2019 Ontar corporation workshop

Additional Information


Annual Workshop 

Workshop Dates: Tuesday, August 6, 2019- Friday, August 9, 2019

Workshop Location

Rolling Ridge Conference Center

North Andover, MA 


Ontar is proud to offer a four day workshop on Atmospheric Transmission and Radiance; and sensor performance at the Rolling Ridge Conference Center in North Andover, MA. August 6th- 9th 2019. This workshop will cover all versions of PcModWin®/MODTRAN® and their application to sensor evaluation. Particular emphasis will be given to PcModWin6 with MODTRAN 6. This workshop is perfect for new users and those who have advanced experience using or software. 

As always, please forward this to any of your colleagues who may be interested.

Space is limited so act quickly!


We are pleased to announce that the cost of the workshop includes room/board and all meals. Please note that guests are welcome to arrive on Monday, August 5, 2019 after 5:00pm for check in and light dinner.

We are offering a discounted rate to all attendees who register and submit payment by 4/15/2019 of only $1,999. Those registering after 4/15/2019 will pay only $2,250. Again, this includes all meals, room and board!

Note: Attendees traveling with family members are subject to purchase additional meal plans not included in workshop pricing. Contact asharpe@ontar.com for more info.

How to Register:

Please fill out the official registration form for workshop registration. By doing so you are contractually agreeing to attend the workshop. Once received, Ontar Corporation will send a quote for those issuing a PO. Once the PO has been received you will be invoiced. For those wanting to be invoiced directly please make note at the bottom of the registration form. 

Space is very limited so please act quickly!

Workshop Details

Workshop Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019- Friday, August 9, 2019


Rolling Ridge Conference Center

North Andover, MA 01845

The Rolling Ridge Conference Center is located on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Cochichewick in North Andover, Massachusetts, just 25 miles north of Boston., The 40 room Georgian estate on 38 acres of woods, rolling hills and lakefront is the perfect setting for conferences, meetings etc. Excellent, freshly prepared food in the Lakeside Gallery Dining Room, filled with original art by the Andovers Artists Guild, enhances the stay whether for one day or several. Two labyrinths, nature trails, and Ridge wellness provide opportunity for relaxation, and recreation, A swimming pool, canoeing on the lake and the labyrinths are also available for recreational activities.


Registration Deadlines 

Early Bird Special - $1,999 Payment must be received by 4/15/2019 

Registration-  $2,250 if registering after 4/15/2019

Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds

Requests for cancellations/refunds must be submitted in writing by May 1, 2019 by emailing asharpe@ontar.com. All requests for refunds will be subject to a US $500.00 administrative fee. Refunds will not be given after June 1, 2018 and Ontar Corporation will not reimburse you if you do not attend.

Ontar Corporation allows the transfer of registration to another colleague or coworker if registered attendee cannot attend. Contact Ontar for transferring registration.

Refund requests for payments will be issued, less US $500.00 administrative fee, within 60 days following the workshop.

Ontar Corporation reserves the right to cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances or an act of God. In the event of such a cancellation, registration fees will be refunded. However, Ontar Corporation is not responsible for any travel or lodging expenses incurred due to cancellation of the workshop. 

Workshop Agenda 2019

Models for Atmospheric Characterization and Sensor Design

Tuesday 6 August 2019

1. Introduction to MODTRAN®/PcModWin® & Transmission Calculation

2. Geometry, Factors effecting Transmission & Radiance Calculation

3. Sensor Design Part 1.

4. Work Through MODTRAN® test cases from Book

Wednesday 7 August 2019

1. Model Atmospheres, Band Models, Scattering & related calculations

2. Radiance Calculations

3. Multiple Scatting

4. Custom atmospheres, radiosonde downloads & related calculations

5. Group calculations – how to setup and solve a scenario calculation 

Thursday 8 August 2019

1. Aerosols: A tour through the MODTRAN® aerosol labyrinth 

2. Surface effects

3. Group calculations – how to setup and solve a scenario calculation 

4. Sensor Design Part 2

5. Group Calculations – open forum, you bring you own calculations

Friday 9 August 2019

1. Lidar system modeling Lidar-Pc and Hitran-Pc

2. Sensor Design Part 3

3. Work Through MODTRAN® test cases from Book

4. Atmospheric turbulence ALTM

Download the Registration Form

Workshop 2019 Registration Package (pdf)