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.

Posted May 30, 2023

Technical Training is More Valuable Than Baseball – ATI Courses

This blog shows that statistics indicate that the benefits of technical training are felt by the employee, the management, and the company itself.  A quality training program improves the morale and productivity of the employee, makes the employee more professionally satisfied with their job, helps job retention, improves the quality of the product that the company produces, and saves the company money.  Technical Training is a winning proposition for everyone.  Applied Technology Institute is here to provide Technical Training for your scientists and engineers.  We can be found at

Posted May 22, 2023

Space and Ocean Exploration – ATI Courses

Mankind needs to be exploring both the Space above us, and the Sea around us.    If you want to learn more about physical oceanography, please consider attending the free ATI promotional webinar, or the full Applied Physical Oceanography course, or both.  Information about both can be found in this blog posting.

Posted May 4, 2023

Deterrence – ATI Courses

Strategic deterrence is operationalizing the art of influencing someone to NOT take a grievously severe action such as using nuclear weapons against another country.  If you’d like to learn more about this subject, consider taking the upcoming new ATI course, Nuclear Weapons and Strategic Deterrence.   Over two days the course will cover the physics, technology and operations of strategic nuclear weapons.  To learn more about this course, and to register, please go here.

Posted April 26, 2023

Mission Excitement Leads to Disappointment – ATI Courses

Today’s loss of the Japanese Lunar Lander is a brutal reminder of how harsh the space environment can be.  To learn more about how adverse interactions between the space environment and a spacecraft may lead to a degradation of spacecraft subsystem performance and possibly even loss of the spacecraft itself, consider enrolling in the upcoming 2-day ATI course Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design.  You can learn more about the course, and register for it here.

Posted April 11, 2023

ATI Wants To Talk To You at the Space Symposium Next Week – ATI Courses

Posted April 6, 2023

Is Cyberspace Vulnerable? – ATI Courses

ATI is offering a new course called Cyberspace Operations – Homeland Defense and Security.  This course will be taught by Ben Leitzel (Colonel, USAF Retired) who recently retired from the United States Army War College where he was an Assistant Professor, Chief of the Cyberspace Division, and Chair of the Cyberspace Working Group.  The two-day course will focus on analysis of vulnerabilities and threats to the U.S. Critical Infrastructure; whole of government cyberspace responses to threats; and protection and defense of the homeland.  Don’t miss this opportunity.  Learn more about the class, and register here, but don’t delay, as the course is only weeks away.

Posted March 30, 2023

Explosives Technology & Modeling – ATI Courses

The destructive nature of explosives makes them something that we normally associate with wartime offensive operations, but there are civil uses of explosives also.  Regardless of the reason you may be using explosives, you would need a firm grasp on the current state of explosives and blast waves.  This course will provide an overview of what you need to know, and, it will be a blast!

Posted March 21, 2023

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Posted March 9, 2023

Nuclear Weapons and Strategic Deterrence – ATI Courses

Although “Strategic Deterrence” has always been something of concern to the world superpowers, the way in which it is performed has changed dramatically as the available weaponry has advanced.  The advent of Nuclear Weapons caused a shift in how Deterrence is implemented, and future advances in weaponry will as well.  This course will look at how Nuclear Weapons have impacted Strategic Deterrence policies, and will examine what deterrence may look like in the future.  Please join us for a one-hour Free Session in March, or the full Nuclear Weapons and Strategic Deterrence  course in June, or both.


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

Applied Physical Oceanography Free short Session – June 9, 2023 – David Porter

Sonar Principles and ASW Analysis – July 14, 2023 – Nicholas C. Nicholas

Upcoming courses


Multi-Target Tracking & Multi-Sensor Data Fusion – June 6-8, 2023 –

Stanley Silberman

Antenna and Array Fundamentals – June 13-15, 2023 – Steven Weiss

Nuclear Weapons and Strategic Deterrence – June 20 & 21, 2023 – Jonathan C. Bierce

Sonar Signal Processing – June 27-29, 2023 – Bruce Newhall, Scott Hayek

Electronic Protection and Electronic Attack – June 27-29, 2023 – Clayton Stewart


Military Standard 810 Testing – July 10-12, 2023 – Steve Brenner

Sonar Principles and ASW Analysis Free short session – July 14, 2023 – Nicholas C. Nicholas

Applied Physical Oceanography – July 18 & 19 ,2023 – David Porter

Kalman, H-Infinity, and Nonlinear Estimation Approaches – July 18-20, 2023 – Stanley Silberman

Astropolitics – July 25-27, 2023 – Eligar Sadeh


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