Instructor-Led Live Training
Space professionals have used STK Astrogator for over two decades to design high-fidelity spacecraft trajectories for mission planning and operations. In this scenario, you will design a satellite mission from the launch pad to injection into a geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO).
Follow along on your computer as an instructor walks you through this STK lesson. AGI engineers will be available during the session to answer your questions live.
This class will cover the topics necessary to complete Exercises 1 and 2 of the L2 STK Master Certification Test. It will introduce you to STK Aviator, Radar, Astrogator, and Communications. Specifically, you will learn how to:
- Use airfield and navigation aid data for takeoff, landing, and cross country navigation
- Design an airfield radar system to track an aircraft and compute radar cross section
- Create a satellite orbit, raise apogee and perigee, and pull segment data from the mission control sequence
- Compute a link budget and learn how terrain, rain, and atmospheric absorption affect it
Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions live.
The Circular Restricted 3-body Problem (CR3BP) represents a medium level of model fidelity that simultaneously incorporates the gravitational effects of two massive bodies on some smaller body, like a spacecraft. This class will teach you how to use STK Astrogator to create an Earth-Moon CR3BP system.
Follow along on your computer as an instructor walks you through this advanced STK lesson. AGI engineers will be available during the session to answer your questions live.
This class will cover the topics necessary to complete Exercises 3 and 4 of the L2 STK Master Certification Test. It will introduce you to the basic functionality of STK Coverage. It will also teach you how to add fidelity to your STK workspace through evaluating communication links and customizing analysis with Analysis Workbench.
Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions live.
Familiarize yourself with the STK workflow and learn how to model your own systems and missions in STK.
Learn how to use STK’s more advanced analysis tools to quantify and measure mission effectiveness.
Learn how to use the most robust features of STK.
Learn how to use a variety of STK modules and features to solve specific problems.
Detecting and responding to wildfires quickly is essential to prevent disaster. In this training we will show you how to connect STK with Excel and Cameo using ModelCenter to demonstrate rapid image collection and information sharing for fighting wildfires.
This mission was put together to show the end-to-end detection, collection, and communication of wildfire locations across northern America. It was selected because it contains elements of satellite constellation design, sensor modeling and communications analysis in the context of the MBSE requirements definition phase.
This class will demonstrate using a cohesive digital ecosystem with the following tools.
- STK 12.0 install
- STK Analyzer 12.0 install
- ModelCenter 14.0
- ModelCenter MBSE 2.1
- Cameo Systems Modeler 19.0
- Ansys Mechanical 2019R2
Note that licenses and installs are not provided for third-party tools. However, if you are interested in completing this training using our DE Cloud then please reach out to email@example.com.
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
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
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
Access recordings and supporting materials for the third DE Forum training class, "Building a digital prototype 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 prototype of a satellite and explore its capabilities in the preliminary design phase
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
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
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
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.
Access the materials needed for the Level 1 - ODTK Certification test, as well as the ODTK - Level 1 Virtual Training Series recordings.
Access the recording of the L3 virtual training class. Resources include the step by step instruction guide and starter scenario used in the class.
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
Access the recording of the L3 virtual training class. Resources include the step by step instruction guide used in the class.
Access recordings for each training lesson taught in this virtual training series.
AGI offers in-person and virtual custom training with our "Quick Start" program.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.