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 on September 26, 2022

Software-defined radio (SDR) is a communication system where components that have been traditionally implemented in analog hardware are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer.  It is an up-and-coming area which all of us should be aware of.  If you are an engineer who has a working knowledge of C++ and Python in Linux, then maybe you would want to learn about how to build Software Defined Radios.  ATI is offering Software Defined Radio; Practical Applications in October 2022. Learn more about the class, and register for it at

Posted on August 2, 2022

Business Management for Scientists and Engineers – 

ATI will be offering a new course, “Business Management for Scientists and Engineers” in the near future.  This will be a great introduction to how Business is managed in the Engineering World where your company lives.  After taking this course, you will probably want to supplement your knowledge with a course more specific to your own company.  If your company does not offer such training, let us know, and we will see if we can help by having our instructor work with your company to design such a course.  Understanding Business Management is critical for Scientists and Engineers.

For information on the full Business Management for Scientists and Engineers course September 21 & 22, 2022 follow this link

Methods of delivery

  • Open Enrollment / Schedule
  • 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

Cybersecurity Foundations course – Free short session – October 7, 2022 Julie Tarr

Upcoming courses

AESA Radar Systems and Their Applications – 27 – 29 – Sept – 2022 – John J Santapietro


Satellite Communications Systems – Advanced – 4-6 Oct, 2022 – Christopher Hoeber

Random Vibration & Shock Testing – Fundamentals – 4-6 Oct, 2022 – Steve Brenner

Cybersecurity Foundations course – Free short session – 7 Oct, 2022 – Julie Tarr

Sonar & Target Motion Analysis – Fundamentals 11-13 Oct, 2022 – Harold (Bud) Vincent

Systems of Systems – 12-13 Oct, 2022 – Bill Fournier

Military Standard 810 Testing – 17-18 Oct 2022 – Steve Brenner (Boxborough MA)

Software Defined Radio: Practical Applications – 19-20 Oct, 2022 – Daniel Chew

21st Century Electronic Warfare -18-20 Oct, 2022 – Clayton Stewart

Deep Learning Architectures for Defense and Security – 25-27 Oct, 2022 – Nasser M. Nasrabadi


EMI / EMC in Military Systems – 1-3 Nov, 2022 – Daryl Gerke

Cybersecurity Foundations – 1-3 Nov, 2022 – Julie Tarr

Structural Test Design and Interpretation for Aerospace (STDI)  – 8-10 Nov,-2022 – Tom Sarafin

Satellite Communications Design and Engineering – 15-17 Nov-2022 – Robert Summers

Vibration Testing of Small Satellites (VTSS) – 15-16 Nov, 2022 – Tom Sarafin

Certified Systems Engineering Professional – CSEP Preparation – 15-17 Nov, 2022 – William Fournier

Notching and Force Limiting Workshop (NFLW) 17-Nov-2022 – Tom Sarafin

Earth Station and Terminal Design – 21-13 – Nov-2022 – Bruce Elbert

Structural Design and Analysis for Aerospace Engineers (SDA) – 29-Nov-Dec 1, 2022 – Tom Sarafin

ATI is hiring instructors

ATI is hiring 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?  Or do you know someone who stands out in the industry as a leader in these areas who may want to teach? ATI prides itself in having industry leaders as our instructors and we are looking for new ones in these areas. Anyone who would like to learn more about this opportunity should reach out to Bob McLeod at 410 428 9919 or via email at