Applied Technology Institute (ATI)

Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has specialized in short course technical training in satellite communications, space, defense, radar, sonar & acoustics, signal processing, and specialized engineering / systems engineering since 1984. We provide open enrollment offerings and on-sites. Our clients include DOD, government agencies, military, government and military contractors, technical industries, NASA facilities, and aerospace contractors.

ATI is offering new On-Demand Video courses.  To register for online classes, visit the On-Demand classes.

Watch the Demo of our System Engineering Fundamentals On-Demand course.

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Don’t miss our BLOGS!   A new one is regularly posted with interesting and relevant information.

April 22, 2024

New Blog:  Becoming An Effective Speaker – ATI Courses

One might think that knowing how to speak publicly, live or in-person, is intuitive, and that anyone can figure out how to do it without guidance. A quality course on Public Speaking is an effective way to improve your skill in this art better, and more quickly.  Technical Presentation Skills for Scientists and Engineers is a one-day short-course, a hands-on workshop that covers all the skills necessary to create, practice, and deliver successful technical presentations.  As this workshop is offered live, but in a virtual environment, it will stress the important skill of delivering presentations in a virtual environment.  A free WEBEX preview of this ATI course is offered in May, and the full ATI workshop is offered in June.  Details on both the free preview, and the full workshop can be found at Technical Presentation Skills For Scientists and Engineers – Free WEBEX and Full Workshop .

April 3, 2024

Solar Eclipse on April 8 – ATI Courses

So, where is the best place to see the April 8 solar eclipse?  There are some good viewing places that many people may not even think about.  If you are lucky enough to be onboard the ISS, you will get a good show.  And, while you are watching the eclipse (with eye protection, of course ), satellites will be recording the event for our post-eclipse viewing pleasure.  Have fun on April 8; there is so much to think about while viewing this event.

March 27, 2024

Satellite 2024 Last Week and The Space Symposium Is Next – ATI Courses

Applied Technology Institute is always looking for new clients, and we are always looking for new Instructors to teach their courses for us.  One of the ways that ATI accomplishes these goals is to attend Space Related Conferences.  We will be at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs during the week of April 8.  We would love to talk to you while we are there.  Call us at 619-573-0192 and we would be happy to arrange a time and place to talk while at the Symposium.

March 5, 2024

Cleaning Up Space – ATI Courses

Space has a lot of debris in it, and that debris creates hazards for Space Operations.  Astroscale has an ambitious plan to tackle this problem, and their ongoing mission has been a success story.    Astroscale and ATI will both be at the upcoming Satellite 2024 Conference in Washington DC.  ATI would be happy to meet with you there to discuss your companies’ Training needs.  Email bob at to schedule a chat with us.  


Methods of delivery

  • Open Enrollment / Schedule – If the course you are looking for is not on the Schedule, visit the COURSES page and “Register your interest now” or Contact Deb Bell at
  • Custom Course (On-Sites) ATI maintains our commitment to customizing our courses to your needs when you have 10 or more students for a class.   With prior arrangement, the Custom course offers you flexibility in date, time of class, duration (3 full days or 6 half-days, for example) and whether you want the course as-is or customized to best suit your group’s interests and goals. Also, on a case-by-case basis, we may be able to hold courses at your facility.  Depending on the number of students, you can realize a significant savings. Please contact Lisa Badart at 410-227-1284 or with any questions.

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Here are some of our upcoming courses. Visit our ATI Schedule.

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Upcoming Free short sessions

Technical Presentation Skills, For Scientists and Engineers – Free short session – May 6, 2024 – Frank DiBartolomeo GTR

Upcoming courses



Technical Presentation Skills, For Scientists and Engineers – Free short session – May 6, 2024 – Frank DiBartolomeo

Antenna and Array Fundamentals – May 7-9, 2024 – Steven Weiss

Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance – May 7-9, 2024 – Paul Zarchan GTR

Design for EMC – May 14-16, 2024 – Daryl Gerke

Passive and Active Sonar – Fundamentals – May 14-16, 2024 – Harold (Bud) Vincent GTR

Designing Wireless Sensor Solutions for Tactical ISR – May 21-23, 2024 – Timothy Cole

Space Missions Fundamentals – May 21-23, 2024 – Mike Gruntman

Wireless Communications and Spread Spectrum Design – May 28-20, 2024 – Scott Bullock


 Link 16 with Network Enabled Weapons – June 3-5, 2024 – Patrick Pierson

EMI / EMC in Military Systems – June 4-6, 2024 – Daryl Gerke

Electronic Warfare 101 – June 10-14, 2024 – David Adamy

Military Standard 810 Testing – June 17-20, 2024 – Steve Brenner

Sonar Signal Processing – June 18-20, 2024 – Bruce Newhall, Scott Hayek

Technical Presentation Skills, For Scientists and Engineers – June 26, 2024 – Frank DiBartolomeo



ATI is hiring instructors

ATI is looking for instructors – Are you a subject matter expert willing to prepare and present a course in satellite communications, space, defense, radar, sonar & acoustics, signal processing, or systems engineering?  Do you know someone  outstanding in any of these areas who may want to teach? ATI prides itself in having industry leaders as our instructors and we are looking for new ones. If you have interest or a referral contact Bob McLeod at 410 428 9919 or via email at