Workshops & Courses

Optoelectronics Advanced Technology Workshop
Topics: Optoelectronics packaging, alignment, bonding and interconnect issues, signal routing and integration, optoelectronics case studies and applications, standardization issues and needs.
Site: Bethlehem, PA
Dates: October 11-14, 2001
Contact: IMAPS, 611 2nd St., NE, Washington, DC 20002 (703) 758-1060 or e-mail:

W-CDMA and UMTS Systems Operation and Technology
Topics: A clear, comprehensive presentation from the system introduction through to W-CDMA and UMTS standards, emphasizing the system issues.
Site: Research Triangle Park, NC
Dates: October 17-19, 2001
Contact: Anita Hellstrom, Organizational Effectiveness Institute (800) 683-7267, fax (301) 871-4942 or e-mail: Additional information is available at

Spectrum Analysis Measurements
Topics: Theory of operation, understanding specifications, dynamic range, intermodulation, modulation measurements (AM, FM, pulsed RF). Includes practical lab sessions.
Site: Winnersh, UK
Dates: October 18-19, 2001
Contact: Tracey Bull, Agilent Technologies +44 118 927 6741, fax +44 118 927 6862 or e-mail: For more information visit tmo/education/English/index.html.

High Frequency Satellite Communications: Ku, Ka and Above
Topics: Design of high frequency satellite links, architecture of the space segment, definition and design of Ku- and Ka-band access applications, evaluation of wide area telecommunications. Fee: $1395.
Site: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: October 29-31, 2001
Contact: Short Course Program Office, UCLA Extension Building, 10995 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles, CA (310) 825-3344, fax (310) 206-2815.

Principles of Modern Radar
Topics: Basics of radar principles, techniques and technology. Antennas, transmitters, receivers, signal processing, Doppler polarization, reflectivity measurements. A special feature of this course is a live demonstration using radar systems. Fee: $1295.
Site: Atlanta, GA
Dates: Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2001
Contact: Continuing Educations, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (404) 385-3502 or e-mail:

Infrared Countermeasures
Topics: Techniques and limitations of military infrared, electro-optical and laser countermeasures. Participants should have some familiarity with infrared techniques and possess a Secret level clearance.
Site: Atlanta, GA
Dates: November 6-8, 2001
Contact: Continuing Educations, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (404) 385-3502 or e-mail:

Basic Connector Technology Seminar
Topics: This seminar focuses on the connector areas needed in the everyday challenges of interconnection design, selection, evaluation and procurement.
Site: Orlando, FL
Dates: November 7-8, 2001
Contact: David H. Shaff, IICIT, Chairman (480) 985-9000, fax (480) 985-3464 or e-mail david.shaff@

Microwave Measurements Short Course
Topics: Microwave measurement fundamentals, microwave circuit theory, vector network analyzers, scattering parameters, power, thermal noise and phase noise, nonlinear measurements, a discussion of cable connectors, fixtures, probes and on-wafer measurements will also be included.
Site: San Diego, CA
Dates: November 27-28, 2001
Contact: David K. Walker, NIST, M.S. 813.01, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305 (303) 497-5490, fax (303) 497-3970 or e-mail: dwalker@boulder.