New Jersey Teacher Wins National Award with Help from ATI!

Video Clip: Click to Watch Terry Dougherty wins Great American Teach-Off  for Her Work Tutoring Children of Military Families Nominated by a local Rotary Club, Dougherty was one of top ten finalists left fighting for the prize. Hundreds of teachers from all over the country were nominated for this prestigious honor. Participants, families and friends were […]
Seven Seals Award
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Terry Dougherty wins Great American Teach-Off  for Her Work Tutoring Children of Military Families
Nominated by a local Rotary Club, Dougherty was one of top ten finalists left fighting for the prize. Hundreds of teachers from all over the country were nominated for this prestigious honor. Participants, families and friends were then all allowed to vote online for their favorite teachers, just like in American Idol. Each week, after all the votes were tallied, the two teachers with the lowest number of votes were eliminated from the contest. Jim Jenkins, President of the Applied Technology Institute (ATI), helped support Terry Dougherty for the award by forwarding the announcement of the contest to his instructors and people that he knows in the military. The people responded. From all over the world, all branches of the services, veteran organizations, service clubs etc., they responded. In what became a weekly ritual, they responded and voted for her. They keep voting, each and every week, until the end, until she won. The real winners in all of this are of course the children. Dougherty’s husband Tom started the tutoring program three years ago as a way to help children in need. Because military families relocate frequently, their children often suffer at school. The Seven Seals award is given through the U.S. Department of Defense to a civilian who is working to help military families. The award comes with a $10,000 grant. She will to use the grant money to purchase equipment for a mobile lab. The lab will allow parents stationed overseas participate in school activities. About ATI Since 1984, ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to adult learners. 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.

This Maybe One Class You WANT to Blow Up in Your Face Monday, November 07, 2011

At ATI, the course IS the Bomb!!! Video Clip: Click to Watch Do you know how to evaluate the performance and vulnerability of explosives and propellants? This four-day course is designed for scientists, engineers and managers interested in the current state of explosive and propellant technology. After an introduction to shock waves, the current explosive technology […]
At ATI, the course IS the Bomb!!!
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Do you know how to evaluate the performance and vulnerability of explosives and propellants?
This four-day course is designed for scientists, engineers and managers interested in the current state of explosive and propellant technology. After an introduction to shock waves, the current explosive technology is described. Numerical methods for evaluating explosive and propellant sensitivity to shock waves are described and applied to vulnerability problems such as projectile impact and burning to detonation
This course is suited for scientists, engineers, and managers interested in the current state of explosive and propellant technology, and in the use of numerical modeling to evaluate the performance and vulnerability of explosives and propellants
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. 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. If you are in need of more technical training, why not take a short course? ATI short courses are less than a week long and are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date. You can boost your career with the strong foundation for understanding the issues that must be confronted in the use and regulation of explosives and propellants. Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes Click on the course title below for more information. ATI’S EXPLOSIVES TECHNOLOGY & MODELING COURSE Click here now to see for yourself the value of this course before you sign up. What you will learn when you take this course:
  • What are Shock Waves and Detonation Waves?
  • What makes an Explosive Hazardous?
  • Where Shock Wave and Explosive Data is available
  • How to model Explosive and Propellant Performance
  • How to model Explosive Hazards and Vulnerability
  • How to use the furnished explosive performance and hydrodynamic codes
  • The current state of explosive and propellant technology
Participants will receive a copy of Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants, Third Edition by Dr. Charles Mader, 2008 CRC Press. In addition, participants will receive an updated CD-ROM. 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. Charles L. Mader, Ph.D., is a retired Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and President consulting company. Dr. Mader authored the monograph Numerical Modeling of Detonation, and also wrote four dynamic material property data volumes published by the University of California Press. His book and CD-ROM entitled Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants, Third Edition, published in 2008 by CRC Press will be the text for the course. He is the author of Numerical Modeling of Water Waves, Second Edition, published in 2004 by CRC Press. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He has consulted and guest lectured for public and private organizations in several countries. Dates and Locations The next dates and locations of this course are as follows: December 12-15, 2011 Albuquerque, NM September, 2012 MD/VA Area
 

ATI Wishes You a Happy Halloween!

Video Clip: Click to Watch Scary is NOT taking one of ATI’s Short Technical Classes Going back to school does not have to be terrifying like Halloween is. Just you and several like-minded professionals learning from a world class ghoul who loves to teach. Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, […]
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Scary is NOT taking one of ATI’s Short Technical Classes
Going back to school does not have to be terrifying like Halloween is. Just you and several like-minded professionals learning from a world class ghoul who loves to teach. Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating today’s frighteningly complex systems. The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) is not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. Our short classes include both introductory and advanced courses. Whether you are a busy engineer, a wicked witch or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of scary space and defense systems in a short time. You will also become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your disturbing colleagues. Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes Determine for yourself the value of our creepy 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 in blood from the class for future reference, as well as a certificate of completion. Please visit our website for more ghoulish information. About ATI and the Instructors ATI’s instructors are world-class experts who are the best in the business. They are carefully selected for their ability to clearly explain eerie and advanced technology. Our mission here at ATI is to provide expert training and the highest quality professional development in terrifying space, communications, defense, sonar, radar systems. Dates and Locations For the dates and locations of all of our short courses, please rattle the chains (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 or inquisitions please email us at ATI@ATIcourses.com or Join, Link, Follow or Share with us at: Join us on Facebook Link to us on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Share with us on Slideshare P.P.S. What Happens at ATI does NOT Stay at ATI because our training helps you and your organization remain competitive in this changing and often horrifying world. Please feel free to call Mr. Jenkins personally to discuss your requirements and objectives. He will be glad to explain in gory detail what ATI can do for you, what it will cost, and what you can expect in results and future performance.

If You Want to BE a Rocket Scientist, Maybe You should LISTEN to one

Video Clip: Click to Watch Everything about Orbital Mechanics is Counterintuitive  Award-winning rocket scientist, Thomas S. Logsdon really enjoys teaching this short course titled, ATI’s Orbital Mechanics: Ideas and Insights, because everything about orbital mechanics is counterintuitive. In this comprehensive four day short course, Mr. Logsdon uses four hundred clever color graphics to clarify these and […]
Each student will receive a new personal GPS Navigator with multi-channel capability
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Everything about Orbital Mechanics is Counterintuitive 
Award-winning rocket scientist, Thomas S. Logsdon really enjoys teaching this short course titled, ATI’s Orbital Mechanics: Ideas and Insights, because everything about orbital mechanics is counterintuitive. In this comprehensive four day short course, Mr. Logsdon uses four hundred clever color graphics to clarify these and a dozen other puzzling mysteries associated with orbital mechanics. He also provides you with a few simple one-page derivations using real-world inputs to illustrate all the key concepts being explored. For example, did you know that if you fly your spacecraft into a 100-mile circular orbit and: • Put on the brakes, your spacecraft speeds up! • Mash down the accelerator, it slows down!! • Throw a banana peel out the window and 45 minutes later it will come back and slap you in the face!!! Why not take a short course? 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. ATI short courses are less than a week long and 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 of complex systems. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of satellite systems in a short time. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues. Determine for yourself the value of our courses before you sign up. Click here for more information on this course Click below to see slide samples from this course   Click below to see a video clip of this course on YouTube. What You Will Learn When You Take this Course: • How do we launch a satellite into orbit and maneuver it into a new location? • How do today’s designers fashion performance-optimal constellations of satellites swarming the sky? • How do planetary swing by maneuvers provide such amazing gains in performance? • How can we design the best multi-stage rocket for a particular mission? • What are libration point orbits? Were they really discovered in 1772? How do we place satellites into halo orbits circling around these empty points in space? • What are JPL’s superhighways in space? How were they discovered? How are they revolutionizing the exploration of space? 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. Each student will receive a new personal GPS Navigator with multi-channel capability. 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. For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon, has conducted broad ranging studies on orbital mechanics at McDonnell Douglas, Boeing Aerospace, and Rockwell International His key research projects have included Project Apollo, the Skylab capsule, the nuclear flight stage and the GPS radionavigation system. Mr. Logsdon has taught 300 short courses and lectured in 31 different countries on six continents. He has written 40 technical papers and journal articles and 29 technical books including Striking It Rich in Space, Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications, Understanding the Navstar, and Mobile Communication Satellites. Dates and Locations The next date and location of this short course is: Jan 9-12, 2012 Cape Canaveral,FL


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What there is to Know Grows Exponentially Every Day

Thomas Edison and His Phonograph (1877) Video Clip: Click to Watch In a knowledge-based economy, your success is directly proportional to the amount of knowledge you possess As Thomas Edison observed, “We don’t know one millionth of one percent about anything.” At the rate at which new information is generated today, doesn’t it seem like the […]
Thomas Edison and His Phonograph (1877)
Thomas Edison and His Phonograph (1877)
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In a knowledge-based economy, your success is directly proportional to the amount of knowledge you possess
As Thomas Edison observed, “We don’t know one millionth of one percent about anything.” At the rate at which new information is generated today, doesn’t it seem like the gap between what you know and what you need is to know is growing at a dizzying pace? From submarine sonar to military radar to an orbiting spacecraft, you or your team must face the challenges of tomorrow with what you know today. With the practical knowledge gained from a short course, you can put textbook theories into real-world practice and expand your problem-solving and risk management skills significantly. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of these complex systems in a short time. 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 of complex systems. You will become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues. Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes Our short courses are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space and defense systems. 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.


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Do You Wish to Enhance Your Understanding of Unmanned Aircraft?

Where will you go to learn more about this exciting field? Video Clip: Click to Watch Worldwide commercial, government and military use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is expected to increase significantly in the future, placing unprecedented demands on scare radio resources. In fact, the Teal Group’s 2009 market study estimates that UAS spending will […]
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Where will you go to learn more about this exciting field?

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Worldwide commercial, government and military use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is expected to increase significantly in the future, placing unprecedented demands on scare radio resources. In fact, the Teal Group’s 2009 market study estimates that UAS spending will almost double over the next decade, from current worldwide UAS expenditures of $4.4 billion annually to $8.7 billion within a decade.

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. 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 UAS course before you sign up. Click here for UAS Course Slide Sampler 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. Mr. Mark N. Lewellen, the ATI UAS instructor, has over twenty-five years with a wide variety of satellite, space, and aviation related projects. He is the Vice Chairman of a UAS group (in the United States) that is responsible for generating the technical basis for future UAS spectrum requirements. He was also chairman of an international group preparing for a World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-2012) that may revise the international Radio Regulations governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum.
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Do You Know Radar? We KNOW Radar!

ATI Offers both Fundamental and Advanced Radar Short Courses Video Clip: Click to Watch The modern uses of radar are highly diverse, including air traffic control, radar astronomy, air-defense systems, antimissile systems; nautical radars to locate landmarks and other ships; aircraft anti-collision systems; ocean-surveillance systems, outer-space surveillance and rendezvous systems; meteorological precipitation monitoring; altimetry and flight-control […]

ATI Offers both Fundamental and Advanced Radar Short Courses

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The modern uses of radar are highly diverse, including air traffic control, radar astronomy, air-defense systems, antimissile systems; nautical radars to locate landmarks and other ships; aircraft anti-collision systems; ocean-surveillance systems, outer-space surveillance and rendezvous systems; meteorological precipitation monitoring; altimetry and flight-control systems; guided-missile target-locating systems; and ground-penetrating radar geological observations
From phased array radar, to an airborne radar altimeter, to space tracking radar, to space-based radar, newer capabilities are being continuously pursued in our fast-moving field. Have you keep up with developments in improved signal processing or how the versatility of the phased array antenna has made such an impact? Are you aware of the latest advances in the following radar technologies: • Radar data processing? • Auto-detection? • Improved auto-tracking? • Ground Target Moving Indictor (GMTI) radars? If not, we can help. The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) provides leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. We are not a one-size-fits-all educational facility. You or your team must face the challenges of tomorrow with an arsenal of proven methods and tools that you know or learn today. Whether you are a busy radar engineer, a technical subject matter expert or a project manager, by taking one of our short classes, you can enhance your understanding of complex radar systems in a little amount of time. You will also become aware of the technical vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleagues. You want to keep current, but how? How many of the following situations apply to you? • Don’t have time for a full semester course • The “nearby campus” all the way across town • Your educational needs are “Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing”, not”Introduction to Business” • You count decibels (dBs) more often than dollars ($) • The sonar equation more familiar to you than one for amortized interest rates? • You speak radar, not legalese • You think satellites are sexy and not Lady Gaga If one or more of situations apply to you or you are just in need of more technical training, then boost your career with the knowledge needed to provide better, faster, and cheaper solutions for sophisticated DoD and NASA radar systems. Why not take a short course instead? ATI short courses are less than a week long and 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 of complex systems. Course Outline, Samplers, and Notes The radar short courses below are designed for individuals involved in planning, designing, building, and operating space and defense radar systems. FUNDAMENTAL RADAR SHORT COURSES These courses cover the basics of radar, taught in a manner for true understanding of the fundamentals, even for the complete newcomer. Also covered are electromagnetic waves, frequency bands, the natural phenomena of scattering and propagation, radar performance calculations and other tools used in radar work, and a “walk through” the four principal subsystems – the transmitter, the antenna, the receiver and signal processor. If you are new to the radar scene, take one of our fundamentals courses from the list below: Radar 101 – Fundamentals of Radar (One day course for non-specialists) Fundamentals of Radar Technology Advances in Modern Radar (supplement to Radar 101) ATI’s Fundamentals of Airborne Radar ADVANCED RADAR SHORT COURSES If you are a radar veteran and see the radar equation in your sleep, then you might want to take one of our more advanced courses. Diverse issues such as transmitter stability, antenna pattern, clutter, jamming, propagation, target cross section, dynamic range, receiver noise, receiver architecture, waveforms, processing, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), target detection are treated in detail within the unifying context of the radar range equation. The advanced courses below are designed for those who have already taken a basic radar class and/or have working experience with radar systems:  Advanced Developments in Radar Radar and Electronic WarfareTest Radar Systems Analysis & Design using MATLAB Radar Signal Analysis and Processing using MATLAB OTHER RADAR SHORT COURSES Below are a still few more short courses for the truly hardcore radar guru: Phased Array Radar Propagation Effects for Radar & Communications Systems Radar Systems Design & Engineering 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. Please visit our website for more valuable information.

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ATI Releases New Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB Technical Training Short Course Sampler

On March 15, 2011 ATI released new Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB technical training short course sampler. ATI’s Radar Systems Analysis & Design using MATLAB Technical Training Short Course Sampler View more presentations from Jim Jenkins This course provides a comprehensive description of radar systems analyses and design. A design case study is […]
On March 15, 2011 ATI released new Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB technical training short course sampler.
    This course provides a comprehensive description of radar systems analyses and design. A design case study is introduced and as the material coverage progresses throughout the course, and new theory is presented, requirements for this design case study are changed and / or updated, and the design level of complexity is also increased. This design process is supported with a comprehensive set of MATLAB-7 code developed for this purpose. By the end, a comprehensive design case study is accomplished. This will serve as a valuable tool to radar engineers in helping them understand radar systems design process. Each student will receive the instructor’s textbook MATLAB Simulations for Radar Systems Design as well as course notes.
    The course is scheduled to be presented on May 2-5, 2011 in Columbia, MD.  Register here.


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      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!

      RadarCalc Tutorial and Manual Posted On ATI Web Site

      Check out this SAR radar design information https://aticourses.com/manual/radarcalc_2010_manual.htm RadarCalc 2010 is a space and aircraft-based SAR computer aided design tool developed by User Systems Enterprises, Incorporated for Windows-based personal computers. It is built upon the success of the earlier RADARCALC software from User Systems, Inc., but it is significantly updated both from a technical and […]
      Check out this SAR radar design information https://aticourses.com/manual/radarcalc_2010_manual.htm RadarCalc 2010 is a space and aircraft-based SAR computer aided design tool developed by User Systems Enterprises, Incorporated for Windows-based personal computers. It is built upon the success of the earlier RADARCALC software from User Systems, Inc., but it is significantly updated both from a technical and user-friendliness standpoint. RadarCalc 2010 was developed for top-level study of mission architectures, SAR radar system feasibility, design and performance trade-off studies and applications verification. Its menu driven structure allows any user to interactively perform SAR remote sensing design calculations. RadarCalc 2010 calculates all of the appropriate values needed for a synthetic radar aperture design, including ambiguity limits. It is extremely useful for analysis of strip (squint) mapping SARs, scanSAR, and spotlight (SPOT)sar. RadarCalc 2010 provides for plotting a variety of the most needed graphs and charts that easily present trade analysis studies. An online help system as well as diagrams and tables to aid the user’s design are now available. Unit systems switching at any design point can be performed, including on the summary sheet and system evaluation graphs. The design process consists of worksheets that involve: * Ambiguity Parameters * Mission and Scene-Target Parameters * Radar Parameters * System Noise Temperature * Receiver Noise Figure Tables * Summary Tables * Graphing Routines Each worksheet allow the user to modify parameters to their own mission specification These include: Platform altitude, Radar wavelength, Swathwidth, Incidence Angle, Azimuth resolution, PRF, Squint angle, Range resolution Dynamic range (scene), Pulse Compression Ratio, Antenna efficiency, Loss Budget elements. Derived quantities include: Orbit circumference, Revisit latitude circ, Orbital period, Orbit rate, Orbital velocity, Ground track velocity, Look angle, Target range, Ground range resolution, Minimum antenna area, Actual antenna area, Actual antenna dimensions, synthetic aperture length, Range to near/far edge of swath edge, Distance from nadir point to near/ far edge of swath, Unfocused azimuth resolution, Range / Azimuth time bandwidth products, Dwell time, and more….. RadarCalc 2010’s Mission Analysis feature enables the user to determine optimum orbits for a system given the basic inputs of orbit inclination and altitude, sensor viewing geometry and coverage requirements. The space platform calculations are based upon circular orbits. RadarCalc 2010’s Radar Analysis feature allows the user to determine important radar design parameters, such as antenna noise temperature, system losses, transmit and receive module characteristics based on the latest industry values, and more. Swerling statistics are used to determine signal-to-noise requirements based on probability of detection and false alarm inputs.

      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