Top Five ATI Technical Short Courses for 2010

Applied Technology Institute (ATI)   Video Clip: Click to Watch   ATI specializes in short course technical training  Since 1984, ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. ATI short courses are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date.  Our courses provide you […]

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ATI specializes in short course technical training 

Since 1984, ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. ATI short courses are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date.  Our courses provide you 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 such complex systems.  Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex systems in a short time. You will also become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues.  The five courses highlighted below were our most popular offerings in 2010. To see the complete course listing from ATI, click on the links at the bottom of the page.  SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING COURSE  This three-day course is designed for satellite communications engineers, spacecraft engineers, and managers who want to obtain an understanding of the “big picture” of satellite communications. Each topic is illustrated by detailed worked numerical examples, using published data for actual satellite communications systems. The course is technically oriented and includes mathematical derivations of the fundamental equations. It will enable the participants to perform their own satellite link budget calculations. The course will especially appeal to those whose objective is to develop quantitative computational skills in addition to obtaining a qualitative familiarity with the basic concepts.  See a sample of the Satellite Communications Systems Engineering Course on YouTube  See a slide sampler for the Satellite Communications Systems Engineering Course  ANTENNA AND ANTENNA ARRAY FUNDAMENTALS  This three-day course teaches the basics of antenna and antenna array theory. Fundamental concepts such as beam patterns, radiation resistance, polarization, gain/directivity, aperture size, reciprocity, and matching techniques are presented. Different types of antennas such as dipole, loop, patch, horn, dish, and helical antennas are discussed and compared and contrasted from a performance – applications standpoint. The locations of the reactive near-field, radiating near-field (Fresnel region), and far-field (Fraunhofer region) are described and the Friis transmission formula is presented with worked examples. Propagation effects are presented. Antenna arrays are discussed, and array factors for different types of distributions (e.g., uniform, binomial, and Tschebyscheff arrays) are analyzed giving insight to sidelobe levels, null locations, and beam broadening (as the array scans from broadside.) The end-fire condition is discussed. Beam steering is described using phase shifters and true-time delay devices. Problems such as grating lobes, beam squint, quantization errors, and scan blindness are presented. Antenna systems (transmit/receive) with active amplifiers are introduced. Finally, measurement techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers are outlined. The textbook, Antenna Theory, Analysis & Design, is included as well as a comprehensive set of course notes.  What You Will Learn:  • Basic antenna concepts that pertain to all antennas and antenna arrays.  • The appropriate antenna for your application.  • Factors that affect antenna array designs and antenna systems.  • Measurement techniques commonly used in anechoic chambers.  CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL (CSEP) PREPARATION COURSE  This two-day course walks through the Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) requirements and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Handbook to cover all topics that might be on the CSEP exam. Interactive work, study plans, and sample examination questions help you to prepare effectively for the exam. Participants leave the course with solid knowledge, a hard copy of the INCOSE Handbook, study plans, and a sample examination.  The INCOSE CSEP rating is a useful and coveted milestone in the career of a systems engineer, demonstrating knowledge, education and experience that is of high value to systems organizations. The certification requires passing an extensive examination based on the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook v3.2. This course provides you with the detailed knowledge and practice that you need to pass the CSEP examination.  See CSEP Slide Samples or see a sample of the CSEP Preparation Course on YouTube  GPS TECHNOLOGY COURSE  Nearly every military vehicle and every satellite that flies into space uses the GPS to fix its position. In this popular four-day short course, GPS expert Tom Logsdon will describe in detail how those precise radionavigation systems work and review the many practical benefits they provide to military and civilian users in space and around the globe.  Each student will receive a new personal GPS Navigator with a multi-channel capability. Through practical demonstration you will learn how the receiver works, how to operate it in various situations, and how to interpret the positioning solutions it provides.  See GPS Technology Slide Samples or see a sample of the GPS Technology Course on YouTube.  PRACTICAL STATISTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING – USING MATLAB  This four day course covers signal processing systems for radar, sonar, communications, speech, imaging and other applications based on state-of-the-art computer algorithms. These algorithms include important tasks such as data simulation, parameter estimation, filtering, interpolation, detection, spectral analysis, beamforming, classification, and tracking. Until now these algorithms could only be learned by reading the latest technical journals. This course will take the mystery out of these designs by introducing the algorithms with a minimum of mathematics and illustrating the key ideas via numerous examples using MATLAB.  Designed for engineers, scientists, and other professionals who wish to study the practice of statistical signal processing without the headaches, this course will make extensive use of hands-on MATLAB implementations and demonstrations. Attendees will receive a suite of software source code and are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow along with the demonstrations.  Each participant will receive two books, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Volumes I and II by instructor Dr. Kay. A complete set of notes and a suite of MATLAB m-files will be distributed in source format for direct use or modification by the user.  Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes  Determine for yourself the value of these or our other courses before you sign up. See our samples (See Slide Samples) on some of our courses.  Or check out the new ATI channel on YouTube.  After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information.  About ATI and the Instructors  Our mission here at the ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses.  ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology.  Times, Dates, and Locations  For the times, dates and locations of all of our short courses, please access the links below.  Sincerely,  The ATI Courses Team  P.S. Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at www.ATIcourses.com. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com. 

 

Do You Know Enough about Antennas to build one from Scratch?

“Haystack” Antenna Video Clip: Click to Watch ATI has Short Courses Where You can Play with Antennas The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) provides leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. ATI short courses are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date. Our courses provide a […]
“Haystack” Antenna
“Haystack” Antenna
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ATI has Short Courses Where You can Play with Antennas
The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) provides leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. ATI short courses 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 design, construction and testing of complex radar, microwave and satellite antenna systems and sub-systems. Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex systems in a short time. Antenna Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes Several antenna related courses are available in 2011: • Antenna Fundamentals – One Day Overview course • Antenna and Antenna Array Fundamentals course • Microwave Antenna Systems & Design course Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up. See our samples (See Slide Samples) on some of our courses. Or check out the new ATI channel on YouTube. After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues. Please visit our website for more valuable information. About the Instructors and ATI ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology. Our mission here ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. Times, Dates, and Locations For the times, dates and locations of all of our short courses, please access the links below. Sincerely, The ATI Courses Team P.S. Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at www.ATIcourses.com. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com.

Why Not a Short Technical Course for Your New Years Resolution?

ATI Short Courses Rock! Video Clip: Click to Watch Why Not Make Yourself a New Year’s Resolution which is Easy to Keep? Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping New Year’s resolutions is hard. It doesn’t have to be hard. While we can’t help you take those holiday pounds off, or reduce your holi-“daze” bills, we […]
ATI Short Courses Rock!
ATI Short Courses Rock!
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Why Not Make Yourself a New Year’s Resolution which is Easy to Keep?
Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping New Year’s resolutions is hard. It doesn’t have to be hard. While we can’t help you take those holiday pounds off, or reduce your holi-“daze” bills, we can help improve your career by keeping your professional knowledge up-to-date. Our short courses provide a clear understanding of fundamental principles and give you a better working knowledge of current technology and applications. Since 1984, Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. ATI is the leading technical training organization specializing in short courses in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. Any ATI course can be customized and presented On Site at your location. To make it easy to keep this New Year’s resolution, you can contact ATI in any one of five easy ways: • Call toll free at 1-888-501-2100 • Visit us on the web at aticourses.com • Send an email to ati@ATIcourses.com • See the exclusive ATI channel on YouTube at ATI on YouTube • Fax us your completed registration at 410-956-5785 ATI short courses 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 such complex systems. Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues. Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up. See our samples (See Slide Samples) on some of our courses. Or check out the new ATI channel on YouTube. After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information. About ATI and Our Instructors Our mission here at the ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology. Times, Dates and Locations For the times, dates and locations of all of our technical short courses, please access the links below. Sincerely, The ATI Courses Team P.S Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at www.ATIcourses.com. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com.
Mark N. Lewellen
Consultant/Instructor
Washington, DC
240-882-1234

Don’t be a S.H.E.E.P in 2011

Are you part of the herd? Video Clip: Click to Watch ATI short technical courses provide concise, practical answers to put you ahead of the pack Do you want your profession to stagnate next year? Or would a short technical course advance your career? Instead of doing the same thing, why not try something new? Technical […]
Are you part of the herd?
Are you part of the herd?
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ATI short technical courses provide concise, practical answers to put you ahead of the pack
Do you want your profession to stagnate next year? Or would a short technical course advance your career? Instead of doing the same thing, why not try something new? Technical training: Could it be just the thing for you? Since 1984, from the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. ATI short courses 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 such complex systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues. Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up. Check out the new ATI channel on YouTube. Or see our samples (See Slide Samples) on some of our courses. After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information. About ATI and the Instructors Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology. Dates, Times and Locations For the dates and locations of all of our short courses, please access the links below. Sincerely, The ATI Courses Team P.S. Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at www.ATIcourses.com. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com.
Mark N. Lewellen
Consultant/Instructor
Washington, DC
240-882-1234

ATI Features World Class Instructors for Our Short Courses

Washington, DC Tuesday, November 30, 2010 “Even I Could Learn a Thing or Two from ATI” Video Clip: Click to Watch Since 1984 ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training The short technical courses from the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date. Our courses provide […]
Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
“Even I Could Learn a Thing or Two from ATI”
“Even I Could Learn a Thing or Two from ATI”
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Since 1984 ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training
The short technical courses from the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) 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 such complex systems. The classes are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex systems in a short time. ABOUT ATI AND THE INSTRUCTORS Our mission here at the ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology. For example: Robert Fry worked from 1979 to 2007 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he was a member of the Principal Professional Staff. He is now working at System Engineering Group (SEG) where he is Corporate Senior Staff and also serves as the company-wide technical advisor. Throughout his career he has been involved in the development of new combat weapon system concepts, development of system requirements, and balancing allocations within the fire control loop between sensing and weapon kinematic capabilities. He has worked on many aspects of the AEGIS combat system including AAW, BMD, AN/SPY-1, and multi-mission requirements development. Missile system development experience includes SM-2, SM-3, SM-6, Patriot, THAAD, HARPOON, AMRAAM, TOMAHAWK, and other missile systems. Robert teaches ATI’s Combat Systems Engineering course Wayne Tustin has been president of Equipment Reliability Institute (ERI), a specialized engineering school and consultancy he founded in Santa Barbara, CA, since 1995. His BSEE degree is from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California. Wayne’s first encounter with vibration was at Boeing/Seattle, performing what later came to be called modal tests, on the XB-52 prototype of that highly reliable platform. Subsequently he headed field service and technical training for a manufacturer of electrodynamic shakers, before establishing another specialized school on which he left his name. Based on over 50 years of professional experience, Wayne has written several books and literally hundreds of articles dealing with practical aspects of vibration and shock measurement and testing. Wayne teaches ATI’s Fundamentals of Random Vibration & Shock Testing course. Thomas S. Logsdon, M.S For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, M. S., has worked on the Navstar GPS and other related technologies at the Naval Ordinance Laboratory, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Aerospace, and Rockwell International. His research projects and consulting assignments have included the Transit Navigation Satellites, The Tartar and Talos shipboard missiles, and the Navstar GPS. In addition, he has helped put astronauts on the moon and guide their colleagues on rendezvous missions headed toward the Skylab capsule. Some of his more challenging assignments have centered around constellation coverage studies, GPS performance enhancement, military applications, spacecraft survivability, differential navigation, booster rocket guidance using the GPS signals and shipboard attitude determination. Tom Logsdon has taught short courses and lectured in thirty one different countries. He has written and published forty technical papers and journal articles, a dozen of which have dealt with military and civilian radionavigation techniques. He is also the author of twenty nine technical books on various engineering and scientific subjects. These include Understanding the Navstar, Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications, Mobile Communication Satellites, and The Navstar Global Positioning System. Courses Mr. Logsdon teaches through ATI include: Understanding Space Fundamentals of Orbital & Launch Mechanics GPS Technology – Solutions for Earth & Space and Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems COURSE OUTLINE, SAMPLERS, AND NOTES Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up. See our samples (See Slide Samples) on some of our courses. Or check out the new ATI channel on YouTube. After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information. DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS For the dates and locations of all of our short courses, please access the links below. Sincerely, The ATI Courses Team P.S. Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at www.ATIcourses.com. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com.
Mark N. Lewellen
Consultant/Instructor
Washington, DC
240-882-1234

Why Not Give Yourself the Gift of a Short Course this Holiday Season?

Washington, DC Monday, November 29, 2010 Is One of These Yours? Video Clip: Click to Watch When Did You Last do Something for Your Career? 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. Our courses provide a practical overview of space […]
Washington, DC
Monday, November 29, 2010
Is One of These Yours?
Is One of These Yours?
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When Did You Last do Something for Your Career?
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. 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 such complex systems. ATI short courses are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date. Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues. Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up. See our samples (See Slide Samples) on some of our courses. Or check out the new ATI channel on YouTube. After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more valuable information. About ATI and the Instructors Our mission here at the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain advanced technology. Dates, Times and Locations For the dates and locations of all of our short courses, please access the links below. Sincerely, The ATI Courses Team P.S Call today for registration at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or access our website at www.ATIcourses.com. For general questions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com.
Mark N. Lewellen
Consultant/Instructor
Washington, DC
240-882-1234

Clearance Sale: Radar, Antennas & Electronic Warfare Textbooks

Best Sellers There’s a reason behind this bit of “peer pressure”…each of these books were perused at length by your peers before purchase. Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles Mark Richards, Jim Scheer, Bill Holm Special price: $105 Introduction to Adaptive Arrays, 2nd Ed. Bob Monzingo, Randy Haupt, Tom Miller Special Preliminary Paperback $69 We […]
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POMR CoverThere’s a reason behind this bit of “peer pressure”…each of these books were perused at length by your peers before purchase. Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles Mark Richards, Jim Scheer, Bill Holm Special price: $105
Monzingo/Haupt/MillerIntroduction to Adaptive Arrays, 2nd Ed. Bob Monzingo, Randy Haupt, Tom Miller Special Preliminary Paperback $69
We printed a number of paperbacks just in time for the conference and you can get these now for only $69!
Save Now – Radar
Principles of Waveform Diversity and Design Michael Wicks et al, 2010, List: $189, Now $149
Phased Array Radar Design Tom Jeffrey, 2009, List $89, Now $65
Fundamentals of Ground Radar for ATC Engineers and… Ronald Bouwman, 2009, List $129, Now $89
Introduction to Sensors for Ranging and Imaging Graham Brooker, 2009, List $119, Now $75
Understanding Radar: The ABCs of How Radar Systems… Arnold Acker, 2009, List $99, Now $29
Theory of Edge Diffraction in Electromagnetics… Pyotr Ufimtsev, 2009, List $99, Now $69
Advances in Bistatic Radar Willis & Griffiths, 2007, List $149, Now $99
Design of Multi-Frequency CW Radars Mohinder Jankariman, 2007, List $129, Now $89
Radar Cross Section Measurements Eugene F. Knott, 2006, List $115, Now $69
Bistatic Radar, 2nd Edition Nicholas J. Willis, 2005, List $89, Now $39
Radar Foundations for Imaging and Advanced Concepts Roger Sullivan, 2004, List $105, Now $69
Radar Principles for the Non-Specialist, 3rd Ed. Toomay & Hannen, 2004, List $59, Now $39
Airborne Early Warning System Concepts, 3rd Ed. Maurice Long, 2004, List $115, Now $45
Introduction to RF Stealth David Lynch, Jr., 2004, List $139, Now $39
Radar Cross Section, 2nd Ed. Knott et al, 2004, List $109, Now $69
Radar Detection DiFranco & Rubin, 2004, List $115, Now $59
Understanding Synthetic Aperture Radar Images Oliver & Quegan, 2004, List $109, Now $59
Low Angle Radar Land Clutter Billingsley, 2002, List $149, Now $79
Understanding Radar Systems Kingsley & Quegan, List $85, Now $39
Save Now – Antennas

Antennas: Fundamentals, Design, Measurement, 3rd Ed.

Blake & Long, 2009, List $99, Now $79

Antennas: Deluxe Edition with MathCad 14.0 Blake & Long, 2009, List $149, Now $119 This is the same book inside as the above listed title, just with a full featured single-user MathCad included (that’s HUGE savings on this software).

Microstrip and Printed Antennas, 2nd Ed.

Randy Bancroft, 2009, List $99, Now $69

Introduction to Antenna Fundamentals (CD)

Steven Best, 2004, List $129, Now $29

Introduction to Antennas (3 CD Set) Steven Best, 2004, List $297, Now $145

The above CD “Intro to Antenna Fundamentals” is included in this set of 3 CDs. Do not purchase both 🙂

Antenna Design and Visualization Using MATLAB 2.0 Elsherbeni & Inman, 2009, List $89, Now $59

Save Now – Electronic Warfare
Introduction to Electronic Defense Systems, 2nd Ed. Filippo Neri, 2006, List $109, Now $69
James Tsui, 2004, List $109, Now $59
Microwave Passive Direction Finding Stephen Lipsky, 2004, List $95, Now $49
Prices are only good until October 31.  We’ll have more titles to share next week!

NASA Ranks In the Top 5 Best Places to Work In The Federal Government/ Goddard Best In NASA

The Partnership for Public Service 2010 ratings for the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government placed NASA as number 5. NASA’s workforce continues to score well on the survey among the 32 large federal agencies. The best places to work index is based on employee responses to questions about whether they are satisfied […]
The Partnership for Public Service 2010 ratings for the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government placed NASA as number 5. NASA’s workforce continues to score well on the survey among the 32 large federal agencies. The best places to work index is based on employee responses to questions about whether they are satisfied with their jobs and organization. A key factor is also whether employees would recommend their organization to others as a good place to work. In addition to this overall index, agencies and subcomponents also were scored in workplace environment categories such as effective leadership, employee skills/mission match and work/life balance. NASA was among the leaders in several categories, including effective leadership, support for diversity, teamwork, training and performance based rewards. The complete listing of the rankings and scores for federal components is available at: The Best Places to Work rankings are the most comprehensive and authoritative rating and analysis of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government. The 2010 rankings are the fifth edition of this ongoing series, following the 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009 versions. 2010 Overall Index Scores Rank Agency 2010 2009 % Change 1 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 81.8 80.7 1.30 2 Government Accountability Office 81.6 76.6 6.60 3 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 79.2 0.00 4 Smithsonian Institution 76.2 0.00 5 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 74.2 71.7 3.50 6 Social Security Administration 71.6 67.0 6.80 7 Department of State 70.8 69.1 2.40 8 General Services Administration 69.8 67.5 3.40 9 Department of Justice 69.3 68.0 1.90 10 Intelligence Community 69.0 70.9 -2.60 Of the subagency rankings NASA Goddard ranked highest for NASA 7 7 Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA) 79.5 74.5 6.80 11 11 John C. Stennis Space Center (NASA) 77.0 72.0 7.00 12 12 Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (NASA) 76.7 78.7 -2.50

What Is Your Favorite Motivational Quote?

ATIcoursescom belongs to the LinkedIn Profession network. The Emarketing group started a question “What Is Your Favorite Motivational Quote?” So far there have been more than 2500 comments and quotes. Since these are only open to the Emarketing group, I thought that I would ask you for your favorite motivational quote on our open blog […]
ATIcoursescom belongs to the LinkedIn Profession network. The Emarketing group started a question “What Is Your Favorite Motivational Quote?” So far there have been more than 2500 comments and quotes. Since these are only open to the Emarketing group, I thought that I would ask you for your favorite motivational quote on our open blog and have included excepts from the LinkedIn group as examples that others found meaningful. Please post your favorite motivational quote. If you are a LinkedIn member, I am an open to network and accept all US requests to connect. Motivational Quotes It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” General George S. Patton Live today like there is no tomorrow. Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly – Robert Kennedy To achieve, is to believe. To attain, is to aspire. You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.” — George Lucas, director If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. -Thomas Watson Sr. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Good enough is often good enough–you’re not always building a piano. Never Never Never Give Up! ~ Winston Churchill “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not.” Edward Kennedy’s Eulogy to JFK “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, Either way you are right” – Henry Ford “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.” – Joel Barker Life is like an onion.. to experience it, you peel it off, layer by layer, and, sometimes, you weep. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. “Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way”. If you enjoyed this information:
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Are You Interested in Space, Satellites or NASA? If So, Join Me At LinkedIn

Are You Interested in Space, Satellites or NASA? If So, Join Me At LinkedIn I am Jim Jenkins, President of ATIcourses, and I am using LinkedIn to maintain my connections to others who work in NASA and Space and Satellites. If you want to increase you connections in those areas, send me a request to […]
Are You Interested in Space, Satellites or NASA? If So, Join Me At LinkedIn I am Jim Jenkins, President of ATIcourses, and I am using LinkedIn to maintain my connections to others who work in NASA and Space and Satellites. If you want to increase you connections in those areas, send me a request to add you to my network. I will accept all connection requests of all who are working with NASA, Space, Satellites or Aerospace. Mention your interest area in your request. I currently have 348 connections and growing, so you get a running start at connecting with a large group of my connections. You can also join the group ATI Courses and get updates about Space and Satellite news and announcements of new courses. Join at http://www.linkedin.com/ The following describes LinkedIn. I have found it useful to join for the latest in professional news and making connections. Latest LinkedIn Facts · LinkedIn has over 70 million members in over 200 countries. · A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second, and about half of our members are outside the U.S. · The Defense and Aerospace group has 16,000 + members · The NASA group has 3,000 + members View the LinkedIn video at http://press.linkedin.com/ Relationships Matter Your professional network of trusted contacts gives you an advantage in your career, and is one of your most valuable assets. LinkedIn exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return. Our mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. We believe that in a global connected economy, your success as a professional and your competitiveness as a company depends upon faster access to insight and resources you can trust. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments. You can then form enduring connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your network consists of your connections, your connections’ connections, and the people they know, linking you to a vast number of qualified professionals and experts. If you enjoyed this information:
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Your Opinion Counts. Tell Us What Training Courses You Want Near You

Your opinion is requested to help decide which courses should be scheduled at or near your facility from September 2010 to June 2011. The Applied Technology Institute (ATIcourses.com) specializes in technical training short courses in satellites, space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and systems engineering. These courses help you stay current in today’s technologies so you […]
Your opinion is requested to help decide which courses should be scheduled at or near your facility from September 2010 to June 2011. The Applied Technology Institute (ATIcourses.com) specializes in technical training short courses in satellites, space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and systems engineering. These courses help you stay current in today’s technologies so you can successfully complete company projects and boost your career. We use suggestions from technical training contacts and previous students to decide which courses and locations will have enough interest to plan our schedule. We are requesting your comments and suggestions with no commitment or obligation. Please tell us your recommendations for courses in your geographic area, with your estimate of the number of local students who may be interested in attending. An initial schedule listing available is posted at https://aticourses.com/schedule.htm

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NASA Workforce Training and Transition. What Types of Courses Are Required ?

NASA Kennedy’s Human Resources Operations Office is working to make sure all employees, NASA and contractor, are as informed and prepared as possible. NASA’ s Johnson Space Center is expected to provide similar training and transition help.Partnerships Organizations in Florida that are working to provide opportunities include the Governor’s Office, Space Florida, Workforce Florida, Enterprise […]
NASA Kennedy’s Human Resources Operations Office is working to make sure all employees, NASA and contractor, are as informed and prepared as possible. NASA’ s Johnson Space Center is expected to provide similar training and transition help.Partnerships Organizations in Florida that are working to provide opportunities include the Governor’s Office, Space Florida, Workforce Florida, Enterprise Florida, Brevard Workforce, Aerospace Career & Development Council, and Space Business Development Group. “As the space shuttle approaches retirement, we are working very closely with Brevard Workforce and others to provide future job opportunities for this immensely talented work force,” said Kennedy’s Associate Director for Business Operations Jim Hattaway. “Opening the Workforce Transition Office is another important step in that direction.” Civil Service Available for New Work A tool designed to help civil service employees impacted by shuttle retirement is accessible through the Human Capital Information Environment, or HCIE. Supervisors will have the option to input opportunities and compare interested applicants with the requirements of the job. Civil Service Training In an effort to determine what training might be needed to retool Kennedy’s work force to prepare for new missions, the NASA Human Resources Development Team will be conducting a future training needs assessment.  http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/workforce_transition.html The Applied Technology Institute is preparing to help. ATI already offers courses in Systems Engineering and Satellite Sysems Design. NASA will have new money and workforce transition dollars. What other courses and specific course titles do you think are needed to help Shuttle-related employees transition to other jobs in the Federal government and large aeorspace and defense contractors/  Please add your suggestions and your geographic location.

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The Catchphrase At The Time When Solving Problems Was “Slide Rule Accuracy”

Paul Turner on January 28, 2010 – 10:03 am I learned how to use a slide rule when I entered college in 1968 and majored in physics. The catchphrase at the time when solving problems was “slide rule accuracy,” which really was pretty good if you were careful. While in graduate school in 1972 or […]
Paul Turner on January 28, 2010 – 10:03 am I learned how to use a slide rule when I entered college in 1968 and majored in physics. The catchphrase at the time when solving problems was “slide rule accuracy,” which really was pretty good if you were careful. While in graduate school in 1972 or 1973 I even taught a class on using the slide rule at the local community college in Louisville. As I recall the HP-35 was about $400 when introduced so only the Physcis Department could afford one, certainly not an poor, underpaid Graduate Teaching Assistant. I did have a few students who paid $100 for a four-function calculator! In 1974, my first employer paid half the cost of a scientific calculator. My how times have changed! I still have my slide rule, but I’m not sure where it is right now. (And, no, I never walked around with my slide rule clipped to my belt.)

Did You Ever Use A Slide Rule ?

A group of engineers were discussing old ways of calculating things and the slide rule came up. Engineers used slide rules to multiply, divide and calculate roots of numbers. Slide rules used logarithmic scales. Bob Hannon of JHU/APL put together a good presentation on the history of slide rulers. H-P introduced the HP-35 calculator in […]
A group of engineers were discussing old ways of calculating things and the slide rule came up. Engineers used slide rules to multiply, divide and calculate roots of numbers. Slide rules used logarithmic scales. Bob Hannon of JHU/APL put together a good presentation on the history of slide rulers. H-P introduced the HP-35 calculator in Feb 1972. Slide rules rapidly become obsolete. The electronic calculate then laid the groundwork for the personal computer. The first complete personal computer was the Commodore PET introduced in January 1977. It was soon followed by the popular Apple II and then the IBM personal computer (PC). Slide rule information www.sliderulemuseum.com has an excellent tutorial on how to use a slide rule, with an on-screen slide-rule simulator if you don’t have your own slide rule.

NASA Data for Climate Warming Says Warming Continues for Decade Ending 2009

Global warning continues to make the news. Do you think 1. Global warming is proven? 2. Are the costs associated with Cap and Trade reasonable? NASA WASHINGTON — A new analysis of global surface temperatures by NASA scientists finds the past year was tied for the second warmest since 1880. In the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 […]
Global warning continues to make the news. Do you think 1. Global warming is proven? 2. Are the costs associated with Cap and Trade reasonable? NASA WASHINGTON — A new analysis of global surface temperatures by NASA scientists finds the past year was tied for the second warmest since 1880. In the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 was the warmest year on record. Although 2008 was the coolest year of the decade because of a strong La Nina that cooled the tropical Pacific Ocean, 2009 saw a return to a near-record global temperatures as the La Nina diminished, according to the new analysis by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. The past year was a small fraction of a degree cooler than 2005, the warmest on record, putting 2009 in a virtual tie with a cluster of other years –1998, 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2007 — for the second warmest on record. “There’s always interest in the annual temperature numbers and a given year’s ranking, but the ranking often misses the point,” said James Hansen, GISS director. “There’s substantial year-to-year variability of global temperature caused by the tropical El Nino-La Nina cycle. When we average temperature over five or ten years to minimize that variability, we find global warming is continuing unabated.” January 2000 to December 2009 was the warmest decade on record. Looking back to 1880, when modern scientific instrumentation became available to monitor temperatures precisely, a clear warming trend is present, although there was a leveling off between the 1940s and 1970s. In the past three decades, the GISS surface temperature record shows an upward trend of about 0.36 degrees F (0.2 degrees C) per decade. In total, average global temperatures have increased by about 1.5 degrees F (0.8 degrees C) since 1880. “That’s the important number to keep in mind,” said GISS climatologist Gavin Schmidt. “The difference between the second and sixth warmest years is trivial because the known uncertainty in the temperature measurement is larger than some of the differences between the warmest years.”

Radar Theory and ATIcourses Technical Training

This is an interesting link about radar theory. ATIcourses provide many courses related to practical applications of radar to defense for airborne, ship and ground-based radar. The Radar Theory Pages are taken from the R.A.F Standard Technical Training Notes (STTN) AP3302 Part 3 (2nd edition), the manual used in Royal Air Force Apprentice training from […]
This is an interesting link about radar theory. ATIcourses provide many courses related to practical applications of radar to defense for airborne, ship and ground-based radar. The Radar Theory Pages are taken from the R.A.F Standard Technical Training Notes (STTN) AP3302 Part 3 (2nd edition), the manual used in Royal Air Force Apprentice training from the mid 1960’s to the early 1970’s. The original document is quite out of date now, some of the symbols used are no longer in use for example and valves are mostly a distant memory. Eventually I hope to add appendices that reflect current practice but for the mean time I want to recreate the feel of the original manual. http://www.radarpages.co.uk/theory/theoryindex.htm I have endeavored to recreate the layout and page numbering of the original manual in order to retain the “feel” of the original. To support this “feel” I have placed buttons at the bottom of each page that allow the user to got to the next page, the previous page or return to the top of the current page. Therefore this section works like a book, just turn the page when you reach the bottom. To facilitate navigation I will include the contents and index pages complete with hypertext links eventually, in the mean time you will find links to the various sections on the left hand panel The original document contains over 650 pages. This represents a lot of work with the PC and the scanner in order to get it all into HTML. I use Textbridge to scan the text and Paintshop Pro and MS Photoeditor to scan and manipulate the images. Please be patient, I’m sure I’ll get all 650 pages onto the network eventually! http://www.radarpages.co.uk/theory/theoryindex.htm These pages are not intended to be a treatise on radar techniques! It is more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia; acronyms will be spelt out, techniques and terms will be briefly explained. For more information get the books out and RTFM! Ace d’ Base At the top of the profession, no one on the site can better this fellow! AFC Automatic Frequency Control Agile A radar system capable of rapidly jumping from one frequency to another. Used to defeat spot jamming. Airway Controlled airspace in the form of a road in the sky. In the UK the airway is usually identified by a colour and a number ie Red 01, Green 15 etc. (A rich source of targets) AMES Air Ministry Experimental Station, as in AMES Type 80 and so on. AN/FPS-6 US built height finding radar. AKA “Nodding Horror” AN/xxx-xx US military equipment designation – see next glossary page for full details Ana-Prop Anomalous Propagation of radar signals that causes ground returns and targets to be seen out to greater than normal distances – or not at all!. Often caused by refraction of the signal in the atmosphere in regions of high pressure Angels Height in thousands of feet, ie Angels 15 = 15,000 feet. (This term was also used in the early days of radar to describe returns caused by large flocks of birds. In those days they didn’t know what caused these returns, so if they weren’t aircraft they must be angels!)

Professional Education and Continuing Education in Sciences

Science News carried an interesting article on Professional Education and Continuing Education in Sciences in the June 20, 2009. The article emphasizes the growing number of jobs for people who have knowledge in both of these fields. New college graduates can earn a Professional Science Master’s degree at 71 universities. ATIcourses offers courses in science, […]
Science News carried an interesting article on Professional Education and Continuing Education in Sciences in the June 20, 2009. The article emphasizes the growing number of jobs for people who have knowledge in both of these fields. New college graduates can earn a Professional Science Master’s degree at 71 universities. ATIcourses offers courses in science, engineering and business skills such as systems engineering and project management that provide the same skills. These technical training programs are often paid for by the employer who requires these technical skills. Technical skills covered are acoustics, radar, sonar, and satellite design. Business related skills courses include systems engineering and project management.
Will the Professional Science Master’s, the science-based professional degree created nine decades after the MBA, manage to meet the needs of 21st century private and public enterprises? That’s the view (and hope) of the directors of 134 PSM programs at 71 universities, their employer partners and the 2,500 math/science graduates now enrolled. The PSM is intended for math and science graduates bent on careers at the intersection of science and management. In large public and private enterprises, PSMers serve as lab and project managers and/or work in close collaboration with specialists in finance, intellectual property or regulatory affairs. In smaller startups, they carry responsibilities in both science and management. And in the public sector, their value is just now beginning to be recognized. Judging by the successful hiring record of graduates, PSMers appear to be getting jobs that need to be filled. “It’s best to think about the PSM not as a step down from the Ph.D. but as a step up from the bachelor’s,” says Bogdan Vernescu, the founding president of the National Professional 
Science Master’s Association. Eugene Levy, Rice University provost, goes further: “The master’s degree will evolve to become the normal expectation of professional careers.”

Acoustics and Sonar Classic Books

Classic Acoustics and Sonar books for from Peninsula Publishing Los Altos Hills, California USA Many of these texts were written by current or retired ATIcourse instructors and several of the textbooks are given out free as part of the ATI sponsored short course on the subject. June 2009 Principles of Underwater Sound, Third edition. Robert […]
Classic Acoustics and Sonar books for from Peninsula Publishing Los Altos Hills, California USA Many of these texts were written by current or retired ATIcourse instructors and several of the textbooks are given out free as part of the ATI sponsored short course on the subject. June 2009 Principles of Underwater Sound, Third edition. Robert J. Urick. The most widely used book on underwater acoustics and sonar published today. This book continues to be the standby of practicing engineers, scientists, underwater systems managers and students. Its contents lie squarely in the middle between theory at one end and practical technology at the other. Principles summarizes fundamentals, effects and phenomena of underwater sound and their application to sonar. It provides numerical, quantitative data for the solution of practical problems. 229 figures; 23 tables; 673 references. Detailed index pinpoints data and explanations instantly. Problem section with solutions. Hardcover. 444 pages. ISBN: 9780932146625 $74.00 Mechanics of Underwater Noise. Donald Ross. Most authoritative book on fundamentals of underwater noise radiated by ships, submarines, torpedoes. Stresses physical explanations of mechanisms by which noise is generated, transmitted by structures and radiated into the sea. Hardcover. 375 pages. ISBN: 9780932146168 $74.00 Sediment Acoustics. Robert D. Stoll. Seminal book addressing Biot Theory for the modeling of acoustic behavior of ocean sediments. Written for seismic-acousticians in the geo-exploration, engineering, oceanographic and underwater sound communities. Stoll, a respected leader in marine geoacoustics for more than forty years, added a brief preface and updated selected bibliography to this second printing of his book, first published in 1989. Sediment Acoustics provides an excellent introduction to Biot Theory, the physics underlying the model parameters, and experimentally measurable predictions of the theory. The book constitutes a major synthesis for non-specialists: the results of laboratory, in-situ and numerical modeling studies of seismic-acoustic wave propagation, reflection and attenuation in two-phase poro-visco-elastic media. Includes tutorial sections and references for new researchers in seismic modeling, quantitative seismic stratigraphy, offshore marine geotechnique, underwater acoustics and sonar, and ground-interacting aeroacoustics. Softcover. 172 pages. ISBN: 9780932146144 $77.00 Underwater Electroacoustic Transducers. Dennis Stansfield. This reprint is a practical handbook for users and designers of underwater transducers. It has been an authoritative text in the field since first published by the Bath University Press in 1991. Design methods are illustrated by concentrating on the design of piezoelectric transducers in the 2 – 20 kHz range, most commonly used in sonar systems. Designs for frequencies below this range are also discussed. Treatment is down-to-earth and avoids complex mathematics. Topics include the role of the transducer as an element of the complete system; wide bandwidth, high power transmitter applications; wide band hydrophones; characteristics of piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials; and transducer testing. For the user, the wide range of topics and practical approach of the book help him to identify the most important features of the requirement and assist him in drawing up realistic specifications. For the designer, the book describes the necessary theoretical and practical aspects involved in developing a transducer to most effectively suit the application and it discusses the main features of the various types of designs. Softcover. 429 pages. ISBN: 9780932146724 $73.00 Introduction to the Theory and Design of Sonar Transducers. Oscar Bryan Wilson. Written in 1985 as a text at the Naval Postgraduate School, this book provides a complete treatment of the fundamentals of transducer theory and design using equivalent circuit techniques. Subjects addressed: introductory baseline and definitions, equivalent circuits, properties of materials: piezoelectric and magnetorestrictive, hydrophone design and transducer arrays. Hardcover. 202 pages. ISBN: 9780932146229 $69.00 Underwater Electroacoustic Measurements. Robert J. Bobber. Theory and practice of measuring electroacoustic parameters such as response, sensitivity, directivity, impedance, efficiency, linearity and noise limits of transducers used in sonars. Hardcover. 341 pages. ISBN: 9780932146199 $61.00. Matched Field Processing for Underwater Acoustics. Alexandra Tolstoy. Published by the World Scientific Publishing Company in 1993. The author was with the Naval Research Laboratory. Matched Field Processing is the process of cross-correlation of a measured field with a modeled, predicted or replica field to determine a set of input parameters that yield the highest correlation. Typically, input parameters in to a selected sound propagation model would include candidate range, bearing and depth of a source relative to the receiving array. The sound propagation model might be defined by environmental data such as sound speed profiles, bottom and surface conditions, tides, and composition of the water. The matched field processing (MFP) would be employed to determine the location of the source – the exact relative range, bearing and depth of the source. This book is for scientists and engineers who are familiarizing themselves with MFP and those in need of detailed information about the process. The first two chapters address a brief history of MFP and discuss other types of processors used in underwater acoustics. The third chapter discusses where errors in MFP solutions occur due to errors in the propagation model. Chapter 4 gives the reader a familiarity of how linear and minimum variance processors perform under a wide range of conditions. And the last chapter addresses broadband processing, source movement, and multiple sources. Hardcover. 228 pages. ISBN: 9789810210595 $69.00 Space-Time Information Processing. Charles Loda and A. Winder. Classic reference for signal processing and data analysis for acoustic and sonar engineering. Features Fourier transforms, statistical analyses, spectra and correlation. Valuable chapters address spatially and temporally limited functions, optimal filtering procedures, and interpretation of results. Hardcover. 192 pages. ISBN: 9780932146045 $49.00 Transducers and Arrays for Underwater Sound. Charles H. Sherman and John Butler. This book is published by Springer, released in 2007, and sold by Peninsula Publishing. This is the most recent and complete book on the theory and design of underwater transducers in print today. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research of the U. S. Navy. This book addresses the theory, development and design of electroacoustic transducers for underwater applications. It is more comprehensive than any existing book in this field. It includes the basics of the six major types of electroacoustic transducers and shows why piezoelectric ceramic transducers are the most suitable for underwater sound. It presents the basic acoustic concepts and models needed in transducer and transducer array development, and discusses most currently used transducer designs. It analyzes nonlinear effects and describes methods of transducer evaluation and measurement. The extensive Appendix and numerous diagrams provide an up to date source for use by students and practicing engineers and scientists. Hardcover. 630 pages. ISBN: 9780387329406 $123.00 Underwater Acoustic System Analysis, Second Edition. William S. Burdic. Provides a comprehensive exploration of underwater acoustics, acoustic signal generation, and acoustic signal processing for systems analysts, systems engineers and sonar engineers. This book is a reprint of the second edition published in 1991 and is still a classic text in the field. Updated and expanded in 1991, this edition contains all the valuable information it its earlier text plus a detailed discussion of adaptive processing as applied to spatial filtering. You will also find review sections on Fourier analysis, correlation, random processes and hypothesis testing. Highlights include: generation and propagation of compressional acoustic waves in the ocean; narrow band signatures of surface ships caused by cavitating propeller blades and diesel engine firing; optimization of signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution in the presence of multiple signals; ambient noise in the ocean; and examples of system performance. Softcover. 489 pages. ISBN: 9780932146632 $87.00 Sonar Engineering Handbook. Harrison T. Loeser. Fundamentals and engineering formulas dealing with sonar, signal processing, sound transmission, noise generation, vibration control and elastomers. Each formula is briefly explained in an associated paragraph with references provided for detailed follow up. Softcover. 216 pages. ISBN: 9780932146595 $55.00 Ambient Noise in the Sea. Robert J. Urick. Examines significant aspects of ambient noise beneath sea’s surface: definition; measurement; sources; variation. Essential for work in sonar systems. Hardcover. 205 pages. ISBN: 9780932146137 $48.00 Sound Propagation in the Sea. Robert J. Urick. Overviews underwater sound propagation, multipath, deep sound channel, sea surface reflections scattering, attenuation, absorption, modeling. Hardcover. 225 pages. ISBN: 9780932146083 $53.00 Physics of Sound in the Sea. Milestone work on undersea sound propagation resulting from the World War II studies. Discusses transmission loss, target strength and echoes from subs/surface ships, sound transmission through wakes, etc. Hardcover. 577 pages. ISBN: 9780932146244 $59.00 Side Scan Sonar Record Interpretation. Charles Mazel. Training manual produced by Klein Associates, Inc., manufacturer of side scan sonars. Applies to interpretation of all commercial side scan sonars. The 144 figures and photographs of actual sonar records depict mine and ship targets, shadows, clutter, noise, wakes and dolphins. Softcover. 146 pages. ISBN: 9780932146502 $69.00 Noise Reduction. Edited by Leo L. Beranek. Classic book of fundamentals of noise control and noise reduction for the general engineer. Elementary beginnings leading to the advanced aspects of noise reduction for offices, residences, auditoriums and transportation vehicles. Case histories and abundant references. Hardcover. 776 pages. ISBN: 9780932146588 $47.00 Collected Papers on Acoustics. Wallace Clement Sabine, the Father of Architectural Acoustics. Acoustic problems in theater, auditorium, church, classrooms and their solutions. Magnificent sketches and photos. This unabridged volume forms the foundation of modern architectural acoustics. Hardcover. 304 pages. ISBN: 9780932146601 $57.00 Signal Detection and Recognition by Human Observers. Edited by John A. Swets in 1964, this book was the first to bring together into one volume a broad discussion coverage of modern signal detection theory applications to human performance, specifically in auditory and visual sensory tasks. Applications address problems in psychology including the integration of sensory information, signal uncertainty, auditory frequency analysis, speech communication, vigilance and recognition memory. Bibliography updated to 1988. Hardcover. 734 pages. ISBN: 9780932146212 $64.00 Signal Detection Theory and Psychophysics. David Green and John Swets. Summarizes the application of signal detection theory to the analysis and measurement of the human observer’s sensory system. Outlines the theory of statistical decision making and its application to a variety of common psychophysical activities. Applies signal detection theory to problems in a sensory psychology. Hardcover. 521 pages. ISBN: 9780932146236 $78.00 Applied Acoustics. G. Porges. Develops the basic theory of sound from first principles and applies the theory to obtain practical formula for the transmission and absorption of sound, sound levels in closed spaces and the radiation of sound from common noise sources. In keeping with the practical orientation of the book, the mathematics used is relatively elementary. Hardcover. 190 pages. ISBN: 9780932146182 $41.00 The Sabines at Riverbank. John Kopec. Chronicles the people and research involved in the birth and first decades of the science of architectural acoustics. Here is the history of the first family of architectural acoustics, the Sabines, and the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories, the world’s first independent laboratory for measuring the acoustical properties of architectural materials. The story begins in the early 1900s with Wallace Clement Sabine, a Harvard professor, who led the practice of acoustics toward a quantitative science with great insight, industry and integrity. He was followed by two other giants in the field of architectural acoustics: Paul Earls Sabine, a cousin, and his son, Hale Johnson Sabine, all Harvard graduates. No one other than John Kopec with his historical perspective and inside knowledge of the lab could have authored this extraordinary history. Hardcover. 230 pages. ISBN: 9780932146618 $37.00 Book Ordering Information You can order books by mail, telephone (650)948-2511, fax (650) 948-5004 or E-mail: sales@peninsulapublishing.com When you order books provide the following information: * Title of Book * ISBN * Quantity * Unit Price * If a California resident, add 9.25% sales tax * Postage and Handling: Surface mail within the USA will cost $6.00 for the first book and $2.00 for each additional book. Priority Airmail within the USA will cost $7.00 per book. 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New 1-day short course on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ATIcourses has a new 1 day short course on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. A full description  is at https://aticourses.com/unmanned_aircraft_systems.html What You Will Learn: Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical capabilities? Major manufactures of UAS? The latest developments and major components of a UAS? What type of sensor data can UAS provide? Regulatory and spectrum issues […]
ATIcourses has a new 1 day short course on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. A full description  is at https://aticourses.com/unmanned_aircraft_systems.html What You Will Learn:
  • Categories of current UAS and their aeronautical capabilities?
  • Major manufactures of UAS?
  • The latest developments and major components of a UAS?
  • What type of sensor data can UAS provide?
  • Regulatory and spectrum issues associated with UAS?
  • National Airspace System including the different classes of airspace
  • How will UAS gain access to the National Airspace System (NAS)?
From this course you will gain practical knowledge to understand the different classes and types of UAS, optimize their specific applications, evaluate and compare UAS capabilities, interact meaningfully with colleagues, and master the terminology. Facts and Figures on UAS http://www.theuav.com/index.html# UAS on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_Aerial_Vehicle UAV Forum http://www.uavforum.com/index.shtml DoD UAS Roadmap 2007-2032 http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/usroadmap2007.pdf Shepard UVOnline http://www.shephard.co.uk/news/category/1/uvonline/

Radar and Radar Signal Processing Systems Are Making Flying The Friendly Skies Safer From Bird Strikes

Radar and advanced radar signal processing technology can help make flying safer by avoiding bird strikes. In the wake of the emergency crash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River on January 2009, the National Transportation Safety Board is conducting a hearing on implementing currently available avian radar technology to airports […]
Radar and advanced radar signal processing technology can help make flying safer by avoiding bird strikes. In the wake of the emergency crash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River on January 2009, the National Transportation Safety Board is conducting a hearing on implementing currently available avian radar technology to airports throughout the United States. The avian radar industry urges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make the friendly skies a safer place by immediately deploying commercially-available avian radar systems to our nation’s airports. Bird strikes pose a serious threat to aviation safety. According to the FAA “there were more than 7,400 bird strikes in the United States in 2007, including 110 that caused substantial damage to aircraft.” According to Dr. Tim J. Nohara, President of Accipiter Radar “avian radar can help mitigate bird hazards where they are most likely to occur around the airport. Real-time monitoring and alerting of approaching flocks of birds helps wildlife control personnel better manage bird hazards.” In 2006, the FAA began evaluating the avian radar program Accipiter Avian Radar to assess if the use of commercial avian radar at airports would be justified, and would not compromise safety and would be compatible with existing wildlife control operations. The FAA contends that due to the unusual circumstance of the birdstrike current avian radar systems could not have prevented the crash of flight 1549. Flight 1549 was an unusual in that it was a high altitude strike (2800 feet) and did not occur in the immediate vicinity of the airport. Developers within the avian radar industry, however, assert that current avian radar technology could have prevented the crash. Gary W. Andrews, CEO of DeTect (a industry leading developer of avian radar systems) stated that although some avian radar systems do not have long-range detection capabilities systems, others such as MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar can reliably detect and track bird flocks at a range of up to 8 miles. Andrew’s contends that MERLIN Radar system has been successfully used throughout the globe for “birdstrike risk detection, tracking and alerting at commercial airports, military airfields, and space launch facilities, with real-time bird activity displays used by airfield managers, bird control staff and air traffic controllers” Courses in radar and radar signal processing are now becoming available to the public. The Applied Technology Institute of Riva, MD., will offer a three-day course in July 13-15 in Laurel,MD. ATI’s Radar Signal Analysis and Processing using MATLAB course explores algorithms for signal detection, false alarms, tracking techniques and systems performance equations. Radar Signal Analysis and Processing using MATLAB course is being held July 13-15, 2009 in Laurel, Maryland, in the Washington DC area. http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-09-2009/0005040595&EDATE= http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/06/08/usair.bird.strike/ http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/06/prweb2504584.htm

Acoustical Society Washington DC Seminar

The Acoustical Society Washington DC Regional Chapter and Audio Engineering Society Washington DC Section are jointly hosting “Spaces Speak: Are You Listening?”, a lecture on architectural acoustics by Barry Blesser on: Monday, 22 June 2009. 6:30pm – Sign-in and social (food and beverages provided) 7:00pm – Presentation Throughout his 45 year career, Dr. Blesser has […]
The Acoustical Society Washington DC Regional Chapter and Audio Engineering Society Washington DC Section are jointly hosting “Spaces Speak: Are You Listening?”, a lecture on architectural acoustics by Barry Blesser on: Monday, 22 June 2009. 6:30pm – Sign-in and social (food and beverages provided) 7:00pm – Presentation Throughout his 45 year career, Dr. Blesser has been engaged in both researching the experience of hearing space and developing equipment to create spatial experiences for listeners, including the first commercial digital audio reverberation system. This meeting will be held at: National Public Radio headquarters 635 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC. (not far from the DC convention center and Metro Center)

Space & Satellite Technical Training Courses

  ATI June Space & Satellite Courses   Space Professional, Did you know that ATI has been a leader in space and satellite training since 1984? ATI technical training helps you increase your value to your employer and gain the knowledge you need to get the edge over the competition. But don’t take our word […]
 

ATI June Space & Satellite Courses

 

Space Professional,

Did you know that ATI has been a leader in space and satellite training since 1984? ATI technical training helps you increase your value to your employer and gain the knowledge you need to get the edge over the competition. But don’t take our word for it, check out the links below to sample some of the pages direct from the instructor’s notes, before you attend a course.

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In This Issue: June Space & Satellite Courses

Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Jun 2-4 (Cocoa Beach, FL)

Antenna Fundamentals—One Day Overview June 8 (Laurel, MD)

Satellite Communications – An Essential Introduction June 8-10 (Beltsville, MD)

GPS Technology – Solutions for Earth & Space June 8-11 (Columbia, MD)

Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing June 10-11 (Los Angeles, CA)

Satellite Communication Systems Engineering Jun 15-17 (Beltsville, MD) Thermal & Fluid Systems Modeling June 16-18 (Beltsville, MD) Space Systems Fundamentals June 22-25 (Beltsville, MD)

Schedule of All ATI Courses Through July 2010

Solid Rocket Motor Design & Applications Jun 2-4 (Cocoa Beach, FL) Register

This three-day course provides a detailed look at the design of solid rocket motors (SRMs), a general understanding of solid propellant motor and component technologies, design drivers, critical manufacturing process parameters, sensitivity of system performance requirements on SRM design, reliability, and cost; and transportation and handling, and integration into launch vehicles and missiles.

Antenna Fundamentals—One Day Overview June 8 (Laurel, MD) Register This one day class is geared as an introduction into basic antenna and antenna array concepts. The material is basic and should be familiar to an engineer working on any system involving transmitted electromagnetic waves (e.g., radar, satellite communication, terrestrial communications, etc.). Satellite Communications – An Essential Introduction June 8-10 (Beltsville, MD) Register This introductory course has recently been expanded to three days by popular demand. It has been taught to thousands of industry professionals for more than two decades, to rave reviews. The course is intended primarily for non-technical people who must understand the entire field of commercial satellite communications, and who must understand and communicate with engineers and other technical personnel. Check out the PDF Course Sampler! GPS Technology – Solutions for Earth & Space June 8-11 (Columbia, MD) Register Nearly every military vehicle and every satellite that flies into space uses the GPS to fix its position. In this popular 4-day short course, GPS expert Tom Logsdon will describe in detail how those precise radionavigation systems work and review the many practical benefits they provide to military and civilian users in space and around the globe. Each student will receive a new personal GPS Navigator with a multi-channel capability.  Check out the PDF Course Sampler! Spacecraft Quality Assurance, Integration & Testing June 10-11 (Los Angeles, CA) Register Quality assurance, reliability, and testing are critical elements in low-cost space missions. The selection of lower cost parts and the most effective use of redundancy require careful tradeoff analysis when designing new space missions. Satellite Communication Systems Engineering Jun 15-17 (Beltsville, MD) Register This three-day course is designed for satellite communications engineers, spacecraft engineers, and managers who want to obtain an understanding of the “big picture” of satellite communications.  Check out the PDF Course Sampler! Thermal & Fluid Systems Modeling June 16-18 (Beltsville, MD) Register This three-day course is for engineers, scientists, and others interested in developing custom thermal and fluid system models. Principles and practices are established for creating integrated models using Excel and its built-in programming environment, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Real-world techniques and tips not found in any other course, book, or other resource are revealed. Step-bystep implementation, instructor-led interactive examples, and integrated participant exercises solidify the concepts introduced. Application examples are demonstrated from the instructor’s experience in unmanned underwater vehicles, LEO spacecraft, cryogenic propulsion systems, aerospace & military power systems, avionics thermal management, and other projects. Check out the PDF Course Sampler! Space Systems Fundamentals June 22-25 (Beltsville, MD) This four-day course provides an overview of the fundamentals of concepts and technologies of modern spacecraft systems design. Satellite system and mission design is an essentially interdisciplinary sport that combines engineering, science, and external phenomena. We will concentrate on scientific and engineering foundations of spacecraft systems and interactions among various subsystems. Check out the PDF Course Sampler! Those who plan ahead, get ahead. ATI Course Schedule Through July 2010 is Available Now! Join ATIcourses.com E-Newsletter List:

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Carolyn and Jim Jenkins attended a two-day seminar Effective Seminar/Conference Marketing (ESCM) in January 2009. The seminar is sponsored by Clemson University and was worth while. We came away with a long list of ideas for improving ATIcourses seminar marketing. We have implemented some already. Some are discussed below. I am eager to exchange ideas […]
Carolyn and Jim Jenkins attended a two-day seminar Effective Seminar/Conference Marketing (ESCM) in January 2009. The seminar is sponsored by Clemson University and was worth while. We came away with a long list of ideas for improving ATIcourses seminar marketing. We have implemented some already. Some are discussed below. I am eager to exchange ideas and tips with both my instructors and other seminar marketers. This was originally written for ATIcourses instructors, but contains some of the ideas from the seminar.Some ideas from the seminar that ATIcourses has implemented include: A blog (or weblog) is a website, usually maintained by an individual or company with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. A blog is an easy way to allow you as an instructor to post things about your course that might draw interest from prospective students. The ESCM states that search engines like blogs and give their links a high ranking. Thus posting news related to your course topic helps improve the ATIcourses web site ranking relative to your key words. I have set up Google alerts for some key words and post short news pieces related to underwater sound, radar, and satellites. I welcome any posts related to your course subject area or your course. This is an easy chance to generate web coverage. The blog already receives a lot of page views. ExpertClick (http://www.expertclick.com/) publishes a Yearbook of Experts, Authorities and Spokespersons that is used for those in the media seeking swift contact with experts for interview. It also has www.NewsReleaseWire.com that posts news releases that show up in Google News and Yahoo News. Again ESCM states that these news releases are helpful in maintaining a good search engine ranking. This service was discovered by Mark, a new ATI instructor on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Mark and ATI are sharing a listing that costs about $1000 a year that will allow each of us to post 26 media releases per year, starting in February. Mark has already had a telephone interview from Aviation Week about UAS and their communications requirements. Some of you who are consultants may find the service of value. Lisa just reported to me that this last week she received three registrations for an acoustics course that the student learned about through a “goof-ball Navy newspaper” that picked up the press release. WOW. I am impressed. http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/ Google Analytics (GA) tracks visitors to ATI’s web site. For example, in the last 30 days www.ATIcourses.com had 14,526 visitors, 12,303 unique visitors. GA tracks the top landing pages and the top search terms. I do not completely understand all the information or how to best use it to optimize our web site. ATI has many tutorial pages written by our instructors. https://aticourses.com/ati_tutorials.htm One thing is clear. These pages draw web traffic. These are common top landing pages and are referenced by other web sites, some are referenced by Wikipedia. Course Overview Sampler One of the techniques that ATI has used in the past is a short sample of the course notes to attract the prospective students to a course. Typically the sampler is 25 to no more than 50 pages of the actual course notes. The idea is to provide enough of a sample of the course materials to attract people interested in the area and the search engines, but not give away so much that people will do not need to attend. The search engines also index these pages. Several of our previous samplers rank high in search engines and attract hundreds of new viewers each month. The final product is a locked PDF, so people cannot easily edit or change the document. They must keep the water marked promo information if they print the information. The final product will also include a watermark that shows behind the text that this is copyrighted material and cannot be reproduced without permission. If you think this is a good idea, please select 20-50 of your slides (best as you know your materials). We can and will add the watermark for printed materials. See other examples at https://aticourses.com/sampler2.htm We already have over 40 sampler pages posted originally in 2004-2005 and I want to expand and use these as additional marketing tools in 2009. Engineers and scientists love to look at technical information that is a sample of what they will receive in the course. We will reference the course overview samples (when available) in our press releases and email broadcasts. You can send us Power Point files and ATI can convert it into locked, watermarked PDF files. ATI is using Vertical Response as an email service provider for tracking the open and click rates of our opt-in email lists. ATI currently has about 2600 opt-in email addresses, including about 1000 training personal or people who have asked for a quote in the last few years. We are actively trying to grow our opt-in list. Text is provided below with a link that you can forward to your contacts so that they can receive our e-news course announcements. This is the wave of the future permission based marketing, but it is hard to get people to double opt-in as they get so much email. Our opt in names are opening 20-35 % of the emails ATI sends and clicking on both the course description and course sampler links. Jim Jenkins

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This blog is intended for continued education professionals to share tips and results of their promotional effects.
This blog is intended for continued education professionals to share tips and results of their promotional effects.