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ATI Course on Satellite Ground Systems Provides Essential Training for People Interested in Space
Jim Jenkins - Applied Technology Institute Jim Jenkins - Applied Technology Institute
Riva, MD
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Satellite communications networks may depend on electronics flying high above the atmosphereā€”but for people interested in a space industry career, a good part of the action involves systems that never leave the Earth's surface. That's the thrust of a comprehensive course on ground systems offered by Applied Technology Institute (ATIcourses), a leading provider of classroom-based and online technical training programs for professionals in the aerospace and defense sector.

Scheduled for November 11-13, 2013, in Columbia, MD, "Ground Systems Design and Operation" will provide participants with a thorough introduction to the instruments used to control and operate spacecraft as well as the technical concepts that serve as the basis for radio transmissions between Earth and orbiting satellites. Students will learn how to operate equipment used to control satellites and gain an understanding of the techniques used to transmit radio signals via satellite efficiently and reliably. The course will also examine the cost and performance considerations engineers must take into account when designing ground systems.

The program is recommended for engineers, technical managers, scientists and anyone else interested in a career in the space industry. People who are tasked with operating, managing or procuring ground -based electronics for space systems would also benefit from participating.

The course will be led by space industry veteran Steve Gemeny, currently Director, Advanced Programs at Syntonics, LLC. Prior to joining Syntonics, Gemeny worked for nearly a decade at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD. At APL, Gemeny served as lead ground system engineer for NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, heading the development of the network of hardware and software system necessary to build, test, launch and operate the first mission to explore the last planet. He was also ground station lead for the U.S. Space agency's TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) project, launched in 2001 to explore Earth's upper atmosphere. Before APL, Gemeny worked at Orbital Sciences Corp., Mobile Telesystems Inc. and the former COMSAT Corp.

For further details about the program, including registration and tuition information, visit http://www.aticourses.com/ground_systems_design.htm

About Applied Technology Institute (ATIcourses or ATI)

ATIcourses is a national leader in professional development seminars in the technical areas of space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, engineering, and signal processing. Since 1984, ATIcourses has presented leading-edge technical training to defense and NASA facilities, as well as DOD and aerospace contractors. ATI’s programs create a clear understanding of the fundamental principles and a working knowledge of current technology and applications. ATI offers customized on-site training at your facility anywhere in the United States, as well as internationally, and over 200 annual public courses in dozens of locations. ATI is proud to have world-class experts instructing courses. For more information, call 410-956-8805 or 1-888-501-2100 (toll free), or visit them on the web at www.ATIcourses.com.

Note: Accredited media are invited to attend for free.
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