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Matt May - Managing Director

Matt is the Managing Director and co-founder of 3SDL Ltd. Matt is passionate about life-long training and education both for 3SDL staff and for our clients. 

Although busy with running our growing company, Matt still makes time to keep his hand in with training and delivers courses all around the world.

Matt has been training staff since his time in the Royal Air Force. He qualified as an instructor in the RAF in 1994 and has been devoted to providing good quality training since then.

Matt currently teaches on the Link 16 Foundation Course and the Network Management Workshop. Matt's passion for training is easy to see when he is delivering workshops on Network Management at the advanced and expert level. His knowledge of these subjects, based on years of operational experience, is world-renowned.

training speciality

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our experienced instructors to provide students with a deeper insight into the theoretical and practical aspects of MIDS/Link 16 Network Management (NM). The specific content of each workshop is driven collectively by the students through a number of interactive sessions. Each session is usually seeded by a short brief or presentation from the instructor, based on the overall future needs of the student body. Our instructors have a great deal of recent experience in delivering such workshops effectively for clients across Europe and Australasia.

Students are expected to have attended the MIDS Link 16 Foundation Course.

Course Prospectus.

Target Audience

  • Military network operational managers
  • Project managers
  • Product developers
  • Systems engineers.

Subjects Covered

This 2-day course will be designed to meet the needs of its delegates. Previous courses have included subjects on:

  • Time slot duty factor
  • Frequency clearance issues
  • Architectural and pre-mission planning considerations
  • Network design infrastructure
  • Partitioned pools and functional groups
  • Understanding network design documentation
  • Operational net management messages
  • Monitoring and maintaining synchronisation and connectivity, as well as throughput and utilisation
  • Multiple MIDS terminal system issues
  • Operational net management scenarios.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The aim of this advanced level course is to instruct students in the theoretical and practical aspects of MIDS/ Link 16 Network Design (ND). Delivered by experienced MIDS/Link 16 network designers and managers with a high degree of technical and operational expertise, this workshop will enable students to enhance their understanding, knowledge and principles of the complex issues involved. In addition, the workshop will cover a series of scenario based activities to elicit the prominent aspects of the network design subject matter. The objective of the workshop is to stimulate an appreciation of the importance and significance of network design. The scenarios will demonstrate the common terminology used and various ND methods.

Students are expected to have attended the MIDS/Link 16 Foundation Course. This course also compliments the MIDS/L16 Network Management Course and can be arranged contiguously.

This course will be running from the 3rd to 6th July 2017. To sign up to this course, fill out this enquiry form below.

Course Prospectus.

Target Audience

  • Military operators 
  • Military systems engineers
  • Equipment procurement staff
  • Ab-initio network managers/designers
  • Regt/sqn/ship MIDS/JTIDS officers.

Subjects Covered

  • The network management process
  • Time slot duty factor
  • Frequency clearance issues
  • Network design infrastructure
  • Network design process
  • Understanding network design documentation
  • Multi LVT issues in network design
  • Network design (workshop)
  • MIDS/JTIDS Link16 platform initialisation.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Target Audience

Subjects Covered

COURSE OVERVIEW

The aim of this advanced level course is to introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects of MIDS/Link 16 Network Management (NM) and Network Design (ND). Our balanced approach, delivered by experienced network managers and designers, helps to ensure that students grasp the fundamental principles and the complex issues involved. We cover the operational NM of MIDS/Link 16, the common terminology used and the various NM standards currently in use by the international MIDS/Link 16 community.

Course Prospectus 

Target Audience

This course is specially designed for:

  • Engineers, operators, project managers, & policymakers.
  • The students should be familiar with Link 16.
  • If meeting this requirement is an issue,
  • we also offer a Link 16 Foundation Course.

Subjects Covered

Attendees will all gain additional insight into specific systems and techniques. They will also develop an enhanced appreciation of the operational benefit which effective, interoperable Combat Identification techniques provide and how this can be realised for specific cases and missions.