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STK Level  2 Advanced Training (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This Systems Tool Kit (STK) Level 2 training builds off the STK Level 1 - Beginner training. You will take the workflows you learned a step further with advanced analysis capabilities and tools to quantify and measure mission effectiveness.

Prerequisites

  • To complete this course, you must have STK installed and licensed. You can download STK and obtain a license by visiting website. You will need to sign in using your AGI web account credentials to access the STK Download and License Instructions page. Once you have completed this course, you can register for the certification test and become STK Certified.

Target Audience

Aerodynamics Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Antenna Design Engineer, Satellite Operators, System Engineers and Thermal Engineers.

Teaching Method

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Includes video lecture, workshops, and input files.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of each lesson, you will be able to:

Lesson 6: Introduction to the Pro Capabilities

  • Incorporate the effects of terrain into your scenario.
  • Use terrain data for analysis and visualization.  
  • Build Constellation and Chain objects

Lesson 7: Customize Analysis with Analysis Workbench

  • Create custom functions and calculations relative to times, positions, and reference frames.  
  • Understand the Vector Geometry, Time, and Calculation tools.

Lesson 8: Compute Coverage Over Regions

  • Analyze global coverage from a collection of assets. 
  • Build the components of coverage grid and assets. 
  • Use constraints to add realism to your mission.

Lesson 9: Introduction to AzEl Mask Tool and Volumetrics

  • Determine if the Earth, local terrain, nature and man-made structures affect visibility.
  • Understand the relationship between ground sites and satellites for a variety of purposes such as communications, imaging, radar and general situational awareness.

Lesson 10: Perform Trade Studies with Analyzer

  • Conduct trade studies to determine the optimal orbit for your mission.
  • Use parametric studies and carpet plot analyses to understand the relationship between inclination and eccentricity on access.

Lesson 11: Introduction to Communications

  • Model and analyze a link budget between a ground site and an Earth observation satellite.
  • Calculate a link budget.
  • Incorporate the effects of terrain obstruction, rain, atmospheric absorption, and system noise temperature on the link budget. 

Lesson 12: Introduction to STK Radar

  • Learn to set the radar conditions to track objects. 
  • Examine the radar cross section, pulse repetition frequency, gain, and pulse integration.

Lesson 13.1: Integrating STK with MATLAB

  • Create a script to automate your mission scenario and analysis using Matlab.

Lesson 13.2: Integrating STK with Python

  • Create a script to automate your mission scenario and analysis using Python.

Lesson 13.3: Integrating STK with Excel

  • Create a script to automate your mission scenario and analysis using Excel.

Lesson 14: Model Aircraft Missions with Aviator

  • Build a flight route using real-world aircraft performance models.
  • Determine how atmospheric phenomena and terrain will affect the performance of an air mission.
  • Assess how much fuel is required and how much payload can be carried.

Lesson 15: Introduction to Advanced CAT Tool

  • Carry out a close-approach analysis between a primary object (your satellite) and secondary objects (satellites possibly presenting a risk of collision).
  • Model the orbit of your primary satellite. 
  • Use the entire database of tracked space resident objects to predict conjunctions.

Lesson 16: Design Trajectories with Astrogator

  • Design high-fidelity spacecraft trajectories for mission planning and operations. Launch from a launch pad and inject your satellite into a geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO).

Lesson 17: Air to Missile Observations with EOIR 

  • Determine when a system can detect, track, identify, and characterize targets of interest under operational conditions.
  • Model an observation system on an aircraft and a missile target. 
  • Define the characteristics of the EOIR sensor and analyze the synthetic image and results. 

 Available Dates

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.

 Agenda

This is a self-paced course; each lesson will take approximately 1-hour.

  • Lesson 6: Introduction to the Pro Capabilities
  • Lesson 7: Customize Analysis with Analysis Workbench
  • Lesson 8: Compute Coverage Over Regions
  • Lesson 9: Introduction to AzEl Mask Tool and Volumetrics
  • Lesson 10: Perform Trade Studies with Analyzer
  • Lesson 11: Introduction to Communications
  • Lesson 12: Introduction to STK Radar
  • Lesson 13.1: Integrating STK with MATLAB
  • Lesson 13.2: Integrating STK with Python
  • Lesson 13.3: Integrating STK with Excel
  • Lesson 14: Model Aircraft Missions with Aviator
  • Lesson 15: Introduction to Advanced CAT Tool
  • Lesson 16: Design Trajectories with Astrogator