Thursday, March 17, 2016

Navy Hosts Engineering Course

Matt Moran of Isotherm Energy will be teaching his popular engineering analysis and modeling course to the Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) on April 4-6 in San Diego, CA.  The Applied Technology Institute (ATI), a provider of short course technical training to aerospace and defense organizations, is coordinating the logistics.

The "Engineering Analysis and Modeling" course provides in-depth details on principles, practices, and implementation of Excel and its integrated programing language – Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) – for analysis and engineering model creation.  Matt has taught this course to hundreds of participants since 2007, and hundreds more have purchased his published course notes in paperback and Kindle versions.

Techniques and methods taught in the course allow the creation of custom engineering models for: analyzing conceptual designs, creating system trades, simulating operation, optimizing performance, and more.  An example of such a model created by Matt Moran for the power system of an underwater autonomous vehicle is shown below.

Matt Moran is the Managing Member at Moran Innovation, and previous Managing Partner at Isotherm Energy. He's been developing power and propulsion systems since 1982. Matt was also the Sector Manager for Energy & Materials in his last position at NASA where he worked for 31 years. He's been involved in seven technology based start-ups; and provided R&D and engineering support to many industrial, government and research organizations.  More about Matt here