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 August 1, 2014

News: Military downsizing leaves U.S. too weak to counter global threats, panel finds - An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon and Congress said July 31 that President Obama’s strategy for sizing the armed services is too weak for today’s global threats. Defense industry funds flow to contenders for key House chairmanships - Four of the top...
 
 

News Briefs August 1, 2014

China allows foreign reporters at news conference Foreign reporters are being allowed to attend China’s Defense Ministry briefings for the first time, marking a small milestone in the increasingly confident Chinese military’s efforts to project a more transparent image. Restrictions still apply and there is no sign of an improvement in the generally paltry amount...
 
 
Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton

Rapid Equipping Force, PEO Soldier test targeting device at White Sands Missile Range

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton SFC Justin Rotti, a combat developer from the Training and Doctrine Command Fire Cell, Fires Center of Excellence, uses a developmental hand held precision targeting device during a test ...
 

 

NASA awards modification for geophysics, geodynamics, space geodesy support contract

NASA has awarded a modification to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc. of Greenbelt, Md. to continuing working the the Geophysics, Geodynamics and Space Geodesy Support Services contract. The maximum ordering value of the GGSG contract will increase to $76.8 million. The previous amount was $49.5 million. The increase in the maximum ordering value of the contract...
 
 
boeing-japan

Boeing, All Nippon Airways finalize order for 40 wide-body airplanes

  Boeing and All Nippon Airways July 31 finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes – 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) – as part of the airline’s strategic long-haul fleet ren...
 
 

Excalibur Ib enters full rate production, receives $52 million award

TUCSON, Ariz., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib precision guided projectile has entered full rate production. U.S. Army approval of FRP completes Excalibur Ib’s low rate initial production phase. †Additionally, the U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon $52 million for continued Excalibur Ib production. “The full rate production decision is the culmination ...
 




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>