ATI Announces Two New Wireless Courses

  Do You Know Your Way Around  EMC for a Wireless Sensor Network? The concept of low-cost sensors, structured into a large network to provide extreme fidelity offers an extensive capability over a large-scale system to implement a myriad of applications including: smart building installation, process control, asset tracking, military operations and C4I applications. In […]
 
Wireless Sensor Networks Rely on Radio Frequency (RF) Communications
Do You Know Your Way Around  EMC for a Wireless Sensor Network?
The concept of low-cost sensors, structured into a large network to provide extreme fidelity offers an extensive capability over a large-scale system to implement a myriad of applications including: smart building installation, process control, asset tracking, military operations and C4I applications. In order for these and other wireless systems to efficiently use the radio frequency (RF) spectrum, engineers and technicians responsible for the planning, design, development, installation and operation of must have a methodology for achieving electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Careful application of these techniques at appropriate stages in the wireless system life cycle will ensure wireless systems that are free from electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems
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 topics in a short time. You will also become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues
How many of the following situations apply to you: • Do your educational needs run more toward “Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing” instead of “Introduction to Business”? • Do you count decibels (dBs) or dollars ($)? • Are bit error rates more familiar to you than interest rates? • Don’t have time for a full semester course? • Is the “nearest campus” all the way across town at rush hour? 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 customers. 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. DESIGNING WIRELESS SYSTEMS FOR EMC This three day course provides a methodology for using electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis techniques and tools for planning, designing, installing and operating wireless systems that are free from electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems. Careful application of these techniques at appropriate stages in the wireless system life cycle will ensure EMC without either the wasteful expense of over-engineering or the uncertainties of under-engineering. This course discusses the basic EMI problems and describes the role and importance of analysis in achieving EMC. It introduces the student to the basic EMC analysis techniques. The EMI interactions that can occur between a transmitter and a receiver are identified and analysis techniques and tools that may be used in the planning, design, development, installation and operation of wireless systems that are free of EMI are provided. The course is specifically directed toward EMI signals that are generated by potentially interfering transmitters, propagated and received via antennas and cause EMI in RF receivers. Mathematical models for the overall transmitter receiver EMI interactions and the EMI characteristics of transmitters, receivers, antennas, propagation and system performance are presented. WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKING This four day course is designed for remote sensing engineers, process control architects, security system engineers, instrumentation designers, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) developers, and program managers who wish to enhance their understanding of ad hoc wireless sensor networks (WSN) and how to design, develop, and implement these netted sensors to solve a myriad of applications including: smart building installation, process control, asset tracking, military operations and C4I applications, as well as energy monitoring. The concept of low-cost sensors, structured into a large network to provide extreme fidelity with an extensive capability over a large-scale system is described in detail using technologies derived from robust radio-stacked microcontrollers, cellular logic, service orientated architecture (SOA) based systems, and adroit insertion of adaptive, and changeable, middleware.


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ATI Releases Grounding & Shielding for EMC Technical Training Short Course Sampler

On March 15, 2011 ATI released Grounding & Shielding for EMC technical training short course sampler. ATI’s Grounding and Shielding for EMC Technical Training Short Course Sampler This three-day course is designed for technicians, operators, and engineers who need an understanding of all facets of grounding and shielding at the circuit, PCB, box or equipment […]
On March 15, 2011 ATI released Grounding & Shielding for EMC technical training short course sampler.
ATI’s Grounding and Shielding for EMC Technical Training Short Course Sampler
    This three-day course is designed for technicians, operators, and engineers who need an understanding of all facets of grounding and shielding at the circuit, PCB, box or equipment level, cable-interconnected boxes (subsystem), system and building, facilities or vehicle levels. The course offers a discussion of the qualitative techniques for EMI control through grounding and shielding at all levels. It provides for selection of EMI suppression methods via math modeling and graphics of grounding and shielding parameters.Our instructor will use computer software to provide real world examples and case histories. The computer software simulates and demonstrates various concepts and helps bridge the gap between theory and the real world. The computer software will be made available to the attendees. One of the computer programs is used to design interconnecting equipments. This program demonstrates the impact of various grounding schemes and different “fixes” that are applied. Another computer program is used to design a shielded enclosure. The program considers the box material; seams and gaskets; cooling and viewing apertures; and various “fixes” that may be used for aperture protection. . There are also hardware demonstrations of the effect of various compromises and resulting “fixes” on the shielding effectiveness of an enclosure. The compromises that are demonstrated are seam leakage, and a conductor penetrating the enclosure. The hardware demonstrations also include incorporating various “fixes” and illustrating their impact.
The course is scheduled to be presented on April 26-28, 2011 in Columbia, MD. Register here.


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