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SAR Fundamentals: Only One Week Left to Sign Up!
Jim Jenkins - Applied Technology Institute Jim Jenkins - Applied Technology Institute
Annapolis, MD
Monday, April 30, 2012

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Class uses real life examples from SeaSat, Radarsat-1/2, ERS-1/2, Magellan (at Venus), and TerraSAR-X

This two-day course provides a survey of orbital synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems, past, present, and future. Typical applications are illustrated. Fundamental constraints and trade-offs in system design and performance are introduced. Examples and case studies are used, selected by the Instructor, which, with advance notice, may be augmented by request from prospective students.


What You Will Learn:

• Basic concepts and principles of SAR

• Perspectives on key system parameters

• Performance metrics (engineering and applications perspectives)

• Performance calculations using simple Excel spread sheet formulations

• Design and implementation tradeoffs

• Introduction to imaging radar polarimetry

• Introduction to SAR interferometry

• Overview of current orbital SARs

• Systems to be launched in the next five years

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 this course before you sign up. See Slide Sample.

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After attending the course you will receive a full set of detailed notes at the beginning of the class for future reference and you can add notes and more detail based on the in-class interaction, 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.

Dr. Keith Raney has 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. He is the author of over 400 journal and conference articles, and ten book chapters, including "Remote Sensing Space Based Radars". Chapter 18 in the Radar handbook, 3rd ED. M. Skolnik, editor (2008).

Dates and Locations

The dates and location of this short course is below:

May 9-10, 2012 Albuquerque, NM


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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Dateline: Annapolis, MD United States
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