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Are You as Versatile as Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)?
Jim Jenkins - Applied Technology Institute Jim Jenkins - Applied Technology Institute
Annapolis, MD
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Where would you go to learn more about Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)?

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is the most versatile remote sensor. It is an all-weather sensor that can penetrate cloud cover and operates day or night from space-based or airborne systems. Synthetic aperture radar complements photographic and other optical imaging capabilities because of the minimum constraints on time-of-day and atmospheric conditions and because of the unique responses of terrain and cultural targets to radar frequencies.

While SAR is often used because of its all-weather, day-or-night capability, it also finds application because it renders a different view of a "target," with synthetic aperture radar being at a much lower electromagnetic frequency than optical sensors. SAR technology has provided terrain structural information to geologists for mineral exploration, oil spill boundaries on water to environmentalists, sea state and ice hazard maps to navigators, and reconnaissance and targeting information to military operations. There are many other applications or potential applications.

Here is where you go to learn more about the exciting field of (SAR)

Space Based Radar

This four-and-a-half-day course from the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) provides you a survey of SAR applications and how they influence and are constrained by instrument, platform and image signal processing and extraction technologies/design. The course will introduce advanced systems design and associated signal processing concepts and implementation details. The course covers the fundamental concepts and principles for SAR, the key design parameters and system features, space-based systems used for collecting SAR data, signal processing techniques, and many applications of SAR data.

Since 1984, the 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 or your team is 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 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.

What You Will Learn:

Basic concepts and principles of SAR and its applications

• What are the key system parameters?

• How is performance calculated?

• Design implementation and tradeoffs

• How to design and build high performance signal processors

• Current state-of-the-art systems

• SAR image interpretation

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.

Bart Huxtable has a Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc. degree in Physics and Math from the University of Delaware. Dr. Huxtable is President of User Systems, Inc. He has over twenty years experience in signal processing and numerical algorithm design and implementation emphasizing application-specific data processing and analysis for remote sensor systems including radars, sonars, and lidars. He integrates his broad experience in physics, mathematics, numerical algorithms, and statistical detection and estimation theory to develop processing algorithms and performance simulations for many of the modern remote sensing applications using radars, sonars, and lidars.

Dr. Keith Raneyhas a Ph.D. in Computer, Information and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree from Harvard University. He works for the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, with responsibilities for earth observation systems development, and radar system analysis. He holds six United States and international patents, including the Delay/Doppler Radar Altimeter, the chirp scaling algorithm, and hybrid-polarimetric SAR architecture. He is on NASA's Europa Orbiter Radar Sounder instrument design team. Dr. Raney is on the Science Advisory Group for the European Space Agency's CryoSat, a satellite-based radar altimeter based on his original ideas. Dr. Raney has an extensive background in imaging radar theory, and in interdisciplinary applications using sensing systems.

Dates and Locations

For the dates and locations of all of our short courses, please access the links below.

March 5-8, 2012 in Columbia, MD


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


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