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Instructor-Led Live Training

Course Date Location Action
L1: DME Part 1: Using STK throughout the mission life cycle – STK Fundamentals Dec 312:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now
Learn how to quickly create a design reference mission with Systems Tool Kit (STK).

This introductory class will walk you through the basics. You’ll learn how to:
• Create analytical models of aerospace and defense systems
• Analyze mission simulations
• Explore the STK Object Model for integration and automation
• Generate STK outputs and make movies
L2: DME Part 2: Integrating with STK Dec 812:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now
Learn how to integrate Systems Tool Kit (STK) with other software tools. This class will focus on integrating STK using Python, through Jupyter Notebooks. You will learn about the STK APIs and then get to work. You’ll create and run code to set up your scenario in STK and extract data for analysis. Once you have completed this course, you should have the knowledge to pass the STK Integration Certification test.
L3: DME Part 3: Building a digital twin of a satellite with STK SOLIS Dec 1012:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now
Satellite design is heading toward “e-satellites” — spacecraft that are designed entirely in virtual environments using computer generated models. Digital design will dramatically reduce the cost and time of delivering new satellites. This class will walk you through the process of evaluating mission requirements and translating them into spacecraft design requirements in Systems Tool Kit (STK) and the STK SOLIS add-on module. You will create a digital twin prototype of a satellite and explore its capabilities in the preliminary design phase to meet mission and system requirements.
L3: DME Part 4: Modeling a multi-domain hypersonic mission Dec 1512:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now
Learn how to model a multi-domain hypersonic mission using a digital mission engineering (DME) ecosystem of software tools. This lesson will focus on Systems Tool Kit (STK), but will also demonstrate how applications such as ModelCenter, ANSYS, and others fit into the DME ecosystem. You will connect the mission environment to the digital thread by recreating a hypersonic test flight from detailed engineering analysis. You will then use thermal analysis to test whether an EOIR sensor can detect the vehicle at hypersonic speeds. Next, you will evaluate how components interact with each other within a digital system model by evaluating the response time for detecting and tracking the hypersonic vehicle. Finally, you will explore an optimized, constellation design trade-space by varying design parameters of the system and evaluating their impacts on the mission objectives and system requirements.

On-Demand Training

CourseDateLocationAction
L1: Beginner On-Demand [self-paced] Online View Catalog

Familiarize yourself with the STK workflow and learn how to model your own systems and missions in STK.

L2: Advanced On-Demand [self-paced] Online View Catalog

Learn how to use STK’s more advanced analysis tools to quantify and measure mission effectiveness.

L3: Focused (Feature Specific) On-Demand [self-paced] Online View Catalog

Learn how to use the most robust features of STK.

L3: Focused (Problem Specific) On-Demand [self-paced] Online View Catalog

Learn how to use a variety of STK modules and features to solve specific problems.

Intro to modeling space based systems & computing solar power & comms On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings that teach you how engineers and operators require a quick way to design a satellite mission while considering multiple aspects of the mission. In this lesson, you will design a space-based, weather observing mission. You will build up the various components of the mission and review the considerations mission planners must make during mission design as things change throughout the life cycle. Specifically, you will learn how to use STK to:

  • Model a satellite
  • Calculate solar power generation
  • Create communication links
  • Calculate link budgets
  • Design a LEO constellation
Electromagnetic Battle Management: GPS Vulnerabilities to EM Attacks On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings that teach you how to model GPS reception between GPS satellite transmitters and an aircraft GPS receiver. You will set up a training mission with a light aircraft flying a search pattern over mountainous terrain and determine how well the aircraft receives the GPS transmissions. We will also evaluate how hand-held GPS jammers affect the aircraft's reception of the GPS signal along its flight path - at a specific altitude over a wide area and in a 3D volume of space. This lesson will teach you how to:

  • Use a local terrain file for analysis and situational awareness
  • Use a rain model and atmospheric absorption model and see effect on RF in scenario
  • Design a GPS receiver and use an antenna pattern
  • Create a CommSystem object to determine interference and signal jamming
  • Use a link budget to determine why GPS signal reception is usable or not and how rain, atmospheric, and system noise temperatures affect your analysis
  • Use Coverage and Volumetrics to determine jammer's effectiveness
Level 2 STK Master Certification Prep On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings that teach you how to use some of STK's most popular modules while learning everything you need to complete the Level 2 STK Master Certification. Unlike the fast-paced "L2 STK Comprehensive Crash Course" that we commonly offer, this series slows things down so that each lesson teaches directly to one of the four certification exercises.

Digital mission engineering On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings and files needed for each of three (3) training sessions taught in the Digital Mission Engineering (DME) virtual training series.

Orbit Determiniation Tool Kit (ODTK) - Level 1 Virtual Training Series On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access the materials needed for the Level 1 - ODTK Certification test, as well as the ODTK - Level 1 Virtual Training Series recordings.

Using STK Astrogator to plan a Rendezvous and Prox Ops Mission (L3)  On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access the recording of the L3 virtual training class. Resources include the step by step instruction guide and starter scenario used in the class.

Small Satellite Series On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

The resources include recordings for each training lesson taught in the training session. 

This virtual training series follows three (3) important design aspects of designing, developing, implementing, and launching a 1U CubeSat to image and characterize active volcanoes in the United States:

  • Orbit Design
  • Solar and Power Design
  • Communications Design
Using STK Astrogator to perform station-keeping (L3)  On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access the recording of the L3 virtual training class. Resources include the step by step instruction guide used in the class.

Test and Evaluation Toolkit (TETK) - Virtual Training Series On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings for each training lesson taught in this virtual training series.

Custom Training

AGI offers in-person and virtual custom training with our "Quick Start" program.

Certification Details
Level 1: STK Certification Prerequisites: None

Level 1 STK Certification covers the skills that are fundamental to the free version of STK. This test will require you to demonstrate proficiency with the basic features of STK, such as building basic scenarios, generating reports, and recording videos.
 
To prepare for the test, AGI recommends that you complete the Level 1 Beginner tutorials. These lessons will take about four hours to complete. Once you register for the test, you will have 14 days to complete and submit it.
 
If you pass, you will receive a personalized STK Certification certificate and an AGI lanyard and L1 certification pin.

Level 1: TETK Certification Prerequisites: Level 1 STK Certification

Level 1 TETK Certification covers the skills that are fundamental to using TETK to improve efficiency and effectiveness of your test & evaluation activities. This test will require you to demonstrate proficiency with the basic features of TETK, such as importing external data, managing what data is important for a particular T&E assessment, and generating contours, graphs, and other TETK artifacts.

To prepare for the test AGI requires that you complete Level 1 STK Certification and recommends you complete the "TETK Guided Training" tutorial. Once you register for the test, you will have 14 days to complete and submit it.

If you succeed, you will receive a TETK Level 1 Certification certificate, a pin, and a TETK water bottle. You will also be eligible to register for the Level 2 TETK Certification test when it comes available.

Level 2: STK Master Certification Prerequisites: Level 1 STK Certification
Level 2 STK Master Certification covers the advanced skills needed to productively use STK’s core add-on modules. This advanced certification level covers STK Pro, Analysis Workbench, Coverage, Comm, Radar, Aviator, and Astrogator.

To prepare for this certification, AGI recommends completing the Level 2 Advanced tutorials which take up to eight hours to complete.

If you pass, you will receive a personalized STK Master Certification certificate, a L2 certification pin, and long-sleeved AGI T-shirt (men’s and women’s sizes available). You will also be eligible to register for the Level 3 Certification test.

Note: Upon registration, you will receive an STK license and have 14 days to complete the test.
Level 2: STK Master Integration Certification Prerequisites: Level 1 STK Certification

Level 2 STK Master Integration Certification covers integrating and automating STK with Python. This certification will use Jupyter Notebooks to build an STK scenario with Python.

To prepare for this certification, you should complete the advanced tutorials in the Level 2 Advanced tutorials related to Python. Also, you can refresh your Python skills with tutorials from the Python website.

Upon passing the test, you will receive a personalized STK Master Integration Certification certificate, a special pin, and a smart Wifi socket plug!

Note: Upon registration, you will receive an STK license and have 14 days to complete the test.

Level 3: STK Grand Master Certification Prerequisites: STK Level 2 Certification
Level 3 STK Grand Master Certification contains 7 individual tracks that cover STK’s specialized add-on modules focused on different application areas. Each track has a unique set of recommended tutorials which take up to 8 hours to complete.

For each track that you complete and pass, you will receive a unique L3 specific certification pin and small glass cube with an STK graphic etched inside.

To become Level 3 Grand Master Certified, you must pass at least 4 of the tracks. You will then receive a personalized STK Grand Master Certification certificate and an additional large glass cube with STK graphic.

Note: Upon registration, you will receive an STK license and have 14 days to complete each track.
Level 1: ODTK Certification Prerequisites: None

Level 1 ODTK Certification covers the skills that are fundamental to the free version of ODTK. This test will require you to demonstrate proficiency with the basic features of ODTK, such as building basic scenarios, generating reports, and recording videos.
 
To prepare for the test, AGI recommends that you complete the Level 1 Beginner tutorials. These lessons will take about four hours to complete. Once you register for the test, you will have 14 days to complete and submit it.
 
If you pass, you will receive a personalized ODTK Certification certificate and an AGI lanyard and ODTK certification pin.