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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Posted February 2, 2024

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning – ATI Courses

What is Deep Learning?  Deep Learning is Machine Learning on Steroids.  Machine Learning requires varying levels of human interaction, but Deep Learning does not.  With Deep Learning, there is a constant focus on improvement and flexibility by using Algorithms which duplicate the thinking of the human brain, and thus do not require the constant supervision of a human.  If you would like to learn more about how Deep Learning can be applied to your work in Defense and Security, please consider taking the ATI short course entitled Deep Learning Architectures for Defense & Security.  You can learn more about this course, and register for it, here.

Posted January 25, 2024

UAVs, A Technology Ripe For Innovative Thinking – ATI Courses

Military and commercial use of UAVs is growing rapidly.  Scientists and Engineers have an opportunity to innovate and come up with new UAV applications, both on the battlefield, and in our own backyards.   If that interests you, ATI is here to help.  Consider enrolling in ATI’s upcoming course Unmanned Air Vehicle Design.  You can learn more about this course, and register to attend by visiting here.


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.

Upcoming Free short sessions

Project Management Fundamentals – (PMF) – Free short session – David Snider

Modeling & Simulation in the Systems Engineering Process – Free Short Session – March 4, 2024 – James Coolahan

Upcoming courses

February 2024

 Model-Based Systems Engineering – February 6-8, 2024 –  Sean McGervey

Satellite Communications Design and Engineering – February 6-8, 2024- Robert Summers

Spacecraft Thermal Control – February 6 & 7, 2024 – Carol Mosier

Space Electronic Warfare – February 12-16, 2024 – Dave Adamy

Applied Test and Evaluation – February 13-15, 2024 – William Fournier

Structural Test Design and Interpretation for Aerospace (STDI) – February 13 – 15, 2024 – Tom Sarafin

Random Vibration & Shock Testing – Fundamentals – (held in San Jose, CA) February 13-15, 2024 – Steve Brenner

Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements with Underwater Applications – February 19-22, 2024 – Alan Stuart

Unmanned Air Vehicle Design – February 20-22, 2024 – Paul Gelhausen

Antenna and Array Fundamentals – February 20-22, 2024 – Steven Weiss

Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion – February 20-22, 2024 – Stanley Silberman Moved to April 2-4, 2024


Modeling & Simulation in the Systems Engineering Process – Free Short Session – March 4, 2024 – James Coolahan

Electronic Warfare Against the New Threat Environment – March 4-6, 2024 – David Adamy

Rockets & Missiles Fundamentals – March 5-7, 2024 – Daniel Moser

Project Management Fundamentals ( PMF) – March 5 & 6, 2024 – Dave Snider

Tailoring Systems Engineering for Risk, Issues, and Opportunities – March 7, 2024 – Bill Fournier

Sonar Signal Processing – 12-14, 2024 – Bruce Newhall & Scott Hayek

New Directions in Remote Sensing – March 12-14, 2024 – Scott Madry

Deep Learning Architectures for Defense- and Security – March 12-14, 2024 – Nasser M. Nasrabadi

Sonobuoy Technology for Air ASW and Beyond – March 19-20, 2024 – Seibert Murphy

Nuclear Weapons and Strategic Deterrence – March 19 & 20, 2024 – Jonathan Bierce

Space Mission Structures , from Concept to Launch (SMS) – March 26-28, 2024 –Tom Sarafin




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