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All Technical Courses

Digital Signal Processor Based Carrier and Timing Synchronisation in Digital Modems

4 days. Specifically designed for engineers, programmers, implementers and managers.

An introduction to Digital Signal Processing (DSP). Learn about modulation techniques, FIR filters, sampling theorems and spectrum analysis techniques. Discover the world of DSP through a range of practical demonstrations using MATLAB.

A basic understanding of mathematics is expected, although the course has a low maths content foundation.

Presented by Professor Fred Harris, IEEE Fellow and published technical author from San Diego State University.

Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing

4 days. Specifically designed for engineers, programmers, implementers and managers.

Develop an understanding of current practise and next-generation Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques for upcoming communication systems. Discover more than simply mapping legacy analogue designs to a DSP implementation. Revisit first principles which demonstrate how to apply technology capabilities to the design of next-generation communication systems.

A basic understanding of mathematics and an awareness of digital signal processing and communication systems is expected.

Presented by Professor Fred Harris, IEEE Fellow and published technical author from San Diego State University.

Multirate Signal Processing for Communications Systems

2 days. Designed for engineers, programmers, implementers and managers.

Following on from the DSP course, examine the advanced and complex aspects of filter structures and filter applications.

DSP First Course (modulation techniques, FIR filters, sampling theorems and spectrum analysis techniques).

Presented by Professor Fred Harris, IEEE Fellow and published technical author from San Diego State University.

Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining )

3 days. Designed for engineers, researchers and scientists.

Be introduced to Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining) and develop a working knowledge on building intelligent systems to solve practical and challenging problems where traditional approaches fail.

No prior knowledge of any type of programming language is required.

Presented by Professor Michael Negnevitsky, published technical author and Chair for Power Engineering and Computational Intelligence at the University of Tasmania.

Operational Design of Experiments

5 days. Designed for test engineers, test operators, scientists and managers invovled in the verfication and validation for complex systems

Be introduced to a range of powerful tools and methods which can be applied to your individual/organisational test programs to maximise return on investment. The course demonstrates why DOE Design Of Experiments (DOE) is the most effective and efficient means to conduct testing of complex systems and covers activities which must precede a DOE. Testing strategies such as screening, modelling and confirmation are addressed, including how they fit into an integrated developmental and operational testing strategy.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course. Own laptop computer is required.

Presented by Dr Mark Kiemele, President and Co-founder of Air Academy Associates and past professor at the USAF Academy. Published technical author and serving on the National Defense Industrial Association's test & Evaluation committee.

Breakthrough Performance using Design for Six Sigma (BPDFSS)

A 5-day hands-on workshop, designed for aspiring DFSS practitioners (engineers, scientists, project managers and operations staff)

Learn the strategy for delivering better systems and services to customers faster and at a lower cost, commonly referred to as Identify, Design, Optimize, and Validate (IDOV). Develop a working knowledge of the IDOV tools and methodology through a comprehensive series of classroom-based practical exercises.

A strong background in Design Of Experiments (DOE), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), probability and basic statistics is required. Highly recommended for those who have completed the Operational Design of Experiments course.

Presented by Dr Mark Kiemele, President and Co-founder of Air Academy Associates and past professor at the USAF Academy. Published technical author and serving on the National Defense Industrial Association's test & Evaluation committee.

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt Program

A 4-week program with a break between weeks 1/2 and 3/4. Designed specifically for all those who wish to become practitioners of the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tool set and those who will be leading LSS projects within an organisation.

This course will provide participants with the detailed methodology and tools of Lean Six Sigma to lead their organisation toward �World Class� status. The workshops combine the proven and powerful elements of both traditional Lean and traditional Six Sigma into a blended approach, with particular emphasis on the following aspects: 1) gaining process and product knowledge with critical thinking; 2) reducing variability and non-value added activities; and 3) developing leaders in the organization who are focused on enhancing customer value, decreasing defect rates and wasted efforts, reducing cost and cycle time, and generating business growth and breakthrough improvements. Participants in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training learn the details of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) methodology and tools for achieving better, faster, and lower cost products and processes. The Lean Six Sigma methodology is taught with a �Keep It Simple Statistically� (KISS) approach and makes use of many in-class examples, simulations, and hands-on exercises to ensure that participants have a practical, working knowledge of the tools. There is a break between the first two weeks of the LSS Black Belt program and the second two weeks (Weeks 3 and 4) to allow time for LSS project work.

Participants are expected to have management sponsorship and a project selected prior to attending the course. Projects will be worked on over the duration of the course and should be completed within a reasonable timeframe, typically near the end of the training but no longer than 6 months after the start of the training. Own laptop computer with Excel 2000 (or above) is necessary, to enable installation of the supplied software and to practice using it during the practical sessions. A basic working knowledge of Windows and Excel is recommended and basic math and algebra skills are desirable.

Presented by Dr Mark Kiemele, President and Co-founder of Air Academy Associates and past professor at the USAF Academy. Published technical author and serving on the National Defense Industrial Association's test & Evaluation committee.

Combat Systems Engineering - Introduction

Tailored to specific needs based on target group. Designed for engineers, scientists program managers and engineering graduates.

Gain insight into the application of state of the art engineering techniques integral to the architecture, integration and modelling of combat and communications systems. Learn how automation and technology are impacting design and operation of future combat systems. Explore the design and operation of fire control loops and algorithmic considerations such as discrimination, fusion and track correlation. Be introduced to the elements and operational performance of the AEGIS Combat System.

No prerequisities are necessary for this course although a basic knowledge of engineering and systems engineering concept is expected.

Presented by Professor Robert Fry, Corporate Senior Staff at Systems Engineering Group in Columbia, MD, USA. He teaches engineering graduate courses at John Hopkins University and other short courses in missile and combat systems engineering.

Cyber Security Awareness for Decision Makers

2 days. Designed for employees, team leaders and managers.

An introduction to modern cyber attacks targeting the human factor in corporate environments, focusing on advanced social, engineering and physical security. Explore the techniques and tactics used by modern threat actors to exploit the weaknesses in technologies and systems used by large organisations. Analyse a few case studies detailing various vectors of attack and defence techniques.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Presented by experienced cyber security practioners from ContextIS and delivered with local relevant content.

UAV: Mission Links and Payloads - Introduction

4 days. Designed for technical, management and operational professionals involved in selection, design and operation of autonomous systems.

Be introduced to the technical requirements for all Autonomous Systems command and data links, including the demands various payloads place on the command and data links. Learn to calculate link throughput performance and data rates associated with each payload type during typical missions.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course, although a general technical background and basic knowledge of algebra is expected.

Presented by Dr David L. Adamy, MSEE / BSEE graduate and frequently published technical author. Global expert in EW and related systems, consultant to several military organisations and internationally renowned teacher of EW and communications theory.

Foundations of Electronic Warfare (Australian Perspective)

3 days. Designed for engineers, operators and project managers seeking an introduction to EW.

Be introduced to the overarching principles of Electronic Warfare from an operational and engineering perspective. Gain insight into the three primary EW disciplines - Electronic Attack, Electronic Protection and Electronic Support. Participate in practical, real world scenarios and case studies to develop an indepth awareness of EW applications.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course, although a general technical background and basic knowledge of algebra is expected.

Presented by a team of current and former Australian EW practioners, with material delivered in a local context.

Electronic Warfare - Concepts and Advanced

5 days. Designed for working professionals in EW or related fields, who are engineers or have an equivalent ability to use analytical and mathematical tools.

A consolidated high impact course, combining both the Fundamentals and Advanced courses. Discover the world of Electronic Warfare and be introduced to the fundamentals of EW on a systems and operational level. Learn the basic definitions and technical and operational concepts of EW. Venture into the more complex environment of new radar types (mono-pulse, pulse doppler) with advanced electronic protection (ultra-low side lobe, side lobe canceller and blanker), new types of communications threats (Low Probability of Intercept) and new EW tools (Direct Digital Synthesis and Digital RF Memory

No prerequisities are mandated for this course, although a general technical background and basic knowledge of algebra is expected.

Presented by Dr David L. Adamy, MSEE / BSEE graduate and frequently published technical author. Global expert in EW and related systems, consultant to several military organisations and internationally renowned teacher of EW and communications theory.

Electronic Warfare - Concepts

3 days. Designed for working professionals in EW or related fields, who are engineers or have an equivalent ability to use analytical and mathematical tools.

Gain an holistic insight to the field of electronic warfare at the systems and operational level. Learn the basic definitions and the technical and operational concepts of Electronic and Information Warfare. Participate in practical scenario workshops to demonstrate the principles and concepts of EW / IW. Use this course as a foundation for subsequent higher level EW courses.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course, although a general technical background and basic knowledge of algebra is expected.

Presented by Dr David L. Adamy, MSEE / BSEE graduate and frequently published technical author. Global expert in EW and related systems, consultant to several military organisations and internationally renowned teacher of EW and communications theory.

Electronic Warfare - Fundamentals

2 days. Designed for engineers expert in a single EW aspect and wish to broaden their knowledge. Structured for engineers, technicians and operators new to the field of EW.

Discover the world of Electronic Warfare and be introduced to the fundamentals of EW on a systems and operational level. Learn the basic definitions and technical and operational concepts of EW. Participate in practical scenarios to develop an understanding of EW practises and mehtodologies.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course. Own scientific calculator is required.

Presented by Dr David L. Adamy, MSEE / BSEE graduate and frequently published technical author. Global expert in EW and related systems, consultant to several military organisations and internationally renowned teacher of EW and communications theory.

Electronic Warfare in the New Threat Environment

4 days. Designed for working professionals in EW or related fields, who are engineers or have an equivalent ability to use analytical tools.

Gain insight into the modern technological advances in weapon system performances and examine the emergent requirements for Electronic Warfare Systems from an equipment and tactics perspective, as demanded by the new threat environment.

A background in EW and weapon systems operation is desirable.

Presented by Dr David L. Adamy, MSEE / BSEE graduate and frequently published technical author. Global expert in EW and related systems, consultant to several military organisations and internationally renowned teacher of EW and communications theory.

Engineering Aspects of Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

2 days. Designed for engineers, scientists, technicians and managers.

Be introduced to the fundamentals of GPS signals, measurement data processing, hardware and augmentations. Learn the basics of current and future GPS signals and measurements, satellite constellation, positioning principles, coordinates and reference systems. Be introduced to electronic warfare systems and their dependencies on GPS and the RF environment. Explore emergent requirements for EW systems and the equipment and tactics demanded by this new threat environment.

No prerequisites are mandated for this course.

Presented by Professor Andrew Dempster, Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) and holder of six patents in satellite navigation receiver design and signal processing.

Global Navigation and Satellite Systems (GNSS) Vulnerabilities

2 days. Designed for engineers, scientists, technicians and managers.

Examine the electronic and signal vulnerabilities that receivers experience, from space weather to jamming and spoofing. Learn why these vulnerabilities are becoming an increasing threat to critical infrastructure and which methods are used for detecting, mitigating and locating threats.

No prerequisites are mandated for this course, although knowledge of GPS technology is recommended.

Presented by Professor Andrew Dempster, Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) and holder of six patents in satellite navigation receiver design and signal processing.

Fundamentals of RF System Design and Simulation

3 days. Designed for researchers, scientists and engineers.

Discover the trade-offs in designing wireless systems and the seamless transition between both the circuit and system level in radio transceivers and other RF systems. Explore the compromises inherent in the design of a radio transceiver and examine digitally coded signals in RF and IF components.

Prior to attending, obtain a free trial license of the Visual Systems Simulator (VSS) from Applied Wave Research at www.appwave.com. Own laptop computer and scientific calculator is required.

Presented by Dr Rowan Gilmore, MD/CEO of EM Solutions in Brisbane, chartered engineer, senior member of IEEE and fellow of the Academy of Technological Scientists and Engineers. He is a published technical author and co-author of 'Practical RF Circuit Design for Modern Wireless Systems'.

Microwave and RF Circuit Design

3 days. Designed for engineers, technicians and project managers involved in radar, radio and telecommunications.

Examine the design of discrete RF and microwave circuits and analyse practical examples of integrated circuits to compare the two. Learn through actual scenarios of circuits considering parasitics, losses and circuit layout effects, using interactive circuit simulation techniques. Note: This course has been extensively updated to reflect modern trends.

A strong technical discipline and understanding of the RF environment is recommended. Own laptop computer and scientific calculator is required.

Presented by Dr Rowan Gilmore, MD/CEO of EM Solutions in Brisbane, chartered engineer, senior member of IEEE and fellow of the Academy of Technological Scientists and Engineers. He is a published technical author and co-author of 'Practical RF Circuit Design for Modern Wireless Systems'.

Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC)

5 days. Designed for both newcomers to GNC and those requiring refresher and updates on contemporary GNC techniques.

Learn the basic principles and applications of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) through practical examples using numerical simulations to illustrate dynamic behaviour. Examine the basics of GNC and the principles of operations to help contextualise system behaviour.

No prerequisites are mandated for this course, although a mathematical background in Ordinary Differential Equations, simple manipulation of Vectors and Matrices, and Laplace Transforms (on a first year engineering/physics degree level) is recommended.

Co-presented by Dr Brian Stevens, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech Research Institute and published co-author of Aircraft Control and Simulation 2nd Edition 2003, with Frank L. Lewis. Co-presented by Dr Clayton Kerce, PhD in mathematics and senior scientist in the Tactical Weapons and Sensors program office at Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Fundamentals of Naval Architecture

3 days. Suited to those working in surface or subsurface engineering programs and would benefit from an understanding of naval architecture.

An introduction to the field of naval architecture. Develop fundamental knowledge and awareness of the principles of naval architecture.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Delivered by the Australian Maritime College (AMC)

Naval Architecture for Maritime Systems

5 days. Designed for those working in maritime engineering programs, either in support of design and delivery of the platform or associated combat systems.

Gain comprehensive knowledge in the field of naval architecture. Learn about the factors influencing the performance and integrity of a ship or submarine while at sea. Develop the necessary skills to make informed decisions in specialist domains in the context of the host platform.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Delivered by the Australian Maritime College (AMC)

Human Factors for Maritime Design and Operations

3 days. Designed for engineers, operators and project managers seeking an introduction to the field.

Explore the field of human factors iin the maritime / marine systems industry and develop an understanding of how human capabilities and limitations can affect human performance and wellbeing.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Delviered by the AMC Search (AMCS) - the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College.

Introduction to Discrete-Event Simulation Modelling and Analysis

3 days. Designed for engineers, researchers, managers and decision makers involved in defence, manufacturing, aerospace, logistics, telecommunications, health care and business processes.

Gain the knowledge necessary to develop and analyse simple, effective simulation models and develop some of the unique skills required to effectively participate and partner with SMA experts in support of more advanced SMA projects.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course. Own laptop computer is required.

Presented by Prof Allen Greenwood, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University. Published technical author and co-author of "Applied Simulation Modeling and Analysis Using Flexism"

Six Degrees of Freedom Modelling & Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles

2 days. Designed for engineers tasked to employ, modify or develop detailed aerospace vehicle simulations and conduct performance evaluations.

Be introduced to the complex subject of modeling aerospace vehicles in six degrees of freedom (6 DoF). Learn how to build 6 DoF aerospace simulations by working with aircraft and missile prototypes which exemplify 6 DoF aerodynamic modeling, rocket and turbojet propulsion, actuating systems, autopilots, guidance and seekers.

Familiarity with vehicle dynamics and control is assumed, but no prior knowledge of simulations is required. Own laptop computer is required.

Presented by Prof Allen Greenwood, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University. Published technical author and co-author of "Applied Simulation Modeling and Analysis Using Flexism"

Introduction to Enterprise Systems Engineering

2 days. Designed for engineers, managers and decision makers across defence and other industrires.

Be introduced to the primary objective of Enterprise Systems Engineering (ESE), which is the effective accomplishment of organisational objectives and improvement of organisational performance (increase customer value and profit). Explore current methodologies and practises that are used to model and analyse enterprises as systems. Learn how to design, model, analyse and improve business operations and processes.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course. Own laptop computer is required.

Presented by Prof Allen Greenwood, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University. Published technical author and co-author of "Applied Simulation Modeling and Analysis Using Flexism"

MSG-3 Foundation Course (Maintenance Steering Group)

4 days. Designed to meet the needs of avaition personnel requiring a comprehensive understanding of MSG-3.

Be introduced to the fundamentals of Maintenance Steering Group and it origins. Examine the foundations of reliability and failure characteristics theory - critical in understanding the logic, components and methodology of MSG-3. Learn about Structurally Significant Items (SSI), Zonal Maintenance and Lightning/High Intensity Radiated Field (L/HIRF) Analysis.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Presented by Mr Gavin Walker, industry leader in MSG-3 and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM). With a Royal Air Force background, Mr Walker has complementary skills in ILS, LSA, FMECA and MTA.

MSG-3 Foundation Course (Maintenance Steering Group)

4 days. Designed to meet the needs of avaition personnel requiring a comprehensive understanding of MSG-3.

Be introduced to the fundamentals of Maintenance Steering Group and it origins. Examine the foundations of reliability and failure characteristics theory - critical in understanding the logic, components and methodology of MSG-3. Learn about Structurally Significant Items (SSI), Zonal Maintenance and Lightning/High Intensity Radiated Field (L/HIRF) Analysis.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Presented by Mr Gavin Walker, industry leader in MSG-3 and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM). With a Royal Air Force background, Mr Walker has complementary skills in ILS, LSA, FMECA and MTA.

Practical Machine Learning

2 days. Designed for scientists and practitioners with a quantitative background, eager to incorporate learning methods into their corresponding disciplines.

Gain insight into the fundamental principles of machine learning through a combination of theory and related practical sessons. Examine the concepts of machine learning, with specific focus on data representation and generalisation; methods for dimensionality reduction; regression; classification and probalistic dynamical models. Explore the problems of computer vision, document analysis and time series prediction through a series of practical learning sessions.

An elementary understanding of probability theory, linear algebra, calculus and basic programming skills is expected. Practical sessions will be carried out using MATLAB. Own laptop computer is required.

Presented by Dr Edwin V. Bonilla, researcher at National ICT Australia's (NICTA) Machine Learning Group and adjunct research fellow to the School of Computer Science at the Australian National University (ANU).

Principles of Naval Weapon Systems

4 days. Structured for decision makers, analysts and engineers who aim to broaden their understanding of individual elements of the detection to engagement kill-chain for Naval Weapon Systems.

Be introduced to the overarching "big picture" environment of basic sensor and weapons theory. Learn about the various types of radar systems, electro-optical systems, sonar systems, guidance and tracking systems, command and control architectures, weapon propulsion, fusing and warheads. Mathematic expressions are kept simple such that a quick understanding of the relationships and trade-offs of different performance factors can be appreciated and determined. Considerations on how the differing elements of the Detect-to-Engage sequence could be analysed, judgments made and metrics used are also explored. All elements presented are unclassified.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Presented by Mr Craig Payne, retired naval officer and experienced lecturer in principles of naval weapons, basic naval weapon systems and electronic warfare. BSc/MSc and researcher at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Published technical author - The Principles of Naval Weapons text book.

Systems Engineering Practice

3 days. Designed for engineers, technicians and project managers

Be introduced to the foundational elements of traditional Systems Engineering. Learn about the principles, concepts and methodologies for development, design and management of large or highly complex technical systems, eg: development of a new aircraft or ship, a large infrastructure project, or an information system. Examine systems engineering processes and their application to front-end systems engineering such as Needs Analysis, Conceptual System Design and Preliminary System Design. Participate in practical exercises based on case studies and group interactions to share personal experiences with real-world systems design and acquisition.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Presented by Dr Neil Davidson, leader of the University of South Australia's Centre of Excellence in Defence and Industry Systems and published technical author.

Tracking & Data Fusion

2 days. Designed for engineers and scientists working in radar, sensor networks, computer vision and other tracking applications.

Be introduced to the subject of Tracking and Data Fusion, incorporating both classical methods and modern developments such as "random finite sets" and" track before detect". Examine methods used for data association and build to a description of the multiple hypothesis tracking (MHT) algorithm.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Co-presented by Dr Branco Ristic, PhD, MSc and Beng in Electrical Engineering, published author and DSTO Fellow. Co-presenters include Dr Samuel Davey and Dr Jason Williams.

Variable Message Format (VMF) - Introduction

1 day. Structured for government and industry engineers, operators, academics and researchers.

Discover the world of Variable Message Format (VMF) and gain the fundamental insight into the benefits and limitations of the VMF standard, inclusive of a variety of bearer standards. Develop an understandiing of VMF including technical aspects within these systems.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Presented by Tony Castle

Variable Message Format (VMF) Advanced

2 days. Structured for industry engineers, integrators and testing teams.

Explore the application and system integration issues and considerations for VMF. Gain basic skills to develop a VMF system through application of the VMF theory knowledge. Participate in a practical integration workshop where system-specific issues and considerations will be addressed.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course. Background knowledge of VMF, or completion of the VMF Introduction course, is recommended.

Presented by Tony Castle

Advanced Test Design & Data Analysis

5 days. Designed for those wanting a more indepth insight into DoE, Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Regression Analysis.

Increase your knowledge of Design of Experiments (DoE), Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Regression Analysis, including Logistic Regression, along with other related aspects such as Robust Design, High Throughput Testing and Fitting Data with Distributions. Be introduced to Advanced modeling techniques for composite functions, Big Data with Predictive Analytics, Design for Reliability and Mixture Designs.

A sound understanding of DoE and MSA is required. Completion of the following Air Academy Associates courses qualifies attendance: Lean Six Sigms Black Belt DFSS Green Belt/DFSS Foundations Op DoE (STAT) or CT DoE.

Presented by Dr Mark Kiemele, President and Co-founder of Air Academy Associates and past professor at the USAF Academy. Published technical author and serving on the National Defense Industrial Association's test & Evaluation committee.

Cyber Security: Red Team/Simulated Target Attack

3 days. Recommended for testers with at least 3 years experience in Windows security

Learn how attackers create custom code to bypass security controls to abuse native Windows processes, inject shell code and create stagers for additional malware downloads. Create custom executables to evade anti-virus and other security technologies and bypass Windows security features such as AppLocker, SRP and Firewalls.

No prerequisities are mandated for this course.

Presented by experienced cyber security practioners from ContextIS and delivered with local relevant content.

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