vibration and shock tests and screens.

• How to attack vibration and noise problems.

• How to make vibration isolation, damping and absorbers work for vibration and noise control.

• How noise is generated and radiated, and how it can be reduced.

VIBRATION & NOISE CONTROL

This course is intended for engineers and scientists concerned with the vibration reduction and quieting of vehicles, devices, and equipment. The course will provide guidance relevant to design, problem solving, and development of improvements.

It will emphasize understanding of the relevant phenomena and concepts in order to enable the participants to address a wide range of practical problems insightfully. The instructors will draw on their extensive experience to illustrate the subject matter with examples related to the participant’s specific areas of interest.

Although the course will begin with a review and will include some demonstrations, participants ideally should have some prior acquaintance with vibration or noise fields. Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and the text Noise and Vibration Control Engineering, a $210 value.

What you will learn:

How to attack vibration and noise problems

What means are available for vibration and noise control?

How to make vibration isolation, damping, and absorbers work

How noise generated and radiated, and how it can be reduced?

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

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

• Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing course slide sampler

• Vibration & Noise Control course slide sampler

Our other short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. See our samples (See Slide Samples) on some of our courses.

Or check out the new ATI channel on YouTube.

After attending a 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

Since 1984, 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 systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

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.

Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing course

Wayne Tustin has since 1995 been president of a specialized engineering school and consultancy he founded in Santa Barbara, CA. His BSEE degree is from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a licensed Professional Engineer – Quality 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. Wayne has written several books and literally hundreds of articles dealing with practical aspects of vibration and shock measurement and testing.

Vibration & Noise Control course

Dr. Eric Ungar has specialized in research and consulting in vibration and noise for more than 40 years, published over 200 technical papers, and translated and revised Structure-Borne Sound. He has led short courses at the Pennsylvania State University for over 25 years and has presented numerous seminars worldwide. Dr. Ungar has served as President of the Acoustical Society of America, as President of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and as Chairman of the Design Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME honored him with its Trent-Crede Medal in Shock and Vibration. ASA awarded him the Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics for his work on vibrations of complex structures, structural damping, and isolation.

Dr. James Moore has, for the past twenty years, concentrated on the transmission of noise and vibration in complex structures, on improvements of noise and vibration control methods, and on the enhancement of sound quality. He has developed Statistical Energy Analysis models for the investigation of vibrations and noise complex structures as submarines, helicopters, and automobiles and has been instrumental in the acquisition of corresponding data bases. He has participated in the development of active noise control systems, noise reduction coating and signal conditioning means, as well as in the presentation of numerous short courses and industrial training programs.

Times, Dates, and Locations

Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing

Sep 20-22, 2011 Detroit, MI

Oct 4-6, 2011 Santa Clarita, CA

Nov 7-9, 2011 Acton, MA

Vibration & Noise Control

Sep 26-29, 2011 Boston, MA

Mar 12-15, 2012 Columbia, MD

Apr 30-May 3, 2012 Boston, MA


 


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NASA’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO EDUCATE PUBLIC

About a year ago NASA created their own YouTube channel in order to provide the wider public with entertaining and informative way to learn about science, Earth, our Solar system and more. The videos are a collaboration of NASA’s astrophysicists, agency narrators and videographers. The videos are posted every Thursday around 4PM EDT.

Future episodes will focus on citizen science research; the search for new galaxies; how to watch this summer’s Perseid meteor shower; and the causes of recent wild weather events in the United States.

The below episodes are the most recent.

ZombieSat

Just when you thought it was safe to orbit Earth: Researchers say solar storms can turn satellites into zombies!

Power Of Sea Salt

Aquarius is the first NASA sensor to track ocean salinity from space, and aims to help uncover how the salinity of Earth’s oceans are effecting our climate.

Big Surprise

NASA’s Voyager probes have reached the edge of the solar system and found something surprising there–a froth of magnetic bubbles separating us from the rest of the galaxy.

Applied Technology Institute’s space, satellite, and aerospace engineering technical training classes deliver the highest quality professional development and continuing education training in the field of space, satellite, and aerospace engineering. Our industry leading instructors provide course attendees with both practical and technical knowledge necessary to excel in the field of satellite, aerospace, and space engineering. To view video of our courses please visit ATI YouTube channel.


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Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers

Blue Whale was Tracked for Forty Three Days in North Atlantic Ocean

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A COMPREHENSIVE TUTORIAL DESIGNED

 

FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Different species of whales and dolphins produce different sounds, such as songs, moans, clicks, roars, sighs, and many other characteristic noises. Each species is unique in its vocalizations. Scientists can listen for these sounds and track the different marine mammal species, and sometimes even individual animals, while they are producing sound.

This four-day course from the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) is designed for biologists, and conservation managers, who wish to enhance their understanding of the underlying principles of underwater and engineering acoustics needed to evaluate the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine life.

This course provides a framework for making objective assessments of the impact of various types of sound sources. Critical topics are introduced through clear and readily understandable heuristic models and graphics. After taking this course you will have the knowledge to perform basic assessments of the impact of anthropogenic sources on marine life in specific ocean environments, and to understand the uncertainties in your assessments.

UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS FOR BIOLOGISTS AND CONSERVATION MANAGERS: A COMPREHENSIVE TUTORIAL DESIGNED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS

What You Will Learn:

What are the key characteristics of man-made sound sources and usage of correct metrics?

How to evaluate the resultant sound field from impulsive, coherent and continuous sources.

How are system characteristics measured and calibrated?

What animal characteristics are important for assessing both impact and requirements for monitoring/and mitigation?

Capabilities of passive and active monitoring and mitigation systems.

Course Outline:

• The Language of Physics and the Study of Motion This quick review of physics basics is designed to introduce acoustics to the neophyte.

• What Is Sound and How To Measure Its Level The properties of sound are described, including the challenging task of properly measuring and reporting its level.

• Digital Representation of Sound Today, almost all sound is recorded and analyzed digitally. This section focuses on the process by which analog sound is digitized, stored and analyzed.

• Spectral Analysis: A Qualitative Introduction The fundamental process for analyzing sound is spectral analysis. This section will introduce spectral analysis and illustrate its application in creating frequency spectra and spectrograms.

• Basics of Underwater Propagation and Use of Acoustic Propagation Models The fundamental principles of geometric spreading, refraction, boundary effects and absorption will be introduced and illustrated using propagation models.

• Review of the Ocean Anthropogenic Noise Issue Current state of knowledge and key references summarizing scientific findings to date.

• Basic Characteristics of Anthropogenic Sound Sources Impulsive (airguns, pile drivers, explosives), Coherent (sonars, acoustic modems, depth sounder. profilers), Continuous (shipping, offshore industrial activities).

• Marine Wildlife of Interest & Their Characteristics Marine mammals, turtles, fish and invertebrates, Bioacoustics, hearing threshold, vocalization behavior. Supporting databases on seasonal density, distribution & movement.

• Assessment of the Impact of Anthropogenic Sound Source-transmission-receiver approach. Level of sound as received by the wildlife, injury, behavioral response, TTS, PTS, Masking. Modeling Techniques, Field Measurements Assessment Methods.

• Monitoring and Mitigation Techniques Passive Devices (fixed and towed systems), Active Devices, Matching Device Capabilities to Environmental Requirements (examples of passive and active localization, long term monitoring, fish exposure testing).

• Overview of Current Research Efforts

Click here for a slide sampler of this course

Your Instructors for this Course:

Dr. Adam S. Frankel is a senior scientist with Marine Acoustics, Inc., Arlington, VA and vice-president of the Hawai’i Marine Mammal Consortium. For the past 25 years, his primary research has focused on the role of natural sounds in marine mammals and the effects of anthropogenic sounds on the marine environment, especially the impact on marine mammals. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Dr. Frankel received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where he studied and recorded the sounds of humpback whales. Post-doctoral work was with Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program. Published research includes a recent paper on melon-headed whale vocalizations. Both scientist and educator, Frankel combines his Hawai’i – based research and acoustics expertise with teaching for Cornell University and other schools. He has advised numerous graduate students, all of whom make him proud. Frankel is a member of both the Society for the Biology of Marine Mammals and the Acoustical Society of America.

Dr. William T. Ellison is president of Marine Acoustics, Inc., Middletown, RI. Dr. Ellison has over 45 years of field and laboratory experience in underwater acoustics spanning sonar design, ASW tactics, software models and biological field studies. He is a graduate of the Naval Academy and holds the degrees of MSME and Ph.D. from MIT. He has published numerous papers in the field of acoustics and is a co-author of the 2007 monograph Marine Mammal Noise Exposure Criteria: Initial Scientific Recommendations, as well as a member of the ASA Technical Working Group on the impact of noise on Fish and Turtles. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a Fellow of the Explorers Club.

About ATI and the Instructors

Since 1984, ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training. 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.

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.

Times, Dates, and Locations

This course is currently scheduled for:

October 17-20, 2011 in Seattle, WA

For the times, 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.


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Does Boosting Your Skills in a Short Time Work for You?

Tomorrow is Coming.  Are You Ready?
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Can you or your team face the challenges of tomorrow with an arsenal of proven methods and skills that you know today?

Question: By the way, when was the last time you updated your current skills or learned new ones?

Answer: It could be as easy as taking a short course or two to stay updated in your current field.

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.

How many of the following situations apply to you:

Don’t have the time for a full semester college course?

Is the nearest class clear across town at rush hour?

Do your educational needs run more toward “Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing” instead of “Introduction to Business”?

Do you count decibels (dBs) more often than dollars ($)?

Is the radar equation more familiar to you than one for amortized interest rates?

You think satellites are sexy, not Lady Gaga?

If one or more of situations apply to you, why not take a short course instead?

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 systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

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. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

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.

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.


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Are Your Soft Skills Hard on Your Career?

Even He Can't Do It Alone

 

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“Soft Skills” May Help You Get or Keep a Job

In a 2008 survey of more than 2,000 businesses in the state of Washington, employers said entry-level workers in a variety of professions were lacking in several areas, including problem solving, conflict resolution and critical observation.

You’ll likely see these “soft skills” in job descriptions, after demands for technical qualifications. Employment experts agree that tech skills may get you an interview, but these soft skills will get you the job and keep it.

Since 1984, ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. Some of our courses cover these “soft skills” as well.

One of these “soft skills” is teamwork. Forming and leading teams is critical to becoming a successful leader. Successful leaders learn good team formation skills teamwork is a keystone of effective projects. Some of our teamwork related courses are summarized below.

ATI PROJECT DOMINANCE COURSE

This two-day course is designed for engineers, scientists and managers who work in the projects domain on complex systems. Students will learn how to build a cancellation-resistant project, how to form and lead a world-class project team and how to lead the entire effort to a successful conclusion. Cross-discipline and inter-generational techniques are taught and key topics are reinforced with small-team exercises. Attendees are given the Meyers-Briggs© assessment – many discover mismatches in temperament and assignment. All learn how to be much more effective on Project Teams.

ATI’S PROJECT MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW AND LEADERSHIP COURSE

This class is an introductory class to the Project Management discipline. It includes the basics of Project Management as well as Leadership as it pertains to Project Management. This course is intended for project managers and team leaders who need a good foundation for further study in Project Management. There are no prerequisites for this course.

ATI’S FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE

Today’s complex systems present difficult challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft to environmental and electronic control systems, development teams must face the challenges with an arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are more complex, and systems operate in much closer relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach to the overall design.

This three-day workshop presents the fundamentals of project management approach to solving complex problems.

What you will learn:

• How to prepare a sound plan for your project and maximize your probability of success

• How to achieve Buy-In from the people who will perform the work on the project

• How to deal with conflict and also to use it to the advantage of your project

• Techniques for monitoring and controlling the outcome of your project

• Effective approaches to managing multiple projects

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.


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Every Spring, the Pros Get Back to the Fundamentals, Do You?

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Spring into Fundamentals with a Short Course from the Applied Technology Institute (ATI)

Do you return to the fundamentals of your profession once a year like professional baseball players do?

Dictionary.com defines fundamental as: “a basic principle, rule, law, or the like, that serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part: to master the fundamentals of a trade”.

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. Some ATI short courses are designed to reinforce fundamental professional knowledge.

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 while keeping necessary skills 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 intricate systems. You will also become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

The three courses below emphasize the fundamentals. They are all offered soon or they can be scheduled at your facility. Please see our website for more information.

ATI’S FUNDAMENTALS OF RF TECHNOLOGY COURSE

This two-day course is designed for engineers that are non specialists in Radio Frequency (RF) engineering, but are involved in the design or analysis of communication systems including digital designers, managers, procurement engineers, etc. The course emphasizes RF fundamentals in terms of physical principles behavioral concepts permitting the student to quickly gain an intuitive understanding of the subject with minimal mathematical complexity. These principles are illustrated using modern examples of wireless components such as Bluetooth, Cell Phone and Paging, and 802.11 Data Communications Systems.

What You Will Learn:

• How to recognize the physical properties that make RF circuits and systems unique

• What the important parameters are that characterize RF circuits

• How to interpret RF Engineering performance data

• What the considerations are in combining RF circuits into systems

• How to evaluate RF Engineering risks such as instabilities, noise, and interference, etc.

• How performance assessments can be enhanced with basic engineering tools

ATI’S FUNDAMENTALS OF SONAR AND TARGET MOTION ANALYSIS COURSE

This three-day course is designed for SONAR systems engineers, combat systems engineers, undersea warfare professionals, and managers who wish to enhance their understanding of this discipline or become familiar with the “big picture” if they work outside of the discipline. Each topic is illustrated by worked numerical examples, using simulated or experimental data for actual undersea acoustic situations and geometries.

From this course you will obtain the knowledge and ability to perform basic SONAR and USW systems engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, and understand the literature.

What You Will Learn:

• What are of the various types of SONAR systems in use on Naval platforms today?

• What are the major principles governing their design and operation?

• How is the data produced by these systems used operationally to conduct Target Motion Analysis and USW?

• What are the typical commercial and scientific uses of SONAR and how do these relate to military use?

• What are the other military uses of SONAR systems (i.e. those NOT used to support Target Motion Analysis)?

• What are the major cost drivers for undersea acoustic systems?

From this course you will obtain the knowledge, skill and ability to configure a communications payload based on its service requirements and technical features. You will understand the engineering processes and device characteristics that determine how the payload is put together and operates in a state-of-the-art telecommunications system to meet user needs.

ATI’S FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING COURSE

Today’s complex systems present difficult challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft to environmental and electronic control systems, development teams must face the challenges with an arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are more complex, and systems operate in much closer relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach to the overall design.

This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals of a systems engineering approach to solving complex problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as the process definitions that make up systems engineering. The model presented is a research-proven combination of the best existing standards. Participants in this workshop practice the processes on a realistic system development.

You Should Attend This Workshop If You Are:

• Working in any sort of system development

• Project leader or key member in a product development team

• Looking for practical methods to use today

This Course is Aimed at:

• Project leaders,

• Technical team leaders,

• Design engineers, and

• Others participating in system development

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 the Instructors and ATI

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.

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.

Times, Dates, and Locations

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


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Top Five ATI YouTube Videos for 2010

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ATI specializes in short course technical training

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

Our website (ATI Courses) contains many online tutorials on technical topics. For example, hyper-spectral (& multi-spectral) imaging, radar, space communications, Rockets 101, GPS and along with even more subjects are covered. Check it out for yourself here

ATI Top YouTube Videos for 2010

The five videos below were our most viewed offerings on YouTube in 2010.

SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING COURSE VIDEO

This three-day course is designed for satellite communications engineers, spacecraft engineers, and managers who want to obtain an understanding of the “big picture” of satellite communications. Each topic is illustrated by detailed worked numerical examples, using published data for actual satellite communications systems. The course is technically oriented and includes mathematical derivations of the fundamental equations. It will enable the participants to perform their own satellite link budget calculations. The course will especially appeal to those whose objective is to develop quantitative computational skills in addition to obtaining a qualitative familiarity with the basic concepts.

For more information see Satellite Communications Systems Engineering Course

Or see a slide sampler for the Satellite Communications Systems Engineering Course

FUNDAMENTALS OF RADAR TECHNOLOGY SHORT COURSE VIDEO

A three-day course covering the basics of radar, taught in a manner for true understanding of the fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. 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, and the control and interface apparatus – covering in each the underlying principle and componentry. A few simple exercises reinforce the student’s understanding. Both surface-based and airborne radars are addressed.

For more information, please see ATI’s Fundamentals of Radar course.

ATI RADAR SIGNAL ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING USING MATLAB VIDEO

This three-day course develops the technical background needed to predict and understand the factors controlling the performance of radar systems including anti-clutter and anti-jamming signal processing techniques. The course introduces the fundamental concepts and properties of various techniques without the necessity of a detailed analytic background.

For more information, please see ATI’s Radar Signal Analysis and Processing using MATLAB course.

MULTI-TARGET TRACKING AND MULTI-SENSOR DATA FUSION SHORT COURSE VIDEO

The objective of this course is to introduce engineers, scientists, managers, and military operations personnel to the fields of radar tracking, data fusion and to the key technologies which are available today for application to this field. The course is designed to be rigorous where appropriate, while remaining accessible to students without a specific scientific background in this field. The course will start from the fundamentals and move to advanced concepts. This course will identify and characterize the principal components of typical tracking systems. A variety of techniques for addressing different aspects of the tracking data fusion problem will be described. For example, different techniques are required for the assimilation of “time-late” data than those used for “real-time” data. Real world examples of data fusion systems used by both the Navy and the Marines will be presented and discussed. This course will also use specific illustrative examples to show the tradeoffs and systems issues between the applications of different techniques.

For more information, please see ATI’s Multi-Target Tracking and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion course.

GPS TECHNOLOGY COURSE VIDEO

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a vital national resource. Over the past thirty years it has made the transition from concept to reality, representing today an operational system on which the entire world has become dependent. To learn more about GPS, check out one of our courses below.

Nearly every military vehicle and every satellite that flies into space uses the GPS to fix its position. In this popular four-day short course, GPS expert Tom Logsdon will describe in detail how those precise radionavigation systems work and review the many practical benefits they provide to military and civilian users in space and around the globe.

Each student will receive a new personal GPS Navigator with a multi-channel capability. Through practical demonstration you will learn how the receiver works, how to operate it in various situations, and how to interpret the positioning solutions it provides.

For more information, please see ATI’s GPS Technology course.

Or see ATI’s GPS Technology Technical Training Short Course Sampler

Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes

Determine for yourself the value of these or our other 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. To see the complete course listing from ATI, click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Please visit our website for more valuable information.

About ATI and the Instructors

Since 1984, 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 courses provide you 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.

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 also become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.

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.


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