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Instructor-Led Live Training

Course Date Location Action
L3: Modeling a multi-domain hypersonic mission Jan 2112:00 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.

In this lesson you will:
  1. Connect the mission environment to the digital thread by recreating a hypersonic test flight from detailed engineering analysis.
  2. Use thermal analysis to test whether an EOIR sensor can detect the vehicle at hypersonic speeds.
  3. Evaluate how components interact with each other within a digital system model by evaluating the response time for detecting and tracking the hypersonic vehicle.
  4. 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.

Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions live.

L2: Virtual STK Comprehensive Crash Course Jan 2812:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now

Quickly get up-to-speed on STK’s add-on modules needed for the Level 2 – STK Master Certification test through this virtual, three-hour training. Follow along on your own computer as an instructor walks you through, click-by-click, building an STK scenario to learn STK’s advanced modeling and analytics functions with engineers on hand to answer your questions live.

Note: This is an accelerated class. Because the lessons will move quickly, we suggest you are comfortable using STK.

You'll leave with all the necessary training to complete Level 2 – STK Master Certification test.

L1: TETK Certification Prep (Part 1 of 2) Feb 91:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now
This class will cover the topics necessary to complete the L1 TETK Certification Test. Using the context of a naval aviation scenario you will learn:
Day 1
  • How TETK can improve efficiency and effectiveness of T&E activities across the Digital Mission Engineering (DME) and Digital Mission Operations (DMO) lifecycle
  • How to import external state data into TETK for analysis
  • How to generate TETK graphs, contours, and other visual artifacts to support data analysis
  • How to generate TETK flight segments and quicklooks
  • Day 2
    • How to import radar track data into TETK for analysis
    • How to conduct track-to-truth comparisons
    • How to analyze sensor effectiveness
    • How to generate vectors, data displays, and video overlays in TETK
    This class is part one of the two part TETK Certification Prep training series.

L1: TETK Certification Prep (Part 2 of 2) Feb 111:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now
This class will cover the topics necessary to complete the L1 TETK Certification Test. Using the context of a naval aviation scenario you will learn:
Day 1
  • How TETK can improve efficiency and effectiveness of T&E activities across the Digital Mission Engineering (DME) and Digital Mission Operations (DMO) lifecycle
  • How to import external state data into TETK for analysis
  • How to generate TETK graphs, contours, and other visual artifacts to support data analysis
  • How to generate TETK flight segments and quicklooks
Day 2
  • How to import radar track data into TETK for analysis
  • How to conduct track-to-truth comparisons
  • How to analyze sensor effectiveness
  • How to generate vectors, data displays, and video overlays in TETK
This class is part two of the two part TETK Certification Prep training series.

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.

STK Christmas Special: When can I see Santa? On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Every year AGI assists NORAD in tracking Santa as he delivers presents across the globe. This class will teach you how to figure out when you can see Santa from your front porch using a predicted flight path in STK. Astronomers and Engineers across the globe have detected Santa in the past, so we have an idea of where he will be and when. From that information we've created an approximate flight path, so we know when and where to expect him. Keep in mind though, Santa’s actual flight may change on Christmas Eve due to weather, or Rudolph’s mood! Upon completion of this class you will understand how to:

  • Create a place object using your address to model your house
  • Load an external ephemeris file to design a route
  • Change a model file
  • Compute line of sight between two objects to determine when and where you can view something
DE Forum Training Class 1: Using STK throughout the mission life cycle On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings from the first DE Forum training class which covers the Fundamentals of STK. This introductory class quickly teaches you how to create a Design Reference Mission. You will learn:

  • Introductory class to quickly learn how to create a Design Reference Mission with STK
  • 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
DE Forum Training Class 2: Integrating with STK On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings and supporting materials for the second DE Forum training class which covers Integrating with STK. You will learn:

  • How to integrate STK with other software tools, mainly using Python through Jupyter Notebooks
  • About the STK APIs
  • How to create and run code to set up your STK scenario and extract data for analysis
DE Forum Training Class 3: Building a digital twin of a satellite with STK SOLIS On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings and supporting materials for the third DE Forum training class, "Building a digital twin of a satellite with STK SOLIS". You will:

  • Explore using STK for e-satellite design
  • Evaluate mission requirements and translate them into spacecraft design requirements
  • Create a digital twin prototype of a satellite and explore its capabilities in the preliminary design phase
DE Forum Training Class 4: Modeling a multi-domain hypersonic mission On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings and supporting materials for the fourth DE Forum training class "Modeling a multi-domain hypersonic mission". You will learn how to:

  • Model a multi-domain hypersonic mission using a digital mission engineering ecosystem of tools including STK, ModelCenter, Ansys, and others
  • Connect the mission environment to the digital thread by recreating a hypersonic test flight
  • Evaluate the response time of the system of systems for detecting and tracking a hypersonic vehicle
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.

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. After 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. This test requires you to demonstrate proficiency with basic TETK features, 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. After you register, you will have 14 days to complete and submit the test.

If you pass, you will receive a TETK Level 1 Certification certificate, a pin, and a TETK water bottle. 

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 Professional, Analysis Workbench, Coverage, Communications, Radar, Aviator, and Astrogator. 

To prepare, AGI recommends that you complete the Level 2 Advanced tutorials, which take up to eight hours to complete. After you register, you have 14 days to complete and submit the test. 

If you pass, you will receive a personalized STK Master Certification certificate, an L2 certification pin, and a 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.
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, AGI recommends that you complete the Level 2 Advanced tutorials related to Python. You can also refresh your Python skills with tutorials from the Python website. After you register, you will have 14 days to complete the test. 

If you pass the test, you will receive a personalized STK Master Integration Certification certificate, a special pin, and a smart Wifi socket plug.

Level 3: STK Grand Master Certification Prerequisites: STK Level 2 Certification
Level 3 STK Grand Master Certification contains seven 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 eight hours to complete. Upon registering, you will have 14 days to complete each track.

For each completed and passed track, 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 four of the tracks. You will then receive a personalized STK Grand Master Certification certificate and an additional large glass cube with an STK graphic.
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.