ATI's Remote Sensing Satellites course.
This course is for those who need to understand new trends in remote
sensing for smaller, cheaper, easier-to-launch satellite systems. Emphasis
is on down-size sensors and spacecraft for small launchers like Pegasus
or Taurus. The course starts with basic concepts of passive and active
sensing. The pros and cons of various orbits and the launch and propulsion
techniques to attain them are explained. Typical sensor designs, operational
features, and constraints are discussed for low-cost, low-weight LANDSAT-type
sensors. Data storage and transmission factors as cost drivers are discussed.
Small spacecraft platform design choices are explained with illustrative
examples for structure, power, thermal, data communications, attitude control,
and propulsion subsystems; emphasizing miniaturization and commercial methods.
The all-important issue of sensor ground data processing is also covered.
The course concludes with a description of current US and foreign systems
and newer initiatives.
This course is presented by top experts in satellite remote sensing
systems, with many years of hands-on experience. It is recommended for
management and technical people who wish to enhance their understanding
of engineering concepts and applications of remote sensing systems and
the economics of new technologies to produce smaller satellites and sensors.
Dr. Scott Madry is president of Informatics International, Inc., an international consulting firm in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Madry has been involved in remote sensing and GIS applications for over 20 years and has conducted a variety of research and application projects in Europe, Africa, and North America. He has given over 125 short courses and seminars in over 25 countries. He is a Research Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the Faculty of The International Space University.
Marvin Maxwell has over 20 years in spacecraft systems and instrument
development while at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He was directly
involved in supporting the development of the AVHRR, Multispectral Scanner,
Thematic Mapper, and the GOES I-M Imager and Sounder. He provided the
instrument expertise which developed the MODIS requirements.
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Tuition for this three-day course is $1290 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.