Local

January 16, 2013

AERO Institute partners with AIAA to offer specialty courses for aerospace engineers

The AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif., in partnership with The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is offering two new classes geared for engineers and aerospace professionals at the AERO Institute, 38256 Sierra Highway, Suite A in Palmdale.

The classes are entitled “Optimal State Estimation” and “Mathematical Introduction to Integrated Navigations Systems with Applications” and will be held on Feb. 28 and March 1.

Registration and class costs are available at https://www.aiaa.org/SecondaryTwoColumn.aspx?id=591.

The “Optimal State Estimation” course is designed for engineers who want to estimate the states of a dynamic system. This includes electrical, aerospace, chemical, and mechanical engineers, but could also include engineers from other disciplines. This course will interest those who want to learn the basics, as well as those who want to learn about recent advances and research directions.

The class presents state estimation theory clearly and rigorously, providing the right balance of fundamentals, advanced material, and recent research results. After taking this course, the student will be able to confidently apply state estimation techniques in a variety of fields.

After being given a solid foundation in the fundmentals, students will be presented with a careful treatment of advanced topics, including H-infinity filtering, unscented filtering, high-order nonlinear filtering, particle filtering, constrained state estimation, reduced order filtering, robust Kalman filtering, and mixed Kalman/H-infinity filtering.

The “Mathematical Introduction to Integrated Navigations Systems with Applications” course is designed for those directly involved with the design, integration, and test and evaluation of Integrated Navigation Systems. It is assumed that the attendees have a background in mathematics including calculus.

This course is segmented into two parts. In the first part, elements of the basic mathematics, kinematics, equations describing navigation systems and their error models, aids to navigation, and Kalman filtering are reviewed. Detailed derivations are provided. The accompanying textbook provides exercises to expand the application of the materials presented.

Applications of the course material, presented in the first part, are presented in the second part for actual Integrated Navigation Systems. Examples of these systems are implemented in the MATLAB/Simulink ™ commercial product, and are provided for a hands-on experience in the use of the mathematical techniques developed.

The AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. AIAA’s mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.

The AERO Institute® is a California non-profit partnership of individuals; Federal, State and Regional governments; commercial companies; academic institutions; and non-profits engaged in broad reaching research and operations programs as well as addressing the need for technically skilled workforce for the United States in the 21st century. To develop the necessary pipeline of students, we also support STEM education at all levels.

The Strategic Partners in the AERO are NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, NASA Ames Research Center, and the City of Palmdale, California. AERO works in close association with the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program to further leverage the public’s investment in higher education. Numerous colleges and universities have formed new partnerships with the AERO to make educational opportunities more accessible in the Antelope Valley. For more information, visit www.aeroi.org.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines April 23, 2014

News: U.S. conducts spy flights over Russia - After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the United States conducted an Open Skies Treaty intelligence flight over Russian territory April 21, a State Department official said.  Army paratroopers heading to Poland after Russian annexation of Crimea - U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of...
 
 

News Briefs April 23, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 As of April 22, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is one less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least...
 
 

Northrop Grumman sets new greenhouse gas emission reduction goal of 30 percent by 2020

Northrop Grumman announced April 22 its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2010 levels by 2020, as part of its commemoration of Earth Day.   “Northrop Grumman is dedicated to top performance in environmental sustainability,” said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “This new goal sets the bar significantly...
 

 

Lockheed Martin demonstrates enhanced ground control system, software for small UAV

Lockheed Martin’s Group 1 family of unmanned aircraft systems is migrating to enhanced automation capabilities using its Kestrelô “Fly Light” flight control systems and industry-leading mobile Ground Control Station software. The increased automation allows operators to focus on executing the mission, rather than flying various aircraft. Earlier this year, Lockheed MartinR...
 
 

U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $33 million to operate, maintain military sealift ships

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics American Overseas Marine LLC a $32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off ships for the Military Sealift Command. AMSEA is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, AMSEA will provide services including crewing, engineering, maintenance,...
 
 

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. “The SM-3 Block IB’s completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater,” said Dr....
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>