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PCB® Conformal Ballistic Pressure Sensor Training Course

A 1-Day Technical Seminar and Training Course sponsored by the PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

Overview:
This annual training serves as a training workshop and discussion forum addressing a broad range of topics relevant to small arms ammunition ballistic laboratory/test facility operations.

Who Should Attend:
The PCB® Conformal Ballistic Pressure Sensor Training Course is of special interest to small arms ballistic laboratory technicians, ammunition and firearm test engineers, and test facility managers, civilian, law enforcement, and military using the ANSI/SAAMI Z299 standards in the manufacture or qualification of ammunition and firearms.

About The Workshop:
The training will be held in August 16, 2017 in Depew, NY. There will be an evening reception held on August 15, 2017

  • August 15 - 16 Buffalo, NY
    (August 15 is dinner reception only)

About the Speaker

Bob Metz holds a BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from State University of NY. Bob has been an instrumentation engineer for 20+ years, focusing on vibration, pressure and force measurement using piezoelectric sensors and is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Aerospace & Defense Division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc.



Questions? Contact Alyson Grande agrande@pcb.com or 866-816-8892 ext. 2628

PCB® offers “Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force, Pressure and Acceleration” by Dr. Pat Walter

Registration is now open for the following cities (click to register):

  • May 16-18, 2017 Buffalo, NY    
    Class Full

  • August 8-9, 2017 Palmdale, CA

Who Should Attend:
Test personnel and their managers; design and analysis staff who use test measurements for model, component, and full-scale system verification; calibration laboratory staff; data reduction personnel; and more generally anyone whose work depends on the output from force, pressure, and acceleration measuring systems to support either test and analysis or control applications.

About the Speaker

Patrick L. Walter, Ph.D., Professor, Texas Christian University (TCU), will serve as training facilitator. Dr. Walter was employed for 30 years at Sandia National Laboratories, with the majority of his tenure spent managing flight, field and laboratory test activities.

Questions? Contact Alyson Grande agrande@pcb.com or 866-816-8892 ext. 2628


“Microphone & Acoustic Fundamentals and Advanced Applications” by Dr. Andrew Barnard

Who Should Attend:
Engineers, acousticians, consultants, staff or students who use acoustic measurement data in their application tests.

About the Speaker

Andrew Barnard, Ph.D., INCE Bd. Cert., CLD, is an Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University. He holds a Ph.D. in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University and a MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He spent the last 10 years as a researcher at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State studying acoustics and vibrations, specializing in dynamic test and measurement. For more information about Dr. Barnard, visit BarnardAcoustics.com.

“Microphone & Acoustic Fundamentals and Advanced Applications” by Michael Thibeault

About the Speaker

Mr. Thibeault has an MBA and Master of Science in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Ursinus College. With over 20 years' engineering experience, he has expertise in program and project management in the design and development of high-tech products and systems.   He has managed large defense programs for an international defense contractor and supervised the testing and fabrication of SONAR transducers and arrays for the Penn State Applied Research Lab.


  • October 3, 2017 Charlotte, NC

Webinars

Webinar - "Advanced Acoustics Concepts" by Michael Thibeault


About the Speaker

Mr. Thibeault has an MBA and Master of Science in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Ursinus College. With over 20 years' engineering experience, he has expertise in program and project management in the design and development of high-tech products and systems.   He has managed large defense programs for an international defense contractor and supervised the testing and fabrication of SONAR transducers and arrays for the Penn State Applied Research Lab.

Webinar - “Environmental Noise Monitoring” by Jeffrey Williams


About the Speaker

Mr. Williams has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati with specialization in the field of modal analysis. He has 30 years’ work experience in the field of noise and vibration in the aerospace, automotive, NVH consulting, acoustic materials, and measurement technology industries. As the Director of Sales and Marketing for Larson Davis, he works with customers on applications in noise monitoring, industrial hygiene, product testing, building acoustics, and audiometer calibration.

Sensors Online Webinar (Sponsored by PCB Piezotronics)

How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes in Acoustics Measurements

Featured speakers Dr. Andrew Barnard, Dr. Chad Walber